Common name: Prickly Ash
Its specific action is on the nervous system and mucous membranes. Paralysis, especially hemiplegia. Painful h├ªmorrhages, after-pains, neuralgic dysmenorrh┼ôa, and rheumatic affections, offer a therapeutic field for this remedy, especially in patients of spare habit and nervous, delicate organization. Indigestion from over-eating or from too much fluid. Sluggish capillary circulation. Neurasthenia, poor assimilation, insomnia, occipital headache. Increases mucous secretion of mouth and stimulates the secretion from all glands with ducts opening in the mouth.
Menses too early and painful. Ovarian neuralgia, with pain in loins and lower abdomen; worse, left side, extending down the thigh, along genito-crural nerves. Neuralgic dysmenorrh┼ôa, with neuralgic headaches; pain in back and down legs. Menses thick, almost black. After-pains (Arnica; Cup; Cham). Leucorrh┼ôa at time of menses. Neurasthenic patients who are thin, emaciated; poor assimilation with insomnia and occipital headache.
Paralysis of left side following spinal disorders. Numbness of left side; impairment of nerves of motion. Hemiplegia. Pain in nape, extending down back. Sciatica; worse, hot weather. Anterior, crural neuralgia (Staph). Left arm numb. Neuralgic shooting pain, as from electricity, all over limb.
Reference : HOM┼ÆOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA by William BOERICKE, M.D.