For many years this has been a popular remedy in Australia, Italy, Algiers, some places in Spain, and Provence, France. The leaves possess a very penetrating odor, which is diffused to a great distance, and it appears to possess the power of antidoting marsh miasm and thus exercising a preventive action. The Abbe Feles Charmatant, missionary priest to the African missions, Algiers, writes: ” I will give you some facts about our Eucalyptus plantations at Maison – Carree, which is now become our Mother – House. This estate was, six years ago, an immense territory covered with brush, dwarf – palms, and rendered very unhealthy by the neighborhood of the stagnant waters of Harach. In 1869 and 1870, as fast as the brush was destroyed, we planted a considerable quantity of Eucalyptus in groups, or beside planted paths the whole length of our fields and gardens, and the result was most marvellous, for the intermittent fever, which often stopped our orphans in their agricultural labor, has gradually disappeared, so that to-day this domain, formerly the most subject to fevers, is now one of the most healthy suburbs of Algiers. ”
Our pathogenesis of this remedy has not been sufficient to give us any definite indications for its use. It is used as a substitute for Quinine by the other school of practice.
Characteristic – Excessive salivation.
Mental exhilaration, irresistible desire to move about, sensation of buoyancy and increased strength. Congestive headache in the anemic, amelioration pain and induces sleep.
Vascular tumors of the urethra (Thuja).
Diuresis with enormous quantities of urea.
Type: Intermittent, quotidian, tertian, double tertian, remittent, continued, malarial, typhoid, all fevers tend to low types with subnormal temperature. Relapsing fevers of tuberculous subjects, the so – called La Grippe, sporadic influenza.
Fevers of a relapsing, obstinate and prolonged character, of a miasmatic origin, in which the spleen becomes affected early in the disease. It is at first swollen and sensitive, then becomes more resistant, harder, bunchy on its surface. Vertigo is pronounced in all its stages. There is a dull congestive headache, malaise, rheumatic pains of a jerking, tearing, stitching character, Aggravation at night.
Sweat: Profuse, offensive, exhausting.
When convalescing from malarial fevers, chronic malarial affections, quinine cachexia.