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

      Synonym. Gnaphalium Polycephalum. Natural order. Compositae. Common names. Everlasting. Indian Posy. Habitat. An indigenous, herbaceous annual plant. Preparation. Tincture from the entire fresh plant.


Acts upon the cerebro-spinal system, inducing neuralgic pains in both the face and lower extremities. Its chief symptoms is “intense pain along the sciatic nerve; feeling of numbness occasionally taking place of sciatica, and then exercise on successful use of Gnaphalium in sciatica. The drug has also cured rheumatoid pain in the toe. It has been successfully used in dysmenorrhoea, with scanty, chocolate-brown colored discharges, with distress in pelvic region, and pain or numbness in course of sciatic nerve; also with acne punctata, nodes under the skin, face mottled. Erythema around the anus and genitals.

Compare. Chamomilla, Coloc., Xanthox.

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).