CAPSICUM ANNUUM



Vibrating pan in the left forearm. [Ar.]

Twitching, quivering, painful sensation in the left palm (aft. 8 h.). [Ar.]

Contractive pain in the left index finger. [Ar.]

Violent, deep stitches in the ball of the left little finger. [Htg.]

250. Fine shooting pain in the skin of the wrist. (From the exhalations.)

Cool sweat in the hands (aft. 3 h.).

A drawing pain in the hip-joint (a pain like stiff-neck), which is aggravated by touching and by bending the body backwards.

From the hip-joint to the feet, a shooting tearing pain, especially on coughing.

In the muscles of the thigh, pain like aching and dislocation.

255. Bruised pain in the right thigh, going off on walking, but returning when at rest. [Ar.]

Dislocation-pain in the right thigh; when he separates the thighs outwards, the pain is severe there, but not otherwise. [Ar.]

Convulsive jerking and twitching sometimes of the thigh, sometimes of the forearm. [Htg.]

Tearing pain on the inner side of the left thigh. [Ar.]

Drawing, shooting, digging pain in the middle of the posterior aspect of the left thigh, going oof by movement. [Ar.]

260. Tensive pain in the knee.

An internal pain compounded of drawing and shooting in the left leg. [Htg.]

Stiffness in the calves when walking.

(Bruised pain of the os calcaneum, as if the heel were numbed or bruised by a great leap, sometimes changing into a tearing, in fits.) (aft. 2 h.).

Single stitches in the right big toe, ceasing on stamping the foot.[Ar.]

265. Shooting out at the tips of the toes.

For many hours, transient drawing pains here and there in the limbs, in the back, in the nape, in the scapulae, and in the hands, which are excited by moving.

Cracking and grating of the knee and finger-joints.

In all the joints sensation of stiffness and simple pain, worst on commencing to move, but allayed by continuing to move – together with cattarh of viscid mucus in the wind-pipe.

In the morning, in rising, he feels as if all the joints had been broken on the wheel, a laming stiff pain on commencing to move, especially in the knees and ankle-joints, allayed by continuing to move (aft. 10 h.).

270. When he has lain all the joints are as if stiff, and in the morning on getting out of bed he feels as if all joints were broken on the wheel, the lameness in the knees and ankle-joints especially is much worse after resting than when he is moving.

All the joints are painful as if dislocated, with the sensation as if they were swollen.

Cramp at first in the left arm and then in the whole body, the arms were stiff, she could not streighten them, the feet also were stiff on rising up after sitting, as if asleep and formicating.

Transient aching pains now in one part, now in another.

A crawling here and there in the skin of the body, as of from a fly.

275. Sensation all over the body as if all the parts would go to sleep. (Inhaling sulphur vapour soon relieved this.)

Formicating sensation in the arms and in the lower extremities from the foot up to the gullet.

An itching here and there in the skin, but chiefly in the face and on the nose.

(Itching only after touching the part.)

Itching in the hairs of the head and on small parts on the rest of the body which goes off on scratching gently.

280. Shoo, burning itching all over the body, but chiefly on the chest and face. [Htg.]

Corrosive burning on several tender parts (lips, mouth, nose, tip of the nose, alae nasi, eyelids, &c.). (From the exhalations.).[Ws.]

(Red, round spots on the abdomen and thighs.)

A painless sensation running upwards and downwards in the body, with redness of the cheeks.

Lassitude in the limbs, but more when at rest and when sitting.

285. Weakness and heaviness of the limbs, followed by trembling of the upper extremities and knees; his hands fail him for writing (aft. 7 h.). [Htg.]

Great weariness, but not inviting sleep (aft. 2 h.).

Greater weariness in the morning than in the evening.

Trembling weakness in the feet.

Complete prostration of the strength.

290. (Clucking, quick throbbing in some large blood-vessels) (aft. 24 h.). [Htg.]

He shuns all movement.

Sleep full of dreams.

Dreams of a sad character of things ling passed; no awaking he did no know if it was a reality or not.

Dreams full of obstacles.

295. Sleep interrupted by crying out and starting as if he fell from a height.

During sleep he snores when inspiring by the nose, as if he could not get air through it, and his breath were taken away (aft. 1 h.).

He wakes up several times after midnight.

Complete waking up after midnight and later.

He is wide awake in the night and cannot sleep. (aft. 5, 9h.)

300. The disinclination for everything and the crossness go off by sleep. (reaction of the vital force of the organism, curative action.)

Yawning, almost uninterrupted (aft. ½ h.).

Cool air, and especiallya draught, is disagreeable to him; he cannot bear them (aft. 12 h.).

Gradually diminished temperature of the body.

Coldness on the whole body; the limbs are cold, without shivering.

305. As the coldness of the body increases (Reaction of the vital force of the organism, curative action.) so also does the ill-humour and the contraction fo the pupils.

Every time after drinking shivering and rigor.

In the evening, after lying down, uncommon chilliness, followed by coyza (aft. 72 h.).

Evening chilliness.

The feet to up above the ankles are cold and cannot be warmed, along with ordinary temperature of the rest of the body, in the morning(aft. 12 h.). [Ws.]

  1. He is chilled by letting a ilttle air in under the bed-clothes.

When walking in the open air sensation on the thighs as if they were covered with cold sweat (as when cold air comes in contact with a perspiring part), and yet the thighs did not perspire.

He trembles with chilliness.

In the evening shivering and chilliness in the back, not followed by heat or thirst, but yet by slight perspiration.

(Febrile rigor in the evening, with thirst (without heat, yawning, or stretching), with great exhaustion, short breath, drowsiness, and crossness; from the smallest movement shivering, without feeling of cold, and without being actually cold, yet it did not feel too warm in a hot room.)

315. The first night chilliness and coldness; the next night sweat all over.

In the morning sweat all over.

After general heat and perspiration, without thirst, which lasted some hours, shivering at 6 p.m., with shaking and chattering of teeth – at the same time he was thirsty and cold all over, with anxiety, restlessness, want of recollection, and intolerance of noise – similar shivering, rigor, and coldness, with thirst, the following evening about 7 o’clock.

Heat, and at the same time shivering, with thirst for water.

Heat in the face and redness, with trembling of the limbs (immediately).

320. At noon, after eating, glowing cheeks, with cold hands and feet, without shivering – recurring on two days at the same time.

Red cheeks.

The face is alternately pale and, along with the lobes of the ears, red, with a sensation of burning, but no particular heat is felt with the hand.

(Burning on the hands, feet, and cheeks, which latter are swollen.)

Heat in the hands, but not on the other parts of the body. [Ar.]

325. Hot ears, and hot, red tip of the nose, towards evening.

(Internal heat, with cold sweat on the forehead.)

He is silently wrapped up in his own thoughts.

He is indifferent to everything.

Disinclination for work or thinking. [Htg.]

330. He is quiet, sullen, and obstinate.

Anxiety and anguish almost to death. [PELARGUS, (Poisoning of a girl of 13. It was the observer who feared that death would result.) Obs., tom. ii, p. 206.]

Repugnance and crossness.

Resistance, with howling (aft. 3 h.).

He makes reproaches, and is indignant at the faults of others; he takes trifles ill and finds fault with them.

335. In the midst of joking he takes the slightest trifle in bad part.

He can get angry very easily.

A restless, over-busy disposition.

Disposition to start (aft. 2 h.).

Variable humour; sometimes constantly laughing, and then again weeping.

340. Jocular, given to witticisms.

He is of contented disposition, is jocular and sings, and yet on the slightest cause he is disposed to get angry (aft. 4 h.).

Contentedness. (Curative action, reaction of the organism.)

Staid, easy humour. (Curative action, reaction of the organism.)

Quiet state of the disposition. (Curative action, reaction of the organism.) [Htg.]

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.