Asimina triloba

Natural History.
      Paw Paw, or Custard Apple. N. O. Anonaceae. Tincture of ripe and unripe fruit, green leaves, bark and root.

Clinical.
      Aphthæ.
      Carbuncle.
      Cramp.
      Diarrhoea.
      Fever.
      Scarlatina.
      Throat, sore.

Characteristics.
      The Anonaceae to which Asimina belongs, are allied to the Magnolia family. From eating the unripe fruit five children developed high fever, sore throat, and a scarlet eruption, with diarrhoea, one of them having eventually a carbuncle.
      It has also been proved.
      The mouth, throat and stomach are irritated.
      Drinks much.
      Desire for ice-cold things and worse after eating.

Relations.
      Compare: Caps., Bell., Ill. (Colic).

Mouth and Throat.
      Mouth feels corroded, fauces red, swollen, tonsils and submaxillary glands enlarged.

Stomach.
      Nausea and belching, soreness in regions of stomach and abdomen on pressure.

Abdomen.
      Colic.

Stool and Anus.
      Diarrhoea after eating, yellowish discharges, soreness of anus when wiping it.
      Sudden urging to stool, with sensation as if a stick the thickness of a thumb passed down the rectum, followed by a sudden diarrhoeic stool, repeated every ten or fifteen minutes, with chilliness, drowsiness, and weak voice.

Respiratory Organs.
      Hoarseness, the voice is weak and talking is an effort, as if the mucous membrane was thickened.

Chest.
      Cramp in chest, lasting three hours, with blueness of face.

Skin.
      Itching when undressing.
      Scarlet rash followed by desquamation.

Sleep.
      Fever, with sleepiness.
      Drowsiness and sleeplessness alternating.

Fever.
      Fever heat, with desire for something icy-cold, with drowsiness, with much thirst.