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Bovista - General symptoms

Puff-ball, Bovista Gigantea, Bov.

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HPUS indication of Bovista: Acne

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

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A feeling of painful contraction, with stitches over the left eye, as if the left frontal eminence would be screwed together.

the pain began at the root of the nose, and extended outward behind the left frontal eminence, with lachrymation of the left eye.

afterwards the place above the eye was sensitive to pressure.

after the pain ceased heat arose over the whole body, with a feeling as if sweat would break out during dinner (fifth day),.

Pain in the upper front teeth.

they pain on touch, and do not bear chewing.

with the upper lip beginning to swell, the toothache was somewhat relieved.

the swelling increases so that the lip hung far over the lower one and was even with the nose.

after the swelling of the lip had somewhat subsided, the left cheek began to swell.

all the swollen parts were painful to touch (after fifteen days),.

Colic-pain in the abdomen, with trembling and gnashing of the teeth, on account of coldness, especially after the stool.

the pain is very violent, especially in the morning on waking, with distension of the left side of the abdomen and urging to stool.

on turning about, or pressing on the abdomen, the side was relieved.

it was more severe during rest.

stool followed after one hour, was first hard, then fluid, with immediate relief of the pain,.

Headache, with heaviness of the head, which makes her ill-humored and unable to think continuously.

the pain is increased on lying, and is most severe on waking from the midday nap, and is combined with a kind of pulsating beating in the head.

its chief seat is in the forehead over the nose, which is at the same time stopped (after fifteen days),.

Has a marked effect on the skin, producing eruption like eczema, also upon the circulation, predisposing to Hemorrhages; marked languor and lassitude. Adapted to stammering children, old maids with palpitation; and "tettery" patients. Stage of numbness and tingling in multiple neuritis. Asphyxia due to Carbo Veg Charcoal fumes.

Haemorrhagic-herpetic diathesis

Oozing haemorrhage, worse night

Laxness; joints seem loose; easy indentation

General puffiness Enlarged feeling, head, heart, etc

Awkward in speech and action; drops things, stutters, etc


Weak memory

Confusion on awaking

Weak jointed and nervous

A wedge presses into occiput

Nose stops on lying down

Numb mouth

As of a lump of ice in stomach

Colic, better eating


Diarrhoea, worse menses

Menses early; more at night, less if in motion; flow between periods

Thick, pussy, acrid leucorrhoea

Short breath on using hands

Visible palpitation

Itching coccyx

Weak hands

Heavy painful legs

Itching eruptions; oozing; forming thick crusts or scabs, with pus beneath (Mezereum Mez)

Hives, with diarrhoea or menorrhagia


Chill during pains

Uterus Kidneys

Lycoperdon bovista. Warted puff-ball. N. O. Fungi. Trituration.

"This globular fungus, which, according to report, is eaten in, Italy before it is ripe, becomes filled, while ripening, with a blackish dust that breaks the husk which contains it, with a slight noise." Corresponding to this signature, "bloatedness," puffy condition of body surface," and a sense of "enlargement," flatulent distension and noisy passage of flatus, are leading features of the Bovista pathogenesis. Bovista has cured cases of ovarian cyst.

and also warts and corns, with shooting pains. There are ebullitions with great thirst. The corners of the mouth are broken out. Numb, pithy feeling in mouth. There is stuttering and stammering speech. Awkwardness, misapplies words in speaking and writing. Relaxation of entire capillary system.

haemorrhagic diathesis.

haemorrhage from menstrual irregularities.

from traumatism. Menstrual flow occurring only or chiefly at night. Haemorrhage between the periods. The puffy, expanding properties of the remedy are shown in a puffy condition of the body surface.

instruments (e.g., scissors) indent the fingers in an unusual degree. The heart feels enormously large. Bovista has colic like Colocynthis Coloc., causing the patient to bend double, but it differs from Colocynthis Coloc. in that the colic is amel. by eating and is sometimes accompanied by voiding of red urine. M. L. Sircar has recorded a striking cure of such a case with Bov. 3x, the pain being griping-twisting, intermittent, starting below umbilicus and diffusing itself towards epigastrium.

some constipation. urine scanty and reddish. Nothing gave relief except eating. "Itching at top of coccyx" is another characteristic symptom. A case of cyst in broad ligament was cured, presenting these symptoms.

"We may always think of Bovista when we see a very "tettery" person, one who has tetters here and there, all over the body. These tetters may be either moist or dry" (Guernsey). Teste observed psoric eruptions appear on the hands and feet of a patient to whom he gave Bov. for headache. He cured with it a "red, crusty eruption on thighs and bends of knees of eighteen years' duration. It disappeared for weeks, reappearing in hot weather and at the full moon. W. S. Gee cured with Bovist. 4, after the failure of Rhus Tox Rhus, the following case. A widow, 55, had an eruption, which she thought to be erysipelas, on right foot. Some years before she had had an eruption on left foot, which discharged much water, and was "cured" by the use of a salve. A few months later the left knee became affected and the limb was amputated above the joint. The present eruption was fiery red, covered with yellowish-brown scales, thick as an old-fashioned wafer. There were also rheumatic pains in the leg. After Rhus Tox Rhus had been given without benefit, Dr. Gee elicited these additional symptoms "Occasional spells of short breathing, especially from working with the hands. Sleep disturbed by burning and itching, and also by anxious, frightful dreams.

headache when waking from sleep. Frequent desire to urinate, even immediately after urinating." These symptoms being found under Bovist. in addition to "moist vesicular eruptions, with formation of thick crusts," the latter put in heavy type by Lilienthal, this medicine was given with steady improvement and eventual cure. Great weakness of the joints. Sensitive to touch, cannot bear clothing. Sensitive to draught, chilliness predominates. Early morning sweat agg. on chest. Many symptoms are agg. in early morning.

the diarrhoea occurs then. Sweat of axilla smells like onions. Symptoms generally are agg. morning.

agg. cold food. amel. hot food. agg. Hot weather.

agg. at full moon. Effects of over-exertion. Bending double amel. colic.

straightening up amel. shooting pains between shoulders. Bovista antidotes effects of Carbo Veg charcoal fumes. Easily intoxicated.

agg. from wine. agg. From coffee.

Puffball. Hartlaub. Fungi.

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Metrorrhagia, flow at night or early morning, easily provoked from slight over-exertion during menses; can bear nothing tight round body; menses preceded and followed by diarrhoea; acrid corrosive leucorrhoea, flowing at night only, follows menses.


Heaviness of the head,

Heaviness of the head (after a few moments),

Stupefying headache, especially in the forehead,

In the evening, the head is stupid and heavy, and feels as if bruised (second day),

Headache, on waking, as after too much sleep,

She did not dare to raise the head at night, from dread of unendurable pains, which were somewhat relieved toward morning (after twelve days),

Headache as if suppurating; a raging in the whole brain, coming on in the cold air and continuing in the room at 8 A.M.,

The whole head seems larger than usual, with the headache,

On waking, at 3 o'clock in the morning, very violent headache, with which he feels every pulsation, and which threatens to burst the head asunder; it gradually disappears on the outbreak of sweat, especially on the head (seventeenth day),

A contractive sensation and a feeling of dulness in the head, disappearing after breakfast (first day),

The brain feels as if screwed together, with a heavy sensation, in the morning, disappearing in the open air (eighth day),

Dull headache, frequently returning,

Dull headache, with weariness,

After walking in the open air, violent pressive headache, with a feeling of heaviness, mostly in the occiput, in the morning; this pain disappeared at night, but immediately returned when she went into the open air in the morning, and disappeared again in the room (fifth and sixth days),

Violent pressive headache on coming into the room from the open air, on both sides, with some throbbing, in the evening,

Dull pressive headache, in the morning,

Head feels as if compressed by a tight bandage, but without pain (after a few moments),

Tearing in the whole head, with heaviness and bruised sensation continuing almost constantly,

All the pains are felt deep in the brain,

Dryness in the throat, on waking, sticking on swallowing, and numbness in the mouth, disappearing after rising and eating,

Great dryness in the throat, in the morning, on waking, so that the tongue seemed almost like wood,

Frequent pain in the throat,

Burning in the throat,

Sore throat in the evening; painful when swallowing the saliva, as if something were sticking in the throat; he was unable to swallow food easily,

Scraping in the throat, with irritation to cough (first day),

Every morning, scraping in the throat, with mucus,

The sleep was frequently interrupted by scraping in the throat; she was obliged to hawk up mucus,

Scraping and burning in the throat, as if he had eaten something too hot,

Scraping and burning in the throat, causing a dry cough,

Rawness of the throat, in the morning, after rising, and in the evening, for several days,

Tickling in the throat, which obliges her to cough frequently, in the afternoon, at five (third day),

Slight irritation of the pharynx,

Swelling of the cervical glands,

Swollen cervical glands, with tension and drawing pains, for six days,