Hyoscyamus Niger

Hyoscyamus Niger Hyoscyamus Niger from Keynotes and Characteristics by H C Allen…

Hyoscyamus Niger suited Persons of sanguine temperament; who are irritable, nervous, hysterical.

Convulsions: of children, from fright or the irritation of intestinal worms ( Cina ); during labor; during the peurperal state; after meals, child vomits, sudden shriek, then insensible.

Diseases with increased cerebral activity, but non-inflammatory in type; hysteria or delirium tremens; delirium, with restlessness, jumps out of bed, tries to escape; makes irrelevant answers; thinks he is in the wrong place; talks of imaginary doings, but has no wants and makes no complaints.

In delirium, Hyoscyamus occupies a place midway between Belladonna and Stramonium; lacks the constant cerebral congestion of the former and the fierce rage and maniacal delirium of the latter.

Spasms: without consciousness, very restless; every muscle in the body twitches, from the eyes to the toes (with consciousness, Nux ).

Hyoscyamus Niger Fears: being alone; poison; being bitten; being sold; to eat or drink; to take what is offered; suspicious, of some plot.

Bad effects of unfortunate love; with jealousy, rage, incoherent speech or inclination to laugh at everything; often followed by epilepsy.

Lascivious mania; immodesty, will not be covered, kicks off the clothes, exposes the person; sings obscene songs; lies naked in bed and chatters.

Cough; dry, nocturnal, spasmodic; < when lying down, relieved when sitting up ( Drosera ); < at night, after eating, drinking, talking singing ( Drosera, Phosphorus, – > when lying down,, [Mang. m.]).

Intense sleeplessness of irritable, excitable persons form business embarrassments, often imaginary.

Paralysis of bladder; after labor, with retention or incontinence of urine; no desire to urinate in lying-in women ( Arnica, Opium ).

Hyoscyamus Niger Fever: pneumonia, scarlatina, rapidly becomes typhoid; sensorium clouded, staring eyes, gasping at flocks or picking bed clothes, teeth covered with sordes, tongue dry and unwieldly; involuntary stool and urine; subsultus tendinum.

Hyoscyamus Niger Relations. – Compare: Belladonna, Stramonium, Veratrum

Phosphorus often cures lasciviousness when Hyoscyamus fails.

Nux or Opium in haemoptysis of drunkards.

Follows: Belladonna well in deafness after apoplexy.

Aggravation. – At night; during menses; mental affections; jealousy, unhappy love; when lying down.

H. C. Allen
Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.