Therapeutic symptoms of homeopathic remedy Crocus sativus, described by E.B. Nash in his book, Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics, published in 1898….

Spasmodic contractions and twitching of single sets of muscles.

Haemorrhages from different parts; blood black, viscid, clotted, forming into long black strings, from the bleeding orifice.

Changeable disposition; laughs, sings, jumps, wants to kiss everybody, or again cries, gets mad, abuses everybody, etc.

Sensation as of something hopping or moving about in stomach, abdomen, uterus or chest.

This remedy has three different spheres of usefulness in homoeopathic, therapeutics.

1st. In haemorrhages from different parts. The blood is BLACK, VISCID, CLOTTED, and FORMING ITSELF INTO LONG BLACK STRINGS FROM THE BLEEDING ORIFICE. It makes no difference whether from the nose, uterus, lungs or stomach, if the blood is of this nature CROC., must be given. (MERC., the blood hangs from the nose like an icicle.)

2nd. In hysterical conditions in which there is great changeableness of the mental symptoms.

The patient is alternately cheerful or depressed. In the former state she will sing, dance, jump, laugh and whistle, love and want to kiss everybody. In the latter she will cry, get into a rage, abuse her friends, and then repent it, etc.

CROC., for these alternate mental states, resembles ACON., IGN., and NUX-M., but with CROC., there is another peculiar and persistent symptom, viz., SENSATION AS OF SOMETHING MOVING, OR HOPPING ABOUT IN THE STOMACH, ABDOMEN, UTERUS OR CHEST. Often this sensation of movement is so positive that the patient mistakes it for the movement of a foetus, and is sure she is in a family way. If the mind symptoms above described are present, don’t be too ready to promise a baby, but give a dose of CROC., and await developments.

3d. CROC., is one of our remedies for chronic affections. THERE ARE TWITCHINGS OF SINGLE SETS OF MUSCLES (IGN., and ZINC.,)TWITCHINGS OF EYELIDS ESPECIALLY. These twitchings are very common in hysterical subjects, and there are many remedies for them, so that one could not of course prescribe on that alone. There are, however, remedies which are suited to hysteria and also other nervous diseases, in which twitchings are very prominent and CROC., is one them.

Dr. E.B. Nash 1838- 1917, was considered one of our finest homeopaths and teachers. He was Prof. of Materia Medica at the N.Y. Homoeopathic Medical College and President of International Hahnemannian Assoc. His book Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics is a classic. This article is from: :The Medical Advance - A monthly magazine of homoeopathic medicine - edited and published by H.C. Allen, M. D.