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Sinapis Nigra - General symptoms

Brassica Nigra, Black Mustard, Sin-n.


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HPUS indication of Sinapis Nigra: Hoarseness

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


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GENERAL

General

A dull feeling in the head was never entirely absent, though much relieved by lying down and in the open air.

it was forgotten when the mind was occupied, never interfered with study or mental labor, and was always worse on thinking of it, also worse in a warm, especially a very narrow room.

this feeling was a dull dragging-down or heavy feeling, more marked in the forehead, close over the eyes, and in the temples, just in front of and a little above the ear.

never felt in back part of head and only occasionally on vertex.

occasionally it amounted to a decided pain, but seldom,.

About noon my head commenced to ache.

dull pain across forehead, commencing at about outer angle of each eye, and not only extending across forehead, but seemed especially to be more severe around the edges of the orbits to the inner angles and over the bridge of the nose.

appears to be more intense over the bridge of the nose.

forehead quite hot and dry.

headache worse in warm room, and relieved in cold open air.

headache partly relieved while eating, but coming back after eating (third day),.

Towards evening felt a dull pain in the forehead, principally over the left eye, which disappeared soon after retiring (second day).

perceived again on rising (third morning).

somewhat increased (third day).

soon after waking in the morning grows worse, with qualmishness about the stomach.

was soon relieved after retiring (fourth day),.

Rough scraping sensation in my throat, appearing to be in the larynx and extending to the trachea.

this sensation is constant, causing a desire to make an effort to relieve this sensation.

it is so severe as to cause a hacking cough.

it is worse this evening (eighth day).

throat is better. have had considerable secretion of mucus.

throat symptoms were worse between 7 and 9 P.M. not so bad as last evening (ninth day),.

(Throat is somewhat better (second day); very much relieved, no soreness, less secretion, and feeling much better in every respect (third day); nearly well (fourth day); am feeling well in every respect; have not felt as well in three months (fifth day); throat begins to feel a little sore (sixth day); better (eighth day); feeling the best I have for a long time; have gained flesh), (ninth day),.

Felt the action on the heart almost immediately.

the pains about the heart came back every day about 10 A.M., and from 4 to 6 P.M., only lasted for a short time.

this has been so for ten days, and still continues.

sometimes the pain is quite persistent, and accompanied with a feeling of dread and oppression.

it also comes on sometimes at night when I am studying, and troubles me not a little.

these symptoms have been accompanied, but not nearly as regularly, by a peculiar pain in my right side, which, did I not know better, would make me think that my heart was on my right side, and that I was conscious of its beating.

this feeling also only stays a short time,.

Seldom cough during the day.

cough commences during the evening, generally about 7 or 8 o'clock.

is short and hacking, sometimes with sense as if something were low in trachea which must be dislodged, and sometimes without this sensation.

in evening dislodged sometimes small chunks of tenacious white mucus, but was mostly dry.

worse from cold air. relieved while lying down and temporarily by eating.

excited by laughing. during the day, especially in forenoon, continual attempts to clear the throat, raising small lumps of white mucus with some difficulty.

at night same sensation, with greater difficulty in raising mucus.

much discharge of mucus from posterior nares, accumulating there, and requiring an effort to discharge it.

felt cold. was tasteless and white in color, and discharged in tenacious masses,.

Severe pain in the region of the stomach, with a sensation of faintness, causing me to bend forward and take a sitting position, which gave relief.

this passed off in five or ten minutes (immediately after second dose).

same pain in region of stomach (after third dose, second day).

these stomach pains were, shortly after taking the drug, burning, but later, sharp and intermittent (third day),.

Pain to the left of the umbilicus, extending down to the left iliac region.

this was pretty constant through the proving.

commencing here, it would pass to the left iliac region, and then pass off.

it was of the same character as the pain in the iliac region, and seemed to pass steadily down from its commencing point to that region.

on the fifth day the pain extended to the right side to the ascending colon,.

Two stools during the day.

the first normal, the second quite loose.

not quite as great a quantity as normal, and, although loose.

not quite as great a quantity as normal, and, although loose, expelled, with difficulty.

did not seem to be through even after an evacuation (third day).

desire to go to stool all day.

stools expelled with difficulty, discharged in lumps, which were at first large and then tapered off.

same sense of not being through after evacuation as before.

some efforts to pass stool were fruitless (fourth day).

my bowels, at commencement, were regular, are now constipated, passing in hard lumps, which are small in size and expelled with difficulty, with a desire to remain a long time at stool (fifth day).

bowels moved off naturally (seventh day),.

Passage of bowels (first since I commenced the proving), normal in quantity and consistence.

before the passage, for two or three hours, an uneasy feeling in the rectum, not amounting to a desire for stool, but making me feel sure that I should have a passage soon.

after stool a sensation as if all had not passed, with sharp, smarting pains at the anus and lower rectum (fifth day).

passage of bowels normal as to quantity and consistence.

after a stool a sensation as if there would be more discharged, and smarting, cutting pain low down in rectum and in anus (eighth day),.

Throughout the proving, urine was passed very frequently, about the normal quantity at each passage.

urine pale, straw-colored, clear, and not depositing sediment on standing, of specific gravity of about 1025.

after the passage it seems as if more would come, and a little time (say half a minute) after the passage a dribbling away of a few drops.

never great urging to pass, and was able to hold the urine without much discomfort,.

Sat up till 1 A.M., and then had no desire to retire, or on retiring, no desire to go to sleep (something unusual).

went to bed, and as far as I know, slept as well as usual (first night).

when I woke at 7 A.M., got up immediately (generally like to lie in bed awhile) (second morning).

went to bed at 11 P.M., and not at all sleepy (should have staid up longer had there been a fire; felt like study).

slept well (second night).

got up same as yesterday (third morning),.

Sleeplessness at night.

my custom has been to retire at about 11 P.M.

during the proving seldom went to bed before 12 or 1 o'clock, and often later.

never felt sleepy, even then, and never felt any drowsiness or inconvenience in any way from this loss of sleep on the following day.

arose at about my usual time in the morning (7.30).

always on going to bed went to sleep easily.

slept lightly. sleep frequently, during every night, disturbed by vivid dreams.

these were at times of a lascivious nature, when I would awake with a violent and obstinate erection,.

Is of use in hay-fever, coryza, and pharyngitis. Dry nares and pharynx, with thick, lumpy secretion. Small-pox.

Brassica nigra, Black Mustard. N. O. Cruciferae. Trituration and tincture of seeds.

"Sin. nig. yields the greater part of the condiment so generally used in this country. The plant is indigenous, but is nevertheless largely cultivated in Yorkshire and Durham. The seeds are of a reddish-brown colour. Mixed with those of Sin. a. they are crushed between rollers, and subsequently powdered and sifted twice or oftener. From the residue left on the sieve a fixed oil is obtained by pressure. The powdered mustard is usually mixed with a considerably quantity of wheaten flour and a small quantity of turmeric powder. The term I flour of mustard I is not quite accurate, as the mustard seeds themselves contain little or no starchy material. The chemical ingredients are somewat complex. Among them are a peculiar acid called Myronic acid, noticeable as containing a large proportion of Sulphur Sulphur, and which, when mixed with water and a peculiar substance called Myrosine (analogous to albumen), also found in mustard seeds, yields a volatile Oil of Mustard, which has no separate existence in the seeds, but is formed artificially in the manner just stated. This oil is very acrid, and has been used as a rubefacient. The fixed oil before mentioned as existing in the seed itself has little or no acridity, and has been used as a purgative and vermifuge" (Treas. of Bot.). Thiosinamine, which is extracted from Oil of Mustard, belongs to the same group os Urea. It has been used in cheloid, and for removing scar tissue, and so in tinnitus aurium (Spencer, H. M., Jan., 1899). As the chemical constituents of the two mustards (see Sin. alb.) are not identical, and as they have been proved independently, I have kept them separate. The yellow colour of mustard suggests Sulphur Sulphur, a large amount of which is contained in the seeds. Like many other Crucifers Sin. n. has antiscorbutic properties.

and it has cured cases of ague.

mucous fever. catarrh of bladder, of stomach, and of air passages. It is in the treatment of hay-fever that it has been most used. The special indications are Mucous membrane dry and hot.

no discharge. agg. afternoon and evening.

either nostril may be affected alone, or they may be affected alternately. Hansen adds these "Acute coryza with thin, watery, excoriating discharge, lachrymation, sneezing, hacking cough, amel. lying down. Acute pharyngitis, throat feels scalded, hot, inflamed. Loud coughing spells with barking expiration, heard at a great distance. Cooper (H. W., xxxvi. 16) suggests the use of Sin. n. as an aperient. He considers that the chief agent in effecting dislodgement of faeces in constipated states is flatus. His method of producing this is as follows A tumblerful of hot water is to be taken in sips in the early morning.

the same at breakfast time with some plain brown bread or with no solid food at all, and at 11 a.m. one or two capsules of pure mustard (Sin n.), each containing about five grains of the powder, to be taken, followed by half a tumbler of hot water. "This last is most important, as the water drives on the capsule and prevents its lodgement about the cardiac orifice of the stomach and consequent distress to the patient.

and it also causes contraction of the walls of the stomach and consequent expulsion of flatus into the duodenum." Peculiar Sensations of Sin. n. are Vertex as if empty. As if she had taken cold. As if scalp was adherent to bones. As of pins sticking in eyeballs. Eyeballs as if pressed on from above. As if nostrils stopped up. As if movements impeded all round the chest. As if something heavy oppressed her on all sides from neck to diaphragm. As if cheeks were bulged out by a bubble of air below malar bone. Skin of lips as if stiff. As if blisters on tip of tongue. As if a load on stomach. Pain as if heart were on right side. As of hot water in blood-vessels.

"Sweat on upper lip and forehead" is a symptom worth noting.

also these mucus hawked or coughed from posterior nares felt cold. The symptoms are agg. by touch and pressure. amel. Lying down at night. agg. Leaning forward.

stooping motion agg. Damp weather agg. amel. Sitting erect. agg. In warm room. agg. Thinking of symptoms.

amel. by study or mental diversion. amel. Shutting eyes. amel. Hearty meal. Laughing = cough. agg. Evening, 4-6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. agg. July and August.

Dose

Third potency.

Clinical

Amenorrhoea. Apoplexy. Asthma, pituitous. Catarrh. Chlorosis. Chordee. Chorea. Constipation. Coryza. Cough. Diarrhoea. Haemorrhoids. Hay-fever. Headache, dull, heavy. Heartburn. Hiccough. Intermittents. Menses, premature. Mucous fever. Post-nasal catarrh. Priapism. Scurvy. Variola.