Blatta americana

Natural History.
      The great American cockroach, probably Kakerlac insignis. N. O. Orthoptera. Trituration of live insect with sacch. lact.

Clinical.
      Asthma.
      Dropsy.
      Jaundice.

Characteristics.
      Blat. Amer. has been used as a remedy for dropsy, and has a popular reputation in jaundice.
      It was proved by Mure, and developed symptoms of jaundice, yellow sclerotics.
      Heat in urethra when urinating (showing a relation to Cantharis).
      Pain shifting from back (right) to shoulder-blade.
      Acute pain in chest with want of breath (B. orient.).
      General prostration and weariness on going upstairs.