Malarial diseases, with diarrhoea, dysentery, anaemia, feeble digestion, are the general conditions suggesting this remedy. Characteristics are the gone sensation in stomach and sinking in abdomen, with debility. A tonic after exhausting fevers.
Abdomen.--Violent purging and cramp in bowels. Heat and irritation in lower bowels. Camp diarrhoea, bloody stool, dysentery; diarrhoea from bad water and malaria. Painless watery stools (Phosph ac). Diarrhoea immediately after eating.
Relationship.--Compare: Similar in action to Alstonia constricta, the bitter bark or native quinine of Australia.
Ditain (active principle, is anti-periodic, like quinine, but without unpleasant effects).
Cinchona (similar in diarrhoea, chronic dyspepsia and debility).
Hydrastis; Fer cit et chin.
Dose.--Tincture to third potency. Locally, for ulcers and rheumatic pains.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.