Lesser Periwinkle. Asclepiadaceae.
A native of Europe, found in shaded woods; cultivated in gardens, flowers in April and May.
The tincture is prepared from the fresh plant.
Proved by Rosenburg, A. H. Z., vol. 17, p. 41.
- Eruption on head, Schler, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 268.
Sadness, with fear of death.
Peevish and quarrelsome, soon followed by repentance.
Whirling vertigo with flickering before eyes.
INNER HEAD. 
Pressure in temples.
Sticking in left temple extending toward malar bone.
Tearing pain in vertex, with a feeling as if a hammer were beating from within outward.
Dullness of sinciput, with slow pressure toward eyes and dimness of eyes, agg. by stooping when writing.
OUTER HEAD. 
Pressure upon head externally.
Spots on scalp, oozing moisture, matting hair together; hair falls out on single spots, and white hair grows on it. ~ Crusta lactea. ~ Favus. ~ Plica polonica.
Corrosive itching on scalp, with irresistible desire to scratch.
Itching biting on scalp, especially on vertex, frequently provoking scratching.
Humid eruptions on head, with vermin, nightly itching, burning after scratching.
Bald spots, covered with short woolly hair.
Chronic, moist, offensive-smelling eruption on head, face, and behind ears.
SIGHT AND EYES. 
Obscuration of vision, like fog before eye, while reading, at times also when walking.
So little secretion in eye that on getting snuff into it he was obliged to wash it out with water.
Itching and burning of lids which become red.
HEARING AND EARS. 
Ringing and whistling in ears, with a feeling of cold wind, especially in left ear.
SMELL AND NOSE. 
Itching in nose.
Distressing dryness and heat in nose, extending into frontal sinuses.
Stoppage of nose, mostly of one nostril, with discharge of much mucus through posterior nares.
Tip of nose becomes red on getting least angry.
Moist eruption on septum of nose, discharging a moisture which, drying, formed a light-brown scab; skin was dirty white, elevated, with red areola.
UPPER FACE. 
Paleness of face.
Tearing in malar bones.
Swelling of face with papular eruptions.
LOWER FACE. 
Swelling of upper lip and corner of mouth.
Itching of upper lip, which provokes scratching.
TASTE, SPEECH, TONGUE. 
Insipid taste: in mouth; to all food.
INNER MOUTH. 
Toothache; tearing in teeth amel. by warmth of bed.
Increased secretion of saliva.
Aphthae in mouth.
PALATE AND THROAT. 
Frequent hawking through day.
Sensation as if something were sticking low down in esophagus, which provokes swallowing.
Sore throat, with difficulty in swallowing.
Ulcers in throat.
APPETITE, THIRST. DESIRES, AVERSIONS. 
Hunger, with loss of appetite before hunger has been satisfied.
Scarcely and thirst.
HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING. 
Empty eructations after drinking beer, and generally agg. from taking liquids.
Nausea after coffee.
Violent, bitter, copious vomiting of yellowish-green liquid.
SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH. 
Sensation of emptiness in stomach.
ABDOMEN AND LOINS. 
Griping in abdomen.
Rumbling and gurgling in abdomen, with emission of much offensive flatus.
Abdomen full, tense, but painless.
Distension of abdomen after stool.
Urging to stool.
Stool first hard, then soft.
Stool exhausting, with burning in anus.
URINARY ORGANS. 
Diminished secretion of urine.
Urine pale yellow.
FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS. 
Excessive, profuse menses, flowing like a stream, with great debility.
Passive uterine hemorrhage from fibroid tumors.
Passive uterine hemorrhage in women long past their climacteric period.
VOICE AND LARYNX. TRACHEA AND BRONCHIA. 
Tenacious mucus in trachea.
Spasmodic cough, with little tickling in larynx.
INNER CHEST AND LUNGS. 
Pains in chest, with sticking and dyspnea.
HEART, PULSE AND CIRCULATION. 
OUTER CHEST. 
Stitches in sternum.
Pressure in sternum, with feeling of emptiness in chest.
NECK AND BACK. 
Painful tension and stiffness of cervical muscles, with a sensation as if a weight were lying upon them.
UPPER LIMBS. 
Cramplike drawing in upper arm and tips of fingers.
Swelling and stiffness of first joints of fingers, with burning pain in nails.
LOWER LIMBS. 
Cramplike drawing in feet and toes.
LIMBS IN GENERAL. 
Inclination to stretch limbs.
Tearing pains in limbs.
Arthritic tearing in bones.
REST. POSITION. MOTION. 
Stooping: pressure in head.
Walking: fog before eye.
Great weakness and prostration.
Weakness as if he would die.
Tremulous feeling, especially in upper extremities, with tendency to start, especially on exerting mind.
Tremulous feeling in bloodvessels.
Sleeplessness and restlessness at night.
Night: sleeplessness; restlessness.
TEMPERATURE AND WEATHER. 
Most of symptoms amel. by moving in open air.
Warmth: toothache amel.
Sudden paroxysms of shivering.
Great sensation of warmth in scalp, with prickling.
Heat: of cheeks without redness; with full, hard pulse.
LOCALITY AND DIRECTION. 
Left: sticking in temple; a feeling of cold wind in ears; ulcers on nates.
Right: moist spots on ankle.
As if a hammer were beating from within outward in vertex; a feeling of cold wind in ears; as if something were sticking low down in esophagus; as if a weight were lying upon cervical muscles; as if he would die from weakness.
Stitches: in sternum.
Sticking: in left temple to malar bone; in chest.
Prickling: in scalp.
Tearing: in vertex; in malar bones; in teeth; in limbs; in bones.
Burning: of lids; in anus; in fingers; in ulcers on left natis.
Biting: on scalp.
Pressure: in temples; toward eye in sinciput; upon head externally; in sternum.
Griping: in abdomen.
Cramp: in upper arm and tips of fingers; in feet and toes.
Tension: and stiffness of cervical muscles.
Tremulous feeling: in upper extremities; in blood vessels.
Emptiness: in stomach; in chest.
Heat: in scalp; of cheeks.
Tickling: in larynx.
Itching: on scalp; of lids; in nose; of upper lip; corrosive, of skin; in moist spots on upper part of right ankle.
Dryness: in nose.
Passive uterine hemorrhages.
Arthritic tearing in bones.
Corrosive itching provoking scratching.
Great sensitiveness of skin, with redness and soreness, even from slight rubbing.
Itching moist spots on upper part of right ankle.
Burning in ulcers, like bedsores, on left natis.
STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION. 
Child, aet. 6; eruption on head.
Compare: Oleander, Viola tri., Arctium lappa and Staphis. in eruptions; Cinchon. and Secale in hemorrhages.