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Laurocerasus, Cherry-laurel.

Botanical name:
Please read the introduction to Boericke's tinctures.

Spasmodic tickling cough, especially in cardiac patients, is often magically influenced by this drug. Lack of reaction, especially in chest and heart affections. Drink rolls audibly through oesophagus and intestines. General coldness, not ameliorated by warmth. Violent pain in stomach with loss of speech. Spasm of facial muscles and oesophagus. Asphyxia neonatorum.
Fever.--Coldness; chills and heat alternate. Thirst, with dry mouth in afternoon.
Respiratory.--Cyanosis and dyspnoea; worse, sitting up. Patient puts hands on heart. Cough, with valvular disease. Exercise causes pain around heart. Tickling, dry cough. Dyspnoea. Constriction of chest. Cough, with copious, jelly-like, or bloody expectoration. Small and feeble pulse. Threatening paralysis of lungs. Gasping for breath; clutches at heart.
Heart.--Mitral regurgitation. Clutching at heart and palpitation. Cyanosis neonatorum.
Sleep.--Spells of deep sleep, with snoring and stertorous breathing.
Extremities.--Toe and finger nails become knotty. Skin blue. Sprained pains in hips, thighs and heels. Cold, clammy feet and legs. Clubbing of fingers. Veins of hands distended.
Relationship.--Compare: Hydrocy ac; Camphor; Secale; Ammon carb; Ambra.
Dose.--Tincture to third potency. Cherry-laurel water, two to five drop doses.


Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.



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