Hura brasiliensis

May 19, 2016

Hura brasiliensis

From the book: Homeopathy Science of the Individual

Botanical origin: Euphorbiaceae: Hura crepitans.

Common name: Possumwood or Jabillo.

Habitat: Brazil.

Analog / symbolic representation: The Indians of the Amazon forest still use the poisonous tree latex to soak the tip of their arrows when hunting. It is part, as an additive, of the Ayahuasca hallucinogen compound (deriving from Banisteriopsis caapi, climbing plant with psychedelic effect, containing armalinici known as alkaloids: harmine, harmaline and tetrahydroharmine, all serotonin antagonists, inhibiting monaoamino oxidase).

Allopathic therapeutic properties: In traditional medicine flower infusions are used topically for the treatment of boils; the shredded leaf is applied for rheumatism.

Latex is a potent anthelmintic.

Homeopathic therapeutic properties: Action on the skin and rectum.

Clinic: Hemorrhoids, ulceration of the rectum, rectal cancer. It has been used in leprosy.

General symptoms: nervous irritability. Congested red face. Sharp pain, acute pain that exasperate the patient, with throbbing. Stinging pains in the abdomen with pangs in the ileocecal region that worsen when one moves. Constipation with ineffective and frequent bodily needs  and, at times, irritating and burning diarrhea, followed by weakness. Tightness of the anus with intense burning. Urgent need to urinate with kidney pain when walking. Sensation of heaviness in the testicles, worsening when walking.