LOBELIA INFLATA


Homeopathic remedy Lobelia Inflata drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….


      Indian Tobacco. JEANES. Lobeliaceae.

Mind

      Desponding; sobbing like a child.

Apprehension of death and difficulty of breathing.

Sensorium

      Vertigo : and deathly nausea; as if starting from left eye.

Inner Head

      Headache, with slight giddiness.

Dull, heavy pain passing around forehead, form one temple to the other, just above the eyebrows.

Pressing outwards in both temples.

Pains through the head in sudden shocks.

Outer Head

      Chilliness in left side of head, commencing in ear, with feeling as if the hair would rise on end.

Pressing pain on left side of occiput, worse at night and from motion.

Drawing upward, in a narrow stripe, form right side of throat to behind the ear.

Eyes

      Hemiopia.

Pressure on the upper half of eyeballs.

Ears

      Sudden shutting up of the right ear, as if stopped by a plug, at 2 P.M., only relieved while boring with his finger in the ear.

Nose

      Nosebleed.

Tip of nose very cold.

Face

      Neuralgia of left side of face and temples, with retarded menses.

Flushes of heat, or heat of the face.

Sweat on the face with the nausea.

Chilly feeling in left cheek, near ear, extending to lower jaw.

Cyanosis. Emphysema.

Teeth

      Dull, pressing pain in last left molar, with same sensation in temples.

Mouth

      Flow of clammy saliva in the mouth (with nausea).

Throat

      Burning in throat; dryness of fauces, spitting at intervals.

Tough mucus in fauces, causing frequent hawking.

Dryness and pricking in throat, not diminished by drinking.

Sensation of a lump in pit of throat, impeding deglutition.

Sensation as if oesophagus contracted from below upward.

Desires Aversions

      Loss of appetite, with acrid, burning taste in the mouth.

No appetite for dinner.

Eating and Drinking

      After breakfast; pressing outward, in both temples; itching in left canthus.

Faint, weak at stomach form excessive use of green tea or tobacco.

Food and drink :. After eating :, After drinking :.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Hiccough : with profuse flow of saliva; in the evening, followed by drowsiness.

Frequent empty eructations, with flow of water into mouth.

Frequent gulping up of a burning, sour fluid.

Acidity in stomach, with contractive feeling in pit of stomach.

Incessant, violent nausea.

Nausea, with profuse perspiration and copious vomiting.

Heart-burn and running of water from the mouth.

Vomiting, with cold perspiration of the face.

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, with profuse running of water from the mouth; morning sickness.

Nausea disappearing very suddenly.

Nausea in last stages of phthisis pulmonaris.

Nausea worse at night and after sleeping; relieved by a little food or drink.

Chronic vomiting, nausea, profuse sweat; but with good appetite; brick-dust sediment in the urine.

Stomach

      Heat or burning in the stomach.

Sensation in stomach: of weight; of a lump; as from undigested food.

Feeling of weakness of stomach, or in the pit of stomach, extending through the whole chest and lower down to umbilicus.

Bruised soreness from pit of stomach through to back, after cramp in stomach.

Sensation of oppression at epigastrium, as if the stomach was too full; worse on pressure.

Hypochondria

      Fulness and pressure in hypochondria after eating.

Pinching in abdomen, near the edge of liver.

Abdomen

      Pain in the abdomen, worse after eating.

Rumbling in bowels and passage of flatus downward.

Sudden sharp pain in left side of abdomen.

Abdomen distended, with shortness of breath.

Tympanitis.

Stool etc.

      Stool : soft, but passed with great exertion; green, soft; frequent, loose during day, with great obtuseness of the head.

Discharge of blood after stool.

Bleeding piles; copious hemorrhage.

Urine

      Sticking pain in the region of the right kidney.

Urine increased or diminished.

Urine of a deep red color, depositing a copious, red sediment. Brown sediment.

Male Sexual Organs

      Smarting of the prepuce.

Sensation of weight in the genitals.

Aching pain in the urethra.

Female Sexual Organs

      Menses too early, too profuse.

Violent pain in sacrum; sense of great weight in genitals.

Pregnancy

      Morning sickness :.

With every uterine contraction violent dyspnoea, which seems to neutralize the labor pains; rigid os uteri.

Larynx

      Oppression felt in the throat-pit. Spasmodic asthma.

Sensation of fulness in trachea, as if arising from chest, causing a few short coughs, followed by warmth in forehead.

Peculiar sensation, between tickling and acrid feeling in larynx; two short coughs; feeling of narrowness.

Breathing

      Sensation of a foreign body in the throat, impeding the breathing and swallowing.

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.