Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Staphysagria in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Delphinium staphisagria. Stavesacre. N. O. Ranunculaceae. Tincture of the seeds.
Adenoids. Anger, fits of. Anus, itching of. Backache. Bashfulness. Blepharitis. Bones, diseases of. Cauliflower excrescences. Chalazion. Condylomata. Cough. Cysts. Dentition. Dysentery. Dysparunia.
in newly married women. Eczema. Eyes, tumours on. Fistula dentalis. Gastralgia. Glands, affections of. Hip-joint disease. Hypochondriasis. Impotency. Iritis.
syphilitic. Jaw-joint, easy dislocation of. Lumbar abscess. Mania. Masturbation, effects of. Neuralgia. Night-sweats. Nymphomania. Ovaries, affections of. Pediculosis. Perspiration, offensive. Pregnancy, nausea of. Prostate, affections of. Psoas abscess. Ranula. Rheumatism. Sciatica. Scurvy. Sea-sickness. Seborrhoea. Self-abuse. Spermatic cords, affections of. Spermatorrhoea. Steatoma. Stiff-neck. Styes. Swallowing, constant while talking. Teeth, caries of. Testicles, affections of. Tibiae, pains in. Tabacum Tobacco, effect of. Toenail, ingrowing. Tonsillitis. Toothache. Tumours.
tarsal. Voice, nasal. hoarse. Warts.
The seed of Stavesacre was known to Dioscorides as an agent for producing vomiting and salivation, and for the cure of toothache.
"the origin of which application," says Hahnemann (M. M. P.), "was evidently domestic practice. J. H. Schultze, when suffering from toothache, took some of the seed in his mouth, but it gave him such a violent exacerbation that he thought he should go mad. As an, exterminator of vermin this seed was called by the Greeks Øθειρσκσκκον, and as such it still enters into the composition of an officinal ointment (unguentum pediculosum)." This last is the only use of Staph. now known to orthodox medicine (Brunton). Teste (who groups Staph. with Causticum Caust.) remarks that Staph., which shares this property with Cocculus Indicus Coccul., is, like Cocculus Indicus Coccul., used in some countries for the purpose of stupefying fish. Again, Teste found Staph. (he gave it in 6th dil.), like Cocculus Indicus Coccul., a remedy for seasickness. To be successful, Staph. had to be taken at the moment when dizziness and nausea commenced, before vomiting set in.
and it always helped "nervous persons, not over fat, and disposed to sadness." Staph. produced in Teste himself these symptoms "Long-lasting vertigo, accompanied by continued nausea as in sea-sickness," and this "Vertigo, which ceases on rapidly turning round on one's heel." This corresponds with one of Hahnemann's symptoms "Wheeling vertigo, especially while sitting, amel. by walking about (in a circle)." It is noteworthy that Staph. and Cocculus Indicus Coccul. are both head-remedies and both effective against head lice. Both also affect the genitals, Staph. more especially, and both are remedies for crab lice. An application of a dilution of the tincture of the strength of one part to four of water will destroy the parasites, though the state which favours their presence needs internal treatment (probably with a dilution of the same remedy) at the same time. In Teste's experience, Staph. was no less effective in the nausea of pregnancy than in the nausea of sea-sickness. Tabacum Tabac. is another remedy for sickness, and Teste cured with Staph. effects of tobacco smoking (excoriated tongue; gastralgia).
and he also cured with it the habit of "swallowing the tobacco smoke." The use of Staph. in the sickness of pregnancy arises out of its power over the genital functions. It produces both physical and moral sexual disturbances, provokes excesses and irregular sexual appetites, a tendency to masturbation, and a physical state corresponding to the effects of that habit. It is one, of Gallavardin's chief remedies (Passion Génitale) for removing the habit of masturbation in children, and for removing improper appetites in adults. Staph. is one of the remedies which has "agg. from coition" (in men), dyspnoea occurring during or after the act.
dyspnoea and prostration also follow an emission. In women coition is painful because the external parts are excessively sensitive. This property (which is also allied to the vulnerary power of Staph.) makes Staph. a remedy of extreme value to women in the early days of married life. Some women suffer very acutely (in mind as well as body) during and for some time after the first coitus. I have seen Staph. 30 give unspeakable relief in such cases. "Constant urging to urinate in young married women" is the characteristic.
are the chief notes of Staph, in affections of the genital organs of both sexes.
It has cured prostatitis in the man, with pain running from anus along urethra; inflamed testicles with shooting and drawing in the cords; stitching towards groin and testicles.
In one female prover Staph. brought on the menses a year after they had ceased, at the new moon.
The symptom did not recur the following month, which led Hahnemann to conclude that this "was only the primary action of the drug." Staph. is not only a remedy for ovarian and other affections, it also meets the conditions following operations on ovaries.
Effects of "wounds made by clean-cutting instruments" is the keynote.
P. C. Majumdar (Indium Metallicum Ind. H. Rev., v. 134) gives two cases in which loss of memory following masturbation and seminal emissions was cured with Staph. 30 ($51$) A student, naturally robust and intelligent, lost his memory when he contracted the habit of masturbation.
His symptoms were Vacant countenance; no aptitude or inclination for mental work; despair of the future; great languor and weakness; occasional nocturnal emission; constipation.
When he read anything he forgot it the next moment.
Heaviness, headache, and vertigo after the least mental exertion.
Staph. 30 was given morning and evening.
Improvement began at once and the cure was complete in a month. (2) Another student had constant involuntary emissions, weak memory, languor; headache every morning on rising; no appetite; constipation.
Staph. 30, once a day, cured. "Hypochondriasis, apathy; weak memory; caused by sexual excesses or constantly dwelling on sexual subjects," is how the symptom is given.
But the mental state of Staph. need not necessarily have a sexual origin.
Staph. is a remedy for anger and for the effects of anger, especially if the indignation cannot have its natural expression. "Was insulted.
being too dignified to fight, swallowed his wrath, and went home sick, trembling and exhausted." The mental state of Staph., like its physical, shows great sensitiveness to the least impression, "the least word that seems wrong, hurts her very much." The touchiness may take the form of sudden, violent outbreaks provoked by mere trivial causes.
I have known Staph, 30 remedy this state when the impulse to throw things at persons who had caused a trifling or imaginary irritation, had almost passed into a mania.
Staphysagria irritability may be manifested in sensitiveness to criticism.
Irritated by trifles. Want of self-control.
Fear afraid of his shadow.
Among the consequences of anger which are met by Staph. is colic "Colic of screaming, ugly, pot-bellied children, especially if they suffer much from their teeth, which turn black, with tender, spongy gums, sensitive and painful." The irritability of Staph. is shown in the intestinal tract in "agg. from least food or drink." This applies to vomiting, colic, or dysentery.
When colic follows operations on the ovaries or intestines, Staph. is as useful as in colic from anger.
The characteristic of Staph. is "Teeth turn black, and have dark streaks through them.
cannot be kept clean. crumble.
decay on edges. scorbutic cachexia." The toothache of Staph. occurs during the menses.
affects sound as well as decayed teeth.
agg. from touch of food or drink.
but not from biting or chewing.
is agg. drawing cold air into mouth.
agg. from cold drinks and after eating.
Staph. has the "sinking" sensation to an extreme degree.
The stomach and abdomen feel as if hanging down relaxed.
There is extreme hunger even when the stomach is full.
There is ravenous hunger for days before an attack of fever; craving for tobacco; and a cough excited by tobacco smoke is an indication for it. "Inability to perspire" is one of the notes of Staph.; as also is sweat smelling of rotten eggs.
Bibby (quoted A. H., xxiii. 405) has used with much success Staph. Ø (three drops in two ounces of water; a teaspoonful every two hours) in cases of night-sweat "in patients bordering on consumption." Eruptions, like the sweat, when moist are foul-smelling.
There are dry, scaly eruptions over the ends of bones.
Pressing, stinging, tearing pains in periosteum.
Exostoses and gouty nodes on fingers and toes.
Sycotic and syphilitic condylomata.
Seed warts. The ulcers of Staph. are generally very painful and sensitive.
Peculiar Sensations are As if legs would go under him.
As if stupefied. As of a round ball in forehead.
As if head would burst.
As if brain were compressed.
As if bones would be pressed out.
Brain, as if torn to pieces.
As if occiput hollow. As if back of brain were made of wood and couldn't think.
As if occiput compressed externally and internally.
As if hard substance were pressing on skull.
As if eyes were very dry.
As if a hard substance were lying beneath left upper lid.
As if wind blew into ears.
As if cheek swollen. As if glands beneath chin were swollen.
As if teeth were hollow.
As if stomach were hanging down.
As of a heavy weight lying on stomach.
As if abdomen would drop.
As if bladder were not yet empty.
Testicle feels as if compressed.
As if something were loose in pit of stomach.
As if chest were bruised.
As if small of back were broken to pieces.
As if a hard skin were drawn over tips of fingers of left hand.
As if toes would be drawn down.
Whole body as if bruised.
As if done up after much hard work.
Compressive pains are marked with Staph.
Sensation of squeezing between stones or in a vice, in intestines, testes, head.
The symptoms are agg. By touch. agg.
By pressure (as of hat).
But pressure amel. toothache.
Motion agg. Rest amel.; (but agg. pain in back).
Sitting agg. Swallowing agg. pressure in throat-pit.
Eating and drinking agg. agg.
From drinking cold water. agg.
Anger; emotions; excitement.
Heat; cold; washing; open air; change of air; winter agg. (but warmth amel. pain in kidney and neuralgia of scalp; and cold water amel. pain in stye). agg.
Evening to morning; night; early morning.
Periodicity is marked.
Croupy cough alternates with sciatica.
Nightly twitching. agg.
New moon; every month before full moon.
More symptoms appear on left side than on right. agg.
By coitus. agg. After urinating; when not urinating.
Arthritic ophthalmias, Colocynthis Coloc. (gout of eyes).
Stomach hanging down, Ipecacuanha Ipec., Tab.
Diarrhoea, with flatus smelling like rotten eggs, Chamomilla Cham. (Stp. is agg. on any attempt to take food or drink).
Clean-cut wounds and operations, Arnica Arn.
Throwing things from him, Kreosotum Kre.
Irritated by trifles, Sulphur Sul., Ig.
Stitches from throat into left car on swallowing, Lachesis Lach.
Perspiration impossible, Lachesis Lach.
Cross, puny, sickly children, Syphilinum (Luesinum) Syph.
Urging to urinate after difficult labour, Op.
Painful sensitiveness of sexual organs, can hardly wear a napkin, Platinum Metallicum Plat.
Pain in small spot, Kali Bich K. bi..
Urinating with cough, Causticum Caust. agg.
After stool, Nitric Acid Nit. ac.
Involuntary stool when passing flatus, Aloe Socotrina Alo.
Black marks on teeth, Scill.
Another urinary peculiarity is burning in the urethra when not urinating. Urinary difficulties after severe labours. Prolapse of bladder. I have seen cystocele relieved by Staph. Sensitiveness; stinging, stitching, shooting pains agg. by touch; itching