Borax Borax from Keynotes and Characteristics by H C Allen…

Dread of downward motion in nearly all complaints.

Borax has Great anxiety from downward motion; when laying the child down on a couch or in the crib, cries and clings to the nurse; when rocking, dancing, swinging; going down stairs or rapidly down hill; horseback riding (compare Sanicula ).

Borax Children awake suddenly, screaming and grasping sides of cradle, without apparent cause ( Apis, Cina, Stramonium ).

Excessively nervous, easily frightened by the slightest noise or an unusual sharp sound, a cough, sneeze, a cry, lighting a match, etc. ( Asarum europaeum, Caladium ).

Hair becomes frowsy and tangled; splits, sticks together at eh tips; if these bunches are cut off, they form again, cannot be combined ( Acidum fluoricum, Lycopodium, Psorinum, Tuberculinum ).

Eyelashes: loaded with dry, gummy exudation; agglutinated in morning; turn inward and inflame the eye, especially at outer canthus; tendency to “wild hairs.”

Nostrils crusty, inflamed; tip of nose shining red; red noses of young women.

Stoppage of right nostril, or first right then left with constant blowing of nose ( Ammonium carb., Lac caninum, Magnesia muriatica ).

Aphthae: in the mouth, on the tongue, inside of the cheek; easily bleeding when eating or touched; prevents child from nursing; with hot mouth, dryness and thirst ( Arsenicum ); cracked and bleeding tongue ( Arum. ); salivation, especially during dentition.

Aphthous sore mouth; is worse from touch; eating salty or sour food; of old people, often from plate of teeth ([Alumen]).

Child has frequent urination and screams before urine passes ( Lycopodium, Sanicula, Sarsaparilla ).

Leucorrhoea: profuse, albuminous, starchy, with sensation as if warm water were flowing down; for two weeks between the catamenia (compare, Bovista, Conium ).

Skin: unhealthy, slight injuries suppurate ( Calendula, Hepar, Mercurius, Silicea ).

Borax Relation. – Borax follows: Calcarea, Psorinum, Sanicula, Sulphur

Is followed: by, Arsenicum, Bryonia, Lycopodium, Phosphorus, Silicea

Incompatible: should not be used before or after, Acetic acid, vinegar, wine.

Aggravation. – Downward motion; from sudden, slight noises; smoking, which may bring on diarrhoea; damp, cold weather; before urinating.

Amelioration. – Pressure; holding painful side with hand.

H. C. Allen
Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.