Polygonum hydropiperoides, Hydropiper, Smartweed (Polygonum punctatum).
Metrorrhagia, also Amenorrhoea in young girls. Varicosis; haemorrhoids and rectal pockets. Burning in stomach followed by feeling of coldness in the pit of the stomach.
Abdomen.--Griping pain, with great rumbling, nausea, and liquid feces. Flatulent colic.
Rectum.--Interior of anus studded with itching eminence. Haemorrhoids. Liquid feces.
Urinary.--Painful constriction at neck of bladder.
Female.--Aching pains in hips and loins. Sensation as if hips were being drawn together. Sensation of weight and tension within pelvis. Shooting pains through breasts. Amenorrhoea.
Skin.--Superficial ulcers and sores on lower extremities, especially in females at climacteric.
Relationship.--Compare: Carduus mar (ulcers); Hamam; Senecio;
Polygonum persicaria (renal colic and calculi; gangrene);
Polygonum sagittatum -arrow-leaved. Tear-thumb-(2x for pains of nephritic colic; suppurative nephritis; lancinating pains along spine; itching of hard palate; burning inner side of right foot and ankle. C. M. Boger);
Polygonum aviculare -knot-grass-(in material doses of tincture, found useful in phthisis pulmonalis and intermittent fever, and especially in arterio-sclerosis. Erythema).
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.