Gossypium Herbaceum.

Cotton Plant. N. O. Malvaceae. Tincture of fresh inner root bark, chopped and pounded to a pulp.

Clinical.-Abortion. Amenorrhoea. Dysmenorrhoea. Labia, abscess of. Ovaries, pains in. Pregnancy, vomiting of. Sterility. Tumour. Uterus, bearing down in.

Characteristics.-Gossyp. has been mainly used in affections of the female generative organs. It has been taken in the form of the extract to procure abortion. The symptoms of the external organs are strongly marked, and the ovaries are the seat of pains which come and go, and in the uterus are bearing-down pains. "Intermittent pains in the ovaries" is characteristic. The morning nausea and salivation indicate the remedy for morning sickness of pregnancy. The pains are of a stinging, drawing, tearing, and sometimes of a burning character, extending from one place to another, jumping from one place to another. Pains generally move from above downward. Pains are generally < by motion; > by rest. Sympathetic symptoms of stomach, heart, bowels, and nervous system arising from disturbance of uterine functions.

Relations.-Compare: Act. r., Apis, Asar., Bell., Bry., Lil. t., Puls., Sabi., Sec., Sep., Ustil.


2. Head.-Pain, first burning, then stinging, extending from both temporal bones to middle of frontal bone.-Drawing pain over eyes, with stinging pain in pupils.

5. Nose.-Nostrils swollen and inflamed.

9. Throat.-Tonsils swollen, r.