Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Dioscorea Villosa in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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1, Dr. A.M. Cushing, Monograph on Dioscorea, provings with Dioscorea and "Dioscorëin," taken as follows; for first five days repeated doses of 1st dec. trit. of the resinoid, 5 to 20 grs. at a dose; sixth and seventh days, 2d trit.; eighth to eleventh day, 3d trit.; thirteenth and fourteenth days, 4th dec. in solution; fifteenth and sixteenth days, 5th dil.; seventeenth to nineteenth day, 6th dil. 50 to 100-drop doses; twentieth and twenty-first days, 6th dil.; thirty-first to thirty-fifth day, 8th dil., 500 to 3000-drop doses; forty-ninth to fifty-fifth day, tincture of Dioscorea, 5 to 20-drop doses; sixty-first to sixty-fourth day, 1st dec. dil., 25 to 50-drop doses; sixty-fifth to sixty-ninth day, 10th dec. dil. 25 to 100-drop doses; seventy-third to seventy-eighth day, 20th dil.; seventy-ninth to eighty-first day, 30th dec. dil.; 2, Same, second proving (after six months); first day, 50 drops of 10th dil.; fifth day, same; sixth day, same; eighth day, 30th dil.; nineteenth day, 10th dil.; twentieth day, same; twenty-sixth day, 15th dil.; thirty-eighth day, same.; 3, Dr. J. U. Woods, Hahnemannian Monthly, 4, 58, took 6th dil., one dose, 10 drops; 3b, same, took 15th dil.; 3c, same, took 6th dil.; 3d, same, took 15th dil.; 4, Dr. W. H. Burt took fluid extract, repeated doses of 30 to 200 drops, for three days, Hale's New Remedies, second edition, p. 307.; 5, Dr. Thomas Nichol took 1st dec. dil. of Dioscorea first and second days; 1st dec. trit. of Dioscorëin sixth to eighth day, ibid.; 6, Dr. Henry A. Summer took Dioscorein in doses of 1/2 to 2 grains, ibid.; 7, Dr. J. C. Michener took Dioscorein in doses of 1/2 to 3 grains, ibid.
Authority.8, Olin M. Drake, M.D., Pub. of Mass. Hom. Med. Soc., vol. iv, p. 575.
Had been subject to a dull, heavy pain at the inferior angle of the left scapula occasionally for the past twelve months, otherwise perfectly healthy.
November 1st. In morning, coated tongue; at 10 A.M., took two grains, producing no symptoms; 10 P.M., stool, first part lumpy, then diarrhoeic; 10.30 P.M., took 3 grains, with no effect save heaviness in head.
November 2d. Slept well, tongue coated, taste not so bad in my mouth as yesterday morning; 11 A.M., took 3 grains; 10 P.M., soft stool, with considerable pain; 10.30 P.M., took 3 grains, followed by some rumbling in bowels.
November 3d. Slept well; felt sick at the stomach, and cared for no breakfast; at 9 A.M., diarrhoea stool, with considerable pain in the epigastrium, and cutting pain in rectum; 9.30 A.M., took 4 grains; rumbling in bowels.
For a number of days after last dose, occasionally would feel the pains in the left side and in the liver,≡ more ...