back Spigelia Anthelmia

Pinkroot Loganiaceae

Adapted to anaemic debilitated subjects of rheumatic diathesis; to scrofulous children afflicted with ascarides and lumbrici (Cina, Stan.).

Persons with light hair; pale, thin, bloated, weak; wrinkled, yellow, earthy skin.

Body painfully sensitive to touch; part touched feels chilly; touch sends shudder through the whole frame (Kali c.).

Afraid of sharp, pointed things, pins, needles, etc. Rheumatic affections of heart (Kali, Led., Naja); systolic blowing at apex. Aneurism.

Nervous headache; periodical, beginning in morning at base of brain, spreading over the head and locating in eye, orbit and temple of left side (right side, Sang., Sil.); pain, pulsating, violent, throbbing.

Headache; at sunrise, at its height at noon, declines till sunset. (Nat. m., Tab.).

Intolerable, pressive pain in eyeballs; could not turn the eyes without turning the whole body; worse, especially on making a false step.

Sensation: as if eyes were too large for the orbits (Act., Com.); sensitve to touch; as if a band around head (Cac., Carb. ac., Sulph.).

Copious offensive mucus from posterior nares, drops into throat, causing choking at night (Hydr.).

Sharp, stabbing, sticking pains through eyeballs back into the head; from cold, damp, rainy weather.

Prosopalgia: periodical, left-sided, orbit, eyes, malar bone, teeth; from morning until sunset; pain tearing, burning, cheek dark red; during cold, rainy weather; from tea.

Toothache from tobacco smoking; > only on lying down and while eating (Plan.); worse from cold air and water; returns from thinking about it.

Scirrhus of sigmoid or rectum, atrocious unbearable pain (Alumen).

Dyspnoea: must lie on right side ro with head high (Cac., Spong.); pains in chest are stitching, needle-like.

Chest affections with stitching pains synchronous with pulse, < from motion, < cold, wet weather.

Palpitation: violent, visible and audible; from least motion; when bending forward; systolic blowing at apex.

Stammering, repeats first syllable three or four times; with abdominal ailments; with helminthiasis.

Relations. - Compare: Acon., Ars., Cact., Dig. Kali c., Naja, Kal., Spong. in heart affections.

Aggravation. - From motion, noise, touch, turning the eyes; from every shaking, commotion, or concussion.

Amelioration. - Lying on right side with the head high (Ars., Cac., Spong.).


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