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Galega Officinalis

Galega Off, Goat's Rue Gale.


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HPUS indication of Galega Officinalis: Debility

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

  GENERAL

General

Backache; debility; anaemia and impaired nutrition. Increases the quantity and quality of the milk in nursing women, also the appetite.

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Materia medica entries of other remedies mentioning Galega Officinalis

Med > relationships
Compare: (Lactation: Galega; Lactuca.) Sulph.; Syphil.; Zinc.

Frax > relationships
Compare: Fraxinus excelsior - European Ash - (GOUT; rheumatism. Infusion of ash-leaves. Rademacher). Galega - Goat’s Rue - Backache; debility; anaemia and impaired nutrition. Increases the quantity and quality of the milk in nursing women, also the appetite). Epiphegus; Sepia; Lilium.

Phos > general
The attacks are induced by mental exertion; worry; washing clothes; and are agg. by music; noises; strong odours. Gale, of Quebec, discovered in Phos. a remedy for "washerwoman's headache" (Organon, iii. 30).

Luna > general
that worm affections are most troublesome at the full moon, and that goître diminishes, more or less, during the waning moon. On this fact is based the following Spongia-Luna treatment, which he calls "infallible" Cut slices of sponge of the size of a finger. Grill them at a candle flame till they are brittle at the centre but still elastic at the borders. Triturate the whole and put 7 or 8 grams into half a litre (rather less than a pint) of rain-water or river-water. The bottling must be done three days before the new moon. Close the bottle and put it in a cellar, taking care to shake it once every day. Three days before the full moon the patient commences to take a tablespoonful night and morning. The greater part of the bottle will be finished during the waning moon. Goullon quotes the following remarkable case of somnambulism from the Cercle Médical "A youth of fifteen, in good health in other respects, had been withdrawn from his apprenticeship, on account of his nightly promenades on roofs, and put in a private asylum. Although his room was oriented so that no actual moon-rays could reach, it, the moon nevertheless exercised a potent influence upon him. As soon as it reaches the horizon he gets out of bed, and carefully, with closed eyes, moves towards a window, so high that he has to jump in order to reach and open it. As it is barricaded with an iron trellis he gets down, and, crossing the corridor, goes to the outer door, above which is a window. With cat-like agility he climbs up to this, when he is seized by three warders, who take him back to his room, where, only after the moon has set, can he lie down and go to sleep. In the morning he remembers nothing. At full moon the symptoms are still more extraordinary." Among other maladies notably influenced by the moon is epilepsy, and epilepsy agg. at full moon generally needs Silic. Skin diseases, according to Menuret, are frequently influenced by the moon. He instances a case of eczematous affection which increased with each waning moon, and was at its maximum intensity at the new moon, when it covered the whole face and chest, and was accompanied by unbearable itching. Then there was gradual improvement and the face became smooth, but scarcely had the full moon passed than all began again. Scabies and worm affections are agg. at full moon. Nervous affections, especially in subjects of sycosis, are frequently influenced by the moon. Moritz Hoffmann observed a young girl (daughter of an epileptic mother) whose whole body became swollen at every new moon, the swelling disappearing as the moon waned. Mead tells of a child who was subject to convulsions at each waning moon. Gale remarked that with weakly persons there are two epochs at which excitability is most pronounced.

Anthro > appendix
1, Simonson, from Wibmer, a child took a teaspoonful by accident; 2, Devergie, Méd. Légale, 3, p. 322, from Orfila, a girl aged 17 took a beerglassful for suicide; 3, Barbette, Jour. de Méd. de Bordeaux, 1843 (A. H. Z., 28, 154), a girl aged 25 drank, probably, 700 grammes; 4, Annal. de Hyg., 1876 (S. J., 171, p. 139), a woman drank two-thirds of a glass.

Ir-fl > appendix
1, Dr. Aumont reported to the French Academy of Medicine (1825) the cases of two girls who put a considerable quantity of Orris root into their hair on going to bed; 2, Amer. J. Med. Sc., 19, 260, 1836, a young lady, aged 18, used the powder on her hair (from Ann. d'Hyg. et de Méd. légale, 1835).

Ph-ac > appendix
(Nos. 1 to 14, from Hahnemann, Chr. Kr.). 1, Hahnemann; 2, Becher; 3, Franz; 4, Gross; 5, Gutmann; 6, Fr. Hahnemann; 7, Herrmann; 8, Hartmann; 9, Langhammer; 10, Meyer; 11, Stapf; 12, Teuthorn; 13, Wislicenus; 14, Hering; 15, Herinigke, A. H. Z., 79, 157, proving with the 3d cent. dil., two or three doses daily, for seven days; 16, Schelling, proving with the 12th dil., three times a day, A. H. Z., 84, 43; 17, Robinson, proving with the 1000th dil., a dose every third morning, Br. J. of Hom., 25, 327; 18, Andrews, experiment on self, beginning with 20 drops of acid and increasing the dose to 4 drachms, Am. J. of Insanity, 1869, p. 113; 19, Dr. G. Gale, manuscript, proving with the 30th dil. (from Dr. Farrington, of Philadelphia).


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