HEDGE HYSSOP-HERB OF GRACE.
(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.