ilex aquifolium

Materia Medica

Intermittent fever. Marked eye symptoms, spleen pain. All symptoms better in winter.

Eye: Infiltration of cornea; staphyloma; nightly burning in orbits, rheumatic inflammation of eye; psilosis.


Ilex Paraguayensis-Yerba Mate--(Persistent epigastric pain; sense of dryness of mouth and pharynx, anorexia, pyrosis, nervous depression, neurasthenia. Somnolence; incapacity for work, diminution of urinary secretion, headache and pruritus. Hemicrania. Renal colic. Is said to be of use as a prophylactic against sunstroke, being a safe stimulant to the circulation, to diaphoresis and diuresis).


Ilex vomitoria--Yaupon--(Emetic properties-Possesses also tonic and digestive qualities, free from sleepless effects. Has an active principle said to act as a powerful diuretic-employed in nephritis and gout).


Ilex Cassine--(Christmas berry Tea)-Excellent diuretic and substitute for tea