Robinia


Symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Robinia from the Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, a ten volumes comprehensive record of confirmed symptoms, published in 1879….


     Locust. Leguminosa.

     The common locust tree, indigenous to the southern part of the United States.

     The tincture is prepared from the fresh bark of the young twigs.

     Provings by Burt, Am. Hom. Obs., 1864, p. 61 ; Spranger, Am. Hom. Obs., vol. 1, p. 271 ; Ball (poisoning), Am. Hom. Obs., 1865, vol. 2, p. 327 ; Houatt, Nouvelles Données, Paris, 1866.

CLINICAL AUTHORITIES.

Headache, Burt, A. H. O., vol. 1, p. 62 ; Pain in stomach, Burt, A. H. O., vol. 1, p. 62 ; Pyrosis, Peck, T. A. J. H., 1883, p. 676 ; Sour stomach, Burt, A. H. O., vol. 1, p. 62 ; Kippax, Org., vol. 3, p. 96 ; Smedley, A. H. O., vol. 5, p. 24 ; Dyspepsia, Blake, Hom. Rev., vol. 16, p. 405 ; Chronic affection of stomach, Shafer, A. H. O., vol. 4, p. 277 ; Ague, Funk, A. H. O., vol. 3, p. 555.

MIND.

Very low-spirited ; excessive irritability. θ Indigestion.
  

SENSORIUM.


Vertigo and dulness of head, in whatever posture it is placed.
Sensation as if brain revolved, especially when lying down.
Vertigo with unsteadiness and nausea.
  

INNER HEAD.


Dull frontal headache ; much < by motion, with neuralgic pains in temples ; migraine.
Steady headache, with sensation as if head were full of boiling water, and when moving head sensation as if brain struck against skull.
Gastric headache from a sour stomach, caused by fat meat, gravies, flatulent food, cabbage, turnips, warm bread, pastry, ice cream, raw fruit, etc.
Sick-headache, with eructations and vomiting of excessively acid secretions ; irritable and desponding.
Chronic sick-headache.
  

FACE.


Neuralgic faceache, spreading to eyes, forehead, ears and teeth, changing the whole features ; sensation of disarticulation and fracture of jawbone ; l. side.
  

LOWER FACE.


Jawbone feels as if disarticulated ; intensely sour taste and vomiting. θ Neuralgia.

TEETH AND GUMS.


Burning, lancinating pains, especially in carious teeth, spreading to cheeks, eyes and temples, < at night, or when coming in contact with food, especially cold or spiced food ; teeth become loosened from the spongy and easily bleeding gums.
  

HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING.


Heartburn and acidity of stomach, at night on lying down.
Regurgitation of acid and bitter substances, everything turning to acid.
Sour vomiting of infants ; the whole child smells sour.
Nausea, with vomiting of intensely acid fluid.
θ Migraine.
Water taken before eating, at night, returned in morning green and sour.
Vomiting of intensely sour fluid, setting the teeth on edge.
  

SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH.


Heartburn and acidity of stomach at night on lying down.
Dull heavy, aching distress in stomach.
Acidity of stomach ; food turns sour soon after eating ; constant feeling of weight, fulness and tension in stomach ; eructations accompanied by a sour liquid, and at times portions of ingesta ; burning pain in stomach and between scapula ; thirst ; constant frontal headache ; water taken before retiring at night, returns in morning green and sour.
Constant dull headache, < by motion and reading ; at times dull, heavy aching distress in stomach, with sensation as if scalded ; sour stomach every night.
Intensely acid condition of stomach often occurring suddenly after taking food, however carefully selected ; period between eating and onset of attack not constant ; frequent acid, fluid and flatulent eructations, with slight temporary relief ; feeling of distension and weight, like a stone, in epigastrium ; nausea ; palpitation ; constipation ; severe lancinating pains in epigastric, l. inframammary and left infrascapular regions ; pains of same character, though less severe, in left side of head and left extremities ; integument of left temple and side painfully sensitive to contact ; pallor of face ; shivering, with coldness of left side, particularly of left extremities, which were bluish around nails ; temperature of right side normal ; then considerable heat of surface and flushed face ; with establishment of reaction symptoms subsided ; during attack great mental depression ; an anxious longing for and expectation of speedy dissolution ; at times sudden vanishing of ideas ; occasionally very violent and often repeated acid vomiting so sour as to set teeth on edge ; matter ejected frequently streaked with blood ; after violent attack of vomiting there was entire cessation of pain for half an hour or longer ; tongue slightly furred ; appetite good ; continued eating sometimes seemed to postpone attack ; attack usually lasts several hours ; suffering almost continuous for last fifteen years.
Constant, dull, heavy, squeezing pain in stomach after every meal, causing great distress and making her cry every day ; stomach sour ; constipation ; much pain in lumbar region ; obliged to keep her bed most of day ; hands and feet very cold ; cannot eat more than one meal a day, it puts her in such agony.
Fulness and oppression in pit of stomach ; bitter, flat or foul taste, excessively acid eructations ; long-continued nausea, finally > by vomiting, which is so fatiguing that it may cause fainting ; constant inclination to stool, finally black, fetid stools, with great relief.
θ Gastric derangement.
Dyspepsia manifesting itself at night and preventing sleep.
  

ABDOMEN AND LOINS.


Great distension of stomach and bowels, with flatus ; intestines distended almost to point of rupturing, with severe colic and acid diarrhoea.
Flatulent colic and pinching in abdomen, corresponding to pains in head ; severe colic, with ineffectual desire for stool ; tympanitic colic, accompanied by great weakness and < from least motion.

STOOLS AND RECTUM.


Desire for stool, but only flatus passes ; finally constipated stools ; from undigestion.
Sour stools of infants, with sour smell from body, and vomiting of sour milk.
Diarrheic stools, yellow, green, burning, with nervous agitation, weakness, cold sweat and dyspnoea.
Stools, loose, black, fetid, with great tenesmus.
Diarrheic stools, black, fetid or watery, whitish, excessively frequent and generally involuntary, with sensation as if whole body would pass away with stool ; heat and pressure in epigastrium ; cramps in extremities ; weakness and extreme prostration ; acid dyspepsia ; putrid emanations from body ; suppression of urine ; fear of death.
Cholera infantum ; child smells intensely sour ; stools green and watery ; with much tympanitis ; colic ; accompanied by excessive irritability.

URINARY ORGANS.


Urine scanty and painful ; or profuse and turbid.
  

FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS.


Nymphomania ; whitish, greenish, yellowish, thick, acrid, purulent leucorrhoea, with tumefaction and bruised feeling in neck of womb and general prostration ; ulcerative pains in vagina, with acrid yellowish leucorrhoea, of most fetid smell.
Hard swelling of womb.
Cramps in womb.
Menses too late ; black.
Discharge of blood, like a hemorrhage, between menstrual periods accompanied by purulent leucorrhoea.
Eruption and ulcers like herpes on vagina and vulva.
  

REST, POSITION, MOTION.


Lying down : as if brain revolved ; heartburn and acidity of stomach.
In whatever position : vertigo and dulness of head.
Motion : dull frontal headache <; of head, as if brain struck against skull ; colic <.
  

TIME.


Night : neuralgic pains in teeth and face <; heartburn and acidity of stomach ; water taken before eating returned in morning green and sour ; dyspepsia at night.
  

FEVER.


Paroxysms every day, late in afternoon, lasting until 3 or 4 o’clock next morning ; during attack entire loss of consciousness ; flatulence, eructations ; at last with emission of flatus the paroxysms gradually faded away ; on third day of treatment, very severe paroxysm followed by collapse, eyes sunken, face hippocratic, rattling of mucus in throat and chest, threatened suffocation ; Carbo veg. removed the most imminent danger ; during next three days had three more attacks, also very severe ; high fever with delirium, flatulence with unconsciousness, followed by great prostration, dulness and heaviness of head, distressing dreams when shutting eyes ; flatulence seems to be chief cause of fever. θ Ague.
Hectic fever, with night sweats.
  

ATTACKS, PERIODICITY.


For several hours : attack of vomiting.
Every day : paroxysms of fever late in afternoon, lasting until 3 or 4 o’clock next morning.
Every night : sour stomach.
Last fifteen years : attacks of sour stomach and vomiting.
  

LOCALITY AND DIRECTION.


Right : temperature of side normal.
Left : sensation of disarticulation of jawbone ; pain in inframammary, infrascapular regions and in side of head and extremities ; integument of temple and side painfully sensitive to contact ; coldness of side and extremities.
  

SENSATIONS.


As if brain revolved ; as if head were full of boiling water ; as if brain struck against skull ; jawbone as if disarticulated ; stomach as if scalded ; as if whole body would pass away with stool.
Pain : in lumbar region.
Lancinating pains : severe in epigastric, left inframammary and left infrascapular regions ; in left side of head and left extremities.
Burning-lancinating pain : in teeth and face.
Burning pain : in stomach and between scapula.
Ulcerative pains : in vagina.
Neuralgic pain : in temples ; in face.
Pinching : in abdomen.
Dull, heavy, squeezing pain : in stomach.
Cramps : in extremities ; in womb.
Dull, heavy, aching distress : in stomach.
Heat : in epigastrium.
Bruised feeling : in neck of womb.
Pressure : in epigastrium.
Weight : in stomach ; in epigastrium.
Heaviness : of head.
Oppression : in pit of stomach.
Dulness : of head.
Tension : in stomach.
Fulness : in stomach ; in pit of stomach.
Distension : in epigastrium.
Coldness : of left side, left extremities.
  

TOUCH, PASSIVE MOTION, INJURIES.


Contact : neuralgia in face < from food ; integument of temple and side painfully sensitive.
  

STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION.


Young man, suffering four months ; acidity of stomach.
Miss L., at. 26, temperament nervo-bilious, with a little of the lymphatic ; menstruates every three weeks profusely ; pains in stomach.
Mrs. —, at. 45, dark eyes and hair, nervo-bilious temperament, mother of eight children ; suffering since fourteen years old, attacks at first every Spring and Fall, continuing for about three months, for last fifteen years suffering almost continuous ; pain in stomach, etc.
Man, at. 45, suffering three years from enlargement of liver and sympathetic cough ; ague.
  

RELATIONS.


Compare : Bryon., Cinchon., Carbo veg., Lycop., Nux vom.

NOTE:
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

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.