Aching, soreness, restlessness, prostration, are general symptoms guiding to Phytolacca Decandra. Pre-eminently a glandular remedy. Glandular swellings with heat and inflammation. Has a powerful effect on fibrous and osseous tissues; fasciae and muscle sheaths; acts on scar tissue. Syphilitic bone pains; chronic rheumatism. Sore throat, quinsy, and diphtheria. Tetanus and opisthotonos. Decrease of weight. Retarded dentition.
BETTER, warmth, dry weather, rest.
WORSE, sensitive to electric changes. Effects of a wetting, when it RAINS, exposure to DAMP, cold weather, night, exposure, motion, right side.
Compare: Tincture of Phytolacca Decandra (sore throats and in the treatment of obesity); Bry.; Rhus; KALI-Hyd.; Merc.; Sang.; Arum Triph.
Antidotes: Milk and salt; Bellad.; Mezer.
Tincture, to third potency. Externally for mastitis.
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Indifferent to life.
Loss of personal delicacy, disregard of surrounding objects
mind; behaviour; habits; clinch teeth together;
▲ ▼ VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)
vertigo, dizziness; on rising; from bed; ;
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Brain feels sore
head; pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; ;
Pain from frontal region backward
Pressure in temples and over eyes
Rheumatism of scalp; pains come on every time it rains
Scaly eruption on scalp.
Vertigo on rising
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Feeling of sand under lids
eye; inflammation; arthritic (gouty and rheumatic);
eye; inflammation; glandular swellings;
eye; inflammation; syphilitic;
Fistula lachrymalis ( Fluor-ac
.) Abundant lachrymation, hot.
Tarsal edges feel hot
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vision; dim; after diphtheria; ;
▲ ▼ EAR (click for more)
ear; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; when swallowing; ;
▲ ▼ NOSE (click for more)
Coryza; flow of mucus from One nostril and from posterior nares.
▲ ▼ MOUTH (click for more)
Teeth clenched; low lip drawn down; lips everted; jaws firmly set; chin drawn down on sternum
Mapped, indented, fissured, with yellow patch down center
mouth; discoloration; tongue; red; tip; ;
mouth; odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid;
mouth; teeth; pain; biting, chewing;
mouth; teeth; wants to bite on something hard, which relieves pain of teething;
mouth; tongue; movement of tongue; protruded;
Much stringy saliva.
Teething children with irresistible desire to Bite the teeth together
Tongue Red tip, feels rough and scalded; bleeding from mouth; blisters on side
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Much pain at root of tongue; soft palate and tonsils swollen
Pseudo-membranous exudation, grayish-white; thick, tenacious yellowish mucus, difficult to dislodge
Uvula large, dropsical
Cannot swallow anything hot ( Lach
.) Tension and pressure in parotid gland
Dark red or bluish red
Quinsy; tonsils and fauces swollen, with burning pain; cannot swallow even water
Shooting pain into ears on swallowing
Sensation of a lump in throat ( Bell
.) Throat feels rough, narrow, hot
throat; discoloration; dark;
throat; discoloration; redness;
throat; membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.;
throat; membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; grey;
throat; membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; tonsils; ;
throat; membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; uvula (lobe at back of mouth); ;
throat; membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; wash leather;
throat; membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; white;
throat; mucus; clinging;
throat; pain; from warmth; form warm drinks; ;
throat; swelling; tonsils; ;
tonsils swollen, especially right; dark-red appearance
Ulcerated sore throat and diphtheria; Throat feels very hot; pain at root of tongue extending to ear
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Bleeding from rectum.
Bruised feeling through epigastrium and abdomen
Burning griping pains
Colic at navel
Constipation of the aged and those with weak heart
Rheumatism of abdominal muscles
Sore spot in right hypochondrium
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Scanty, suppressed, With pain in kidney region
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Male; Painful induration of testicles
Cracks and small ulcers about nipples
Tumors of the breasts with enlarged axillary glands
Shooting along perineum to penis.
Breast is hard, painful and of purple hue
Cancer of breast
Female; Mastitis; Mammae hard and very sensitive
Galactorrhoea ( Calc
.) Menses too copious and frequent
genitals; male; pain; sore; spermatic cords; ;
Irritable breasts, before and during menses
Ovarian neuralgia of right side.
When child nurses, Pain goes from nipple all over body
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Difficult breathing; dry hacking, tickling cough; worse at night ( Mentha
.) Aching pains in chest, through mid-sternum; with cough
Rheumatism of lower intercostals.
▲ ▼ CHEST (click for more)
chest; breast; nipples; cracked nipples;
chest; breast; nipples; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed);
chest; inflammation; breast;
chest; lumps; sensitive nodules; in breast; ;
chest; skin; abscess; breast; ;
chest; skin; abscess; breast; threatening, on old scars;
chest; skin; ulceration; of breast; ;
Heart; Feeling as if heart leaped into throat ( Pod
.) Shock of pain in cardiac region alternating with pain in right arm.
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Aching pains in lumbar region; pains streaking up and down spine into sacrum
Back stiff, especially in morning on rising and during damp weather.
back; stiffness; neck; night; ;
Weakness and dull pain in region of kidneys
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Aching of heels; relieved by elevating feet
Pains fly like electric shocks,
shooting, lancinating, shifting rapidly ( Puls
.) Pain in under side of thighs
extremities, limbs; pain;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower leg; night; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower limbs; night; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; rheumatic;
Feet puffed; pain in ankles and feet
Neuralgia in toes.
Pain in legs, patient dreads to get up
Pains like shocks
Shooting pain in right shoulder, with stiffness and inability to raise arm ( See heart.) Rheumatic pains; worse in morning
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High fever, alternating with chilliness and great prostration.
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Disposition to boils, and when sloughing occurs
Itches, becomes dry, shrunken, pale
Most useful in early stages of cutaneous diseases
Papular and pustular lesions
skin; abnormal growths; ulcers;
skin; abnormal growths; ulcers; coming and going quickly;
skin; abnormal growths; ulcers; syphilitic;
skin; out-breaks on skin; herpetic; rings;
skin; out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales);
skin; out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales); syphilitic;
skin; out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly;
skin; out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; bran-like;
Swelling and induration of glands
Warts and moles.
▲ ▼ INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS (click for more)
injuries and accidents; poisoning; poisoning by mercury;
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
generalities; faintness, fainting; on rising; from bed; ;
generalities; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands; ;
generalities; pain; sudden, sharp; upward;
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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.