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

Here is a blood relative of LACH., if serpent poisons may be called relatives, and according to the symptoms arising from the bite of the serpent it ought to be equally valuable as a curative, but it has not yet been found so. Why not? on referring to Allen’s ENCYCLOPEDIA we find 29 provers, poisonings and all, for LACH., and 45 for NAJA. Of course, LACH., has been longest in use, but has the difference in time sufficient to account for the very great difference in utility?Another thing is noticeable; the provings of LACH., were made mostly with potencies as high as the 30th while those of NAJA are almost all with the lowest preparation or the crude poison from the bite of the serpent. Does this account for it?

We also notice on referring to the same authority that all the most marked verifications are of symptoms produced by the provings of the 30th of LACH., Does this indicate that NAJA must be proven in the potencies to develop its most efficient powers? NAJA has been found of very decided use in affections of the heart, especially WEAK HEART (NUX-V., tired feeling); diphtheria, where there is impending heart failure or paralysis. Dyspnoea and prostration from weak heart, sympathetic cough in organic diseases with weak heart action.(Dry cough, sympathetic in heart affections, SPONGIA.) Palpitation and bad feeling in heart, worse walking. In these troubles, as well as in chronic weakness of heart, there is no doubt of the value of NAJA. Constantly dwells on suicide like AURUM. But further than this I do not know of very many marked success from its use. Nevertheless, I feel convinced that with further proving and investigation, along the same line as LACH., it may rival if not outshine it.

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.