CHELIDONIUM homeopathic remedy keynotes and indications from the Decachords by Gladstone Clarke, of the medicine CHELIDONIUM …


      1. Thin, fair-complexioned subjects with tendency to gastric and hepatic complaints.

2. Hypochondriasis with lethargy; drowsiness and debility.

3. Constant pain under the lower angle of right shoulder blade.

4. Hepatic diseases with or the char. pain; soreness, swelling and pain in liver region; tongue coated yellow with red margin showing imprint of teeth (Sometimes whiter-coated); diarrhoea of yellow or clay-coloured stools; skin and sclerotics jaundiced.

5. Gastric disorders with nausea; desire for and (>) from very hot drinks; (>) taking food; aversion from cheese.

6. Neuralgia esp. of head and face with profuse lachrymation from the right eye.

7. Rheumatic complaints; joints swollen, hot, stiff and tender; (>) hot applications.

8. Respiratory troubles esp. with hepatic complications; cough loose, rattling but expectoration difficult: oppressed breathing; larynx feels as if full of dust.

9. Markedly affects the right side; very seldom indicated in left-sided complaints.

10. Patient gen. (<) heat yet most symptoms (>) heat: (<) towards evening (Lycopodium); (<) movement; (>) eating.

A. Gladstone Clarke
Arthur Gladstone Clarke, a christian missionary working with the North China Mission, made good practical use of the homeopathy. He learnt as a student at MSM. He published a short introduction to the use of over 100 commonly used medicines—Decachords—first published in 1925 and still in print today.