Common names: Bane berry, Herb Christopher.
Actaea spicata, L.
Natural order: Ranunculacea.
Preparation: Tincture from the root obtained in the fall.
Delirium during fever.
Loss of consciousness.
Boring pain in the head.
Headache, which persists after the fever, Pressure in the forehead, from having been in broad daylight.
Twitching pain in the temples.
Pressure in the vertex.
Hammering pain in occiput.
Pain which seems seated in the periosteum and even in the bones of the skull.
The symptoms are, in general, more intense at night; they are aggravated by walking; for the most part, they return periodically.
Sensation of horripilation on the scalp.
Eruption of small pimples on the hairy scalp.
Warm sweat of the head.
Suggillations of the conjunctiva.
Ophthalmia, like catarrhal inflammation.
Flow of burning tears.
Objects seem colored blue.
Spots before eyes when looking steadily.
The ear is sore to the touch.
Twitching pain in ears when sneezing, or blowing nose.
Murmuring in the ears after sleeping; it becomes worse from mental anxiety.
Bruised pain in nose.
Redness of the nostril.
The nasal mucus in tinged with blood.
Nasal hemorrhage, during the oppression of the chest.
The skin around the mouth becomes slightly yellowish.
The cheek on which he lies perspires easily.
Pain as of rheumatism in the face.
The lips are somewhat chapped.
The salivary secretion is increased.
Slightly fetid odor from the mouth.
The submaxillary glands are painful when chewing.
The throat becomes sore when speaking.
Tearing pains in the throat, especially when breathing cold morning or evening air.
Hunger, with aversion to food.
Sharp appetite in the morning.
Desire to vomit, with dizziness.
Vomiting of sour matters.
Uneasiness after a meal.
Cramp of the stomach.
Painful sensation of pressure at pit of stomach.
Drawing in the epigastric region.
Beatings in right hypochondrium.
Throbbing in right hypochondrium.
The right hypochondrium is painful to pressure.
The left hypochondrium becomes almost insensible.
Spasmodic contractions of the bowels.
Uneasiness in bowels.
Feeling of compression in abdomen.
Pain in the abdomen like that which proceeds or accompanies menstruation.
Pain in the bowels like that which precedes diarrhoea.
Copious emission of flatulence.
Stool and Anus.
The alvine evacuations are suspended.
Frequent urging to urinate.
Frequent urging and painful micturition.
The urine deposits a white sediment.
Difficult inspiration, with stitching pain in the epigastrium when drawing a deep breath.
Difficult breathing, with painful shock in the abdomen at each inspiration.
Difficult breathing, with pain in stomach.
Difficult breathing, with pain in hip.
Breathing seems difficult, on account of weakness, especially when expiring air.
Throbbing sensation in the region of the kidneys.
Bruised pain in sacral region, when lying on the side.
Extremities in General.
Swelling of the joints after slight fatigue.
Pain as from paralytic weakness in the hands.
The fingers are numb and cold; they are discolored.
Swelling off the lower limbs.
Boring pain in the lower limbs, ameliorated by stretching them.
Weakness of the lower extremities, after changes of temperature.
Trembling in the thighs when lifting them.
Sensation of great weariness in the knees.
Lassitude after eating.
Sudden lassitude, without apparent cause.
Debility from walking in the open air.
Easily tired by much talking.
Throbbing in the body.
Fermentation of the blood.
The pains of ACTAEA spicata are, in general, tearing, drawing.
Horripilation after drinking.
Horripilation followed by heat, during which vomiting supervenes.
Cold perspiration and malaise.
(Morning), Sharp appetite; numbness off right finger-tips.
(Towards evening), Viscid sweat.
(When walking in open air), Debility.
(When drawing deep breath), Difficult inspiration, etc.
(At each inspiration). Painful shock in abdomen.
(When expiring air), Breathing seems difficult, etc.
(Breathing cold morning or evening air), Tearing pains in throat.
(When chewing), Submaxillary glands painful.
(After drinking), Horripilation.
(From having been in broad daylight), Pressure in forehead.
(After eating), Lassitude.
(After a meal), Uneasiness.
(After slight fatigue), Swelling of the joints.
(When looking steadily), Spots before eyes.
(When lying in bed), Bruised pains in sacral region.
(Mental anxiety), Murmuring in the ears.
(During oppression of chest), Nasal hemorrhage.
(Periodically), Symptoms return.
(On pressure), Right hypochondrium painful.
(Sneezing, or blowing nose), Twitching pain in ears.
(After sleeping), Murmuring in ears.
(When speaking), Throat becomes sore.
(much talking), Easily tired by.
(After changes of temperature), Weakness of lower extremities.
(Walking), Head symptoms.
(Stretching lower limbs), Boring pain in them.