The Chinese Sumach (Ailanthus glandulosa, Desf.) is a medium- sized tree which is commonly cultivated in the United States. A tincture is prepared from the fresh young shoots, leaves and flowers.
It causes nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea and even dysentery; a low type of fever, with muttering delirium and restlessness; a rash resembling scarlatina; general malaise and great weakness.
Allied Drugs.- Rhus tox. (Quasia, Cedron), Anacardium, Baptisia.
Malaise. Restlessness (Rhus tox). Dullness over whole body. Electric thrill extending to finger-tips. Tingling and prickling in whole body (Rhus tox). Heavy feeling. Faint feeling, with nausea. Incapable standing long. Weakness; on exertion. Aggravation from sight of food.
Unconsciousness. Muttering delirium (Hyosc.). Confusion of intellect. Mental alienation. Inability to concentrate mind. Memory lost (Anacard.). Recklessness. Stoical indifference. Anxiety. Fright (Stramonium). Low spirits.
Clinical With the low fever general stupor or indifference, with sighing.
Aching; with burning in eyes; A., with nausea and vertigo; with chills, then flushes of heat. Confusion. Dull compressed feeling, with confusion and pain in forehead. Fulness; after wine; with sleepiness; F., with intoxicated feeling; F., with burning on brain; apoplectic F. Heaviness, (>) pressure, with pain over eyes. Thick, heavy feeling. Electric thrill extending from brain to limbs. Vertigo; (<) stopping; with nausea; with vomiting; staggering, when rising or moving.
Aching in forehead; in centre of F., more to l.; heavy A. between 1 and 2 P.M., with drowsiness; peculiar heavy, dull A., incapacitating for mental labor. Aching in temples; on waking; in r., with nausea; darting A. in temples and occiput, with confusion of ideas; lancinating in both, and fine prickling pain in l.; acute pricking. Tightness in temples. Tender bruised feeling over parieto-frontal sutures. Sensation of an electric current through l. side of head. Pain behind ears; P. in occiput, with dizziness and ringing pain in forehead and swelling below l. eye and upon cheek; darting aching in occiput. Beating in occipital arteries.
Clinical Constant frontal headache of a neuralgic character. Headache paroxysmal, with drowsiness during the day, confused mind, mental depression.
Smarting and aching as from astringents. Rough and irritated feeling, as from sand and dust. Burning; with headache. Lachrymation in open air or by bright light. Lids agglutinated in morning, with purulent discharge. Conjunctivitis, with redness and inflammation extending around outer canthus. Brows fall out. Photophobia. Dim vision. Blurring of figures and letters.
Feeling in r. as from a blow. Ringing in r.; ringing in ears like music.
Swelling. Soreness on l. side, with pain. Dryness. Catarrhal obstruction. Difficult breathing through nose. Sneezing, with sensation of cold about the eyes and gnawing in chest. Chronic catarrh. Bleeding; of bright blood. Smell lost.
Pale. Sallow and inactive complexion. Dusky, bilious complexion. Dark circles around eyes. Capillary congestion in irregular spots. Neuralgic pain, forcing him to walk. Hot, red. Feeling about articulations of jaws like mumps.
Teeth feel as after an acid. Gums swollen and bleeding. Tongue coated; with a pasty taste in morning; thick white coat, brown in centre. Oozing of blood from denuded surface of mouth. Dryness of M., with bleeding from roof and sides. Pain in M. Soreness of M., with rawness and burning. Discharge of blood and stringy saliva. Flat taste to everything. Flat taste to water.
Parotid and thyroid glands enlarged and sore. Redness. Spreading ulcers, feeling as after application on nitrate of silver. Inflammation of fauces and tonsils, with spots of incipient ulceration. Thick oedematous, and dry, choky feeling Irritability. Dry, rough and scrapy, (<) morning. Feeling as after an astringent. Constriction; with sensation of a foreign body. Full feeling; just above sternum, with desire to hawk up something. Hawking up mucus; hawks up greenish purulent matter. Soreness on swallowing or on admission of air; S. on swallowing, extending to ears.
Clinical Diphtheritic scarlatina, with ichorous discharge from the nose, throat dusky red, with grayish exudation, great swelling both internal and external.
Appetite capricious. Appetite lost; for breakfast; for dinner; no hunger, but eats his usual quantity. Disgust at food. No thirst except when eating. Nausea; every morning; in morning, with diarrhoea, sometimes with vomiting; with anguish, and also with tightness in temples; with sharp pain in r. temple; with vertigo, and also with headache; with sour eructations; with faint feeling; as from fat meat; intermittent; in women, similar to that of pregnancy. Retching. Vomiting; in sleep without waking; all food soon; sour; with diarrhoea. Pain; sharp prickling, and in temples; as from pins. Burning; with darting pain through it. Emptiness; in pit. Faintness after dinner. Inactive condition, as if its contractive power were impaired.
Rumbling. Tympanitis. Griping. Pain; before soft stool; with soft stool. Feeling as before diarrhoea; feeling as of “insecurity, ” as if he would be attacked by diarrhoea any minute. Looseness, more in large intestine. Nausea. Burning. Stricture below short ribs, with the nausea. Tenderness over hepatic region. Oppression below hypochondria, with pain and with the nausea. Pain in hypogastrium and hips.
Dysentery, frequent, painful stool, little faecal matter, much bloody mucus, with little fever. Watery, expelled with great force. Frequent diarrhoea, with pain in abdomen. Easy, frequent. Constipation.
Difficult to pass.
Cough in violent fits before retiring and on rising; painful C.; deep; and exhausting, with asthmatic expansion of lungs. Oppressed, with muco-purulent expectoration, free in morning, sticky and scanty during the day. Expectoration difficult, in small flakes. Hawking up mucus. Whitish expectoration. Yellow mucus from throat. Asthmatic oppression of larger bronchi. Asthmatic wheezing. Croupy choking. Crepitant ronchus. Oppressed breathing. Sighing. Rapid breathing.
Stitches, with aching; S. in lungs; l. lung. Cutting to l. of lower part of sternum. Gnawing. Soreness internally; S. of lungs. Aching under clavicle, extending sometimes to sternum; A. through lungs; in lungs, (<) a long breath; l. lung in anterior part of l. lung, extending to posterior part; especially through centre of l. lung, sternal edge, with a contracted feeling; A. in chest, with constriction. Burning pain under l. shoulder. Burning, as from breathing hot steam or air; B. in r. lung. Heaviness in sternal region. Oppression as if strapped; O. of bronchi. Sensation as if air-cells stuck together, can hear air-cells open (?) as lungs expand. Tired feeling in lungs.
Rapid; then slow. Slow; then rapid; and full. Small, rapid.
Pain; in nape and upper part of back. Soreness of glands, with pain under l. scapula. Swollen feeling in muscles.
Aching, pressed feeling in dorsal vertebrae. Pain; between shoulders; deep-seated in r. scapula, also preventing motion; P. close on either side of dorsal vertebrae; P. in small of back; pain in back, head, neck, with numbness under l. scapula, extending as a band down to l. hip.
Aching restlessness. Heaviness. Asleep. Shooting pain in shoulders. Numbness of l. arm, with sensation in fingers as if sleep. Tingling of l. arm and hand; morning on waking. Bruised feeling on r. forearm. Numbness of l. hand. Tingling and pricking in fingers.
Tottering gait. Lancinating pain in lower limbs. Lower limbs tired. Pain in r. hip-joint; hips and hypogastrium; shooting P. in hips. Trembling of legs. Numbness of l. leg, with tingling, pricking pain in foot and toes. Pain in r. foot, preventing walking; P. in l. foot when walking, a kind of tension.
Jaundice. Erysipelatous swelling of face. Sore on prepuce like incipient chancre. Eruption; livid; E. like measles, but without the concomitants of that exanthema. Miliary rash, almost livid, more profuse on forehead and face, especially on forehead, with dingy patches between the spots of eruption, with muttering delirium, small, rapid pulse, cold dry surface, the livid color of the skin when pressed out returned very slowly, the whole a complete picture of torpor. Elevations filled with turbid liquid looking like pus, with inflamed areola. Vesicular inflammation, resembling the eruption caused by Rhus, on uncovered parts. Dryness. Itching and an uneasy feeling around nose.
Sleepiness; all day; morning or forenoon; after wine, with fulness of head; S., with restlessness. Sleep in afternoon. S. heavy at night; S. disturbed and unrefreshing.
Chilliness; with sweat; preceded by miliary eruption, most profuse on forehead and face, during the chill hunger, with a distressing sense of general emptiness, speedy vomiting of food, pain in back of neck, upper part of back and in r. hip-joint, during the hot stage thirst, delirium and desire for brandy. C over whole body, as from water.
Heat, then coldness; H. during the day, with nausea; head burning hot; burning on brain. Heat in face, with redness. Heat in skin, (<) morning, lasting till noon, with dryness. Cold sweat; with the nausea and vertigo.
Clinical Scarlet fever, with symptoms of depression, eruption slow in appearing, of a livid hue, or with petechiae; patient stupid, with diphtheritic infiltration and much swelling of the throat; scarlet fever, deep coma, tip of nose and extremities cold, rash pale violet, involuntary discharges.