Iberis, candytuft, belongs to the family of Cruciferae of which Sinapis, Raphanus and Thlaspi are members. Supposed to be a native of Spain. It was first proved under the direction of Dr. E. M. Hale in 1872 and 1872. Hale says the sphere of action of Iberis is immediately upon the heart, and those organs most directly under its influence.
The chief symptoms, from Clarkes Dictionary:.
Conscious of the hearts action. Sadness, downhearted, oppressed, very irritable, with dullness of mind and lack of memory. Nervous and irritable on rising in the morning. Frightened, an indefinable dread, and trembling. An excited, frightened feeling, with cold sweat on face.
Increased action of heart. Hull feeling in neck and head. Palpitation of heart on slight exertion, plainly visible over whole chest, < by walking, > by sitting still, but increased by slightest exertion. Pulse has peculiar double beats, which seem to run into each other, full, soft, easily compressed.
Much pain over base of heart, with dull heavy pain in left arm and tingling in fingers and numbness in tips of fingers. Pains as if needles were crosswise in ventricles, and pricked at each contraction.
GENERALITIES: On going upstairs, dyspnoea and palpitation. Feeling of inability to move, even a finger. Nervous and irritable on rising in the morning. Sensation as of lameness and soreness through whole body, as from a cold. Trembling sensation all over, has to lie down, which relieves.
CHEST: Slight pain under sternum. Fullness and constriction under sternum with lancinating pain through chest. Continued feeling of weight anxiety in chest. Sensation of fullness in chest with fullness and heat in head and neck, with flushed face.
We have prescribed it in the 200th potency in a number of cases with most excellent and long lasting and prompt relief.
RELATIONS, from Clarkes Dictionary: Compare Lepidium, Spigelia, Digitalis, Cactus, Belladonna, Amygdala amara, Crataegus and Phaseolus nanus. CHICAGO, ILL.