Author: Jan Scholten
644.55.14 Astragalus exscapus
Names: Astragalus syphilitica; Tragacantha exscapa.
Nervous, uneasy types with depressive or obsessional tendencies.
Unstable moods, enthuses quickly and loses his dash and assurances easily.
Alternation of mental and respiratory complaints.
Mental confusion, sees as though through a fog; bewilderment, < morning.
Dullness, sluggishness, difficulty of thinking and comprehending; prostration of mind, mental exhaustion, brain fag.
Sadness, despondency, depression, melancholy.
Thoughts: persistent, tormenting.
Type: allergic, tubercular, syphilitic types.
Time: 9 am.
Aversion: food, anorexia.
General: emaciation; tabes.
Head: pressing pains, temples, maxillary sinuses; shooting pains above the right eyebrow; migraine; cerebral softening.
Face: tumours on the maxillary bones and jaw.
Nose: colds; watery, abundant flow, burning excoriating; sinusitis.
Throat: burning all along the oesophagus.
Lungs: acute asthma; dyspnoea, respiratory spasm; difficult, slow breathing, choking sensation, groping for breath; emphysema; small or thick, plugs of sputum; rhonchi and bronchial wheezing; dry or moist cough, fitful, tearing, with suffocation.
Stomach: empty; gastric tabes; hiatus hernia.
Limbs: spasm; paralysis; paretic weakness, legs; incoordination, walking difficult, ataxia; Raynaud' s syndrome; neuritis, syphilitic; tertiary syphilis; formication, right foot from the heel towards the toes; icy coldness in the left calf; juvenile dystrophy and the bones; multiple myelomata of the bones; arteritis, obliterans; Sever's syndrome; Recklinghausen's disease of the bone; Scheuermann's disease.