Helleborus [Hell]

Idiocy following apoplexy.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Sudden falling down with a shriek; soporous condition; face red, lower jaw dropped; patient weak, trembling; twitching of muscles; stertorous breathing; inability to swallow; involuntary stool, pulse quick and full; blood-vessels swollen; numbness of hands after consciousness returns.

Iodum [Iod]

Chronic congestion to brain from hypertrophy of right ventricle or from compression of blood-vessels around the neck from a struma.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

In serous and nervous apoplexy with vertigo, lips hanging down, loss of speech, salivation and paralysis of the extremities. Headache as if the brain were bruised through all the bones of the head and down into the root of the tongue; prolonged nausea and vomiting, arising from a gastric state.

Lachesis [Lach]

Stupefaction with loss of consciousness, with BLUE FACE AND CONVULSIVE MOVEMENTS, or tremor of the extremities; or paralysis, especially OF THE LEFT SIDE; the paroxysms are preceded by frequent absence of mind, or vertigo with rush of blood to the head; blowing expiration; after the use of liquors or mental emotions.

Lachnanthes [Lachn]

Vertigo with sensation of heat in the chest and around the heart; sensation as if the vertex were enlarged and driven upward; the head feels enlarged and driven upward; the head feels enlarged, as if split open with a wedge from the outside to within; the whole face becomes yellow, etc.

Laurocerasus [Laur]

Vertigo, bloated face; jerking of the facial muscles; speechless with full consciousness; palpitation of heart with scarcely perceptible pulse and cold, moist skin; trismus, twitching of face; the coma looks more like a quiet, deep sleep; pulse irregular, small and slow, seldom full and hard; apoplexy with paralysis.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Impending cerebral paralysis; patient lies in stupor; somnolence; eyes set, fixed and suffused with tears; dropped jaw; rattling breathing; great set, fixed and suffused with tears; dropped jaw; rattling breathing; great emaciation and internal debility.

Nux-vom [Nux-v]

Apoplexy of good livers who lead an easy life and suffer from dyspepsia; stupefaction, stertorous breathing and ptyalism; blear-eyedness; dimness of vision; paralysis especially of the lower limbs; hanging down of the lower jaw; the paroxysms are preceded by vertigo, buzzing in the ears, headache as if the head would split open, or the eyes be pressed out, with nausea and urging to vomit; great irritability and hypochondriasis.

Opium [Op]

The paroxysms are preceded by dulness of sense, vertigo and heaviness of the head, buzzing in the ears and hardness of hearing, staring look, sleeplessness, anxious dreams or FREQUENT DESIRE TO SLEEP; the paroxysm is attended by TETANIC RIGIDITY OF THE WHOLE BODY, REDNESS, BLOATEDNESS, AND HEAT OF THE FACE; head is hot and covered with hot or cold sweat; red eyes, with dilated, INSENSIBLE PUPILS, SLOW, STERTOROUS BREATHING; CONVULSIVE MOVEMENT AND TREMBLING OF EXTREMITIES; foam at mouth; deep comatose sleep, with snoring, rattling and hanging down of lower maxilla; impossibility to rouse the patient; the head feels so heavy that it sinks back when the patient wants of lift it. (Give Apis or Nux v. where Opium fails.)

Psorinum [Psor]

Congestion of blood to the head with heat; awakes stupefied and cannot recollect what happened. Sensation as if the head received a heavy blow on the forehead, awaking him at night. Aversion to having the head uncovered (Silicea) Debility, independent of any organic disease, and still the patient is hopeless and despairing.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

For stupefaction and loss of consciousness, bloated and bluish- red, face loss of motion; VIOLENT PALPITATION OF THE HEART, ALMOST COMPLETE SUPPRESSION OF THE PULSE, and rattling breathing.

Sanguinaria [Sang]

Sanguineous apoplexy from venous congestion. Pain like a flash of lightning on the back of the head; red cheeks with burning of the ears; distension of the temporal veins; vertigo on quickly turning the head and looking upward; burning heat and redness of the face; breath and sputa smell bad, even to the patient.

Sepia [Sep]

In men addicted to drinking and sexual excesses, with a disposition to gout and haemorrhoids; or in women, from affections of the reproductive system. Venous apoplexy. Headache coming on in terrific shocks; dizziness in walking; with staggering; forgetfulness; cold feet, intermitting pulse, uses wrong in writing.

Strontia [Stront]

Violent congestion to head, with hot and red face from every exertion, as walking, smothered feeling about heart, allowing no rest; cannot bear the most draught of air, wants head warmly wrapped up (Magn., Silicea).

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.