Author: Jan Scholten
642.13.01 Aconitum napellus
Culture: in Greece associated with Cerberus, blood came from his saliva when he first saw the light and began to bark wildly.
Ailments from acute shock and fear they might die. They see the world as a dangerous place and when something dangerous happens their idea is confirmed and they get into a panic with hyperventilation and palpitations. He is sure he will die and even predicts the time of death.
Fright, terror, agonising fear, beside himself, frantic < pain, screams, moans, gnaw the fist, bites the nails, wants to die.
Ailments from fright, emotional and physical mental tension, weeping.
Sensitive; music saddens.
Ailments from: anger, vexation, fright, grief, violence, anticipation, bad news, business, contrariety, disappointment, excitement, fear, injuries, hurry, indignation, injuries, accidents, joy, disappointed love, mortification, scorn, sexual abuse, rape, shock.
Fear: accident, injury, death, apoplexy, crossing a street, public places, train, ghost, faint, falling, imaginary, heart disease, insanity, killing, misfortune, music, narrow places, outdoors, darkness, suffocation, tunnels, busy streets, raids of air, people, subways, vertigo, future, health.
Anxiety: < walking, < open air, < chill, < fever, > drinking cold, < company, >< motion, < pain, < deep inspiration, << rash, < pressure chest, < mental exertion, < menses, < meditation, < vexation, < urination, < stool, < heart problems, < toothache, < waking, < walking, < rest, < noise.
Delusion: control over sense is lost.
Delusion: brain too small for skull; being doomed.
Dreams: anxious, fright, nightmares; fear, fright, anxiety.
Dreams: vivid, confused, anger, angry, business, children, clairvoyant, falling, from high places, fantastic, fasting, prophetic, historical, far from home, impressive, lewd, lascivious, voluptuous, meditation, monomania, shameful, sleeping in air, strange, vexatious, visionary.
Sensation: burning in internal parts; tingling, cold; numb.
Weather: << dry, cold weather, draught of cold air; chills, in waves, alternates with heat.
Sweat: on uncovered parts; wants covers; drenching.
Desire: acids, beer; milk; thirsty, burning.
Food: < after ices.
Sleep: sleepless and nervous.
Infection: influenza, acute.
Vertigo: faintness; weakness.
Nervous: convulsions; trembling.
Head: headache, pain throbbing, heavy, aching, burning, congested, hot band, boiling heat in brain; violent squeezing bursting, forehead, eyes; crackling, throbbing, left forehead.
Eyes: dry, burning heat; shooting in eyeballs; glitter; stare; bleared; foreign bodies in.
Nose: dry, burning heat; numb nose; nosebleed; runs hot water; coryza.
Face: red, hot, red cheeks, ghastly, anxious look; alternately red pale, < rising; one cheek red and hot, other pale and cold.
Mouth: dry, burning heat; toothache, throbbing; taste bitter, water has a bad taste.
Throat: larynx grasps larynx; < night, < drinking; laryngitis; croup with fever; choking, < swallowing.
Lungs: dry, burning heat; respiration short, anxious, < sleep; cough dry, hoarse, painful, or short, barking, ringing, or whistling, < every inspiration; dyspnoea; pneumonia; pleurisy.
Heart: feels swollen; carditis; < sitting erect; palpitation, anxious; pain down left arm; pulse fast, bounding, shaking, forcible, tumultuous, wiry, very irritable; arterial tension
Chest: violent rushes of blood; stitches, oppression left chest.
Stomach: nausea; projectile vomiting, bilious, bloody.
Rectum: stools of pure blood; slimy, grass green, white, < hot days and cold nights; dysentery; itching, sticking at anus.
Urinary: urine retained, scanty, red, bloody; urination painful, agonising; cystitis; urethral chill; orchitis.
Female: menses suddenly suppressed; < menopause, parturition, uterus prolapse.
Back: back, sacrum feel bruised.
Limbs: red finger-tips; powerless legs; red, shining swelling; dry, burning heat, palms, > uncovering.
Skin: dry; hot; as if ice water on it; miliary eruptions; formication.