Stillingia sylvatica (Still)


Queen's Root


Generals: Chronic periosteal rheumatism, syphilitic and scrofulous affections. Respiratory symptoms well marked. Torpor of lymphatics; torpid liver, with jaundice and constipation.

Mind: Gloomy forebodings; depressed.

Respiratory: Dry, spasmodic cough. Larynx constricted, with stinging in fauces. Trachea feels sore when pressed. Hoarseness and chronic laryngeal affections of public speakers.

Urinary: Urine colorless. Deposits white sediment; urine milky and thick.

Extremities: Aching pains in bones of extremities and back.

Skin: Ulcers; chronic eruptions on hands and fingers. Enlarged cervical glands. Burning, itching of legs; worse, exposure to air. Exostosis. Scrofuloderma; syphilis, secondary eruption and later symptoms. Valuable for intercurrent use.

Modalities: Worse, in afternoons, damp air, motion. Better, in morning, dry air.


Compare: StaphisagriaStaph, Mercurius solubilis (Hahnemanni)Merc, SyphilinumSyph, Aurum metallicumAur, Corydalis formosaCory (syphilitic nodes).

Dose: Tincture and first potency.