Author: Jan Scholten
665.71.10 Datura stramonium, Stramonium
English: Thorn-apple; Devil's trumpet.
Delusion he is alone in the wilderness.
Delirium, mania, insanity, idiocy, loquacious, garrulous, talks incessant and incoherent, laughing, praying, religious, beseeching, entreating, sings, makes verses, rhyming, swearing, raves, furious, malicious, cursing, scolding, impulse to kill, breaks glass.
Delusion: many, ghosts, hears voices, talks with spirits, being double, lying crosswise, about his identity; thinks himself tall, double, a part missing; limbs separated from body; being God; devil; hell.
Stammering with distorted face.
Violent aggression, sudden, destructive, wild; suspicious.
Fears: violence, wild animals, attacked; dark; alone; death; dogs; narrow; tunnels; water; contagious disease.
Desire for light and company, to hide, escape.
Forsaken feeling, > company, < alone; recognises no one, clings or strikes.
Nightmares, awakes in fear, screaming, shrinking look, terrified.
Sexual erethism, nymphomania, indecent speech, hands on genitals; jealous.
Gyratory and graceful motions.
Ailments from fright, injuries, trauma, suppressed secretions, excretions, menses.
Dreams: fight, fright; quarrels; war; concentration camp.
Sensation: congestion, bursting, throbbing, red, hot, dry, glowing; fright; absence of pain.
Weather: chilly, < hot, > warmth.
Time: < 3 pm; < 9 am until noon.
Desire: sour, lemons; sweet, egg; violent thirst.
Aversion: water, drugs; milk, fat, spicy.
Sleep: deep; snoring; sleepy but cannot sleep; < after sleep; grinding teeth; somnabulism.
Physical: > light, < dark; < glittering objects; < swallowing, < fire.
Fever violent, = sweat.
Nervous: convulsions, < bright light, < mirror, < water, after labour; opisthotonus; catalepsy; chorea, twitching, jerking; encephalitis; apoplexy; spastic paralysis < birth trauma; delirium tremens; Parkinsonism; raises head frequently from the pillow.
Head: headache, boring, scattered, forehead < sun, preceded by obscure vision; rush of blood to head; staggers, with tendency to fall forward and to the left.
Eyes: wide open, staring, prominent, brilliant; pupils widely dilated, < reprimands, insensible; contortion eyes, eyelids; vision loss, small objects look large, dark; strabismus.
Face: hot, red, cheeks, blood rushes; risus sardonicus; distorted from terror; pale.
Mouth: dry; dribbling of viscid saliva; chewing motion; food tastes like straw.
Throat: swallowing spasmodic, impossible; torticollis.
Heart: palpitation; circulation.
Stomach: vomiting, mucus, green bile, < head rises from pillow, < bright light.
Urinary: suppression, bladder empty; enuresis.
Female: metrorrhagia with mania.
Limbs: violent pain in left hip; muscles; cold hands and feet; trembling, twitching of tendons, staggering gait; legs jerk upward, < cough.
Skin: shining red flash.