Hmedicine Materia Medica
Hmedicine Materia Medica compiled by Ayan Kayal, Yale University
Latin Name: Passiflora Incarnata
Common Name: Passionflower
Description: A homeopathic ingredient, Passiflora is an efficient antispasmodic that has a quieting effect on the nervous system. For those with insomnia, it promotes normal sleep with no disturbances.
Latin Name: Peonia
Common Name: Peony
Description: A homeopathic ingredient that greatly influences the itching that provokes the sensation to scratch. it also assists in reducing the pain associated with bowel movement.
Latin Name: Petroleum
Common Name: rock oil, coal oil
Description: Used for motion sickness, eczema and other skin problems, nausea, diarrhea. People who may require this remedy may be irritable, confused, have foul smelling sweat. Symptoms are often better with warm air (Lockie 139, Jonas 262).
Latin Name: Phosphoricum Acidum
Common Name: phorphoric acid
Description: Used for apathy, sluggishness, loss of appetite, sweating, dizziness, bone pain, and children who are distressed about wet dreams. Symptoms are generally in cold and near noise (Lockie 140).
Latin Name: Phosphorus
Common Name: phosphorus
Description: Used for morning sickness, heavy menstrual flow, nose bleeds, nausea, vomiting, stomach flu, ulcers, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, coughs, headaches, laryngitis, and burning pain. People who may require this remedy may exhibit a fear of death and restlessness. Symptoms are often worse in thunderstorms and with warm food or drink (Jonas 262, Lockie 66).
Latin Name: Phytolacca Decandra
Common Name: Virginian pokeweed, reading plant, garget, pocon, poke root
Description: Used for breast infections, sore throats, tonsilitis, pharyngitis, weakness, inflamed glands, and aching pains. Symptoms are often worse in the cold and at night. People who may require this remedy are often indifferent and restless (Lockie 140, Jonas 262).
Latin Name: Plantago Major
Common Name: Plantain
Description: A homeopathic ingredient that favorably influences teeth and gums that are sensitive to the touch, toothaches and swollen gums. It also is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of anxiety and restlessness associated with chronic use of nicotine.
Latin Name: Podophyllum Peltatum
Common Name: May apple
Description: Used for disorders of the small intestine, liver, and rectum, stomach flu, bilious vomiting, diarrhea, teething, and sensitivity due to inflammation or gallstones in the liver. Those who may require this remedy tend to clench and grind their teeth. Symptoms are worse in hot weather and early morning (Lockie 141).
Latin Name: Pulsatilla Nigricans
Common Name: pasqueflower, windflower, meadow anemone
Description: Used for yellow-green discharges, puffiness of face and feet, chicken pox, common cold, earaches, fever, menstrual cramps, morning sickness, emotional problems such as depression, sinus infections, inflamed eyelids, and vaginal infections. Symptoms are better from motion and worse from heat (Jonas 263, Lockie 68).