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Ceanothus Americanus

or simply Ceanothus

(New Jersey Tea)

This remedy seems to possess a specific relation to the spleen. Ague cake of malaria. A left-sided remedy generally. Anemic patients where liver and spleen are at fault. Chronic bronchitis with profuse secretion. Marked blood pressure, reducing powers. Active hemastatic, materially reducing the clotting of blood.

Abdomen
Enormous enlargement of the spleen. Splenitis; pain all up the left side. Deep-seated pain in left hypochondrium, hypertrophy of spleen. Leucemia. Violent dyspnea. Menses profuse, and yellow weakening leucorrhea. Unable to lie on left side. Pain in liver and back.

Rectum
Diarrhea; bearing down in abdomen and rectum.

Urine
Constant urging to urinate. Green; frothy; contains bile, sugar.

Relationship
Compare: Tinospora cordifolia (a Hindoo medicine for chronic cases of fever with enlarged spleen). Polymnia uvedalia-Bearsfoot--(acute splenitis with tenderness over left hypochondriac region; spleen enlarged, ague cake. Vascular atony, tissues sodden, flabby and non-elastic. Enlarged glands; influences all ductless glands). Ceanothus thrysiflorus-California Lilac--(Pharyngitis, tonsillitis, nasal catarrh, diphtheria. Tincture internally and as a gargle).

Compare: Berberis; Myrica; Cedron; Agaricus (spleen).

Modalities
Worse, motion, lying on left side.

Dose
First attenuation. Locally as hair tonic.

(Reference: Homeopathic Materia Medica by William Boericke)