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Lactuca Virosa
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Lactuca Virosa

Acrid Lettuce, Lactuca, Lactuca sativa
Available in 3X-30X, 200X, 3C-30C, 200C from $6.50
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HPUS indication: Restlessness
Lactuca Virosa Potencies
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Lactuca Virosa in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

  GENERAL

General

This remedy acts principally upon the brain and circulatory system. Delirium tremens with sleeplessness, coldness, and tremor. Hydrothorax and ascites. Impotence. Sense of lightness and Tightness affecting whole body, especially chest. Seems to be a True galactogogue. Marked action on extremities.

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  RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships

Compare: Nabalus - Prenanthes Serpentaria Serpentaria - Crotalus Horridus Rattlesnake root - White Lettuce, similar to Lactuca Virosa, (chronic diarrhoea, worse after eating, nights and towards morning. Pain in abdomen and rectum; emaciation. Constipation and somnolence; susceptible to aura of others. Dyspepsia, with acid burning eructation. Craving for acid food. Leucorrhoea with throbbing in uterus); Lachesis Lach.; Kali Carb Kali-carb.; Spiranthes N/A (galactagogue).

Antidotes

Antidotes: Aceticum Acidum Acet-ac.; Coffea Cruda Coff.

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  MIND

Mind

Stupefaction of sense

Great restlessness.

Behaviour; foolish behaviour

jumping

singing

Delirium

antics, plays

cheerful

laughing

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; about bed; saw inkstand on bed

paranoia; that he would be murdered

visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people; sees soldiers; on bed

Fantasies; of exaltation

of exaltation; vivid

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; forsaken feeling

irritability

mood; repulsive, bad mood

playful; antics

unhappy; grief

unhappy; sadness, mental depression

evening

weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)

Hysteria

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating

impaired thinking; confusion

morning

on rising

impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

anxiety; evening

anxiety; night

Perception; senses; dull

Restlessness, nervousness

anxious, etc.

Talking, conversation; contrary (see obstinate, irritable)

Unconsciousness

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  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS

Vertigo

Dull, heavy, confused, dizzy

Morning

Morning; late morning

Balancing sensation

Tendency to fall over

As if floating

As if intoxicated

When lying down; while lying down

From movement; sudden

While sewing

After sleep

Spinning

With obscuring of vision

In a warm room

Congestion (see pulsation); fullness; during vertigo, dizziness

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  HEAD

Brain; brain feels loose

Coldness

morning

Congestion (see pulsation)

fullness

afternoon

warm room

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); back of head (occiput)

Expanded sensation (see swollen); enlarged sensation

Hot

with coldness of hands

flashes of heat

forehead

alternately in either side

Movements in head

morning

when coughing

by moving the head

quivering sensation

while indoors; in warm

shaking sensation

during cough

on movement of head

Pulsating

morning

movement

Sensitive; brain

Swollen, and feeling swollen

Headache

Heat of face and headache, with general coldness

Headache, with affections of respiratory organs.

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)

pressing); afternoon

pressing); back of head (occiput)

afternoon

Pain, headache

morning

in bed

late morning

afternoon

night

from emotions; nervous

from exertion; physical exertion

from exertion; mental exertion

with high or low temperature; headache during the chill

hysterical headache

increasing gradually

from certain movements; on moving head

from certain movements; shaking head

pressure; external pressure

after sleep

pain in small spot

from touch

warm room

extending to other parts; forehead

aching deep in brain; afternoon

aching deep in brain; from touch

in forehead

morning

morning; on waking

late morning

afternoon

mental exertion

from stooping

above eyes

back of head (occiput)

late morning

sides; one side

top of head (vertex)

burning

pulling; forehead

pulling; temples; extending to other parts; across forehead

dull pain

jerking; temples

pressing (see bursting, pulling)

burning

forehead

forehead; pressing outward

forehead; extending to other parts; outward

temples; outward

shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.)

sore bruised, sensitive to pressure

stitching, sudden, sharp

forehead

forehead; above eyebrows

forehead; above eyebrows; when stooping

tearing, rending; temples; right

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  EYES

Eyes

Discoloration; redness

redness; while reading

Discharges of mucus or pus

Movement of eyeballs; rolling; upward (see turned)

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting

burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; while writing

burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; corner

Pupils; dilated

Skin around eyes (see face); out-breaks on skin; corner

Weak

Vision

Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; black; spots; floating (aka muscae volitantes or spiders)

Dim; during vertigo, dizziness

Illusions (see mind)

Lost vision, blindness

Weak (see eyes, weak)

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  EARS

Ear

Noises in ear

evening

in bed

buzzing

evening; in bed

humming

roaring

whirling

evening in bed

Pain

aching

boring pain in ear

pulling in ear

stitching, sudden, sharp

Tension; inside

Hearing

Impaired

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  FACE

Face

Distortion

Expression; sickly

Heat

late morning

Pain; sudden, sharp; chin

sudden, sharp; jaws; lower

Quivering; lips

Skin; discoloration; pale

like insects crawling on skin (see skin)

Swelling; lips; sense of swelling

Tingling

Trembling; lips

Twitching; lips

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  NOSE

Nose

Dryness; inside

Pain; pressing; tip

sore, bruised; inside

Discharge

Sneezing; frequent

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  MOUTH

Mouth

Froth, foam, from mouth

Gums and teeth

Teeth; feeling as if twisted

Saliva

Dryness

Saliva; strong and sharp (acrid)

Salivation

Tongue

Discoloration; tongue; white

Pain; as if burnt; tongue; tip

Saliva; mucus, slime; collection of mucus on tongue (see sticky)

Taste

sour (see taste)

Taste; bitter

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  THROAT

Throat

Sensation of coldness

gullet

Dryness; airways

Mucus

morning

clinging

morning

Pain; evening

burning; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

burning; air passages

rawness; larynx

rawness; trachea (wind pipe, see chest)

Paralysis

gullet; sensation of

Roughness; air passage

Scraping

Spasms, convulsions etc.; suffocating sensation

Swallowing; difficult

impossible; from paralysis

Tickling in the air passages

larynx

in trachea (wind pipe)

Voice; hoarseness

hoarseness; evening

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  CHEST

Chest

Constant tickling cough

Incessant, spasmodic cough, as if chest would fly to pieces

Squeezing sensation in lower chest.

Anxiety; region of heart

Catarrh

Clothing

Coldness

arm pit

Congestion

Constriction, tension

fluid in chest cavity

spasmodic

on waking

lower part

Fullness

evening

breast

Heart; angina pectoris

palpitations

Heat

flushes (see congestion)

Lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema)

Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest

spasms of chest; cramp

trembling

Oppressed feeling

evening

night

during sleep

on waking

while walking; while in open air

Pain

morning; in bed

after rising

when sneezing

while walking

sides

during cough

aching

morning; in bed

burning

bursting; on coughing

cramp

pulling

morning; in bed

morning; after rising

walking

pinching

pressing

lower part

middle of chest

sides

breast bone

sore, bruised

from coughing

on sneezing

squeezing sensation

stitching, sudden, sharp

extending to back

arm pit

sides; left

sides; left; extending to shoulder blade

sides; extending to shoulder blade

sides; lower part of; left

breast bone

tearing; sides

Pulsation

Sensation of warmth

Weakness

Respiration

Difficult breathing

Suffocative breathing from dropsy of the chest

Constriction, tension; while breathing deep

Pain; when breathing in

pulling; on breathing in

Accelerated

Asthma attack

Deep

desire to breathe deeply

Difficult (dyspnea)

night

with cough

while lying down

during sleep

waking with difficulty breathing

while walking

Interrupted; coughing

Rattling

Sighing

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  COUGH

Cough

Late morning

Evening

in bed

Asthmatic

Barking

Constant

Dry cough

Hacking cough

evening; in bed

Hollow

evening

after lying down

Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); sensation of crawling; larynx

While lying down

evening

bed

Painful to cough

Comes on suddenly

consisting of short coughs

Periodic, recurring

Racking

Short

With shaking of chest, during cough

Intermittent

late morning

Suffocating

Tickling

throat at back of mouth

larynx

throat

in wind pipe

Tormenting

Violent

Whooping

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  EXPECTORATION

Expectoration

Easy

Frequent

Mucous

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  SKIN

Skin

Blisters

Out-breaks on skin; impetigo (bacterial infection on skin surface)

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  BACK AND NECK

Back and neck

Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)

sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); sacrum (base of spine)

Neck

neck

coughing

pulling; neck

Back

Coldness

Pain

while lying down; forcing to move, constantly in bed; which brings no relief

lumbar (lower half of back)

extending to other parts; groins; evening

sacrum (base of spine)

coccyx (bottom tip of spine)

spine

pulling

lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; groin; in evening

stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades

stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)

Skin; like insects crawling on skin

prickling

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Sensation of weight, of fullness; borborygmi; abundant emission of wind

Colic in early morning, abdomen tense, relieved somewhat by evacuation and passing of wind.

Bloated; lower part of abdomen

Enlarged; liver

Hard; liver

Heat

extending to chest

Heaviness

behind lower ribs

in liver

As if something were in abdomen (movements, lumps, etc.); movements in abdomen

Abdominal muscles; twitching and jerking; behind lower ribs

Pain; in bed

during cough

during stool; during diarrhoea

behind lower ribs; morning

behind lower ribs; evening

behind lower ribs; extending to other parts; backward

liver

cramping, griping; morning

in bed

cramping, griping; in bed

pressing; before stool

pressing; behind lower ribs

cutting; before stool

pulling; behind lower ribs

pressing; behind lower ribs; evening

pressing; liver

pressing; around navel

sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; behind lower ribs

right

morning

sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); behind lower ribs

right

after eating

extending to other parts; back

sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); liver

Shaking; from cough

Swelling; from watery fluid; abdominal cavity

from watery fluid; abdominal cavity; induration of liver (hard from inflammation)

liver

Tension

behind lower ribs

right

Turning sensation

Bladder; pain; dragging

pain; pressing, pressure

during urination

Stomach; anxiety

appetite; increased (hunger in general); noon

coldness

icy

constriction

crawling

burping, belching; strong and sharp (acrid)

burping, belching; foul

burping, belching; loud

gurgling

sense of retraction

tension

Eating

Pain; cutting; during dinner

cutting; after dinner

sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); behind lower ribs; after dinner

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; bread

aversion to certain foods or drinks; meat

Flatus

pain; passing flatulence

Nausea

nausea; feeling in abdomen

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL

Rectum

Constipation; alternating with diarrhoea

insufficient, incomplete, unsatisfactory stool

Dragging, heaviness, weight

Flatulence; offensive

Pain; drawing, pulling

pressing (pressure)

soreness

sticking

twinging

Prickling

Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); before stool

Stool

Dry

Hard

first hard, then fluid

Pasty, mushy

Scanty

Soft

Thin, liquid; formed then thin afterwards

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  GENITALS ETC

Urine

Burning (includes hot)

Colour; brown

yellow; light

Copious

Odour; sweetish

like violets

Scanty

Clear as water

Urethra

Male; erections; painful (see urethra)

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); sensation of dropping from urethra

pain; burning; passage

as if a few drops passed

as if urine remained in urethra some time after urinating

Male

Male; pain; pulling; penis; head (glans)

pain; pulling; penis; root

thick emission from penis

swelling; penis; painful

swelling; penis; lymphatics

Womb

Female; fluid build up (see swelling); womb

Genitals

Increase of milk in breasts ( Asa Foetida Asafoetida.)

Male; erections; impotency; morning

pain; pulling; spermatic cords

Menses

Female; Promotes catamenia

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Lame hip down left side; worse walking

Coldness and numbness of feet and legs

Tremor of hands and arms

Cramps in shin bones, extending to toes and side of leg involving calves.

Coldness; upper limbs; hands

lower limbs; foot

Cramps; hand

leg

calf

on walking

Heat; hand

fingers

Heaviness; tired limbs

lower limbs; as from fatigue

leg

Movements and positions; jerking; thigh

trembling

hand

lower limbs

leg

twitching; upper limbs

twitching; elbow

twitching; hand

twitching; thigh

Numbness (see tingling)

while sitting

lower limbs

leg

Pain

shoulder; right

upper arm; jerking

upper arm; spasmodic

fingers

second finger

lower limbs; rheumatic

toes

pulling

shoulder

upper arm

elbow

elbow; point of the elbow

hand; cramp-like

leg

leg; extending upwards

sore, bruised

thigh

foot; sole

as if sprained; upper limb

stitching, sudden, sharp; upper limbs; evening

stitching, sudden, sharp; upper arm

tearing; upper limbs; joints

tearing; shoulder; in open air

tearing; elbow

open air

tearing; forearm

tearing; wrist

bones

tearing; knee

wandering

tearing; leg

wandering

tearing; ankle

wandering

Paralysis; shoulder; sensation of paralysis

fingers; sensation of paralysis

Perspiration; foot

Rush of blood to.; knees

legs

Skin; itching; upper limbs

itching; hand; fingers

itching; lower limbs

itching; toes

Stiffness; wrist

lower limbs

Tension, tightness; shoulder

knee; hollow of knee

rising from a seat

while walking

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); fingers

Weakness

upper limbs

upper arm

fingers

knee

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  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever and chill

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)

temperature); when in a warm room

Localised; upper body; with icy-cold feet

Dry heat

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  GENERALITIES

Sleep and dreams

Restless; impossible to get to sleep

Deep, comatose sleep.

Deep

retaining poisons normally excreted (uremic, kidney malfunction)

Dreams; anxious

murder

of being murdered

vivid

Falling asleep; early

Heavy

Restless

Sleepiness, tiredness

overpowering

Sleeplessness, insomnia

Not refreshing

Yawning

Perspiration

Profuse

Generalities

Open air

Fluid build up; internal

Lying down; lying down

Pain; appear gradually

pulling

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); nervous weakness

during stool

walking; in open air

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