Paw Paw, or Custard Apple. N. O. Anonaceae. Tincture of ripe and unripe fruit, green leaves, bark, and root.
Clinical.-Aphthae. Carbuncle. Cramp. Diarrhoea. Fever. Scarlatina. Throat, sore.
Characteristics.-The Anonaceae, to which Asimina belongs, are allied to the Magnolia family. From eating the unripe fruit five children developed high fever, sore throat, and a scarlet eruption, with diarrhoea, one of them having eventually a carbuncle. It has also been proved. The mouth, throat and stomach are irritated. Drinks much. Desire for ice-cold things and < after eating.
Relations.-Compare: Caps., Bell., Illic. anis (colic).
8, 9. Mouth and Throat.-Mouth feels corroded; fauces red, swollen; tonsils and submaxillary glands enlarged.
11. Stomach.-Nausea and belching; soreness in regions of stomach and abdomen on pressure.
13. Stool and Anus.-Diarrhoea after eating; yellowish discharges; soreness of anus when wiping it.-Sudden urging to stool, with sensation as if a stick the thickness of a thumb passed down the rectum; followed by a sudden diarrhoeic stool, repeated every ten or fifteen minutes, with. chilliness, drowsiness, and weak voice.
17. Respiratory Organs.-Hoarseness; the voice is weak and talking is an effort, as if the mucous membrane was thickened.
18. Chest.-Cramp in chest, lasting three hours, with blueness of face.
25. Skin.-Itching when undressing.-Scarlet rash followed by desquamation.
26. Sleep.-Fever, with sleepiness.-Drowsiness and sleeplessness alternating.
27. Fever.-Fever heat, with desire for something icy-cold; with drowsiness; with much thirst.