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British Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia | by The British Homoeopathic Society



In addition to a good practical knowledge of botany, natural history, chemistry, and pharmacy, the homoeopathic chemist must bring to his work thorough honesty of purpose and painstaking accuracy of detail. Without these, he can never succeed in preparing the medicines in a manner to satisfy the homoeopathic practitioner, but with these qualifications he will find in the following pages all that he requires.

TitleBritish Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia
AuthorThe British Homoeopathic Society
PublisherThe British Homoeopathic Society
Year1876
Copyright1876, The British Homoeopathic Society
AmazonBritish Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia
British Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia

British Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia

Published By The British Homoeopathic Society, Great Ormond Street, London, W.C.

British Homoeopathic Society

Second Edition.

MDCCCLXXVI.

London: Printed For The British Homoeopathic Society

By W. J. Johnson, 121, Fleet Street, E.C. 1876.

-Preface To The Second Edition
The Pharmacopoeia of the British Homoeopathic Society issued in 1870 having met with a rapid sale, it became necessary either to reprint the work or to prepare a new edition. A reprint without some c...
-Preface To The First Edition
In issuing a new Pharmacopoeia the British Homoeopathic Society have endeavoured to supply a want which has long been felt in consequence of the number of new remedies that have been proved within the...
-Introduction
In addition to a good practical knowledge of botany, natural history, chemistry, and pharmacy, the homoeopathic chemist must bring to his work thorough honesty of purpose and painstaking accuracy of d...
-Table Of Officinal Medicines, Showing The Usual Doses, Duration Of Action, And Antidotes
This Table has been prepared from those published in Dr. Quin's Pharmacopoeia and in Dr. Hempel's Translation of Jahrs Symptomen-Codex. It is reprinted in this Edition; the New Medicines introduced ...
-Part I. General Rules
There are three forms of preparation recognized in homoeopathic pharmacy: - 1. Solution in water, in alcohol, or in mixtures of these liquids, or very rarely in ether or glycerine. 2. Trituration wi...
-Water
Nothing but the purest distilled water must ever be used in the preparation of any of the medicines. The ordinary distilled water sold by wholesale druggists is quite inadmissible, from the fact of it...
-Alcohol
This is the most important of all the menstrua employed by the homoeopathic chemist, and too great care cannot be exercised to insure its purity. It should be purchased in the form of Rectified Spirit...
-Ether
This is required for very few of our preparations. It may be purchased from the manufacturing chemists, and examined as follows: - Characters and Tests. - A colourless, very volatile and inflammable ...
-Glycerine
A sweet principle obtained from fats and fixed oils, and containing a small percentage of water. This is required for preserving some animal poisons. It should bear the following Characters and Test...
-Sugar of Milk
This is a very important substance in homoeopathic pharmacy, and great care must be taken to insure its purity. It has been selected for the purposes to which it is applied for two reasons - 1st, beca...
-Materials Used
Homoeopathy makes use of all materials which are capable of modifying the health of living creatures, and hence collects its remedies from all the three kingdoms of nature. The following are considere...
-I. - Solutions
(a.) Solutions in Distilled Water. Several saline substances are directed to be dissolved in distilled water. In such cases 10 grains by weight of the salt must be dissolved in a sufficient quantity ...
-Tinctures
The objects to be obtained in these preparations are the following: - 1. A preparation containing all the soluble ingredients of the substance employed. 2. A uniform strength, so that it may be alwa...
-I. - By Percolation
This process should be used in all cases of dry plants, roots, seeds, etc, and in the case of such fresh plants, etc, as do not require to be made by the following processes: - Preparing the Percolat...
-II. - By Maceration Previous to Percolation
This process is a modification of the foregoing, and is necessary in the case of all fresh vegetable substances which have much mucilaginous or viscid juice, and hence will not allow the spirit to pas...
-III. - By Maceration
This process is preferable in case of some gums, resins, etc, which are almost entirely soluble. 1. Reduce to a coarse powder, or cut into small pieces, and having ascertained the strength of spirit ...
-Table No. 5
Amount of Rectified Spirit required to make Dilute Alcohol with the water contained in each ounce of moist magma, and strength of tinctures resulting from plants containing over 84 per cent. of moistu...
-Infusions And Decoctions
Which, though not generally recognized, are occasionally ordered. Many plants yield their virtues more fully to water than to alcohol or any other menstruum. There is, however, a great practical diff...
-II. - Triturations
This form of preparation was originally designed by Hahnemann, who also published minute directions as to how it should be performed. His method is still adhered to, and there is only one alteration w...
-III. - Liquid Attenuations
Systematic dilution of medicines according to a fixed scale constitutes another of the peculiarities of homoeopathic pharmacy. When Hahnemann had convinced himself of the curative power of infinitesim...
-The Designation Of The Attenuations
Hitherto great irregularity has existed in the methods of designating the attenuations, and as a consequence much confusion has resulted. By some homoeopathic chemists the numbers 1, 2, 3, etc, have ...
-The Preservation Of The Medicines
A very few words will suffice upon this head. All that has already been written about the care necessary to avoid all exposure of the medicinal substances to damp, dust, strong smells, bright light, e...
-The Dispensing Of The Preparations
The forms in which homoeopathic medicines are dispensed are Powders, Tinctures, Pilules, and Globules. The powders consist of sugar of milk, to which has been added a given quantity of the trituratio...
-On The Dose
It is essential to the principles of Homoeopathy that medicines should be given in doses too small to produce their physiological effects. As regards minuteness of dose, however, there is no fixed lim...
-On Writing Prescriptions
The peculiarities of homoeopathic pharmacy entail certain peculiarities in prescribing which must be noticed. 1. Since there are numerous preparations of each medicine, it is essentially necessary to...
-Acidum Benzoicum
Contractions. - Benz. Ac. Bz.-x. Benzoic Acid. Hc7h502. Obtained from benzoin, a balsamic resin, which exudes from the incised bark of the Sty rax Benzoin. Nat. ord., StyracaceAe. It is prepared by ...
-Acidum Carbolicum
Contractions. - Carb. Ac. Cb.-x. Present name. - Carbolic Acid. Hc6h5o. Synonym. - Phenic Acid. An acid obtained from Coal-tar Oil by fractional distillation and purification. Characters and Tests...
-Acidum Fluoricum
Contractions. - Fluor. Ac. Fl.-x. Present name. - Hydrofluoric Acid. HF. For. name: German, Fluorwasserstoffsaure. Prepared by distilling pure Fluorspar (Calcium Fluoride) in a state of fine powder ...
-Acidum Hydrocyanicum
Contractions. - Hydrocy, Ac. Hy.-x. Present name. - Hydrocyanic Acid. Hcn. Prussic Acid. For. name: German, Blausaure. Obtained by distilling yellow Prussiate of Potash with Sulphuric Acid and water....
-Acidum Muriaticum
Contractions. - Mur. Ac. Mu.-x. Present name. - Hydrochloric Acid. Hc1. For. name: German, Salzsaure. The process for preparing this should be that recommended in the British Pharmacopoeia of 1867. ...
-Acidum Nitricum
Contractions. - Nitr. Ac. Ni.-x. Present name. - Hydric Nitrate. Hno3. Nitric Acid. For. name: German, Salpetersaure. Prepared from Nitrate of Potash or Nitrate of Soda by distillation with Sulphur...
-Acidum Oxalicum
Contractions. - Oxal. Ac. Ox.-x. Present name. - Dihydric Oxalate. H1C2O4, 2H1O. Oxalic Acid. For. name: German, Oxalsaure. Prepared on a large scale by the action of caustic alkalies on sawdust. I...
-Acidum Phosphoricum
Contractions. - Phos. Ac. Ph.-x. Present name. - Hydric Phosphate. H3Po4. Phosphoric Acid. For. name: German, Phosphorsaure. Hahnemann directs this to be prepared by the action of Sulphuric Acid on...
-Acidum Sulphuricum
Contractions. - Sulph. Ac. Su.-x. Present name. - Sulphuric Acid. H1So4. Sulphuric Acid. For. name: German, Schwefelsaure. Hahnemann recommends the Nordhausen or fuming Sulphuric Acid to be used, d...
-Aconitum
Contractions. - Aeon. Aco. Aconitum Napellus. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 1. Common Aconite, Monkshood, or Wolfsbane. For. names: German, Eisenkappe, Sturmhut; French, Aconit....
-Actaea Racemosa
Contractions. - Act. R. Ac.-r. Cimicifuga racemosa. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. Synonyms. - C. serpentaria, Acta3a monogyna, Macrotys octreoides, Botrophis serpentaria. Fig. - Gray's Genera of Americ...
-aesculus Hippocastanum
Contractions. - aescul. H. aes.-h. aesculus Hippocastanum. Nat. ord., Sapindaceae. Synonym. - Hippocastanum Vulgare. Fig. - Woodv. Med. Bot., t. 128. Horse Chestnut. For. names: German, Gemeine Ka...
-aethusa
Contractions. - aethus. .aeth. aethusa Cynapium. Nat. ord., Umbelliferae. Fig. - Flor. Horn., pl. 2. Common aethusa, Fool's Parsley, Garden Hemlock. For. names: French, Cigue des Jardins, Petite Ci...
-Agaricus
Contractions. - Agar. Aga. Agaricus Muscarius. Nat. ord., Fungi. Synonyms. - Amanita Muscaria, Agaricus Imperialis. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 8. Fly Agaric, Bug Agaric. For. names: German, Fliegen-S...
-Agnus Castus
Contractions. - Agn. Cast. Agn. Vitex Agnus Castus. Nat. ord., Verbenaceae. Synonym. - V. verticillata. Fig. - Woodville's Med. Bot., vol. ii., pl. 137. The Chaste Tree. For. names: German, Keusch...
-Allium Cepa, or Cepa
Contractions. - Cepa. A.-cp. The Common Onion. Nat. ord., Liliaceae. For. names: German, Zwiebel; French, Oignon; Italian, Cipolla; Spanish, Cebolla. Part employed. - The mature bulb. Characters....
-Allium Sativum
Contractions. - Allium S. A.-sa. Nat. ord., Liliaceae. Garlic. For. names: German, Knoblauch; French, Ail; Italian, Aglio; Spanish, Ajo. Habitat. - This well-known culinary plant is cultivated ever...
-Aloe
Contractions. - Aloe. Alo. Aloe Socotrina. Nat. ord., Liliiaceae. Fig. - Steph. and Chr., iii. 110. Common Aloes. For. names: German, Aloe; French, Aloes; Italian, Aloe; Spanish, Aloe. The inspiss...
-Alumen
Contractions. - Alumen. Aln. Present name. - Potassio-Aluminic Sulphate. Ka12so4, 12H1O. Common Alum. For. names: German, Alaun; French, Alun; Italian, Allume; Spanish, Alumbre. Of late years the A...
-Alumina
Contractions. - Alum. Alm. Present name. - Alumina. A12O3, 3H1O. Pure Clay. For. names: German, Thon-erde, Alaun-erde; French, Alumine. This should be prepared by precipitating Ammonia Alum with So...
-Ambra Grisea
Contractions. - Ambra. Amb. Synonyms. - Ambra Ambrosiaca, Ambra Vera, Ambra Maritima. Ambergris. For. names: German, Graue Ambra; French, Ambre gris. This is now generally believed to be a morbid s...
-Ammoniacum
Contractions. - Ammiac. Am.-g. Dorema Ammoniacum. Nat. ord., Umbelliferae:. Gum Ammoniac. For. names: German, Ammoniak; French, Gomme Ammoniaque; Italian, Armoniaco; Spanish, Goma Ammoniaco. Habita...
-Ammonium Carbonicum
Contractions. - Amnion. Carb. Am.-c. Synonym. - Sesquicarbonate of Ammonia. Presentname. - AmmonicCarbonate. 2 [(H4N)2C03] C02. Sal-volatile. For. names: Germ.,Fluchtiges Laugensalz, Cohlensaures A...
-Ammonium Causticum
Contractions. - Ammon. Caust. A.-cs. Synonym. - Liquor Ammoniae Fortior. Present name. - Amnionic Hydrate. Nh4ho. The strong solution of Ammoniacal Gas (Nh3) in water is directed by the British Pharm...
-Ammonium Muriaticum
Contractions. - Ammon. Mur. Am.-m. Present name. - Ammonic Chloride. Nh4c1. Sal Ammoniac. For.names: German, Salmiak; French, Hydrochlorate d' Ammoniaque. To obtain this pure, it is necessary to di...
-Anacardium
Contractions. - Anac. Ana. Semecarpus Anacardium. Nat. ord., Anacardiaceae. Synonyms. - Anacardium ofncinarum, Anacardium ori-entale. Fig. - Flora Hom., pl. 4. Marking-nut Tree. - For. names: Germ...
-Angustura
Contractions. - Angust. Ang. Galipea Cusparia. Nat. ord., Rutaceae Synonyms. - Cusparia febrifuga, Bonplandia trifoliata. Fig. - Mora Horn., pl. 5. Angustura Bark, Cusparia. For. names: German, An...
-Anthrakokali
Contractions. - Anthrak. Ank. The substance proved under this name is produced by the action of fused Caustic Potash upon a peculiar kind of pit-coal obtained at Funfkirchen, in Hungary, and hence no...
-Antimonium Crudum
Contractions. - Ant. Crud. Ant. Synonym. - Stibium Sulphuretum Nigrum. Present name. - Antimonious Sulphide. Sb2S3. Native Tersulphuret of Antimony. For. names: German, Schwefelspiessglanz; French,...
-Antimonium Tartaricum
Contractions. - Ant. Tart. Tar. Synonyms. - Antimonii Potassio-tartras, Tartarus Eme-ticus. Present name. - Potassio-antimonic Oxytartrate. KSb C4H4O7H1O. For. name: German, Brechweinstein. The Br...
-Apis Mellifica
Contractions. - Apis. Aps.. Class, Insecta; Ord., Hymenoptera; Section, Aculeata; Subsection, Mellifera; Family, Apidae. The Common Hive Bee. For. names: German, Biene; French, Abeille. The part em...
-Apocynum Cannabinum
Contractions. - Apoc. Can. Apo. Nat. ord., Apocynaceae. Synonym. - Apocyuum pubescens. Fig. - Hooker, Flor. Bot. Amer., tab. cxxxix. Dogsbane, American Indian Hemp. Habitat. - Canada and United S...
-Argentum Metallicum
Contractions. - Arg. Met. Arg. Synonym. - Argentum foliatum. Silver. Ag. For. names: German, Silber; French, Argent. The Silver used must be chemically pure, and hence it is best to prepare it from...
-Argentum Nitricum
Contractions. - Arg. Nit. Ag.-n. Present name. - Argentic Nitrate. AgNo3. Lunar Caustic. For. names: German, Salpetersaures Silber; French, Argent Nitrate. The British Pharmacopoeia gives the follo...
-Arnica
Contraction. - Arn. Arnica Montana. Nat. ord., Compositae. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 6. Mountain Arnica, Leopard's Bane. For. names: German, Berg Wohlverleih, Fallkraut; French, Arnique des Montagues...
-Arsenicum Album
Contraction. - Ars. Present name. - Arsenious Anhydride. As2O3. Arsenious Acid, White Arsenic. For. names: German, Weisser Arsenick; French, Oxide blanc d'Arsenic. It may be obtained pure from the m...
-Arum Maculatum
Contractions. - Arum. Aru. Arum Maculatum. Nat. ord., Aroideae. Fig. - Engl. Bot., t. 1298. Cuckoo-pint, Wake Robin, Lords and Ladies. For. names: German, Gefleckter Aron, Aronswurzel; French, Gone...
-Asafoetida
Contractions. - Asaf. Asa. Narthex Assafoetida. Nat. ord., Umbelliferae. Synonyms. - Ferula Asafoetida. F. Persica. Asafoetida disgunensis. Fig. - Flor. Horn., pl. 7. Asafoetida. Far. names: Germa...
-Asarum
Contractions. - Asar. Asr. Asarum Europaeum. Nat. ord., Aristolochiacre. Synonym. - Asarum vulgare. Fig. - Flor. Horn., pl. 8. Asarabacca, Fole's Foot, Hazelwort, Wild Nard. For. names: German, Ha...
-Aurum Metallicum
Contractions. - Aur. Met. Aur. Synonym. - Aurum foliatum. Pure Gold, Gold Leaf. Au. For.names: German, Gold, Blatt Gold; French, Or, Or pur, Or en feuilles. The purest Gold Leaf, freed from all all...
-Aurum Muriaticum
Contractions. - Aur. Mur. Au.-m. Present name. - Auric Chloride, or Trichloride of Gold. AuCl3. For. names: German, Gold Chloride; French, Tri-chlorure d'Or. Prepared by dissolving pure Gold in Aqu...
-Baptisia
Contractions. - Baptis. Bap. Baptisia tinctoria. Nat. ord., Leguminosae. Synonyms. - Sophora tinctoria, Podalyria tinctoria. Fig. - Bigelow, El Bot., 2nd edit., p. 170. Wild Indigo. Habitat. - Dr...
-Baryta Acetica
Contractions. - Bar-a. Ba-a. Present name. - Baric Acetate. Ba2C2H302, 3H10. Acetate of Barium. For. names: German, Essig-saurer Baryt; French, Baryte Acetatee. Prepared by dissolving Carbonate of ...
-Baryta Carbonica
Contractions. - Bar-c. Ba-c. Present name. - Baric Carbonate. BaCo3. Carbonate of Barium. For. names: German, Cohlen-saurer Baryt; French, Baryte Carbonatee. Prepared by precipitating a solution of...
-Baryta Muriatica
Contractions. - Bar-m. Ba-m. Present name. - Baric Chloride. BaCl2,2H1O. Chloride,of Barium. For. names: German, Salzsaurer Baryt, Chlor Barium; French, Baryte Muriatee. Prepared by re-crystallizin...
-Belladonna
Contractions. - Bell. Bel. Atropa Belladonna. Nat. ord., Atropaceae. Synonym. - Solanum maniacum. Fig. - Flora Hom., pl. 9. Deadly Nightshade, Common Dwale. For. names: German, Tollkirsche; French...
-Atropine
Contractions. - Atrop. Atp. Present name. - Atropia. C17H13No3. An alkaloid obtained from Belladonna, especially from the root. The process for preparing it is complex, and the substance is best obt...
-Atropiae Sulphas
Contractions. - Atrop-s. At-s. Present name. - Atropic Sulphate. C17H13Nso6 ? The British Pharmacopoeia directs this to be prepared as follows: - Take of Atropia ..... 120 grains; ...
-Berberis
Contractions. - Berb. Ber. Berberis vulgaris. Nat. ord., Berberidaceae. Synonyms. - Berberis dumetorum, Spina acida. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 10. Common Barberry, Pipperidge-bush. For. names: Germa...
-Bismuthi Subnitras
Contractions. - Bism. Bis. Synonym. - Bismuthi magisterium. Present name. - Bismuth Subnitrate. Bi2O3, 2Hno3. The British Pharmacopoeia gives the following process for preparing this: - Take of ...
-Borax
Contraction. - Bor. Present name. - Sodic Biborate, Acid Borate of Sodium. Na2O2B2O3, 10H1O. It is usually made by purifying the native salt Tincal by repeated crystallization. Characters and Tests...
-Bovista
Contractions. - Bovi. Bov. Lycoperdon bovista. Nat. ord., Fungi. Synonyms. - Lycoperdon globosum, Bovista nigrescens, Fungus ovatus. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 11. Puff-ball, Molly-puf, Puff-fist. For....
-Bromium
Contractions. - Brom. Bro. Present name. - Bromine. Br. This will seldom be prepared on the small scale; it can be so readily purchased from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - A dark b...
-Brucea Antidysenterica
Contractions. - Bruc. Bru. Nat. ord., Loganiaceae. Synonym. - Angustura spuria. There seems to be great obscurity respecting the source of the poisonous false Angustura bark, which was the substanc...
-Bryonia
Contraction. - Bry. Bryonia alba and dioica. Nat. ord., Cucurbitaceae. Synonyms. - Vitis alba, Bryonia vera. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 12. White Bryony, Wild Hops. For. names: German, Zaunrube; Fren...
-Cactus Grandiflorus
Contractions. - Cact-gr. Cac. Nat. ord., Cactaceae. Synonym. - Cereus grandiflorus. Fig. - Andrews' Bot. Repos., vol. iii., pl. 508. Night-blooming Cereus. Habitat. - Mexico and West India Island...
-Caladium
Contractions. - Calad. Cld. Caladium seguinum. Nat. ord., Araceae. Synonym. - Arum seguinum. Fig. - Bot. Mag., No. 52, pl. 2606. Poisonous American Arum. Habitat. - South America, growing on the ...
-Calcarea Acetica
Contractions. - Calc-a. Ca-a. Present name. - Calcic Acetate. Ca2C2H3O2. Impure Acetate of Lime. The substance used by Hahnemann in his proving was an impure Acetate prepared in the following manne...
-Calcarea Carbonica
Contractions. - Calc. Ca-c. Present name. - Calcic Carbonate. CaCo3. Impure Carbonate of Lime. Here also Hahnemann employed the impure Carbonate as it exists in the oyster-shell. Bruise a tolerably...
-Calcarea Caustica
Contractions. - Calc-cau. C-cs. Present name. - Calcic Hydrate. CaH1O2. Slaked Lime. This is prepared by burning Carrara marble in a covered crucible until the slaked product no longer effervesces ...
-Calcarea Phosphorica
Contractions. - Calc-p. C-ph. Present name. - Calcic Phosphate. Ca3P2O8. The preparation used in the proving was made by precipitation from lime-water, by adding Phosphoric Acid, drop by drop, so as...
-Calendula
Contractions. - Calend. Cln. Calendula officinalis. Nat. ord., Compositae. Synonyms. - Caltha officinalis, Solseginum aureum, Verrucaria. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 13. Marigold. For. names: German, ...
-Camphor
Contractions. - Camph. Cam. Camphora officinarum. Nat. ord., Lauraceae:. Synonym. - Laurus Camphora. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 14. Camphor. For. names: German, Kamfer; French, Camphre; Italian, Canf...
-Cannabis
Contractions. - Cann. Can. Cannabis sativa. Nat. oral., Cannabinaceae. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 15. Hemp. For. names: German, Hanf; French, Chancre; Italian, Canna; Spanish, Carta. Habitat. - India...
-Cannabis Indica
Contractions. - Cann-I. Can-i. Nat. ord., Cannabinaceae. Indian Hemp. Ganjah, Hachshish. There seems to be no botanical difference between C. Indica and C. sativa, but the physiological action of ...
-Cantharis
Contractions. - Canth. Cth. Cantharis vesicatoria. Class, Insecta; Order, Cole-optera; Sec., Heteromera; Earn., Cantharidae. Spanish Fly. Part employed. - The entire beetle, dried, as imported, chi...
-Capsicum
Contractions. - Caps. Cap. Capsicum annuum. Nat. ord., Solanaceae. Synonym. - Piper Indicum vulgatissimum. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 16. Capsicum. For. names: German, Spanisher Pfeffer; French, Poiv...
-Carbo Animalis
Contractions. - Carb-a. Cb-a. Animal Charcoal. The preparation used by Hahnemann in his provings, and which ought, therefore, to be preferred to all others, was made as follows: Place a thick piece ...
-Carbo Vegetabilis
Contractions. - Carb-v. Cb-v. Vegetable Charcoal. Hahnemann assures us that well-prepared Charcoal acts in the same manner, irrespective of the source from which it is made. He himself used that mad...
-Castoreum
Contractions. - Cast. Cas. Castor Fiber. Class, Mammalia; Order, Rodentia; Fam., Muridae; Sub-fam., Castobina. The Beaver. The substance used in medicine is the secretion of the Castor-sacs of the ...
-Caulophyllum
Contractions. - Caul. Cph. Caulophyllum thalictroides. Nat. ord., Berberidaceae. Synonym. - Leontice thalictroides. Fig. - R. Brown in Linnean Transact., 12, p. 145, t. 7. Blue Cohosh. Squaw Root. Fo...
-Causticum
Contractions. - Caus. Can. This is a preparation peculiar to Homoeopathy, and hence must be prepared exactly according to Hahnemann's directions, which are as follows: - Take a piece of recently bu...
-Cedron
Contractions. - Cedr. Ced. Simaba Cedron. Nat. ord., Simarubaceae. Habitat. - New Granada and Central America. Part employed. - The seed. The Cedron is a small tree, with an erect stem not exceed...
-Chamomilla
Contractions. - Cham. Cha. Matricaria chamomilla. Nat. ord., Compositae. Synonyms. - Chamoemelum vulgare, Chamomilla nostras, Leucanthemum. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 17. Wild Chamomile, Bitter Cham...
-Chelidonium
Contractions. - Chel. Chd. Chelidonium majus. Nat. ord., Papaveraceae. Synonym. - Papaver corniculatum luteum. Fig. - English Botany, i., 1581. Common Celandine. For. names: German, Schoel-kraut, Go...
-China
Contractions. - Chin. Chi. Cinchona officinalis. Nat. ord., Cinchonaceae. Synonyms. - Cinchona calisaya, C. flava. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 18. Peruvian Bark. For. names: German, Chinarinde; French, Q...
-Cicuta
Contractions. - Cicut. Cic. Cicuta Virosa. Nat. ord., Umbelliferae. Synonyms. - Cicuta aquatica, Sium majus angustifolium. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 20. Poisonous Cowbane. Long-leaved Water-hemlock....
-Cina
Contraction. - Cin. Artemisia Contra. Nat. ord., Compositae. Synonyms. - Artemisia santonica, Semen contra. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 19. Wormseed. Tartarian Southernwood. For. names: German, Zitter...
-Cinchoniae Sulphas
Contractions. - Cinch-s. Cn-s. Present name. - Cinchonia Sulphate. (C20H14N2O)2 H1So4,2H1O. This is best obtained from the manufacturing chemists. Characters and Tests. - White prismatic crystals, ...
-Cinnamomum
Contractions. - Cinnam. Cnm. Cinnamomum Zeylanicum. Nat. ord., Lauraceae. Synonym. - Laurus Cinnamomum. Fig. - Hayne, xii., 20, 21. Cinnamon. For. names: German, Zimmet; French, Cannelle de Ceylan...
-Cistus Canadensis
Contractions. - Cist. Cis. Nat. ord., Cistaceae. Synonyms. - Helianthemum Canadense, H. Corym-bosum, H. rosmarifolium, Lechea major. Fig. - Sweet Cist., pl. 21. Rock-rose, Frostwort. For. names: G...
-Clematis
Contractions. - Clem. Cle. Clematis erecta. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. Synonym. - Flammula jovis. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 21. Upright Virgin's Bower. For. names: German, Brennende Waldrebe; French,...
-Cocculus
Contractions. - Cocc. Coc. Anamirta Cocculus. Nat. ord., Menispeemaceae. Synonyms. - Cocculus Indicus, Menispermum Cocculus. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 22. Cocculus Indicus. For. names: German, Kokke...
-Coccus Cacti
Contractions. - Coc-c. Ccs. Class, Insecta; Order, Hemiptera; Section, Monomera; Family, Coccidae. Cochineal. For. names: German, Nopal-schildlaus; French, Cochenille; Italian, Cocciniglia; Spanish,...
-Coffea
Contractions. - Coff. Cof. Coffea Arabica. Nat. ord., Cinchonaceae. Synonym. - Jasminum arabicum. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 22. Coffee. For. names: German, Kaffeebaum; French, Caffayer; Italian, Kaffe;...
-Colchicum
Contractions. - Colch. Cch. Colchicum Autumnale. Nat ord., Melanthaceae:. Synonyms. - C. anglicum, C. commune. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 24. Meadow Saffron, Tuber-root, Naked Lady, Upstart.. For. na...
-Collinsonia
Contractions. - Collin. Csn. Collinsonia Canadensis. Nat. ord., Labiate. Synonyms. - Collinsonia scrotina, C. decussata. Fig. - Eafn. Med., 23. Stone Root. Common Horse Weed, Rock Weed, Horse Balm...
-Colocynth
Contractions. - Coloc. Col. Citrullus Colocynthis. Nat. ord., Cucurbitaceae. Synonyms. - Cucumis colocynthis, Colocynthis vulgaris. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 25. Colocynth, Bitter Cucumber, or Bitte...
-Conium
Contraction. - Con. Conium maculatum. Nat. ord., Umbelliferae. Synonyms. - Cicuta vulgaris, Conium major, Coriandrum cicuta. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 26. Common or Spotted Hemlock, Kex, Herb Bennet...
-Copaiba
Contractions. - Copaib. Cop. Copaifera multijuga. Nat. ord., Leguminosae. Synonym. - C. officinalis. Fig. - Hayne, x., 12 - 23. Balsam of Copaiva. Habitat. - America, the Brazils, etc. Obtained c...
-Corallium Rubrum
Contractions. - Corr-r. Cor. Class, Zoophyta; Order, Actinoida; Sub-order, Alcy o-naria; Fam., Gorgoniadae; Species, Gorgonia preciosa. Synonym. - Isis nobilis. Red Coral. This is the calcareous s...
-Crocus
Contractions. - Croc. Cro. Crocus sativus. Nat. ord., Iridaceae. Synonyms. - Crocus verus, Crocus Autumnalis. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 27. Common Saffron Crocus. For. names: German, Safran; French,...
-Crotalus
Contractions. - Crotal. Crt. Class, Reptilia; Section, Squamata; Order, Ophidia; Sub-order, Viperinae; Family, Crotalidae; Genus, Cro-talus; Species, Horridus, Durissus. Rattlesnake. Habitat. - Ame...
-Croton
Contractions. - Crot. Ctn. Croton Tiglium. Nat. ord., Euphorbiaceae. Fig. - Nees von E., 138. Croton Tree. Habitat. - Hindostan, Ceylon, the Molucca Isles, and other parts of Asia. Parts employed...
-Cuprum Aceticum
Contractions. - Cupr-a. Cu-a. Present name. - Cupric Acetate. Cu(C2H3O2)2,H1O. Acetate of Copper. This is obtained by dissolving Verdegris in diluted pure Acetic Acid, evaporating gently and allowi...
-Cuprum Arseniosum
Contractions. - Cupr-ars. C-arv Present name. - Hydric-cupric Arsenite. CuHAs03. Arsenite of Copper. This is the well-known Scheele's green, and may be obtained by mixing solutions of Arsenite of P...
-Cuprum Metallicum
Contractions. - Cupr. Cup. Copper. Cu. This well-known metal can be obtained chemically pure in the form of sheeting (Copper ribbon). It can then be beaten into thin foil by a trustworthy gold and s...
-Cuprum Sulphuricum
Contractions. - Cupr-s. C-su. Present name. - Cupric Sulphate. CuSo4,5H1O. Sulphate of Copper. Blue Vitriol. May be obtained pure from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - A blue crysta...
-Cyclamen
Contractions. - Cycl. Cyc. Cyclamen Europaeum. Nat. ord., Primulaceae. Synonyms. - C. vernum, C. neopolitanum. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 28. Sowbread. For. names: German, Erdscheiberod, Saubrod; Fre...
-Daphne
Contractions. - Daph. Dph. Daphne Indica. Nat. ord., Thymeleaceae. Synonyms. - Daphne odora, D. Lagetto. Fig. - Hooker, Bot. Beechy, pl. 15. Sweet-scented Spurge-Laurel. For. names: German, Lorbee...
-Digitalis
Contraction. - Dig. Digitalis purpurea. Nat. ord., Scrophulariaceae. Synonym. - D. speciosa. Fig. - Flora, Horn., pl. 29. Purple Foxglove. For. names: German, Fingerhut Schwulstkraut; French, Gant...
-Dioscorea Villosa
Contractions. - Diosc. Dio. Nat. ord., Dioscobeaceae. Synonyms. - D. paniculata, D. quinata. Fig. - Rumpf. Aml., v., 162. Hairy Yam. Habitat. - A native of America, found in thickets from New Eng...
-Drosera
Contractions. - Dros. Dro. Drosera rotundifolia. Nat. ord.} Droseraceae. Synonyms.- Rorella rotundifolia, Ros solis, Drosera capillaris. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 30. Round-leaved Sundew. Red-rot. M...
-Dulcamara
Contractions. - Dale. Dul. Solanum dulcamara. Nat. ord., Solanaceae. Synonyms. - Dulcamara flexuosa, Vitis sylvestris. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 31. Woody-nightshade, Bittersweet, Fellon-wood. For. ...
-Elaps Corallinus
Contractions. - Elaps. Elp. Class, Reptilia; Section, Squamata; Order, Ophidia; Sub-order, Colubrinae; Fam., Elapidae. The Coral Snake of Brazil. The venom of this snake has been proved by Dr. Mure...
-Elaterium
Contractions. - Elat. Elt. Ecbalium officinarum. Nat. ord., Cucurbitaceae. Synonym. - Momordica Elaterium. Fig. - Steph. and Church., Med. Bot., pl. 34. Squirting Cucumber. For. names: German, Spr...
-Eupatorium Perfoliatum
Contractions. - Eup-perf. Ept. Nat. ord., Compositae. Synonyms. - E. connatum, E. Virginicum. Fig. - Bigelow, Amer. Med. Bot., pl. 11, vol. i. Bone-set, Ague-weed, Thorough-wort, Cross-wort. Habi...
-Eupatorium Purpureum
Contractions. - Eup-pur. Ep-p. Nat. ord., Compositae. Fig. - Lamarck, Encyclop., pl. 672. Gravel-root, Queen of the Meadow. Habitat. - America, in swamps and low grounds. Flowering time. - August...
-Euphorbium
Contractions. - Euphorb. Eub. Euphorbia officinarum. Nat. ord., Euphorbiaceae. Synonyms. - E. tenella, Euphorbium polygonum. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 32. Spurge. For. names: German, Wolfsmilch; Fre...
-Euphrasia
Contractions. - Euph. Eup. Euphrasia officinalis. Nat. ord., Scrophulariaceae. Synonyms. - E. Candida, Euphragia alba. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 33. Eyebright. For. names: German, Augentrost, Milch-...
-Ferrum Aceticum
Contractions. - Ferr-a. Fer. Present name. - Ferric Acetate. Fe26C2H3O2. Prepared by dissolving moist Peroxide of Iron (Ferrum Peroxidum Humidum) in Acetic Acid. It forms a dark brown solution, and ...
-Ferrum Carbonicum
Contractions. - Ferr-c. F-ca. Present name. - Ferrous Carbonate. FeCo3. The Ferri Carbonas Saccharata of the British Pharmacopoeia is the best preparation, and contains about 37 per cent. of the Car...
-Ferrum Iodidum
Contractions. - Ferri-i. F-io. Present name. - Ferrous Iodide. FeI2. The British Pharmacopoeia directs a syrup to be prepared as follows: - Take of Fine Iron Wire .... 1 ounce; ...
-Ferrum Magneticum
Contractions. - Ferr-mag. F-mg. Present name. - Black or Magnetic Oxide, Loadstone. Fe3O4. It may be prepared as follows: - Take of Solution of Persulphate of Iron . 5 1/2 fluid ounces; ...
-Ferrum Metallicum
Contractions. - Ferr-m. F-me. Iron. Fe. This consists of pure Iron filings, which are used for forming the triturations. Ferrum Redactum is a much better preparation. Preparatio n. - Trituration. ...
-Ferrum Muriaticum
Contractions. - Ferr-mur. F-mu. Present name. - Ferric Chloride. Fe2Cl6. Perchloride of Iron. This is one of the best preparations of Iron, and maybe prepared as follows: - Take of Iron Wir...
-Ferrum Redactum
Contractions. - Ferr-red. F-r. Reduced Iron. Metallic Iron with a variable quantity of Magnetic Oxide of Iron. The British Pharmacopoeia directs it to be prepared as follows: - Take of Hydra...
-Filix Mas
Contractions. - Filix. Fil. Aspidium Filix mas. Nat. ord., Filices. Synonyms. - Lastrea F. M., Polypodium F. M. Fig. - Engl. Bot., t. 1458. Male Fern. For. names: German, Mannliches Farren-kraut; ...
-Gelseminum Sempervirens
Contractions. - Gelsem. Gel. Nat. ord., Loganiaceae. Synonyms. - Gelsemium sempervirens vel nitidum, Big-nonia sempervirens. Fig. - Hale's New Remedies. Yellow Jessamine, Field Jessamine, Woodbine...
-Glonoine
Contractions. - Glon. Glo. Present name. - Nitro-glycerine. C3H53No2o3. This is prepared by the action of a mixture of Nitric and Sulphuric Acids upon Glycerine. The process requires the greatest ca...
-Granatum
Contractions. - Gran. Grn. Punica Granatum. Nat. ord., Myrtaceae. Fig. - Hayne, x., 35. Pomegranate. For. names: German, Granaibaum; French, Grenadier; Italian, Granata; Spanish, Granadas. Habitat...
-Graphites
Contractions. - Graph. Grp. Blacklead, Plumbago. For. names: German, Reisblei; French, Graphite. A mineral carbon, containing a small, indefinite quantity of Iron. In the proving, Hahnemann used a t...
-Guaiacum
Contractions. - Guiac. Gui. Guaiacum officinale. Nat. ord., Zygophyllaceae. Synonyms. - Lignum vita), Lignum sanctum. Fig. - Flora Hom., pl. 34. Guaiac. For. names: German, Pockenholz; French, Gaiac;...
-Gummi Gutti
Contractions. - Gum-g. Gum. Garcinia Morella var. Pedicellata. Nat. ord., Gutti- Synonyms. - G. cambogia, G. Victoria. Fig. - Hanbury, Linn. Trans., vol. xxiv., t. 50. Gamboge. For. names: German,...
-Hamamelis Virginica
Contractions. - Hama. Ham. Nat. ord., Hamamelidaceae. Synonyms. - H. macrophylla, H. Dioica. Fig. - Bart. fl. N. Amer., t. 78. Witch Hazel. For. names: German, Zauberstrauch; French, Hamamelis. H...
-Helleborus
Contractions. - Helleb. Hel. Helleborus niger. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 35. Black Hellebore, Christmas Rose. For. names: German, Schneerose, Schwarze Niesswurzel; French, R...
-Helonias Dioica
Contractions. - Helon. Hln. Nat. ord., Melanthaceae. Synonyms. - Melanthium dioicum, Veratrum luteum, Chamaelirium luteum. Fig. - Linne, Amoenit., tab. 1, fig. 1. False Unicorn, Blazing Star. Hab...
-Hepar Sulphuris
Contractions. - Hep-s. Hep. Synonym. - Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum. Present name. - Impure Calcic Sulphide. CaS. Sulphuret of Lime, Liver of Sulphur.* This must be prepared according to Hahnemann's ...
-Hydrastis Canadensis
Contractions. - Hydrast. Hdr. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. Synonym. - Warneria Canadensis. * This is not the Liver of Sulphnr (Sulphuret of Potassium) of the Dublin Pharmacopoeia. Fig. - Miller, Icones...
-Hyoscyamus
Contractions. - Hyos. Hyo. Hyoscyamus niger. Nat. ord., Atropaceae. Synonyms. - H. vulgaris, H. lethalis, H. flavus. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 36. Henbane, Hogbean. For. names: German, Bilsen-kraut;...
-Hypericum
Contractions. - Hyper. Hyp. Hypericum perforatum. Nat. ord., Hypericaceae. Synonyms. - H. perfoliatum, Fuga daemonum, Herba umbelicalis. Fig. - Engl Bot., t. 295. St. John's Wort. For. names: Germ...
-Ignatia
Contractions. - Ignat. Ign. Synonyms. - Faba Sancti Ignatii, Strychnos Ignatii, Faba Indica. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 37. St. Ignatius's Bean. For. names: German, Bittere Fiebernuss; French, Feve St...
-Indigo
Contractions. - Indig. Ind. Indigofera tinctoria. Nat. ord., Leguminosae. Indigo. Habitat. - East Indies, middle regions of America, and tropical Africa. Parts employed. - A peculiar dye-stuff obt...
-Iodium
Contraction. - Iod. Iodine. I. For. names: German, Jod; French, lode. This element, obtained principally from the ashes of sea-weeds, may be procured from the operative chemists as re-sublimed Iodi...
-Ipecacuanha
Contractions. - Ipec. Ipc. Cephaelis Ipecacuanha. Nat. ord., Cinchonaceae. Synonyms. - Callicocca Ipecacuanha, Ipecacuanha fusca, Psychotria Ipecacuanha. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 38. Ipecacuan. For...
-Iris Versicolor
Contractions. - Iris. Irs. Nat. ord., Iridaceae. Synonym. - Iris hexagona. Fig. - Bigelow, Amer. Med. Bot., pl. 16. Blue Flag. For. names: German, Iris, Violenwurzel; French, Iris; Italian, Iride;...
-Kali Bichromicum
Contractions. - Kali-bich. K-bi. Present name. - Potassic Dichromate. K2Cr2O7. This is the well-known Bichromate of Potash which is used so largely in dyeing. It may be obtained from the manufacturi...
-Kali Bromidum
Contractions. - Kali-brom. K-br. Present name. - Potassic Bromide. KBr. Bromide of Potassium. This may be procured from the manufacturing chemists, and re-crystallized. Characters and Tests. - In ...
-Kali Carbonicum
Contractions. - Kali-c. K-ca. Present name. - Potassic Carbonate. K2Co3. Carbonate of Potash. Prepared by heating pure Cream of Tartar to a red heat, and then allowing the product to deliquesce slo...
-Kali Chloratum
Contractions. - Kali-chl. K-cl. Synonym. - Kali Chloricum. Present name. - Potassic Chlorate. KClO3. Chlorate of Potash. This may be obtained from the manufacturing chemists and re-crystallized. ...
-Kali Iodidum
Contractions. - Kali-i. K-hy. Present name. - Potassic Iodide. KI. Iodide of Potassium. This may be obtained from the manufacturing chemists, and purified by solution in distilled water and re-crys...
-Kali Nitricum Or Nitrum
Contractions. - Kali-n., or Nitr. Nit. Present name. - Potassic Nitrate. Kno3. Nitre, Saltpetre, or Nitrate of Potash. This may be obtained from the manufacturers, and purified by solution in disti...
-Kalmia
Contractions. - Kalm. Klm. Kalmia latifolia. Nat. ord., Ericaceae. Synonyms. - Camaedaphne foliis tiui, Ledum floribus bullatis, Cistus chamaerhododendros. Fig. - Bigelow, Am. Med. Bot., pl. 13. Mo...
-Kreasotum
Contractions. - Kreas. Kre. Synonym. - Creasote. C12H16O2? The exact composition of this is unknown. Much of the Kreasote of commerce is Carbolic Acid, but Reichen-bach's Kreasote is a distinct subs...
-Lachesis
Contractions. - Lach. Lah. Trigonocephalus Lachesis. Class, Reptilia; Section, Squamata; Order, OphidiA; Sub-order, Viperinj:; Fam., Crotalidae. Characters. - Much difficulty exists in identifying ...
-Lactuca
Contractions. - Lact-v. La-v. Lactuca virosa. Nat. ord., Compositae. Fig. - E. B., t. 1957. Strong-scented Lettuce. For. names: German, Giftiger lattich; French, Laitue vireuse. Habitat. - Banks and...
-Lamium
Contraction. - Lam. Lamium album. Nat. ord., Labiate. Synonyms. - L. vulgatum, L. lasvigatum, L. maculatum. Fig. - E. B., 768. Dead Nettle. For. names: German, Weissbienensaug, Weisse Taubenessel;...
-Laurocerasus
Contractions. - Lauro. Lau. Prnnus Laurocerasus. Nat. ord., Rosaceae. Synonyms. - Padus Laurocerasus, Cerasus folio laurino. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 39. Common Cherry Laurel. For. names: German, K...
-Ledum
Contraction. - Led. Ledum palustre. Nat. ord., Ericaceae. Synonyms. - Rorismarinum sylvestre, Ledum Sile-siacum. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 40. Silesian Rosemary. Marsh Ledum, Marsh Tea. For. names: ...
-Leptandra
Contractions. - Lept. Lpt. Leptandra Virginica. Nat. ord., Scrophulariaceae. Synonym. - Veronica V. Fig. - Comm. Got., pl. 15, vol. v. Black Root, Culver's Physic, Tall Speedwell. Habitat. - Thro...
-Lilium Tigrinum
Contraction. - Lil-t. Nat. ord., Liliaceae. Fig. - Bot. Mag., pl. 1237. The Tiger Lily. For. name: German, Tiger Lillie. Habitat. - China and Japan. Much cultivated as a garden plant. Flowering t...
-Lithium Carbonicum
Contractions. - Lith. Lth. Present name. - Lithic Carbonate. L2Co3. Carbonate of Lithia. This may be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - In white powder or in minute crys...
-Lobelia Inflata
Contractions. - Lobel. Lo-i. Nat. ord., Lobeliacae. Fig. - Bigelow, Amer. Med. Bot., fig. 19. Indian Tobacco. Habitat. - Fields and roadsides from Canada to Southern States. Flowering time. - Fro...
-Lycopodium
Contractions. - Lycop. Lyc. Lycopodium clavatum. Nat ord., Lycopodiaceae Synonyms. - Muscus terrestris repens, Pes ursinus. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 41. Club Moss, Wolf's Claw. , For, names: German...
-Magnesia Carbonica
Contractions. - Mag-c. Mag. Present name. - Magnesic Carbonate. Light Carbonate of Magnesia. The preparation used by homceopathists is a combination of Carbonate and Hydrate of Magnesia, having the...
-Magnesia Muriatica
Contractions. - Mag-m. Mg-m. Present name. - Magnesic Chloride. MgCl2. Muriate of Magnesia. This is prepared as follows: Take two equal parts of Hydrochloric Acid, and neutralize one part with Magn...
-Magnesia Sulphurica
Contractions. - Mag-s. Mg-s. Present name. - Magnesic Sulphate. MgSo47h1o. This is the well-known Epsom Salts, and may be obtained from the manufacturing chemists. Characters and Tests. - In minute...
-Manganum Aceticum
Contractions. - Mang. Man. Present name. - Manganous Acetate. Mn,2C3H3O24H1O. Acetate of Manganese. Prepared by saturating pure Acetic Acid with Carbonate of Manganese and crystallizing. Character...
-Manganum Carbonicum
Contractions. - Mang-c. Mn-c. Present name. - Manganous Carbonate. MnCo3. Carbonate of Manganese. Prepared by precipitating a solution of pure Proto-sulphate of Manganese with Carbonate of Soda. Co...
-Menyanthes
Contractions. - Menyan. Men. Menyanthes trifoliata. Nat. ord., Gentianaceae. Fig. - E. B., t. 495. Buckbean, Marsh Trefoil. For. names: German, Bit-terklee, Fieberklee; French, Trefle d'eau. Habit...
-Mephitis Putorius
Contractions. - Meph-p. Mep. Class, Mammalia; Order, Ferae; Family, Mustelidae; Genus, Mephitis. The Skunk. For. names: German, Nordamerikanisches Stinkthier; French, Putois d'Amerique. The secreti...
-Mercurialis
Contractions. - Mercurial. Mrl. Mercurialis perennis. Nat. ord., Euphorbiaceae. Fig. - Eng. Bot., t. 1872. Dog Mercury. For. names: German, Ausdauerndes Bingelkraut, Speck-melde. Habitat. - Woods ...
-Mercuri Biniodidum
Contractions. - Merc-biniod. Mr-b. Synonyms. - Mercurius Biniodatus, Hydrargyri Iodi-dum Rubrum (P.B.). Present name. - Mercuric Iodide. Hgl2. Red Iodide of Mercury. This may be made as follows: -...
-Mercurii Iodidum
Contractions. - Merc-iod. Mr-i. Synonyms. - Mercurius Iodatus, M. Protoiodatus, Hy-drargyri Iodidum Viride (P.B.). Present name. - Mercurous Iodide. Hgl. Green Iodide of Mercury. This may be prepa...
-Mercurius Acetatus
Contractions. - Merc-acet. Mr-a. Present name. - Mercurous Acetate. HgC2H3O2. Subacetate of Mercury. This may be obtained from the operative chemists in crystalline silvery scales. The preparation ...
-Mercurius Corrosivus
Contractions. - Merc-corr. Mr-c. Synonyms. - Hydrargyri Perchloridum (P.B.), Mer-curius Corrosivus Sublimatus. Present name. - Mercuric Chloride. HgCl2. Corrosive Sublimate. Perchloride of Mercury....
-Mercurius Dulcis
Contractions. - Merc-dulc. Mr-d. Synonym. - Hydrargyri Subchloridum (P.B.). Present name. - Mercurous Chloride. HgCl. Subchloride of Mercury. Calomel. This may be obtained from the manufacturing c...
-Mercurius Solubilis
Contractions. - Merc. Mer. Mercurius solubilis Hahuemannii. Impure Hg2O. This preparation has an historical interest, as it was discovered by Hahnemann; it is, however, most unsatisfactory in a phar...
-Mercurius Sulphuratus Ruber
Contractions. - Cinnab. Cnb. Synonyms. - Cinnabar, Vermilion. Present name. - Mercuric Sulphide. HgS. This is prepared by sublimation of a mixture of 6 parts of metallic Mercury and 1 part of the F...
-Mercurius Vivus
Contractions. - Merc-v. Mr-v. Synonym. - Hydrargyrum. Metallic Mercury, Quicksilver. Hg. This may be obtained in a state of purity from the operative chemists. It is at once recognized as being the...
-Mezereum
Contraction. - Mez. Daphne mezereum. Nat ord., Thymeliaceae. Synonyms. - Chamaelia Gerrnanica, Daphnoides, Thy-melssa. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 42. Common Mezereon, Spurge Olive. For. names: German...
-Millefolium
Contractions. - Millef. Mil. Achillea Millefolium. Nat. ord., Compositae. Fig. - Eng. Bot., t. 758. Milfoil or Yarrow. For. names: German, Schaafgarbe; French, Herbe au charpentier. Habitat. - In ...
-Moschus
Contractions. - Mosch. Msc. Moschus moschiferus. Class, Mammalia; Order, Un-gulata; Family, Bovidae; Tribe, Moschlna. Musk. The inspissated and dried secretion of the preputial follicles of the Mus...
-Naja
Contraction. - Naj. Naja tripudians. Class, Reptilia; Order, Squamata; Sub-order, Colubrina; Family, Elapidae. Cobra de Capello. Hooded Snake. Characters. - The Cobra varies in length from 2 to 6 f...
-Natrum Carbonicum
Contractions. - Natr-c. Nat. Present name. - Sodic Carbonate. Na2Co3,10H1O. The common Soda (German, Laugensah, Sodasalz) of the shops, purified by solution in distilled water and re-crystallization...
-Natrum Muriaticum
Contractions. - Natr-m. Na-m. Present name. - Sodic Chloride. NaCl. Common Salt (German, Kochsalz), purified by solution in distilled water and re-crystallization. Characters and Tests. - In small ...
-Natrum Nitricum
Contractions. - Natr-n. Na-n. Present name. - Sodic Nitrate. NaNo3. Prepared from the native salt (Cubic Nitre) by solution in distilled water and re-crystallization. Characters and Tests. - In colou...
-Natrum Sulphuricum
Contractions. - Natr-s. Na-s. Present name. - Sodic Sulphate. Na2So4,10H1O. Glauber Salts, prepared by solution in distilled water and re-crystallization. Characters and Tests. - In transparent obl...
-Niccolum Carbonicum
Contractions. - Nice. Nic. Present name. - Nickel Carbonate. NiCo3. It is precipitated as a crystalline powder by pouring a solution of pure Nitrate of Nickel into a large excess of a solution of Bi...
-Nux Juglans
Contractions. - Nux-jugl. Nx-j. Juglans regia. Nat. ord., Juglandaceae. Walnut. For. names: German, Wallnuss; French, Noix commune. This well-known tree needs no description. Habitat. - Persia and...
-Nux Moschata
Contractions. - Nux-m. Nx-m. Myristica officinalis. Nat. ord., Myeisticaceae. Synonyms. - Nux Moschata, Nux Myristica. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 43. Nutmeg. For. names: German, Mushatnuss; French, L...
-Nux Vomica
Contractions. - Nux-v. Nx-v. Strychnos Nux Vomica. Nat. ord., Loganiaceae. Synonym. - Nux Vomica officinarum. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 44. Poison-nut. For. names: German, Krahenaugen; French, Noix...
-Strychninum
Contractions. - Strych. Sty. Present name. - Strychnia. C21H12N202. This is an alkaloid contained in Nux Vomica and Ignatia. We understand that the latter is the chief source of the Strychnia of com...
-Oleander
Contractions. - Oleand. Oln. Nerium Oleander. Nat. ord., Apocynaceae. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 45. Common Rosebay. For. names: German, Lorbeer-rose; French, Le Laurose; Italian, Oleandro; Spanish, A...
-Oleum Animale
Contractions. - O1-an. O1-a. Oleum Animale aetherium. Dipper's Animal Oil. For. name: German, Hirschhorngeist. An empyreumatic oil obtained during the destructive distillation of bone, ivory, hair, ...
-Opium
Contraction. - Opi. Papaver Somniferuin. Nat. ord., Papaveraceae. Synonyms. - P. sylvestre, P. sativum. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 46. White Poppy. For. names: German, Mohnsaft; French, Pavot des Jar...
-Paris Quadrifolia
Contractions. - Paris. Par. Paris quadrifolia. Nat. ord., Teilliace2E/ Synonyms. - Herba Paris, Solanum quadrifolium, Aco-nitum pardalianches. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 47. Herb Paris, True-love, On...
-Petroleum
Contractions. - Petr. Pet. Synonym. - Oleum Petrae Album. Petroleum. For. name: German, Steinol. The name Petroleum is employed so loosely to designate numerous liquid hydrocarbons, that it is import...
-Petroselinum
Contractions. - Petros. Pts. Petroselinum sativum. Nat. ord., Umbelliferae. Synonym. - Apium Petroselinum. Fig. - Engl. Bot., Supplem., t. 2793. Common Parsley. For. names: German, Gemeine Petersilie;...
-Phellandrium
Contractions. - Phell. Phl. OEnanthe Phellandrium. Nat. ord., Umbelliferae. Synonym. - Phellandrium aquaticum. Fig. - Engl. Bot., t. 684. Fine-leaved Water Dropwort. For. names; German, Wasserfenc...
-Phosphorus
Contractions. - Phos. Pho. This well-known substance may be obtained from the manufacturing chemists. Characters and Tests. - A semi-transparent, colourless, waxlike solid, which emits white vapours...
-Phytolacca
Contractions. - Phytol. Phy. Phytolacca decandra. Nat. ord., Phytolaccacej;. Synonyms. - Phytolacca vulgaris, P. Americana, Sola-num racemosum Americanum, Solanum magnum Vir-giniam, Blitum Americanu...
-Plantago Major
Contractions. - Plant. Plg. Plantago Major. Nat. ord., Plantaginaceae. Greater Plantain. Way-bread (corruption of Way-bred). The Gaelic name signifies Healing plant, and that of the North American...
-Platina
Contractions. - Plat. Pla. Present name. - Platinum. Pt. This should be obtained by precipitation from a dilute solution of Perchloride of Platinum by means of well-polished iron rods, upon which it...
-Plumbum
Contractions. - Plumb. Plb. Metallic Lead. Pb. For. names: German, Blei; French, Plomb. This may be obtained chemically pure from the operative chemists, and beaten into thin leaf. Preparation. - T...
-Plumbum Aceticum
Contractions. - Plumb-a. Pb-a. Present name. - Normal Plumbic Acetate. Pb,2C2H3O2, 3H1O. The Sugar of Lead of commerce purified by solution in distilled water and re-crystallization. Characters and...
-Podophyllum Peltatum
Contractions. - Podoph-p. Pod. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. Synonyms. - Anapodophyllum canadense, Aconitifolius humilis, Podophyll. callicarpum. Fig. - Bigelow, Amer. Med. Bot., pl. 23. May Apple, Ma...
-Podophyllin
Contractions. - Podoph. Pdn. Resin of Podophyllum. Take of Podophyllum Root, in coarse powder . . . 1 pound; Rectified Spirit . . 3 pints, or a sufficiency; Distille...
-Prunus Spinosa
Contractions. - Prun-s. Pru. Prunus communis. Nat. ord., Rosaceae. Synonym. - Prunus instititia. Fig. - Engl. Bot., t. 842. Blackthorn, Sloe. For. names: German, Schlehdorn, Schwartzdorn; French, ...
-Ptelea Trifoliata
Contractions. - Ptel-t. Pt-t. Ptelea Trifoliata. Nat. ord., Rutaceae. Wafer Ash, Wingseed, Shrubby trefoil, Swamp Dogwood, Hop-tree. Habitat. - Rocky and shady places, moist hedges, skirts of woods...
-Pulsatilla
Contractions. - Puis. Pul. Pulsatilla nigricans. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. Synonyms. - Anemone pratensis, Herba Venti. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 48. Meadow Anemone, Pasque-flower, Wind-flower. For. ...
-Pulsatilla Nuttalliana
Contractions. - Puls-nut. Ps-n. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. Synonyms. - Anemone pratensis, A. Ludoviciana, A. Nuttalliana. Fig. - Hale's New Remedies, in the 2nd but not later editions. American Pul...
-Quinlae Sulphas
Contractions. - Quin-s. Ch-s. Synonym. - Chininum Sulphuricum. Present name. - Quinia Sulphate. (C20H14N2O2)2, H1So4,7H10. This is prepared in large quantities by the manufacturing chemists, and is...
-Ranunculus Bulbosus
Contractions. - Ran-b. Rn-b. Ranunculus bulbosus. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. Synonym. - R. tuberosus. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 49. Bulbous Crowfoot. For. names: German, Zwiebelhah-nenfuss; French, R...
-Ranunculus Sceleratus
Contractions. - Ran-s. Rn-s. Ranunculus sceleratus. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. Synonym. - Herba sardoa. Fig. - Eng. Bot., t. 681. Marsh Crowfoot, Celery-leaved Buttercup. For. names: German, Giftha...
-Raphanus
Contractions. - Raph. Rap. Raphanus sativus. Nat. ord., Cruciferae. Common Radish. For. names: German, Gartenrettig; French, Rave; Italian, Rafano; Spanish, Rabano. Habitat. - Native in China; cult...
-Ratanhia
Contraction. - Rat. Krameria triandra. Nat. ord., Krameriaceae. Rhatany. Habitat. - Peru and Bolivia. Part employed. - The dried root as imported. Characters. - About an inch in diameter, branche...
-Rheum
Contraction. - Rhe. Rheum palmatum. Nat. ord., Polygonaceae. Synonym. - Rhabarbarum. Fig. - Flora Horn., pi. 50. Rhubarb. For. names: German, Rhabarber; French, Rhubarbe; Italian, Rabarbaro; Spani...
-Rhododendron
Contractions. - Rhod. Rho. Rhododendron chrysanthum. Nat. ord., Ericaceae. Synonym. - R. officinale. Fig. - Woody. Med. Bot., t. 149. Golden-flowered Rhododendron. Habitat. - The highest mountain...
-Rhus
Contraction. - Rhs. Rhus toxicodendron. Nat. ord., Anacardiaceae. Synonym. - Vitis Canadensis. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 51. Poison Oak, Poison Ivy. For. names: German, Giftsumach; French, Sumac Ven...
-Rhus Radicans
Contractions. - Rhus-rad. Rs-r. Nat. ord., Anacardiaceae. It seems still a disputed question whether this differs from R. toxicodendron in anything but habit, Rhus tox. being a dwarf, erect shrub, w...
-Rhus Venenata
Contractions. - Rhus-ven. Rs-v. Nat. ord., Anacaediaceae. Synonym. - Rhus Vernix. Fig. - Bigelow, Amer. Med. Bot., pl. 10, described as Rhus Vernix. Poison Sumach, Poison Elder, Varnish Tree. Hab...
-Rumex
Contraction. - Rum. Rumex crispus. Nat. ord., Polygonaceae. Fig. - Eng. Bot., t. 1998. Curled Dock, Yellow Dock. Habitat. - Road-sides, ditches, and waste places throughout Europe and Russian Asia...
-Ruta
Contraction. - Rut. Ruta graveolens. Nat. ord., Rutachae. Synonym. - R. hortensis et montana. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 52. Common Rue. For. names: German, Raute; French, Rue des Jardins; Italian, R...
-Sabadilla
Contractions. - Sabad. Sbd. Asagraea officinalis. Nat. ord., Melanthaceae. Synonyms. - Veratrum sabadilla, Helonias off., Asagrcea off. Fig. - Lind. Bot. Reg., vol. xxv., pl. 33. Cevadille. For. n...
-Sabina
Contractions. - Sabin. Sab. Juniperus sabina. Nat. ord., Coniferae. Synonyms. - Sabina vulgaris, S. sterilis. Fig. - Flora Hom., pl. 53. Savin. For. names: German, Sadebaum; French, Sabine; Italia...
-Sambucus
Contractions. - Samb. Sam. Sambucus nigra. Nat. ord., Caprifoliaceae:. Fig. - Flora Hom., pl. 54. The Elder. For. names: German, Hollunder, Holder, Fliederbaume; French, Sureau; Italian, Sambuco; S...
-Sanguinaria
Contractions. - Sang. San. Sanguinaria Canadensis. Nat. ord., Papaveraceae. Synonym. - S. grandiflora. Fig. - Bigelow, Amer. Med. Bot., pl. 7. Blood-root, Red-root, Puccoon. Habitat. - Open woods...
-Santoninum
Contraction. - Sant. Santonin. C15H18O3. A crystalline neutral principle prepared from the Levant Wormseed, or Artemisia Contra. (Vide Cina, p. 111.) It is called also Sanfonic Acid, though it has ...
-Sarsa
Contractions. - Sars. Sar. Smilax officinalis. Nat. ord., Smilaceae. Synonyms. - S. sarsaparilla, S. medica, S. Peruviana. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 55. Sarsaparilla. For. names: German, Sassaparill...
-Scilla
Contractions. - Scill. Squ. Urginea Scilla. Nat. ord., Liliaceae. Synonyms. - Scilla maritima, S. Hispanica, Ornithoga-lum Scilla. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 56. Squill, Sea Onion. For. names: German...
-Secale
Contractions. - Secal. Sec. Claviceps purpurea. Nat. ord., Fungi. Synonyms. - Secale cornutum, Acinula Clavus, Ergota. Fig. - Steph. and Church. Med. Bot., pl. 113. Ergot of Rye, Spurred Rye. For....
-Selenium
Contractions. - Selen. Sel. Selenium, Se. A non-metallic element, very analogous to Sulphur in many of its chemical properties. It may be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests....
-Senecio Aureus
Contractions. - Senec. Snc. Nat. ord., Compositae. Synonym. - S. gracilis. Fig. - Rehb. Flor. Germ., 16, pl. 982. Life-root, Ragwort, Squaw-weed. Indian name. - Uncum. ' Habitat. - Banks of cree...
-Senega
Contractions. - Seneg. Sng. Polygala Senega. Nat. ord., Polygalaceae. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 58. Rattlesnake Milkwort, Snakewort. For. names: German, Senegawurzel Giftwidrige, Kreuzblume; French, ...
-Sepia
Contraction. - Sep. Sepia officinalis. Class, Mollusca; Sub-class, Cephalopoda; Order, Dibranchiata; Section, Decapoda; Family, Sepiadae. Synonym. - Sepia Octopus. Sepia. For. names: German, Tinten...
-Silicea
Contractions. - Silic. Sil. Present name. - Silicic Anhydride. SiO2. Pure Flint, Silex. For. name: German, Kieselerde. Hahnemann directs this to be prepared as follows: - Take half an ounce of mo...
-Solanum Nigrum
Contractions. - Sol-n. So-n. Solanum Nigrum. Nat. ord., Solanaceae. Black Nightshade. For. names: German, Schwartzer Nachtschatten; French, Morelle noire. Habitat. - Widely spread over every part o...
-Spigelia
Contractions. - Spig. Spi. Spigelia Anthelmia. Nat. ord., Loganiaceae. Synonym. - Anthelminthia quadriphylla. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 59. Pinkroot, Wormgrass. For. names: German, Wurm-treibende Sp...
-Spongia Tosta
Contractions. - Spong. Spo. Spongia officinalis. Class, Porifer.e. Turkey Sponge. For. names: German, Gebrannter Meerschwamm; French, Eponge torrifiee. The horny skeleton of at least two species of...
-Stannum
Contractions. - Stan. Stn. Metallic Tin. Sn. For. names: German, Zinn; French, Etain. May be obtained chemically pure from the operative chemists, and then beaten into thin foil. Preparation. - Tri...
-Staphisagria
Contractions. - Staph. Stp. Delphinium Staphisagria. Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 60. Palmated Larkspur, Stavesacre. For. names: German, Stephanskorner, Lausesaamen; French, St...
-Sticta
Contraction. - Stict. Sticta pulmonaria. Nat. ord., Lichenes. Synonyms. - Lobaria pulmonaria, Lichen pulmonarius, Sticta pulmonalia, Pulmonaria reticulata. Fig. - Sowerby, Brit. Bot., p. 572. Lung...
-Stillingia Sylvatica
Nat. ord., Euphorbiaceae. Queen's-root, Queen's Delight, Yaw-root, Silver-leaf. Habitat. - In pine-barrens and sandy soils from Virginia to Florida, and in Mississippi and Louisiana. Flowering time...
-Stramonium
Contractions. - Stram. Str. Datura Stramonium. Nat ord., Solanaceae. Synonyms. - D. lurida, Solanum maniacum. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 61. Thorn-apple, Devil's-apple, Jamestown Weed. For. names: Ge...
-Strontianae Carbonas
Contractions. - Stront. Sto. Present name. - Strontic Carbonate. SrC03. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - A white powder, insoluble in water, readily dissolved by...
-Sulphur
Contractions. - Sulph. Sul. Common Brimstone. S. For. names: German, Schwe-fel; French, Soufre. The well-known Flowers of Sulphur carefully washed with distilled water and dried in the air. Prepara...
-Sulphuris Iodidum
Contractions. - Sulph-iod. Su-i. Present name. - Sulphur Iodide. S2I2. Take of Iodine ..... 4 ounces; Sublimed Sulphur . . . . 1 ounce. Rub them together in a Wedgwood...
-Sumbul
Contraction. - Sum. Euryangium Sumbul? Nat. ord., Umbelliferae? Synonym. - Jatamansi. Musk-root. The Sumbul is supposed to be an aquatic plant. From the character of the root it is supposed to gro...
-Tabacum
Contractions. - Tabac. Tab. Nicotiana tabacuin. Nat. ord., Solanaceae. Tobacco. For. names: German, Tabac; French, Tabac. Habitat. - America, and cultivated largely there and elsewhere. Parts empl...
-Tamus
Contraction. - Tam. Tamus communis. Nat. ord., Dioscoreaceae. Fig. - Eng. Bot., t. 91. Black Bryony. Habitat. - Hedges and open woods and bushy places in West Central and Southern Europe, extendin...
-Tanacetum
Contractions. - Tanac. Tan. Tanacetum Vulgare. Nat. ord., Compositae. Tansy. For. names: German, Gemeiner Rainfarn; French, Tanaisie commune. Habitat. - Edges of fields, roadsides, and waste places...
-Taraxacum
Contractions. - Tarax. Trx. Taraxacum Dens-leonis. Nat. ord., Compositae. Synonym. - Leontodon Taraxacum. Fig. - Flora Hom., pl. 62. Dandelion. For. names: German, Lowenzahn; French, Dent de Lion,...
-Tellurium
Contractions. - Tellur. Tel. Tellurium. Te. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters. - Though possessing a high metallic lustre, like Bismuth, this is a non-metallic element closely...
-Terebinthina
Contractions. - Tereb. Ter. Oleum Terebinthinae. Oil of Turpentine. C10H16. The oil distilled from the oleo-resin (Turpentine) obtained from several species of Pinus. Re-distil slowly over a water...
-Teucrium
Contractions. - Teucr. Teu. Teucrium marum verum. Nat. ord., Labiatae. Synonyms. - Marum Syriacum, Marjorana Syriaca. Fig. - Woodville's Med. Bot., vol. i., p. 56. Cat-thyme. For. names: German, K...
-Theridion
Contractions. - Therid. Thr. Theridion Curassavicum. Class, Arachnida; Order, Araneidea; Tribe, Octono-culina; Family, Agelenidae. Black Spider of Curacao. For. names: German, Feuerspinnchen; French...
-Thuja
Contraction. - Thu. Thuja Occidentals. Nat. ord., Conifers. Synonyms. - Arbor Vita3, Cedrus Lycea. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 73. American Arbor Vitas. For. names: German, Lebens-baum; French, Thuja ...
-Uranii Nitras
Contractions. - Uran-n. Ur-n. Present name. - Uranic Nitrate. (U202) 2N03,6H10. Nitrate of Uranium. The metal Uranium is obtained from Pitchblende. The nitrate may be obtained by treating the pure...
-Urtica Urens
Contractions. - Urt-u. Urt. Urtica urens. Nat. ord., Urticaceae. Fig. - Eng. Bot., t. 1236. Small Stinging Nettle. For. names: German, Brenn Nessel; French, Ortie grieche. Flowering time. - The wh...
-Uva Ursi
Contractions. - Uva-urs. Uva. Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi. Nat. ord., Ericaceae. Synonym. - Arbutus Uva Ursi. Fig. - Engl. Bot., t. 714. Bearberry. For. names: German, Barentraube; French, Arbousier, ...
-Valeriana
Contractions. - Valer. Val. Valeriana officinalis. Nat. ord., Valerianaceae. Synonyms. - V. Sylvestris major, Phu parvum. Fig. - Flora Hom., pl. 64. Great Wild Valerian, Heal-all. For. names: Germ...
-Veratrum
Contractions. - Verat. Ver. Veratrum Album. Nat. ord., Melanthaceae. Synonyms. - Helleborus albus, H. praecox. Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 65. White Hellebore. For. names: German, Weisse Niess-wurzel;...
-Veratrum Viride
Contractions. - Ver-v. Ve-v. Nat. ord., Melanthaceae. Synonym. - Helonias viridis. Fig. - Bigelow, Amer. Med. Bot., pl. 33. American Hellebore, Green Hellebore, Itch-weed. Habitat. - Swamps, low ...
-Verbascum
Contractions. - Verbas. Vrb. Verbascum Thapsus. Nat. ord., Scrophulariaceae. Synonym. - Thapsus barbatus. Fig. - Flora Hom., pl. 66. Common Mullein, Long Taper. For. names: German, Konigskerze Wel...
-Viola Odorata
Contractions. - Viol-od. Vi-o. Viola odorata. Nat. ord., Violaceae. Synonym. - V. Martia. Fig. - Engl. Bot., t. 619. Sweet Violet. For. names: German, Veilchen; French, Violetle de Mars. Habitat....
-Viola Tricolor
Contractions. - Viol-tr. Vi-t. Viola tricolor. Nat. ord., Violaceae. Synonym. - Jacea. Fig. - Engl. Bot., t. 1287. Heart's-ease, Pansy. For. names: German, Stiefmutter-chen; French, Pensee, Fleur ...
-Xanthoxylum
Contractions. - Xanthox. Xan. Xanthoxylum Fraxineum. Nat. ord., Xanthoxylaceae. Synonyms. - X. Americanum, X. fraxinifolium, X. ramiflorum, X. mite. Fig. - Bigelow, Amer. Med. Bot., pl. 59. Prickl...
-Zincum
Contractions. - Zinc. Zin. Zinc. Zn. For. name: German, Zink. Pure metallic zinc reduced to powder by rubbing it in a mortar under distilled water. The purity of the metal should be first ascertaine...
-Zinci Oxidum
Contractions. - Zinc-ox. Zn-o. Present name. - Zincic Oxide. ZnO. Oxide of Zinc. May be obtained pure from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - A soft, nearly white, tasteless and inodo...
-Zincum Sulphuricum
Contractions. - Zinc-s. Zn-s. Present name. - Zincic Sulphate. ZnSo4,7H1O. Sulphate of Zinc, White Vitriol. May be obtained pure from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - In colourless ...
-Zingiber
Contractions. - Zing. Zng. Zingiber officinale. Nat. ord., Zingiberaceae. Ginger. For. names: German, Ingiwer; French, Gingembre; Italian, Zenzero; Spanish, Gengibre. Habitat. - Hindostan. Cultivat...
-Part III. External Applications
Hahnemann did not generally approve of the external use of medicines, and the British Homoeopathic Society does not wish to commit itself as a body to their recommendation; since, however, many of the...
-Adeps Praeparatus
Synonym. - Axungia. Prepared Lard. The purified fat of the hog, 8ns scrofa, Linn. Take of The internal fat of the abdomen of the hog, perfectly fresh . . . 14 pounds. Remove as m...
-Amylum
Starch. The starch procured from the seeds of common wheat, Triticum vulgare. Characters and Tests. - In white columnar masses. When rubbed in a Wedgwood mortar with a little cold distilled water, i...
-Cera Alba
White Wax. Yellow wax bleached by exposure to moisture, air, and light. Characters. - Hard, nearly white, translucent. Not unctuous to the touch; does not melt under 150. ...
-Cetaceum
Spermaceti. Nearly pure Cetine, obtained, mixed with oil, from the head of the Sperm Whale, Physeter macrocephalus, Linn., inhabiting the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is separated from the oil by fi...
-Glyceroles
Holding a place intermediate between ointments and liniments, are the glyceroles. These consist of the medicine mixed with glycerine, and the proportions usually employed are the same as in the case ...
-Injectiones
These vary according to the uses to which they are to be applied. 1. Vaginal Injections. A very convenient general formula for these is the following, recommended by Dr. Ludlam: - Take of Th...
-Linimenta
These are sometimes medicated oils, using olive oil as the basis. More frequently the following Tincture of Soap is used: - Take of Soft Soap ..... 6 ounces; Proof Spirit .... ...
-Lotiones
Lotions are prepared in the following ways:- 1. By simply diluting the medicine with distilled water in the proportion of 1 in 10 or 1 in 100; in the latter case 1 1/2 fluid drachm to the pint is pre...
-Oleum Amygdalae
Almond Oil. The oil expressed from bitter and sweet almonds. Characters. - Pale yellow, nearly inodorous, or having a nutty odour, with a bland oleaginous taste. ...
-Oleum Olivae
Olive Oil. The oil expressed in the South of Europe from the ripe fruit of Olea europoea, Linn; Steph. and Church., Med. Bot., pl. 15. Characters. - Pale yellow, with scarcely any odour, and a bland...
-Opodeldocs
Opodeldocs are semi-solid liniments; they are prepared as follows:- Take of White Curd Soap............................ 4 1/2 ounces; Rectified Spirit...............................
-Sapo Animalis
Curd Soap. A soap made with soda and a purified animal fat consisting principally of Stearin. Characters and Tests. - White, or with a very light greyish tint; dry, nearly inodorous; horny and pulve...
-Sapo Durus
Hard Soap. Soap made with olive oil and soda. Characters. - Greyish-white, dry, inodorous; horny and pulverizable when kept in dry warm air; easily moulded when heated. Soluble in rectified spirit; ...
-Sapo Mollis
Soft Soap. Soap made with olive oil and potash. Characters. - Yellowish-green, inodorous, of a gelatinous consistence. Soluble in rectified spirit; not imparting an oily stain to paper. Incinerated,...
-Unguenta
Ointments may be prepared in various ways, viz.: - 1. With Prepared Lard alone; this has the disadvantage of soon becoming rancid. Unguentum Cetacei. 2. With Spermaceti Ointment, prepared as follows...
-Appendix
Under this heading are included - 1. Partially proved medicines, some of them being already well spoken of as curative agents. 2. Medicines less known, but about whose physiological action or therap...
-Acalypha Indica
Nat. ord., Euphorbiaceae. An Indian plant The expressed juice of the fresh leaves is much esteemed as an emetic. The root is used as a purgative. Homoeopathic uses. - Has been partially proved by D...
-Acidum Aceticum
Present name. - Glacial Acetic Acid. Concentrated Acetic Acid, corresponding to at least 84 per cent. of anhydrous acid, C4H6O3. Characters and Tests. - It crystallizes when cooled to 34, and r...
-Acidum Boracicum
Present name. - Crystallized Boric Acid. Hbo2,H1O. This is prepared by adding any of the mineral acids to a hot saturated solution of Borax. It is deposited in crystalline scales on cooling. These, a...
-Acidum Formicum
Formic Acid. Hcho2. An acid first discovered in the red ant (Formica rvfa), but easily prepared artificially by various processes. It may be obtained pure from the operative chemists. Homoeopathic ...
-Acidum Gallicum
Gallic Acid. H3C7H3O5H1O. A crystalline acid prepared from Galls, which are excrescences on Quercus infectoria, caused by the punctures and deposited ova of Diplolepis Galloe tinctorioe. It may be o...
-Acidum Sulphurosum
Present name. - Sulphurous Anhydride. So2. Sulphurous acid gas, dissolved in water, and constituting 9 2 per cent. by weight of the solution. Take of Sulphuric Acid .... 4 fluid ounces;...
-Acidum Tannicum
Tannic Acid. C27H12O17. An acid extracted from Galls (vide Acidum Gallicum). It may be obtained pure from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - In pale yellow vesicular masses or thin gli...
-Allantus Glandulosa
Nat. ord., Simarubaceae. The Tree of Heaven. For. names: German, Goetterbaum; French, Ailante. Characters. - A deciduous tree of the first rank, growing to the height of 60 feet and upwards. Its str...
-Alcohol Sulphuris. Cs2
Synonym. - Carburetum Sulphuris. Present name. - Carbonic Sulphide. Bisulphuret of Carbon. Prepared by passing the vapour of Sulphur over Charcoal, heated to redness in a porcelain tube, and conden...
-Alstonia Scholaris
Nat. ord., Apocynaceae. Satween. Used in India in chronic diarrhoea and dysentery (Waring's Indian Pharm., p. 137). It is also used for colic and as a purgative (Brit. Journ. of Horn.), and has been...
-Aluminium
Metallic Aluminium. Al. A brilliant white silver-like metal, malleable and ductile, obtained by heating Chloride of Aluminium with Metallic Sodium. It can be procured very pure in the form of foil. ...
-Ammonii Acetas
Present name. - Ammonic Acetate. Nh4c2h3o2. Mindererus' Spirit. Made by neutralizing Acetic Acid with Carbonate of Ammonia. A notice will be found in Marcy and Peters' New Mat. Med. Preparation. -...
-Ammonii Benzoas
Present name. - Amnionic Benzoate. Nh47h5o2. Prepared by dissolving Benzoic Acid in a watery solution of Ammonia, and crystallizing. Characters and Tests. - In colourless laminar crystals, soluble i...
-Ammonii Bromidum
Present name. - Ammonic Bromide. Nh4br. It is best to procure this from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - In colourless crystals, which become slightly yellow by exposure to the air, a...
-Ammonii Citras
Present name. - Ammonic Citrate. (Nh4)3C6H5O7. Made by neutralizing Citric Acid with strong solution of Ammonia. A notice of this will be found in Marcy and Peters' New Mat. Med. Preparation.- Solu...
-Ammonii Iodidum
Present name. - Amnionic Iodide. Nh4i. Can be obtained from the operative chemists in a state of purity. It is sometimes found to agree with patients who cannot take Kali Iod. without suffering unpl...
-Ammonii Phosphas
Present name. - Hydro-diammonic Phosphate. (Nh4)2Hpo4. Made by neutralizing Phosphoric Acid with strong solution of Ammonia. Characters and Tests. - In transparent colourless prisms. Soluble in wate...
-Ammonii Buccinas
Present name. - Amnionic Succinate. (Nh4)2C4H4O4. Can be made by neutralizing Succinic Acid with solution of Ammonia. This has not been proved, but there are reasons for believing that it acts on th...
-Amyl Nitris
Nitrite of Amyl. C5H11No2. Prepared from amylic alcohol by the action of nitric or nitrous acid. It may be obtained pure from the operative chemists. Care is necessary in the use of this powerful ag...
-Anagallis Arvensis
Nat. ord., Primulaceae. Scarlet Pimpernel, Poor Man's Weather-glass. Characters. - A neat, much branched, procumbent annual, 6 inches to near a foot long, with opposite, broadly ovate, sessile and e...
-Anilinae Sulphas
.. Sulphate of Aniline. (C6H5,H1N)2H1So4. Synonyms. - Kyanol Sulphate, Phenylamine Sulphate, Phe-nylia Sulphate. Prepared from an artificial alkaloid, obtainable from Coal Tar, from Indigo, from Ole...
-Anisum Stellatum
Illicium Anisatum. Nat. ord., Magnoliaceae. Star Anise-seed. Characters. - An evergreen tree, with aromatic bark and yellow axillary flowers. Fruit, consisting of from 5 to 10 brownish ligneous caps...
-Anthemis Nobilis
Nat. ord., Compositae. Common Chamomile. Characters. - A procumbent or creeping, branched perennial; the flowering branches shortly ascendingand leafy. Leaf segments fine and pointed, few and compac...
-Anthoxanthum Ouoratom. Nat. Ord., Graminaceae
Sweet Venial Grass. This has been much used in the treatment of hay fever. Characters. - A rather slender erect perennial, 1 to 2 feet high, and quite glabrous. Spike-like panicle 1 1/2 to 2 inches ...
-Antimonii Chloridum
Present name. - Antimonious Chloride. SbCl3. In the solid form, as Butter of Antimony, this was formerly much used as a caustic to unhealthy ulcers, and supposed to act specifically as well as locall...
-Antimonii Oxidum
Present name. - Antimonious Oxide. Sb2O3. This, triturated with Phosphate of Lime, constitutes the Antimonial Powder of the British Pharmacopoeia, so much used as a febrifuge. It deserves a proving. ...
-Antimonii Sulphuretum Aureum
Synonym. - Antimonii Oxysulphuretum. This consists of Antimonium Crudum, mixed with a variable quantity of Oxide of Antimony. Some years ago this was recommended as very useful in chronic inflammatio...
-Apiol
Essential oil of the common Parsley, Apium Petroselinum. A short notice of this appears in Marcy and Peters. Preparation. - Solution in rectified spirit. ...
-Apocynum Androsemifolium
Nat. ord., Apocynaceae. Dog's-bane. Bitter Root. An account and short proving of this are given in Hale's New Remedies. Part employed. - The whole plant, or the root. Preparation. - Tincture. ...
-Apomorphiae Hydrochloras
Contraction. - Apm. Present name. - Apomorphia Hydrochlorate. C17H17No2, Hc1. An alkaloid, prepared from Hydrochlorate of Morphia by heating it with considerable excess of Hydrochloric Acid in a thi...
-Aralia Racemosa
Nat. ord., Araliaceae. American Spikenard. A shrubby plant, an account of which, along with a short proving, is given in Hale's New Remedies. Part employed. - The fresh root. Preparation. - Tinctu...
-Aranea Diadema
Class, Arachnida; Order, Araneidea; Family, Epeiridae. Synonym. - Epeira diadema. Garden or Papal-Cross Spider. For. names: German, Kreutz Spinne; French, Araignee a'croix papule. This Spider is fo...
-Aranea Scinencia
Class, Arachnida; Order, Araneidea; Family? This Spider, of which no description is given, was proved by Dr. Rowley, Louisville, Ivy., and published in North Amer. Journ. of Horn., vol. vii., p. 65. ...
-Arctium Lappa
Nat. ord., Compositae. Synonym. - Lappa Major. Common Burdock. Characters. - A stout, branching, erect biennial, 3 to 5 feet high. Lower leaves heart-shaped, very large, sometimes attaining 1 1/2 f...
-Argenti Ammonio-Chloridum
This is a solution of Chloride of Silver in excess of Ammonia. A notice of it occurs in Marcy and Peters' New Mat. Med. Preparation. - Solution in distilled water. ...
-Argenti Chloridum
Synonym. - Argentum Muriaticum. Present name. - Argentic Chloride. AgCl. A white powder, prepared by precipitation from a solution of Nitrate of Silver with Hydrochloric Acid, washing carefully and ...
-Argenti Cyanidum
Present name. - Argentic Cyanide. AgCN. Prepared by precipitation from a solution of Nitrate of Silver by Cyanide of Potassium, and washing the precipitate with the same precautions as those named un...
-Argenti Iodidum
Present name. - Argentic Iodide. AgI. Prepared by precipitation from a solution of Nitrate of Silver by Iodide of Potassium. It is a bright yellow powder, in the washing and drying of which the same ...
-Argenti Oxidum
Present name. - Argentic Oxide. Ag2O. An olive-brown powder, prepared by precipitating a solution of Nitrate of Silver with Lime-water, washing the precipitate carefully, and drying over a water-bath...
-Argenti Phosphas
Present name. - Tri-Argentic Phosphate. Ag3Po4. A yellow powder, prepared by precipitation from a solution of Nitrate of Silver by Rhombic Phosphate of Soda, and washing the precipitate with all the ...
-Aristolochia Milhomens
Nat. ord., Aristolochiaceae. Synonyms. - A. grandiflora, A. cymbifera. Dr. Mure gives a proving of this in his Doctrine de l'Ecole de Rio. See also Metcalf's provings in Appendix to North American Jou...
-Aristolochia Serpentaria
Nat. ord., Aristolochiacae. Virginia Snake-root. Characters. - A small roundish rhizome, with a tuft of numerous slender rootlets, about 3 inches long, yellowish, of an agreeable camphoraceous odour...
-Arsenici Iodidum
Present name. - Arsenious Iodide. Asi3. Prepared by subliming a mixture of 1 part of Metallic Arsenic with 5 parts of Iodine in a flask by the aid of a gentle heat. Characters and Tests. - Brick-red...
-Arsenicum Hydrogenosum
Present name. - Trihydride of Arsenic. Arseniuretted Hydrogen. AsH3. Prepared by fusing Metallic Arsenic with its own weight of granulated Zinc, and decomposing the alloy with strong Hydrochloric Aci...
-Arsenicum Metallicum
Metallic Arsenic. As. Prepared by mixing Arsenious Anhydride with charcoal and decomposing it at a dull red heat; the oxygen unites with the carbon, and the Metallic Arsenic passes off in vapour and ...
-Arsenicum Rubrum
Present name. - Arsenious Sulphide. As2S2. Realgar. A native mineral of an orange-red colour, answering to the same tests as Orpiment (Arsenicum Citrinum). This is referred to, but no separate provi...
-Arum Triphyllum
Nat. ord., Araceae. Indian Turnip. An American plant very similar to Arum maculatum. An account of this is given in Hale's New Remedies, and there is a proving in Lippe's Text Book. Part employed....
-Asclepia8 Syriaca. Nat. Ord, Asclepiadaceae
Silk-weed. An account and proving of this are given in Hale's New Remedies. Part employed - The root. Preparations. - Tincture of the fresh root Trituration of the dried root. ...
-Asclepias Tuberosa
Nat. ord, Asclepiadaceae. Pleurisy-root. Butterfly-weed. This plant is indigenous to the United States; most abundant in the southern States. From the- large, irregularly tuberous, branched, and fl...
-Asparagus Officinalis
Nat. ord., Liliaceae. Asparagus. A short proving of this is given in Jahr's Symptomen Codex. Part employed. - The young shoots, as used for food. Preparation. - Tincture. Average loss of moisture...
-Astacus Fluviatilis, Vide Cancer Astacus. Asterias Rubens
Class, Echinodermata; Order, Asteroidea; Family, As-teriadae; Genus, Uraster. Synonym. - Uraster rubens. Common Star-fish. A proving of this by Dr. Petroz is given in his Etudes de Therapeutique. ...
-Athamanta Oreoselinum
Nat. ord., Umbelliferae. Synonyms. - Peucedanum o., Apium montanum. Mountain Parsley. A proving of this is given in Jahr's Symptomen Codex. Part employed. - The fresh herb. Preparation. - Tinctur...
-Auri Et Natri Chloridum
Synonym. - Aurum Muriaticum Natronatum. Present name. - Auri-sodic Chloride. NaCl, Aucl3, 2H1O. Made by mixing solutions of the Chlorides of Gold and Sodium, and crystallization. It is a staple salt...
-Badiaga
An organic substance found under fresh water in Russia; stated by some to be a siliceous sponge, by others to be a Conferva. Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hahnemannian Monthly, vol. ii. Hale's New Re...
-Balsamum Peruvianum
Myroxylon Pereirae. Nat. ord., Leguminosae. Synonym. - Myrospermum Peruiferum. Balsam of Peru. This balsam, which exudes from the trunk of the tree after the bark has been scorched and removed, com...
-Barii Iodidum
Present name. - Baric Iodide. Bal2. A notice of this is given in Hale's New Remedies. It may be obtained pure from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - In colourless granules, deliquescen...
-Bellis Perennis
Nat. ord., Compositae. The Daisy. A good account of this, and a partial proving, are given by Dr. Thomas in his Additions to the Horn. Mat. Med. Part employed. - The whole plant. Preparation. - Ti...
-Benzinum Nitricum
Present name. - Nitro-benzol. C6H5(No2). Artificial Oil of Bitter Almonds. Nitro-benzine. Prepared by the action of Nitric Acid on Benzol; when acted upon by reducing agents, such as Zinc and Hydroc...
-Betonia Aquatica, Vide Scrophularia Aquatica. Bismuthi Oxidum
Present name. - Bismuth Oxide. Bi2O3. Sesqui-oxide of Bismuth. Prepared by boiling Bismuthi Subnitras with solution of Soda. Characters and Tests. - A dull lemon-yellow powder. Heated to incipient ...
-Branca Ursina
Nat. ord., Umbelliferae. Synonym. - Heracleum sphondylium. Cow-parsnip, Hog-weed, Bear's-breech. Characters. - A tall coarse plant, more or less rough, with short stiff hairs. Leaves pinnate with 3...
-Cadmii Sulphas
Present name. - Cadmic Sulphate. CdSo4,H1O. Characters and Tests. - In colourless transparent crystals, with a strong metallic styptic taste. Freely soluble in water, but only slightly so in rectifie...
-Cainca
Nat. ord., Cinchonaceae. An undetermined species of Chiococca, brought originally from Brazil. Characters. - Cylindrical pieces, varying in size from the thickness of a straw to that of the little f...
-Cajuputum
Oleum Cajuputi. Oil of Cajuput. The volatile oil distilled from the leaves of Melaleuca Minor (M. Cajuputi) - a small, erect, slender tree, from the whiteness of its bark known in the native languag...
-Calcii Arsenias
Synonym. - Calcarea Arsenica. Present name. - Tricalcic Diarseniate. Ca32AsO4. Characters and Tests. - A light, white amorphous powder, insoluble in water, but readily soluble in diluted Nitric Acid...
-Calcii Bromidum
Present name. - Calcic Bromide. CaBr2. A notice of this is given in Allen's Encyclopaedia. Preparation. - Solution in distilled water. ...
-Calcii Chloridum
Synonym. - Calcarea Muriatica. Present name. - Calcic Chloride. CaCl2. May be prepared by neutralizing Hydrochloric Acid with pure Carbonate of Lime (e.g., pure white Carrara marble), and evaporatin...
-Calcii Fluoridum
Synonym. - Calcarea Fluorica. Present name. - Calcic Fluoride, Fluor Spar. CaF2. A trituration of this well-known mineral has been recommended in scrofulous ulcers. ...
-Calcii Hypophosphis
Present name. - Calcic Hypophosphite. Ca2Ph1o2. Hypophosphite of Lime. Prepared by heating Phosphorus with Hydrate of Lime and water until phosphuretted hydrogen gas ceases to be evolved, then filte...
-Calcii Iodidum
Synonym. - Calcarea Hydriodica. Present name. - Calcic Iodide. CaI2. This also has not been proved; but Dr. Meyhoffer and others have found it very useful in fistulous ulcers and sinuses. A notice o...
-Calx Chlorata
Chlorinated Lime, Bleaching Powder. This well-known substance has not been regularly proved, but is strongly recommended by Dr. Neidhardt in diphtheria. Preparation. - Solution in distilled water. ...
-Camphora Monorromata
Present name. - Monobrominated Camphor. C10H15BrO. Characters and Tests. - Thin, colourless crystals, or long flat prisms, perfectly transparent and hard, having a camphoraceous odour combined with t...
-Cancer Astacus
Class, Crustacea; Sub-class, Podophthalmata; Order, Decapoda; Tribe, Oxystomata; Sub-order, Anomoura; Family, Astacidae; Genus, Astacus; Species, Fluviatilis, Synonym. - Astacus Fluviatilis. Common ...
-Carbon
Lamp-black. A short proving of this, obtained from burning petroleum oil in a lamp, is given in North Amer. Journ. Horn., vol. ix. Preparation. - Trituration. ...
-Carduus Benedictus
Nat. ord., Compositae. Synonyms. - Centaurea Benedicta, Cnicus Benedictus. The Blessed Thistle. Habitat. - Southern Europe. Characters. - Stem about 2 feet high, branching towards the top. Leaves ...
-Carduus Mariae
Nat. ord., Compositae. Synonym. - Carduus Marianus. Milk Thistle, St. Mary's Thistle. Habitat. - Southern Europe. Rare, and probably only introduced into Britain. Characters. - An annual or bienni...
-Cascaiulla
Nat. ord., Euphorbiaceae. Croton Eluteria. Habitat. - The Bahama Islands. Characters. - In quills, 2 or 3 inches in length, and from 2 to 5 lines in diameter, dull brown, but more or less coated wi...
-Chelone Glabra
Nat. ord., Scrophulariaceae? Balmony. Snake-head, Turtle-head. A common perennial herbaceous plant, a foot or two in height, indigenous to the United States. The closely-clustered, white, rose-colou...
-Chenopodii Glauci Aphis
Class, Insecta; Order, Homoptera; Section, Dimera; Family, Aphidae. The plant louse from Chenopodium Glaucum. Nat. ord., Chenopodiaceae. Oak-leaved Goosefoot. Characters of the plant. - Sometimes ...
-Chimaphila Umbellata
Nat. ord., Ericaceae . Synonym. - Pyrola Umbellata. Prince's Pine, Pipsissewa. This small evergreen plant is found in all parts of the United States. A short notice of it will be found in Hale's Ne...
-Chloral Hydras
Contractions. - Chlor-hyd. Cl-h. Present name. - Chloral Hydrate. C2Hc13o,H1O. This substance may be obtained pure from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - In colourless crystals, which...
-Cimex Lectularius
Class, Insecta; Order, Heteroptera; Section, Aurocorisa; Family, Cimicidae. Common Bed-Bug. A proving of this will be found in Jahr's Symptomen Codex. Part employed. - The entire insect Preparation....
-Citrus Chinensis: Nat. Old., Aurantiaceae
Synonym. - C. Vulgaris Chinensis. Bitter Orange. An excellent account of the pathogenetic effects of the essen-tial oil of this fruit is given in Brit. Journ. of Hom., vol. xiii. Part employed. - T...
-Cobaltum
Cobalt. Co. The pure metal, obtained in a spongy form by reducing the Chloride by Hydrogen; A proving of this by Dr. Hering was published in Philadelphia in 1866. Preparation. - Trituration. ...
-Coccionella Septempunctata
Class, Insecta; Order, Coleoptera; Sec., Pseudotrimera; Family, Coccinellidae. Common Ladybird. A fragmentary proving of this is given in Jahr's Symptomen Codex. Part employed. - The whole insect, ...
-Cochlearia Armoracia
Nat. ord., Cruciferae. Synonym. - Armoracia rusticana. Horse Radish. Characters. - A long, cylindrical, fleshy root, half ah inch to 1 inch in diameter, expanding at the crown into several very short...
-Codeia
Present name. - Codeia. C18H11No3,H1O. An alkaloid obtained from Opium. It may be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - In colourless bold rhombic octahedra, soluble in 80 p...
-Comooladia Dentata
Nat. ord., Anacardiaceae. Guao. An account of this tree and a proving are given in Hale's New Remedies. Parts employed. - The leaves and bark. Preparation. - Tineture. ...
-Condurangu
Condor Plant. This is a climbing plant or shrub found in Ecuador, the botanical position of which is at present undecided. Tests. - Bark slightly resinous. A concentrated infusion does not react upo...
-Conicine
Synonyms. - Coniine, Conylia. Present name. - Conia. C8H16N. A volatile oily base, destitute of oxygen, but having, when in a hydrated form, a powerful alkaline reaction, obtained by a complicated p...
-Cosmoline
A pure, dense, neutral, concentrated oleaginous body, obtained by subjecting crude Petroleum to distillation for the purpose of expelling the light hydro-carbons. The residue is purified without the u...
-Cotyledon Umbilicus
Nat. ord., Crassulaceae. Wall Pennywort. Navelwort. Characters. - Stock perennial, almost woody. Radical and lower leaves on long stalks, fleshy, orbicular, broadly crenate, and more or less peltate...
-Cubeba Officinalis
Nat. ord., Piperaceae. Cubebs. Characters. - The berry, which is the part used of the Piper Cubebae, a climbing perennial plant, is the size of black pepper, globular, wrinkled, blackish, supported ...
-Cupri Carbonas,
Synonym. - Cuprum Carbonicum. Present name. - Hydrated-dibasic Cupric Carbonate CuO, 2H1O,CuCo3. Obtained by precipitating a solution of Sulphate of Copper with a solution of Carbonate of Soda. It h...
-Cytisus Laburnum
Nat. ord., Leguminosae. Laburnum. An account of the pathogenetic effects of the seeds of this tree is given in Brit. Journ. of Horn., vols. ii. and xi. Part employed. - The seeds. Preparation. - T...
-Dolichos Pruriens
Nat. ord., Leguminosae. Synonym. - Mucuna p. Cowhage, or Cow-itch. Characters. - Strong, brown, stinging hairs, that cover the legumes of this plant, and which cause an intolerable itching when pla...
-Doryphora Decimkineata
Class, Insecta; Order, Coleoptera. The Colorado Beetle or Potato Bug. Dr. Hale gives an account of the exceedingly poisonous properties of this insect in vol. iii. of the American Journ. of Horn., M...
-Erigeron Canadense
Nat. ord,, Compositae. Flea-bane. Characters. - A stiff, erect annual, 1 to 2 feet high, glabrous except a few long spreading hairs. Leaves narrow, and entire or slightly toothed. Flower-heads very ...
-Eryngium Aquaticum,
Nat. ord., Umbelliferae. Button Snake-root. Characters. - Root dark brown, very knotty, wrinkled horizontally; fibres of the same colour growing downward. Internally yellowish-white, with an odour r...
-Erythroxylon Coca
Nat. ord., Erythroxylaceae. Coca. This is a shrub growing wild in South America, and largely cultivated in Bolivia for the sake of its leaves, which are much used in that country for chewing for the...
-Eucalyptus Globulus
Nat. ord., Myrtaceae. Fever-tree. Australian Gum-tree. The Eucalyptus is a large Australian and Tasmanian tree, some specimens being 200 feet high and 15 in diameter. Characters. - The leaves, whic...
-Eugenia Jambos
Nat. ord., Myrtaceae. The Malabar Plum-tree. A short proving of this is given in Jahr's Symptomen Codex. Part employed. - The fresh seeds. Preparation. - Tincture. ...
-Euonymus Europaeus
Nat. ord., Celastraceae. Spindle-tree. Characters. - A glabrous shrub, about 3 to 5 feet high. Leaves shortly stalked, ovate-oblong or lanceolate, pointed and minutely toothed. Peduncles shorter tha...
-Euphorbia Corollata
Nat. ord., Euphorbiaceae. Large-flowering Spurge. An account and a partial proving of this are given in Hale's New Remedies. Part employed. - The root. Preparation. - Tincture. ...
-Fagopyrum Esculentum
Nat. ord., Polygonaceae. Synonym. - Polygonum Fagopyrum. Buckwheat. Habitat. - Asia, but now common in Europe and North America. A rather extensive proving will be found in Hale's New Remedies. P...
-Ferri Arsenia8
Synonym. - Ferrum Arseniatum. Present name. - Triferric Diarseniate. Fe32AsO4. The method of preparing this is given in the British Pharmacopoeia as follows: - Take of Sulphate of Iron .... ...
-Ferri Lactas
Present name. - Ferrous Lactate. Fe2C3H5O3,2H1O. This is prepared by decomposing Proto-chloride of Iron with Lactate of Lime. The process is troublesome, and it will be well to obtain the substance f...
-Ferri Peroxidum Humidum
Present name. - Moist Hydrated Ferric Oxide. Fe2O3,H1O. The British Pharmacopoeia orders this to be prepared as follows: - Take of Solution of Persulphate of Iron . 4 fluid ounces; ...
-Ferri Phosphas
Synonym. - Ferrum Phosphoricum. Present name. - Ferrous Hydric Phosphate. FeHpo4. The Ferri Phosphas of the British Pharmacopoeia consists of Ferrous Hydric Phosphate, mixed with an uncertain amoun...
-Ferri Pyrophosphas
Synonym. - Ferrum Pyrophosphoricum. This is a very useful and elegant preparation; it is readily soluble in water, keeps well, and has remarkably little styptic taste. It is the Citro-ammoniacal Pyro...
-Ferri Sulphas
Synonym. - Ferrum Sulphuricum. Present name. - Ferrous Sulphate. FeSo4,7H1O. This is the Green Vitriol of commerce, and may be obtained chemically pure from the operative chemists. Characters and T...
-Fuligo
Soot. A notice of the use of this in cancer will be found in the Monthly Horn. Rev., vol. ii., and a notice of its external use in chronic ulcers occurs in Brit. Journ. of Horn., vol. xix. Preparati...
-Gadus Morrhua
Class, Pisces; Order, Malacopterygii; Sub-order, Sub-Brachii; Family, Gadidae. The common Cod. Dr. Petroz gives a proving of the first cervical vertebra of this fish in his Etudes. Preparation. - T...
-Gentiana Cruciata
Nat. ord., Gentianaceae. Crosswort Gentian. A proving of this is given in Jahr's Symptomen Codex. Part employed. - The root. Preparation. - Tincture. ...
-Gentiana Lutea
Nat. ord., Gentianaceae. Synonym. - G. Lutetia. Characters. - Root from half an inch to 1 inch in thickness, several inches in length, often twisted, much wrinkled, or marked with close transverse r...
-Gnaphalium Polycephalum
Nat. ord., Compositae. Cud-weed. Sweet-scented Life Everlasting. A notice and short proving of this and G. uliginosum are given in Hale's New Remedies, 2nd Edition. No mention of the latter plant, h...
-Gratiola Officinalis
Nat. ord., Scrophulariaceae. Hedge Hyssop. An annual plant found in wet situations in the south and temperate part of Europe. A proving of this is given in Jahr's Symptomen Codex. Part employed. -...
-Guaco
Mikania Guaco. Nat. ord., Compositae. This is a climbing plant found in intertropical America; it has been introduced into the West Indies. It is described by Humboldt, and is used as an antidote for...
-Gymnocladus Canadensis
Nat. ord., Leguminosae. American Coffee Tree. An account of this, and a fragmentary proving, are given in Hale's New Remedies; Part employed. - The pulp surrounding the seeds. Preparation. - Tinct...
-Haematoxylum Campechianum
Nat. ord., Leguminosae. Logwood Tree. A tree of low growth, crooked in figure, a native of Cam-peachy and the West Indies. Characters. - The logs are externally of a dark colour, internally they ar...
-Hedysarum Ildefonsianum
Nat. ord., Leguminosae: Carapicho. A proving of this is given by Dr. Mure. Part employed. - The leaves. Preparation. - Tincture. ...
-Helianthus Annuus
Nat. ord., Compositae. Common Sunflower. A fragmentary proving is given in vol. i. of North Amer. Journ. of Horn., and a notice of its use in catarrh in Brit. Journ. of Horn., vol. ii. Part employe...
-Heliotropium Peruvianum
Nat. ord., Ehretiaceae. Garden Heliotrope. A proving of this plant will be found in Arch., xix. Part employed. - The entire fresh herb. Preparation. - Tincture. ...
-Helleborus Foetidus
Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. Stinking Hellebore, Bear's Foot. Characters. - A perennial herb with palmately divided leaves. Lower leaves not all radical, but mostly raised on the short perennial base o...
-Hydrocotyle Asiatics
Nat ord., Umbelliferae. Thick-leaved Pennywort. A small plant, with a trailing stem, and, from the shape of its leaves, bearing some resemblance to the violet. Habitat. - Moist grounds in India, So...
-Iberis Amara
Nat. ord., Cruciferae. Bitter Candy-tuft. Habitat. - Found in various parts of Europe. It is cultivated in gardens on account of its bright, milk-white flowers, and appears occasionally in corn-fiel...
-Indigo Sulphas
A short notice of the pathogenetic effects of the solution of Indigo in Sulphuric Acid (a mixture of Sulphindylic and Hypo-sulphindigotic Acids) will be found in Brit. Journ. of Horn., vol. xi. ...
-Iridium
A rare metal, found in the Uralian ores of Platinum. Preparation. - Trituration. ...
-Jaborandi
Pilocarpus Pinnatifolius. Nat. ord., Rutaceae. A shrub found in Brazil, which, in common with others of the same species, is known as Jaborandi or Jamborandi. It has been brought under the notice of ...
-Jalapa
Nat. ord., Convolvulaceae. Exogonium Purga. Common Jalap. This plant has a perennial root, that contains a large quantity of pulpy juice. The annual stem is slender, and twines to a height of 8 or 1...
-Jatropha Curcas. Nat. Old., Euphorbiaceae
Synonym. - Curcas Purgans. Physic Nut. Purging Nut. The Jatropha Curcas is found in Brazil, the West Indies, and on the West Coast of Africa. Characters. - Seeds blackish, oval, about 8 lines long,...
-Juglans Cinerea. Nat. Ord., Juglandaceae
Butter Nut, Oilnut, White Walnut. This is a stately forest tree, about 50 feet high, with numerous horizontal branches forming a large tufted head. The flowers appear in May, in the middle States of ...
-Juncus Effusus
Nat. ord., Juncaceae. Common Hush. Characters. - Root-stock shortly creeping, matted, bearing dense tufts of cylindrical, leafless stems, 2 to 3 feet high, erect, but soft and pliable, sheathed at t...
-Kali Acetas
Present name. - Potassic Acetate. Kc2h3o2. May be obtained pure from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - White foliaceous satiny masses, very deliquescent, with a watery solution of whic...
-Kali Causticum
Present name. - Potassic Hydrate. Kho. The Liquor Potassae of the British Pharmacopoeia, which contains 27 grains to 1 fluid ounce, has been recommended by Dr. Black as a substitute for Causticum. T...
-Kali Chloridum
Synonym. - Kali Muriaticum. Present name. - Potassic Chloride. Kc1. May be made by neutralizing Hydrochloric Acid with Carbonate of Potash. Characters and Tests. - In small white crystalline grains...
-Kali Chromas
Synonym. - Kali Chromicum. Present name. - Normal Potassic Chromate. K2CrO4. This is the neutral or yellow Chromate of Potash, and has been recommended by Dr. Drysdale to be used occasionally in pla...
-Kali Citras
Present name. - Potassic Citrate. K3C6H5O7. Made by neutralizing Citric Acid with Carbonate of Potash and evaporating to dryness. Characters and Tests. - A white powder of saline, feebly acid taste,...
-Kali Cyanidum
Synonym. - Kali Cyanuretum. Present name. - Potassic Cyanide. Kcn. This may be obtained from the operative chemists as fused Cyanide of Potassium. Characters and Tests. - White porcelain-like masse...
-Kali Ferrocyanidum
Synonym. - Kali Ferrocyanuretum. Present name. - Potassic Ferrocyanide. K4FeC6N6,3H1O. This is the well-known yellow Prussiate of Potash, and may be obtained from the operative chemists. characters...
-Kali Hypochloris
Present name. - Potassic Hypochlorite. Kcio. A short notice of this is found in Brit. Journ. of Horn., vol. xi., but it is so easily decomposed that it is not an advisable preparation. Its action is ...
-Kali Oxalas
Present name. - Hydropotassic Oxalate. Khc2o4,H1O. This is the Binoxalate of Potash, or Salt of Lemons. It has not been proved, but some of its effects are given in Brit. Journ. of Horn., vol. xi. It...
-Kali Permanganas
Present name. - Potassic Permanganate. KMnO4. This may be procured from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - Dark purple, slender, prismatic crystals, inodorous, with a sweet astringent t...
-Kali Sulphas
Present name. - Potassic Sulphate. K2So4. This may be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - In colourless hard six-sided prisms terminated by six-sided pyramids; decrepitates...
-Kali Tartras
Present name. - Potassic Tartrate. K2C4H4O6. Prepared by neutralizing Cream of Tartar with Carbonate of Potash and crystallizing. Characters and Tests. - In small colourless four- or six-sided prism...
-Kissingen
This well-known Simple-Muriated Mineral Water has been proved and recorded in Arch., xiii. The Ragozi was the spring used. ...
-Lachnanthes Tinctoria
Nat. ord., Haemodoraceae. Spirit Weed. A herb with a red fibrous perennial root, growing in swampy places, southward near the coast in the United States; has also been seen in Rhode Island and New J...
-Lactuca Sativa
Nat. ord., Compositae. The cultivated Lettuce. A proving of this is given by Noack and Trinks. Part employed. - The milky juice. Preparation. - Tincture (dilute alcohol). ...
-Lapis Albus
Silico-Fluoride of Calcium. The name Lapis Albus was given by Dr. Grauvogl to a species of gneiss found held in suspension in the waters of the mineral springs of Gastein. A trituration has also bee...
-Lathyrus Sativus
Nat. ord., Leguminosae. Teoree, Resaree. A notice of the power of this plant to produce paralysis is given in B. J. H., iii. ...
-Linum Cartharticum. Nat. Ord., Llnaceae
Purging Flax. Characters. - A very slender, erect, or slightly decumbent glabrous annual, from 3 to 8 inches high, with small, opposite, obovate or oblong leaves, and very small flowers, of a pure wh...
-Lippspringe
This Earthy Spring of Westphalia has been proved and the account published in Brit. Journ. of Horn., xv. ...
-Liquor Arsenicalis
Synonym. - Liquor Potasssae Arscnitis. Fowler's Solution of Arsenic. Take of Arsenious Acid, in powder. Carbonate of Potash . . of each . 80 grains; Rectified Spirit .... ...
-Lobelia Cardinalis
. Nat. ord., Lobeliaceae. Cardinal Flower. A tall smooth plant, with oblong-lanceolate leaves, slightly toothed, and large, showy deep red flowers in an elongated raceme rather one-sided; it is indi...
-Lobelia Cerulea
Nat. ord., Lobeliaceae. Synonym. - Lobelia Syphilitica. Blue Lobelia. Great Lobelia. A plant with a somewhat hairy stem, from 1 to 3 feet high, indigenous to North America; thought at one time to p...
-Lolium Temulentum
Nat. ord., Graminaceae. Bearded Darnel. Characters. - An erect or slightly decumbent annual grass, 1 to 2 feet high, leafy only in the lower part. Spike 6 inches to 1 foot long, the spikelets at a c...
-Lupulus
Nat. ord., Cannabinaceae. Humulus Lupulus. The Hop. Characters. - Strobiles of a greenish-yellow colour, with minute yellow grains (Lupuline) adherent to the base of the scales. Odour aromatic, tast...
-Lycopus Virginicus
Nat. ord., Labiatae. Bugle Weed. A proving of this is given by Hale in his New Remedies. Part employed. - The whole fresh plant. Preparation. - Tincture. ...
-Magnesii Boras Cum Ammonii Citrate
The Citrated Borate of Magnesia, which consists of Boracite, 3MgO,4B203, and Citrate of Ammonia, has been recommended as a remedy for renal calculus. It has not been proved. (Brit. Journ. Horn., vol. ...
-Meloe Majalis. Meloe Proscarabaeus
Class, Insecta; Order, Coleoptera; Section, Heteromera; Family, Cantharidae. Oil Beetle. Two beetles, the first common in England and the second equally so in Germany, which emit a yellow acrid juice...
-Mercurii Bromidum
Present name. - Mercurous Bromide. HgBr. Mercurii Bi-Bromidum Present name. - Mercuric Bromide. HgBr2. Both of these have been quite recently recommended for the treatment of uterine disease. They ...
-Mercurii Cyanidum
Synonyms. - Mercurii Cyanuretum, Hydrargyri Cyanuretum, H. Cyanidum. Present name. - Mercuric Cyanide, HgC2N2. Bi-cyanide of Mercury. The Cyanuret of Mercury, the directions for the making of which...
-Mercurii Praecipitatus Albus
Synonym. - Hydrargyrum Ammoniatum. Present name. - Mercuric-Ammonic Chloride. HgH1NCl. White Precipitate. This is prepared as follows: - Take of Perchloride of Mercury . . . 3 ounces;...
-Mercurii Praecipitatus Ruber
Synonym. - Hydrargyri Oxidum Rubrum. Present name. - Mercuric Oxide. HgO. Red Precipitate. This is prepared as follows: - Take of Mercury, by weight .... 8 ounces; Nitric Acid...
-Mitchella Repens
Nat. ord., Cinchonceae. Partridge Berry. Checker Berry. This must not be confounded, on account of its common name, with the Gaultheria Procumbens. It is a small evergreen, trailing plant, with frag...
-Morphia
Present name. - Morphia. C17H19No3,H1O. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - In short, colourless, rectangular prisms, soluble in rectified spirit, but requiring 1,00...
-Morphae Acetas
Present name. - Morphia Acetate. C17H19No3,C2H4O2. This may be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - A white powder, soluble in water and in spirit. From its solution Potash ...
-Morphiae Hydrochloras
Synonym. - Morphia Muriatica. Present name. - Morphia Hydrochlorate. C17H19No3,HCl, 3H1O. This may be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - In white flexible acicular prisms...
-Morphiae Sulphas
Present name. - Morphia Sulphate. 2(C17H19No3),H1So4. 5H1O. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - Tufts of colourless prisms, soluble in water and answering to the tes...
-Murex Purpurea
Class, Mollu8ca; Sub-class, Cephalopoda; Order, Gasteropoda; Sub-order, Prosobranchiata; Section, Syphonosto-mata; Family, Muricidae. Dr. Petroz has published a proving of this in his Etudes. Part e...
-Mygale Avicularia
Class, Arachnida; Order, Araneidea; Tribe, Octonocu-lina; Family, Mygalidae. The Bird Spider of Texas has been used for some years, but without any recorded proving until lately. A proving has, howev...
-Myrica Cerifera
Nat. ord., Myricaceae. Bayberry, Waxberry, Candleberry. Dr. Hale has given provings of this in his New Remedies, and has also written a monograph on the remedy. Part employed- The bark of the root....
-Myrtus Communis
Nat. ord., Myrtaceae. Common Myrtle. A fragmentary proving of this by Dr. Hering is given in N. A. J. H., i. It is also noticed in Hale's New Remedies. Parts employed. - The fresh shoots and leaves...
-Nabulus Serpentaria
Prenanthus Serpens. Lin. Nat. ord., Compositae. Lion's Foot. A perennial herb, common in mountainous districts of Virginia, North Carolina, and other parts of the United States. Supposed by some to ...
-Narcissus Poeticus
Nat ord., Amaryllidacae. Poet's Narcissus. A case of poisoning by this plant is given in B. J. H., iii. Part employed. - The root. Preparation. - Tincture. ...
-Narcotia
Present name. - Narcotine. C22H13No7. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - Brilliant right rhombic prisms, or acicular groups, tasteless, scarcely soluble in water, b...
-Narcotiae Acetas
Present name. - Narcotine Acetate. C22H13No7,C2H4O2. ...
-Narcotiae Hydrochloras
Present name. - Narcotine Hydrochlorate. C22H13No7,Hc1, 3H1O. Are both mentioned by Noack and Trinks, but no provings. Preparation. - Same as corresponding Salts of Morphia (q. v.). ...
-Natri Arsenias
Present name. - Hydro-disodic Arseniate. Na2Ha8o4, 12H10. Arseniate of Soda. May be prepared by adding Carbonate of Soda to a hot solution of Arsenic Acid, and allowing it to crystallize on evaporat...
-Natri Hypophosphis
Present name. - Sodic Hypophosphite. NaPh1o2. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - A white granular salt, haying a bitter nauseous taste. It is deliquescent, very sol...
-Natri Iodidum
Present name. - Sodic Iodide. NaI. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - In colourless, generally opaque, cubic crystals, readily soluble in water, and in a less degre...
-Natri Phosphas
Present name. - Hydro-disodic Phosphate. Na2Hpo4,l2H1O. Common Phosphate of Soda, purified by re-crystallization. Characters and Tests. - In transparent colourless rhombic prisms, terminated by four...
-Natri Sulpiiib
Present name. - Sodic Sulphite. Na2So3,10H1O. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - Efflorescent, oblique prisms, which fuse at 113 and impart a yellow colour to ...
-Natrum Causticum
Present name. - Sodic Hydrate. NaHO. The Liquor Sodoe of the British Pharmacopoeia, which contains 18.8 grains in each fluid ounce. Tests. - Specific gravity 1.047. 458 grains by weight (1 fluid oun...
-Natrum Sulphuratum
Present name. - Impure Sodic Sesquisulphide. Na2S3, with Na2So4. Prepared by heating together in a covered crucible equal parts of Sulphur and Carbonate of Soda until effervescence ceases. It contain...
-Niccoli Sulphas
Present name. - Nickel Sulphate. Sulphate of Nickel. NiSo4,7H1O. This salt is formed by dissolving Carbonate of Nickel in dilute Sulphuric Acid, concentrating the solution, and setting it aside to c...
-Nicotine
Present name. - Nicotylia. C10H14N2. Characters. - A volatile liquid alkaloid obtained from Tobacco, and having a characteristic odour. It is soluble in water, alcohol, and ether. Its aqueous solutio...
-Nuphar Lutea
Nat. ord., Nymphaeaceae. Small Yellow Pond Lily. Characters. - Leaves deeply cordate, glabrous, usually about 6 or 8 inches in diameter. Flowers yellow, raised 2 or 3 inches above the water, much le...
-Nymphaea Odorata. Nat. Ord., Nymphaeaceae
White Pond Lily. Characters. - Rhizome blackish, fleshy, often as thick as a man's arm. Leaves floating, orbicular, sometimes almost kidney-shaped, peltate, cordate, cleft at the base quite to the in...
-Ocymum Canum
Nat. ord., Labiatae. Alfavaca. A short proving of this is given by Lippe in his Mat. Med. Part employed. - The leaves. Preparation. - Tincture. ...
-Oenanthe Crocata
Nat. ord., Umbelliferae. Hemlock Water Dropwort. Characters. - A stout, branched species, attaining 3 to 5 feet, the root-fibres forming thick, elongated tubers close to the stock; the juice both of...
-Origanum Vulgare
Nat. ord., Labiatae. Wild Marjoram. Characters. - Root perennial, shortly creeping; the annual stems erect, 1 to 2 feet high, more or less hairy. Leaves stalked, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, an inch o...
-Osmium
Os. A rare metal found associated with Platinum, a proving of which is reported in Lippe's Mat. Med. Preparation. - Trituration. ...
-Palladium
Pd. A rare metal found associated with Platinum. There is a proving of it in Lippe's Mat. Med. Preparation. - Trituration. ...
-Panax Quinquefolium, Vide Glnseng. Papaya
Carica Papaya. Nat. ord., Papayaceae. The Papaw Tree. A study of this by Dr. E. M. Hale is given in N. A. J. H., xv. Part employed. - The unripe fruit ? Preparation. - Tincture ? ...
-Pepo
Cucurbita Pepo. Nat. ord., Cucurbitaceae. The seeds of the common Pumpkin have recently been introduced into the United States Pharmacopoeia as a remedy for tapeworm. Characters. - Oval, extended in...
-Physostigma Venenosum
Nat. ord., Leguminosae. Calabar Bean. Characters. - About the size of a very large horse-bean, with a very firm, hard, brittle, shining integument of a brownish-red, pale chocolate, or ash-grey colo...
-Picric Acid
Present name. - Tri-nitro-phenylic Acid. C6H3(No2)3O. Acidum Picricum. Picric Acid, Carbazotic Acid. Nitro-picric Acid. This Acid is obtained by the action of Nitric Acid on Phenylic or Carbolic Ac...
-Pimpinella Saxifraga
Nat. ord., Umbelliferae. Pimpinel, Burnet Saxifrage. A perennial plant, growing in dry meadows and pastures in Europe. Characters. - Root-stock short and thick, but not tuberous. Stems erect, 1 to ...
-Platini Chloridum
Synonym. - Platina Muriatica. Present name. - Platinic Chloride. PtCl4. Perchloride of Platinum. May be obtained pure from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - Dark orange-yellow prisma...
-Platini Et Ammonii Chloridum
Present name. - Ammonio-platinic Chloride. 2H4NCl,PtCl4. This may be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters. - Small transparent, yellow octohedral crystals, sparingly soluble in water, bu...
-Platini Et Natri Chloridum
Present name. - Sodio-platinic Chloride. 2NaCl,PtCl4,6H10. This may be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters. - Beautiful red striated prismatic crystals, which are soluble in water, alco...
-Plumbi Carbonas
Synonym. - Plumbum Carbonicum. Present name. - Plumbic Carbonate. PbCo3. Prepared by mixing dilute solutions of pure Acetate of Lead and Carbonate of Soda, collecting and washing the precipitate wit...
-Plumbi Iodidum
Present name. - Plumbic Iodide. Pbl2. Prepared from the Nitrate by precipitation with Iodide of Potassium, and washing and drying the powder. Characters and Tests. - A bright yellow powder, sparingl...
-Plumbi Nitras
Present name. - Plumbic Nitrate. Pb2No3. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - In colourless octahedral crystals, which are nearly opaque, permanent in the air, of a s...
-Polygonum Punctatum. Nat. Ord., Polygonaceae
Smart-weed. This plant is an annual. It is closely allied to the Water-pepper of this country (Polygonum Hydropiper). It grows in nearly all parts of the United States, whence the tincture should be ...
-Polyporus Officinalis
Nat. ord., Fungi. Synonyms. - Boletus Laricis, B. Purgans. Larch Agaric. A fungus growing on the Larch-tree in all countries. A proving of this is published in Burt's Characteristic Mat. Med., and ...
-Populus Tremuloides
Nat. ord., Amentaceae. American Aspen. A study of this by Dr. E. M. Hale is published in the N. A. J. H., xv., and a fragmentary proving in his New Remedies. Parts employed. - The inner bark and le...
-Pothos Foetida
Nat. ord., Orontiaceae. Synonyms. - Dracontium Foetidum, Ictodes Foetidus, Symplo-carpus Foetidus. Skunk Cabbage. This is a very curious plant, growing in the United States, having a perennial, lar...
-Prenanthus Serpens, Vide Nabulus 8erpentaria. Quiniae Arsenias
Synonym. - Chininum Arsenicum. Present name. - Triquinia Arseniate (C20H14N2O2)3,2 H3AsO4, 2H10. This may be prepared by directly combining pure Quinine and Arsenic Acid. Characters and Tests. - Wh...
-Quiniae Hydrochloras
Synonym. - Chininum Muriaticum. Present name. - Quinia Hydrochlorate. C20H14N202 Hc1. Prepared by mixing hot solutions of Chloride of Barium and Sulphate of Quinine, and filtering, while still hot, ...
-Quiniae Hydrocyanas
Present name. - Quinia Hydrocyanate. C20H14N2O2 Hcn. This may also be prepared by direct union of its acid and base. There is no regular proving extant. It was at one time a favourite remedy for inte...
-Ranunculus Acris. Ranunculus Flammula. Ranunculus Repens
Nat. ord., Ranunculaceae. There are fragmentary provings of these three species in Jahr's Symptomen Codex. Parts employed. - The entire fresh plants. Preparations. - Tinctures. Average loss of moi...
-Rhus Glabrum
Nat. ord., Anacardiaceae. Common Sumach. Rhus Glabrum, called also Smooth Sumach, Pennsylvania Sumach, and Upland Sumach, is a shrub indigenous to the United States. Characters. - From 4 to 15 feet...
-Rhus Laurina
Nat. ord., Anacardiaceae. A fragmentary proving of this is given in N. A. J. H., iii. ...
-Ricinus Communis
Nat. ord., Euphorbiaceae. Synonym. - Palma Christi. Castor Oil Plant. The tree that supplies the seed from which the well-known oil is obtained, reaches a height of 20 to 40 feet, and is found in t...
-Robinia Pseudo-Acacia
Nat. ord, LeguminosaE. False Acacia. Locust-tree. A tree indigenous to North America. The wood is used by farmers for fence-posts; it is noted for the beauty of its foliage and the sweetness of its ...
-Rarracenia Purpurea
Nat. ord., Sarraceniaceae. Huntsman's Cap. Pitcher Plant. A perennial plant found in wet and boggy places in North America. A notice of this is given in Hale's New Remedies. Parts employed. - The ...
-Scrophularia Marylandica
Nat. ord., Scrophulariaceae. Fever Weed. A proving of this is given in N. A. J. H., xv. Parts employed. - The leaves. Preparation. - Tincture. ...
-Scutellaria Lateriflora
Nat. ord., Labiatae. Skull-cap. Dr. Hale gives a proving of this in his New Remedies. Parts employed. - The whole plant. Preparation. - Tincture. ...
-Senna
Nat. ord., Leguminosae. Cassia lanceolata. Characters. - Lanceolate or obovate leaflets, about an inch long, unequally oblique at the base, brittle, greyish-green, of a faint peculiar odour, and muc...
-Solanum Lycopersicon
Nat. Ord., Solanaceae. The Tomato. A proving of this is published in Arch., xvii. Part employed. - The ripe fruit. Preparation. - Tincture, ...
-Solanum Mammosum,
Nat. ord., Solanaceae. Nipple Nightshade. A proving of this is given in Arch., xiii. Part employed. - The ripe fruit. Preparation. - Tincture, ...
-Symphytum
Symphytum officinale. Nat. ord., Boraginaceae. Fig. - Engl. Bot., t. 817. Common Comfrey. For. name: German, Gebrauchlicher Beinwell. Habitat. - Moist banks and borders of meadows in Europe and Wes...
-Tanghinia Venenifera
Nat. ord., Apocynaceae. The Madagascar Poison Nut. A notice of this very powerful poison is given in B. J. H., xviii. Part employed. - The berry. Preparation. - Tincture. ...
-Tarantula
Class, Arachnida; Order, Araneidea; Tribe, Octonocu-lida; Family, Lycosidae. Lycosa tarantula. A proving of this spider was published by Dr. Nunez in 1864. Part employed. - The entire spider. Prep...
-Taxus Baccata
Nat. ord., Coniferae. The Yew. Characters. - A densely branched, dark, evergreen tree, not lofty, but attaining a great age, with a thick trunk and hard wood. Leaves 6 to 9 lines long, inserted all ...
-Taxus Erecta
Nat. ord., Coniferae. Upright Irish Yew. An account of this is given in Notes of a New Truth. Parts employed. - The young shoots. Preparation. - Tincture (20 O.P. spirit). Average loss of moistur...
-Teplitz
This Bohemian Indifferent Thermal water has been proved, an account of which may be found in Brit. Journ. Horn., xv. ...
-Thea Sinexsis
Nat. ord., Ternstroemiaceae. Synonyms. - T. Viridis, T. Caesarea. Green Tea. Characters. - An evergreen shrub, from 4 to 8 feet high. The leaves are from 2 to 3 inches long, and from half an inch t...
-Titanium
Ti. A rare metal, having a considerable analogy to tin. Dr. Sharp, of Rugby, published a partial proving of this Borne years ago. Preparation. - Trituration of the pure metal. ...
-Tongo
Nat. ord., Leguminosae. Synonyms. - Baryosma Tongo, Coumarouma odorata, Dip-terix odorata. Tongo or Tonqnin Bean. Characters. - Bean from an inch to an inch and a-half long, from 2 to 4 lines broad...
-Triosteum Perfoliatum
Nat. ord., Caprifoliaceae. Fever-root, Fever-wort, or Wild Ipecac. A perennial plant, found in the United States. The whole plant is bitter, but the root is the most active part. The herbaceous stem...
-Trombidium
Class, Arachnida; Order, Acaridae. Trombidium muscae domesticae. A minute bright red acarus, found under the wings of the common house-fly in Philadelphia. A proving is published in Hahnemannian Mo...
-Tussilago Petasites
Nat. ord., Compositae. Butter-bur. Characters. - Leaves, the small ones or scales numerous, oblong or linear, entire and erect; the radical ones appearing much later than the flower-stems, angular a...
-Tutee, Vide Coriaria Ruscifolia. Ulmus Campestris
Nat. ord., Ulmaceae. Common Elm. Characters. - A tough, brownish-yellow bark, about half a line thick, without smell; taste mucilaginous, slightly bitter and astringent. Its decoction is turned gree...
-Ustilago Maydis
Nat. ord., Fungi. Maize Smut. A fungus is found growing on the Indian Corn, Zea Mays, which has been found to contain an alkaloid, Ergotin. Besides other ingredients, it contains a fixed oil and res...
-Veratria
C32H52N3O8. Is found in Colchicum, Sabadilla, Verat. alb. and viride; it is made usually from Sabadilla. It may be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - Pale grey, amorphous, ...
-Viburnum Opulus
Nat. ord., Caprifoliaceae. Guelder Rose. High Cranberry. Characters. - Not generally a tall shrub when wild, but it will grow into a small tree, and is always glabrous in all its parts. Leaves 2 or ...
-Vinca Minor
Nat. ord,, Apocynaceae. Lesser Periwinkle, Wintergreen. Characters. - A perennial, with a creeping root-stock, long trailing barren shoots, with short, erect flowering stems, about 6 inches high. Le...
-Viscum Album
Viscum Album. Nat. ord., Loranthaceae. Fig. - Engl. Bot., t. 1470. English name. - Mistletoe. Habitat. - Parasitic on many trees, especially on the apple. Extending over the whole of temperate Euro...
-Wiesbaden
This Simple Muriated Thermal water has been proved and reported in Bibl. Horn, de Geneva, suppl. ii. ...
-Woorali
Synonyms. - Curare, Woorara, Urali, Ourary. The arrow poison used by the savage tribes of South America. Its composition is unknown, but is evidently very complex. It is generally supposed to contai...
-Xyphosura Americana
Class, Crustacea; Order, Xyphosura. Limulus Cyclops, Long-tailed Molucca Crab. A proving of this is given in the Am. Arzneipr. Part employed. - The blue blood. Preparation. - Trituration. ...
-Zinci Acetas
Present name. - Zincic Acetate. Zn2C2H3O2,3H1O. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - Thin translucent and colourless crystalline plates, of a pearly lustre, with a sh...
-Zinci Chloriddm
Synonym. - Zincum Muriaticum. Present name. - Zincic Chloride. ZnCl2. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - Colourless opaque rods or tablets, very deliquescent and c...
-Zinci Cyanidum
Present name. - Zincic Cyanide. Zn2CN. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - A white powder, insoluble in water, but dissolved by Hydrochloric Acid with disengagement ...
-Zinci Iodidum
Present name. - Zincic Iodide. Znl2. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - Dirty-white pulverulent masses, very deliquescent and freely soluble in water. The aqueous s...
-Zinci Valerianas
Present name. - Zincic Valeriate. Zn2C5H9O2. May be obtained from the operative chemists. Characters and Tests. - In brilliant white pearly tabular crystals, with a feeble odour of Valerianic Acid, ...
-List Of Authorities
Allen's Encyclopaedia of Pure Materia Medica Allgemeine Homoopathische Zeitung......... Alg. Horn. Zeit. Amerikanische Arzneiprufungen............... Am. Arznpr. Andrews' Botanical Repository ........







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