This is a remedy for those of definite spiritual advancement, who are endeavoring to live lives of altruism and services, and yet through a deficiency of some quality, such as wisdom, courage, steadfastness, tolerance, etc., are suffering as a consequence. They are the people who, quietly and uncomplainingly, make many sacrifices, and whose desire and object in life is to be of service to others. With them the motive is good enough, but they lack some quality to perfect their work.
CASE I-MALE, AGE 68
HISTORY: Pain and weakness of the muscles at the back of the neck; unable to lift head, which hangs forward; both upper eyelids drooping; some difficulty with speech; attacks of giddiness and double vision. This condition started six months ago, and has steadily progressed. The patient is now worn out with pain and the tiredness caused by the difficult of getting about with the drooping head and impaired sight.
CHARACTER: A very gentle, kindly farmer, devoted to animals, and utterly regardless of self-sacrifice in his care and attention of them. High of principle in all affairs of life. Much respected for his ability and character. Some weakness in refusing dominating interference of relatives.
DIAGNOSIS: The gentleness and self-sacrifice denote Verbena. DOSAGE: October 30, November 12, December 26, 1930, Verbena, third, two doses for three days. January 6, 1931, a third, two doses for three days.
PROGRESS: Improvement began immediately after the first doses and was steadily maintained. The pain disappeared first, and then there was a gradual return of muscular strength of the neck and eye muscles. Since Jan. 10th the patient has remained normal in all ways, and no doses have been necessary since then.
CASE II-FEMALE, AGE 45.
HISTORY: Sick headaches since a child, at first one a year, then two a year. For the last two years there has been a severe attack each month which keeps the patient in bed for two or three days. Constipation all life.
CHARACTER: Very gentle, with great desire to be of service to others. Devoting her life to the care of children. The excellence of her work has being interfered with by over anxiety, causing strain to herself.
DIAGNOSIS: The gentleness of nature, combined with ideal of devotion indicates Verbena.
DOSAGE: November 16, 1930, Verbena, a third, two doses for three days. January 2, February 1, 1931, a third, two doses for three days.
PROGRESS: There have not been any severe headaches since the first dose, and the general health was improved. The doses were repeated for the constipation which has been less during the last two months, and is steadily disappearing.