Carya alba (Cary)

Source Information

Shellbark, or Shagbark Hickory. N. O. Juglandaceae. Tincture of nuts.

Clinical: Purpura. Scurvy.

Characteristics: Like Juglans regiaJug-r and Juglans cinereaJug-c, Carya albaCary appears to possess antiscorbutic properties. An exclusive diet of the nuts for three or four weeks, in a girl seven years old, produced pronounced symptoms of scurvy; haemorrhages from all surfaces; on the least excoriation of skin very dark blood gushed out. Blood gushed from gums, nose, ears, and other parts.



Arnica montanaArn., Carbo vegetabilisCarb-v., PhosphorusPhos., Mercurius solubilis (Hahnemanni)Merc., Hamamelis virginianaHam., Bryonia albaBry., Rhus toxicodendronRhus-t., Citrus limonumCit-l, and Juglandaceae.


6. face: Face clay-coloured; swollen.

8. mouth: Gums swelled, began to bleed and turn black; could not move lips without causing profuse discharge.

12. abdomen: Swollen abdomen.

13. stool: Discharge of black blood by stool.

17. respiratory organs: Breath short, difficult; pulse quick.

21. limbs: Extremely swollen.

24. generalities: Whole body, including face, covered with livid spots from one inch in diameter to size of pin's head; largest like a bruise, smaller sometimes red like flea-bites.