Artemisia abrotanum, or southernwood, growing on sunny hills in Southern Europe, and cultivated in gardens. Celebrated as an old popular medicine. Introduced into our practice by Deventer. Proved by Gatchell on two women.
Feebleness and dullness of mind.
No capacity for thinking, as if all bodily and mental power were gone.
Thinks her brain is softening.
Excited, loquacious, feels like shouting.
Indolence, aversion to physical exercise.
Good humored, happy.
Great anxiety and depression. ~ Gastralgia.
The child is cross and depressed. ~ Marasmus.
Ill-natured, irritable, violent.
Exceedingly peevish, feels as if she would like to do something cruel; no humanity.
Easily fatigued by conversation or mental effort.
Burning in stomach as from acidity.
Fullness and bloating in region of stomach.
Sensation as if stomach was hanging or swimming in water, with a peculiar feeling of coldness and a dullness to all irritants. ~ Gastralgia.
Pains cutting, gnawing, burning, sometimes contracting and stinging, mostly agg. at night; never entirely free from pain, even in intervals. ~ Gastralgia.
Disturbed digestion. ~ Chlorosis.
After sudden checking of diarrhea, rheumatism.
Piles appear and become agg. as rheumatic pains abate; frequent inclination to stool; hardly anything but blood passes.
Constipation. ~ Gastralgia.
(OBS:) Worms, especially ascarides. ~ Marasmus.
Alternate diarrhea and constipation; food passes undigested. ~ Marasmus.
Protruding hemorrhoidal tumors, burning when touched and when pressing.
Pain across chest, sharp and severe in region of heart. ~ Rheumatism.
Pulse weak and small. ~ Chlorosis.
Ebullitions, with general heat and distended veins on forehead and hands. ~ Hemorrhoidal colic.
Fugitive pains in shoulders all night, preventing sleep.
Aching from shoulder joints to elbow.
Arms very weak.
Numb sensation in fingers.
Dull aching in first finger of right hand, followed by similar pain in other fingers of right and left hand.
Pricking and coldness of finger tips.
Remains very much relaxed and incapacitated.
Disposed to lie prone.
A weak, sickly feeling continued many days, with internal trembling when excited.
Very lame and sore all over. ~ Rheumatism.
Great weakness and prostration, and a kind of hectic fever with children, after influenza.
Head so weak, cannot hold it up.
As of creeping chills along convolutions of brain, with prickling; as if stomach was hanging or swimming in water; weak with internal trembling.
Aching: in shoulder joints and first finger of right hand.
Pain: across chest, sharp in region of heart; in sacrum.
Darting: in left ovary.
Cutting: in stomach.
Sticking: in foot-sores.
Stinging: in stomach.
Pricking: in brain; in stiff joints; finger tips.
Tearing: in teeth; in foot-sores.
Burning: in stomach and hemorrhoids.
Soreness: of scalp all over.
Aching: from shoulder joints to elbow; in fingers.
Contracting: in stomach.
Gouty pains: in wrists and ankle joints.
Fugitive pains: in shoulders.
Gnawing: in stomach.
Drawing: in upper maxilla, carious teeth, chest muscles; ankle joint.
Pressing: in pleurisy.
Scraping: in throat.
Rawness: in respiratory tract.
Twitching: in ovaries.
Numbness: in fingers.
Deadness: of feet.
Coldness: in face, stomach, finger tips; feet.
Weak sinking feeling: in bowels.
Dryness: of inner nose.
Itching: of scalp, foot-sores, chilblains.
Gout: painful and inflamed wrists and ankle joints.
Joints stiff, with pricking sensation.
Painful, inflammatory rheumatism before swelling.
(OBS:) In phagedenic diseases.
Rheumatism from suddenly checked diarrhea, cannot move her head, arms or limbs, and suffers much pain, no swelling.
After suppressed gout. ~ Gastralgia.
Marasmus of children.
Contractions of limbs from cramps or following colic.