Cicuta MaculataCicuta Mac., Cicm.
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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Cicuta Maculata in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Cicuta Virosa Cicuta maculata, Linn. Nat. order, Umbelliferae.
Common names, Cicuta Virosa Water hemlock, spotted cowbane, beaver poison, musquash.
Preparation, Tincture of the root gathered in summer.
Violent spasms (after one hour),
Every muscle of the body affected with powerful clonic spasms, contracting and then partially relaxing with wonderful rapidity; his movements required four strong men to control; no cessation to the spasms,
Tetanic convulsions (two cases), (after two hours),
Fell backwards in convulsions, which with various remissions and exacerbations continued till he died.
they consisted of tremors, violent contractions and distortions, with alternate and imperfect relaxations of the whole muscular system, astonishing mobility of the eyeballs and eyelashes, with widely dilated pupils, stridor dentium, trismus, frothing at mouth and nose, mixed with blood, and occasionally violent and genuine epilepsy.
the convulsive agitations were so powerful and incessant that I could not examine his pulse with sufficient constancy to ascertain its character,.≡ show all authors ...
Fell on their way, and were picked up unconscious (after one hour),
Delirium (after half an hour),
Entirely insensible,≡ show all authors ...
Eyes wild and staring,
Pupils dilated to the utmost extent,
Eyes glassy and wandering,
Pupils were greatly dilated, and did not contract when a candle was presented,
Pupils dilated and insensible,
Eyes too sensible to light (after half an hour),≡ show all authors ...
Face very livid, and even purple, from congestion,
Whole face puffed and bloated, resembling the appearance of the head of a person who has been drowned (two cases), (after two hours),
Jaws rigidly fixed (two cases), (after two hours),
Jaws locked,≡ show all authors ...
Muscles of deglutition spasmodically affected, on presenting any substance to the mouth,≡ show all authors ...
Pulse hardly perceptible,
Pulse very feeble, 65,
Pulse 50 to the minute,
The pulse was almost, and at times quite imperceptible,
Pulse before the convulsion 51, and of the ordinary strength, afterwards weak; could not be felt during the convulsion,
Stertorous breathing (two cases), (after two hours),
Heart and pulse
Pulse intermitting, sometimes imperceptible (two cases), (after two hours),
Scarcely any pulse perceptible,≡ show all authors ...
Pain in bowels,
Colicky pains in bowels (after half an hour),
Extreme nausea (after half an hour),
Vomiting (one case),
Vomited a frothy, glairy fluid,
Nausea and vomiting,
Vomiting several times,≡ show all authors ...
▲ RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Felt as if he had a call to a dejection, but on going to stool he could do nothing,≡ show all authors ...
Sickness of stomach (after one hour),
Puked, and brought up a teacupful of masticated root,
Burning pain at epigastrium (after half an hour),
Sick at the stomach (after one hour),
Ejections of frothy mucus, mixed with a dark flocculent sediment and blood,
Every few minutes he complained of a sensation of universal distress, with oppression of the stomach,≡ show all authors ...
Inclination to sleep,
During the intervals of vomiting he lay in a deep sleep,
Sleep and dreams
Complete coma (two cases), (after two hours),
Several convulsions at intervals of ten or fifteen minutes,≡ show all authors ...
1, Charles A. Lee, poisoning of two boys from eating the root, Jour. of Mat. Med., May, 1871 (Am. Obs., 8, 412); 2, Montreal Med. Gaz., 1844, Hempel's Mat. Med., 2, 183, eating the root; 3, N. E. Med. Gaz., 7, 219, eating the root.
4, G. W. Wright, Bost. Med. Intelligencer, vol. ii, 1825, p. 171, poisoning of a youth; 5, "W.," Bost. Med. and Surg. Journ., vol. x, 1834, p. 107, a man chewed and swallowed about 15 grains of the green root; 6, Dr. John Stockbridge, New Eng. Journ. of Med. and Surg., vol. iii, p. 334, a boy, aet. fifteen years, ate about 1 drachm of the root; 7, same, a boy, aet. seven years, ate about 1/2 drachm of root; 8, a boy, aet. five years, ate about the same quantity; 9, G. W. Norman, M.D., Virginia Med. Month., fatal poisoning of a young man, aet. seventeen years, by the root.≡ show all authors ...
Frequent twitching of the muscles of the body and extremities,
Antagonizing muscles alternately convulsed, drawing the eyes and angles of the mouth right and left, in quick succession,
Violent convulsive fits, with frothing at the mouth, which continued for about an hour and a half, when he died,
Convulsion of a decidedly epileptic kind, lasting four or five minutes, marked by frothing at the mouth, distorted, livid countenance, and short spasms of all the muscles (after half an hour),≡ show all authors ...