Author: Jan Scholten
642.13.13 Caltha palustris
English: Kingcup; Caltha; Cowslip; Marsh Marigold; Drunkard.
German: Kuhblume; Wasservogel.
French: Populage des marais.
Dutch: Dooier; Dodder; Djeree blom; Djirreblom; Butterbloem; Meersboterbloem; Pompobloemen; Slangebloem; Blekkenbloem; Palakkebloem.
Culture: protect against witchcraft, England; protect against lightning, Ireland; protect against slander.
Adultery tolerated and explained away but leading to guilt and resignation.
Restlessness, nervousness; the children roll on the ground in agony.
Desire: drinks, very great thirst.
Head: headache, dull, drawing, occiput to forehead, with vertigo.
Eyes: vision dim; lachrymation; pupils contracted.
Ears: roaring, singing.
Face: pale, yellowish; prodigious swelling, white, soft and puffy, around eyes.
Mouth: tongue covered with a very thick, dirty-white coating; disagreeable impression on back of tongue.
Heart: pulse small, quick, contracted, hard, rapid, intermitting.
Stomach: nausea; vomiting, very painful.
Abdomen: distended; griping pains in epigastric and umbilical regions; general oedema.
Rectum: diarrhoea; copious stools, with emissions of a good deal of flatulence.
Urinary: urination painful; painful burning in urethra; < urinating; urine scanty and very red; ineffectual straining.
Female: uterus cancer.
Limbs: heavy, numb; pain, stiff, tension, joints; tottering gait; red spots on feet and legs; dry pustules, itching, painful tension, inner thigh, < walking; cellulitis.
Skin: pemphigus; bullae, surrounded by a ring, itching, crusts; pustules.