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Hyperaemia.

Active and Passive:

  • In determination of blood to the brain, gelsemium.
  • In determination of blood to the lungs, ipecac or veratrum v.
  • In determination of blood to the kidneys, gelsemium.
  • In determination of blood to the-bladder, eryngium.
  • In determination of blood to the bowels, aconite, ipecac.
  • In determination of blood to the uterus, cimicifuga.
  • In congestion, passive, of brain, belladonna.
  • In congestion, passive, of lungs or heart, lobelia.
  • In congestion, passive, of abdominal viscera, nux vomica.
  • In congestion, passive, of kidneys, belladonna.

If local applications are used with above internal remedies, they should conform to the condition present. In active hyperaemia the local applications should be sedating, while in congestive conditions the local applications should be stimulating. Mark the difference and thus avoid mistakes.


The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.



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