Wake Robin; White Beth-root. Smilaceae.
Grows in Middle and Western States in rich soils, in damp, rocky, shady woods.
The tincture is prepared from the fresh root, which is oblong, tuberous.
- Prolapsus uteri, Gorton, Hah. Mo., vol. 7, p. 514; Metrorrhagia, Fackler, A. H. O., vol. 6, p. 228; Hawley, A. H. O., Oct., 1875, p. 333; Menorrhagia, Gilchrist, Med. Inv., vol. 7, p. 1.
SMELL AND NOSE. 
Profuse epistaxis, passive.
TEETH AND GUMS. 
Bleeding from cavity after extraction of tooth.
Hemorrhage from gums and mouth.
INNER MOUTH. 
PALATE AND THROAT. 
SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH. 
Sinking in stomach. ~ Hemorrhage.
Heat and burning in stomach; rising up in esophagus.
Hematemesis, with erosion of mucous coat of stomach.
ABDOMEN AND LOINS. 
Constipation; hard, dry stool.
Dysentery, passages almost pure blood.
Chronic diarrhea of bloody mucus.
URINARY ORGANS. 
Chronic catarrh of bladder.
FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS. 
Displaced uterus with consequent menorrhagia; profuse flow.
Gushing of bright-red blood from uterus, at least movement, later blood pale from anemia; at times dark clots; frequent desire to urinate.
Great bearing-down feeling in pelvis when walking and standing; backache; sore pains in vaginal and uterine regions; copious discharge of yellowish, stringy leucorrhea; constipation; menses inclined to menorrhagia; monthly flow lingers several days longer than usual.
Sallow face with white lips and tongue; tossing in bed from evening until after midnight, with a feeling as if hips and small of back were falling in pieces and a desire to bind them up tightly. ~ Metrorrhagia.
Excessive flooding with fainting; face pale and anxious; extremities cold; no pain; flabby subjects.
Passive internal uterine hemorrhages, with occasional clots and much fetor.
Flooding with fainting.
Profuse uterine hemorrhage, at climacteric period, with prostration, vertigo, dimness of sight, palpitation and painful sinking at pit of stomach.
Hemorrhage in abortion at third month.
Ante-partum hemorrhage; os uteri dilated to size of half dollar; no pains; flooding excessive.
Menses come on after overexertion, too long a ride, etc., profuse flow.
Profuse flow every two weeks, lasting a week or longer; yellow and thick leucorrhea between periods.
Leucorrhea: bloody, with great prostration; yellow, creamy, profuse, between menses.
Climaxis with weak sight, anxious look; pale; faint; flow returns every two weeks.
PREGNANCY. PARTURITION. LACTATION. 
Threatened abortion; profuse hemorrhage.
Lochia too profuse; lasts too long.
Cough troublesome, copious purulent sputa; hectic; haemoptysis.
Catarrhal cough; chronic bronchitis or laryngitis.
INNER CHEST AND LUNGS. 
Incipient stage of phthisis with bloody sputa, or in advanced stages with copious purulent expectoration, hectic fever and troublesome cough.
Pains through chest.
NECK AND BACK. 
Pain in back, with uterine hemorrhages.
Sacro-iliac synchondroses feel as if falling apart, wants to be bound tightly. ~ Hemorrhage.
LOWER LIMBS. 
Legs cold with hemorrhages.
LIMBS IN GENERAL. 
Feels as if bones were broken; with hemorrhages.
REST. POSITION. MOTION. 
Standing: bearing down in pelvis.
Motion: hemorrhages agg.
Walking: bearing down in pelvis.
ATTACKS, PERIODICITY. 
Every two weeks: profuse menses.
Third month: hemorrhage in abortion.
Between menstrual periods: leucorrhea.
Climacteric period: uterine hemorrhage; weak sight; pale; faint; flow every two weeks.
As if hips and small of back were falling to pieces; as if sacro-iliac synchondroses were falling apart; as if bones were broken.
Pain: through chest; in back.
Burning: in stomach, rising into esophagus.
Sore pain: in vaginal and uterine region.
Bearing down: in pelvis.
Sinking: in stomach, with hemorrhage.
Heat: in stomach, rising into esophagus.
Copious hemorrhages, especially of nose, kidneys and uterus; active and passive, usually bright-red, profuse.
Tendency to putrescence of fluids; fetor of critical discharges.
STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION. 
Mrs. —, aet. 45, nervosanguine temperament, suffering a year and a half; menorrhagia.
Miss A. J., aet. 21, bilious temperament; prolapsus uteri.
Compare: Cinchon., Bellad., Kali carb., Sepia, Laches.