HISTORY OF THE PROVINGS. For by far the largest and most important part of the following compilation we are indebted to Dr. Helbig. Through him I received not only an extract from Wederkind and many valuable notices from other authors, but also the provings of Henke, Preu and E. S. (Shreter?); thereto must be added the proving of a young physician (a.-b.) for which I myself become surety. Helbig and a.-b. proved Aloes in 1833, the others about the same time or not much later.
The first who published a proving of Aloes was Dr. J. Ruchner, who also added many observations from older authors, last of all referring to the “Homoeopathic Real Lexicon.” (A. H. Zeitung. 20, 263,1841.)
Dr. Roth, to whom the Materia Medica is already indebted for so many learned and elaborate studies, gave in the Revue Critique a report on Aloes, which was translated into the Hygea. He had made use of Wedekind's treatise in Rust's Magazine, 1827, 2, 2, — and the above-mentioned one of Buchuer.
I have been able to add to all these the provings and experiences of the physicians of this country, the results of several provings with Aloes in substance, in the one-tenth, and higher up to the two hundredth (Jenichen's) potency, partly upon myself, partly upon more than ten other persons; but some of these exhibited only very few or only one single striking symptom; several were observed in children who had been weaned from the breast by besmearing the nipple with Aloes.
For my own experiments I succeeded in obtaining the really genuine Aloes from the Island of Socotra. When the United States Government dispatched a man-of-war to the Sultan of Muscat, on behalf of commercial interests, the ship's surgeon had an interview with the private physician of the Sultan, and received from him a piece of the genuine pure Aloes, such as had been prepared in Socotra for the Sultan. This rarity was transferred to the collection of the Pharmacological Institute of this place (Philadelphia), and a trustworthy friend succeeded in breaking therefrom a good piece, which he brought to me in triumph. This Aloes has on its fractured surface a fiery red golden glitter, and its bitterness is rather more aromatic. Any one who wishes it can receive in exchange the second or third potency.
Whoever wishes to become acquainted with the pharmacy and chemistry of Aloes, will find all that is requisite in many works. The history and the various views of the Old School are, as about all other remedies, so also concerning this, given most complete and best in Strumpf's Materia Medica, Vol. II, pages 182 and 227-241. Every physician should himself possess this, in all respects, distinguished work. Never before has so clear, well-defined and complete a chart of such an obscure subject been produced with so much learning and skill. Even should the whole never be completed, each part is useful and indispensable; we must fear that it will not be finished, for this master work finds no purchasers. From this it seems as if Germans had ceased to love thoroughness, and as if, in the Materia Medica at least, the ignorance of the majority were on the increase. Even Kosteletzky's excellent Medical Botany is sold for waste paper; on the other hand, OEsterle's patch work, shuffled together for sale, goes through edition after edition, although it is crowded with the grossest blunders. I took good care not to buy the new editions, for what was commenced in such a manner cannot be fit for any thing, even if revised and enlarged.
OEsterle quotes Aloes from Africa, “West Indies and Sicily, whereas the East Indies always furnished the most valuable article; of Barbadoes Aloes he makes no mention whatever. Asiatic or East African Aloes is found in commerce under the names Socotra, South African, Cape and Lucida; American or West Indian Aloes under the name of Barbadoes. The last which can always be obtained the freshest, passes for the most powerful, and is preferred to the Cape Aloes by veterinary surgeons and pill-dealers. According to Pereira, three parts of Barbadoes equal five parts of Cape Aloes. Most of the provers took, unless it is specified, what in pharmacies passes for real Socotra Aloes. This was certainly the case with the local provers, except in symptoms from children.
The tincture of Aloes must be treated as a separate remedy, for trituration only will completely preserve or develop the active properties, hence a “It “will be annexed to the symptoms of the tincture. Already Schroeder has said that Aloes, extracted with spirits of wine, has totally lost its vimlaxandi.
That which is mentioned in the Bible as Aloes is not our drug, which first came into notice much later. In the fourth book of Moses, 24th, sixth verse, Aloes is spoken of in connection with cedar, so that only a tree can be intended. Besides it is presented in combination with myrrh, Prov17th, seventh verse; Psalms 45th, ninth verse; Solomon Songs 4th, fourteenth verse. Even from the connection, but still more from the signification it is apparent that by Apaloh and Apalim, an article of incense, is referred to. Even the best Aloes of Socotra produce awful fumes. Clearly the wood of the Aloe is here intended, and the same in John 19th, fortieth verse, a wood which is fragrant when burnt; which even now forms an article of commerce in the East. The best kind comes, according to Martius, from Cynometra agallocha or Aquilaria ovata; Arabian, Kalumbak; Indian, Ager, known in the middle ages as Lignum aquilae, Eagle Wood; in Holland, Paradyshout. Other kinds come from Excoecaria agallochus (compare Aloexylon). In Sontheimers, Ebn Baithar, Agalloehon, is rendered as Aloe-wood, Vol. II, pp. 224, 570; as real Aloe, pp. 120, 526, 620.
Scarcely any reliance can be placed upon the biblical “Talmudic Medicine” of R. J. Wunderbar, for he understands So little of Natural History, that he would have a twig of a fig tree grafted upon sugar cane, and even believed in its perpendicular roots (fig). Likewise be thinks Ivy needs, for thriving, “dry sunny nooks,” which is supremely nonsensical, etc.
Hippocrates makes no mention of Aloes. It appears to have first become known in Greece about the time of the Ptolemies. The earliest mentions made of it are in Dioscorides, III, 25, and in Plinius, n. h. 27, 5. Dioscorides recognizes it as already a polychrest. “It is good for many things.” All later physicians, the Arabian especially, “are full of its praise,” It appears that Aloes was cultivated in Socotra. Perhaps Aloes originated in the same way as the use of Coffea, from “immensely productive” Africa. It is stated in Sparrman's Travels (Foster's edition), p. 605, “The Goree river derives its name from the Aloes which is there called Goree, and which derives its name from a slave of that name, who was the discoverer of its great utility.
Its praise is apparent all through the middle ages, whilst manifold and absurd theories are adapted to its action. Under Stahl and Hoffman, it was so popular in Germany that it was held in as great veneration as Couch Grass. It is remarkable how the anticipations of the law of similarity prevailed, especially in Germany, and the faith in the doctrine of the signature remained alive. Things of nature are words, form and color, a language, which, to him who can read it, expresses properties. Thus Schroeder says, in his Arzneischatz, 'Aloes simulates gall in taste, properties and action. Gall is the balm of life — Aloes a balm of nature, as it were an external gall.' Hoffman perhaps made the earliest attempt to bring into union these two balms. 'Purified Aloes dissolved in gall and brought into digestion would not assume the color of blood, but was of a blackish yellow and stank horribly.' This is very credible, and this same horrible stench has adhered to all the theories from Galen up to our time in which the stench has concentrated in the reseaches of Wedekind, well meant as they were. Then Schwemke made a second chemical experiment. Aloes brought in contact with blood, extracted from the body, appears to produce more speedy coagulation. So we can judge that he sought thereby to re-establish the coagulability of the blood just as conversely, in our time, the attempt is made 'to limit the scientific sphere of action; and we find Aloes contra-indicated where a 'tendency to decomposition of the blood predominates.' The majority of doctors were, for centuries, 'Kopromanen,' that is to say crazy about excrement, and sank from examining urine to inspecting faces. The chamber-pot is even to this day often taken up and covered again, with more care than the patient himself. Even at the very house-door the doctor could perceive from the attendants what sort of heartrendering countenances went about the house and stood at the bedside, and what sort of one lay in the bed, for the chamber-pot was empty; but should the servants open the doors full of serenity, and tears trickle down the faces of all the members of the family, the chamber-pot was full and full indeed of a 'horrible stench.' Aloes effected this, and what more could one desire. Moreover, bitter, consequently tonic, strengthing and bestowing vigor! This was enough to extol it as the life-prolonging balm. And we may assume to a certainty that for centuries a hundred thousand Aloetic pills have been swallowed daily, even by persons in tolerably good health.
Tabermontanus, even in his day, knew that, daily used, it protects from many grievous complaints. This, even in our day, has brought many a quack and pill-dealer into fashion. Whilst physicians kept tormenting themselves to find indications and contra-indications, the preparations of these rascals were finding nooks in the closets of the lowly and the toilets of the aristocracy. A just Nemesis; for all the ill health frequently arises from the doctor's themselves. If doctors have hatched out any monstrous device, they may safely reckon on this, that in the next generation this same thing will stand in the way as an eye-sore, hindering and embarrassing their professional successors.
The old faithful J. Mesue must have noticed the so-called “bad effects,” for he said, “Mastic removes them.” Later, S. Pauli, in Quadr. Botan., Vol. V., p. 245, wrote on the “Abuse of Aloes, and Greenshow (“Use and Abuse of Aloes,” in London Medical Gazette, Vol. IV, p. 319) enumerates a number of these effects. But they all avail nothing, for the chamber-pot must be full. Hence, oven Pereira rejects with scorn the assumption of such results. If his reasons are examined, we find that they all taper off to a boyish no.
Positive assertion is admissible even when proofs are insufficient, for it appeals to the future; and it becomes an injury only through credulous adherents, by whom, however, if it turns out to have been an error, it is, of necessity, in the end, controverted. But negative assertion is only admissible where there are completely valid, irrefutable proofs; for just as it is possible to make it, without understanding, even so can it be repeated and believed without understanding. But it always works mischief, and indeed increasing mischief, the more general it becomes or the more it comes to be the fashion. As soon as we take -this general ground, a new era in scientific knowledge must be inaugurated.
The following compilation contains all which has been communicated to me by Helbig and Buchner, and all which I could raise besides. Notice has been taken also of the mere opinions of ancient and modern times, since they stand as shadows whereby the appearances observed on the healthy organism are the better brought into relief. It seems to me that, in such a mixed, raw, incipient collection, as indeed the following is, which produces only an incomplete picture like the wood-cuts of Tabernamontanus, a salutary effect is put into operation, sometimes indeed enlightenment. Even what is contained in the notorious Real-Lexicon is also in part included, only it should be observed whether the symptoms are genuine or not. It is certainly advisable not to believe them until they are confirmed by others, but indeed the same can be said of many other symptoms which are received as bona fide. Even many individual symptoms of the provers may have depended upon some other conditions. As a matter of course Reception is by no means Adoption, and association is no stamp of genuineness. What harm can thence arise even if uncertain symptoms should be incorporated? Only heads of limited capacity can place too much reliance thereon; shall we now begin to pay regard to these?
A couple of cures, probably erroneously ascribed to Aloes, are quoted, but they should be examined more critically before it is too late, and hence especially they should be noticed here. In Holscher's Hannoverian Annals, Vol. IV., part 2, page 407, 1839, Biermann relates that cutaneous burns have been cured by Aloe perfoliata, the split fresh leaf being applied. — Frank's Magazine, I, 180.
In Hufeland's Journal, Vol. LIV, part 2, page 66, 75, 1822, is recorded an extremely remarkable cure of deafness by means of the fresh juice of the Aloe leaf and a decoction of the juice. It is possible that both these cases relate to an entirely different plant, the Agave americana. This is universally called Aloe, particularly in German greenhouses, although it has nothing in common with it. Fresh leaves of the Agave can be easily obtained everywhere, whilst on the other hand the true Aloe plants are rare. These two plants are not at all likely to be confounded, but still it does happen and we cannot place any reliance whatever upon the gardeners in such matters. In Surinam, the leaves of the Agave are applied to burns. The cure of deafness certainly accords more with the action of Aloes, which is a great ear-remedy; still Agave may also be one and the addition of sugar is no evidence of bitterness.
Rau's administration of Aloes in dysentery has been repeatedly republished since 1824, without either this founder of the specific method or any later writer, within twenty-five years, giving anything more definite. The dysenteries are malarious fevers like the intermittent, and differ every year. If, therefore, a remedy cured attacks of dysentery, then all depends upon the question, what was the character of the epidemic and what the character of these particular cases. Unless this is answered, what is said amounts to just nothing at all. Whether indications are found in the following: symptoms whereby Aloes can become curative in many dysenteries, each one must search for himself. Thus much is certain, that Aloes produces no dysentery, strictly speaking, nor even similar symptoms, except in the most unblushing doses, in which a countless variety of remedies can in like manner produce the same. It is well known that the effects of Aloes are especially displayed in the pelvic organs. Now since dysentery has its seat in the large intestines, this fact would be enough for many people. Opium operates just as decidedly upon the organs in the pelvis, it also produces no dysentery, but in spite of this it not infrequently helps to relieve it. So Aloes may do the same thing also, without there being a necessity that it should have produced dysentery, if the characteristic symptoms are only similar, truly similar, that is to say the characteristics of the remedy and those of the disease. But symptoms of dysentery are not “characteristic;” they are “a pathological abstraction.”
The gap that is filled by Aloes is of so much the more importance, inasmuch as patients, who might have been easily and speedily cured by Aloes, when they have recourse to pill-dealers, promote the reputation and consequence of those worthless fellows. Without doubt Aloes is the principal ingredient of all such pills and the chief assistance of this imposture.
Aloes is generally applicable in cases where it has been hitherto recommended by the old school, only of course in those cases alone which correspond to the Aloe form; also, indeed, in cases where they cautioned against its use, likewise also in many cases in which they allowed themselves to dream of doing, neither one thing nor the other. We find it as useful in acute as in chronic disease, but above all, especially, in severe painful or dangerous developments of. chronic diseases for which it is indicated. In all such attacks it also would have been prophylactic.
Inasmuch as we administer this remedy in the same forms of disease, in which it has hitherto approved itself in numberless cases, just as we do in the case of Mercury, Cuprum, Antimony, Tartar emet., Saltpetre, Alum, Rhubarb, Senna, Jalap and many more of the same sort; and also, at the same time, in cases where, according to the erroneous but still consistent mode of conclusion of the old school, it is contraindicated, so it cannot at all be denied that with great readiness we blow hot and cold from the same mouth. Certainly this happens naturally enough, and for this same reason has developed itself here and there in homoeopathic literature with marvelous naivete. “We totter left. We totter right. We do the best. We do the worst. The tail hangs down behind us.” Should the patient become better, then the remedy has done it, which is very often true. Should he become worse, then it is also the medicine that has done it; that, also, is likewise often true. Does no success follow, then was the choice of the remedy wrong; but does success attend, then was it right. Is there still no success, even after all remedies are tried, then some are lacking; which is very often true. But the more remedies we have, the more difficult becomes the choice, more likely to become a wrong one; that, too, alas, is often true. We collect instances where the old school has cured, and justly, and place alongside instances where the remedy presents similarities, also justly. We make use of indication and contra-indication with equal zeal; for was the remedy contra-indicated; then it stands in relations of similarity; but it was only indicated, indeed where this same similarity was to be perceived. So the contradictions of the old school have been dragged over to our territory and associated to the contradictions which have necessarily accumulated from our drug provings and cures. No wonder that the hill of science is covered with cold snow, and many a mule with his string of bells has already been the cause of avalanches, whereby fruitful valleys have been overwhelmed.
Every thing constantly depends upon the old query, what is similar? And, inasmuch as this rests upon the question what is characteristic, we find it indispensable to come back to the question of the relative rank of individual symptoms. That works radical relief. Instead of this, the evil was palliated, whereby it was necessarily made worse. The remedy was theorized about, after the examples of the old school. It was circumscribed, limited, curtailed, stretched out, soaked, until the remedy became just as they would have it. — Thereby the empirical, the natural, the primitive of our Materia Medica acquired, it is true, a learned aspect, and it was hoped that it would now find more speedy admission among unbelievers, but all this was in reality only a fabrication like the placards of the Schneeberg snuff-boxes; for the fact that it was parodied in the terms of the present day did not after all change its nature — Hahnemann wrote down, as far as he was able, his observations in words, which after the lapse of a thousand years, will still preserve the same value.
His unfortunate amenders squeeze themselves out in the phraseology which happens to be in fashion, and for which the gallows is already erected. We have only to take a retrospective glance, to see how the old books swarm with the modes of expression in vogue at their day. The pictures of the sphere of action of medicines appear to us as through a damp thick night fog, such as settles over a dung-hill. But will it not, nay, must it not be just the same with all fashionable expressions with which the literature of our day is interlarded.
If critics should here feel themselves tempted “to make irrepressible remarks concerning the complete unsuitableness” of this introduction, I entreat them to consider well, and not forget, that Aloes is exceedingly bitter, wherefore then, not the preface also? They will scarcely “feel themselves compelled to recognize” the fitness of this remark. The old of the old school, as well as the new of the new, can deliver themselves of all contradictions easily and safely although not quickly, if they only resolve either to allow the old rat king of theories to continue to sit in a dusty mill, or to put him up in spirits and set him by as a curiosity. He who would take the trouble to extricate the complicated and interwoven tail of the aforesaid king of the rats, would verily get his fingers bitten and at the end get nothing more than a dozen and a half rats with crooked tails.
That which is peculiar in every case that presents itself must be clearly and distinctly defined, not, as now on the empirical platform, remain abandoned to good luck, the so called practical tact, the instinct of the artist.
We can accomplish this only in this way, that we apprehend in general the so-called drug diseases, and treasure up the characteristic form. If we do this the field must not become confused, and no pathological notions, which belong to another field, and which are borrowed from another field, are to be drawn over into this. Pictures of drug action must present themselves free, as if there were no other at all besides them. Then it is found that the same one may belong to a different realm, with many peculiar laws and oft varying language. It is found that antitheses are contained in every drug, which, at one time, have been called alternate action; at another preliminary and consequent, or primary and secondary action, and in relation to this, or in this, the peculiarity is particularized. These, moreover, must be repeated in a case of disease. These are symptoms of no pathological importance, that is to say, none, upon which pathologists constitute their families, their orders and their species. They are to be found only in individual cases, not in abstract pictures. That which occupies the very lowest rank in pathology, is the most important in the knowledge of remedies in discriminating between the divers drug actions. That which is the most important in pathology, is of the least consequence in the actions of drugs. Their relations then are reversed. And so the drug picture, which is most similar to the case to be cured, is at the same time in the greatest antithesis. “Similia similibus” and “Contraria contrariis” are only different comprehensions of the same law of cure, as I have hitherto affirmed and in 1826 allowed to be published.
It must especially be borne in mind in the following compilation, as in all others of the kind, that it is presented no farther than as a collection of individual symptoms, no complete edifice, only materials therefore.
The object is to make the previous experiences accessible, partly for the daily use of the practitioner, partly that thereby a scientific elaboration may become more possible. The problem is, to present everything which could be collected, so that it can be accessible, and what is most important, that all the individualities can be compared with each other.
It is one step farther, that this foundation, thus given which for this very reason must be given, is elaborated to the delineation of a drug action. We older Homoeopathists desire with Hahnemann that every one should learn to do this for himself. It is certainly convenient if one will do this for the many. And this gradually becomes more necessary for the time with the overpowering mass of material, after a while indispensable. For in that case the many become dependant upon the views of the one. And every laborer will, although the same materials are before him, make out a different action according as he takes this or that view, that is to say, according to his valuation of the rank of individual symptoms.
HELBIG took five grains of Aloes in the afternoon and observed many symptoms; he observed single symptoms in others. HENKE took in proving ”a” ten drops of the tincture, in proving ”b” thirty drops in the morning, in proving ”c“ two grains triturated with double the amount of sugar of milk, early in the morning. L. S. (a medical student from Volhynia, SCHRETER?) took two grains of the substance. PREU took Aloe lucida or Capensis triturated with three times its weight of sugar of milk and made four proving, the morning ”a“ two grains, ”b“ three grains, ”c“ two grains, ”d“ four grains. A. B., a physician between twenty land thirty years old, proved under Hahnemann's guidance, in 1833; he commenced with olfaction, he took globules and afterward the substance, these observations are distinguished by ”I.“In November previous, he commenced olfaction from a vial an inch and a half high, in which was one globule the size of a hemp-seed, which H. had some time before medicated with Aloes”, and felt after an hour distinct action; the second day he repeated the same, at the same hour; the fourth day again; the fifth day he took at noon, half an hour before eating, a poppy seed sized globule of the thirtieth; the sixth day the same; again the seventh day; again the eighth day; the ninth day, at eleven o'clock, twenty-four globules, whereupon all the previous symptoms were surprisingly aggravated and increased; the thirteenth day he took, at three, p.m., one globule; the sixteenth day he repeated the olfaction. Under observation marked “II,” four weeks later, at six, a.m., fasting, one grain of Aloes. Under observation marked “III” again, more than a week later, in the forenoon, in full health, four grains of the best Aloes, coarsely broken, and gulped it down with six swallows of water.
Most of the provings of this country were instituted with the 1/10 trituration of the real Socotra Aloes. C. HERING took one dose of this, and afterward a higher, without repetition (Jenichen received his trituration from Lappe). DR. J. JEANES and DR. KOCH had in part other preparations, the former higher, the latter lower. DR. NEIDHARD took, in the first proving “a,” a grain of the 1/10 trituration; in proving “b” a like dose every evening for two weeks. DR. C. RAUE took the 1/10 trituration every hour, three times m the evening and twice the next morning, until he had distinct symptoms, which, although they exhibited only a slight effect, still could be plainly distinguished for three days. DR. W. WILLIAMSON made his curative experiments in the cholera summer, 1849,
- After meal no sleepiness, but a forbidding and unconcerned humor; about half-past three he is better and is much inclined to joke, continually mocking the remarks of others; in the evening is inclined to work; the twelfth day. I.
- Before taking it, the disposition is apprehensive, speculative, amorous; after taking it, quiet, immovable, contented, joyful, reflective; mind is more self-sufficient, more inclined to labor, no sleepiness after a meal; first to the third day. II
- Lassitude, alternating with great mental activity; the eighth day. Preu, c
- Immediately after a meal a sluggish sleepy mood, he sat down by himself without speaking, without any desire for mental or physical exertion, meditating wrapt up in himself, as after a sickness, or a fit of anger, which still gnaws internally, which one cannot express. Nothing can engage his attention, he is averse to and disgusted with every thing. From one till after four, in the evening, already an opposite condition sets in; he is not at all angered about an accident which otherwise probably would have angered him. I.
- Quiet and serene humor. Curative effect. 4. Gosewich.
- In the forenoon he is disposed to become reconciled, where he would not otherwise have been so; the second day. I
- Contented, happy humor, in the evening as well as all the following day; the fifth day I
- Merry, self-contented, fraternized to the whole world; the fifth day. II.
- At evening, in a happy mood, he feels completely happy and contented.
- Great serenity and good humor; in a patient. Helbig
- The child is very much enlivened and vivacious, it plays and prattles uncommonly with much mischievousness and laughter; from sucking Aloes. C. Hg.
- Head confused and indisposition for every employment. t, Henke, a.
- Labor already begins to be tedious to him; the third day. III.
- Great laziness in the middle of the day; the second day. Preu, d
- Much exhaustion and laziness; the seventh day. Preu, d.
- 50. Disinclined to move; the second day. Preu, d.
- An anxious restlessness deters him from mental labor; the first day. Henke, b, t,
- Great disinclination to mental labor; the second day. Preu, a.
- Speedy fatigue from mental labor; the second day. Preu, d
- Exhaustion alternating with activity. 34.
- Inner restlessness and excitement; third day; Preu, a
- Excitement of mind and body; afternoons; d, the third day. III.
- Disinclination for much mechanical or intellectual labor, instead of this, great disposition for desultory thinking; the fourth day. Preu, a
- Smelling camphor relieves the troubles quickly and considerably. There even follows for a while inclination and ability for mental labor, which requires clear thinking. After an hour however all the troubles return; the eighth day. Preu, d.
- He believes, on awaking, that it must be later. 1009, 1362.
- In the afternoon he works with a will, without a midday nap; the fourth day. I.
- In the morning good appetite and inclination to work; the fifth day. I.
- Much inclination for continued labor; the first day. II.
- In the forenoon, he is much excited, works hastily and yet well; the fifth day. II.
- Inclined to work, with pain in the forehead. 91.
- Excited, nights, 1369; with warmth and redness of the face. 231.
70. A very valuable remedy; against insanity, in paralytic states of the ganglionic nervous system, operating as an irritant! so also, in great asthenia of the functions of the abdominal organs. Schneider, the Opposite School.
- Vertigo, as if every thing whirled about with her, worse on going up-stairs and turning quickly. t, Raue.
- Very peculiar vertigo each day after taking the third trituration, during motion he feels as if he ought to lie down, whilst standing and walking an inner sensation which makes every thing seem insecure, and which makes him very anxious; then nasal catarrh first on the left side, then on the right, with copious secretion of mucus, which soon becomes thick; afterwards no more vertigo. C. Hg.
- Whilst sitting, after meal, he feels as if he sat upon a high chair, a kind of vertigo; the fifteenth and subsequent days. III.
- Pressive pain in the fore-head; from the third to the fifth day; thereafter relief. Preu, d.
- Murky pain in the head and fore-head. 91.
- Confusion, of the sinciput especially, with chilliness. 1431.
- Downward and inward pressing pain (down towards the nose) in the middle of the forehead. In a mesmerized person. Helbig.
- A dull pressive pain in the fore-head, in the afternoon. Preu, d.
- Headache in the fore-head and on the vertex as from a weight; the fourth day. t, Raue,
- Pressure in the fore-head, immediately after licking Aloes. In a girl of nine years. Helbig, b.
- Painfulness of half of the face, arising from the forehead. 226.
- Dull drawing and sticking over the right side of the fore-head, the head feels murky, it compels one to make the eyes small; at the same time the desire for labor continues longer; the fourth day. II.
- Pain in the fore-head, pressing outward towards the temples; appears soon after taking Aloes and continues. Henke, c.
- Dull pressive pain in the supra orbital region; the first day. Preu, c.
- Dull stitches in the supra orbital region; the first and fifth day Preu, d.
- A single darting drawing, over the left eye and outward through the same; after four hours. II
- A tensive, numb sensation which extends over the scalp, with a sense of increased warmth; the third day. II.
- Pressive tension, sometimes pulsating, in the sinciput. ERL.
- Dull pressive pain in the sinciput; the second day. preu, a.
- Pressive pain in the left temple especially, appearing now and then. Helbig.
- Pressing outwards to the temples, with periodic heat of the face and flickering before the eyes; the first day. t, Henke, b.
- Pain in the fore-head pressing towards the temples. 92.
- Pressive boring in the left temple, soon thereafter a sticking drawing outwards to the left eye, from above, out of the brow, downwards; afternoon and evening; the second day. II.
- First transient, then severe stitches in the left temporal region, aggravated by every foot step. St.
- Dull stitches through the left temple into the brain, t, Henke, a.
- Headache worse in warm, better in cool (air). t, Raue.
- (Headache from the heat of the sun.) 413.
- Stitches in the right side between the fore-head and vertex, from the top inward; the first day. C. Hg.
- On the right side of the head, sudden blunt shootings from below upwards, in the evening and on the following morning, after trituration. Zumbrock.
- Pressure in the middle of the right half of the brain; after 2, 3. 3. C. Hg.
- Severe pressure in the occiput; often a pressing asunder. ERL.
- Pressive ache in the angle of the right occiput; evening. Helbig.
- Dull drawing in the left side of the occiput. t, Henke, a.
- In the occiput (and abdomen) beating, at night when lying down; 496. Stitches after stooping; 134. External soreness; 147.
120. Headache, after griping of the bowels, and after stool; 080. In the fore-head, with abdominal symptoms; 578. Headache in the morning following an incomplete evacuation of the bowels, lasting until a second stool follows a few hours after. Gosewisch.
- Periodic headache, alternating with pain in the loins; R; with sacral pain. 1061.
- Headache, relieved by cold applications. 1061.
- Headache, aggravated by motion, especially by stooping; the first day. Henke, c. Excitement of the Brain:
- Disposition to congestion of the head, in lunatics. Trousseau.
- After 11 o'clock, a.m., sense of dull pressure throughout the whole head, when walking, a shaking as if the brain lay loose therein, considerably aggravated in fresh cold air, also on laying the head down, then and a while after rising up, a beating, thumping pain like pulsating, especially in the occiput; better a while after eating; the first day after having taken the medicine five times; less the second day; disappearing the third day. Raue.
- Sensation as if the head were widened, being pressed out on all sides; after four hours. II.
- Troublesome throbbing of the external occipital arteries with a cold feeling of the back of the head; the fourth day. Preu, d.
- *Headache. Greek physicians.
- *Headache is removed by anointing with it. Dioscorides.
- Periodic headache (with Camphor and Opium). Audouard.
- For relief of the head and chest, if no organic trouble underlies. Trousseau and Pidoux. Merat de Lenz.
- * Brain affections; especially congestion of the head, of old people who are disposed to apoplexy, a.
- *Congestion of the brain of long standing; in lunatics. Trouseau & Pidoux.
- 145. * If, with constipation, with sluggishness and loss of tone of the abdominal organs, congestion of the head appears, small doses are sometimes very serviceable, particularly in hypochondriacs; it frees the head and brings the normal state of the abdomen again into action. Fechner.
- Sluggish, drawing, sensitive pain in the head, more externally; the first day. III.
- An ache, like a pressure, in the scalp of the occiput. Helbig.
- A sensation of numbness moving over the scalp, with warmth. 97.
- At mid-day, a pain as of subcutaneous suppuration, on a spot as large as a half dollar, on the right side of the top of the head (between 16 and 12 according to Combe) so that even touching the hair is very painful, afternoons; also in the evening in an other spot of the same size; the second day. II
- 150. On the left side in the scalp near the vertex a feeling as if it had been beaten, so that the pressure thereon is painful but yet feels good; the fifth day. C. Hg.
- Painfulness behind the top of the head as of subcutaneous ulceration; the hair stands up more on this spot, continuing from mid-day, the 7th day; 10th and 11th clays again a sensitive spot behind on the vertex. I
- On combing the hair in the morning, a sensitive spot on the left side on upper part of the occiput; towards evening on the right side of the head on the top; 12th day. I.
- Frequent feeling of heat in the scalp. ERL.
- Dry hair; the ninth and tenth days. III.
- Heaviness of the eves with headache. t, Raue.
- Determination of blood to the eyes, pressing them out-ward. 128.
- Pain, deep in the orbits as if in the muscles, worse on the right side. C. Hg.
- Pressure in the right eye-ball, severe, but passing away Evenings, from light; the fifth day. III.
- Burning pain in the right eye, as if a fine current of hot air passed through along the axis of vision; the first and second days. Preu, d.
- An increased congestive condition of the ordinarily some what reddened conjunctiva of the lids; the first day. Preu, d.
- The eyes are glittering, somewhat reddened, prominent ERL.
- Flickering before the eyes, with heat of the face; after a few hours. Henke, c, compare 102.
- An unsteady anxious look. 8.
- One is compelled to make the eyes small, with pain in the fore-head. 81.
- In diseases of the eye. Greek physicians.
- Sometimes this is classed with the remedies for the eyes. Schroder.
- Suppuration of the eyes. Dioscorides.
- *Discharge from the eyes and weakness. J. Mesue.
- Rubbed around the eyes, it stops the flow therein and strengthens the sight. T.
- *It cures trickling from the eyes. Frankenau.
- A slight twinging kind of pain in the right ear; evening of the third day. Helbig.
- A twinging ear ache, and crampy pain in the right ear; the fourth day. Preu, d.
- Transient stitches from the left temporal region toward the ear. St.
- Drawing sticking pain in the left inner ear, which is, after awhile, also felt in the right. B.,5.
NOTE. — From this symptom “drawing sticking pain,” Roth makes the following: “whizzing and sticking in the inner ear,” by mistake of the reader or printer; but, “first left then right” is left out, and in my view the most important part of the whole symptom. C. Hg.
- Toward mid-day, a drawing pain, from before backward, below the right external meatus auditorius; behind the lobules, in the mastoid process and in the ear passage itself, almost like an ear ache; the fourth day. II.
- At times a transient pain in the left external ear-passage, especially on pressing the teeth together; fifth day. III.
- There appeared, in a person who had used Aloes for two years, particularly after the menses, for a headache consequent upon them, together with a constipation as from loss of tone of the intestines, an ear ache on the left tide which always recurred with the menses along with the headache, it was also more severe when this (headache) was more severe An internal disagreeable ache, also externally behind and below the ear After Bell. and Calc. the ear began to itch and for the first time discharged thin, yellowish, odorless matter. Nux, Lachesis, Carbo veg., and especially Lyc. worked a complete cure. C. Hg.
- Throbbing and sense of heat in the back part of the ear. ERL.
*[Deafness in consequence of peevishness, becoming heated and chilled in damp rooms, combined with uncommon torpor of the system, slimy expectoration, rattling in the chest, pulsating from the chest toward the ear, determination of blood to the head, vertigo, violent pulsating in the ear which is excessively painful, and gradually developed suppuration. After complete deafness of the left ear it attacked the right also, where with he could only hear when one spoke loudly in his ear. He lost his sense of smell. With the ear-scoop he brought out at times, especially from the left ear, thick, yellow and black masses without benefit to the hearing or amelioration of pain; at the same time came swellings on the head, which went away again, first on one side then on the other, and on motion a sense of cracking in the occiput going into the ear; eyes dull; yellowish circles; chest painful, not enduring the slightest pressure; expectoration day and night. The juice of the fresh Aloe leaf was pu into the ear on cotton, and since it gave relief, he took every morning and evening two table-spoonfuls of a decoction of the fresh Aloe juice (two and a half pounds with one and a half pounds of wine and half a pound of sugar). On the fourth night he was obliged to cough hard, and in the morning found traces of blood, and on the left side coagulated blood and pus; he continued its use ten months, and during that time had painful sensations here and there in different spots on the surface, sometimes accompanied by swelling, lasting one or two days; first on the right side of the head then on the left; viscid matter flowed from the cracks in the skin. He was completely cured, and heard as well as ever. Hufeland's Journal, 54, 2, 66. 1822, from Strumpf and Frank's Magazine, 2, 589.] Severe ear ache accompanied by numbness with distress in the abdomen and pain in the chest. a. a.
- Frequent ringing and buzzing in the ears. ERL.
- At nine o'clock in the evening, when reading aloud, frequent fine crackings in the right maxillary joint; the first day. II.
- Rustlings in the right ear, which almost amount to cracklings, on moving the maxillary joint; after two two hours. a. b. III.
- Pain in the fore-head pressing down into the nose. 84.
- Pain in the nose, especially early in the morning, and never except on motion; the thirteenth and fourteenth days. III.
- The nose is very, red without redness of the face, in the cold open air; the first day. III.
- In the evening, coldness of the tip of the nose sensible only to the finger touching it. Helbig.
- A sensation in the nose as if it would commence bleeding; the first day. Henke, c.
- Nose bleed early in the morning a few drops; the second day. t, Henke, b.
- Some blood is blown out in the afternoon; 5th day. II.
- After waking, while yet in bed, the right nostril bleeds a desert-spoonful; the eighteenth day. III.
- In the afternoon, sudden fluent coryza, lasting till toward evening; the third day. III.
- Coryza the whole of the fourth day. III. Worse in the afternoon.
- Sensation of coryza and husky voice. 1070.
- Coryza and soreness of the right nostrils; the fifth and sixth days. III.
- Confusedness and painfulness of the whole left half of the face, proceeding from an inflamed spot in the mouth and from the forehead; the fourth day. Preu, d.
- Pale over-night (as if up all night) sickly look; the sixth day. I.
- He is very sensitive to the coldness of the weather, has a very pale look; sunken and sickly; the 13th day. I.
- Pale wretched color of the face; the first to the third day. II.
- Increased warmth and redness of the face; wide awake, excited; after half an hour. III.
- Periodic heat of the face, with pressure in the temples. 102.
- Burning heat, especially in the face. ERL.
- No fruit the toil will yield, till toil
- Dry and cracked lips. Roth. Could this have been derived from 245 B.
- Dry lips; the dried epidermis has a white appearance, if it is not frequently moistened by the tongue; the second and third days. III.
- Dry lips, the epidermis is white, scaly, he continually licks them with the tongue; from the sixth to the eighth day, and on the sixteenth day. III
- Dry lips, an hour after dinner, together with dryness in the mouth; the lips are parched and white; without thirst; better in the evening; the fifteenth day. III.
- The under lip is swollen, with a thick skinned lax vesicle, in the red part of the lip where it turns inwardly, of the size of a flax seed, smooth, yellowish, covered with hard skin, it makes the whole part of the lip thick; the sixth and seventh days. III.
- Spongy scurf upon the lips, which exudes moisture, looks ugly; the tenth day. On the eleventh day, the lips are very dry, the spongy scurfiness is moist. III.
- A painful little crack on the under lip near the angle of the mouth; the second day. III.
- A blackish point (maggot) on the edge of the upper lip on the left side becomes inflamed, it is the next day a yellow pustule; goes away the eighth to the eleventh day. I.
- Breaking out around the mouth. Helbig, c.
- Pimples under the lower jaw. 1497.
- Cold feeling of the left side of the tongue; after a few minutes. 3. C. Hg.
- After dinner, a sensitive painfulness on the right side of the tongue at the back part; especially if it hits against the teeth, as if they were sharp and impinged upon a sore spot; the 24th and 25th days. III.
- In the morning after waking, suddenly an extremely fine but severe stitch on the under part of the tongue, from behind forwards, which is twice repeated on moving the tongue. Neuralgia sublingualis. Dr. Koch.
- Evenings, dryness on the tongue and in the mouth, with increased thirst and redder lips than usual; after the 1/100 Whitey.
- Beating in the (lower) hollow back tooth on the right side, after smoking tobacco. B.
- Gnawing pain in a hollow tooth on the left side of the the lower jaw, in the evening, recurring periodically throughout the whole night, worse by eating. N, a.
- Pale gums, the sixth day. I.
- The teeth are affected as after eating sugar; the first and second day. N. N.
- The concave edges of the teeth seem sharp, they hurt the tongue; the seventeenth day. I
- A lower hollow back tooth becomes sensitive, especially when eating, the second day; on the afternoon of the third day, it is still sensitive; on the fifth day he cannot bite thereon; on the sixth day, it is still more sensitive, it even pains without touching it; it is no more sensitive on the ninth day; on the tenth day a pustule appears on the front part of the gum under this same tooth. I.
- For foul teeth, rub them with honey and aloes. Paracelsus.
- Dryness in the mouth with much thirst, dry heat in the mouth (also ERL); the tongue is very red and somewhat dry. St.
- Sickening smell from the mouth, noticeable to himself, as if he had been without food a long time on a warm day; the third day. III.
- Inflammation and sore pain of the left cavity of the mouth; the fourth day. Preu, d.
- Inflamed spots in the mouth. 226.
- Sore feeling of the inner size of the left cheek; afternoons. N, a.
- It cures all ulceration and foulness in the month. T.
- Hoarseness in the back part of the fauces. 1069.
- On rising in the morning, some rawness of the fauces, chiefly in the upper part in the soft palate and uvula, with a somewhat raw voice, which disappears at breakfast, returning on going into the open and cold air (afternoons); second day. III.
- Sense of swelling or pressure in the throat, at eight, or nine o'clock in the morning of the fifth day. III.
- Sensation as if the palate were swollen, three o'clock in the morning; when rising and during the forenoon in. the fauces, increasing in the afternoon, continuing in the evening. On empty swallowing and yawning, the arches of the palate are painful; the fourth and following days. The sensation in the fauces only on forced empty swallowing; but it increases a few hours after rising and is noticeable even without swallowing but not on swallowing food. On chewing, the sides of the soft palate pain, as if sore or as if burnt with hot food, aggravated in the evening; the fifth and sixth days. III
290. The arches of the velum palati pain on chewing hard food, the hard palate and the region around the hindermost back teeth feel as if burnt and inflamed; not on swallowing food. Especially painful is the stretching of the soft palate on yawning; the sixth to the eighth day, III
- Soreness of the left arch of the palate, on opening wide the month; ninth and tenth days. III.
- Throat affections after skating, again in the evening in the middle of the soft palate posteriorly; the eleventh and thirteenth days. III.
- Thick mucus in the month and fauces on waking at three o'clock. 1364.
- Hawking thick mucus out of the fauces for a few days; the fourth day; morning of the fifteenth day. III.
- The pain in the fauces is accompanied by expectoration of thick lumpy mucus from the fauces and choanae; twenty-second and twenty-third days. III.
- Pressive pain in the pharynx, sensation of rawness and swelling, especially on swallowing hawking up of thick mucus on waking, morning at three o'clock, going away on rising; the fourth day, II.
- Hawking up thick tough lumpy mucus like jelly, easily loosened, early, after rising; the fifth day. II.
- No expectoration of mucus. ERL.
- The taste of the Aloe exceedingly nauseous, which rather increased after fifteen minutes, after one hour it still continued and remains for a long time as a nauseous bitterness in the mouth. III.
- Nauseous bitter taste in the mouth; early on the second day. t, Henke, a.
- Bitter taste, with loss of appetite. Helbig, d.
- Taste between the root of the tongue and the soft palate like that soon after a decoction of Senna leaves, from early in the morning till one o'clock; 2d day. Raue.
- Taste in the month like ink or iron, with irritation to cough. 1075.
- Metallic taste, with dry irritative hacking. 1075.
- Pappy taste. 1061. Appetite:
- Diminished appetite. R, also 304, 1061.
- No appetite and febrile sensation, t, Raue.
- At noon, very little appetite and a feeling as if one does not himself know what is the matter, whether one has appetite or not, so that two hours later he again ate more apples, a kind of torpidity of the stomach, he did not know when he was satisfied, the stomach showed no decided will; after one to three hours. 1.
- Some hunger in the evening and long wakefulness; the ninth day. I.
- Loss of appetite and dyspepsia with co-existing constipation. N. N.
- No appetite for meat; sixth day; I Fourth and fifth days. III.
- Meat diet was (to jaundice persons) welcome after the use of Aloes. W.
- Longing for juicy food, fruit, but not for water; tenth day. I
- Frequent appetite, eat apples out of regular meal times; third day. III.
- Great appetite for bread; ninth day. III.
- At noon he ate well and much; first, second, eleventh and twelfth days. I
325. At noon good appetite, then it seemed to him as if he was not yet satisfied, as the first day; still he did not eat again, and on working it went away; it seemed again as if something ailed him, he knew not what; this took place many times before long enduring hunger; fourth day. I.
- Appetite good. In the afternoon again hunger, continual eating, as after long abstinence; tenth day. I.
- Appetite good in the morning. 60, 63.
- Frequent appetite, but not great; thirteenth day. 1.
- It increases the appetite. W.
- Feeling of hunger in the stomach, after a few minutes; from olfaction; the second day. I.
- Warmth and sensation of hunger in the stomach; after one hour. III.
- Canine hunger, forenoon; the second day. II.
- He awakened at seven, a.m., with feeling of hunger and urgent inclinations to urinate, the third day. II.
- Thirst with dryness of the mouth. Hong and 271, 273; evenings, 254.
- He drinks while eating as he is not accustomed to do; the nineteenth day. III.
- In the afternoon, uncommon thirst for water; the twelfth day, not the thirteenth day. I.
- After a meal, forbidding (32); sluggish sleepy mood. 36.
- No sleepiness after a meal. 32, 33.
- After eating the headache is better for a while. 134.
- After eating soused roast game, he perceives weakness in the limbs and feels unwell; the eighth day. Helbig, compare 100.
- At breakfast the raw voice disappears (287); the hoarseness goes away. 1069.
- Pressure at the pit of the stomach after breakfast. 424.
- Fullness in the stomach and bilious eructations after drinking water. 429.
- Acrid eructations after dinner. 400
- Serviceable for a humid stomach and gripes. T
- It purifies and strengthens the stomach. T.
- It strengthens the stomach, restoring all kinds of slime; hence especially good for all who are inclined not only to a cold stomach but also to a sour rawness (after drinking). Schroeder.
- It purifies the sour crudities. Frankenau.
385. A stomachic, taken in grain doses immediately before eating, for torpidity of the stomach, loss of appetite without irritation, caused by too highly seasoned, too nutritious, or too liberal diet generally, or sedentary mode of life. According to Kurtz.
- It is very good for the stomachs of the old. Schroeder.
- Unanimously regarded as a strengthening remedy, for the stomach and intestines. Weikard.
- As often as he perceived a disordered stomach or catarrh, he took Aloes and was thereby, in spite of being inclined to a sanguineous temperament and arterial plethora, freed from the necessity of blood letting. Giacomini.
- Bitter in the mouth but good for the stomach.
- Bitter eructations; the first day. Preu, d.
- Bitter eructations, many days. Helbig.
- Bitter eructations, after drinking water. 429.
- Empty, tasteless eructation, with sense of fullness in the pharynx, second day; again the seventh day. Preu, d.
- Easy eructation of wind without taste; after ten minutes; after thirty minutes, II.
- Much eructation of wind with oppression of the stomach; the second day. t, Raue.
- Empty eructation, empty or tasting of food. B.
- Eructation relieves the oppression of the stomach. 424.
- Nausea immediately after taking it, must sit completely still in order not to vomit, also other days, t, Raue.
- With the nausea, pains extend from the stomach towards both sides of the chest, t. Raue
- Nausea, with headache, t, Raue.
- Some nausea, with pain in the umbilical region increased by pressure and diarrhea 499.
- Removes vomiting, also even that of pregnant women,. Schroeder.
- Chronic vomiting with hardness of the abdomen. Hong.
- Once, after half a drachm for headache from heat of the son, vomiting a quantity of thick mucus on going to stool, which returns a half hour after a glass of water. The pulse and strength were thereby sunken, till the next day. Giacomini.
- It is injurious to those in whom the acridity of the blood seeks an outlet as hemoptysis, leucorrhea and hemorrhoids, and the like. T.
- The pit of the stomach pains very much on making a false step. 500.
- Pressure in the epigastrium and up into the pharynx; the fourth day. Preu, d.
- Painful pressure under the sternum; the fourth day. Preu, d.
- Some pressure in the pit of the stomach after breakfast; relieved by eructation, t, Henke, a.
425. Pressure in the pit of the stomach through to the back, like a weight, with sore pain; sometimes this pain rises higher up into the chest and then sinks down again; accompanied by copious eructations, t, Raue.
- Soon after taking it, troublesome sense of fullness in the region of the stomach, followed by distension of the epigastrium and both hypochondria; with a pain in the first hypochondrium which goes away on passage of flatus, but returns with renewed distension. Preu, d.
- Feeling of weakness in the pit of the stomach, like a weight and burning there. t, Raue.
- Fullness in the epigastrium, with great appetite for stimulants; the second day. Preu, d.
- Fullness of the stomach after drinking water, and bilious eructations. B.
- With the nausea, pains, which draw from the stomach up into both sides of the chest, worse on motion; the third day still the same pains drawing from the pit of the stomach to both sides of the chest, t, Raue.
- Snatching under the pit of the stomach. In a mesmerized person. Helbig.
- Jerks in the epigastrium. 1098.
- Painfulness across below the ribs, with painful weakness in the legs. Therewith an evacuation somewhat diarrheic, with chilliness, go that he feels very cold as often as he goes away from the stove. Helbig, c
- Aching in the hypochondria, cutting. Helbig, d.
- Distention of both hypochondria; 426, 520.
- Distension, as if it were too narrow around under the ribs. 578.
- An inner pressure at the short ribs; after three hours. Henke, c
- Pain in the left hypochondria, better after passage of flatus. 426.
- Dull pain in the left hypochondria; third day. Pressive pain; the fourth day. Preu, d
- A jerking pain in the region of the left lower rib, internally, going from above downward and from the outside inward, on walking, morning; the sixth day. Helbig.
- Crampy pain in the region of the spleen. t, Henke, a.
- Hardening of the spleen (combined with Sulphate of Iron). Hong.
- Dull stitches in the splenic region through the left breast (in the supra orbital region, in the frontal prominences, in the finger joints); the sixth day. Preu, d,
- Awakened by dull stitches in the splenic region, drawing into the loins; the first night. Henke, c.
- Transient stitches in the spleen; seventh day. Preu, d.
- Uneasiness, heat, pressure and tension in the region of the liver. R.
- Uneasiness in the hepatic region. (W. in Rust's Magazine, Vol. 24, p. 304.)
- Only seldom is a heating and uneasiness in the hepatic region noticed, when the purgative action is near at band. W.
- Pressure and tension in the right hypochondria. W; in the right epigastrium. B.
- Pressure under the right ribs. 1107.
- Dull pressive pain in the region of the liver; the fourth and fifth days. Preu, d.
- Hard pressive pains in the region of the right lower ribs, alternating with just such a pain in the upper part of the chest as if it were seated under the sternum, i. e., they are found now there, now here. The former are more transitory but more frequent; the latter more enduring and less frequent. Helbig.
- Dull pain on the right side under the ribs, the same in all positions, worse on standing, so that he bends himself forward. C. Hg.
- Transient stitches in the hepatic region; the second day. Preu, c,
- Blunt stitches now in the left, now in the right hypochondrium; the second day. t, Henke, a,
- Periodic blunt stitches in the hepatic region, sometimes moving into the chest and obstructing respiration; the first day, less the second day. t, Henke, b.
- Single blunt stitches in the hepatic region; the first day. Henke, c.
- Stitches moving from the hepatic region into the chest. 463.
- Pain in the liver; Aloe perfoliata, herb. Hong.
- Aloes increases the secretion of the bile and irritates the liver. W.
- The purgative action of Aloes is secondary, the primary action is increased irritation of the liver and consequent augmented secretion of bile, whose quantity and irritation reduces purgation. W.
- For the most part injurious in inflammation of the liver and other abdominal organs. W.
- It is to be used with great caution in irritable persons, and those inclined to increased secretion of bile. W.
- Absence of secretion of bile, without inflammatory conditions of the liver, a, a.
- Gallstones, large ones, it can not of course remove, but it certainly assists in the expulsion of smaller ones, because it increases the vehicle therefore, the bilious fluid; hence it can also prevent their reproduction (!). W.
- In perceptible induration of the liver, an issue in the right hypochondrium, in this daily an Aloe pill. This increased the stool and the induration became imperceptible. W.
- Twitching pain in the hepatic region was much relieved. Helbig.
- Weakness in the right hypochondrium, he could breath freer. N, b.
905. Of one hundred persons who took Aloes, ninety were attacked with hemorrhoidal flux, which ceased as soon as Aloes was discontinued. Fallopius. p. 109, opera omnia. Fref. 1600. Gottfr. Moebius, Olaus Borrichius Act. Havn. 1673. Obs. 64, and Trnka von Krzowits Treatise on Hemorrhoids 1798 p. 75, made observations similar to Fallopius. Jonseca Consult. med. t. I. cons 27, writes that in the region of Padua and Venice Aloes was a very prolific cause of hemorrhoids. Stahl, collect. pract. p. 418 says: The inhabitants of lower Saxony suffer very much from hemorrhoids from the abuse of Elixir proprietatis. Aloe aperit ora venarum ani et vulvae. Geoffrey. A life-prolonging-remedy containing Aloes, much used in the region of Lauterbach makes hemorrhoids prevalent. Raue treatise on Hemorrhoids. 1821.
- If it is given before the flux of the hemorrhoidal veins, it should cause them to flow, but if they already are flowing, it should, on the contrary, check it. Some say this even of the monthly courses. Loehrike Mat-Med. 6th Edit. p. 146.
- It appears to produce local plethora in the lower portion of the abdomen; hence, used for a length of time, it certainly contributes not a little to the production of hemorrhoidal troubles and the re-establishment of suppressed menstruation. This Cullen, without reason, denies. S. Hahnemann Notes on Cullen.
- For suppressed hemorrhoids, if the hemorrhoidal flow had become habitual and had been suppressed by sluggishness, or if the diffused hemorrhoidal congestion produces disturbance in the whole organism and gives rise to evident diseased condition. Schreger.
- *In protruding hemorrhoids of the right side, very painful while standing and walking, obliging the legs to be spread apart while lying; the appetite very good, notwithstanding the lack of exercise: after eight or ten days; everything else had been of no avail. C. Hg.
- Sense of fullness, like congestion of the protruded, strangulated hemorrhoids, later, an indefinite urgency to stool, and a second small stool, which was entirely unusual, whereby the hemorrhoids protrude very much, and pain as if sore and chapped in the anus; after three hours, forenoon. 3. C. Hg.
- After rising, a hard, small, tough stool, with sore pains in the hemorrhoids, which, sensitive to touch, pain as if inflamed even in sitting still; at ten in the evening another stool, with smarting in the hemorrhoids, some of which are still protruded; the nineteenth day. III.
- After loud grumblings and moving about in the abdomen, a thin evacuation, passing almost involuntarily, consisting in part of thin yellow feces, partly of bilious streaked pieces of mucus mixed with the feces; thereafter, crawling in the anus which compels one to rub it. Helbig.
945. In mucous constipation, it causes a passage of a great quantity of tough, in the highest degree offensive, green and otherwise unnaturally colored mucus infarctus which gave rise to much rumbling and uneasiness before the passage, and great relief thereafter. Ideler in Hufeland's Journal. 4. 1. 119.
- With the last stool, at ten in the evening, the passage of urine is somewhat impeded, it presses out from the bladder a few seconds before it appeared, then with interruptions, and every time with some urgency, which the urine does not immediately follow; the tenth day. I.
- He awoke at one o'clock at night with active desire; without being wide awake, he seized hold of the parts until the emission of semen; he had to make water, and on fully awaking, it seemed as if the time must be much later; the fourth day. I.
1020. *Gonorrhoeal sequelae: sticking, burning in the urethra as far as the bladder, with a thin discharge; the penis is bent in erection, it pains as if constricted behind the glans, as from some ulceration; very much improved. Helbig.
1040. Irritative action on the uterus and pelvic organs, from the determination of blood to these organs, repletion of the blood-vessels, especially the veins; hence it is in a condition to augment existing irritated conditions or bleedings and to act as an emmenagogue in amenorrhoea and chlorosis. Pereira.
- A young girl, suffering from amenorrhoea, took daily, three grains of the watery extract; thereupon pappy taste, loss of the previous good appetite, congestions to the head, headache, relieved by cold applications, alternating with pain in the loins, gripings; three soft stools a day. The periods, which had stayed away three months, came on at night with severe pain in the loins. B.
- In a dream at night, he was in danger, he would scream out but could not from hoarseness; in the morning he awakened with hoarseness low down in the fauces, which disappeared after breakfast; the third day. I.
1075. A tickling irritation to cough in the fauces, without expectoration but with the taste in the mouth of ink or iron, evening of the fourteenth and morning of the fifteenth and sixteenth days. III.
- Five drops of the tincture were given for pressure in the abdomen, with pain in the loins and weakness in the legs; there followed, apprehension, the breath will stay away on going up stairs, could not work, became anxious, with paralysis in all the limbs; the cutaneous veins disappeared, must sit and sleep; at first he felt better walking than sitting. After a few hours these symptoms and those of the disease were much relieved. (F.) Helbig.
- Cutting, tearing, sticking jerks in the chest, which suddenly stop the breath, especially if he would recover himself from a stooping or twisted posture; many days, the fifteenth day; in the epigastric region also. III.
1100. On bending to the left side, short pinching stitches deep within at the back part of the left chest and under the left nipple; at one time impeding respiration, at another, permitting deep respiration.
- Every stitch is scarcely an inch long and very severe. After a few minutes its place is changed; it seems more in front and higher up. Twenty to thirty minutes later similar stitches in the right chest in the same place, though less severe; after three to four hours. 3. C. Hg.
- Immediately on rising, sensitive pressive pains, as if sprained, behind the middle of the sternum, only on moving the arms, on stooping and crouching together, relieved by stretching the chest out straight and throw it forward; the whole of the thirteenth day. I.
- The anterior portions of the chest and the sides up into the axillae are painful to the touch as if beaten, as if the pain were seated between the bones and the flesh. The fore part of the chest is also painful on deep inspiration. The abdomen is also painful in the same manner, especially the umbilical region, painful of itself and worse on touch, still more in the deeper tissues or in the intestines themselves, and for the most part in the morning. The abdominal muscles are painful for many days on rising up from lying. On moving the arms, the muscles which go from the chest to the arms are painful. On straining at stool the abdominal muscles are painful at their costal attachments, continuing eight days. Helbig.
- On sitting in the forenoon, drawing, tensive burning on the right side of the nape, as if in the muscles; it disappears on motion, the second day. On sitting in the afternoon, the same tensive drawing; on stooping, burning; morning of the third, and afternoon of the fourth days. II.
1120. Drawing pain in the right side of the nape, only on moving the neck, after rising from the mid-day rest; the first day. The same pain, on motion, tensive, almost burning; the eleventh to the nineteenth day. III.
1125. Very little appetite for many days; on one afternoon, a very great one, ate two large portions at evening. In the following night pain in the region of the last dorsal vertebra, as if seated in the spinal cord, could not lie on the back, only on the sides; now stretched out straight, now with the thighs flexed on the body. On rising, it disappeared; the twenty-first day. Helbig.
- Morose and ill humored for several days; on the fourth day severe drawing, sacral pains, which spread over the whole pelvis; they filled him with ill-humor; they were aggravated evenings, and continued eight days; L. S., two grains triturated with milk-sugar. Helbig.
1155. At night in bed, pressive pain in the right fore-arm; it began in the middle of the fore-arm, and ended in the wrist joint, where it seemed as if it would press the bones of the wrist asunder; the ninth day. Helbig.
- Sensitive jerking drawing, as in the flesh, from the left fore-arm into the palm of the hand, six to eight times in quick succession; on sitting still and writing; afternoon, three to four o'clock the third day. III.
- Painful drawing and stiffness of the left middle finger, seated especially at the metacarpal joint, the first day. Jerking drawing pain in the metacarpal joint of the left fourth finger, the second day. Pains and stiffness in the right; the third day. Preu. d.
- *In a pregnant woman, who suffered from “red blood” between the fingers, with chilblain-like, swollen, red finger herein, endured neither cold nor wet, sometimes also warmth neither, sometimes warmth relieved - Aloes operated very beneficially. Helbig.
- Evening on lying in bed and in the morning the sensation as if the ankle joint were sprained, or the left great toe, or in a finger or thumb which had been sprained a few months before; the third day. II.
- Pain on the inner margin of the metatarsal bone of the left great toe, on walking and in rest; first there is a pressure, then follows a slight drawing as if the pressure extended itself, after fifteen hours. Helbig.
- He awakes many times in the night with some chilliness and sensitive pain in the great toe on every motion, as if it were sprained; sometimes in the right, sometimes in the left; whether in the first or last joints could not be distinguished; the first day, again the sixth. I.
- Cold feet. 1417-21, 1428, 1431, 1436. After eating, without sleepiness, 1346; at evening, 1444; evening in bed, 1365; preventing sleep at night, 1421; mostly in the fore part of the toes only, 1429.
- Frequently a sensitive drawing in different places on the body, as if it involved the bones; for example, in the right knee, as if in the joint, on sitting still; sooner fatigued on motion; the fourth day. III.
- After a meal very sleepy; he lay two hours in a dozy, half senseless condition, from which he must make an effort to arouse. During this sleep he was conscious of hearing many things, without being able rightly to recollect or arouse himself; the second day. I.
- Cannot get to sleep for a long time, because the evening fatigue vanished; a crowd of thoughts busy him; in the morning he lies in a doze till it is day, tired and prostrated; sexual desire frequently aroused; the nineteenth day. III.
- After an emission of semen, restless sleep with repeated wakings; at eight o'clock in the morning, when he must go immediately to stool, a copious passage, with vigor, seven hours after the previous one; the fifth day. I.
- The nights, from the eleventh to the twelfth, and from the twelfth to the thirteenth days, little chilliness, better sleep; at half-past two he waked up and had to urinate: had thick mucus in the mouth and fauces. I.
1370. Restless the night from the first to the second day, awake many times; pollution towards three o'clock, which he had not had for a long time, and immediately thereafter irresistible sexual excitability, on rubbing it suddenly went away. III.
- Shivering through the whole body, it creeps through all his bones like cold, on slowly swallowing the Aloes, becoming after fifteen minutes like a cold shivering creeping, it goes especially down the back, also in the limbs; on sitting it makes his body erect, not changed by: moving about; lasts forty minutes. II.
- At midday the thighs down to the knees are cold, the forepart of the feet, around the toes especially, particularly in the midday nap; at three o'clock the feet become warm, the hands at four o'clock; the first day. III.
- Chill at three o'clock, on rising; throughout the day very sensitive to the cold; chilly in the open air and in the room; more severe in the afternoon; the cold runs through the skin of the whole body, with some confusion, especially of the forehead; at evening the chills disappeared, except the cold feet; the fourth day. III.
- Some heat, congestions to the head and chest, acceleration of the pulse; dryness of the mouth, thirst; urine scanty, hot; sensation of warmth in the abdomen, as well as throbbing; pressure and tension in the right hypochondrium. W.
- Pulse very slow, 55 beats, weak and suppressed, with coldness, especially through the legs; half an hour later the pulse is still irregular in force and frequency. The sensation of hunger increases; an hour later more frequent, 60, weak sometimes intermitting a beat; soon (after taking it.) III.
- *In jaundice the cure was complete, for the most part, in less than eight days; in most it had arisen by degrees in the camps, without the patients knowing how it arose. Only two had colic, or attacks of intermittent fever, previously. W.
- *In jaundice, originating as usual from an insufficient secretion of bile, Aloes acts specifically by removing the causes; (the jaundice) decreased in proportion as the bilious evacuations appeared, and disappeared it these were continued sufficiently long. The smallest part of the jaundiced patients complained of distension of the abdomen, pains in the bowels, flatulence, tension and pressure in the precordium in the right hypochondrium, also hardness in the region of the liver was seldom observed, except when the jaundice had broken out after intermittent fever, when epistaxis also sometimes accompanied it. W.
- Aloe leaves in Burns. It is not ascertained whether the precise species or varieties or the same genus of plants, which yield Aloes, were used for this. The name, Aloe perfoliata, has notoriously been given to many species. But it might also have been the Aloe known as Agave americana, whose leaves possess a balsamic juice, which, as healing all wounds in general, is a well known popular remedy. C. Hg.
- The people of India make extensive use of the juice of the Aloe, and ascribe to it a curative power in very many diseases. They use it in bruises and sores, in which case they dissolve it in water or Arrack. Charpentier Cassigny, Travels in China and Bengal, p. 121. Published by Franz., Berlin. 1801.
- *Good for the aged, for their cold stomachs. 363. 386. In dry, melancholic people, particularly those who are very old, Aloes should not be carelessly used. T. Injurious to dry and old people, who have a hot stomach, and incline to hectic and decline. Schroeder.
1535. *Contraindicated in plethoric people (compare contrary to this Giacomini and the French), bilious (compare Wedekind to the contrary), in pregnant women (compare Schroeder to the contrary), in hemorrhages, painful, bleeding hemorrhoids (compare Giacomini to the contrary), profuse menstruation, great irritability of the intestinal canal, old chronic eruptions, or organic affections or the bowels. Kurz.
540. *For status pitnritosus and atrabiliarius with a puffy phlegmatic temperament, watery accumulations in the female organs, edematous swellings of the extremities, and so forth. Schneider Adversarien.
- On motion, cracking of the cervical vertebrae, 1118; pain in the neck, 1120; the great toe feels as if sprained, 1309. 1570. Relieved by motion, drawings, 1317; burning in the neck, 1117; sacral pain, 1138.
- A crowd of thoughts busy him, and prevent his falling asleep again, 1357, stool and headache, 121; nasal pains, 202; dryness in the nose, 205; fruitless irritation to sneeze, 213; nose-bleed, 207, 208; stitch in the tongue, 253; rawness in the fauces, 287; mucous expectoration, 294, 297, 298; bitter taste, 303; little appetite, 315; in the morning the abdomen pains, especially on touch, 1111; pain in the bowels (also evenings), 574; flatulent troubles, 515, 520; passage of flatus, 541, 544; offensive flatus, 557; thin stool, 756; diarrhea, 578, 708, '4, *'5; yellow diarrhea, after taking Aloes the previous afternoon, 578; itching near the anus, 883; hoarseness, 1069; dry hackings, 1074; drawings in the chest, 1106; cracking of the cervical vertebrae, 1116; cold hands and feet, 1420; weak pulse, 1465.
1630. An unhappy mood since the forenoon, better at evening, 17; conciliatory, 38; much excited, 66; pressure in the head after eleven o'clock, 134; earache, 191; bad taste at the root of the tongue, 307; canine hunger, 338; griping in the bowels from ten to twelve o'clock, 575; burning in the nape, 1043; epididymis sensitive, 1022; the hand asleep, 1117; chilliness, etc.. 1425.
- Ill humor worse, 14; excited, 57; pain in the forehead, 86; suppurative pain in the upper part of the head, 149; sudden fluent coryza, 216; coryza aggravated, 217; blood blown from the nose, 208; hunger, 326, 335; thirst,349; cutting abdominal pains, 593; easy passage of flatus, 565: offensive flatus, 551; diarrhea, 706; four stools, 748; stool, 776, 744; at three p. m., 742; itching of the hemorrhoids, 938; drawing in the urethra at midday, 1019; increased urgency to urinate, 994, 986; pain in the neck; 1118, 1190; burning in the sacrum, 1140; drawings in the finger joints, 1165; pain in the toes, 1310; the legs and hands cold at midday, at three o'clock the feet warm, at four the hands; cold feet (warm in the evening), 1429; cold legs, 1432; at noon, sluggish, 48; also in the afternoon without sleep, 62; chilliness, 1431; pulse slower, 1464,1466.
- Inclined to work, 32; not vexed, 36; aroused, 40; happy mood, 42; increased ill humor, and pain in the loins, 21; Indifferent and sleepy, 31; shootings in the head (and the following morning), 112; pressure in the eyes, 64; coldness of the tip of the nose, 204; earache, 186; twinging in the ear, 187; cracking in the maxillary joint, 198; diminished dryness of the lips, 239; dryness in the mouth with thirst, 254; swelling in the throat, 289, 292; little appetite, 316; itching of the navel, 1488; copious passage of flatus, 525, 543-4; offensive, 549, 550, 1, 2; urgency to stool, 767-8, 793; stool, 804; at ten p. m., 875; late, 713, 740-1-2-3; diarrhea, 706-7-8; crawlings in the anus, 881; itching or hemorrhoids (and in the morning), 933; stitches ill the hemorrhoids, 939; urgency to urinate, 997; sexual desire, 1006-8; tickling in the throat, forcing cough (and mornings), 1075; stitches in the chest, 1101; pains in the phalanges,1173; hands swollen and hot, 1180; attacks of distress and heating over the hips, into the loins, 503; pains in the tendon Achilles, 1303; cold feet, 1418-19, 1430-41; in to the calves, 1436; wrenching pains (and in the morning), 1304; yawning and hunger, 1352; chilliness better, 1431; hands and feet again warm, 1428.
1635. Toothache, 262; stitches in the spleen awaking one, 448; throbbing in the abdomen on lying, 496; pains over the loins waking one, 503; passage of flatus through the whole night, 567; urgency to stool, 801; with urinating, 745; shocks that force him to rise upright out of bed, 503; waking with chill, 1410; and pain of the great toe, 2309; offensive perspiration, 580; excessive perspiration, 580.
|1640. In the forehead drawings and stickings, 91.|
|Stitches between the forehead and crown, 111.|
|Pressure in the temples, 100. Stitches over the temples, 105.||Pressure in the temples, 101; stitches, 106; through the temples into the brain, 107; boring in the temples, then drawing through the eye, 104.|
|In the middle of the right half of the head, pressure, 113.||On the top of the parietal bone pressure, 110.|
|Sudden shootings on the side of the head, 112.||As if beaten near the vertex, 150.|
|Pressure on the occiput, 117||Drawing in the occiput, 118|
|Pain in the orbits, 163||Drawing over the eye and drawing pain through it, 91.|
|Pressure in the eyeball, 164. Pustules in the outer canthus, 185.|
|In the ear pain, 186; cracking, 200; cracklings, 199.||In the ear pain, 192-3. Half of the face painful, 226.|
|Sore nostril and coryza, 218|
|Nose constantly scurfy and sensitive, 225. Nose bleed, early, 206.|
|Pimples on the lower jaw, 1497.|
|Cracked about the corner of the mouth, 246.||Pimples on the lips, 247.|
|Toothache, 261, 263, 267.||Toothache, 262.|
|The back part of the tongue painful, 252.||Cold sensations on the tongue, 251. Soreness in the mouth, 276, 278; of the arch of the palate, 291.|
|In the stomach pain, 419.|
|In the hypochondrium, sensations, 451-465.||In the hypochondrium, 441-9; pain, 426.|
|In the inguinal region drawing, 609.||In the sides of the abdomen pressing, 600.|
|In the colon flatulent distension, 515. Sticking in the region of the prostrate, 894. Near the anus itching, 883.|
|Constriction and pressure in the chest, 1097.||Sticking drawing in the chest, 1106.|
|Stitches from the region of the liver into the chest, 463.||Stitches in the chest, 447, 577, 1100, 1101.|
|Tension in the neck, 1117. Pain in the neck, 1117, 19; drawing pain, 1120. Pains in the back, 1123. Pains in the kidneys, 1127. Stitches in the sacral region, 1141.|
|Cracking in the shoulder joint, 1150. Pain in the shoulder, 1148.|
|Heaviness of the arm, 1152. Drawings in the arm, 1153; in the forearm, 1157.|
|In the forearm, pain, 1155.||In the forearm, drawing, 1158. Jerking of the arm in sleep, 1371. Pain in the hand, 1161; hand as if asleep, 1162-3. Pain in the middle of the hand, 121. Sensation of hair on the hand, 1187. In the thumb joint drawing, 1195.|
|The phalanges, pain, 1173.||In the fourth finger, sticking, 1171-2. In the buttock, drawing, 1195.|
|Cracking of the hip joint, 1191.|
|In the thigh pain, as if beaten, 1189; Tearing, 1192; pressure, 1193.||Pain on the inner side of the thigh, 1196, itching, 1489.|
|Pain in the knee, 1317.|
|The leg asleep, 1184. Pain the tendo Achilles, 1308.|
|In the third toe pain, 1310; in the little tow, 1311.||Pain, as if wrenched in the great toe, 1421. Pains, 1308.|
After sulphur, the diarrhea and abdominal pain ceased; the headache was relieved; then the pain, which went down into the thigh, disappeared; yet the bitter taste and nausea remained as well as the furred tongue and loss of appetite. t. Raue.
Anguish and ebullition of the blood, vertigo, startings up, restlessness, fear, misanthropic, ill-humor, morose in cloudy weather, peevish toward himself, worse with pains, with suppression of the stool - better in the open air. Disinclined to labor; lassitude, alternating with activity; good natured, self-contented; prattling and laughing in children.
Vertigo on motion producing anxiety, as if he were sitting high; confusion in the forehead and chilliness; pressure over the eyes; stitches over the brows; pressing from the temples out through them with flickering of the eyes and heat of the face; stitches in the temples on every step; as a stone on the vertex; headache, with abdominal disturbances after insufficient stool, aggravated by warmth, relieved by cold applications. Congestion; throbbing; forcing one to sit up; sensitiveness of the scalp in spots.
Pain in the nose, in the morning on motion; red nose in the open air; cold tip; dryness, mornings in bed; epistaxis in bed, after waking; ineffectual sneezing; fluent coryza, in the afternoon; the right ala is sore.
In the fauces raw, scraped, hoarse; as if burnt. Palate swollen; pain on yawning, on chewing hard food, worse in the evening and morning, on waking. Tough mucus, in thick lumps; taste bitter, sour, inkey, clayey; no appetite for meat, likes fruit and juicy food; hunger as from long abstinence; double hunger, at evening; thirst on eating, after eating, at night; after drinking water, troubles in the stomach; drinking beer relieves the pains in the anus; sour food does not agree; after eating, flatulent troubles, pulsating in the anus, sexual desire.
In the stomach, pressure with warmth, fullness with pain in the left hypochondrium; in the pit of the stomach pain on making a false step; pressure through to the back; in the hypochondria, painfulness with diarrhea and chilliness; distension; internal dragging, griping; in the left hypochondrium, pain, pressure, jerks from above downwards; griping stitches going upward or into the sacrum.
In the region of the liver, uncomfortable tension, pressure; hard pressing pains, alternating with pains in the chest; pain in the liver, on standing; sticking on deep respiration impeding respiration; in the abdomen and stomach, crawlings, with diarrhea; determination of blood, sense of fullness, heat, burning and inflammation; throbbing in the region of the navel; aching around the navel increased by pressure, boring, stitches. Painfulness of the whole abdomen, sensitive to touch; distension and movements in the bowels more to the left, especially along the colon, aggravated after eating. Rollings about, grumblings growlings, rumblings, gurglings, swashings and growlings. Passage of much flatus after every eating, evening and morning; offensive, burning, with relief. Cuttings in the abdomen as after taking cold, with crouching, sitting or lying crouched, soon after eating, before the evacuation. Cutting pains, with ill-humor, aversion to going into the open air, but which relieves. The abdominal parietes pain on stretching upright, pressing at stool, touch; pains in the loins, coming from the hips. Evacuation, golden yellow, of a peculiar smell, gray, hot, undigested. Papescent stool; watery diarrhea, with pains in the bowels, chilliness, pains in the hypochondria and back; diarrhea in the morning; insufficient hard stool, soon after a meal, on standing; constant feeling as if he must go to stool; with a soft stool, the sensation as of a hard one; sudden urgency; tenesmus; stool falls out without being noticed; involuntary with passage of flatus; urgency to stool, with urinating; before the stool, gripings, grumblings, prickings; with stool, hunger; with the diarrhea, flatulence, gripings and cuttings, pains in the rectum and back. After the morning stool, pain in the bowels, passage of flatus, subsequent tenesmus, pains in the anus.
In the rectum, heaviness, heat, soreness, dragging, cutting, burning. In the anus, crawlings, itching, burning, pulsating, pain as from a fistula. Protruding grape-like hemorrhoids, very painful, sore, sensitive, chapped hot; relief from cold water. Mucus and blood in the stool.
Increased sexual desire, on waking, after eating, evenings. Erection mornings, also after urinating. Pollution in the afternoon nap, towards morning, strong sexual desire after it, urging to stool, restless sleep. The epididymus sensitive testicles cold; the penis small; the perineum sore on walking; itching of the prepuce, offensive sweat of the parts
Fullness, heaviness in the uterine region, labor-like pains, pressing, drawings into the thigh. Menses too early, too copious. With the menses, headache, relieved by cold water; earache; pains in the sacrum; dragging in the rectum; fullness in the pelvis; leucorrhea.
Voice husky; cough and scratching in the throat. Determination of blood to the chest; bloody expectoration; respiration impeded because of stitches through the left side of the chest; pressure behind the breast-bone; bruised feeling of the front of the chest.
On the right side of the throat, tension, drawing, constriction, burning; stitches under the shoulder-blade; pain in the back, nights, worse on lying on the back; at evening, increased drawing pains in the sacrum, extending over the pelvis, with ill-humor, with the menses, with bleeding from the anus. Heaviness in the sacrum, loading the rectum; more on sitting; better on motion; on waking; with weakness. Stitches through the sacrum to the loins; in the coccyx, pain as if one had fallen on it; clucking in the coccyx.
In the shoulder, outward pressing, stitches, cracking in the joint; in the right arm, heaviness, drawing, pressure in the forearm into the joints of the hand; in the left forearm and hand going asleep; drawing in the metacarpal bones, in the third and fourth finger; in the thumb joint, feeling as if wrenched; aching of the first joints; stitches in the finger-joints; sensation of hairs on the back of the hand and fingers; cold hands with warm feet; hands as if frozen.
In the lower legs, heaviness, weariness, going asleep; in the thigh, heaviness, tearing, pressure, drawing; in the calves, weariness; in the tendo achilles, especially the left, severe pain, evenings; the ankle-joint as if sprained; drawing in a small spot, under the bones of the foot; the sole pains in rest, on walking; the great toe pains; waking at night, with chill; toes as if frozen; cold feet, after a meal, evenings and nights.
Pains as if bruised, sprained; paralytic drawing in the muscles; stitches in the joints; pain from weakness in the tarsal and carpal joints; cracking of the cervical vertebrae, of the shoulder-joint, of the hip-joint; prostration, weakness, sluggishness.
Chilliness, with coryza, in the open air, in cool weather, in a warm room; creeping chills, with lassitude, on rising mornings; shivering and coldness at stool; coldness on the scalp, through the body with weak pulse; cold hands and feet, in bed, preventing sleep, after a meal; chilliness at night, with pains, on rising; general orgasm; heat in spots, on the scalp, in the face. Pulse accelerated, suppressed, slow, irregular; sweet under the shoulder, on the genitals, offensive; wasting away, flabby, fallen away.
Itching, especially of the legs; pimples on the abdomen; bloody ulcers on the upper arm; spots scratched sore, pain; are very sensitive. Sensitive to cold, especially in cloudy weather; warmth aggravates the headache, and cold applications relieve; water aggravates the facial symptoms; aversion to going into the open air, after which the symptoms are better. Increased pains in the head on motion, in the nates and limbs, especially in the abdomen, and increased nausea. On stepping, stitches in the temples, and pain in the epigastrium; on stretching and straightening upright, pain in the bowels and drawing in the chest; on lying, increased beating in the head; on sitting, pains in the sacrum and pulsating in the anus; lying on the abdomen.
|Source:||The American Homoeopathic Review Vol. 04 No. 06-12, 1863-1864, pages 264-269, pages 316-322, pages 363-374, pages 420-422, pages 469-473, pages 515-523, pages 574-576|
|Description:||Provings of Aloes.|