Symptoms of the homeopathic medicine ASCLEPIAS TUBEROSA from A Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by A.C. Cowperthwaite. Find all the symptoms of ASCLEPIAS TUBEROSA …

      Natural order. Asclepiadaceae. Common names. Pleurisy Root. Butterfly Weed. Habitat. A plant found in dry fields in the United States and Canada. Preparation. Tincture from the fresh root. General Analysis Acts chiefly on the mucous surfaces, especially of the respiratory organs, and intestinal canal; also upon the serous tissues, especially the pleura and synovial membranes, and upon the muscles, especially of the chest. In all these tissues it produces irritation and inflammation of a sub-acute character. Characteristic Symptoms Head Confusion, dullness, and heaviness of the head; swimming of the head. Dull headache in the forehead and vertex, aggravated by motion, and relieved by lying down. Pain in forehead when coughing (Bryonia). Nose Fluent coryza, with much sneezing (Aconite). Blowing of blood from left nostril. Itching of the nose (Sulphur). Mouth Tongue covered with a tough yellow coating. Taste putrid (Arnica, Mercurius, Pulsatilla); of blood. Throat Slight constriction of throat and pricking in larynx. Stomach Nausea, and efforts to vomit. In stomach: neuralgic pains; pressive pain; weight (Arsenicum, Bryonia, Nux-v., Pulsatilla); burning (Arsenicum, Colchicum). Abdomen Rumbling in the bowels, with uneasiness, or sharp, cutting pains. Colic pains from flatulence (Aloe, Carb-v., Coloc., Lycopodium). Dull pain in bowels on pressure. Stool Emission of foetid flatulence (Arnica, Aloe, Bryonia, Carb-v., Graphites). Soft and foetid stool at 11 a.m., preceded by rumbling in the bowels. Stool, dysenteric; like white of egg; yellow; green; clammy; smelling like rotten eggs (Calcarea c., Chamomilla). Urinary Organs Dark red, saturated urine, readily decomposing. Respiratory Organs Dry cough, with constriction of throat; causing pain in forehead and abdomen; dry, hacking cough. Breathing painful, especially at base of left lung. Oppression and difficulty This drug has been successfully used in the following conditions when the indications were present: Congestive and nervous headaches, after suppressed perspiration followed by profuse flow of urine. Diarrhoea. Uraemia of pregnant women. Post-scarlatinal dropsy. Renal dropsy. Cardiac dropsy. Anasarca from sudden check of perspiration. Gonorrhoea and gleet. Rheumatism of large joints. Influenza. Bronchitis.


This remedy has been used chiefly in pleurodynia, and other rheumatic troubles, including rheumatic fevers, rheumatic pericarditis and lumbago. It may also be useful in pleurisy, bronchitis, capillary bronchitis of children, influenza, carditis, catarrhal fever, catarrhal and bilious diarrhoeas and dyspepsia.

A.C. Cowperthwaite
A.C. (Allen Corson) Cowperthwaite 1848-1926.
ALLEN CORSON COWPERTHWAITE was born at Cape May, New Jersey, May 3, 1848, son of Joseph C. and Deborah (Godfrey) Cowperthwaite. He attended medical lectures at the University of Iowa in 1867-1868, and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1869. He practiced his profession first in Illinois, and then in Nebraska. In 1877 he became Dean and Professor of Materia Medica in the recently organized Homeopathic Department of the State University of Iowa, holding the position till 1892. In 1884 he accepted the chair of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Clinical Medicine in the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. He removed to Chicago in 1892, and became Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. From 1901 he also served as president of that College. He is the author of various works, notably "Insanity in its Medico-Legal Relations" (1876), "A Textbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1880), of "Gynecology" (1888), and of "The Practice of Medicine " (1901).