It acts upon the muscular fibers of the blood-vessels. Much muscular soreness. Lameness, as if sprained. Venous congestion, due to mechanical causes. First remedy in injuries to the deeper tissues, after major surgical work. Results of injuries to nerves with intense soreness and intolerance of cold bathing. After gout, debility of limbs.
Traumatism of the pelvic organs, auto-traumatism, expresses the condition calling for this remedy; ill effects from masturbation. Excellent remedy for sprains and bruises. Complaints due to cold food or drink when the body is heated, and in affections due to cold wind. Externally, in naevi. Acne. Boils all over. sore, bruised feeling in the pelvic region. Eructations, stasis, swelling, come within the range of this remedy. Rheumatic symptoms. Does not vitiate the secretions. "It is a princely remedy for old laborers, especially gardeners." (Burnett.)
Worse, left side; hot bath and warmth of bed; before storms; cold bathing; cold wind.
Compare: Arnica; Arsenic; Staphis.; Hamamelis; Bryonia; Vanadium (degenerative states).
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Itching around scalp and over back, worse from hot bath and bed.
Forehead feels contracted
Headache from occiput to top of head
Vertigo in elderly people
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Stitches in spleen, sore, enlarged
Soreness of abdominal walls and of uterus
Bloated; rumbling in bowels.
Yellow, painless diarrhoea, foul odor, worse at night
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Abdominal muscles lame
During pregnancy inability to walk
Uterus feels sore, as if squeezed.
Female; Breasts and uterus engorged
Varicose veins in pregnancy
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Itching on back and flexor surfaces of thighs
Joints sore, muscular soreness
Pain down anterior of thighs
Sprains with great soreness
Wrist feels contracted as from elastic band around joint
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Wakes early in morning and cannot get to sleep again.
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Ecchymosis, swelling, very sensitive to touch
Exudations and swellings
Varicose veins with bruised sore feeling
Venous congestion due to mechanical causes
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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.