AGARICUS MUSCARIUS, OR AMANITA


Homeopathic remedy Agaricus Muscarius Or Amanita drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….


      Fly Fungus. Schreter and Stapf. Nat. order, fungi.

Mind

      Cannot find the proper word, uses wrong words; worse after exertion; sleepless nights.

Confusion of the head, heaviness, as after intoxication.

Ecstasy; fancies excited; makes verses.

Delirium, tries to get out of bed.

Great exertion of power with delirium.

Great loquacity, convulsive motions of facial and cervical muscles, mostly right side, drawing head down to shoulder, merry, incoherent talk; followed by malaise.

Sings, talks, but does not answer questions.

Disinclined to answer questions.

Indisposed to perform any labor, especially mental.

She is indifferent, though naturally very solicitous.

Very much out of humor.

Protracted mental applications or exciting debated bring on vertigo.

Sensorium

      Vertigo: when walking in the open air, reeling as if drunk; long-lasting, with great sensitiveness to cold air; momentary, from strong light of the sun. Great weight in the head, it constantly falls backwards.

Inner Head

      Dull headache, especially in forehead; must move head to and fro and close the eyes as for sleep.

Dull, drawing headache in morning, extending into root of nose, with nosebleed or thick mucous discharge.

Tearing and pressure in left half of the brain.

Pressing in right side, as if a nail were thrust in, worse sitting quietly; better moving slowly about.

Pain as though sharp ice touched the head or cold needles pierced it.

Violent oppressive pains, chiefly in forehead.

Headaches of those who are subject to chorea, or who readily become delirious in fever or with pain; twitching or grimaces.

Outer Head

      Sensation of coldness on right side of frontal bone, though warm to the touch.

Icy coldness in region of coronal suture after scratching.

Twitching of head and cervical muscles, worse on right side.

Drawing or stitching pains in head, shifting from side to side.

Eyes

      Feeling of weakness in eyes without having exerted them.

Indistinct sight; focal distance changes while reading; first grows shorter, then longer.

Dim sight; things look obscured, as from turbid water; muscae volitantes; vibrating spectra, with vertigo.

Reads with difficulty, type seems to move. Diplopia.

Flickering before the eyes while writing.

Black spot before left eye.

Pupils dilated.

Viscid yellow humor gluing the lids; gum in canthi.

Burning in canthi; inner angles itch, burn and are red; worse from touch.

Frequent slight twitching in eyelids.

Twitching in eyeballs; while reading, frequent twitching and pressing in left eyeball.

Spasms, with aching in left eyeball. Myopia.

Narrowing of space between eyelids.

Clonic spasms; lids open and close in quick succession.

Swelling of tear gland.

Ears

      Redness, burning-itching of the ears, as if they had been frozen.

Nose

      Smell sensitive; vinegar unbearable.

Frequent sneezing.

Nosebleed when blowing nose early in the morning.

Profuse fetid discharge from the nose.

Mucous membrane very sensitive.

Frequent dropping of clear water from nose, without coryza.

Face

      Puffy, pale, blue under eyes, nose and lips blue.

Redness, with itching burning, as from freezing.

Twitching of facial muscles.

Tearing in face and jaw-bones.

Lower Face

      Trembling vibration in lips and muscles of lower jaw; convulsive shaking of lower jaw.

Pricking in the chin, as from needles.

Teeth

      Tearing in lower molars, worse from cold air.

Swelling and bleeding of the gums.

Shooting from right lower teeth up to right side of head.

Tongue etc.

      Left side of tongue numb.

Tongue : dry; coated white, mornings; sore; smarting; burning tip, as from pepper.

Tremulous propulsion of the tongue; inarticulate speech. Chorea.

Inner Mouth

      Smell from mouth; offensive, like that after eating horse- radish.

Throat

      Feeling of dryness of fauces and pharynx, causing contraction, as when drinking an astringent.

Great difficulty in swallowing, with ravenous appetite.

Throws up some flocculi or solid lumps of phlegm, almost without cough.

Desires Aversions

      Much hunger, but no appetite early in the morning.

Burning thirst. Typhus.

Eating and Drinking

      Better for an hour after eating, while he is so exhausted; but great sleepiness remains.

After meat, heartburn.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Eructations: taste of rotten eggs or of apples; empty.

Stomach

      Cardialgia lasting three hours after a meal; burning changing into a dull pressure, like from a foreign body, with nausea.

Heavy sensation in the stomach.

Hypochondria

      Liver enlarged, congested.

Sharp stitches, as from needles, in the region of the liver; dull stitches during breathing.

Stitches under short ribs, left side.

Pulsation deep in the spleen.

Abdomen

      Loud rumbling in the bowels.

Stool etc.

      Grass green, bilious; thin, yellow, fecal, slimy; pappy, with cutting in the abdomen and much wind; bloody, dysenteric.

Diarrhoea mostly in the morning, after rising and eating, with much rumbling; crampy colic and passing of wind.

Passes much inodorous flatus.

Urine

      Urine: profuse, colorless; clear, lemon-colored.

Viscid, glutinous mucus from the urethra. Weakness of sphincter vesicae, with dribbling.

Male Sexual Organs

      Great desire for an embrace, the penis being relaxed.

Voluptuous itching of the genitals.

After coitus : great debility; profuse night sweats; burning, itching of the skin; tension and pressure under ribs.

Spermatorrhoea, with pains and weakness in the thighs.

Complaints after sexual debauches.

Female Sexual Organs

      Prolapsus uteri after cessation of menses.

Bearing down pain almost intolerable.

Itching and irritation of the parts, with strong desire for an embrace.

Menses too profuse, with tearing, pressive pains in back and abdomen.

Pregnancy

      Nipples itch, m burn, look red.

Larynx

      Scratching in throat when singing.

Breathing

      Oppression and constriction of the larynx; he fears suffocation.

Frequent deep inspiration.

Difficulty in breathing, as if the chest was too full; he must breathe more deeply; also from muscular constriction.

Cough

      Violent coughs in isolated attacks, ending in repeated sneezing.

Convulsive, hacking cough, with oppressive sweat.

Sudden convulsive coughs, worse forenoons.

Violent spasmodic cough at night.

Expectoration of small transparent lumps, almost without cough, relieving the lungs.

Lungs

      Jerking stitches through right lung.

Oppression of the chest, in the region of the diaphragm, with drawing pains.

Tension in the lower part of the chest during motion and when sitting, taking away his breath.

Heart Pulse

      Burning, shooting pains in region of heart, extending to left shoulder-blade; caused by deep inspiration and much worse from coughing, sneezing, hiccough.

Anxious sensation of pressure in heart, oppression on bending body.

Palpitation violent, strongly felt, worse evenings, with redness of face; on sitting down, some irregular strong beats; anxious oppression.

Constant feeling of a lump in the epigastrium, with pain under the sternum; drawing in region of diaphragm, sharp pains in left side.

Pulse : feeble, scarcely perceptible; becomes slower; small, irregular.

Neck and Back

      Twitching of the cervical muscles.

Stiffness in the nape of the neck.

Peculiar sensation of weakness and stiffness between shoulders; extends to the neck.

Pain in the back, as after continued stooping.

Muscles feel bruised; on bending forward, feel short.

Spasmodic, pressive, drawing pain starts from back, extends to middle of chest and into oesophagus.

Violent shooting, burning pains, deep in the spine.

Aching along spine and limbs.

Pain in lumbar region and sacrum; a sort of crick in the back; extends along to the nape of the neck.

Sensation of ants creeping along spine.

Spine sensitive to touch; worse mornings.

Every motion, every turn of body, causes pain in spine.

Sudden stitch in sacral region while walking in open air.

Upper Limbs

      Violent laming pain in left hand and arm after palpitation commences.

Drawing pain from left upper arm to forearm; drawing in muscles of left forearm and down over the elbow.

Burning, itching pimples on the arms.

Burning itching on both hands, as if frozen; parts hot, swollen, red.

Trembling of the hands.

Right hand unsteady while writing; arm feels paralyzed from much writing.

Stiffness in fingers from gout.

Lower Limbs

      Twitching of the gluteal muscles.

Heaviness of the legs; languor.

Pains in legs, especially in region of right hip-joint, like from fatigue.

Violent pains in limbs, especially left hip under gluteal muscles.

Drawing, pressive pains in legs; especially in ankles.

Pains in legs most marked, standing or sitting; better when walking or from motion.

Dull pain along the tibia; drawing pains.

Toes itch and burn; are red and swollen, as if frostbitten.

Cramp in the soles at night.

Limbs in General

      Frequent jumping of muscles.

Feels as if her limbs did not belong to her.

After repeated and severe epistaxis, great soreness and bruised feeling of joints of limbs.

Limbs cold, blue.

Position etc.

      Rest : symptoms generally worse. Motion: Walking : Exertion: Sitting : Bending :.

Nerves

      Debility after coitus.

Tremor of whole body.

Paralysis of lower limbs, with slight spasms of arms.

Spasmodic motions, from simple involuntary motions and jerks of single muscles, to a dancing of the whole body.

Twitching of eyelids and eyeballs; trembling of legs and hands, debility; soreness of spine; worse at approach of thunder-storm.

Involuntary movements while awake; ceasing during sleep.

Coma following the febrile excitement of dentition; eyes half open, showing the white; breathing not hurried, but often a deep inspiration, followed by a sigh and slight convulsive twitching of extremities.

Cramps in the hands and feet; body convulsed, as if a galvanic battery were applied to the spine.

Sleep

      Frequent yawning; before spasms, or paroxysms of headache.

Unusual sleepiness.

Uneasy, restless sleep, from violent itching and burning of the skin.

On falling asleep; starts, twitches; sudden complete awaking.

Awakes often at night, is wide awake.

Time

      Morning: Forenoon : Night :.

Temperature and Weather

      Very sensitive to cold air.

Chilblains, frost bite.

Approach of thunder-storm: Cold air : Open air: In warm bed :.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Great chilliness in the open air, strikes through the whole body.

Chilly on slight movement, or from raising the bed clothes.

Shiverings over the body, running from above down wards.

Heat slight, chiefly on upper part of body.

Sweat : greasy, but not offensive, all night, during sleep; from slight exertion; often only on front of body; at night, especially about legs; cold, on face, neck, chest.

Sides

      Symptoms often appear diagonally (right arm, left leg, etc.) Right : Left :.

Sensation

      Burning itching and redness of various parts: ears, nose, face, upper and lower limbs, like chilblains.

Pricking as from pains, burning.

Sensation in various parts as if ice touched or as if ice cold needles were piercing the skin.

Corrosive biting now and then on the skin.

Formication, crawling.

Cramp-like pain in muscles, erratic, when sitting.

Tissues

      Makes the blood thin.

Veins swollen, with cool skin.

Muscles feel bruised from touch; better from walking.

Pains in long bones, as if bruised after motion.

Pains in bones morning and forenoon, especially left tibia, condyle of left elbow (like syphilitic pains, but better rather than worse in warmth of bed).

Joints feel as if dislocated.

Obesity.

Contact Injuries etc.

      Body sensitive to touch or pressure; burning in canthi; pain in spine, between vertebrae, muscles feel bruised; pricking in left thumb.

Worse from touch : After scratching: Slight blows cause ecchymoses.

Skin

      Burning itching, redness and swelling, as from frost-bites.

Miliary eruptions close and white, with intolerable burning itching.

Itching stitches in various parts.

Violent itching between thumb and forefinger, left hand.

Stages and States

      Light hair; skin and muscles lax.

Old people with indolent circulation.

Venous erythism.

Relationship

      Similar to : Actea rac. (delirium of alcoholism); chorea; spinal irritation; Bellad. (cerebral excitement, but more in chorea); ‘ Calcareaostr (alcoholism; icy-cold feeling on head); Cannab Ind (alcoholism; extravagant fancies); Cicut (spasms of eyes); Codein. (eyelids twitching etc.); Coffea (ecstasy); Hyosc. (typhoid of drunkards; loquacity, dancing muscular twitchings, and with all tremor, tendency to stupor and feeble pulse) Ignat (hysterical or emotional chorea; sighing; convulsive cough; twitches; laughing and crying); Laches (Loquacious delirium; alcoholism; typhoid of low type, tremulous protrusion of tongue tremor feeble pulse, livid extremities); Mygale (chorea); Nux. vom (chorea alcoholism; spinal irritation; convulsions; tremor paraplegic symptoms; enlarged liver); Opium (alcoholism; chorea with spasmodic, angular jerks of flexors; hands tremble slow pulse); pulsat (Spinal irritation; chorea; chilblains etc.); Sepia (icy cold feeling on head; jerks of head and tongue etc.), sticta (Chorea with jumping and dancing); Stramon (delirium tremens; singing laughing dancing; extravagant recitals; loquacity; chorea, with gyratory motions etc.); Tarant. (Chorea, one arm and leg constantly in motion); Thea. (Verbose; spinal irritation); ver. alb. (icy cold feeling on head); Zincum (Chorea).

Vinegar and Eau-de-Cologne induce fainting. Sal Ammoniae also aggravates it.

Mushrooms will not grow in ground containing either iron or coal.

Antidoted by: charcoal; coffee; wine; brandy; camphor; fat or oil (relieves stomach); Calc, ostr. (relieves icy-coldness); Pulsat, Rhus tox. (nightly backache).

Atropine is said to be antagonistic to Muscarine, but they both, when topically used, dilate the pupil.

Muscarine is very similar to Pilocarpine (jaborandi), since both cause arrest of heart’s action: profuse sweat, salivation, lachrymation; contracted pupils, etc. Muscarine acts more on the lachrymal glands, less on sweat and salivary glands; Pilocarpine causes more urging to urinate. Muscarine, given internally, contracts the pupil more than Pilocarpine; used topically only the former dilates the pupil. Gelsem. is here similar to Muscarine.

Follow well: Bellad, Calcarea ostr., Mercur., Opium, Pulsat. Rhus tox. and Silicea.

Acted well after Dulcam. Phosph-ac. Pulsat. and Cuprum.

had failed. Chronic diarrhoea.

Cured where Bellad., Stramon. and Hyosc. failed. Clonic spasms of eyes.

Compare in irritable weakness of accommodative apparatus of eye: Physostigma (pain after using eyes, muscae volitantes, flashes of light, twitching of lids and around eyes; myopia); Jaborandi; (spasms of accommodation, vision continually changing; eyes tire easily, are irritable).

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.