ACTAEA SPICATA symptoms of the homeopathy remedy from Plain Talks on Materia Medica with Comparisons by W.I. Pierce. What ACTAEA SPICATA can be used for? Indications and personality of ACTAEA SPICATA…



      (Actea-aktea, aktea, the elder tree, from the resemblance of he leaves. Spicata-spica, a sprinkle, having the form of a spike?)

The plant, first proved by Dr. Petroz of Spine, is a native of Europe, having black berries (the American varieties have white or red berries). We use the root to prepare out tincture.


      Allen says: “Almost the only use of this drug has been for sub-acute rheumatic gout (84) of the small joints (161) associated with sour stomach.”

Hering gives as its most prominent symptom: “Rheumatism showing itself partly in the small joints; pains in the wrists or finger-joints, very tender to the touch, excruciating, worse a night.”

I use Actea 3rd.

Willard Ide Pierce
Willard Ide Pierce, author of Plain Talks on Materia Medica (1911) and Repertory of Cough, Better and Worse (1907). Dr. Willard Ide Pierce was a Director and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Kent's post-graduate school in Philadelphia.