In large doses it produces tetaniform convulsions, opisthotonos in animals; in men, general failure of mental power, especially loss of memory, melancholia, anaesthesia of the mucous membranes of the eyes and throat and skin; acne, loss of sexual power, imbecility, paralysis.
Clinical. In moderate doses, it arrests for the time being, epileptic convulsions, but rarely prevents their recurrence. In continued doses, it impairs the mental powers in a manner similar to that caused by true epilepsy. Its homoeopathic use is very limited.
Loss of memory, especially for words and syllables; when writing, omits words or parts of words.
Clinical. Brain fag; a numb feeling in the head as if one would lose his reason. Cerebral anemia, with cold extremities, etc. Night terrors of children, suicidal mania, with tremulousness.
Anaesthesia of the fauces, without impairment of swallowing.
Frequent, profuse micturition; urine is pale and watery.
Clinical. Palliative in diabetes, with impaired mental power, dryness of mouth, etc.
Clinical. The effects of sexual excesses, melancholia, loss of memory, numbness of the limbs. Ovarian neuralgia, Even ovarian tumors. Reflex symptoms in pregnancy, pruritis, cough, neuralgia, etc.
Cough dry, paroxysmal, recurring every night when lying down, resembling whooping cough.
Acne of the face, cheeks and forehead.