The entire fresh plant of Atropa Belladonna (Solanaceae) is used for a tincture.
Action of on the heat is complex, stimulating the accelerator centres and paralyzing the pneumogastric; heart’s action paid, pulse full, peripheral vessels dilated; wild delirium; ending in stupor; convulsions, with dilated pupils. Suppresses secretion of lands, of mucous membrane and skin. Intense scarlet redness of skin. Urine first increased, then suppressed. Fever.
Affinities-Hyos, Stramonium, Veratrum vir., Duboisia, Hydrocy. ac., Sulphur.
Falling down, without ability to raise himself. Lying on his belly, with head bent backward and chin resting on hand, not noticing what was said or done in the room. (Walking round and round in a circle). Swelling of whole body, with redness and heat. Distention of veins over whole body; of blood vessels of limbs, especially arteries of neck pulsate, so that when lower jaw is opened it strikes against the upper at every beat, amusing chattering of teeth, with internal and external warmth, (<) head.
Convulsions; when forced to swallow liquids; especially of flexor muscles; C. with gnashing of teeth; with ludicrous gestures, whistling, singing and crying all together; epileptic; epileptic, then epileptic condition; after a vexation, which compel him to run to the wall; of muscles of limbs, trunk and face. Subsultus tendinum; with carphology. Incessant movements, especially of arms. Movements as in chorea. Jerks, with loud raving. Constant motion of muscles, partly alternate contraction of single muscles, partly automatic motions, starting of limbs, biting motion, carphology. Jumping, and if alarmed, when touched. Intermittent cramps. Want of muscular coordination. Trembling; with of muscular coordination. Trembling; with convulsive shivering. Unsteadiness in all her motions. Haste in all motions.
Irritability and acuteness of sense, of taste, smell, touch, sight, hearing, and the mind is easily moved and thoughts are more active (Nux-vom). His senses deceive him. Stitch in affected part on every second or third step, extending to head. Tearing in a part of the muscles, especially in volar side of ulna, just above wrist. Gnawing in affected parts Boring in glands. Cramplike pain, (<) in sleep, in one side of chest, one side of abdomen and one loin, so that she bends the painful part inward. Pain in evening, preventing her from stretching. Pain disappeared suddenly when it had reached its height and instantly a pain arose in some other place. Pain in all joints, extending as far tip of fingers and toes, with a cold sensation.
(Tenderness to touch where the shootings had been). Bad feeling in whole system on turning in bed. Trembling sensation in all muscles. Pulsation of all arteries in morning on waking; p., like a pendulum, alternating between head and chest; perceptible through whole body. Restlessness; at night, with grinding of the teeth and now and then convulsions every moment he wished to get out of bed (Hyos), but then would fall back in prostration; the boy wished to escape and was strong far beyond his age; especially of hands and feet (Acon); body thrown now to one side, now to other, now chest is raised, now abdomen; occasionally raising his feet, as if ascending stairs, moving his mouth as if talking, but the sounds wee inarticulate.
Weakness; in morning, with vertigo; in evening; (<) evening; (<) evening, with short breath; with tottering gait and feeling as if knees would give way; in frequent at side, numbness of I. side of face and of I. arm and prickling in same parts. Desire to lie down. Faintness. Stiffness of whole body; with head drawn backward and body agitated by single jerks. Anesthesia of whole body. Insensibility with rattling respiration and twitchings of hand and feet. Paralyzed feeling on getting up and attempting to stand. Aggravation in afternoon, especially about 3 or 4 P.M.; (A. in I. half of body; (in flexor surface and fibrous membranes).
Clinical Violent convulsions, with great rush of blood to head, face red and hot. Epilepsy. Chorea. A valuable remedy for taking cold from a slight drags of air, especially after having the hair cut. Particularly useful for plethoric persons. Hysterical spasms, with red face and wild actions. Effects of sunstroke. Scarlatina. Measles. Acute inflammation of glands.
Delirium; (>) after a meal; (>) after sleep, with quick movements; with heat; with springing out of bed, laughing (Hyosc., Stramonium,) and constant talking; violent D., with livid face., injected and protruding eyes, dilated pupils, strong pulsation in carotids, full, hard, frequent pulse and inability to swallow. Fury (Hyosc); pulling at the hair of bystanders. Inclination to bite bystanders (Hcy. ac.), Inclination to tear everything to pieces. Attempted to bite and strike, broke into fits of laughter and gnashed her teeth, head hot, face red, look wild and fierce. Fury, with heat of body, staring eyes and continually spitting at those about her.
Delirium, with picking at bed-clothes and throwing them off (Hyosc) threw herself from a height in D; with violent motion of arms and legs. Running in. the street naked (Hyosc), gesticulating, dancing, laughing, uttering and doing many absurd things. Paroxysms D. D. alternating with lethargy., Fury, at the forcible administration of liquids. Abhorrence of liquids; liquid poured out makes her furious, resembling delirium tremens; almost hysterical. Gasping for imaginary objects. The patients thought they were pursuing their ordinary occupations. Persisting that there were horrid monsters all over the from staring at her. Carphology. Suspicious D.; refusing food, also drink. Speech loud, disconnected. Delirium, at one time expressive of great joy, at another of great terror. Talking about mice and other dark-colored animals that he saw (Stram). Imagined that he was swimming in his bed evenings on lying down. He dreads decaying with a living body. Beautiful images. Imagined that he was rich. Muttering like one sleep.
Garrulity (Hyosc); using abused language, at which he often laughter, turning to the speaker when addressed but not answering correspondingly; with squinting and stupid expression. Laughter; involuntary; violent spasmodic., Singing (Stram) inclination in evening to sing and whistle; alternations of singing an scolding, with constant motion of limbs. Mirth; after supper, with increase of vital powers, then drowsiness.
Taciturnity; with desire for solitude and quiet. Weeping; on walking, with ill humor. Despondency. Anxiety; with desire to flee. Fear that death was with weariness of life and inclination to drown herself. Timid mistrust. Starting in affright, (<) at approach of any one. Anger. Quarrel; some mood. (Veratrumv); with disposition to laugh in annoying manner. Howling; about trifles, (<) soothing words. Lowering her temper soon, then weeping. III humor; silent; whining, with headache as if a stone were pressing forehead. Apathy. Aversion to work and to movement.
Disorderly, so that speech did not correspond to thought, nor though to sense, nor sense to objects present. Confusion, with flickering before eyes; C., so that he did not know whether he was dreaming or awake; with general trembling. Manner or expression incomplete, speech disconnected. Answers hasty; and laconic and dry. Passing quickly from one idea to another.
Absence of mind. Thoughts disappear during headache. Memory diminished; lost. Forgot how to do the simplest thing. Stupor; with cramp of extremities; interrupted by shrill screams; compelling sleep in forenoon, after waking long, with heat and dryness of mouth without thirst, then hacking cough, with offensive breath as of human faeces. Coma; with rattling in throat, real face, dilated pupils, convulsions of upper limbs, heat of skin, red spots on neck and chest and feverish pulse; C., with small, weak, unequal pulse feverish pulse; C., with small, weak, unequal pulse. Unconsciousness with stiffness of lower limbs, distention of superficial blood vessels, red, swollen face, full, rapid pulse and sweat.
Clinical The general character of the delirium is one of great activity, tendency to run about, to escape from the room or bed; in general with great excitement, hot head and face, sometimes with fury, sometimes excessive fear.
Drawn backward (Hcy. ac.) boring deep into pillow. Thrown higher and thither, even to shaking, then again convulsive bending forward of head and trunk. Selling distention of brain. Stabbing in. evening, as with a double-edged knife. Shootings; through brain from all sides. Tearing; here and there; as if sutures of skull would be torn open; cutting T.. extending from one part to another. Boring during the day, the pain, in the evening shooting. Aching; on waking, with lassitude; stooping and motion (Bry); (>) after leeches, with feeling as if enormously large, with intolerance of light and noise (Ferr); and in eyeballs, which felt as if starting from their sockets; with swelling of lids, heat in face and lachrymation. jerking pain, (<) walking quickly or ascending stairs rapidly, with at every a jolt downward as if a weight were in occiput. Drawing and expansive pain as if something in it rocked in a jerking manner. Drawing pain. Pain as if a weight are in occiput. Drawing and expansive pain as if something in it rocked in a jerking manner. Drawing pain. Pain as if screwed together on both sides. Throbbing pain, with heat; T. pain, with pressure at vertex. Pain as if brain were numb. Throbbing; in brain, from before backward and towards sides, ending at surface in shooting. Pressure now here, now there, in large areas; especially above nose, (<) stepping; deep in brain during an after walking in open air, (<) coughing. Heaviness; morning on rising.
Spasm of brain, generally when standing or walking, seldom when standing or sitting with back against something, a sudden drawing an giving way, as if nerves were in motion, when all upon which he looked appeared to move in one direction and then back to their former position, with feeling as if he would fall, without giddiness; with sensation in pit of stomach corresponding to the feeling in the brain. Confusion, (<) movement; in evening, with garrulity; (<) walking; with warmth rising from stomach; with swelling of glands and neck; as if intoxicated. Dullness (>) open air, (<) in room, with turning in head Uneasy sensation. Weariness, with inability to raise it after stooping.
Rush of blood, with pulsation in cerebral arteries and throbbing in head (Glon; Ferr); and sensation as from a ligature around neck: r. of blood when leaning head backward; on stooping, with heaviness as if giddy. Apoplexy condition( after epileptic convulsions(); A. condition alternating with paroxysms of rapid automatic movement, with convulsive laughter, and during the brief intervals of sleep subsultus of face and limbs; a kind of apoplexy, causing he to fall down insensible. Intoxication; after eating; after least quantity of beer; with disturbed vision and difficult speech, he imagines that he cannot move his tongue.
Vertigo; in morning; with weakness; while sitting; (<) movement; (<) walking, with turning in pit of stomach; (<) after sleep, with headache and drowsiness; with rush of blood to head, roaring in ears and misty vision with pulsation in head, dilate pupils and nausea; V., with vision of snow-flakes, etc.; as if objects swayed to and fro; as if everything turned in a circle. Affection of head and eyes, (>) coffee.
Forehead-There stabs extending to occiput, where upon sudden disappearance of all previous headache. Sticking; in r. eminence, (<) bending forward (>) pressure; outward in eminences; tearing, over r. orbit. Tearing; externally; in sinciput; T. over eyebrows; burning, in I. eminence. Boring under r. eminence in morning after waking. Gnawing externally eminences. Crampy pain in eminence, extending over zygoma to lower jaw. Aching; so severe during motion that it caused him to close the eyes, (>) sitting and lying, returning on rising, but on going into open air the forehead seemed pressed in by a heavy stone: while sitting in a room; on I. side; behind and above eyebrows; under eminence on rising; in orbital region, with redness of eyes and face;below r. eminence soon occupying the whole forehead decreasing at intervals only to return in greater violence. Pain as if brain rose and fell with every step., (<) strong pressure. Shooting burning pain in I. eminence. Pain as if a stone were pressing it, (>) laying head down and stooping, with dilated pupils and and shining ill humor; P. unstopping as if everything would come out; as if brain were pressed towards forehead, (>) bending head backward; as if brain would be pressed our above orbits, preventing opening of eyes and obliging him to lie down; outward in. eminence. Pain as from a board before it. Pain above orbits as if brain were compressed, so that he must close his eyes. Weight at tip, causing vertigo and sense as i. intoxicated. Pain above eyes like to weight in head, felt on touching eye. Tensive pressure in r. Pain in morning as if something over brown sank down and nape. Drawings; in head towards forehead, as if brain would dilate. Contracted. Sensation in muscles of F. and eyes. Dullness. Confusion, with periodical attacks of vertigo. Cloudiness as if an oppressive cloud moved to and fro, especially under bone. cold sensation in middle of brain. Pulsation in blood vessels and pain as if bones were lifted up. Rush of blood on stooping.
Temple-Stabbing from one to other. Shooting in r.; S. outward; outward in I. Darting pain in r., affecting eye. Tearing; in r. and in vertex, extending in various directions. cutting outward. spreading through brain and there passing into strong throbbing. Pain through T.; ion I. at 3 P.M.; in r. which on supporting heat with hand increases to a sense of burning I., spreading over anterior half of brain, on that side where the head is support by the hand. Weight from centre of brain towards T., with diminished hearing. Drawing pain extending to over r. orbit. Drawing down in temples and in r. orbit. Beatings.
Vertex-Tearing in r., (<) movement. Twisting pain, sometimes also digging, sometimes tearing, the pain (<) pressure, and the skull seemed thin, as it could be oppressed then r., again. Tensive pressure in l. and in forehead.
Side-Stabbing in r. as with a two -edged knife, then in front of head then in vertex, then in vertex, then in occiput, so that she cannot lie on either side. Cutting in r. from frontal to occiput region, becoming general, at last setting in I. parietal bone. Darting pain under I., parietal bone. Boring in r., (<) motion, with throbbing. Gnawing in r. upper part, down to ear, caused by gnawing in a hollow tooth. Pin; in r. after rising and moving briskly; in I. parietal bone, extending to temples; in I. parietal bone, extending to r. temple; throbbing, in parietal region; drawing, in r. at rest after dinner, and in r. region; drawing, in r. at rest after dinner, and in r. arm Pressure outward in I., half of brain, (<) forehead.
Occiput-Lightning-like stabs behind ear in evening. shoots in I. cutting to I. of Protuberance. Pain. Throbbing pressure in I, Weight.
Scalp-Hair falls out. Hair which was previously naturally electric is no longer so. Sensitiveness, even pressure of hair cause pain (Sulph). Soreness of roots of hair. Pain as after strong pulling at hair. Sensation as if hair on top were pulled. Frequent unconscious scratching of heat and rubbing of nose.
Clinical Terrific headaches; the head feels full of blood; violent at base of brain, head drawn backward; violent throbbing in carotids, with red face. The headaches are almost universally aggravated by the slightest noise or light. Headache so violent that he seems to get blind and then becomes unconscious. Headaches greatly aggravated by bending forward the head is generally drawn backward. Meningitis. Meningitis from erysipelas. Apoplexy, in the early stage.
Starting. Projecting and sparkling. Glassy. Animated, with dilated pupils. Squinting. Sunken. Spasms. Inflammation and a wild expression. Conjunctiva covered with red vessels, with shooting an lachrymation; and cornea dim, lids swollen, afterwards pus in anterior chambers. Puffy appearance about. Swelling, with lachrymation. Trembling mucus before.
Shooting inward. Pain; and once hot prickling in r.; crawling as if full of sand; drawing from, below upward under I. smarting. Feeling as if protruding. Feeling as if too large. Pressure, (<) morning, with lachrymation; P. as if hard spring water were in them. Sensitiveness. Dryness on motion dry and stiff sensation; burning, more violent alternately in one or other. Heat, as if in hot vapor; H. afternoons while walking in open air, with sticking and drowsiness (<) coffee, and sensations if swimming in tea (>) pressing them upward, with itching. Insensibility to light, Tickling. soon tired on reading. Feeling as if he could see nothing, yet he saw when he strained his eyes.
Lachrymation salt. Optic disk deepened in tint and retinal arteries and veins enlarged. Balls inconstant motion; alternately fixed and very movable. Balls turned upward; and outward. Pain in balls; deep in, on closing eyes. Dryness of surface of ball.
Pupils-Dilated; (<) r. and immovable, and eye devoid of expression: (<) i., with flickering before I.; I., with a white scale in it; r, with necessity to close that the on writing in order to see the lines plainly Contracted; with headache. Insensible to light.
Lids-lead-colored spots. Redness; of margins. Swellings of lower; of upper, with paralysis and redness of palpebrae of I. eye, with relapses of upper lids as in ptosis. Mucous membrane of eyes and lids injected and swollen. Agglutination in morning. Wide open. Closed; in morning on waking; half closed. Twitching Quivering of I. upper; r. upper. Throbbing pain in lower, towards inner canthus, with inflammatory swellings and lachrymation. Heaviness; (<) r; with feeling as of a sticky mass between them and ball, compelling rubbing.
Canthi- Dirty redness of internal, as if washed out, swelling of I. punctum lachrymal. With suppurative inflammation, at first with burning, then with pressing pain. Itching shoots in internal. Tearing in inner, extending into eyes. Pain in i. internal, even on slight touch.
Conjunctiva-Full of blue-red vessels. Red streaks in morning, with pain. Red vessels at I. external canthus in morning, with twitching of eye. Yellow color.
Orbit-Darting pain in and near, I. Pain, often feeling as if eyes wore being torn out,. sometimes as if pressed into head, with pain pressing from forehead into eyes. Pressing pain in upper part. Confused pressure, alternately in r. and in forehead. Pain in r. supraorbital ridge, with weak vision of r. eye on writing, whereby the letters swam, and oppressive sensation as if r. lid hung down paralyzed.
Vision dim; (>) strong effort of will, (<) afterwards, sometimes with double vision and undulating motion of objects. Distinct only for distant objects and completely parallel rays, as those of a start in the heaviness. Weaker while walking in open air and in bright light. Photophobia. Blindness; in morning in I. eye the lid of which is drooping, inflamed and painful when touched; for near objects, double V,. for distinct ones. Amaurosis. Diplopia. and objects appear far off; and objects appear to revolve and run backward. vision of r. eye became clearer, I. more impaired, upper lid more tumefied and prolapsed, conjunctiva more vascular and raise above margin of the transparent cornea, which in a few days became opaque and a little puriform fluid accumulated in anterior chamber. Vision of sparks. Of halo around candle-light, partly colored, the red predominating, at times the light seemed broken into rays. Of occasional flashes of light. Of and the air seems like a mist. Chromotopsia. Letters swim while reading. Lines jumped hither and thigh when reading by lamp-light. Saw nothing when reading but the white margin which surrounded the black letters transformed into rings. All objects seemed bordered with yellow. Objects appeared white; during the delirium. All colores appeared reversed. Vision of a large white star in the ceiling and across if from I. to r. silvery clouds seem passing. of black points and stripes at 10.30 A.M., on going out. Letters seemed larger than usual, and vision sharper in I. eye than in r. On seeing himself in the glass he assert that he squinted badly, and that both eyeballs were turned towards nose. Faces looked large, broad and out of proportion, an speak as large as a fly and the head of a nail appeared like a spider with its pegs in constant motion, and for months afterwards the was a sort of glimmer upon all objects, like the motion of heated air rising from the roof or sides of a building, and the figure on a carpet seemed to blend.
Clinical Great congestion of eyes, but not often useful in inflammatory affections of the external parts of the eye. Neuritis of optic nerve, haemorrhage from the retina and suppressed eruptions. Pains of acute glaucoma. (Bell must be given only bidden. it brings on aggravation of acute glaucoma, though it will not cure the chronic disorder). Ciliary neuralgia, with great heat and throbbing pain. Spasms of the lids and muscles. Squinting. Exophthalmic goitre.
Purulent exudation. Shootings to chin; in external meatus in middle during eructation tasting of the ingesta; in middle, with hard hearing on that side. Thrusts in middle, with pinching; t,. through mastoid process below ear. Tearing downward in middle and external; T. behind r.; lower half of r. cartilage; in posterior side of I. cartilage; in r. external and in r. side of face downward; from before backward externally in r; feeling in r. as if it would be torn out of head pain in ears and temples as if alternately torn out and pressed in, alternating with a similar pain in orbits. Cutting behind ears. Pinching after hiccough, r. then I. Boring close to r. Pain; I.; drawing, extending into nape. Pressure on mastoid process below ear; on muscles behind I. and on muscles of forehead; on external meatus; in meatus as if one bored in with a finger. tingling.