ZIZIA

The tincture is prepared from the meadow Parsnip, a plant growing plentifully along moist shady banks of streams. My knowledge of this remedy is simply confined to cases of chorea…

MORPHINUM

Morphinum is prepared from morphia, the alkaloid of Opium. The activity of Opium is principally due to this vegetable alkaloid and it is present to the extent of 8 to…

MITCHELLA REPENS

Mitchella is prepared from a small trailing evergreen commonly known as Partridge Berry, a plant very common in the United States. It produces a small scarlet berry. My experience with…

MILLEFOLIUM

Another name for this plant is Nosebleed, a very appropriate term because of its great tendency to produce hemorrhage, not only from the nose but from every orifice and organ…

MEZEREUM

Mezereum is a hardy shrub growing to a height of three to four feet with fragrant red flowers and is a native of Europe and Asiatic Russia. It belongs to…

METHYLENE BLUE

Methylene blue is one of the aniline dyes and is used in old school practice in rheumatism of joints and muscles and in rheumatoid arthritis. In the homoeopathic therapeutics, we…

MERCURIUS SULPHURICUS

Mercurious sulphuricus is the yellow precipitate of Mercury. We are indebted to Dr. Lippe for our knowledge of this remedy who gave it a thorough clinical proving and has left…

ZINGIBER OFFICINALE

Zingiber is our common ginger. It is a native of Asia and is used very extensively in cooking as a condiment. The dried root is powdered and then covered with…

VESPA

Under this name we have three varieties—Vespa vulgaris (the wasp), Crabro (the hornet) and Vespa maculata (the Yellow-jacket). The tincture is prepared from the live insect. It belongs to the…

ZINCUM METALLICUM

Zincum met., is a polychrest of a very high order. It is an element belonging to the Magnesium group. It was first introduced into our Materia Medica by Franz, but…

YUCCA FILAMENTOSA

Yucca filamentosa is known as the Bear Grass. It belongs to the natural order of Melanthaceae;. In this we have one more of our hepatic remedies. It was originally proved…

YOHIMBINUM

Its utility is great in that frequent and noxious of ailments—impotence. It is a crystalline alkaloid obtained from the bark of Yohimbeha, a tree of the Cameroons. It throws a…

XANTHOXYLUM

Xanthoxylum is also called the “ Prickly Ash ” and the “ Toothache-tree.” It will indeed be a shame to leave out such a remedy from our Materia Medica. It…

VISCUM ALBUM

Viscum album is the common mistletoe. It was superstitiously respected by the Druids of old who regarded it, as possessed of all kinds of mysterious virtues. This parasitic plant grows…

VIPERA TORVA

This is a comparatively little known remedy, but the benefit we derive from it from time to time, in some very trying cases, which were if not for Vipera might…

VIOLA TRICOLOR

In Viola tricolor we have another remedy prepared from a flower. It is our Pansy, also called Jacea and Heartsease. It belongs to the natural order of violaceae. Pansy was…

VIOLA ODORATA

Viola odorata, our Sweet Scented Violet, has a specific action on the ear. Numerous cures are on record of obstinate cases of otorrhoea and deafness that after resisting every sort…

VINCA MINOR

It is also called the Lessor Periwinkle. This remedy is noted for skin affections of various kinds but the most important field of its action is located on the scalp….

VIBURNUM OPULUS

It is a shrub belonging to the honey suckle family and is usually called the High Cranberry Bush. It was first proved by Dr. H. C. Allen. Its berrys are…

VESICARIA

The tincture is prepared From the whole plant collected fresh; it is Vesicaria communis. It belongs to the natural order of Cruciferae. It has been an old home remedy in…