FIRST PROVING.-A specimen was collected Sept. 12th, 1854. A heavy rain a few days before had washed the leaves. The earth in the vicinity had not yet become dry, so that no dust had since fallen on the leaves. The weather and time of day were favorable; all dew having been removed by the sun shining in a clear sky. The flowering season of the plant had commenced.
In the afternoon of the same day, two dozen of the leaves were thoroughly bruised in a clean agate mortar, and not being sufficiently succulent to allow of the expression of juice, the mass was put into a vial with alcohol reduced by water to about fifty percent.
SECOND PROVING.-On the 7th of May, 1856, I decanted a second time a second sample of the tincture from a specimen collected Sept. 16th, 1854 and prepared in a similar manner. At 1 1/2 P. M., agitated one drop of this Polyg0. with half an ounce of water and took it at once.
1. At 1.40 P. M. Painful pressure on the palmar-radial side of the right forearm, an inch and a half above the wrist, at the spot where the radial artery is distinctly felt, lasting seven minutes, commencing 10 minutes after the dose.
The above is an exact copy of records made at the time of the provings. Short as they are I call them two, because the latter was made after such an interval as precludes the possibility of a continuance of action.
|Source:||The AMERICAN HOMOEOPATHIC REVIEW Vol. 01 No. 11, 1859, pages 514-516|
|Description:||Fragmentary provings of Polygonum Hydropiper.|
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