Blatta orientalis

Natural History.
      Indian cockroach.
      N. O. Orthoptera. Trituration of live insect.


      Found accidentally to relieve asthma in a patient who took tea in which a beetle had been infused, it has since proved to have a wide range in asthmatic cases (Ray, Hom. Recorder, 1890, p. 254, 1891, p. 193).
      In the acute attack it acts better in low potencies, the higher being given in the more chronic stages.
      It is especially suited to corpulent people, and to malarial cases, cases worse in rainy weather.
      Has saved cases in which suffocation was threatened by great accumulation of mucus.
      Useful in cases of bronchitis and phthisis where there is much dyspnea.