Bovista – Warted Puff-ball

Bovista – Warted Puff-ball

The attenuations are prepared from the dried ripe fungus Calvatia gigantea with- out its peridia, which grows in Central Europe in pastures and dry meadows every- where. N.O. Lycoperdaceae.

Speech disturbances. Uses wrong words and misunderstands. Otitis externa with offensive discharge. Menorrhagia. Menses come too early. Moist eczema on the back of hand.

There is one modality which may lead us to this remedy: if toothache is amelio- rated in fresh air.

Otherwise, there is violent itching over the whole body, especially of the scalp, aggravated in the evening. We may also see eruptions of small white or red papules, blisters, nodules or pustules which ooze or form scales, dry out like bran or become purulent. Intertrigo in the inguinal region. Superficial ulcers form in the nostrils and corners of the mouth.

Bovista has also done good service in metrorrhagia (like Ipecacuanha), and in scrofulous patients with herpetic eruptions, in long drawn-out eye and ear inflam- mations, and in protracted colds with ulcerated nose and lips.

The German Monograph-Preparation Commission for the Homoeopathic Field of Therapy has, under the Preparation Monograph for Calvatia gigantea, published the following indication(s) in the German Bundesanzeiger (German Federal Gazette) for bovista: tendency to haemorrhage, such as from the nose; uterine bleeding; cardiac circulatory insufficiency with hyperemia; anoxemia; rashes; gastric pain; diarrhoea.

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