Stillingia silvatica, Queen's Root.
Chronic periosteal rheumatism, syphilitic and scrofulous affections. Respiratory symptoms well marked. Torpor of lymphatics; torpid liver, with jaundice and constipation.
Mind.--Gloomy forebodings; depressed.
Respiratory.--Dry, spasmodic cough. Larynx constricted, with stinging in fauces. Trachea feels sore when pressed. Hoarseness and chronic laryngeal affections of public speakers.
Urinary.--Urine colorless. Deposits white sediment; urine milky and thick.
Extremities.--Aching pains in bones of extremities and back.
Skin.--Ulcers; chronic eruptions on hands and fingers. Enlarged cervical glands. Burning, itching of legs; worse, exposure to air. Exostosis. Scrofuloderma; syphilis, secondary eruption and later symptoms. Valuable for intercurrent use.
Modalities.--Worse, in afternoons, damp air, motion. Better, in morning, dry air.
Relationship.--Compare: Staphis; Mercur; Syphil; Aur; Corydalis (syphilitic nodes).
Dose.--Tincture and first potency.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.