Alstonia scholaris (Alst-s)

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Dita Bark

Generals: Malarial diseases, with diarrhoea, dysentery, anaemia, feeble digestion, are the general conditions suggesting this remedy. Characteristics are the gone sensation in stomach and sinking in abdomen, with debility. A tonic after exhausting fevers.

Abdomen: Violent purging and cramp in bowels. Heat and irritation in lower bowels. Camp diarrhoea, bloody stool, dysentery; diarrhoea from bad water and malaria. Painless watery stools (Phosphoricum acidumPhos-ac). Diarrhoea immediately after eating.


Compare: Similar in action to Alstonia constrictaAlst-c, the bitter bark or native quinine of Australia. DitainumDitin (active principle, is anti-periodic, like quinine, but without unpleasant effects). Cinchona succirubraChin-su (similar in diarrhoea, chronic dyspepsia and debility). Hydrastis canadensisHydr, Fer cit et chinFer cit et chin.

Dose: Tincture to third potency. Locally, for ulcers and rheumatic pains.