A PARTIAL PROVING OF OCIMUM SANCTUM

(Eng. Holy Basil).

V.G. DIVANJI.

 

PHARMACOLOGY: Whole flowering plant in double quantity of absolute alcohol for three days; tincture 2x. Used for proving 30x. Proving on three.

MIND: Confusion, anxiety.

HEAD: Headache, beating, pounding, biting, after chill; vertigo sitting, getting up.

MOUTH, TONGUE, TEETH: Furred, yellowish white.

STOMACH: No appetite, aversion to all foods, indigestion, eructations, nausea.

ABDOMEN: Constipation, pain, stools hard and dry, painfully expelled.

URINATION: Burning.

GENITALIA: Desire increased, decreased, impotency, discharge too late, too short; leucorrhoea, white, yellow, menorrhagia and metrorrhoea dysmenorrhoea right side.

RESPIRATION: Painful expiration right side.

COUGH: Dry, hacking, evening and early morning, expectorations easy.

FEVER: Chill, no desire for water, high fever, wants cold water, tertian, daily, quartan fever, typhoidal.

PERSPIRATION: Smelling.

SKIN: ECzema, ringworm, herpes, eruptions.

AMELIORATIONS: Heat, humidity, indoors.

AGGRAVATION: Cold, morning, right side.

POONA CITY, INDIA.

While the materia medica, in the books, is a simple record of observed facts, in the mind of the practitioner it becomes a subject of reflection, of comparison and of hypothetical reasoning, which will be more or less just and valuable according to the measure of the practitioners natural ability and to his intellectual culture. For, as has been already said, “The significance of a fact is measured by the capacity of the observer.”-

CARROLL DUNHAM, M.D. 1865.

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