Dr.Sreedevi.G.R., BHMS, MD Hom (Rep)
- Acalypha Indica
- Croton Campestris
- Croton Tiglium
- Embelia Officinalis
- Euphorbia Resinifera
- Euphorbia Amygdaloides
- Euphorbia Corollata
- Euphorbia Cyparissias
- Euphorbia Heterodoxa
- Euphorbia Herophylla
- Euphorbia Hypericifolia
- Euphorbia Ipecacuanha
- Euphobia Lathyris
- Euphorbia Linearis
- Euphorbia Marginata
- Euphorbia Peplus
- Euphorbia Pilulifera
- Euphorbia Polycarpa – Golondrina.
- Euphobia Postata
- Hura Braziliensis
- Jatropha urens
- Mercurialis Perennis
- Mesembrianthemum Cristallinum
- Ricinus Communis-Bofareria
- Ricinni Oleum
- Rizophora Mangle
- Rock Water
- Marked action upon GIT: Acrid properties – Irritation and burring sensation of intestinal tract. Diarrhea, flatulence, colic- profuse discharge. Sudden evacuation – spluttering diarrhea (except mercurialis perennis – which unlike other euphorbiains dries up the mucus membrane, causing burning locally and general drowsiness)
- Characteristic burning pain
- Movements in the abdomen – as if something alive. Swashing sensation (Casc, Croton tig, Jatropha, Manc, Mercurialis)
- Lassitude and muscular weakness – debility and prostration
- Coldness of surface of body, covered with cold sweat. (Crot tig., Jatr C, Euphorbia, Ricinus – especially on forehead)
- Motion in general aggravation (except euphorbium which has motion >)
- Eating and drinking aggravation.
- Warm drinks in general gives amelioration (except euphorbium)
- Mentally has great anxiety and depression.
- Tendency to produce anaemia.
- Tendency to produce dropsical condition.
- Tendency to hemorrhage – hemoptysis, bleeding from anus.
- Diarrhea alternate with constipation (Casc, Manc)
- Deathly nausea – dreads to drink (Casc, euphorbia lathyrus, E.corollata)
- Has marked action in vomiting of pregnancy.
- Marked action on skin – irritant effects and inflammation, eczema, itching eruption of skin with burning (especially scrotum) vesicular eruptions on chin. Erysipelas. Hide bound skin. (Crot tig, Hura braz)
- Marked action in rheumatic affections of joints.
- Tendency to produce blindness, or inflammation of eyes.
- Marked action upon the glands especially mammary gland (Manc, Mercurialis, Ricinus, Crot tig)
- Heart affections – violent palpitations shaking the chest, aggravation moving slowly about the room.
- Extreme weariness and sleepiness.
- Worm affections – ascarides, tape worm (Kamala), pinworms.
- Tendency to produce cramps and violent spasms.
- Marked action upon nervous system – tendency to produce convulsions.
- Increased sexual desire.
- Acts upon the uterus producing dysmenorrhea, with abdominal cramps.
- Tendency to produce apthae.
- Marked action upon the liver (Acalypha, Ricinus, Stillingia)
- Marked action upon spleen.
- Generally thirst increase.
- Manc, Euphorbium – thirst for cold drinks
- Casc, Cot tig – for warm drinks
- Mercurialis lips dry, parched with increased thirst.
- Jatropha thirst increased
- Ricinus – Thirst great, burning thirst.
- Vertigo with tendency to fall. (Mercurialis <>
- Symptoms go from right side to left side.
1. ACALYPHA INDICA [Acal] Indian Nettle.
General: A drug having a marked action on the alimentary canal and respiratory organs. It is indicated in incipient phthisis, with hard, racking cough, bloody expectoration, arterial haemorrhage, but no febrile disturbance. Very weak in the morning, gains strength during day. Progressive emaciation. All pathological haemorrhages having notably a MORNING AGGRAVATION.
Chest: COUGH DRY, HARD, FOLLOWED BY HAEMOPTYSIS; worse in morning and at night. Constant and severe pain in chest. Blood bright red and not profuse in morning; dark and clotted in afternoon. Pulse soft and compressible. Burning in pharynx, oesophagus, and Stomach.
Abdomen: Burning in intestines. SPLUTTERING DIARRHOEA WITH FORCIBLE EXPULSION OF NOISY FLATUS, bearing down pains and tenesmus. Rumbling distention, and griping pain in abdomen. Rectal haemorrhage; worse in morning.
Skin: Jaundice. Itching and circumscribed furuncle-like swellings.
Modalities: WORSE in morning.
2. CASCARILLA [Casc] Sweet Bark
General: Acts on the digestive tract; constipation. Aversion to smell of tobacco. INCLINATION TO VOMIT very marked.
Stomach: Hunger after meals. Desire for hot drinks. NAUSEA AND VOMITING. Pain in stomach as from a shock. Pressing colic.
Rectum: Constipation; stools hard, covered with mucus. [Graph.] Bright blood with stool. Diarrhoea alternating with hard, lumpy stool, with backache and lassitude, preceded by griping. Gnawing pain high up in rectum.
3. CASSADA [Cass]
Common name: Sweet or bitter casada or cassava.
Introduction: Manihot utilissima, Pohl (Jatropha manihot, L). (The bitter variety is poisonous, differing from the sweet, as bitter from sweet almonds (the difference probably due to the presence of hydrocyanic acid); botanically, the two varieties are alike.)
Natural order: Euphorbiaceae.
Preparation: Tincture of the root.
Mind – Emotional.
At times, painful weeping, with grinding of the teeth. Sadness. Wakes in bad humor. Intellectual. Senseless and unconscious, with ice-cold hands and feet, pale, sunken face, half-closed eyes, dilated pupils, half-opened mouth, full of saliva, respiration very slow, almost imperceptible, action of the heart intermitting, scarcely perceptible, anus relaxed, wide open, limbs relaxed. He fell to the ground unconscious, with loud cries and convulsions.
Head: Dizziness. Giddiness of the head. Weight in the head, especially the top of the forehead, at 4 P.M. Pain in the forehead and nasal fossae.
Eye: Pain within the orbits. Dimness of sight. Optical illusions.
Ear: Noise in the ears, extending to the occiput, like letting off steam.
Mouth: Clammy mouth, with bad breath. Bitter mouth.
Throat: Sense of swelling in the left tonsil. Slight feeling of dryness in the oesophagus.
Stomach: Appetite when beginning breakfast, but it suddenly ceases after taking a little milk. Thirst. Eructations at 6.30 A.M. Violent vomiting and purging. Heaviness in the stomach all night, relieved by applying the hands. Slight weight in the stomach. Pain and sickness of the stomach. Slight dull pains in stomach and bowels, with borborygmi. Vague and transient, but very acute, pains in the stomach.
Abdomen: Swelling of the whole abdomen. Vague pains in the hypogastrium, when urinating, at 6 A.M.
Rectum and Anus: Tenesmus and pressure in the sphincter ani, with pricking, at 3 P.M. (2nd day). At 8 o’clock, renewed, but ineffectual urging to stool.
Stool: Diarrhoea in the morning. Unusually easy stools. Watery, greenish, fetid stools. Copious, light colored, watery, fetid stools.
Urinary Organs: Sudden pain, with lancination, in the urethra, above the fossa navicularis, for two minutes. Slight heat in the urethra.
Respiratory Organs: Respiration intermitting, at times almost ceasing.
Chest: Pain within the chest. Pain in the side of the chest and in the shoulders, aggravated by movement.
Heart and Pulse: Pulse very weak.
Back: Pain the back. Pain at the loins.
Superior Extremities: Acute pain in the left arm at night. Pain in the left elbow.
Inferior Extremities: Pain at the inside of the thigh. Rheumatic pain in the right thigh. Trembling of the knees and of all the limbs with violent emotion, when hearing others talk about the disease he is afraid of having. Weakness of the knees when going upstairs. Swelling of the ankles, rather less at night.
General Symptoms: Slight cramps, with staring look.
Debility: Moral and physical prostration.
Sleep and Dreams: Sleepiness.
Drowsiness: Drowsiness in daytime. Sleep at 4 P.M.
4. CROTON CAMPESTRIS
5. CROTON TIGLIUM [Croto-t] Croton-oil Seed.
General: Is a valuable remedy in diarrhoea, summer complaint, and SKIN AFFECTIONS. These may alternate with each other. Feels tight all over. It is one of the antidotes to Rhus poisoning, as is evident from its wide and intense action upon skin and mucous surface, causing both irritation and inflammation, with formation of vesicles and mucous discharges. Has elective affinity for skin of face and external genitals. BURNING IN THE OESOPHAGUS.
Head: Pressing pain in forehead; especially orbits.
Eyes: Granular lids; pustules of cornea. Red and raw appearance. FEEL DRAWN BACKWARD. Eruptions around eyes. TENSIVE PAIN ABOVE RIGHT ORBIT.
Stool: Copious watery stools, with much urging; ALWAYS FORCIBLY SHOT OUT, with gurgling in intestines; worse, drinking the least quantity, or even while eating. Constant urging to stool, followed by sudden evacuation. Swashing sensation in intestines.
Urine: Night urine foaming; dark orange color; turbid on standing; greasy particles floating on top. Day urine is pale, with white sediment.
Chest: DRAWING-PAIN THROUGH THE LEFT CHEST INTO THE BACK. ASTHMA, with cough; cannot expand the chest. Nursing women; every suck the child gives produces PAIN FROM NIPPLE BACK. Inflamed breasts. Cough; as soon as he touches the pillow must get up. Sensitive to deep breathing.
Skin: FEELS HIDE-BOUND. INTENSE ITCHING; BUT SCRATCHING IS PAINFUL. Pustular eruption, especially on face and GENITALS, with fearful itching, followed by painful burning. Vesicles; confluent oozing. Vesicular erysipelas, itching exceedingly. Herpes zoster; stinging, smarting pains of the eruption.
Modalities: WORSE, least food or drink; during summer; touch, night and morning, washing.
Spurge-The Resinous Juice of Euphorbia Resinifera.
General: An irritant to the skin and mucous membranes. Burning pain in bones. Pains in limbs and paralytic weakness in the joints. Important respiratory and skin symptoms. terrible burning pains. PAINS OF CANCER. Everything appears larger than it really
Head: Acute mania. Violent, pressive headache.
Face: Erysipelas; yellow blister. Burning in cheek; worse, left. eyes inflamed and agglutinated in morning. Red swelling of cheeks. Nasal pruritus with mucous secretions from naso- pharynx.
Stomach: Great hunger. Sialorrhoea (profuse salty saliva). Waterbrash. Thirst for cold drinks.
Abdomen: Sunken; spasmodic, flatulent colic. Stools fermented, profuse, clayey. Feels hollow.
Respiratory: Breathing oppressed as if chest were not wide enough. Spasmodic, dry cough, day and night, with asthma. Violent, fluent coryza, with burning and cough. Constant cough, with stitches from pit of stomach to sides of chest. Croup, dry, hollow, cough. Warm feeling in chest, as if hot food had been swallowed.
Extremities: Paralytic pains. Pain in hip-joint and coccyx.
Skin: Erysipelatous inflammation, especially of the cheek. Biting and stinging, red, swollen. VESICULAR ERYSIPELAS. Carbuncle; old, torpid, indolent ulcers with biting, lancinating pain. Old torpid ulcer, pustules; GANGRENE. [Echinac.; Secale.] Ulcerating carcinoma and epithelioma of the skin.
7. EMBELIA OFFICINALIS
8. EUPHORBIUM RESINIFERA
9. EUPHORBIA AMYGDALOIDES [Euph-a]
Common name: Spurge.
Introduction: Euphorbia amygdaloides, Linn. Natural order: Euphorbiaceae. Preparation: Tincture of the plant.
Mind: Out of humor with everything from 6 to 10 P.M.; after eating a few mouthfuls of supper (in which were onions), it suddenly passed off.
Head: Hard headache, seeming to affect both sides of the head independently; not felt at the vertex, at 6 P.M.; gradually decreasing towards morning, at the same time seething sensation, backward and forward in the head, and extending down the back, lasting some time, and going off during sleep; on rising the next morning a dull, stupid headache, chiefly in the forehead and sides of the head, as if from drinking spirits, going off soon after breakfast.
Nose: A strong odor of mice. On one occasion a strong odor of mice; not noticed by others. She awoke in the night, perceiving a strong odor of mice, the smell not being noticed by others.
Face: Boring pain in the left antrum, extending up to the floor of the orbit, passing outward with the orbit as far round as the supraorbital canal, slightly felt in the eye, and extending straight up into the head, for a quarter of an hour, at 5 P.M.
Mouth: Increased saliva.
Throat: Slight burning in the back of the throat; relieved by cold water; Warm, peppery feeling in the pharynx and anterior mediastinum, followed by warmth of the stomach radiating through the chest; it passed off in about half an hour, ending with a feeling as if the liver were excited, which proceeded to a sensation as if the bowels were about to act, like that which is often felt after breakfast, a meal which he had not taken.
Stomach: Poor appetite for breakfast. Feeling of qualmishness when walking, lasting some time, about noon. Sick feeling at 3 P.M.
Abdomen: Hypochondria. Severe stitches in the liver, for five minutes, at 9.30 A.M. Violent stitch in the liver when walking uphill in the evening; when walking in the room. Tightness of the region of the spleen,
Stool: Difficult stool, arising from painful spasm of the anus, which was continued during and after the evacuation; faeces small, lumpy, slimy.
Urinary organs: Urine hot during micturition; slight heat of the urine in the evening; heat of urine more in the forenoon.
Chest: Feeling of warmth, which seemed to radiate from the stomach through the chest. Sensation of heat in the chest when riding in an open carriage in the evening. Feeling of constriction in the left side, about the upper part of the heart or arch of the aorta, as if the part were constricted into a smaller bulk; worse on walking,
Heart: Slight throbbings in the region of the heart.
Back: Peculiar seething sensation in the region of the spine, sometimes from the occiput to the loins, sometimes to a less extent. Prickings in the back during the act of stooping, and when rising from stooping. Sharp pain in the right lumbar region, when stooping of taking a deep inspiration, at 10.35 P.M.
Superior Extremities: On becoming warm and perspiring, rheumatic pains came on in the right arm, just above the olecranon, in the tendons of the triceps, felt on bending the elbow. Rheumatic pains in the right elbow-joint, just above the insertion of the triceps, worse on motion.
Inferior Extremities: Sudden sharp pain about the middle of the right tibia, which was afterwards tender to touch.
10. EUPHORBIA COROLLATA [Euph-c]
Common name: Flowering spurge.
Introduction: E. Corollata, Linn. Natural order: Euphorbiaceae. Preparation: Tincture and triturations of the root.
Mind: Great anxiety.
Stomach: Simultaneous vomiting and diarrhoea, at short intervals, or intermissions, all the while accompanied by great anxiety, a deathlike sense of faintness and exhaustion.
Pulse: During the height of its action the pulse sank to 40. Softness of the pulse.
General symptoms: Languor. Great weakness. Deathlike sense of faintness and exhaustion.
Fever: Cool skin, covered with beaded sweat. Cold hands, feet, and nose. Perspiration. 4 grains given every three hours will act as a diaphoretic.
11. EUPHORBIA CYPARISSIAS [Euph-cy]
Common name: Cypress spurge
Introduction: Euphorbia cyparissias, Linn. Natural order: Euphorbiaceae. Preparation: Tincture of the whole plant.
General Symptoms: Right cheek much inflamed, and covered sparsely with fine vesicles filled with a thick white lymph; the erysipelatous inflammation was most marked in the malar region, being of a livid or dark-red hue, and extending along the outer and lower margin of the orbit; on my next visit a slight roughness was felt on passing the hand over the cheek. Right wrist somewhat inflamed, and abundantly covered with a miliary eruption. Frequent sensations of chilliness, which induced her to put a shawl about her shoulders, although in midsummer.
12. EUPHORBIA HETERODOXA [Euph-he]
N. O. Euphorbiacae. A soft resin, insoluble in alcohol or water. Trituration.
Characteristics: The resin has been used allopathically as an external application in cases of cancer, and has produced the most terrible pains. Conversely in homoeopathic attenuations it has been found to alleviate the *burning pains of cancer, which is the keynote for its employment. Compare Euphorbium.
14. EUPHORBIA HYPERICIFOLIA [Euph-hy]
Common name: Spurge.
Introduction: Euphorbia hypericifolia, Linn. Natural order: Euphorbiaceae. Preparation: Tincture of the whole plant.
General symptoms: Experienced a sensation of fullness in the frontal part of the head, and also through the lateral portions, with headache; the pain seemed to center at the crown of the head, but there was a feeling of heat above the eyes that was very characteristic; there was no ringing in the ears of vertigo.
15. EUPHORBIA IPECACUANHA [Euph-i]
- N. O. Euphorbiacae. Powdered root.
Clinical: Gastritis. Vomiting.
Characteristics: Euph-ip. is a more active emetic than Ipecacuanha.
Stomach: Active and long-continued vomiting with a sense of heat, vertigo, indistinct vision, and prostration.
16. EUPHORBIA LATHYRIS [Euph-l]
Gopher-Plant, Caper Spurge.
General: The fresh milky juice is exceedingly acrid when applied to the skin and the fruit is highly purgative and poisonous. The juice causes redness, itching, pimples, sometimes gangrene. The symptoms point to its use in erysipelas, Poison Oak, etc. Rheumatic pains during rest. Paralytic, weakness in joints.
Mind: Delirium and hallucinations. Stupor, coma.
Eyes: Almost closed from OEDEMA OF LIDS.
Nose: End of nose very much inflamed externally. Very SENSITIVE AND OEDEMATOUS mucous membranes with ulceration.
Face: Erythema, beginning on face, gradually extending into the hair parts, and then spreading over whole body, eruption glossy, rough oedematous, with burning and smarting; aggravated by touch and cold air; ameliorated by close room and sweet-oil applications. Fine bran-like desquamation. Sensation of cobwebs. Stinging, smarting, and burning of face when touched.
Mouth: Tongue coated, slimy; acrid taste. Breath cold, musty odor.
Stomach: Nausea and vomiting of copious clear water, intermingled with white, gelatinous lumps.
Stool: Drastic purgation from large doses; mild laxative condition from smaller doses; followed several weeks afterwards by obstinate constipation. Stools of white, transparent, gelatinous mucus; later mingled with blood.
Urine: Copious flow of urine.
Male: Inflammation of scrotum, resulting in deep acrid ulcers, with intense itching and burning; worse, touching the parts from washing.
Respiratory: Labored breathing. Breath cold, musty odor. Cough; first a hacking, as from inhalation of sulphur; later on, paroxysmal, like whooping-cough, in regular paroxysms, ending in diarrhoea and vomiting, with sleepiness between each paroxysm.
Heart: Weak and fluttering heart-action. Pulse 120, full, bounding, somewhat irregular.
Sleep: Restlessness at night. Sleep disturbed, anxious dreams.
Fever: Temperature increased. Body bathed in profuse perspiration, standing out like beads on forehead; later, cold, clammy perspiration on forehead.
Skin: Erythema, beginning on uncovered parts, on face, and spreading over whole body; glossy, rough, oedematous, with burning and smarting. Fine bran-like desquamation following in the wake of the erythema. Eruption rough, scaly, smarting, and burning; when scratched forms deep, ragged ulcers; skin where ulcerated remains red.
Modalities: WORSE, touch and cold air; BETTER, close room and sweet-oil application.
17. EUPHORBIA LINEARIS
18. EUPHORBIA MARGINATA
19. EUPHORBIA PEPLUS [Euph-pe]
- N. O. Euphorbiacae. Effect of juice and local application of leaves.
Clinical: Ecthyma. Erysipelas. Sore throat.
Characteristics: The application of the juice and leaves sets up intense and painful inflammation, erysipelatous, phlegmonous, pustular, with intense burning pain. In one of the cases observed, a body applied the juice of the stem to an inflamed gum. In another, a boy applied the leaves as a poultice to a black eye. Burnett produced a sore throat in himself by chewing the herb, and he cured with the 3X a case of simple sore throat with swelling and painful swallowing.
Face: After a week, phlegmonous erysipelas under left eye, spreading downwards and forwards. Five or six pustules are on forehead, one on each ala nasi, one on root of nose, one on left elbow, burning pain in all. Lower half of nose red, swollen, inflamed, shiny. Lips parched, slightly swollen, covered with a crop of small pustules, another large pustule appears on upper lip midway between month and nose.
Mouth: Mouth so much inflamed the doctor thought it due to mercurial remedies. In several days pain intolerable, compelling cries and indescribable agitation, patient unable to sleep or drink.
Throat: Sore throat, throat swollen with painful swallowing.
Back and neck: More pustules developed left side of neck, becoming hard boils, and slowly going away without breaking.
20. EUPHORBIA PILULIFERA [Euph-pi]
- N. O. Euphorbiacae. Tincture.
Clinical: Asthma. Gonorrhoea. Leucorrhoea. Sunstroke. Traumatism.
Characteristics: In the Medial Press of May 3, 1893, Dr. George Foy gives an account of this medicine. Gray in 1817 mentions it as a remedy for syphilis and for venomous bites. Marsset of Paris experimented with the aqueous extract on guinea pigs. None of the irritant effects common to most Euphorbias were produced, but a powerful action on the Heart first an alarmingly quick pulse and then a sudden chill. It has been used by old-school practitioners in asthma, hay asthma, and bronchitis, chiefly in considerable doses. In the Universal Homoeopathic Annual, p. 57, Dr. Cartier gives this account: “Euphorbia pilulifera has given excellent results in cases of acrid leucorrhoea, aggravated by the least motion, especially useful for pale, delicate, and sensitive women ( Facaranda). In gonorrhoea, when there are intense pains at each micturition, burning pains which oblige the patient to sit down or to keep quiet, violent desire to pass water (Cannabis, Cantharis). Humid asthma with prostration and restlessness. Haemorrhages caused by sunstroke or traumatism.”.
21.GOLONDRINA [Euph-po] – Euphorbia Polycarpa.
General: An antidote to snake-poison. Its use also renders the body immune to the influence of the snake venom, and thus as a prophylactic. [INDIGO.].
23. HURA BRAZILIENSIS [Hura]
General: Used in leprosy, when skin feels as if it were hide bound. Tense vesicles; sensation of splinter under thumb-nails. Skin of forehead feels drawn tight. Stiff neck, pain in back. Throbbing in finger tips. Itching, pimples on all projecting portions of bone, malar bones, etc.
24. HURA CREPITANS [Hura-c]
- Euphorbiacae. Tincture of seeds.
Clinical: Blindness. Diarrhoea. Sore-throat. Vomiting.
Characteristics: “The curious, rounded, hard-shelled fruits are about the size of an orange, and have as many deep furrows as there are cells, each cell containing a single flattened seed. When the fruit is ripe, and exposed to a dry atmosphere, it bursts with great force, accompanied by a loud, sharp crack like the report of a pistol, for which reason it is often called the Monkey’s Dinner-bell. The seeds are emetic, in a green state violently purgative, but when dry, according to Lunan, they lose this property. An oil is extracted from them, and sometimes used as a purgative, about twenty drops of it being equal in action to a tablespoonful of castor oil. A venomous milky juice is abundant in all parts of the plant, and if it be applied to the eye causes almost immediate blindness.” The Treasury of Botany, from which I quote the above, only recognizes one species of Hura, H. crepitans. But Mure compares his Hura with H. crepitans. They are probably varieties of the same species, the properties of the milk of the two being the same. The observed effects of H. crep. were from eating the seeds. Burning in throat, vomiting and purging, suffocation, headache, were the main symptoms complained of.
Head: The one who had eaten the shell with the seed was seized with violent vomiting *with headache.
Throat: It soon began to warm and scald his palate and throat. Violent burning in throat.
Stomach: If a person eats even a single kernel he is usually attacked with severe vomiting and purging within a very few minutes. After a few hours, they experienced suffocations, nausea, violent burning in the throat, not better by water. Those who ate the seed without the shell, only suffered from nausea and violent pain in stomach, vomiting once, and violent diarrhoea.
25. JATROPHA [Jatr]
General: Of value in cholera and diarrhoea. The abdominal symptoms are most important. Suppressed measles (H. Farrington).
Stomach: Hiccough, followed by copious vomiting. Nausea and vomiting, brought on by drinking, with acrid feeling from throat. Great thirst. VERY EASY VOMITING. Heat and burning in stomach, with crampy, constrictive pain in epigastrium.
Abdomen: Distended, with gurgling noises. Pain in hypochondria. Pain in region of liver and under right scapula to shoulder. Violent urging to urinate.
Stool: Sudden, profuse, watery, like rice-water. DIARRHOEA; FORCED DISCHARGE; LOUD NOISE IN ABDOMEN LIKE GURGLING OF WATER COMING OUT OF A BUNG-HOLE, associated with coldness, cramps, nausea, and vomiting.
Extremities: Cramps in muscles, especially calves, legs, and feet. COLDNESS of whole body. Pain in ankles, feet and toes. Heels sensitive.
Modalities: BETTER, by placing hands in cold water.
26. JATROPHA URENS [Jatr-u]
Introduction: Jatropha Urens (The most poisonous plant known). Natural order: Euphorbiaceae.
General symptoms: Numbness and swelling of the lips. The action of the poison was on the heart; circulation was stopped, and Mr. Smith soon fell unconscious; the last thing he remembered being cries of “Run for the doctor”.
27. KAMALA [Kam]
Croton coccineus. Rottlera tinctoria. (India, South Arabia, Tropical Australia.) N.O. Euphorbiaceae. (A red mealy inflammable powder, obtained from the trilobed capsules of the plant.) Tincture. Solution in Ether. Trituration.
Clinical: Skin, affection of. Tapeworm.
Characteristics: Kamala is best known in medicine as a remedy for tapeworm. It is given in doses of half to two drachms. Hanbury (Pharm. four., February, 1858, quoted in Treas. of Bot.) says: “Among the Arabs of Aden it is given internally in leprosy, and used in solution to remove freckles and pustules, while in this country it has been used successfully in treating the eruption known as ‘wildfire’ (Strophulus volaticus) in children, by rubbing the powder over the affected part with moist lint. It appears, however, to be most valued as an anthelmintic, and has been extensively used with much success in India in cases of tapeworm, three drachms being sufficient for a robust person, and half that quantity for one of feeble habit.” Kamala shows by its clinical uses it relationship with Croton and the other Euphorbians.
28. MANCINELLA [Manc]
General: Skin symptoms most marked. Dermatitis, with excessive vesiculation, oozing of sticky serum and formation of crusts. To be remembered in mental depressed states at puberty and at climacteric, with exalted sexuality. [HERING.] LOSS OF VISION. Pain in the THUMB.
Mind: Silent mood, sadness. Wandering thoughts. SUDDEN VANISHING OF THOUGHT. Bashful. FEAR OF BECOMING INSANE.
Head: Vertigo; head feels light, empty. Scalp itches. Hair falls out after acute sickness.
Nose: Illusions of smell; of gunpowder, dung, etc. Pressure at root of nose.
Mouth: Feels peppery. Copious, offensive saliva. Taste of blood. Burning of fauces. Dysphagia from constriction of throat and oesophagus.
Stomach: Continual choking sensation rising from stomach. Vomiting of ingesta, followed by griping and copious stools. Burning pains and black vomit.
Extremities: Icy coldness of hands and feet. Pain in thumb.
Skin: Intense erythema. VESICLES. Fungoid growths. Erysipelas. LARGE BLISTERS, AS FROM SCALDS. Heavy, brown crusts and scabs. PEMPHIGUS.
29. MERCURIALIS PERENNIS [Merl]
General: Great exhaustion and drowsiness. Tumor at ensiform appendix, very sensitive. Affections of the muscular fibres of stomach, intestines, bladder.
Head: Vertigo on going down stairs. Head confused. Pain as from a band tightly across forehead. Nostrils sore, conscious of nose, feels as if she had two noses.
Mouth: Great dryness of mouth and throat, tongue feels heavy and dry, numb. Burning blisters of tongue, lips and cheeks. Ulcers on palate, tonsils and back of pharynx. Dryness of throat.
Female: AMENORRHOEA, scanty menses, accompanied with orgasms. Pains and swelling of breasts. Dysmenorrhoea.
30. MESEMBRIANTHEMUM CRISTALLINUM
31. RICINUS COMMUNIS-BOFAREIRA [Ric]
General: Has marked action on gastro-intestinal tract. INCREASES THE QUANTITY OF MILK in nursing women. Vomiting and purging. Languor and weakness.
Head: Vertigo, occipital pain, congestive symptoms, buzzing in ears. Face pale, twitching of mouth.
Stomach: Anorexia with great thirst, burning in stomach, pyrosis, nausea, PROFUSE VOMITING, pit of stomach sensitive. Mouth dry.
Abdomen: Rumbling with contraction of recti muscles, colic, incessant diarrhoea with purging. Rice water stools with cramps and chilliness.
Stool: Loose, incessant, painless, with painful cramps in muscles of extremities. Anus inflamed. Stools green, slimy, and bloody. Fever, emaciation, somnolence.
32. RIZOPHORA MANGLE
33. ROCK WATER [Ro-wa]
SELF REPRESSION AND DENIAL
Over -concentration on self.
A taught tightened – up person.
The Remedy for those with strong opinions and who allow their minds to be ruled by prized theories. Rigidity of outlook,often physical as well.
Hard taskmasters on themselves.
Self denial self domination, even
They do not usually interfere in the lives of others because they are far too concerned with their own perfection and setting an example for all to be behold.
Those of this nature are so strict with themselves that they may live by a rigid regime or set of standards. They may be very religious or have certain other ideals which govern their lives, and as they strive to achieve these ideals or follow their particular faith, they chastise themselves if they should stray from their determined path. They expect perfection in all they do and dislike shoddiness laziness or a similar attitude in others. They do not however openly criticize people’s shortcoming, but play the martyr,showing their disapproval by setting an example for others to follow. They are self righteous and generally proudly enjoy their stringent lifestyle. they would need their remedy if,as is often the case, their high standards become so harsh and inflexible that they deny themselves even the simplest pleasures in life. This can lead to much tension, self reproach and unhappiness and the Rock water remedy helps these people to be less rigid and more lenient with themselves.
34. STILLINGIA [Still]
General: Chronic periosteal rheumatism, syphilitic and scrofulous affections. Respiratory symptoms well marked. Torpor of lymphatics; torpid liver, with jaundice and constipation.
Mind: GLOOMY FOREBODINGS; depressed.
Respiratory: Dry, spasmodic cough. Larynx constricted, with stinging in fauces. Trachea feels sore when pressed. HOARSENESS and chronic laryngeal affections of public speakers.
Urinary: Urine colorless. DEPOSITS WHITE SEDIMENT; urine milky and thick.
Extremities: Aching pains in BONES of extremities and back.
Skin: Ulcers; chronic eruptions on hands and fingers. ENLARGED CERVICAL GLANDS. Burning, itching of legs; worse, exposure to air. Exostosis. Scrofuloderma; syphilis, secondary eruption and later stitches. Valuable for intercurrent use.
Modalities: WORSE, in afternoon, damp air, motion. BETTER, in morning, dry air.