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Rumex Acetosa - General symptoms - Clarke

Sheep Sorrel, Rumex, Rumx-a.

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HPUS indication of Rumex Acetosa: Dry cough
Rumex Acetosa

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Rumex Acetosa in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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Rumex acetosa. Sorrel. N. O. Polygonaceae. Tincture of the leaves.

Sorrel was at one time cultivated in this country as a salad, and the Buckler-shaped, or French Sorrel, is still cultivated in France, where it is considered as a powerful antiscorbutic. The leaves contain a large quantity of Binoxalate of Potash (Kali oxal.). The symptoms of the Schema were observed on three men who ate largely of the leaves. In one very violent convulsions were induced of a peculiar kind, the limbs being thrown reciprocally backwards and forwards and the head from side to side.

the hands being alternately clenched and unclenched, the eyes prominent. Other remarkable symptoms were Swelling of lower eyelid. Elongated uvula. Pain all down oesophagus agg. by swallowing. Persistent short, dry cough. There was complete paralysis of bodily powers.

copious green vomit. constipation.

Lay on his back in a paroxysm of general convulsions, with arms elevated reciprocally, casting them forward and bringing them backward, doing the same with his legs, opening and reclosing his fists, and alternately throwing his head from r. to l.

eyeballs fixed, glassy, prominent.

rattling and grinding of teeth without foaming at mouth.

absolutely senseless (fit lasted a quarter of an hour).


Convulsions. Gastritis. Oesophagus, inflammation of. Paralysis. Throat, sore. Uvula, elongated.