Abies Nigra [Abies-n]
Useful in Dyspepsia, when there is a hard-boiled eggs sensation in oesophagus- a feeling as though he had swallowed some indigestible substance, which had stuck at the cardiac orifice of the stomach- the main symptom and the key-note of the drug that has been frequently confirmed. The other symptoms are low- spiritedness, hypochondriasis and constipation incident to
Actaea Racemosa [Cimic]
It is excellent, when with the faint, empty feeling in the epigastrium, there is a trembling, wavy sensation spreading from the stomach over the body.
Aletris Farinosa [Alet]
A remedy for weakness of digestion; food distresses the patient and lies heavily in stomach.
An unique drug for Dyspepsia caused by defective secretion of gastric juice- the same kind of Dyspepsia curable with Bryonia. Its distinctive symptoms are : A feeling of constriction along the oesophagus when swallowing food. The patient is always worse from eating potatoes-a good indication for Alumina. There is aversion to meat and craving for indigestible substances.
Argentum Nitricum [Arg-n]
The stomach seems to swell up immediately after a full meal [Borax, Carbo Veg., China, Colchicum, Kali bichromicum, Lycopodium, Nat. Sul., and Nux M.].
It is indicated, when after a meal, there is impending apoplectic congestion of the brain, with throbbing headache and drowsiness. And also, when there is some difficulty in the digestion of the food; there are foul breath, slimy, yellow coating of the tongue, eructation of gas tasting like rotten eggs, tympanitic distension of the abdomen and foul-smelling stools.
The symptoms indicating it are: Taste is lost, or is bitter, sour and putrid. The stomach feels swollen, as if full of water; an ordinary amount of food causes a feeling of fulness of repletion [Lycopodium]. Burning feelings, a very distressing heart-burn, red, rough tongue and anxiety and distress after eating. Craving for acids and coffee, which do not agree; agg. from taking ice-cream [Carbo V.]. Violent thirst, but the patient drinks but little at a time and vomits the water. Nausea is frequent and often periodical (at 12 P.M.) and is accompanied by great prostration : nausea, at the smell or thought of food- particularly if rich or fat [Cocc., Colchicum, Pulsatilla, Sepia]. The vomiting is of an irregular convulsive character. It is best adapted to periodical burning pains with sour or acrid vomiting. The patient is excessively weak, without feeling so. Any exertion produces fainting.
It is indicated in the Dyspepsia of the hysterical women. Its most characteristic effects are as follows : Reversal of the peristaltic action of the bowels, stomach and particularly of the throat. Rancid eructations, with profuse saliva and greasy taste. The head feels dull and compressed. Burning in the stomach and oesophagus. Enormous meteorism of the stomach. Stools papescent, brown and offensive.
It is the remedy where there is much burning in the stomach with violent ejection of food. The epigastric pains may be burning, griping or lancinating, extending into the adjacent spine, usually relieved by cold drinks. Besides there may be pressure and heaviness in the stomach, with convulsive gagging. The patient vomits at intervals, when the stomach becomes full and the amount of vomited matter is enormous. Water is vomited, as soon as it reaches the stomach.
The digestion is impaired. The stomach seems to swell up, immediately after a full meal.
It is indicated when there are : A feeling as though a stone or heavy weight were lying clogged in the stomach. White coating of the tongue. The characteristic stomach thirst, i.e., a thirst for large quantities of water at long intervals. Intolerance of vegetable food. Constipation with hard, dry, brown stools, passed with difficulty, owing to the hardness of faecal matter. Atony of the rectum. The patient cannot tolerate heat of the Sun. All the symptoms are worse in Summer.
Calcarea Carb [Calc]
Gone, empty feeling in the epigastrium. An usual craving for eggs. Milk disagrees. Ravenous appetite. Thirst, worse towards the evening.
Indicated in weak digestion in patients, who are irritable and easily angered and clumsy in their motions; they are worse from the least draft of air, even though the air is warm.
Carbo Animalis [Carb-an]