ARALIA RACEMOSA

· 1 min read

Common names American spikenard, small spikenard, Indian root, spice berry, spignet, life-of-man, petty morel,is an ornamental plant in the Araliaceae family native to the United States and Canada. Its native range includes most of the eastern United States.

The homeopathic uses have been chiefly based on a proving by Dr. S. A. Jones, in whom it developed an attack of asthma.

The symptoms were: Loud wheezing respiration coming on immediately on lying down at midnight; and he particularly noted that inspiration was very loud and more difficult than expiration. The right lung appeared more affected than the left. On turning to left side, left side seemed affected, and right side became quite free. As the attack passed off phlegm came more freely, had a salty taste, and felt warm in the mouth.

The characteristic cough, according to Burnett, is “a fit of coughing occurring before midnight, either immediately on lying down or more commonly after a short sleep.” Cough occurring at 11 p.m., after a short sleep. Profuse perspiration whilst asleep.

Dr. Jones also experienced diarrhea and prolapse of rectum; soft yellow stools; after stool an aching pain in the rectum, extending upwards on the left side.

Dry, wheezing respiration, sense of impending suffocation, and rapidly increasing dyspnea.─Very loud, musical whistling during both inspiration and expiration, but louder during inspiration; < lying down; obliged to sit up.─R. lung appeared more affected than l.─When the attack was over, I lay on my r. side, and then it seemed as if all the oppression and discomfort was in r. lung.─On turning over it soon felt as if l. lung was affected, while r. was entirely relieved.─Constant desire to clear chest, so that I could inspire better.─All obstruction seemed to be in inspiration.─On making forcible expiration to clear chest, raw, burning sore feeling behind whole length of sternum and in each lung, most intense behind sternum.─After rising in morning raised some loose phlegm easily.─Spasmodic cough at night, awakens after the first sleep and cannot sleep again on account of it; caused by tickling in throat with constriction of chest; has to sit up and cough violently; sometimes caused by a feeling of a foreign body in the throat; sputum at acme of attack scanty; then increased, warm and saltish.─Immediately on lying down an attack of asthma. Leucorrhea - Acrid, offensive, with bearing-down pains.

Related Articles

SELENIUM METALLICUM

REMEDY OF THE DAY SELENIUM METALLICUM (the Element) Marked effects on the genito-urinary organs – elderly men. Characterized by emaciation

· 1 min read

Erigeron canadensis

Erigeron canadensis is now called Conyza canadensis. It is an annual plant native throughout most of North America and Central

· 1 min read

PAEONIA OFFICINALIS

Peony Pæonia belongs to the great order of Ranunculaceæ, which includes the Aconites, Actæas, and Hellebores. The proving brings out

· 2 min read

VIOLA ODORATA

Sweet-scented Violet. Violaceæ (an order most members of which contain Emetin, and under which Ipec. is sometimes placed: allied to

· 1 min read

How Well Do You Know Your Remedies

We have beleived that the only way we can learn is interactive and to make it fun. Here is a

· 1 min read

THE BANERJEE PROTOCOL

Main presentation 050615 from Kartik S

· 1 min read