Homeopathy Remedies for Deathbed

Anshutz gives a useful therapeutic differential diagnosis of the condition Death, with the most useful homeopathic remedies. Therapeutic byways by E.P. Anshutz, published in 1900….

Pulsatilla [Puls]

      This drug, Pulsatilla 30., will, in most cases, stop the death rattle, though, of course, it will not prevent death. Often verified.

Heloderma horridus [Helo]

      It hardly belongs under this heading, but it is said i.e. Heloderma. hor.30 to have saved those whose bodies have begun to grow cold in death. Deathly coldness was one of the drug’s marked symptoms in its proving. The story is told of a doctor called to attend a child that, when he arrived, was lying on its mother’s lap, and she said it was dead. Extremities cold, but a slight warmth still about the body. The doctor put a few pellets of Heloderma hor. 30. in its mouth and went his way. The child grew warmer and recovered. Do not use it stronger than the 30th potency. Its provings, as intimated before, seems to show that it is near akin to the coldness of death. It is a little understood drug, but a deathly coldness seems to be its keynote, cold going up or down the body, not the cold of a chill but coldness.

E.P. Anshutz
Edward Pollock Anshutz – 1846-1918. Editor - Homeopathic Recorder and author of New Old and Forgotten Remedies. Held an Hon. Doctor of Medicine from Hering Medical College.