Chelidonium in Simple Jaundice

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In the treatment of simple forms of jaundice in which simple yellowness of the skin is about the only symptom, cases which lack the peculiar dense yellowness of the eyes and the pipe clay colored stools, are benefited from the first by the use of chelidonium in broken doses varying from five to twenty drops during the day.

W. C. ROBY, M. D.

COMMENT: Accumulated experience of many physicians has proven the above statement in very many cases. The remedy, however, has a much wider influence than that suggested in the doctor's statement. Some of the severe forms of catarrhal jaundice will yield to this remedy alone as a direct remedy if other conditions be favorable. Not only that but jaundice from obstructive causes of whatever kind are often materially benefited by its influence upon the hepatic circulation and upon its direct influence upon the hepatic function. The dose, however, may be as much as twenty drops every three or four hours, but it is seldom that more than five drops four or five times a day will be needed.

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