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Chimaphila Umbellata

or simply Chimaphila

(Pipsissewa)

Acts principally on kidneys, and genito-urinary tract; affects also lymphatic and mesenteric glands and female mamme. Plethoric young women with dysuria. Women with large breasts. Hepatic and renal dropsies; chronic alcoholics. Incipient and progressive cataracts.

One of the remedies whose symptoms point to its employment in bladder affections, notably catarrh, acute and chronic. Scanty urine, and loaded with ropy, muco-purulent sediment. Prostatic enlargement.

Head
Pain in left frontal protuberance. Halo about the light. Itching of eyelids. Stabbing pain in left eye with lachrymation.

Mouth
Toothache, worse after eating and exertion, better cool water. Pain as if tooth was being gently pulled.

Urinary
Urging to urinate. Urine turbid, offensive, containing ropy or bloody mucus, and depositing a copious sediment. Burning and scalding during micturition, and straining afterwards. Must strain before flow comes. Scanty urine. Acute prostatitis, retention, and feeling of a ball in perineum (Cann ind). Fluttering in region of kidney. Sugar in urine. Unable to urinate without standing with feet wide apart and body inclined forward.

Female
Labia inflamed, swollen. Pain in vagina. Hot flashes. Painful tumor of mamme, not ulcerated, with undue secretion of milk. Rapid atrophy of breasts. Women with very large breasts and tumor in the mammary gland with sharp pain through it.

Male
Smarting in urethra from neck of bladder to meatus. Gleet. Loss of prostatic fluid. Prostatic enlargement and irritation.

Skin
Scrofulous ulcers. Glandular enlargements.

Extremities
Feeling of a band above left knee.

Modalities
Worse, in damp weather; from sitting on cold stones or pavements; left side.

Relationship
Compare: Chimaph maculata (intense gnawing hunger; burning fever; sensation of swelling in arm pits); Uva; Ledum; Epigoea.

Dose
Tincture, to third attenuation.

(Reference: Homeopathic Materia Medica by William Boericke)