Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Liver Diseases of in an easy question-answer format. …

What is the action of Mercurius on the liver?

The skin and conjunctiva are jaundiced; the region of the liver is sore to the touch. The patient cannot lie on the right side. the liver is enlarged. the stools are either clay colored, from absence of bile, or yellowish green, bilious stools, passed with a great deal of tenesmus. There is a yellowish, white-coated tongue, which takes the imprints of the teeth, and there is a fetid breath.

What are the symptoms of Leptandra in liver affections?

There is aching in the region of the liver and soreness. There is drowsiness and despondency, a nd a dark, black pitch diarrhoea, which is accompanied by colicky pain at the umbilicus; the tongue is coated yellow or black down the middle.

What is the distinction between Leptandra and Mercurius?

Mercurius has tenesmus after stool, while Leptandra has no tenesmus, but griping, colicky pains; and under Leptandra there is a great deal of aching in the posterior part of the liver.

What are the liver symptoms of Nux vomica?

It is one of the best remedies for liver affections in those who have abused alcoholic liquors or drastic purgatives. The liver is swollen and sensitive to the pressure of clothing, and there is much colic with these bilious troubles. Accompanying these liver symptoms there are always hemorrhoids. With Nux vomica the pains and tenesmus cease after stool.

What are the symptoms of Podophyllum in liver affections? It is indicated in torpid or chronically congested live. The liver is swollen and sensitive. the face and eyes are yellow; thee is a bad taste in the mouth. the tongue is coated yellow or white. the bile may form gall stones. There is a loose, watery diarrhoea, or if constipation be present the stools are clay colored.

What drug is known as vegetable Mercury?


What drugs have the symptom that the tongue takes the imprint of the teeth?

Mercurius, Podophyllum, Yucca, Rhus and Stramonium.

Give the general liver symptoms of Lycopodium.

There is sensitiveness in the region of the live and a feeling of tension thee; there is a feeling as though a cord were tied about the waist; the bowels are usually constipated; thee is pressure of gas in the intestines and a sensation of satiety after eating.

What are the symptoms of Bryonia in liver affections?

There is a congested and inflamed liver; there is sharp stitching pains under the shoulder bladder and in the right side; there is a bitter taste in the mouth; the pains are worse from any motion, and better when lying on right side; jaundice yellow coated tongue, bitter taste, and a craving for acids and sour things, such as pickles and vinegar. The stools are profuse, bright yellow and diarrhoeic. the stools may also be clayey.

How does Bryonia differ from Chelidonium here?

Only in the character of the stools, which are hard, dry and brown, or if loose, associated with a colic similar to that of Colocynth.

What are the liver symptoms of Myrica cerifera?

There is first despondency also jaundice due to imperfect formation of bile in the liver, and not to any obstruction of its flow. There is a dull headache, worse in the morning. the eyes have a dirt, dingy, yellowish hue. the tongue is coated dirty yellow. The patient is weak and complaints of muscular soreness and aching in the limbs.

Give the liver symptoms of Digitalis.

Digitalis has jaundice which is due is due, as under Myrica, to functional imperfections of the liver; drowsiness, bitter taste and the jaundice can usually be traced to heart affections. there is also soreness, enlargement and bruised feeling in. the region of the liver.

What are the symptoms of Taraxacum in liver affections?

In the first place there is a mapped tongue and bitter taste in the mouth. Chilliness after eating and drinking, pain and soreness in the region of the liver and bilious diarrhoea.

Give indications, bilious vomiting, sore aching over the body. In uncomplicated jaundice it is a prominent remedy. Skin and eyes yellow.

What other drug has a mapped tongue?

Kali bichromicum.

What are the symptoms of Yucca in liver affections?

There is a pain going from the upper portion of the liver to the back and a bad taste in the mouth. The stools are diarrhoeic and contain and excess of bile, accompanied with a great deal of flatulence. Sallow, yellow face and tongue talking imprints of teeth.

What drugs have bilious following at attack of anger?

Chamomilla and Bryonia.

What are the liver symptoms of Berberis vulgaris?

There are sharp,. stitching pains in the region of the sticking pains under the borders of the false ribs, which indicated a presence of gall stones.

What remedies cause hypertrophy of the Liver?

Laurocerasus and Phosphorus.

What are the symptoms of Phosphorus in liver affections?

It is usually in fatty degeneration of the liver with well- marked soreness and jaundice; the stools are grayish white. It is also useful for cirrhosis and atrophy of the liver. The jaundice is indicative of organic disease. It is also a useful remedy for malignant diseases of the liver.

Give the general of Magnesia muriatica.

The liver is enlarged and the pains are worse from down on the right side. It is a useful remedy for enlarged liver of children who are puny in growth; and here have the characteristic crumbling stools which distinguishes it from Mercurius. Also in bilious Diarrhoea headache; pain in right side; oedema of;lower extremities.

Give some liver symptoms of Carduus marianus.

There is jaundice, headache and bitter taste and nausea, with vomiting of acid, green fluid. There is an uncomfortable fullness in the region of the liver. The stools are bilious and the urine is golden yellow. Sensitiveness of epigastrium and right hypochondrium.

Give the symptoms of Natrum sulphuricum in liver affections.

There is aching and cutting in the region of the liver. The liver is engorged, and the symptoms are worse lying on the left side. There is jaundice, bilious colic, vomiting of bile and bitter mucus.

Give the symptoms of Kali bichromicum in so-called biliousness.

The skin is yellow, sallow and covered with pimples; the whites of the eyes and yellow; the tongue is thick, broad and mapped; there is morning diarrhoea, watery stools, and tenesmus, especially after drinking beer.

What is the effect of Carbo vegetables on the Liver?

It causes of sluggish circulation and portal stasis, which produces enlarged veins in the lower extremities, hemorrhoids, etc.; the patient like to sit with the feet upon the table, because it favor the circulation.

Give the action of Sulphur on the Liver.

It increases the flow of bile; there is also much pan and soreness of the liver.

Give indications for Aurum in Liver affections.

Swollen and cirrhosed liver, burning and cutting in right hypochondrium; ascites; grayish or ashy white stools, and mental condition of low-spiritedness.

To what forms of jaundice is China suitable?

To those which arise from sexual excesses, abuse of alcohol and from loss of animal fluids.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.