A drug having a marked action on the alimentary canal and respiratory organs. It is indicated in incipient phthisis, with hard, racking cough, bloody expectoration, arterial hæmorrhage, but no febrile disturbance. Very weak in the morning, gains strength during day. Progressive emaciation. All pathological hæmorrhages having notably a morning aggravation.
Chest.–Cough dry, hard, followed by hæmoptysis; worse in morning and at night. Constant and severe pain in chest. Blood bright red and not profuse in morning; dark and clotted in afternoon. Pulse soft and compressible. Burning in pharynx, œsophagus, and stomach.
Abdomen.–Burning in intestines. Spluttering diarrhœa with forcible expulsion of noisy flatus, bearing down pains and tenesmus. Rumbling distention, and griping pain in abdomen. Rectal hæmorrhage; worse in morning.
Skin.–Jaundice. Itching and circumscribed furuncle-like swellings.
Modalities.–Worse in morning.
Relationship.–Compare: Millefol; Phosphor; Acetic acid; Kali nit.
Dose.–Third to sixth potency.