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Zizia. (Zizia Aurea.)

Meadow Parsnips. Umbelliferae.

The tincture is prepared from the root.

Proving by Marcy, assisted by Fulgraff, in 1855, N. Am. Jour. of Hom., vol. 4, p. 52.

MIND. [1]

Exhilaration: like intoxication; of all faculties, followed by a strong desire to sleep; lasting twelve hours, then great depression for several days.
Laughing and weeping moods in alternation.
Depression of spirits: with disgust of life, followed by great exhilaration and desire for conversation.
Irritability, with lowness of spirits and indifference to everything.
Nervous irritability and depression of spirits; self-dissatisfaction, with weeping.
Indolence, with contentment.
Dreamy, imaginative mood.
Behavior quiet, with much apparent suffering and sadness.


Giddiness; swimming in head.


Rush of blood to head and face, with feeling of fullness.
Sensation of tightness around head.
Headache sharp over right eye, begins slightly on second day and increases until eighth (Pulsatilla 6, which promptly relieved it until third day, but feebly on seventh); in its full development on seventh day, headache is grievous, with nausea, inclination to bilious vomiting, need to lie still in a darkened and quietroom; agg. from light, noise and jar; permanent on right side, not shifting; at its worst pain descends behind right ear into neck; lips parched as from fever; severe backache between or at borders of shoulder blades; forehead is affected by a sharp cutting pain by jar of coughing.
Severe pain in right temple, with nausea.
Pressure upon top of brain.
Acute aching pain in whole left side of head, increased by light or noise.
Dull pains in occipital region, extending down muscles of neck.
Affections of brain and nervous system.


Eyes sensitive to light, watery.
Redness of both eyes.
While both eyes exhibit a diffused injection, right eye is more particularly the seat of painful and quite unaccustomed symptoms.
Smarting of lids.
Shooting pains through orbits.
Sharp pains in right orbit, agg. by moving eyeball, by stooping or stepping.


Nasal catarrh with sneezing and coughing.
Nasal discharge of thick mucus.
Obstruction and soreness of right nostril, which is painful to touch.
Right nostril only is affected, it became sore and tender to external touch; a diffused injection of mucous membrane covering arches of pharynx, with ordinary sensations of catarrhal sore throat; conjunctival membrane exhibited a similar diffused injection.
Catarrhal, asthmatic and pleuritic maladies.


Face pale and puffy.
Redness of one cheek and paleness of other.
Boring pains in cheek bones.


Dull pains in jaws.
Painful tenderness over lower jawbone, an inch below root of ear.


Taste: bitter, bitter, bilious, after sick-headache.
Redness of tongue, with unusual sensitiveness to cold and warm drinks.
Tongue covered with a whitish fur.
Yellow fur upon tongue, and oppressed respiration.
Tongue broad, furred in middle and reddened at tip and sides.


Dryness of mouth.


Increased secretion of mucus in throat.
Slight redness of tonsils and palate, with soreness of throat.
Inflammation of mucous membrane of pharynx.


Craving for acids and stimulants.
Loss of appetite.


Acid and bilious vomiting.


Stomach sensitive to touch.
Pressure occasioning nausea and faintness.


Involuntary emissions two nights in succession.
Excitement of male genital organs.
Lassitude and prostration after connection.


Profuse menstrual discharge, followed by acrid leucorrhea.
Menses appeared in due time, but ceased after twelve hours.
Sudden suppression of menses.
Leucorrhea: bland and profuse; acrid; commences on second day and continues, slight as to quantity, and at first acrid, afterward more bland and copious; with retarded or suppressed menses; chronic, attended by irritation of spine or brain.
Uterine affections, with increased vascular and nervous excitement.


Roughness in upper portion of larynx when inspiring or coughing.
Raw and smarting sensation in larynx from coughing.
Sensitiveness of trachea to touch.


Respiration accelerated and oppressed.
Respiration oppressed, yellow fur upon tongue.
Asthmatic respiration, with inability to retain recumbent position.
She cannot draw a full breath, without severe pain, it catches her about sixth rib in front, and pierces through to back, right side.

COUGH. [27]

Dry cough, with shooting pains in chest.
Tight cough caused by taking a deep inspiration, or by dryness of larynx.
Short, dry cough, attended by severe stitching pains in right side, and a sense of suffocation.
Cough hard, dry and short, with stitching pain in right side, from region beneath sixth rib down as far as two inches below xiphoid cartilage.


Dull, aching pains under right scapula.
Severe shooting pain extending from front part of thorax to scapula.
Sharp pains, extending from sides of chest to both shoulder blades.
Severe stitching pains in chest, accompanied by feverish symptoms.
Pleuritic stitches in right side, much increased by coughing, or taking or attempting to take a long breath.
Pleural symptoms severe, painful.


Bruised feeling in muscles of chest.
Pressure excites pain in intercostal muscles.
Over xiphoid cartilage and at circumscribed spots on each side, about size of a fifty-cent piece, two inches below, there is a painful tenderness to external touch.


Dorsal symptoms painful, perhaps sympathetic with uterine sphere; their seat is at posterior lateral margins of scapulae, generally agg. on left side; pains aching, smarting and stinging.
Dull pains in loins increased by movement.
Smarting-burning pain in small of back.


Lameness in muscles of both arms, from shoulders to elbows.
Pricking sensation in right arm, with slightly diminished sensibility of part.


Dragging sensation in both hips.
Unusually tired feeling of legs, after slightest muscular exertion.


Lying: asthmatic breathing agg.
Stooping: pain in right orbit agg.
Motion: of eyeball, pain in right orbit agg.; pains in loins agg.; desire for, but causes fatigue; spasmodic movements agg.
Coughing: cutting pain in forehead; pleuritic stitches in right side agg.
Stepping: pain in right orbit agg.

NERVES. [36]

Increased physical strength, with inclination for muscular exertion.
General aspect and sensation of prover were those of grave and chronic deterioration of health.
Sensitiveness of entire surface of body to touch.
Great desire to move about, with apparent increase of strength, but slight exercise causes fatigue.
Spasmodic movements of muscles of face and extremities.
Before spasms labor pains cease, and feels pains in epigastrium.
Convulsions, epilepsy.
Chorea, with twitchings during sleep; spasmodic movements of muscles of face and extremities; agg. by movement, noise, light or contact.
Intermittent neuralgia of left ovary.

SLEEP. [37]

Drowsiness, with a sense of lassitude and fatigue.
Sleep is sound until sixth night, when it is prevented by pain.
Spasmodic twitching during sleep. ~ Chorea.
Talking during sleep.
Sleep disturbed by unpleasant dreams.

TIME. [38]

Morning: eyelids adhere.

FEVER. [40]

Chilliness and heat, alternating with faintness, nausea, pain in right temple, redness of eyeballs, dry and red tongue, and thirst for cold water.
Chilliness, accompanied with spasmodic twitching of muscles of face and lower extremities, followed by fever.
Fever, with headache, pain in back, thirst.
Feverish symptoms, accompanying severe stitching pains in chest.
Severe sense of heat and fullness in both cheeks.
Flushed cheeks, hot head, visible pulsations of carotid and temporal arteries, coldness of hands and feet, drowsiness and irritability.
Redness and heat of cheeks.
Hot flushes in face and head followed by perspiration.


In alternation: laughing and weeping moods.
For twelve hours: great exhilaration; duration of menses.
Two nights in succession: involuntary emissions.
For several days: great depression.


Left: acute aching in head; neuralgia of ovary.
Right: sharp pain over eye; headache; pain in temple; pain descends behind ear into neck; severe pain in temple; eye agg.; stye upon lid; sharp pain in orbit; obstruction and soreness of nostril; piercing pain from sixth rib in front through to back; stitches in side; dull aching under scapula; pricking in arm.


Pain: in right temple; in back.
Severe pain: in right temple.
Sharp pain: over right eye; in right orbit; from sides of chest to shoulder blades.
Cutting: in forehead.
Boring: in cheek bones.
Piercing pain: from sixth rib in front through to back, right side.
Stitches: in right side; in chest; pleuritic in right side.
Shooting: through orbits; in chest; from front part of thorax to scapula.
Pricking: in right arm.
Stinging: in lateral margins of scapulae.
Severe aching: between shoulder blades; in whole left side of head.
Aching: in back.
Smarting: of lids; in larynx; in small of back; in lateral margins of scapulae.
Burning: in small of back.
Dull pain: in occipital region down muscles of neck; in jaws; in loins.
Soreness: of right nostril; of throat.
Rawness: in larynx.
Dull aching: under right scapula.
Pressure: on top of brain.
Dragging: in both hips.
Bruised feeling: in muscles of chest.
Tenderness: over lower jawbone, an inch below root of ear.
Tightness: around head.
Lameness: in muscles of arms.
Tired feeling: in legs.
Roughness: in larynx.
Fullness: in head and face; in cheeks.
Heat: in cheeks.
Coldness: of hands and feet Itching: pimples on forehead, wrist and legs.
Dryness: of mouth; of larynx; of tongue.
Pains increased by movement, noise; light or contact.


White and puffy appearance of whole body.
Surface of whole body paler than natural.
Face and ankles edematous.


Touch: right nostril painful; stomach sensitive; trachea sensitive; tenderness over xiphoid cartilage; entire surface of body sensitive.
Contact: spasmodic movements agg.
Pressure: on stomach causes nausea and faintness; excites pain in intercostal muscles.
Jarring: headache agg.

SKIN. [46]

Itching pimples upon forehead; wrists and legs.


Compare: Mygale and Tarent. in chorea.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 10, 1891
Description: Clinical materia medica of Zizia aurea
Remedies: Zizia aurea
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
year: 1891
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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