Natural order.- Ranunculaceae.
Common names.- Baneberry. Herb Christopher.
Habitat- A perennial herb growing in the woods of Europe and Asia.
Preparation.- Tincture from the fresh root.
Its chief action consists in the production of a rheumatoid condition, especially of the small joints, for which latter it is an important remedy.
Mind.- Furious delirium (Bell., Canth., Stram.).
Face. - Pain as of rheumatism in the face (Acon.).
Stomach.- Sour vomiting (Calc, Iris, Ipec, Nux v., Podo.).
Extremities.- Swelling of the joints after slight fatigue. Pain as from paralytic weakness in the hands. Rheumatism of the small joints (Caul., Led.). Pains in the wrists or finger joints; very tender to the touch, excruciating pains, worse at night. In lower limbs swelling, pain, weakness. Trembling in thighs when lifting them. Sensation of great weariness in the knees.
Generalities.- Great lassitude and debility; after eating, walking in the open air, or much talking. Tearing drawing pains.
Compare.- Aconite, Caul., Cimic, Ledum.
Used almost exclusively for rheumatic gout of the small joints; especially useful when sour stomach is present.
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