Generals: Has an immediate effect of increasing the blood sugar, glycosuria results. A most useful remedy in diabetes mellitus. 2[No other remedy causes in so marked degree the diminution and disappearance of sugar in the urine. } Prickly heat in upper part of the body; small red pimples itch violently. Great thirsts, weakness, emaciation. Very large amount of urine, specific gravity high. Old ulcers of skin. Diabetic ulceration. The seeds powdered, ten grains three times a day; also the tincture.
Compare: InsulinumInsul - An aqueous solution of an active principle from pancreas which affects sugar metabolism. If administered at suitable intervals in diabetes mellitus, the blood sugar is maintained at a normal level and the urine remains free of sugar. Overdosage is followed by weakness and fatigue and tremulousness and profuse sweating.