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Cyclamen Europaeum - General symptoms

Sow-bread, Cyclamen, Cycl.

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



The mind is in a constant state of stupefaction.

he at times seems to be slumbering.

is unable to either rejoice or to be sad, although he constantly feels as though he had just suffered from an overwhelming affliction.

only when he becomes excited is his mind somewhat clearer, and then he acts like one who has just awakened from slumber, and only half understands what is going on about him (second day),.

Remarkable contraction of the pupils, followed by dilatation.

the prover seemed to be able to see the fibres of the Irisas through a magnifying glass.

contraction and dilatation alternated every second and seemed to be dependent on the respiration, occurring in the moment after inspiration or expiration.

this condition continued half an hour, but in a less degree (from application of the 1st dil.), (sixth day),.

Flickering before the eyes, commencing in the morning with a headache, continuing uninterruptedly in the right eye for six days, and disappearing entirely on the seventh day.

in the left it was less severe, but lasted three weeks.

the power of vision also diminished daily.

objects at first seemed quite obscured, but afterwards, on the seventh day (after the last dose), the contour of even large objects was very indistinct, and he was unable to read either day or night.

the light appeared like a luminous ball.

these symptoms disappeared from the right eye after eight days and the former visual power returned, but the symptoms continued nearly a month in the left.

he also noticed that, with the eyes open as well as closed, he seemed to see at a distance of about two feet a dark disk as large as a two-groschen piece, which seemed frequently to be pierced by brilliant lightnings.

this disappeared after lasting eight days.

after this it seemed as though he constantly saw with the left eye through a dark blue glass,.

Constant distension of the stomach and abdomen, although wind was raised from the stomach.

especially distension like a ball in the intestines on the right side beneath the liver.

this distension could be distinctly felt, together with a sensation of creeping and crawling, as from something living in the abdomen, which she tried to alleviate by rubbing or pressing with the hand, then the crawling changed into the breast and she had a feeling as though air streamed out of the nipples (eighth day),.

Large doses produce violent purging and vomiting; disturbed digestion with very salty saliva. Anaemic and chlorotic conditions. Affections of uterus. Gastro-intestinal and genito-urinary tracts affected, inducing secondary anaemia and various reflexes. Sleepiness, moroseness, and lassitude. Cough at night while asleep without waking, especially in children ( Chamomilla Cham.; Nitric Acid Nit-ac.)

VISUAL EFFECTS or vertigo, from menstrual or gastric disorders

Dreads open air


Dull, sad, sleepy and morose


Silent weeping

The room seems too small (Berberis Vulgaris Berb)

Brain feels wrapped up

Pain in l temple Prolonged migraine

Convergent squint

Blurred vision (Nat Mur Nat-m)

Fluttering, glittering or black vision Sees stars

Sneezing, with itching in ear


Lost or salty taste

Hiccough; worse pregnancy; with yawning

Hiccoughy eructation

Nausea in throat

Craves lemonade

Quick satiety

Loathing and nausea from the least food


Diarrhoea, worse coffee

Menses; excessive, early, dark or changeable; clotted; membranous; less if in motion


Coughs, without waking

Air seems to stream from nipples

Swelled breasts; worse after menses

Milk in virgin breasts

Weakness; worse in knees

Burning, sore heels

Pains in thinly covered bones

Chilly all over

Chilly, not better covers

Offensive sweat

Cyclamen Europaeum. Sow-bread. N. O. Primulaceae. Tincture of the root gathered in spring.

Anaemia. Bones, pain in. Chlorosis. Climacteric sufferings. Coryza. Diplopia. Dyspepsia. Enteralgia. Eyes, affections of. Headache. Heel, pain in. Hiccough. Menstruation, disorders of. Mental derangement. Pregnancy, sickness of.

disorders of. Prostatitis. Rheumatism. Strabismus. Thirst, absence of. Urethritis. Vertigo. Weaning, complaints after. Writer's-spasm.

Cyclamen has a traditional reputation as a remedy for affections of the uterus and appendages.

The later provings have demonstrated the correctness of this.

It is in many ways analogous to Pulsatilla Pulsatilla, from which it differs mainly in having no amel. from open air; and in not having thirstlessness as so frequent an accompaniment of other conditions.

It is suited to the phlegmatic temperament; blonde leucophlegmatic subjects with chlorotic conditions; disinclined for labour and easily fatigued; special senses enfeebled or their functions suspended.

Debility, torpidity of mind and body.

Dulness of senses; flickering before the eyes; squint, especially in connection with menstrual irregularities or fevers; after convulsions, convergent squint; left eye drawn inwards.

Amblyopia, diplopia, hemiopia.

Many digestive disturbances; saliva has a salty taste, which is communicated to all food eaten.

After eating but little, satiety, aversion to food, with nausea in palate and thirst.

Desire for lemonade. Aversion to bread, butter, meat, fat, beer, and ordinary food; craving for inedible things; for sardines.

Frequent vomiting in morning.

Hiccough is very marked.

Hiccough during pregnancy.

Prostatic troubles, with stitches and pressure, urging to stool and micturition.

Menstruation too early, with some relief of melancholy mood and heaviness of feet.

Scanty or suppressed menstruation, with headache and vertigo.

During pregnancy hiccough; loathing and nausea in mouth and throat; complaints after weaning.

Pressing, drawing, or tearing pains at parts where bones lie near surface.

Chilliness. Itching leaving a numb sensation.

Chilblains; itching and pricking, agg. at night in bed.

Eidherr, of Vienna, has given the best account of Cyclamen Europaeum (Allg. Hom. Zeit., liv. 7, translated H. R., viii. 558).

Hahnemann proved it on males only, eliciting as leading symptoms "Stupor, sluggish memory, vertigo, dull, pressing headache, obscured sight, dilated pupils, drawing pains in neck and teeth.

nausea, eructation, disgust for food, hiccough following soon after dinner.

stitching, pinching pains in abdomen.

flatulence and pressure to urinate.

Oppression of chest, pressing pain in chest, drawing and stitching pain in back.

Sawing pressure, drawing and stitching in extremities; prostration and itching.

Moroseness, sleepiness, lassitude, troubled, heavy dreams.

chilliness of whole body alternating with heat, thirstlessness, disinclination for work or conversation, great dejection and melancholy.

at times joyous sensations with lively phantasies." The Vienna provings corroborated these, but, including both sexes, also elicited symptoms in the female sexual sphere Menstruation more copious.

more frequent. too early, with severe abdominal pains.

Accompanied with labour-like pains; flow excessive, black and lumpy.

Recommencement of menses after protracted cessation (clinical).

Eidherr's clinical experience illustrates in a remarkable way Cyclamen's sphere of action.

His cases include 4 of chlorosis; 9 of retarded and scanty menstruation; 18 of complications with vertigo and headache accompanying scanty menses; 2 of diplopia; 1 of strabismus.

In numbers of cases Cycl. developed ocular symptoms in the patients, in 15x and 3x.

In one instance a higher potency of the same remedy antidoted this effect.

He found the remedy especially suited to blonde leuco-phlegmatic subjects. (But one of the cured was a Jewess and was presumably not a blonde.) It will be noticed that the "sleepiness, moroseness, and lassitude," and also the vertigo noted by Hahnemann, are prominent in many of Eidherr's cases.

Josepha K., 24, blonde, pale delicate skin, pale lips and gums, had menstruated normally till 22, when she got wet at a picnic just as menstruation was starting.

It stopped at once and did not reappear till ten months later, after vigorous use of all kinds of domestic remedies.

Now the periods were accompanied by terrible abdominal, labour-like pains, lasting eleven hours.

Menses recurred every two or four months, always with the pains, starting from sacrum, extending along both sides of abdomen to pelvis.

They were periodical, every one, two, or five minutes, during which time there was no flow; the blood appearing after these attacks was somewhat watery.

Other symptoms were Eyelids slightly oedematous; pressing pain in forehead; vertigo frequently changing into syncope; chilliness of whole body; disturbed, unrefreshing sleep interspersed with terrible dreams; continued loathing for meat; longing for salt fish; frequent vomiting in morning.

After partial relief from Pulsatilla Puls., Cyclamen made a complete cure.

The ocular symptoms which developed were remarkable.

The vertigo and headache were untouched by Pulsatilla Puls., but quickly subsided under Cycl. 15x.

On their disappearance she saw fiery flames dancing before her eyes on awakening at night, and in the morning she saw everything double.

And she had the hallucination as if two persons lay in her bed, and that the body of the other overlapped hers by half.

Cycl. was discontinued and in two days her sight was normal.

Anna F., 20, blonde, menstruated since her tenth year.

In seventeenth year suffered from chlorosis; ever since, menstruation regular, but lasting only one-two days in a moderate degree.

Is troubled also at other times by vertigo and pressing pain in forehead and temples, which attacks are ameliorated by footbaths with ashes.

Appetite poor; little thirst; stool regular; sleeps too long; always sleepy; is of dejected mood, morose; all movements, as well as speech, languid; palpitation. Pulsatilla Puls. made no change.

Cycl. 3x quickly improved headache, vertigo, and spirits.

After three days sight became obscured, and there was glimmering before eyes.

A vivacious Jewess, 16, menstruated twice regularly after the first commencement in June, then went six weeks, and by the end of December the recurrence entirely ceased.

She lost spirits, sought seclusion, was offended by very trifles; her usual work was distasteful to her, and she could not be prevailed upon to leave the house for a walk.

She would sleep unusually long in the morning.

The hitherto blooming girl had become pale, anaemic, with swollen eyelids; lips and gums pale; heart turbulent.

She complained chiefly of great lassitude compelling her to rest frequently on going up stairs; palpitation without cause; she was apprehensive, had a feeling as if all the rooms were too small, and yet would not leave the house.

All pastimes rejected; was only content when she could seclude herself and sit down and weep.

During the forenoon often had pressing pains in forehead with vertigo; appetite poor; stool sluggish.

March 14th Cycl. 15x was prescribed.

After several weeks the headache and vertigo had become less severe and the attacks less frequent.

April 19th the period set in, and with its flow headache and vertigo left her completely.

May 15th, menstruation recurred rather copiously, and the patient was well.

Two cases of pulmonary catarrh were cured, both had pressing headache and vertigo and one scanty menses as well.

The following case of hemicrania was cured Theresa F., 37, had menstruated sparingly and irregularly (often at two or three months' intervals).

For four years suffered from violent headache affecting right side of head and face; coming every 8-14 days, spells lasting 12-36 hours.

During menstruation the attacks were extra severe.

Patient was emaciated; skin, gums, and lips pale.

Right eye closed owing to cramps in eyelids; when forcibly opened a stream of hot tears gushed out; otherwise the eye was normal.

Under Cycl. 3 the symptoms diminished, but there appeared "glittering sparks before the eyes" and these remained after all symptoms of headache had gone.

Cycl. was given persistently, the periods became regular and rather copious and the headaches entirely ceased.

Another case (in a wet-nurse who had just weaned her baby) presented unceasing, violent, stitching pain in temporal region extending to vertex.

Throbbing temporal arteries. Belladonna Bell. diminished the pain, but vertigo came on.

Under Cycl. 3x headache and vertigo disappeared altogether, but the patient complained of her sight having 3 become so weak that she did not dare to walk alone.

Cyclamen Europaeum passed off when the medicine was discontinued and her headache did not recur.

Cycl. 15x cured a boy of violent squinting.

Six months before, he had a fall from a table; convulsions followed, and after the second attack the squinting came on. Arnica Arnica was given and the convulsions did not recur, but the squinting remained.

Cycl. 15x was given, and after a few weeks the squint entirely disappeared. (Wurmb cured a case of squint in a coachman with Cycl.) Acute rheumatism with retrocession of menses was also cured by Eidherr.

His last case was remarkable and important.

Theresa P., 30, of short, robust stature, had never been ill till ten years previously.

At that time, without apparent infection, an eruption appeared over her whole body with terrible itching.

It was declared to be itch and was driven away with Sulphur Sulphur ointment.

With the receding of the eruption her eyesight waned so that she was soon unable to walk without a guide.

She sees large objects only in outline and only then if in a strong light; in closed rooms she cannot discern anything.

The pupils are dilated, but there are no other objective symptoms.

She had never menstruated.

She complains of congestions of the blood about every three or four weeks, accompanied by headache, a pressing vertigo, heaviness and frequent trembling of the lower extremities and of a pressure towards the parts.

For several months she experienced an itching of the skin over the whole body, which becomes intolerable, especially during the time she should have her period.

There is nothing to be seen, however, on the skin.

In September Sulphur Sul. 15x was given and quickly relieved the skin symptoms; but later (in the beginning of December) she sought relief for a violent headache and vertigo.

Cycl. 3x lessened these by the fourth day.

A week later she reported both symptoms gone; but now "fiery balls danced continually before her eyes." Cycl. 15x three times a day.

Shortly after (December 27th) the fiery balls ceased to trouble her.

Early in January the menses reappeared, with considerable abdominal pains, and the headache and vertigo had disappeared altogether.

Thereafter menses appeared regularly and copiously.

From Dr. Eidherr's account no improvement appears to have been effected in the power of vision.

Dr. George Royal (of Des Moines, Iowa) records another use of Cyclamen Europaeum.

A medical man had suffered from soreness of the heel for over three months.

The soreness seemed to be in the bone, and was agg. sitting or standing.

Not so much noticed on walking. Rhus Tox Rhus, Kali Bich Kali bi., and Acid Phos Phos. ac. had done no good.

Cycl. 30 cured in a week.

It also cured, in three days, a case almost identically similar.

The only agg. here was on standing, Cycl. has cured migraine with scintillations after the failure of Irisv. In the case recorded the headache increased as the vision returned, the head seemed about to burst (Kali Bich Kali bi.) Itching, pricking agg. at night in bed.

Many symptoms are agg. by rest, amel. on walking about.

Sitting agg. menstrual flow.

Drawing shoulders forward agg., drawing them backward amel. twinges in back.

Many symptoms are agg. at night.

Open air agg., cold water amel. headache. amel.

From moistening diseased parts and from bathing. agg.

From eating at night.

Sow-bread. Hahnemann. Primulaceae.

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Remarks Aversion to motion, yet motion ameliorates her pain and uneasiness. Aversion to the open air, yet open air ameliorates some symptoms especially the coryza and cough.

The marked dullness of the senses and special senses is a striking part of this picture.

Chlorosis; irregular menses; and palpitation. Stitching pains

Weakness and aggravation from exertion. Flabby muscles.

Most symptoms ameliorated by walking. Very restless at night.

Great lassitude.

Weakness in the evening, ameliorated by moving about. Sensitive to cold, and cold air.

Complaints from being overheated.

Alternations of moods is a striking feature of the mental state. Great flow of ideas alternates with weak memory.

Joyous feeling alternating with irritability.

Serene humor changes suddenly into seriousness or peevishness. Grief and fear keep her in continuous mental agitation.

Dullness of mind prevents mental labor.

Absorbed in thought seeks solitude; thinks about the future. Answers incoherently, confusion of mind.

Aversion to work, and dread of open air.

Wants to remain in a warm room, and. in solitude.

Remains a long time silent. Excitement with trembling.

Sadness, as if she had wronged somebody (Aurum Metallicum Aur).

Tearful and meditates upon her grief, which is only imaginary.

Thinks she is alone in the world and persecuted by every one (China China).

Obstinate and censorious. She grows steadily weaker; fainting spells come on; she becomes pale and anemic.

These symptoms are important if associated with scanty menses or amenorrhoea.

Pains worse lying on painful side or back. Pains one-sided. Pain morning and evening, ameliorated by vomiting; worse by motion and in open air. Obscure vision with the pains. Pressure in vertex, as if brain were enveloped in a cloth, which would deprive him of his senses.

Senses In the field of vision there are spots, fog, bluish colors, Flickerings, glittering objects; various colors - now yellow, and again green; fiery sparks, smoke; halo around the light, black specks or flies.

Dimness of vision. Diplopia. Convergent strabismus Dilated pupils. Hemiopia. Heat and burning. Lids oedematous. Swelling of tipper lids, Dryness and itching of lids. Dim vision during headache. Impaired vision, smell, hearing and taste.

Dullness of hearing. Humming, ringing and roaring in the ears. Drawing pains.

Sense of smell diminished. Dryness in the nose. Dry, or fluent coryza, worse in a warm room, better in the open air or cool room. Sneezing and watery discharge in a warm room, entirely relieved in the open air. Walking in the cold open air is his most comfortable pastime. Pressing pain over nasal bone during coryza. Takes cold from being overheated and from overheated rooms.

Pale, sickly face; dark under the eyes in woman. Contracted forehead - a frown.

Dry lips. Numbness of upper lip.

Boring, stitching, tearing in the teeth. Jerking in the teeth at night. Taste is lost, or perverted; flat; bad; putrid; rancid; all food tastes too salty.

Tongue white, or yellowish. Burning blisters on tongue.

Saliva increased Burning, tip of tongue. Saliva tastes salty Viscid mucus in the mouth.

Burning, dryness and scraping in the throat.

Loss of appetite and even aversion to food. Thirstless, except in the evening during fever. Desires lemonade (Nitric Acid Nit. ac., Belladonna Bell., Sab.).

Aversion to bread and butter, and fatty things; but desires inedible things.

Disgust for meat; craves sardines. Satiety after the first mouthful (Lycopodium Lyc) and then he loathes food.

Vomiting in the morning. Vomiting watery mucus. Eructations. Aching in the stomach and burning in oesophagus, better by walking about. Fullness, as if he had eaten too much. Weight in the stomach after eating. Stitching pains in the stomach.

Diarrhoea after coffee. Diarrhoea in chlorotic women subject to sick headaches and menstrual irregularities. Watery, forcible stool, odorless, brownish, yellow. Diarrhoea in the evening. Constipation.

stool hard. Nausea. Colic before stool. Colic and urging after stool. Hemorrhoids that bleed. Drawing, pressing pain about the anus, as if a spot would suppurate.

In the male the sexual desire is diminished. Irritable prostate gland, with stitching pains; urging to stool and urine (Nux Vomica Nux).

Menses too soon, or too late; irregular, or suppressed; copious, prolonged, or scanty. When profuse, the mental symptoms are better. Flow black and clotted. Labor-like pains at the menstrual period, commencing in small of back and running down each side of the pubes.

Uterine haemorrhage. Dread of open air. Menses suppressed, palpitation of the heart, weeping, aversion to company and dread of open air. Rush of blood to the head, and scanty flow.

Suppressed menses from over-exertion, or being overheated. Faint, ing at the menstrual period. After menses, milk in mammae. Complaints after weaning (China China).

Much scraping in the Larynx at night, thick, white mucus. Tickling in the larynx and trachea. Oppression of chest. Suffocative cough, caused by scraping and dryness in the trachea.

Pressure in the middle of the sternum. Weakness in the chest. Stitching in the chest and heart. Tearing, stitching, and shortness of breath during motion and rest.

Palpitation and anaemic murmurs. Tumultuous action of the heart; great lassitude. Weak pulse. Sensation as if air streamed from nipples. Mammae swollen, containing milk in non-pregnant women. Mammae swollen and very hard after menses.

Drawing pains in the neck, with stiffness. Twinges up the back, ameliorated by drawing the shoulders back. Stitching in the region of the right kidney, worse during inhalation. Pain in the small of the back while sitting, ceases on rising.

Tearing, drawing pains in the limbs. Hyperesthesia of the skin. Flabby muscles. Tearing, drawing in the upper limbs. Sensation of weakness of the hands, as if she must let fall what she holds in her hands. Writer's cramp.

Drawing pains in flexors of the leg. Burning sore pain in heels. Toes feel dead after walking. Weakness in the limbs.

Sensation of heat through whole body, particularly in face and hands. Heat, with swelling of the veins (China China). General heat after eating. Sweat at night during sleep, offensive, Sweat sometimes on lower part of body.

Itching at night in bed. Numbness after scratching, or changing places by scratching.

ache with flickering before the eyes on rising in the morning. Pulsating in the head. Rush of blood to the head.

anxiety and confusion of mind.

obscuration of vision.

vertigo. general coldness, after dinner. Headache ameliorated by cold applications. Headaches from disordered stomach. Head feels as if he had on a skull cap. Tearing pains in the scalp.

Violent headache, with flickering before the eyes, or stops and various colors, worse in the morning and at the menses


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