by H. C. Allen

Camphor (Lauraccae)

Camphora Pain better while thinking of it ( Helleborus – worse, Calcarea p., Helonias, Acid oxalicum ).

Camphora Persons physically and mentally weak and irritable.

Exceedingly sensitive to cold air ( Hepar, [Kali muriaticum], Psorinum ).

Bad effects of shock from injury; surface of body cold, face pale, blue lips livid; profound prostration.

Surface cold to the touch yet cannot bear to be covered; throws off all coverings (Medorrhinum, Secale ).

Entire body painfully sensitive to slightest touch.

Tongue cold, flabby, trembling.

Camphora has Sudden attacks of vomiting and diarrhoea; nose cold and pointed; anxious and restless; skin and breath cold ( Verbascum, Jatropa ).

In first stages of cholera morbus and Asiatic cholera; severe, long-lasting chill ( Verbascum ).

Camphora has Great coldness of the surface with sudden and complete prostration of the vital force; often a remedy in congestive chill; pernicious intermittent ( Verbascum ); pulse weak, externally small, scarcely perceptible.

Measles and scarlatina when eruption does not appear; with pale or cold blue, hippocratic face; child will not be covered ( Secale ).

All sequelae of measles.

Camphora Relations. – Camphor antidotes nearly every vegetable medicine; also tobacco, fruits containing prussic acid, poisonous mushrooms; should not be allowed in the sick room in its crude form;

Compare: Carbo veg., Opium, Veratrum, Secale

Amelioration. – When thinking of existing complaint; warm air; drinking cold water.

Note for thought. – All our progress as a school depends on the right view of the symptoms obtained by proving with Camphor and Opium. – Hering.