Sempervivum tectorum, Houseleek.
Is recommended for herpes, zoster and cancerous tumors. Scirrhous induration of tongue. Mammary carcinoma. Ring-worm. Haemorrhoids.
Mouth.--Malignant ulcers of mouth. Cancer of tongue (Galium). Tongue has ulcers; bleed easily, especially at night; much soreness of tongue with stabbing pains. Whole mouth very tender.
Skin.--Erysipelatous affections. Warts and corns. Aphthae. Flushed surface and stinging pains.
Relationship.--Compare: Sedum acre-small Houseleek-(scorbutic conditions; ulcers, intermittent fever) (Galium; Kali cyanat). Oxalis acetosella-Wood sorrel-(The inspissated juice used as a cautery to remove cancerous growths of the lips). Cotyledon. Ficus Carica-(Fig)-The milky juice of the freshly broken stalk applied to warts; causes their disappearance.
Dose.--Tincture and 2 decimal, also fresh juice of plant. Locally for bites of insect, stings of bees, and poisoned wounds, warts.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.