The American spikenard is an herbaceous plant belonging to the Araliaceae. A tincture is prepared from the fresh root.
See respiratory organs.
Allies-Iodine, Arsenicum, Ip.
Severe cold, no cough. Weak, half sick and filled with vague nausea. Feeling on rising at 8.30 as after a “Spree,” with nausea in throat and stomach and sensation as if diarrhoea would set in, and at 3.15 P.M. stool, difficult, soft, yellow, about a teaspoonful, with protrusion of mucous membrane of rectum like a tumor (have had haemorrhoids), after stool aching pain in rectum extending upward and on l. side. Headache.
Lips red, swollen, lips and mouth feel parched, wants to keep the tongue moving to keep it moist, although there is profuse salivation, saliva running from mouth, (<) by lying, roof of mouth covered with ulcers, irregular in size and shape, having a yellowish, white covering (not membrane) looking like pus, throat swollen and sore, swallowing difficult on account of a sensation of a “bunch” in throat, voice weak and husky. Nausea. Discomfort in stomach, with flatulency. Griping. Irritation in anus at night. Mucous discharge from rectum. Diarrhoea; preceded by belching.
Asthma on lying down at night dry wheezing respiration when lying on back, with sense of impeding suffocation, rapidly increasing dyspnoea, loud musical whistling during inspiration and expiration but louder during inspiration, inability to lie down, warm, salt, mucous expectation, greater oppression of r. than of l. lung, afterwards when lying on r. side all oppression and discomfort were in r. lung, but on turning over the l. lung was affected and the r. relieved entirely, constant desire to clear chest of something, all obstruction being during inspiration, on forcible expiration raw, burning, sore feeling behind whole length of sternum and in lungs, most intense behind sternum, in morning easy expectoration of loose phlegm, after wars fear that r. lung is diseased, and cough not and then, with raising of phlegm, which is swallowed in voluntarily.
Sweat in sleep at night.
Clinical it is been found useful for asthma with spasmodic cough at night, in general (<) lying down. Spasmodic cough at night after the first sleep, cough caused by tickling in throat, associated with constriction of chest, has to sit up and cough violently; sometimes caused by a feeling of a foreign body in the throat. Asthma, with oppressed breathing all day, as from a weight on stomach, (<) night on lying down, when the patient is awakened by the violent cough, (>) raising a little tough mucus Hay fever, frequent sneezing, with asthmatic attacks and whistling respiration,. must sit up. It has cured leucorrhoea, acid, offensive, with bearing down pains.