COMPARISONS OF IGNATIA AMARA.
Reprinted from the Journal of the A.I.H.
Nux vomica, though similar, differs in mental symptoms. Irritability is the Nux state; anger, urgency, violence predominate. More suitable for men. Ignatia is a womans and childrens remedy.
Phosphoric acid is allied in its mental symptoms. It follows in effects of grief, more for chronic effects, similar in excessive yawning, in pain in nape, head tends to incline backwards, and indifference.
Platina is useful in hysteria when emotions almost craze her or make her supercilious. Platina is very haughty and looks with disdain upon everyone. Menses are black and profuse.
Hyoscyamus has jealousy, also disappointed love, full of suspicion and obscene, throws off clothing, spasmodic affections. Fainting fits of hysterical women. Unconsciousness of mania.
Asafoetida has lump in oesophagus, gases, etc., which seem to press up against the chest. Reversed peristalsis, weakly patients, hypersensitive. Nervous ailments and from suppressed discharges.
Ignatia is a short acting remedy and a very superficial one, and it corresponds mostly to nervous phenomena.
Zincum follows Ignatia well but it does not follow Nux vomica.- W.A.DEWEY.
Hypertrophy of the heart in young boys, from violent gymnastics, try Bromine.
Hypertrophy of the heart in young girls from calisthenics, try Causticum.
Hypertrophy of the heart in metastasis of gout or rheumatism to the heart, study Kalmia and Sanguinaria.
In cyanosis from patent foramen ovale, study Lachesis.
The following remedies are suggested as useful for “irritable heart”:.
When from influenza, Iberis.
From excessive tea or coffee drinking. Agaricine.
From excessive smoking, Arsenicum, Kalmia, Phosphorus, Spigelia.
From the effects of scarlet fever, Lachesis.
lancinating pains about the heart: If from base to apex, at night, try Syphilinum; if from apex to base, try Medorrhinum; if from base to clavicle or shoulder, try Spigelia.
Constricting pains about the heart region, study Cactus, Spigelia, Carbolic acid and Sulphur.
In cases of “heart trouble” without special symptoms consider Naja.
For consciousness of the heart, the heart feels tired, try Pyrogen.- J.MCLACHLAN. Reprinted from the Homoeopathic World.
Cimicifuga is a great womans friend; it is as full of hysteria as Ignatia and as full of rheumatism as Bryonia or Colchicum. It is one of our most valued remedies in diseases of females. In retarded menstruation when there is oppressive, heavy headache, melancholy and palpitation, it will act well and is similar to Pulsatilla and Senecio. Dysmenorrhoea, especially in rheumatic cases, headache before menses, severe pain in the back during menses, down the thighs and through the hips from side to side, with labor-like pains, nervousness and weeping mood. Pains double the patient up almost throwing her into convulsions. Ovarian pains up the sides. Debility after and between menses.
The keynote of Caulophyllum is rheumatism of the small joints with uterine pains, while the rheumatism of Cimicifuga is in the fleshy part of the muscles.
Cimicifuga is aggravated or originates at the ages of puberty or during menstruation.
Cimicifuga has sharp lightning-like pains that may occur in any part of the body. It may be found useful in the violent pains of spinal sclerosis.
Thallium, one of the most poisonous metals known, causes neuralgic, spasmodic pains and is useful in the severe pains of syphilitic spinal sclerosis.- W.A.DEWEY.