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

The action of this remedy seems to CENTER in the eyes. If you read the symptoms as laid down in “Hering’s” Guiding Symptoms,” you would think that it would cure almost all possible affections of the eyes, acute or chronic conjunctivitis, iritis, kerato- iritis, spots, vesicles, pannus, etc., and so it will if indicated by the symptoms.

In colds with cough and severe fluent coryza it will sometimes cure, but here the choice must be made between it and ARS, CEPA., and MERC., (see CEPA for comparison)

In measles with watery eyes and fluent coryza it is sometimes the best remedy. I remember Dr. C. W. Boyce, of Auburn, N. Y. reporting great success with it in the epidemic in that city. He cured all his cases with it. So I went for the next epidemic in my vicinity with EUPH., and my failure was marked as his success. It was NOT the remedy for MY epidemic. But I know enough not to “go it blind” that way very long, and hunted up my simillimum. Then I succeeded, too. Look out, young man, for the remedy that is recommended for ALL CASES of any disease, or you will come down hard” some time.

One very important characteristic in eye troubles for this remedy is a TENDENCY TO AN ACCUMULATION OF STICKY MUCUS on the cornea, which is removed by winking. All cases of any kind attended with photophobia and lachrymation, with or without coryza, should suggest this remedy, or at least call it to mind. In the eye affections of EUPH., the lids are often involved. Of course this is so with other remedies, such as ARS., APIS., RHUS- T., etc., STUDY UP. One more symptom:Cough, sometimes dry, but generally loose, WORSE DURING THE DAY, not troublesome at night. This is important, as more coughs are worse at night.

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.