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Scabwort (INULA)

A mucous membrane medicine. Bearing-down sensations in pelvic organs and bronchial symptoms are most marked. Substernal pain. Diabetes.

Head.--Vertigo on stooping; throbbing after eating, pressure in temples and forehead.

Respiratory.--Dry cough; worse at night and lying down; larynx painful. Chronic bronchitis; cough, with much thick expectoration, with languor and weak digestion. Stitches behind sternum. Teasing cough with much and free expectoration. Palliative in tubercular laryngitis.

Female.--Menses too early and painful. Labor-like pains; urging to stool; dragging in genitals, with violent backache. Itching of legs during menses, chattering of teeth from cold during menstruation. Moving about in abdomen, stitches in genitals. Chronic metritis.

Rectum.--Pressing toward rectum as of something extruding.

Urinary.--Frequent urging to urinate; passes only in drops. Violet odor (Tereb).

Extremities.--Pain in right shoulder and wrist; tearing in left palm, unable to double fingers; pain in lower limbs, feet and ankles.

Relationship.--Compare: Crocus; Ignatia; Arum dracontium (loose cough worse at night on lying down).

Dose.--First to third potency.


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