Juglans cinerea, Butternut.
A faulty elimination that produces jaundice and various skin eruptions, is pictured by this drug. The sharp, occipital headache, usually associated with liver disturbances, is very characteristic. Pain in chest, axilla and scapula, with suffocative sensation. Feeling as if all internal organs were too large, especially those of left side. Cholelithiasis.
Head.--Dull, full head. Eruption on scalp. Sharp, occipital headache. Head feels enlarged. Pustules on lids and around eyes.
Nose.--Tingling in nose; sneezing. Coryza, preceded by pain under sternum, with threatening suffocation. Later, copious, bland, thick mucous discharge.
Mouth.--Acrid feeling in mouth and throat. Soreness in region of tonsils externally. Dryness of root of tongue and fauces.
Stomach.--Atonic dyspepsia with much eructation and flatulent distention. Soreness in region of liver.
Back.--Muscles of neck rigid, lame. Pain between scapula and under right. Pain in lumbar vertebrae.
Skin.--Red, like flush of scarlatina. Jaundice, with pain about liver and right scapula. Itching and pricking when heated. Pustules. Eczema, especially on lower extremities, sacrum and hands. Erythema and erysipelatous redness.
Stool.--Yellowish-green, with tenesmus and burning at anus. Camp diarrhoea.
Modalities.--Better, getting heated, exercise, scratching, on rising in morning. Worse, walking.
Relationship.--Compare: Juglandin (duodenal catarrh; bilious diarrhoea); Chelidon; Bryon; Iris.
Dose.--Tincture, to third potency.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.