Author: Jan Scholten
644.55.14 Cytisus scoparius, Sarothamnus scoparius
Names: Spartium scoparius, Spartium scoparium, Spartium glabrum, Spartium angulosum, Sarothamnus vulgaris, Sarothamnus obtusatus, Cystisus scoparius, Genista scoparia, Genista glabra, Genista hirsuta, Genista angulata, Genista vulgaris.
English: Broom; Green broom; Scotch broom; Irish broom.
Botany: stem angular, five-sided, slightly winged, dark green, branching at an acute angle; pods flat, blackish; flowers yellow, brown when dry, papilionaceous; taste, bitterish, unpleasant; odour, none.
Content: spartein, scoparoside, tyramine, flavonoids; sulphur; calcium; manganese.
Source: Hinsdale, Schier, Mezger, Boericke, Julian.
This remedy probably belongs to stage 14. It has emptiness, which is also reflected in the atrial fibrillation.
Irritable, agitation, anger, inner or exploding, < slightest thing.
Nervous, hysterical, anguish.
Mental: concentration difficult, ideas escape him, distracted.
Melancholic, upset easily.
Energy: weakness of the senses and body.
Sexual: inhibited, obsessed, libido increased, or lost.
Dreams: murders, deaths, dead people; disappearances; glorification of oneself; erotic; pleasant, colourful.
Type: psoric, tubercular.
Weather: < cold, hot flushes; > open air; < thunderstorm.
Sweat: copious, offensive, genitals, hands, < night; dyshidrosis.
Time: < evening.
Desire: food constant.
Aversion: eggs, meat, food.
Food: <<< morphine.
Sleep: light, insomnia, < noise, < abundant ideas, < 3 am and 5 pm desire sleep, long, daytime; tired on waking.
Physical: > rapid motion, > flatus, < turning on left side.
General: <<< influenza, rheumatic fever, diphtheria; Hodgkin's disease.
Energy: prostration, weakness, extreme tiredness, emaciation.
Head: pain, pulsating, bubbling, skull bursting, congested, sensation of a helmet, eyes towards occiput, > cool air.
Eyes: burning, stinging, behind left, moving the eyes, < light, brightness, rainbow colours of the halo seem more intense; glaucoma; choroiditis; iritis.
Ears: rumbling, crackling, buzzing, monotonous, < 7 pm.
Face: barber's itch.
Mouth: herpes, lips.
Nose: tickling, obstructed, alternating sides; discharges bloody; orifices abraded; small new growths on the nasal wall; hayfever, frequent sneezing; ozaena; maxillary sinusitis.
Throat: irritation, tickling, larynx; thyroid congested, swollen.
Lungs: asthma; cough, dry coming from throat; Cheyne-Stokes respiration.
Heart: constriction, tightness, oppression, tingling, sore, praecordial pain radiating to left shoulder and neck, feeble, < lying on left side; angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis; myocardial degeneration, insufficient left; atrium fibrillation; hypotension; Basedow's heart; aortitis; tobacco heart; atrial fibrillations; pulse irregular, fast, violent shaking, extra systoles, < rest, < slight exertion, < flatulence; leukaemia, eosinophil; eosinophilia.
Stomach: pain, strangling, < eating, ptosis, dyspepsia; hollow, filled with stones, firm mass; nausea.
Abdomen: passage fast, spasmodic, flatulence, inflammation, entero-colitis, dysentery, tuberculosis, parasites, worms; diabetes.
Rectum: diarrhoea alternating constipation, ineffectual straining, > flatus, colic, > stools; anus burning, splinter-like; haemorrhoids; stool frequent, hard balls, yellow, glairy, bright, acrid foaming, frothy, mucus.
Male: pudenda burning; sweat offensive.
Female: menses copious, excessive, prolonged, late; uterus contractions.
Urinary: kidney pain, drawing, colic; inflammation, congestion, hydronephrosis; drops; urine profuse, bright foaming; urine scanty, copious, frequent < 5 pm diabetes insipidus; bedwetting.
Limbs: pain, stiff muscles, numb, drawing joint pains, sudden, lumbar, sacrum, hips, sciatic nerve, shoulder, arm, elbow, hand, fingers; strumous oedema of the legs; acrocyanosis; infiltration and bluish colouring in the joints of the toes; collagen diseases; fidgets in the legs, which prevent him from falling asleep.
Skin: small vesicles, irritating, eczema, damp or dry; chilblains; allergic eruptions; urticaria; folliculitis; boils; pityriasis; impetigo; acne rosacea; hair stiff, dandruff, lost in patches, alopecia; adenitis of the sweat glands.
DD: Fabaceae, Acidums, Iron series, Nitricums, dig, iber, kalm, spig, verat.