HYOSCYAMUS NIGER



In the evening soon after going to sleep he has anxious dreams of mad cats jumping upon him (aft. 46 h.). [ Ws.]

430. He wakes up spontaneously out of sleep with a cry. [HAMBERGER, 1. C.]

Sleep interrupted by grinding of the teeth. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 91.]

In sleep, suffocating snoring on inspiration (aft. 14 h.). [Fg.]

Starting up out of sleep. [Fg.]

He chatters in his sleep about war. [Fg.]

435. Lascivious dreams, the first two nights, without seminal emission, though the genitals are excited. [Lr.]

Apoplexy with snoring.( Literally, “stertorous breathing as in apoplexy.” ) [COSTA, 1. c.]

Hemiplegia. [A, v. HALLER,( From seeds, in a male adult.) in Vicat’s Mat. Med., i, p. 184.]

He suddenly falls to the ground. [CAME RARIUS,-HUNERWOLF, 1. C.]

He suddenly falls to the ground with a cry and convulsions.( From bathing the head with a decoction of henbane. ) [Pyl’s Neues Magazine,( From seeds, in a boy. ) B. ii, St, iii, p. 100.]

440. He is stiff all over, as in tetanus.- [HUNERWOLF, 1. c.]

Slight convulsive movements, sometimes of the upper, sometimes of the lower extremities. [PLANCHON, 1. c.]

Convulsive movements. [HUNERWOLF, 1. C.]

In the convulsions he stamps upon the ground first with one foot and then with the other. [CAMERARIUS, 1. c.]

Convulsions. [COSTA,-JASKIEWITZ, 1 c.]

445. Convulsions for five days. [ JASKIEWITZ, 1. C.]

Frequent twitchings. [CAGNION, 1. C.]

The spasms flex the limbs, and the bent body is thrown up high.[CAMERARIUS, 1. C.]

The body is thrown about terribly with convulsions. [CAMERARIIUS, 1. c.]

Convulsions with foam before the mouth. [CAMERARIUS, 1. c.]

450. In the convulsions the thumbs are turned in (upon the fist).[HUNERWOLF,1.C.]

Epilepsy (From eating the seeds, in two boys, one of whom died after a few hours.) [CHPH. SELIGER, in Misc. Nat. Cur., Dec. ii, Ann, i, Obs. 138.]

5.No such observation occurs here; but the author relates hoes a fomentation of the seeds applied for menstrual headache caused epileptic symptoms to come on.

Little attacks of epilepsy, alternating with paroxysms of apoplexy.( In original “each fit followed by stupor.”) [PL ANCHON, 1 C. ]

Subsultus tendinum. [HAMILTON, 1. c.]

Spasms with watery diarrhoea and diuresis. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 94.]

455. Spasm, diarrhoea, and coldness of the whole body. [GREDING, 1. c., p.94.]

(He cannot get warm in bed at night.)

Chilliness and shivering all over the body for half an hour. [STOERCK, 1. C ]

Rigor all over the body, with hot face and cold hands, without thirst (aft. 1 h.), recurring the following day (aft. 24 h.). [Lr.]

In the afternoon fever abounding in coldness and pain, e. g. of the back.

460. In the evening, violent and long-continued chilliness with restless sleep, followed by profuse sweat. [GREDING, 1 c., p. 79.]

After twelve minutes the number of beats of the pulse diminished, and continued to do so, so that in an hour it fell from 85 to 59 beats, and was very small.( From four grains of the resinous extract in a healthy man of 24 years. ) [BARTON, 1, c.]

Very small, low pulse. HAMILTON, 1. c.]

Weak, irregular pulse. [STEDMAN, 1, c.]

Hard pulse. [BLOM, in Bergius, 1. c,]

465. Small, quick, intermittent pulse [COSTA, 1. C.]

Stronger pulse. [HAMILTON, 1. c.]

Quick, full, strong pulse (Twenty-four hours after, with S. 22. ) [HAMILTON, 1 c.]

Heightened circulation, for twelve hours. [COSTA, 1, c.]

Distended blood-vessels all over the body. [COSTA,-MATTHIOLUS,1.c.]

470. (The blood burns in its vessels.)

Burning heat internally in the whole body. [COSTA, 1. C.]

External burning heat of the whole body, without redness. [HAMBERGiER, 1. C.]

In the evening great heat all over the body with much thirst, putrid taste, and much mucus in the mouth : the lips stuck together. [Fz.]

The skin of the whole body is inflamed (“As if inflamed.” ) and of a cinnabar red colour (soon after the heat). [HAMBERGER, 1. c.]

475. Transpiration. [GREDING, 1. c.]

Profuse perspiration.( In Stedman’s case, curative reaction; in Hamilton’s, after bleeding.) [HAMILTON,-STEDMAN, 1. C., -GREDING, 1. C., p. 76, 78. ]

Profuse sweats. [PLANCHON, 1. c.]

Perspiration growing always more and more profuse. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 74.]

Extremely profuse perspiration. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 86.]

480. General perspiration, especially on the thighs and legs, for two days (aft. 24 h.). [COSTA, 1. c.]

Sour perspiration. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 103.]

Perspiration with exhaustion and obtuseness of the senses, [GREDING, 1. c., p 78.]

Cool perspiration. [STOERCK, 1. c.]

Obtuseness, insensible laziness.( “Insensibility so that he did not know those about him,” in original.) [HAMILTON, 1. C.]

485. He is in danger of becoming senseless.( Happened to Boerhave himself from the exhalations from henbane.) [VAN EMUS, in Praelect. Baerhavii de morb. nerv., ad, tom. i, p. 236.]

He lies bereft of reason arid lazy.[GREDING, 1. c., p. 78.]

Complete stupefaction. [WENDT, 1. C.]

He does not know those belonging to him. [FAVER,-WEDEL, sTEDNAN, 1. C.]

Bereft of all his senses, he sits in bed immovable, like a statue. [LA SERRE, 1. C.]

490. Complete loss of reason. [ J. B. VAN HELMONT,( From 3ij of seeds, in an adult.) Jus Duumv., ยง 22.]

Complete loss of consciousness. [CAGNION, 1. C.]

Stupidity. [ WEDEL, 1. c.]

Stupid (Increase of previous (morbid) dullness. ) and sunk in constant sleep, [GREDING, 1. c., p. 96.]

Imbecility, senselessness. [KIERNANDER, 1. c.]

495. Senselessness (amentia). [WEPFER,=STEDMAN,-HALLER,-TOZZETTI, 1. C.]

Insanity (insania). [BLOM, 1. c.-GREDING, 1. c., p. 78.]

Insanity with diarrhoea. [GREDING, 1. C., p. 80.]

Extreme disorder of the intellect. [FAVER, 1. c.]

He spoke many incoherent things. [HAMILTON, 1. C.]

500. They babble out almost everything a sensible person would have kept silence about all his life, [GRUNEWALD, 1.. C. (II).]

Exhausted he rambles on about things to himself. [GREDING, 1. c., p: 82.]

He speaks more than ordinarily, with greater liveliness and in a more hurried manner. [Stf.]

Loquacity. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 75.]

Foolish laughter. [SAUVAGES, 1. C.]

505. When reading he mixes up improper words and modes of speech. [WEPEER, 1. c.]

He chatters incoherent things. [STEDMAN, 1. C.]

He murmurs nonsensical things to himself, [WEPFER. 1. C.]

He murmurs and chatters to himself. [KIERNANDER, 1. C.]

Confusion of the mind with talk about various things.( The last phrase in the original is ”altercatio.) [ M ATTHIOLUS, 1. C.]

510.Unconnected words. [WEDEL, 1. C.]

Floccillation and murmuring at the same time. [COSTA, 1. c.]

Talking nonsense. (BERN IGAU,-WEDEL, (In Wedel’s case, with red face. ) -HUNERWOLF, 1. c.]

When awake he talks nonsense : says a man has been there which was not the case.

He is delirious as in acute fever. [STEDMAN, 1. C.]

515. Exalted state of mind (for 12 hours) with almost incessant delirium.( From a henbane clyster. ) [ JOERDENS, in Hufel. Journal, iv, p. 539.]

Extreme liveliness, restlessness, hurry. [Stf.]

Over-busy : he thought he was more active and stronger than he actually was (aft. 2, 4, 8 h.). [Fz.]

Thousands of fanciful ideas play about his mind. [PLANCHON, 1. c.]

In the confusion of his fancy he thinks men are swine. [SCHULZE, 1. c.]

520. He is silently warped up in his own thoughts.

Imbecility (stupor), shown in words and acts. [HUNERWOLF, 1. c.]

Bereft of reason he knew not what he did. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 90.]

Foolish acts, [GRUNEWALD, 1. C.]

He sings love-songs and street ballads. [GRUNEWALD, 1. c. (1).]

525. Chattering he prepares for a journey. [GREDING. 1, c., p. 76.]

Chattering he makes preparations for a wedding. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 76.]

A very peculiar feeling of lightness and mobility.[Stf.]

He dances. [COSTA, 1, c.]

Comical confusion of mind (From eating the root, in a whole family.) : they perform all sorts of ridiculous antics, like monkeys. [PET. BORELLI, Cent., iv, Obs. 45. ]

530. He makes ridiculous grimaces, like a dancing fool. [GRUNEWALD,1.c.]

Ridiculous grimaces, like those of a drunken person. [GRUNEWALD,1.c]

Gesticulations. [GRUNEWALD, 1. c. (I).]

He gesticulates like a harlequin.( In original, “like an actor.” ) [SCHULZE, 1. c.]

In his delirium he acts as if he were cracking nuts. [WEPFER, 1. c.]

535. In his mania, he acts as if he must drive away peacocks with his hands. [WEPFER, 1. C.]

He clutches about him, without knowing at what. [ HAMILTON, 1. c.]

He fumbles about his head, his face, his nose, and grapples the bed-clothes, as in floccillation.( “As patients frequently do in nervous fevers.”) [HAMILTON, 1. c.]

He puts his arms round the stove and tries to climb up it as if it were a tree. [WEPFER, 1. C.]

They cried out that near objects were going to fall and seized hold of them. [STEDMAN, 1. c.]

540. They ran against all objects that stood in their way, with open, wild eyes. [CAGNION, 1. c.]

Mania, as if possessed by the devil. [MATTHIOLUS, 1. C.]

He strips himself naked. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 81.]

He lies naked in bed and chatters. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 76.]

Naked and enveloped in a fur cloak, he senselessly wanders about to a great distance in the summer heat. [GRUNEWALD, 1. c. (I).]

545. Ridiculously solemn acts in improper clothing,( In a priest’s cassock, put on over nothing but a shirt and in fur boots, he wishes to go to church, in order to preach and perform clerical offices there, and, furiously attacks those who try to prevent him.) mixed with fury.[GRUNEWALD, 1. C. (II).]

Along with constant burning heat and crying out he breathes with difficulty and makes violent movements with the hands. [HAMBERGER, 1. C.]

The first day extremely lively and very crotchety, the second cross and much disposed to scold. [Lr.]

Alternations of calmness and fury. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 85.]

Mania, he can scarcely be restrained.( Not found. ) [STEDMAN. 1. C.]

550. He displays uncontrollable strength in his fury. [GREDING, 1. C., p. 76.]

Extremely furious and naked he passes the day and night without sleep and crying out. [GREDING, 1. c.]

Jealousy.

Abusive talk, scolding, noise. [GRUNEWALD, I. C, (III).]

Quarreling.

555. Quarreling. [GRUNEWALD, 1. C.]

Quarreling and abusive talk. [SCHULZE, 1. c.]

He is violent and strikes at people. [GRUNEWALD, 1. C.]

He lays violent hands on others. [GRUNEWALD, 1. c. (III).]

Fury; he tries to inflict injury on and hurt others.

560. Fury.( “Ravings” in Sloane’s cases. ) [SLOANE, 1. C.-GREDING, pp. 75, 79, 81.]

Uncontrollable frenzy. [COSTA, 1. c.]

Extreme fury : he rushes at people with knives. [KIERNANDER, 1. c.]

He strikes and tries to murder those he meets. [SCHULZE, 1. C.] Cross, sad (the 2nd day). [Stf.]

565. Dejection, sadness.( “Spirits dejected,” in original. ) [HAMILTON, 1. C.]

Restlessness. [HAMBERGER, 1. c.- GREDING, 1. C., p. 78.]

Extreme restlessness.( The author adds, “cannot be restrained.”) [STEDMAN, 1. C.]

They always moved from one place to another (for two days).[SAUVAGES, 1. C.]

Anxiety. [HUNERWOLE, 1. C.]

570. Anxieties. [STOERCK, 1. c.]

Horrible (In original, “the utmost.” ) anxiety. [WEDEL, 1. c.]

Shocks of fright, alternating with trembling and convulsions.( Literally, “tremors, startings, and convulsions.”) [HAMILTON, 1. C.]

He complains that he has been poisoned.( Merely a statement of the fact. ) [HAMILTON, I, c.]

(He considers himself a criminal.)

575. Peculiar fear of being bitten (In original “devoured.”) by beats. [CAGNION, 1. c.]

Irritable, morose, despairing. [GREDING, 1. c., p. 104.]

(He reproaches himself and has scapules of conscience.)

He reproaches others, and complains of injustice that he imagine has been done him.

In despair he wishes to take his life, and throw himself into the water. [GREDING, 1. C., p. 104.]

580. Extreme fearfulness.

Long-continued fearfulness. [CAGNION, 1. c.]

Impatient; he thought he should die when he had to wait for something of quite a trivial nature. [stf]

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.