Homeopathic dilutions: D

Digitalis Purpurea. 2d.

This is a useful remedy where the pulse is very slow or intermittent and. weak. Irregular pulse, sometimes very slow and again fast or intermittent. In other words slow and irregular pulse are its main indications. Lips and nails are generally bluish and in addition to these we find in other cases that the tongue and eyelids are also bluish; while in others the cheeks, hands and feet, and, in fact, the whole skin, have a bluish tinge. There is in severe cases marked weakness with weak or faint feeling in stomach, patient draws deep sighs, feels as if dying, especially if moved or moving. There may be sudden failure of strength and cyanosis. When going to sleep it appears as if patient stops breathing and will wake tip gasping for breath. Urine brownish, the color of dark beer, especially in liver trouble, jaundice, etc., when stool is very light, patient yellow all over the body even eyes and finger nails. Dropsy, the result of disease of the heart with the slow or intermittent pulse and bluish tinge of the skin as stated.

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