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St. Johns Wort Hypericaceae

Mechanical injuries of spinal cord; bad effects of spinal concussion; pains, after a fall on coccyx.

Punctured, incised or lacerated wounds; sore, painful (Led. - contused wounds, Arn., Ham.), especially if of long duration.

Injuries: from treading on nails, needles, pins, splinters (Led.); from rat-bites; prevents lock-jaw.

Preserves integrity of torn and lacerated members when almost entirely separated from body (Calend.).

Injury to parts rich in sentient nerves - fingers, toes, matrices of nails, palms or soles - where the intolerable pains shows nerves are severely involved; of tissues of animal life, as hands and feet.

Nervous depression following wounds or surgical operations; removes bad effects of shock, of fright, of mesmerism.

Always modifies and sometimes arrests ulceration and sloughing (Calend.).

Crushed, mashed finger-tips. Tetanus after traumatic injuries (compare, Phys.).

Vertigo: sensation as if head became suddenly elongated; at night, with urging to urinate.

Headache: after a fall upon occiput, with sensation as if being lifted up high into the air; great anxiety lest she fall from this height.

Spine: after a fall; slightest motion of arms or neck extorts cries; spine very sensitive to touch.

Bunions and corns when pain is excruciating, showing nerve involvement.

Convulsions; after blows on head or concussion.

Relations. - Compare: Arn., Calen., Ruta, Staph.

In wounds where formerly Acon., and Arn., were given alternately, Hypericum cures.

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