Milk or Silkweed. Asclepiadacea.
The oldest and best proving was made by Jeanes ; later proved by Clerborne and Pattee.
Preparation : tincture of root.
Vertigo, dulness and stupidity, with headache.
Dulness with pain in left side of head.
Violent headache between eyes ; a sense of constriction across forehead.
A feeling as if some sharp instrument was thrust through from one temple to other, with feeble pulse and cool skin ; also vomiting.
Nervous headaches, which are attended by dry skin and scanty urine, cool skin and feeble pulse, and followed by sweating or profuse urination.
Congestive headache, from suppression of sweat or urine, and fever.
When the drug did not cause sweating or profuse urination, it caused violent headache, with vertigo, quick, full pulse, and nausea.
Disordered feeling, with slight pain in left side of head.
At times severe pain, for several hours, in whole of left head.
HEARING AND EARS.
Shooting pain in left ear.
Appeared dull and stupid.
TEETH AND GUMS.
Pain in carious teeth.
TASTE, SPEECH, TONGUE.
Tongue coated with a white fur.
PALATE AND THROAT.
Burning and tickling in fauces with nausea and headache.
APPETITE, THIRST, DESIRES, AVERSIONS.
Great appetite even a few hours after a meal.
Increased appetite, notwithstanding vomiting and headache, with constipation.
HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING.
Excessive nausea, with violent headache.
A striking, well-marked belching of food with its proper taste (similar to Antim crud.).
Severe and long-continued vomiting, leaving behind a sensation of rawness in stomach and a slight pain.
After vomiting : headache ; relaxed feeling ; frequent, feeble pulse.
SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH.
Uneasiness and slight pain in stomach with diuresis and inclination to stool.
Rawness in stomach after vomiting.
Heat of stomach and abdomen.
Increased secretion of bile.
** Hepatic derangements.
ABDOMEN AND LOINS.
Rumbling in bowels, apparently in superior flexure of colon, as if diarrhoea would set in.
Pain and soreness in abdomen, with or without distension.
Stitching and aching pain in left lumbar region of abdomen.
Considerable rumbling in all parts of abdomen, as before diarrhoea.
** Flatulence and flatulent colic.
STOOLS AND RECTUM.
Inclination to evacuate bowels, with nausea and diuresis.
** Dysentery, during febrile stage.
Diarrhoea with persistent nausea and vomiting.
Copious evacuation, in evening, soft, brown, with slight colic.
Soft yellow stool at noon, with increase of appetite.
Diarrhoea with excoriation of anus.
Constipation ; pain in right side, lower limbs, and loss of appetite.
Enormous increase of urine.
Pale-colored urine with light specific gravity.
Increase of solid matter in urine.
Scanty urine with headache.
Profuse urine after headache.
Burning in urethra when urinating.
MALE SEXUAL ORGANS.
Tickling sensation at end of penis.
Pressing and pain in groins and at abdominal ring, more in left side.
FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS.
Dysmenorrhoea with diuresis.
Suppression of menses during dropsy.
^^ Intermitting, bearing down, labor-like pains. θ Dropsy.
VOICE AND LARYNX, TRACHEA AND BRONCHIA.
Severe bronchial irritation with burning and tickling in fauces.
Influenza ; catarrhal fevers ; bronchitis.
** Whooping cough.
INNER CHEST AND LUNGS.
Pain in left side of chest on deep inspiration.
HEART, PULSE AND CIRCULATION.
Action of heart increased.
Pulse lowered from 98 to 67, first day ; 63, third day ; 60, fourth, fifth and sixth days.
Pulse feeble after vomiting.
NECK AND BACK.
Pain about lowest dorsal vertebra, cutting and aching.
Chilliness in back, when pain there began to abate.
Pain with feeling of heaviness in upper limbs.
Boring pain in left tibia.
LIMBS IN GENERAL.
Pains in limbs.
Drowsiness ; slept rather hard during night.
Morning : headache on awaking.
Noon : soft yellow stool.
Coldness of skin on surface, with feeble pulse, and peculiar headache ; after vomiting.
** Fevers of different types.
LOCALITY AND DIRECTION.
Right : pain in side.
Left : pain in side of head ; shooting in ear ; pain in lumbar region ; pain in groin ; pain in side of chest ; boring in tibia.
As if a sharp instrument was thrust from temple to temple.
Violent pain : between eyes.
Boring : in left tibia.
Cutting : about lowest dorsal vertebra.
Stitching : in left lumbar region of abdomen.
Shooting : in left ear.
Labor-like pain : in sexual organs.
Burning : in fauces ; in urethra.
Rawness : in stomach.
Soreness : in abdomen.
Aching : in left lumbar region of abdomen ; about lowest dorsal vertebra.
Pressing : in groins and abdominal ring.
Heaviness : in upper limbs.
Tickling : at end of penis.
Constriction : across forehead.
Undefined pain : in left side of head ; in carious teeth ; in stomach ; in abdomen ; in left chest ; in right side ; in limbs.
Has especial influence on nervous tissues.
Dropsy after scarlatina with nephritis.
Headache from checked sweat, or retention of effete matters ; dropsy from same causes or diseases of kidneys.
Uramia : urine after profuse discharges is scanty or suppressed.
Acute rheumatism, confined to large joints, with much pain and swelling.
** Chronic rheumatism.
Cognates : Actea rac., Bryon., Colchic.
Side relations : Asclep. tuber. and Asclep. vincet. (particularly useful in diabetes mellitus).
PLAIN TEXT : LOWEST & DESIGNATES AN OCCASIONALLY CONFIRMED SYMPTOMS;
Plain blue: MORE FREQUENTLY CONFIRMED;
BOLD BLUE : SYMPTOMS VERIFIED BY CURES;
BOLD RED : REPEATEDLY VERIFIED;
$BOLD ITALIC RED$ : AN APPROVED CHARACTERISTIC;
θ : STANDS BETWEEN CURED SYMPTOM & PATHOLOGICAL CONDITION;
** : OBSERVED FROM OLD SCHOOL OR NEW SCHOOL;
toxic : Toxicology;
r : Right;
l : Left;
< : Increased or aggravation;
> : Decrease or amelioration;
^^ : Symptoms observed only on the sick “