Anthracinum - General symptomsAnthrax Poison, Anthrac, Anthr.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Anthracinum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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The discovery of the bacteria and their incredibly rapid propagation, seemed to be of much more importance than the cure of cattle, and the loss of millions of dollars by this disease In 1842 France sustained a loss of over seven millions of francs, and every year a small district of Germany had a loss of sixty thousand thalers, from the cattle plague.
in Siberia, in 1785, 100,000 horses died with it.
in 1800, one small district lost 27,000 horses Radiate heat, proposed scores of years ago, for other zymotic diseases, by Hering, was discovered, in a very ingenious way, by Pasteur, to prevent the increase of bacteria Now the heat (as it has done in hydrophobia), and the nosode may suffice to cure every case.
Doctor Käsemann had moral courage enough to introduce anthracin in gangrene and sphacelus, in 1852, and Doctor Raue has given it in carbuncles, since 1858 (see his Pathology and Diagnosis) and in gangrenic whitlow (see Journal of Clinics, 4, 142)
All symptoms produced by the poison on men are inserted, because the symptoms from the Bothrops Lanceolatus snake-bite and from the besting have been proved to be useful in numerous cases as well as the toxic symptoms of Arsenicum Album Arsenic, Opium and other drugs
Dr Hering says "Homoeopathic practitioners of the greatest integrity, and trustworthy beyond a doubt, long ago cured splenic fever in cattle, flocks of sheep and their shepherds by Anthracin, an alcoholic tincture made from the blood of a bacteric spleen Of course the alcohol killed the infusoria, but what remained dissolved therein cured the disease in animal and men "This proves conclusively
1 That the crude poison and its alcoholic solution must possess similar pathogenetic properties.
hence to a proving of Anthracinum must be added all the symptoms of uncomplicated splenic fever.
to those of Lyssin (Hydrophobinum) Hydrophobinum, the symptoms of every case of pure hydrophobia.
2 That bacteria are not the cause but the effect of the disease, a doctrine which we hold to be true with regard to all parasites connected with deranged health, and that therefore their destruction by local application is not equivalent to the cure of the disease itself
Anthracinum nosode has proven a great remedy in epidemic spleen diseases of domestic animals, and in septic inflammation, Carbuncles, and Malignant ulcers. in boils and boil-like eruptions, acne. Terrible burning. Induration of cellular tissue, abscess, bubo, and all inflammation of connective tissue in which there exists a purulent focus.
Terrible burning pains, with great prostration
Abscess of septum
Succession of boils
Black or blue blisters
An alcoholic extract of the anthrax poison prepared from the spleens of affected sheep.
"Splenic fever" in animals, and "Malignant pustule" in human beings. Erysipelas of a foul kind, and gangrenous erysipelas.
cellulitis. "Hard, stony" swelling in region of right lower jaw and submaxillary gland. Anthrax-quinsy. Whitlow and sloughing. Glands painfully swollen. Induration of cellular tissue. Black or blue blisters. Horribly offensive gangrenous ulcers. A number of symptoms have been recorded from human patients affected with the anthrax disease.
The alcoholic extract of the anthrax poison prepared from the spleen of cattle ill with the disease A nosode rejected by the old school, and by a majority of the new, in spite of its being a remedy which bears out our theory, and one which has proved of the utmost use in practice It has not yet been proved, but the frequent use made of it and the verification of the toxic symptoms by some of our best practitioners justifies its reception The first preparation was made according to Hering's propositions (laid down in Stapf's Archives 1830), by Dr G A Weber, and applied with the most astonishing success in the cattle plague He cured every case with it, and also cured men poisoned by the contagium His report, a small treatise of 114 pages, was published in 1836, by Recalm, Leipzig No notice was taken of it Only the talented Dr P Dufresne, the founder of the Bibliothèque Homoeopathique, of Geneva, used it and prevented the further murderous spread of the disease, in a flock of sheep (among which it is always more fatal than among other domestic animals), and cured the shepherds as well (Biblioth Homoeop de Genève January and February, 1837)
Acne. Boils. Carbuncles. Cynanche cellularis. Erysipelas. Gangrene. Malignant pustule. Parotitis gangrenosa. Phlegmonous inflammation and ulceration. Small-pox. Splenic fever. Ulcers. Whitlow.
In carbuncle, malignant ulcer and complaints with ulceration, sloughing and intolerable burning Painful glandular swellings; cellular tissue indurated; anthrax-quinsy
When Arsenicum Album Arsenicum or the best selected remedy fails to relieve the burning pain of carbuncle or malignant ulceration, study Anthracinum
Hemorrhages blood oozes from mouth, nose, anus or sexual organs; black, thick, tar-like, rapidly decomposing (Crotalus Horridus Crotalus)
Septic fever, rapid loss of strength, sinking pulse, delirium and fainting (Pyr)
Grangrenous ulcers; felon, carbuncle; gangrenous erysipelas of a malignant type
Carbuncle with horrible burning pains; discharge of ichorous offensive pus
Furuncles and all forms of boils, large and small
Some forms of acne; successive crops of boils or carbuncles on any part of the body; to remove the tendency
Suspicious insect stings
Epidemic spleen diseases of cattle, horses and sheep
Hering says "To call a carbuncle a surgical disease is the greatest absurdity
An incision is always injurious and often fatal
A case has never been lost under the right kind of treatment, and it should always be treated by internal medicine only"
Anthracinum is indicated in all conditions of boils and boil-like eruptions (as acne in some forms, and in carbuncles). It was introduced into homoeopathic practice by Lux the veterinarian long before the experiments of Pasteur. The keynote for its employment is "succession of boils" or carbuncles, but it is also of the greatest use in other cases. "Terrible burning" with carbuncle. The potentised virus is the best remedy for the disease from which it is obtained