Is a vasomotor stimulant; increases the activity of all vegetative processes; spends its force mainly upon the pneumogastric nerve, producing a depressed relaxed condition with oppression of the chest and epigastrium, impeded respiration, nausea and vomiting.
Languor, relaxation of muscles, Nausea, vomiting and dyspepsia are the general indications that point to the use of this remedy, in asthma and gastric affections. Best adapted to light-complexioned fleshy people. Bad effects of drunkenness. Suppressed discharges ( Sulph.) Diphtheria. Catarrhal jaundice ( chionanth.)
BETTER, by rapid walking; (chest pain), toward evening, and from warmth.
WORSE, tobacco, afternoon, slightest motion, cold, especially cold washing.
Lobelia Syphilitica Or cerulea (gives a perfect picture of sneezing influenza, involving the posterior nares, palate, and fauces. Very depressed. Pain in forehead over eyes; pain and gas in bowels, followed by copious watery stools with tenesmus and soreness of anus. Pain in knees. Prickling in soles. Great oppression in lower part of chest, as if air could not reach there. Pain in chest under short ribs of left side. Dry, hacking cough. Breathing difficult. Dull, aching pain over root of nose. Eustachian catarrh. Pain in posterior part of spleen.) Lobelia Erinus (Malignant growths, extremely rapid development; colloid cancer of the omentum; cork-screw-like pains in abdomen; great dryness of skin, nasal and buccal mucous membranes; distaste for brandy; dry, eczematous patches covering points of first fingers. Malignant disease of the face. Epithelioma).
Tincture, to thirtieth potency. Locally the tincture is antidotal to Poison-oak. Often the Acetum lobelia acts better than any other preparation. Lobelia hypodermically acts clinically almost precisely as the antitoxin of diphtheria does upon the i
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▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Dull, heavy pain.
Gastric headache, with nausea, vomiting, and great prostration; worse, afternoon until midnight; tobacco
Vertigo, and fear of death
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Deafness due to suppressed discharges or eczema
Shooting pain from throat.
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Bathed in cold sweat
face; pain; left; ;
face; skin; discoloration; pale;
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Profuse flow of saliva; acrid burning taste; Mercurial taste; tenacious mucus, tongue coated white.
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Profuse sweat and prostration
Extreme nausea and vomiting
Faintness and weakness of epigastrium
abdomen; stomach; disordered; extending to heart; ;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; deathly;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; with salivation;
abdomen; stomach; sinking (see emptiness); extending to heart; ;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; comes on suddenly;
Acrid, burning taste; acidity, with contractive feeling in pit of stomach
Cannot bear smell or taste of tobacco
Flatulence, shortness of breath after eating
Heartburn with profuse flow of saliva
profuse salivation, with good appetite
Stomach; Acidity, flatulence, shortness of breath after eating
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urine; sediment; sand; red (brick-dust);
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genitals; female; vaginal discharge; copious; serum like discharge from anus and vagina;
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Feels as if heart would stop
Dyspnoea from constriction of chest; worse, any exertion
Asthma; attacks, with weakness, felt in pit of stomach and preceded by Prickling all over
Cramp, ringing cough, short breath, catching at throat
respiration; asthma attack;
respiration; asthma attack; spasmodic;
respiration; difficult (dyspnea);
respiration; difficult (dyspnea); after exertion; physical exertion;
respiration; difficult (dyspnea); in cold air; ;
respiration; difficult (dyspnea); while lying down;
Sensation of pressure or weight in chest; Better by rapid walking
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chest; constriction, tension;
chest; heart; ;
chest; heart; sensation as if heart would cease;
chest; inflammation; lungs; ;
chest; lungs; emphysema;
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Deep red color and copious red sediment.
Pain in sacrum; cannot bear slightest touch
Sits leaning forward.
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chill; noon; ;
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Prickling, itching with intense nausea.
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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.