Physalis alkekengi, Alkekengi, Winter Cherry (Solanum vesicarium).
Marked urinary symptoms confirming its ancient uses in gravel, etc. Lithiasis; marked diuretic action. Languor and muscular weakness.
Head.--Vertigo, hazy feeling; memory weakness; desire to talk constantly. Throbbing pain, heavy over eyes in forehead. Facial paralysis. Dryness of mouth.
Extremities.--Stiff limbs; tonic cramps. Paralysis. When walking, every jar seems repeated in the head.
Fever.--Chilly in open air. Feverish in evening. Sweat during stool, with creeping sensation, with abundant urine. Pain in liver during, fever.
Respiratory.--Cough. Hoarse voice; throat irritated; chest oppressed, causing insomnia. Stabbing in chest.
Urinary.--Acrid, foul, retained, abundant. Polyuria. Sudden inability to hold it in women. Nocturnal incontinence. Enuresis.
Skin.--Excoriation between fingers and toes; pustules on thighs; nodes on forehead.
Modalities.--Worse, cold camp evening. After going heated.
Dose.--Tincture to third attenuation. The juice of the berries is used in dropsical conditions and irritable bladder.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.