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Common Name: Indian Turnip | Scientific Name: Arum triphyllum

Family Name: Araceae


Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

1898: Webster
Wild turnip influences the buccal mucous membrane, and is applicable to irritation of this part in scarlatinal patients and others suffering from continued fevers in whom such symptoms appear; there is great soreness in the mouth, the tongue is red and sensitive, and the lips and corners of the mouth are cracked and incline to bleeding. The patient, especially if a child, seems irresistibly inclined to pick at the affected parts, even when this is attended with hemorrhage, and even if delirious and unconscious of surroundings. I have seen this condition several times in cerebro-spinal fever, and have been pleased with the action of arum in the treatment.

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