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Hyoscyamus Niger - General symptoms - T.F. Allen

Henbane, Hyoscy, Hyos, Hyoscyamus, Hyos.

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HPUS indication of Hyoscyamus Niger: Twitching
Common symptoms: Twitching, Falls suddenly, Jerks, Spasms.

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He became excited, and incoherent in his speech, wandered purposelessly about the house, muttering and touching things, as though suspicious of those about him (three hours).

he became delirious, was policemen coming into the house.

hear them speaking about him in the hall.

his hands were constantly in motion, seemingly trying to rub his face or brush something away.

was very irritable. he did not attempt to answer any questions, but occasionally muttered a few disjointed words (about five hours after first dose),.

Delirious, but easily controlled.

could understand questions when asked, and would answer yes or no, at 2 P.M.

delirious most of the time, would answer and seem to know for a moment, and then would commence his strange actions.

*working and clutching of the hands, would strike his attendants.

his movements were very quick.

it was with difficulty that they could hold him on their laps.

at 4 P.M., greatly excited, talking about everything, cannot fix his attention upon anything, cannot be held.

he is now on the floor watched by those in attendance.

*he wants to fight, he closes his hands and strikes at his attendants, also attempts to bite.

at intervals he would sing, and at times would burst out laughing.

when anything is offered him he clinches hold of it with both hands greedily.

the slightest opposition excites him, at 8 P.M.

it was after 3 A.M., before he became quiet and disposed to rest,.

The people in the room seemed to assume grotesque appearances.

this condition lasted half an hour, and was succeeded by noisy and then by quiet delirium.

several hours later she was sitting in the corner of the room, muttering to herself, and rocking her body to and fro.

now catching at the air, or at some imaginary appearance, then pulling the bed-clothes about, and answering either not at all or incorrectly,.

She began to laugh, dance, run around the room and grasp at things, which usually she never touched.

she stared at the bystanders, heard nothing, and answered no questions.

several men were unable to make her drink or lie down.

with pale face, rapid pulse, free respiration dilated pupils, and great injection of the capillaries of the eye.

this madness lasted till the next day, with complete sleeplessness.

the vertigo, stupefaction, and incoherent ideas lasted for several days,.

They laughed aloud because all persons seemed ridiculous.

this lively mood continued for half an hour, with violent gesticulations, and was followed by quiet delirium.

the old woman talked of the future, swayed the body back and forth, groped in the air as after objects, picked at the bed, and either did not answer at all or in a disconnected manner,.

Great mental vivacity, such as he had not exhibited for years, with perpetual talking during twenty-four hours, night and day. During the whole of the night he engaged the nurse's attention and interest by recounting the adventures of a friend in the Peninsular campaign. Throughout the next day he was intent upon taking a journey, but if any incident in his past life were suggested, he entered minutely into every particular, talking incessantly, with unwonted rapidity and emphasis. He used the simplest and most descriptive language, and he was quite independent of conversation, for it was necessary, in order to avoid any increase of excitement, to treat him with silence. Once a subject was named, no matter whether the attendant circumstances occurred the previous day or fifty years ago, it immediately engaged his attention until some incidental remark or an allusion suggested other ideas. If a subject with which he was not wholly familiar happened to be mentioned, but then became confused, incoherent, and a little irritable and impatient. The connecting links in a particular train of thought were weakened and occasionally broken by illusions and delusions. The sight of a white napkin suggested through milk, his former breakfasts in India.

the milking of the cow at the door of the house.

the appearance of the frothed milk in the Argentum Metallicum silver basin.

the tea freshly imported from China China. His white handkerchief lying crumpled on the dark sofa-cover recalled the ivory nut, and he entered into a minute and faithful description, not only of this plant, its habits and fruit, but the characters of several other tropical vegetables. Then he wandered into the country, and suddenly pulling up a leg, exclaimed, "Take care.

give me your hand. that is a very deep step." The next minute he introduced himself, with a loud voice, in a friend's house at Torquay, and, while engaged in imaginary conversation, suddenly raised the eyelids, and looking across the empty space in the direction of the bare wall said, with much emphasis, "That's a fine dahlia!" A few minutes afterwards he was engaged in Bristol. Several times he directed the carriage to be sent for, and supposing that it was at the door, made attempts to rise from his couch,.

All objects became brighter and smaller, as though viewed through a lorgnette.

on attempting to read there seemed to be an indistinct yellowish umbra about every black letter, which lasted for one day.

subsequently some words seemed in a remarkable manner unnaturally large, though when viewed with the right eye they were like the other words,.

Sometimes she saw stars and sparks before her eyes, and had peculiar illusions.

all white objects appeared to her surrounded by rings or borders, in which yellow predominated.

if she looked into a cup, the edges appeared yellow, but the interior seemed as if there were small animals moving in it (after several hours).

at intervals muscae volitantes, and objects appeared to be strongly illuminated and to have colored edges (second day),.

Bright scarlet redness of the whole surface, exactly resembling that of scarlatina.

it was not mere flushing of the surface produced by unusual exertion, but well-defined papillary eruption, disappearing on firm pressure, returning immediately when the pressure is removed.

the eruption began to fade away in about twelve hours.

on the fourth day, numerous vesicles appeared on various parts of the body, resembling those of varicella.

after remaining out about two days they dried up, leaving scales, which peeled off along with portions of the surrounding cuticle.

the thick epidermis of the hands and feet, however, showed no signs of desquamation.

the mucous membrane partook to some extent of the same appearance as in scarlatina, though the strawberry tongue was not, of course, so well marked,.

The body all over had a purplish rash, more particularly about the neck and face.

the face was "so swollen that she thought it would burst," scarlet, the color more marked on the left cheek, on which it persistently remained for four days, the rash gradually disappearing from other parts of the body, on the second day (after four hours),.

Felt his lips swell (soon after first dose).

his nose swelled very much (ten minutes after third dose), which swelling extended all over his face and body, growing less severe about his waist.

this was accompanied by a prickly sensation and itching.

the skin of the face was very red, shining, and hard.

the eyes were shut. there was no interval seen until below the middle of the body, where bunches and irregular patches appeared scattered over the surface, and some smaller ones appeared like enlarged papillae of the skin.

he could hardly utter a word.

owing to a "stiffness of the tongue and lips," as he expressed it.

what he did say was in a thick blundering manner, like that of a drunken man.

his mind appeared perfectly clear.

the eruption began to subside in about an hour and a half from the time that the last dose was taken, and had almost or quite disappeared the next morning,.

The throat seems so contracted and dry that a swallow of tea threatens to suffocate him, . This I declare, convinced by a thousandfold experience, universally true of the exhibition of homoeopathic remedies in general, and especially when the diseases in acute, but more particularly true of the use of Belladonna Belladonna, Stramonium Stramonium, and Hyoscyamus in hydrophobia, each according to its kind.

let no one come to me and say, "A certain case has one of these three remedies, even in the strongest doses, and not too seldom, but every two or three hours and nevertheless the patient has died." Just so, I say from full conviction, just on this account has he died and thou hast killed him.

hadst thou administered the smallest portion of a drop of the fifteenth or thirtieth centesimal dilution of the juice of one of these herbs (in certain cases, a second dose after three or four days), then the patient would certainly have been saved. -Hahnemann..

In moderate doses it causes a constant sinking of the pulse from 10 to 20 beats during the first two or three hours.

the smaller the dose the slower the depression, and the larger the dose the more rapid the depression.

very large doses cause a rise in the rate of the pulse.

0.1 gramme of the ethereal extract of the seeds causes a sinking of 20 beats within two hours.

0.2 gramme causes a sinking of 20 beats within one hour, and during the next half hour a rise of 11 beats, and in the following half hour a sinking again of 12 beats.

0.4 gramme causes a fall of 19 beats after twenty minutes, during the next twenty minutes a rise of 29 beats, when it becomes small and irregular, and after an hour with slight fluctuations though constantly above the normal, slowly returning to the normal condition,.

Constant violent distortion and tossing about of all the limbs, so that he could scarcely be kept in the arms.

it seemed as though the child made ill-mannered faces.

the motions bore resemblance to the most violent chorea.

after the spasms remitted the eyes closed, and the child lay in an extremely passive condition, but the spasms, however, kept returning from time to time,.

Heat in the articular extremity of the last phalanx of the left little finger (first and second days).

the condyle is swollen, with pressive pain, aggravated by motion, which is difficult impeded (first and second days).

two days after a renewal of the dose of the tincture, a slight sensation of painfulness and swelling of the last phalanx of the right little finger occurred,.



Distended veins over the whole body,

Obstinate dropsy,

Apoplectic and cramped condition (after one hour),

He gropes about without knowing whither,

Tremors, startings, and convulsions,

Tremors extended to the muscles, and they shook violently; horripilation and perfect rigors (after two hours),

Nervous trembling and jerking of the muscles,

Twitchings of all kinds,

Muscular twitching,

Frequent jerkings,

Subsultus tendinum,

Frequent subsultus tendinum, and a furious delirium, so that he became uncontrollable; during the periods of remission he was engaged in catching at flocks in the air, or pulling at the bed-clothes,

The spasms flex the limbs, and the bent body is tossed upward,

Convulsive movements,

Convulsions, , etc.

Convulsions lasting five days,

Convulsions, with frothing from the mouth,

The whole body was convulsed,

The body is frightfully tossed about by the convulsions,

After every drink, sometimes he fell into convulsions, sometimes he did not recognize the bystanders,

Hands, feet, and muscles of the face were every now and then twitched, with convulsions; and so strongly did they struggle that is was no easy task to restrain them, or take away anything they took hold of (after eight hours),

On attempting to make the child walk, it was remarkable that she walked with the body bent backward, as if the head and trunk were acted upon by an invisible force.

at the same time, if she spontaneously attempted to walk, she did so with the feet wide apart, with involuntary motions of the hands, with which she felt about her, sometimes closing them as quick as lightning, and again opening them,.

Fell down unconsciousness, with the whole body cold and stiff like a piece of wood, face pale, eyes closed, pupils greatly dilated, conjunctiva injected, anterior cervical muscles so much contracted that it was impossible to lay his head back upon the pillow.

pulse small, thready, rapid.

respiration stertorous and extremely difficult, with apparent spasms of the pectoral muscles,.

In bed, at one time he drew the knees up, at another stretched them out, at another turned over, turned the head back and forth, at another raised the head and beat the bed with it, at another picked the straws from his mattress, groped about himself and did not speak.

he was neither peevish nor out of humor (after three hours and a half),.

During unconscious sleep (at 9 P.M.), he began to weep, raised his sound arm, and then suddenly let it fall.

immediately afterwards he jerked the shoulder violently upward, then tossed the head back and forth.

then he raised the diseased foot, then there was a sudden jerking in the sound foot.

frequently the sound hand was affected, when the fingers suddenly stretched out and again closed tightly.

with these symptoms he occasionally uttered moans,.

There was flushed and excited countenance, the restless and violent tossing, amounting almost to convulsions, the momentary listening to imaginary sounds, and the eager clutching at visionary phantoms.

the brilliant eye, widely dilated pupil, hurried pulse, and labored respiration. There was a bright scarlet redness of the whole surface, exactly resembling that of scarlatina. It was not a mere flushing of the surface, but a well-defined papillary eruption, disappearing on firm pressure, but returning immediately when the pressure was removed. The mucous membrane partook to some extent of the same appearance as in scarlatina,.


Nos. 1 to 49, from Hahnemann, R. A. M. L., 4. 1, Hahnemann; 1a, Fr. H-n; 1b, Flaeming; 2, Franz; 3, Langhammer; 4, Stapf; 5, Wislicenus; 6, Barrère, Obs. d'Anatomie, 1753 (not accessible, -Hughes); 7, Barton (symptoms thus noted belong to Smith); 8, Bernigau, in Hufel. Journ., V, p. 905 (from a clyster of Hyosc. in a man); 9, Blom, in Kon. Vetensk. Acad. Handl., 1774, p. 52 (from root eaten by a man); 10, Borellus, cent. IV., Obs. 45 (from root in adults); 11, Cagnion, from Desault, Journ. de Chir., I, p. 370 (from root in children); 12, Camerarius, in Acta Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur., vol. i, Obs., 12 (p. 250, as last); 13, Clauder, in Misc. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur. Dec., V. Ann. 6, Obs. 178 (from preparing a fomentation of Hyosc.); 14, Costa, in Journ. de Méd., vol. xxx, Feb., p. 134 (from seeds in a man); 15, Van Ems, in Praelect. Boerhaavii de morb. nerv., vol. i, p. 236 (not found); 16, Faber, in Schenk, Lib. VII, Obs., 152 (p. 853, from gr. xxv of seeds in adult); 17, Gardane, Gaz. de Santé, 1773, 1774, p. 294 (in several persons, from effluvia); 18, Gesner, Samml. von Beob., I, p. 165 (after case of colic, by Hyos); 19, Gmelin, Reise durch Sibirien, Goett., 1752, vol. iii, pp. 84-85 (general statement from authors); 20, Greding, in Ludw. Advers. Med. Pr., I, pp. 86, 89 (p. 71, from extract administered in disease, cases 1 to 10 melancholico-maniacs, cases 11 to 21, maniacs, cases 22 to 35 epileptics, cases 36 to 40 epileptico-maniacs); 21, Gruenewald, in Miscell. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur. Dec., III, ann. 9, 10, App. p. 179 (21a, from effluvia of seeds; 21b, from a clyster of Hyosc.; 21c, in girls who had applied fomentations of Hyosc.); 22, Haller, in Vicat. Mat. Med., I, p. 184 (from seeds in adult); 23, Hamberger, Diss. de Opio, § 18 (from root in boy of three years); 24, Hamilton (Edinb. Med. Essays, II, 243; from gr. xxv of white henbane-seeds in a young man); 25, Heilbronn, in Neues. Journ. der Auslaend. Med. Chir. Lit., V, Hufel and Harles, I, 1804, p. 199 (not accessible); 26, Van Helmont, Jus d., § 22 (from 2 scruples of seeds in adult); 27, Huenerwolf, in Miscel. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur. Dec., III, Ann 2. Obs. 92 (from cooked roots, in several persons); 28, Jaskewitz, Diss. Pharm. reg. veg., Vindob., 1775, p. 53 (observations); 29, Joerdens, in Hufel. Journ., IV, p. 539 (from clyster of Hyosc. in a woman); 30, Kiernander, Utkast Tilia Europoea til Med., Lagfar, 1776, p. 267 (not accessible); 31, Matthiolus, Comment. in Diosc., Lib. VI, p. 1064 (observations); 32, Navier, in Rec. period. d'Obs. de Méd., Tom. IV (p. 113, from Hyosc. eaten as a salad by an adult); 33, Planchon, in Journ. de Méd., Tom. XIX, p. 42 (from repeated doses in adult); 34, Pyl, Neues Mag., II B., III St., p. 100 (from seeds, in a boy); 35, De Rueff, in Nov. Act. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur., T. IV, Obs. 59 (from inhaling vapor for toothache); 36, Sauvages, Nosol., II, p. 242 (from root, in several persons); 37, Schulze, in Misc. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur. Dec., I, ann. 4, 5, Obs. 124 (cooked root, in several persons); 38, Seliger, in Misc. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur. Dec., II, ann. I, Obs. 138 (not found); 39, La Serre, in Misc. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur. Dec., II, ann. 6, Obs. 78 (from Clyster of Hyos. given for dysentery); 40, Sloane, in Philos. Trans., No. 457 (xxxviii, 99 from seeds in children); 41, Smith (Duncan's Med. Comm., p. 402, from grains iv of resinous part of extract, in a healthy man); 42, Stedman, in Phil. Trans. (vol. xlvii, from leaves boiled in broth, in several adults); 43, Stoerck, lib. de Stramonium Stram., Hyosc., Aconite Acon., Vien., 1762, pp. 36, 39, 47, 55 (observations on patients); 44, Tozzetti, relaz. di alcuni viaggi., vol. vi, p. 279 (from root in adult); 45, Vicat, Mat. Med., I, p. 185 (general statement); 46, Wedel, in Misc. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur. Dec., I, ann. 3, Obs. 21 (from seeds, in child of three); 47, Wendt, in Hufel. Journ., V, p. 390 (from Clyster of Hyosc. in adult); 48, Wepfer, Hist. Cicuta Virosa Cicut. Aquat., Bas., 1716, p. 230 (from cooked roots, in some youths); 49, Desault, Journ. de Chir., Tom. I; 50, Hartlaub and Trinks, M. M. (Kahler's Hufel. Journ., 1829), poisoning of child aged 4 years by the seeds; 51, Lembke, too Gruner's tinct., repeated doses of 2 to 25 drops, N. Z. f. H. Kl., 1, p. 8; 52, Dr. Keil took 10, 20, and 50 drops of tinct., Hartlaub's provings, V. J. Sch. f. Hom., 9, p. 241; 53, Gerstel took 15th dil., ibid.; 54, same, took 15 to 20 drops of tinct., ibid.; 55, Lindermann, provings with 15th dil., ibid.; 55a, same, proving with 3d dil., ibid.; 56, same, proving with 3 to 50 drops of tinct., ibid.; 57, Harley, effects of 3 fluid ounces of Succus Hyosc., in a man aged 40, Old Veg. Neurotics; 58, same, effects in a paralytic, aged 75, of 8 grains of extract substituted for the customary dose of morphine; 59, Proving of the "Comite der K. K. Gesellsch. der AErtze in Wien," from Zeit. d. K. K. Gesell. d. AEzt. zu Wien, 1847, six provers took the Prussian extract, beginning with 1/4 grain, increasing the dose by 1/4 grain till 5 1/4 grains were taken at a dose; 59a, subsequent proving, six (in part same) provers took the Austrian extract, beginning with 1/4 grain and increasing to 12 3/4 grains, one prover to 18 3/4 grains, from ibid.; 60, Schroff, Lehrbuch, effects on three persons of fresh juice, alcoholic and ethereal extracts; 61, Liedbeck, effects of 2 drops of the juice of the herb when put into the eye, repeated after fifteen minutes, Hygea, 9, 444; 62, Journ. de Toul (Z. f. Ver. Hom. AEzt. OEst., 1, 376) effects of a clyster of herb Hyosc., in a woman; 63, Gaz. d. Hôp., 1854 (Z. f. V. H. A. OEst., 1, 376), effect in a woman of eating the roots cooked; 64, same, in another woman; 65, same, in a man; 66, Dr. Kahrer; a girl 8 years old, effects of eating seeds; 67, Dr. Wurtemberg, Prag. Monats., 2, 122, effects of eating leaves, in a child; 68, Springer, Archiv. f. Hom. Heilk., 19, 3, 182, poisoning of four children, from 4 to 6 years old; 69, Sir H. Sloane, Med. Museum, 3, p. 231 (1764), (from Philos. Trans.), effects of eating H., in four children (possibly same as last); 70, Donaldson, Bost. Med. Intell., 5 June, 1827, a woman and daughter took a tea containing nearly an entire young plant; 71, Hufeland's Journ., 1829, effects of seeds in a child of 4 years; 72, Med.-Chir. Rev., 20, 205, effects of eating seeds, in two girls, each about 5 years; 73, Solon and Soubeiran, Am. J. Med. Sc., 20, p. 214 (Bull. Gén. de Thérap., 1836), effects of increasing doses of extract in one suffering from headache; 74, Menger, A. H. Z., 9, 13 (Berl. Med. Zeit., 1836), effects of eating roots, in several persons; 75, All. Hom. Zeit., 19, 63 (Reinh. and Casp. Woch., 1840), effects of daily doses of 8 grains of extract in a man; 76, Br. J. of Hom., 1, 412 (OEst. Med. Woch., 1843), a man fumigated his mouth with smoke of the burning seeds for toothache, which it instantly cured, but caused the following symptoms; 77, A. H. Z., 28, 154, a family of nine were all, except one, poisoned by a soup made from the roots; 78, Bernigau, a man took in a clyster an infusion consisting of half an ounce of the herb; 79, Frank, Casp. Woch., two girls ate the seeds; 80, Stein, A. H. Z., 15, 287, effects of eating seeds, in a girl aged four; 81, Sigmünd, a man took an overdose "for a disturbed stomach," Am. J. Med. Sc., 22, 189; 82, same, general effects; 83, Caudray, Lond. Med. Gaz., 47, p. 641, four monks ate the herb by mistake for another vegetable; 84, Lond. Med. Gaz., 45, p. 131 (Casp. Woch., 1849), effects of seeds on a girl of 6; 85, Cabot, Am. J. Med. Sc., 48, p. 369 (1851), effects of a teaspoonful of tincture, taken every hour, to promote action of Castor Equi castor oil which he had taken for pain in abdomen; 86, Sandahl, Br. and F. Med.-Chir. Rev., 1857, p. 399, effects of eating soup made of herb; 87, Keating, Am. J. Med. Sc., 1858 p. 96 (omitted); 88, Ruschenberger, Am. J. Med. Sc., 1858, p. 97, effects of 4 grains of extract in a man; 89, St. Ange, Syden. Soc. Yr. Book, 1861, p. 423, effects of two cups of infusion in a man; 90, White, Lancet, 1873, p. 8, a woman took 1 drachm in morning (had taken a blue pill the night before); 91, Covert, Trans. Hom. Med. Soc., State of N. Y., 1873, p. 157, effects of seeds in a boy aged 4; 92, Campbell, Lancet, 1874, p. 797, effects of aggregate doses of 7 1/2 drachms of tincture, in a man aged 60; 93, Schillizzi, Gaz. Méd. de Montpellier (Br. J. of Hom., 14, p. 622), effects of eating root; 94, (same as 86); 95, Hempel's Mat. Med., effects in two soldiers, of eating a salad made of young shoots; 96, same, effects of 3 ounces of seeds, taken for pain in rectum.