(This juice of the whole plant, Matricaria chamomilla, freshly expressed, and mixed with equal parts of alcohol.)
It will be seen from the following symptoms of camomile, though they are far from being exhaustive, that this plant must evidently be reckoned among the medicines of many uses (polychrests). Hence in their domestic practice the common people have employed it in all kinds of maladies, especially those of an acute character. On this account physicians in their ludicrous pride have not deigned to regard it as a medicine, but, giving it the contemptuous name of "domestic remedy," they permitted their patients to use it by handfuls in infusion as a tea or as a clyster along with the medicines they prescribed, (In order to avoid the degradation of admitting into their elegant prescriptions a vulgar folk's-remedy like the ordinary camomile, when it was desired to give a medicine of this sort, they preferred to order the dearer and more aristocratic chamomilla romana off, without considering that this, being quit a different plant, belonging, indeed, to a totally different genus t of plants (Anthemis nobilis,L.), must possess different properties and actions. But what does a man who only wants a name in his prescriptions care about the peculiar actions of medicines?) just as if camomile, being but a vulgar domestic remedy, was of no account. In like manner they allowed their patients to apply bagfuls of the warmed flowers in any quantity they pleased to painful parts, whilst they themselves directed quite different medicines to be taken internally. Obstetric practitioners permitted the midwives and mothers to mix camomile tea in almost all the drinks and food of children at the breast and wet-nurses, as though it were a purely wholesome, non-injurious, or at least a perfectly unimportant and indifferent matter.
To such an extent did the blindness of physicians go with respect to a plant which belongs to the category of powerful medicines, whose exact power and importance it was their duty to ascertain, in order not only to learn how to make a rational and wholesome employment of it, but also to prevent its misuse by the common people, and to teach them in what particular cases camomile could only be employed beneficially, and in what cases its use was to be avoided.
But hitherto physicians have neglected their duty in all these respects; on the contrary, they vied with the common people in the thoughtless recommendation or permission to use this powerful medicinal plant in all cases of disease, without any distinction, in any quantity or dose the patients chose.
But it does not require much sense to perceive that no medicine in the world can be useful in all diseases, and that every one possesses an accurately defined curative sphere of action, beyond which every powerful medicinal substance, like camomile, (Every medicine that is capable of curing serious ailments must naturally be a powerful medicine.) must act in a thoroughly injurious manner, and so much the more injuriously the greater its powers are. Hence the physician who does not desire to act like a charlatan ought to be able to tell beforehand, not only the cases in which camomile must be beneficial, but also those in which its use must be injurious. Finally, he should be able also to determine the exact dose, which shall be neither too large nor too small for the disease. By the administration of the appropriate dose the cure of the disease by this plant may be anticipated with the greatest certainty.
Did we not know by thousands of other instances in what a meloncholy state, in what incomprehensible blindness, so-called practical medicine has groped through so many centuries, and how it has done every thing to emulate the common herd in their folly, it would only be necessary to direct the attention of an unprejudiced person to the proceedings of physicians in regard to this powerful medicinal plant, camomile.
For as it is impossible that any one medicine, be it ever so useful, can be serviceable and curative in one tenth part of the enormous number of different morbid states that exist in nature, so neither can camomile.
But let us suppose the impossible case, that camomile is curative in a tenth of all known diseases, must it not, if employed as hitherto, in almost all cases of disease without distinction, do harm in the other nine tenths? Is it wise to purchase a single benefit (It would be sufficiently stupid if one should purchase all the tickets of a classlottery in order to obtain the several prizes in it, without considering that he thereby incurs a palpable loss of ten per cent. But what could possibly be more foolish than, supposing there was a lottery which obviously brought a loss of nine whilst he could only win one? And yet the ordinary practitioner who employs camomile in every case is far more foolish; he does a much greater proportion of injury only with this difference, that the injury does not touch himself, but only his wretched patient.) by a ninefold injury? "What! injury?" retorts the ordinary practitioner;" I never saw any injury from camomile." Yes, as long as you are ignorant of the morbid symptoms and ailments that camomile as a powerful medicine is capable of developing per se and in a peculiar manner in the healthy human body, you cannot recognize the ailments due to its employment in diseases, as the injurious effects of camomile; and in your ignorance you often attribute them to the course of the disease itself, to the malignity of the disease, and thus you deceive yourself and the poor tortured patient.
Look in this mirror, look at the following camomile symptoms, and when you are practising your ordinary slipshod treatment with unlimited simultaneous employment of camomile, behold the serious hurtful symptoms and ailments caused by camomile, consider how much discomfort and torture you inflict on your patients by the abuse of this powerful plant in unsuitable cases and in excessive doses. (Often, when, in the ordinary hap-hazard practice, camomile may have been administered in an appropriate case (for it must occasionally happen that a polychrest medicine, which is given in all sorts of cases, will by chance meet with a case of disease for which it is suited), it does harm, owing to the excessive quantity in which it is taken. It removes the symptoms of the malady to which it is homoeopathic, but inflicts in addition many useless sufferings, by producing some of its other severe symptoms which are not developed by a small dose, and thus it dose harm in even the most appropriate cases by the unnecessarily strong dose.)
See from this list of symptoms, incomplete though it be, how often where the disease would frequently have passed away by itself, you have prolonged, doubled, multiplied the sufferings of the patient by exciting an accumulation of the peculiar camomile ailments by your senseless continued abuse of this drug! As long as you really did no know, did not suspect the peculiar sufferings camomile is capable o occasioning, you sinned out of pure ignorance; but now that you have here displayed before you a list of the pure pathogenetic effects o camomile, you may well begin to be ashamed of your sin in inflicting so much suffering on your patients, who come to you in order to obtain from you an alleviation of their sufferings, a cure and relief of their diseases, by your everyday employment or unlimited permission to take it in cases for which it is unsuitable, and moreover, in ouch enormous doses.
From the symptoms and ailments which camomile excites per se in the healthy human being (and the same is the case with all dynamically acting medicines) we see what are the natural morbid states it can and must cure rapidly, certainly, and permanently. I need not point out these to him who knows how to employ it homoeopathically.
In the cases for which this plant is suitable, indicated by the correspondence of the symptoms of the disease with the peculiar camomile symptoms, it effects a perfect cure in very small doses, when the patient is protected from all other foreign medicinal influences, as he ought to be in every rational mode of treatment. I have found a single drop of the quadrillion-fold attenuation of the juice of the plant, prepared as above directed, not only sufficient, but sometimes (when the patient was very sensitive) rather too strong. Any one who has a fancy to compare these doses with the ordinary ones of a couple of ounces of camomile flowers in infusion, the drug being also given at the same time in clysters and fomentations, as it often is in the ordinary stupid routine practice, may do so. Well-attested truth is on my side.
Chamomilla has not a lone duration of action. but in large doses its action extends over some, occasionally many days.
The injurious effects of its employment in excessive doses and in unsuitable cases are soon removed, according to the symptoms, sometimes by raw coffee. sometimes by ignatia, sometimes by pulsatilla; but if they consist of tearing and shooting pains relieved by moving the affected part by aconite. Coffee, when it is not used by the patient as his daily beverage, also removes many of the sufferings caused by camomile, and, on the other hand, camomile is often a powerful antidote to the hurtful effects of coffee, when the symptoms do not rather point to nux vomica. But when the injurious effects of coffee are continually renewed by its daily use as a beverage, camomile can no more relieve the coffee-drinker of his morbid symptoms than wiping up can avail while the rain continues to fall.
Camomile in the smallest dose seems to diminish in a remarkable manner over-sensitiveness to pain or the too acute sufferings of the organs of the emotions from excessive pain. Hence it alleviates many of the affections caused by coffee-drinking and by courses of treatment with narcotic palliatives. On this account it is unsuited for persons who bear pain calmly and patiently. I attach great importance to this observation.
Of late I have seldom been able to employ camomile as a curative agent. When in new patients the symptoms indicated the employment of camomile I have usually found that they were not original symptoms of disease, but as the history showed, symptoms resulting from the abuse of camomile, so that I had only to give antidotes for the ailments occasioned by the latter in order to cure the disease that had been artificially produced thereby.
[The only one of his disciples who assisted HAHNEMANN in this proving was STAPF.
The old-school authorities are very few.
CULLEN, Mat. Med., is quoted for one symptom: "diarrhoea."
LIND, MONRO, PRINGLE, and ROSENSTEIN (no reference being given to their works) are cited for another: "vomiting-"
SENAC, De Recondita Febrium Intermit. et Remitt. Natura, supplies a third: "pungent heat." All the other symptoms were observed by HAHNEMANN himself. The Frag. de Vir. had 276 symptoms, the let Edit. 481, and this 2nd Edit. 493.]
(Vertigo on stooping forwards.)
Giddy when sitting upright, not when lying. [Stf.](In a girl of 19, from some cupfuls of strong camomile tea. [Apparently all Stapf's symptoms were observed in this subject.])
Vertigo, especially when talking (aft. 16 h.).
Vertigo after a meal.
5. Soon after a meal, when walking, vertigo as if he would fall, just as if the head were top-heavy.
Vertigo after drinking coffee.
Vertigo in the morning.
Drunken, staggering vertigo in the morning on rising from bed.
Vertigo with dizziness. (See also the following symptoms of dizziness, also 245.)
10. Vertigo in the evening, as if he could not recollect himself properly.
(Vertigo and dimness of vision after lying down, with flying heat in the face.)
Slight attacks of syncopal vertigo (aft. 1/4 h.).
Obtuseness of the senses, diminished power of collecting himself. (aft. 4, 5, 6 h.).
15. Joyless obtuseness of the senses with drowsiness, but without being able to sleep.
Stupidity in the head. [Stf.]
He does not rightly understand a question, and answers wrongly, with low-toned voice, as if he was delirious (aft. 6 h.).
He is easily fatigued by thinking.
He understands and comprehends nothing properly, just as if he were prevented doing so by a sort of dulness of hearing, or a waking dream (aft. 1/5 h.).
20. A state of distraction; he sits as if absorbed in thought.
His thoughts leave him.
When writing and speaking he leaves out whole words.
He stammers, he makes mistakes in speaking (aft. 4 h.).
Unobservant, inattentive; external things make no impression on him; he is indifferent to everything (aft. 2 h.).
25. Dull aching headache when sitting and thinking.
Heaviness in the head.
Heaviness in the head. [Stf.]
Headache compounded of heaviness and bruised feeling (aft. 3 h.).
Headache felt even when asleep.
30. Headache, in the morning in bed, while the eyes are still shut, in a half waking state, which goes off when quite awake and after getting up.
On awaking from sleep, pain in the head, as if it would burst (aft. 13 h.).
Repeated attacks of tearing pain in the forehead.
(When sitting up or turning in bed, tearing pains in the forehead, with the sensation as if a lump fell forward. [Stf.]
Very violent tearing headache at midnight, which, however, only wakes him up for instants on account of the very profound sleep.
35. Semilateral drawing headache (aft. 3, 4 h.).
Tearing headache on one side in the temple.
Shooting tearing pain in the forehead, which extends to the chest.
Pain in the bone on both sides of the forehead (aft. 3 h.).
Tearing and shooting outwards at the temples.
40. Single stitches in one-half of the brain, especially the right (aft. 11 h.).
Single severe stitches in the brain.
Severe stitches in one-half of the head, as after a chill.
Fine shooting headache.
Headache like needle-pricks, as if the eyes would fall out of the head.
45. Transient attacks of throbbing in one-half of the brain.
Throbbing headache (aft. 14 h.).
Single beats in the head (aft. 1/4-h.).
Twitching headache in the forehead, especially after a meal.
A cracking and grating in the left half of the brain.
50. The left temple is swollen, and painful when touched (aft. 6 h.).
The forehead wrinkled above the nose. [Stf.]
Her head waggles to and fro. [Stf.]
Puffiness of the face and hands. (52, 53,-see 91, 104, 105.).
An eroding itching on the skin of the forehead.
55. When the consciousness has returned and the drowsiness is past the pupils become more dilated (aft. 7 h.).
Pupils very contracted, or rather having a tendency to contract (See 411) (aft. several h.).
Contracted pupils (the first 4 h.).
A great dryness (of the Meibomian glands) on the border of the upper and lower eyelids (aft. 1 h.).
Feeling of soreness in the outer canthi of the eyes, and sore excoriated lips (aft. 36 h.).
60. The canthi in the morning full of matter.
The eye is swollen in the morning, and sealed up with mucus.
After sleeping the eyelids are gummed together.
Painless extravasation of blood in the white of the inner angle of the right eye (aft. 14 h.).
Aching in the eyes; the eyes are inflamed and full of mucus in the morning.
65. An aching pain under the upper eyelid on moving the eye and on shaking the head.
Severe stitches in the eyes.
Sensation as if fire and heat came out of the eyes(See 412) (immediately).
Glittering before the eyes (immediately).
Glittering before the eyes; she did not see where she was. [Stf.]
70. Obscuration of the sight on one side, when he fixes his look on a white object.
Eyes dull and weak in the morning, more rarely in the evening; with the candle a ray of light seems to extend from the eyes to the candle flame.
Dimness of vision, with chilliness.
It became black before his eyes. [Stf.]
Red miliary rash on the cheeks.
75. Tearing in the ears, earache.
(Tearing in the lobe of the right ear.)
Single coarse stitches in the ear, especially when stooping, with taking things ill and vexation about trifles.
Some stitches on the neck near the ear.
When stooping obtuse pressure in the internal ear, as from a blow.
80. Sensation as if the ears were stopped up, and as if a bird were rustling and scratching in them.
In the evening he has dulness before the ears. (See 410.)
Roaring in the ears as from rushing water.
Ringing in the ears (aft. 1, 3, 4 h.).
85. Ulcerated nostrils; sore nose.
The lips become cracked and desquamate (aft. 16 h).
The lower lip parts in the middle in a crack (from the 3rd to the 10 th h.).
Scabby ulceration on the border of the lip (from 1 to 4 h.).
Swelling of the gums.
90. Looseness of the teeth.
Toothache, with swelling of the cheek. (See 104 and 105, also 50 and 53. The toothache which camomile can cause (see 89 to 108) corresponds very closely to that so frequently prevailing in recent times (generally resulting from drinking coffee) and hence this will be homoeopathically and specifically cured by small doses of camomile.)
After midnight (3 a.m.), wakened by toothache (a gnawing pain as if the nerve were scraped), which ceased about 7 a.m., so that only occasional stitch-like jerks remained.
In the teeth of the upper jaw a stirring up and formication.
Stirring-up drawing toothache in the jaw.
95. Drawing pain in the teeth.
Toothache as from a chill from exposure to the open air while perspiring profusely.
Toothache on taking something warm into the mouth.
(Toothache renewed in the warm room.)
Toothache particularly severe after warm drinks, especially after coffee.
100. After eating and drinking, especially warm things (but also from cold things), the toothache comes on either immediately or after a minute.
Drawing pain in the teeth after eating and drinking.
Toothache after eating and drinking, although neither was either warm or cold (later).
On opening the jaws, pain as if the masseter muscles ached as from cramp, which pain at the same time extends into the teeth.
Toothache recurring intermittently in fits, with swelling of the cheek and accumulation of saliva; the pain darts hither and thither, and extends even to the eyes, and is aggravated by drinking cold water.
105. Tearing toothache in the jaw towards the ear, with swelling of the cheek.
In the lower jaw, towards the front, drawing toothache (aft.1/2 h.).
Drawing toothache, he knows not in which tooth exactly, which goes off while eating, and rages particularly at night, during which the teeth feel too long. (The camomile-pains have this peculiarity as a rule, that they are most severe in the night and then often drive the victim almost to despair, not unfrequently with incessant thirst, heat, and redness of one cheek; sometimes also hot sweat in the head even in the hair The pains of camomile seem generally intolerable, and not to be endured (see 457). All these characteristic symptoms of camomile point to the similar cases of disease capable of being cured homoeopathically by it.)
Single stitches in the jaw into the internal ear.
Spasmodic drawing pain in the palate towards the fauces.
110. On and under the tongue vesicles with shooting pain.
A severe smarting at the back of the tongue and on the palate (aft. 1 h.).
Red tongue. [Stf.]
Simple pain at the back of the throat, which is increased on moving the neck and on swallowing.
Sore throat, as from a plug in the throat, on swallowing (aft. 4 h.).
115. Sore throat, with swelling of the parotid gland.
(Throbbing pain in the submaxillary glands (aft. 4 h.).
Throbbing at the back of the throat (aft. 1/4 h.).
Teeth covered with mucus.
120. Slimy taste (aft. 2 and 12 h.).
Sour taste (aft. 3 and 18 h.).
Bread tastes sour.
Everything he takes tastes like old rancid fat (aft. 2 h.)
What he hawks up tastes putrid.
125. (At night he has a putrid taste in the mouth.)
He has a putrid smell from the mouth after dinner, like foetid breath (aft. 3 h.).
In the morning bitter taste in the mouth (aft. 24 h.).
Want of appetite.
Anorexia, but on eating his appetite returns.
130. He has no appetite and he relishes nothing; the food will not go down.
No desire for food; nothing tastes good.
He shudders when food is placed before him; he has repugnance to it.
Want of appetite, as if he loathed the food, though it tastes all right.
No hunger and no appetite.
135. (He dislikes soup.)
Beer smells ill.
He dislikes coffee.
After his early coffee nausea, as if he would vomit, with suffocative attacks.
In the morning, after drinking coffee, heat all over and perspiration, with vomiting of bitter mucus; afterwards bitter taste in the mouth, weakness in the head, and inclination to vomit.
140. Great appetite for coffee. (140 seems to be alternating action with) (aft. 7 h.).
(Appetite for raw sour crout.)
Unnatural hunger, in the evening (aft. 3 h.).
During supper the food seems to go no further than the pit of the throat and to stick there, with sensation of fulness, sickness, and eructation.
Empty eructation (aft. 1/4 h.).
145. Sour eructation.
The pains present are aggravated by eructation.
Frequently a single hiccup (aft. 1 h.).
During the meal fulness, and after the meal nausea.
After a meal fulness of satiety in the stomach even till the next day; inclination to vomit.
150. After breakfast inclination to vomit, all the morning.
After a meal the abdomen becomes distended.
Nausea after meal.
After a meal fulness, anxiety, and tearing pain in the back, which then goes into the abdomen.
In the morning dryness in the mouth, then distension of the abdomen, and the stool is incompletely evacuated.
155. Nausea, with inclination to vomit, as if about to faint.
Qualmishness and faint-like nausea.
The qualmishness (faint-like nausea) in the scrobiculus cordis goes off by eating.
Nausea, inclining to vomit, with collection of saliva in the mouth.
In the morning nausea, inclining to vomit.
160. Vomiting. [LIND.-MONRO.-PRINGLE.-ROSENSTEIN.J
(Vomiting without previous eructation.)
(Sour vomiting; she also smells sour from the mouth.)
The food is returned by eructation, it is belched up (aft. 5 h.).
Vomiting of food, which is first excited by fulness of the abdomen, but afterwards by intolerable nausea.
165. After eating and drinking heat and sweat on the face (aft. 14 h.).
After a meal aching in the hypochondria and stomach.
He cries out anxiously about a pain in the scrobiculus cordis, as if it were pressed down, and he sweats profusely during it (See 247, 249, 457)
Painful flatulent distension of the epigastric region in the morning.
In the hypochondria the flatulence pushes upwards (later).
170. Pressure on the stomach, as if a stone pressed downwards.
Pressive pain in the stomach and under the short ribs that tightens the breath, especially after drinking coffee (aft. 1 h.).
Pressive pain above the navel.
Flatulent colic; flatulence presses now here now there with great force, as if it would bore through the abdominal muscles, with loud rumbling and grumbling; it presses especially on the inguinal rings; when the colic subsides very little flatus is passed, and then scarcely any is felt in the abdomen (aft. 3 h.).
Flatulent colic (aft. 1 and several h.).
175. Colic returning from time to time; the flatulence accumulates in the hypochondria, and stitches dart through the chest (aft. 8 h.).
Continued tensive pain beneath the ribs, with a tension about the brain (and dry catarrh in the chest) (aft. 1 h.).
Clucking in the side down into the abdomen.
Bruised pain of the hypogastric muscles (aft 9 h.).
Hard distended abdomen.
180. Compressive pain in the abdomen (immediate).
Intolerable pain in the abdomen in the morning at sunrise.
Extraordinary pain in the abdomen, owing to which he did not know how to rest.
Sensation as if the whole abdomen were hollow, and at the same time a perpetual movement in the bowels (with blue rings round the eyes). and when the attack comes on in the evening it is for a short time combined with anxiety (aft. 24 h.).
Colic, more cutting than pinching.
185. Colic, more cutting than shooting, with collection of saliva in the mouth.
Drawing pain in the abdomen.
Single attacks of violent pinching in the abdomen; each of these pains lasts for full a minute (aft. 12 h.).
Pinching, tearing colic in the umbilical region and further down on both sides, with a pain in the sacrum as if it was broken.
Constant tearing colic, as if rolled up in a ball, in the side of the abdomen.
190. Pain in the abdomen, as if caused by costiveness of the motion, the evacuation of which is delayed. (190,191,192,193. All the constipation symptoms are secondary action, i.e reaction of the organism against the efforts of the camomile to produce diarrhoea in its primary action).
Sufferings in the abdomen, as from constipation (aft. 4 h.).
Constipation from inaction of the rectum, so that the excrements can only be pressed out by the efforts of the abdominal muscles (aft. 1, 4 h.).
In the midst of sharp pinching pain in the abdomen, bright coloured faeces are passed (aft. 12, 24 h.).
195. (Undigested excrements.)
(Hot, diarrhoeic stool, smelling like rotten eggs.)
Diarrhoea. [CULLEN, Arzneimittell., Tom. ii, p. 94.]
Painless, diarrhoeic, green, watery stools, composed of faeces and mucus.
Watery diarrhoea, with (and without) cutting in the abdomen.
200. Nocturnal diarrhoea, with pains in the abdomen, so that he must crouch together.
Excrements, covered with mucus, and with mucus in the intervals between the lumps of faeces.
Only white slimy diarrhoea with bellyache (aft. 1, 3 h.).
Shooting pain in the rectum after every stool.
A forcing towards the inguinal ring, as if that part were now too weak to resist, as if a hernia would come (aft. 3 h.).
205. Tendency to blind piles.
Itching pain in the anus (aft.1/2 h.).
(The discharge of urine is held back by pains in the belly.)
210. Shooting pain in the neck of the bladder, when not urinating,
Burning in the neck of the bladder when urinating.
Smarting pain in the urethra while urinating.
Anxiety whilst urinating, without any mechanical obstacle.
Weakened power of the bladder; the urine passes in a sluggish stream (aft. 20 h.).
215. Anxiety with ineffectual urging to urinate, though there is not much urine in the bladder.
Involuntary discharge of urine (aft. 3, 4 h.).
Itching of the scrotum (aft. 6 h.).
Sexual desire (later).
Nocturnal seminal emission.
220. In the morning in bed, erection of the penis.
Excoriation on the border of the prepuce.
On the border of the prepuce, itching pricking pain (aft, 3 h.).
Sore burning in the vagina
Yellow, smarting leucorrhoea.
225. Acrid, smarting, watery discharge from the vagina after dinner.
Forcing towards the womb, like labour pains, with very frequent urging to urinate.
Cutting pain in the abdomen and drawing in the thighs before the menses.
Amid severe pains as if going to get a child, and like labour pains in the womb, frequent discharge of clotted blood, with tearing pains in the blood-vessels of the legs.
Drawing from the anterior part of the sacrum, grasping and griping in the womb, and then large pieces of blood are always passed.
Metrorrhagia, even in old persons.
On the advent of the menses, cross, intolerant, and disposed to quarrel sooner than give in.
Suppression of the menses, with swelling of the scrobiculus cordis and a pain as if it would be pressed down, with swollen abdomen, labour-like pains. and anasarca.
Stoppage of the nose, as from stuffed coryza (aft. 1 h.),
235. Catarrhal stoppage of the nose, with flow of mucus from the nose.
Coryza lasting five to eight days (aft. 2 h.)
Whistling, wheezing, rattling in the wind-pipe when breathing.
Hoarseness from viscid mucus sticking in the larynx, which can only be brought away by violent hawking (aft. 8 h.).
Catarrhal hoarseness in the wind-pipe, with dryness of the eyelids (aft. 1 to 8 h.).
240. Hoarseness and cough on account of rattling mucus in the upper part of the wind-pipe, and where the mucus is detached by coughing the part is painful (aft. 2 h.).
A burning in the larynx.
Short, croaking respiration. [Stf.]
Fetches short deep breath, with great elevation of the chest. [Stf.]
A burning pain under the sternum up into the mouth.
245. A burning in the chest with stupidity of the head, (See 9, 10, 14, 15, 17. 18, 19 to 26, 298) as if he did not know where he was, with anxiety.
The chest internally is painful, as if bruised (aft. 24 h.).
An aching pain under the sternum, which does not interfere with breathing, and is not increased either by breathing or by the touch (aft. 12 h.).
A pressive pain under the sternum that tightens the breath (aft. 10 h)
It lies heavy on his stomach, pain in the pit of the stomach as if it were pressed down. (The word here translated stomach is "Herz," respecting which Hahnemann says in a note, "Common people mean by this usually the pit of he stomach; see also 167; where "Herz" is also the word used. This being so the symptom ought properly to be laced beside 167.
250. Quick stitches at the heart when moving, which oppress the breathing. [Stf.].
A drawing pain, or sensation as if the right side of the chest were repeatedly drawn inwards (aft. 12, 16 h.).
Contraction of the chest.
Oppression of the chest.
Tensive pain over the chest on inspiring.
255. Across the upper part of the chest a squeezing pain (in the evening) (aft. 5 h.).
Oppression of the chest, as from flatulence which is dammed up in the epigastrium, with pressive pain; at the same time stomachache, as at the commencement of heart-burn; afterwards a burning in the spinal column.
Constriction of the upper part of the chest, which then also is painful on coughing (aft. 4 h.).
Suffocative tightness of the chest (the larynx feels constricted) in the region of the pit of the throat, with constant irritation to cough (aft.1/4 h.).
About midnight a fit of coughing, whereby something seems to rise up in the throat, as if she would suffocate.
260. Almost uninterrupted tickling irritation to cough under the upper part of the sternum, but it does not always result in coughing.
Dry cough on account of an itching irritation and constant tickle in the part of the trachea behind the pit of the throat (aft. 4 h.).
A severe dry cough in sleep (aft. 11 h.).
Dry cough four or five times daily.
(The child gets angry and then has cough.)
265. Before midnight, stitches radiating from the abdomen into the chest, with constant thirst, without heat.
(Rather obtuse) stitches, which dart from the abdomen into the middle of the chest, as from flatulence (aft. 2, 4 h.).
After every start, waking or sleeping, stitches from the abdomen up into the chest.
Stitches in the side of the chest, under the ribs and scapulae, on breathing (aft. 4 h.).
Pricking in the chest like needle-pricks.
270. At times single severe stitches in the chest (aft. 2, 4 h.).
Stitches right through the chest at every breath.
Stitches from the middle of the chest towards the right side, after every expiration (aft. 1.5 h.).
Scirrhous hardness of the mammary glands.
A hard lump under the nipple, painful when touched, and also sometimes with drawing tearing pains per se.
275. In the region of the clavicle and neck tearing paid (aft. 2 h.).
(Tensive stiffness of the cervical muscles.)
Drawing pain in the scapulae, chest and hands, as from a chill (aft. 15, 16 h,).
Fine shooting pains in the back.
Tearing in the back.
280. Drawing pain in the back, for an hour (aft.1 h.).
Contractive sensation in the spine.
Drawing tearing pain in the back.
Pain in the sacrum, especially at night.
Sacrum as if bruised.
285. (A kind of irregular labour-pains) from the sacrum into the thighs, a drawing paralytic pain (aft. 1, 2 h.).
After sitting a stiff pain in the loins (aft. 16 h.).
At night, intolerable pain in the loins and hip-joint, when he lies on the opposite side.
From midnight onwards an uninterrupted fine, painful aching in the articular ligaments and the periosteum of the arm, from the shoulder to the fingers, which resembles a drawing or tearing (almost as bad when not moving as when moving); late at night it is at its worst, especially when lying on the back, and it is easiest when lying on the painful arm (aft. 8 h.).
A crawling tearing in the shafts of the arm-bones to the fingers, as if the arm were numb or asleep, or had no feeling.
290. A stiffness of the arm, as if it would go to sleep, on grasping anything with the hand.
The arms go to sleep immediately, when she grasps anything strongly; she must immediately let it go.
The left arm goes to sleep without having lain on it. [Stf.]
Drawing paralytic pain in the elbows and hands.
Late in the evening a drawing pain in the interior of the arm, from the elbow to the tips of the fingers (aft. 1 h.).
295. Drawing pain in the wrist-joint.
Pain of the thumb and index finger, as from a sprain, or as from too great exertion, or as if they were broken, felt when moving them.
Burning pain in the hand, in the afternoon (aft. 72 h.).
The hands are cold; she feels a paralytic stiffness in them, and cloudiness of the head; she is sensitive to the open air as if she would easily take cold.
Coldness of the hands, with cold sweat on the palms, the rest of the body being sufficiently warm (aft. 2. h.).
300. The fingers become cold and have a tendency to go to sleep, when sitting (aft. 1 h.).
In the morning the fingers go to sleep (aft. 12 h.).
Tearing pain in the thighs and legs.
In the hip-joint pain as if dislocated, on treading after sitting (in the evening) (aft. 5 h.).
Lame stiffness with weakness in the thigh like a paralytic stroke.
305. In the thigh an indescribable pain, on attempting to rise after sitting, and when lying on stretching out the leg.
Transient bruised pain in the thighs (aft. 1/4h.).
Creaking and cracking in the knee on moving it (aft. 3 h.).
Tension in the knee. [Stf.]
Late in the evening, drawing pain from the knee through the leg.
310. In the knee a drawing tearing pain down into the ankles.
Sensation in the legs as if they would go to sleep.
He must stretch out the legs from time to time in order to get rest.
At night in bed, on stretching out and pressing the feet against something he gets cramp in the calves, which is relieved by flexing the knees (aft. 8 h.).
Cramp in the calves (aft. 10 h.),
315. Especial tendency to cramp in the calves.
Tensive cramp-like pain in the calves on moving the feet (aft. 8 h.).
Tension in the legs up the calves. [Stf.]
She must draw the legs up on account of pain in the calves and knees; when she stretches herself out they go to sleep. [Stf.]
Nocturnal paralytic powerlessness of the feet; they have no strength, he cannot tread, and when he stands up he sinks down to the ground, with drawing pain in the leg and stiffness and numbness of the soles of the feet.
320. Feet are as if paralysed. (The paralytic sensation of camomile in any part is never without accompanying drawing or tearing pain, and the drawing or tearing of camomile is almost always accompaind by paralytic of numb sensation in the part. See 285, 293 (288,289),320 , 347 (357, 364).)
Tearing pain in the feet; he dare not cover them with the bed clothes.
In the night the soles of the feet burn, and he puts his feet out of bed.
In the feet a burning and itching as if they had been frost-bitten (aft. 3 h.).
Rapid swelling of one foot and of the sole.
325. In the interior of the heel an itching pain (aft. 3 h.).
Itching on the sole of the foot.
Spasmodic contraction of the toes with tearing pain in the limbs.
Feeling as if the toes would bend and go to sleep, while sitting, especially the big toes (aft. 1 h,).
Great dread of the wind.
330. The hands and feet easily become benumbed in the cold, as if they would be frost-bitten (aft: 5h.).
Pain compounded of itching and pricking, now in one part now in another, in a small spot; after scratching the pain increases (aft. 4 h.).
A slightly elevated cutaneous eruption in the nape, which causes a smarting sensation that compels scratching.
Pustule-like pimples here and there in the face, which are not painful and only itch when touched.
Red miliary eruption on the cheeks and forehead, without heat.
335. Small red spots on the skin, which are covered with miliary papules.
Thick eruption of red papules, which are crowded together on a red spot on the skin, which itches and smarts somewhat, particularly at night, on the lumbar vertebrae and the side of the abdomen; from time to time, especially in the evening, there occurs a shudder round about.
The akin becomes oedematous, unhealthy, and every injury takes on a bad character and tends to suppurate.
An existing ulcer becomes painful (aft3/4 h.).
In the ulcer there occurs twitching and shooting pain.
340. In the ulcer there occurs at night a burning and smarting pain, with creeping in it and painful over-sensitiveness to the touch.
(Round the ulcer on the foot there occurs redness, swelling, and bruised pain.)
There arise around the ulcer papules covered with a scab and going on to suppuration with itching (the border round the base of the ulcer is very red)
Cracking in the joints, especially of the lower limbs, and pains in them, as if bruised, and yet no proper feeling of fatigue (aft. 8 h.).
Simple pain of all the joints on moving, as if they were stiff and would break (aft. 6 h.).
345. All the joints are painful, as if bruised and beaten; there is no power in the hands and feet, but without proper feeling of fatigue.
All his limbs are painful.
Pain in the periosteum of the limbs with paralytic weakness.
Tearing pain in the limbs, which can only be allayed by perpetually turning about in bed.
Attack of tearing pains in the evening.
350. Single, rare, drawing tearing jerks in the shafts of the bones of the limbs, or in the tendons.
Convulsive, single twitches of the limbs when on the point of falling asleep.
Twitching in the limbs and eyelids.
Single twitchings of the limbs and head in the morning sleep.
Infantile convulsions: alternately first one then the other leg is moved up and down; the child grabs at and tries to get something with its hands, and draws the mouth to and fro, with staring eyes.
355. The child lies as if unconscious, completely devoid of sense, its face is frequently transformed, the eyes distorted, the facial muscles drawn awry; it has rattling in the chest, with much cough; it yawns and stretches much.
General stiffness for a short time.
In the parts whence the pain has departed sensation of paralysis.
Weariness, especially of the feet (aft. 10 h.).
Weakness; she wants to be always seated (aft. 5 h.).
360. Dreads all work.
Greater weakness when resting than when moving; he is strong enough when moving.
The greatest weakness in the morning, which does not allow him to rise from his bed.
After breakfast he feels at first very well, but after a few minutes a faint-like sinking of the strength (aft. 8 h.).
When the pain begins there immediately occurs weakness, so that he feels like to sink down; he must lie down.
365. The child insists on lying down, it will not allow itself to be carried (aft. 2 h.).
The child will not put its foot to the ground nor walk; it weeps piteously (aft. 4 h.).
The greatest weariness and weakness, which borders on fainting (aft. 4 h.).
Sinking feeling about the heart.
370. Fainting fits that return sooner or later (aft. 1/2, 3, 4, 5 h.).
A kind of faint: he becomes sick, and has a sinking feeling about the heart; the legs become suddenly as if paralysed, and he has pains in all the limbs as if they had been beaten.
Heaviness of the limbs, yawning and drowsiness all day.
Frequent very violent yawning, without sleepiness, with gay activity (aft. 1 h.).
Frequent, interrupted (ineffectual attempts at) yawning (aft.1/4 h.).
375. By day, drowsiness and laziness.
Drowsiness when eating.
Uncommon sleepiness (aft. 3/4 to 1.5 h.).
When seated by day he feels like to go to sleep, but when he lies down he cannot sleep, but remains awake.
In the morning, in bed, half-open, downward-directed eyes, pupils somewhat dilated, stupefied drowsiness. [Stf.]
380. Nocturnal sleeplessness, accompanied by attacks of anxiety; very vivid visions and fantastic pictures hover before him (aft. 1 to 4 h.).
In the drowsy state of awaking he imagines one about him to be quite another (stouter) person.
At night it seems to him as though he heard the voices of absent persons.
He chatters unintelligibly in his sleep, directing this or that obstacle to be removed.
At night, when awake and sitting up in bed, he talks nonsense.
385. Sleep full of fantastic dreams.
Vivid, distinct dreams, as if a story were being acted before him while awake.
In his dream he carries on conversations with lively memory and thoughtfulness.
Moaning in sleep.
Weeping and howling in sleep.
390. Quarrelsome, vexatious dreams.
His sleep seems to him to be more fatiguing and tiresome; his expression in sleep is gloomy, cross and sad.
At night in sleep he starts with affright.
Starting up, crying out, tossing about and talking in sleep (aft. 6 h.).
He tosses about anxiously at night in bed, is full of fantasies.
395. He cannot stay in bed.
He has the greatest anxiety in bed, but not when he is out of bed; at the same time the pupils dilate and contract rapidly.
The nocturnal pains can be allayed by warm compresses.
(Sitting up in bed alleviates the nocturnal pains.)
Snoring inspiration in sleep.
400. In sleep snoring inspiration which is shorter than the expiration, with mouth somewhat opened, and hot clammy sweat on the forehead. (aft. 3 h.).
Groaning in sleep, with hot clammy frontal sweat.
Waking stupefied slumber, or rather inability to open the eyes; slumber without sleep, rapid expiration and tearing pain in the forehead, with inclination to vomit. (aft. 1.5 h.).
Shivering on single parts, which are not cold, with drowsiness (aft. 2, 1/2 h.).
He has shivering on certain parts, in the face (aft. 1/2 h.), on the arms (aft. 2 h.), with or without external coldness.
405. He is cold, and at the same time the rigor usually courses from the back to the abdomen (aft, 1 and 4 h.).
When he uncovers himself, he shivers.
Chilliness (immediately); none of his articles of clothing are warm enough for him.
He shivers at cold air (aft. 2 h.),
In the evening on lying down, coldness, a kind of dulness of hearing, in which the sound appears to come from a distance, nausea, restlessness, tossing about in bed, a kind of stupefaction of the head and diminished sensibility of the skin, so that the skin when scratched feels numb.
410. Icy coldness of the cheeks, hands and feet, with burning heat of the forehead, neck and chest then again heat and redness on the right cheek, during which the hands and feet become again properly warm, with contracted and not dilatable pupils; thereafter snoring sleep (aft. 1 to 3 h.).
Coldness of the whole body, with burning heat of the face, which flames out at the eyes.
Cold limbs, with burning heat of the face, burning heat in the eyes, and burning breath (aft. 5 h.).
(Violent internal chill, without coldness of the external parts excepting the feet which are cold, with thirst; then great heat with sweat; when he then stretches his arms out of bed, chill, and when he covers them again with the bed-clothes, perspiration; at the same time tearing in the forehead).
(After a meal chill all over, followed by heat in the cheeks.)
415. Shivering over the posterior aspect of the body, the arms, the thighs and the back, which recurs in fits, without external coldness, rather with internal dry heat, and external heat, especially of the forehead and face.
Chill only over the anterior aspect of the body (aft. 1/4 h.).
(Fever: during the chill he is compelled to lie down, thirst during the chill, no thirst during the heat; sweat after the heat; during the perspiration only, shooting pain in the left half of the brain; the following morning bitter taste in the mouth.)
In the afternoon (about 4 o'clock) chill (during which he says things he did not wish to say), with nausea in the abdomen, until 11 p.m.; in addition to this throbbing shooting pain in the forehead, aggravated by lying down.
(Fever: rigor in the afternoon, he cannot get warm. with flow of saliva from the mouth, bruised pain in the back and side, and aching stupid pain in the forehead, then at night extreme heat with violent thirst and sleeplessness.)
420. In the evening chilliness; at night much sweat and thirst.
Immediately after throwing off the clothes violent chill. [Stf.]
In the evening burning in the cheeks, with transient rigor.
Repeated attacks of redness in one cheek, without shivering or internal heat (aft. 4 and 12 h.).
Internal heat with shivering.
425. External heat with shivering.
Continual alternation of heat and cold in various parts; the hands are at one time cold, at another warm-sometimes the forearm, sometimes the upper arm at one time cold at another warm-sometimes the forehead cold while the cheeks are hot, &c. [Stf.]
Before midnight, when he tries to go to sleep lying on his back, immediately heat attended by general perspiration (aft. 6 h.).
At night the lips were dry and stuck together, without thirst.
Along with febrile heat and redness of cheek, thirst.
430. Glowing heat in the cheeks with thirst.
Hot face with redness of cheeks. [Stf.]
Along with febrile heat and redness of cheeks he tosses about in bed and talks nonsense, with open eyes.
Feeling of external heat, without actual external heat (aft. 1 and 3 h.).
Feeling of heat, without external heat and without thirst.
435. The lightly covered parts are burning hot, the uncovered parts almost cold. [Stf.]
Excites a pungent heat. [SENAC, (When used in agues. Original not accessible, but Caldwell's translation (Philadelphia 1805) gives the quality of heat as "pungent", by which word Hahnemaun's "beissed" may also be rendered.) De recondita febrium interm. et remitt. natura, p. 183.]
At night terrible feeling of heat, with burning unquenchable thirst, dry tongue, stupefaction. [Stf.]
At night great heat with sleeplessness (aft. 24 h.). [Stf]
General heat, in the forenoon from 9 till 12 o'clock; then profuse perspiration. [Stf.]
440. His tongue is dry, with thirst for water, anorexia, flying heat, perspiration on face and palpitation of the heart followed by unnatural hunger.
Violent thirst for water. [Stf.]
Unquenchable thirst and dryness of the tongue (aft. 5 h.).
Evening thirst and waking at night with pain.
On account of feeling of external heat he cannot bear the bed clothes.
445. (General morning sweat with smarting sensation in the skin.)
Nocturnal general perspiration (from 10 p.m. till 2 a.m.), without sleep.
Profuse sweat of the covered parts. [Stf.]
Perspiration on the face, neck, and hands (aft. 6 h.)
Perspiration, especially on the head under the temples.
450. Frequent transient perspirations on the face and palms.
Involuntary groaning during the heat of the face.
Repeated attacks of anxiety by day.
Anxiety as if he must go to stool and evacuate his bowels.
Trembling anxiety, with palpitation of the heart (aft. 1 h.).
455. Rush of blood to the heart (immediately).
Extreme restlessness, anxious agonised tossing about, with tearing pains in the abdomen (aft. 1 h.), followed by obtuseness of the senses and then intolerable headache.
He feels a sinking in the precordiurn; he is beside himself with anxiety, moans and sweats profusely therewith.
Weeping and howling.
460. (Attacks lasting some minutes, every two or three hours): the child makes itself stiff and bends backwards, stamps with its feet on the nurse's arm, cries in an uncontrollable way, and throws. everything away.
Lachrymose restlessness; the child wants this thing and the other, and when given anything he refuses it or knocks it away from him (aft. 4 h.).
With weeping and ill-humour, she complains of sleeplessness on account of bruised pain in all the limbs. [Stf.]
The child can only be quieted by carrying it in the arms.
Lamentable howling of the child when refused what it wanted (aft. 3 h.).
465. Very anxious; nothing she does seems to her to be right; she is irresolute; at the same time transient heat in the face and cold sweat on the palms of the hands.
He has a tendency to start (aft. 24 h.).
She starts at the least trifle.
Howling on account of a slight, even an imaginary insult, which; indeed, occurred long ago.
470. Cannot cease talking about old vexatious things.
Suspicion that he may have been insulted.
His hypochondriacal whims and his crossness at the smallest trifles appear to him to proceed from stupidity and heaviness of the head and constipation.
Moroseness after dinner.
Moroseness for two hours.
475. Sulky moroseness; everything others do is displeasing to him; no one does anything to please him.
He vexes himself inwardly about every trifle.
He is always morose and disposed to crossness.
Crossness about everything, with tightness of the chest.
He cannot stand being talked to or interrupted in his conversation, especially after rising up from sleep, with sluggish pupils that dilate and contract with difficulty((See 77:) The sometimes dangerous illness resembling acute bilious fever, that often comes on immediately after a violent vexation causing anger, with heat of face, unquenchable thirst, taste of bile, nausea, anxiety, restlessness, &c., has such great homoeopathic analogy with the symptoms of camomile, that camomile cannot fail to remove the whole malady rapidly and specifically, which is done as if by a miracle one drop of the above-mentioned diluted juice.) (aft. 10 h.).
480. She cannot bear music.
Excessively sensitive to all smells.
Sullen, disposed to quarrel (aft. 12 h,).
The disposition is inclined to anger, quarrelsomeness and disputation (aft. 2 h.).
485. Quarrelsome crossness; she seeks for everything vexatious (aft. 3 h.)
Groaning and moaning from low spirits (aft. 5 h.).
He is silent and does not speak when he is not obliged to answer questions (aft. 6 h.).
She sits stiffly on a chair like a statue, and seems to take no notice of anything about her (aft. 24 h.). [Stf.]
Speaks unwillingly, in disjointed phrases, curtly. [Stf.]
490. (She has scruples of conscience about everything.)
Serious reservedness; calm submission to his profoundly felt fate (later).
Very reserved; one cannot get a word out of her. [Stf.]
Fixed ideas (later). (The number of symptoms, 493, does not correspond with the numeration in the original, 461+33=494. This is owing to a mistake in the reckoning of his own symptoms by Hahnemann. The symptom he has marked 395 is actually 394, and the whole subsequent numeration is vitiated by the error. In place of his tale of symptoms being 461 It is actually only 460.)
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