Moschus – Homeopathy Remedy

Homeopathy medicine Moschus from Nash’s Testimony of the Clinic, comprising the characteristic symptoms of homeopathic remedies from his clinical experience, published in 1911….


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(79) Case. – An old lady, Mrs. C., aged about 72, consulted me in September, 1877, for a sensation of trembling around the heart, with constriction in the whole chest, almost suffocation.

In fact, the symptoms much resembled angina pectoris, and to confirm that diagnosis an arcus senilis existed, though not marked. Her pulse was 88, and the respiration oppressed. She felt continually obliged to take a deep breath. My partner, Dr.

T. R. Jones, now of Birkenhead, happened to come in, and agreed with me that Moschus was indicated. I had by me a new case of thirties, chiefly American triturations. I at once gave one grain of Moschus 30trit., dry, on the tongue, and dissolved three grains in eight ounces of water, directing a dessertspoonful to be taken every two or three hours. After the first (dry) dose Mrs. C. felt much relieved, and after three more doses was quite well.

Three months afterwards a similar attack, not so violent, was cured just as quickly by Moschus 30 (J. M. Moore, M. D.)

“The keynote in this unique case of Dr. Moore is evidently Tightness of the chest so that one is obliged to take a deeper breath than usual.” (Allen’s Encyclopaedia, Vol. VI., p. 407.)

Moschus is apt to make no figure in the minds of physicians, because it is used as a perfumery with no apparent harm in many cases. But this is not a good or sufficient reason for underestimating it as a remedy. Kent and Cowperthwaite do not notice it in their Materia Medicas. Lippe (Text Book) does, and I have verified the symptom, “Suffocative spasmodic constrictions of the chest, especially as soon as he becomes cold,” as recorded there.

Its beneficial action is not confined to hysterical cases, although it is pre – eminently useful there.

Dr. E.B. Nash 1838- 1917, was considered one of our finest homeopaths and teachers. He was Prof. of Materia Medica at the N.Y. Homoeopathic Medical College and President of International Hahnemannian Assoc. His book Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics is a classic. This article is from: :The Medical Advance - A monthly magazine of homoeopathic medicine - edited and published by H.C. Allen, M. D.