Abies nig. is a large evergreen, native of the Northern United States, and the gum, which is used to prepare out tincture, was first proved by Dr. Leaman, of this country, in 1867, who had one man and two girls taking one drop-off the tincture to three or six drops twice a day.
The classical symptom of this remedy is the one given us by Dr. St. Clair Smith; the symptom in full reads as follows: “Chewing the gum frequently produces the sensation of an undigested hard-boiled egg in the stomach” (179 ).Allen tells us that Abies nig. “has often proved curative in the dyspepsia resulting from the use of tea (7) or tobacco.”I use Abies nig. 1st.