Indicated in persons of low vitality, of advanced years; in chronic nasal and post-nasal catarrh, with dryness of the mucous membrane; sore throat of public speakers; painter?s colic. Dryness of the mucous membrane and inactivity of the rectum are characteristic.
Takes cold easily.
Throat raw, dry, rough, especially in the morning; scraping in the throat, obliging him to cough; frequent clearing of the throat.
Colic; worse from eating potato.
Loss of appetite; sour eructations, craving for starch, chalk and other indigestible things.
Constipation, with soreness and bleeding of the rectum.
Inactivity of the rectum; straining with soft stool.
Straining at stool in order to urinate.
Stool accumulates in the rectum because of lack of desire (and inability) to expel it.
Stools hard, knotty, covered with mucus, followed by bleeding and cutting pain in anus.
General dryness of the skin, with intolerable itching and scratching until the skin bleeds; on getting warm in bed.
Worse on alternate days; in the afternoon; in the warm room; from eating potatoes.
Better in the open air; from lying down.
(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)