THIS drug, for eighteen years, has been giving me some remarkable results in various ways. Particularly has it been found useful in kidney stone, gallstones, haemorrhages, and various dropsical effusions. Others have mentioned haemorrhage after abortion, hematuria, hemoptysis, metrorrhagia, haemorrhage from cancer uteri, dysentery, dysuria, uric acid diathesis, dropsy.
The tincture is used and is made from the flowering plant. Dosage varies from five to thirty drops from three to give time a day, usually life time a day, usually five times.
Symptoms of the proving are in order:.
Ears-Deafness and pain in left ear.
Nose-Frequent epistaxis, passive. Free discharge of blood and mucus from left nostril. Dull pain at root of nose.
Mouth-Teeth sore on closing jaws. Gums sore; neuralgic feeling in teeth. Inside of gums feel as if full of blisters. Ranula; caused enlargement of submaxillary duct.
Throat-Soreness of upper part of throat. Swelling of throat and face (left side). Tonsils swollen. Throat dry on swallowing..
Stomach-Nausea. Cramping pain in stomach; toes hurt as well as stomach. Sick, faint feeling in stomach..
Abdomen-Gallstone colic; liver affection being secondary to uterine condition (Burnett). Pain between end of sternum and umbilicus, like needles or an electric shock. Severe cramping pain bending over.
Stool and Anus-Passage of blood. Obstinate and copious mucopurulent discharge from bowels, more like pus than mucus; discharge never comes till feces have entirely passed (cured in a few days with five drops, after years of other treatment [Harper]).
Urinary Organs-Hematuria. Urine burning, passing frequently, of strong odor. Copious discharge of urinary sand, increased flow of urine, relief of dropsy. Renal calculus. Increased quantity of urine with brickdust sediment. Strangury after accouchement; dribbling of urine. Dysuria of old persons; with dribbling.
Female Sexual Organs-Sexual excitement. Metrorrhagia; With uterine colic; in haemorrhagic chlorosis; in sequelae of abortion or labor. Premature menstruation ; first day she hardly had a show, second day a haemorrhage with severe colic and expulsion of clots, flow lasted eight to fifteen days, left a state of exhaustion from which she had not recovered before the next period came on: this proved very profuse next less so. Haemorrhages with violent uterine colic and cramps; consequent on abortion; at critical age; with cancer o cervix of fibroids.
To frequent and copious menstruation. especially in persons of a relaxed constitution. Haemorrhages after abortion. Following an attack of jaundice, after menses a discharge of brownish-green blood, with obscure abdominal pains; cervix swollen and soft but not ulcerated (Th.b.p.6 have immediate relief: and again 6 completed the cure).
Respiratory Organs- Hoarse in morning with slight sore throat. Hemoptysis.
Chest -Pulsative pain in left chest.
Upper Limbs-Pain left shoulder so great, he thought neck and shoulder would break. Strong, almost painful pulsation in right radial artery; pulse 84, uneven. Pains in fingers; felon on tenth day.
(1) Left-sided troubles predominate.
(2) Haemorrhages from all parts of body; epistaxis (left nostril). Hemoptysis, hematuria, uterine haemorrhages from many causes, fibroid, abortion, cancer, metrorrhagia, subinvolution, etc.
(3) Kidney stone, with left-sided lumbar and leg pains, dysuria. Hematuria, dropsy.
(4) Gallstone colic, better bending over. Needle or electric shock-like pain from end of sternum to umbilicus.
One case particularly I wish to pursuant which illustrates the use of this drug in my practice.
On May 8, 1932, Mrs. C.S., aged twenty-six, of Win chester, Ill, came for treatment. History of thyroidectomy, appendectomy. Diagnosis: kidney stone, made on following symptoms and data:.
Pain left lumbar area and down back of leg. Fist pale urine will pain in back; then heavy urine with dark sediment, no pain in back, but painful urination, as sand cutting. Left kidney tender on compression, painful on sharp percussion.
Urinanalysis: high acidity-red blood cells, pus cells, phosphates and oxalates abundant, high specific gravity. Trace albumen with some free blood.
X-ray shows stone in left kidney pelvis. Better visualized by use of diodrast, intravenous twenty cubic centimeters night before with restricted diet. Ten drops Tr. Thlaspi B.P., was given Q.I.D.july 25, 1932-repeated- Haliver Oil pearls also given B.I.D.
Patient at this visit produced 125 various-sized kidney stones which had been passed in last six to eight months. No further attacks occurred.
On February 12, 1933, she returned with these symptoms: History lump feeling in stomach with frequent indigestion attacks. Sore across abdomen. Nux vomica given.
On September 22, 1933, she was mentally depressed and nervous. Skin and sclera moderately jaundiced; chilly; pain in gallbladder at gallbladder at Halles point and in stomach. Pain radiates to angle right should blade. Hunger pain, feels too full, tender on pressure in epigastrium (coffee grounds vomitus), constipated, light stool.
Diagnosis: gallstone with partial obstruction and gastric ulcer, based on:.
History of gastric disturbance over period time; jaundice, pain and tenderness at Halles point, relieved by morphine sulphate 1/4 gr.
X-ray made using cholepulvis in water night before examination. Used with restricted diet, and radio graphs taken the following morning showed gallstones in gallbladder.
Hyperactivity of stomach with barium meal compound certified ulcer suspicious.
Thlaspi B.P.; chelidonium, dioscorea; morphine sulphate 1/4 gr. were given at various times on indications. Patient still has large gallbladder but stones are gone.
Other men from various countries make the following comment: “Shepherds Purse” says Gerarde, “stayeth bleeding in any part of the body, whether the juice or the decoction thereof be drunk, or whether it be used poultice-wise, or in both, or any way else.” Gerarde adds that the decoction will stop diarrhea, blood spitting, hematuria, and all other fluxes of the blood spitting, hematuria, and all other fluxes of the blood.
Thlasp. is the white mans faithful friend. “A native of Europe, it has accompanied europeans in all their migrations, and established itself wherever they have settled to till the soils”.
Burnett found in it can organ remedy of vast importance. The tincture, he said, is the best thing to give for menses that have been checked; for uterine haemorrhages he preferred the attentions. He has observed it to cause sexual excitement like cantharis. It aided Burnett in the cure of an inveterate case of gallstones, the origin of which he traced to the uterus gallstones, the origin or which he traced to the uterus.
Dudgeons article on thlasp, is the most complete we have. He quotes a case of Rademachers showing the action of Thlasp, on uric acid excretion. A woman whom Rademacher had relieved ten years before of a large quantity of urinary sand, again presented herself; her abdominal cavity was full of water, extremely swollen, and she was passing urine of a light red color with blood sediment. Thlasp. Tr. Thirty drops five times day was given solely with the idea of stopping the hematuria. But the result was-a more copious discharge of urinary sand than ever before the urine increased, the dropsy disappeared and the woman was cured.
Dudgeons also quotes case of Kinils: A woman had strangury three weeks after confinement; she could not retain or urine. which dribbled drop by drop. Thlasp. thirty drops give times a day removed Strangury a once, and in a few days the urine could be trained and became clear without sediment. “Dysuria of old persons, when the passing is painful and there is at the same clear without sediment. “Dysuria of old persons, when the passing is painful and there is at the same time spasmodic retention of it” an indication given by Reer. Dudgeons own case are no less less striking: (1) A lady, aged seventy-six, had rheumatic muscular pains in various parts, and the most abundant secretion of urine acid, which passed away with every decoration of uric acid, which passed away with every discharges of uric acid. which passed away with every discharge of urine.
Sometimes small calculi formed and then there was much pain in their passage along the ureter, but generally it passed in the form of coarse and, which formed a thick layer a the bottom of the utensil. This sand continued to pass after the cessation of the rheumatic pains, which lasted six or seven weeks. Pulse., picric ac., lyc,. had no effect. Thlasp. diminished the sand to an insignificant amount. (2) A Gentleman, aged fifty-seven, in addition to an insignificant amount. (2) A gentleman, the sand to an insignificant amount. (2) A gentleman, aged fifty-seven,. in addition the the other dyspeptic aged fifty- seven, in addition to the other dyspeptic symptoms, had usually large discharges of coarse uric acid, coming away in masses all large as a big pins head without pain. Thlasp, stopped this.
(3) A lady aged nearly eighty, was suffering from the presence of calculus in left ureter. She had previously passed much sand. Thlasp caused a great discharge of same and a speedy relief of her pain. Dudgeon also refers to a case of Harpers illustrating the action of thlasp. on the bowels. An elderly lady suffered for years from a copious discharge of muco-pus, sometimes mixed with blood, sometimes nearly all blood, which passed from the bowels after each evacuation. She had been under high homoeopathy, oxygen treatment, and for a long time under Harper himself without effete, when he gave thlasp. in five-drop doses and cured the case in a few days. With thlasp. in five-drop doses and cured the case in a few days.
With thlasp. 1X I saved a lady who had been curetted several times with small success, from a further curetting which was advised as being essential to the cure. Thlasp. stopped the haemorrhages, restored the periods to their proper term, and the patient immediately began to recover he strength., which no return of the trouble. Peculiar sensations are: as of needles or shocks from a battery between end of serum and umbilicus. As if neck and left shoulder would break with pain. Symptoms mare: bending over. Haemorrhages are affected along with cramp .
Relations-compare: Cruciferae, especially sinapis, this, fraxinus americans (fibroma; uterine tumors_ renal calculi:- ocimum can. uric acid:-ustil, sense haemorrhages from bowel:-Merc., nit., ac., sul., caps., merc. c. phos.
Gallstone: chelidonium, chionanthus, podophyllum.
Gallstone colic: colocynth and dioscorea.