Cactus GrandiflorusNight-blooming Cereus, Cactus, Cact.
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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Cactus Grandiflorus in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
Cactus Grandiflorus acts on circular muscular fibers, hence constrictions. It is the heart and arteries especially that at once respond to the influence of Cactus Grandiflorus, producing very characteristic Constrictions as of an Ferrum Met Iron band. This sensation is found in various places, oesophagus, bladder, etc. The mental symptoms produced correspond to those found when there are heart affections, sadness, and melancholy. Hemorrhage, constrictions, periodicity, and Spasmodic pains. Whole body feels as if caged, each wire being twisted tighter. Atheromatous arteries and weak heart. Congestions; irregular distribution of blood. Favors formation of clots speedily. Great periodicity. Toxic goitre with cardiac symptoms. Cactus is pulseless, panting and prostrated.≡ show all authors ...
▲ MODALITIES ETC
WORSE, about noon, lying on left side; walking, going upstairs, 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.
BETTER, open air.≡ show all authors ...
Compare: Digitalis Purpurea Digital.; Spigel.; Convallaria Majalis Convallar.; Kalmia Latifolia Kalmia; Naja Tripudia Naja; Magnolia Grandiflora Magnol.
Antidotes: Aconite Acon.; Camphora Camph.; China China.⥄ Show reverse lookup of Cactus Grandiflorus relationships from all sources
Melancholy, taciturn, sad, ill-humored
Fear of death
Screams with pain
Behaviour; shrieking; with the pain
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety≡ more ...
Blood-vessels to the head distended
Feels as if head were compressed in a vise
Pulsation in ears
Congestion (see pulsation)
from mental exertion
from mental exertion
while perspiring; where perspiration fails in shivering fit
from mental exertion
Headache if obliged to pass dinner hour ( Arsenicum Album Ars.; Lachesis Lach.; Lycopodium Lyc.) Sensation as of a weight on vertex
Right-sided pulsating pain
Congestive headaches, periodical, threatening apoplexy
Right-sided prosopalgia, constricting pains, returns at same hour daily ( Cedron Cedron.)
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); pressure
evening; 11 p.m.
with high or low temperature; headache during the chill
top of head (vertex)
pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex)
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Noises in ear
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Perspiration; cold≡ more ...
Profuse bleeding from nose
Fluent coryza.≡ more ...
Constriction of oesophagus
Dryness of tongue, as if burnt; needs much liquid to get food down
Suffocative constriction at throat, with full, throbbing carotids in angina pectoris.
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Inflammation of diaphragm
Hear-constriction, as from an Ferrum Met Iron BAND
Palpitation; pain shooting down left arm
Hemoptysis, with convulsive, spasmodic cough
Heart; Endocarditis with mitral insufficiency together with violent and rapid action
Cactus Grandiflorus acts best in he incipiency of cardia incompetence
Heart weakness of arteriosclerosis
Violent palpitation; Worse lying on left side, at approach of menses
Angina pectoris, with suffocation, cold sweat, and ever-present iron-band feeling
Pain in apex, shooting down left arm
Palpitation, with vertigo, dyspnoea, flatulence
Constriction; very acute pains and stitches in heart; pulse feeble, irregular, quick, without strength
Endocardial murmurs, excessive impulse, increased precordial dullness, enlarged ventricle
Low blood pressure.
lying down impossible
as if from armour
as from a band around chest
of the heart
dilatation of heart
fatty degeneration of heart
hypertrophy of heart
while lying down; side; left
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)
Oppressed breathing as from a weight on chest
Constriction in chest, as if bound, hindering respiration
Diaphragmitis, with great difficulty of breathing.
Deep; desire to breathe deeply
lying with the head low
while lying; on the back
while lying; lying with shoulders elevated
lying down; on the back
lying down; lying with shoulders elevated
Impeded, obstructed; constriction of chest
night and day
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▲ BACK AND NECK
Coldness≡ more ...
Stomach; Constriction, pulsation, or heaviness in stomach
Constriction; behind lower ribs
Vomiting of blood.
Stomach; vomiting; blood≡ more ...
▲ RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Haemorrhage from anus
Hard, black stools
Diarrhoea in morning
Hemorrhoids swollen and painful
Sensation of great weight in anus
Hemorrhages from bowels in malarial fevers and with heart symptoms.≡ more ...
▲ GENITALS ETC
Constriction of neck of bladder, causing retention of urine
Hemorrhage from bladder
Clots of blood in urethra
constriction; vagina; from touch
pain; vagina; prolonged contraction or spasm of vagina (vaginismus)
preventing sexual intercourse
pain; constricting, contracting; vagina
Constriction in uterine region and ovaries
Dysmenorrhoea; pulsating pain in uterus and ovaries
C.); cease on lying down, with heart symptoms.
Menses early, dark, pitch-like ( Cocculus Indicus Cocc.; arct">Mag)
contractions; womb; during period
period; painful; and difficult (dysmenorrhea)
pain; womb (see abdomen, pain); during period
pain; constricting, contracting; womb; during period
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▲ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS
Oedema of hands and feet
Hands soft; feet enlarged
Numbness of left arm
Numbness (see tingling); upper limbs; left
upper limbs; left; in heart disease
Pain; upper limbs; left; with heart symptoms≡ more ...
▲ FEVER AND CHILL
Fever and chill
Fever every day at same hour
Coldness in back and icy-cold hands
Intermittent; paroxysms about midday (11 a.m.) incomplete in their stages, accompanied by Hemorrhages
Coldness predominates; cold sweat, with great anguish
Persistent Subnormal temperature.
regular and distinct intervals
At certain time of day or night
from 11 a.m.
from 11 a.m.; and 11 p.m.
from 11 p.m.
Burning heat; night
No perspiration≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Sleepless on account of pulsation in different parts of body
congestion of blood
congestion of blood; internally
As if caged in wire, twisted tighter and tighter
sensation of a band
Twitching≡ more ...