Nearly a year ago I was accidentally led to the adoption of this valuable agent, as a vehicle for medicines used externally. Having a case of vesicular herpes, on the face of a child, characterized by some tingling-itching. I was importuned by the parents to give some external, soothing application. I put up some Glycerine, and the idea struck me, that Rhus might be added with benefit; a few drops of the mother tincture were therefore added with it, (1/2 oz). It acted like a charm, allaying the irritation, and hastening the cure. Since which time I have used a similar preparation in many eruptive diseases.
In a recent Medical Journal, Glycerine is strongly recommended as a dressing to wounds, ulcers, &c. It may be good. alone, as an external application, but when combined with the remedial agents we possess, it becomes invaluable.
I know of no other Homoeopath who used it, and while I hesitatingly claim the merit of first recommending its use, (with Arnica, &c.) it is with pleasure that I give the profession the results of my experience; and will therefore give my method of preparing the medicated Glycerine.
To 10 parts Glycerine, add 1 part of Mother Tincture of Arnica, or any other drug (I prefer Tilden's Fluid of Arnica and Aconite, to the common Tincture.) If a large quantity is to be used, the Glycerine can first be diluted with water, as much as desired.
I have used some others, but suffice it to say that in all conditions of irritation, I consider it the best and most proper vehicle for applying remedies externally. I hope to see it generally used by the profession and prepared by all our pharmacies.
|Source:||The AMERICAN HOMOEOPATHIC REVIEW Vol. 01 No. 02, 1858, pages 78-79|
|Description:||Glycerine As a vehicle for the external applications of Arnica, &c.|
|Remedies:||Arnica montana, Aconitum napellus, Calendula, Hamamelis, Urtica urens, Kali hyd., Rhus toxicodendron|
|Editing:||errors only; interlinks; formatting|