Blatta americana (Blatta-a)

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The great American cockroach, probably Kakerlac insignis. N. O. Orthoptera. Trituration of live insect with sacch. lact.

Clinical: Asthma. Dropsy. Jaundice.

Characteristics: Blatta americanaBlatta-a has been used as a remedy for dropsy, and has a popular reputation in jaundice. It was proved by Mure, and developed symptoms of jaundice; yellow sclerotics. Heat in urethra when urinating (showing a relation to Cantharis vesicatorCanth). Pain shifting from back (r.) to shoulder-blade. Acute pain in chest with want of breath (Blatta orientalisBlatta). General prostration and weariness on going upstairs.