STRAMONIUM



Spasmodic jerking up of the limbs. [Fz.]

430. Contractions of the hands and feet alternately. [LOBSTEIN, l. c.]

Slow contraction and extension of the limbs, in recurring fits. [KAAW BOERHAAVE, l. c.]

Trembling of one and of several limbs.

Trembling of the limbs. [B. BUSCH, (Not found. – (Given as “B. RUSH” in first edition – see SS. 455, 487, 498 of this transation; but this name also untraceable. ALLEN refers all the symptoms under these two names to “B. RUSH, Trans. Of Am. Phil. Soc., Philad., 1769; a child, aet. Between 3 and 4 years, swallowed over 100 dried seeds.) in Philos. Transact., vol. 60, Lond., 1771. – KELLNER, l. c.]

Trembling all over the body. [Fz.]

435. Persistent trembling of the feet. [GREDING, l. c., p. 302.]

Trembling, weak, irregular, sometimes intermittent pulse. [KELLNER, l. c.]

Small, rapid pulse. [SWAINE, l. c.]

Quick, intermittent pulse. [KAAW BOERHAAVE, l. c.]

Frequent, quick, small, irregular pulse. [BRERA, l. c.]

440. Small, quick, at last scarcely perceptible pulse. [VICAT, l. c.]

Extinguished pulse. [VICAT, l. c.]

Strong, full pulse of eighty beats. [PFENNIG, l. c.]

Strong, full pulse of ninety beats. [PFENNIG, l. c.]

Rigor through the whole body with single twitches, sometimes of the whole body, sometimes of single limbs, of the elbows and knee joints, without thirsts. [Fz.]

445. Every time he takes starmonium there comes over him a disagreeable shuddering chill, just as though he were frightened at it (aft. 3, 4, 5 h.). [Fz.]

Coldness of the limbs.

In the morning the feet were very cold and yet very sensitive to every cold draught of air.

Great coldness all over the limbs and trunk. (Literally, “his extremities, and also the trunk of his body, were cold.”) [SWAINE, l. c.]

Coldness of the whole body.

450. Coldness and chilliness for eight hours.

Cold, insensible, weak, she lies on the ground, with weak respiration (aft. 2 h.). [PFENNIG, l. c.]

In the afternoon, chilliness down the back. [GREDING, l.c., p. 288.]

In the night. Chilliness and shivering of the limbs. [GREDING, l. c., p. 303.]

In the afternoon, a trembling tossing or beating of the knees and feet, with perfect consciousness, as from a severe rigor. [GREDING, l. c., p. 330.]

455. Violent fever. [RUSH, l. c.]

Fever in the afternoon. (Apparently only sympathetics, and also the trunk of his body, were cold.”) [GREDING, l. c., p. 265.]

At noon, violent fever, which occurs with equal violence at midnight. [GREDING, l. c., p. 270.]

After the vomiting in the evening, a persistent, violent fever, with profuse sweat. (The beginning of phtisis, of which the patient died.) [GREDING, l. c., p. 265.]

Daily fever, afternoon. [GREDING, l. c., p. 273.]

460. On two days, fever in the evening. [GREDING, l. c., p. 274.]

Fever: at first heat in the head, then coldness of the whole body, then heat of the whole body, with anxiety – sleep during the heat, and after waking very great thirst, so that he has pricking in the palate, till he drinks.

Heat in the face.

Sensation of heat in the face, when the chilliness and coldness are over.

Becomes hot.

465. Towards noon, great heat, redness of the face, vertigo and flow of tears from the eyes. [GREDING, l. c., p. 302.]

Great heat with quick and small pulse, and bright red, vermillion-coloured face. [M., l. c., p. 34.]

He covers himself carefully up during the heat; but if he only puts a finger out from under the clothes, the pain is immediately attack him violently.

In the evening, burning above the knee when walking, and heat throughout the body with the most violent thirst (aft. 12 h.). [Fz.]

Heat of the whole body. [PFENNIG, l. c.]

470. Great heat of the body. [GARDANE. (Effects when given in mania.) Gazette de Sante, 1773, 1774, p. 143.]

Great heat, slight sweat, quick, soft pulse. [LOBSTEIN, l. c.]

Great heat and chattering in sleep. [LOBSTEIN, l. c.]

Profuse sweat. (During convalescence, after antidotes.) [J. C. GRIMM, l. c.]

Sweat with diminished appetite. [GREDING, l. c., p. 266.]

475. At night slight sweat.

Heat and sweat all over, without thirst (aft. 5 h.).

Profuse sweat at night. [GREDINg, l. c., p. 297.]

Very profuse sweat at night. [GREDING, l. c., p. 297.]

Sweat with great thirst. [GREDING, l. c., p. 272.]

480. Sweat in the back. [GREDING, l. c., p. 293.]

Profuse sweat with good appetite, diarrhoea. Distension of the abdomen and bellyache. [GREDING, l. c., p. 306.]

Violent sweat with great thirst. [GREDING, l. c., p. 306.]

Great sweat with bellyache. [GREDING, l. c., p. 310.]

Greasy sweat with increased thirst. [GREDING, l. c., p. 290.]

485. Cold sweat all over the body. [BRERA, l. c.]

(Shapeless, fleabite-like spots on the arm)(aft. 3 h.).

Eruption (All eruptions (and itching) after taking stramonium seem to be in the secondary action.) all over the body with swelling, inflammation, itching, [RUSH, l. c.]

Blisters on the skin, after the violent symptoms have abated. [DE WITT, l. c.]

Inflamed, painful pustules on the right (For “right” read “left”) thigh, which exude an acrid water (aft. some weeks). [PFENNIG, l. c.]

490. Itching eruption. [VICAT, l. c.]

Red miliary eruption over the skin.

The chest and back are covered with a red miliary rash, which in the morning is paler, in the afternoon redder and more copious, and more visible when warm, for eleven days; then desquamation. [GREDING, l. c., p. 288.]

In the morning after awaking, itching all over the body. [GREDING, l. c., p. 276.]

Formication in all the limbs. [GREDING, l. c., p. 381.]

495. Formiation under the skin. [GREDING, l. c., pp. 300, 301.]

Formication from the left side down into the thigh or into the toes of the same side, thence upwards into the right thigh and right foot. [GREDING, l. c., p. 330.]

Restlessness. [SWAINE, – BRERA, l. c.]

Delirium. [RUSH, – PFENNIG, l. c.]

In his slumber he hears two persons talking but knows not who they are. [Fz.]

500. He does not seem to observe objects around him, and does not really observe them. [Fz.]

Stupefaction of the senses: some always laugh but hear and see nothing of what is always before their eyes, but they speak and answer all questions as if they were rational, though it seems to them to be only a dream. [GARCIAS Ab HORTO, l. c.]

After waking he recognises nothing about him, takes his and goes to school, but enters at a wrong door (aft. 6 h.). [Fz.]

After waking all objects seem to him new, even his friends as though he had never in his life seen them before. [Fz.]

He appears to himself large and tall, but surrounding objects appear small to him. [Fz.]

505. Absence of mind (24 h.); slight delirium. [KELLNER, l. c.]

He is not quite rational. (Literally, “his mind was unsteady.”) [CRUGER, l. c.]

He fears he is losing his senses. [SWAINE, l. c.]

Loss of reason. [KAAW BOERHAAVE, l. c.]

Idiocy. [SWAINE, l. c.]

510. Folly. [FOWLER, l. c.]

Obtuseness of senses, loss of reason. [PFENNIG, l. c.]

Confusion in the head. [ODHELIUS, l. c.]

Wonderful pictures of fantasy. (In sleep.) [RAY, l. c.]

Many strange illusions hover before him. [CRUGER, l. c.]

515. Delirious loquacity, nonsensical chatter. [SWAINE, l. c.]

He was delirious and destitute of memory and recollection. [BRERA, l. c.]

In the intervals of half – consciousness he is aware of his waking dreams, but cannot remember what he had done and said in the previous lucid intervals. [Fz.]

He talks with some one whom he does not recognise, and answers him, as though he were rational, but cannot remember the conversation when he comes to himself. [CPH. A. COSTA, (Effect of eating seeds.) in Schenk, lib. 7, obs. 139.]

He speaks to absent persons as though they were present, and addresses lifeless objects (e.g. chessmen) by the names of those persons, but does not notice any of those around him. [Fz.]

520. Loquacious madness; he complains of a dog biting and tearing the flesh off his chest.

He walks about the room is a reverie, with staring sparkling eyes and blue rings round them, he does not notice external objects, but is only taken up with the objects of his imagination. [Fz.]

He dreams with his eyes open, begins to chatter nonsense, and when his friends set him right, he excuses himself by saying that they had suggested them to him, and immediately recommences his waking dreams and talking about the same subjects. [Fz.]

Insane and irrational, the patient is occupied with thousands of not disagreeable fancies, expresses his wishes by signs without speaking, then runs about for several days occupied with his fancies, with joyous disposition. [SAUVAGES, Nosol., tom. ii, p. 242.]

He dances at night in the churchyard. [SAUVAGES, l. c.]

525. Insane (at. 3 h.)., he dances, gesticulates, bursts out laughing, and sings. [GRIMM, l. c.]

He sings and talks lewdly. [KAAW BOERHAAVE, l. c.]

He is as if an ecstasy and beside himself. [CRUGER, l. c.]

He snatches with his hands, laughs, creeps about in be. [SCHROER, l. c.]

He shows his confusion of mind in his actions: he kneels down and stretches out his arms as though he were searching for something. [DU GUID, l. c.]

530. With staring eyes, and greatly dilated, immovable pupils, he saw nothing, recognised none of his own people, felt about with his hands, as though he would catch hold of something, and stamped with his feet, [M., l. c., p. 34.]

He bends his knees and kneels and stretches out his arms in front of him as though he were searching for something. [SWAINE, l. c.]

Confusion of the understanding, laughing, whining. [CPH, A. COSTA, l. c.]

In fits he chatters incessantly, or gets into a fury and bursts out into loud laughter, or acts as if he were spinning. [GREDING, l. c., p. 266.]

Senseless quarrelling. [GREDING, l.., cp. 298.]

535. Constant violent quarrelsomeness. [GREDING, l. c., pp. 332, 333.]

With frightful cries he strikes those around him and becomes furious. [GREDING, l. c., p. 277.]

She bites a person standing beside those around him and becomes furious. [GREDING, l. c., p. 277.]

She bites a person standing beside her in the hand. [FOWLER, l. c.]

Fury. [VICAT, l. c.]

Furious delirium. [KRAMMER, (Observations.) in Comm. Lit. Notr., 1733, p. 251.]

540. Ungovernable fury. [SCHROER, l. c.]

She can only be kept in bed by force. [FOWLER, l. c.]

Exertion of strength: a strong man could scarcely hold him down in bed. [PFENNIG, l. c.]

Ungovernable fury; can hardly be held, attacks people, strikes them, and endevours to seize them. [SWAINE, l. c.]

Great desire to bite and tear everything with his teeth that comes near his mouth, even his own limbs. [BRERA, l. c.]

545. Alterations of convulsions and fury; he got such violent spasms that his mother could not keep him on her lap, and when they were allayed he became furious, struck about him, and tried to bite when he was held. [M., l. c.]

Furious endeavours to kill people. [GREDING, l. c., p. 265.]

Furious endeavours to kill himself. [GREDING, l. c., pp 322, 323.]

Nonsensical idea, as though he were killed, roasted, and being devoured. [GREDINg, l. c., p. 323.]

He thinks he is dying, and that he will not live over the evening; he rejoices that he is dying, and gives directions about his funeral, otherwise he is rational and does not feel particularly ill.

550. At night he jumps out of bed and cries out that the disease is breaking out of his head. [GREDING, l. c., p. 325.]

She sometimes cries out about cats, dogs, and rabbits, which were approaching her from above, from the side and from the middle of the room. [FOWLER, l. c.]

Delirious fear, as though a dog were attacking him. [GREDING, l. c., p. 279.]

Frightful pictures of the imagination; he fancies he sees ghosts. [GREDING, l. c., p. 276.]

He often starts up a if in affright. [M., l. c.]

555. Sadness. (At first.) [VICAT, l. c.]

In the evening after lying down in bed very sad, with thoughts of death and violent weeping.

The imagination is confused and disturbed by fear. [KING, l. c.]

Strange objects always appear before his imagination, causing him to start. [Fz.]

She fancies she sees a number of people who are not present, and she grasps at them. [FOWLER, l. c.]

560. Frightful fancies take possession of his mind, and terror and fear are depicted in his features. [KING, l. c.]

In the moments of consciousness he begged to be held as he was falling. [M,. l. c.]

His surroundings appear to him quite strange: although in the first minutes he knows that he is surrounded by his friends, he forgets this in the second minute, and imagines he is quite alone in a desert, and is afraid; figures of beasts suddenly spring out of the ground at his side, so that he moves to the other side, where, however, other similar figures pursue him, and he runs forward. [Fz.]

As a rule he has more imaginary figures at his side than in front of him, they all inspire him with horror (between 3 and 4 h.) [Fz.]

He always imagines he is alone and is afraid. [Fz.]

565. Nowhere has he rest, is startled by dream-pictures, even when his eyes are open, which in the form of big dogs, cats and other horrible beasts, grow out of the ground at his side, and from which he jumps away to the side with signs of terror, and knows not how to save himself. [Fz.]

Disposed to start, excited (aft. 32 h.). [Fz.]

Despair.

Great crossness amounting to violence, immediately followed by disposition to laugh, and loud laughter.

Alterations of consciousness and madness. (Literraly, “restless and delirius by turns.”) [SWAINE, l. c.]

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.