The tincture must be prepared from the fresh root; “old preparations and tinctures won't do. The best time for curing tapeworm is, therefore, the summer season, when the root of Filix mas may be obtained in a fresh state. It is grated and taken in the course of the forenoon, to the amount of an ounce. Usually in the afternoon, the tapeworm, rolled up in a lump, takes its departure”. (A. H. Z., 80, p. 141).
- Tape-worm, (100 cases reported), B. J. H., vol. 22, p. 322; (24 cases), Ogle, B. J. H., vol. 23, p. 273; (2 cases), Lobeth, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 804; Müller, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 388; Worms, Werber, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 804.
Painless hiccough, starts 10 minutes after meal, lasting 15 to 30 minutes.
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Tightness in left hypochondrium, extending forward to middle line, causing difficulty of breathing, in a warm room, in the evening after sunset; amel. walking in open air; kept her awake in bed till 1 A. M., on awaking next morning, the same; amel. after a Turkish bath.
Ineffectual urging to stool.
Gnawing and boring in bowels, agg. eating sweet things; constipation; loss of appetite; furred tongue; pale face; blue rings around eyes; itching of nose; irritable and cross. ~ Worms.
Symptoms indicative of worms, particularly when constipation is present.
A woman who had repeatedly passed segments of tape-worm was seized with severe colic which quickly disappeared under Filix mas, and was followed eight days later by discharge of tape-worm, 50 inches in length.
Numbness of back of right wrist, extending up radial side of arm to just above elbow; felt as if the use of the limb would go; then the same feeling in left wrist, but transient and slighter; afterwards the same in a small spot on right vertex, rather anteriorly; afterward in anterior right shoulder; the numbness seemed to be in the bone in every case.
As if the use of the limb would go Abdominal pains.
Gnawing: in bowels.
Boring: in bowels.
Tightness: of left hypochondrium.
Bloating: of abdomen.
Numbness: of right arm; of back; of right wrist, extending up arm; left wrist; right vertex; right shoulder.
Itching: of nose.
|Source:||The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 05, 1887|
|Description:||Clinical materia medica of Dryopteris Filix-mas|
|Author:||Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.|
|Editing:||errors only; interlinks; formatting|