Iris Foetidissima.

Iris foetidissima. N. O. Iridaceae. Tincture of root.

Clinical.-Headache. Hernia.

Characteristics.-Ir. foet. was proved under Berridge's direction. One prover, Dr. Croker, chewed a piece of the root; another took the tincture; one experienced symptoms from potentising the drug, and later took the 14th dilution. The rest took very high potencies. The prover who chewed the root experienced a burning feeling in mouth and fauces extending to stomach, and not relieved by cold water or anything else. A number of pains were felt in the head.

Relations.-Compare: The Arums and the other Irises.


1. Mind.-Makes mistakes in writing and speaking; puts "right" for "left" and vice versâ.

2. Head.-Light-headed; staggers to l.-Great weight on vertex when the pain in the stomach (burning) occurs; cannot sit to his office work, in the morning; pain at vertex sometimes reaching down to over eyes.

8. Mouth.-Great burning feeling in mouth and fauces, extending into stomach, not > by cold water or anything else.

11. Stomach.-Burning as from vitriol in stomach.-Pain in r. groin as if inguinal hernia would protrude when walking (14th dil.).