Its primary function is to stimulate the motor centers and the reflex action of the spinal cord. Homeopathic to spasms of muscles, cramps from an undue reflex excitability of the cord, spasms of the bladder, etc. Strychnine stimulates the central nervous system, mental activities, special senses rendered more acute. Respiration increased. All reflexes are made more active. Stiffness in muscles and face and neck. Opisthotonos. Tetanic convulsions with opisthotonos. The muscles relax between paroxysms; worse slightest touch, sound, odor. Influences more directly the spinal cord and is less appropriate in visceral derangements than Nux. Tetanus. Explosive nervousness. The pains and sensations come Suddenly and return at Intervals.
BETTER, lying on back.
WORSE, morning; touch; noise; motion; after meals.
Compare: Eucalyptus (neutralizes ill effects of Strychnine). Strychn. Ars ( Paresis in the aged, relaxed musculature. Prostration. Psoriasis; chronic diarrhoea with paralytic symptoms; compensatory hypertrophy of heart with beginning fatty degeneration; marked dyspnoea when lying down; oedema of lower extremities, urine scanty, high specific gravity, heavily loaded with glucose. Diabetes. 6X trit.). Strychn. et. Ferr. CIT ( chlorotic and paralytic conditions; dyspepsia, with vomiting of ingesta; 2x and 3X trit.); Strychnine Nit ( 2x and 3X. Said to remove craving for Alcohol. Use for two weeks); Strychnine. Sulph ( Gastric atony); Strychn. valerin ( exhaustion of brain-power; women of high nervous erethism; 2x trit.). Compare: Cicuta; Arnica (tetanus).
Third to thirtieth potency. For non-homeopathic use, to produce its direct physiological effects in paralysis the dose will range from one-fiftieth to one-twentieth of a grain, repeated three times a day. Under twelve years of age, one-fiftieth to one-hun
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability;
mind; insanity; mania, madness; from drinking (delirium tremors);
mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion;
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Full and bursting headache, with heat in eyes
Itching of scalp and nape.
Jerking of head forwards
Vertigo, with roaring in ears
▲ ▼ EYE (click for more)
Hot, painful, protruding, staring
Sparks before eyes
Spasmodic contraction of ocular muscles; twitching and trembling of lids.
▲ ▼ EAR (click for more)
Hearing very acute; burning, itching, and roaring in ears.
▲ ▼ FACE (click for more)
face; motions of jaw; lockjaw;
face; stiffness, muscles; lower jaw; ;
Jaws stiffened; lower jaw spasmodically closed.
Pale, anxious, livid
▲ ▼ THROAT (click for more)
Burning along and spasms of oesophagus
Dry, contracted; feeling of a lump
throat; spasms, convulsions etc.;
throat; swallowing; difficult;
Violent itching in roof of mouth.
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Sharp pain in abdominal muscles, griping pain in bowels.
abdomen; bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant;
abdomen; pain; dragging, bearing down;
Nausea of pregnancy.
Stomach; Constant retching
▲ ▼ RECTUM (click for more)
Feces discharged involuntarily during spasms
Very obstinate constipation.
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
▲ ▼ RESPIRATION (click for more)
Spasm of muscles about larynx
Persistent cough, recurring after influenza.
respiration; difficult (dyspnea);
Sharp, contractive pains in muscles of chest
▲ ▼ BACK (click for more)
Sharp pain in nape and down spine
Back stiff; violent jerks in spinal column
Icy sensation down spine.
Rigidity of cervical muscles
back; spasms; opisthotonos (body bent backward and stiffened);
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Tetanic convulsions and opisthotonos; spasms provoked by slightest touch and attempt to move
Violent jerking, twitching, and trembling
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; convulsion;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; convulsion; lower limbs; ;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; convulsion; rapid muscle spasm;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; convulsion; upper limbs; ;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; twitching;
extremities, limbs; stiffness; knee; ;
Rheumatism with stiff joints
Shocks in the muscles
▲ ▼ FEVER (click for more)
Cold chills down spine
Lower extremities cold.
Perspiration in a stream down head and chest
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Icy sensation down the spine.
Itching of whole body, especially nose
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
generalities; convulsions; draft;
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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.