A rank, odorous plant, known by the names Worm seed, Stinking weed and Jerusalem oak, grows about waste places in almost all parts of the United States. The tincture is prepared from the fresh herb in flower. The seeds of this species of Chenopodium are in common use as a vermifuge. Chenopodium ambrosoides, sometimes confounded with anthelminticum, has been employed as a remedy in hysterical nervous affections, particularly chorea, and in Frank's Magazine, vol. ii, is reported a case of paralysis of the tongue, in and old woman, after apoplexy, which had lasted several years; one of aphasia in a young man suffering from nervous prostration after smallpox; one of hemiplegia in a girl, aet 10, after scarlatina, and in vol. iii, another of paralysis of both feet in a man, aet. 52. In Oestr. Med. Wochenschrift, 1842, No. 28, is reported a cure of right-sided hemiplegia with aphasia in a primipara, aet. 35, of eight weeks' duration. Another species, Chenopodium Botrys, has been used in France in catarrh and humoral asthma.
To Jacob Jeanes the profession is indebted for the principal characteristic of this remedy, the infrascapular pain, right side; the same was verified in his proving by olfaction, also clinically by C. Hg.
Pain in head and eyes; neuralgia.
Pain in whole right side of head, with roaring in ears and dimness or complete loss of vision. ~ Hemicrania.
Dull, pressive pain in vertex, extending through head.
(OBS:) Megrim and frontal headache.
Pains through breast, under right scapula, and in right shoulder.
Pain through right chest, beginning at the attachment of the sixth rib to its cartilage and extending to inferior angle of right scapula.
(OBS:) Cough, with expectoration and rattling of phlegm.
Pain beneath the point of the right shoulder blade, with sense of giddiness in forehead, ringing in ears and pale face.
Slight dull pain a little lower down than the inferior angle of the right scapula, but nearer the spine. ~ Hemicrania. ~ Asthma.
Pain: in right side of head; in region of kidneys; through breast; under right scapula; in right shoulder; through right chest.
Neuralgic pain: in head and eyes.
Soreness: in larynx.
Dull pain: below inferior angle of right scapula, near spine.
Dull pressive pain: in vertex and through head.
Rough, furry feeling in throat.
|Source:||The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 04, 1884|
|Description:||Clinical materia medica of Chenopodium anthelminticum|
|Author:||Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.|
|Editing:||errors only; interlinks; formatting|