Indicated in conditions due to imperfect assimilation of food and to innutrition. Frequently employed during the development of suppurative processes, over which it has a marked influence, both in preventing suppuration and in controlling excessive pus-formation and its consequences. It is an antipsoric of far-reaching power, and as such often proves of great efficacy in conditions which seem beyond its range of action, as epilepsy. Its chief sphere of usefulness is in suppurative processes, as abscesses, joint-disease, carbuncle; scrofulous affections of the bone, rachitis, Pott?s disease, necrosis, etc.; glandular affections; eczema and eruptions inclined to ulcerate; old, offensive catarrhs; all sorts of abscesses, as tonsilitis and hepatic abscesses; cough of phthisis, with very fetid expectoration; bronchorrhoea, especially of old people.