MENYANTHES TRIFOLIATA


Homeopathy medicine Menyanthes Trifoliata from William Boericke’s Pocket manual of homoeopathic materia medica, comprising the characteristic and guiding symptoms of all remedies, published in 1906…


Buck-bean
(MENYANTHES)

A remedy for certain headaches, intermittent fever. Coldness of abdomen. Twitchings. Sensation of tension and compression. Fidgets and urinary difficulties in women. Diabetes.

Head.–Pressing in vertex; better, hard pressure with hand. Pressing-together pain. Weight pressing on brain with every step on ascending. Pain from nape over whole brain; better, stooping, sitting; worse, going upstairs. Cracking in jaw and twitching of facial muscles.

Stomach.–No thirst at any time. Revenous hunger; passing away after eating a little. Desire for meat. Sensation of coldness extending up to Å“sophagus.

Abdomen.–Distended and full; increased by smoking tobacco. Coldness of abdomen.

Extremities.–Icy coldness of hands and feet. Cramp-like pain. As soon as patient lies down, legs jerk and twitch.

Fever.–Coldness predominates; felt most acutely in abdomen and legs and tip of nose.

Modalities.–Worse, during rest, ascending better, pressure on affected part, stooping, motion.

Relationship.–Compare: Caps; Puls; Calc; Phos ac; Sang.

Antidote: Camph.

William Boericke
William Boericke, M.D., was born in Austria, in 1849. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1880 and was later co-owner of the renowned homeopathic pharmaceutical firm of Boericke & Tafel, in Philadelphia. Dr. Boericke was one of the incorporators of the Hahnemann College of San Francisco, and served as professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics. He was a member of the California State Homeopathic Society, and of the American Institute of Homeopathy. He was also the founder of the California Homeopath, which he established in 1882. Dr. Boericke was one of the board of trustees of Hahnemann Hospital College. He authored the well known Pocket Manual of Materia Medica.