Caulophyllum thalictroides, Blue Cohosh.
This is a woman's remedy. Want of tonicity of the womb. During labor, when the pains are deficient and the patient is exhausted and fretful. Besides, it has a special affinity for the smaller joints. Thrush, locally and internally.
Stomach.--Cardialgia, spasms of stomach. Dyspepsia with spasmodic symptoms.
Female.--Extraordinary rigidity of os (Bell; Gels; Ver v). Spasmodic and severe pains, which fly in all directions; shivering, without progress; false pains. Revives labor pains and furthers progress of labor. After pains. Leucorrhoea, with moth-spots on forehead. Habitual abortion from uterine debility (Helon; Puls; Sab). Needlelike pains in cervix. Dysmenorrhoea, with pains flying to other parts of body. Lochia protracted; great atony. Menses and leucorrhoea profuse.
Skin.--Discoloration of skin in women with menstrual and uterine disorder.
Extremities.--Severe drawing, erratic pain and stiffness in small joints, fingers, toes, ankles, etc. Aching in wrists. Cutting pains on closing hands. Erratic pains, changing place every few minutes.
Relationship.--Incompatible: Coffea. Compare: Viol. Odor (rheumatic carpal and metacarpal joints); Cimicif; Sepia; Pulsat; Gels.
Dose.--Tincture to third attenuation.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.