GENT.CRUC. Cross-Wort Gentian. See “Oesterr. Zeiotschrift, ” III.
Dr. Watzke recommends GENTIANA cruciata fro the following affections: 1. Gastric derangement with out fever: a. Pressure, felling of repletion (flat, burning sensation ) in the stomach, empty eructations, with dullness of the head, pressure in the forehead, transitory attacks of vertigo, with either slight or undisturbed appetite; B. Tightness, repetition, destination of abdomen, sensation of pressure in the pit of he stomach from without inwards, with great uneasiness, oppression, heavy and accelerated nausea, a inclination to vomit, watery sour vomiting, slimy painless diarrhoeic stool preceded by derangement of the stomach; d. Sensitiveness pinching, feeling of repletion in the umbilical region, when standing and waling, relieved by sitting and lying obliging one to bend forward.
2. Congestive chronic affections of the mucus membrane of the throat. Scraping and roughness of the throat, obliging one to hawk up mucus which is tenacious and adhering, attended with uniform redness of the velum-palati, uvula, pharynx, tonsils, shooting in the tonsils, constriction of the throat, difficulty deglutition, increased ptyalism, hoarseness loss of voice.
3. Cephalalgia. Constrictive sensation in the head, sensitiveness of the brain and outer parts of the head, tension, jerking, pressure in the vertex increased by thinking, motion, and excretions to the arms), with pressure and stitches in the temples, gauze before the eyes, drawing in to the nape of the neck and mastoid process, pulsations of the carotids, and ill-humor.
4. Menstrual irregularities.
Premature menses, with sensation of distention and contraction into abdomen, tightness in the region of the live, depression of spirits, whining mood, distensive pain in the head, preventing sleep and aggravated by movement.
Schwarz’s femoral protrusion is too isolated a phenomenon to allow us to consider it as an indication of the curative virtues of gent. in femoral hernia.
It the remedy be truly homoeopathic to the disease, a few drops of the tincture may be the appropriate does in some cases, in others a few pellets of he first, third, ninth, twelfth (and probably of a much higher potency) may be found sufficient.,.