Ilex aquifolium

Natural History.
     American Holly

General.
     Intermittent fever. Marked eye symptoms, spleen pain. All symptoms better in winter.

Eyes.
     Infiltration of cornea; staphyloma; nightly burning in orbits, rheumatic inflammation of eye; pilosis.

Relationship.
     ILEX PARAGUAYENSIS – Yerba Mate – (Persistent epigastric pain; sense of dryness of mouth and pharynx, anorexia, pyrosis, nervous depression, neurasthenia. Somnolence; incapacity for work, diminution of urinary secretion, headache and pruritus. Hemicrania. Renal colic. Is said to be of use as a prophylactic against sunstroke, being a safe stimulant to the circulation, to diaphoresis and diuresis.) ILEX VOMITORIA – Yaupon – (Emetic properties – Possesses also tonic and digestive qualities, free from sleepless effects. Has an active principle said to act as a powerful diuretic – employed in nephritis and gout). ILEX CASSINE – (Christmas berry Tea) – Excellent diuretic and substitute for tea.