Pix Liquida - General symptomsPine-tar, Pix.
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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Pix Liquida in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Tar and its constituents act on various mucous membranes. Pix Liquida's skin symptoms are most important. A great cough medicine. Bronchial irritation after influenza ( Kreosotum Kreosote.; Kali Bich Kali-bich.) Scaly eruptions. Much itching. Constant vomiting of blackish fluid, with pain in stomach. Alopecia ( Hydrofluoricum Acidum Fluor-ac.)
Liquid Tar. (A product of dry distillation of various coniferous woods.) Tincture.
In old-school practice Tar is known as a "stimulant expectorant" in chronic bronchitis and phthisis, a stimulant to the skin in psoriasis and scaly eczema. Buckley (quoted by Allen) has recorded severe constitutional effects following the local application of preparations of tar in skin affections. Among these are High fever.
black vomit. black stools.
dark-coloured urine. acute eczema.
acne. Homoeopaths (led by Jeanes) have brought out the special indications for the remedy.
and chief among them is a pain at the third left costal cartilage, where it joins the rib. This is really a pain of the left bronchus (Hering), and when associated with offensive muco-purulent expectoration the indications for Pix are complete. Cases of phthisis and chronic bronchitis with these characteristics have been cured by it. A case of chronic bronchitis in a merchant, 55, is recorded in Hom. News (xxix. 414). The cough was agg. nights, breath short, copious expectoration, some fever and night-sweats. Ill three years and growing worse. Raynaud's prescription of Wood Tar, a teaspoonful four times a day, after meals and at bedtime, cleared up most of the symptoms.
First to sixth potency.
Acne. Ardor urinae. Bronchitis. Desquamation. Diarrhoea. Eczema. Enuresis. Eruptions. Hands, eruptions on. Phthisis. Psoriasis. Vomiting, black.
Pix often cures the enuresis somni of children (R. T. C.).