Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Carduus Benedictus in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Cnicus benedictus. Centaurea benedicta. N. O. Compositae. Tincture of whole plant when in flower.
The proving of Card. ben. shows a strong action on the eyes twitchings, and disturbance of vision.
flickerings. muscae volitantes. The prover had "blackness before eyes for a short time." Eyeballs feel larger. "Burning" is a symptom which runs through the proving. There is a "bitter burning" in the stomach, as if it were much deranged.
burning in hands after sweat.
burning in the arms on exerting them. The gastro-abdominal disturbances of Card. mar. are observed, in less degree, in Card. ben. There is disordered taste, dysphagia.
yawning and hiccough. cutting pains in abdomen, vomiting and diarrhoea. The respiratory sphere is strongly affected and there is pain and contractive sensation in the trachea with hoarseness. Inspired air feels cold. Other symptoms are Feeling as if buccal cavity were contracted. Tension in tendons. Aching and cracking in joints. Aching, cutting pain, slight swelling of veins. Red and afterwards yellow spots on skin. The most prominent of all the symptoms in the proving is the sensation of contraction which occurs in many parts. Symptoms are agg. by motion, by touch, by walking, by stretching the limbs.
Amaurosis. Diarrhoea. Eyes, affections of. Fever. Headache. Joints, cracking of. Oesophagus, stricture of. Varicosis. Vision, affections of.