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

Affections caused by taking cold when the air changes suddenly from dry and warm to WET and COLD.

Tongue and jaws become lame, if cold air or water chills them;neck stiff, back painful, loins lame, after taking cold.

Colic as if diarrhoea would occur, from TAKING cold.

Yellow watery diarrhoea with cutting colic before every stool, or dysentery from taking cold.

Most catarrhal states, with secretion of much mucus, caused by exposure to damp cold.

Dropsical swelling after suppressed sweat, or paralysis and other troubles from suppressed eruptions, after taking cold.

Modalities: worse from wet, cold weather after warm, dry; at nights and when at rest; better rising from a seat; motion; warmth in general, and dry weather.

Glands; swell and hypertrophy on repeated exposures to cold, damp air, also acute and chronic tonsillitis.

This remedy, like many others, finds its chief characteristic in its modality. “Complaints caused or worse by CHANGE OF WEATHER FROM WARM to cold.” Of course all kinds of inflammatory and rheumatic disease may spring from such a cause and so DULC., comes to be indicated in a long list of them. For instance: AFTER TAKING COLD THE NECK GETS STIFF,BACK PAINFUL, and LIMBS LAME, oR THE THROAT GETS SORE and QUINSY RESULTS, wITH STIFF TONGUE and JAWS;THE TONGUE MAY EVEN BECOME PARALYZED. We see here a remembrance to BARYT-C., and indeed the two remedies complete each other nicely. If we had present in a sore throat the above mentioned stiffness and lameness DULC., would be preferred. This cold in throat may travel downwards and evade the bronchi and lungs, and cough and bloody expectoration results. It is especially apt to occur in children or old people this way, and then there is apt to be much mucus secretion, hard to raise, with threatened paralysis of the vagi. Here it again resembles BARYT- C., it also resembles it in the tendency to get these colds. Asthma humidum, loose cough and rattling of mucus is another affection, and the choice here may lie between DULC., and NAT- S., which is another WET COLD WEATHER remedy. Colic and diarrhoea, from cold exposure, are often quickly relieved by DULC., especially if taking place in hot weather, when the days or night become suddenly cold;also dysentery. Let me repeat that it is a great remedy for BACK TROUBLES from taking cold. I have made particular mention of these affections because such marked relief has followed its administration;but we need not by any means stop here. The bladder, skin or any part of the body comes in for the beneficial action of this remedy, when we have present its characteristics modality. DULC., is for affections from DAMP COLD, what ACON., is for the same from DRY COLD.

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.