Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Rhus Tox in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
"A," Barton's collection for a Materia Medica, 1795, effects of applying 2 or 3 drops of the juice from a leaf-stalk to the wristband of the shirt (Nos. 1 to 26, from Hahnemann, R. A. M. L., 2, 357). 1, Hahnemann; 2, Fr. H-n; 3, Franz; 4, Hartlaub and Trinks, Hufel. Journ., 614, 28, effects of handling plants; 5, Hornburg; 6, Lehmann; 7, Michler; 8, Rückert; 9, Schreter; 10, Stapf; 11, Alderson, in Samml. br. Abth. f. Pract. AErzte, XVII, 1 (symptoms observed in patients, -Hughes); 12, Annalen der Heilkunde (not accessible, -Hughes); 13, Cavini, Orfila, Toxicologie, 1, 596, 597 (should be Lavini, from 2 drops of juice, applied to fingers, for two minutes only, -Hughes); 14, Dudley, in Du Fresnoy (observations, -Hughes); 15, Du Fresnoy (Des caractèRes, du traitement, et de la cure des dartres, etc., par l'usage du Rhus radicans, observations, -Hughes); 16, Du Roy, Harbkesche Baumzucht, II, p. 308 (not accessible, -Hughes); 17, Dossie, Institue of Experimental Chemistry, 1759 (not accessible, -Hughes); 18, Fontana, in Edin. Med. Comment., II, 11 (from handling leaves, -Hughes); 19, Gleditsch, in Beschäft. d. Berlin Naturf., Fr. IV (p. 300, observations, -Hughes); 20, Jos, Monti, in Act. Inst. Bonon. Sc. et Art, III, 3, 165 (observations, -Hughes); 21, Nasse, in the preface to Du Fresnoy (observations, -Hughes); 22, Sherard in Du Fresnoy (effects of smoke from burning Rhus, -Hughes); 23, Sybel, in Med. Annalen, 1811, July (not accessible, -Hughes); 24, Wichman, Ideen zur Diagnostik, T. I, p. 74, etc (observations, -Hughes); 25, Van Mons, in Du Fresnoy (observations, -Hughes); 26, Zadig, in Hufel. Journ., V. III (p. 196, effects on a patient, -Hughes); 27, Helbig, Heraclides, 1, 53, symptoms by "Mllin;" 28, same, symptoms by "N. K.;" 29, same, symptoms by "G. K.;" 30, omitted; 31, Bigelow, Am. Med. Botany, 3, 1, p. 27, general statement; 32, Notizen aus den Geb. d. Nat. und Heilk, 1832, p. 208 (A. H. Z., 1 144), a man cut some stems in winter; 33, Dr. A. A. Gould, Medical Magazine (Am. J. of Med. Sc., 1832), a boy was poisoned by R. rad.; 34, Bartlett, Bost. Med. and Surg. J., 18, 303, 1833, a man working about the ivy cut his leg, but continued his work; 35 to 37, omitted; 38, Hasford, Bost. Med. and Surg. J., 19, 256, effects to chewing the leaves; 39, Toothaker, ibid., p. 190, effects of exhalations from the uprooted plants; 40 and 41, Puche, Journ. de. Conn. Med., 1840 (S. J., 34, 23), poisoning of two children; 42, same, effects of rubbing the roots on the forearm; 43, Rau, Nouvel Organe, p. 55 (B. J. of Hom., 1, 299), effects of expressing the juice from the leaves; 44, Hom. Pioneer, 1, 44, 1846, effects four years after the poisoning; 45, Western Journ. of Med. (Bost. M. and S. J., 39, 326), a man drank a gill of a strong decoction of the plant; 46, J. E. Norton, Hom. Times, 2, 82, effects of a lotion of R. tincture (one-tenth), applied to a sprain; 47, Cincinnati Journ. of Hom., 1, 124, 1851, effects of exhalations of the plant, in a woman; 48, Clarke, Bost. M. and S. Journ., 53, 163, effects of application of juice to hands; 49, Robinson, Br. J. of Hom., 25, 330, proving on a woman, with a globule of the 1000th in 8 ounces of water, a teaspoonful every third morning; 50, same, proving in a woman, with 200th dil. in water, every second morning; 51, same, proving in a woman, with 200th dil. in water, night and morning; 52, same, proving in a woman, with 200th dil. in water, every morning; 53, Chapin, Bost. M. and S. Journ., 59, 258, effects of poisoning in a woman; 54, N. M. Payne, Am. Hom. Rev., 1, 251, effects of application of tincture to a finger; 54a, same, effects of gathering the fresh plant; 55, Dr. B. F. Joslin, Am. Hom. Rev., 1, 553, proving of R. radicans, took 3d dil. in water, repeated doses; 56, same, ibid., vol. 2, p. 325, effects of preparing tincture; 57, same, proving, took 2d dil. first day, 3d dil. three times ninth day, 30th dil. fifteenth and nineteenth days, 50th dil. twenty-second day, a mixture of all dilutions between 30th and 50th dils. (except 39th and 40th dils.) twenty-fourth day; 58, same, a week after last symptom of last proving, took 50th dil. at intervals of five minutes first day, 50th a dose at 6 A.M., and a dose of 6th at 7 P.M. second day; 59, Behr, Virchow's Archiv, 1862 (S. J., 115, 168), "effects of the California variety of Rhus;" 60, Hamburger Garten and Blumen Zeit, 1863 (S. J., 119, 289), effects of handling the plant; 61, Journ. de Méd. de Toulouse, 1863, effects of handling the plant; 62, Trousseau et Pidoux, Traité de Mat. Méd., effects of applying tincture to finger; 63, Maisch, Am. J. of Pharm., 1866, effects of distilling the plant; 64, Moorman, Am. J. Med. Sc., 1866, 1, 560, effects in two children, of eating nearly a pint of the fruit; 65, Stokes, Med. and Surg. Rep., 1867, p. 372, poisoning of a boy by drinking a tea made from the root; 66, Sanders, Edin. Med. J., 1868, p. 715, effects of handling the plant; 67, Brown, Pharm. J., 1868, vol. 6, 172, general effects; 68, Berridge, N. Am. J. of Hom., N. S., 3, 501, proving with the 200th (Lehrmann); 69, Farrington, Am. J. Hom. M. M., 4, 107, effects of handling plant; 70, Du Fresnoy, Br. J. of Hom., 1870, from Thèse, at Paris, effects of handling the plant; 71, same, effects of taking an infusion of the leaves for an eruption on the face, in a woman; 72, Berridge, N. Am. J. of Hom., 1871, p. 56, Mr. --- (a patient) took a dose of the 2000th (Jenichen); 73, same, Mrs --- (a patient) took several doses of the 200th (Lehrmann); 74, same, a man took the 200th (Lehrmann) on two occasions, each time same effects; 75, Gruner, Hom. World, 6, 177, effects of handling the plant; 76, Caroline Le Beau, M.D., N. Am. J. of Hom., 1871, p. 572, effects of a dose of the 75m (Fincke) of Rhus, in a girl five years old, with ptosis of right lid; 77, Ward, Hahn, Month., 7, 344, effects in a woman, of handling the leaves; 78 to 80, omitted; 81, Berridge, N. Am. J. of Hom., 1873, p. 499; Miss --- took several doses of 2m (Jenichen); 82, Dr. Jas. C. White, N. Y. Med. J., 17, 229, effects on self, of handling the plant and rubbing the juice upon the hand; 83, same, effects of gathering the autumn leaves, in a young lady; 83a, same lady, the following year, effects of plant rubbing against the leg; 83b, same lady, poisoned three years later; 84, same, poisoning of a man by the vine; 85, Busey, Am. J. Med. S., 1873, p. 436, effects on a woman of receiving (by contact?) the poison from her husband; 86, same, effects of handling the plant; 87, same, in their child, who was not near the plant; 88, same, effects in a man exposed to the plant; 89, same, in a lady; 90, De Witt, Am. J. of Med. Sc., 1874, p. 116, two cases of poisoning; 91, Matheson, Am. J. of Med. Sc., 1874, p. 118, a boy poisoned; 92, Humphreys, Am. J. Med. Sc., 1874, p. 160, a man poisoned; 93, same, another man; 94, Hammond, Med. Invest., 11, 603, a man poisoned; 95, Sapp, O. M. and S. Rep., 8, 36, a man poisoned; 96, Yandell, Louisville Med. News, 2, 32, poisoning of men employed in cutting trees; 97, same, effects on self of rubbing the bruised leaves on the hand; 98, Dr. John S. Linsley, MS. proving to editor, took about 20 minims of 3d cent. dil., at 8 P.M. (next day a dose of Belladonna Bell. 200th as an antidote).
99, Dr. D. S. Kimball, Hempel's Jahr's New Manual, Appendix, p. 1041, effects on Dr. K. of gathering and preparing some of the Tox; 100, J. H. Sherman, M.D., New Eng. Med. Gaz., vol. xi, 1876, p. 407, a lady was poisoned; 101, H. M. Logee, M.D., Cincin. Med. Advance, vol. vi, 1878, p. 168, Mrs. W., a healthy woman, aged sixty years, drank a cup of sassafras tea, in which were some roots of Rhus rad., Friday evening, and rather more than a cupful the next morning; (102 to 105, from J. Murray Moore, M.D., Annals of Brit. Hom. Soc., Aug., 1878 (Amer. Hom. Obs., vol., xv, 1878, p. 465), effects of Rhus Diversaloba Rhus diversiloba); 102, Dr. Max Werder gives a case of poisoning; 103, E. B. M., a lady, aged twenty-five years, was poisoned by exposure to the shrub; 104, John W., aged twenty-three years, lay down among the shrubs while sweating, and once or twice relieved his bladder there; 105, Wilson K., aged ten years, plucked some leaves.
Rhus toxicodendron, Linn. (including its variety R. radicans, L.).
Natural order, Anacardiaceae.
Common names, Poison ivy, Poison oak, Merc Viv Mercury vine, Three-leaved ivy, etc., (G.), Gift-sumach, Wurzel-sumach.
Preparation, Tincture of the plant.
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