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Mentha Piperita - General symptoms

Peppermint, Ment.


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HPUS indication of Mentha Piperita: Dry cough
Mentha Piperita

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GENERAL

General

Mentha piperita, Huds.

Natural order, Labiatae.

Common name, Peppermint.

Preparation Tincture of whole plant.

Authority. Dr. Demeures, Journ. de la Soc. Gall., first series, IV, p. 115, symptoms observed from one drops of the tincture.

Frequent cough (third day). Dry cough, excited by merely speaking.

expectoration every morning of thick mucus like the core of a boil (fourth to eighth day). *Dry cough continues.

it is not caused by titillation, nor by mucous accumulations in the bronchi, but merely by the passage of air into the larynx (ninth day). The least feeling of cold excites a cough (eleventh to twenty-first days). Cough still troublesome.

excited by reading aloud, exposure to cold, tobacco-smoke, and smoke of all kinds (twenty-eighth to forty-sixth days). Cough still continues (third month). is to injuries and Aconite Aconite to inflammatory complaints. It relieves even the cough of consumptives. A single dose (one globule of the 30th) was always sufficient whenever there was dry cough.

however long it might have lasted, I could safety promise a cure in twenty-four hours, provided the affection corresponded with that caused by this agent.

Stimulates the cold-perceiving nerves so just after taking it a current of air at the ordinary temperature seems cold. Marked action on respiratory organs and skin. Useful in gastrodynia, flatulent cold.

Mentha piperita. Peppermint. N. O. Labiatae. Tincture of whole plant. Dilutions of essence.

Dose

Tincture, 1 to 20 drops, to thirtieth potency. Locally, in pruritis vaginae

Clinical

Cough, dry. Headache. Hoarseness. Influenzinum Influenza. Pruritus. Throat, sore. Voice, weakness of.

Characteristics

A remarkable proving of Mentholum Menth. pip. was made by Demeures, who took a single drop of the tincture, the effects of which lasted into the third month. A case of fatal poisoning with the essence is on record. The patient, a boy of six, took between 1 and 2 ounces and died in two hours. When seen he was insensible, eyes fixed, pupils unmovable, stertorous breathing, cold skin, lips livid. The most remarkable symptom of the proving was the cough, and this has been fully confirmed. It was a dry cough, excited by air entering larynx, by reading aloud, by exposure to cold, by shocks of any kind. Demeures says he cured with Mentholum Menth. pip. every case of Influenzinum influenza that came under his care in the winter of 1847-8. "It is to dry cough, however caused, what Arnica Arn. is to injuries and Aconite Aco. to inflammatory complaints. It relieves even the cough of consumptives." A single globule of the 30th sufficed. Demeures gave it to singers a short time before singing, and it greatly helped them to hold the voice. After the proving Demeures found that he could rise earlier than usual and yet feel bright and fresh, whereas before it he could not. Gibson Miller (J. of Hcs., v. 34) relates this case Teacher, 43, since whooping-cough in boyhood had a dry, spasmodic cough, agg. in cold weather. The inhalation of the smallest quantity of smoke, either of coal, wood, or tobacco, at once induced a most distressing paroxysm. agg. By the least breath of air or any fog. Scarcely any expectoration. Husky on attempting to sing. Mentholum Menth. pip. 30 completely removed the cough and enabled him to sit in a room full of tobacco smoke and sing with clearness. Hansen commends it in

Bilious colic with great accumulation of gas; severe pain of shingles; and as an external remedy in pruritus vaginae.

The symptoms were agg. rising, amel. lying down in bed. amel. Whilst eating. agg. Cold air; smoke; reading aloud; stooping; turning head; writing.