Homeopathic meteria medica
ABIES CANADENSIS-PINUS CANADENSIS
Mucous membranes are affected by Abies can and gastric symptoms are most marked, and a catarrhal condition of the stomach is produced. There are peculiar cravings and chilly sensations that are very characteristic, especially for women with uterine displacement, probably due to defective nutrition with debility. Respiration and heart action labored. Wants to lie down all the time; skin cold and clammy, hands cold; very faint. Right lung and liver feel small and hard. Gleet.
Head.--Feels light-headed, tipsy. Irritable.
Stomach.--Canine hunger with torpid liver. Gnawing, hungry, faint feeling at the epigastrium. Great appetite, craving for meat, pickles, radishes, turnips, artichokes, coarse food. Tendency to eat far beyond capacity for digestion. Burning and distention of stomach and abdomen with palpitation. Flatulence disturbs the heart's action. Pain in right shoulder-blade, and constipation, with burning in rectum.
Female.--Uterine displacements. Sore feeling at fundus of uterus, relieved by pressure. Prostration; wants to lie down all the time. Thinks womb is soft and feeble.
Fever.--Cold shivering, as if blood were ice-water (Acon). Chills run down back. Cold water feeling between shoulders (Ammon mur). Skin clammy and sticky. Night-sweat (China).
Dose.--First to third potency.
A powerful and long-acting remedy, in various forms of disease, whenever the characteristic stomach symptoms are present. Most of the symptoms are associated with the gastric disturbances. In dyspeptic troubles of the aged, with functional heart symptoms; also after tea or tobacco. Constipation. Pain in external meatus.
Head.--Hot, with flushed cheeks. Low-spirited. Dull during the day, wakeful at night. Unable to think.
Stomach.--Pain in stomach always comes on after eating. Sensation of a lump that hurts, as if a hard-boiled egg had lodged in cardiac end of stomach; continual distressing constriction just above the pit of the stomach, as if everything were knotted up. Total loss of appetite in morning, but great craving for food at noon and night. Offensive breath. Eructations.
Chest.--Painful sensation, as if something were lodged in the chest and had to be coughed up; lungs feel compressed. Cannot be fully expanded. Worse coughing; waterbrash succeeds cough. Choking sensation in throat. Dyspnœa; worse lying down; sharp, cutting pain in heart; heart's action heavy and slow; tachycardia, bradycardia.
Back.--Pain in small of back. Rheumatic pains and aching in bones.
Sleep.--Wakeful and restless at night, with hunger. Bad dreams.
Fever.--Alternate heat and cold; chronic intermittent fever, with pain in stomach.
Modalities.--Worse after eating.
Relationship.--Compare: (Lump in stomach--China, Bryon, Pulsat); also other Conifers--Thuja, Sabina, Cupressus (painful indigestion) also Nux vom, Kali carb.
Dose.--First to thirtieth potency.
ABRUS PRECATORIUS -- JEQUIRITY
Crab's Eye Vine
(JEQUIRITY - ARBRUS PRECATORIUS)
Epithelioma, lupus, ulcers, granular lids.
Eyes.--Purulent conjunctivitis; inflammation spreads to face and neck. Granular ophthalmia. Keratitis.
Relationship.--Compare: Jequiritol (in cases of trachoma and pannus to engraft a new purulent inflammation. The proteid poisons contained in Jequirity seeds are almost identical in their physiological and toxic properties with the similar principles found in snake venom).
Dose.--Mother tincture diluted locally and 3x internally.
A very useful remedy in marasmus, especially of lower extremities only, yet with good appetite. Metastasis. Rheumatism following checked diarrhœa. Ill effects of suppressed conditions especially in gouty subjects. Tuberculous peritonitis. Exudative pleurisy and other exudative processes. After operation upon the chest for hydrothorax or empyæmia, a pressing sensation remains. Aggravation of hæmorrhoids when rheumatism improves. Nosebleed and hydrocele in boys.
Great weakness after influenza (Kali phos).
Mind.--Cross, irritable, anxious, depressed.
Face.--Wrinkled, cold, dry, pale. Blue rings around dull-looking eyes. Comedones, with emaciation. Nosebleed. Angioma of the face.
Stomach.--Slimy taste. Appetite good, but emaciation progresses. Food passes undigested. Pain in stomach; worse at night; cutting, gnawing pain. Stomach feels as if swimming in water; feels cold. Gnawing hunger and whining. Indigestion, with vomiting of large quantities of offensive fluid.
Abdomen.--Hard lumps in abdomen. Distended. Alternate diarrhœa and constipation. Hæmorrhoids; frequent urging; bloody stools; worse as rheumatic pains abate. Ascarides. Oozing from umbilicus. Sensation as if bowels were sinking down.
Respiratory.--Raw feeling. Impeded respiration. Dry cough following diarrhœa. Pain across chest; severe in region of heart.
Back.--Neck so weak cannot hold head up. Back lame, weak, and painful. Pain in lumbar region extending along spermatic cord. Pain in sacrum, with hæmorrhoids.
Extremities.--Pain in shoulders, arms, wrists, and ankles. Pricking and coldness in fingers and feet. Legs greatly emaciated. Joints stiff and lame. Painful contraction of limbs (Amm mur).
Skin.--Eruptions come out on face; are suppressed, and the skin becomes purplish. Skin flabby and loose. Furuncles. Falling out of hair. Itching chilblains.
Modalities.--Worse, cold air, checked secretions. Better, motion.
Relationship.--Compare: Scrophularia; Bryonia; Stellaria; Benzoic acid, in gout. Iodine, Natr mur in marasmus.
Dose.--Third to thirtieth potency.
A perfect picture of epileptiform seizure is produced by this drug. Nervous tremors precede attacks. Sudden and severe giddiness, delirium with hallucinations and loss of consciousness. Nervous excitement and sleeplessness. Cerebral irritation, hysterical and infantile spasms come within range of this remedy. Poisoning by mushrooms. Chorea. Tremor. Nervousness, excitement, and sleeplessness in children.
Mind.--Hallucinations. Frightful visions. Kleptomania. Loss of memory. Forgets what has recently happened. Wants nothing to do with anybody. Brutal.
Head.--Vertigo, with tendency to fall backward. General confusion. Wants head low. Pupils dilated unequally. Face blue. Spasmodic facial twitching. Dull occipital headache (Gelsem, Picric ac).
Mouth.--Jaws fixed. Bites tongue; trembles; feels as if swollen and too large; protruding.
Throat.--Scalded sensation; as of a lump.
Stomach.--Nausea; retching; eructation. Bloated around waist and abdomen. Wind colic.
Urine.--Constant desire. Very strong odor; deep yellow color (Kali phos).
Sexual.--Darting pain in right ovary. Spermatorrhœa, with relaxed, enfeebled parts. Premature menopause.
Chest.--Sensation of weight on chest. Irregular, tumultuous action of heart can be heard in back.
Extremities.--Pain in limbs. Paralytic symptoms.
Relationship.--Compare: Alcohol; Artemisia; Hydrocy acid; Cina; Cicuta.
Dose.--First to sixth potency.