Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Kalmia Latifolia in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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(Nos. 1 to 5, experiments of "W." with infusion of leaves, Boston Med. and Surg. Jour., 1834, vol. x, p. 213 et seq.) 1, effect of infusion of 2 ounces of leaves to 1 part water, all taken in small doses during one afternoon; 2, effect of 1 ounce of strong infusion; 3, effect of two doses, of 2 ounces each, of a maceration of 2 ounces of leaves in a pint of alcohol; proving subsequently repeated; 4, effect of 20 grains, and subsequently of 18 grains, of powdered leaf; 5, effect of 10 grains of powder first day, then 5-grain doses five times a day for three days; 5a, Tully, general effects of tincture and infusion communicated to "W." (Nos. 6 to 23, from Hering's Compilations, Trans. Am. Inst. of Hom., vol. i, compared and revised by the Amer. Arzn. Pruf., with additions from the latter.) 6 to 11, Behlert, provings with the 30th dil.; 12, Bute; 13, Clark, effects of 2d dil. in a young lady; 14, Haeseler, 30th dil.; 15, Kummer, by Dr. Freitag, 30th; 15a, same, 3d dil.; 15b, same, 1st dil.; 16, W. Link; 17, Puihn; 18, Reichelm, effects of 3d dil.; 19, Thomas, 30 drops of infusion, six times a day; 20, Williamson, 2d dil.; 21, Hering; 22, case of poisoning from eating a pheasant, in the craw of which laurel leaves were found, from Shoemaker; 23, same, second case. (Nos. 24 to 28, from provings by L. Faust, N. Y. Hom. Med. Collinsonia Canadensis Coll., 1876-7.); 24, L. Faust, aged 20, two provings with tincture; doses repeated, from 4 drops first day to 1 1/2 drachm the thirteenth day; 25, same, proving with tincture repeated, doses of 30 to 90 drops; 26, R. E. Mead, effects of tincture, 30 to 75 drops; 27, E. C. Stracher, tincture, 15 to 75 drops; 28, E. P. Macomber, proving with 3d. dil., 10 drops twice first day.
Kalmia latifolia, Linn.
Natural order, Ericaceae.
Common names, Mountain Laurel, Calico Bush.
Preparation, Tincture of the mature leaves.≡ more ...