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Crocus Sativus - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

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HPUS indication of Crocus Sativus: Fatigue

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



Aching in the whole of the chest,

A sudden transient ache in the lower portion of the chest and pit of the stomach, with slight nausea (after three-quarters of an hour),

Oppression of the chest (after eight hours),

A kind of oppression that renders complete yawning difficult; it can only be accomplished after several attempts (after ten minutes),


Short sticking in the right side of the chest,

Dull stitches in the left chest,

A kind of jumping, as from something alive in the lower portion of the right half of the chest, as if beneath the ribs,

A peculiar jerking pain in the left side of the chest, internally, as if it were being drawn at intervals towards the back by a thread,


Heaviness of the chest frequently obliges him to take a deep breath,

Sticking in both sides of the chest, rather externally, which afterwards extends farther forward and becomes a burning, without influencing respiration or motion (after one hour),

Some dull shocks beneath the right short ribs, near the pit of the stomach, and on inspiration an aching there, as it a pain were caused by breathing (after two hours),

Jerking-like shocks in the left side of the chest, feeling as though they would take away the breath,

Warmth about the heart, with anxiety and some oppression of breath, so that she cannot breathe deeply, with inclination to take a deep breath; she feels relieved every time after frequent yawning,

The breath, which is usually sweet, has a very offensive sickly odor,

Slight rattling on inspiration, followed by mucus in the throat and hoarseness; the mucus immediately disappears on hawking,


Frequent choking, caused by tickling in the upper part of the trachea, during inspiration,

Larynx, Trachea, and Bronchi.

Stitches in the air-passages, more towards the posterior portion (after four hours),


Hoarse voice, with some cough (second morning),

Much hawking, on account of collection of large quantities of mucus, which makes the voice rough and scrapy,

Cough and Expectoration.

Much cough,

Paroxysm of dry cough, as from constant and excessive irritation in the trachea,

Very violent attack of exhausting dry cough, relieved by laying the hand on the pit of the stomach,

Expectoration of large masses of easily detached mucus, with slight cough,

Heart and pulse


Sensation of great emptiness in the praecordial region,

Drawing in the praecordial region, extending to the stomach, like colic,

Stitches beneath the heart, aggravated on inspiration (after two hours and a half),

Heart's Action.

Palpitation; anxiety at the heart, with a sensation of weakness extending thence through the whole abdomen, and continuing down to the soles of the feet (second day),

Very frequent palpitation,

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