Tela Araneae

Other tomes: Ellingwood - King's

I have used tela araneae in the past with some benefit. During the month of November last, I attended a lady, about seventy years old, who has had mild attacks of malaria every year after returning from the seaside.

This year the general symptoms yielded very satisfactorily to the use of eupatorium and leptandra. The patient is very sensitive to tonics, not being able to take nux vomica or strychnin; being unpleasantly affected with even the 1/134 of a grain of strychnin.

This patient complained of a permanent sensation of cold, claiming that she had chills inside and that she was chilly all the time. Having some specific tela, I added fifteen drops to four ounces of water and advised the patient to take one dram four times a day.

The result of this treatment was immediate. Within a week all the symptoms were improved, and the chilly sensations were entirely relieved.


Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.