Author: Jan Scholten
Apioidae is a monophyletic clade in Apiaceae. It consists of the Tribes Apieae, Peucedaneae and Smyrnieae of Drude but each of them is polyphyletic. Downie showed the combination is monophyletic.
In the Plant theory Apioidae fits Subphase 4. Apioidae is the biggest Subfamily of Apiaceae, with the most known remedies in general like Conium and Aethusa.
The image known of Apiaceae is mostly that of Apioidae.
They have strong intellectual control. They have learned to keep their feelings in because they have often been rejected or beaten for it. They have not learned to talk or exchange as they have been grown up in a clinical environment, in an orphanage, monastery, or with cold and distant parents.
Their mind is strong and they try to control the dangerous world with their intellect. They see the world as a dangerous and dirty place, with a lot of war, cruelty, hardness and egotism. They need to defend themselves against it and thus imagine what can happen and what others might do. They anticipate any possibility, thus they are shocked when something unexpected happens, something they had not foreseen. They are like an observer of the world, an outsider not really participating but watching to see what happens.
They are the most stable of the Apiaceae, having the strongest intellect and staying in their own place even when feeling rejected and seen as bad for who they are.
They have to control themselves in order to be perfect. The control is mostly done by their mind. The perfectionism is often a control of the bodily functions; they have to be quiet, cultivated. Urination and stool are out of the question and the same goes for flatus, belching, babbling, running or just doing something out of sheer lust or desire. They fear to become rejected when they do not control themselves.
When the control is going further they do not have contact with their emotions and bodily sensations anymore. The body feels numb, they do not know if they are hungry or thirsty, if they have urge for urination or stool. They can even “invent” bodily sensations, foreign things in their body, not knowing if it is theirs or something foreign.
Their mind is very developed. They can even think emotions away. Or they can think and philosophise so much about things that they do not realise what they started with. Intellectually they can perform very well; their school results are usually very good. They can also perform well in creative jobs like art and science, as long as it is under control.
They are loners. They feel better on their own, when no one is watching them. Then they can loosen up, let the control go a bit. In company they have the feeling that they have to be perfect and on the watch for what the others want and think. They can be very communicative, talking about all kinds of intellectual, creative, political, spiritual matters but they do not talk easily about their own inner side.
They love the dark and shun the light, the opposite of the Solanaceae. In the dark no one can see them anymore, then they feel free. They like black as a colour. The blackness is also an expression of their “dark”, lustful side, a side that they have lost contact with and want to get in contact again.
Their senses are well developed. It helps them to see the world carefully and so they will know how much they have to control themselves. In the later stages of the disease their senses become exhausted, start to deteriorate and become dull: the vision and hearing is diminished, taste and smell are less, touch is numb.
They can have a desire or aversion to sex. Sex can be one of the few things that bring them back in contact with their body, their vitality. As such they can have a strong desire and become promiscuous. On the other hand they can have an strong aversion to sex, as it is something that is out of their control.
They often have a poor relationship with their mother. Their mother can be distant or cold, or they had a distance towards her. This aversion to their mother is physically expressed in an aversion to and aggravation by milk, especially that of their mother. The result is that they have a kind of coldness, a clinical, materialistic “view” towards the world. They lack warmth and love as in “normal” human relationships. This makes them doubtful about themselves as a parent. Having had such a bad and cold youth, they doubt that they can raise children and give them a warm “nest”. They do not want to have children and often even do not want to marry. They feel that they are better on their own. But that leads again to a lack of warmth and sex. This situation is often the case in monks and sisters in monasteries.
Desire autonomy, freedom, at least in their mind.
Abused, lost illusions, obsessive.
Anger, rage, cursing, blasphemy.
Aversion to people, company, strangers; loner.
Mistakes between good and bad, friend or enemy.
Unfeeling, hard, cold, cynical, cruel.
Delusion: being bad, dark.
Sexual desire strong, promiscuous, or suppressed, absent.
Mentally strong, thinking constantly, sharp, clinical, scientist.
Ailments from loss of love, spouse, parents, finances, sex, incest.
Fear: disease, AIDS.
Colour preference: black.
Sensation: acute, hypersensitive, lump, foreign body; numb; dry.
Weather: chilly, > warmth, < cold; > dark, < light.
Time: < morning.
Desire: healthy, alcohol, food.
Aversion: food, milk, mother’s milk !.
Food: < alcohol, wine, beer, milk.
Sleep: sleepy, sleepless; comatose.
Physical: < motion, < active exercise, > gentle motion, < after sitting; < stool, < urination, < perspiration, < eating.
Nervous: !; epilepsy, no aura; absences; chorea, spasm, < sleep; neuralgia; paralysis; ! senses: acute or diminished.
Vertigo: falling, < rising, < motion, > lying.
Head: headache, > flatus.
Eyes: twitching; vision colours, points, flickering, stars; diplopia, diminished, blind.
Ears: noises, deafness.
Nose: tip; smell acute, oversensitive; diminished, lost.
Throat: !; lump, spasm, constant swallowing; burning.
Lungs: !; asthma, < coition; cough hacking; pneumonia.
Chest: breasts pain, inflammation, milk copious or scanty.
Abdomen: full, distended, bloated.
Urinary: !; inflammation; urine retention.
Male: !; pain testes, chordee, impotence.
Female: menses copious, absent; infertility; milk scanty.
Back: cold, < morning; kyphosis.
Limbs: heavy, numb, weary.
Skin: blisters, rashes, pimples; ulcers; dermatitis, < light; vitiligo; psoriasis; leprosy.