Author:
Jan Scholten
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663.66.00

663.66.00 Polygonaceae
Names: Greek; poly means many and goni means knee or joint.
English: Buckwheat family; Knotweed family; Smartweed family.
Botany: 50 genera, 1200 species; north temperate zone; some fruits possess hooks; perennial herbs, swollen nodes; leaves simple, with a pair of fused, sheathing stipules, ochrea; flowers bisexual, small; sepals petaloid, thickened, enlarged around the developing fruit, lack a corolla; ovary three united carpels, single locule, one ovule, superior with basal or free-central placentation; some of the worst weeds.
Content: anthraquinones; tannins; saponins.
DD: Oxygen, Causticum, Chlorum, Lanthanides.

Introduction
The basic feeling is that of being a cripple. They cannot do what they want; they feel broken, lame, handicapped. They have to find many other ways to circumvent their limitations. They need a variety of helping tools to overcome their handicap. They need wheelchairs, walkers, sticks, stair lifts, cars and so on.
They feel that an injustice has been done to them, that they have the same rights as everyone else but life has not given that. It is unfair.
They can feel too weak to stand on their own legs, emotionally and physically. Family, parents, friends and society often do not give them what they want and need, what are their rights. They have to go a long way to get what they want. They can use others, their parents or partner because they feel they are obliged to give them what they need as they have so little, much less than others. In their lack of power they can become very demanding, over-asking. It is as if it is never good enough, they want more all the time. They can become very capricious. They can manipulate others, working on their feelings of being indebted.
This situation of a handicap can also be in the case of one of their children or parents, or other family members. The situation asks much from the parents, often too much. They can feel over-asked, having to struggle with society and the government to get for their children what they need. They feel responsible for the handicapped one, feeling guilty that they themselves do not have such handicaps. They feel obliged towards others when they have more possessions or talents. They have the idea that everyone should be equal, should have equal rights and possibilities. When there is inequality they feel it is their duty to correct it. This is most commonly felt in personal situations, in the family or with friends.
They often are in a situation where they have to care too much for their children or others. Those are often handicapped, mentally and or physically, asking all the attention. They worry how it will go after they have died, who will take care of the others. They can also go into that kind of work, working in institutions for handicapped people or they get into politics for social parties, doing social work, wanting to make everyone equal.
Another theme is that of latchkey children. They are neglected by their parents, lacking support and warmth. It feels as if they are only tolerated and not really cared for. They find a closed door when coming home.

Mind
Treacherous, twisting, shifting.
Fixed ideas, vicious circles.
Guilt feelings, looking for guilt in others, looking to escape from guilty feelings.
How to get independence in family and relationships.
Central emotion: being uncovered, unprotected, naked.
Over-asking, manipulating; over-asked, used, abused.
Capricious.

General
Sensation: cripple; broken, fragile, handicapped; bubbling.

Body
General: bleeding.
Lungs: bronchitis.
Abdomen: jaundice.
Rectum: diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, stool bloody.
Urinary: kidney stones, gravel.
Limbs: weak, difficult to stand on their own legs; legs problems, weakness, inflammations, arthritis; varicose veins.
Skin: eczema, blister, vesicle, bulla, herpes, < light.