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Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Blatta Americana in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
"The great American Cockroach," probably kakerlae insignis.
Nat. order, Insecta (common in Brazil).
Preparation, Triturate the live insect with sugar of milk.
Authority. Pathogénésie Brésilienne (Murex Mure).≡ show all authors ...
Numbness and heaviness of the head.
Pain in the temple, with lancinations now and then (second day).
Aching pain in the temples.
Acute pain in the temples, every now and then, at 4 P.M.≡ show all authors ...
Pricking, as by a fly, in the corner of the left eye, at 10 A.M.
Yellowness of the sclerotica. (When the prover had the jaundice, for which the Blatta Orientalis Blatta is considered empirically as a specific, he felt a number of pains which have been reproduced in this proving, such as general prostration, weariness, etc.).≡ show all authors ...
Acute pain in chest, afternoon (second day).
Pain in right side of chest.
Violent pain in chest, with want of breath (second day).≡ show all authors ...
▲ BACK AND NECK
Prickings in left side of neck.
Pain in back, right side.
Pain shifting from back to shoulder-blade.≡ show all authors ...
Abdomen and stomach
Transient bloating at pit of stomach.
Pain in transverse colon, duodenum, and pit of stomach.≡ show all authors ...
▲ GENITALS ETC
Much heat in urethra, when urinating.
Yellow color of urine, increasing more and more.
Urine of a bright yellow, albuminous (second day).≡ show all authors ...
▲ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS
Sense of weariness in the hams.
Cramp in right leg (second day).
Pain in right leg, from toes to knees.
Pain in feet, here and there, sometimes in the sole (second day).
Pain at left little toe.≡ show all authors ...
Extreme weariness when going upstairs.
Chill and shuddering, for half an hour.
Shuddering, with sense of heat and moisture all over.
The proving was interrupted by an accident.≡ more ...