Menstrual complaints

Lac-caninum [Lac-c]

Too frequent and profuse, of bright-red blood, stringy, but dissolving in water, and of a strong AMMONIACAL SMELL, AT THE CLOSE STAINING NAPKIN GREEN, Before: great engorgement of mammae, which are sore to the touch, dry, husky cough, causing soreness of abdomen; itching of vulva; flatus from bowels and vagina; congestion of ovaries. During:great distress in pelvic region, with sensation as if abdomen in mammae, which are slightly, (>) from leaning back; pain and soreness in mammae, which are full of small hard lumps; dejected and despondent, feels herself surrounded by snakes. After: leucorrhoea, only in daytime, when standing, yellow, not excoriating.

Lac-defloratum [Lac-d]

Delayed, suppressed, too scanty, with intense distress in lower part of abdomen, cannot bear the weight of hand or clothing on abdomen, great lassitude and somnolency; migraine, profuse watery urine.

Lachesis [Lach]

Delayed, scanty or intermittent; regular, but scanty and feeble; blood dark, lumpy acrid and highly offensive; PROFUSE DURING CLIMAXIS. Before: desire for fresh air; leucorrhoea several days before menses stiffening the linen and leaving a greenish stain; abdominal cramps and throbbing headache, nosebleed. During: desire for fresh air: (>) WHEN FLOW IS ESTABLISHED; cannot bear even weight of sheet on genitals, so sensitive; haemorrhoidal troubles during menses; laborlike pains as if everything were pressed out; menstrual colic beginning in left ovary; bruised pains in hips; sense of suffocation, as of something tight around neck; flushes of heat in daytime; loquacity; tearfulness; tendency to faint and to hysterical fits during or just before menses set in; ALL THE ACHES RELIEVED WHEN FLOW STARTS. After; diarrhoea, beating in anus as from little hammers.

Laurocerasus [Laur]

Too early and too profuse, thin, liquid, During: colic afternoons; tearing pain in vertex at night: suffocative spells about heart with gasping for breath; weariness in small of back; frontal headache with dizziness of vision; coldness of extremities, ICE COLDNESS OF TONGUE AND GREAT MELANCHOLIA.

Ledum [Led]

Too early and profuse, blood bright red; great want of vital heat, she cannot keep warm; desire to be alone; the least covering of head is unbearable.

Lilium-tigr [Lil-t]

Normal as to time and quantity, but ONLY WHEN SHE IS MOVING ABOUT; and cease when lying down; Before: nervous palpitations with a suffocative of choking feeling, (<) when lying on right side and (>) on left side. During; great weakness; dysmenorrhoea with sensation of constriction from back around hips and ending in pudenda, dysmenorrhoea from dislocation; clammy coldness of limbs; pressure and weight low down in vagina, (>) by firm pressure with hand on vulva; neuralgic uterine pains; sharp pains across hypogastrium from ilium to ilium. After; profuse, bright-yellow leucorrhoea, acrid and excoriating external parts; ovarian neuralgia, burning, darting, stinging pains with cutting pains in mammae.

Lithium-carb [Lith-c]

Menses late and scanty; all symptoms accompanying irregular

menses are on left side; urine turbid and flocculent; rheumatic soreness about heart, (<) bending forward, (>) after urinating; menses cease suddenly and headache comes on.

Lobelia [Lob]

Too early and profuse or too scanty and profuse, violent pain in sacrum during fever; GREAT WEIGHT AND HEAVINESS IN GENERAL ORGANS; rheumatic or neuralgic pains in face, chest, extremities, extreme tenderness over sacrum, she CANNOT BEAR THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH; cries out when attempt is made to examine parts.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Too profuse, too long, flow partly black, clotted, or bright-red or watery with laborlike pain, followed by fainting; too often, reappearing after six or eight days; suppression from freght; Before; sadness and melancholy; shivering; heaviness of lower extremities and coldness of feet; distention of abdomen. During; Dizziness and dull screwing headache in temples, as if forehead would burst; shooting and cutting pains across abdomen from right to left, sometimes running upward; pains in back before urination; flow (<) in afternoon,4 p.m. After: obstinate dryness of vagina; bearing -down pains, as if menses would reappear; itching, burning, gnawing at the vulva, varices of genitals; low-spirited, constant sensation of satiety.

Magnesia-carb [Mag-c]

MORE PROFUSE DURING NIGHT( Ammonium carb., Zincum met.) AND WHEN FIRST RISING; only when lying down; ceasing when walking; too frequent, dark and thick; retarded menses with discharge of large coagula, flow only in the absence of pain and at night, discharge acrid, dark, thick, viscid, almost like pitch, and washed out with difficulty. REAPPEARANCE OF MENSES IN WOMEN OF ADVANCED AGE; bloody discharge from vagina when standing or walking, outside of monthly period, Before: ulcerated sore throat just before menses, commencing on one side and going to the other;chilliness, backache, and great weakness;pressing towards pelvis, with cutting in abdomen,.During: headache and heaviness of head, (>) at night; paleness of face; neuralgic pains in face, driving her out of bed; diarrhoea with great trembling of limbs, After: severe backache and itching of vulva.

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.