|Podophyllum peltatum | Photo: Sten Porse|
Occurrence: The herb grows in North America and prefers shady forests, the cultivated in Europe.
Toxicology: The active ingredient is podophyllin (podophyllotoxin and peltatin) that seems strong growth inhibition. The drug also seems drastic laxative (5 - 10 mg). Larger doses cause bloody diarrhea, coordination disorders, cramps and nephritis. Death occurs due to respiratory paralysis. Within medicine used podophyllotoxin topically against warts and genital warts. The homeopathic use use the drug effect on the liver, bile and small intestine.
Etiology: Effect of functional disturbances of the gut, kidneys, liver, biliary and urinary bladder.
Modalities: Worse: suddenly, after, at 3:00 in the morning, after eating and drinking, by deep breathing, during hot weather, of touch.
Better: in the evening, heat use, folding itself double. Headache alternates with diarrhea.
Constitution: Red, hot, damp, restless, sleepy.
Indications: "Fire Brent Feces", jaundice, gallstones symptoms, acute and chronic gastritis, colitis with yellow-green foul-smelling diarrhea, hand in hand with great fatigue, ändtarmsprolaps, constipation.
Potency: D6 for diarrhea, D 12 for constipation.
Comparison: Aloe, Mandragora