Is a valuable remedy in diarrhoea, summer complaint, and Skin affections. These may alternate with each other. Feels tight all over. It is one of the antidotes to Rhus poisoning, as is evident from its wide and intense action upon skin and mucous surface, causing both irritation and inflammation, with formation of vesicles and mucous discharges. Has elective affinity for skin of face and external genitals. Burning in the esophagus.
Compare: Momordica Charantia - Hairy mordica - (has marked drastic properties, producing colic, nausea, vomiting, cholera-like symptoms, abdomen seems full of fluid discharged explosively, thin, watery, yellow. Great thirst). Rhus; Anagallis; Anacard.; Sepia.
Antidote: Ant. Tart.
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
head; skin and scalp; out-break on skin; crusts, scabs;
Pressing pain in forehead; especially orbits.
▲ ▼ EYE (click for more)
Eruptions around eyes
Feel drawn backward
Tensive pain above right orbit.
Granular lids; pustules of cornea
Red and raw appearance
▲ ▼ FACE (click for more)
face; skin; out-breaks on skin; blisters;
face; skin; out-breaks on skin; eczema;
▲ ▼ THROAT (click for more)
throat; elongated uvula (lobe at back of mouth); ;
throat; external throat; clothing;
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
abdomen; noises from abdomen; gurgling;
abdomen; pain; extending to other parts; downward; ;
abdomen; pain; extending to other parts; to anus; ;
abdomen; pain; navel; extending to other parts; anus; ;
abdomen; pain; navel; extending to other parts; downward; ;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; violent; ;
▲ ▼ RECTUM (click for more)
rectum; diarrhoea; after eating; ;
rectum; diarrhoea; hot weather; ;
rectum; flatulence; during stool; ;
rectum; pain; pressing (pressure); downward, outward, etc.;
rectum; pain; when pressing upon navel; ;
rectum; urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); constant;
rectum; urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); sudden;
▲ ▼ STOOL (click for more)
Constant urging to stool, followed by sudden evacuation
Copious watery stools, with much urging; Always forcibly shot out, with gurgling in intestines; worse, drinking the least quantity, or even while eating
stool; copious; night; ;
stool; forcible, sudden, gushing;
stool; pasty, mushy;
stool; shooting out;
stool; thin, liquid;
stool; thin, liquid; pouring out;
Swashing sensation in intestines.
▲ ▼ URINE (click for more)
Day urine is pale, with white sediment.
Night urine foaming; dark orange color; turbid on standing; greasy particles floating on top
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
genitals; male; itching; penis; head (glans); ;
genitals; male; itching; scrotum; ;
genitals; male; itching; scrotum; corrosion, painful;
genitals; male; out-breaks on skin; blisters;
genitals; male; out-breaks on skin; penis; blisters;
genitals; male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum; blisters;
genitals; male; redness; scrotum; ;
▲ ▼ RESPIRATION (click for more)
respiration; difficult (dyspnea);
▲ ▼ CHEST (click for more)
Drawing-pain through the left chest into the back
asthma, with cough; cannot expand the chest
chest; pain; breast; nipples; while breast feeding; ;
chest; pain; pulling; breast; nipples; as with a string when child feeds from breast;
chest; pain; sore, bruised; breast; nipples; ;
chest; pain; sore, bruised; breast; nipples; touch of clothing; ;
Cough; as soon as he touches the pillow must get up
Nursing women; every suck the child gives produces Pain from nipple back
Sensitive to deep breathing.
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Pustular eruption, especially on face and Genitals, with fearful itching, followed by painful burning
Herpes zoster; stinging, smarting pains of the eruption.
intense itching; but scratching is painful
skin; out-breaks on skin; eczema;
skin; out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); rhus poisoning;
Vesicles; confluent oozing
Vesicular erysipelas, itching exceedingly
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
generalities; sensation of water, dashing against inner parts;
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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.