From its action on the sympathetic, Alfalfa favorably influences nutrition, evidenced in "toning up" the appetite and digestion resulting in greatly improved mental and physical vigor, with gain in weight. Disorders characterized by malnutrition are mainly within its therapeutic range, for example, neurasthenia, splanchnic blues, nervousness, insomnia, nervous indigestion, etc. Acts as a fat producer, corrects tissue waste. Deficient lactation. Increases quality and quantity of milk in nursing mothers. Its pronounced urinary action suggests it clinically in diabetes insipidus and phosphaturia; and it is claimed to allay vesical irritability of prostatic hypertrophy. The rheumatic diathesis seems especially amenable to its action.
Compare: Avena Sat.; Dipodium punct.; Gels.; Hydr.; Kali-p.; Ph-ac.; Zinc.
The best results are elicited with material doses (5-10) drops of tincture, several times daily. Continue its use until tonic effects ensue.
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Dull, drowsy, stupid (Gels
.); gloomy and irritable, worse during evening.
It induces mental exhilaration of buoyancy, i.e., a general feeling of well being; clear and bright, so that all blues are dissipated
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Dull, heavy feeling in occiput, in and above the eyes, worse toward evening
Pain in left side of head
▲ ▼ EAR (click for more)
Stuffed feeling in eustachian tube (Kali-m
.) at night, patulous in morning.
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
Flatulence with distention
Appetite impaired, but chiefly increased even to bulimia
Frequent loose, yellow, painful stools, with burning of flatulence
He must eat frequently, so that he cannot wait for regular meals; hungry in forenoon ( Sulph
.) Much nibbling of food and craving of sweets.
Shifting, flatulent pain along colon several hours after meals
Stomach; Increased thirst
▲ ▼ URINE (click for more)
Kidneys inactive; frequent urging to urinate
Polyuria ( Phos
.-AC.) Increased elimination of urea, indican and phosphates.
▲ ▼ SLEEP (click for more)
Slept better than usual, especially in early morning; it induces quiet, reposeful and refreshing sleep.
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.