It seems to have some specific action upon mucous membranes for no remedy can equal it as an injection in vaginal and uterine leucorrhoea (Bt.).
It is to be thought of when the injury causes a torn or ragged wound, possibly with loss of substance. It removes the inflammatory condition of the part, and so permits of healthy granulation (F.).
EXTERNAL WOUNDS AND LACERATIONS, WITH OR WITHOUT LOSS OF SUBSTANCE.
It has a reputation as a haemostatic following the extraction of a tooth (Alumn., Arnica, Hamamelis, Kreosotum, Lachesis, Phosphorus) (Bl.).
The wound is raw and inflamed; is painful, as if beaten; the parts around the wound become red, with stinging in the wound during the febrile heat.
It removes rain and soreness and favours phagocytosis and heating (Bl.).
Traumatic affections (Arnica, Hamamelis, Hypericum, Sulph-Ac); to secure union by first intention and prevent suppuration (A.).
Jaundice : curdy stools; bruised pain at the angle of the light scapula : yellowish vision (Cina) (B.).
ULCERS: IRRITABLE: INFLAMED; SLOUGHING; VARICOSE; PAINFUL AS IF BEATEN; EXCESSIVE SECRETION OF PUS (A.).
Superficial burns and scalds (Cantharis) (Br.).
Exhausted from loss of blood and excessive pain (Arnica, China, Hypericum) (A.).
Cough, with green expectoration and hoarseness (Argentum nitricum, Stann.) (Br.).
Great disposition to take cold, especially in damp weather (Dulcamara, Hepar, Nat-S., (Br.).
In damp weather; in the evening.
Compare: Arnica, Hamamelis, Hypericum, Sulph-Ac., Symphytum
complementary: Hepar, Sulph-Ac.
Similar to: Hypericum, in injures to parts rich in sentient nerves, where pain is excessive and out of all proportion to injury; Arnica, in traumatism, with or without laceration of soft tissue; Calcarea phos., and Symphytum, for non-union of bones; and Rhus toxicodendron and Ruta, for strains or injures of single muscle.
NOTE. Particularly useful in the dressing of torn or cut wounds, the parts being kept wet constantly with a weak solution. For concomitant complaints administer Calendula internally.