Acts especially on mucous membranes, relaxing them and producing a thick, yellowish, ropy secretion. The catarrh may be anywhere,-throat, stomach, uterus, urethra,-it is always characterized by this peculiar mucous discharge. Hydrastis is especially active in old, easily-tired people, cachectic individuals, with great debility. Cerebral effects prominent, feels his wits sharpened, head cleared, facile expression. Weak muscular power, poor digestion and obstinate constipation. Lumbago. Emaciation and prostration. Its action on the liver is marked. Cancer and cancerous state, before ulceration, when pain is principal symptom. Goitre of puberty and pregnancy. Small-pox internally and locally. The power of Hydrastis over smallpox seen in modifying the disease, abolishing its distressing symptoms, shortening its course, lessening its danger and greatly mitigating its consequences (J. J. Garth Wilkinson).
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Mind ailments: Depressed; sure of death, and desires it.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Head ailments: Dull, pressing frontal pain, especially connected with constipation. Myalgic pain in scalp and muscles of neck (Cimicif). Eczema on forehead along line of hair. Sinusitis, after coryza.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Ears ailments: Roaring. Muco-purulent discharge. Deafness. Estachian catarrh, with high-pitched voice.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Nose ailments: Thick, tenacious secretion from posterior nares to throat. Watery, excoriating discharge. Ozaena, with ulceration of septum. Tends to blow nose all the time.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Mouth ailments: Peppery taste. Tongue white, swollen, large, flabby, slimy; shows imprint of teeth (Merc); as if scalded; stomatitis. Ulceration of tongue, fissures toward the edges.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Throat ailments: Follicular pharyngitis. Raw, smarting, excoriating sensation. Hawking of yellow, tenacious mucus (Kali bich). Child is aroused suddenly from sleep by this tenacious post-nasal dropping. Goitre of puberty and pregnancy.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Stomach ailments: Sore feeling in stomach more or less constant. Weak digestion. Bitter taste. Pain as from a hard-cornered substance. Gone feeling. Pulsation in epigastrium. Cannot eat bread or vegetables. Atonic dyspepsia. Ulcers and cancer. Gastritis.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Abdomen ailments: Gastro-duodenal catarrh. Liver torpid, tender. Jaundice. Gallstones. Dull dragging in right groin with cutting sensation into right testicle.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Back ailments: Dull, heavy, dragging pain and stiffness, particularly across lumbar region, must use arms in raising himself from seat.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Rectum ailments: Prolapsed; anus fissured. Constipation, with sinking feeling in stomach, and dull headache. During stool, smarting pain in rectum. After stool, long-lasting pain (Nit ac). Haemorrhoids; even a light flow exhausts. Contraction and spasm.
Urine:Gleety discharge. Urine smells decomposed.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Male ailments: Gonorrhoea, second stage; discharge thick and yellow.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Female ailments: Erosion and excoriation of cervix. Leucorrhoea, worse after menses (Bov; Calc c); acrid and corroding, shreddy, tenacious. Menorrhagia. Pruritus vulvae, with profuse leucorrhoea (Calc c; Kreos; Sep). Sexual excitement. Tumor of breast; nipple retracted.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Respiratory ailments: Chest raw, sore, burning. Dry, harsh cough. Bronchial catarrh, later stages. Bronchitis in old, exhausted persons, with thick, yellow, tenacious expectoration. Frequent fainty spells, with cold sweat all over. Feels suffocating when lying on left side. Pain from chest to left shoulder.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Skin ailments: Eruption like variola. Lupus; ulcers, cancerous formations. General tendency to profuse perspiration and unhealthy skin (Hepar).
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Relationship ailments: Antidote: Sulph.
Useful after too much Chlorate of Potash for sore throat.
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Compare ailments: Xanthorrhiza apifolia; Kali bich; Conium; Ars iod; Phytol; Galium (cancer-nodulated tumor of the tongue); Asterias; Stann; Puls. Also Manzanita (diarrhoea, gonorrhoea, gleet, leucorrhoea, catarrhal conditions). Hydrastinum muriaticum-Muriate of Hydrastia (Locally, in aphthous sore mouth, ulcers, ulcerated sore throat, ozaena, etc. Internally, third dec trit. Is a uterine haemostatic and vasoconstrictor; metrorrhagia, especially from fibroid tumors; haemorrhages; in dilatation of the stomach, and chronic digestive disorders). Hydrastin sulph 1x (haemorrhage of bowels in typhoid). Marrubium-Hoarhound--(a stimulant to mucous membranes, especially laryngeal and bronchial; chronic bronchitis, dyspepsia, and hepatic disorders; colds and coughs).
Hydrastis canadensis treatment for Dose ailments: Tincture, to thirtieth attenuation. Locally colorless. Hydrastis, mother tincture, or fluid extract.