All spider poisons powerfully affect the nervous system ( See Tarantula, Mygale, etc.)
All symptoms of Aranea are characterized by Periodicity, and coldness, and great susceptibility to dampness. It is the remedy for the constitution favorable to malarial poisoning, where every damp day or place favors chilliness. Patient feels cold to the very bones. Coldness not relieved by anything. Feeling as if parts were enlarged and heavier. Wake up at night with hands feeling twice their natural size. Spleen swollen. Hydrogenoid Constitution, i.e., Abnormal sensitiveness to damp and cold, inability to live near fresh water, lakes, rivers, etc., or in damp, chilly places ( Nat-sulph. Thuja)
BETTER, smoking tobacco.
WORSE, damp weather, late in afternoon, and at midnight.
Tela aranearum - Spider’s web. - (Cardiac sleeplessness, increased muscular energy. Excitement and nervous agitation in febrile states. Dry asthma, harassing coughs; periodic headaches with Extreme nervous erethism. obstinate intermittents. Acts immediately on arterial system, pulse full, strong, compressible. Lowers pulse rate frequency. Masked periodical diseases, hectic, broken down patients. Symptoms come on Suddenly with cool, CLAMMY skin. Numbness of hands and legs when at rest. Continued chilliness.
Aranea Scinencia - Grey Spider - (constant twitching of under eyelids. Sleepiness. Worse in warm room.)
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Heat and flickering in eyes; worse in damp weather
Confusion; Better by smoking in open air
Pain in right trifacial nerve from periphery inwards
Sudden violent pain in teeth at night immediately after lying down.
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Arms and legs feel as if asleep.
Colic returns same hours
Heaviness in lower abdomen, as of a stone
Stomach; Cramps after eating a little; epigastrium painful to pressure.
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Distention of abdomen
Female; Menses too early, too copious
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Bright red hemorrhage from lungs ( Millefol.; Ferr
Pain in intercostal nerve from nerve endings to spine
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Bone-pains in extremities
Pain in Os calcis
sensation of swelling, and of parts going to sleep.
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Restless and waking, as if hands and forearms were swollen and heavy.
▲ ▼ CHILL (click for more)
chill; desire for warmth, which does not relieve;
chill; periodic, recurring; recurring daily; ;
chill; periodic, recurring; recurring every third day; ;
chill; periodic, recurring; regular and distinct intervals; ;
chill; shaking, shivering, rigors; long-lasting (see succession of stages, fever);
chill; shaking, shivering, rigors; long-lasting (see succession of stages, fever); not relieved by anything;
chill; shaking, shivering, rigors; long-lasting (see succession of stages, fever); without heat or sweat;
chill; shaking, shivering, rigors; long-lasting (see succession of stages, fever); without subsequent heat;
chill; shaking, shivering, rigors; without subsequent heat;
chill; shaking, shivering, rigors; without subsequent heat; or sweat;
chill; violent chill; without subsequent heat;
chill; with fever, but chill predominating;
chill; with fever, but chill predominating; long lasting chill; without heat, sweat or thirst;
▲ ▼ FEVER (click for more)
Chilly day and night; always worse during rain.
Coldness, with pain in long bones, and feeling of stone in abdomen at the same hour daily
fever; heat absent;
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
generalities; lethargic, tired;
generalities; lying down; inclination to lie down;
generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat;
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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.