Introduced and carefully proved, upon fifteen provers, by Hesse, published in Stapf's Archives, 1844, reprinted by Trinks in 1847, extracted by Possart in 1851. Suggestions were published by Russell and Duncan, but not a cure was heard of until 1860, when Coxe, Jr., reported a case of tumor, MSS. In 1875 Berridge reported cures of headaches corroborating symptoms of Hesse.
- Headache (two cases), Berridge, Raue's Rec., 1872, pp. 214, 215; Hyperaemia of conjunctiva; Conjunctivitis trachomatosa with pannus; Asthenopia, Norton's Ophthal. Therap., p. 113; Tumor in epigastrium, Coxe, MSS.; Intermittent fever, Price, Med. Inv., vol. 2, p. 322.
Head confused as if inflated.
Near fainting, with dysmenorrhea; dullness and stupefying sensation.
Vertigo: on going down stairs; after walking some time; succeeding headache, as if intoxicated, and obliging her when stooping to hold on to something to prevent falling; towards left when sitting, standing or even lying, feeling as if body would fall to that side.
Tension and heaviness of head, with sensation of heat.
Heaviness in head, as if pressed down by a weight.
Heat in head: with dysmenorrhea; with vertigo.
Tearing in left temple.
Shooting in left forehead and temple, agg. on coming indoors; only by day, till last night, when it prevented sleep; vertigo on stooping, as if she did not know where she was; the shooting goes obliquely downwards and somewhat backwards; vomits food as soon as eaten. ~ Headache.
Aching in forehead, amel. by cold and pressure; aching in nape; numbness of occiput and vertex; weakness of arms and legs, as if she would fall to left, without vertigo; after a blow upon head. ~ Headache.
Violent headache and fainting weakness, with dysmenorrhea.
Dilated pupils with great sensitiveness of eyes to light.
Blinking of eyes, in open air and sunlight; snow makes her blind.
Pain in eyes reading and writing, letters run together.
Dryness of eyes.
Hyperemia of conjunctiva after using eyes, with heaviness of lids.
Conjunctivitis trachomatosa with pannus; pannus slight; felt very sleepy; lachrymation and blurring of vision in morning.
Asthenopia; sensation of dryness in eyes and heaviness of lids; sensation as of a mist before eyes in morning; burning pain in left eye, agg. in evening and after using.
Twitching of upper lids, especially of left eye.
On waking at night unable to open lids immediately; they seemed paralyzed and could not be opened until she rubbed them.
Weakness of upper lids, so that at times she could not completely raise them.
Lids heavy and dry.
Tongue: feels paralyzed, heavy and thick; numb, insensible, as if unable to taste.
Burning and smarting on tongue.
Sticking burning on tongue, as from a blister.
Tongue painful if it touches palate, as if there were blisters on it.
Confused undulating sensation in cardiac region, with fullness and feeling of anxiety in left chest.
Oppressive contraction in cardiac region.
Peculiarly undulating and throbbing motion in cardiac region, in precordia and upper part of abdomen.
Remarkable rolling and throbbing, with trembling and undulating in all bloodvessels, without heat.
Repeated palpitation of heart, with oppression after having stooped, or as if heart was tightly laced.
Orgasm in region of heart.
Pulse frequent and full.
Only by day, for a week, then all night preventing sleep: headache.
More coldness and chilliness in evening; heat agg. at night and in morning.
In evening sight more affected, in morning eyes.
Morning: lachrymation and blurring of vision; as of a mist before eyes; perspiration.
Evening: burning pain in left eye; on going to bed, chill.
At 9 P. M.: chill in stomach.
Night: headache; on waking, unable to open eyes; heat with thirst.
After midnight: offensive perspiration on both sides.
Chill in stomach at 9 P. M., which extends to right arm, right side of chest, abdomen and right hip, with difficulty of breathing.
Cold over whole body, emanating from right side, particularly from right arm; shuddering, great debility, sleepiness.
Gooseflesh on cold right arm, extending over whole body; after midnight offensive perspiration on both sides, particularly on arms.
Cold over whole body, with hot flush in face; must be warmly covered, then sleeps and perspires.
On going to bed in evening, chill; during night and towards morning heat, with intense thirst; perspiration in morning.
Heat, with distended veins on hands.
Heat in whole body, anxious sweat breaks out from time to time, with dysmenorrhea.
Perspiration over whole body, from 3 A. M. till towards morning, after good sleep.
Chill, beginning in right arm and right side of chest (had taken quantities of quinine). ~ Intermittent fever.
Right: chill from stomach to side of chest and hip; coldness over whole body emanating from side, particularly arm; gooseflesh; chill beginning in arm and side of chest.
Left: vertigo towards that side; tearing in temple; shooting in forehead and temple; burning pain in eye; twitching of upper lid; anxiety in chest.
Obliquely downwards and upwards: shooting in head.
Head confused as if inflated; as if intoxicated; as if body would fall to left side; as if head was pressed down by a weight; as if she did not know where she was; as of a mist before eyes; ears as if stopped up; burning as from a blister on tongue; as if heart was tightly laced.
Pain: in eyes; in ear.
Violent pain: in head.
Tearing: in left temple; in ears; in teeth; in limbs.
Shooting: in left forehead and temple.
Aching: in forehead; in nape; in small of back; in knees.
Cramps: in abdomen.
Bearing down: in sacrum.
Rheumatic pains: in head and limbs.
Burning pain: in left eye.
Sticking burning: on tongue.
Biting burning: on tongue.
Smarting: on tongue.
Burning: on vertex; of nose; on tongue; in mouth; in anus.
Burning dryness: in throat.
Heat: in head; in chest; in hands; in whole body.
Flashes of heat: in back.
Painfullness: of tongue.
Pressing: in ears.
Oppressive contraction: in cardiac region.
Twitching: of upper lids.
Remarkable rolling and throbbing, with trembling and undulating: in all bloodvessels.
Confused, undulating sensation: in cardiac region.
Anxiety: in left chest.
Tension: in head; in scalp; in face.
Heaviness: in head; of lids; of tongue; in limbs.
Fullness: in left chest.
Dullness: in head.
Stupefying sensation: in head.
Numbness: of occiput and vertex; in scalp.
Weakness: of arms and legs; of upper lids.
Dryness: of eyes; of lips; of mouth.
Crawling: of nose; in anus.
Chilly feeling: in stomach.
Cold feeling: in face.
Rheumatic affections, acute, subacute or chronic, particularly when pericardium or heart are sympathetically affected; rheumatic affection of muscular coats of stomach, of intestinal canal and bladder; rheumatic pains in head and limbs, accompanied by disturbance of vision or with a melancholic or hypochondriacal mood.
Forehead, temple and upper part of face and stomach sensitive to touch.
Touch: mamma sore.
Pressure: aching in forehead amel.; tumor in pit of stomach sensitive.
Rubbing: made it possible to open eyes.
After a blow upon head: headache; numbness of occiput and vertex.
Antidoted by: Acon., Bellad.
Compare: Other Euphorbiaceae and Alum., Ant. crud., Asaf., Bar. carb., Berber., Borax, Cannab., Caps., Caust., Cinchona, Kali bich., Kreos., Lach., Ledum, Lyc., Mag. carb., Magn. mur., Merc. sol., Mur. ac., Natr. mur., Nitr. ac., Nux mosch., Nux vom., Olnd., Opium, Phosph. ac., Platina, Rhod., Rhus tox., Senega, Sepia, Spigel., Stramon., Sulphur, Sulph. ac., Tarax., Thuja, Veratr.
|Source:||The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 07, 1888|
|Description:||Clinical materia medica of Mercurialis perennis|
|Author:||Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.|
|Editing:||errors only; interlinks; formatting|