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Phytolacca Decandra - General symptoms - T.F. Allen

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



During the forenoon I had a severe headache, which began soon after breakfast.

a part of the time the whole head ached.

a part of the time the pain was in the temples, and was accompanied by a slight vertigo, and a part of the time the pain was most marked in or confined to the occiput.

walking or riding increased the pain, but walking the most (fourth day),.

Diplopia. not only two, but four and five reduplications of an object were apparent.

the objects, whether double, triple, or otherwise, were in the same horizontal plane (first day).

the diplopia grew worse, in the evening, and again three or four reduplications were visible (second day).

the same eye symptoms, with evening exacerbation (third day).

diplopia, with twitching (fourth day).

only when suddenly raising the eyes to look at a higher object (fifth day),.

A sensation of the throat being so full that it felt choked.

hawking to rid the throat and posterior nares of mucus.

the raising of the mucus succeeded the feeling in the throat.

a sensation of fulness and as if something had lodged on the left side of the throat came on after bending the head forward in writing, and was aggravated by turning the head to the left,.

Slight fulness in the fauces (first day).

sensation of fulness in the fauces and upper part of the larynx, and a sensation as of a lid there, which lasted until afternoon (soon, second day).

the same feeling of fulness that was previously noted, with a disposition to hawk up mucus from the throat, though none could be raised (third day),.

Dry sensation in the upper part of the pharynx, disposition to hawk and clear the throat, without affording relief (after three hours and a quarter).

dryness of the pharynx and hawking still continues.

have raised several small pieces of tough, sticky mucus, at 9 A.M.

have ridden in open carriage three hours.

sensation in throat almost entirely gone, at 1 P.M., have been in a warm room about two hours, and find symptoms returning, but less violent, at 5 P.M. (second day),.

General disturbed feeling in the stomach, with dulness in the head, increasing for an hour (after half an hour).

felt better immediately on going into the open air.

sat down to tea. unpleasant feeling in the head and stomach returned.

could eat nothing. head and stomach symptoms have nearly all disappeared (after three hours and a quarter),.

Slight, nausea, with the dull pressing pain in forehead (after one hour and a quarter).

somewhat relieved by eating, but soon returning with increased severity.

commenced to vomit ingesta.

vomited violently at intervals of ten or fifteen minutes.

nausea relieved, and pain in forehead increased by vomiting (after two hours and a quarter).

vomited an acrid substance, which caused a feeling of scraping and excoriation in the throat (after three hours).

continued acrid vomiting.

took a glass of warm water to prevent the empty retching which was becoming very painful (after three hours and three-quarters).

drank another glass of warm water, and vomited again in ten minutes (after four hours and a quarter).

drank a cup of strong coffee, which the stomach rejected in fifteen minutes (after four hours and three quarters),.

In about two hours after the second dose he complained of feeling sick at his stomach, and in a few minutes more violent vomiting began, first of food, then of greenish matter, finally of a dark black matter, mixed with clear blood.

it required great effort to vomit.

this symptom continued nearly all night, but was somewhat relieved in the morning, and at 2 P.M. had ceased,.

Soon after, all who had eaten of it began to vomit.

the matter ejected was first the aliment and a dark bilious substance, which came away with as little effort as vomiting in Asiatic cholera.

the vomiting and purging continued all the afternoon, but the vomiting ceased after taking black coffee.

the emesis took place every fifteen or twenty minutes,.

Ten grains of the powder will rarely remain on the stomach, and twenty or thirty produce a powerful operation by emesis, and generally by catharsis. In its mode of operation this medicine has some peculiarities, a part of which are favorable, others disadvantageous. Phytolacca Decandra's advantages are, that it operates with ease and seldom occasions pain or cramp. Phytolacca Decandra's disadvantages are 1. That it is slow in its effects, frequently not beginning to operate until an hour, and sometimes two hours, after it is taken. 2. That it continues to operate for a greater length of time than is usual for emetics, although, as far as I have been able to observe, it is readily checked by an opiate. These disadvantages, however, are not constant.

I have repeatedly known it commence operating in fifteen minutes, and cease after four or five ejections. The representations of patients as to any unpleasant feelings under its effects are not greater than we should naturally expect, when it is recollected that no emetic is altogether comfortable in its operation,.