It is not that our polychrests Sul., Lyc., Calc., Sil., Nat. mur., etc. are insufficient 90 percent of all cases coming into our hands (these are the pure gold of medical therapy) that we are today presenting for your consideration a unique remedy, Sanicula, which partakes of each of the above and a few others. It has occupied a definite field for masters of healing who have preceded us and is brought to attention because for a number of years our literature has had slight mention of it. M. Tyler says of it, “An invaluable remedy WHERE IT CORRESPONDS, in the treatment of unflourishing children.”.
Gundlach, its discover, who devoted his life to its proving (I.H.A. Transactions, 1889, page 170) says, “This remedy will, when fully developed and understood, go hand in hand, rivaling our most noted antipsorics and polychrests.” His proving, a masterpiece of workmanship, was made at great sacrifice of himself and his family.
Sanic. has much of Nat. mur., of which this spring water contains 93 gr. per gallon. Compare these mentals of Nat. mur., “Difficulty of thinking; absence of mind, memory weak (Hering). Cant remember what happened the day before” (Dunham). Sanic. has “great forgetfulness. She forgets what she is going for, has to stop and think. Forgets the most common things of his work of the day before and what he gave his patients”.
Again Nat. mur., “Melancholy, sadness.” Sanic. “Dreads her work because she feels so weak and exhausted, with an irresistible desire to lie down.” It has in children the craving for salt along with emaciation, going for days without even the desire for stool. Here in constipation Sanic. has a whole team, a four in hand as it were, with its Nat. mur., Mag. mur., Alumina and Sil. Although this spring water contains only a trace of Borax, it has marked Borax symptoms: Descending aggravates, and aphthae.
Tyler emphasizes its likeness to Sil.; head sweat wetting the pillow far around; cold footsweat, profuse and excoriating. After intense straining, stool almost out, recedes, the so-called “bashful stool”. She also gives, “Puny boys that wont grow or thrive; thin, old looking, dirty brownish skin, stubborn, touchy; cold, clammy hands and feet and profuse sweat of occiput and neck.” We also have, Emaciates from above down (Nat. mur., Lyc.; from below upward, Abrot.).
Though there is no Sulphur in this spring water, these kids do kick off bed clothes in coldest weather, want to nurse all the time yet lose weight, and crave meat, fat, bacon and salt (Nat. mur., Arg. nit., Nit. ac.).
Here is a case that had been the rounds of local doctors. As it unfolds, notice one after another of our polychrests shining through:.
Mrs. P.W., aged 30; menses at 18; married at 26; one miscarriage at seventh month, no known cause; menstruated only twice in past 14 months. Typhoid, severe, last year, in bed 3 months; dark circles under eyes; marked Sepia splotch across nose; bloated in the evening, must loosen clothing; wants fresh air ameliorates. Acid foods aggravate, coffee gives nausea; heaviness in stomach after eating. Bad bitter taste in the morning, wants to wash it out the first thing.
Bad breath, especially in the morning, with aphthous mouth ulcers very sensitive even to fluids (Sanic.). Continuous constipation, no desire for days; would often make effort but could accomplish nothing. Dull pain inside scapula aggravated by putting hands behind her on top of head (Sanic.), verified several times. Hot flashes, body to face, ameliorated by sweating; warm room aggravates, open air ameliorates. No memory for anything; does not remember what she has just read (Sanic.). Since typhoid, dreams often of robbers. Weeps often with no known cause. Feet clammy sweat, bad odor.
The above symptoms are related because almost every one of them are well-proven Sanic. symptoms — and how they run into our polychrests. The whole cleared up under Sanic. 10M and 5 CM, each given for several doses. It seems that it has done its best work given in repetition, contrary to some of our best general experience in usual prescribing. So from now on, stuck with a polychrest, look to Sanic. It has often cured when Sil., apparently well-indicated, has failed.
All I know is what I read in the Recorder !.