Cholera infantum. Dysentery.
Characteristics: This is a popular remedy in some parts of U.S. for summer diarrhoea and dysentery, as one of its names, "Fluxweed," would imply. The entire plant has a clammy, sticky feel, and contains tannin. It was first introduced to homoeopathic practice by Dr. A. A. Roth, of Frederick, Maryland, who was induced to try it in his practice by a lady patient (H. R., iii. 242), and his experience has been confirmed by S. G. A. Brown (med. Cent.). Dr. Roth gave from 5 to 10-drop doses, according to age. The two chief forms on which it is successful are:
Dr. Roth considers it has "tonic" properties, as children rally rapidly under it. In ordinary diarrhoeas, especially diarrhoea from cold, he found it useless. Brown says: "If you have a child that is fretful and feverish; vomits curdled milk; from a hyper-acidity of the stomach; has frequent green, watery, acid stools or even if the stools are dysenteric, with great tenesmus and colic high fever and restlessness, give Cuphea."}