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



      (Gratiola, named in allusion to its supposed medicinal virtues, from gratia, grace.)

While Gratiola has had an extensive proving, by Dr. Nenning and others of Germany, it is used principally for diarrhoea. In large doses it is a violent emetic, cathartic and diuretic.


      It has as a prominent symptom, diarrhea due to the drinking of excessive amounts of water (57). There may be cramps with the movement, but usually the stool is painless, profuse, yellow, watery and gushing (59).

To distinguish it from several remedies that you will think of as having similar conditions, we can remember that the movement in Gratiola is associated with a feeling of coldness in the abdomen (11).

I have used Gratiola only in the 3d.

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.