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Case Report Open Access
Magic of Homoepathic Tinctures of Herbs in Breast Tumour
Honorary Adviser, Homeopathic Medical Association of Canada
*Corresponding author: Dr. R Harris, MDH, DAc, CMD
Homeopathic Medical
Association of Canada
24B-279 Weber St. N, Canada
Tel: 519-342-9606
E-mail: dr.ronharris@yahoo.ca or x_homeopath@yahoo.ca
 
Received September 26, 2011; Accepted October 17, 2011; Published October 19, 2011
 
Citation: Harris R (2011) Magic of Homoepathic Tinctures of Herbs in Breast Tumour. J Cancer Sci Ther 3: 189-194. doi:10.4172/1948-5956.1000086
 
Copyright: © 2011 Harris R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 
According to researchers in the medical field of cancer, the origin of cancer is often related to a pathogenic form of fungus - Mucor racemosus fresen and other fungi. These forms can develop when carcinogenic 'hits' are allowed to create a suitable environment in the body fluids that foster development. This, along with various other factors provides the required internal environment for the microbes to flourish within the cells and upset normal replication process.
 
Other researchers in this field maintain that the basis of cancer rests upon the "An artatic basic law", which states that the protit, a protein molecule found naturally within the blood cells and tissues of all warm-blooded mammals, can progress to its most supplicated, pathogenic form- Mucor bacterial or fungal stage - if it is given the proper environment.
 
In 1974 a blood parasite called Siphonospora polymorpha - a form of Mucor racemosus freshen was identified as an agent in the development of cancer. The rods of this parasite infest the healthy body cells and cause uncontrolled division and malignant growth. Thus cancer can be recognized in its earlier stage by measurement of pH values of blood and microscopic examination of visible rods by staining.
 
It should be noted that cancer is not hereditary, however, offsprings can inherit genetic predisposition in the form of weak areas in the body that can easily be subjected to these rods. As a result, certain types of cancer, such a breast cancer, tend to be common to a particular family.
 
Let me take this opportunity to make a few cursory yet practical remarks on the cause of mammary tumors in women. I say this, not that men do not get breast tumours, but that it is more common and serious amongst women. To begin with, next to the uterus the breasts are most frequently attacked by cancer. Tumours in the female breasts are very rarely primary to the breasts, but are most commonly produced in the breast much in the same way that organ enabled it to perform its natural function in suckling the human off spring. By this I mean the part is rendered physiologically active from the utero-ovarian sphere. Whether this view of the origin of mammary tumours has ever been considered before, I do not know, in any case, I have it from my own observations in practical life.
 
Cancer of breast most commonly occurs between the ages of 40 and 50, the period generally regarded as a change of life. Unmarried females and those who had no children seem to be more liable to it, than married women with children. Before and after this period, it is proportionally a rare occurrence.
 
The most frequently observed form of carcinoma of mama is scirrhus, next to which we range the medullary fungus, the alveolar or colloid - a variety of the epithelial cancer.
 
Usually there is some disease or irritation or change in the lower part of the body, either arising primarily there or else expressed their holopathically. I will not enter into details of these causes here, as the subject is too large and too complex for my present purpose, which will be sufficiently served if I say that the usage of mechanical or other intra - vaginal materials for the purpose of cleanliness or otherwise, or for the cure of mechanical hurts and injuries to the parts, the cautery [burning of flesh by caustic substance and/or hot iron], genesic frauds and surrogates, all these may severally result in the formation of tumours in the ovaries, uterus, or breasts. The point I want to make here is that mammary tumours do not usually arise from the cause existing primarily in the breasts themselves, but the cause is usually in some other more or less remote part of the organism, most frequently in the ovaries. Or the cause is organism, and the tumour is the mammary expression of the constitutional condition of the individual.
 
And even if knock or blow; or contusion or pressure from the stays is generally regarded as the cause of this disease, it is probably because no better cause can be found, not that the disease has never been known to result immediately from such injury. The influence of emotional depression and stress, which are so commonly succeeded by cancerous degeneration, is perhaps more evident source of this disease. However, I believe, there is usually something constitutional that favours neoplasm; and it is this something which we have failed to understand, constitutes the danger to the future integrity of the individual. If I am correct, in what I maintain, with regard to the place of real primary origin and cause of tumours in the female breasts, then it must follow that surgery can never be a cure, since it is only the product that is operatively got rid of, and not the disease itself. Proof of this is the number of cases, in which the disease has returned in the other breast or some other part of the body or in the area of the same breast that had been surgically removed from the body and the number of times, I myself have seen this recurrence of tumours, after they had been removed surgically, is so great, that I could adduce an absolutely overwhelming chain of evidence to prove my contention that the use of knife simply leads to the transfer of the disease to other organs, but I forbear; the fact is patent, and is within the experience of all medical people and, indeed of almost all ladies of experience who take note of what goes on in their own social circles.
 
I conclude, therefore, that both theory and experience condemn the use of knife, which in my humble opinion is no cure for tumours. You may ask, is an operation, then absolutely and always useless and damnable? Not quite that, though it is not often needful if the case is taken early, when the tumour is young and tender. BUT when it has become large, very large, broken, granulating and auto - infective, then an operation is called for. But medicinal means should be at once used to prevent recurrence. In the early stages operation is both damnable and dangerous.
 
Let me make it clear, that by tumours I mean all lumps and swellings whatever, the something being more or less growths on or in the human body, inclusive of such as are called cancer.
 
Woman's nature is essentially plastic, formative; woman is the mother of every man of us. Her formative power becomes perverted by trauma, vice, or disease. It is apt to localize itself by creating a lump in the breasts or elsewhere. Of course men get tumours also, but that is the reason of their being the sons of the women, and possessing some of their formative powers thus perverted and locally expressed. Let us look at some cases of cancer, but before I do that let me give you a simple self-diagnosis of cancer signs.
 
A = Asymmetrical B = Border, uneven C= colour, various D = Dimensions,different
 
Case 1
 
At the beginning of year1989, a friend and a patient was consulting me on account of her health. She was very depressed and frequently burst into tears because her sisters in Austria had developed cancer after her dog jumped on her and damaged her right breast. For over a year she had been going from a physician to a physician and a specialist to a specialist. It seems there was nothing in the world that will help her. I invited her sister to see me. She brought along a letter from her physician in Austria urging immediate surgery. A specialist was in agreement and went on to say that even a day's delay will be dangerous. I looked at the letter, it was written over a month a go. I looked at her, yes! She was breathing and sitting right in front of me more than a month after she received this letter, telling her that a day's delay in not undergoing surgery was dangerous.
 
Examination of right breast as compared to the left breast showed diminution in the size of the right one. The nipple was deeply retracted. From a little opening in the nipple region oozed a fluid with foul odour. The breast was puckered, and one raised ridge on its outer aspect was inflamed, swollen, and bluish at one part . The breast was hard and so retracted and held down by bridles of tissue behind it, that it could not be moved as a whole at all - this was an unmistakable picture of cancer.
 
I could see this unfortunate souls eyes looking at me, then her breast, and then reading physician letters urging immediate surgery and then bursting into flood of tears.
 
I turned to her and said slowly " Madam, the breast in yours; note that; not your sisters; not your physicians; not mine, but yours; and if I were you I would keep it. I promise you nothing, but this I can tell you, that in my experience, and speaking humanly, homoeopathy can cure you, though the course of the cure will be slow; for that I find is almost invariably the case in treatment of tumours, whether malignant or otherwise (benign), the mending by the help of homoeopathic remedies is slow. Since she had made up her mind not to undergo surgery, she agreed to homoeopathic treatment.
 
On 7th March, the breast being painful, I ordered RX Bellis Per Φ 10 drops 4 times daily in water.
 
Bellis Perennis, The daisy, is our own lovely indigenous bruisewart, wound-wart: it acts very much like our own Arnica, even to the production and cure of boils and erysipelas; it causes pain in the spleen, general symptoms of Coryza, of feeling very tired and wanting to lie down. It acts on exudates, swellings (think tumours), stasis, fagged womb, discomforts of pregnancy and varicose veins, in vertigo and giddiness of older people, old workmen, labourers and the overworked and fagged. Here we have Dr. Burnett's own particular remedies, of which, scattered through his telling little monographs, he has so much to say. He has revived and rendered excellent scientific evidence on the use of this herb. "Disease of skin have , for most part, their origin, he states, is not in the skin itself, but essentially citaneous manifestations of some more or less remote organic wrongs.
 
Dr.Fletcher mentions its use in aches from cold drinks, wet cold and acne of the face.
 
Dr. Jophnann Schroeder's Pharmacopoeia Universalis recommends daisy for hemorrhage, Dysentery, as herrliches Wund kraut, for the effects of falls, blows, bruises and the like pains in joints, rheumatism ( hence called Gicht kraut). Nocturnal cramps, angina pectoris, fevers, inflammation, lameness. German mothers are in the habit of using it as an aperient - a gentle purgative, cold draught, from drinking something very cold when the body is in a heated condition and dropsy from drinking too many cold drinks in dog's day's i.e. hot weather
 
Dr. Christopher Schorer in his Medicina gives testimony of having cured two cases of dangerous coughs resulting from drinking something very cold when the bodies were heated
 
Dr. Clarke, his friend, admirer, and recorder, says, 'The Daisy is a flower which is repeatedly trodden upon, and always comes up smiling; and being the day's eye, may be the sign of its too easy waking properties.'. He quotes Burnett as saying, 'It acts very much like Arnica, even to the production of erysipelas."
 
You can easily compare daisy to Calendula., Hypericum., Conium; Arsenicum; Hamamallis and vanadium, this means when you are at loss for one of these herbs, you can go out in the fields and, in its season - a very long one indeed! - get help from the floweret from which our childish fingers used to weave daisy chains. You may have to scramble up the hill for Cheilidonium; or drag your feet out of marshes to get to Equisetum for urinary difficulties; but while many precious herbs are difficult to find or recognize, no one can mistake or overlook daisy, which makes meadows everywhere to smile.
 
Poets have loved this flower. For Shakespeare, it is "Daises pied" (variegated like a magpie), while Tennyson makes the unfortunate lover of 'Maud' sing:
 
“I know the way she went,
 
Home with her maiden posy;
 
For her feet have touched the meadows,
 
And have left the daisies rosy.”
 
Culpeper (1616-54) writes of the "Little Common Daisy": The leaves and sometimes the roots, are used, and are reckoned among the traumatic and vulnerary plants, being used in wound drinks, and are accounted good to dissolve congealed and coagulated blood, to help the pleurisy and peri-pneumonia. In the King's evil the tincture given internally, and cataplasm of leaves applied externally, are considered to be extraordinary remedies. This is a herb which nature has made commonly available to us, because it may be useful. Boiled in Asses milk, it is very effective in consumption of the lungs.
 
A word of caution - when given at night Bellis causes patient to wake up early in the morning and cannot get off again.
 
On 21st March, Within 2 weeks vast improvement was noticed. I followed up with RX Arnica Montana 5 drops 3 times daily at a potency of 1x.
 
On 28th March after a week the lady was feeling whole lot better. I repeated Arnica.
 
On 4th April, a week later she came back complaining of waking up with nasty taste in the mouth. I repeated Arnica, but added Chelidonium majus 1x.
 
On 12th April she returned not feeling well. The skin of diseased breast was red; very painful; she just had her menses. I returned to Bellis perennis Φ 5 drops 3 times daily in water. Bellis is known to help women during the change of life (PMS).
 
On 19th April, she returned feeling a good deal better. The covering of skin was less red, and the nipple not quite so much retracted.
 
On 26th April, after another week went bye, she returned to show how beautifully her breast was mending. It was softer and the nipple was less drawn. However a portion of cutaneous covering was still red. I repeated RX. Bellis perennis.
 
On 2nd May, much mending had taken place. I repeated Rx. Bellis perennis.
 
On 9th May, the mammilla was less retracted, and the breast began to be slightly movable. She was having menses and was tired. I repeated Rx. Bellis parennis Φ excellent for fag from menstruation, increasing dose to 5drops 4 times in water.
 
On 16th May, improvement continued.
 
On 23rd May, breast was getting bigger, returning to its previous natural size and more movable. I asked she take Bellis 5 times daily.
 
On 30th May, the breast was much less drawn in; the top of the nipple now sunk only about half an inch from the level; all the discoloration had gone from the mamma surface; she was getting stouter. I repeated RX Bellis
 
On 9th June, I noticed her nose running; ran like water ever since she was put on Bellis, which is pathogenic. Breast was tenderer; this was last day of her menses. I continued with Rx.
 
On 14th June, Some redness around Areola mammilla was evident. Repeated Rx.
 
On 28th June, Very bad Coryza , bad cough; green mucous with some blood. This she said was the worst cold she ever had. Continued with RX.
 
On 6th July, Her breast not quite well. She is in menses. Repeat Rx.
 
On 13th July, She informed me for the first time, that the right nipple has peeled at times for years, discharging offensive brown liquid. It is the same state today. repeated RX.
 
On 20th July, No change. Repeat Rx.
 
On 30th July, The breast is slowly returning to the normal appearance, but discharge from the nipple continues. Repeat RX.
 
On 10th August, Little redness re-appears. I prescribed Sulphur 30x 3x10 daily.
 
On 27th August, Much improved , but redness continued. I ordered Belladonna 30x with Sulphur and thereafter returned to Bellis as before.
 
On 11th September, Mending well; the breast slowly resuming its former proportions, though still fairly hard. Repeat Bellis.
 
On 19th September she returned not feeling so well, so I prescribed Hydrastis Canadensis Φ 3x 5x4.
 
I may add that I encouraged this lady to request for the original report on diagnosis, prognosis, and recommendations of surgery, they refused! And further they denied ever having said positively that it was cancer; that they only recommended the surgery in case it should be cancer.
 
The great pity is that so much time and energy was wasted. The recovery could have been faster and cheaper.
 
Let us not go on with these tiring derails; some more remedies were used, she got better and better and returned to Austria in early 1990. I have not since seen her; but she phones me regularly every year to tell me how good she feels and how thankful she is to have met me. Nature is fierce when she is offended and she is bounteous and kind when she is obeyed.
 
Now you can see why I love my DAISY, this herb should be written up all over all gates and doors for the benefit of the poor harvesters who in the hot harvest season get ill from partaking Cold drink. She works so well in cases of cancers of breast. My reasoning may be faulty, but I think this case shows that my daisy is a notable remedy, a common weed lying everywhere at our feet and I ask all of you who are here today to make this known to every one in this world.
 
Now just a word or two on dietic causes of tumours, and then I am done and we shall then look at some more cases and some remedies. In my experience these foods are [1] Too much meat, notably Pork meat [2] Milk. No doubt many of you will be amazed at my condemning the use of milk in tumours, particularly tumours of the breast, but I do so most regretfully, and that from my own personal experience. You would do well to remember this.
 
Case 2
 
Somewhere around late April or early May, I was having lunch with a farmer friend of mine, when an elderly man and his wife walked in 38 years old mother with 6 weeks old baby girl at 37 weeks by C-section
 
Diagnosis: Class 1 cancer of both ovaries.
 
Right Ovarian Cyst 8.0x5.4 cm.
 
Left Ovarian Cysts 10.6x8.1 cm & 6.0x4.9 cm.
 
Hospital Admitted: Early1994. Discharged: After a week. Right ovary removed, Left ¾ ovary removed due to large cysts.
 
Suggested Treatment: Chemotherapy, Surgery and radiation therapy and complete Hysterectomy.
 
Results expected: 40% success with ½ to 2-year life span.
 
It turns out that besides all this she had endometriosis adeno carcinoma and heavy menses related bleeding Cancer wide spread through out the body.
 
Suggest
 
1. Cassine 1 to 4 cups daily. [Place 1/2 teaspoonful f powder in a non-metallic cup and fill with boiling water. Water should be distilled or well filtered or spring or rainwater which is free from heavy minerals.
 
2. Vegetable Juice- 1 sip every hour: [3/5 beet juice + 1/5 carrot juice +1/5 celery Juice +1/5 white or black radish juice. Add salt and little lemon to taste. Consume 1/4 to 1/2 litre daily. Hold sip in mouth as long as possible.
 
3. Taheebo: 1 cup daily, 1 sip every hour.
 
Bring 1 litre of water to boiling in a glass container. Add one tablespoonful of Taheebo bark to the boiling water. Boil rapidly for 5 minutes, simmer for 20 minutes. Allow tea to settle down. Strain through cheesecloth into a thermos flask. You may drink this tea hot or cold. Take one cup out of the flask for days use and take small sips. Keep each sip in mouth as long as possible.
 
4. Mixed tea: One sip every hour. [Male and female LANCE leaf plantain, Iceland moss, Lungwort, Ground Ivy, Common Mullein, Meum Mutellia]. Take 1/4 teaspoon of each (or most) of these herbs in powder form and mix them well. Over a pinch of this mixture divided into equal proportions, pour 4 ounces or 125 m of water. Let stand for 10 minutes and hold sip in mouth as long as possible.
 
5. Put bitter almonds in honey and store for a year. Eat three almonds daily.
 
6. Marigold Tea: one sip per day. [Take 1 teaspoonful of marigold and boil in 1/2 litre of water for 2 minutes.
 
7. Sage Tea: 1 sip every hour [Boil one table spoonful garden sage leaves in 1/2 litre of water for 3 minutes. remove from heat source, add pinch of St.John's Wort, Peppermint leaves and Balm leaves. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes. Hold sip in mouth as along as possible.
 
8. Thuya Occidental + Hypericum perf. 5M 15x3.
 
9. All to be spaced 15 to 30 minutes.
 
10. No meat/sugars/fats/low consumption of diary products. All vegetables should be organic and fresh. All above remedies MUST be prepared fresh daily.
 
11. Do not breast feed your baby.
 
12. Avoid work, stress, cosmetics and chemicals.
 
This person has fully recovred and has 3 children, excluding one aborted at an earlier date. The oldest child is now 7 years old and attending school. I meet the family regularly and we often discuss the days when she used to get regular calls from cancer hospital, asking if she was still living and how she used to brake out in tears and cry to tell them, yes! I am living, can't you hear me. However, they always asked that they would like her to undergo test to show that she was still living.
 
Some of the homoepathic remedies providing good results are as follows
 
Asterias Rubens [Red Starfish] 6-30:
 
Ulcerated cancer of mamma
 
Lancinating pain or pain in one breast
 
Pain putted inward
 
Pain extending to arm up to little finger
 
Left Axillary gland swollen
 
Left Axillary gland hard
 
Left Axillary gland knotted
 
Pain less at night
 
Badiaga [Fresh water sponge] 6-30:
 
Skin sore to touch
 
Axilla glands enlarged
 
Sensitive to cold and touch
 
Bellis Perennis [Daisy] 3:
 
Malignant tumours of the jaw - Φ 5 drops in water, morning and night for 2 months
 
Right half of the face between eye, mouth and beard swollen with glistening shinny skin over it
 
Malignant tumours of the right breast, which is swollen - 3x 3drops in water 4 times daily
 
Mammary tumours
 
Buffo [Poison of the Toad] 30
 
Palliative in cancer of mamma – indurations
 
Burning congestive headache. On vertex
 
Feeling of weight
 
Carbo. Animalis [Animal Charcol] 30:
 
Indurated borders
 
Ulcerated cancer
 
Fistulous openings
 
Stinging
 
Burning
 
Lancinating pain
 
Specifically sensitive to cold
 
Castor Equi [Rudimentary Thumb nail of the Horse]:
 
Nipples ulcerated
 
Nipples cracked
 
Conium [Poison hemlock] 30-1000:
 
Extensively used for malignant affections of the glands
 
Hard tumours in mamma
 
Piercing pain
 
Pain greater at night
 
Mamma shriveled
 
Sexual desire increased
 
Croton Tiglium [Croton-oil seed] 200:
 
Removes pain of left breast
 
Feeling of pain going from left chest to back
 
Feeling of pain going from left nipple to back
 
Cundurango [Condor Plant]:
 
Sign: Tumours of left breast with crack in the left angle of the mouth
 
Produces cracks in the angle of the mouth and also cures such,
 
Is an antiphonic
 
Seems to cure cancers
 
Graphite [Black lead, Plumbago] 30:
 
Swelling
 
Indurations
 
Nipple – cracked
 
constipation
 
Ulcerated cancer
 
Sticky discharge
 
Nipple has cracks and crust
 
Hydrastis Can. [Golden seal] Φ - 30:
 
Used by American Indians as a remedy for cancer
 
Pre-cancerous condition
 
Constipation
 
Digestion – poor
 
Muscles – weak
 
External application as an ointment or a solution of the resinod Hydrastin
 
Mercurius Solubilis 6:
 
mamma in suppurative stage
 
yellowish/greenish discharge
 
stinging pain
 
Enlarged axilla gland
 
Phytolocca [Poke Root]:
 
In C.M potency - single dose tends to disperse malignant and nonmalignant tumours
 
Ulcerated cancer of fistulous type
 
Discharge – watery, fetid
 
Skin – purplish
 
Mamma – hard and sensitive
 
Nipple - ulcerated (also consider Aur.iod., Castor., Cond.,Con., Graph., hep., Nit.ac., Paeoma., Phell., Phyto., Ratan., sep., Sil., Cham., petr.)
 
Plumbum Iodatum:
 
Indurations of mammary glands
 
Glands inflamed
 
Glands sore
 
Glands painful
 
Atrophy
 
Silicea [Silica; Pure Flint] 200 – CM:
 
Given in time will abort abscess of breast
 
Fistulous ulcer of breasts
 
Watery discharge (for discharge of blood between menses consider Sil., Phos.) (for discharge of blood from vagina when child is nursed, consider Sil.)
 
Discharge is offensive
 
Thuja Occidentalis [Arbour vitae]:
 
Acts on skin and blood. Its relation to the produces of pathological vegetation condylomate, warty swellings, spongy tumours, moist mucous tubercles, and bleeding fungal growths is very important
 
Tumours of right breast and right arm
 
Note: Here are some of the additional remedies I have used with good results - Urkalk gneiss, Grauvogl,s Lapis alb, Sulphur, Psorium.
 
Sources
 
Kent., Allen., Baher; Boger; Boenninghausen; Tyler; Dunham; Voison; Harris; Hughes" Pharmacodynamics; British Journal of Homoeopathy; Homoeopathic World; Journals of the Canadian Institute of Homoeopathic Medicine; Homoeopathic review; Homoeopathic Heritage
 
Conium malculatum
 
Commonly called spotted hemlock, umbelliferae is a native of Europe, but is naturalized in the United States of America.
 
Hahnemann published two provings of Conium. One in 'Materia Medica Pura' and the other in 'Chronic Diseases'.
 
After describing its homeopathic preparation, he states 'The great medicinal powers of this plant may be inferred from what has been written by Stoerk and his followers on the brilliant results obtained by means of Conium in the years 1770, 1771, etc
 
The active principle is conia, a yellowish oily looking transparent fluid, lighter than water, of an acrid, nauseous, tobacco like taste. It smells like tobacco and mice. It is very volatile, slightly soluble in water, less so in warm water than in cold water, readily soluble in alcohol, ether and oil. It is alkaline. Its combination with acids does not easily crystallize, and are very soluble and poisonous.
 
Conium that grows in southern latitudes is thought to be more powerful than that which grows in northern climates. It should not be subjected to heat, because the active principle is volatile; hence the extract is the juice, succus conii; and this is almost identical with the homoeopathic tincture.
 
It is remarkable that while this substance, or its active principle, is one of the most active and rapid poisons, yet some animals, as the goat, sheep and horse, eat the plant with impurity.
 
The ancients recommended conium as an anodyne for pains, and as useful erysipelas and in phagdenic ulcers. Dioscorides recommended the application of crushed plant upon genitals to remedy nocturnal pollution, and upon the breasts of girls to prevent their development.
 
Pliny and Avicenna recommended polices have Conium and corn plaster to remove tumours of the breasts and testes, and to repress the secretion of milk.
 
Let us then see how conium acts?
 
Gradual paralysis of the voluntary muscles seems to be the effect of Conium; first the lower, then the upper extremities, then the muscles of the trunk, and finally those of respiration.
 
Let us understand how this paralysis is produced?
 
It may be by affection of the muscles themselves, or of the brain and the cord, the centres of action, or of the nerves, the conveyors of stimulus to act.
 
The question therefore arises is, is it due to changes produced in muscles by Conium?
 
One would say, probably not, because muscles taken from an animal completely paralyzed by conium act energetically under galvanic current, and do not act when the current is passed through the nerves supplying the muscles; but only when the current is passed through the muscular substance itself.
 
It cannot be that the spinal cord is affected, because if the artery and vein of one limb be ligatured, and the animal then paralyzed by Conium, the limb thus protected is moved energetically, as in health. Neither can its action be on the brain, because in this case the poisoned blood passed as freely to the brain as to the cord; nor was intelligence impaired. It must, then affect the motor and the periphery sooner than the trunk of the nerve. Conium causes gradual paralysis , first the lower, then the upper extremities, then the muscles of the trunk, and finally those of respiration.
 
Dr. John Hartley of London, England on his published work containing proving upon the healthy subject, of Conium and some other drugs states: The first effect of Conium is a depression of the motor function; and its last effect is the complete obliteration of all muscular motion derived from the cerebo-spinal-motor tract. It exerts its power chiefly, if not exclusively, upon the motor nerves within cranium; and of these the corpora striata are the parts chiefly affected. The sensory part of the nervous system is not affected. Considering this physiological action of Conium he regards it as a palliative in cancer, in that it allays muscular spasm, and thus mitigates pain.
 
Conium is recommended in convulsions, chorea, muscular tumors, pertussis, spasms of esophagus and stomach, spasms of glottis, paraplegia, concussions, opthalmia, orbucularis and corrugator supercilli.
 
 
 
 
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