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


The Musanna is the bark of a tree which grows near the Red Sea, in the neighborhood of Musawwa. The dose is about two, ounces, carefully pulverized, and administered in honey or gruel, two or three hours before a meal, and the taenia is expelled the next day without purging or colic. The cure is sometimes deferred to the second or third day.

The celebrated traveler, d’Abadie, sent several doses of the Musanna to Dr. Pruner-Bey, a practitioner in Cairo, who reports eighteen cases cured by it. A distinguished member of the French diplomatic corps, who had vainly tried Kousso and all the usual remedies for taenia, reports himself radically cured by a single dose.

The Musanna has this advantage over Kousso, that the latter is a drastic purgative, creating great nausea, and which requires to be repeated every two months, and then never effects a radical cure. “I have seen its use,” says d’ Abadie, “produce dysenteries always obstinate and sometimes mortal.” See Amer. Journal of Homoeopathy, Vol. II., page 219.

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.