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

      Synonym. Spongilla Fluviatilis. Spongia Palustris. Common name. Fresh-water Sponge. Russian name. Badiaga. Habitat. A protozoan, found in ponds and slow-flowing streams. Preparation. Tincture or trituration from the dried sponge. General Analysis Hahnemann considered Badiaga an antipsoric, which might well be expected from the character of its constituents, lime, silica and alumina. It acts upon the blood producing conditions analogous to those resulting from scrofula and also has many points of similarity with its nearest relative, the Spongia Officinalis. Characteristic Symptoms Head Headache from 2 P.M., with slight aching pains in the posterior portions of both eyeballs, and in the temples. During the day more or less headache, with pains in the eyeballs (Cimic., Spigelia); worse in the left; more from 1 P.M. to 7 P.M. Pain in temples and eyeballs; from eyeballs to temples. Excess of dandruff (Cantharis, Mez.), or dry tetter-like appearance of the scalp, with slight itching. Scalp sore to touch, with tetter-like eruption on forehead. Eyes Bluish-purple margin of the eyelids, and blue under the eyes. Scrofulous inflammation of the eyes, with hardening of the Meibomian glands (Graphites, Sulphur). Severe pain in left eyeball and temple. Headache extending into the eyeballs (Cimic., Spigelia). Left eyeball quite sore, even when closing it tightly. Severe intermittent pain in posterior portion of right eyeball. Ears Slight shocks heard in the ear, as if very distant artillery; afternoons. Nose Profuse coryza, mostly from the left nostril; worse in afternoons and evening; with sneezing. Face On forehead; tetter-like eruption. Pale, ashy or lead color of the face. Stiffness in the maxillary joints. Mouth Mouth and breath hot and feverish, with thirst for large quantities of water at a time (Bryonia). Throat Hawked


Badiaga has been used in scrofulous diseases, particularly swollen glands. Scrofulous ophthalmia. Neuralgia of right eyeball. Hay fever with sneezing and watery discharge and other symptoms given above. Whooping cough with characteristic forcible expectoration. Has cured uterine haemorrhage, worse at night, with feeling of enlargement of the head. Indurated syphilitic buboes. Indurated inguinal glands. Haemorrhoids. Has also been a popular remedy for chilblains; for ulcers on feet of horses and hurts of the hoofs of horses. 10.

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).