Hypericum Perforatum. Hypericacea. St. John’s Wort.
Hypericum perforatum Provings by Mueller, Thorer, Stokes, Bruckner and Schelling. See Allen’s Encyclopedia, vol. 5, p. 53.
Hypericum perforatum – CLINICAL AUTHORITIES.
– Affection of mind, Müller, Analyt. Therap., vol. 1, p. 134 ; Headache, C. Hering, Analyt. Therap., vol. 1, p. 332 ; Bone pains in head, Lyford, Organon, vol. 3, p. 361 ; Pain and irritation of eye, Moffat, Norton’s Oph. Therap., p. 95 ; Spasmodic asthma, Ludlam, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 871 ; Spinal irritation, Dornberg, Raue’s P., p. 798 ; Traumatic meningitis, Winterburn, Trans. Hom. Medorrhinum Soc. N. Y., 1884, p. 149 ; Injury to spine ; concussion of spine, Winterburn, Trans. Hom. Medorrhinum Soc. N. Y., 1884 ; Affection of spine, Ludlam, B. J. H., vol. 17, p. 524 ; Crushing of foot, Winterburn, Trans. Hom. Medorrhinum Soc. N. Y., 1884, p. 148 ; Injury to foot, Farrington, Organon, vol. 3, p. 91 ; Shock, Winterburn, Trans. Hom. Medorrhinum Soc. N. Y., 1884, p. 148 ; Tetanic symptoms, Hocking, Raue’s Rec., 1874, p. 264 ; Wounds, Franklin, B. J. H., vol. 27, p. 325 ; Gunshot wounds, Franklin, Trans. W. H. Conium, 1876, p. 794 ; Compound fractures and dislocations, Franklin, T. W. H. C., 1876, p. 194 ; Pain after operation, Gilchrist, Organon, vol. 2, p. 241, vol. 3, p. 366.
Hypericum perforatum MIND.
Makes mistakes in writing ; omits letters ; forgets what she wanted to say ; confused.
Increase of intellectual power.
Erotic ideas ; brain excited, as after tea.
Sees spirits ; spectres ; delirium.
Talking nonsense in her sleep at 4 o’clock in morning ; disturbed look, stares at people ; head hot, carotids throbbing ; flushed and bloated face ; eyes fixed, pupils dilated ; frequent pulse ; hair moist, rest of body burning hot ; great anxiety ; singing, followed by weeping and loud screaming, with gasping for breath ; beating headache, especially in vertex ; tearing stitches in brain ; crawling in hands and feet, as if they were numb ; great thirst ; while coated tongue.
Great anxiety. θ Meningitis.
Irritable, inclined to speak sharply ; slept badly, languid on waking.
Consequences of fright ; effects of shock.
Hypericum perforatum – SENSORIUM.
Heaviness and dizziness in head.
Vertigo : at night, with urging to urinate ; with loathing on waking ; with pain in temples ; in afternoon, with feeling of weakness and trembling of limbs ; sensation as if head became suddenly elongated.
Sensation as if being lifted up high into air ; tormented by anxiety that the slightest touch or motion would make her fall down from this height ; with headache after a fall on occiput.
Confused sensation in vertex with buzzing sensation at night, as if something living were in brain.
Asphyxia after a fall ; when jerkings or shooting pains appear.
Hypericum perforatum – INNER HEAD.
Tearing stitches in brain ; beating, mostly on vertex. θ Meningitis.
Burning in vertex, pulsation and heat.
Dull headache, only on vertex, gradually increasing as if whole brain would be pressed asunder, with inability to perform any kind of labor ; loathing ; tingling, drawing pains in cheeks and chin.
Violent headache after puerperal rash ; throbbing in vertex, moves to cheeks and chin, where it changes to tingling, drawing pains ; brain feels compressed, becomes stupefied.
Throbbing in vertex, and heat in head in afternoon.
Headache as if brain would be torn to pieces.
Sensation as if head became elongated.
Dull headache, head heavy ; morning.
Headache after breakfast.
Headache, with sore eyes, after a fall.
Headache, extending into zygoma or cheeks.
Pressive pain in occiput on motion ; also with drawing stitches ; tearing ; back of head feels “bothered ;” severe scalp headache left side of occiput, after breakfast, at other times dull ; shoot of dull pain up left occipital nerve.
Headache after a fall upon occiput, combined with a sensation as if being lifted up high into air ; she was tormented by the greatest anxiety that the slightest touch or motion would make her fall down from this height.
Hypericum perforatum – OUTER HEAD.
Sensation in forehead as if touched by an icy cold hand, in afternoon, after which a spasmodic contraction is felt in right eye.
Pressure in left temple, after breakfast.
Curling sensation on vertex.
Head hot, carotids throbbing.
Hair moist, rest of body burning hot.
Heat and pressure on vertex.
Severe bone pains in cranium.
Fracture skull ; bone splintered.
Humid eruption on scalp with children.
Hypericum perforatum – SIGHT AND EYES.
Disturbed look, stares at people, eyes fixed ; pupils dilated.
Pain and irritation of eye, from an anterior synechia resulting from an injury several years previously ; healthy eye also irritable.
Stitches in right eye.
Stye on lower left lid.
Hypericum perforatum – HEARING AND EARS.
Sensitiveness of hearing ; during catamenia.
Shooting through the ear.
Ears hot ; scurf on ear.
Hypericum perforatum – SMELL AND NOSE.
Exceedingly fine sense of smell.
Nose dry, very annoying.
Sneezing, leaving a raw sore feeling in throat.
Sores inside nose, itching ; all the time picking nose.
Dryness of nostrils ; crusts in it.
Hypericum perforatum – FACE.
Face hot, bloated. θ Meningitis.
Cheeks red ; erysipelatous redness.
Dull faceache, aching in brows ; afternoon, evening ; < at night, disturbing sleep.
Headache extending into zygoma or cheek.
Red eruption on both cheeks, chin and nose ; sometimes dry, with thin crusts ; sometimes fiery red, oozing yellow drops.
Hypericum perforatum – LOWER FACE.
Tension in the cheek.
Lips dry, feel hot.
Eruption around mouth and on right ear.
Yellow-greenish scabs, with cracking and moisture.
Hypericum perforatum – TEETH AND GUMS.
Severe aching in decayed tooth at night ; restless, wakeful ; > lying on affected side, and keeping quiet.
Injuries to dental nerves.
Hypericum perforatum – TASTE, SPEECH, TONGUE.
Taste : insipid ; of blood.
Tongue coated white or yellow ; great thirst. θ Meningitis.
Great soreness of tongue, from lacerated wounds, with inability to speak, not from stiffness or swelling, but extreme soreness.
Dry, burning heat in mouth and on lips.
PALATE AND THROAT.
Expansion of throat and abdomen.
Sensation as if a worm was moving in throat.
Hot rising in oesophagus after a fright, or with anxious feelings.
With hemming, some bright, red blood comes up.
Hypericum perforatum – APPETITE, THIRST, DESIRES, AVERSIONS.
Desire for warm drinks. θ Meningitis.
Great thirst, white tongue ; in morning after heat and delirium.
Thirst with feeling of heat in mouth ; violent thirst.
Desire for wine ; for pickles.
Appetite increased morning and evening.
Hypericum perforatum – EATING AND DRINKING.
Belching, when drinking water.
Smoking tobacco does not taste well.
After breakfast : headache, eructations, gastric symptoms, pressure in stomach toward back ; pains in limbs.
After supper ; flatulence and diarrhoea.
HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING.
Eructations : tasteless ; bitter ; preventing sleep at night ; < after drinking water.
Nausea : weakness every morning ; abdomen distended, pains in bowels, awaking in night ; with headache on vertex.
SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH.
Pressure at stomach on eating but little.
Sticking in stomach.
Pain in stomach, nausea, diarrhoea and chill after eating.
Sticking or dragging pain in right hypochondrium.
ABDOMEN AND LOINS.
Tympanitic distension of abdomen ; relieved by a stool.
Cutting in belly, in region of navel.
Pinching pains ; diarrhoea ; catamenia.
Pain after operation for incarcerated hernia.
STOOLS AND RECTUM.
Awakes with distended abdomen, relieved by stool.
Diarrhoea driving out of bed in morning.
Loose, bilious, yellow stools evening or morning.
Summer diarrhoea, with eruptions on skin.
Cholera morbus, slimy stools ; afterward constipation ; flesh sore all over ; feet swollen, urine lessened.
Constipation ; violent tenesmus, with discharge of a hard little ball ; with nausea.
Rectum feels dry, morning.
Hypericum perforatum – URINARY ORGANS.
Swelling and hardness of female urethra, with burning, soreness and sensitiveness ; especially if caused by instruments for uterine prolapsus.
Nightly urging to urinate, with vertigo.
Retention of urine.
Urine : much diminished ; bloody ; turbid ; of peculiar odor.
MALE SEXUAL ORGANS.
Sexual functions excited.
Tearing in genital organs, with desire to urinate.
FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS.
Inflammatory conditions of mucous membranes of uterus and vagina.
Menses : delay a fortnight ; too late, with tension in uterine region, as from a tight bandage ; increased in quantity ; three days before their appearance, pinching in abdomen, diarrhoea, cold feet ; headache, wrenching pain over eyes, > in motion ; severe headache ; attended by sickening pain in belly and sensitiveness of hearing.
Leucorrhoea : with delayed menses, palpitation, pressure in small of back ; with heaviness in lower bowels ; in a child, milky, but corroding.
** Chlorosis of marriageable girls.
** Scirrhus of breast caused by injury.
Hypericum perforatum – PREGNANCY, PARTURITION, LACTATION.
Labor pains tardy.
After-pains violent, in sacrum and hips, with severe headache ; after instrumental delivery.
VOICE AND LARYNX, TRACHEA AND BRONCHIA.
Hoarseness, with scraping and roughness in larynx, upper part of pharynx and nares, in a foggy atmosphere.
Spasmodic asthmatic attacks ; with changes of weather from clear to damp, or before storms ; cannot lie for any length of time upon back ; attacks > by copious expectoration from bronchial tubes ; after lesion of spinal cord, by a fall, years before.
Spells of short, barking cough. θ Meningitis.
Frequent dry, hacking cough.
Hacking cough, from irritation in throat, < by heat and cold air.
Dry cough and prostration in morning.
Whooping cough, worse from 6 to 10 P. M. ; great nervous prostration.
INNER CHEST AND LUNGS.
Anxiety in chest, in forenoon, with short breath, dizziness and bitter belching.
Tightness in chest.
Pressure and burning in chest.
Stitches in chest between breasts.
Stinging in left chest, < when moving.
Cutting in upper right chest, then in lower left.
** Consumption with hamoptysis.
HEART, PULSE AND CIRCULATION.
Violent beating of heart.
Pulse : quick and hard ; frequent.
Local congestions, and capillary erethism, with or without hemorrhages and great nervous depression, following wounds.
Stitches under mamma.
Continual stitches from within outward, through left breast and sternum, < from motion.
Stinging burning pain on one edge of left pectoral muscles.
Dull pressure, right chest, from seventh rib downwards, after breakfast.
Hypericum perforatum – NECK AND BACK.
Cervical vertebra very sensitive to touch.
Stinging near edge of right scapula near spine ; morning.
Cutting between scapula.
Back lame and painful.
Stitches in small of back.
Aching pain and sensation of lameness in small of back.
Backache after confinement.
After falling out of hammock, great pain in spine, growing daily more severe ; she could not sit except upon an air cushion.
Every four weeks attack of illness lasting 4 to 8 days, beginning with chill, followed by long continued fever, with dry, parched skin, headache, especially towards evening, restlessness, jactitation, supersensibility of surface of neck and of superior extremities, great dread of motion, would not walk and screamed outright if any one proposed to lift her from one place to another, insisting all the while that she should be held in lap ; face pale and anxious, white around mouth, and expression of suffering and uneasiness ; anorexia ; slight thirst for warm drinks ; dry, hacking cough from irritation in throat, < from least exposure to cold air ; tongue white, taste insipid ; cervical vertebra very sensitive to touch. θ After a fall.
After a fall : slightest motion of arms or of neck extorts cries ; cervical vertebra very sensitive to touch ; headache ; desire for warm drinks ; asthmatic spells, or spells of short, hacking cough.
An ice-man struck back violently against curbstone by being thrown from wagon ; he felt a momentary intense pain shoot down both legs, but was afterwards able to get up, and serve out the rest of his route ; in afternoon was unable to hold urine, which dribbled away without his being aware of it ; next morning on attempting to rise legs seemed “as if drunk ;” pulse feeble ; temperature normal ; breathing slightly labored, no pain along spine, nor any spasmodic movement ; sphincter muscles partially paralyzed ; walks with a rolling motion ; legs felt “as if dead”. θ Concussion of spine.
Boy fell from shed, but did not seem much hurt ; next night, however, began vomiting ; in morning was slightly delirious, but could easily be aroused to answer questions ; severe pain in head and down spine, greatly intensified by attempting to move arms or legs ; pupils dilated ; face puffed and hot ; tongue coated yellowish ; mouth dry, but did not wish to drink water, desired warm milk ; pulse 140, full and hard, temperature 104 1/2°F. ; constipated, stools consisting of small, hard lumps ; urine thick and muddy, and had the appearance of beer. θ Traumatic meningitis.
Boy, at. 14, fair, of lively temperament, was attacked while husking corn with numbness of limbs, and pain in upper part of spinal cord ; spinal column from cervical vertebra to region of kidneys, tender to touch ; paroxysms of pain with symptoms of mania, pains principally in joints and changing about ; almost constant dull headache ; least touch on spine between cervical and lumbar regions made him shrink.
Violent pains and inability to walk, or to stoop after a fall on coccyx ; feet feel pithy, as if pricked with needles.
Lies on back jerking head backward.
Consequences of spinal concussion.
Flying pains in right shoulder.
Cutting under left scapula.
Pressure at insertion of right deltoid.
Stitches on top of shoulder at every inspiration.
Hard pain running down left median nerve.
Numbness in left arm ; > from rubbing.
Dry herpetic eruption on outer side of arms, < on right.
Excruciating pain after amputation of arm ; fainting.
Tension in both arms and in hands.
Cutting in fleshy ends of fingers.
Compound dislocation of two fingers, with severe laceration and tearing of external structure, the members being severed except by a narrow bridge of skin uniting them to the body (applied locally).
Pain in last phalanges of fingers, < in thumb, fore and little fingers.
After severe injury to sciatic nerve, sharp, cutting pains, darting along course of nerve and terminating in a twisting or wrenching sensation in foot.
Coxalgia after confinement.
Left leg numb, cold while sitting.
Weakening drawing, over front of legs ; shoots of pain, as if in periosteum.
Fearful pains in knees, sharp, could hardly touch them.
Articular rheumatism in knee ; effusion around joint ; muddy urine, looking like settlings of beer ; pains sharp, < least touch ; tearing pains.
The feet feel pithy, as if pricked with needles.
Lying in bed the feet tingle.
Sensation as if left foot was strained or dislocated.
Same evening, after running pin into foot, intense pain at seat of injury ; toes became rigid, ankle, stiffened, chills chased each other down back, followed by nausea and vomiting ; she fainted, and on coming to, still complained of the agonizing pain ; strange expression of face, eyes set, lips drawn tightly across teeth.
After running pins in right foot pain runs up limb through spine to neck and face ; muscles of neck and jaw become rigid, < right side, and also muscles of abdomen and thorax. θ Tetanic symptoms.
Toes of right foot crushed by heavy iron shutter, and almost severed from foot, the bones protruding in several places ; considerable hemorrhage ; excruciating pain ; depressed and cold.
Bunions excruciatingly painful (locally).
Cannot walk, spine affected.
Hypericum perforatum – LIMBS IN GENERAL.
Feeling of weakness and trembling of all the limbs.
Bruised sensation in all the joints.
Rheumatoid inflammation of joints.
Crawling in hands and feet, as if they were numb.
Sensation of lameness of left arm and right foot.
Crawling in hands and feet, they felt fuzzy.
Compound fractures of hands and feet, with great laceration of soft parts.
Affections of joints.
REST, POSITION, MOTION.
Keeping quiet : toothache >.
Lying in bed : feet tingle.
Lying on affected side : toothache >.
Lies on back : jerking head backwards.
Sitting : left leg cold.
On rising : languor.
Cannot lie for any length of time upon back.
Could not sit except on air cushion ; screamed when it was proposed to lift her to another place.
Motion : pressive pain in occiput ; wrenching pain over eyes >; continual stitches through left breast and sternum.
Slightest motions of arms or neck extorts cries, after a fall.
Great dread of motion.
Physical effort causes fainting.
Would not walk.
Cannot walk or stoop : after a fall on coccyx.
Hypericum perforatum – NERVES.
Effects of nervous shock.
Weariness on awaking ; goes off by noon.
Great nervous depression following wounds.
After being frightened by a practical joke, became very pale and hysterical ; pulse 54, very weak and compressible ; respiration 15 and sighing ; temperature 96°F ; skin cold and clammy ; slight vomiting. θ Shock.
Jerks in limbs.
Convulsions from blows upon head or concussion ; dull headache, on vertex, or severe headache, with throbbing on top of head.
Spasms after slight injuries, in children.
Epileptiform spasms after hard knocks.
Tetanus after traumatic injuries.
Prevents lockjaw from wounds in soles of feet, fingers, or palms of hands.
Removes ill effects of local shock, prevents in a great measure sympathetic irritation of system from local derangement and modifies subsequent inflammation and sloughing. θ Gunshot wounds.
Injuries to nerves, attended by great pain.
Especially adapted to mechanical injuries of spinal cord, and nerves at their peripheral extremities.
Nervous disorders arising from falls and hurts.
Lacerated nerves, causing excruciating pain.
Spasmodic jerks of arms or legs on going to sleep ; twitchings.
On awaking : weary, > by noon ; feels refreshed ; bowels distended.
Dreams : with activity, traveling ; vivid ; distressing.
Hypericum perforatum – TIME.
At 4 A. M. : talking nonsense in sleep.
Morning : dull headache, head heavy ; great thirst, white tongue ; appetite increased ; diarrhoea drives out of bed ; loose, bilious, yellow stools ; rectum feels dry ; dry cough and prostration ; stinging near scapula ; after a fall slightly-delirious.
After breakfast : headache ; severe scalp headache ; pressure in left temple ; eructations ; gastric symptoms ; pressure in stomach ; pains in limbs ; dull pressure in right chest.
Noon : weariness >.
Afternoon : feeling of weakness and trembling of limbs ; throbbing in vertex ; sensation as if forehead was touched by an icy cold hand, after which contraction of right eye ; dull faceache ; brows ache ; unable to hold urine.
At 4 P. M. : eruption like nettlerash on both hands.
Evening : dull faceache, brows ache ; appetite increased ; loose, bilious, yellow stools ; dry, parched skin, headache ; intense pain at seat of injury ; eruption on both hands.
After supper : flatulence and diarrhoea.
Night : vertigo ; urging to urinate ; dull faceache <; severe aching in decayed tooth ; eructations preventing sleep ; awakening at night from pain in bowels ; vomiting, after a fall.
TEMPERATURE AND WEATHER.
Sensitiveness to cold.
Attacks return with changes of weather from clear to damp, or before storms ; after lesion of spine by a fall, spasmodic asthma.
Foggy atmosphere : hoarseness, with scraping and roughness of larynx, upper part of pharynx and nares.
Heat : hacking cough <.
Cold air : hacking cough <; least exposure < symptoms.
Shuddering over whole body, with desire to urinate.
Heat, with delirium, wild staring look, hot head, throbbing of carotids, bright red bloated face, moist hair on head, burning heat of skin, great oppression and anguish.
Chill followed by heat, with sweat on hands and feet.
Every morning : nausea, weakness.
From 6 to 10 P. M. : whooping cough <.
Three days before menses : pinching in abdomen.
Every four weeks : attacks of illness, lasting 4 to 8 days.
Summer : diarrhoea.
Hypericum perforatum – LOCALITY AND DIRECTION.
Right : spasmodic contraction of eye ; stitches in eye ; dull depression in chest ; stinging near edge of scapula near spine ; flying pains in shoulder ; pressure at insertion of deltoid ; dry, herpetic eruption on outer side of arm ; pains through limb, spine, neck and face ; excruciating pain in crushed toes ; lameness of foot.
Left : severe scalp headache in side of occiput ; shoot of dull pain up cervical nerve ; pressure in temple ; stye on lower lid ; continual stitches through breast and sternum ; stinging burning pain on one edge of pectoral muscles ; cutting under scapula ; hard pain running down median nerve ; numbness in arm ; leg numb ; leg cold while sitting ; sensation as if foot was strained or dislocated.
Before backward : pressure in stomach.
Upper right to lower left : cutting in chest.
Left upper and right lower : sensation of lameness of arm and foot.
Above downward : pain down left median nerve ; pain down from vertex to face.
Hypericum perforatum – SENSATIONS.
Brain excited as after tea ; as if hands and feet were numb ; as if head became suddenly elongated ; as if being lifted up high into air ; as if something alive was in brain ; as if whole brain would be pressed asunder ; brain feels compressed ; as if brain would be torn to pieces ; as if forehead was touched by icy cold hand ; as if a worm was moving in throat ; as from a tight bandage in uterine region ; legs as if dead ; feet feel pithy as if pricked with needles, as if left foot was strained and dislocated ; hands and feet as if numb ; skin as if full of knots.
Pain : in temples ; in head ; in head extending to zygoma or cheeks ; in eye ; in limbs ; in bowels ; in stomach ; after operation for incarcerated hernia ; in back ; in upper part of spinal cord ; in joints ; in last phalanges of fingers ; in old cicatrices.
Intense pain : in momentary shoots down both legs.
Excruciating pain : after amputating arm ; in right foot, after crushing toes with heavy iron shutter ; in bunions.
Fearful pains : in knees.
Agonizing pain : in foot after running in a pin.
Sickening pain : in belly.
Violent pain : in head.
Great pain : in spine.
Severe pain : in head ; in spine ; in cranial bones.
Severe headache ; in scalp ; left side of occiput.
Sharp pain : in knees.
Sharp, cutting pain, darting along course of sciatic nerve terminating in a wrenching, twisting sensation in foot.
Cutting : in belly and in region of navel ; between scapula ; under left scapula ; in fleshy ends of fingers.
Beating : headache ; in vertex.
Tearing : in male genitals.
Tearing stitches : in brain.
Wrenching pain : over eyes ; in foot.
Pinching pain : in abdomen.
Stitches : in right eye ; under mamma ; through left breast and sternum ; in small of back ; on top of shoulder at every inspiration.
Drawing stitches : in occiput.
Shooting : through ear.
Flying pains : in right shoulder.
Tingling, drawing pain : in cheeks and chin.
Sticking : in stomach ; in hypochondrium.
Dragging pain : in hypochondrium.
Stinging : near edge of right scapula.
Throbbing : in vertex, moves to cheeks and chin.
Severe aching : in decayed tooth.
Aching pain : in small of back.
Pressive pain : in occiput.
Hard pain : running down left median nerve.
Stinging, burning pain : on one edge of left pectoral muscle.
Burning soreness : of female urethra.
Burning heat : in whole body ; in mouth ; in lips.
Burning in vertex.
Dull pressure : in right chest.
Shoot of dull pain : up left occipital nerve ; in legs.
Dull pain : in head ; in face ; in brows.
Soreness : of eyes ; of inside of nose ; of tongue ; all over.
Bruised sensation : in all joints.
Sensitiveness : of female urethra.
Raw, sore feeling : in throat after sneezing.
Heat : in vertex ; in ears ; in lips.
Weakening drawing : over front of legs.
“Bothered” sensation back of head.
Confused sensation : in vertex.
Spasmodic contraction in right eye.
Pressure : in left temple ; on vertex ; in stomach toward back ; in small of back ; at insertion of right deltoid.
Tension : in cheek ; in both arms and both hands.
Lame feeling : in back.
Weakness : of limbs.
Heaviness : in head ; in lower bowels.
Pulsation : in vertex.
Shuddering : over whole body.
Hot rising : in oesophagus.
Scraping and roughness : in larynx ; upper part of pharynx ; of nares.
Dryness : of nostrils ; of rectum.
Fuzzy feeling : in hands and feet.
Buzzing sensation : in head.
Curling sensation : on vertex.
Tingling : in carotids ; in feet.
Trembling : of limb.
Crawling : in hands and feet.
Numbness : of limbs ; in left arm.
Violent itching : of skin ; of tetter.
Itching : of nose ; in sacral region.
Hypericum perforatum – TISSUES.
Local congestions ; nervous erethism, with or without hemorrhage ; great nervous depression following wounds.
Congestion to head, lungs or heart.
Next to nervous tissues, the joints are affected ; all articulations feel bruised.
Injuries of parts rich in sentient nerves, particularly fingers and toes, and matrices of nails ; open, painful wounds, with general prostration from loss of blood, and great nervous depression ; lacerated wounds.
Mashed, punctured and torn wounds, when nervous tissues are mainly concerned ; lacerations of skin ; injuries of vertebral region, of tissues of animal life, as hands and feet.
Lacerated wounds, or other injuries to nerves, in which there is much soreness, with jerking in the muscles.
Violent, excruciating pains from laceration of nerves.
Excessive painfulness of affected parts, showing nerves to be attacked.
Preserves vitality of torn and lacerated members when almost entirely separated from the body.
Lacerations when intolerable pain shows nerves are severely involved.
In slighter forms of lacerated wounds, if applied early, will sometimes arrest, and always modify the occurrence of ulceration and sloughing.
Gunshot wounds when the parts have been extensively lacerated and torn, with engorgement of the capillaries, attended with more or less discharge of bloody serum.
Piercing wounds from pointed instruments.
Punctured, incised, contused or lacerated wounds, when pains are extremely severe, and particularly if they are of long duration ; pains like those of a severe toothache ; pains spread to neighboring parts and extend up limb.
Open, painful wounds, with general prostration from loss of blood, feeling of weakness and trembling in all the limbs ; languor on rising, fainting from physical effort, thirst and heaviness of head.
Mechanical injuries, wounds by nails or splinters in feet ; needles under nails ; squeezing or hammering of toes and fingers ; when the nerves have been lacerated, wounded, or torn, with excruciating pains. It prevents lockjaw from wounds in soles of feet, or of fingers and palms of hands.
Always modifies and sometimes arrests ulceration and sloughing.
Hard, yellow crusts form on the healing wound.
Pain in old cicatrices.
Stings of insects and bug bites ; burns.
Hypericum perforatum – TOUCH, PASSIVE MOTION, INJURIES.
Punctured wounds feel very sore ; from treading on nails, needles, pins, splinters, rat bites, etc. ; prevents lockjaw.
Wounds from crushing, as mashed fingers, especially tips.
Nerves lacerated, pains excruciating.
Painful wounds before suppuration.
Rheumatism, bunions, corns, etc., when pains are so disproportionately severe as to show nerves are attacked.
After a knock or blow on head : spasms.
Consequences of spinal concussion. See chaps. 31 and 44.
Touch : cervical vertebra sensitive ; on spine between cervical and lumbar region made him shrink ; < sharp pains in knees.
Rubbing : > numbness of arm.
After using instruments for uterine prolapsus : burning soreness of female urethra.
After a fall : asphyxia ; headache with sore eyes ; lesion of spinal cord ; asthmatic attacks ; great pain in spine ; unable to hold urine ; sphincter muscles partially paralyzed ; vomiting at night ; slightly delirious in morning ; severe pain in head and down spine.
After a fall upon occiput : headache with sensation as if she was being lifted high up into air.
After a fall on coccyx : violent pains and inability to walk or stoop.
After hard knock : epileptiform spasms.
Blows upon head : convulsions.
Following wounds : great nervous depression.
Piercing wounds : from sharp instruments.
Compound fracture of hands and feet.
After severe injury to sciatic nerve : sharp cutting pains darting along course of nerve.
Slight injuries in children : cause spasms.
Injuries to dental nerves.
Injury several years ago : pain and irritation of eye from anterior synechia.
After running pins into foot : intense pain ; toes rigid, ankle stiffened, chills in back ; pains run up limb, through spine to neck and face ; muscles of neck and jaw become rigid.
Hypericum perforatum – SKIN.
Great itching when undressing, most in sacral region.
Violent itching : smarting.
Skin rough, as if full of small knots.
Pimples on forehead, throat, back, hips.
Eruption like nettlerash on both hands, at 4 P. M. and in evening.
Smarting eruption, like nettlerash, on hands.
Tetters, beginning with sore places, and forming hard, yellow crusts, with violent itching.
Eruptions accompanying diarrhoea in Summer time.
Hard, dry, yellow crusts form on wounds or open sores.
Foul, torpid and phagedenic ulcers.
Hypericum perforatum – STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION.
Girl, at. 6, three years ago fell down steps, since which time she has been in poor health ; affection of spine.
Boy, at. 7, after falling from roof of shed ; traumatic meningitis.
Girl, at. 14, timid and impressionable, after being greatly frightened by a practical joke ; shock.
Robust young lady, after fall upon occiput ; headache.
Mason, at. 29 ; crushing of right foot.
Mrs. E. M. C., at. 32, after falling from hammock ; pain in spine.
Ice-man, at. 32, after being thrown from wagon ; concussion of spine.
Woman, at. 40, stepped upon a paper of pins, a number of which penetrated sole of right foot quite deeply ; tetanic symptoms.
Strong woman, at. 45, mother of five children, in fifteenth year fell down steps and injured spine, has suffered with chest affection for ten years ; spasmodic asthma.
Hypericum perforatum RELATIONS.
Hypericum perforatum is Antidoted by : Arsen. (weakness or sickness in the morning) ; Chamom. (pains in face).
Antidotes : Sulphur. (Effects of mesmerism).
Compare : Aconite, Agaricus, Arnic., Arsen., Calend., Chamom., Coccul., Ruta, Staphis., Sulphur.