THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
The Thomsonian System
The System of Medical Treatment as Taught by Dr. Samuel Thomson. The Thomsonian Medical Practice Modernized for the Modern Natura Physician. A Detailed Description of the Most Approved, Frequently Prescribed, and Dependable Healing Agents.
Graduate as Doctor of Medicine from the College of Medicine and Surgery, Chicago, 1902. Author of: Diet the Way to Health; Dietary Guide; Race Regeneration; Mystery of Sex; Making Health Certain; Direct System of Medication, and Founder of The Humanitarian Society, Reg.
By R. SWINBURNE CLYMER, M.D.
Published by The Humanitarian Society, Registered P. O. Box 77 Ouakertown, Penna.
Copyrighted 1905 Copyrighted 1926 Copyrighted 1960
By The Humanitarian Society, Reg. Quakertown, Penna.
Issued by popular demand with no profit to the Author
Until very recently, vegetables, cereals and fruits were simply things to eat. In a way, everyone, physician and layman, understood that these substances satisfied the appetite and at the same time supplied fuel to the body. Beyond this fact neither physician nor layman had great knowledge. All this has changed. Bio-chemistry, instituted by Schuessler of Germany, discovered the fundamental, that health and strength do not depend so much on the specific substances we ingest as food, as they do on the vital organic and mineral contents of these substances. When first cultivated, the tomato was thought to be poisonous even by medical men of standing, was considered as a cause of cancer, and partaken of by few people. With its development into a large, luscious fruit-vegetable, the old idea was thrown into the discard with many other erroneous popular opinions, and the tomato was accepted both as wholesome food and as a delicacy. What is the real, though generally unknown reason for its popularity? Nothing less than its richness in organic and mineral elements, possessing as it does, an average of 82.50 Potassium, 32.90 Sodium, Calcium, 29.40 Phosphorus, besides other valuable elements, in each 1,000 parts. Swiss Chard, once not even considered either herb or vegetable, but a weed, is now almost as great a favorite as broccoli. Its contents per 1,000 parts are: 62.70 Sodium, 44.92 Potassium, 21.69 Calcium, 19.39 Phosphorus, besides other elements just as valuable though less in quantity.
THOMSONIAN SYSTEM Celery is possibly one of the most universally appreciated vegetables. Not so long ago it was considered an herb, splendid as a tea for the nervous. Celery, like the tomato and the apple, has developed from a favorite medicine into a food. Its contents are: 65.24 Sodium, 48.60 Potassium, 14.90 Calcium, 14.49 Phosphorus, and other elements, among which is Chlorine 17.80. Only one other vegetable is richer in this element. Tomatoes contain 18.00 parts per 1,000. Rhubarb is another vegetable that until recently was considered a medicine of value in constipation. Gradually it was accepted as good material for delicious pies, then as an appetizing sauce, and finally, splendid for the making of wine. Its contents are: 74.50 Potassium, 12.55 Calcium, 18.41 Phosphorus, 6.80 Chlorine, and other valued elements. Lettuce, formerly good food for cattle and chickens, is now a universal favorite and is preparable in many forms. Its contents are 74.50 Potassium, 26.56 Calcium, 14.63 Silicon, 13.82 Chlorine, and other valued elements. Beets once were cattle food, but due to their appearance and appeal to the appetite, gradually found their way to the table as food for man also. Their contents are: 38.70 Potassium, 9.00 Chlorine, 9.00 Sodium, and other elements. Onions(*), universally liked and as universally despised, are rich in Potassium and Phosphorus. They are the ideal remedy in the onset of colds and all bronchial trouble. These vegetables are all accepted as desirable. They
'Fifty years ago practically every mother knew how to roast or hake onions until soft, then squeeze out the juice and sweeten with honey to give to the children for colds, coughs, even Croup or Pneumonia. It has lost none of its virtues. The family Physician was called only as a last resort.
Next to be considered are a few of those plant products which still are classified as herbs. Seaweed. so the juice of the black currant became known as an antiseptic. has the same value as the mushroom. intermittent fevers and chronic diarrhoea and other sympathetic maladies were treated with it. the mushroom. Its richest element is Iodine and it therefore is the ideal food:for those suffering from under-development and goitre. This was considered a fungus pure and simple. and an equally valuable remedy in anemia. rheumatism. Fruits also made appetizing wines. Broom Herb. was always considered a tonic. Who is there who does not like fruit and fruit juice drinks? Until lately. contains 40. Now it is a great favorite with almost all people. Shave Grass. Potassium Oxide and Phosphoric Acid. fruits helped to satisfy appetite and fruit drinks were considered as soothing in fevers. Next we consider that universal delicacy. malnutrition and general debility. also a poison.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE are decidedly rich in medicinal elements and their value depends alone on the requirements of the human body. the favorite kidney remedy of the German herbalists. The reason for this is its richness in Iron Oxide. Why? Because it is rich in vitamins
. is rich in Calcium and Silicon. Wild cherry juice. White Oak bark was a universal favorite with the early Thomisoman and Physio-Medical physicians. What are the real facts. whether fermented or unfermented. the kidney remedy of the herbalists. Gout.00 Potash in every 1.000 parts. fust as wild cherry was known as a tonic. It is rich in germ-plasm and Iodine. Potash is 70.00 parts per 1. purifier of the blood and restorative of the nervous system. also known as Irish moss and by various other names.000 of its mineral elements.
76 each of Sodium and Phosphorous.THOMSONIAN SYSTEM
and positive alkali and contains.68 Potassium. among other mineral elements. There has been a decided change in this concept and many physicians are replacing the chemical and synthetic preparations with them. even if living in towns or cities. Now we know that it is rich in Calcium. on Saturdays. 13. 1959 edition. It is recognized by many physicians as valuable in the treatment of high blood pressure. Returning to the subject of herbs. blackberry wine and brandy and the use of blackberry. during the night. Riboflavin. their tinctures or other preparations of them. Sundays. there are several reasons for the present rapidly increasing interest in herbal (organic) medicines: First. and holidays. the Wall Street Journal published a lengthy article on the discovery that Snakeroot has great value in the treatment of high blood pressure. besides other valuable elements. 3. highly legitimate newspapers are publishing lengthy articles on the revival of the interest of physicians in such remedies. Hence. It was not so long ago that that their use as medicines was thought of as an old wives tale. Thiamine. a condition
. especially for children during the summer months? What are the facts? It contains 19. and especially dewberry-root tea for looseness of the bowels. a return to home (common) remedies. In its October 28. Iron. may be the fact that it is becoming more and more difficult for the ill to obtain medical attention. REASONS FOR RENEWED INTEREST IN ONCE DISCARDED COMMON REMEDIES Roughly speaking. Secondly. Consider the lowly parsley once used only to give an added taste to food. the fact that serious.70 Potassium. Who is not familiar with blackberry pie. Niacin and Ascorbic Acid.
or fruits simply fruits. 1928.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE that in one form or another is killing millions. March 17. This was done in my early years and I know of none of these who died either from high blood pressure or heart disease. Many continue to use it regularly. The Naturist is an investigator.
. Strangely enough. the fluid extract or tea made out of the leaves. or tincture in diabetes. in association with other natural remedies. Another lengthy article on the use of blueberry leaf tea. The Naturist or Natura physician studies each fruit and vegetable. and the various combinations of these elements as found in each separate specimen of plant life. because of the organized mineral and vital (vitamin) elements they contain. an analyst and a logician in arriving at his conclusions. herbs there are none. many whiskey drinkers placed the roots of this herb into their whiskey and drank it regularly. They are what they are and serve their actual purpose. Undoubtedly hundreds of thousands of diabetics had recourse to this tea. learns to know its contents and then instructs in the combining of two or more of them in order that the need may be supplied in each individual case. The Physio-Medicalist and Naturist prescribed the tincture. Vegetables are not merely vegetable. Snake root is found in many states in America. was published in the National Weekly.
and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth.THE STATEMENT OF THE LAW "And God said [the Law functioned]. I have given green herb for meat: and it was so. Behold.29. and every tree."—Genesis l -. I have given you every herb bearing seed. "And to every beast of the earth. and to every fowl of the air. wherein there is life.30. to you it shall be for meat [food].
. which is upon the face of all the earth. in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed.
cereals and even eggs. If these elements are not immediately replaced. cheese and eggs. All of these elements are obtainable from the organic (organized) kingdoms. or as a result of congestion due to poor elimination. Life's activities are a process of consuming certain elements in the body. to supply the system with the elements lacking. the Divine Plan governing man. which we term sickness. an un-ease) of whatever nature. brought about by a lack of certain elements necessary to proper physical functioning and procurable from the foods we consume and the liquids we drink. Under the natural. or consume. there will result an unbalance. he continues strong. milk and cheese come under this classification. if you will. is the result of some form of abnormal condition in a certain part. physically well and virile by supplying his body with the elements being consumed. lack of equilibrium is the answer. It may logically be questioned: Do not indiscretions frequently result in illness. nuts. illness or disease. the equilibrium.Disease (dis—ease. or parts of the body. burn up. As indicated by Biblical authority. an unnaturalness. Indescretions or exposures use up. this term including the herbs. are merely pre-digested and highly organized (vitalized) vege-
THE NATURA PHYSICIAN'S BASIS OF PROCEDURE
. principally the vegetables. or. roots and barks of certain trees. The reestablishment of balance demands immediate attention. unbalance. milk. Fruits. or lack of equilibrium? Assuredly so! However. the last phrase. but only those required to maintain the balance. what is known as "herbs" are actually food that will supply the body with elements required to maintain a balance. The latter.
harmonize their activities with them and refuse to accept the concepts of those who would set aside God's divine fiats by attempting to substitute abnormal and synthetic compounds in place of the perfect. Certain plant life. should no longer be known as herbs. will be so combined as to be both food and medicine. Under a New Dispensation. cereals. are abnormal and foreign to the human being (man as a body. The Naturist will be both dietician and herbalist. medicine.12
tables. nuts. Why not then call them Naturists. since they follow the Laws of Nature. might well be classified as "vegetarians" though this term is too limited. mind and Soul). because of their contents. Fruits. wherein will function God's Law. because he will be conscious that the unnatural and unbalanced cannot bring about order and equilibrium in the economy of man. Those who themselves follow this Natural and sane Law. highly organized and correctly balanced element so freely placed before man for his use and welfare. he will be able to discard synthetics as food and medicine. and therefore detrimental. un/organic (non/organized i.e. grasses and grains that have been consumed and converted by the animal into proper food for man. As man becomes conversant with Natural Laws and free from the shackles of ignorance. legumes and vegetables.
. synthetic) products of whatever nature. Under Natural Law and the Divine Order. as such gradually will become unknown. as also those (healers. a truth ignored because not generally understood. but as vegetables rich in food value as so long indicated by the Biblical statement in Genesis. and be restricted by neither. classified as herbals. physicians and teachers) who will help the weak and ignorant (the ill and discouraged). and among the now well known and frequently used vegetables will be included all the herbs.
Later the schools of practice commenced sending all plants to the chemical laboratory for experimentation and when no active principle was found discarded them. and by the Law of Selectivity. legume and fruits i. The Naturist selects all of his plant life by the organic mineral and vitamin content. and in maintaining or reestablishing health (equilibrium).THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
Experience taught early physicians the value of many plants. he merely supplies the cells with the food (vegetables. for rebuilding themselves.e. This is my plan of operation and the system I personally advocate. cereals. chosen by these cells to be used for growth. The Natura physician does not attempt to cure. By doing this he attempts to eradicate disease (cell weakness or cell congestion) and to establish a state of well-being. their mineral.
. vital elements) which they need. These elements are assimilated by the human organism. carried throughout the system to the various cells. herbs.
or any other man. but assimilation is not possible. There is no such thing as a physician as the word is commonly understood.Personally. All that I. Drugs. woolen or silk goods. then proceed to supply the essential substances. except in rare instances when they stimulate weakened (hungry and starved) cells to make greater effort to establish their lost balance. however great he may be. As a result hungry cells are not supplied with the foods for which they are crying. Nature alone is capable of curing (eliminating) disease. can do that. The true physician is a teacher. They may be absorbed by the cells just as dyes are absorbed by cotton. can do is to seek the cause of the weakness. those unorganized (non-organized) substances'so constantly prescribed.
. learn what the deficiencies are that brought it about. but organic (organized) substances which we know as food (material ingested) that can be digested and assimilated by the hungry cells of the body. Such agents are of no actual value. no man. The essential materials are not medicinec. and She only can do so when the proper elements are supplied with which She can rebuilt the part of the body which has become weakened by disorganization. I do not profess to cure disease. and who. In fact. if need be. cannot be digested nor assimilated. Nature can then do the rebuilding—the reconstructing. one who includes the laws of life—a regimen of correct living. supplies the substances required to eliminate the deficiencies of the ailing body. whatever his system.
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The mistake of the modernists has been that they mistook absorption for assimilation. The human body is kept alive, normal and active only by the elements which the cells of the body can assimilate and build into themselves. Inorganic cannot be assimilated, although they may be absorbed.(*) Consequently they do not become part of the cells and give neither life not strength to the cells. They may help in the elimination of congestions and in the reestablish-ment of equilibrium.
*I*requently when this absorption does occur, the foreign substance remains in the system and forms a wedge between cells. This may be the beginning of tumors, cancers and other abnormalities.
A LOOK INTO THE NEAR FUTURE
In the Natura or newer science of medicine, when any abnormality, now known as a disease, manifests itself in an individual, the physical self will be examined carefully and scientifically and the lack— cause of the disease—discovered. The physician will then be able to know, as a result of his diagnostic analysis, which of the many known elements are missing and how to supply them. The constituents (organic, mineral and vitamin) of every vegetable, including herbs, roots and barks, and even the grasses, are now well known and the physician will prescribe them, either singly or in combination, in their natural state and this will quickly and naturally tend to supply the need, the lack of which is the cause of the illness, or lack of balance. The coming enlightened practice, because of its Naturalistic basis, will gradually replace all forms of serums and toxins(*) now used in the field of theraputics, Nature and Nature alone, will be the basis of all curative agents. This may appear to be a sweeping statement, but indications are already apparent that the change is taking place. (*)
*No condemnation of any one prescribing serums, toxins or synthetics is here intended. However, investigation quickly makes apparent that more and more people are accepting the Biblical concept that there shall be no blood pollution in any manner.
The present newly awakening interest in organic medicines made from vegetables, herbs, roots and barks, and more especially Lobelia, requires that a more complete discnption be given than the original in the book based on the teachings of the Thomsonian, Eclectic, Physio Medical and/or Natura school, in the present edition. Common Names: Lobelia, Indian Tobacco, Emetic Herb (Thomson), Pike Weed, Gagroot, Vomitroot, etc. Parts: Leaves, tops and seeds. Native To: Throughout the United States. Preparation: Tincture or Infusions. Dose: One to 60 drops. Average Dose: 10 to 30 min. of Tincture of 10% drug strength. RECOGNIZED SPECIFIC INDICATIONS Angina pectoris, apoplexy, asthma, bronchitis, croup, infantile convulsions, epilepsy, diphtheria, hemorrhagic diphtheria, dysmenorrhea, acute heart attacks, heatstroke, hysteria, migraine, ovarian spasms, intestine spasms, spinal meningitis, tetanus, tonsillitis, whooping cough. SYMPTOMATIC INDICATIONS In short, labored breathing, sense of suffocation; dyspnoae; precordial oppression; pain in chest of heavy, sore or oppressive character; dry cough, either with scant or over-secretions; asthmatic seizures; short, lacinating pain radiating from the heart center to left shoulder and arm; spasmodic muscular contraction; muscular rigidity; infantile convulsions due to some form of internal irritation; hysterical convulsion; rigid os uteri accompanied by rigid rim; perineal and vaginal rigidity during labor, angina pecton.
ACTION The action of Lobelia is upon the central nervous system and the sympathic nerve ganglia. It is generally classed as a gastro-intestinal irritant because in sufficiently large doses it produces emesis(*). The action of small doses is upon the cardiac area, slowing heart action and is followed generally by a more or less accelerated pulse. The action of small, frequent doses (as indicated) is to stimulate; of large doses to first relax and is followed by stimulation to organic action. Small doses stimulate digestion, the secretions and poor circulation, especially when due to enervated states. When Lobelia is combined with other appropriate remedies its tendency is to establish normalcy of the entire system and stimulate of all the organs of the body; hence is of great benefit in all chronic or semichronic conditions. In acute ailments, such as acute indigestion, or the onset of diphtheria, croup, scarlet fever, smallpox, tatanus or the bites of poisonous insects, where immediate effect is imperative, doses large enough to produce emesis should be given, to be followed by small doses in combination with such stimulants as Capsicum. In angina pectoris, neuralgia of the heart and pulmonary apoplexy doses of 20 drops should be given and repeated as necessary. It is a cardiac stimulant and acts as a sedative. In markedly slow pulse-wave, Lobelia in small, frequent doses is the remedy; it is indicated in all full, oppressed, sluggish pulse, especially if associated with precordial oppression, thoracic pain, difficulty in breathing, soreness of chest, nausea and coated tongue, and fullness of tissue. In obstetrical cases, Lobelia relaxes muscular rigidity and readily overcomes rigis os during parturition and also relaxes the perineal tissues protecting the parts against lacerations.
*Our experience with Lobelia does not bear out this conclusion. Improper use of any drug may produce undesirable symptoms.
It is best given in small doses and may be combined with other indicated agents. In scarlet fever and measles. It is of great service in the coughs of measles where sluggish circulation is present and eruptions are slow to appear or fail to fully develop. Lobelia in any form may be effectively combined with other
. frequent doses. and is equally serviceable in chronic coughs if combined with other indicated agents.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
In loss of appetite and slow digestion this agent is of great value. Infusions or alcoholic extracts may be used or powdered Lobelia substituted. It well combines with flax-seed or slippery elm in the relief of insect bites. In chronic respiratory disorders it increases or decreases the secretions according to the dosage. In whooping cough where secretions of a stringy character have a strangling effect on the sufferer it should be given in small. Lobelia is most valuable. bruises and sprains and of various pains. in such cases it is best given in small. is a vital stimulant. LOBELIA EXTERNALLY Lobelia is a valuable ingredient in all forms of poultices where relaxation is desired. Lobelia is an invaluable agent in all stages of la grippe and epidemic influenza. regulates imperfect circulation and controls cough and expectoration. Lobelia causes determination of the blood to the skin and promotes tardy eruptions and helps to reestablish when dangerous retrocession occurs for some reason. In dry. It is decidedly valuable in the atonic types of indigestion and dyspepsia associated with sick headache due to gastric disturbances. barking or hacking coughs where mucous rales are heard and there is difficulty in raising the sputum. frequent doses. Powdered Lobelia is well combined with lard and applied warm in acute thoracic diseases or any form of soreness of the chest.
So many claims have been made for this agent. or maximum doses of 60 drops. arthritis.20
agents and used as a poultice in the pains and inflammation present in pneumonia. croup."
. otherwise not. that it has been most unfortunately called a quack remedy. fifteen drops every fifteen minutes for hours. I have given it where immediate relaxation was an absolute necessity to be followed by a stimulating effect. and it has not failed me. inflammatory rheumatism and for all localized pains in the joints' and muscular structures. PERSONAL REMARKS The number one agent on the Natura physician's armamentarium is Lobelia. acute pharyngitis. I would say that Lobelia comes nearer to being such than any other agent I have used in all of these many years. it would be Lobelia and he could practice successfully. depending altogether on how it is prescribed. and so many more could be honestly made for it where its virtues fully understood. bronchitis. labeled a poison(*).
•T he Pharma cy La ws of Pennsylva nia require that a ny dru g tha t ma y be considered deletoriou s to norma l hea lth in doses of 1 fluid drachm or 60 grains by weight must be labeled "poison. in amounts of three drops to new born children. In an experience of fifty-six years (at the writing) I have prescribed it for children and people advanced in age. to older persons with never any but the best results. and continues to be. Lobelia is one of Nature's few dual agents in the relief of human ailments. If there were such a thing as a general Panacea. tonsillitis. pleurisy. orchitis. Lobelia has been. ovaritis. If this is to indicate that an unlimited amount may not be prescribed without harmful reactions then such labelling is justified. bronchopneumonia. Unfortunately and most unjustly. It is both a relaxant and a stimulant. hence if the Natura physician had to choose one remedy from all others.
"It is not the gift or invention of any man or company. a gra dua te of a regu la r school of Medicine. New Hampshire. "Different individuals in all ages and countries have discovered and promulgated more or less of its principles. and means and modes of practice. so I know of no one who is entitled to higher honor or deeper and more lasting gratitude from all the sons and daughters of affliction than this man. but the immutable laws of Nature. It is the eternal truth.The Thomsonian
OR PHYSIO-MEDICAL TREATMENT OF DISEASE After long experience and a thorough investigation and examination of all the principal systems of medical pra ctice. science and art of God and his inestimable and unequalled gift to all who will receive and apply it properly. for which we should render to each one due honor and gratitude. said:
"There is a true science and practice called the 'Physio-Medical. Cu rtis.' the character of which is indicated by its title. an able lecturer and founder of the first Physio-Medical College. And since. Samuel Thomson. or succession of men.
. as Dr. among them all. who presented to the world its chief medical discoveries and inventions in the ninth year of the last century. of Alstead. Its leaders are not men. I know of no one whq has given us so much that is true and good. connected with so little that is false and bad. Prof.
by ignorance. preserved and defended. " (1) Its doctrines are that the human body is formed and controlled. and can never 'progress' nor be supplanted while man shall inhabit this earth and disease continue to vex him. the conditions called disease have occurred. in part or whole.* "This science and practice is the system of principles properly called physiological. if any. or those that govern the formation and preservation of the organized body. remove from them errors and crudities that still cling to them. "(3) When. or interrupts. or unavoidable exposure. but tend directly to restore it [to supply requirements] and to heal the breach. anything which in any way interferes with.22
"Other men may more clearly develop these God-given principles. restored by the action of an invisible agent called the vital force. discover and devise better ways and means of applying them. by means and process that do not further damage it. "(2) The inability of any organ to perform its healthy function denotes disease. it teaches the duty of aiding the vital forces in its exciting. and the character of the processes of medication which constitute the Physio-Medical science and practice. free and universal action through the body may be a cause of disease. are the immutable truths and art devised by the unchangeable God for the benefit of the unchangeable constitution of man. when injured.
*As long as man remains a physical creature. the Physio-Medical system of treatment is the natural and logical one. that. and as long as food is essential to his continuance. due to the fact that in each prescribed remedy there are elements required by the body of man just as there are in the food he daily consumes in order to rebuild the various parts of his body. I repeat. this full. when all its parts are in such condition that this force can act freely and fully through them. irritating and inflammatory efforts to remove the obstacles to healthy action. Hence. inadvertency. but.
. the doctrines themselves. the general deductions from them. this body is said to be in health. and.
directly aid that force in restoring its equilibrium. in the knowl-
. in their nature. like that of food. exercise. cantharides. and rejects these in toto from its remedial means. in authorized medicinal doses or degrees. calculated to deprive the organs of the power to respond to the action of the vital force in the production of irritation and fever. which the vital force is endeavoring to remove. and. and the third is to inspire him to exert all his own power and potencies in the right direction. in its nature. The whole science of physiology consists in the knowledge of the character and uses of the organs and powers of the system. that of pathology so far as it is a science.. by judiciously removing or helping it to remove all the obstacles to its free and universal action. or is. "(6) It adopts as remedial means and measures only those agents whose inherent tendency. harmonize with the organic and conservative force of the system. like food and water. harmonize with the organic tissues and the vital forces. antimony. viz. "(5) It regards as poison anything and everything that is certainly known. The first is to remove the obstacles to his efforts. digitalis and other agents of like nature. in the measure and mode of application required in any given case. "In all cases of disease.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
"(4) It makes use of those articles and those only. in the diseased parts. to have directly destroyed human life. mercury. and. which. cicuta. obstacles to the free and universal action of the nerves and circulating vessels. warmth. electricity and the influence of pleasant company. the second is to supply him with means best adapted to enable him to effect his purpose. there are. "There are three ways to aid man in the accomplishment of his object or wishes. belladonna. arsenic. till perfect health is established. may and should be given or applied in the quantities and modes required. till the objects of their use are fully accomplished.
. in others. than do the well instructed and faithful Physio-Medical practitioners in the cure of disease. more are required. bland diffusive stimulants. and may be used almost indifferently. it can be easily proved that the best philosophers and chemists fail more frequently in the performance of their projected experiments. The chemist can do nothing if his instruments are imperfect or his agents impure. Thousands of means and many processes are of this character. and the whole art of practice of medicine lies in the knowledge of the modes and the means of supplying the wants. since with them alone disease is treated and cured with as much directness and certainty as philosophical and chemical experiments are performed. as those that may be relied upon. and then the results in neither case can succeed. all can be applied and supplied. without seriously deranging the physiological state. In some cases. In some cases. nor even a dangerous substance. Nature requires but one. two of the aids above indicated. of the character that may be taken in perfect health. But sometimes the instrument or agent or both are defective. "Indeed. So the physician can not cure a far gone case of tuberculosis with any medicine. but some of the best have been selected. and yet among them all is not found a single deadly poison. both classes of operations are certain to produce the expected results. "The conditions of their experiments being right. in others. "The Physio-Medical school commends the use of heat and moisture. and the operators intelligent and skillful. that such a man as Samuel Thomson should have prescribed a hundred different remedies for the elimination of disease (many of which had never before been used). "It is wonderful and a most astounding fact. by one means. in all the ways and to the extent ever required in disease. innocent astringents.24
edge of its conditions and wants. in others. nor any disease with inert substances.
Let these be adopted and consistently obeyed. contract and stimulate. All that is necessary to bring relief and establish order. "The beauty and excellence of all science consists in its ability to reduce confusion to order. circulation and disposition of a few organized substances. Whatever will invariably. and excite the organs to their proper motions. nitrogen. composed chiefly of carbon. powerfully and permanently relax. nor poisons into breast-milk. As stimulation is nothing more than rapidly alternating relaxation and contraction [an interchange of activity as in the storage battery]. will remove all obstructions to vital action. sometimes relaxing. phosphorus. and new modes of application. sometimes contracting. lime and other organic mineral elements. It should be its greatest recommendation. and no longer is there any trouble about the 'secondary' action of the remedies for disease. "Disease is a condition that prevents this full. All the motions of all the organs are produced by the simple contraction and relaxation of their constituent fibres.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
"The simplicity of the Physio-Medical practice has been an objection to its universal application. but the principles are the laws of man's nature and they cannot progress. it follows that the two motions in different ways and degrees of rapidity. no longer is the physician compelled to guess at the circumstances in which his remedies may be converted into poisons. with greater or less velocity. free and regular action. and cure all forms of disease. promptly. "The human body is supported and health sustained by the orderly process of digestion. "We may discover new methods and means of carrying them out. is to remove obstacles to this action. is a true medicine. no longer to lift his club and
. to extract philosophy from mystery. and to bring all the operations of art within the comprehension of the ordinary mind. are all that is necessary. oxygen hydrogen.
the character and conditions of disease. nor to reconstruct the organs of the body that may have been fatally marred. indeed. The pain and weakness caused by the operation has
. he sees at a glance. But emancipated from the tyranny of the schools of physic and guided by the Physio-Medical principles. but he can learn how to restore that which is capable of restoration. "2. each one of which argues against operations as a means of cure save in exceptional cases: "1. like Homer's Cyclops around his cave. No longer must he grope without a clue. To cut into the deep tissues of the body makes a severe wound in addition to the already existing condition. or entail upon his patient any chronic malady. nor restore the functions of organs that are totally deprived of the power to perform them. "4. knows for a certainty the requirements and processes by which it may be routed. and proceeds to work in a scientific manner. thus multiplying diseases and increasing their mortality.26
strike. combined with the operation frequently places cases beyond hope. with the same fixedness of principles and certainty of success that he would bring to bear upon the practice of any other art derived from the principles of its appropriate science. "It is impossible to perform a surgical operation of any magnitude without producing several injurious effects. "3. and he is blameworthy if he does anything to hasten dissolution. The anaesthetic usually administered under such circumstances still further reduces the vital force of the sufferer. expect to prolong human life forever. The amount of vitality destroyed by the fear and dread of passing through an operation. The amount of vitality required to heal such a wound draws heavily on the vital force of the patient. He cannot. a case that might easily have been cured if the correct treatment had been prescribed. nor to raise his gun and fire at random.
consequently. if. you substitute hope. and most of them may actually have been. harmful. in speaking of a certain case. you will sometimes hear a physician say: 'I have tried everything. The correct remedies have a tendency to produce the results sought. in place of pain. but a million nonindicated substances will have no power to bring relief and eradicate cause. "Consider for a moment. It is an appalling fact that actual murder is often committed by performing needless surgical operations. The very nature of poison is to destroy living matter. The number of agents tried. made the claim that all medicines are poisonous. A physician should be able to judge of this. the life of a patient is often saved when otherwise that life would be lost. Herein lies the test of his skill. "One such authority. if their tendency was not in line with the objective aimed at.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
a similar effect. from whom we-have quoted.' Now the real remedy or remedies suitable in the case he may be wholly ignorant of. instead of benumbing and deadening the sensatory nerves with a poison. Now real medicines are not poisonous at all. but nothing seems to do any good. "For instance. "Why have old modes failed? Simply because the means employed were not adapted to accomplish the end desired. and with equal truth. count for nothing. One might just as well. you stimulate and strengthen with a real medicine. even if millions. "Any one of these detrimental influences frequently is sufficient to bring about the death of a very weak patient. you give ease and comfort. instead of fear. say that all foods are poisonous. True medicine is a substance which tends to supply necessary material to the bodily substances and to increase the life principle in man. the contrast: If. "Poisonous substances irritate and provoke the vital cen-
. he has not tried everything. if. and prescribing benumbing poisons as medicine.
and why they have been disappointed in the results obtained. that if we are to gain our object. and unreasonable act. who holds in his hands the life of a human being. Every one. changing from poisons to toxins and serums of animal origin. and in cases where the force in these centers is very low. whether in the form of an herb or a food. a cure will result." It will also be recognized by every thinking man. employing the means and measures necessary to success. we must take the right course. and the uncertainty of the action of their remedies. In such cases the drug.28
ters to increased activity. or drugs. whether physician or layman. This is another confession made by some of the most eminent physicians in their ignorance of the real nature of physiological disorders called disease. and frequently. it will be readily seen why the old school of medicine has been so frequently unsuccessful and has had to change from one theory to another. There are hundreds of non-poisonous remedies now in use which are being more and more substituted for the poisonous drugs formerly prescribed and to the great benefit of all concerned. "medicine
. "Real medicine. But poisons never add any permanent energy to the vital centers in man. if the person to whom given possesses a goodly degree of vitality. their conclusion. hence. Taking this view of the matter. To say the least. is a substance that will increase the energy in the vital centers without working any injury. while trying to cure. their effect is to exhaust it entirely and thus cause the death of the sufferer. should seriously consider what an awful thing it is to give a drug the tendency of which is to destroy. act upon the inert system as does the driver's whip on the fagging horse. a view which is the opinion of the foremost investigators at the present time and is substantiated by every experiment made by dietitians. in spite of being poisonous. it is an exceedingly contradictory.
This is a fact of the greatest importance. applied. There has been too much false reasoning in regard to medicine. never changes. but the circumstances have changed. " 'When we take the common sense view of the matter we are left free to discover the real remedy. We have seen the benefit of this many times over when the actual remedy was found. says: " 'Circumstances change but essential natures never. If we use reason and consider for a moment." It is not to be wondered at. only it was another remedy that was required. We were told that all our remedies had failed. that they came to this conclusion. and another effect is now required. we have placed a finger on the root of a nerve supplying the muscles to the part in which the pain was felt and that pain instantly ceased. We have continued the treatment for perhaps half an hour or so and the pain did not return. Every one of those remedies had had its true effect and had never lost that. and will have the same effect whenever it is used in the same circumstances. True skill in such a case looks to the circumstances. Kirk of Edinburg. For instance. we will quickly see that the nature of a remedy.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
is not a science. It is not wise. This remedy has often proved in many cases exceedingly simple. For instance. merely to say that the remedy has lost its effect and throw it aside as useless. when we take even a cursory glance at the unscientific remedial agents and methods which they employ in their efforts to cure. Prof. a physician or patient complains that a certain remedy has lost its effect. in itself. Scotland. A remedy is always the same in nature. What was needed was only a little knowledge of the wondrous system of the living frame of man. The remedy has done all it could reasonably be expected to do.
. and the patient cured. On this point.
It is a most precious gift that is given to all who accept it. and let us work on that understanding. that of knowing how to pass from a remedy when it is not the right one.' "
. God himself [the functioning Law] will teach us when we are willing to follow in the light offered us. Let us gain a real understanding of the nature of all things with which we have to deal. and so be open to find the correct one.
Life. that is. The principle of life is the same in all animated beings. which they modify and render subservient on many occasions to the purpose of vitality." 8. Without organization there cannot be life. or such as are not endowed with a capacity for life. though influenced to a certain extent by the laws which govern inorganic matter. 5. are sustained in their living state by vital laws. Organic matter includes the two vast kingdoms of Nature: the animal (brute and man) and the vegetable. 2. 3. and the human animal economy is governed by the same general laws as that of the truly human economy. Organic or Uving bodies. in all its diversity of character. free movement. Matter. and it may be truthfully said of them that "activity is life. Inorganic matter includes all bodies not possessed of conscious life. form and combination. embracing chemistry and physics and natural philosophy.
. 7. of which organized bodies are alone susceptible.THE PHILOSOPHY
AND PRINCIPLES OF THE THOMSONIAN SYSTEM
1. may be classified into two great divisions. Again. which hold su premacy over and control those of physics and chemistry. or the Uving state. 6. 4. quality. Inorganic and dead matter is controlled or governed by laws of force. is a series of actions or mo tions in animal matter. namely: Organic and inorganic.
since life is the result of action and reaction. is the power or agency by which other stimulants. selects and expels effete or worn out matter by the pores of the skin. or generates the influence necessary to the continuance of its action. 13. 11. drink. electricity. 10. medicine and all reconstructing agents are made to act upon the system. and after birth the supply of animal heat is dependent upon this function of calorification. or caloric activity. first produced by heat.32
organized bodies. food. In the early period of animal life (during the embry onic stage) until the organs become developed. creates the power. sustains animal matter in a state of composition. conveys to and appropriates nourishment to every organ and tissue. carries on all the various secretions and enables them to react against or resist the influences that tend to their destruc tion. As the organs become developed they are endowed with the power of producing or generating heat. require the aid of stimulants (active agents) to call it into activity. galvanism. negative upon positive. Caloric activity brings into play that power (an electrogalvanic potency. and the amount of caloric activity generated will be in proportion as the vital action is
. light. Animal life can be supported only by external means (stimulants). 9. Heat is evolved in every part of the system. as atmospheric air. 12. These last two propositions form the cornerstone or basis of the Physio-Medical science of medicine. the kidneys and other depuratory organs. Thus vital action. or heat generating power. acid upon alkali) which is the im mediate agent of those varied and complicated actions which form and fashion the organs. Life is created and kept functioning by the influence of heat or caloric activity upon organized bodies. Heat. heat is derived from the mother. though possessed of a capacity for life.
carries on and governs the important vital functions of circulation. respiration. The stomach is the seat or "throne" of the vital powers. in order to sustain the recuperative actions. and thus effect a crisis in disease. 17. for instance)
. 16. 15. all the preservative. become weakened or deranged. the blood contains less positive electricity than it does when taken from one in health. The secre tions and transpirations from the skin and mucous surface being suspended. which. nutrition. If the system be deprived of caloric activity for a certain length of time. It is the same as respects oxygen. This. especially that of the liver. the heat is locked up in the system. digestion. The stomach is in almost every instance the seat of disease. re cuperative and sanative phenomena cease. As the heat of the system is lessened. and consequently the actions and functions of other organs. in. as pure stimulants (Capsicum. is a wise provision for retaining the heat. The same means that will restore the natural tempera ture of the system. As the functions of the stomach and bowels are restored to a healthy condition a natural warmth and activity becomes again established throughout the system. con trary to popular belief. When this organ is disordered the power of generat ing heat and nervous energy is diminished. assimilation and the activity of the various secretions. that proportion will vital action diminish. the main center or source from which is radiated the nervous power. by the aid of heat and oxygen. Experiments have shown that in most inflammatory diseases. although the heat of the surface is increased above the natural standard. 14. yet the amount of heat generated may be less than is produced in a state of health. In fever (temperature due to the extra efforts of the vital organs to throw out the enemies of life).THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
as the liver and glands of the mucous membranes. Thus in fevers there is an unnatural quantity of blood at the surface and a corresponding lack inwardly. the nervous power which maintains an equilibrium (equilibrium alone is health) in the circulation is enfeebled. either from a disordered stomach or from any other cause. 21. 19. either by a cold (congestion interfering with proper circula tion). An undue accumulation of blood in any part of the body is attended by a deficiency (unbalance) in other parts. disordered stomach (interference with the interblending of acids and alkalies). or by any other cause whatsoever. 20. As the natural warmth of the system is reduced. It is to be noted especially that the healthy activity of the digestive powers is due to the saliva—Alkaline—mixed with the food we eat and which comes in contact with the digestive acids in the stomach. The same cause also deranges the secret ing organs. will tend to restore the natural balance of the circulation of the blood. In many instances in disease. The same means that will correct a disordered stomach and "raise the heat" of the system to its natural standard. nutrition and assimilation becomes en feebled or disordered. will also increase the electro-galvanic or nervous power which governs the circulation and all the vital functions. 18. and the excessive thirst accompanying fever arises from diminished or
and the vapor baths. hence in disease a loss of the natural balance of equilibrium in the circulation of the blood is a common occurence. the liver (the most importani organ in the body of man) ceases to secrete bile. There is an Electro-Galvanic activity set in motion just as we find it in the modern storage battery. the functioning of digestion. determinations of blood to the head are accompanied with a loss in the lower extremities. As the natural heat and nervous power are reduced.
to a new mode of action. Hence. the secretions and. assimilation. and regaining their lost vitality. life-sustaining activity.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
suspended secretions of the glands of the mucous membrane. Whatever will cleanse the stomach. are caused by the recuperative. as it were. Many of the symp toms which occur in disease." 22. In the higher order of animals and in man. the abstrac tion of heat can be borne below a certain degree. will also tend to restore the diges tion. would not grow old. it may be said in passing. Fever (rise or fall in temperature) does not constitute a disease. but is always an evidence of the existence of an offending cause in the system. 26. man would never know disease. as pain and a state of fever. 25. Living creatures (man and animals) are ever sur rounded by agents or forces which exert an influence in direct
. as the hybernating species. these are endowed with a power to react against cold and other deleterious agents. 23. and by thus establishing a counter acting force or influence. that if the activity of the liver could be maintained at normal. and quickly elevate himself to the plane of the "gods. restore the natural heat and produce perspiration. and an indication that nature is struggling to remove such cause. remove every de rangement which occurs in disease. would always be happy. in fine. will bear the abstraction of heat from their bodies without pro ducing disorganization. the organs being driven. and on the return of warm weather are reawakened into life and activity. without producing disorganization and death. The lower order of animals. with the design of counteracting the influence of offending causes. but for a limited period. Relative to this last proposition. never know a "blue" moment. life and organization are preserved against causes tending to their destruction. they sink into a state of torpor and insensibility during winter. 24.
antagonism to the laws of life and tend to subvert or destroy vital action. Intermittent fever. as it were. Thus the living state is held. As the nervous influence escapes from the system. for the passage or circulation of this nerve fluid. and thus prove a fruitful source of disease. become enfeebled and deranged. as it is termed. and to lessen the power of generating heat: hence. the surface becomes hot and dry. and more especially the electro-galvanic fluids escape. As the constitution reacts. bringing
. by means of the nerves. yet would be powerless if there were no congestions present in the system due to an improper diet. commences with a chill. Dampness operates as a conducting medium by which the caloric activity. the patient has a fever— the battle between the destructive and constructive agents is on. fever comes on. in other words. these are lassitude. and chilliness. restore the heat. coldness of the surface and extremities. not only from the lower extremities but also from the digestive functions and all the viscera of the abdomen. disease of every form and variety commences with symptoms which show that the vital powers are weakened. and various other causes. a new train of symptoms ensues. over which it has control. The direct effect of cold and other morbific agents upon the system is to weaken vital action. 27. The first symptoms in disease prove a weakened con dition of vital activity. As the system reacts. Cold and damp feet exert an influence in weakening and deranging the natural and healthy order of activity in the system. and the system is in a state of feverish excitement. and the recuperative efforts which occasion the temperature. The constitution with all its constructive agents struggles against disease and occasions the fever. The pulse becomes quicker and stronger. in activity. and it is by this power of reaction that disease is overcome. which form a connecting chain of conductors or channels throughout the system. 28. in a balance between opposing powers. the functions.
These are the direct effects of the morbific agents that produce the disease.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
on perspiration and frequently other critical evacuations. to wit: By reducing the vital forces or the recuperative efforts of nature. recuperative activity. There is another and directly opposite plan (that at present almost universally practiced) for subduing fever. until the return of the succeeding chill. and thus preserve it from destruction. 30. by which the disease is partly or wholly removed. though the fashionable and accepted practice. and others. 29. chilliness and a disordered stomach. by which the disease is thrown to the surface. and but for a counteracting influence. such as Aconite. more especially from the kidneys. producing an eruption on the skin. The design of reaction or fever is to restore the lost heat and vitality. is mostly unsuccessful. There is hardly a single man or woman. and is hazardous to the future health. by assisting to bring about what the fever is endeavoring to accomplish. who has had no
. A course of treatment that will cleanse the stomach and bowels and restore their natural activity. measles. there is always in the commencement a general debility. is nevertheless directly against Nature's Laws. will also remove the fever. by the use of poisonous (destructive) agents. by purging. as smallpox. Belladonna. When the offending cause is removed there will be nothing to excite fever or reaction. vital action would be quickly overcome. and to remove all morbific or deleterious agents and their effects from the system. chickenpox and scarlet fever. This. In the eruptive diseases which are always of zymotic (inner filth) origin. The constitution (stored vital force) establishes a reaction or fever. when the constitution institutes the same preservative. if not to the life of the patients on whom it is tried. and at the same time remove obstructions from the system.
frequently excellent medicines at the very onset of a cold. In many instances. there are. would be benefitted. thickened. generally aggravate fevers and hence it has been inferred that all stimulants are improper in such cases. These are formed on the lining membrane of the stomach and bowels and indicated by "cold sores" in the mouth. morbid secretions. 31. med ical men of the dominant school have not made a proper dis tinction between true stimulants that strengthen and promote a healthy action. As a consequence of a reduction and derangement of vital action. 32. is to overcome the contracted or spasmodic condition of the capillary vessels by relaxing the system and cleansing the stomach with the one universal and non-harmful agent—Lobelia. vapor baths preferred. Brandy and other alcoholics. 33. pleurisy. and those agents which occasion morbid excite ment at the expense of the vital forces. and in relaxing the system. In acute diseases. e. This is absolutely nothing less than the aftereffects of the fashionable treatment of the present age. One of the most important indications in the treat ment of all acute diseases attended with high arterial excite ment or violent fever. by taking one grain of Capsicum every thirty minutes. To effect such a relaxation of the system there is probably no agent of equal value. in disease. as in dysentery. in the same condition.38
more than the LaGrippe or Influenza. to putre-
. pure stimulants and vapor or hot baths. fever and its cause may be removed by the same means that alone will overcome a chill. without in any way weakening the vital properties. This medicine exerts a surprising influence in equalizing the nervous power. termed "canker" by Dr. there is a tendency more or less. who is not suffering from some weakness. According to the Physio-Medical philosophy. i.. A patient who would be injured by brandy. Thomson. however. also the various forms of eruptive diseases and all other febrile affections.
violent pleurisy. tenacious secretions or "canker. which proves deleterious to the constitution. Thomson expressed it. In violent local determination of blood to a part or organ. the vital forces are reinforced with Capsicum and the morbid condition of the entire system is protected by Echinacea. these are not medicines. Thomson. one of the most important indications in the treatment. inflammation of the kidneys." The tongue. is more or less coated with cankerous or morbid secretions." and as these morbid secretions soften they may be removed. and restore the inward or natural heat. To free the mucous membranes from canker is of the first importance in the cure of disease. The stomach becoming coated with thickened. is usually one of the first and most favorable signs of the successful passing of a crisis. 34. It was an observation of Dr. by which. Here we have three sovereign remedies. the stomach should be cleansed thoroughly by the reasonable use of Lobelia and warm water. but true foods supplying the system with material that it requires to balance itself. and all of vegetable origin. always present in fevers of every description. either via the stomach
. is to overcome this undue determination cf the blood to the affected part by relaxing the system with Lobelia. After the stomach is freed of its foul contents. that "where there is a settled fever there is canker seated in the stomach. "the canker is brought to a point. The tendency in this canker to soften and clean off from the edges of the tongue. First of all then. as stated.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
faction." is a general cause of a disease being protracted as this indicates a "low" state. This requires in the first place the use of agents that will excite the secretions. apoplexy and other like diseases. as in croup. 35. and its appearance affords a criterion by which to judge of the condition of the entire mucous membrane surface. inflammation of the brain. as Dr. In fact.
it scientifically (with reason and understanding) applied. generally speaking.
. the Physio-Medical system fulfills all the important requirements for the treatment of the ailing. a cure. 36. and.40
or administered by means of the Internal Bath. and equilibrium. Finally. which is. will bring about a balance.
when it will again accept food. and thus aid her efforts in reestablishing a state of health. Animals who follow this plan seldom die of disease. and hence at the very inset of fever. Whenever a fever arises from the cause of undigested food. and remove morbid secretions from its mucous surface. especially the dog. They relax the system. and in many instances they are indispensibly necessary to the recovery of the patient. For instance. next it will eat grasses or herbs until it is able to empty its stomach. But where disease has become seated. In many cases of slight or sudden attacks of disease. invigorate the energies of the stomach. First of all. equalize the circulation of the blood and of the nervous influence. and in this way overcome obstructions. assist the constitution in resisting disease. restore the secretions. other important objects are obtained by the operation of such agents. then it rests until the normal functioning of the organ is established. the use of emetics is particularly indicated.EMETICS IN THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE
Physio-Medical (Thomsonian) emetics constitute the most effectual agency employed in the treatment of disease (the relief of indispositions)." is one of God's greatest commands. it refuses all food. and in fact. all that is required by the operation of an emetic is to throw off the foul contents of the stomach. watch the action of a sick animal. If there is a general fever pervading the body it is evidence of an abnormal condition of the stomach. poisonous articles were employed almost exclusively as emetics. which had oppressed and deranged its functions.
.* Previous to the discovery of the medical properties of Lobelia by Samuel Thomson. There is scarcely a form of sickness in which the use of emetics will not prove beneficial. worms in the intestines. the stomach's energies sunken or its
*"From Mother Nature learn wisdom.
with the application of external warmth and friction to the surface with a view of bringing on a reaction. The latter is particularly adapted to cases of spasms. emetics constitute by far the most efficient remedy. in tablet form with warm water. croup. convulsions. In the disease of children. The vomiting of a child after feeding is the most certain indication that its digestive organism is functioning properly.42
functions prostrated by poisonous influences or previous exposure to cold. less dangerous. and in shortening the duration of this dreaded disease. as also in advanced stages of disease. or in cases of acute indigestion (so-called heart failure). In measles. where the patient is in a stupor. more especially at an early stage of disease. or the third preparation of Thomson. In sudden attacks of fever. either in powder in warm teas. In bleeding from the lungs the effect of the operation is to attract blood from the lungs and diffuse it through the system by which the bleeding will be checked. emetics are indicated. When there is unconsciousness. or
. Emetics administered in the early period of scarlet fever will frequently exert a powerful influence in moderating the violence. any preparation of Lobelia may be freely given via the bowels by the use of the Internal Bath or Murphy Drip. scarlet fever and smallpox the disease will be rendered more mild in character. We can not do wrong in giving emetics to sick children. the tincture in warm water. and where the heat of the system is very low. the third preparation of Lobelia should be freely given. Lobelia should be given. Vomiting is Nature's method of relieving the stomach in infancy. No danger need be apprehended from vomiting a child too much in croup. nor in any other form of violent attacks of disease. Warm foot baths. and frequently of shorter duration by the early administration of emetics to thoroughly cleanse the stomach. In protracted chills.
emetics are of great benefit. the employment of active emetics are indicated. or packing with cotton which has been saturated with Geranium. is generally successful in the treatment of bleeding from the stomach. and it is not known ever to have failed in checking the hemorrhage. which may have oppressed its energies. In uterine hemorrhage the flow of blood frequently may be controlled by active emetics. more especially when the emetic is preceded by the application of a vapor bath. not only to dislodge accumulations of blood in the stomach. In bleeding from the stomach. emetics may be employed with great advantage. aided by the injection of Geranium and Bayberry directly to the parts. In pleurisy and inflammation of the lungs. which is the explanation why a patient may vomit with so little pain or difficulty in active inflammation in the pleura or lungs. but to cause a distribution of the blood throughout the system. and to strengthen the weakened capillary vessels of the mucous membrane of the stomach. either from inflammation or the existence of ulcers. The act of vomiting is not attended with any great pain or difficulty in the most violent attacks of pleurisy or inflammation of the lungs. Emetics are more effectual than any other remedy in the relief of bronchitis and other forms of disease of the chest. rendering the system more sensitive to the impression of medicine. As the patient becomes nauseated from the action of the emetic. the system is relaxed. The third preparation of Lobelia given freely. The most severe paroxysms of asthma may be overcome by a thorough emetic.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
the vapor bath should be employed to aid in restoring the natural equilibrium of the circulation of the blood. especially in the early period of the disease. In severe colds and sore throat.
. together with the application of the vapor bath when possible. in which blood will be raised by vomiting.
cough and sanguinous discharge. and thus reestablishing that just balance in the distribution of the blood. lessen dyspnoea. may be speedily relieved by an emetic. emetics have proved the most successful. may be restored by one or two active emetics. Of the various remedies that have been employed in the treatment of dyspepsia. digestion. neuralgia. lumbago. In the early stage of dyspepsia. followed by the free use of Capsicum with the meals. or even two or three times a day. No remedy under my observation produces so much relief in these forms of disease as an active emetic and the efficiency is greatly enhanced by the previous application of a vapor bath. In those cases when violent paroxysms of coughing are observed to come on at certain periods. in most instances. depending upon a disordered condition of the stomach. In whooping cough more benefit may be derived from the use of emetics than from any other single remedy. Emetics form an important part of the treatment for rheumatism. Even in those cases where there is extreme tenderness at the pit of the stomach. an emetic after a vapor bath will afford more and quicker relief in general than any other remedy.44
In their wide and pervading operation. etc.
. The reason why these emetics are of so great a value is due to their power to establish a balance in the system—an equilibrium. on which the restoration and maintenance of health so materially depends. In violent cases an emetic should be given daily. emetics subdue or have a tendency to subdue vascular activity. to remove cutaneous constriction. gout. also calm the system by equalizing excitement. Sick-headache. it is a good practice to place the patient under the influence of Lobelia. even giving the amount necessary to cause free vomiting previous to the time at which the paroxysms of coughing usually occur. facilitate expectoration. promote absorption from the lungs.
It promptly allays the convulsive agitation of the nervous system. dysentery and cholera morbus. and its mucous surface is coated with thickened secretions. Epilepsy. and favors the disease. and the stomach contains more or less foul matter. restore capillary circulation. interfering with its functions. By exhibiting them just before the time for the onset of a paroxysm. for by the strong and direct impression made on the stomach and nervous system. Even admitting that the disease is mostly the result of a congested uterus. and creates a state of mental composure which invites restorative sleep. and it will yield more readily to indicated remedies. is in many instances traceable to a congested or otherwise disordered condition of the stomach and indicates the employment of emetics. The best plan is always to give an emetic during the
. To excite free vomiting is particularly indicated in the treatment of such disorders and besides relieving the stomach of foul matter and giving tone to the organ. it does unquestionably frequently proceed from gastric irritation. digestion is nil. is broken. and aid the efforts of Nature to restore healthy activity in the mucous membrane of the bowels. they will frequently prevent it. as it is most generally known. Nearly the same view may be taken of hysteria. such emetics exert a beneficial influence upon the secretions. the commencement in that organ of the wrong association constituting the disease. Whatever may be the immediate cause of the paroxysm. cause a determination of the blood to the surface. they render the spasms milder and of shorter duration.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
Emetics are well adapted to the cure of every variety of colic. no remedy is so quickly effective as an emetic. which naturally increases the distress of the latter. and demands to be treated accordingly. and even if they fail wholly to do this. In diarrhoae. Nor is this all they accomplish. or falling sickness. or cramp in the stomach.
the treatment indicated will be of benefit and it is always harmless. Apoplexy brought on. It has been observed. Lobelia should also be administered by injection and allowed to be retained in the bowels. and considered incurable. That removed. the mucous membrane of the stomach becomes more or less coated with a false and morbid membrane. and equalize the nervous system. must be treated for the cause. and this should be borne in mind. that patients who have long
. to assist in exciting vomiting. as it so frequently is. In chronic dyspepsia.46
paroxysm to shorten its duration and afterwards treat the cause which will usually be found to have its seat in the uterus. It may be an irritated or ulcerated womb. in the meantime. a general torpor then pervades the system. This plan will prove the most effectual in restoring the secretions. Lobelia is of immense value in preventing the tension of the nervous system. calls for a free exhibition of emetics. of which the third preparation of Lobelia is appropriate. relax the system. as in other forms of deeply-seated diseases. In such cases there is no plan of treatment which offers equal success comparable with that of the frequent use of the pack bath and stimulating emetics. which directly affects the nervous system and brings about the paroxysm. and many cases have been permanently cured by first freely prescribing emetics and then restoring the tone and functions of the digestive organism. Without effecting this in some manner the functions of the stomach cannot be permanently restored. The uterus. the effect will cease. Even if the seat of apoplexy should be in the brain. Many forms of Mania are frequently the result of a disordered condition of the stomach. and bringing about the detachment and removal of false membranes lining the stomach. by a mass of undigested food in the stomach. and the activity of the mind is greatly depressed. the nervous energy is protracted.
but also in the most violent neuralgic pains in the head.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
been affected with dyspepsia. and consequently the use of the remedy is particularly well adapted to such conditions. which attends jaundice and bilious fever. Besides cleansing the stomach and placing the system under the relaxing influence of Lobelia they promote the action of the absorbent vessels. is generally removed and the functions of this important organ restored. Many cases of this disease are quickly cured by the administration of Lobelia and followed by stimulating compositions. Affections of the head in general proceed from derangement of the stomach. has been cured by the same practice. and with such facility as to place it decidedly above all other modes of treating this most painful. are very liable to experience severe pains under the operation of an emetic. thoroughly cleansing and toning it. together with the influence of straining
. accompanied with extreme tenderness of the scalp. also active emetics. Torpor of the liver. through the influence of vapor or pack baths. to relax the system with Lobelia. as do other forms of settled (chronic) disease. and complain of feeling worse about the time the disease is taking a favorable turn. To restore the natural temperature of the blood and impart electricity to it by these baths. Even genuine tic-douloureux. Emetics form an important part of the treatment in the cure of jaundice as it is of the utmost importance to free the stomach of all morbid matter. and hitherto nearly unmanageable affection. Cases that are deeply seated will require. a repetition of the course of medicine. will be relieved promptly by an emetic which acts freely in emptying the stomach. The operation of emetics in conjunction with the vapor or pack baths are applicable to cases of dropsy. together with the indicated intermediate treatment. the neuralgia of some writers. so that not only in sick-headache are emetics indicated.
or violent pain in the head. water brash—that most disagreeable affliction. and will materially lessen the danger of the injury. pain and distress in the back and loins. and distress at the stomach. The physician will therefore be wise when dealing with this class of patients and administer Lobelia by means of the Internal Bath. Lobelia administered by injection. constitutes the most effectual means of relieving congestion of the liver. Many sufferers will not permit any medicine to be given them to cause vomiting as they labor under the mistaken impression that such a medicine is not indicated in their case.48
efforts to free the stomach of congestive matter. Whenever the system experiences a severe shock. by this method. extreme sickness. may be quickly relieved and entirely eliminated. and retained. this is the proper way to administer it. Women carried through several complete courses of medicine during the two weeks preceding their confinement. such as a feeling of fulness. and complete relief from distress. the stomach should immediately be evacuated by an active emetic. as by falling from a height. Emetics like Lobelia may be employed with perfect safety during every stage of pregnancy. A full course of medicine administered just before confinement is incomparably the best plan that has ever been
. by the active Lobelia emetic preceded by the use of an enema and the sheet ablution. or by a severe burn or scald. exerts the same beneficial influence upon the system as when administered via the stomach and if for any reason the stomach will not retain a medicine. invariably derive great benefit. and of quickly restoring its functions. and most of the derangements of the system consequent upon that state. This may save the patient a great deal of suffering. and if the accident should occur soon after. a violent blow. dizziness. or even within an hour or two after the patient has partaken of a heavy meal. digestion will be suspended.
swollen breasts. in the greater number of instances be prevented. may.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
adopted for insuring an easy and safe labor. and other forms of disease which sometimes are resultant on confinement. local inflammations. of which the emetic constituted the most important part of the treatment. by giving vapor or pack baths and emetics. will local diseases become more difficult to cure. diseases of the kidneys. elimination of morbid matter being the first requisite in the cure of disease. indolent ulcers of several years standing have been healed in a few weeks. swellings in the groin. The condition of the stomach always excites a controlling influence over local diseases. its effects on the brain are just as great as on any part of the nervous system. Lobelia has its greatest influence on tlie nervous system and consequently. Just in the proportion as the stomach is disordered. This is because the brain is actually the station of the nervous system and whatever affects the nervous system. even in a small way. emetics may be given with great advantage. On the contrary. will most certainly and directly affect the brain. convulsions. or at least the system be placed in a far better condition to resist the influence of the exciting cause of the disease. chiefly by improving the condition of the system generally and more particularly that of the stomach. carbuncles. neuralgia. affections of the spine and abscesses. gout. such as painful swellings in every part of the body. In the early stage painful swellings can be brought to a crisis and dispersed without suppuration taking place. irrespective of its nature or location. Even when the seat of disease is located principally in the brain. Puerperal fever. by a course of medicine.
. by courses of medicine. together with a proper use of Internal Baths to assist the action of the bowels in cleansing the system of impurities.
baths a nd emetics. One who is subject to a weakness in any part of the spine will experience an increase of the trouble whe n the stomach becomes more disordered than usual. In many i nstances disease of t he s pine has been elimi nated by the use of pack. such as scald head. Eruptions of the skin.5O
The stomach possesses a very low degree of sensibility. woman and child would benefit beyond expectation by fortnightly cleansing the stomach by the use of Lobeli a a nd t his f ollowe d by a st omac h bitters. nettlerash and eczema. are frequently occasioned by derangement of the digestive functions and these eruptions may be effectually treated by emetics.
. Onl y a s ufficie nt a mount of Lobeli a s houl d be gi ve n t o cause the sufferer to vomit freely and immediately thereafter tonics prescribe d to gi ve heat and strengt h to t he patient. followed by proper medication. e xce pt i n parts remote from the stomach. Lastly. so that its functions may be greatly depleted or disordered without the patie nt e xperie nci ng a ny s ympt oms of disease. every man.
Thomson. It diffuses warmth through the system. where a steam by water or vinegar and water. "In all cases. will promote perspiration and add a natural warmth to the body.STEAM. Thomson began to utilize it in the elimination of those factors which cause disease in the human system. and increases the sensibilities of the system to the impressions of medicine.. is more natural in producing perspiration than any dry heat that can be applied to the body in any other manner. "where the heat of the body is so far exhausted as not to be rekindled by using the medicines. and thereby increase the power of life and motion and aid greatly in removing disease. equalizes the circulation. for a dry heat will only serve to dry the air and prevent perspiration in many cases of disease. OR VAPOR. the principle upon which it operates in removing disease was not fully explained. and being shielded from the surrounding air by a blanket. AND PACK BATHS
Although the use of the vapor or steam bath as a means of curing disease was employed many centuries back." There is scarcely a form of disease or a condition of the system in which the steam bath may not be employed. and heat caused by steam in the manner I use it. imparts electricity to the blood. nor its utility in aiding the operation of medicine recognized or appreciated. or being in bed. fulfilling several important indications in the relief of the ailing. not only
. The vapor or steam bath constitutes an important part of the Physio-Medical system of practice. then applied heat by steaming becomes indispensible. and chills or stupor attend the patient. until Dr." said Dr.
It has been ascertained that in disease even of the most inflammatory character. and this may be administered with much less trouble. retention of urine. where the disease has continued several hours. In this form of disease it has been found that the hot air bath is as effectual as the vapor bath. and inflammation of the lungs. In croup. To diseases of an inflammatory character. and measles. and a stimulating injection given. they may be quickly removed. varioloid. such as the third preparation of Lobelia. and assist the operation of medicine. as in strangury. the blood contains less electricity than it does when in a healthy condition. or if there be a tendency to retrocession of the eruption. the vapor bath (vinegar added to the water) is almost indispensible. These baths may also be employed with immense benefit in diseases of the urinary organs. Slight attacks of jaundice can be relieved. scarlet fever. by a single vapor bath. the vapor bath should be applied. and by the employment of these baths in the early stages of many diseases. in order to restore the natural warmth of the blood. vapor or steam baths bring quick relief. One of the most important results of the application of the bath is adding warmth and electricity to the blood. in many instances. applying a vapor bath will bring it to the surface. preceded by colds. gravel.52
with safety but with decided benefit. In eruptive diseases such as small-pox. In every stage of smallpox the vapor bath is grateful to the
. or at least a moist heat applied around the patient and a powerful stimulant administered. with exception of erysipelas. followed by an emetic and this by a stimulant. If the eruption be slow to appear. In asthma when the system is in a cold and torpid condition. medicine will frequently fail to afford much relief. the vapor bath may be used with benefit at any stage of the disease.
or cold and clammy. will bear steaming on a couch or mattress.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
patient and aids the constitution in throwing out the disease. In inflammation of the lungs. lumbago. A patient too weak to sit up or even raise his head. scrofula. running of ears. stomach and bowels. which may be remedied by steam baths. provided proper attention be given to bathe the face and surface of the body occasionally with alcohol. not only to relieve the distressing symptoms but to facilitate the operation of medicine. consumption. liver. etc. palsy.. the ap-
. all fevers. or any other of the internal organs the vapor bath will be found to relieve pain. In peritonitis. hysteria. there is a marked benefit from the use of these baths. In violent colds and catarrh where the breathing is greatly oppressed and the skin dry and drawn. the employment of vapor baths becomes highly beneficial. the vapor bath should be promptly and perseveringly applied. the steam bath will afford more relief than any other means that can lie employed. where the heat and vitality of the sufferer are far reduced. assist the operation of medicine and shorten the course of the disease. Finally. and when the scales are dry and falling off there is no better remedy for restoring the natural healthy condition of the skin. besides giving Lobelia to relax the system and such remedies as Eckiuticca and Myrrh tc overcome the morbidity. These baths form an important auxiliary in the treatment of rheumatism." as they are termed by the laity. In the later period of eruptive diseases. Scarlet fever and measles are very liable to be followed by dropsy. and the patient much distressed. gout. neuralgia. etc. swelling of glands. In "low fevers. chlorosis. when scabs are forming and the patient much distressed. arising in part from an unhealthy condition of the skin. which is a most fatal form of disease after it has progressed to a certain stage.
For pain in the back and loins during pregnancy the steam bath may be used with great benefit. Nos. adding a teaspoonful of No. adding No. 2. add half a teaspoonful of the nerve powder in each dose given. or spasms. and in the injection. and danger of mortification. and in many instances are indispensable. 1. then steam. First. and in all forms of disease.54
plication of warmth to the body by means of steam aids the efforts of Nature to overcome every kind of disease that is curable. especially where there is an inflammatory and morbid state of the bowels. they can do no harm. the practice of giving ergot and other agents of like nature. it is well here to state what is meant by it and the most satisfactory way to give it. shortly would be abolished entirely. give Nos. When in bed repeat the medicine. and when applied in the early stage of many forms of disease will effectually prevent it becoming settled. In violent cases. which will cleanse the stomach and assist in keeping up a perspiration. in
. By means of the vapor bath and Lobelia the muscles may be more effectually relaxed than by any other means. The steam bath affords a protection to the system against the invasion of disease. 2 and 3. As a course of medicine has so frequently been mentioned. give an injection made with the same articles. 3. 1. where immediate relief must be had.. tc great advantage. 6. by restoring the lost heat. or composition. promoting the secretions and removing obstructions. and 6 may be given together. When this has finished operating. and at the same time the secretions are promoted and nature assisted without the least possible degree of danger to the patient. If the efficacy and safety of the steam bath in midwifery were generally known. Where there are symptoms of nervous affection. Injections may be administered at all times.
6 should be added. it is both harmless and effective. when the heat is at its highest. This lowers the resistence of the system and is a shock. Many will consider this heroic treatment.
. the face may swell'. In many instances it may be found inconvenient or even impossible to give the vapor or steam baths. No. Dry the body well and give an.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
which last condition. if he has been long under mercurial treatment. by steaming until free prespiration takes place and at the same time taking the heating medicines. Other and more simple plans of treatment will be outlined as we proceed. such as Capsicum. alcohol rub. The employment of the steam bath is as desirable as a preventive of sickness. As soon as one cloth cools apply another hot one and continue until swelling subsides. and is threatened with sickness. as it is in curing it. To overcome this. Pleurisy root and Scullcap. it may be prevented. will help to eliminate poisons and congestion and reinforce the vital forces so as to help them maintain life until the enemy disease is overcome. However. Vapor and steam baths as well as immersion will do all that ice packs can do and besides. In high temperatures it is the modern practice to use ice caps or packs. Wring out dry as possible and apply to swollen parts as hot as can be borne and also permit the patient to inhale the •vinegar fumes. and a long illness and expense saved. In such cases the bath tub should be half filled with water as warm as the patient can comfortably bear. Immerse the entire body in this water and permit patient to remain in it for from five to thirty minutes. add some vinegar to hot water and soak cloths in this. then while under the operation of the steam. according to the condition to be overcome. It is to be noted that when a patient is carried through a course of medicine and steamed. When a person has been exposed to the cold.
In a few minutes reaction will set in and the patient will commence to perspire. care being taken that the feet are thoroughly wrapped up and the neck tightly tucked in. and in blood diseases such as syphilis and scrofula. This will gradually draw out all poisons from the system and establish a normal activity—an equilibrium. dry off thoroughly. Remove the blankets and sheets. The vital forces must be reinforced by natural stimulants such as will be described. In chronic congestions known as tumors and cancers. give a quick shower or sponge bath. In cases where there is extreme weakness. When the temperature reaches 102}^ to 103 these baths may be given every five hours. feet included. Wring the cloth out thoroughly and wrap around the entire body. exercise should be taken to cause reaction. If too weak for this. The temperature of the water should depend upon the strength of the patient. the ailment and the desired result. Dip a linen sheet. Give all the cold water or fruit juices desired and permit patient to remain until perspiration ceases. A couch without a back is best for the purpose. This is readily done by quickly drying the body after leaving the warm water and following this by a rub. only a part of the body at a time should be bathed with tepid water and this followed by a rub. then complete with an alcohol rub. If patient is strong enough. The patient now lies down on the covered couch and first a blanket on one side is drawn up closely over the body. and this continued until all blankets are wrapped over the patient. Care must be exercised so as to avoid chills. as also in wasting diseases such as tuberculosis. in cold or cool water. Spread five to six woolen blankets of large size over this. then place in bed and
. the pack bath is preferred.56
Immersion is indicated whenever the temperature rises above 101. which is large enough to cover the body from neck down. and the tolerance to cold applications. then a blanket from other side.
A pack may be given to any part of the body where there is congestion. Why has the fever left? Because the waste or disease producing materials have been drawn out by the pack and there is no fuel (congestion) to bum (set up irritation). The wet sheet will act as an extra skin and will gradually draw out all poisons from the system. The body is hot when feverish and therefore the cool or cold sheet feels refreshing. scrofula.
. it should form part of the treatment in all cases of cancer. tuberculosis and like conditions. be controlled by this simple application. It is cooling yet stimulating. and any fever can. Generally one pack a day is sufficient though it may be repeated if necessary to reduce the temperature. and usually the patient falls asleep and when he awakes the temperature is reduced and he feels like a new person. As a result the dead cells and acids and other waste materials are carried off. tumor. syphilis.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
permit him to sleep. in all conditions where the temperature is above normal the entire body pack should be given. "The toxins that cause practically all diseases can be eliminated successfully by the wet pack. Packs may be given in practically all cases where the vapor cr steam bath is indicated and is safer and more desirable. and new material is carried to the diseased parts for the construction of new cells and tissues. However. As already indicated. This improves the circulation of the blood.
free and regular action.Disease
"Disease is a condition that prevents full. Whatever will invariably. As stimulation is nothing more than rapidly alternating relaxation and contraction [an interchange of activity as in the storage battery]. All that is necessary to bring relief and establish order. are all that is necessary. will remove all obstructions to vital action. is a true medicine. and cure all forms of disease. sometimes relaxing. and excite the organs to their proper motions.
. contract and stimulate. is to remove obstacles to this action. promptly. with greater or less velocity. sometimes contracting. it follows that the two motions in different ways and degrees of rapidity. powerfully and permanently relax.
particularly where there is danger of mortification. injections should never be dispensed with. even unnecessarily. and will frequently bring relief when all other methods fail. In all cases of dysentery. and far better they be given many times. In many violent cases. patients may be
. to guard against mortification. If in the stomach only. According to the plans which I have formulated. piles and other complaints where the bowels are badly affected.THE INTERNAL BATH
ALSO KNOWN AS INJECTIONS OR CLYSTERS
This manner of administering medicine (or food) is of the greatest importance in the eradication of disease and the maintaining of strength. there are certain objects aimed at in the administration of substances termed medicines for the elimination of disease: To raise the internal heat and maintain it. Whatever is good to eliminate disease when taken into the stomach. to remove morbid matter from the surface of the mucous membrane. to promote perspiration. then by taking the medicine through the mouth the disease may be reached. In all cases the grand object is to create a natural heat and remove congestions and morbidity. is doubly beneficial for the same purpose when given by injection for then it is not changed by the process of ordinary digestion—the interaction on it of alkalies and acids. It is safe to give them in all cases. but if in the bowels. colic. To best accomplish these objects. the medicines necessary to remove the complaint must be applied to that part where the disease is located. than once neglected when actively indicated. the same combination should be administered by injection. and restore the powers of digestion.
In many complaints peculiar to women. therefore. After passing this off. the medicated internal bath offers the safest manner.60
treated by administering medicine in this way. In the treatment of appendicitis and every other affliction of the alimentary system. The remedy should be suited to the condition. where there is acute inflammation or congestion which may give rise to inflammation and the formation of pus. then it is best first thoroughly to cleanse the bowels by taking a plain Internal Bath. If this plan is followed. this is the ideal treatment. When the affliction is less acute. The best position is the elbow and knee posture. using two or more quarts of warm water. all food prohibited and only fruit drinks in abundance permitted. the medical mixture may be added to an eighth of a pint of water. I do. This permits the easy flow of the medicated water and will reach a greater portion of the mucous membrane of the bowel than any other method.
Extreme Morbid Conditions
In all extremely morbid conditions as when there is the formation or accumulation of pus or danger of gangrene or mortification. most seriously advise that these considerations be always borne in mind. only the Echinacea need be added to the water. and that when quick action is desired. injected and retained. then one-half ounce of Tincture of Myrrh and fifteen to thirty drops of Tincture of Echinacea should be added to the quart of warm (not hot) water and this injected into the bowels and held as long as possible to permit absorption. when there would be no chance in any other way. then
. When the greatest amount of activity of the medicine is desired. the internal bath is the most direct means of giving relief. These enemas may be given as frequently as every hour. depending on the severity of the case.
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appendicitis will lose its terrors and operations become a rarity induced only by the fear of the patient and the insistence of surgeons who know nothing of Naturalistic treatment of disease. To the quart of water add a tablespoonful of dark brown (New Orleans if to be had) sugar. add IS drops of Tincture Echinacea. It is best to first add the Potassium and to be careful that the water is never more than a medium violet in color. If there is a temperature and indication of internal disturbances other than simply diarrhea. To a quart of moderately cool (not cold) water. no less than a quart of luke-warm water should be used. the weak
. the method of procedure is very simple. add two tablespoonfuls of Tincture HamameUs (witch hazel) and use as an enema. Repeat every one or two hours. whether of adults or infants. a teaspoonful of Tincture Myrrh. Adults may safely take two or even more quarts. according tc the severity of the case.
To evacuate the bowels.
In ordinary diarrhea. In children use same proportion bui less of the solution. especially if a long tube is used. and in case where there is a show of pus or blood. The sugar is relaxant and the Potassium is a splendid antiseptic in all cases. Myrrh and Echinacea. There is no more potent combination than that of HamameUs. Retain as long as possible to permit absorption and cleansing of the mucous surface. In the case of children only the sugar should be added and if there is colic in conjunction with the constipation. and a few grains of Potassium Permanganate. Tincture of Echinacea controlls the pus formation and danger of pus poisoning and the Tincture of Myrrh will help to prevent mortification and gangrene.
15 to 30 drops each of Tinctures Asclepias (Pleurisy Root) and Eupatorium (Boneset) and 10 to 30 drops of Tincture Lobelia. lockjaw and similar conditions. When prepared for children.62
catnip tea should be used to which a small amount of brown sugar has been added. 5 drops Capsicum. depending on the severity of the case. it is best to eliminate the Lobelia. In the beginning of colds and fevers.
The Enema as a Nervine
In all severe prostrations such as apoplexy.. the enema to which has been added powerful. Use only a 1 or 2 ounce rectal (bulb) syringe to avoid the danger of inflating the bowels too much. repeat the enema. meningitis.
The Enema as a Relaxant
In all conditions where the body is tense and a feverish condition present. In convulsions the same formula should be employed but the strength of the tinctures increased. etc. Among the very best of these agents is Cypripedium. and 15 drops Myrrh to the quart of water. no plan of procedure is of greater service than the warm enema. but non-poisonous nervines. These enemas may be given every hour until equilibrium is established and the patient rests easily. reaction usually being preceded by a thorough activity of the bowels. In all cases where evacuation does not follow within an hour. shock.
. or to add only one-third the amount.
The Enema as a Stimulant
In all depressed conditions such as sudden collapse. the Thomsonian formula may be used or instead. is of great importance. The water should be as hot as comfortably can be borne by the hand and the enemas repeated every hour until reaction takes place. 10 drops Tincture Zingiber (Ginger).
Tincture Hamamelis is the choice. Cypripedium should be added to the enema. when there is great nervousness or irritability. In cases where blood is present. In mild cases. As already mentioned.
In dysentery. and this retained to be absorbed. Where the nervous condPtion is extreme. 15 to 60 drops of Tincture Myrica (Bayberry) must be added. 15 drops of the tincture may be added to three ounces of water.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
To each quart of warm water. all the above and the addition of Tincture Myrica. 30 to 60 drops of Tincture Cypripediunt (Lady Slipper) should be added and the enema repeated every two to three hours. or even less. Tincture Myrrh and Tincture Hamamelis and even Tincture Echinacea.
In all conditions where an internal antiseptic is indicated. or the indication of pus. it is desirable and of great value to administer astringent and tonic enemas. All enemas in cool water and repeated every one. an infusion of cherry bark will serve to good purpose. If this is to be reinforced. When there is danger of. or cherry bark infusion instead. two or three hours. When blood is present in the stool. To recapitulate: In ordinary dysentery. Other good nervines may be used instead when Cypripedium is not procurable. When there is extreme soreness in the bowels then it is
. then Tincture of Myrrh may be added. cholera morbus and like complaints. Tincture Hamamelis in cool water. When pus is present. Potassium Permanganate is also a splendid antiseptic but in large doses is a poison. Tincture of Echinacea is the best. In appendicitis. Tincture Myrrh must be added. according to the severity of the case. or. if this is not handy. Plain water should at no time be employed as an enema as it is weakening.
may be injected and retained to be absorbed. it is of great value to feed the patient via the rectum. or any other nourishing food which can be liquified. and inject this so that the organic mineral elements may be absorbed and help establish equilibrium. This plan is known as the International System of Direct Medication. After this has been voided. in unconsciousness and when the stomach refuses to accept food. The amount should be no greater than three ounces at a time and this may be repeated every two and onehalf hours.
In many conditions of the system. First of all it is necessary to cleanse the rectum by giving an enema composed of warm water and Tincture Echinacea to which also has been added 3 drops of Tincture Capsicum. and especially in cancer and ulcers of the stomach. Beef broth. may be given.
. then barley or oatmeal water to which has been added the white of an egg well beaten.64
best first to prepare barley water and to this add the medication. malted milk. In anemic conditions it is of utmost importance to boil vegetables in water and then boil down this water to one-third the quantity. and thoroughly covered in texts of that title. wasting diseases. For this purpose the barley should be boiled and the water carefully passed through a cloth to remove all particles that might irritate the sensitive surface of the bowels.
Practically every disease may be treated and every organic remedy utilized iria the rectum and in most instances the response is quicker and more favorable than when medication is via the mouth. milk in which Irish moss has been boiled.
This is used to counteract the effects of poison (taken either internally or ap plied externally) and for asthma and other complaints of the lungs. 3. bite of dog with hydrophobia. and bathe the parts affected. fits. such as lockjaw. where the vital spark is nearly extinct. If very young. sweetened. sweetened. This is the most com mon form of using it. add a grain or two of Capsicum in a half teacupful of warm water. First strain through a cloth. For a dose. The seeds reduced to a fine powder and mixed with Nos. A tincture made from the green herb. 2. repeating until relieved. and in all cases of nerve affection add half a teaspoonful of nerve powder. For children. free perspiration. THOMSON COURSE OF MEDICINE ----ORIGINAL FORMULARY
Number 1. 3 for canker. and in all cases of suspended animation. For a dose.REMEDIES AND THEIR PREPARATION
USED IN A DR. give a teaspoonful. and repeat till relief is obtained. and promote a. the dose must be regulated according to their age. repeat the dose every fifteen minutes until it oper-
. steep a dose of the powder in half a teacupful of warm water. or the same quantity may be added to either of the other numbers when taken to cleanse the stomach. or in a tea or raspberry leaves. 2 and 6. overpower a cold. and from half to a teaspoonful may be taken in warm water. For the external effects of poison. is for the most violent attacks of spasms and Other complaints. take the above dose with the tincture. The powdered leaves and pods. and sweeten. The Emetic—Lobelia
1. then follow with a tea made of No. and give a teaspoonful of the tea at a time.
lessens the depression through the vaso-motor. Lobelia. Where there is lack of power Lobelia is always indicated. In large doses it relaxes and must be followed by a stimulant such as Capsicum. oppression in the precordium. and it is a stimulant. Do it as efficiently and with better results. and it favorably influences every organ and function supplied or controlled by these nerves. wherever they may be. or small and feeble. Scudder. oppression of the chest with difficult and labored respiration and the accumulation of mucous in the bronchial tubes. Lobelia will do quickly all that the stomach pump can do. Greer.
Give pennyroyal or other herb tea. 4. overcoming the condition. It is the remedy in larynigitis in both children and adults. Lyle. Thomson. for a drink. due to its influence on the blood vessels.
. and strengthens the muscular action of the vessel walls which propel the blood onward.
According to Drs. Lobelia is a specific in most cases of angina pectoris and neuralgia of the heart. Tablets may be substituted for the herb. Lobelia is dual in its activity. Stephens and modern physicians.
Lobelia is indicated when the pulse is full and oppressed. It is a relaxant. It is directly indicated in all conditions where there is a morbid congestion of the mucous membranes. labored action of the heart.66 ates. Ten to fifteen grains in half a cup of warm water every fifteen minutes until the stomach has been completely relieved of all its contents. Lobelia is one of the most direct and valuable stimulants to the sympathetic nervous system. cardiac (heart) pain. In small doses it stimulates. It is the indicated remedy when the patient complains of oppression in the chest and difficult breathing. In all conditions of congestions.
the circulation. Lobelia will be found invaluable. measles. and restores inter-action between the functions of the various organs. Lobelia is the ideal remedy.
. thereby improving oxygenation of the blood. spasmodic coughs and many forms of asthma. face palid. it is equally efficient to restore normalcy. In the convulsions of childhood. thereby removing the congestions. and there is oppression. acting on the nerve centers and respiratory centers. it is the ideal remedy. It supports the heart. after which the cause must be sought and relieved by the indicated remedies. the pulse rapid and the expression of the countenance drawn. It will give quick relief. overcomes excessive blood pressure in any portion of the body. then in conjunction with other remedies to cleanse the entire system of congestions and establish equilibrium. those of heat. Lobelia is a powerful anti-spasmodic. because the condition is due to vaso-motor inefficiency in all cases. false heart spasms. from any cause. For spasms in children. and smallpox it is of supreme importance. In whooping-cough. when breathing is difficult and painful. lobelia is the first remedy to be given to induce relaxation and equalize the circulation of the blood. when the circulation is feeble. Lobelia acts directly upon the regulating centers of the system (thus its influence to establish equilibrium).THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
In asthma. the extremities cold. First in a large dose to cleanse the stomach of poisonous matter. In all cases of zymotic (inner filth) diseases such as scarlet fever. it should be the first remedy given. On the contrary. In pneumonia and all other conditions of the congestions of the lungs. nervous system and digestive organism. as in all other forms of convulsion. chickenpox.
It is the one agent that one may safely rely upon. This is especially true in nervous dyspepsia. restores the resisting potency of every center to the invasion of disease. In many forms of digestive disturbances. if ever fail. and following its use the pulse becomes strong and natural. given in a dose sufficiently large to promptly empty the stomach. Lobelia should'be given first in doses large enough to cleanse the stomach and relax the system and be followed by corrective treatment. spine. In such conditions. an oppressive feeling. croup or pneumonia. muscles. will hardly. When the heart is weak. Also in those conditions where there is a feeling of coldness. and establishes harmony between the nervous and circulatory systems. LobeUa is essential in labor. not to mention being more natural. acts directly upon the heart and the lungs. whether asthma. It should always be followed by a stimulant and nervine." LobeUa. In all bronchial difficulties. whether of the chest. LobeUa is an ideal remedy.68
LobeUa is a restorative to the nerve force at the several centers. and then be given as part of the after-treatment. It will allay and regulate the
. In acute indigestion. after eating. In the dreaded diphtheria. a few grains of Lobelia and an equal amount of Capsicum (tablet form) may be taken directly after eating. LobeUa is a restorative. In epilepsy and all other contractive ailments. like a dead weight. or a faintness at the pit of the stomach. Lobelia hypodermically given is of greater potency and in every sense far more valuable. or sex organism should be treated in the same manner. a condition which has killed countless people. Spasms. LobeUa should be given in a relaxant dose—sufficient to cause free vomiting and thus cleanse the stomach. than any serum ever devised. where there is a feeling more of nausea than of pain. and where the verdict has nearly always been "heart failure.
whether due to congested ovaries. stimulants and nervines must be given. as in spasms.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
violent pains in the loins during labor which are due to rigidity of the passages. the ideal agent to relieve contraction and pain. fits and infectious diseases. or bran and Lobelia herb. EXTERNAL APPLICATION: In all cases where an external compress or plaster is indicated. Lobelia with nervines. natural and ideal stimulant in the entire materia medica. swollen uterus or other cause. a compress may be made with hops and Lobelia herb. as in pnuemonia. IMPORTANT: Whether lobelia is given in the powdered. from one to five grains in conjunction with a stimulant such as Capsicum. it is. If emesis does not occur promptly. This plan is followed in all cases where emptying of the stomach and relaxation is desired. heart failure and
. as in congestive chills. boils and acute swellings. tinctural or tablet form. may be safely relied upon to bring relief. As soon as the vomiting ceases.
Number 2. follow with slightly warm water every five minutes until there is free vomiting. then the dose is always small. Capsicum—Stimulant
Capsicum (red pepper) is the most pronounced. When stimulation is desired. In each case these are to be applied as hot as the patient can comfortably bear and changed as they become cold. congestions. It cannot be equalled by any known agent when a powerful and prolonged stimulant is needed. In disorders of the menstrual period. In hysteria. or a plaster with lard and Lobelia herb. it is always to be remembered that the full dose should be given at once. and is far safer and much to be preferred to ergot or other agents generally employed. and to establish normalcy. pleurisy. with the addition of such agents as pennyroyal.
In fact. whenever there is disinclination to activity it is an ideal stimulant. On the inset of a cold. Capsicum is valuable in that it "tones" up the organs and establishes natural activity." Capsicum is indicated. as Capsicum increases the glandular activity of both stomach and intestines. the feet damp and cold. In this it stands alone as ideal. Even in cholera morbus and atonic diarrhea. Capsicum should be taken in full dose (5 to 10 grains). Capsicum has the power to arouse the action of the secreting organs and always follows the use of Lobelia. where the temperature is subnormal. Capsicum is indicated and should be prescribed consistently. cold and clammy feelings. When there is inactivity of the entire system. Capsicum is antiseptic and therefore a most valuable agent as a gargle in ordinary sore throat or in diphtheria. In all so-called "low" fevers. but should be combined with Myrrh to relieve and remove the morbidity.70
other conditions calling for quick action. The entire circulation is affected by this agent and there is no reaction. it should be given in conjunction with small doses (1 to 5 grains) of Lobelia. as in "spring fever. In congested. whether pneu-
. when there are chills. In uterine hemorrhages it is ideal combined with Bayberry and will do more than any other remedy could. where stimulants are usually Contra-indicated. In all diseases prostrating in their nature. In these cases Capsicum is more efficient than Quinine and there is no reaction—no undesirable after effect. ulcerated or infectious sore throat it is an excellent agent. arousing the sluggish organism to action. In indigestion where gas is present.
the call is for the maximum dose—from three to ten grains. add half a wineglassful to a cup of hot water. white pond lily root. One hour is the maximum time to keep then.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
monia. and the inner bark of hemlock. 2. Combine with Lobelia and bran or hops. marsh rosemary.
Number 3. This will keep indefinitely. take one ounce of the powder. This dose is to be given three times. the small dose frequently given. steep one ounce of the powder in a pint of boiling water. add to a quart of water and boil until it is reduced to one pint. To do this. 1. or either of the other articles mentioned before. pleurisy or typhoid fever. substitute sumach bark. When needed. sweetened. and give a common wineglassful (2 to 4 tablespoonfuls). and an equal amount of No. preferrably in tablet form. If the ingredients suggested cannot be had. applied. by the Internal Bath. In chronic and sluggish conditions. and the same combination in a quart of warm water. The Canker Remedy
Combine Bayberry root bark. fifteen grains of No. pleurisy and other acute congestions. for a dose. When the violence of the disease requires a course of medicine. 8. Capsicum is invaluable in the prescription as the toning agent which helps the system to throw off the disease and reestablish equilibrium. This may be prepared in the same manner. is 1 to 3 grains with either hot or cold water. leaves or berries. NOTE: It is desirable to have this preparation always on hand and ready for use. at intervals of fifteen minutes. This course of
. equal parts and pound them well and mix thoroughly. red raspberry or witch-hazel leaves. add five grains of No. Strain. followed by a large drink of hot water. sweeten with honey and add three ounces of grain alcohol. In all acute conditions where Capsicum is indicated. Capsicum plasters are valuable in pneumonia.
6. and half a wineglassful of the syrup No. Three times will generally be sufficient. It is in no sense a dangerous procedure and in many instances will save life. 5. well seasoned with red pepper. a teaspoonful of No. a tea of bitter root. If mortification is known to exist. or gruel. by giving occasionally No.and during the day a tea made of poplar bark. 4. 2. give bitters. two or three times a day. to correct the bile and restore the digestion. During the period of treatment give milk porridge. for a considerable length of time. No. should be given night and morning to prevent a relapse . until the disorder is removed. 2. great care must be taken to keep up an internal heat. A teacupful of the tea of No. After the patient has been taken through a course of the medicine. suspected or feared.72
medicine may be repeated if found necessary. which is usually in two or three hours. but in severe cases it may be necessary to continue to carry the sufferer through a regular course two or three times a week. As soon as the disorder is under control. give the steam or pack bath. In cases where the liver is at fault. This is heroic treatment and indicated in severe illness and when the aid of a physician is not to be secured. These instructions are to be followed only in the more
. If constipation exists. or every other day. as the circumstances of the case require. clam broth should be the only food given during the entire course of the treatment. and must be repeated each day. or the composition powder. which will strengthen the stomach and assist in regulating the digestive organism and its functions. This operation is sufficient for one time. so as to produce perspiration. may be added to the combination for the Internal Bath. and sometimes once or twice will answer the purpose. After the patient has recovered sufficiently from the operation of the medicine.
strain and add seven pounds of sugar or five pounds of honey. and to restore weak patients. Syrup
Poplar bark and the bark of the root of Bayberry. This syrup is of exceptional value to strengthen the stomach and bowels. 3. half a wineglassful in hot water. it is the ideal treatment to follow. It may be freely used as a restorative and to prevent the onset of disease. and such as have become settled. ovarian and uterine cramps. by using freely of the tea No. Drain and add half pint of grain alcohol. spasms. or Balmony. equal parts. Barberry and Poplar bark.
Number 4. and in tuberculosis where all other treatment has failed. and is especially valuable in dysentery which leaves the stomach and bowels in a sore state.
Number 5. and giving this syrup. Among these are apoplexy. To use as heating and stimulating bitters. bronchitis. ground fine.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
violent attacks of disease. take three grains of Capsicum with each portion. A smaller quantity may be prepared by observing the same proportion of each article. croup and convulsion which require heroic treatment. In the first stage of dysentery. Bitters
Bitter herb. pulverized and one ounce of the powder added to a pint of hot water and steeped for a short time. then scald and skim. In the treatment of the bites of poisonous snakes or that of a dog with rabies. These bitters will correct the bile and help create a natural appetite by restoring the digestive powers. add two quarts of good brandy and bottle for use. When cool. Boil in two gallons of water for half an hour. it generally will
. For a dose. Diphtheria. The dose is half a wineglassful two or three times a day. one pound each. pneumonia. and add half a pound of either peach-stone meats or cherry-stone meats. meningitis and tetanus. severe cases of asthma.
These drops are of great benefit for the relief of pain where there is present a morbid condition which might result in mortification.74
effect a speedy cure. ease pain. Special Drops
One-half gallon of good brandy. and well mixed together. reduce swellings. It is +he best preservative against mortification of anything known. strained.
Number 7. Composition Powder
Two pounds of Bayberry root bark. all heated in a stone jug to 140°. and may be given safely in all complaints of men. permitted to stand until sufficiently cool. a teaspoonful of the powder in half a teacupful of boiling water. It is beneficial in bruises. and may also be used to bathe external swellings or a painful surface. Will allay the inflammation. sprains. one pound of the inner bark of hemlock. 2. two ounces of cloves. It is an excellent remedy in rheumatism when taken internally and applied externally. This strained and bottled. all pounded fine. gum camphor may be added. one pound of Ginger. swelled joints and all old sores. One or two teaspoonfuls of these drops may be given alone. It is a remedy of great value. For a dose. or the same quantity added to the dose of either of the medicines previously mentioned. This remedy is ideal in the first stages of diseases such as colds. and create a tendency to heal. In the application for sprains and bruises. women and children
. then one tablespoonful of honey added. chills and fevers. one pound of powdered gum myrrh. patient put to bed or in a pack bath and the remedy given. one ounce of No. and also will prevent those exposed from taking the disease. two ounces of Capsicum. or one gallon of first class wine. sifted through a fine sieve.
or male and female nervine. The female varieties are distinguished by the color of the blossoms. There are four species of this valuable vegetable. The red and white and white Umbil grows only in swamps. This is sometimes called Umbil. with much pain. and repeated several times quickly will cut short an attack of pleurisy and other lung affections. which puts forth several stalks that grow about two feet high. By taking a dose on retiring and applying a hot water bottle or electric pad to the feet. 6. add to each dose a teaspoonful of No. do likewise. In nervous symptoms add half a teaspoonful of the nerve powder. it has leaves resembling the poke leaf. and grows in swamps and wet lands. The male is called yellow Umbil. joined to a solid root. and five grains of No. but in a similar form. except the color of the blossom.
. that gives it the name of female umbil.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
and will destroy at the onset the greater part of acute diseases. it will ward off or cure a cold. Nerve Powder
American Valerian. When the symptoms are violent. This kind is found on high ledges and swamps. has a large cluster of fibrous roots matted together. red and white. or Lady Slipper.
Number 8. and white. and lean over to the right and left. and is in larger clusters of roots than the yellow. in dysentery. which grow out of the ground. It is excellent to relax. and in giving an internal bath. its top is similar to the red. The yellow and red are the best for medicine. bearing on its top a red blossom of a very singular form. between which a single stalk shoots up to a height of from eight to ten inches. and to remove obstructions caused by cold or loss of inward heat and vitality. which are red. a regular course of medicine should be given. The red has but two leaves. one male and three females. pain in the stomach and bowels. In very severe attacks and where the services of a good physician cannot be had. 1.
permitting sleep during which Nature may tone up the system and heal the afflictions. they must be washed clean.
. and may be used in all cases of disease with safety. but this is due to its potency to quiet the nerves and to create a state of ease. The same quantity may be mixed with doses of any of the other numbers and also used in the Internal bath. before the tops put forth. This powder has a tendency to promote sleep and is highly soothing. carefully dried. the roots will nearly all dry up. When the roots are dug. It will produce the most beneficial effects in all cases of nervous affections. If dug when growing. Half a teaspoonful may be given in hot water and the dose repeated as often as necessary. and is much better than the dangerous and habit forming narcotics which number their victims by the millions. or in the spring. It is perfectly harmless. sifted through a fine sieve and preserved from the air for future use. This powder is the best of known nervines.76
the roots should be dug in the fall when done growing. as also in hysterical symptoms. and then ground into a powder.
spasms in the intestines. migraine. There seemed to be no
Baltimore. whooping cough. Lobelin is derived from Lobelia inflaia.. the operation being described as involving great risk. apoplexy. internationally recognized as an authority. gives it a foremost place in the treatment of many cases of diseases such as angina pectoris. Only a few years ago the liberal physician and Nature curist would not have had the courage to use Lobelia as the most ethical physicians of today employ it. pneumonia. spinal meningitis. given up for
dead. asthma. Ellingwood. hemorrhagic diphtheria. of the Franklin Square Hospital. for a century.TH0MS0N1AN PRACTICE MODERNIZED FOR
MODERN NATURAL PHYSICIAN
Lobelia can be procured in a number of forms and is a standard remedy with many of the best physicians in America and one relied upon in a great number of the most dangerous ailments. dysmenorrhea. injected the drug. has been known as a heart stimulant.—A new-born baby. infantile convulsions. Walter Cox. Dr. a form of a large common blue flower which. tetanus. bronchitis. hysteria. Md. 1925. heatstroke. diphtheria. we concluded it was dead. of Chicago." Dr. "Finally. tonsilitis. now lives. ovarian pains. croup. acute heart failure. and is thriving as a result of an injection of lobelin solution. Cox said. July 22. Note the following item which appeared in the public press: "Heart Action Had Stopped When Surgeon Injected Fluid. rigid os. anuria. epilepsy. "We could not start the baby's breathing.
Lobelia proved of the greatest benefit. Dr. 1 to 5 grains with an equal amount of Capsicum is the approved dosage. Samuel Thomson used Lobelia—in the infusion form—for the same purpose (restoration of suspended animation) almost in the very beginning of his practice. The larger doses should not be given except in an emergency when the aid of a physician is not to be had. TINCTURE: Specifics only should be prescribed. and when it seemed that the patient was at death's door. B. I then gave 60 minims Lobelia."—A. To disabuse the mind of the laity as to the danger of Lobelia. an idea consistently inculcated by a certain class of physicians. took a violent chill and soon became unconscious. or by the physician. In chronic conditions. TABLETS: 1 to 60 grains. M. "Since I was convinced the baby was dead there was nothing to fear in using the drug. I have used Lobelia perhaps a hundred times in congested chills. 15 to 60 grains may be safely given and repeated in from 30 to 60 minutes. In acute cases. Instead of resorting to the usual remedies I gave her 30 minims of Lobelia and wrapped her in a hot blanket. An hour later she was again unconscious. thirteen years old. This marks the opening of a new avenue in obstetrics. with complications. and heart action was restored.78
way to revive life. HYPODERMICALLY: To be used only by physicians and seldom in other than acute cases. we cite the following cases:
"A girl. General dropsy appeared. In half an hour she began to show much warmth and commenced to sweat profusely. Its heart had stopped beating.D. tincture and hypodermic form and without a single recorded fatality." Eclectic and Physio-Medical physicians have used Lobelia consistently and persistently in the powder. breathing
. I plunged the hypodermic into the baby and almost immediately it started to breathe. W."
There is nothing new in this. She recovered promptly.. In half an hour she regained consciousness. Results have been uniform. and was wholesomely condemned for using such a "deadly poison. "In a case of scarlet fever. The dosage is the same as for the tablet.
I gave a hypodermic of 30 minims of Lobelia. but due to its hot nature few care to take it in this manner. but plainly found.D. she was warm.. give half a cup of water of the same temperature every five minutes until emesis does occur. The publishers of this book will gladly give physicians the name and address of firm making all the forms of Lobelia and other herbal Specifics. pulsation at the wrist weak. H. Convalescence was slow but continuous and in the end complete. In one hour another 30 drops.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
was difficult. after which I could see some change for the better. There was great improvement in breathing. None know
*Case reports in "The Gleaner'' September. or that many drops of the tincture. Next morning the patient was much better and resting. Little hope for recovery. In the afternoon she was much better. In acute cases the dosage must suit the condition and be repeated as necessary. pulse almost imperceptible. 40 drops more."—E. POWDER: As the common red pepper of table use. This may be procured in three forms: TINCTURE: The tincture given in hot water is prompt in its action. M. Dose 3 to 7 grains is the general dosage. should be given in water of the body temperature. TABLETS: This is the most desirable form as a home remedy or in the physician's case. Capsicum is well known to almost all people. IS to 30 grains Lobelia in tablet form. In chronic ailments several grains after meals. then follow immediately with 3 to 5 grains of Capsicum every half hour until three doses have been taken. If vomiting does not follow within a very short time. Capsicum may be mixed with any other medicine. As an external application it should be mixed with other remedies.*
When emesis (vomiting) is sought. In forty minutes.
Capsicum has already been fully described. Dose 3 to S drops in hot water is the correct dose and may be repeated as necessary. and then the remedy indicated by the condition.
In the onset of chills and colds it is the sovereign remedy. of the bowels.
Number 3. This takes the place of the Thomsonian No. These tinctures should be mixed and the dosage is from S to 15 drops. The Syrup
Tinctures Myrica 1 oz.80
better its virtue than the habitual drinker who considers it his best friend and never fails to use plenty of it in his hot soups when sobering up and soothing his cold and sore stomach after a prolonged spree.. as in cholera morbus.. Where the condition of the mucous membranes is exceptionally morbid. Mix th or oughl y..
Number 5. correct the bile and create a normal appetite. and Myrica 1 oz. Bitters
Tinctures Berberis 1/4 oz. The Canker (Morbid Condition) Remedy
Geranium1/4 oz. the dosage may be increased or 3 drops tincture Myrrh added to each dose. Th e dosage i s 5 t o IS drops. Hydrastis 1/2 oz. These tinctures are easily procurable at any first-class drug store.. The dose is 1 teaspoonful to 1 tablespoonful before meals. Thomson No. oz. This is necessary. 5. especially in diphtheria. acute or chronic. Common red pepper may be given safely in capsules and take the place of tablets. Hydrastis canadensis 1/2. This combination is exceptionally valuable to restore the digestive organism.
Number 4.. and Chelone 1/4. 3. Male Fern 1/4 oz..oz. This prescription substitutes for the original Dr. 4. and Anthemis 1 oz. Gentian 1/ 2 oz. This prescription takes the place of the original Thomson No. scarlet fever and affections. Mix thoroughly and add to one quart of highproof port or sherry wine and one-half pound of honey.
These remedies substitute for the Thomsonian No. 5 to 30 drops is the ideal and dependable remedy in all acute septic infections. in peritonitis and morbid conditions of the bowels. Myrrh is the indicated remedy and may be applied freely without dilution. up-to-date Physio-Medicalist and Nature Curist depends almost wholly on two remedies. and all forms of poisoning and morbidity. Experience has taught him that these are as certain as anything can be in life.
Number 7. The Drops
The modem. Dose 3 to 5 drops also may be added to the Echinacea for internal use. Tincture Myrrh: For external applications in cold sores. and Anthemis l/2 oz. 8. Nerve Remedy
Tinctures Cypripedium 1 oz. in the bites of poisonous snakes and insects. Tincture Echinacea. The dosage is from 15 to 30 drops. This combination takes the place of the Thomsonian No. the tinctures may be substituted in place of the powders. such as are present in typhoid fever and cholera morbus and cholera infantum. gangrene. it is the one remedy that does not disappoint. in gangrenous conditions and malignant ulceration. 6 preparation.
Number 8. the plan of procedure is the same as when powders are employed.
. depending altogether on the seriousness of the condition.THE MEDICINES OF NATURE
Number 6. In septicemia (blood poisoning). The Composition
This is still used in its original form by the modern PhysioMedicalist and Natural Physician and is difficult to improve. and these taken in hot water. When desired.
cheese and eggs—are merely ^»re-digested and highly organized (vitalized) vegetables. and only such. All these elements are obtainable from the organic (organized) kingdoms. an equilibrium (health being equilibrium). which it requires to maintain a balance. well and virile by supplying his body with the elements. or. fruits and cereals. what have been known as herbs are actually vegetables—foods that supply the body with required elements to maintain a balance. nuts. cereals and even eggs. milk and cheese come under this classification. The latter—milk. principally the vegetables (this term includes all herbs).Natural Man
Under the Natural. Fruits. the Divine plan.
. As indicated by Biblical authority. if you wish. man continues strong. having been consumed and converted by an animal organism.
gleet. It is a splendid local and constitutional styptic for hemorrhages from the nose. and there is temperature. and for this purpose is best combined with Bayberry. The root boiled in milk is a good remedy in bowel complaints of children. spongy gums. or combined with Syrup of Rhubarb
. It is applicable in the treatment of sore mouth or gums. tonic astringent. The root is a pleasant.THOMSONIAN. catarrhal ophthalmia. It is one of our most excellent astringent agents. mercurial salivation. diarrhoea. bowels or uterus.
Geranium Maculatum The root possesses actively astringent qualities. whether faecal or canious. or NATURE'S MATERIA MEDICA
Lobelia and Capsicum already have been dealt with exhaustively and other agents will now have atten tion in the order named in the system of revised practice. lungs. leucorrhcea. A decoction of this root has been used by injection with benefit in long standing venereal diseases and fiuor albus (the whites). and when the patient's tongue is not dry. In typhoid fever where there is excessive discharge. positive. but is persistent and effective. this agent is one of the most valuable. dysentery. more especially when the disease has continued several days. It is only moderately drying. stomach. PHYSIO-MEDICAL. In these conditions it should be combined with Echinacea. Diluted with water. Its chief influence is expended upon the alvine mucous membranes throughout.
Geranium will relieve. it may be given in doses of ten to fifteen drops. In all forms of hemorrhage. hemoptysis usually can be arrested promptly by drachm doses of the tincture. In hemorrhage from the kidneys and the intestinal canal. Menorrhagia can be most effectually abated by the internal administration of Geranium and Bayberry combined with vaginal injections of the same combination. this agent is valuable in the treatment of severe cases of cholera infantum. after its action has been established. to guard against the hemorrhages returning.84
(rhei). Where there is pain and distress from gastric ulcers. and control the diarrhoea that is so annoying and always weak-
. In consumption it will modify the night-sweats and cough. In cases of pulmonary hemorrhages it is the remedy. and which are so devoid of harmful properties. This is the only practical way of using it in chronic cases. or by syringing the nasal passage with the same solution. better results will be obtained by the administration of smaller doses. Hemorrhage resulting from the extraction of a tooth invariably can be arrested promptly by filling the socket with a piece of cotton saturated with the undiluted tinctures and applying firm pressure for a few minutes. in doses of a drachm. for an extended period. Epistaxis may be checked speedily by plugging the nostrils with cotton dipped in a solution composed of one part each of the tincture of Geranium and Bayberry. and in many instances. cure the trouble. whether internal or external. Relapse may be prevented by continuing the same dose at longer intervals for three or four days. twenty drops four times a day. In hemorrhage of the stomach. three or four times a day. one-half to one-drachm doses will often relieve when all other agents have failed. and two parts of water. given hourly until the attack subsides. There are few agents which possess a wider range of usefulness than Geranium Maculatum.
In such cases. either mercurial or from other cause. Comfort and Lyle. give:
. chronic dysentery. In the treatment of leucorrhcea.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
ening to the patient. where there is a relaxed and atonic condition. It is excellent for nasal polypi by injecting them with the tincture. In all hemorrhages. The polypoid growth will degenerate and drop out after a time. kidneys. we check the cough and profuse expectoration. King—Lloyd's. Chronic gonorrhoea and gleet are cured by the local injection of a ten to twenty-five per cent solution. as it exerts a good influence in hematinuria. with copious. adapted to the relief of conditions exhibiting relaxed. diarrhoea of subacutc character. Passive forms of hemorrhage often are controlled by it. push well up against the uterus. It is of value in chronic diarrhoea with mucous discharges. wet the protruding parts with the strong non-alcoholic fluid and inject twenty-five per cent solution into the bowels three or four times a week. The same treatment will cure many cases of recent hemorrhoids. with constant desire to evacuate the bowels. make a tampon of surgical wool. bowels or uterine. Use diluted as a wash and give internally. and thereby strengthen the patient.—Drs. and after saturating with the full-strength extract. Geranium is a powerful non-irritating astringent. In the treatment of chronic bronchitis. Should be employed during the active stages of inflammation. In the weakened stomach of hard drinkers we find an admirable place for Geranium. In uterine catarrh and relaxed conditions it is a splendid remedy. It is valuable in the treatment of sore mouth. Capsicum should be added to it. throat.—Dr. atonic and enfeebled tissues. and is of considerable value in catarrhal gastritis. In prolapsus of the bowels. menorrhagia. lungs. by its action in condensing the relaxed bronchial membrane. debilitating discharges. whether from nose.
hence its action upon the right or venous side of the heart. Hydrastis given in small and frequent doses generally will give relief both to the gastric membrane and to the nervous system. positive and permanently stimulating tonic. this same influence is felt throughout the entire venous system.
Hydrastis Canadensis The root is the king of tonics to the mucous membrane. Chionanthus 1 oz. As the liver is at fault in practically all cases of gastric ulceration of the stomach. and in cases of gastric ulceration. Its especial function with the liver is its tonic relief to the portal system. It is one of the best agents for sustaining the venous circulation.86
Tinct. extends to all parts of the body. wherever it may be required by the necessities of the vital force or influenced thither by its combination with other agents. This is an ideal treatment in even the early stages of cancer
. Tinct. Fifteen drops in a glass of water three or four times a day. In the weak and debilitated stomach. In fact. It is a mild. It improves the appetite and assists digestion. especially where there are nervous disturbances or if the gastric membrane be clogged with congested or catarrhal mucus. though primarily on the mucous membrane. according to the age and severity of the case. Its influence is also felt by the arterial circulation. Geranium Tinct. the ideal treatment is: Tinct. Its influence. Myfica 10 to 30 drops every hour or two in water. Hydrastis 1/ 2 oz. The same combination may be used on tampons for packing where this is possible.
smallpox. It tones the membrane and enables it to cast off its accumulated mucus. it is unexcelled. and where alteratives are required to be used. the influence of Hydrastis is very superior to most other agents. and also other forms of sores in the mouth and of the gums.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
of the stomach. in female disorders. ophthalmia. eruptive and syphilitic sores it is excellent. leucorrhcea. In combination with Bicarbonate of soda it is an excellent wash for that most disagreeable affliction. bronchi. children's sore mouth. and with such agents as Mitchella. it gives tone and vigor to the respiratory organs. In intestinal weakness it may be combined with some preparation whose nature is of iron. or Comfrey. In these washes it should be combined with: Tinct. such as Prunus Virginiana. With gentle astringents it is admirable in the gastric and alvine weakness present in cholera infantum. its tonic influence is felt by the kidneys. and in diarrhoea generally. Locally. In erysipelas. urinary aparata or genitalia by its combination with agents that especially influence any one of these several departments.
. Hydrastis 1 oz. Calendula or Hamamelis may be added as required and this applied full strength by means of tampons. sore throat. vaginal and uterine ulceration. with Eupatorium Purpureum or Capsella. with Juglans it forms a powerful internal tonic. Prunus. eczema. Locally. it promptly influences the organs of generation. It is of great service combined with hepatics for the relief of the portal circulation and for its tonic influence in both the secreting and excreting functions of the liver. Hydrastis may be made to act specially on the stomach. the influence of Hydrastis is frequently a most valuable addition. With agents like Aralia.
Tinct. Myrrh 1/4 oz. it is the ideal treatment as it may be taken internally and applied locally. The use of Hydrastis is limited only by the knowledge of the physician. It is the ideal tape-worm remover. in the treatment of gonorrhoea. Dose of the Tincture: Children. 3 to 10 drops. and in uterine ulceration. used chiefly for torpid conditions of the liver and flaccid conditions of the stomach. Male fern is also a tonic and an astringent and due to these properties enters into No. 3. It is a pronounced tonic and is adapted only in
. IS to 60 drops. healing and soothing agent and may be applied as frequently as required. With Hamametis and Glycerine it forms a good wash in gonorrhoea. For the removal of tape worm it is best to take it only under the instructions of a physician. In fact. when combined with other agents to suit the case. but it also has a powerful influence on all intestinal parasites. Echinacea 1/ 2 oz.
Berberis Vulgaris Barberry is a common house-yard shrub bearing bright red berries which are frequently used for preserving purposes. non-irritating antiseptic. This is a non-poisonous. Adults. The bark is the portion used medicinally.
Aspidium Filix-Mas The root of male fern is renowned for its anthelmintic properties. Barberry bark is an intensely bitter stimulant.THOMSONIAN SYSTEM Tinct.
accompanied by loss of strength and feeble appetite. Berberis is one of the best agents in the treatment of syphilis. Gentiana 3 drops Tinct. and for sluggishness of the liver with general dyspepsia it is of great value.
Gentiana Lutea The imported Gentian root generally is used in medicine and is an excellent bitter tonic. it is valuable. three drops of the Tincture Berberis. is excellent. In chronic conditions of the stomach and intestines. "Gentian is one of the most popular of the simple (non-
. Lobelia and Hydrastis. For ague it will often prove effective when other agents fail but should be combined with Capsicum and Lobelia. especially in the secondary and tertiary stages. It is of good service in malarial diseases when combined with other remedies such as Capsicum. 10 of Hydrastis and 3 grains of Capsicum being the usual dose. Tinct. Its chief action is upon the liver and stomach.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
chronic cases or when combined with other agents. Lobelia 2 drops Capsicum 2 grains This dose should be repeated every hour. In jaundice. For chills give only in hot water. and as a tonic for the weak and debilitated. it is the remedy indicated. especially if these conditions manifest in skin troubles. Berberis as prescribed above. In the early stages of consumption it is of great value but is best combined with Hydrastis and Capsicum. this same combination is ideal also for those convalescing from serious illness. In catarrhal conditions of the upper air passages.
and in dropsy where there is chronic. with feeble or slow digestion. before meals. It is of service in the treatment of chronic jaundice on account of its action on the bile. In small doses it is valuable to relieve irritation.
Bitter Herb or Balmony
Chelone Glabra Chelone is a splendid remedy in the treatment of dyspepsia and may be used freely for atonic conditions. Chelone 1/2 oz. Lobelia 2 drops Capsicum 2 grains. Tinct. increases digestion. Gentian 3 drops Tinct. In mal-assimilation it is one of the best agents. three times a day. it does well in convalescence from fevers and other diseases where the liver is involved. when the powers of life are low. As a mild hepatic tonic."—Dr. and as such finds its best field in atonic states of the gastro-intestinal tract. It improves the appetite. and tends to raise the heat of the body. Combined with diuretics its tonic powers are exerted on the kidneys. An indication for Gentian is: Depressed feeling in the pit of the stomach and a sense of physical and mental weariness. augments the circulation. and it does good service in ridding the system of worms— stomach worms. It influences the liver favorably and is a moderate stimulating cholagogue. Hydrastis 8 drops Tinct. In jaundice and mal-assimilation (all conditions where the sufferer consumes a sufficient amount of food but is not fully benefitted by it) combine: Tinct. hepatic and gastric torpor the influence of this remedy is good. This is the ideal tonic-stimulant in these cases. and improve the appetite and the digestion after protracted fevers. In general debility it is of service as a tonic.
poisonous) bitter tonics.
and in parturition it cannot well be excelled. the dose is from 5 to 60 drops. which will be even more abundant if Zingiber be added. This same combination is excellent when there is a general deficiency of bile and is indicated by light colored stool. When the stomach is very foul. For stomach and intestinal worms. The uterus also may be packed with cotton saturated with this tincture. 15 to to 60 drops every 15 to 60 minutes. and should there be excessive lochia it will assist in Stopping the excess.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Myrica Cefifera For foulness of the mucous membranes no other remedy can compare with Myrica. is the dose. In scrofulous diarrhoea. In prolapsus uteri it is splendid. Myrica is one of the best agents. depending on the age of the person suffering from them. miscarriage or any other cause. A free perspiration will follow. chronic cholera infantum and goitre. depending on the severity of the condition. In hot infusions (tinctures in hot water) it gradually arouses the circulation and favors an outward flow of blood. Its influence on the uterus is very positive and for this reason it is the one dependable remedy in uterine hemorrhages whether due to abortion. Its influence is also good in controlling the flow during menstruation and hemorrhages from other parts of the body and is a valuable agent in the treatment of female complaints.
. It induces better contractions and when given near the end of the confinement it will anticipate flooding. Chionanthus 1/2 oz Fifteen to 30 drops in a glass of water before each meal.
Myrica. For emetic purposes it should be given with Lobelia in hot drinks and this will quickly free the system of impurities and poisons.92
it will frequently operate as an emetic and save life."—Dr. sore throat. sore and bleeding gums and when spongy and flabby. In conjunction with LobeUa it is used in producing emesis. calls for its action. scrofula and secondary syphilis. Wilmeth—Lloyd. when the tissues are feeble and swollen. It is one of the few astringents which does not provoke a rise in temperature. atonic leucorrhoea. and dysentery with typhoid symptoms. In character it is a soothing nervine.
Anthemis NobiUs Garden Chamomile has maintained a well-earned reputation for hundreds of years. "Myrica is both a general and special stimulant to the mucous membranes. The dose is IS to 30 drops of a mixture of: Tinct. Increased flow of mucus. Dosage of Tinct. Myrica 1 oz. sore mouth. Lobelia 1/4 ozGive in hot water and repeat every fifteen minutes until emesis occurs. It is indicated in feeble circulation. The flowers are best used in in-
. and its usefulness is fully recognized. and a mild stomach tonic. Tinct. and is useful in chronic gastritis. nutrition and blood-making. useful in sore throat. whether in broncho-pulmonic disease. which is very desirable in the treatment of the conditions found in mercurial cachexia. 5 to 20 drops. or disease of the stomach or bowels. to be used where there is weakness and poor appetite and the tendency toward melancholy. It is a useful stimulant in typhoid and other low fevers. and is indicated particularly in the sore throat of scarlet fever. chronic catarrhal diarrhoea. It aids digestion. muco-enteritis.
Tinct."—Dr. Applied externally. When given warm. the best results will be obtained by giving the following combination: Tinct.
American Valerian or Lady Slipper
Cypripedium Pubescens "CypripedoMtn is adapted to atonic cases. and in woman will promote the menstrual flow. tonic and antispasmodic.
Five to 30 drops every three hours or less. It is especially useful as a child's remedy. Atony is the key to its specific action. Valerian 1/4^ oz. In all extreme nervous conditions where the stomach is at fault. are frequently righted by the use of this medicament. "Wrongs of the menstrual functions if caused by debility. "Atony of the entire system is another reason for employing this agent. "Anthemis may be classed as a stimulant. in which it im-
. Anthemis 1 oz. and as a drink during convalescence from febrile diseases. being of much service in the flatulent colic so frequently met with in small infants. The cold infusion acts as a tonic. and swellings and also help to restore shrunken sinews. according to the severity of the symptoms. its action being more pronounced in cases of atony or debility of any portions of the digestive apparatus. The Roman variety is the best. in the form of a poultice and combined with hops. Howes—Lloyd's. the German second and the common garden variety is equally good but much milder. and is more suitable for stomach difficulties. Chamomile favors perspiration and softens the skin. bruises. Chamomile will relieve sprains.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
fusion or the tincture in hot water.
and nervous depression accompanying stomach disorders [with Chamomile]. Repeat as necessary. nervous headache. Passiflora Incarnata 1 oz. or chorea. all due to atony. Anthemis l/ 2 oz. nervous unrest. Tinct. Cypripedium 1 oz. it allays the irritation. in menstrual irregularities. and produces a calm and tranquil condition of both body and mind.10 to 40 drops. and this whether the
. Tinct. and with it. and it leaves neither weakening nor deteriorating influence in the blood-stream. hypochondria. insomnia [with Passiflara] of low fevers. Neither toxins nor serums have the potency in this direction that Echinacea has. neuralgia. Dose . It is indicated in sleeplessness. Dose: 10 to 30 drops every hour or two. written and printed anent Echinacea." wrote Dr. hysteria. "Echinacea is a corrector of the depravations of the body fluids. the true Physio-Medicalist has found it to be the one supreme and dependable remedy to combat morbidity in the blood. mental depression from sexual overindulgence. if present. It is of special value in reflex functional disorders. pain. and in tendency to dementia at the climacteric. and delirium. As a remedy for nervous excitability or irritability not dependent upon organic lesions. with despondency. In insomnia: Tinct.94
proves both the circulation and the nutrition of the nerve centers. In despondency and a feeling of depression due to stomach disorders: Tinct. Niederkorn in 1910. Cypripedium 1 oz.
Brauneria pallida—Rudbeckia pattida Irrespective of all that has been said. Thomas—Lloyd's." —Dr.
both internal and external. Its use is indicated in septic infections. in typhoid fever.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
morbific changes of the fluids of the body are internal. bites and stings of poisonous insects and reptiles. Myrrh. and in fevers or conditions where there is a bluish discoloration of the mucous membranes. erysipelas. For external application always add Myrrh. cancerous cachexia. As a gargle for sore throat. should be combined with it. There is no morbid condition in which Echinacea is not indicated and its greatest benefit is made manifest. 5 drops Myrrh to every 10 drops of Echinacea. acute fevers. blood poisoning. according tc the severity of the case. toxemia with and without fever. blood perversions. Echinacea is the one true alternative. diphtheria. Dose: 5 to 30 drops every one to five hours. in typhoid infections. septicemia. syphilitic conditions. Echinacea should be used hypodermically. tongue brownish or almost black. For internal use in these conditions. is the correct proportion. Discriminating physicians of all schools have found it invaluable in infections. gangrenous conditions. or when discharges are foul—in fact. equal parts.
. adynamic fevers. When there is extreme morbidity. strumous conditions where an alternative is indicated. In acute and dangerous conditions. cellular abscesses. wherever there is a formation of pus. septicemia in its various forms. peritonitis. suppurations as in tonsilitis. acute infections. infected sores and wounds (with Myrrh). puerperal infection. in any or all conditions which point to sepsis. typhoid fever. equal parts Echinacea and Myrrh. carbuncles. even in diphtheria. salpingitis. infections with tendency to abscess. or caused by external introductions.
Two grains of the powdered Myrrh may be considered an average dose. especially where the gums are tender and bleeding. it will destroy the putrescence of the membrane and prevent blood absorption of the toxin. No. Outwardly applied. A small teaspoonful each of powdered Myrrh and Goldenseal to a pint of boiling water and a little ginger added will be found useful to weak stomach where the food is prone to ferment. 6. Myrrh is invaluable for foul ulcers. may be quickly and readily made thus: Tinct. It is generally administered as a tincture in water or syrup. It is usually spoken of as gum Myrrh. and also as medicine. chiefly resin. Powdered Myrrh is a superior tooth-powder. It is unequalled as an antiseptic for foul ulcers and is superior. a few drops in a glass of water will prove a powerful stimulant in shock. Dose: a teaspoonful every two hours.96
Balsamodendron Myrrha In morbid conditions. Powdered Myrrh and Golden Seal. Powdered Myrrh with Hydrastis may be sprinkled into indolent sores. In whatever form it is used Myrrh will be found to be a powerful antiseptic having for thousands of years been used for preservative purposes. may be blown into the throat of persons suffering from diphtheria or other sore throat. known as No. Myrrh 2 oz. Myrrh is a remedy second only to Echinacea. although the powder may be given to equally good advantage. when diluted. is a powerful stimulant and antiseptic. Internally.
. to practically every other antiseptic in operative surgery. bed-sores and all forms of gangrene. best mixed with powdered charcoal. best given combined with other indicated agents. collapse. The compound tincture of Myrrh. 6. prostration and profound congestion. although it contains very little gum. with a little borax.
In sinus ulcers. Dose 10 to 15 drops in plenty of water. the Tincture of Myrrh should be used instead. when the patient is rubbed dry. the internal use of Myrrh will prove beneficial. thus assuring purity and harmlessness. will seldom fail to establish the inflammatory action necessary for the production of granulations and a union of the cavity. It is also well adapted to female complaints. To make it more potent. After a vapor bath. and in diseases of the lungs and chest. it may be combined with water or better yet. ulcerated sore mouth and ulcerated sore throat. In cases of scrofulous ulcers. running from the ears. 4 to 8 drops in plenty of water. and sore nipples. Where the parts are too sensitive to admit the tincture to be used undiluted. hip disease. when unattended by fever. white swellings. Applied to fresh wounds. and wherever there is a free discharge of matter from a part. Myrrh is an active tonic.
. add 4 ounces of Tincture Echinacea. the tincture of Myrrh excites healing action and lessens the liability to the occurrence of unhealthy inflammation. tincture of Myrrh injected into the cavity. spongy gums. washing the surface with partly diluted tincture of Myrrh* affords a
*As it is now extremely difficult to procure pure grain alcohol for rubs after pack. The tincture of Myrrh is successfully employed to promote the exfoliation of bones. a stimulant. attended by a free expectoration and general debility. and the system is in a relaxed condition. and cavities that continue to discharge matter in consequence of a debilitated state of the vessels of the part. repeated daily or even oftener. and is possessed of highly antiseptic properties.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Tincfc Capsicum 1/2 oz. steam or shower baths. aphthous sore mouth. Myrrh has been successfully employed in chronic diarrhoea. It is equally useful in old sores. Bayberry tea.
In deeply seated colds attended by a free expectoration of a thick yellowish secretion. will be found highly beneficial. Lobelia need not be added. marasmus. chronic pleurisy. fresh cuts. An external application of No. an equal amount of tincture Lobelia may be added. and in all cases where the skin is relaxed. Echinacea 5 drops Mix with half an ounce of warm water. night-sweats.98
means of protection against cold. e. asthma. The massaging of the ear and the application of heat should be in conjunction with this treatment. and in every other form of disease attended by general debility. chronic diarrhoea. This should be used two or more times a day and the ear well dried after each application. as in chronic bronchitis. chronic rheumatism. indolent ulcers.. has been found useful in rheumatism. there is no safer or more successful method for the possible relief of the condition. consumption. consumption. dropsy. In that much and rightly dreaded condition foreshadowing mastoid trouble where there is running of the ear or where this can be induced. 6. and strengthens and improves the condition of the skin. bruises. The compound tincture may be applied to great advantage in sprains. i. In applying the compound for the relief of dropsy.
. neuralgia and like ailments. compound tincture Myrrh and Capsicum. To help bring about relaxation. gangrene and as a preventive to mortification both internally and externally. Myrrh 5 drops Tinct. the use of No. This practice is useful especially in cases where the skin is relaxed and the patient feeble. 6. than the frequent syringing of the ear with: Tinct.
the secretions and poor circulation.
One of the most powerful and thoroughly reliable stimulants known. the number of agents employed by them in the treatment of the sick was finally reduced to ten or twelve.
Used in small doses. scarlet fever. stimulating digestion.
. Physio-Medicalist or Nature Curist agrees with this. Is prompt and certain in its action. and this followed by active stimulants. Thus used it is beneficial in all chronic or semi-chronic cases. especially when due to enervated states. When combined with other remedies it establishes normalcy of the system and stimulates all the organs of the body. as for instance the onset of diphtheria. In acute ailments such as acute indigestion and wherever immediate relief is sought. tetanus or the bites of poisonous insects. smallpox. Large doses produce emesis and it is a powerful relaxant. and there is no reaction. Fully described in another part of this text. The really successful Thomsonian physician. Fully described elsewhere.A SELECTIVE ARMAMENTARIUM
Some of the world's greatest and most honored physicians have stated that after years of experience and by a process of elimination. large doses should be given to produce emesis. may be given in all cases except where the mucous membrane is highly inflamed.
the regular dose should be administered every half hour or oftener. with general nervous unrest. though quite certain. It is a remedy for vaso-disturbances in the parts supplied by the bronchial arteries. "Asclepias has a decided influence over serous and mucous membranes. It is an entirely safe sweating agent. it will markedly increase the true secretions from the skin. given less frequently. and alone is a decided remedy for catarrhal affections of the pulmonary and gastro-intestinal tracts. especially in pneumonia. the dosage may be decreased. Feller—Lloyd's. In high temperature. or the tincture given in water hot as the patient can drink. In these acute conditions it must be combined with another agent such as Scutellaria. and gastric irritability. where quick action is desired. Even in small doses of one drop.100
Asclepias Tuberosa A diaphoretic that is always safe and certain in its action and when given in sufficiently large doses and in hot water is the ideal medication in pneumonia and pleurisy. but always in warm water until the temperature is near normal and the lungs free from congestion."—Dr. "Asclepias is the diaphoretic. when due to colds.
. and is a prompt remedy for intercostal pain. it is one of the most certain diaphoretics we have. After free perspiration has been established. "It is especially a child's remedy. exhibited by weakness. mucous discharges. being feeble in its action in small doses. hence it becomes exceedingly useful as an associate remedy in pleurisy. Asclepias should always be administered in the form of a hot infusion. and is associated with a sedative when an increased action of the skin is required. and should be used freely until free perspiration is secured. When freely given. For these purposes it is especially adapted to the stomach and bowel disorders of children.
Scullcap is also known as hoodwort and mad-dog weed to country people and. may be substituted for Scutellaria when this agent is not procurable. relieves restlessness and insomnia in fevers and is a diaphoretic. give Tinct. Asclepias is the indicated remedy. Asclepias 1 oz. Children may be given 1 to 5 drops. If the temperature becomes subnormal. While taking this remedy in hot water or as an infusion. In peritonitis give: Tinct. then followed by a tonic of the nature of Hydrastis. then less frequently and as soon as the lungs are free. Tinct. add same amount of Scutellaria. 3 to 10 drops. depending on age. Echinacea 1/4 ozTinct. Asclepias 1 oz. chills must be carefully avoided. Lobelia 1/4 oz.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
In the onset of colds. It has a direct action on the cerebro-spinal centers. Boneset—Eupatorium Perfoliatum. an active stimulant like Capsicum should be taken. depending on age. give 5 to IS drops of the tincture of Asclepias in hot water. in hot water. Dose 10 to 20 drops every one or two hours. and 3 grains of Capsicumt every hour until the whole person is warm. Children. If very restless. Dose 15 to 40 drops every hour or oftener until a free perspiration is established. from time immemorial. Capsicum in 2 to 4 grain doses every hour. in hysteria from uterine
. In all acute congested conditions of the lungs. In pneumonia and acute pleurisy.
Scutellaria is a sedative and tonic nervine. controls nervous irritation. Scutellaria 1 oz. Tinct. has been used by them in teas in feverishness of a child.
In these cases.. it is invaluable in undue sexual desire and may be given freely and persistently without the slightest harm. by its action through the cerebro-spinal cen-
. Tinct. In such cases it is best taken in the form of a tea made from the herb itself. nervous conditions. "Scutellaria. Tinct. Scutellaria should be combined with: Tinct. 2 to 4 grains of Capsicum to be taken at the same time. Dose 10 to 30 drops in water. when given in conjunction with Pennyroyal as a tea. The popular name given this agent—madweed or maddog weed—is on account of its usefulness in hydrophobia and the bites of poisonous snakes. Scullcap is one of the most reliable tonic nervines and best used in the form of an infusion from the herb of the tincture in hot water. Cypripediutn 1/2 oz. in the last instance generally combined with Pennyroyal tea. In this manner it also has been used successfully in the cramps and severe pain caused by suppressed menstruation due to colds. use the tincture in hot water. In irritable. In hysteria due to ovarian or uterine origin. Combined with Capsicum and Hydrastis it cannot be deplaced in weaknesses of the heart: Scutellaria 1 oz. If this is nonprocurable.102
causes and to induce perspiration. Scullcap being a true sedative. it is decidedly beneficial. Echinacea3/4^ oz. Scutellaria 1 oz. give: Tinct. Scutellaria 1 oz. Dose 20 to 60 drops as frequently as necessary. Hydrastis 1/ 2 oz. Dose 10 to 30 drops every 2 to 4 hours in cold water.
A soothing a gent to the mu cou s a nd gla ndu la r stru ctu re of th e ga stric a nd int esti na l tra ct. Ca lms the mind a nd the nerves and is highly beneficial in chorea. nervous headache. and brings on sleep and appetite. nerve depression. It steadies and sobers the patient.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
C pripediuni Pubescens
A true nerve stimulant. calming hysterical excitement and relieving functional heart troubles where cardiac action is irregular. Tinct. Passiflora 1 oz. Fully considered. Allays nerve excitability and improves the nutrition of the nerve centers. Fearn—Lloyd's. increa sing the a ppetite a nd a n a ctual need in the treatment of sexua l diseases."—Dr.under Thomsonian Medicine for the use of the Modern Natural Physician. Scutellaria 1 oz. insomnia.
A pu re nerve tonic. following prolonged application to business. controlling nervous irritation. In restlessness and excitement. hysteria. delirium. and alsc brings on diaphoresis. Dose 20 to 60 drops in water as required. An agent to normalize the secretory products. Indica ted in most intestina l distu rba nces. low fevers.
In insomnia or exhaustion whether from excessivee applicati o n t o bu si n e ss o r du e t o a l c o h o li c s
Tinct. long sickness or physical exhaustion. In treating heavy drinkers who wish tc give up the habit.iow of nothing better than Scutellaria. and the tendency to dementia during the period of the change of life. with insomnia. it is most useful. Fully described under Thomsonian Medicine for the use of the Modern Natural Physic ian. is a most valuable remedy. When given in hot drinks it acts more quickly.
. toning the abdominal wa lls. I k.
The dosage of the tincture is from S to 10 drops in water.
. vomiting. Fetter—Lloyd's.104
Chionanthus is one of the most valuable agents in the correction of difficulties arising due to the inertia of the liver. "Chionanthus is also indicated by a dirty. In malignant tumors of the stomach or bowels and in uterine tumors. with a feeling of weight and fullness. with expressionless eyes and hepatic tenderness. It is one of the most certain remedies employed. acute or chronic inflammation of the liver.
"Chionanthus exerts a special influence upon the liver. take a combination of: Tinct. Tinct. bilious colic (indicated by yellowness of skin). Hydrastis 1 oz. Whenever there is jaundice or other affliction during pregnancy which indicates that the liver is not functioning normally. to an intense pain converging from the gall-bladder to the umbilicus. and to a slight extent upon all the organs engaged in digestion and blood-making. Chionanthus in S to 10 drops in water before meals. The liver-pain of Chionanthus may range from a slight uneasiness. whether the case is one of jaundice. acute dyspepsia. slight or fully-developed jaundice. Dose 10 to 20 drops in water before meals and at bedtime. Chionanthus 1/2 oz. is indicated."— Dr. and attended with nausea. sallow skin. the passage of light grayish stools and scant urine which stains the clothing yellow. Chionanthus is a mild cholagogue and is indicated as the remedy in jaundice of functional origin. or the irritable liver of the hard drinker. with a sense of uneasiness and general pain simulating colic. The indications for its exhibition are: Yellowness of the skin and eyes. and marked prostration. formation and passage of gallstone. as also in all hepatic derangements due to subacute conditions.
Chionanthus 1/2 oz. Dose 5 to I5 drops before each meal. nervous complaints. Hydrastis 1 oz. In amenorrhcea from colds it is excellent when given in warm infusion. cause emesis by giving a dose of Lobelia and this accomplished. In all conditions where the urine is scant. follow with: Tinct.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
In bilious colic it is best first to cleanse the stomach by giving an emetic dose of Lobelia and this accomplished.
A true tonic nervine. give 5 to 10 drops tincture Chionanthus in an infusion of Motherwort tea. The indicated remedy in palpitation of the heart. emmenagogue. and a slight laxative. delirium tremens. In all cases of acute indigestion where it is clearly indicated that undigested food remains in the1 stomach. Gentian 1/2 oz. nervine. Chionanthus 1/2 oz. highly colored and possibly contains albumen or phosphates it is the only agent that will have a direct influence in increasing and clearing the urine and freeing it of albumen and
. with each dose. and afflictions of the liver. follow up the treatment by giving: Tinct. wakefulness. An agent especially strengthening to the heart. Tinct. During typhoid fever and pneumonia when the urine is scanty. 3 grains of Capsicum.
Motherwort is antispasmodic. The only kncmm remedy that will free
the urine of albumen and phosphates. Motherwort is indicated in hysteria. Tinct. pains peculiar to females. useful in hysteria and restlessness. Dose 10 to 20 drops in water every three hours and in addition.
chronic diarrhoea and follicular stomatitis. one teaspoonful of the herb slowly boiled down from one pint to half that amount. jaundice. Half the amount may be taken in a capsule and a cup of hot water drunk.106
phosphates. and typhoid itself. It is the remedy in typhoid fever. taken warm as possible. this divided into three portions. and long standing cases of dyspepsia. Motherwort should be prescribed only in infusion. also in all forms of morbidity of the mucous membranes. In chronic conditions. The most important field of application is in uterine hemorrhages. Indicated in scrofula. as also in the dysentery associated with typhoid symptoms. Indicated in all malignant conditions whatsoever their nature. In neuralgia and rheumatism due to acidity or toxins it will bring relief when other agents fail. will usually effect a cure. dysentery. Fully considered under Thomsonian Medicine for the use of the Modern Natural Physician. In acute cases 1 teaspoonful of the herb boiled in a pint of water until reduced to half that amount.
Efficacious in all acute septic infections.
. Motherwort. Fully treated under Thomsonian Medicine for the use of the Modern Natural Physician. In all instances. is one of the most ancient of medicines and was known to Paracelsus as Mellesia. one portion taken before each meal. diarrhoea.
Myrica Cerifera A stimulant and astringent.
It is an antispasmodic and mild soporific. and exhaustion.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum Much of the nature
of Asclepias but is harsher and more pow-
. when these are present it tones the sympathetic nervous system. particularly of childhood and old people. It is given by Physio-Medicalists in cases usually placed under bromides."—Dr. There is a state of unrest. It is useful in controlling asthenic insomnia. "Passiflora is helpful for nervousness. It is indicated in asthenic insomnia. Passiflora is a valuable agent. The dose is from 15 to 60 drops in water.
Passiflora should be given in all feverish conditions where there is extreme nervousness and lack of sleep. worry. and also in the restlessness and insomnia of low fevers. improving the circulation and nutrition of the nerve centers. Passiflora takes the place of narcotics. When in typhoid and other adynamic fevers the patient is extremely restless and excitable and cannot sleep. as evidenced by muscular twitching. and in some cases of infantile spasms. Neiderkorn —Lloyd's. When convulsions are accompanied or preceded by the foregoing. there is cerebral excitement and a marked tendency toward convulsion. agitation. The Nature physician refuses to give drugs that are habit forming. It is quieting and soothing to the nervous system. this agent will give rest and slowly produce a remarkably natural and refreshing sleep.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Passiflora is the opium (non-poisonous and not dangerous) of the true Nature physician. the patient does not sleep. It is especially valuable for asthenic conditions. particularly in the young. repeated as necessary. when not due to pain.
this remedy is indicated. and typhoid fevers. In intermittent fever a strong infusion. is administered for the purpose of vomiting freely. For influenza or the grippe. as Lobelia. Eupatorium 1/4 oz. likewise in febrile disease. In epidemic influenza the warm infusion is valuable as an emetic and diaphoretic. in 2.
The cold infusion or extract is tonic and aperient. as hot as can be comfortably swallowed. Given promptly it will stop the progress of the disease and free the system. colds. Tinct. Capsicum. is emetic. Tinct. It is well immediately to cleanse the stomach by emetics at the onset of the disease and then give only sufficient of the above to control the chills and produce a cleansing perspiration. dyspepsia. catarrh. During the intermission the cold infusion. 4 or S grain doses may be given with this preparation. Dose 10 to 15 drop's in hot water every 1. give: Tinct. or tincture in cold water is given every hour as a tonic and antiperiodic.
erful in its action. and. Asclepias 1 oz. This is attended also with profuse diaphoresis. 2 or 3 hours. Scutellaria 1/2 oz. The warm infusion is also administered to promote the operation of other emetics such. In all cases of colds and the inception of disease where there is tenderness of the bones. Hardly a case need be lost by death and there are no after-effects of the disease. Where chills are extreme. by an evacuation of the bowels. The warm infusion is diaphoretic and when given in too large an amount. sooner or later. As a tonic it is useful in remittant. intermittent. and whenever such effects are indicated. and general debility. It should be used in place of or in conjunction with Asclepias to combat miasmatic and malarial influences. or the tincture in hot water.
Calendula offers the ideal base for such an application. chronic bronchitis. antispasmodic. including those to be applied by tampons to the cervix. it proves an efficient remedy.
Ceanothus is also astringent.
"Old suppurating ulcers. This is one of the decidedly limited remedies that has any direct action on the spleen and is indicated in all ailments where there is despondency and melancholy. non-irritation dressing for sores. chafing. Whenever there is a tendency in any ailment to despondency and melancholy and a tenderness to the touch over the region of the spleen. and wounds. sedative. As a dressing to relieve uterine-catarrh. excoriations.
. Hydrastis 1 oz. and is splendid as a wash for the sore mouth of fevers. whooping-cough. For practically all wet dressings. non-toxic. an expectorant. Niederkorn—Lloyd's. and consumption. Tinct."—Dr. the ideal combinations are: Tinct. bums. Dose 3 to 10 drops in plenty of water. Calendula 1 oz. and as a wash to arrest offensive nasal discharges. burns and scalds are some of the conditions that can be permanently relieved. Tinct. Geranium1/2 oz.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Red Root or Jersey Tea
The spleen remedies. nonmalignant ulceration. and sore throat. and anti-syphilistic and may enter into any combination of remedies where these properties are required. abscesses. this tincture should form part of the prescription. asthma. nonpoisonous. sloughing sores.
Calendula The Nature physician has constant use for a reliable. It is a useful remedy in dysentery.
Triticum is classed as a mild. and urinary passages. acting chiefly upon the kidneys and bladder and urinary passages. Chionanthus 1 oz. jaundice. It is indicated by catarrhal and purulent discharges from the urethra. and is especially valuable in gravel. Tinct. 4 times a day in plenty of water. Myrrh. A stimulating demulcent. in purulent cystitis. gout. Triticum.
. when due to chronic gonorrhoea. whatever its nature. 5 to 10 drops in an infusion of Motherwort. Triticum 1 oz. Repeat three or four times a day. enlarged prostate. Enlarged prostate and jaundice. In incontinence of the urine with intense burning sensation and constant desire to urinate. acting chiefly upon the kidneys.
If the sore is malignant. incipient nephritis. give: Tinct. give: Tinct. it is splendid in its results. add ^ ounce of Tinct. and rheumatism. give: Tinct. stimulating demulcent. Tinct. Hydrastis 1 oz. In rheumatism with prostatic trouble. Dose 5 to 30 drops.110
THOMSONIAN SYSTEM These should all be non-alcoholic preparations. Dose 5 to 20 drops.
The gravel remedy. In chronic gonorrhoea. many experienced physicians claiming that its timely use has dissolved small calculi. the maximum dose of 40 to 60 drops in hot water should be given.
Medicinally. It is soothing in cases of irritation of the kidneys. Triticum 1 oz. To help calculi to pass. Dose 10 to 30 drops four times a day in plenty of water. stangury. bladder. bladder and urethra.
10 to 60 drops. For ages past the American Indian women have used Squaw vine for weeks before confinement. and kidneys. but tends also to prevent the formation of gravel and calculi. Stigmata should always be thought of in inflammatory conditions of the urethra. Stigmata Maidis 1 oz."—Dr. It will help to restore the menstrual function. in American practice however is best known as a uterine tonic.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Stigmata Maidis possesses great virtue in irritable conditions of the urinary organs and is said to be the only known remedy capable of cleansing the kidneys from the dangerous deposits of brick dust in the urine and removing the condition which is the cause of it
"Stigmata Maidis is indicated in cystic irritation. especially where the urine is strong and scant. Tinct. Neiderkorn—Lloyd's. and throws a heavy sediment. due to phosphatic and uric acid concretions. and relieve men-
. a diuretic and an astringent. The remedy not only relieves the bladder and urethral irritation.
Mitchella. Triticum 1/2 oz. bladder. Dose 10 to 60 drops in hot water as required. give: Tinct. in order to render parturition safe and easy. In these cases the urine is usually scant and of a strong odor. Where there is a tendency to the formation of gravel. where it is evident that the inflammatory trouble is due to the presence of urinary concretions. It is an important and favorite remedy in the treatment of urinal disorders of the aged. or where it is known to exist. besides being parturient. Dose of Stigmata Maidis in other conditions. to relieve congestion of the uterus and ovaries.
Childbirth made easy.
In hot infusions it is diaphoretic and relieves the head. Feverfew is a diffusive. relieving hyperemic conditions of the mucous membrane. It is a superior tonic to the stomach. emmenagogue. mildly stimulating and relaxing agent and influences the skin. and is serviceable in colic flatulence. The berries used for an infusion are excellent in the treatment of dysentery when occurring during pregnancy. nervous system. Another method is to boil leaves and berries in a pint of water until the pint is reduced to two ounces. Dose of tincture. the pains become more regular. amenorrhcea. 5 to 40 drops. In parturition by equalizing the circulation. In pleuritis it relieves the hyperemia present and reduces the inflammatory excitement. vermifuge and stimulant. the circulation and the genito-urinary organs. Mitchella also stimulates lactation and aids in normal recovery after confinement. In cases where the menses are suppressed from cold it quickly relieves the hyperemia present and the flow assumes its normal condition.
Tonic. brain and nerves of pressure and excitement. especially in uremia and cholemia. and dysmenorrhcea. The berries crushed into a pulp and added to tincture of Myrrh are highly potent as a cure for sore nipples. then add one ounce of tincture Myrrh and an ounce of cream. The continued use of Mitchella will control unpleasant nervous reflexes during pregnancy and it is for this reason that the Indian women used it continually during the period of gestation. Its influence upon the circulation tends toward the surface and with proper hepatics it assists in relieving the circulation of impurities. the contractions firmer and the rigid os uteri relieved of its tensity. eructions and general indiges-
. carminative. Apply frequently.
but requires that Echinacea and Capsicum be combined with it. It lessens sexual excitement but at the same time increases sexual strength. however. It has a direct action upon the brain and spinal cord as well as upon the nervous system. In puerperal fever it does its work well. A pulsatilla patient weeps easily. stomach or abdomen in cases of either congestion or inflammation. It has a decided influence upon the reproductive organism of both male and female. In catarrhal affections such as mucous diarrhoea and leucorrhcea it should be one of the agents employed. Dose of the tincture. In hot fomentation this herb may be applied with great benefit over the lungs.
Pulsatilla may be termed the sex remedy. is in disorders of menstruation and spermatorrhoea. and the mind is inclined to wander—to be unsettled. unstrung condition resulting from toxic effects of tobacco or liquor.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
tion. A gloomy mentality. In combination with Cactus it is excellent for the nervous. 15 tc 40 drops. especially when there is nervousness. it is of great benefit. it is indicated. In bronchitis and pneumonia it dispels hyperemia and tones the mucous membrane and is best combined with Asclepias. and a state of mental unrest generally denominated in broad terms 'nervousness.' are factors in the condition of the patient requiring pulsatilla. of the wandering.
In chlorosis. In nervous and gastric sick headache it is equally beneficial.
"Pulsatilla is a remedy of wide applicability. In neuralgia. but more particularly for those conditions in which the mind is a prominent factor. a tendency to look on the dark side of life. sadness. In hysteria it relieves the nerves as well as the circulation. mild restlessness. Its greatest value. a state of nerve depression and unrest. due to its organic iron content. erratic type. a disposition to brood over real or imagined trouble.
milky. In dysmenorrhoea. It is' especially valuable in relieving urethral irritation and consequent spermatorrhoea and prostaiorrhoea. pulsatilla should be given. As an emmenagogue. "The long-continued use of pulsatilla as an intercurrent remedy. and open. and weak labor-pains are sometimes remedied by this drug. sunken. is accredited with curative effects in uterine colic. Hysteria of the mild and weeping form may be a symptom. and sometimes when due to acute inflammation. or from emotional causes. It also alleviates the nervous irritability accompanying or produced by varicocele. with chilliness a prominent symptom. bland material). In these troubles it overcomes the nervous apprehension so frequently a troublesome feature. despondency. and sensitive testicle indicates it.
. when there is great exhaustion and opiates are inadmissible. If the insomnia depends upon determination of blood to the brain. It is a remedy for mild forms of hysteria. thick. Pulsatilla has a large field in troubles incident to the reproductive organs of both sexes. limpid urine. about the orbits the parts appear contracted. after which sleep obtains. The dark-red. but it is of no value during an attack. When menstruation is suppressed. calls for pulsatilla. and menstruation is suppressed. The whole countenance and movements of the body depict sadness. and particularly in scrofulous individuals. and subdues mammary swelling from the metastasis of mumps. or yellow. and dark in color. ineffectual. with a free. the nutrition of the nerve centers are at fault. pulsatilla will not relieve. whether due to gonorrhoea! infection or to metastasis from mumps. tardy. not due to mechanical causes. bland discharge and pain in the loins. it serves a useful purpose in amenorrhoea in nervous and anemic subjects. and. particularly of the chronic type. Leucorrhoea. Sluggish. pulsatilla is the remedy. Pulsatilla may be given to produce sleep. It relieves the pains of orchialgia. but lessens morbid sexual excitement. where the patient is weak and weeps easily. and the patient awakens sad and languid. and with the abovenamed nervous symptoms. when dependent on or associated with debility. tearing pain. It is frequently a remedy for pain. pulsatilla may be confidently prescribed in the conditions and disorders enumerated in this article. no remedy is more effective. has fears of impending danger.114
The pulse requiring pulsatilla is weak. and lack of tone. Where sleep is disturbed by unpleasant dreams. and the tissues have a tendency to dryness (except when the mucous tissues are discharging a thick. It is a leading remedy in epididymitis and orchitis. Pulsatilla frequently proves a good remedy in ovaritis and ovaralgia with tensive. With such symptoms. The whole condition is one of nervous depression. soft. or scanty from taking cold. congested. In gonorrhoea. Pulsatilla increases sexual power. moroseness. enlarged. and passes large quantities of clear. but when due to nervous exhaustion it is a prompt remedy to give rest.
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pulsatilla is of value, when the urethral membrane is swollen." —Vol. 2, American Dispensatory*
Dose of the Tincture, 1 to 2 drops every 2 to 4 hours.
Equisetum arvense Shave-grass is a common plant which grows freely in many parts of the country yet is but little known except to frugal housewives who use it to cleanse metal ware and due to this it is also known as pewter-grass. It is valuable both as an internal medicine and for external application in the form of poultice. An infusion of the herb, or the Tincture, is valuable as a cleansing agent for the stomach as well as to reduce the suffering from gravel. It is equally indicated in painful urination, and in cases of hemorrhages and vomiting of blood it is dependable. When sores are foul-smelling due to pus, an infusion should be made of the herb and after washing the sore, applied as a compress. Tincture added to hot water may be used in the same manner. Dose of the tincture, 5 to 15 drops.
♦Harvey Wickes Felter, M.B., Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Pharmacy, and Toxicology, and Professor of Anatomy in the Eclectic Medical Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio; editor of Locke's Syllabus of Materia and Therapeutics; ex-President of the Ohio State Eclectic Association, etc.
New Age Science
The new and enlightened practice will, because of its Naturalistic basis, eliminate from the field of therapeutics all forms of serums, toxins and guesswork. Nature and Nature alone, will be the basis of all curative activity. This may seem a sweeping statement and one open to question. However, history repeats itself in every department of life, whether it be in state, the arts, culture, ideas of morality, or what not, and just as the revolutionistic (not evolutionistic) regime in Russia swept aside all organized and accepted authority so will Naturalism, in this New Dispensation, usurp the throne of irrationalism and experimentation and deal hardly with the substitution of the disorganized, the denatured and the synthetic which now hold sway through fear, ignorance and vested authority.
OTHER VALUABLE, NON-POISONOUS REMEDIES Poplar Bark
Populus Tremuloides There are several species of the poplar tree that grow common in the country. One species is known as the white poplar, and another as the stinking poplar. The barks of both these are good for medicinal purposes; but the latter is the better, being the most bitter. The inner bark given as a tea (an infusion) is one of the best remedies to regulate the bile and restore the digestive powers and for this reason is made a part of the Thomsonian No. 4. To make an infusion, pound or cut a handful of the bark, into small pieces, and boil in a quart of water. This tea, taken freely, will relax the system, will relieve headache, faintness at the stomach, and relieve many other complaints caused by faulty digestion. It is good for obstruction of the urine, and weakness in the loins; and those of a consumptive constitution will find quick relief by taking freely of this tea. In chronic diarrhcea, chronic dysentery, cholera infantum, it is a tonic, not a stimulant. It is of much use in kidney and bladder trouble. It gradually increases the urine and relieves the aching back. If given with Uva ursi, it will give good results in cystic and renal catarrh and in congestions. It is also indicated in uterine, vaginal and anal weakness, and may be used as a wash or by douche and injection. It is a splendid wash in skin diseases and sores caused by gonorrhoea and syphilis,
Populus is best used in the infusion. When making use of the tincture give in hot water for quick relief and in cold water when gradual action is desired. Dose of tincture 20 to 60 drops.—Thomson.
Uva Ursi The diabetes remedy. Uva Ursi is especially astringent and tonic, depending upon these qualities for the most of its good effects. It is particularly useful in chronic diarrhoea, dysentery, profuse menstruation, piles, diabetes, and other similar complaints. It possesses rare curative principles when administered for diseases of the urinary organs, more especially in chronic affections of the kidneys, mucous discharges from the bladder, inflammation of this organ, and all derangements of the urinary passages. It is also a valuable assistant in the cure of gonorrhcea of long standing, gleet, whites (fluor albus), ulceration of the cervix uteri (neck of the womb), pain in the vesical region. Many physicians rely upon Uva Ursi as the basis of their treatment for gonorrhoea when accompanied by mucous discharges, and for kindred afflictions. Its tannic and gallic acid give it great power in rectifying and extirpating the obstinate and disagreeable complaints mentioned. Dose of the tincture, 10 to 40 drops, best given with Populus.—Dr. Brown.
Pipsissewa The dropsy remedy. Pipsissewa is a diuretic, tonic, alterative, and an astringent. It is of great value in scrofula and chronic rheumatism. In diseases of the kidneys and in dropsy, it exerts a powerful influence toward a cure. In scrofula and other blood diseases it is best combined with other remedies, such as yellow dock, burdock, dandelion
and chronic prostatitis with catarrh of the bladder. Rumex crispus 1/2 oz. new colds. Chimaphila is best combined with Populus in all cases except where there is an indication of diabetes. chronic relaxation of the bladder. colic and disturbances of the circulation. A pleasant way of preparing it is to mix thoroughly half a teaspoonful of pulverized ginger and a teaspoonful of sugar and pour over it a cup of boiling water. and containing offensive and non-offensive pus. or pus and blood mixed.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
and agents of like nature.
Zingiber This is a universal agent and is a most pleasant diffusive stimulant. 3. Taraxacum 1/2 oz. in chronic urethral and prostatic irritation. and its prompt use will frequently avert pneumonia and other serious maladies. Tinct. a little cream. Pipsissewa 1 oz. Tinct. The tincture of ginger is readily procured and is an excellent form of ginger to keep on
. The same combination may be given successfully in conditions when the urine is scanty. Of benefit in gonorrheal rheumatism. Tinct. It quickly sends the blood tc the surface. Populus l /2 oz. Dose 10 to 30 drops in water. For dropsy. Where the urine is scalding or burning. It is ideal given in infusion with Thomson's No. 4 times a day. Dose 15 to 60 drops in plenty of water. Tinct. combine with Populus: Tinct. Chimaphila 1 oz. combine: Tinct. It is excellent for chilliness. Arctium Lappa 1/2 oz. if desired. In scrofula and other blood diseases. It is a valuable agent in skin diseases. adding.
White pond lily is excellent in cankerous conditions and in all complaints of the bowels. Capsicum is our ideal stimulant and heating agent. As a wash for sore mouth and for scrofulous sores. When perfectly dry. it is especially good and should be gathered and preserved if for these purposes alone. With the addition of tincture
. the tincture may be added to the Asclepias. diluted. Use only the non-alcoholic preparations. Syrup of ginger may be made by adding six drachms of the tincture to a pint of simple syrup. In pneumonia and pleurisy. Hydrastis 1 oz. ulceration of the cervix. may be used to wash the eyes when sore. opening only to the sun. when dry. it is a splendid vehicle for many other agents. as also for direct application on tampons for prolapsus uteri. and the water ponds low. The best time to gather it is in the fall of the year. The same combination. as well as for purulent ophthalmia. Apply on tampons in full strength. Tinct. and closing again at night. Locally for leucorrhoea. and relaxed vagina. it has few superiors. but when that is not procurable. Nymphaea 1 oz. It may be given alone or in combination with other agents. The dosage of tincture Zingiber is from 5 to 30 drops in hot water. Calendula 1 oz.120
hand for emergencies. Tinct. It is best combined with: Tinct.
Nymphaea Odorata—Castatta Odorata White pond lily is well known by the beautiful flower which it bears. it should be finely ground and preserved for future use. then Zingiber may readily be substituted.
Canadensis This is one of the most important ingredients of the original Thomsonian No. and the berries when ripe. The berries are a pleasant acid astringent. and when the urine is scalding to the urinary passages. and in infusion of the non-alcoholic tincture. Dose of the Fluid Extract is from 15 to 60 minims. the leaves when full grown. may be substituted for the infusion. bark or berries may be used for a tea and usually gives prompt relief. In inflammation of the bladder. a standard preparation. The tea is also very good for gravel and other obstructions of the urinary passages. It is an ideal canker remedy. A tea made of the inner bark is excellent in complaints of the bowels and stomach. is non-irritating and very soothing. and is valuable in leucorrhcea. and for rectal trouble. The bark is most stimulating. this combination is splendid for sore breasts. the bark should be peeled when in full sap. A syrup may be made by filling a vessel full of berries. For medicinal purposes.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Rhus Glabra—Rhus Blabrum Sumac is a splendid agent in all conditions where the mucous membranes are in an irritated condition. as in dysentery. ground into a powder and preserved for future use. 3. Sumac formed an important part in the original Thomsonian No. chronic diarrhoea and rectal hemorrhages. astringing and toning. 3. the fresh leaves. Pinus canadensis. covering with boiling
. All should be carefully dried. inflammation of the bladder. Nymphaea is non-poisonous.
It is of value also in incipient tuberculosis. swellings. There is hardly an inflamed condition. nothing will bring the quick relief that witch hazel and cold water will. In sore mouth. As an enema in the treatment of dysentery and diarrhoea. The infusion is the most valuable in hemoptysis. white-oak bark and apple-tree bark. dysentery. This same syrup is splendid in summer diarrhoea and dysentery. burns and bruises it is equally soothing. then the tincture is satisfactory and may be given in cold or hot water. and ophthalmia.122
water. together with burnt cork. non-poisonous astringent. It may be applied full strength to painful tumors. With hops or flaxseed the herb may be made into a poultice for external inflammations.
HamameUs Virginica Witch-hazel has gained a well-deserved reputation as a mild. and tumors of a painful character. as well as in diarrhoea. when the rectum and large bowel are inflamed. and this may be used with equal benefit to children with
. where it may not be beneficially applied. but Dewberry root should be added to it for these ailments. internally or externally. when the fresh herb is not obtainable. then boil into a syrup and bottle. external inflammations. is excellent for the piles. However. An ointment made with lard and witch hazel. and other forms of bleeding. and excessive mucous discharge. steep for half an hour. inflamed eyes. but should be given in hot water. leucorrhoea. prolapsus ani and uteri. thus forming an infusion. gleet. This is very useful to allay irritation of the bladder and in the treatment of diabetes and for relief of bloody urine. strain and add honey. according to the need. hematemesis.
Hamamelis 1 oz. Hydrastis 1/2 oz. tones the mucous membranes. sustains the nervous system. healing agent is composed of: Tinct. dry them thoroughly and powder them. and the mucous membranes. The dose is from 10 to 60 drops of the tincture in water. As an injection in leucorrhoea. gonorrhoea. Rubus Strigosus 3/4 OZDose 10 to 60 drops in water. soothing. The root is very bitter. splendid in chronic or acute dysentery and diarrhoea. It is an excellent remedy to remove costiveness. diffusive. Tinct.
Apocynum Androsaemifolium The gall-stone remedy. use for infusion. astringent tonic.
Rubus Strigosus Red raspberry leaves. dysentery and diarrhoea it is valuable but should be combined with Hydrastis and Hamamelis. It is a splendid agent in the relief of urethral irritation and soothes the kidneys and urinary tract and ducts. This allays nausea. pleasant. It is dependable to sustain the uterus and stop hemorrhages though in these cases it should be combined with Bayberry. either in infusion or the tincture is a mild. as it will produce a natural bowel
. then pack in air-tight jars and when necessary. sustains the nervous system. reduces all urinary inflammation and is frequently a cure for gleet. People living in the country should pick the leaves. It allays nausea. stimulating. Tinct. It is effective in acute and chronic dysentery and diarrhoea. and is one of the greatest correctors of the bile known. A simple.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
summer complaint. toning.
movement. While a diaphoretic. Given in large doses. and is of service in hysteria. due to its ability to cleanse the system.
Hedeoma pulegioides This herb is an aromatic. There is no prostration after emesis with Bitter root as frequently results when Lobelia is used. It is indicated in all cases of costiveness. 2 to 10 drops of the tincture may be given before meals to stimulate the digestive organism. For jaundice. give 10 to 30 drops and repeat in 30 minutes if necessary. stimulating. Bitter root may be given instead. and for the relief of the menstrual flow when retarded by congestions it is splendid. In hot infusions it is a popular remedy for breaking up colds. The active Alkaloidal extract. known as Apocynin may be given in 1 to 2 grain doses. Where one fears to give Lobelia. In small doses Bitter root is a laxative. For emesis. Bitter root. In hot infusions Pennyroyal is valuable in eruptive diseases and should be freely used as a vehicle for other agents until
. It is wanning to the stomach and sustaining to the capillary circulation. gall-stones and chronic sluggish conditions of the liver. Bitter root is unexcelled. if given in time. Bitter root is an alternative in rheumatism. ward off fevers. it will act as a cathartic or as an emetic. will. but should not be employed when the stomach is in an irritated condition. Much warm water should be drunk between doses. and relaxing diaphoretic and is a pleasant agent (in the form of a tea) in which to give Asclepias and Scutellaria. scrofula and syphilis. it is no less an anti-spasmodic nervine and will be found valuable in dysmenorrhoea in nervous women. As a tonic.
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the eruption has fully appeared. The hot infusion is excellent in colic. is excellent in asthma and all complaints of the lungs and bronchial tubes. uterus. restlessness and peevishness in children. Tincture 20 to 60 drops in hot water will substitute for the tea. It will loosen tough phlegm and the hoarseness caused by colds. An infusion may be used with hops or bran for this purpose. Pennyroyal should be applied in hot fomentation to relieve congestions.
Hoarhound or Horehound
Marrubium Vulgare A hot infusion of the leaves of Hoarhound sweetened with honey. A syrup of the infusion and honey may be made easily and kept on hand. Spearmint tea may be given freely in
. the tincture in 20 to 60 drop doses may be given in hot water. Wherever there is either a cold or a temperature it should be freely used with other indicated and harsher remedies though it is splendid in itself. this herb and Pennyroyal may be mixed and the infusion given every hour. When the herb is not procurable. bladder or kidneys. Marrubium is excellent in the treatment of moist catarrh and in all cases of cold and also in coiisumptive conditions where there is a great deal of mucous discharge. as also in nervousness and feverishness in childhood complaints. In colds and light fevers. The tea may be freely given in all cases being non-poisonous. stomach. lungs. Locally. flatulence. whether of head.
Mentha Viridis The emesis remedy.
should be given until emesis is controlled. Spearmint will relieve flatulence and is soothing to the nervous system. A tea made of the herb is excellent for hysteria and female complaints. extremely bitter herb. Dose of tincture 10 to 50 drops. Pregnant women must not use it for any purpose. Peppermint is valuable in colic and cramps and is essentially a children's remedy. The green herb well pounded is good for bruises and sprains and will allay swellings. The tea will induce free discharge of the urine and for this purpose is of great value in conjunction with other remedies in all conditions where the urine is scanty and partly suppressed.
Mentha Piperita In colds and slight attacks of disease.
Tanacetum Vulgare Tansy is a hot.126
almost all forms of illness. Dose of the tincture. the infusion of Spearmint. the infusion of Peppermint may be given freely and will promote perspiration and throw off the cold and onset of more serious ailments. or the tincture in hot water. 10 to 40 drops. it is a tonic and aids digestion. When given as a cold solution.
. Tansy will strengthen weak veins and kidneys and is of benefit in strangury or stoppage of the urine. Dose of the tincture is 20 to 60 drops. causes a too free or continued vomiting. It is of value for the relief of colds and will induce the menstrual flow when obstructed by colds or congestions. The most valuable property of the herb is its potency to stop vomiting and when an emetic such as Lobelia.
scrofula. Passiflora 1 oz. and Buchu.
Arctium Lappa—Lappa Major The root of Burdock is a soothing demulcent tonic alterative. In hot infusion they influence the sebaceous glands. piles. Stillingia and other alteratives. The ointment is made by boiling one pound of the green crushed bark in a pound of lard or vaseline. Dose 20 to 60 drops as required. It is of great value in the treatment of all skin diseases and in scrofulous affections. It is very soothing to the mucous membrane throughout the entire system and hence is valuable in irritated conditions. Tinct. It is generally given in the form of a syrup combined with Yellow dock. it should be combined with Passiflora. soothes the kidneys and relieves the lymphatics. burns. It is a narcotic and in extreme nervousness and insomnia due to febrile conditions. It slowly but steadily influences the skin. scalds. It is highly beneficial in the treatment of eczema. Solatium1/2 oz. Its soothing character is also extended to the serous membrane and is valuable in rheumatism and also in venereal diseases. and ulcers. Bitter sweet ointment is soothing and healing to irritable skin troubles. Tinct.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Solatium Dulcamara Bitter sweet is a relaxant and exerts its influence chiefly upon the glandular system being especially soothing in irritable conditions. and syphilis. The seeds are more stimulating than the roots. especially if combined with more stimulating agents like Hydrastis. and are of superior
though less actively. In all chronic discharges. ulcerated eyelids and other discharges. whether of the tincture or infusion.
Leontodon Taraxacum Dandelion is a stomachic and tonic. cutaneous. Tinct. it is a reliable agent Dose of the tincture is 5 to 30 drops. especially if properly combined with Burdock. In elephantiasis (enlargement of the limbs) it is of value. The temperature must be controlled by diaphoretics such as Scutellaria and the nervous irritability by Passiflora or agents of like nature.
Rumex Crispus Yellow dock is an alterative. influence the kidneys. Bittersweet and other alteratives. cancerous and syphilitic affections. Tinct. such as running of the ear. Echinacea 1 oz.128
importance in scarlatina. For all impurities of the blood it is without equal. It is highly beneficial in scorbutic. Dose 15 to 60 drops in hot water every three hours. Actium Lappa 1 oz. Dandelion. increasing the flow of urine and relieving irritation of the urinary tract. other exanthema. scrofulous. In all these conditions it should be combined with Echinacea as a direct treatment. tonic and detergent. In skin diseases the seeds are to be preferred to the roots. and also in typhoid fever. The dose of the tincture is from 8 to 40 drops. although the roots will act in the same manner. and possesses slightly
. Cold preparations.
Serpentaria's influence is primarily toward the surface. Dandelion greens eaten as foods. whether of the infusion or the tincture
. In these cases 5 to 10 drops of the tincture should be given in Pennyroyal tea. It is beneficial in dropsy when due to inertia of the abdominal organs and in uterine obstructions and chronic skin diseases it is always indicated. but should be given only in small doses. should be used. Cold preparations. but soon its influence is felt by the whole arterial system. By its stimulating action upon the arterial side of the circulation the whole nervous system is aroused through its influence. and the heart's impulse becomes stronger and fuller. Only the green herb. before the appearance of the full eruption. Even the uterus feels the effect and its use is valuable for the relief of menstruation suppressed by colds. it is excellent. In these cases it will do well combined with Burdock. whether for tincture or infusion. When buying tincture be certain it is from the fresh plants. Dandelion has a beneficial influence upon the biliary organs. Dose of the tincture. In languid and sluggish conditions of the organism it arouses promptly and fully and for this reason is valuable in confinement cases when the feet are cold and there is a general receding of the blood from the surface. removing torpor and engorgement of the liver as well as of the spleen. have the same influence on the blood and organs though in a lesser degree. S to 40 drops. In eruptive diseases. but must be given in small doses and in hot water.
Aristolochia Serpentaria Serpentaria is stimulating to the mucous membrane throughout.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
diuretic and aperient action.
but is usually prescribed in chronic inflammation of the bladder. irritation of the membrane of the urethra. In the inflammatory stages of gonorrhoea it will relieve the irritation and sooth the nervous system. and in the scalding of urine in gonorrhoea. Indicated in all conditions where the mucous membrane. in any part of the system. Dose of the tincture.
Galiutn Aparine A diaphoretic in fevers where a free outward circulation should be quickly established. then discontinued.
Barosma Crenata Buchu is aromatic and a stimulant. and beneficial in suppression of the urine. For children and adults who suffer from scalding urine. 10 to 60 drops. Buchu is best combined with other agents harsher in their activity. where there is a tendency to irritable conditions of the kidneys. uric-acid gravel. It is a highly valuable refrigerant and diuretic. Cleavers will prove highly beneficial as a tea or infusion in which other more active agents may be given. Dose of the tincture. will favorably influence the action of the kidneys and relieve congestion and renal torpor. diabetes in its first stage and in incontinence of the urine. inflammation of the kidneys and bladder. it is the remedy.130
in cold water. is in an irritated condition. calculous affections. This remedy should be given only for a short time. It is given in dyspepsia for a palliative effect. a diuretic and a diaphoretic. During the stages of scarlet fever and like infections. Dose of tincture. 5 to 40 drops. 1 to 30 drops.
given in most instances in hot water. For the liver and spleen the tincture is valuable. Dose of the tincture.
Black Currant Leaves
Ribes nigrum The infusion made from black currant leaves is a splendid agent in the control of whooping cough and catarrh.THE MEDICINES OF OUR FOREFATHERS
These remedies are best when taken as infusions— teas from the herbs or roots.
. 5 to 10 drops in water 3 to 4 times a day. Tea from the berries should be a regular agent given those suffering from tuberculosis and syphilis.
Berberis vulgaris A liver and spleen remedy. Best results are obtained when these leaves are mixed with other agents serving the same purpose. as also in the early stages of tuberculosis. the tinctures. In the chronic wrongs of the stomach. this is a splendid medicine.
Vaccinium myrtttlus The leaves of the blueberry when made into an infusion serve as a dependable remedy in diarrhoea and the treatment of diabetes. and in the treatment of syphilis. The berries may be boiled and made into a syrup. act promptly. However. It is also indicated in catarrhal conditions of the bronchial tubes.
A regular use will cleanse the lungs and stop irritating coughs. The tinctures Sambucus canadensis and Sambucus nigra are employed extensively by the physicians of the more liberal schools of medicine. 2 to 20 drops in hot water. It is cleansing and healing to the optic nerve. Many cases of advanced dropsy have been entirely cured by infusion from this herb. this tea will be found beneficial. an infusion made of Coltsfoot will be found very beneficial. The tincture may be used instead of the infusion. Dose of the tincture. An infusion should be made of the leaves and the eyes frequently washed with it.
Tussilago farfara In all cases of acute or chronic cough where more or less phelgm is raised.132
and with the addition of Dewberry syrup. Cold compresses of the same tea should also cover the eyes. In conjuction with the external application. tea may be made of the root of the
Euphrasia officinalis The remedy for sore eyes. It is an effective eliminant that removes effete matter by way of the kidneys.
Sambucus ebulus Dwarf elder is considered one of the best known remedies in the treatment of dropsy. one that is at command at all times and easy to take. It is also indicated in all abdominal disturbances. will be found a desirable remedy for diarrhoea. Whenever there is an indication of physical decline from some unknown cause.
It also will flush the
. The infusion should be taken two or three times a day. its chief influence is on the bladder and it has been known to remove stone from the bladder when all other treatment had failed.
Polygonum aviculare The gravel remedy.
Half a teaspoonful of the root is
Faeniculum officinalis The wind colic remedy—mother's friend. In severe cases. It is desirable to combine it with Shave-grass. It is best to mix Eyebright and Fennel for a tea and lo wash the eyes with it three or four times a day. but it frequently dissolves stones already formed. sufficient for one tea. The seed may be bought and kept on hand for instant use. Fennel seed made into an infusion is an excellent eye wash. Although Knot-grass tea is of great benefit in many ailments. tea may be made of the seed and heavy cloth dipped in it and used as a compress over the stomach. It will prevent not only the formation of gravel when there is such a tendency. An infusion made of Linden leaves will help to remove mucus from the lungs and trachea and prove healing in bronchial catarrh.
Tilia Europaea The chronic cough remedy. No agent is as effective to relieve babies of wind colic as is Fennel. Strain and give it to the child to drink.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS plant and taken internally. Add one teaspoonful to a cup of milk and boil slowly for a few minutes.
It is best combined with Coltsfoot. in this text.
Mallow Flowers (Hollyhock)
Atihea rosea The remedy in mucous trouble in the throat. larynx and chest. 2 parts of Linden flowers to 1 part of Coltsfoot. Milkwort is to mothers what sugar beets are to cows. every hour or two during the day. For a tea to relieve this trouble.134
kidneys of mucus that may be present and avoid serious abdominal trouble. equal parts of Mallow flowers and Mullein flowers should be mixed. This is third mention of this valued agent.
Calendula officinalis The remedy for abscess of the stomach. The dose of Tincture of Calendula is from 1 to 10 drops in water. a tea made of Milkwort should be drunk regularly to help increase the supply.
Polygala vulgaris The milk remedy. When the supply of milk is becoming diminished. Every woman approaching motherhood who hopes to suckle her child should be certain to have on hand a supply of Milkwort. is splendid as a gargle for sore throat. This tea may be taken three to four times a day. made stronger than for internal use. The infusion of Mallow flowers. The infusion should be made in the same manner as other teas but only a teaspoonful taken at a time. The tea of Marigold flowers is an excellent remedy to be used for boils.
. ulcers and abscesses of all types but its special influence appears to be on abscesses of the stomach.
It must 1)0 made fresh daily. Acorns picked when fully ripe. kidneys and spleen. and normalizes the liver. mucus on the chest and shortage of breath. roasted. It is a winter remedy and is indicated in affections of the throat.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Verbascum Thapsus For afflictions of the throat. a remarkable remedy in dyspepsia. A weaker tea is of great value as a tonic for overcoiu^ig weakness due to overexertion.
Avena Sativa Every one who has seen oats.
Quercus robur The goitre remedy. outer husk covering the seed and which is known as the "beard. but is one of the best tonics procurable. removing mucus. is not only a good substitute for ordinary coffee. ground and made into a hot drink with the addition of Chicory. It has a splendid influence on the stomach. distilled by the sun. is familiar with the rough. A tea made of the flowers and taken three or four times a day will prevent many serious ailments. The tea may be taken as a hot drink with
. catarrh. Many cases of deafness are due directly to this hardening and these can be entirely cured by Mullein oil. Mullein oil. A cloth saturated in strong tea should be placed over the goitre. is an effective remedy in troubles of the ear due to hardening of the ear wax." A tea made of this husk is a splendid tonic to the general system and has special influence as a strengthener and naturalizer to the sexual system. In cases of goitre. a tea should be made of the bark and a tablespoonful taken three times a day.
It is also excelleni when the system is congested with morbid matter. but no sugar. divide into three portions and take one portion before each meal. Such a drink is of especial value to all men and women who have passed their thirty-fifth year and who seek to retain their youth. This combination is also splendid for the stomach and in chronic headache. combine roasted acorns ground like coffee. a small amount (to taste) of Chicory and Oatbeards. For best possible results. Must be made fresh daily. Rosemary tea is an ideal Fall and Spring remedy and will readily take the place of the well-known sulphur-molasses combination. though the tincture may be substituted for the tea when it is given in hot water. A teaspoonful each in a pint of water boiled slowly to half that amount. this is the remedy to take.
Rosmarinus officinalis The remedy for torpidity of the liver. cream.
Primula officinalis The remedy in articular rheumatism. All those who suffer from congestions as indicated by frequent colds. added. would do well to take Rosemary tea at regular intervals of three days each. use an equal portion of Motherwort. In all cases where there is a torpid condition of the liver and a predisposition toward dropsy. The tea is preferrable to the tincture.136
meals. From time immemorial. Honey is permissible. this common meadow plant has been used in the form of both a tea or a tincture in the eradication of those poisons in the system which cause articular rheumatism.
. For best results.
Hypericum perforatum The remedy in bed-wetting. Sage is actually an astringent and. John's Wort is an ageold standby for stomach trouble. In fevers and night sweats it should be given as a cold tea. Scurvy grass has long been known to countrymen as the remedy in sexual infections. A tea made of one-half teaspoonfu] of the leaves and flowers should be given regularly each evening. A strong tea is taken every three hours with fiaxseed compresses
. St. When the digestive organism was below par. a strong tea should be freely and frequently used as a gargle. Salvia officinalis The night-sweat remedy. It is valuable as a remedy for the liver and kidneys. but is best combined with such other vegetables as Rosemary and Motherwort. is a natural one and can be employed without limit or danger. then poured good whiskey over it. This herb has earned a favorable reputation in overcoming bed-wetting in children.
Cochlaeria officinalis The sexual disease remedy. filled a large bottle with it. Our fathers picked it when in full bloom. It is also a splendid liver tonic and is always safe to use. Sage is also splendid for the stomach and combines well with Gentian and Hydrastis. A small amount of Gentian added will improve its value. being vegetable.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
St. a tablespoonful of this combination seemed to act like magic. When there is irritation of the throat.
to the diseased parts. Scurvy grass is also ideal in general rheumatism and a valued ingredient in the treatment of dropsy. Tetanus is a dangerous condition and should be treated only under the care of a competent physician. and the wound cauterized by hot turpentine and constantly kept clean in this manner. In these instances.
Patentilla Anserina The lockjaw remedy. When possible. a strong tea made of Silverweed should be made by boiling the tea in either water or milk and given every few hours. the body should be immersed up to the head in as hot water as can be borne.
. especially in the lumbering and out-lying rural districts. It is best when combined with equal parts of Dandelion and Burdock roots with a sufficient amount of Rhubarb to produce a daily normal evacuation of the bowels. The contents in Strawberry leaves are an excellent blood purifier and their special influence appears to be on that class of poisons which causes a chronic or acute irritation of the skin known as eczema. there are many instances. Always combine Scurvy grass with other vegetables indicated for the same purpose. where it is almost impossible to secure the services of a physician just when needed.
Fragaria vesca The eczema remedy. especially over the bladder and these changed frequently and continued until inflammation has subsided. However.
Children suffering continually from gas in the stomach should be given a weak tea of it at regular intervals.
PotentiUa Tormentilla The sex disease remedy. and is a natural cleanser. Tormentil is known to country folks as a remedy in acute sex disease such as gonorrhoea. Those suffering from this irritating stomach condition will do well to keep a piece of calamus root always at hand and to chew it regularly until the condition of the stomach which produces this is overcome. Sweet-flag is also considered as a splendid scrofula remedy but gives best service when combined with other active agents.
. The plan of treatment is the same as outlined for Scurvy grass and it is well to combine Scurvy grass. Like Scurvy grass. equal parts. should be taken before each meal. When every known remedy has failed to stop the eruction of the awful burning water from the stomach into the throat. nearly always will bring prompt relief. carefully strained and used as an injection during the acute stages of gonorrhoea. It does not tend to weaken the system. with it and then follow the same plan.douche. In the whites (fiuor albus) of women it is excellent used as a. A fairly strong tea of Tormentil may be made. Tincture Hydrastis. a small piece of Calamus slowly chewed and the juice swallowed. 5 to 10 drops in water.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Acorus calamus The water-brash (watery eruction) remedy.
Verbena officinalds The whooping cough remedy. Country folks have long used Vervain as a remedy in whooping cough and obtained excellent results. However, to be of greatest potency, the root of Vervain should be combined with an equal portion of Violet leaves and a tea made of the combination and this frequently given. Diet must be light, no starchy foods and the bowels kept free.
Viola odor at a (sweet or fragrant violet) The whooping cough remedy. Like Vervain root, the leaves of the fragrant violet have a potent influence on whooping cough, and other coughs, especially when associated with shortness of the breath. A tea made of Violet leaves alone, or combined with Vervain roots and Black Currant leaves, should be given frequently.
Nasturtium officinaUs Who is not now familiar with the delicious though peppery watercress? Formerly it was considered as a weed by most people, an herb by herbalists and employed by them as a powerful blood purifier, but now it has been classified as a vegetable and is the delight of those who like to dine well. Watercress is a valuable blood purifier, whether eaten as a vegetable or made into a tea. To procure best results it must be eaten regularly for some time.
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Linum usitatissimum Flaxseed is almost too well known to need mention. However, lest we forget, a supply of Flaxseed always should be kept on hand, ready to be made into a poultice when need calls. Flaxseed should be mixed well with warm water, applied warm as can be borne and kept so either by hot water bags or an electric pad.
The Naturist selects all his plantlife by the organic mineral element content This element is assimilated by the human organism, carried throughout the system to the various cells, and, by the Law of Selectivity, chosen by these cells and used in rebuilding themselves and in reestablishing and maintaining health (equilibrium). The Naturist does not attempi to cure, he merely supplies the cells with the food (vegetables, herbs, cereals, legumes and fruits) which they need and by doing this he eradicates disease (cell-weakness or cell-congestion) and establishes a state of well-being.
FUNDAMENTAL AGENTS Carefully Selected for the Emergency Shelf or Bag Relaxant and Stimulant
Lobelia—Lobelia Inflata Lobelia is a pure relaxant and at the same time, a splendid stimulant. It is of exceedingly great value where a relaxant of prompt action is called for. Imperative in acute indigestion to promptly empty the stomach and prevent so-called "heart failure." Required in convulsions in children, spasms of the heart, spasmodic asthma and diphtheria (under the care of a physician). It is excellent in colic in children or adults, and at the beginning of colds and fevers.
Capsicum—Capsicum fastigiatum Whenever a stimulant is necessary Capsicum should have first consideration. It is indicated in low fevers and prostrating diseases. Capsicum is non-poisonous and there is no reaction to its use. It is the only natural stimulant worth while considering in diarrhoea and dysentery with bloody mucus, stools and offensive breath.
Pleurisy and Pneumonia,—Fevers
Pleurisy root—Asclepias Tuberosa This is a dependable relaxant and is diaphoretic. It is indicated in all cases when it is desired to produce free perspira-
(combined with Hydrastis) prevention of gallstones. nervous headache.144
tion and remove active congestions from the lungs and tubes. bilious colic. diarrhcea. fevers due to localized conditions as during teething. nausea
. catarrh of the bile duct.
Disfunctioning of the Liver
Fringe Tree—Chionanthus virginica This is the remedy for biliousness and bilious fevers. acute indigestion. also needed in all colds and congestions usually considered as resulting from colds. neuralgia.
Fevers in Children
Chamomile—Anthemis NobiUs Chamomile is essential in children's diseases. and mental depression. Likewise indicated in periodic female complaints. pain in the uterus and the blood is dark and scanty in menstruation. nervous unrest. delirium. jaundice. insomnia. restless.
Lady Slipper—CypripedSum Pubescens This agent is indicated in all fonns of nervous irritability and whenever there is undue excitement. or their passage when formed. bilious sick headache. yellowness of skin and eyes. chronic inflammation of the liver and spleen. and stools are lumpy. It should be given in all fevers when there is nervousness. and nervous cough. Also when the child is impatient. In all these conditions it is ideal. sleeplessness. colic. It is of greatest value in the acute stages. hysteria. and is especially indicated in the nervous fear general in acute appendicitis. whining. nervous depression. hypochondria due to spleen (combine with Ceanothus).
Mucus in the nose. boils. Chronic gastritis. catarrhal diarrhoea.
Cranesbill—Geranium Maculatwm Geranium is indicated in hemorrhages from any part of the body. ulceration of the stomach. especially when their tendency is toward gangrene. It is also indicated in leucorrhcea and other discharges. scarlet fever. Night sweats and the diarrhoea of consumption requires this agent as does also catarrhal gastritis. nausea.
Blood Poisoning and Infections
Echinacea—Echinacea AngustifoMa This is an ideal agent to correct depraved blood conditions. therefore it should be the active agent via the Internal Bath in acute appendicitis to prevent gangrene and peritonitis. atonic leucorrhoea. throat. bed sores (with Myrrh). ulceration. catarrhal sore eyes and in gleet. malaria. The constant desire for bowel movement calls for Geranium. syphilis. diphtheria. furred tongue. carbuncles. It is the remedy for septic conditions. puerperal septicemia. bites of poisonous snakes and insects. typhoid conditions.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
due to inactivity of the liver. dysentery with typhoid symptoms. jaundice with light colored stools and lack of bile.
Dysentery and Typhoid Symptoms
Bayberry—Myrica Cerifera This remedy is needed in hemorrhages of the uterus. scrofula and other chronic infections. and tenacious secretions. canker. tonsilitis. Chkmanthus is the dependable agent in liver non-functioning. chronic diarrhoea and dysentery. bronchials or stomach call for this agent.
It is indicated in all nervous depressions and irritability. hysteria. unrest. abnormalties of the menstrual period. gastric disturbances.
Uterine and Bladder Difficulties
Squawvine—Mitchella Repens Mitchella is one of the most dependable agents during the period of childbearing. catarrh of the bladder. control unpleasant nervous reflexes and strengthen the digestive and assimilative organism. neurasthenia. flatulent colic. sleeplessness. including pain in small
. It is indicated in all uterine congestions and irritation of the bladder. dysmenorrhcea. abused or unbalanced generative system. leucorrhoea and pain in the ovaries. chorea. It is indicated in all pregnancies to establish a feeling of well-being. morning sickness and eructions after eating. and heart uneasiness with fear or heart disease due to nerve conditions. Its indications are: Fear of impending dangers. prolapsus uteri.
Scullcap—Scutellaria Lateriflora Scullcap is the companion to pleurisy root in the treatment of pleurisy.
Disfunctioning of the Generative Organism
Mayflower—Pulsatilla Nigricans Pulsatilla is the ideal agent in all complaints arising from an abnormal. dull headache over the eyes. looking on the dark side of all activity. quicker and less painful and aiding in lactation.146
low fevers and sore throat of scarlet fever. all indicate the need of Myrica. rendering parturition easier. feeble circulation and oppressive pulse. pneumonia and other acute infections to control nervous irritability. It acts well combined with Valerian and Lady Slipper. melancholia.
lack of sexual power and undue sexual excitement. bladder and urethral tract. In the treatment of gravel. albumihuria (combined with Motherwort). i. In inflammation of the bowels. blood and red sand in urine. acute dysentery. acute diarrhoea and cholera infantum it will give quick and decided relief when combined with cool water as an Internal Bath. and catarrh of the bladder. and helps to eliminate it when already formed. cystitis with extreme burning of urine. and Epigea Repens commonly known as Gravel Plant. It is to be given for constant cough with free expectoration. and where prompt action is desired. It is also indicated in hemorrhoids. suppression of urine. and renal colic. For all inflammations of the bowels it combines well with Myrrh and Hydrastis. acute laryngitis and bronchitis. e. cough with loss of appe-
. combine Couch grass with Stigmata Maidis. gastric catarrh'. It prevents the formation of gravel.
Acute Inflammation of Urinary System
Corn Silk—Stigmata MaicLis This is the dependable agent in acute inflammation of the kidneys.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS of back. in gravel and what is known as "brick dust" deposits in the urine. Its great value is in acute inflammation of the urinary tract. catarrh of the bladder.
Witch Hazel—Hamamelis virginica This is the agent to have on hand for application in all acute external inflammations.
Acute Bronchial Affections
Yerba Santa—Eriodictyon Glutinosum This is the remedy for acute and chronic conditions of the bronchial mucous membranes. prolapsus of rectum and vagina.
hysteria. heart action irregular. It is a heart stimulant in hysteria and neurasthenia and should combine with Capsicum. It is a bitter tonic. palpitation of the heart and urine cramps.
The Heart Remedy
Cactus Grandiflorus This is the remedy in threatened heart failure due to every form of over-exertion and over-indulgence. Rheumatism
Motherwort—Leanurus Cardiaca Motherwort is a composite agent and its real value is not in the least understood. It is a splendid nervine and is of value in dysmenorrhcea.
Stomach. and an actual stomachic of benefit in almost all stomach difficulties. asthmatic heart. Kidneys. and dropsical heart.
. threatened apoplexy. It is a soothing tonic to the female generative system. muddy urine of typhoid it is a specific and valuable in most forms of rheumatism.148
tite and in emaciation. rapid or short.
Black Hawk—Virburnwm Prunifolium Black haw is one of the dependable agents to be employed in preventing threatened abortion. for heart weakness not due to organic lesion. feeling of constriction at the heart. It will inhibit the passing of albumen with the urine and in the scanty. and should be combined with Mitchella to give tone to the generative organism during gestation.
In the beginning of colds or fevers give in small doses with Capsicum frequently or follow a modernized Thomsonian course. and allays diphtheria. or by hypodermic. give 10 to 20 drops in warm water. 2 to 4 drops in water.
. and spasmodic asthma. and colic in adults. or by hypodermic. also for convulsions in puerperal fever. It alleviates convulsions in children. 10 drops ever}' 10 minutes until results are as desired.RESUME OF THE AGENTS HEREINBEFORE DESCRIBED Lobelia—Indian Tobacco
Lobelia inflata Relaxant and stimulant: In large doses it is an emetic. S to 30 drops. according to the severity of the case. It is excellent in labor when there is rigidity of the os. Dosage: Treat Diphtheria by hypodermic. followed by warm water every few minutes. 5 to 15 drops. For angina pectoris. In small doses it has decided action on the sweat glands and excites the mucous glands of the throat and lungs. For acute indigestion with a feeling of nausea. For convulsion in children. give 1 to 3 drops. For general emesis. indicated promptly to empty the stomach of poisons and congestion. angina pectoris (spasms of the heart). In spasmodic asthma. 5 to 10 drops may be taken every 30 minutes. It subdues acute indigestion when used as an emetic. Repeat dose in 20 minutes if necessary. give 5 to 15 drops every 30 minutes untij relief is had. For colic in children.
consequently it is the agent in nervous dyspepsia. Capsicum increases the power of all other agents. chronic gastritis. Hydrastis must be made from the green root or is of little value. 1 to 15 drops. helps the digestion when taken with meals a. 1 to 25 drops.
Hydrastis Canadensis Hydrastis is a pure tonic and life giver to the mucous membrane throughout the entire system. It should always be given practically in conjunction with Lobelia. intestinal indigestion. Whenever a stimulant is indicated. Capsicum is indicated in all low fevers and prostrating diseases. Dose. There is no other stimulant known to medical science so natural. constipation as a result of debility and atonic indigestion. It is directly indicated in cholera infantum. It is a valuable agent in prolapsus
. Dose of the Tincture. It is a tonic to the abdominal walls and relaxed condition of the muscular walls. It aids the stomach in digesting food and is valuable in all medicinal agents acting on the liver. so certain and with less reaction following its constant use. scrofulous diarrhoea and is dependable in uterine hemorrhages whatever the cause. It is considered a specific in gastric catarrhal conditions. Capsicum may be given with the utmost safety. Hydrastis is a nerve tonic of first importance.nd arouses all the secreting organs.
Myrica cerifera This is the remedy in flooding and in foulness of the mucous membranes. Hydrastis helps to normalize all the secretions.150
Capsicum fastigiatum The stimulant.
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uteri and in parturition. It is beneficial combined with other agents in chronic catarrh.
Anthemis nobiUs The children's remedy. sepsis. Next best is the Tincture from the green herb. Dose of the Tincture. It should be added to other agents in all nervous conditions due to a fault in the digestive or assimilative organism.
. therefore valuable in anemia. Non-functioning of any organism calls for Anthemis. This agent is so important that physicians and laymen alike should know all about it and always have it handy. 10 to 60 drops. and it is of value in uremia. Dose of the Tincture. helps contraction and prevents flooding. It is as important given by the Internal Bath in appendicitis as internally in typhoid fever.
Rudbeckia pallida The infection and poison remedy. gangrenous conditions and malignant ulceration. It is alsc valuable in female complaints when due to non-functioning of the organism. It is also indicated in all sore throats and especially that of typhoid fever. diseases of the stomach and towels when there is foulness. aids digestion and nutrition and helps in making blood. gastritis and leucorrhcea. It is valuable whenever there is an atonic condition of the digestive system. Chamomile is valuable as a stimulant. a tonic and as an anti-spasmodic. Dose 3 to 60 drops. It is possibly best known as a children's remedy in flatulent colic. S to 25 drops. the formation of pus or poisoning. It is equally beneficial given internally or by the Internal Bath. the bites of poisonous insects and reptiles. It is best given in a tea from the fresh herb. It is indicated in all forms of blood poisoning. It is the Naturist's standby whenever there is infection.
May be given as frequently as every IS minutes. Myrrh is also a tonic and a stimulant. Dose of the Tincture. and in delirium and menstrual disorders. Dose of the Tincture. but should be combined with Capsicum and Hydrastis for best results. It is a dependable agent in hysteria.
Crows-Foot or Cranesbill
Geranium The tonic to the mucous membranes. 5 to 60 drops. Cypripedium has a most favorable influence on the entire mental-nervous system and whenever these centers are affected Cypripedium is essential. nervous headache.
Balsamoderron Myrrha A worthy companion to Echinacea and one to be used frequently in combination with it. nervous depressions. and in stomach disorders due to an atonic condition.
Lady Slipper or Valerian
Cypripedium Pubescens The nerve medicine. indicated It is
. unrest. The Naturist cannot treat either cold ulcers. gangrene or morbid sores without Myrrh. and is valuable internally in bronchial and lung diseases. In these cases it is well to combine it with Capsicum and Hydrastis. In the treatment of appendicitis it is of great value when given every half hour in hot water to reduce the excitability. Atonic dyspepsia is benefitted by its use. It does well combined with Passiflora when there is a great restlessness and irritability. It is also of great value in sleeplessness. In mental depression due to sexual over-indulgence or alcoholism it should be combined with Passiflora and Lobelia. 2 to 10 drops.
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wherever there is a mucous discharge as in chronic diarrhoea, dysentery and every other form of mucous discharge. It is a natural astringent and does not irritate. It is valuable in all feeble and atonic conditions, and may be applied externally in both acute and chronic inflamed conditions. It is excellent given internally in combination with Capsicum and Hydrastis for the diarrhcea of consumptives. It should be used wherever an astringent is indicated and is the natural companion to White Poplar bark.
Aspidium Felix-Mas The Tape-worm remedy. Male fern has been known principally because of its influence in removing tapeworms and it is still one of the best remedies for that purpose when combined with pumpkin seed. For this purpose take about 60 fairsized inner seeds of the pumpkin and 30 to 60 drops of the Tincture of Male fern night and morning. The morning dose is to be followed with a saline solution of sufficient strength to move the bowels freely. Male fern is also an active tonic and astringent and is valuable in this field of its usefulness.
Gentiana Lutae An active, safe stomach bitters of great value. Gentian is always indicated when the activity of the digestive organism is enfeebled, and when there is nausea and faint feeling due to indigestion. It is best combined with other agents such as Hydrastis. In slow digestion it is always indicated as it will speed up the digestive powers and aid digestion of food. It will irritate in large doses, but in small doses reduces irritation of the mucous membranes. In mental weariness, and depres-
sion over the solar plexus it is the first agent indicated. Dose 3 to 20 drops.
Bitter Herb or Balmony
Chelone Glabra A reliable vermifuge. It is beneficial combined with Male fern. The amount of the Male fern may be reduced by half and Chelone added to the formula. However, Chelone is equally valuable in atonic digestive disturbances and combines well with Gentian as it has a tendency to reduce, rather than increase irritation. Chelone is valuable in jaundice and should form part of every prescription for hepatic torpor. Dose 5 to 40 drops.
Rheum Palmatum A cathartic as well as a tonic. Rhubarb is useful in diarrhoea as it tones the mucous membranes and aids toward normalcy. As a remedy it should be home-prepared. Take 3 ounces of fresh rhubarb, 1/2 ounce of Hydrastis, and 2 drachms bicarbonate of soda and IS drops of Gentian. Macerate in half a pint of water, bring very slowly to nearly a boil. When cold, dissolve one pound of sugar in the solution. Dose, 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls.
Chionanthus virginica Liver remedy par excellence. In all the materia medica and the annals of vegetables, there is no agent that has so favorable an action on the liver and on all digestive and blood-making organs, as Chionanthus and this agent should form part of all combinations which are to influence these organs.
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Chionanthus is indicated by a yellowness of the skin and the white of the eye, when there is tenderness over the region of the liver, in jaundice and gall stones, bilious colic, acute dyspepsia, acute and chronic inflammation of the liver and in the biliousness of alcoholism. In jaundice it may be combined with Chelone and other agents having an active influence on the liver. In digestive disturbances, always combine Chionanthus with Hydrastis (equal parts) and other agents employed.
Berberis vulgaris The syphilis, blood-disease and tuberculosis remedy. It is also of value in chronic stomach and digestive trouble, and a tonic in all debilitated conditions, convalescence from serious ailments and catarrh of the air passages. Basically, Berberis and Hydrastis appear to be the same; specifically, they differ greatly. Berberis is indicated in atonic dyspepsia, intestinal disturbances of the alimentary canal. In all these conditions Hydrastis is equally valuable, though less harsh, therefore Berberis combines well with it. Hydrastis has no known influence on syphilitic blood-disease or scrofula, and in this they differ. In some instances, skin diseases arise from digestive disturbances. In these cases, Berberis is the indicated remedy. Dose of the Tincture, 3 to 15 drops.
Anthemis Nobilis The remedy in teething and colic. It is a mild stimulant and tonic and is splendid as a hot tea in bringing out the rash in children's diseases such as measles, chickenpox and like ailments. In hot infusions it is valuable in painful menstruation, also very good when combined with Valerian in uterine disturbances, and relieves the nervous irritation and false pains
during the latter months of gestation. It is frequently a specific in nervous dyspepsia with its sick headache during the menstrual period. When children have colic or are irritable due to teething Chamomile tea is splendid. In some cases of whooping cough it gives prompt relief. Chamomile is harmless and should be given freely. It serves best in infusion made of the herb.
Passiflora Incarnata The remedy in nervous debility and nervousness due to almost any cause. Passiflora should be combined with other agents indicated in nervousness and nervous irritation due to many and various causes. Dose of the Tincture (should be made only of the green herb) 5 to 60 drops.
Asdepias tuberosa The remedy in all congestions of the lungs. In the hands of Naturists it has proved a specific in pleurisy, pneumonia and like ailments when combined with Skullcap and Capsicum and other agents indicated by the trend of the ailment. Pleurisy root is indicated in all feverish conditions when the skin is dry and should be forced until there is a free perspiration. This agent should be given only when the patient can be kept warm until carried through a course of thorough perspiration.
Scutellaria Lateriflora This remedy has direct action on the cranial and spinal nerve centers. As these centers are always affected in acute congestions and fevers it is the natural companion of Pleurisy root. Caution: Only tinctures that are made from the green
due to its power to clean the eliminating system from congesting material. Motherwort is the ideal remedy. Whenever the spleen is at fault this agent is indicated. Infusions from the herb are best. The desired amount of the herb must be boiled slowly in water. this divided into three portions and one portion taken before meals. In insomnia and physical exhaustion it is likewise indicated. In the nervousness of drinkers and the insomnia of alcoholism. should be used. as well as in neuritis. where elimination is poor and the kidneys may become so sluggish as to pass dirty colored water or albumen.
Redroot or Jersey Tea
Ceanothus Americanus The spleen remedy. always should be given as an infusion of the Tinctures in hot water. Scullcap controls nervous irritation. Scullcap. In all cases where there is melancholia one may safely conclude that both the liver and the spleen require attention. It is also valuable in female complaints. 5 to 60 drops. Motherwort also has a splendid influence on the stomach. tending to normalize the digestive function. In acute cases such as typhoid fever. A pint of water should be boiled down to one-half pint. for instance.
Leonurus cardiaca The remedy for congested kidney.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Pleurisy root and green herb of Scullcap. such as typhoid fever. It is a matchless remedy in rheumatism and sciatica. In all cases. Ceanothus is the remedy and will do well combined
. In all the materia medica there is no other agent that will stop the passing of albumen. Motherwort will do this. it should be combined with Capsicum and Passiflora. Dose of the Tincture. hysterical excitement and functional depressions. like Pleurisy root. give every hour. rheumatic and female ailments.
Like Couch grass. Dose IS drops of the combination before meals. strain and add sugar. Whenever a sediment resembling brick dust is found in the urine. Dose of the Tincture. bladder and urinary passage. bladder and gravel remedy. It is well combined with other agents such as Dwarf Elder. It is best used as an infusion. It may be used in the Tincture by giving it in hot water. Corn Silk is the indicated agent and is one of the decidedly few agents that will accomplish its removal successfully. 1 drachm Tincture CMonanthus and 4 drachms of Tinture of Hydrastis. Dose 1 tea-spoonful in half a cup of water.158
with Hydrastis and Chionanthus. It is a demulcent (soothing agent) to the kidneys. bladder and urinary organs. has long been a favorite remedy in bedwetting.
Stigmata Maidis The brick-dust remover. and is indicated whenever there is irritation of these organs. Collect the Dandelion root (1/2 pound) and Corn silk (4 ounces) and boil in (1 quart) water. A syrup made of Corn silk. with the addition of Agrimony. Corn silk is indicated. Corn silk. Combine 1 drachm Tincture Ceanothus. Com silk is a demulcent to the kidneys. then add the Tincture of Hydrastis.
Triticum repens The kidney. (2 ounces). When there is neuralgic trouble due to irritation of the female organs. 2 to 30 drops.
. Dandelion and Hydrastis is a valuable combination to be given in hot water. In cases of gravel it helps to prevent their formation or to dissolve small gravel when already formed.
It is best combined with Pennyroyal tea. and the tendency to look on the dark side of things. unrest. and in bleeding of the nose. It is indicated in painful urination. In acute inflammations of the middle ear as a result of cold. It is an efficient remedy in catarrhal conditions. In gonorrheal diseases if melancholia is associated with the trouble. Dose of the Tincture. Pulsatilla exerts a special influence upon the reproductive organs of both male and female. It is an ideal remedy to help restore normal menstrual function. it is of value. It is a splendid stomachic. nervous and gastric dyspepsia. A small amount of Chamomile added also is helpful. Dose
. dizziness. 5 to IS drops.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Chrysanthemum Parthenium The remedy in suppressed menstruation when due to colds or congestions. controlling sexual excitement in both. yet giving added strength.
Pulsatilla This remedy is excellent in nervousness when associated with diseases of the reproductive organs. and also to relieve the unpleasantness during gestation. It is also useful for a compress in old sores with foulsmelling pus. Feverfew and Pennyroyal should be given in infusions only. it will relieve the pain and hasten a cure. in hemorrhages and vomiting of blood. and when there is felt fear of impending danger.
Equisetum arvense The Gravel remedy and is indicated in all kidney and bladder difficulties especially in stones of the bladder. and while hot.
a tonic. and a urinary antiseptic.
Papulus Tremuloides This remedy is a bitters. Dose 20 to 60 drops in either hot or cold water. chronic dysentery. a tonic. 20 to 60 drops. It is indicated in uterine.160
1 to 2 drops of the Tincture every 2 to 4 hours. Uva Ursi 1/2 oz. It is indicated in chronic diarrhoea. It relaxes the system. When given for all purposes where Populus is indicated combine: Tinct. and cholera infantum and is also valuable in kidney and bladder trouble. depending on effect desired. also as a wash in skin diseases and on sores caused by gonorrhoea and syphilis. an astringent. and complaints resulting from faulty digestion. It is best given in a tea. Tinct.
Chimaphila The dropsy remedy. It is best combined with Populus. It is indicated in all chronic blood taints. a douche and via Internal Bath. in atonic and debilitated conditions of the genito-urinary
. faintness at the stomach. Dose of Tincture. It may be used as a wash. It gradually increases the urine and relieves backache. Dose 10 to 30 drops. relieves headache. vaginal and anal weaknesses.
Uva Ursi The diabetes remedy. and is of value in cystic and renal catarrh and congestions. Populus-1 oz. and a stimulant. Is a diuretic.
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tract. clammy feeling. prolapsus uteri. accompanied by great smarting and burning pain. and a stimulant to the digestive system. pneumonia and pleurisy. Dose S to 60 drops. in chronic prostatic irritation. Dose of the Tincture is 10 to 30 drops. It is best known as a wash for sore mouth and scrofulous sores and for purulent ophthalmia. It may be universally employed to ward off colds and the onset of influenza. The standard preparation of Pinus Canadensis is much used in urinary complaints. ulceration of the cervix and in relaxed vagina. 3. and in cramps and colic it may be freely given to children in Mint. pussy mucus. The indications for it are chills and a cold. Balsam or Pennyroyal tea for colic. Give in fairly large doses in hot water.
. It is second only to Capsicum.
Canadensis Hemlock is chiefly known as forming part of the Thomsonion No. Give this remedy to relieve irritation of the urinary tract. in disorders with scanty urine filled with offensive or nonoffensive mucus. It also is extremely valuable in the local treatment for leucorrhcea.
Zingiber Zingiber is a pleasant carminative. This is excellent in all morbid conditions of the bowels.
Nymphaea Odorata A canker remedy. Zingiber is also a desirable agent to expel flatus. chronic relaxation of the bladder and in catarrh of the bladder. This agent is well combined with Populus.
the urinary tract and ducts. diarrhoea. leucorrhoea. in hemorrhages. and is an excellent remedy in urethral irritation. and tones the mucous membranes. Externally it may be applied full strength.162
Rhus Glabra The berries are refrigerant and diuretic. Use it in conjunction with Hamamelis. astringent. Tincture 10 to 60 drops in water. 1/ 2 to 1 ounce to the quart of water. dysentery and scrofula.
Rubus Strigosus This is excellent in all bowel complaints of children. stimulating.
Hamamelis mrginiana Witch hazel is indicated in all conditions when there is any form of inflammation. gonorrhoea. hectic fever. In certain cases of syphilis it also has proved successful. and antiseptic. The bark of the root has been used with success as a palliative in gonorrhoea. It is non-poisonous and always safe.
. dysentery and diarrhoea. It is useful as an application to sores. diarrhoea. It may be taken internally or applied externally. where a soothing agent is needed. and allays nausea. It soothes inflamed kidneys. It is a splendid remedy in catarrh. dysentery and all form of excessive mucous discharges. sustains the nerves. soothing. Dose 10 to 60 drops of the Tincture. For Internal Bath. astringent tonic. It is non-poisonous. It is effective in acute and chronic dysentery and diarrhoea. It is best given in infusion. It is salutary as an injection in leucorrhoea. burns and irritations. in diseases of the tonsils. The bark is tonic. It is mild. diffusive. pleasant.
Mitchella is a uterine tonic. and is a specific remedy in dropsy. It is valuable in all liver or chronic hepatic affections. When necessary. It restores lost balance to the menstrual system. and dysmenorrhcea. When the uterus is relaxed and the menstrual flow mostly water.
Bitter Rootr—Milk Weed
Apocynum AndrosaemifoMum The gall-stone remedy. Its regular use controls unpleasant nervous reflexes during gestation. disease of the mucous membranes. it may be used to empty the stomach by emesis. It has earned them all. It relieves congestion of the uterus and ovaries and strengthens the nervous system. It must not be given in acute conditions where inflammations are present. Dose of active principle Apocynin. disease of joints. Woman's friend. and is of value to the digestive and eliminating organs. It is a cardiac sedative and tonic. It is valuable in rheumatism. It facilitates labor. The nipple remedy. and relieves menorrhagia. All these terms are aptly applicable to Mitchella. a tonic and a laxative. Tincture 5 to 30 grains. Dose of the Tincture. amenorrhoea. without causing nausea or a relaxation of the muscular system. it is to be prescribed. neuralgia.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Squaw Vine—Partridge Berries
Childbirth made easy.
. and is indicated in atony of the sympathetic nervous system. 1 to 2 grains. The Lactation aid. It is an emetic which may be substituted readily for Lobelia and is also diaphoretic. 5 to 40 drops.
The fluid extracts may be used to expel worms. The cold infusion. asthma.
Hoarhound or Horehound
Marrubium Vulgare Spearmint is a tonic. will promote perspiration and for this reason is decidedly beneficial in the onset of colds and fevers and should be used as a vehicle with which to take Capsicum after using Lobelia. Spearmint is valuable in jaundice. It is absolutely non-poisonous and may be taken freely. an expectorant. The warm infusion (a tea made of the herb) used freely. and a carminative. It may be freely used in the form of infusions or as a syrup made of the infusion and honey for the purpose of relieving coughs. It is decidedly good for colic in children. give the Asclepias and Scutellaria in Pennyroyal tea. colds. emenorrhcea and hysteria. or the tincture in cold water. an emmenagogue. and a diuretic. chronic catarrh. is diaphoretic. Where the herb cannot be had for infusion. Dose of the Tincture 20 to 60 drops. The hot infusion will restore suppressed lochia or after-flow. and all pulmonary affections.
Mentha Viridis The anti-vomiting remedy. In the onset of pleurisy and pneumonia. is a good tonic in dyspepsia. Even Lobelia may be given in the infusion of Pennyroyal. the Tincture in 20 to 30 drops may be given in hot water. as also in the form of hot tea for cold. It is splendid when given as
Hedeoma pulegioides Pennyroyal is a stimulant. fright or taking cold. The warm infusion will produce perspiration and a free flow of urine. and excite the menstrual flow when checked by shock.
and is diaphoretic. It is valuable in cutaneous diseases. an alterative. In pleurisy and pneumonia it is a splendid vehicle for agents as Asclepias and Scutellaria. a diuretic. dyspepsia. 10 to 40 drops. 10 to
. and is diaphoretic. Dose of tincture 20 to 60 drops. The warm infusion is diaphoretic and an emmenagogue. Dose of the tincture. syphilitic diseases. indurations. hysteria. scrofula. and glandular swellings. and is especially valuable for children. Spearmint in hot infusion will produce perspiration and the flow of urine. an emmenagogue. It is of great value in eczema and other skin diseases.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
an infusion of the tincture in hot water. in all forms of feverishness in adults or children and should be given as an injection in extreme restlessness in feverish children. Dose of tincture. It is splendid in suppressed menstruation when due to an atomic condition. 10 to SO drops. and jaundice. sores. In smalt doses the cold infusion or tincture is useful in convalescence from exhausting diseases.
Solatium Dulcamara Bitter-sweet is a mild narcotic.
Tanacctum Vulgare A tonic. ill-conditioned ulcers. but is of greater value in colic and cramps. Dose of tincture. It does not possess the influence on the kidneys and bladder in so great degree as Spearmint.
Mentha Piperita Peppermint may be used for the same purpose as Spearmint. rheumatism.
demulcent. and valuable in venereal diseases. cancerous and syphilitic affections. due to inertia of the abdominal organs. 8 to 40 drops. It is to be used in hot infusions in scarlatina and other Zymotic diseases.
Arctium Lappa Burdock is a soothing.166 30 drops.
Rumex Crispus Rumex is an alterative. 5 to 40 drops. Dose of the tincture. 3 to 30 drops. it is indicated. and possesses slightly diuretic and aperient action. either in hot or cold water. and in uterine obstructions and chronic skin diseases. is soothing to the kidneys and relieves the lymphatics. It is desirable that Rumex form a part of preparations for purifying the blood. It has a beneficial influence upon the biliary organs and removes torpor and engorgement of the liver and spleen.
Leontodon Taraxacum Dandelion is a stomachic and a tonic. cutaneous. tonic alterative. Dose of tincture. Dose of the tincture. It influences the skin. a tonic and a detergent and is highly useful in scorbutic. It is soothing to the mucous membranes throughout the entire system. scrofulous. It is of great value in all skin diseases and in scrofulous affections. as also in enlargement of the limbs when due to an unnatural cause.
. In dropsy. depending on the condition.
and urinary passages. Dose of the tincture.
Galium Aparine This remedy is used in the treatment of acute inflammatory diseases of the kidneys.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Aristolochia Serpentaria As a bitters. also for scalding urine in both children and adults. It is indicated in the inception of diabetes and in chronic affections of the genito-urinary mucous membrane when not due primarily to infections. Serpentaria is indicated. It is useful in the onset of a cold and is the remedy when the secretions are suppressed due to a cold. in hot water. It is beneficial in chronic prostatic difficulties. when the feet are cold and there is a general receding of the blood from the surface and where the pains are inefficient. free outward circulation and thus relieve the nervous tension.
Barosma Crenata Buchu is the remedy when gravel is caused by uric acid. Dose of the tincture. S to 40 drops. In parturition. It is diaphoretic and highly useful in fevers where there is need to establish a salutary. 1 to 30 drops.
. bladder. likewise for the inflammatory stages of gonorrhoea to relieve the irritation and soothe the nervous system. Dose 10 to 60 drops. it may be classed with Gentian.
It is also splendid in all abdominal disturbances. It is beneficial combined with other agents. Mix with other agents.
Sambucus ebulus This is the dropsy remedy. Best results are obtained when combined with Dewberry or other agents. 5 to 10 drops. Barberry is of value in chronic ailments of the stomach and catarrhal conditions of the bronchial tubes. It is best given when made into a tea. Dose of tincture.168
Berberis vulgaris The Uver and spleen remedy. but best made into a tea.
Tussilago farfara This remedy is excellent for acute or chronic coughs where phelgm is present.
Black Currant Leaves
Ribes Nigrum This is the remedy for whooping cough and catarrh.
Vaccinium myrtillus The Diabetes and diarrhoea remedy. Doses of tincture. and for the elimination of effete matter from the kidneys. also in the early stage of consumption and in syphilis. It is cleansing to the lungs and splendid wherever there is a physical decline.
. 2 to 20 drops. The tea is exceptionally good. Make into a tea of a syrup.
and is healing in bronchial catarrh. To be used as a wash for the eyes and on a compress.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Eyebright is the eye remedy.
TiUa Europaea The chronic cough remedy. Use strong tea as a gargle for the throat. It is best boiled in milk and strained. The seed should be bought and kept on hand. It is best to combine the Mallow flowers and Mullein leaves. It is of great worth to remove mucus from the lungs and trachea.
Foenictdum-offlcinalis The wind colic remedy. larynx and chest. It is cleansing and healing to the optic nerve. Use a compress of the infusion over the stomach in severe cases.
Polygonum aviculare The gravel remedy and is to be given internally in infusion and applied externally as a compress. Combine it with Shavegrass when possible.
Althea rosea This remedy excellent for mucus condition of throat.
. also of value to free the kidneys from mucus.
It does not cause unnatural desire nor artificial strength and is also a splendid tonic for the entire system.170
Calendula affidnalis Abscess of the stomach remedy. 1 to 10 drops. This is the proper winter remedy for afflictions of the throat. Best results are obtained from the tea. It is best used as a coffee and combined with such foods as Irish moss and mushrooms.
Quercus rubur The goitre remedy. It is also valuable in the treatment of boils.
Polygala vulgaris The milk producer. It is admirable as a tonic and excellent in mucus of the stomach. Dose of tincture. This is the mother's friend in helping her to feed her child naturally. Mullein oil is unequalled for the treatment of troubles of the ear.
A vena Sativa A natural tonic to the generative system. ulcers and abscesses of all types.
Verbascum Thapsus Afflictions of the throat.
. for catarrh and mucus of the chesi and shortness of breath.
It is also of value tc the stomach and a valuable agent in chronic headache. and is a dependable agent in liver and kidney trouble.
Cochlearia officinaUs The sexual disease remedy.
. and is a cleanser of the system of morbid and congesting matter. Sage and Motherwort work well combined.
Salvia officinaUs The night-sweat remedy. John's Wort
Hypericum perforatum The ideal agent to stop bed-wetting. It is best combined with Gentian. An age-old remedy for weaknesses of the stomach.
St. It is especially valuable when there is a predisposition to dropsy. It is also valuable in general rheumatism and also combines well with Tormentil. It is the fall and spring remedy.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Primula officinaUs The articular rheumatism remedy. It is valuable in all fevers. but is best combined with Motherwort.
Rosmarinus officinaUs The remedy for torpid liver.
and is valuable in the treatment of scrofula. the leaves of the fragrant violet have a potent influence on whooping cough.
Fragaria vesca The eczema remedy.
Viola odorata The whooping cough remedy. It is best combined with Scurvy grass and also important in the treatment of fluor albus. Best results follow when this agent is combined with Violet leaves. Like Vervain root.
Verbena officinalis The whooping cough remedy.
Acorus calamus An antidote for burning watery eructions. It is a valuable blood purifier and does well combined with Dandelion and Burdock root.
Potentilla Tormentilla The sexual disease remedy. This is one of the most dependable agents in this fearful disease.172
Potentilla anserina The lockjaw remedy.
. It is a salutary agent for gas in the stomach of children.
Nasturtium officinalis The Blood Purifier.
Linum usitatissimum For poultices.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS Combine Violet with Vervain. It may be eaten as a vegetable with the meals or made into a tea either by itself or with other agents good for the same purpose.
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Under the heading of the various ailments we give only the name by which the agent is most generally known to the layman. we give both the common name and the one known in medical nomenclature. COMMON NAME Lobelia (Indian Tobacco) Capsicum (Red Pepper) Goldenseal Bayberry Chamomile Black Samson Myrrh Ladyslipper or Valerian Crowfoot Male Fem (Malefern) Gentian Bitterherb or Balmony Fringe Tree Barberry Passion Flower Pleurisy Root Scullcap Motherwort Red Root or Jersey Tea Couch Grass Corn Silk L A TIN Lobelia inflata Capsicum fastigiatum Hydrastis eanadensis Myrica cerifera Anthemis nobilis and Matricara Chamomilla Echinacea angustifolia Balsamodendron myrrha Cypripedium pubescence Geranium. Aspidium filix-mas Gentiana lutae Chelone glabra Chionanthus virginica Berberis vulgaris Passiflora incarnata Asclepias tuberosa Scutellaria lateriflora Leonurus cardiaca Ceanathus Americanus Triticum repens Stigmata maydis
To simplify the selection of any agent for a given purpose. mac.
176 Squaw Vine
THOMSONIAN SYSTEM Mitchella repens Chrysanthemum parthenium Pulsatilla nigra Populus tremuloides Uva ursi Chimaphila umbettata Zingiber Nymphaea odorata Canadensis Rhus glabra HamameUs virginiana Rubus strigosus Apocynum androsaemifolium Hedeoma pulegioides Marrubium vulgare Mentha viridis Mentha piperita Tanacetum vulgare Solatium dulcamara Actium lappa Rumex crispus Leontodon taraxacum Aristolochia serpentaria Barosma betuUna Qalium aparine Ribes nigrum Vaccinium myrtillus TussUago farfara Sambucus ebulus and AraUa hispida Euphrasia officinalis Foeniculum officinalis Poiygonum aviculare
Feverfew May Flower (Mayflower) Poplar Bark Bearberry Pipsissewa Ginger Pond Lily Hemlock Sumach (Sumac) Witch-Hazel (Wichhazel) Red Raspberry Bitter Root (Bitterroot) or Milk Weed Pennyroyal Hoardhound or Horehound Spearmint Peppermint Tansy Bitter Sweet (Bittersweet) Burdock Yellow Dock (Yellowdock) Dandelion Virginia Snakeroot Buchu Cleavers or Clivers Black Currant Leaves Blueberries Coltsfoot Dwarf Elder Eyebright Fennel Knot Grass
NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS Linden Flowers Mallow Flowers Marigold Flowers Milkwort Mullein Flowers Oak Bark Oat Beards Primrose Rosemary St. John's Wort Sage Scurvy Grass Silverweed Strawberry leaves Sweet-Flag Tormentil Vervain Root Violet Watercress Flaxseed Tilia Europaea Althea rosea Calendula officinalis Polygala vulgaris Varbascum thapsus Quercus rubur Avena sativa Primula officinalis Rosmarinus officinalis Hypericum perforatum Salvia officinalis Cochlearia officinalis Potentilla anserina Fragaria vesca A corns calamus Potentilla tormentilla Verbena officinalis Viola odorata Nasturtium officinalis Linum usitatissimum
Motherwort Charcoal Watercress Calamus
Albumen and Phosphates in Urine
Motherwort Corn Silk
Bayberry Capsicum Pulsatilla Myrica Hydrastis Oats
Brick Dust in Urine
Feverfew Hydrastis Linden leaves Calendula Barberry Lobelia
Geranium Mullein flowers Myrrh Ceanothus Hoarhound
Catarrh (Bronchial) Catarrh (Foul mucus)
Hydrastis Barberry Myrica Black Currant Leaves Lobelia Calendula Hydrastis Echinacea Hoarhound
Mullein flowers Linden leaves
Childbirth.178 Lobelia Calendula
Passiflora Pulsatilla Myrrh Mullein Hoarhound
St. Made Easy Squaw vine
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Cholera Inf antum
Geranium berry Acorns Hydrastis Barberry Poplar Bark
Pleurisy root Boneset Ginger hound Peppermint Rosemary Myrrh Pennyroyal Hoar-
Colds (deep seated) Colic (Bilious)
Colic in Children
Chamomile Ginger mint Fennel Rhubarb Hydrastis Myrrh Licorice Pennyroyal Spearmint Pepper-
Bitter root Dandelion Aloes
Ceanothus Capsicum Capsicum Hydrastis Gentian Bitter Herb
Convalescence and Debility
Barberry Hydrastis Acorns Oats
Convulsions in Infants
Cough (Chronic with Phlegm)
Linden Flowers Hoarhound
Black Currant Leaves Mullein Vervain root Violet CeanotMs
Motherwort Cypripedium Passiflora Cypripedium
Dementia in Change of Life Diabetes
Bearberry Buchu Blueberries
Geranium Hydrastis Ba y berr y Myrrh Pulsatilla P op l a r Ba r k Be a r ber r y W h i t e P on d L i l y He m l oc k Suma c Wi t ch Haz el Red Ra spberr y Dewber r y Bl ueberries
Myrrh Poplar Bark Bearberry White Pond Lily Echinacea
due to faulty liver
Bitter Herb Dandelion
Geranium Bayberry Ceanothus Hazel Red Raspberry Dewberry Squaw vine Dewberry Poplar bark Witch
Dysentery. during pregnancy
Red Raspberry Boneset Bitter root
Hydrastis Gentian Bitter herb Oak bark St. John's wort Bitter herb Hydrastis Berberis Myrrh
Poplar bark Gentian
.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Dewberry Witch-Hazel Rhubarb
Bayberry White Pond Lily
Lobelia Echinacea Myrrh
Myrrh Pipsissewa Poplar bark Elder rurvy Grass Rosemary Dandelion Dwarf
Red Raspberry Yellow dock Serpentaria Chamomile Eye Bright Spearmint Mullein Pennyroyal Echinacea Scullcap Pleurisy root
Ear. Chronic discharge Eruptive Diseases (acute)
White Pond Lily
. to produce
Bayberry Boneset Bitter root
Chamomile Mullein Hydrastis Valerian Capsicum
Earache Ear. running
Myrrh Myrrh Burdock Echinacea
Bitter sweet Rhubarb Lobelia Strawberry leaves Dandelion
Capsicum Barberry Echinacea Lobelia Boneset Pleurisy root
Pleurisy root Lobelia Capsicum
Fever (Peritonitis) Fever (Pneumonia)
Pleurisy root Pennyroyal Pleurisy root Boneset Motherwort Feverfew Ginger
Scullcap Boneset Ginger Pennyroyal
flora Geranium Bayberry Echinacea Boneset Pipsissewa Motherwort Passi-
Fever (Puerperal infection)
Echinacea Lobelia Sweet flag Feverfew Pennyroyal Myrrh
Fever (Smallpox) Flatulence (wind colic)
.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Headache (Sick. or Gastric)
Hydrastis Chionanthus Sweet flag
Bayberry Oak bark Sea weed
Chionanthus Bitter root
Couch grass Buchu Hemlock Corn silk Shave grass Knot grass
Poplar bark Chionanthus Hydrastis
Hard Drinkers Remedies
Chionanthus Primrose Capsicum Motherwort Passiflora Feverfew
Headache (Chronic or Stomach) Headache (Nervous)
stomach and bowels)
Bayberry Cypripedium Red raspberry Hydrastis Pennyroyal Chionanthus Tansy Bitter
Scullcap Passiflora Hydrastis
Lobelia Poplar bark root Dandelion Hydrastis Gentian
Capsicum St. lungs. John's Wort
Indigestion (Flatulence and Eructions)
Feverfew Hydrastis Calamus
Indigestion (Intestinal) Inflammation (Acute)
Cypripedium Scullcap Motherwort Passiftora Feverfew
Chionanthus Bitter root Poplar bark Barberry Bitter herb Couch grass
.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Scullcap Geranium Capsicum Shave grass Lobelia Cactus Bayberry
Squaw vine Milkwort
Ge rani u m Hy dr ast i s Ba ybe r r y Pul sat i l l a Bea r berr y Pond Lil y Suma c Witch-Haz el Red raspberr y Pipsissewa Tormentil
Liver and Spleen
Barberry Ceanothus Chionanthus Bitter herb Dandelion Chionanthus
Liver (Acute Inflammation) Liver (Engorgement)
Motherwort Bitter root Dandelion
H y d r a s t i s Ba r be r r y G e n t i a n Bi t t e r h er b Bi t t e r root Rosemary
Jaundice (Gestation) Kidney
Motherwort Corn silk Juniper berries Couch grass Poplar bark Shave grass
Motherwort Linden flowers
Geranium Hydrastis Bayberry Ceanothus White Pond Lily Echinacea Myrrh
Valerian Scullcap Hydrastis Celery Scullcap Pulsatilla Lady Slipper Valerian Lady Slipper Capsicum
Lady Slipper Pulsatilla Bitter root
.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Lobelia Bitter herb Myrrh Silverweed
Chaniomile Cypripedium Ceanothus Pulsatilla
Chamomile Cypripedium Scullcap Squaw vine Feverfew Pulsatilla Pennyroyal Pipsissewa Tansy
Mouth and Gums.
bites Polypus (Nasal)
Couch grass Witch hazel Hydrastis Chionanthus Pulsatilla Pipsissewa
Rectal (Ulceration) Respiratory (Congestion)
Lobelia Pleurisy root
Motherwort Pipsissewa Primrose Couch grass Bitter root Burdock Macrotys Scurvy grass
Squaw vine Myrrh Tannic acid
Nutrition and Blood Making
Bayberry Pulsatilla Lady Slipper
Nipples. made easy
Bayberry Echinacea Squaw vine Lobelia Feverfew Scullcap
Poisonous Insects and Reptiles.
NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Rheumatism (Articular) Motherwort Rheumatism (Chronic)
Motherwort Pipsissewa Bitter root
Pipsissewa Scurvy grass
Confinement (Rigid os)
Scrofula and Scurvy
Bayberry Echinacea Pipsissewa Yellow Dock Dandelion Bitter root Bitter sweet Burdock Sweet flag
Sexual Diseases (Gonorrhoea and Gleet)
Geranium root Hydrastis Poplar bark Hemlock Scurvy grass Tormentil Bearberry
Sexual (Undue Excitement)
Scullcap Pulsatilla Pulsatilla
Sex Power (Increase)
Sores and Wounds (Infected)
Sprains. Bruises and Swellings
Rosemary Hydrastis Rhubarb Gentian Dandelion Capsicum
Stomachic Stomach (Bitters)
Hydrastis Anthemis Berberis Rhubarb Capsicum
Bayberry Bitter herb Gentian
Stomach (Worms) Syphilis
Barberry Echinacea Ceanothus Bitter root Bitter sweet Yellow dock Poplar bark
Bayberry Myrrh Ceanothus Mallow Flowers
and Vaginal Ulceration
Hydrastis Calendula Bearberry Pond Lily
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M yr rh E c hi nac e a Cale ndul a Sha ve gr a ss Bi t t er sweet ointment
Geranium Hydrastis Pleurisy root
Urine (Incontinuanoe and Scaldy)
Couch grass Sumac Tansy Buchu Cleavers
Urine (Scanty and Painful)
Chi onat hu s M ot h er wor t Cor n si l k Sh a ve gr a ss Poplar bark Pipsissewa Hemlock Sumac Red raspberry Spearmint Burdock Dandelion Cleavers
Calendula Hydrastis Geranium Pond Lily
Bayberry Witch hazel
Venereal Diseases (Chronic)
Geranium Hydrastis Couch grass Pulsatilla Popl a r ba r k Bea r ber r y Hem l ock Wi t ch h az el Red Ra spberr y Bur dock Pi psi ssewa Buch u Cl eaver s Scurvy grass Tormenti
Feverfew Motherwort Geranium Pumpkin seed
Pulsatilla Motherwort Mitchella Mitchella Pulsatilla
Weakness (Female) Water Brash (Burning Eructions)
Male fern Pulsatilla Pumpkin seed
Shave grass Oat Beards
and to everything that creepeth upon the earth. though generally in the form of a tincture or fluid extract. I have given green herb(s) for meat: and it was so. "And to every beast of the earth. They contain vital elements such as vitamins and minerals even as do those articles of sustenance we usually class as foods. Behold. 30."— Genesis 1:29. Even water. I have given you every herb bearing seed(l).
. An example is Cannabis Indica(2) or Indian Hemp. but there is probably no substance that is not destructive in too great an amount. This statement. which is upon the face of all the earth. and every tree.ADDENDUM To repeat a law of the beginnings: "And God said. a Law given by the Divine to His creatures has always been accepted as a basic truth by every Thomsoman. they contain active principles which act as agents (medicines) to heal the wounds of the body or eliminate destructive poisons from the system. in too great an amount may be causative of disease. The herbs of the fields and woodland and their seeds are actually foods to the body and mind. a substance the body must be supplied with daily to properly function. It is doubtful if there is a single chemical compound as
(1) This statement is extremely pertinent in view of the latest discoveries by men of science who have been experimenting with the vital or active principles in various seeds. in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed. to you it shall be for meat (food). (2) Admittedly this is a poison. In addition. and to every fowl of the air. wherein there is life. Some of these herbs are classified as poisons or narcotics. Physio—Medical and Natura physician and governed in their practice.
Kon. rice and the grains. their processing. which they class as a preventive of diseases of the nature of pellagra. have been able to demonstrate that niacin is associated with other properties of great
( 3) W e ar e t aki ng p ai ns t o men t i on t hat t hes e s u hs t an ces ar e organic hecause the system can metabolize them as food while we do not bel ieve it can t he I Nor gani cs. Italy by experimentation with yellow corn sprouts have found that the extracts contain vitamins. H. Datta have found that in the germinated or sprouted seeds of legumes and grains grown in India such as cowpeas.
. oats (rich in A vena s at iva) and wheat. especially such as mung beans. at the Dacca University. maki ng them i nt o s al ads wi t h t heir meals da11v. N. In India. In barley juice they have found vitamin B1 so essential in preventing and curing diseases of the nature of beriberi. Mitchell and Kodiceh of the University of Reading. Paolo Rovesti and Bianco Magno of Mil^n. They have found that such seeds also contain the vitamin C and niacin. especially wheat and barley. Another scientist. professor of plant pathology in the University of California at Berkeley. the experienced Dietician and \at ura physician now str ongly advocat es t he s prouti ng of t he various seeds. niacin is found in considerable quantities (4). alfalfa seeds. Drs. C. Scientists Baude. Peter A. These scientists have also found that the juice of wheat contains Vitamin E. an antibiotic (organic) and an antioxidant (organic) (3).NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
effective in the treatment of various forms of ailments under the classification of "Neurosis" when properly prescribed. England. De and S. has found that wheat and barley extracts contain antibotic substances important in the treatment of germ and fungi diseases. Ark. peas. soybeans. Every experienced dietician has long been aware of this. organic minerals. (4) In view of the f act that almost all grain foods ar e denuded of their vital elements i n .
barley and soybeans are not only rich in macin but also in vitamin B1 and riboflavin essential in the growth of children. A.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
medicinal and nutritional value in almost all seeds. Moscow. Skovronskn of Russia has found that the seed of the common caraway. have found that sunflower. wheat. The barley then cooked with vegetables including much okra. healing substances. dieticians have found that barley soaked in warm (not hot) water for from 8 to 10 hours and this water consumed as would be ordinary water. organic tranquilizer? Scientists Argawal Dandiya and associates in
. the scientists Pievo Gallo and Humberto Valeri have found that the delicious and much enjoyed avocado pear is rich in antibiotic substances.e. lung and kidney diseases. acaci and honey locust seeds. posseses a powerful neutralizing influence on irritating acids frequently causative of ulcers. which also possesses neutralizing. associated with the Academy of Science. rose. the prevention of cataract and diseases of the skin. Is there such a thing as a natural. i. To refer again to foods. Much is said of the extensive use of dangerous tranquilizers. Penicillin has proven extremely valuable in many diseased condition but at the same time a dangerous remedy to many people. hence in their sprouts eaten as salads. Russian scientists. there is an organic Penicillin which may be extracted from the ash. pivit. Biblically speaking. Scientist V. Fresh sprouts of these seeds are of greater value than the extracts or processed products. In the treatment of stomach and intestinal ulcers.. ains and sweet fennel contain substances of great value as a diuretic in the treatment of swellings and the accumulation of fluids in the body when due to various heart.
" is slowly being verified by scientists. The Thomsonian. Ph ysio—Medical and Natura schools of medicines are all closed and only a small number of the practitioners of these system survive.
(5) A great amount of carrot juice is consumed by those believing they are following a natural diet. etc. This juice is of great value to the system if taken in proper proportion of possibly no more than 4 ounces a day.196
a Medical College in Jaipur. This is most regrettable now that these natural remedies are coming into favor once again and may replace the great number complicated chemical compounds many of which have proved t o be hi ghl y danger ous in practi ce.. Th e Lor d's wor ds of times beyon d counting: "Beh old I have gi ven you every herb bearing seed. India have found that the extracts from carrots (5) are relaxants of the muscles and intestines as well as the nervous system. Temperance is the Law in all things. Greater amounts may be as destructive to the liver as the excessive use of alcoholics. and of value in obstetrics where there is great tenseness.
................................................... 77 Natural Man ............... 116 Other Valuable................................................................ 149 Addendum .................................................... 58 The Internal Bath ................................................................................................ 142 Fundamental Agents .............. 17 The Thomsonian or Physio-Medical Treatment of Disease ............................ 11 Human Reconstruction......................... 9 The Natura Physician .......... 41 Steam. 83 A Selective Armamentarium .......... 65 Thomsonian Practice Modernized for Modern Natural Physician .......... 3 Statement of the Law... 82 Thomsonian....................... -.......... 193
............................................................................ Physio-Medical or Nature's Materia Medica ............................................................................ or Vapor.......................... IS Lobelia —................................ and Pack Baths ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. -........................... 117 The Medicines of Our Forefathers.................................................................................................................... 31 Emetics in the Treatment of Disease ................... 131 TheNaturist ... 59 Remedies and Their Preparation ................. 21 Thi Philosophy and Principles of the Thomsonian System ...GENERAL INDEX
Prologue .. 51 Disease ............................. 143 Resume of the Agents Hereinbefore Described ................................................................................ 99 New Age Science................... Non-Poisonous Remedies ...
Made Easy—111-146-163 Chills—42-69-70-74-80-89-119-161 Cholera Infantum—81-84-87-117-145-147-150 Cholera Morbus—62-70-80-81 Coffee (Tonic)—135 Colds (Acute)—43-53-126 Colds (Deep Seated)—98 Colic (Bilious)—45-59-105-144-155 Colic in Children—125-126-133-143-144-149-151-156 161-164-165-169 Congestion—66 Constipation—61-150 Consumption—56-73-7784-89-98-109-168 Convalescence and Debility— 86-90-155-165
DISEASES Abscesses—49-9S-109-170 Acidosis—139-172 Albumen and Phosphates in Urine—105-148 Anemia—20-64-151 Angina Pectoris—66-77-149 Appendicitis—63-144-145-151-152 Apoplexy—39-46-62-73-77-148 Asthma—43-52-65-67-68-73-77-98-109-125-164 Bed-Wetting—137-158-171 Bladder Irritation—122-130 Blood Poisoning—145-151 Brick Dust in Urine—147-158 Bronchitis—43-66-73-77-113 Bronchitis (Chronic)—85-98-109-125-147-169 Burns—127 Catarrh (Bronchial)—131-133-145-168 Catarrh (Foul Mucus)—125-131-145-150-151-168 Catarrh (Nasal)—53-89 Cancer—56-64-128-199 Canker—38-39-71-72-120-121-145-161 Canker (Morbid Condition)—80 Cancer of Stomach—86 Childbirth.
Chronic discharge—170 Ear (Running)—97-98-128 Eczema—50-87-127-138-172 Emesis.NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Convulsions in Infants—42-67-143-149 Cough (Chronic with Phlegm)—132-133-168-169 Cough (Whooping)—44-67-77-109-131-140-168-172 Croup—39-42-52-68-73-77 Deafness—170 Delirium—144-152 Delirium Tremens—105-152 Dementia in Change of Life—152 Diabetes—118-122-130-131-167-168 Diarrhoea—61-83-85-87-106-122-131-143 Diarrhoea (Acute)—113-123-145-147-160 Diarrhoea (Acid)—144 Diarrhoea (Chronic)—19-85-98-117-118-121-145-153-160 Diarrhoea (Summer)—20-122-154-162 Diarrhoea (Scrofulous)—91-92-150 Diphtheria—68-73-77-80-95-96-98-143-145-149 Dyspepsia (Acute)—144 Dyspepsia—44-90-108-130-135-165 Dyspepsia (Atonic)—152-155 Dyspepsia (Chronic)—46-106 Dyspepsi a (Nervous) —6 8-150 Dropsy—90-98-118-132-136-138-160-166-168-171 Dropsy. to produce—79-99 Epilepsy—45-68-77 Eruptive Diseases (Acute)—37-38-42-52-53-67-87-124 129-155-166 Eyes. due to faulty liver—129-166 Dysentery — 38-45-59-63-73-75-83-106-109-112-117-118 121-122-123-143-145-147-160-162 Dysentery. sore-purulent—120 Fever (Influenza. during pregnancy—111 Earache—135 Ear. sore—132-133-169 Eyes. LaGrippe)—38
stomach and bowels)—42-43 83-84-85-115-159 Hemorrhages (Uterine) —43-70-83-85-91-106-123-145. 150 Hysteria—45-53-69-77-94-103-105-124-126-144-146-148 152-164 Indigestion (Acute)—42-68-99-105-143-144-149 Indigestion (Atonic)—153 Indigestion (Flatulence and Eructions)—70
THOMSONIAN SYSTEM Fever (Malarial)—100 Fever (Peritonitis)—53-81-95-101-145 Fever (Intermittent)—36-37-108 Fever—41-42-62-74 Fever (Pneumonia)—67-68-69-71-73-77-100-105-113-119 143-146-156-164-165 Fever (Pleurisy)—38-39-43-69-71-100-120-143-146-156 161-164-165 Fever (Typhoid)—71-81-83-92-95-105-106-107-108-128 145-151-157 Fever (Scarlet)—42-52-53-67-80-99-130-145 Fever (puerperal infection)—49-113-145 Fever (Smallpox)—67-99 Flatulence (wind colic)—93-125-126-151 Gangrenous Conditions—60-81-96-98-145-151-152 Gastritis (Chronic)—92-145-150-151 Goitre—19-91-135-170 Gout—19-44-49-53-110 Gall Stones—123-124-144-155-163 Gravel—52-110-111-115-133-147-159-167-169 Headache (Bilious)—144-160 Headache (Chronic or Stomach)—47-136-171 Headache (Nervous)—94-144-152 Headache (Menstrual)—111 Headache (Sick or Gastric)—44-113-144 Hard Drinkers Remedies—80-85-103 Heart (weakness)—68-69-102-146-148 Hemorrhages—84 Hemorrhages (nose. lungs.
Aid to—112-146-163 Leucorrhcea— 83-85-87-113-118-120-121-122-123-139-145 151-161-162 Liver and Spleen—34-35-131-135-144-154-155-157-168 Liver (Acute Inflammation)—154-155 Liver (Engorgement)—166 Liver (Dormant)—89-104-105-124-129-163-166 Liver (Torpid)—47-88-136-150-170 Lockjaw—62-65-138-172 Malassimilation—90 Marasmus—98 Melancholy—92-94-109-144-146-157-159 Menstrual Irregularities—69-93-102-105-112-113-124-126 144-152-165 Mouth and Gums. Mucus—157 Lactation. bites—73-81-95-99-102 145-151 Prostate (Enlarged)—110-161 Respiratory (Congestion)—66 Rheumatism—44-53-98-106-110-124-157-163-165-171 Rheumatism (Articular)—136-171 Rheumatism (Chronic)—98-118
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Inflammation (Acute)—122-147 Insomnia—94-103-105-107-127-157 Jaundice — 47-52-89-90-104-106-110-124-144-145-154 155-164-165 Jaundice (Gestation)—104 Kidney—39-49-87-90-110-118-127-147-157-158-159-160 Kidney. sore—83-87-92-96-97-120-161 Nervine—75 Nervousness—76-94-102-107-127-146-152-156-159 Neuralgia—44-53-98-106-113-144-163 Neuritis—157 Night Sweats—98-137-145-171 Nipples. sore—112-163 Nutrition and Blood Making—20 Parturition. made easy—112-146-151 Poisonous Insects and Reptiles.
Bruises and Swellings—69-74-93-98 Spring (Remedy)—70 Stomachic—159-166 Stomach (Bitters)—150 Stomach (Flaccid)—88 Stomach (Worms)—90-91 Syphilis — 56-89-95-124-127-128-131-145-155-160-165 168 Teething—144-155 Throat (Sore) —43-70-87-92-95-96-97-109-134-135-151 169 Tonsilitis—77-95-145-162 Ulcers—64-96-97-109-127-134-145-151-152 Ulcers (Gastric)—84-86-145 Ulcers (Indolent)—49-98-152 Urine (Incontinuance and Scaldy)—110-121-130-167 Urine (Scanty and Painful)—104-111-115-117-119-126 130-147-159-166 Uric Acid—111-130 Uterine (Dressings)—161 Uterus (Prolapsed)—91-120-122-147-150 Uterine and Vaginal Ulceration—87-109-118-120 Venereal Diseases (Chronic)—93-127-137-160-165-171 172 Vermifuge—154
THOMSONIAN SYSTEM Rheumatism (Gonorrhceal)—119 Rigid Os (Confinement)—69-77-149 Scrofula and Scurvy—53-56-92-106-118-124-127-128-139 145-162-165-172 Sexual Diseases (Gonorrhoea and Gleet)—83-85-88-103 117-123-137-160 Sexual (Undue Excitement)—102-113-147-159 Sex Power (Increase)—135-159-170 Sores and Wounds (Infected)—65-95-109 Spasms (Infantile)—42-67-77-107 Spermatorrhcea—113 Spleen—109-129-131-157 Sprains.
NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS Vitalizer (Female)—111-146-163 Weakness (Female)—111-146-163 Water Brash (Burning Eructions)—139-172 Worms (Tape)—88-153 NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS Bitterherb—73-90-80-154-155 Barberry—73-80-88-131-155-168 Bearberry—117-118-160 Burdock—118-119-127-128-129-138-166-172 Bitter Root—163 Bitter Sweet—127-128-165 Boneset—62-87-101-107-108 Black Berry—20 Bayberry — 43-63-70-71-73-74-80-86-91-92-97-106-123 145-150 Buchu—127-130-167 Black Currant Leaves—131-140-168 Blueberries—16 8 Black Hawk—148 Chamomile—80-81-92-93-94-144-151-155-159 Crowfoot—83-84-85-86-109-145-152 Capsella—87 Cleavers—130-167 Coltsfoot—132-134-168 Capsicum —33-38-39-44-55-62-64-65-66-69-70-71-73-74 78-79-85-98-99-101-102-105-108-113-120-143-148-149 150-152-153-156-157-161-164 Couch Grass—110-147-158 Corn Silk—111-147-158 Dwarf Elder—132-158-168 Dewberry—20-132-168 Dandelion—118-119-128-138-158-166-172 Eyebright—132-133-164 Echinacea — 39-53-60-63-64-81-83-88-94-96-98-101-102 106-113-128-145-151-152 Fennel—133-169
17-38-39-41-42-43-44-46-48-49-50-53-54-62-6566 67-68-70-71-77-78-79-89-90-92-98-101-105-124 Ladyslipper or Valerian—62-63-75-81-93-94-102-103-146 152-155 Linden Flowers—133-134-169 Male Fern—80-88-153 Mallow Flowers—134-169 Mullein Flowers—134-135-169-170 Milkwort—134-170 Mayflower—112-146-159 Marigold Flowers—87-109-120-134-170 Myrrh — 53-60-61-62-63-70-80-81-88-95-96-97-98-109 121-145-147-152 Motherwort—105-110-136-137-147-148-157-171 Passion Flower—94-103-107-127-128-152-156-157 Pipsissewa—118-119-160 Peppermint—126-165 Pennyroyal—66-69-102-124-125-129-159-161-164 Potassium Permanganate:—61-63 Pond Lily—71-120-121-161 Pleurisy Root—55-62-100-101-107-108-113-120-124-143 146-156-157-164-165 Primrose—136-171 Prunus virginiana—87 Poplar Bark—73-117-118-119-153-160-161
THOMSONIAN SYSTEM Fringe Tree—86-91-104-10S-110-144-145-154-158 Flaxseed—122-141 Feverfew—112-159 Gentian—80-89-90-105-137-153-154-167-171 Goldenseal —80-86-87-88-89-90-96-101-102-103-104-105 109-110-120-123-127-137-139-144-147-150-152-153 154-155-158 Ginger—62-74-91-119-161 Hemlock—74-121-161 Hoarhound—125-164 Knot Grass—133-169 Lobelia.
NATURE'S HEALING AGENTS
Oak Bark—135-170 Oats (Beards)—135-170 Rhubarb—84-138-154 Rosemary—136-137-171 Red Raspberry—123-162 Red Root—109-144-157-158 Stillingia—127 Spearmint—125-164 Sumach—121-162 Scullcap— 55-100-101-102-103-108-124-128-146-156-157 164-165 Shave Grass—19-115-133-159-169 Sweet-Flag—139-172 Silverweed—138-172 Scurvy Grass—137-139-171-172 Strawberry leaves—138-172 Sage—137-171 St. John's Wort—137-171 Squaw Vine—87-111-112-146-148-163 Tansy—126-165 Tormentil—139-172 Vervain Roots—140-172 Violet leaves—140-172 Virginia Snakeroot—129-167 Watercress—140-173 Wild Cherry—20 Witch Hazel—61-63-87-88-122-123-147-162 Yellow Dock—18-119-127-128-166 Yerba Santa—147