RHEUM signs and symptoms from the Characteristic Materia Medica by William Burt of the homeopathic medicine RHEUM …


Acts through the solar plexus on the liver and muscles of the bowels, throughout the whole length of the intestinal canal; slightly on the urinary organs.

In its purgative operation rhubarb is moderate, producing fecal rather than watery stools, and appearing to affect the muscular fibre more than the secretory.


Very sour smell of the child, which cannot be removed by any amount of washing, and care in keeping it clean.

Much colic with very sour stools.

Sour diarrhoea, with cutting pains about the navel.

Fetid, papescent diarrhoea, with highcolored urine and distended abdomen.

Colic in children made worse at once, by uncovering an arm or a leg.-RAUE.

Cholera infantum, stools frequent uniformly frothy, watery and of a pea-green color.-DR.A.E.SMALL.

William Burt
William H. Burt, MD
Characteristic materia medica Published 1873
Physiological materia medica, containing all that is known of the physiological action of our remedies; together with their characteristic indications and pharmacology. Published 1881