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


Aconite, Arsenicum, Secale-cornutum, Caulophyllum, Arnica, Ipecacuanha.


This drug was first introduced to the homoeopathic profession by Dr. Ring, of Ohio. In the New York Journal of Homoeopathy, he writes:”Recently I have had two cases of dysuria in teething children, which yielded to no remedy until I made use of drop doses (two or three drops every two or three hours) of a tincture of the Erigeron-canadense. The symptoms in the two cases were more particularly pain so as to cause a great deal of crying on voiding urine, the calls for which are frequent. The secretion was abnormally increased and had a very strong odor. The parts externally both were female children were in both cases very much inflamed, or irritated, with considerable mucus discharged. The children were very fretful at all times.” In dysuria of children we have found this remedy very excellent. The provings furnished by Dr. Burt, of Iowa, seem to show that this drug has some specific relation to the kidneys. He experienced a severe sticking pain in the right kidney, and a persistent, hard, aching pain in the lumbar region.

Some of our physicians recommend this drug very strongly for uterine haemorrhagia. In the cases where we have tried it, we have not derived any benefit from its use. It may be that it is only indicated in a peculiar range of cases which have not yet been correctly defined. Dr. Burt experienced for several days in succession, hard, aching pain in the larger joints, apparently of a rheumatic character. May not the haemorrhages to which Erigeron is homoeopathic be of this nature? We have tried the Erigeron in a case of Haematuria where we felt satisfied this remedy would exert a curative influence. The patient was a little girl, ten years old. She was a feeble, cachectic child, and passed half a small chamberful of a dark-looking, offensive fluid, a mixture of blood and urine, at one sitting. There was considerable burning distress in the region of the kidneys. She had been sick for some days when we were called. The Erigeron oil did not touch the case. Arsenicum 2 centes, changed the condition of things so completely between evening and morning, that next forenoon the child was discharged cured. Time and again we have promptly arrested haemorrhage from the nose, lungs, stomach, urethra and womb with Aconite, Squills, Arsenic, Ipecacuanha and Secale-cornutum, yet we can call to mind cases where Erigeron would have been exceedingly acceptable, if we had known of it.

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.