OPIUM


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


      Poppy. Hahnemann. Papaveraceae.

Mind

      Unconscious; eyes glassy, half closed; face pale; deep coma.

Drunkenness, with stupor, eyes burning and dry.

Vivid imaginations, exaltation of mind.

Imagines parts of body very large.

Thinks she is not at home.

Delirious talking, eyes wide open, face red, puffed up.

Mania-a-potu; with dulness of the senses, and at intervals sopor, with snoring; in old, emaciated persons; sees animals; affrighted expression of face.

Imbecility of will, as though annihilated.

Nervous and irritable.

Ailment from excessive joy; fright; anger or shame.

After fright, the fear of the fright still remaining.

Sensorium

      Great sensibility to sound, light, and the faintest odors.

Apoplexy, with vertigo, buzzing in the ears, loss of consciousness, red, bloated, hot face; tetanic rigidity.

Congestion of blood to the head, with pulsations in it.

Great heaviness of the head.

On rising, fainting.

Vertigo, a sort of anxiety when rising; after typhus; also, from injuries of head.

Dull, stupid, as if drunk.

Inner Head

      Headache aggravated on moving the eyes.

Chronic hydrocephalus.

Eyes

      Obscuration of sight.

Amblyopia.

The pupils are dilated and insensible to light.

Contracted pupils, Cholera infantum.

Sensation as if the eyes were too large for the orbits.

Eyes glassy, protruded, immovable.

Staring look, Red, half-closed eyes, dilated, immovable pupils; eye burning, hot and dry.

Swelling of the lower lids.

The lids hang down, as if paralyzed.

Ears

      Acuteness of hearing; clocks striking and cocks crowing at a great distance keep her awake.

Congestion to ears; haematorrhoea.

Nose

      Loss of smell.

Stitches in the right nostril on taking a long inspiration.

Stoppage of nose; dry coryza.

Face

      Bloated, dark, red and hot; red; pale, clay-colored, sunken countenance and eyes, with red spots on the cheeks; bluish (purple), swollen face.

Muscles of face relaxed, lower lip hangs down.

Trembling, twitching and spasmodic movements of facial muscles.

Corners of the mouth twitch; distortion of the mouth.

The veins of the face are distended.

The face of a suckling, three or four weeks old, was like that of an old man.

Lower Face

      The lower lip and jaw hang down.

Foam at mouth.

Tongue etc.

      Paralysis of tongue and difficult articulation.

Tongue quivering, coated dirty yellow, unctuous.

Black tongue.

Ulcers in the mouth and on the tongue.

Mouth

      Dry.

Ptyalism: spitting of blood.

Saliva lessened.

Throat

      Dryness of the throat.

Inability to swallow; daily attacks of distention and strangulation.

Desires Aversions

      No thirst.

Violent thirst; aversion to food, or canine hunger without appetite.

Desire for spirituous liquors; costive.

Eating and Drinking

      After wine: When drinking:.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Unsuccessful vomiturition in drunkards.

Vomiting, first of food, then of a fecal-smelling substance; hiccough; great thirst, cold limbs; distorted face; ileus or intussusception of bowels; incarcerated hernia.

Vomit : green, bloody or bitter, with violent colic and convulsions; of feces.

Stomach

      Heaviness and pressure in the stomach.

Inactivity of the digestive organs.

Hypochondria

      Swelling of the spleen.

Abdomen

      Distended, with flatus; anti-peristaltic motion, belching and vomiting; bowels seem absolutely closed, but with constant urging to stool and urine; anxiety, flying heat internally, stupefaction.

Squeezing pains, as if something were forced through a narrow space; shooting pains into testes and bladder; restless, anxious, changing position; face hot; pulse slow; nephralgia.

Crampy intestinal motions; rolling up, as of a hard body in right hypochondrium. Ileus (enteralgia).

Colic from lead.

Hard, bloated, tympanitic abdomen.

Laxness of abdominal organs.

Incarcerated umbilical and inguinal hernia; fecal vomit.

Stool etc.

      Stools : watery; black, fetid; frothy with burning in anus, tenesmus; involuntary, offensive, thin; involuntary, after fright.

Cholera infantum, with stupor, snoring and convulsions.

Asiatic cholera, typhoid symptoms or after too much camphor.

Constipation of corpulent, good-natured women and children.

Stool in hard, round, black balls; costive from inactive bowels; from spasmodic retention in small intestines with feeling of pressing asunder.

Retention of stool, from ileus or paresis of intestines.

Urine

      Involuntary urination.

Urine: suppressed; drowsy, stupid; retained, bladder full, from nursing after passion of nurse; from contraction of sphincter or paralysis of fundus of bladder; passes with difficulty, as from atony; seldom and scanty, dark-brown, brick-dust sediment.

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.