NAT. ORD., Labiatae.
COMMON NAME, Bugle Weed.
PREPARATION.--Tincture of the whole plant by macerating one part by
weight of the fresh plant in two parts by weight of alcohol.
(Although a well-known remedy, the following concerning
it may not be amiss here; it is from the Homoeopathic
World, 1889, by Dr. Proell):
Lycopus Virginicus seems
to be a specific for bringing back an old
(but long disappeared) haemorrhoidal flux in persons with light eyes. I
gave, a week ago, the first decimal dilution to a gentleman (sixty
years) for noise and throbbing in the head during the night (which
prevented the quietness of sleep); because neither Cactus (which
helped quickly when he had blood-spitting) nor Kalmia, nor Gelsemium
helped radically. The night after taking Lycopus, he was a little
better, and in the forenoon came a bleeding from the rectum (about three
tablespoonfuls after defecation) with great general relief. There was
chronic catarrhus bronchialis. Two days afterwards, I gave an elderly
lady (sixty years), who had glycosuria, cataract of the left eye, and
every third night was very restless, Lycopus Virginicus 1 decimal
dilution, one drop in the evening. The following night was excellent,
and in the morning came an abundant bleeding from the rectum, with great
relief. Both patients are tall, very irritable, have weak innervation of
the heart, without decided organic disease of the heart; both are
hypochondriacs; have light eyes; noise in the left ear. Both had, years
ago, haemorrhoidal flux, which stopped suddenly.