Author: Jan Scholten
642.17.13 Argemone mexicana
English: Prickly poppy; Mexican poppy; Mexican prickly poppy; Cardo; Cardosanto.
Dutch: Mexicaanse papaver.
Botany: juice of the plant is acrid; dried appearance of Gambogia.
Content: alkaloids sanguinarine, dihydrosanguinarine; isoquinoline alkaloids, dehydrocorydalmine, jatrorrhizine, columbamine, oxyberberine; berberine; protopine.
Anxiety: night, children, in.
Mania, madness: demoniacal.
Memory: weakness, loss of.
Diminished sexual desire with weakness.
Fear: devil, disease, obstructed; blind; being poisoned.
Weather: < open air.
Time: < 11 pm < 9 pm till 5 am.
Sleep: deep, narcotic, not easily awakened; difficulty falling asleep; waking << pain.
Nervous: convulsions, epilepsy, without consciousness; spasm, tetanic rigidity, painful; chorea.
Head: hot; migraine; headache, throbbing, eyes, temples.
Throat: dry, pain on swallowing.
Stomach: griping in pit; nausea; belching, passing gas.
Abdomen: colic, cramp, spasm; tapeworm; liver pain, gallstones.
Urinary: urine scanty, colour changing; dropsy.
Female: menses suppressed.
Limbs: knee stiff, painful, left; feet and legs swollen, extreme; rheumatic disease.
Skin: eruptions obstinate, warts, chancres.