Author: Jan Scholten
Names: Greek, Apo cynum = no dog; said to kill dogs.
English: Dogbane family.
Botany: 77 genera; ± 850 species; ovaries distinct; stylar head; milky sap.
Content: indole alkaloids, stimulating brain, heart, sex; cardiac glycosides.
DD: Nitrogenium, Sulphur, Muriaticum, Silver series.
In the Apg3 classification Asclepiadaceae is included in Apocynaceae. This is done to keep Apocynaceae monophyletic. In the Plant theory Apocynaceae is split in Rauvolfieae and Apocyneae, the two subfamilies of Apocynaceae. Rauvolfieae, Apocyneae and Asclepiadaceae are all three monophyletic. Apocyneae is placed in Subphase 6.
They have a problem in relationships. They have a fear of choosing a domineering husband and consequently they choose a weak one. Unfortunately that does not fulfil them either, they want to be an independent and autonomous person.
They have a problem with their mother. She is absent or too occupied with work, household, friends, her husband or her own diseases and problems; she could be an alcoholic. She has too little time for them; to give them love, caresses, attention, talks, hugs or protection. Their desire to feel their mother, touch her or feel her heart beat is not fulfilled. This can give them a very lonely feeling, a deep inner sadness, which is there in the background, a feeling as if they could cry all the time.
On the other hand their mother can be too present, domineering or pushing them in a direction she thinks necessary.
Love relations are very important for them. They are extroverted and want to have a good time with their husband or wife. They are good lovers because they are sensual and seductive; like Don Juan. They are very loving and give a lot, but they also expect a great deal back from their spouse, sometimes too much. Their partner often cannot fulfil their expectations and then they become disappointed. They can leave their loved ones which can be experienced as betrayal.
They are very competitive, strive for success, want to be the best and have the best things. They want to be powerful, independent and able to live their own lives and protect themselves. They can hide their weakness and vulnerability behind an image of power, but they are also very powerful and they can do and achieve a lot. They want to show their best side so that they will be appreciated and loved. They like to have the best things, the best car, and the biggest and most beautiful house, beautiful clothes that are in style. With these they like to impress people, but they also all have good taste, they like beauty, elegance and style. They are refined and like talking about wellness, beauty, cosmetics, and clothes. They like an easy life in which they can enjoy themselves to the fullest.
Internally there is a strong desire for joy and fun. They want to explore the world, discover the beauty and wonders of the world. They can be very enthusiastic, boasting, laughing, and even with tears. They can feel like a child, jumping around. They are very emotional and passionate. They are essentially very soft, sweet and loving. They are open, powerful, flexible, glad, and happy and with it they have a strong desire to be love, accept and respected. They like to laugh, sing, dance and relax.
With their expansive nature they can easily dominate others. This can create hatred, envy and jealousy in others; who can then be out for revenge. This can come to them as a surprise because in principle they have good intentions. They can be attacked, stabbed, experience violence, cruelty, inhumanity, nastiness, and uncivilised criminal actions. They can be attacked because they did something bad to a group of people, as a kind of punishment, honour and revenge. Love relationships can be so passionate that a betrayal leads to violence.
The basic sensation is being crushed. It starts with expansion, distension. The family is famous for retention of water: oedema, ascites, general oedema, hydrocephalus, hydrothorax. Later the expansion will be crushed to pieces and made small again. It is often expressed as cramping or constricting because it has the aspect of too much in a small space. Others expressions are fullness, heaviness, pressure: it is too much.
Restlessness, desire to move about, impatient, hurried, desire to run away.
Euphoria, cheerful, exuberance, stimulated, stimulating, enthusiasm.
Energy: tired, sleepy, lying, bored, prostration, sinking, stagnation, stupefaction.
Soft, velvet, satin, comfortable, gentle, careful.
Dutiful, responsible, forceful, concentrated, concerned, devoted, dedication, serious.
Concentration difficult, confusion, foggy, dull, dreamy, lost in thoughts.
Mistakes, difficult to find words, misunderstanding, mistakes with language, numbers, time.
Mind clear, open, receptive, concentrated, contemplating, relaxed.
Alone, lonely, sad; desire to be together, talk about personal matters, sharing emotions and objects.
Desire to be alone, aversion company, no communication, unconnected, untouched, undisturbed.
Anger, insulting, with quick repentance; <<< left alone, disrespected, unloved.
Sensual, erotic, loving, lascivious, adulterous.
Fear: disease, death.
Desire water, sea, swimming.
Theme: tube, hollow, empty; milk; dog, dangerous friends.
Ailments from disagreements, violence, anger.
Fighting with siblings for a husband.
Fighting with mother for a husband.
Sensation: crushing, cramping, distension, explosion.
Sweat: copious, cold.
Sleep: tired, sleepy alternating awake.
Physical: ! > stretching; ! < slight friction, touch; desire motion, > massage, > stroking, < lifting, < exertion.
Energy: exhaustion, pulling me down, tired, sighing.
Vertigo: dizzy, foggy.
Head: stitches in left horn of occiput and behind the ear, numb behind forehead.
Eyes: tearing pain, blinking, pressure behind eye.
Mouth: taste bitter, bubbles, contracting gums.
Throat: lumps, hawking and scraping frequent.
Lungs: asthma; sighing, hyperventilation, breathing is heavy, oppression in chest; desire for deep breathing; pulmonary hypertension.
Heart: !!; stitching pains, extending left arm; septum defects, hypertension.
Stomach: tightening, nausea, belching; vomiting.
Abdomen: contracting; ascites; liver problems, portal congestion, cirrhosis.
Urinary: kidney problems.
Limbs: pain, stitching, right wrist, left arm, arthritis; cramps in underarm, finger, calves, back > stretching.
Skin: cuts, burns, bruises; itching, pricking, burning, like needles; alopecia.