Genista was proved by E. B. Cushing.
Its principal effects are: Sharp piercing pains in the head and ear. Brain feels loose and sensitive. Sensitive feeling in brain, eye, and throat. Urgent desire for stool, which is expelled suddenly. A peculiar eruption of dark red confluent spots. < Rising; turning quickly; shaking head; walking. In the night, water-brash. Increased in open air; in cool rooms; by eating (headache). SYMPTOMS. Vertigo and headache on rising or shaking head, > after dinner.─Sensation as if brain were loose and very sensitive.─Frequent, sharp pain in r. temple from within outwards.─Piercing pain in l. temple.
Eyes sensitive to touch in forenoon.
Once a sensation in l. ear, as though some sharp instrument were thrust into it (forenoon).
Throat dry and sensitive.
Awakened several times in the night with water-brash.
Desire for stool with violent sneezing as from snuff.─Urgent desire for stool, lasting only a short time, soon after the dose.─Stool soft and scanty.─Stool tinged with blood; the fæces though large were expelled like a wad from a pop-gun (forty minutes after third dose).
Peculiar eruption, consisting of roundish, dark-red, confluent spots, scarcely elevated above the skin, which, itching very much, becomes scarlet-red, then pale, and disappears in twenty-four hours; it occurred on feet to knees, and hands to elbows.