Cancer where pain and fetor are present. Best when skin is intact. Its use in haemorrhages has abundant clinical verification. Nosebleed. Haemorrhages from bowels, haemoptysis, etc. A strain in loins or false step brings on a profuse flow of bright blood. Post-partum haemorrhage. Flatulency and diarrhoea. Feeble patients with languid circulation.
Female.--Bearing-down sensation. Menses early, profuse, prolonged, bright red. Sleepy. No desire for anything. Fingers seem swollen. Uterine haemorrhages caused by overlifting, during puerperal state; menorrhagia.
Relationship.--Compare: Ipec; Sil; Trill. Antidote: Acon.
Dose.--Tincture to third potency. For cancer, strong decoction, one half pint in a day. Oil of cinnamon in aqueous solution best local disinfectant. 3-4 drops in two quarts of water as a douche, wherever a germicide and disinfectant is needed. Three drops on sugar for hiccough.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.