Here I open a parenthesis . It is interesting to note that these remedies of ycisis and of warts are also the remedies in the pathogenesis At first we have not classified the remedies according to their natural order
- 2 ground and functional remedies , we will try to classify the remedies according to their natural order , animal , vagatable and mineral
1 Remedies of animal origin
From the animal kingodom we have sepia . lachesis , castorem bufo and castor eqi
Two important polychrests which are the ground remedies and remedies of mood morbid temporment sepia and lachesis
Both are remedies of persons who are perhaps the carriers of warts but the psychotic condition in both of them is not pure and not of the first importance .
I think that sepia is more psychotic than the other specially in individual who have the interesting” bearing down sensation “ of the genital organ great heaviness as a result of congestion localized in the lower abdomen . As are guardis symptoms regarding warts mentioned in the repertories , we find three other remedies .
It is the most interesting of the three it is the horse chest net a cornevous growth on the mince of the animal . it is not where well known in homoeopathy practice in the material medica we find . castor equi affects , I ccthe cutaneous zone 2the genital sphere in specially in women
It is is interesting to apply in a person whose skin in thick , with a tendency to become chapped (antimonium crudum graphites and petroleum ) , it is the principal remedy we use for chapped hands and of chapped breasts ( the first decimal is used as external application) locally it ameliorates the chapped condition of the breasts of nursing mother remarkably , on the breasts of nursing mother remarkably , on the other hand it may also be given in warts of the tongue , and also in warts localized in certain parts of the body ; chest and fore head
IT has also some action in the genital sphere and this is interesting because of if you cut the chest nut growth of the horse , it gives out an aphrodisiac smell attracting the dogs
It is to be given in persons who may have warts on the one hand and on the other some genital troubles specially of women who are nervous and hysterics , as it was said formerly
It is related to moschus and ignatia , it is a complimentary of the 2 other remedies
This is a very important remedy of epilepsy and of certain eruptions ,, it may also be prescribed in some cases of warts of the hands , especially of persons who are nervous . I have no special expeience of this remedy , they may also be very often cured by oersuation , it for this reason we have indicated it with ignatia which is not classic , but it may be reserved for sensitive persons in whom psychotherapy may cause the warts to diseapear , Bufo is a remedy of nervous , spasmodic troubles , on the other hand the patient has pustules , pemphigus , furuncles , easy supporations , i.e, all sorts of psoric troubles , there may also be warts of the hands
REMEDIES FROM THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM
Before studying the homoeopathic remedies obtained from the vegetable kingdom , let us say some thing about some popular remidies
Often in the villages the juice of chellidonium and conium is used on the warts of the children , as a result the warts disappear , some times the juice of euphorbiaand latex of the fig is also used for curing warts , it is strange that in or chellidonium , if these substances do not experimentally produce warts in their pathogenisis , whe the plants are used locally in an empirical way , are capable of curing ( burning ) the warts by the alkoliads or toxic products that they contain which we do not know in homoeopathy we use 2 important remedies from the vegetable kingdom that are capable to act on the warts ; staphysagria and dulcamara
Staphysagria , it is related with thuja , natrum sulph and natrum mur
Dulcamara ; it is specially related to natrum mur and natrum sulph , it acts on person;s having large and flat warts specially on the face palms of the hands either in children or in adults , especially when there exists a hydrogenised condition , there is then the aggravation in humid cold and at night , dulcamara acts very often because humid cold and at night , dulcamara acts very often because of a chill in summer than in winter ( whwn the patient was not sufficiently clothed or being wet in rain during hot season)
Dulcamara is very important , it opposes thuja which has pendiculous warts , we will study how this remedy which is being the king of sycosis , though it comes from the vegetables
I have said that most of the remedies of sycosis come from the mineral kingodom , howeve the most important one is from the vegetable kingdom
Thuja ; peniculous type of warts soft , vegetating do not secret or very rarely secret . appear very soon . increase very slowly , forming like a small sac .it
Tathogenesis tjua has the following charecterstics ; localized hyperplacia ( in the form of warts condylolatas, denigntumour , ephithe lyoma, gliomaof the retina , eetc) renal in sufficiency is at the basis of thuja diathesis and specially of .
Or three of life grows very slowly and resists all temperature it corresponds to affection slowly developing , resulting out of a tenacious impregnation of the organism by a virus (rouy ) .
The warts of dulcamara , like that of causticum is large and flat , that of staphysagria is also pendiculous like . thuja, staphysagria has special action on the
Sexual spare it is a remedy of on annism , and troubles caused by sexual exess . it has also some action on psoric diathesis . it is a remedy of cruritis and of some eczemas . the patient strongly scratches one place and the itching appear firthe way from the previous seat of itching . among vegetable kingdom.
An important remedy of the hydrogeid , constitution . it is perhaps indicated also in psoric condition. Vescicuous eruptions . it may be secondarily a remedy of the sycotic condition and warts .
It has itching specially on the palms of the hands and it many be , secondarily a remedy of warts appearing on the place of itching a
It ha s, chaps and warts followed or not followed by ulcerations .
This remedy is more interesting in warts of the hands . it is a remedy of the locomotor system acting electively on the cartilages while rhus tox
Acts on the tendons and one the particular legaments . –
Is a remedy of pendiculiou warts on the prepuce . it is there fore with thuja and phospiric acid has regards on the localization . the warts are accompanied by itching and burning sensations .
THREE REMEDIES OF THR MINARAL KINGDOM.
Nitric acid is an important remedy of the psychotic condition producing warts specially when the ears or painfull . the warts of thuja like all other warts in general are painless . the warts of nitric acid are painfull , pendiculous and vegetating like that of thuja but oozing larger . torn and bleeding while washing . they ere sensive the patient has the sensation of being stung by needles
The warts grow very rapidly and are very exuberant, nitric acid acts specially on the warts genetal organs has for example in women suffering from gonerraerroea , soecially during pregnancy warts grow very soon are aggravating and provocated by a discharge . in these cases high dilution of n
Some times act but may also fail, because of the rapid growth of the vegetating extention it is very interesting to note that the acid used in warts homeopathically are of high dilution used internally . the same acids may be use locally to burn the warts . nitric acid is of the first important when the warts are painfull when the bleed easily and when the psychotic condition goes to warts cancer related to nitricum acid is cennabaris.
It is a metabolic salt the mercurricus sulpharatus – rubrum .
It is a good medicine of warts very much neglected by our colleges . it acts morvellously in bleeding warts , specially of the face warts that rapidly take a dangerous aspect specially those that are of canceroid types .
Three other acids that remains to be studied of acidic acid is the it has the power to liquefy or desolve the warts . in homoeopathiy we think of this remedy in cases of anasasaca , in dangerous , osdematic conditions . of ten it is complementary of thuja .it has also in it pathegenoecis . pricking are biting but are infections phosphoric acid is interesting in the warts of the refuse . picric acid is indicated when there is the characerstics weakness , trembling tendency to suppuration of old wounds , having possibility of warty growths all these acids ma also act in habitual doses used externally . bit to speak truth the action is only superficial on the psychotic condition in these cases
Is a used in homoeopathy for cracked warts of the finger tips . specially of the left hand the cracks often ameliorated by the use of the remedy . and the warts disaapear after rubbing . int s pathogeniss found urinary trouble which make it often a , complementary of thuja , . the most important in the mineral antimonium crudium . is a complementary of grahites as regards the skin symptoms as well as if of silicea , of petrollium and thuja . even sometimes of sulphur antimonium crudium is a homoeopthic remedy of corns of the feet and of all corn , corneous –warts . it cures when repeated for a long time the corns or it mat ammeliourarte them . it should be used in lower potency in the 6 dilution it may be used in corns corneous warts appearing on all parts of the body specially on the neck hands arms , and in feet
Is the top most remedy in person who may have warts combined with lupus with the tendency to hypertrophy of certain organs such as prostrate in lethoric subjects suffering fro m a congestion of the lower abdomen ( like sepia)
4 GROUND REMEDIES
Natrum sulphuricum is rather idrogenied . it is of the first important insycosis and warts natrum muriaticum is specially indicated in oxygenoid status, or hydrogenied status of young people who are the carrier of warts . the young child who is oxygenioid and tubercular and who is demineralised are suitable to natrum muriaticum he evolves to wards thuja when he is vaccinated . petroleum graphitie silicea and causticum at on sycosis . graphites is very rarely indicate in warts in books . it is a mistake because it has also th phnomena of blockage of the skin. It has cracked conditions of the skin and oozing eruptions it is remedy of oozing eruptions and thick corneous eruptions .
Which is very important for being considered here it has large warts bleeding easily warts on all parts of the body , specially on singers and on the tip of nose . flat warts like that of dulcamara or warts in stages . they coexist with yellow patches on the face . on the temples like that of lycopodium . the skin has a pale
Look . wounds infect easily . there is a there is a remedy of involves very rapidly like thuja is towards grave nervous trouble that these are motor troubles while that of thuja are sensory custicum losses the muscular tones . it is due to its potassium radically , caclcarea carbonica at least is an important remedy of sycotic children or of psoric children . it is often the ground remedy antimonium.
You know that according to Hahnemann there are three causes of diseases Psora, Sycosis and Syphilis. Like all other doctors of his time, Hahnemann was right not to make any distinction between soft chancre and indurated chancre and to include in Syphilis other morbid menifestations. Never the less he recognized the primordial value of the miasmsycosis. As regrdsPsora he has given the longest description identified by Dr. A. Nebel with chronic tuberculinism it includes at the same time. The field of arthritisum, some neuro-grandular and sympathetice troubles as well as scrofula and established or unestablished tuberculosis. Thus the problem of Psora is solved. At least that solution proves to be extremely fecund in practice and though we are wait for many other pathological explanations, yet we begin to understand the links that unite numerous morbid manifestations which are constitutional and temperamental. The Sycosis is not described by Hahnnemann as at length as he has described Psora. But the genius of the master already foresaw the breadth of the path of which he first gave the tracing and mentioned the best arm that we still possess to cure the Sycotic troubles.
ThujaCannadensis, the tree of life:
To Hahnemann sycosis is essentially a diathesis producing warts or wart-like growthi.e,.to say vegetating dermotosis to speak in the language of a dermatologist. On the one hand some are real neo-formations; benign cutaneous tumours susceptible sometimes to malignant degenerescencei on the other hand some non-itching dermatosis and all sorts of vegetations. All these growths may be expressed by the phrase “Cutaneous Phenomena of sycotic origin” and they are classified according to their characteristics and formations.
Besides these visible signs it is difficult to characterize the sycotic diathesis because it is essentially torpid and asymptomatic in opposition to Psora of Hahnemann. According to us there is a definite antagonism between these diathesis. The Psora is before all a state of alternance. The life of a Psoric is marked by successions of morbid or torpid states and after an acute eruption follows a silent period followed by an acute phase and so on. On the contrary the troubles caused by this diathesis are slow, insidious, torpid but continued. The sycotic patient constantly suffers from an affection without periodicity and without discontinuity. The warts if they appear will be come chronic without remission. After an asymptomatic first phase, besides the existence of warts will come after a long time different troubles of nervous origin, neuralgias and neuritis. thesycotic patient does not defent himself like Psoric patient by some eruptions on the skin which are generally periodical. His only defence consists in mucous secretions ; chronic catarrh is also the field of Psora.
But it seems that in sycosis the catarrhal symptoms when they exist, establish with difficulty. Perhaps later on more relations will be established between Psora and sycosis. At present we cannot precisely say anything. This question may be solved later on by a deep study of morphology and temperaments as well as psychological and pathological tendencies.
1. Gonorrhoea and Genital Infections:
According to Hahnemann, the most important cause of sycosis is gonorrhea as a consequence of which there results a temperamental change, a chronic gonorrheal condition. You know how Hahnemann gave us Thuja. It is the history of a seminaristwho had a urethral discharge, but who said upon oath that he could not have any genital infection due to direct contact. Hahnemann could have discovered that his seminarist had the habit of chewing the leaves of Thuja while walking in his garden. Thus the action of the plant was discovered. Experimentally it can cause a urethral flow. Thujais therefore an important remedy of acute of chronic gonorrhea.
By extension it was, clinically found that the individual who has A Genital INFECTION. even if the gonococcus is not present, may become later on sycotic after the stoppage of the flow. Then the warts are seen to appear or a chronic catarrh which is very often seen in nasal mucous membrane –[rhino- Pharyngities appear after one or two years of gonorrhea). At the same time the patient hows numerous objective symptoms of the important ground remedies of sycosis; As for example the bluish white colour of the lips (lilac colour), specially of the lower lip.
Later on there appear prostatic and uterine troubles of hyperplastic nature,[ oederma , fibroma]. These may appear after many years of the first gonorrheal discharge or the person may have some neuralgias and neuritis. At the same time on the body and on the face there appear numerous objective symptoms which are characteristics of THUJA. They are very well described by Dr. Nebel; naevi, lozenge like, deformations of the skin with thickening of the skin specially of the haunchesi orange skin of the Forehead and of the glabella etc.. All these indicate a first gonorrheal discharge, Though followed by apparent curve, has changed the temperament of the individual to such an extent that even he may be Predis posed to cancer by sycosis, just like Psora which can lead to cancer.
Let us not forget any kind of confirmed genital flow even when it is not gonorrheal can cause a sycotic condition [ as for example after-birth discharge].
2. ANTI-VARIOLIC VACCINATION.
The second great cause of sycosis is anti-variolic vaccination. We admit that sycosis very rarely results after the primary vaccinations may be dangerous. Specially in cases when they do not take up. It may be evidently accounted for y clinical examination of the patient. Interrogate your patient always having the vaccination in mind, you will know that the patient is suffering from different troubles of nervous origin, nouralgias and neuritis after an unsuccessful vaccination. Officially it is said that the vaccination does not cause any trouble when it does not take up on the contrary. The Homocopaths believe that the vaccinations when they do not take up, some deep troubles will appear sooner or later in future.
A famous Homocopath of England, Dr.
Burnett has under the heading “
Vaccinosis” very clearly described our point of view.
Inspite of the facultative vaccination the number of small pox cases are small in England because of the methodic measures of hygiene taken.
In that milieu, having favourable conditions it was possible for Bunett to write a book full of informations.
3. OTHER VACCINATIONS AND TREATMENT BY SERUMS
We treat generally an individual when he is in such a condition and who has received numerous vaccinations with Thuja as an antidote of vaccinations. Thuja is the most important remedy of sycosis.
The sero Therapy may also cause a sycotic state which is suitable to Thuja. You are thus face to face with the dilemma; The impossibility of saving the life of the patient without precisely knowing the troubles that accompany the sycosis of Hahnemann.
We are naturally led by all that have been stated to try to give a guiding principle where from are reduced the facts that have not escaped our mind, clinically and homeopathically. To be sure, the ground is delicate. Nothing is yet definitely proved.
Regarding the danger of vaccination, However it seems that a patient vaccinated against all sorts of determined acute infections can not avoid real morbid explosions by becoming chronically attacked by diseases that determine each of them. Thus the adults and the olds have rarely high fever. They escape contagious diseases that surround them. They have torpid influenzas, practically adynamic. They are sycotics having good health for being considered as dangerously ill and at the same time are incapable of paying the price of a vigorous defence reaction against a heterogeneous infecting agent. To sum up, a torpid chronic state, due to a more or less artificial immunity prevents the same individuals to react by natural process which should have fought against every infection by an acute state of auto-defence.
I believe without being absolutely certain that the children who do not suffer from infantile eruptive diseases are often sycotic. Very often warts are seen on their body and also all sorts sycotic troubles as Burnett has described them. Sometimes you will find children who are amidst a contagenousmilleu, are not affected by scarlatina, mumps or whooping cough, not even measules. It seems that sycosis fights in them the hereditary Psora and checks finally their possibility of defence-reaction.
4. MALARIA DIATHESIS AND HYDROGENOID CONSTITUTION.
Finally a fourth unaccepted cause of sycosis. I leave it before you with a point of interrogation: It is the malaria, rather malarial diathesis.
The hydrogenoid constitution is specially seen in individuals having rheumatisms, asthama and patients having chronic mucous secretions or still in patients having warty growth which has a tendency to cutaneous hyperplasia.
Let us note on the other hand that THUJA and Natrumsulphuricum, so often indicated in hydrogenoid constitution are also the leading remedies of the ground of rheumatics and asthamatics and of patients suffering from chronic enterocolitis.
Evolution of Sycosis.
Let us note that in sycosis there exists in the beginning a discharge or a secretion from any mucous memberane n opposition of Psora. It is a case of elemination. There may be an elimination through mucous membranes in Psora, but the Psoric patients defends himself specially by eruption, of the skin which may be violent or not, but periodical. There is always the periodicity.
In sycosis, after a flow that lasts for a long time and which stops. This should be specially noted – and there appear some external phenomena’, warty growth, various manifestations or internal phenomena an finally nervous manifestations: neuralgias, myalgias, articular pains, pains of the conjunctive and nerve tissues and even the probability of neuritis. In a word the clinical description of sycosis is very polymorphous, but we may understand it easily. On the one hand a mucous flow in the beginning. Then the stoppage of the flow and afterwards the warty manifestations. As for example in an individual suffering from gonorrhoea at the age of twenty, which was more or less soon cured, has a silent period and in consequence of which there appear the warts, then chronic rheumatism [specially if he had rheumatism during the attack gonorrhoea] or chronic enterocolitis, neuralgias, neuritis, asthma, etc.. In these cases we incriminate sycosis as the cause i.e. a grave morbid state, dominated by the gonorrheal attack at a given time.
in children the question is more problematic and delicate. The heredity is to be considered. The sycotic condition should be sought for in the parents. It is also to be ascertained whether there are some infantile diseases which are characteristically hereditary sycotic.
If it is true that generally acute infantile diseases and eruptive fevers are seen specially in Psoric children i.e., children who are the prey of hereditary tuberculinism, it seems also true that there is sometimes the association of sycosis with psora in the heredity which is predisposed to these affections.
Exceptional Value of Thuja
In any case it is important to consider the importance of THUJA. The king of all great antisycotics indicated by Hahnemann. Hahnemann says :
The King of Sycosis : THUJA
The King of Syphilis : MERCURIUS
The king of Psora : SULPHUR
This has remained always true in Homeopathy. If it is a fact that Hahnemann was hunted by the ideas of the occultists of the middle age who searched in all bodies for the three elements ; mercury, salt and sulphur. These three elements are independent and distinct from the products.
That we designate by these names. The mercury of a body was related to the liquid content; the salt with solid content and sulphur with gaseous contents said the ancients.
To speak the truth I do not believe in this theory. Hahnemann had always a real and modern scientific mind. He affirmed nothing without proof and he criticised violently the physicians of his time who were imbued with the ancient ideas. His affirmations on the role of Thuja, mercury and sulphur were supported by experimental proofs.
Whatever it may be, Thuja is always the leading remedy of sycotic conditions and in all materia medicals or books of Therapeutics you will always see that Thuka should be prescribed after chronic gonorrhoea or repeated vaccinations and its symptoms are found in the patients.
Let us not however believe that Thuja is the only remedy suitable to hydrogenoid type. It may be a suitable remedy of some hydrogenoid types specially of children of the Natrummuriaticum type evolving towards Thuja secondarily.
It is necessary that we should observe carefully the children who are repeatedly vaccinated in order to understand sycosis properly. In these children we will find the vaccinosis of Burnett. When you will observe these children who have been in the age 12 already vaccinated four to five times. I would ask you to have a complete description of their , external and internal troubles you will then clearly understand what is really the sycosis of Hahnemann.
These children are often oxygenoid because they are at the same time Psoric and sycotic. The real hydrogenoidsycotic type is only seen in adults. But we find in them the principal symptoms of Thuja ,Silicea and malandrinum. The three remedies for the troubles caused by vaccinations; constant fatigue, frequent sweats, venous conjestions, coldness of the extremities, chilliness, warts, etc.
Another characteristic of Thuja is that in high dilutions it antidotes the bad effects of drugs. The second important remedy which has the same characteristic is Nux vomica which is more frequently used. We must not forget the special indication of Thuja, Nux antidotes generally the bad effects of all allopathic drugs, specially laxatives and purgatives or drugs used for digestive troubles. But when a patient is intoxicated by sulphur and after absorption of sulphurour water, we must give him THUJA for antidoting the bad effects of sulphur. The bad effects of Arsenic is also antidoted by Thuja. Thuja antidotes the action of iodides and iodine products. The bad effects of mercury is very often antidoted by Hepar sulphur. But Thuja is often indicated in chronic syphilitic conditions and in all Psoric states. There are some tuberculinics who require Thuja.