Agaricus MuscariusAmanita, Toad Stool, Bug Agaric, Agaric, Amanita Muscaria
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Below are the strongest indications of Agaricus Muscarius based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
This fungus contains several toxic compounds, the best known of which is Muscarin. The symptoms of poisoning do not develop at once, usually twelve to fourteen hours elapse before the initial attack. There is no antidote, treatment, entirely symptomatic ( Schneider). Agaricus acts as an intoxicant to the brain, producing more vertigo and delirium than Alcohol, followed by profound sopor with lowered reflexes.
Jerking, twitching, trembling, and itching are strong indications. Incipient phthisis; is related to the tubercular diathesis, anaemia, CHOREA, twitching ceases during sleep. Various forms of neuralgia and spasmodic affections, and neurotic skin troubles are pictured in the symptomatology of this remedy. It corresponds to various forms of cerebral excitement rather than congestion. Thus, in delirium of fevers, alcoholism, etc. General paralysis. Sensations if pierced by needles of ice. Sensitive to pressure and cold air. Violent bearing-down pains. Symptoms appear diagonally as Right arm and left leg. Pains are accompanied by sensation of cold, numbness and tingling.
BETTER: moving about slowly.
WORSE: open cold air, after eating, after coitus. In cold weather, before a thunder-storm. Worse, pressure on dorsal spine, which causes involuntary laughter.
Compare: Muscarine, the alkaloid of Agaricus (has much power over secretions, increasing lachrymal, salivary, hepatic, etc., but diminishing renal; probably neurotic in origin, stimulating the terminal fibres of the secretory nerves of all these structures, hence Salivation, lachrymation and excessive perspiration. Atropia exactly opposes Muscarine. Resembles Pilocarpine in action.) Agaricus Muscarius VERNUS- spring mushroom - a variety of Agaricus Phalloides - Death cup - active principle is PHALLIN< active like Muscarine. Amanita phalloides(Death Cup - Deadly Agaric.) The poison is a toxalbumin, resembling the poison in the rattle snake and the poison excreted by the cholera and diphtheria germs. It acts on the red blood corpuscles, dissolving them so that blood escapes into the alimentary canal and the whole system is drained. The amount of this toxic principle is small, even handling of specimens and breathing of spores affects some people unpleasantly. The poison is slow in development. Even 12 to 20 hours after taking it the patient feels all right, but vertigo violent choleraic symptoms with rapid loss of strength with death the second or third day, preceded by stupor and spasms. Fatty degeneration of liver, heart and kidneys, hemorrhages in lungs, pleura and skin (Dr. J. Schier). Vomiting and purging. Continuous urging to stool, but no gastric, abdominal or rectal PAIN. Intense thirst for cold water, dry skin. Lethargic but mentally clear. Sharp changes from rapid to slow and from slow to rapid breathing, extreme collapse, suppressed urine, but NO cold extremities or cramps.) Agaric. Emet ( severe vertigo; all symptoms Better, cold water; longing for ice-water; gastritis cold sweat, vomiting sensation as if stomach was suspended on a string. TAMUS (chilblains and freckles). Cimic.; Cann-i.; Hyos.; Tarantula.
Antidote: Absinth.; Coffea; Camphor.
Third to thirtieth and two hundredth potency. In skin affections and brain exhaustions give the lower attenuations.1234The provings bring out four phases of cerebral excitement.Aversion to workFearlessnessFourth stage - mental depression, languor, indifference, confusion, disinclination to work, etcLoquacityMore decided intoxication - great mental excitement and incoherent talking, immoderate gaiety alternates with melancholySlight stimulation - shown by increased cheerfulness, courage, loquacity, exalted fancy.Third stage - produces a condition of furious or raging delirium, screaming, raving, wants to injure himself, etc.Begins with paroxysm of yawning.delirium characterized by singing, shouting, and muttering; rhymes and prophesiesIndifferencemind; delirium;mind; delirium; raging, raving;mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium);mind; insanity; mania, madness; from drinking (delirium tremors);Perception of relative size of objects is lost, takes long steps and jumps over small objects as if they were trunks of trees - a small hole appears as a frightful chasm, a spoonful of water an immense lakePhysical strength is increased, can lift heavy loadsSings, talks, but does not answerWe do not get the active cerebral congestion of Belladonna, but a general nervous excitement such as is found in delirium tremens, delirium of fevers, etc.With it much twitching.vertigo, dizziness;Vertigo from sunlight, and on walkingDesire to cover head warmly ( Silica) Headache with Nose-bleed or thick mucous discharge.Falling backward, as if a weight in occiputHead in constant motionhead; coldness;head; expanded sensation (see swollen); enlarged sensation;head; movements of head; convulsive;head; pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from spirits;head; pain, headache; from emotions; nervous;head; pain, headache; from sex; after sexual excesses;head; pain, headache; morning;head; pain, headache; pulling; forehead;head; pain, headache; pulling; forehead; extending to other parts; nose;Icy coldness, Like icy needles, or splintersNeuralgia with icy cold headVibrating spectersDouble vision (Gels.), dim and flickeringReading difficult, as type seems to move, to swimTwitching of lids and eyeballs ( Codein.) Margins of lids red; itch and burn and agglutinateAsthenopia from prolonged strain, SPASM of accommodationeye; discoloration; redness;eye; movement of eyeballs; pendulum like, from side to side;eye; quivering; lids;eye; twitching;eye; twitching; lids;Inner angles very red.vision; dim;Burn and itch, as if frozenear; coldness; as if frozen;ear; itching; external ear;ear; itching; in ear; as if frozen;ear; itching; in ear; burning;ear; pain; burning; external ear;ear; skin; discoloration; redness;ear; skin; discoloration; redness; chilblains;Twitching of muscles about the ear and noises.Sensation of soreness in nose and mouth.Nosebleed in old peopleFetid, dark, bloody dischargeInner angles very redITCHING internally and externallyNERVOUS nasal disturbancesnose; nose bleed; during headache;nose; pain; root; with headache;nose; pain; with headache;nose; sneezing; after coughing;Spasmodic sneezing after coughing; sensitiveness; watery non-inflammatory dischargeface; expression; idiotic;face; twitching;FACIAL; muscles feel stiff; TWITCH; face itches and burnsLancinating, tearing pain in cheeks, as of splintersNeuralgia, as if cold needles ran through nerves or sharp ice touched them.Aphthae on roof of mouthBurning and smarting on lipsHerpes on lipsmouth; dryness; tongue;Splinter like pains in tongueTaste sweetThirsty all the timeTremulous tongue ( Lach.) Tongue white.TwitchingDryness of pharynx, swallowing difficultFeels contractedScratching in throat; cannot sing a note.Small solid balls of phlegm thrown upStitches along eustachian tube to earthroat; irritation; larynx;throat; voice; hoarseness; from singing;Stitches in urethraStitching pains in liver, Spleen (Ceanothus) and abdomenUrinary Organs.Gastric disturbance with sharp pains in liver region.abdomen; abdominal muscles; twitching and jerking;abdomen; bladder; urge to urinate, but producing nothing;abdomen; bloated;abdomen; noises from abdomen; rumbling;abdomen; pain; cramping, griping;abdomen; pain; groin region;abdomen; pain; pulling; lower part of abdomen;abdomen; pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); navel;abdomen; stomach; burping, belching; empty;abdomen; tension; groin region;Burning in stomach about three hours after a meal, changing into a dull pressureDiarrhoea with much fetid flatusFetid stools.Flatulent distention of stomach and abdomenFrequent urination.Nervous disturbances, with spasmodic contractions, hiccoughProfuse inodorous flatusStitches under short ribs, left sideStomach; Empty eructations, tasting of applesSudden and violent urging to urinateUnnatural hungerrectum; diarrhoea;rectum; flatulence;rectum; flatulence; odourless;rectum; haemorrhoids;rectum; itching;rectum; pain; burning;rectum; pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; after stool;rectum; pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; before stool;rectum; pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool;rectum; urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing);stool; watery;urine; milky; afternoon;Respiratory Organs.Violent attacks of coughing that can be suppressed by effort of will, worse eating, pain in head while cough lastsLabored, oppressed breathingSexual excitementCough ends in a sneeze.Complaints following parturition and coitusFemale; Menses, increased, earliergenitals; female; pain; bearing down; womb, and region of womb (see labour-like pains, also pains in abdomen);Itching and tearing, oppressive pains of genitals and backLeucorrhoea, with much itching.Nipples itch, burnSevere Bearing-down pains, especially after menopauseSpasmodic coughing at night after falling asleep, With expectoration of little balls of mucusSpasmodic dysmenorrhoeacough; comes on suddenly; with sneezing;cough; intermittent;cough; racking;cough; sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in larynx;cough; sneezing; coughing ends in sneezing;cough; violent;cough; with constriction feeling; larynx;Cardiac region oppressed, as if thorax were narrowedchest; heart; palpitations;chest; lungs; tuberculosis;Heart; Irregular, tumultuous palpation, after tobaccoPalpitation with redness of face.Pulse intermittent and irregularTwitching of cervical muscles.back; coldness; travelling down back;back; pain; aching; base of spine;back; pain; aching; base of spine; sitting;back; pain; aching; spine;back; pain; lumbar (lower half of back); while sitting;back; pain; on movement;back; pain; rising from sitting;back; pain; sacrum (base of spine);back; pain; sacrum (base of spine); forced to lie down;back; pain; sacrum (base of spine); lying down;back; pain; sacrum (base of spine); while lying down; not able to rise from lying down;back; pain; sacrum (base of spine); while sitting;back; pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back);back; pain; spine;back; pain; spine; irritation;back; pain; spine; irritation; leaning against a chair;back; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting;back; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades; spine;back; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back);back; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; sacrum (base of spine);back; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; spine;back; pain; when stooping;back; pain; while sitting;back; skin; like insects crawling on skin; spine;back; stiffness; neck;Crick in backLumbago; worse in open airPain, With sensitiveness of spine to touch; worse in dorsal regionCramp in soles of feetItching of toes and feet as if frozenextremities, limbs; awkwardness;extremities, limbs; awkwardness; lower limbs;extremities, limbs; awkwardness; lower limbs; stumbling when walking;extremities, limbs; chilliness; feet;extremities, limbs; coldness; like ice in spots;extremities, limbs; hands and feet; chilblains;extremities, limbs; hands and feet; chilblains; feet;extremities, limbs; hands and feet; chilblains; toes;extremities, limbs; heat; hand;extremities, limbs; movements and positions; chorea (convulsive twitching, involuntary movements of limbs);extremities, limbs; movements and positions; convulsion; convulsive movement;extremities, limbs; movements and positions; jerking; toes;extremities, limbs; movements and positions; trembling; hand;extremities, limbs; movements and positions; twitching; buttocks;extremities, limbs; numbness (see tingling);extremities, limbs; pain;extremities, limbs; pain; aching;extremities, limbs; pain; burning; hand;extremities, limbs; pain; lower leg;extremities, limbs; pain; lower leg; bones;extremities, limbs; pain; lower leg; night;extremities, limbs; pain; lower leg; shin bone;extremities, limbs; pain; lower leg; shin bone; walking;extremities, limbs; pain; lower limbs;extremities, limbs; pain; lower limbs; bones;extremities, limbs; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; thigh;extremities, limbs; pain; tearing;extremities, limbs; pain; tearing; lower limbs; bones;extremities, limbs; pain; tearing; movement;extremities, limbs; pain; tearing; while sitting;extremities, limbs; pain; thigh; in bone;extremities, limbs; paralysis;extremities, limbs; paralysis; lower limbs;extremities, limbs; paralysis; upper limbs;extremities, limbs; skin; discoloration; hand; red;extremities, limbs; skin; itching;extremities, limbs; skin; itching; foot; as if frozen;extremities, limbs; skin; itching; hand;extremities, limbs; skin; itching; hand; as of chilblains;extremities, limbs; skin; itching; hand; back of hand;extremities, limbs; skin; itching; hand; burning;extremities, limbs; skin; itching; leg;extremities, limbs; skin; itching; like insects crawling on skin; foot;extremities, limbs; skin; itching; lower limbs;extremities, limbs; skin; itching; toes; toes that had been frozen;extremities, limbs; skin; out-break on skin; hand; back of hand; pimples;extremities, limbs; stiffness; fingers; gouty;Neuralgia in locomotor ataxiaNumbness of legs on crossing themPain in shin-bonePain over hipsParalysis of lower limbs, with spasmodic condition of armsParalytic pain in left arm followed by palpitationRheumatism better motionStiff all overTearing painful contractions in the calves.TremblingUncertain gaitWeakness in loinsRestless from violent itching and burningVivid dreamsParoxysms of yawningDrowsy in daytimeOn falling asleep, Starts, twitches, and awakens oftensleep; sleepiness, tiredness; after dinner;sleep; sleepiness, tiredness; after eating;Yawning, followed by involuntary laughter.chill; cold travels downwards (see coldness of back);chill; in the open air;chill; on going into the cold air;chill; when uncovering, undressing;Burning spots.Copious sweatfever; continued fever;fever; localised; upper body;Very sensitive to cool airViolent attacks of heat in eveningperspiration; during slight exertion (see walking);perspiration; late morning;Pimples, hard, like flea-bitesBurning, itching, redness, and swelling, as from frostbitesAngioneurotic oedema; rosaceaChilblainsCircumscribed erythematous, papular and pustular and edematous lesions.Miliary eruption, with intolerable itching and burningskin; discoloration; red;skin; itching;skin; itching; crawling;skin; itching; gnawing, biting;Swollen veins with cold skingeneralities; convulsions; epileptic;generalities; convulsions; rapid muscle spasm;generalities; faintness, fainting; after sexual intercourse;generalities; morning;generalities; movement; after;generalities; pain; pressing; externally;generalities; pain; sensation of splinters;generalities; pain; sudden, sharp; internally; like cold needles;generalities; pressure;generalities; symptoms after sexual intercourse;generalities; symptoms after sexual intercourse; symptoms after sexual excesses;generalities; symptoms not symmetrical; crosswise, left upper and right lower;generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air;generalities; touch;generalities; twitching;generalities; twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea);generalities; twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea); sleep;generalities; while sitting;
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