Actaea spicata, L. A tincture is prepared from the fresh root.
-Cimicifuga, Clematis, Aconite.
The pains are generally tearing, drawing. Fermentation in blood. Pulsations. Weakness after eating; from talking; walking in open air; sudden. Delirium, during fever; furious. Unconsciousness. Headache persisting after the fever; headache in skull and periosteum. Boring in head. Vertigo, with nausea. Head symptoms (<) at night and by walking; mostly periodical. Pressure in forehead from the broad daylight. Twitching pains in temples. Pain in vertex; hammering, in occiput. Sensation of horripilation on scalp. Pimples on scalp. Ophthalmia like catarrhal inflammation. Suggillations in conjunctiva. Burning lachrymation. Vision blue; vision of spots when looking steadily.
Twitching pain in ears, when sneezing or blowing nose. Ear sore to touch. Murmuring in ears after sleep, (<) by anxiety. Nostril red. Bruised pain in nose. Nasal mucus tinged with blood. Nosebleed during oppression of chest. Yellow around mouth. Rheumatic pain in face (Aconite) Lips chapped. Salivation. Fetid breath. Pain in submaxillary glands when chewing. Tearing in throat, by cold morning or evening air. Throat sore when speaking.
Appetite sharp in morning. Hunger, with aversion to food. Nausea. Vomiting; sour (Calcareac). Sticking in epigastrium on deep inspiration. Pain at stomach pit; in stomach, with difficult breathing. Cramp in stomach; drawing in epigastric region. Uneasiness in stomach after eating. Emission of flatus. Spasmodic contractions of bowels. Compression in abdomen. Pain in r. hypochondrium on pressure; P. as before diarrhoea; as before or during menses. Painful shock in abdomen at each inspiration. Uneasiness in A. Pulsations in r. hypochondrium almost insensible. Stool pappy; omitted. Frequent urging to urinate; with painful micturition. White sediment in urine.
Respiration difficult, with pain in stomach; with pain in hip; inspiration; on account of weakness, especially expiration. Bruised pain in sacral region when lying on side. Pulsation in kidney region. Swelling of joints after slight fatigue. Pain in hands as from paralytic weakness. Lower limbs swollen; boring, (>) by stretching; weakness after changes of temperature. Thighs tremble when lifted. Knees weary Horripilation after drinking; H., then heat with vomiting. Cold, numb and discolored fingers. Sweat on head (Calcareac.); cheek on which he lies; viscid; cold, with malaise (Calcareac).
Almost the only use of this drug has been for subacute rheumatic gout of the small joints, associated with sour stomach.