Asimina triloba (Asim)

Paw Paw, or Custard Apple. N. O. Anonaceae. Tincture of ripe and unripe fruit, green leaves, bark, and root.

Clinical: Aphthae. Carbuncle. Cramp. Diarrhoea. Fever. Scarlatina. Throat, sore.

Characteristics: The Anonaceae, to which Asimina belongs, are allied to the Magnolia family. From eating the unripe fruit five children developed high fever, sore throat, and a scarlet eruption, with diarrhoea, one of them having eventually a carbuncle. It has also been proved. The mouth, throat and stomach are irritated. Drinks much. Desire for ice-cold things and < after eating.


Compare: Capsicum annuumCaps, BelladonnaBell, Illicium AnisatumIll (colic).


8, 9. mouth and throat: Mouth feels corroded; fauces red, swollen; tonsils and submaxillary glands enlarged.

11. stomach: Nausea and belching; soreness in regions of stomach and abdomen on pressure.

12. abdomen: Colic.

13. stool and anus: Diarrhoea after eating; yellowish discharges; soreness of anus when wiping it. Sudden urging to stool, with sensation as if a stick the thickness of a thumb passed down the rectum; followed by a sudden diarrhoeic stool, repeated every ten or fifteen minutes, with. chilliness, drowsiness, and weak voice.

17. respiratory organs: Hoarseness; the voice is weak and talking is an effort, as if the mucous membrane was thickened.

18. chest: Cramp in chest, lasting three hours, with blueness of face.

25. skin: Itching when undressing. Scarlet rash followed by desquamation.

26. sleep: Fever, with sleepiness. Drowsiness and sleeplessness alternating.

27. fever: Fever heat, with desire for something icy-cold; with drowsiness; with much thirst.