back Abies Canadensis

Synonym. - Pimis canadensis.

Natural order.- Coniferse.

Common names. - Hemlock-Spruce, Canada Balsam, Canada Pitch.

Habitat. -An evergreen tree found in rocky woods in British America and the United States as far south as the Alle- ghanies.

Preparation. - Tincture from the fresh bark and young buds.

 

Acts upon mucous surfaces, producing catarrhal conditions, especially of the stomach.

 

Mind- Irritable and easily fretted (Cham., Nux v.).

Head- Light headed, tipsy feeling (Cocc., Nux m., Nux v., Op.), swimming of the head, as if top of head were congested (Bell.).

Stomach- Dryness of the mouth (Ars., Bry., Nux m.). Gnawing, hungry, faint feeling at the epigastrium (Hyd., Ign., Phos., Puls., Sep. Sulph.). Craving for meat (Mag. carb.), pickles (Hep.) and other coarse food. A tendency to eat far beyond capacity for digestion (Bry., Fer., Lyc., Merc, Cina.). Sick feeling in the bowels. Distension of the stomach and epigastrium; burning (Ars., Colch., Canth., Phos., Verat. alb.).

Abdomen. - Rumbling in the bowels after eating, with great appetite (Lyc., Cinch.). Region of the liver feels hard.

Rectum and Stool.- Burning in the rectum (Ars., Canth., Iris, Merc.). Constipation.

Urinary Organs.- Urinates frequently day and night; urine straw colored.

Female Organs.- Thinks the womb feels soft and " feeble." Sore feeling at the fundus of the uterus ; relieved by pressing.

Respiratory Organs.- Breathing labored (Acon., Ars.).

Heart. - Action of the heart labored. Increased action of the heart, with distension of the stomach.

Back.- Pain behind the right shoulder blade (Chel., Podo.). Weak feeling in sacral region. Feeling as of cold water between the shoulders.

Generalities.- Hands cold, shrunken; skin cold and clammy. Lies with the knees drawn up. Great prostration, wants to lie down all the time.

Sleep.- Gaping, drowsy ; great restlessness at night, with tossing from side to side (Acon.).

Fever.- Chills down the back (Caps., Lach.). Cold shivering all over as if blood turned to ice water.

Compare.- Aesc, Copaiba, Nux v., Ign., Tereb.

 

THERAPEUTICS.

Dyspepsia.- Fever and other troubles from indigestion. Prolapsus uteri.


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