Therapeutic symptoms of homeopathic remedy Chelidonium Majus, described by E.B. Nash in his book, Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics, published in 1898….

FIXED PAIN (dull or sharp) under the lower angle of the RIGHT SHOULDER BLADE.

YELLOW eyes, face, skin, hands, stool clay colored or YELLOW AS GOLD;urine yellow. TONGUE THICKLY COATED YELLOW, with red edges.

Right sided remedy; supraorbital; hypochondriac; lungs; hip; foot cold as ice, etc.

The centre of action of this remarkable remedy is in the liver, and its most characteristic symptom is FIXED PAIN (dull or sharp) UNDER THE LOWER INNER ANGLE OF THE RIGHT SHOULDER BLADE. This very characteristic symptom may be found in connection with general jaundice, cough, diarrhoea, pneumonia, menses, loss of milk, exhaustion etc., in fact, no matter what the name of the disease this symptom present should always bring to mind CHEL., and close scouting will generally reveal hepatic troubles or complications as would be naturally expected with such a remedy. CHEL., is like LYC., a right sided remedy, right supraorbital neuralgia, right hypochondrium and scorbiculum cordis tense and painful to pressure;right sided pneumonia and shoulder painful;shooting pain in right hip extending into abdomen;drawing pain in hips, thighs, legs, or feet, more right sided;right foot cold as ice; left natural. Further study will show that CHEL., is not only a right sided remedy, but in many other points stands close to LYC., and in my experience one is often found indicated after the another. Although this characteristic infra scapular pain is as reliable as any in the Materia Medica there may be cases in which it does appear at all, which can only be cured by CHEL., especially liver and lung trouble. If we should find pressive pain in the region of liver, whether it be enlarged or sensitive to pressure or not, bitter taste in the mouth, tongue COATED THICKLY YELLOW, WITH RED MARGINS SHOWING IMPRINT OF TEETH, yellowness of the whites of the eyes, face, hands and skin; stools gray, clay colored, or YELLOW AS GOLD, urine also yellow as gold, lemon colored or dark brown, leaving a yellow color on vessel when emptied out, loss of appetite, disgust and nausea, or vomiting of bilious matter, and especially if patient could retain nothing but hot drinks on the stomach, we would have a clear case for CHEl., even though the infra scapular pains were absent. All these symptoms might be found In either a chronic or acute case. If in a chronic case some antipsoric like LYC., might have to be called in according to the indications, of course to help complete a cure, but chel., would be the chief reliance.

These liver troubles range from simple congestions and inflammation of the organ, to the more severe and deepseated affections like fatty liver, gall stones etc., chel., is one of the leading remedies in pneumonia, which is complicated with liver symptoms. Sometimes in coughs which are persistent with much pain through right side of chest and into shoulder, chel., helps us out and saves the patient from what might easily terminate in consumption.

Dr. E.B. Nash 1838- 1917, was considered one of our finest homeopaths and teachers. He was Prof. of Materia Medica at the N.Y. Homoeopathic Medical College and President of International Hahnemannian Assoc. His book Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics is a classic. This article is from: :The Medical Advance - A monthly magazine of homoeopathic medicine - edited and published by H.C. Allen, M. D.