This common garden lily was first proved for Dr. Wm. E. Payne, of Maine, who introduced it into our Materia Medica in 1867.
Its especial sphere of action is for congestion of the pelvic viscera in women, together with the reflex symptoms.
Mentally, as the result of uterine and ovarian irritation, we find an aimless hurry and nothing accomplished; great depression of spirits and apprehension concerning her present and future welfare (132). She fears that she will become insane (131) or that she is incurable; “believes that she has some organic disease that nobody understands” (Hering). She is “tormented about her salvation” and “thinks she is doomed to expiate her sins and those of her family” (Hering) (131).
There is a feeling of weight or pressure downward of the abdominal and pelvic contents, with aggravation from walking or standing, and relieved by sitting (203), pressure upward against the vulva, or, in particular, by supporting the abdominal walls with the hands.
It is of value in prolapsus (203) and anteversion (202) with these symptoms, associated with frequent desire to urinate (203) and smarting in urethra during and after micturition (194).
In retroversion (203), calling for Lilium tigrinum, the uterus presses against the rectum causing frequent desire for stool (203).
It is to be thought of for uterine neuralgia (202), especially when there is anteversion, and for chronic metritis, in both conditions with extreme sensitiveness to touch or pressure over the uterine region.
Of the ovaries the light is more apt to be affected (147) with the same bearing-down sensation and tenderness to pressure (148).
Lilium tigrinum is a remedy useful for sympathetic affections of the heart due to some abnormal uterine condition, such as palpitation (112), sensation as if the heart contained too much blood (113), or as if the heart were grasped by a hand (113) or squeezed by a vice, with “a felling as if he must bend double” (Hering); it also has pain in the heart, as if grasped, waking him suddenly, the grasping being gradually relaxed.
I use Lilium tigrinum, 3d.