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Senega - Appendix symptoms - T.F. Allen

Snake Wort, Senega Officinalis, Polygala senega, Seneg.


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HPUS indication of Senega: Chest cold

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APPENDIX

Authorities

(Nos. 1 to 8, from Thomas Massie, "An Experimental Inquiry into the Properties of the Polygala senega," Inaug. Thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1803). 1, Mr. Lawrence, took 20 grains of powdered root; 2, Mr. Ligget, took same; 3, Mr. Wilson, took same; 4, Mr. Towles, took 10 grains of the resin dissolved in spirit; 5, a lady, took 20 grains of resin in spirit; 6, Massie, took 10 grains of the gum dissolved in water; 6a, same, took 20 grains of same; 7, Ths. Redman, took 20 grains of gum in water; 8, Mr. Pendergrast, took 32 grains of gum in pills. (Nos. 9 to 34, from Seidel's collection, Archiv f. Hom., 9, 2, 175, and Stapf's Beiträge); 9, "N-g;" 10, "S," from pounding the root; 10a, from 10 drops of tincture; 10b, from 15 drops; 10c, from 20 drops; 10d, from 30 drops; 10e, from 5 grains of powdered root; 11, from 1 drop of tincture, in a young woman; 12, a man, symptoms from 10 drops of tincture; 12a, from 15 drops; 12b, from 2 grains of powder; 13, 15 drops of tincture, in a man; 14, from 40 to 60 drops of tincture, in a man; 15, 1 drop of tincture, in a girl of fifteen years; 16, 10 drops of tincture in a man; 17, in a man, from 10 drops of tincture; 17a, from 20 drops; 17b, from 50 drops; 18, Arnemann, Arznm., Göttingen, 1795, p. 452; 19, Bouvard, Mem. de l'Acad. Paris, 1739, p. 53; 20, Von Ammon, Heidlb. Annal., 5, 2, 231; 21, Genesius, Handb. der Prak. Heilm., Stendal, 1791, p. 477; 22, Horn, Ueber die Erkeunt. u. Heil. d. Pneumonie, Frankf. A.M., 1802; 23, Hecker, Kunst die Krank., Erfurt, 1805, 1, 389; 24, Loesecke, Mat. Med., Berlin, 1785, p. 242 (general effects, T. F. A.); 25, Med. Jahrb. d. K. K. Oest., 13, effects of infusion of 1 ounce of root; 26, Moench, Arznl., Marburg, 1800, p. 212; 27, Ratzeburg, Handb. d. Zoopharm. f. Thieraerzte, Berlin, 1803, part 2; 28, Richter, Arznm., Berlin, 1827, 2, 134 (effects of chewing the bark of the root, T. F. A.); 29, Sundelin, Handbuch der Spec. Heilm., Berlin, 1833, 2, 176, effects of 1 scruple of powdered root; 30, Von Sand and S. Hahnemann, Die Keunzeichen etc. der Arznm., Dresden, 1787, p. 55; 31, Voigtel, Arznm., Leipzig, 1817, 2, 2, 190; 32, Vogt, Pharmacod., 1828, 1, 607; 33, Willmann, Animad. de Nat. Hydropis, p. 119; 34, Jahn, Mat. Med., 1818, 2, 518 (effects of strong infusion, personal experience, 3d ed., 1814, Vol. 2, p. 958, T. F. A.); 35, Bigelow, Am. Med. Botany, 2, 99, 1818, effects of root; 36, same, a man with rheumatism took a wineglassful of infusion; 37, Lembke, N. Z. f. Hom. Kl., 13, 161, proving with repeated doses of 5 to 10 grains of the extract.

Preparation

Polygala senega, L.

Natural order, Polygalaceae.

Common name, Seneca Bothrops Lanceolatus snake-root.

Preparation, Tincture of the root.

Supplement

SENEGA.

Authority.38, E. W. Berridge, M.D., New York Journ. of Hom., vol. ii, 1875, p. 459, Miss ---, aged twenty-one years, took several doses of cm. (Fincke), for a cold and cough.

Menses came on three weeks too soon; this never happened before, even when she had a cold,

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