Helonias Dioica.

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A homeopathic writer says concerning this remedy, which we have found for so many years to be a valuable one, that it is particularly suitable as a remedy for female disorders where there is a feeble constitution, where the nervous system is weakened and where the patient becomes easily fatigued. The results of its proper selection and application are lasting. It is peculiar in its restorative influence, favoring nutrition, and promoting the secretion of healthy fluids. It is superior to some tonics in this effect.

I have found it of benefit, he says, in sympathetic disorders of the stomach, which are accompanied with uterine or renal disease. Its remedial effect will immediately surprise those who are not acquainted with its action. It will cure cases of amenorrhea and of menorrhagia whenever they are dependent upon extreme uterine atony. It is indicated when there is a tendency to malposition from lack of tone. If is useful in preventing miscarriage when from local weakness, slight over-exertion will bring on the early symptoms of this trouble. In this respect it resembles aletris. Caulophyllum and viburnum are indicated, when, with sufficient tone of these organs, there is sensitiveness and irritability of the uterus.

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