Mentioned by Galen, Hippocrates and Pliny, and in use among the Arabians, who gave it in hepatic and uterine troubles, and in epilepsy and convulsions. Recommended later for hysterical complaints by Pomet and Hill; for deafness, by Lemery.
The only provings are by Caspari and Nenning; the former proved the Russian, the latter the Austrian variety. See Allen's Encyclopaedia, vol. 3, p. 24. The original in Hartlaub and Trink's Annalen, vol. iii, p. 314.
Very peevish humor, indisposed to talk.
Very sensitive to all kinds of impressions.
Irritable in morning: cheerful abandon in evening.
Melancholic and full of anxious longing. ~ Hysteria.
Angry exclamations during sleep.
Swelling of tongue.
A rounded elevation in centre of tongue, size of a pea, surrounded by an angry suspicious-looking base, size of a nickel five-cent piece, extremely sensitive to touch or food, with a drawing sensation as if a string was pulling centre of tongue towards hyoid bone, with burning in tongue.
Weight at stomach.
Griping in stomach.
Tenesmus in stomach, with constrictive pain under sternum.
Tension and heaviness in stomach.
Emptiness in stomach.
Sensation in stomach as though it would go to sleep.
Pain in left side of abdomen.
Colic from flatulency.
Yawning, in abdominal complaints.
Abdomen distended, in afternoon.
Umbilical hernia, with colic, in a screaming infant.
Abdomen feels as though full and distended.
Above feels as though full and distended.
Above left ilium in flanks, sensation of soreness as though from an internal wound.
On taking a deep breath stitching pains on both sides in abdomen, above hips to spinal column, extending to region of liver, as though he was being stuck; in various places above ilium, with needles.
Stools: whitish, watery; bloody mucus; greenish mucus; frequent.
Stools contain pus; patient is compelled to sit bent double; feels gagged when lying down.
Before stool: cutting or pinching colic; painful rumbling; dragging in groin.
During stool: fetid flatus; burning at anus.
After stool: burning at anus.
Accompaniments of bowel complaints: yawning; chilliness; bad smell from mouth; violent thirst.
Shortness of breathing, in forenoon; when walking fast.
Short, difficult breathing, with frequent, long inspirations.
Very deep inspirations, with heat in breast and in face.
Frequent, slow, deep inspirations, with short expirations.
Cramplike pains extending across breast.
Pain under sternum, when touching it.
On taking a deep breath, sensation as though something heavy lay under sternum.
Pressure on sides of sternum, especially on expiration.
Sensation of internal heat under sternum.
Jerking of small groups of muscular fibres.
Sensation of heaviness in whole body.
Trembling of limbs.
(OBS:) Chorea, epilepsy, whooping cough, nervous palpitation, cramp in various parts of body, and tetanus.
Left: behind, ear, pain; lower row of molars pain; abdomen, pain; ilium, soreness; flank, pressure.
Right: forehead, dull headache; shoulder, pain.
Within out: dull headache; pressure in region of liver.
As if a string was pulling centre of tongue towards hyoid bone; as though stomach would go to sleep; as though something heavy lay under sternum.
Tearing drawing pains in various parts of body.
Burning: in tongue; at anus; in breast; as of fire.
Stitching: pains on both sides of abdomen; in chest.
Griping: in stomach.
Pain: behind left ear; in molar teeth; under sternum; in right shoulder.
Weight: at stomach.
Heat: in breast and face; under sternum.
Drawing pain: in head.
Pressure: on sides of sternum; in left flank; in forehead; in region of liver.
Heaviness: in whole body; under sternum; in stomach.
Cramplike pains: across breast.
Tension: in stomach.
Emptiness: in stomach.
Dryness: of esophagus.
(OBS:) Enteralgia, having its seat in small intestines, no evacuations; appearing suddenly after mental emotions, or getting cold feet; accompanied by pallor, cold sweat and fainting.
Inflammatory and spasmodic affections of digestive and sexual organs.