Castanea Vesca.

Chestnut. N. O. Cupuliferae. Tincture of leaves gathered in summer.

Clinical.-Diarrhoea. Whooping-cough.

Characteristics.-Castan. has been proved by Dr. H. C. Houghton and three others. The following are the principal symptoms observed: Slight acrid feeling in throat. Desire for warm drinks. Abdominal walls sensitive. Soft stools of short, small pieces like chopped tape; accompanied with severe pain and rumbling; pain > by stool. It has cured whooping-cough, early stage, violent, spasmodic; very dry ringing cough. Very free sweat after drinking.

Relations.-Compare: Am. bro., Mephit., Naphthal.