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Synonym.- Achillea Millefolium. Natural order.- Composite. Common names. - Yarrow. Milfoil. Habitat. - A common perennial herb found growing in old fields, etc., in North America and Europe. Preparation. - Tincture from the fresh leaves.

GENERAL ANALYSIS.

Through the spinal nerves, Millefolium exerts its action upon the venous capillaries, especially within the pelvis, where it gives rise to haemorrhages from the organs therein contained, and from the nose, and has proved curative not only in haemorrhages from the pelvic viscera, but also in haemorrhages from the nose and lungs, the flow in each instance being of a more active character than in Hamamelis. It also affects mucous membranes, causing irritation and slight congestion, gastric and abdominal pain, diarrhoea and enuresis.

CHARACTERISTIC SYMPTOMS.

Head.- Congestion to the head (Acon., Bell.). Confused, dull headache. Slight throbbing in arteries of head and face. Dull paio in vertex. Sensation in right side of head, as if screwed together.

Eyes.- Sensation of too much blood in the eyes. Inward piercing pressing in eyes, to root of nose and sides of forehead.

Ears.- Sensation of stoppage in the ears.

Nose- Nosebleed (Acon., Bell., Bry., Ram.); also in congestions to head and chest.

Face.- Sensation of heat, as if blood were rising to the head. Tearing pains in lower jaw.

Mouth. - Rheumatic toothache, with diseased gums. Thirst; mouth dry.

Stomach.- Eructations. Painful gnawing and digging in stomach, as from hunger (Ign., Puls., Sulph.). Sensation of fullness in stomach. Burning in stomach (Ars., Canth., Sulph.).

Abdomen. - Pain in region of liver. Pain as from incarcerated flatulence : abdomen distended; emission of offensive flatus.

Stool- oBloody discharges from the bowels; tenesmus. Diarrhoeic stools; violent colic. oH8emorrhoids; profuse flow of blood (Erig., Euc, Ham.).

Urinary Organs. - Bloody urine {Ars., Canth., Phos.). Frequent desire to urinate; involuntary. oCatarrh of bladder from atony.

Female Organs.- Menses suppressed or too profuse. oUterine haemorrhages (Acon., Bell., Erig., Ham., Sec); after great exertion; with congestive headache. Leucorrhoea. oLochia suppressed or too copious.

Respiratory Organs.- oCough with frequent spitting of bright blood (Ferr., Ham.); oppression of chest; palpitation {Acon.) in phthisis; suppressed haemorrhoids; suppressed menses (Bry., Ham., Puls.). Excessive accumulation of mucus in bronchi. In lungs, piercing pains; stinging, bruised feelings.

Heart and Pulse. - oExcessive palpitation and bloody sputum. oEbullitions from coughing blood. Pulse accelerated and contracted.

Generalities.- Piercing, drawing, tearing pains in the limbs. Congestions; hcemorrhages; mucous discharges from atony (Helon.). o Wounds bleed profusely, especially from a fall. oEffects of over-lifting or over-exertion. Worse in evening and night; better during the day.

Sleep.- Yawning without any weariness.

Compare. -Arnica, Carb. v., Erig., Ham., Ipec, Sen. aur., Tril.

Millefolium Antidotes.- Arum. mur. Coffee drank after Mille. causes congestion to head.

THERAPEUTICS.

Especially useful in active (Ham., passive) bright-red haem- orrhages from the nose, lungs and bowels, and from the sexual organs of women, especially when resulting from atony, or from violent exertion. Kesembles Aconite in haemorrhages, only lacking the anxiety of the latter. Bleeding haemorrhoids. Phthisis pulmonalis. Catarrh from atony. Painful varicose veins during pregnancy.


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