CANNABINUM APOCYNUM symptoms from Manual of the Homeopathic Practice by Charles Julius Hempel. What are the uses of the homeopathy remedy CANNABINUM APOCYNUM…


APOCYN. C. Indian Hemp.


Bryonia, China, Ipecac. It antidotes Quinine.

“This vegetable drug has been very popular in many parts of our country as a specific for dropsy. In the essays of Drs. Parish, Knapp, and Griscom (allopathic), cases are cited confirmatory of its popular reputation.

“Dr. H.D. Paine, of Albany, in a note to the, editor, says: ‘It is not less popular (in some sections of Western New-York) in the cure of diarrhoeas and intestinal haemorrhages than it is for dropsies in your neighborhood. In a recent case of haemorrhage of the bowels, which came under my care, the Apocynum had been administered with decided benefit; but its allopathic repetition in increased doses was followed by an aggravation to an alarming extent of the very predicament it first relieved, which it might have otherwise perfectly cured.

“My former colleague, Dr. Gray, and myself, published in 1835 the following curative results in our practice: 1. In two cases of ascites, which succeeded the use of immoderate doses of Quinine; 2. In a case of anasarca succeeding scarlet fever; 3. And in one of extensive oedema, especially manifest on the abdomen, attended with griping pains in the same, in a consumptive patient.

“Since then, in our experience, also in that of others, it has cured many, and palliated very many cases of ascites and hydrothorax.”. ED.

Charles Julius Hempel
Charles Julius Hempel (5 September 1811 Solingen, Prussia - 25 September 1879 Grand Rapids, Michigan) was a German-born translator and homeopathic physician who worked in the United States. While attending medical lectures at the University of New York, where he graduated in 1845, he became associated with several eminent homeopathic practitioners, and soon after his graduation he began to translate some of the more important works relating to homeopathy. He was appointed professor of materia medica and therapeutics in the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1857.