Drosera Rotundifolia

by H. C. Allen

Sundew. (Droseraceae.)

Drosera Rotundifolia has Whooping-cough with violent paroxysms which follow each other rapidly, is scarcely able to get breath (wakes at 6-7 a. m. and does not cease coughing until a large quantity of tenacious mucus is raised, Cocculus indicus c. – profuse epistaxis during every paroxysm, [Ind.]; “minute gun” during the day, whooping at night, Cor. r. ).

Deep sounding, hoarse barking cough (Verb.), < after midnight, during or after measles; spasmodic, with gagging, retching and vomiting ( Bryonia, Kali carb. ).

Drosera Rotundifolia has Constant, titillating cough in children, begins as soon as head touches pillow at night ( Belladonna, Hyos, Rumex ).

Nocturnal cough of young persons in phthisis; bloody or purulent sputa.

Cough: < by warmth, drinking, singing, laughing, weeping, lying down, after midnight.

During cough; vomiting of water, mucus, and often bleeding at the nose and mouth ( Cuprum ).

Drosera Rotundifolia has Sensation of feather in larynx, exciting cough.

Diseases prevailing during epidemic pertussis.

Drosera Rotundifolia has Clergyman’s sore throat; with rough, scraping, dry sensation deep in the fauces; voice hoarse, deep, toneless, cracked, requires exertion to speak ( Arum. ).

Constriction and crawling in larynx; hoarseness, and yellow or green sputa.

Laryngeal phthisis following whooping-cough (bronchial catarrh following, Cocculus indicus c.).

Relations. – Complementary: to, Nux vomica.

Follows well: after, Sambucus, Sulphur, Verbascum

Is followed: by, Calcarea, Pulsatilla, Sulphur

Compare: Cina, Coral, Cuprum, Ipecac., Sambucus in spasmodic coughs. Often relieves the constant, distressing night-cough in tuberculosis.

Hahnemann says (Mat. Medorrhinum Pura.): “One single dose of the 30th potency is sufficient to cure entirely epidemic whooping cough. The cure takes place surely between seven and eight days. Never give a second dose immediately after the first; it would not only prevent the good effect of the former, but would be injurious.”