Myristica Sebifera -- The
Homeopathic Lancet by Dr. R. Mehram
(from Homeopathy News and Views, Volume
95-3, March 1995)
Summary of Indications:
1. Hastens suppuration and
cuts short the duration of an abscess. It is more powerful than Hepar Sulfur or
2. Indicated for inflammation of finger nails, inflammation of the middle ear
when pus has formed, fistula with pus, etc.
Myristica Sebifera is a
remedy of great antiseptic powers and one of the most efficacious remedies for
ulcerative and suppurative conditions in every tissue, especially in cellular
tissue and periosteum. It hastens the process of suppuration and shortens the
period. The pain during the inflammatory and suppurative stage is generally
removed within 24 hours.
In cases of whitlow and
panaritium (superficial or septic inflammation about the margin and base of a
nail), where lancinating and throbbing pains are present, it acts miraculously
when compared with penicillin and conventional surgical operations. Surgery
performed on the finger generally disfigures it for a life-time. In whitlow,
panaritium and abscesses, a Calendula compress is very helpful.
abscesses, hastens suppurations, shortens its duration and provides an outlet
for the drainage. It has acted very well even in cases where penicillin did not
provide relief. After the drainage is established, Hepar sulfur and Silica may
be given to hasten the process of healing. Hepar sulfur is required where the
pus is thick, yellow, and the patient is very sensitive and touching the wound
excites the pain. Silica is indicated where the patient is chilly and the
discharge is thin arid white.
Myristica acts well in 3x
and 6x potencies, given every 3 hours. Hepar sulfur and Silica should be given
in 200c potency.
C.P., suffered from fistula-in-ano (a narrow canal left by the incomplete
healing of abscess or wound in the anus, usually transmitting some fluid).
Silica did not help. Myristica 6x completely cured patient in a month.
S.B., a photographer, suffered from panaritium in the right index finger.
Extreme burning pain, could not sleep for three nights, extremely restless.
Myristica 3x was given every three hours, pain completely disappeared in 24
hours. Patient had a good nights sleep. It burst on the third day and was
completely cured in a week.
M.M., a cab driver, was suffering from a carbuncle in the dorsal region.
Excessive burning, lancinating pain, sleeplessness. Myristica 3x was
administered every four hours. The pain disappeared in 48 hours. After drainage,
Silicea 200c was given and the patient was completely cured in three weeks.
H.M., a teacher, was suffering from filariasis (a localized collection of pus
surrounded by a wall of lymph associated with a kind of threadworm) of the right
leg. Had occasional attacks. Last attack in Aug. 1956. Penicillin and other
antibiotics given to the patient resulted in the formation of an abscess. There
was extreme pain, burning and lancinating in nature, and a great doughy
swelling. Myristica 3x was given. The pain disappeared in 48 hours and the
abscess burst draining off the pus. Selling was reduced in two weeks. Completely
cured in three weeks.
Ms. K.N. had an abscess over her right eye. It was so large that the eye could
not be opened. Reflex swelling on the right side of the face. Again pain was so
acute that the patient was extremely restless. Penicillin was given with no
response. Myristica 3x was given every 4 hours. The pain was completely removed
in 24 hours. The abscess burst on the third day, and the pus drained off in a
day. Hepar Sulfur 200 c was thereafter administered which completely cured her
in a week.
Can be successfully used it
in treating the following additional conditions:
1. Parotid abscess (a
localized collection of pus surrounded by a wall of lymph affecting the parotid
gland, a gland located near the ear).
2. Carbuncles (hard, deep-seated, painful, suppurative inflammations of
3. Peritonsillar abscess (a localized collection of pus surrounded by a wall of
lymph about the tonsil).
4. Scrofulous glands (morbid tuberculous condition of glands, especially chronic
enlargement and cheesy degeneration).
5. Phlegmasia cellularis or cellulitis (inflammation of cellular tissue).
6. Furuncles (local inflammatory infections commonly involving a skin gland or
hair follicle and ending in suppuration).
7. Osteitis (inflammation of bone).
8. Periostitis (inflammation of the fibrous membrane covering the surface of
9. Ulcerous dermatitis (inflammation of the skin characterized by loss of
substance due to necrosis (death) of tissue.
10. Perityphlitis (inflammation of the portion of the membrane enclosing the
intestines which surrounds the large blind pouch in which the large intestine
Ref: The Hom. Recorder,
Vol. LXXII, October 1956.
From Boericke MM
A remedy of great
antiseptic powers. Inflammation of skin, cellular tissue and periosteum.
Traumatic infections. Parotitis. Fistulas. Carbuncles. Specific action in
panaritium. Pain in the finger nails with swelling of the phalanges. Hands are
stiff, as if from squeezing something a long time. Coppery taste and burning in
throat. Tongue white and cracked. Phlegmonous inflammations. Hastens suppuration
and shortens its duration. Often does away with the use of the knife.
Inflammation of middle ear, suppurative stage. Fistula in ano. Acts more
powerfully often than Hepar or Silica.