Author: Jan Scholten
644.65.12 Antiaris toxicaria, Upas antiaris
English: Bark cloth tree; Antiaris; False iroko; Upas tree.
Names: Javanese, upas or ancar, meaning watchman, messenger and courier; Indonesian, bemu; Filipino upas; Malaysian, antiaris and ancar; Thai, yangyong; Mandinka, jafo; Wolof, kan or man.
Use: poison for arrows, darts and blowdarts.
Content: cardenolides, antiarin.
Mirth, hilarity, liveliness, very lively mood.
Depressed spirits; aversion to speaking.
Great moral sensibility (fourteenth day).
Melancholic; has to force the tears back; cold towards his friends, repelling every one.
Morose, cross, irascibility, irritable, without cause; easily exasperated; likes to quarrel, averse to speaking.
Thinking is laborious, difficult; cloudy, difficult concentration, inability to express himself, to apply technical expressions, to recollect, to memorise.
General uneasiness, < morning, < afternoon.
Colour preference: 24D.
Weather: < to cold.
Time: < afternoon > evening, > after dinner.
Energy: great muscular weakness, great prostration, as if not able to walk.
Infection: HIV, AIDS.
Nervous: clonic spasms, convulsions, nape of the neck, extremities, extended alternating flexed; paroxysmal < slightest irritation, without pain; alternating completely relaxed; afterwards weakness and exhaustion; sudden jerking of the whole body followed by violent stretching of the extensors, with drawing backward of the head.
Eyes: weak vision << sexual excesses.
Lungs: difficult breathing; asthma.
Heart: paralysis; cardiac arrest; high blood pressure; pulse accelerated.
Stomach: violent vomiting.
Rectum: diarrhoea, typhoid.
Urinary: dull nephritic pains, < night, < morning, as after sexual excess, > rising.
Back: stretched sensation spine.
Skin: wounds, poisoned.