[In 1836, Dr. von Boenninghausen published a valuable little volume containing a short review of what he regarded as being “the characteristic symptoms, and chief effects” of 123 of the principal remedies of our Materia Medica.
This work has never been translated into English. It was Dr. von Boenninghausen's intention to rewrite the essays of which it consists, and to add to them the analyses of many other remedies which had been proved since 1836. But the busy hours of his life went past and death took him from us, with this task, like many others, uncompleted.
Among the remedies for which he had made preparatory studies, with a view to the new edition referred to, was Kreasotum, a remedy which, he used frequently to say, was far from being estimated at its true value. The following pages are a literal translation of his manuscript study.-D.]
Head. - Roaring in the head. Headache after a carouse. Headache with sleepiness. Throbbing in the front part of the head. Pain, pressing outwards, in the forehead. The hair falls out. Sensibility of the scalp to touch and when the hair is combed .
Eyes. - Itching and biting in the eyes. Chronic swelling of the eyelids and of their margins. Heat in the eyes. Hot and acrid tears in the eyes, like salt water. Agglutination of the eyelids. Like a veil before the eyes.
Menses. - Disposition to abortion and Metrorrhagia. Menses too soon and too copious. Deafness during the menses. Before, during and after the menses, buzzing and roaring in the head. Leucorrhea both bland and acrid. Leucorrhea with great weakness.
Lower Extremities. - Pain in the hip joint as if it were luxated. Painfulness in the crista ilii, as if from a heavy burden, or after running. Sensation as if the knee joint would suddenly give way. Ulcerative pain, as if from an ulcer, in the whole leg. Ulcerative pain and burning in the soles of the feet. Cold swelling of the feet.
Generalities. - Stitches in the joints. Lassitude of all the limbs. Weariness as if from too long a foot journey. Heaviness in all the limbs, with tired sleepiness. During repose, a sensation as if all parts of the body were in motion. Great restlessness and excitation of the whole body, more in repose than during motion. Many symptoms are aggravated during motion and in the open air. Most of the symptoms vanish after sleep. She dares not remain fasting for a long time after getting up, nor keep quiet for a long time.
*Skin. - Eruption, dry as well as moist, in almost all parts of the body, especially on the backs of the hands and feet, in the palms of the hands, in the ears, in the popliteal region and on the knuckles of the hands and feet, which itch very much at evening and in the night. Putrid ulcers.
|Source:||The American Homoeopathic Review Vol. 04 No. 11, 1865, pages 503-506|
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