Natural order-Ranunculaceae. Common names. Baneberry. Herb Christopher. Habitat. A perennial herb growing in. the woods of Europe and Asia. Preparation. Tincture from the fresh root.
Its chief action consists in. the production of a rheumatoid condition, especially of the small joints, for which later it is an important remedy.
Mind. Furious delirium (Belladonna, Cantharis, Stramonium)
Face. Pain as of rheumatism in the face (Aconite
Stomach. Sour vomiting (Calcarea, Iris, Ipecac., Nux v., Podo).
Extremities. Swelling of the joints after slight fatigue. pain as from paralytic weakness in the hands. rheumatism of the small joints (Caulophyllum, Ledum). Pains in the wrists or finger joints; very tender to the touch. excruciating pains, worse at night. In lower limbs welling, pain, weakness. Trembling in thighs when lifting them. Sensation of great weariness in the knees.
Generalities. Great lassitude and debility;l after eating, walking in. the open air, or much talking. Tearing drawing pains.
Compare. Aconite, Caulophyllum, Cimic., Ledum.
Used almost exclusively for rheumatic gout of the small joints; especially useful hen sour stomach is present.