The stearopten from the essential oil of Mentha. Mucous membrane of naso-pharynx and spinal nerve plexus, producing neuritic pains and parethesias. Menthol has proved curative in acute nasal catarrh; in acute eustachian catarrh; pharyngitis; laryngitis; neuralgias, etc (Wm. B. Griggs, M. D). Itching, especially pruritus valvæ.
Head.--Frontal headache, pain over frontal sinus, descends to eyeballs. Mental confusion. Supra orbital pain over left eye. Pain in face above zygoma with numbness. Pain in eyeballs. Coryza with post-nasal dripping. Cold sensation in nose. Eustachian tubes feel blocked and some deafness.
Respiratory.--Tickling in the fauces. Stabbing pains in the præcordia, radiating over entire chest. Short, dry cough, worse smoking. Asthmatic breathing, with congestive headache.
Extremities.--Muscular pain in cervical region, Soreness of lumbar muscles.
Relationship.--Compare: Kali bich; Spigel.
Dose.--Sixth potency. Externally for itching, use 1 per cent solution or ointment.
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