STRAMONIUM


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


      Jamestown-wood. Hahnemann. Solanaceae.

Mind

      Dulness of sense; also before a rash.

Coma, spasms; later, snoring, unconscious, jaw hangs, hands and feet twitch, eyes roll; pupils dilated; automatic grasping of hands towards nose, ears. etc.; difficult to swallow liquids.

Unconscious, stupid.

Awakens terrified, knows no one, screams with fright, clings to those near (child).

Feels stupid, with indifference to everybody and everything.

Memory weak; loses thoughts before she can give them utterance; weeps about her weak mind also after sunstroke.

Hallucinations, which terrify the patient sees ghosts, hears voices back of his ears sees strangers or imagines animals are jumping sideways out of ground, or running at him.

Strange, absurd ideas; thinks herself tall, double, or lying crosswise; one-half of body cut off, etc.

Says he converses with spirits; prays fervently; sermonizes. Ecstatic.

Delirium with grand ideas; general paralysis.

Delirium; shy, hides himself; tries to escape; conscious of her condition; full of fear; talks incessantly, absurdly, laughs, claps her hands over head, wide-open eyes; great sexual excitement, during night.

Lies on the back, knees and thighs flexed, hands, joined; delirium alternating with tetanic convulsions.

Mania : for light and company; cannot bear to be alone; runs about; rage; proud, haughty; merry, exaltation.

Hydrophobia; water, a mirror or anything bright excites convulsions; screams; bites; mouth dry; pupils large; unconscious. (Best drug, change dose till cure certain.) Talks in a foreign tongue. Typhus.

Loquacious; talks all the time, sings, makes verses.

Melancholic, fears death; weeps all the time.

Pangs of conscience; thinks he is not honest.

Alternate exaltation and melancholy.

Alternation of delirium and somnolence.

On being reprimanded, pupils dilate immediately (child).

After fright : St. Vitus dance; epilepsy; mania; melancholia.

Sensorium

      Vertigo : cannot walk in dark, or with eyes closed; staggering, obscuration of vision, red face; reeling as if drunk.

Inner Head

      Tormenting sensation of heat in whole head, mostly vertex, with great dullness; after sunstroke.

Pressure on forehead when rising, could only half open eyes, could not look up.

Headache congestive, morning; worse toward noon, gradually decreasing, toward evening; pains terrible, fears going mad, would run or press head against a wall.

Pulsating in vertex; fainting.

Heat, pulsating about vertex, attacks of fainting. loss of sight and hearing, face bloated, turgid; convulsive motions of head, frequently raising head from pillow, or bending it backward; better lying still.

Sensation of lightness of head.

Pain in head; nausea, delirium, eyes wild, starting, inflamed; frenzy, convulsive spasms and twitchings of nerves, hands and feet become cold, pulse sinking. Meningitis.

Headache, with loss of sight and hearing.

Rheumatic headache, with dullness; difficult thinking; worse on vertex or forehead; worse evening and night.

Tearing in neck and over head. shunning light; better from warmth; worse from cold; worse on getting up in morning.

Outer Head

      Jerks head up form pillow.

Boring head into pillow.

Head bent backward.

Moves head, thrusts it in all directions : in spasms, mostly to the right.

Supports head with hands while bending or rising; after sunstroke.

Eyes

      Light dazzles; shuns light; convulsions from bright or brilliant objects.

Hemeralopia.

Illusions in colors, often dark, less often blue and red.

Double vision, obliquely.

Vision cloudy, as through a veil.

Total blindness. Typhus.

Pupils dilated; sometimes immovable and insensible to light.

Eyes : wide open, staring; brilliant; wild and red; protrude; vacillate; vessels injected; contorted; rolling; squinting; half open, in sleep; inflamed.

Ears

      Very sensitive to noises; least noise startles him.

Hardness of hearing.

Sensation as of wind rushing out of ear.

Otalgia, left side, violent pains, remitting somewhat at night, better when covering head warmly.

Nose

      Nose feels stopped, yet he breathes freely.

Nasal discharge yellow, bad smelling.

Nosebleed: dark, in lumps; with whooping-cough.

Face

      Red, bloated, hot: red, eyes wild; hot and red, with cold hands and feet; circumscribed redness of cheek; pale Forehead wrinkled, frowning often in brain diseases.

Thinks face elongated. Hysteria.

One-sided erysipelas, with meningitis; spasmodic symptoms alternately with paralytic.

Prosopalgia nervosa, pains maddening, spasmodic starts and shocks through body, throws arms upward; skin of forehead wrinkled.

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.