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Crataegus


Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Crataegus in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.


Generalities

      Acts on muscles of the heart and is a heart tonic; does not produce any cumulative action. Patient is weak and exhausted, sometimes suddenly becomes weak. Cardio-haemorrhagic or lithemic cases. High arterial tension. Arteriosclerosis. Collapse from typhoid. Haemorrhages from bowels. Dyspnoea. Dropsy.

Worse

      Warm room.

Better

      Rest. Quiet. Fresh air.

Mind

      Irritability, crossness and melancholy; despairing.

Urinary organs

      Diabetes esp. in children.

Respiratory organs

      Cough with albuminous expectoration.

Heart

      WEAK, with oppression, stitches and insomnia. Cardiac dyspnoea. Myocarditis. Incompetent valves. Cardiac dilatation. Angina Pectoris. Cardiac dropsy. Pulse rapid, irregular and small, intermittent. Pain under left scapula; and under left clavicle.

Fever

      Excessive perspiration. Palms sweaty.

Skin

      Burning smarting eruptions on back of neck, axillae and chin; worse heat and sweating better washing. Fingers and toes blue.

Related

      Apoc; Strop.



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