Clarke gives the toxic effects of homeopathy drug Asafetida and its therapeutic uses in non-toxic doses in his book The ABC Manual of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, published in 1901….



      Hysteria, hypersensitiveness, tympanites.


      Giddiness. Headache with flying pains. Mental and physical depression. Nervous and hysterical phenomena. Gastric uneasiness with frequent alvine dejections.1.


      Tinctura asafoetidae, 1/2-I dr.

Pilulae asafoetidae, (3 gr.). I-3 pills.

Emulsum asafoetidae, 1/2-I oz. (I-3 oz. may be used in an enema).

A very disagreeable remedy.


      Hysteria accompanied by tympanites.1. (Large enema of asafoetida).

Hypochondriasis with tympanites and other hysterical phenomena.1.

Sympathetic cough of nervous mothers.1.

Constipation or diarrhoea, with tympanites, in persons of a feeble and nervous habit.1.

Nervous exhaustion and partial in hysterical subjects.1. (Forty drops of the tincture in a suppository).

Chorea in nervous girls at puberty, accompanied with tardy or irregular menstruation.1.

Flatulent colic of infants.1. (One-half dram enema of the emulsion).

Tympanites of typhoid fever.1. (Enema of from one to three ounces of the emulsion).

George Hardy Clark
Clark, George H. (George Hardy) 1860-1941 was the author of: Homeopathic Treatment of Asthenopia; Lee and Clark's Cough and expectoration : a repertorial index of their symptoms; The A B C Manual of Materia Medica and Therapeutics; A system for the care and training of children; The Black Plague and Its Control.