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Sanguinaria Nitrica - Appendix symptoms - T.F. Allen

Sanguinarinum Nitricum, Sanguin, Sanguinar, Sanguinarina Nitrica, Sanguinaria, Sang-n.

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HPUS indication of Sanguinaria Nitrica: Tickling cough

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

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(Nos. 1 to 6, from Dr. Downey's Thesis). 1, Dr. William Downey, Inaugural Diss, "An Experimental Inquiry," etc., Philadelphia, 1803, two hours after breakfast took 20 grains of recent root; 1a, same, took 8 grains of "the saponaceous or extractive matter;" 1b, same, took 8 grains of the resin; 1c, same, took 8 grains of leaves made into pills; 1d, same, took 4 grains of extract obtained by decoction with water; 1e, same, "having procured 2 drachms of immature seed-vessels and seeds, 6 ounces of water were boiled with them and evaporated to 2 ounces; of this I took 2 drachms, repeated after twenty minutes, and 3 drachms after forty-five minutes;" 2, same, proving by Mr. Young, took 23 grains of powdered root made into pills with honey; 2a, same, took 8 grains of aqueous extract; 3, same, proving by Mr. Rees, took 8 grains of alcoholic extract of dried root; 4, same, proving by Mr. Bartram, took 8 grains of gummous extract; 5, same, proving of Mr. Pendergrast, who took 4 grains of powdered leaves; 6, same, proving of Mr. Woolton, who took 5-drachm doses of the decoction; 7, Dr. William Tully, Prize Essay (American Med. Recorder, Jan. 1828), effects of the continued use of the tincture; 7a, same, in Bost. M. and S. Journ., 1832, 6, 243, general effects; 7b, same, proving of Dr. Terry, who took a scruple of the Tartrate of san guinarin at once; 8, Smith, Lond. Med. Trans., Vol. 1, general effects; 9, Bird, Dissertation on Sanguinaria, N. Y., 1822, and other American authors, general effects. (10 to 15, provings from Hering's Compilation, N. Archiv f. Hom., 2, 2, 114); 10, Bute, effects of 1st dilution; 11, proving by Dr. Freitag, "K.;" 12, same, "K. &;" 13, Jeanes, symptoms observed after expressing the juice; 14, proving by Dr. Husemann with 6th dilution, "J. H.;" 15, same, 6th dilution, "F. H.;" 16, N. Y. Journ. of Commerce (Am. J. of Med. Sc., 1841, 2, 506), "three women and one man drank a large quantity of the tincture; all died the next day;" 17, Dr. George D. Gibbs, Glasgow Med. Journ., 1860, p. 121, general effects; 18, fatal effects in three women (compare No. 16); 19, Dr. Tinker, Trans. Am. Inst. of Hom., 1870, proving with tincture of dry root, 10 drops first and second days; 20, Dr. B. Fincke, from "Compilation by Dr. A. K. Hills," N. Am. J. of Hom., N. S., 3, 359 (symptoms); 21, Dr. M. McFarlan, symptoms (from Hills); 22, Dr. Henry H. Pilling, Thesis, proving with tincture of fresh root, repeated doses for eighteen days, increasing from 5 to 150 drops; 22a, same, "on the fifth day, after all effects had disappeared, took 200 drops of tincture;" 22b, same, "three weeks later took tincture for fourteen days, repeated doses of 25 to 500 drops."


Sanguinaria Canadensis Sanguinaria Canadensis, Linn.

Natural order, Papaveraceae.

Common names, Blood-root, Puccoon, etc.

Preparation, Tincture of the root.

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