Helix tosta

Natural History.
      Toasted snail.
      N. O. Helicide. Trituration.

Clinical.
      Hemoptysis.
      Phthisis.

Characteristics.
      Snails have a traditional virtue in curing consumption, and homeopaths have put the remedy to the test by potentizing it.
      W. H. Leonard (Med. Adv., xxii. 310) reports two cases cured with Helix t. c.m.
      (1) A gentleman had frequent attacks of hemoptysis.
      Continuous hoarseness, dry, tickling cough, worse at night, preventing sleep, dyspnea, worse ascending stairs.
      He had already had all the usual remedies.
      Helix tost.
      CM., three powders given.
      There was no more hemorrhage.
      A few weeks later a return was feared and a few more doses were given.
      Four months later the patient was greatly improved in health and remained well.
      (2) A lady of tubercular diathesis developed the disease after confinement.
      Several well-indicated remedies failed to check its progress.
      At length hemorrhage set in.
      Helix was given as in the other case with prompt effect.
      Hemorrhage ceased, cough and expectoration gradually improved, and in eight months the patient was well and remained so.