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Synonyms: English: Black powder, Brown powder, Carbon-sulfur-kali-nitricum; French: Poudre a canon.

Description: Gunpowder is a black or brown explosive substance consisting of an intimate mechanical mixture of potassium nitrate (saltpeter; nitre), charcoal, and sulfur. The proportions (by weight) are approximately 70-80% potassium nitrate, and 10-15% each of charcoal and sulfur. Gunpowder was the first and only explosive used in gunnery and blasting, until it was eventually replaced by more powerful organic nitrogen compounds. It is now used primarily to detonate other explosives.

History and authority: Boericke: Materia Medica and Repertory

Potencies: 2x and higher to be triturated, 6x may be converted to liquid 8x.

Prescribed dose: 3x and higher.

Clinical Uses:

  • An excellent blood purifier in low potency. Helps healing after extraction of abscessed tooth
  • It is antipsoric, anti-syphilitic and anti-sycotic.
  • Abscesses
  • Acne
  • Bites
  • Blood-poisoning
  • Boils
  • Carbuncles
  • Cuts, poisoned
  • Ivy (Hedera) poisoning
  • Osteo-myelitis
  • Tonsillitis, septic
  • Vaccinosis
  • Wounds that refuse to heal
  • Worms

Synthesis Repertory Rubrics

  • GENERALS – CONVALESCENCE; ailments during – septic fever; after
  • GENERALS – INFLAMMATION – operation; after
  • GENERALS – INFLAMMATION – Bones; of – Bone marrow; of
  • GENERALS – INFLAMMATION – Lymphatic vessels
  • GENERALS – SEPTICEMIA, blood poisoning
  • GENERALS – SEPTICEMIA, blood poisoning – ailments from




  • Canon Upcher finds that occasional doses of Hepar highly increase its effects.
  • Calendula externally is also complementary.
  • Thuja, Silica, Baryta carb. (septic tonsils) agree very well.

Eugenia Jambos


Eugenia Jambos

Eugenia Jambos


  • Eugenia produces a state of intoxication like alcohol.
  • Everything appears beautiful and larger; excitement soon changing to depression.

Head: Headache as if a board were lying on right side.

Extremities: Nightly cramp in soles of feet. [Cupr.; Zing.] Skin cracks about toes.

Clinical usage by Boericke and J. H. Clarke

  • Acne rosacea
  • Acne, simple and indurated
  • Catarrhal fever
  • Comedones
  • Constipation
  • Coryza
  • Cough
  • Diarrhoea
  • Diplopia
  • Fissures between toes
  • Hernia
  • Hiccough
  • Impotence
  • Influenza
  • Nausea, better smoking
  • Otitis
  • Pimples
  • Skin recedes from the nails, forming pus
  • Throat, sore

Characteristics by J. H. Clarke

  • Like Eucalyptus, Eugenia causes a condition of drunkenness.
  • It makes the prover very talkative but indolent.
  • The most characteristic symptom of the proving is : “>> after urination.”
  • Sudden great change in him after micturition.
  • Everything seems more beautiful and bright, sky and trees more joyous and clear; but after a quarter of an hour everything became gloomy again.
  • There are many symptoms relating to the eyes and vision: whirling in head while sitting; houses at a distance seem to turn bottom upwards.
  • Darkness and double vision; on looking intently double vision disappears.
  • Whirling before right eye as if it would become dark; eye becomes inflamed.
  • It seems as though fire came out of eyes, and tears ran out in streams in evening and night.
  • Agg. By sun; causes eyes to fill with water.
  • Agg. By closing eyes; it makes the burning worse, prevents sleeping at night.
  • Nausea >> by smoking
  • Pain in small of back and calves
  • Aching in sacrum and knees
  • Sticking pain in back as if something were sticking in spine, >> by bending back
  • Among the peculiar sensations are: Headache as if a heavy board were lying on right side.
  • Sensation as of cramp in orifice of stomach; as if a ten-pound weight were hanging on rectum, and as if everything below would fall out.
  • An old wound from a thrust became painful again
  • Rheumatic pain wanders from place to place with catarrh
  • Open air: much exhaustion, yawning whilst walking in morning
  • Cold water does not >> burning in eyes
  • Skin disease is agg. during catamenia

Relationship from Boericke and C. B. Knerr

Antidote: coffea; smoking tobacco antidotes nausea.

Similar: laur. and drugs contraining hydrocyanic acid; puls.

Aggravation: Right side; night.

Amelioration: Smoking (nausea).

Eugenia chekun – Myrtus chekan (chronic Bronchitis); Antim.; Berb. aquif.

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