Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

Nabalus serpentaria

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Traditional and historic uses of the substance.

As Gall - of - the - Earth, it has been known in domestic practice from an early date, and is said to be an excellent antiolate to the bite of the rattlesnake and other poisonous serpents, - one who searches through the domestic literature of medicinal plants, wonders why the bite of snake ever has a chance to prove fatal. (Millspaugh's Medicinal Plants)

The Bella Coola tribe of British Columbia applied a chewed poultice of the root to burns or any painful part of the body. (This could be due to the suppression of histamine release by basophiles)
They also used it as a decoction of the root in small doses for babies with colds, given daily.
The Chippewa added dried, powdered root to food to produce postpartum milk flow.
The Iroquois applied a poultice of the rot to dog and rattlesnake bites.
They also used an infusion of the smashed roots as a wash for weakness.
The Ojibwa used the milky sap of the lettuce in female diseases as a diuretic, and the root was used for female disorders.

Botanical uses.

Nabalus is a Native American plant much used in domestic practice as a remedy for diarrhea and dysentery. (Murphy's Homeopathic Remedy Guide 2)

As an alexiteric, the milky juice of the plant is recommended to be taken internally, while the leaves, steeped in water, are to be frequently applied to the wound; or a decoction of the root is taken. A decoction of the root has been found useful in dysentery, anemic diarrhoea, and as a stomachic tonic. (Millspaugh's Medicinal Plants)

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Nabalus is said to be an antidote to the bite of the rattlesnake, and other poisonous serpents. The milky juice of the plant is taken internally, while the leaves steeped in water are to be applied to the wound, and frequently changed. A decoction of the root, which is bitter, has been successfully used in the bite of the rattlesnake, also in dysentery. This plant is deserving further and more accurate investigation, possessing undoubted power over the nervous system. A strong tincture of the green plant (viii to alcohol, 76 per cent, Oj) should be employed in doses of from 1 to 20 drops in experimenting for its effects in nervous disorders. (Kings Dispensatory)

Nabalus is a native American plant much used in domestic practice as a remedy for diarrhoea and dysentry.

 As Gall - of - the - Earth, it has been known in domestic practice from an early date, and is said to be an excellent antiolate to the bite of the rattlesnake and other poisonous serpents, - one who searches through the domestic literature of medicinal plants, wonders why the bite of snake ever has a chance to prove fatal. As an alexiteric, the milky juice of the plant is recommended to be taken internally, while the leaves, steeped in water, are to be frequently applied to the wound; or a decoction of the root is taken. A decoction of the root has been found useful in dysentery, anemic diarrhoea, and as a stomachic tonic.

Other Uses
Repellent.
The juice of the plant repels snakes