Iceland Moss. Lichenes.
The well-known Iceland moss, growing in large quantities in Alaska, recommended to the Old School since 1674 by Olaf Borrichius, Hiaren and other, is prepared by decoction.
Hahnemann calls it, in Lesser Writings, translated by Dudgeon, p. 257, in comparison with the woody sexatilis, the powerful Iceland moss, and in his Apothecary's Dictionary, 1795, a work full of valuable hints, vol. ii, p. 450, he notices what is inserted in the following. Dr. Theodore Rückert, our veteran, published a number of valuable cured symptoms, and introduced it in this way into our Materia Medica (Allg. Hom. Zig., vol. iv, p. 179, 1834); his careful observations are marked *.
Provings by intelligent persons are desirable.
TEETH AND GUMS. 
TASTE, SPEECH, TONGUE. 
Very bitter and slimy taste.
APPETITE, THIRST. DESIRES, AVERSIONS. 
Increased the appetite (if not boiled too long).
EATING AND DRINKING. 
Feels full and satisfied after eating a little. ~ Phthisis. *
HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING. 
(OBS:) Habitual vomiting.
In large doses it sometimes causes nausea.
SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH. 
The bitterness seems generally to agree with stomach.
Strengthens digestive power and is very nutritive.
Pressure in stomach, from large doses.
Constricted feeling above scrobiculum, and distension; also felt in back. ~ Phthisis. *
(OBS:) Diarrhea from acridity.
It seems to open the bowels with some of the sick, more than it is wished for.
(OBS:) Chronic diarrhea.
After using it, the first formed stool and not offensive. ~ Diarrhea of consumptive. *
URINARY ORGANS. 
(OBS:) Ulcerated kidneys.
FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS. 
PREGNANCY. PARTURITION. LACTATION. 
It makes the milk of the nursing bitter.
VOICE AND LARYNX. TRACHEA AND BRONCHIA. 
(OBS:) Very frequent catarrhs.
(OBS:) Chronic catarrhs of bronchial mucous membrane.
Tickling and spasmodic feeling in windpipe, on waking. ~ Phthisis. *
Shortness of breath, weakness, has to stop to get breath when walking out-doors. ~ Phthisis. *
Rales. ~ Phthisis. *
(OBS:) Tickling cough after feverish eruptive diseases.
(OBS:) Spitting of blood, and of pus.
(OBS:) Little cough of an asthenic character.
(OBS:) Whooping cough.
(OBS:) All kinds of bloody expectoration.
Violent cough, beginning at breakfast and lasting several hours, with copious expectoration. ~ Phthisis. *
Violent spells of coughing during the day, none at night. ~ Phthisis. *
Copious, thick, yellow, lumpy expectoration. ~ Phthisis. *
Expectoration has a rotten taste and smell, which nauseates her. ~ Phthisis. *
INNER CHEST AND LUNGS. 
Soreness in chest from coughing. ~ Phthisis.
(OBS:) Pituitous consumption.
(OBS:) In every case of weak lungs.
(OBS:) Purulent consumption.
Pain in chest.
OUTER CHEST. 
Oppression of chest, particularly with morning cough. ~ Phthisis. *
REST. POSITION. MOTION. 
Walking out-doors: has to stop to take breath.
Towards morning: sweat.
In forenoon: chill.
In afternoon: fever.
During day: violent spells of coughing.
(OBS:) Putrid fevers.
(OBS:) Intermittent fevers.
Chill in forenoon, fever in afternoon. ~ Phthisis. *
Sweat towards morning, with weakness. ~ Phthisis. *
Pressure: in stomach.
Soreness: in chest.
Constriction: above scrobiculum; in back.
Tickling: in windpipe.
(OBS:) Emaciated people.
(OBS:) Scrofulous emaciation.
(OBS:) Atrophy, depending on suppurative processes.
(OBS:) Poisoning by metallic vapors.
(OBS:) Poisoning by acrid substances.