May 132012

Here are the answers to Materia Medica Quiz No. 1, which was posted on 6 May, 2012.

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Q 1. Antidote to all anesthetic vapours

Nux Vomica

Acetic Acid





Acetic Acid is antedotal to all anesthetic vapors. This has been described in the relationship of this remedy by Dr. Boericke in his Materia Medica.
The symptoms it is efficacious are :
– Difficult Breathing. Cough on Inhaling
– Violent burning pain in stomach and chest, followed by coldness of skin and cold sweat on forehead.



Q2. An excellent remedy for burning of whole alimentary canal.

Iris Versicolor


Carbo Vegetabilis

Secale Cornutum



According to Dr. Boericke’s Materia Medica, Iris Vesicolor is an excellent remedy where there are burning pains all over the alimentary cana, i.e. right from the tongue to the anus. Other accompanying symptoms are vomiting, which is sour, bloody and bilious. Nausea. Profuse flow of Saliva. Deficient appetite.


Q3. Weeping ameliorates the symptoms.

Pulsatilla Nigricans

Natrum Muriaticum

Calcarea Carbonica Hahnemannii

Platinum Metallicum

Carcinosin Burnett


The correct answer is Pulsatilla Nigricans.


Q4. A very good remedy for cataract, where the patient has difficulty in seeing objects clearly during the day time.

Bothrops Lanceolatus



Euphrasia Officinalis

Cineraria Maritima


The correct answer is Bothrops Lanceolatus. Bothrops has a very peculiar condition known as Day – Blindness. The patient can hardly see her way in sunlight.

Phosphorus – Black spots floating before the eyes. Green halo around candle light. Letters appear red in colour.

Cineraria Maritima has power to reduce corneal opacities, but it is mostly used in external applications.

In Stramonium small objects look large. The patient desires light, but cant look at reflected like as from water reflection, mirror, etc.

Euphrasia Officinalis is a good remedy for catarrhal  conjuctivits with acrid lachrimation. There is redness and swelling on the eyelids.


Q5. A very good remedy for mutinism of childhood unrelated to deafness.

Agraphis Nutuns

Verbascum Thaspus Hahnemanii

Baryta Carbonicum

Angustua Vera

Acid Phosphoricum


Agraphis Nutuns is an excellent remedy for mutinism of childhood unrelated to deafness. It is helpful when the loss of speech is attributed to enlarged tonsil and andenoids during dentition.


Q6. Artemisia Maritima is another name for this remedy.


Cineraria Maritima

Arnica Montana

Thuja Occidentalis

Chamomila Vulgaris


Cina is also reffered to as Artemisia Maritima by Dr. T.F. Allen and Dr. J.H. Clarke.


Q7. This remedy has powers of antidoting snake-bites and stings of insects.


Cephalandra Indica

Gun Powder

Helix Tosta


Fresh Mother Tincture of beans of Cedron scraped on the wound has shown antidoting powers to snake-bites and insect – stings.


Q8. Sensation as if cold air were blowing through a hole in clothes on chest or back.

Culex Musca

Arsenic Album

Silicea Terra

Cuprum Arsenicum

Sepia Succus


The correct answer is Culex Musca as been described by Dr. W. Boericke and Dr. S.R. Phatak


Q9. A remedy for “coprophagia”.

Veratrum Album



Cactus Grandiflorus

Lycopodium Clavatum


Coprophagia or coprophagy is the consumption of feces. Coprophagia has been observed in a small number of patients with schizophrenia, depression, and pica. There is a single remedy listed in our Materia Medica for Coprophagia, and that is Veratrum Album.


Q10. This is a remedy with great antiseptic powers. Dr. Boericke rates its antiseptic powers even greater than Silicea and Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum.

Myristica Sebifera


Kali Chloricum

Methylenum Coeruleum



The correct answer is Myristica Sebifera.