Author: Jan Scholten
642.14.10 Berberis aquifolium
English: Oregon grape.
Unhappiness and depression, sometimes coming on suddenly.
Hysterical crying at frequent intervals.
Disinclined to move or do anything, dullness, stupidity.
Suspicious, does not trust help from others.
Sensation: band; beaten, sore.
Type: early old; cachexia; psoric; sycotic.
Desire: food, hunger after eating.
Time: < evening and night; < 5 till 7 pm.
Desire: food, hunger, = eating, without desire for food.
Aversion: food, anorexia.
Food: > strong coffee; > cold water.
Physical: < rest, < prolonged movement.
Energy: drowsy, lassitude in daytime.
Vertigo: dizzy sensation worse sleeping or moving.
Infection: Lyme disease; syphilis.
Head: headache, severe, bilious, compressive band of iron, tighter and tighter, cramping, intense, pulsating, forehead, just above ears, > strong coffee; scaly eczema; hair feels stiff.
Eyes: hollow, weak, tired, burning, aching, < strain; falling from socket; conjunctiva injected; film before eyes.
Nose: chronic catarrh; stuffy; discharge greenish-yellow mucus; itching; sneezing; bilious colds.
Face: pinched expression; acne; blotches, pimples; flashes of heat to cheeks.
Mouth: tongue thickly coated, yellowish-brown; blistered; foetid breath.
Throat: dry; choked with mucus; voice rough, hoarse, cut off as if a damper had closed, lack of timbre.
Lungs: dry, irritating cough; expectoration yellow, greenish, scanty, tenacious, blood-streaked.
Chest: oppression and weakness of upper part of chest; burning heat in lower left lung; tumour of breast, hard, circumscribed, like scirrhus, pain, sharp, < night; glandular induration.
Stomach: heavy; burning; sudden nausea after eating; vomiting.
Abdomen: heavy; liver torpor; insulin resistance; spleen complaints, burning, sore, pounded; rapid peristalsis.
Rectum: stool large, dark, loose, light coloured, constipated; hot bilious diarrhoea.
Urinary: bladder heavy, pain stitching, cramping, thick mucus and bright-red, mealy sediment.
Male: drawing and pressure in testicles.
Female: burning in vagina; bearing-down pains and aching as if menses about to come on.
Limbs: rheumatic pains in the joints of the hands and in the lumbar and sacral regions, < night.
Skin: yellow, waxy, white; pimples; dry, rough, scaly; itching; eczema, eruption dry, scalp, face, neck; psoriasis; acne; pruritus, psoriasis; allergic reactions.