StramoniumThorn-apple, Stramonium. Datura Stramonium, Stamonium
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Stramonium may help, unprocessed Stramonium may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Stramonium in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
The entire force of Stramonium seems to be expended on the brain, though the skin and throat show some disturbance. Suppressed secretions and excretions. Sensation as if limbs were separated from body. Delirium tremens. Absence of pain and muscular mobility especially of muscles of expression and of locomotion. Gyratory and graceful motions. Parkinsonism.
Thirtieth potency and lower.≡ show all authors ...
▲ MODALITIES ETC
WORSE, in dark room, when alone, looking at bright or shining objects, after sleep, on swallowing.
BETTER, from bright light, company, warmth.≡ show all authors ...
Compare especially: Hyoscyamus Niger Hyoscy. and Belladonna Bell. It has less fever than BELL., but more than Hyoscyamus Niger Hyos. It causes more functional excitement of the brain, but never approaches the true inflammatory condition of BELL.
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Devout, earnest, beseeching and ceaseless talking
Loquacious, garrulous, laughing, singing, swearing, praying, rhyming
Sees ghosts, hears voices, talks with spirits
Rapid changes from joy to sadness
Violent and lewd
Delusions about his identity; thinks himself tall, double, a part missing
Cannot bear solitude or darkness; Must have light and company
Sight of water or anything glittering brings on spasms
makes gestures; of hands; grasping or reaching at something
makes gestures; picks at bedclothes
jumping; out of bed
runs about (see escape)
tears things; himself
tears things; pillow, with teeth
talks a lot
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions
creatures and animals; dogs; attacking him
objects appear different; bright
visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people; black
Desires, wants; company; night
desire for light (see dark)
As if in a dream
Excitement; from hearing water poured out
Fantasies; of exaltation
of exaltation; frightful
of exaltation; vivid
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; does not complain
indifference, apathy, etc.; to suffering
rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium)
violent, intense feeling
Hurry; in movements
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; imbecility
from drinking (delirium tremors)
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; from noise; of rushing water
of being alone (see company); night
of being injured
from noise; rushing water
hydrophobia (fear of water)
starting, startled; from fright
Talking, conversation; muttering (see delirium)
talkative≡ more ...
Raises head frequently from the pillow
Rush of blood to head; staggers, with tendency to fall forward and to the left
Movements of head; jerking of the head; while lying on the back; the head jerks clear of the pillow
Pulsating; back of head (occiput); on moving
Pain in forehead and over eyebrows, beginning at 9 A.M.; worse until noon
Boring pain, preceded by obscure vision
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; to head
back of head (occiput); sides≡ more ...
Seem prominent, Staring wide open; pupils dilated
Loss of vision; complains that it is dark, And calls for light
small objects look large
Parts of the body seem enormously swollen
All objects look black.
Lids; eyes open; with delirium
spasmodic opening of eyes
Paralysis; optic nerve, total blindness, without eye damage (amaurosis)
Photomania (must be in light)
Intolerance of light (photophobia); when angry
Dim; distant objects
Lost vision, blindness
Merging together; letters≡ more ...
Hot, red; circumscribed redness of cheeks
Blood rushes to face; distorted
Expression of terror
Congestion (see heat)
with maniacal rage
with cold elsewhere; feet
with cold elsewhere; hands
Lips; deposits from illness on the lips
Skin; discoloration; bluish; during chill
discoloration; pale; around mouth
wrinkled; forehead; with brain symptoms
wrinkled; forehead; in headache≡ more ...
Cannot swallow on account of spasm
must exert a long time before uttering a word
Dry; dribbling of viscid saliva
Aversion to water≡ more ...
Spasms, convulsions etc.
External throat; constriction≡ more ...
Shining red flash
Effects of suppressed eruption in scarlatina, with delirium, etc.
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular)
like nettle rash; nodular; rosy (erythema)≡ more ...
▲ BACK AND NECK
Coldness; travelling down back
Spasms; opisthotonos (body bent backward and stiffened)≡ more ...
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual
Kidneys; suppression of urine
Stomach; thirst; while perspiring
Food tastes like straw
aversion to certain foods or drinks; water
Vomiting of mucus and GREEN bile.≡ more ...
▲ GENITALS ETC
Suppression, bladder empty.
Copious; during fever
Male; Sexual erethism, with indecent speech and action
Hands constantly kept on genitals.
Female; Metrorrhagia, with Loquacity, singing, praying
Puerperal mania, with characteristic mental symptoms and profuse sweatings
Convulsions after labor.
Male; sexual passion; increased; excessive
Female; period; copious≡ more ...
▲ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS
Graceful, rhythmic motions
Convulsions of upper extremities and of isolated groups of muscles
CHOREA; spasms partial, constantly changing
Violent pain in left hip
Trembling, twitching of tendons, staggering gait.
upper limbs; hands; with heat; with hot face
lower limbs; leg
lower limbs; foot
with heat elsewhere; with hot face
Diseased hip-joint (see pain in hip)
Movements and positions; convulsion
convulsion; convulsive movement
jerking; upper limbs
jerking; lower limbs
Sense of looseness in joints
Skin; out-break on skin; foot; boils≡ more ...
▲ FEVER AND CHILL
Fever and chill
Profuse sweat, which does not relieve
Cold travels downwards (see coldness of back)
When uncovering, undressing
Burning heat; furious, with delirium
in brain (cerebral)
Intense heat; with convulsions
Perspiration with heat
Aversion to uncovering≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Awakens terrified; screams with fright
Deep snoring sleep
Sleepy, but cannot sleep ( Belladonna Bell.)
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; dark room
alternating with excitement of mind
alternating with rage
from bright light
changing in character
rapid muscle spasm
during the heat
in women; from childbirth
from shining objects
at sight of water
From suppressed complaints
Other symptoms worse while perspiring
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow
Insensitive to pain (see irritability)
Painlessness of complaints usually painful
Perspiration gives no relief
Symptoms from suppression of perspiration
frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)