Common names: Bitter almond, Mandelbaum, Amandier.
Amygdalus communis, L. (includes A. amara and A. dulcis).
Natural order: Rosaceae.
Preparation: An ounce of alcohol is added to a pound of bitter almonds, then add six pounds of water, and distill down to three pounds (Joerg).
Mild delirium; the patient stammers incoherently.
Appearance of intoxication.
She is so much affected that she can hardly utter a word (after four hour).
The feelings were deeply affected; she began to weep.
She falls down unconscious (in ten minutes).
Loss of consciousness. (In a hypochondriac, forty-eight years old; from an emulsion of bitter almonds)..
Loss of consciousness, of voice, and of motive power (in a child of three years, after five or six bitter almonds).
Coma, with stertorous respiration and involuntary stool; but she revives suddenly and looks wildly about her.
Heaviness and confusion of head and of thought.
Heaviness and confusion of head as in beginning coryza, with a diminished (five beats) pulse (fifty drops).
Confusion of head.
General confusion of the head (forty drops).
Complete confusion of whole head, which in the afternoon was confined to the left side.
Also inclined to sleep during the afternoon, and was very (forty drops).
The whole forenoon, the left half of the head was confused; it gradually passed off by noon.
Vertigo, in strong air.
Vertigo, as if gradually passed off by noon.
Vertigo, in strong air.
Vertigo, as if intoxicated, followed by sudden death (from tasking many bitter a almonds).
Head drawn between shoulders.
The whole night (after twenty drops), violent headache spread over the whole head, which disturbed the sleep; pulse depressed.
During the forenoon a sense of heaviness in the forehead.
Slight pressure in forehead.
Sense of weight and oppression on top of head.
The eyes are turned upwards; they become fixed and seem about to start from sockets.
The eye had a brilliant and glassy appearance throughout; mere physical brilliancy, without mental expression.
Excessive brilliancy of the eyes.
Eyes wide open and motionless.
Eyes closed, cold.
Spasmodic movements, especially of the eyelids.
Upper eyelids convulsed, for some hours.
Eyeballs remarkably prominent, accompanied with rolling motion, and nearly protruding from their sockets.
Eyes open and rolling from side to side.
Eyes both drawn to left side.
Fully dilated pupils.
Pupils widely dilated, and insensible to light.
Dimness of sight.
Ears white and cold.
Humming in the ears.
Nose white and cold.
Face becomes deadly pale.
Face yellowish-gray and moist.
Countenance very much flushed.
Spasmodic distortion of the features (after some minutes).
Frequent convulsive action of muscles of face and neck.
Sardonic laughter; joyful countenance; sparkling eyes.
Lips pale and bluish.
Lips white and cold.
Tongue dry and coated.
Mouth tightly closed.
Froth at the mouth.
The breath has a strong smell of bitter almonds.
Considerable swelling of, and undulatory motion in the jugular veins; the carotids beat quickly and fully.
Deglutition is impossible.
Burning sensation in throat.
Excessive burning heat in laryngo-pharyngeal region.
Nausea and vomiting of food.
Vomiting of a bitter, viscid substance.
Vomiting of large quantities of food and bile smelling strongly of prussic acid.
A disagreeable feeling which seems to ascend from the epigastric region (immediately).
Abdomen relaxed, soft, hardly of natural warmth.
Pains in abdomen.
Colicky pains, which increase, until, in less than two hours, the abdomen is distended like a balloon; convulsive movements of the jaw; loss of consciousness and frothing at the mouth; then sudden death (in a child, from taking milk of bitter almonds).
Copious, feculent, but especially watery evacuations.
Scanty and painful urination.
Increased discharge of mucus from the larynx.
Scraping in larynx (eight drops).
Scraping in the larynx (after twenty-four drops).
Hoarseness caused by the scraping in the larynx.
Panting for breath.
Short, panting respiration; suffocative attacks.
Slow, stertorous breathing, which keeps getting slower.
Breathing stertorous, and at long intervals.
Breathing slow and gentle.
Respiration scarcely perceptible.
The chest heaved spasmodically, and its movements were hurried.
Oppression of chest.
Several transient stitches and pains coming and going just under the left nipple, deep in the chest; it made respiration difficult (twelve drops).
Heart and Pulse.
Heart beats very feebly.
Beat of heart feeble, sometimes intermittent.
Pulse strong, frequent, and wiry.
Pulse at first small, frequent, and intermittent, then slow and regular.
Pulse full and strong, but slow.
Pulse slow, full, and moderately hard.
Pulse slow and vibrating.
Pulse from 70 down to 64 (quarter of an hour), (ten drops).
Pulse 100, 130, 140; very small, thready.
Pulse, from 70 down to 61 (one hour), (five and thirty-five drops).
Pulse sank to 50, in quarter of an hour, for an hour (after thirty and forty drops).
Pulse, 30; very feeble in carotid and radial arteries.
Pulse slow and flickering.
Pulse scarcely perceptible.
The pulse becomes imperceptible.
Extremities in General.
Limbs were completely lax, and fell lifeless when lifted.
Unsteadiness on the limbs.
Upper and lower extremities cold.
Heaviness of extremities and whole right thigh.
Could not stand on legs.
Formication in the legs, with staggering gait.
Knees flexed on the abdomen.
Most violent convulsions, which last almost three-quarters of an hour.
The convulsions returned after a quarter of an hour; but less violently (tinct. op. simply palliated them).
General debility (from seven bitter almonds).
Feeling of weakness, as if the muscular vigor was deficient, and he would fall down.
Death in thirty minutes.
Weight on the eyes, and in the limbs.
Skin blue and bluish-red, especially on scrotum, where it was blue and almost greenish-yellow.
Wheals over the whole skin.
Sleep and Dreams.
Yawning, with irresistible tendency to sleep.
Inclined to sleep the afternoon.
In the afternoon and evening depression, inclination to sleep through the night a sound and deep sleep, from which it was difficult to rouse; he felt as though he had not slept enough (fourteen drops).
She is plunged in a deep stertorous sleep.
Surface cold and clammy.
(Forenoon), Left half of head confused; heaviness in forehead.
(Afternoon), Confusion of left side of head; inclined to sleep; depression, etc.
(Evening), Depression, etc.
(Night). Headache, etc.; deep sleep.
(Strong air), Vertigo.