STAPHYSAGRIA


STAPHYSAGRIA symptoms from Manual of the Homeopathic Practice by Charles Julius Hempel. What are the uses of the homeopathy remedy STAPHYSAGRIA


INTRODUCTION

STAPH. Delphinium Staphisagria, L. See Hahnemann’s ” Materia Medica Pura,” Vol.IV.

COMPARE WITH.

Ambr., Arnica, Conium, Ignatia, Lycopodium, Mercurius, Nux-v., Phosph-ac., Phosph., Pulsatilla, Ruta, Thuja, Veratrum

ANTIDOTES.

Camph. It is used as an antidote against Mercurius and Thuja

GENERAL SYMPTOMS.

Scorbutic affections. Scrofulous and rickety affections. Arthritic nodosities of joints. Chronic mercurial ailments. Ailments from chagrin, with indignation, also from care and grief. Hysteric and hypochondriac ailments. Onanism. Hemiplegia, after chagrin. Drawing lacerating pain here and there in the muscles of the whole body, when sitting. Pain in the joints when moving. Paralytic drawing in different parts of the body, especially the joints. All his limbs ache. Pain in all the bones. The whole body feels painful, as if bruised, with feeling of lassitude, worse during motion. Debilitated all over, especially in the joints, when walking.

SKIN.

Itching, sharp stitches in different parts of the body. Prickings, resembling flea-bites, in the lower limbs. Stinging burning here and there in the skin. Chronic rash, or with nocturnal convulsions. Itch-like eruptions. Herpetic eruptions. Dry crusty herpes. Cut wounds. Frequent boils. Mercurial ulcers. Carious and scorbutic ulcers. Indurated glandular swellings. Affection of bones. Swelling. Inflammations. Caries.

SLEEP.

Violent yawning. Great drowsiness. Wakefulness early in the morning, followed by drowsiness and a chilly shuddering over the back. Tossing about during sleep. Vivid, disagreeable dreams. Restless dreams. Amorous dreams and emissions of semen.

FEVER.

Coldness in the evening. Shuddering the whole night, without thirst and without subsequent heat. Internal shuddering, with violent thirst. Shuddering, with drowsiness and dryness of the mouth. Chill, shaking the whole body, with warm forehead, hot cheeks, and cold hands, without subsequent heat and thirst. Evening-fever, consisting of the cold stage merely. Tertian, with scorbutic symptoms. Inability to sweat, even when taking the most violent exercise, with pale face and headache. Cold sweat on the forehead, hands and feet. Profuse night-sweat. Putrid-smelling night-sweats.

MORAL SYMPTOMS.

Sadness, with ill-humor. Great desire to weep. Great indifference. Indifference, with phlegmatic mood and mental relaxation. Great anxiety, with fearfulness. Ill-humor. Great sensitiveness. Quarrelsome.

SENSORIUM.

Dullness of the mind. Vanishing of the idea. Great weakness of memory. Dullness of the head, alternating with great clearness. Constant dullness of the head, with oppression of the mind. Vertigo, only in the room, as if stupefied. Vertigo on stooping and turning the head rapidly.

HEAD.

Heaviness of the head. Alternation of stupefying and boring headache. Lacerating in the outer parts of the head and in the teeth. Itching of the hairy scalp. Itching crusty eruption of the hairy scalp. Itching pimples in the nape of the neck. Pain in the vertex, a sort of contraction and compression from all sides. Oppressive, stupefying headache. Pain in the head when stooping. Headache, as if the brain were compressed. Hard pressure in the head, in the region of the temporal bone, and of the vertex. Aching pain in the left temple. Drawing pressure in the forehead. Dull, painful sometimes sticking pressure from within outward. Sharp pressure on the top of the head Lacerating in the forehead. Sticking headache, the whole day. Dull pinching headache in the forehead, with stitches in the region of the temples. Pulsative. Headache during motion. Drawing-cutting lacerating in the side of the forehead. Corrosive itching of the whole of the occiput. Itching gnawing of the hairy scalp. Fine burning pricking of the scalp. Rheumatic drawing, with pressure. Painful drawing in several outer parts of the head, more violent when touched. A number of itching scabs on the hairy scalp. Scabs on the hairy scalp, itching violent. Humid scabs, also with bad smell.

EYES.

Pressure in the eye. Contractive sensation in the upper eye-lid. Aching pain in the upper part of the eye-ball. Dim-sightedness, as if the eyes were full of water, with itching and stinging in the inner canthus. Smarting pain in the inner canthi. Dry gum in the inner canthus, constantly. Sensation in the eyes as if sleepy. Itching of the eye-lids. Inflammation of the white of the eye, with pain. Pimples around the inflamed eye. Inflammation of the lids. Spasmodic closing of the lids. Contraction of the pupils. Dilatation of the pupils. Dull stitches in the eyes, when exerting them. Sticking shocks in the eye-ball, as if it would burst deep, hollow eyes, with blue elevated margins Illusion of sight.

EARS.

Dull, but deep stitches in the interior ear. Tensive stitch in the left ear. Hard hearing, from swelling of the tonsils.

NOSE.

Smarting and soreness in the nostril, as if ulcerated. Soreness of the inner nose, with scurf in the lower part. Frequent sneezing, with or without catarrh. Stoppage of the nose. Obstruction of the posterior nares, with nasal twang. Coryza with cough. Coryza, with ulcerated nostrils. Fluent coryza, with alternate discharge of watery fluid and thick mucus, with titillation in the nose. Sudden coryza, with catarrhal speech.

FACE.

Hollow eyes, with weary-looking, pointed countenance Blue margins around the deeply-sunken eyes, as after excesses. The face becomes brown and blue, from indignation and chagrin. Nervous prosopalgia. Pressure and beating, extending from the teeth to the eyes Ulcerative pain of the left cheek, when yawning Drawing in the malar bones. Lacerating and pulling through the cheek, from the head to the teeth. Inflammatory pains of the malar bones. Itching of the cheeks. Burning prickings in the face and the rest of the body. Pimples on the cheeks, forehead, and in the corners of the mouth. Tensive pain of the facial eruption. Sensation in the lip as from fine cuts, as if it had become cracked.

JAWS AND TEETH.

The submaxillary glands are painful, as if swollen and contused. Swellings of the tonsils and submaxillary glands. The toothache is excited by drawing air into the mouth. Painful traction in the teeth, from time to time, followed by beating in the gums. Drawing toothache, with pressure in the anterior teeth. Violent drawing toothache, with swelling of the cheeks. Violent lacerating in the roots of the teeth. Painful drawing in the gums of the molar teeth and in their roots. When eating he feels a lacerating in the gums and in the roots of the lower molar teeth. Toothache when eating. Lacerating toothache, immediately after eating and chewing, and after taking a cold drink. When drinking anything cold her teeth become painfully affected, like hollow teeth. The teeth begin to grumble, even when chewing. Burning swelling of the gums, with heat in the cheek. The gums are painful to the touch. The gums become pale and white. The teeth blacken rapidly. The gums become corroded.

MOUTH AND PHARYNX

Vesicles in the mouth. Ulcers. Painful adventitious growths on the inner cheek. Ptyalism. Bloody saliva. Mouth constantly filed with water. Tongue coated white. Sticking pain in the border of the tongue. Dry feeling on the tongue, accumulation of sourish water in the mouth. Rough throat, as if sore. Dry feeling of the throat, especially in the evening. Swelling of the sublingual gland. Burning scraping in the palate, between and during deglutition. Swelling of the tonsils from abuse of Mercury.

TASTE, APPETITE, AND GASTRIC SYMPTOMS

Flat, qualmish taste in the mouth. Nasty, bitter taste in the mouth. Extreme canine hunger, even when the stomach was full of food. Canine hunger with water-brash. Desire only liquid things. Great desire for wine; for tobacco. Scraping eructations, affecting the larynx. Hiccough after every meal. Nausea, with desire to vomit, every morning. Desire to vomit. Sensation as if one would vomit, in the morning. Tasteless eructations. Frequent hiccough accompanied with nausea and stupefaction of the head.

STOMACH

Pressure in the stomach, early in the morning. Pressure in the stomach, with tension, excited and aggravated by eating. Pressure in the pit of the stomach, with fullness and sticking. Digging-up pain in the stomach.

ABDOMEN

Tension across the epigastrium and in the hypochondria. Crampy pressure below the sternum. Fleeting painful pressure under the last ribs. Contraction in the hypochondriac region, oppressing the chest and breathing. The abdomen feels compressed, which oppresses the breathing. Drawing pain through the abdomen. Rumbling and cutting in the abdomen. Continued sticking pain in the abdomen. Cutting in the bowels, especially after a meal, with nausea. Spasmodic cutting in the abdomen, with trembling of the knees. Cutting in the abdomen, before stool. Hard painful pressure below the umbilicus. Continuous dull stitch in the region around the navel. Bruising pain above the hips, in the loins, extending below the umbilicus. Bruised pain in the abdomen. Itching prickings in the umbilical region. Rumbling in the abdomen, and drawing in the intestinal canal. Violent screwing-pinching pain in the whole of the abdomen. Tremulous sensation in the abdomen, and indication for diarrhoea. Pot- belliedness of children. Swelling of the inguinal glands. Inguinal hernia from mechanical causes.

STOOL

Cutting colic and nausea, early in the morning, followed by diarrhoea. Colic, with Diarrhoeic stool, the last portion of which is mere mucus. Diarrhoea and flatulence. Dysenteric stools, with tenesmus and cutting. Costiveness. Hard, scanty stool, with a burning-cutting pain in the anus. Loose, but difficult stool, owing to a constriction of the anus, as in haemorrhoids. Frequent desire for stool, without colic. Cutting in the abdomen, with violent desire for stool. Continuous aching pain in the rectum, when sitting.

URINE

Copious red urine. Frequent emission of a watery urine at first. Frequent desire to urinate, passing a small quantity of dark-coloured urine. Painful micturition. Smarting and burning tingling at the orifice of the urethra. Burning deep in the urethra.

GENITAL ORGANS

Nocturnal emissions, accompanied with lascivious dreams. Drawing (lacerating) with pressure in the testicle.

FEMALE GENITAL ORGANS

Spasmodic pains in the pudendum and the vagina. Stinging itching of the pudendum. Ovaritis. Cancer of the womb.?.

LARYNX AND TRACHEA

Pressure and contraction in the pit of the throat. Roughness of the larynx, after much talking. Tenacious mucus in the chest. Cough, with titillation. Cough, with expectoration mixed with drops of blood, preceded by a scraping sensation in the chest. Cough, with yellow expectoration like pus. Ulcerative pain behind the sternum, when coughing. Dry and hollow cough. Sharp irritation in the larynx, with desire to cough.

CHEST

Contractive oppression of the chest, causing slow and difficult inspirations. Pressure above the pit of the stomach, like soreness, with nausea in that region. Oppression of the chest and feeling of uneasiness. Spasm of the diaphragm after chagrin. Dull stitches in the intercostal muscles. Soreness behind the sternum. Palpitation of the heart. Tremulous palpitation of the heart during slight exercise. Violent palpitation of the heart. Constant pain in the muscles of the chest. Pain of the outer parts of the chest to the touch. Rash on the chest. Herpetic eruption in the region of the lower ribs.

BACK

Stitches and pain as if sprained in the small of the back, during rest. Drawing-down pain in the small of the back, more when stooping than when standing erect. Pressing in the small of the back the whole night, as if bruised. Violent burning in the lower and outer parts of os-sacrum. Drawing pressure in the first dorsal vertebrae, accompanied with a smarting sensation. Abscess in the psoas muscle. Curative of the spine.? Pressure and tension in the muscles of the nape of the neck and shoulder. Early in the morning, rheumatic pain in the nape of the neck. Glandular swellings.? Heaviness of the head and weakness of the cervical muscles. Tensive pressure in the side of the neck. Drawing-aching rheumatic pain in the side of the neck.

ARMS

Dull aching pain in the axilla. Slight pressure on the shoulder, painful to the touch. Dull sticking pain in the region of the shoulder-joint, more violent when touching for moving the joint. Violent aching pain in the shoulder-joint. Drawing, with pressure, in the shoulder-joints. Lacerating pain in the upper arm. Paralytic pain in the outer parts of the upper arm, more violent during motion and . Drawing, with pressure, here and there, in the upper limbs, more violent when touched. Pain in the region of the bones of the arm, only during motion. Drawing. lacerating pain in the fore-arm. Paralytic weakness around the elbow-joint. Drawing, with pressure, in the wrist, especially during motion. Drawing pain through the metacarpal bones in the dorsum of hand, especially during motion. Paralytic drawing-pain in the phalangeal joints, more violent during motion. Arthritic nodosities of the finger-joints? Cramp in the fingers and in several parts of the limbs.

LEGS

Stinging itching of the glutei muscles and several parts of the body. Aching pain around the hip-joint when talking and sitting. Coxagra with threatening suppuration.? Sore pain in the upper and internal surface of the thigh. Herpes on the thighs and legs. Paralytic pain, like drawing, in the middle of the thigh. Itching stinging in the internal sides of the thighs. Weakness of the thighs and legs. Pain in the thighs when walking. Dull stitches in the region of the knee-joints, near the patella. Burning itching pimples on the leg. Boring stitch in right tibia, during rest. Drawing, with pressure, in the outer part of the tibia, when sitting. Painless swelling of the dorsa of both feet. Burning painful itching in the toes, as if frozen.


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