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-M.L.Tyler. (Largely reproduced from a Paper read by the author to the Introduction: A FEW years ago, I came to the startling conclusion that the only two people who really knew anything about Drosera were Samuel Hahnemann and myself; and I have had it in my mind ever since that I would like to communicate such knowledge as I possess to my colleagues the world over. I can only hope that I may be enabled to add something very real to our powers of fighting one formidable disease-TUBERCULOSIS. Of course, everybody knows all about Drosera! Has it not a place in every "Manual of Domestic Homoeopathic"-and a groove in every box of a dozen homoeopathic remedies? For Drosera is classical, and that for a hundred years, as a laryngeal remedy, and as our greatest remedy in whooping-cough. But when, through a happy accident, I began to realize what Drosera can do in tuberculous disease of BONE, of JOINT and of GLAND, I was amazed, and I started hunting homoeopathic literatu


-M.L.Tyler. Introduction: GLONOINE-Nitro-glycerine-that highly explosive liquid , which, admixed with some pours earth forms the "deadly dynamite to the shaking of earth and the blasting of rocks ,lives up to its reputation, even when potentized and used in medicine; retaining its alarming characters: its suddenness, its bursting sensations and pains,its upward-surging which threaten to lift and shatter the cranium. Chemistry is fascinating, of only for its psychology, if one may (mis) use the term. Of two deadly elements, in combination,she may form something quite harmless,m even essential to life: whereas from such mild and kindly creatures as the glycerine of the toilet table so inert that it never even "goes bad", and nitrogen, that colourless, tasteless, odourless gas, which, four- parts to one in mixture with the life-supporter, oxygen, modifies the properties of the latter in such sort that, instead of burning us out rapidly, we just get, with every brea


-M.L.Tyler. Henbane. Introduction: Hyoscyamus is said to be especially poisonous to fowls: hence its name. Some animals eat it, especially the young shoots, with impunity: but its effects even here are more or less purgative.' Hahnemann tell us that, when dried, the plant loses a great portion of its medicinal powers. But this is the case with many of the plant remedies: one needs to employ a competent homoeopathic chemist always, in prescribing. Old school uses Hyoscyamus and Hyoscine as "cerebral depressants, in acute mania, delirium tremens, febrile delirium and insomnia, sometimes, with good results. They are mostly used in asylum practice". The drug is also "put in to stop griping when Aloes, etc., are used for purgation". Poisoning, provings and experience of Hyoscyamus show its very definite range of action, also its striking resemblances to its natural relations, Belladonna and Stramonium. But it is, all through, easily distinguished from t


- M.L.Tyler. Introduction: Hypericum-St. John's Wort-thrice blessed herb for the relief of pain: named through the centuries after the beloved disciple; possibly, by analogy, from having been used by him for healing purposes? (One could quote many herbs which had thus acquires their common names). Had the name been merely of ecclesiastical bestowal, it would surely have been St.Luke's Wort, because it was Luke who was "the beloved physician". Among the Wound-worts and Bruise-worts of our land, none rivals Hypericum for its healing touch on injured nerves, and for injuries-especially to parts rich in nerves. Here we use it both externally and internally. One remembers happy hours, roaming the Surrey woods and wastes with a certain herb-woman, whose mother had been maid to a Lady Shrewsbury, a great herbalist, from whom the lore had descended. From this herb-woman one caught the habit of crushing herbs between thumb and fingers, to express and inhale their scen


-M.L.Tyler. Introduction: Ignatia-great remedy of moods and contradictions: of mental stress and strain, connected with shock, bereavement, disappointment, or distress, which have spasmodically and completely unhinged judgment and self-control. But, as Kent says, should the condition recur again and again, and threaten to become chronic, then Natrum mur., the "chronic" of Ignatia, comes in. Hahnemann speaks of the "directly opposite symptoms of this remarkable drug". And says that, on account of these alternating actions, that follow one another very rapidly, it is particularly suitable for acute disease, and for a considerable number of these-as may be seen by its symptoms, which correspond with morbid conditions so frequently met with in daily life. "It may be regarded as a medicine created for great usefulness (polycrest)." Clarke says (Dictionary), "In order to obtain a proper under standing of the power and place of Ignatia, it is necess