Dr. X. Roussel is the authority for this plant, and some of the symptoms are of a very peculiar nature.
“He walks as if stepping on down.” “He is afraid of killing some one with a knife.”
Both kinds of tic are noted─painful and convulsive. Sense of smell is exalted. “He perceives celestial odours;” also “intolerable smells, after frequent sneezing.” Viscid urine, and viscid saliva. Electric shocks and cramps. Heat > toothache. Many symptoms, including diarrhœa, come on at night. < From touch. Fancies he is sea-sick.─Suicidal.─Is afraid of killing some one with a knife.─Disposed to strike, and inveighs against his dearest friends.─Weeping and singing alternately; great flow of ideas.─Loss of memory. Vertigo; is afraid of falling if he turns his head to r. or l.─Sensation as if needles and nails were being driven into head (6 p.m. at evening meal).─Painful lancinations l. side of head with vomiting of mucus and burning along œsophagus.─Scalp excessively painful; slightest touch < the pain. Cannot raise lids or eyebrows.─Painful lancinations in both eyes, extending to bottom of orbits.─Swelling of l. caruncula lachrymalis with large ecchymosis of l. eye.─Vision dim; black points before eye. Swelling, redness and heat of auricle.─Hearing impaired or excessively acute.─Cracking in ears when swallowing. Tip of nose red.─Fluent coryza.─Sense of smell exalted; celestial odours.─Intolerable smells after frequent sneezing. Face puffy.─Tic-douloureux and tic convulsive.─Burning in l. cheek.─Pain in whole lower jaw as if the teeth were being pulled out. Teeth become loose; previously loose teeth become very painful.─Toothache at night, < by cold, > by heat.
Formication and trembling of tongue.─Painful, dry, cracked tongue.─Salivation with engorged submaxillary glands.─Copious salivation, with aphthæ, and thready, viscid mucus.
Red swelling of tonsils, uvula and velum; tickling of uvula.─Sensation as of ball in œsophagus with cramps there.
Bad-smelling eructations.─Hiccough with deep anguish and burning in stomach.
Sensation of swelling in liver and spleen.─Cramp-like pains; diarrhœa with anguish.─Fetid flatulence.─Griping, > lying on abdomen.
Hæmorrhoids; constriction; formication.─Sensation of foreign body in anus.─Diarrhœa and weakness after vomiting.─Involuntary stools at night, white or yellowish.─Burning or sharp pains with bloody stools.
Pains in kidneys; in bladder; injury; sometimes incontinence.─Gluey, fetid urine discharged guttatim.
Swelling of uterus; weight behind uterus; feeling as if about to prolapse.─Leucorrhœa, with menstruation twice a month.─Cramp-like pains during menses.
Feeling of suffocation with fetid breath; must sit up in bed at night.─Cramp-like pains, and lancinations behind sternum.
Violent palpitation; heart seems to be beating in water.
Neck and Back.─Violent pains in nape and neck with swelling.─Feeling as if a small stream of water was running from one ear to the other across nape of neck, causing terrible pain.
Upper Limbs.─Paralytic pains, commencing in entire l. upper extremity (also in r. less frequently).─Rheumatic pains from shoulder to finger-tips.─Cramp-like pains at insertion of deltoid > by pressure.
Lower Limbs.─Electric shocks in muscles of leg.─Intense sciatic pains.─Staggers; he walks as if stepping on down.
Skin of abdomen painful.
Sleep after a meal.