Phellandrium aquaticum, Water Dropwort (Phellandrium).
The respiratory symptoms are most important, and have been frequently verified clinically. A very good remedy for the offensive expectoration and cough in phthisis, bronchitis, and emphysema. Tuberculosis, affecting generally the middle lobes. Everything tastes sweet. Haemoptysis, hectic and colliquative diarrhoea.
Head.--Weight on vertex; aching and burning in temples and above eyes. Crushing feeling in vertex. Vertigo, dizzy when lying down.
Eyes.--Ciliary neuralgia; worse any attempt to use eyes: burning in eyes. Lachrymation. Cannot bear light. Headache; involving nerves going to eye.
Female.--Pain in milk ducts; intolerable between nursing. Pain in nipples.
Chest.--Sticking pain through right breast near sternum, extending to back near shoulders. Dyspnoea, and continuous cough, early in morning. Cough, with profuse and fetid expectoration; compels him to sit up. Hoarseness.
Fever.--Hectic; profuse and debilitating perspiration; intermittent, with pain in arms. Desire for acids.
Extremities.--Tired feeling when walking.
Relationship.--Compare: Con; Phyt; Sil; Ant iod; Myosotis arvensis.
Dose.--Tincture, to sixth potency. In phthisis not below the sixth.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.