Pseudo Psora



TASTE

Putrid or taste of blood or pus. Expectoration of pus that tastes sweet. Salty taste or a rotten-egg taste.

Taste of blood; it may or may not come during menstrual period but is present frequently in morning.

All metallic tastes make us think of SYPHILIS or that the TUBERCULAR element is present.

Any miasm may have a partial or complete loss of taste.

VERY IMPORTANT. Taste should be neutral and any perversion of falsification has a miasmatic basis

Foul taste of Nux-vom worse morning.

Bitter taste of Bryonia worse morning.

Nat mur and Phos have a bloody taste.

Aloes has a bitter taste yet cures inky taste.

Elaps cor has bloody taste before coughing.

Mercury has a metallic taste.

Hepar and Tuberculinum and Pyrogen have taste of pus before coughing.

DESIRES AND AVERSIONS

Extremists; like hot or really cold things.

Long for indigestible things, chalk, lime, slate, pencils, etc.

If the system is not assimilating a certain thing they will crave it; this is seen more in young girls, in children and in pregnant women. They are great cravers for peculiar things-salt- and will eat it alone from the dish. They eat more salt than all the family put together. Long for stimulants, beer, wines or hot aromatic things.

Desires and cravings for the unnatural things to eat, with desires and cravings for narcotics such as tea, coffee, tobacco and any other stimulants, have often their origin in PSORA or PSEUDO-PSORA.

Craves potatoes and meat.

All toxic drugs become sooner or later prime disturbers of psora or the chronic miasm in general but particularly PSORA.

Desires and aversions stand high in therapeutic value as they are basic miasmatic symptoms next in importance to perverted mental phenomena in disease.

HUNGER

Faint if hunger is not satisfied or extreme hunger with all gone, weak, empty felling in the stomach (but with psoric origin.)

They sometimes have constant hunger and eat beyond their capacity to digest, or they have no appetite in the morning but hunger for other meals. Great desire for certain, things but when he receives them; in fact they are repugnant to him. (We see this perhaps more in children than in adults.)

STOMACH SYMPTOMS

Weak, “all-gone” sensation.

Hunger soon after food. Hunger with “all gone” sensation in pit of stomach 10 a.m. or between 10 and 11 a.m.

Crave meat.

Crave meat, many reject the fat.

Thrive better on fats and fat foods; also require much salt. Starches are not easily digested by them.

Desires salty fish.

Desire cold things to eat and drink.

“The cravings and longings of the patient are basic miasmatic phenomena of great therapeutic value.

CHEST, HEART AND LUNGS.

The curves and lines of chest are imperfect, the chest is often narrow, lacking not only width laterally, but depth anterio- posteriorly, the subclavicular spaces are hollow, or certain areas sunken or depressed; quite often one lung is larger than the other, or the action of one is accelerated and the other lessened; one side is fuller than the other, showing a better development and a greater respiratory area, often the expansive power of the lungs is greatly limited and the amount of residual air lessened.

Breathing is not so full and resonant, although there may be no impediment or obstruction in the air cells or passages. Shoulders are rounded, inclined forward infringing on the chest area, and the free lung action. Poor breathers, they have no desire to take a full respiration, seldom do we find them breathing diaphragmatically. thus the lung never comes to its fullest expansion and the air cells are not brought into use and simply become diseased from lack of that life-giving principle they should receive from oxygen. From lack of work they atrophy and become useless, the least obstruction glues them together and destroys their office.

Faulty nutrition.

Afraid of cold air.

Worse on least exposure to cold.

Voice coarse, deep with base-like chest tones, throat slightly sore at times, a rawness and a croak-like sounds develops in voice; constant desire to hawk or clear throat; of a viscid, scanty mucus.

(Sore throats of Hepar and Phosphorus)

Cough-deep prolonged, worse morning and when patient first lies down in evening. Expectoration purulent, or muco purulent and in advanced, cases greenish yellow, often offensive and usually sweetish to taste, or salty. (Dependable indication of the combined psoric and syphilitic taints. (R))

Sometimes it smells musty or offensive; or it may be bloody or followed with haemorrhage. Cough deep ringing, hollow, no expectoration or none to speak of.

Margaret Lucy Tyler
Margaret Lucy Tyler, 1875 – 1943, was an English homeopath who was a student of James Tyler Kent. She qualified in medicine in 1903 at the age of 44 and served on the staff of the London Homeopathic Hospital until her death forty years later. Margaret Tyler became one of the most influential homeopaths of all time. Margaret Tyler wrote - How Not to Practice Homeopathy, Homeopathic Drug Pictures, Repertorising with Sir John Weir, Pointers to some Hayfever remedies, Pointers to Common Remedies.