Asa FoetidaGum Of The Stinkasand, Asafoetida
HPUS label indication: Flatulence
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Below are the strongest indications of Asa Foetida based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
The flatulence and spasmodic contraction of stomach and oesophagus with reverse peristalsis are the most marked symptoms. In its selection, its relation to the hysterical and hypochondriacal patients, must be borne in mind. Besides these superficial symptoms, it has been found to affect favorably deep ulcerations, caries of bones, especially in the syphilitic organism; here the Extreme sensitiveness and terrible throbbing, nightly pains, guiding to its use.
BETTER, open air; from motion, pressure.
WORSE, at night; from tough; left side, during rest, warm applications.
Antidotes: China; Mercur.
Compare: Moschus; China; Mercur; Aurum
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Hysteria; after suppression of discharges
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Pressive pain from within outward.
Boring above eyebrows
Pain, headache; from emotions; nervous
Pain, headache; hysterical headache
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; pressing outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); outward
Irritable; complains of her troubles; sensitive
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Boring pains in and around eyes
Numbness around eyes
Pain; open air
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; extending outward
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; open air
Iritis and intraocular inflammations, with boring, throbbing pains at night
Orbital neuralgia; better, pressure and rest
Stitches under left frontal eminences
Superficial corneal ulcer with digging pains; worse at night.
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Offensive, purulent discharge.
Mastoid disease with pain in temporal region with Pushing out sensation
Offensive otorrhoea, with boring pains in mastoid bone
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Caries of nasal bones ( Aurum
Decay (see discharge if applicable)
Discharge from nose; offensive smelling
Discharge from nose; offensive smelling; from ulcer or disease of nasal bones
Syphilitic ozaena, with very offensive purulent discharge
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Pain; sudden, sharp; outward
Skin; discoloration; bluish
Swelling; lips; lower
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Teeth; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging; outward
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Ball rises in throat
Sensation as if peristaltic motion were reversed, and oesophagus were driven from stomach to throat.
Sensation of something in throat; lump
Sensation of something in throat; lump; rising sensation
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Violent gastralgia; cutting and burning in stomach and region of diaphragm
Flatulence and regurgitation of liquid
Pulsation in pit of stomach
Complaints of spleen
Heat; sensation of heat in spleen
Stomach; burping, belching
Stomach; burping, belching; foul
Stomach; burping, belching; foul; after fat or rich food
Stomach; burping, belching; like garlic
Stomach; burping, belching; loud
Stomach; burping, belching; rancid
Forcible eructation of gas
Gurgling and rolling of wind, which escapes afterwards with loud and difficult eructation.
Sensation of emptiness and weakness, with distention and beating in stomach and abdomen
Stomach; Great difficulty in bringing up wind
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Diarrhea, extremely offensive, with meteorism, and regurgitation of food.
Distended, griping, with hunger
Pain in perineum, as if something dull pressed out
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▲ ▼ URINE (click for more)
Odour; like ammonia
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Deficient milk, with oversensitiveness.
Female; Mammae turgid with milk in the unpregnant
▲ ▼ CHEST (click for more)
Spasmodic tightness, as if lungs could not be fully expanded
Constriction, tension; convulsive
Constriction, tension; spasmodic
Heart; palpitations; from exertion
Heart; palpitations; while sitting
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; hysteric
Palpitation more like a tremor.
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Bones; decay of bone
Inflammation; leg; around the bone
Pain; in bones
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Itching, better scratching; ulcers painful on edges
Abnormal growths; ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; bloody
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive; putrid
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; thin
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened; with red circle around
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; around ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; in red circle around
Suppressed skin symptoms produce nervous disorders.
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
Bones; Darting pain and caries in bones
Bones; decay of bone
Bones; decay of bone; around the bone
Bones; softening of bones
Faintness, fainting; after emission
Pain; around the bone
Pain; jerking; bones
Pain; jerking; externally
Pain; pressing; from within outward
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; burning in muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; outward
Swelling; around the bone
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side
Periosteum painful, swollen, enlarged
Ulcers affecting bones; thin, ichorous pus.
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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.