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Belladonna - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

Deadly Nightshade, Bellad, Belladona, Bell.

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HPUS indication of Belladonna: Fever
Common symptoms: Fever, Boils, Confusion, Headache, Frantic.

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Belladonna in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



In General.

Inflammation of the lungs,

Engorgement and abscesses of the breasts,

Erysipelatous swelling of the breasts,

The breasts suddenly become flaccid and flat, or else inflamed and swollen, with increased secretion of milk,

Burning in the chest, with sensation as if the lungs were swelling up and inflating the thorax,

Burning and drawing pains in the nipples, especially the right,

Violent constriction across the chest, as if it were being pressed inwards from both sides (after eight hours),

Tightness of the chest,

Oppression of the chest,

Exceeding weight and oppression of the whole chest,

Painful pressure in the chest, extending into the back,

Pressive pain in the chest and between the shoulders,

Acute pressing in the region of the sixth true rib from within outwards (after a quarter of an hour),

Stitches and pulsations in the chest,

In waking, fine stitches below the clavicle from before backwards (after four days),

Fine shooting pain in the chest, (Case 11 and 18).

Shooting, disappearing quickly, like stabs with a blunt knife, below the last two ribs, close to the xiphoid cartilage, and above the false ribs (after eight minutes),

Scraping, digging, and often lancinating pains in the chest, with constant inclination to cough, often without the ability,


Pain at sternal extremity of fifth rib (after less than one hour),

Sharp, cramping pain just below the extremity of the sternum, gradually extending to the pit of the stomach and upward to the sternum, and over the cardiac region (after nine hours),

An acute pressing pain in the sternum directly above the xiphoid cartilage,

Stitches in the sternum in coughing and yawning,

Shooting, pinching pains in the chest, on both sides of the upper part of the sternum,


Pains more in the left than right side of the chest,

Burning in the right chest,

Pressing in the right chest, which causes anxiety,

Pressing-squeezing pain in the left and right sides of the chest,

A pressing pain below the right nipple,

Intermittent, pressing cutting in the right side of the chest, unaffected by either inspiration or expiration (after three hours),

In the right side of the chest, stitches here and there below the skin, in some measure external,

(Pressive shooting pain in the left side under the ribs),

Constant pressive shooting in the cartilages of the left ribs, more violent, and changing into an almost burning sensation, during expiration (after three hours),

A corroding-gnawing pain beneath the cartilages of the last ribs on the right side (after two hours),

Around armpit

3 P.M., stitches in chest and just below right axilla (second day),




Great inquietude and beating in the chest,

A beating pain under the sternum above the scrobiculus cordis,


Pulse 110 (after two hours and a quarter); afterwards 120,

Pulse small, rapid,

Pulse very feeble,

Pulse imperceptible (after four hours),

Burning heat over the whole body; skin universally red; pulse full, quick, and extremely frequent,

Dry, burning heat, generally with swelling of the veins, strong pulsations of the arteries, redness and puffiness of the face, intense thirst, especially for cold water, restlessness, delirium, foolish behavior, frenzy, impulse to beat and kill,


In the evening in bed, such a constriction in the chest, which did not pass off on coughing for the purpose, that he could with difficulty draw in his breath, just as if the mucus in the larynx prevented him, accompanied by a burning in the chest (after sixty hours),

Oppression of the chest and difficult breathing, especially when walking and in the evening in the bed, with sibilant mucous and often crepitant râle,

Pressing pain in the chest with shortness of breath, and at the same time between the scapulae, in walking and sitting,

In the right side of the chest, a deeply penetrating and constant stitch, unaffected by the breathing,

Fine stitches in the left side of the chest from the sternum towards the axilla, more violent during motion, unaffected by the breathing,

Stitches in the side of the chest under the right arm, which hinder the breathing, towards evening,

Pressure in the cardiac region, which arrests the breathing, and causes a sense of anxiety,

Sensation of cardiac oppression in the scrobiculus cordis; she could not breathe properly; thereupon nausea, rising up in the throat as if she would vomit; and so oppression and nausea alternated every seven minutes (after a quarter of an hour),

(During rest, palpitation, with feeling as if the concussion extended to the throat, more violent during movement, and with difficult, slow respiration),

Respiration is often sighing, without apparently being otherwise difficult (after eight hours),

Stertorous, respiration (after a quarter of an hour),

The breathings heavy and stertorous,

Respiratory murmur vesicular, though without rattling,

The breathing was stertorous, and the respiratory sounds, hastily examined over the anterior part of the chest, were modified by râles,

Respiration deep, at times yawning (after seven hours),

The breath is hot; respiration accelerated (after half and hour), ,

Respiration rapid and somewhat oppressed,

Respiration irregular and very rapid,

Respiration by jerks, groaning, accelerated,

Violent short, hurried, anxious respiration (after eighteen hours),

Respiration retarded, at times whistling,

No difference is observed in the rate of respiration, even during the maximum acceleration of the pulse,

Respiration short and hasty,

Respiration short, hurried, sometimes very oppressed,

Shortness of breath, anxiety and suffocative fits, especially at night and in the afternoon,

Shortness of breath after drinking coffee in the afternoon (after three days),

Intermittent breathing in the night, in sleeping and waking; inspiration and expiration together last only half as long as the pause before the next inspiration; expiration occurred by fits and starts, and was louder than inspiration; inspiration lasted only a little longer than expiration,

At times he breathed, at times he appeared to have drawn his last breath, such attacks recurring four times in a quarter of an hour,

Respiration anxious, and attended with the brazen stridulous sound of croup,

Respiration laborious and occasionally stertorous (post-mortem; congestion of the lungs),

Difficult respiration,

Breath hot, respiration difficult,

Very difficult breathing,

Larynx, Trachea, and Bronchi.

Catarrh, or cough with coryza,

Catarrh, with cough, coryza, and the head and eyes severely affected,

A great deal of tenacious mucus in the larynx and nasal fossae,

The dryness extends into the larynx, rendering the voice husky, and often inducing dry cough, ,

Painful dryness in larynx, yet with an unconquerable aversion to all drinks,

The sensibility of the larynx was so much impaired and deglutition so imperfectly performed, that, on introducing a warm infusion of coffee into the patient's mouth, the liquid collected about the larynx, and his features became alarmingly turgid in consequence of impeded respiration,

Every inspiration causes irritation with dry cough,

Pain under larynx, with hiccough, after eating (from one and seven-eighths grain),

Sensation as if the larynx was inflamed and swollen, with snoring breathing, and danger of suffocation,

Secretion of a great deal of watery phlegm,

Sensation as if some one constricted his larynx,

Sensation a if the larynx was narrowed and torn,

Spasmodic movement of the larynx as if was being tied up,

Sensation of ulceration and bleeding of the larynx,

Violent scraping in larynx excites a dry cough,

Tickling and burning in the larynx with violent paroxysms of cough,

In the evening, after lying down in bed, tickling-itching sensation in the back part of the top of the larynx, causing a dry, short cough, which he cannot suppress,

The upper part of the trachea is affected; he coughs up a substance resembling old catarrhal mucus, of a purulent appearance (in the morning in bed and after rising), (after sixteen hours),

Noise and rattling in the bronchial tubes, with insensibility,


Now and then, when speaking, the voice, which had been weak, becomes suddenly loud and clear,

The voice became so sharp and clear that her own father did not know it (naturally somewhat husky),

Rough, hoarse voice,

Voice hoarse and weak,

Hoarse, rough voice, with dryness in the throat, the seat of which she accurately located in the larynx; she had to cough frequently, and swallow often; when swallowing, she complained of pain in the larynx,

Hoarse, dull, shrill, whistling, nasal voice,


Hoarseness (after six hours),

Hoarseness amounting to aphonia,

Hoarseness, which was especially noticed when crying,

The voice seems changed, and slightly oppressed,

The voice is changed, soft and hoarse,

Speaking is very difficult for him; he speaks in a piping tone of voice,

Voice weak,

Temporary loss of speech (aphonia),

Almost complete aphonia,

Aphonia, or confused sounds uttered with pain,

Cough and Expectoration.

Rawness and dryness in the upper part of the larynx excites a cough,

Cough, hollow and scraping,

Cough, with loss of breath, noisy inspiration, face red and swollen as is hooping-cough,

Cough, especially in the afternoon, at night in bed, and during sleep,

Croupy cough (two boys),

A sort of croupy cough,

Cough, with a bloody taste in the mouth,

Cough, with tearing sensation in the chest, and painful shocks at the nape of the neck and in the abdomen,

Cough, with prickings, as if with needles, in the side under the left ribs (after six hours),

Hard fit of coughing, as if something had "gone the wrong way,"

(Attacks of coughing, which end with sneezing),

Attack of coughing, followed by heat,

*Cough commences in the evening (about 10 o'clock), and occurs every quarter of an hour or oftener in three or four fits at a time,

Night-cough, which frequently awakes her out of sleep, after which, however, she falls asleep again directly,

Cough after eating and great thirst, (Case 12).

Violent cough during sleep, with grinding of the teeth,

Before each attack of coughing the child is quiet, and immediately before the cough comes on, she begins to cry,

During coughing, the child strains much and is fretful,

Dry cough, whereby the throat is scraped,

Short, dry, noisy, spasmodic or else hollow and hoarse cough,

Violent, dry cough as if a foreign body had lodged in the larynx, with coryza (after three hours),

Attack of coughing as if one had inhaled dust; he is awakened by it at night, with mucous expectoration,

Mucus in the air-passages expectorated by coughing and hawking,

Expectoration of viscid and whitish mucus,

Phlegm, especially in the morning,

At times expectoration of blackish, thick mucus,

In the morning, when coughing, expectoration of bloody mucus,

Spitting of blood,

Haemoptysis of clear, bright-red blood, rarely coagulated and black,

Hoarseness (after ten or fifteen minutes),

The voice naturally hesitating and thick, became during the delirium so sharp and clear the father would not have recognized it as his child's,

Cough resembling croup,

Deep respiration, as in croup,

Respiration irregular,


Heart and pulse

Praecordium and Heart.

Great anxiety about the praecordia,

Praecordial anxiety during the catamenia,

After dinner and supper, praecordial anxiety, headache, redness of face, and bitter taste in the mouth, (Case 14).

Anxiety was noticed about the heart, a peculiar troublesome sensation from time to time, like that noticed with an intermitting pulse; in fact the pulse did intermit at times (after one hour),

The action of the heart was feeble (after two hours),

The action of the heart was feeble, and the pulsations of the radial artery were 116 in the minute, regular, and weak (after two hours),

Weak but frequent beat of the heart (after a quarter of an hour),

Beat of heart and pulse smaller and somewhat contracted, but not accelerated,

Starts and trembling of the heart, which feels large and heavy,

When she goes upstairs the heart clucks; a sort of palpitation,

Violent beating of the heart,

Beating and palpitation of the heart, with great oppression of the chest,

Violent palpitation,

Violent palpitation, and active, accelerated pulse,

Palpitation of the heart, with pulsation of the carotid and temporal arteries, heat and redness of face; generally with congestion to the head, and fever (after a quarter of an hour),


Very feeble pulse (after one hour),

Pulse very feeble and almost countless,

Pulse scarcely perceptible,

Pulse small contracted, not to be counted,

Pulse full, and slightly accelerated,

Full, frequent pulse, increased by ten beats,

Pulse full and quick (90 to 100), (after six hours),

Pulse full, about 120,

Pulse strong frequent,

Strong, rapid pulse,

Pulse much increased in force and frequency,

Very small, quick pulse,

Pulse small, compressed, and very quick (120 to 130), (after six hours),

Pulse regular, small, and 120,

Pulse very feeble, and quick,

Pulse extremely accelerated,

Accelerated pulse, strong or small, sometimes full and slow, or small and slow, or hard and tense,

Pulse 80 (second day),

Pulse 80 to 90, and regular,

Pulse 90 (second day),

Pulse 100,

Pulse 110,

Pulse 120 to 130,

Pulse very slow and full,

Large, full, slow pulse,

Very small, slow pulse,

The pulse was soft, and slower than usual,

Pulse weak and show,

Pulse extremely slow, filiform, and irregular,

Pulse sank from 80 to 75 per minute (after ten minutes),

Pulse 70, feeble, and compressible,

Pulse 60 (after five and a half hours),

Pulse 37, radial artery full, hard, and firm to the touch, with entire insensibility; a vein being opened in the arm, the blood, which flowed slowly, was dark and thick,

Pulse irregular; one strong beat is quickly followed by four or five weak ones (after half an hour),

Pulse small and intermitting,

Pulse contracted, very accelerated, often intermitting (after seven hours),

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