BELLADONNA



Complaint about very painful cramp in the left arm and in the back, which in the evening extends as far as the thighs. [GREDING, 1. c., P. 652.]

In the evening she wished to stretch herself, but could not do it for pains. [Kr.]

1040. Usually when the pain had reached its climax it disappeared suddenly, and in an instant there occurred instead a pain at another part. [Gss.]

Painful sensitiveness of the skin at the least touch. [Kr.]

Crawling itching all over the body, flying about, now here, now there. [Ws.]

Red scaly eruption on the lower parts of the body, extending to the abdomen. [ZIEGLER. 1. c.]

On the planter surface of the foot, and on the shin bone, blisters filled with water, that readily burst. [LAMBERGEN, 1. c.]

1045. When walking, at every second or third step, a stitch in the affected part extending into the head, just as when one pricks oneself unexpectedly; not when sitting.

(The parts where the shooting pain had been are very painful to external touch.)

Boring pain in the glands.

Gnawing pain in the affected part (aft. 1 h.).

The external application of belladonna makes the part sensitive to the open air.

1050. Cold, painful, long-continued lumps and swellings (apparently secondary action).

Tearing itching here and there, especially after lying down in bed in the evening; after rubbing the tearing pain alone remains, but more severe.

Ulcer is painful almost only in the night (from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) burning, as if something would press out, and the part were as if paralyzed and stiff (aft. 48 h.).

(Ulcer covered with a black crust like coagulated blood.)

Ulcer exudes almost nothing but bloody ichor.

1055. Ulcer is painful on being touched, almost burning pain (aft. 4 h.).

In the ulcer violent itching (aft. 1 h.).

In the ulcer cutting pain when at rest, and tearing pain on moving the part (aft. 20 h.).

Round about the ulcer sore pain (aft. 4 h.).

(Soreness in the bends of the joints.)

1060. Suddenly attacking, horrible crampy pain on one side of the chest, one side of the abdomen. in one loin or in one elbow especially during sleep, whereby he is forced to bend the painful Part inwards and to crouch together (aft. 8, 16, 30 h.).

(A drawing pain in the feet going upwards to the scapula, and thence into the fingers, lastly into the teeth, which thereby are set on edge and become loose.)

(Drawing pain in all the limbs.)

In the evening in bed itching stitches here and there in the skin, as if from fleas.

In the afternoon especially (about 3 or 4 o’clock), all the ailments are worse; in the forenoon they are mote tolerable.

1065. Violent spasmodic laughter.

Slight convulsive movements of the limbs. [DUMOULIN, 1. c.]

Convulsive movement of the limbs. (RAU, 1, c. -GREDING, 1. c., p, 671.]

Subsultus tendium. [ELFES. I. c.]

Twitching in the limbs. [ZIEGLER, 1. c.]

1070. After a slight vexation the most violent spasms, which urged hits to run against the walls. [Stf.]

Convulsions of the limbs with hiccup. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 671 (14).]

During starlings of the limbs, weariness and anxiety.( This would be better stated-“After heat and redness of the face, with greatthirst, she had lassitude, anxiety, and slight starlings of the limbs)[GREDING, 1. c., p. 672 (14).]

Convulsions. [EB. GMELIN, Pflanzengifte, 1. c.]

Convulsive momentary stretching out of the limbs on awaking.

1075. Repeated convulsions and cruel spasms, especially in the flexor muscles. [GRIMM, 1, c.]

Severe jerks and very loud raving. [BALDINGER, 1. c.]

Epileptic convulsions. [WAGNER, 1. c., (1).]

Horrible convulsions resembling epilepsy. [GRIMM, 1. c.]

Convulsions, distortions of all muscles. [DE ST. MARTIN, 1. c.]

1080. Convulsions of all the limbs. [MUNCH, I. c.]

In the intervals, when free from convulsions, he utters the loudest cries, as if he suffered great pains. [GRIMM, 1. c.]

Head and trunk drawn quite back to the left side, so that he could not walk.( See note to S. 175) [GREDING, 1, c., p. 662.]

Insensible, with rattling breathing and twitching in face and hands.[BALDINGER, I.C.]

At one time amazing, distortion of the limbs, at another complete immobility. [EL. CAMERARIUS, I. C.]

1085. Loss of all sensation; stiffness of the lower extremities; excessive distention of all the blood-vessels of the skin, with uncommonly red, swollen face, extremely full and rapid pulse and profuse sweat. [BALDINGER, I. C.]

Frequent stiffness and immobility of the limbs;for example, he could not move the left foot. [Stf.]

Stiffness of all the limbs under the guise of a feeling of weariness.

Stiffness of the whole body.( Poisoning Of a boy of seven) [EHRHARDT, Pflanzenhistorie, x- p 126. ]

Spasmodic stretching of the limbs with distortion of the eyes. [GREDING, 1. C., p. 664. ]

1090. In the morning weary and restless in the limbs on account of pains, she wanted always to change the position of her limbs. [Kr.]

Great restlessness in all the limbs so that he could not remain still.

Unsteadiness of head and hands.

Bodily restlessness; he was compelled to move the whole body hither and thither, especially the hands and feet; he cannot remain long in any position, sometimes he lies, sometimes sits, sometimes stands, and he always changes his position in one way or another [Hrr. ]

Trembling with convulsive shock.

1095. Trembling in all the limbs, inability to walk, distended vessels all over the body, and disagreeable irritating sensation in the throat, for several days. [BALDINGER, 1. c.]

Trembling at the heart, in the forenoon.

Trembling and weariness of the limbs. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 644.]

Weariness of the limbs. [SICELIUS. l. c.]

In the evening so tired, he can scarcely walk (aft. 50 h.).

1100. Lassitude in all the limbs and disinclination for work. [Gss.]

Disinclination and horror of work, of movement (aft. 1, 5 h.).

Heaviness of the hands and feet. [Bhr.]

Weakness of the body. [ WIERUS, 1, c. ]

Sinking of the strength. [WAGNER, 1. c. (1).]

1105. Great weakness. [CARL, Acta. Nat. Cur., iv, obs. 86. (Symptoms produced by a decoction of the root in a sufferer from rheumatic gout)]

Weariness all day through, and sleep in the afternoon. [Hbg.]

Especially in the evening very faint, and at the same time shortness of breath.

General weakness.

Weak uncertain gait, the knees are inclined to bend beneath him. he cannot walk.

1110. Frequently recurring abort attacks of great weakness; all feels too heavy to her, and drags her downwards as though she would sink together. [Bhr.]

Paralytic-like weakness of all the muscles of the upper and lower extremities (aft. 6 d.). [Hbg.]

Paralytic-like weakness of all the muscles, especially of the legs.

Paralysis. at one time in this, at another in that part. [GREDING, 1, c., p. 703.]

Paralysis of the right arm and right leg.(See note to S.175)[GREDING, 1. c., pp. 661, 663.]

1115. The left side, especially the arm and leg, are quite paralyzed.(See note to S. 175 ) [GREDING, 1. C., p. 662.]

Attacks of syncope. [GREDING, 1. c.]

Apoplectic states.( After epileptic convulsions ) [WAGNER, 1. c. (11).]

He lay for four days, without eating anything and motionless, like a corpse. [ J. B. PORTA, Magia Natur., viii.]

Lethargic,. apoplectic state; for a day and night they lay without motion in any limb; on being pinched they opened their eyes, but emitted no sound. [ WAGNER, 1. c., (1).]

1120. Soporose state. [ HASENEST, 1. c. ]

Very deep slumber.

Deep sleep. [DILLENIUS, (Poisoning of a mother and six children by the berries.)Misc. Nat. Cur. Dec. iii, ann. 7, 8, obs. 161 ]

Deep sleep for twenty-four hours. [WIERUS, 1. c.]

Very deep sopor, with subsultus tendium, pale cold face, cold hands, and hard, small, rapid pulse. [MAY, 1, c.]

1125. Stupefaction that compels him to sleep in the forenoon; he slept profoundly for an hour and a half; on awaking great hunger, with severe burning heat and dryness in the mouth, without thirst; thereafter when coughing foul breath, smelling of human excrement. [Htg.]

Before midnight restless sleep; the child tosses about, kicks, and speaks crossly in its sleep.

Immediately on falling asleep he dreams.

After long sleep great thirst. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 684 (19).]

Sleep full of dreams : she is occupied with many people; she wants to go away, but does not go so far as that. [Kr.]

1130. She dreams to an uncommon extent, but tranquilly, of home occupations. [Stf.]

Very profound sleep, without many dreams, until towards morning (aft. 5 d.). [Hbg.]

Night sleep with unremembered dreams; he fell asleep sooner than usual and woke earlier, and not without refreshment, which, however, always after a few hours gave place to the lassitude in the limbs that was always present at other times. [Gss.]

He dreams of danger from fire, and wakes in consequence (aft. 54 h.).

Frightful dreams vividly remembered.

1135. At night very stupefied sleep, anxious dreams of murderers and highwaymen; he once heard himself call out loudly, but without thereby coming to his senses. [Mkl.]

In the evening frequent starting up out of sleep on going to sleep; the feet were jerked upwards and the head forwards. [Ws.]

Intolerable sleep on account of horribly increased pains and frightful dreams.

He starts up and wakes, just when about to fall asleep.

Full of affright and terror she awakes at night; it seemed to her as if there was something under her bed that made a noise : she had dry heat on waking.

1140. She started in otherwise quite sleep, as though she were falling deep down, whereupon she gave a violent start. [Stf.]

In his sleep he starts up in a fright and wakes. [Hbg.]

Anxiety prevents sleep.

Nocturnal sleeplessness on account of anxiety, with drawing Pad in all the limbs

Fright in a dream, whereon he wakes, and there is sweat on the forehead and pit of the stomach.

1145. He is constantly wakened up out of sleep by frightful dreams and twitchings. [ZIEGLER, 1. C.]

In his stupefied sleep he opens his eyes, gazes wildly about him, and then falls again into snoring sleep [BALDINGER, 1, c.]

At night he had dreams that tired his mind very much, and in the morning he was quite weary when he ought to get up. [L. Rkt.]

At the time of going to sleep he knew not whether he was dreaming of waking. [ Hbg.]

Vivid; but unremembered dreams. [Lr.]

1150. Lying in bed in the evening it seems to him that he is swimming away with his bed; for ten successive evenings, immediately after lying down, he seems to swim in his bed. [Fr. H-n.]

In the morning he cannot rouse himself out of steep; on awaking he is very cross. [ Ws.]

Singing and talking loudly in sleep.

She sleeps much, and even when the cough wakes her, she falls asleep again immediately, and yet in the morning she is giddy and tired.[Kr.]

Frequent waking out of sleep, and though he turns first on one aide and then on the other, he can get no rest and cannot go to sleep again. [Lr]

1155. At night, sleeping or waking, interrupted breathing; inspiration and expiration last only half as long as the pause before taking the new inspiration; the expiration came in jerks, and was louder than the inspiration; the inspiration lasted only a little longer than the expiration.

(When asleep suffocating snoring during inspiration.)

Frequent waking out of sleep at night, just as if he had slept enough (the first night). [Lr.]

Vain efforts to sleep. [GRIMM, 1. c.]

He cannot sleep at night; the delusion that he had to do something necessary keeps him from sleeping.

1160. Very little sleep. [Ln]

Sleeplessness for several days. [HOYER,( Poisoning of an old woman by the berries ). in Misc. Nat. Cur., Dec. iii, ann. 7, 8, obs. 176 ]

Constant drowsiness, with inclination to stretch out the limbs, in the evening from 5 to 9 o’clock (aft. 11 h.). [Mkl.]

(Sleeplessness, with alleviation of the pains, at night.)

Sleeplessness.

1165. Constant confusion, with sleepiness (aft. 4 h.). [Gss.]

Drowsiness (aft, 1/2 h.).

Towards evening, in the twilight, sleepiness with yawning, but in the morning feeling of not having slept enough.

On awaking from sleep headache and great exhaustion.

In the morning on awaking headache only over the eyes, like a weight in the head, and touching the eye causes pain.

1170. In the morning very tired and giddy. [Kr.]

Drowsiness perceived immediately after waking. [Gss.]

Dozing. [SAUVAGES, 1. C.-VALENTINI, (Same narrative as that of Mardorf (q.v)).Misc. Nat. Our., Dec. ii, ann. 10, obs.118.]

A sort of coma, with small, weak, irregular pulse. [BOUCHER, 1, c.]

Drowsiness, with restlessness. [MARDORF, 1. c.]

1175. Great drowsiness. [Sicelius,, 1. c.]

Afternoon attack of frequent stretching and yawning, during which the eyes fill with tears (aft. 48 h.).

Frequent yawning. [EB. GMELIN, 1. c.]

Yawning like an intoxicated person. (MARDORF, I. c.]

Frequent yawning as if he had not slept enough (aft. 2.1/4 h:). [Lr.]

1180. Feverish movements. [ZIEGLER, 1. c.-SAUVAGFS, 1. c.]

Feverish movements every other day. [SAUTER, 1. c. (11).]

Fever after every dose. [LEN TIN, (Effects of B. administered for mammary scirrhus) Beobacht., p. 81.]

Evening fever.( Not found.-The whole history related by G-ch embraces a few hours only )[G-cH, 1. c.]

Violent thirst (aft. 30 h.).

1185. Violent thirst after midnight and in the morning.

Anxious thirst. [GRIMM, I. c.]

Very troublesome thirst. [MAY, 1. c.]

Excessive thirst for cold water (aft. 4 h.). [EL. CAMERARIUS, 1. c.]

Tormented by burning thirst and heat in all parts; she longs for drink from time to time, but rejects it when offered to her. [GRIMM 1. c.]

1190. After the perspiration at first induced has diminished, the thirst increases and the appetite falls off. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 650.]

At night much thirst and dryness of the mouth.

Thirst, frequent micturition, and dimness of vision in the morning. [GREDING, 1. C., p. 670 (14).]

In the morning great thirst. [Hbg.]

Great thirst, frequent micturition, profuse sweat. [G RE DING, 1. c.p. 690 (22).]

1195. She is deathly pale, quite lifeless, and cold as snow. [ Kr]

In the morning, icy-cold hands, with confusion of the head and lachrymose humour.

Coldness of the whole body, with pale face.

Cold feet, with heat in the internal ear, in the evening.

Cold feet, with swollen red face and rush of blood to head.

1200. Coldness of the whole body, especially of the feet. [Hbg.]

Cold hands and feet, with rather profuse cold perspiration of the feet (aft. 10 h.).[ Mkl]

Cold hands and feet. [Ln.]

An unusual cold feeling in the legs, chiefly in the feet (aft. 5 h.)[Ln.]

Chilliness. [MUNCH, 1. c.]

1205. A violent chill seizes her in the back and scrobiculus cordis, or in both arms at once, and thence spreads all over the body. [Bhr.]

(Chilliness after evening.)

In her sleep she is chilly and feels the coldness while asleep; she is also cold on awaking.

Chilliness, especially on the arms, with goose-skin, on undressing; at the same time redness and heat of ears and nose.

Chill and rigor with goose-skin even when close to the warm stove (aft. 1 h.). [Mkl.]

1210. Febrile chill with fine shooting pain in.the chest. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 661.]

As soon as a cold wind plays on her she immediately shivers otherwise she feels better in the open air. [Kr.]

Over-sensitiveness to cold air. [SAUTER, 1. c. (11).]

Frequent yawning and then chill over the body, but only running over the skin externally, in the evening. [Bhr.]

Rigor over arms and abdomen, not on the head (aft: 2 h.).

1215. Immediately after noon slight rigor with dimness o€ vision. [GREDING, I. C., p. 685 (19).]

Rigor over one arm. [ Hbg. ]

Rigor over the abdomen. [Hbg.]

Febrile rigor and cold hands. [L. Rkt.]

Towards evening fever; shaking rigor jerks her up in bed, after two hours heat and general perspiration, without thirst either during the rigor or the heat.

1220. In short fits rigors run down the back, not followed by heat. [Ws.]

Very small, slow pulse. [Hbg.]

Fever : in the morning febrile chill, followed by slight heat. [GREDING, I. C., p. 644.]

Fever : chilliness running all over the body (aft. 1 h.)four hours afterwards hot feeling and heat, especially of the face. [Hrr.]

Fever : at night febrile chill, which was soon succeeded by heat of the body, and frequent micturition and weariness of the limbs; the following night a double febrile attack of the same kind, with vertigo and thirst. [Greding, 1. c., p. 643.]

1225. Fever : cold rigor through the body; in the afternoon heat spreads over it. [Hbg.]

Fever : in the evening on undressing some chilliness over the body, then heat on the whole of the left side of the body.

(Fever : after the chill feels well for several hours, then sweat only on the face, the hands (?), and the feet (?) before the heat comes; no sleep during the hear, almost complete absence of thirst during the chill and none at all during the sweat and heat : only during the sweat on the face some headache, but none during the chill or heat.)

(Fever : first putrid taste in them mouth then heat of the face and hands after the disappearance of he heat the pain increased.)

Frequently during the day repeated febrile attacks, shaking rigor followed by general heat and sweat all over the body, without thirst either in the chill or the heat.

1230. Fever : along with external coldness there is inward burning heat.

Fever : alternations of chill and heat. [Bhr.]

Fever: Sudden alternations of heat and chill, both without thirst, with drowsiness by day (aft. 12 d.). [Ws.]

Several febrile attacks in one day, in which the heat followed the chill in from a few minutes to half an hour, always without thirst in the chill and heat, and generally with confusion of the head. (Hrr.]

Fever : in the evening, in bed, chill, then heat : the chill spread from the sacrum, ran up over the back, and down again to the thighs. [Kr.]

1235. Strong, quick pulse. [Ln.]

Large, full, slow pulse.

Very small, quick pulse.

Large quick pulse, accelerated by ten beats. [Gss.]

Violent heat. [RAU, 1. c.]

1240. Burning skin. (Et.. CAMERARIUS, 1. c,]

Very great heat all over, with delirium. [Cornmerc. lit. Nor., 1731.]

Burning heat externally and internally [VICAT, 1. c.]

Inward burning. [CARL, 1. c.]

General dry heat on the extreme ends of the feet and hands with adipsia and paleness of face, for twelve hours.

1245. Internal heat, burning in the gastric region. [HASENEST, 1. c.]

Internal heat; everything she takes seems too cold. [Kr.]

Acute fever, burning fever.( This represents, in the original_ “the skin was dry and burning, and the pulse small, wiry, hard, and extremely frequent.)” [DE LAUNAY D’HERMONT, 1. c.]

Burning fever (causus) (aft. 12 h.). [DE ST. MARTIN, 1. c ]

Burning heat of the body and greatly swollen blood-vessels of the skin, with rage. [BALDINGER, 1. c.]

1250. Along with great heat, swelling of the external blood-vessels of the body, with unquenchable thirst. [BALDINGER, 1. c.]

Swollen cutaneous veins. [Hbg.]

The blood-vessels of the limbs are distended, the arteries of the neck in particular beat so that the lower jaw, when the mouth is a little open, at every beat strikes against the upper jaw, and thus a slight chattering of the teeth arises, at the same time warmth and warm feeling all over the body, but especially on the head. [F. H-n.]

In the morning on waking a beating of the arteries in the head, and in all parts of the body. [Kr.]

At night, particularly towards morning, he is’ too hot in bed, and yet he dare not uncover himself; the uncovered parts pain as from a chill.

1255. Great heat of the body, more violent and more frequent pulsations of the arteries, especially of the temporals, with stupid feeling of the head, followed by profuse sweat. [GREDING. 1. c., ii, 2, p. 319.]

Daily after dinner great heat of body, especially of the head, so that the face becomes occasionally very red. [GREDING, 1. c., i, p. 665.7

Daily about noon (for twelve days) sudden heat of head, and redness of face, with great dimness of vision and much thirst, for an hour. [GREDING, 1. C., p. 670 (14).]

Feeling of heat, with heat of the whole body, especially in the face, which was red and perspiring, with confusion of head

(aft. 4 h.). [Hrr.]

(In the evening heat on the hands and feet, but not on the arms and legs.)

1260. Slight movement (walking) causes heat of the body.

Redness and heat of face, with great thirst. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 672 (14).]

Inflammation of the surface of the whole body. [SAUVAGES, 1. c.]

Redness of the whole body. [MUNCH, 1. c.]

Redness of the whole body, with quick pulse. [BUCHAVE, 1. c.]

1265. Heat of the whole body, with violet-redness of all the skin.[WIEDEMANN, I. C.]

Great swelling of the face, and intense heat, which at times extend; over the whole body. [BUCHAVE, 1. c.]

The whole body is swollen, burning hot, and red. [SAUTER, 1. c,(1). ]

Speedy death, and a universal gangrene throughout the whole body, which in a short time became black throughout, and so flaccid that the cuticle adhered to the surgeon’s hands. [MAPPI, Plant. Alsat., p. 36 (From drinking a large quantity of the juice mixed with wine). ]

Samuel Hahnemann
Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) was the founder of Homoeopathy. He is called the Father of Experimental Pharmacology because he was the first physician to prepare medicines in a specialized way; proving them on healthy human beings, to determine how the medicines acted to cure diseases.

Hahnemann's three major publications chart the development of homeopathy. In the Organon of Medicine, we see the fundamentals laid out. Materia Medica Pura records the exact symptoms of the remedy provings. In his book, The Chronic Diseases, Their Peculiar Nature and Their Homoeopathic Cure, he showed us how natural diseases become chronic in nature when suppressed by improper treatment.