The accurate knowledge of the pure, peculiar, morbific effects of individual drugs on the healthy human subject can alone teach us in an infallible manner in what morbid states, even if they have never previously been seen, a medicine, accurately selected according to similarity of symptoms, can be employed as an unfailing remedy that shall over-power and permanently extinguish them.
The smallest portion of a drop of the undiluted juice I have found to be an adequate dose for homoeopathic employment in every case; further experience will perhaps show that a further dilution will suffice for sensitive persons or children.
[HAHNEMANN was aided in this proving by FRANZ, GUTMANN, HARTMANN, HAYNEL, HORNBURG, LANGHAMMER, MOCKEL, TEUTHORN, WISLICENUS.
Symptoms are taken from the following old-school authorities:
FRANCUS, JOH.. Trifolii fibrini historia Francofurti, 1701
SCHLEGEL, in Hufel. Journal, VII, iv.
In the 1st edit, there are 297 symptoms, this 2nd edit, has two less.]
(Vertigo on stooping and rising up again.)
Confusion of the head, in the room, like dazedness; the thoughts come with difficulty, though he immediately remembers everything, in the open air he feels much lighter and freer (aft. 2 h.). [Fz.]
Stupid in the head (aft. 17 h.). [Hnl.]
Pressure from within outwards in the front part of the forehead (aft. 2.1/2 h.). [Htn.]
5. On the left temple a persistent pressure, mingled with sharp stitches. [Htn.]
When leaning the head on one side dull headache.
Aching pain in the head, more violent in the open air (aft. 12 h.). [Gn.]
Aching pain in the right side of the head (aft. ¼ h.).[Gn.]
A pressing from above downwards in the head, which goes off when the hand is strongly pressed on it, but returns again, for many hours.(aft. 5.1/2 h.). [Htn.]
10. Pressive headache, that is aggravated by going up and downstairs, when it seems to him as if a heavy weight lay on the brain, which pressed out at the forehead (aft. 3.1/2 h.). [Htn.]
Aching pain on the right side of the forehead (aft. 3.1/2 h.). [Htn.]
Aching pain on the right side of the forehead, going off immediately by laying on the expanded hand (aft. 2.1/2 h.). [Gn.]
Headache in the temples, as if they were compressed from both sides, which went off by compressing with the hand, but then returned. [Trn.]
Headache, like compression on both sides, and at the same time some stitches in the occiput. [Trn.]
Persistent heaviness if the head (immediately). [Gn.]
15. Heaviness with aching in the whole head, sometimes also violent stitches in the left frontal protuberance – a headache which goes off completely on laying the head on one side. [Htn.]
Obtuse pressive pain in the forehead from within outwards, for several hours (aft. 27 h.). [Hnl.]
Compressive painfrom both sides in the crown, together with a sensation on going upstairs as if a weight pressed upon the brain at each step (aft. 2 h.). [Ws.]
Aching stupefying pain in the head, which involved the forehead especially, when at rest and when moving (aft. ½ h.). [Lr.]
Aching drawing pain in the forehead, just above the root if the nose (aft. 2 h.). [Fz.]
20. Drawing pain in the right lobe of the cerebrum, from below upwards, which ends in the occiput (aft. 4 h.). [Hnl.]
Drawing pain in the right side of the forehead (aft. 3.1/2 h.). [Hnl.]
Drawing pain in the forehead. [Fz.]
Drawing internal pain along the left frontal bone. [Fz.]
Squeezing drawing on the side of the occiput. [Fz.]
25. When sitting drawing in the occiput. [Fz.]
Tensive headache about the whole crown.
Twitching headache in the crown, epsecially after stooping (aft. 5 h.). [Ws.]
Single stitches in the left side of the brain up towards the crown (aft. 2 h.). [Mkl.]
Single stitches in the forehead towards the crown (aft. 6 h.). [Mkl.]
30. Feeling of sore pain in the skin of the left temple, on touching it (aft. 26 h.). [Gn.]
Gnawing pain externally on the crown (aft. 16 h.). [Ws.]
Burning in the scalp above the right side of the forehead (aft. 7 h.). [Gn.]
Burning above the left supeciliary arch. [Gn.]
Burning pricks in the forehead, less on the hairy scalp, with heat of the face without increased warmth of the rest of the body (aft. 12 h.). [Ws.]
35. Stitch-like tearing on the right side of the forehead, near the temporal region (aft. 1.1/4 h.). [Lr.]
Visible, but not painful twitching in the facial muscles, especially of the right side, more severe when at rest than when walking (aft. 6.1/2 h.). [Mkl.]
Dimness of the eyes, only in the open air (aft. 6 h.).[Mkl.]
On reflecting when reading frequent occurrence of blackness before the eyes (aft. 8 h.). [Mkl.]