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, gen.


, pl.


(kan'thar-is, kan-thar'i-dis, -dēz),
A dried beetle, Lytta (Cantharis) vesicatoria, used as a counterirritant and vesicant.
Synonym(s): Russian fly, Spanish fly
[L., fr. G. kantharis, a beetle]
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A homeopathic remedy for acute cystitis, baldness, colic, tonsillitis, hypersexuality and emotional lability.
• Topical—Cantharis causes erythema, urticaria and vesiculation.
• Oral—GI irritation, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, cramping and collapse; as little as 60 mg of this highly nephrotoxic agent may be fatal; active component is cantharidin, a rubifacient.
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A genus of beetles, C. vesicatoria, known as Spanish fly.
See: cantharides
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Urine feels like scalding water and is violently painful - Cantharis.
Homeopathic Cantharis helped, as well as Calendula and another herbal salve, but it took nearly 2 weeks for our lips to return completely to normalcy.
White tail Homeopathic remedy Bee stings Wasp stings spider bites Apis mellifica 96.4% (n=27) 65.2% (n=15) 5.6% (n=1) Ledum palustre 35.7% (n=10) 52.2% (n=12) 22.2% (n=4) Hypericum perforatum 3.6% (n=1) 4.3% (n=1) Cantharis 3.6% (n=1) 8.7% (n=2) Rhus toxicodendron 3.6% (n=1) 0 5.6% (n=1) Aconite napellus 3.6% (n=1) 4.3% (n=1) Urtica urens 3.6% (n=1) 0.00% Arnica montana 3.6% (n=1) 0 5.6% (n=1) Veratrum album 3.6% (n=1) 0 Belladonna 0 4.3% (n=1) Vespa Crabro 0 4.3% (n=1) Whitetail spider nosode 0 0 38.9% (n=7) Latrodectus hasselti 0 0 11.1% (n=2) Lachesis muta 0 0 5.6% (n=1) Tarentula hispanica 0 0 5.6% (n=1) Hepar sulphuris calcareum 0 0 5.6% (n=1) Phosphorus 0 0 5.6% (n=1) Nitric acidum 0 0 5.6% (n=1)
Cantharis (Spanish fly): This is an invaluable remedy for sudden, severe bladder infections.