Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Sarsaparilla in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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(Nos. 1 to 7, from Hahnemann, Chr. Krn.). 1, Hahnemann; 2, Hartmann; 3, Hermain; 4, Teuthorn; 5, Brunner; 6, Nenning; 7, Schreter (8 to 10a, additions by Hering, [left] c.); 8, Hancock; 9, Krahmer; 10, Pehrson; 10a, C. Hering; 11, Palotta, Pharmacologische Tabellen von Schwarze, p. 335 (from Beauvais, Effets Tox. et Pathogén., Paris, 1845), proving on self, with "Parillin," H30O6 (Poggiale); proved by Palotta, and first published in Schweigg Journ., 1825, XLIV, 117. Smilaspercic acid is quite different, is obtained from Hemidesmus indicus, and was experimented with by Garden, Lond. Gaz., xx, 800. -T. F. A., took doses of 2, 6, 8, 10, and 13 grains; 12, Berridge, N. Am. J. of Hom., 1872, p. 101, Dr. Croker took repeated doses of tincture; 13, Dr. H. C. Allen, Am. Obs., 1874, p. 234, effects of teaspoonful doses of "Bristol's Sarsaparilla," in four children; 14, Berridge, Am. Obs., 1875, p. 305, Dr. Theobold took 10 drops of tincture; 15, same, Miss ---, took tincture, repeated doses of 10 to 40 drops for six days; 16, same, self, took 1600th dil, (Jenichen), 1 to 3 times a day for ten days; 17, same, "The Organon," 1, 107, a lady took one dose of C. M. (Fincke); 18 and 19, omitted; 20, Cox, in narrative of residence on the Columbia River, general effects (Dubl. J. of Med. and Chem., 1835, 6, 149); 21, Ashburne, Lond. Med. Gaz., 12, 350 (1853), effects of Smilax aspera; 22, same, Dr. Belinoye, effects of common Sarsaparilla.
Smilax officinalis, H. B. K. (probably), (the brown Sarsaparilla from Jamaica, St. Domingo, etc.).
Natural order, Smilaceae.
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