Author: Jan Scholten
644.27.12 Dichapetalum cymosum
English: Poison leaf.
Botany: small shrub; Southern Africa; lethal cattle poisoning.
Content: monofluoroacetate, toxic; fluorine.
Mania for work, euphoria, in spite of weariness; alternating with aversion to any exertion.
Increased mental and physical energy.
Restless, anxiety from the heart, < lying on right side, < 5 am.
Must force himself to work by stimulation of coffee.
Dreams: work, physical exertion; exciting, frightful.
Colour preference; 15-16C.
Sensation: trembling inside the entire body.
Type: right side.
Weather: chilly, < cold; > open air.
Sweat: < morning on waking.
Desire: eating, coffee, alcohol; food, hunger.
Food: > eating, alcohol, spirits; > coffee.
Sleep: disturbed, < lying on right side.
Physical: < walking; < standing; < sitting; > rest, repose; > lying; > bending forward; > menses; > urinating; > flatus.
Energy: weary, sudden lack of energy; lassitude, fatigue, > food and spirits.
Fever: ascending heat, < morning on waking.
Nervous: !; convulsions.
Vertigo: buzzing in the ears, visual and psychosomatic complaints.
Head: headache throbbing, pounding, diffuse, dull, numb, occipital, > rest, > open fresh air, > coffee, > eating; heavy, < stiff neck; migraines.
Eyes: pain above right eye.
Nose: pain drawing, root, < reading; sinusitis; rhinitis; itching; cold with blocked nose; snuffles.
Mouth: dryness, formication, tension at the lips; quick, short, drawing pains in the teeth of the lower jaw.
Throat: grating lump; tonsillitis; painful pulling, right tonsil, < swallowing; dysphagia; aphonia > after much talking.
Lungs: laryngeal coughing.
Heart: !!; palpitations; Marfan disease; arrhythmia, ventricular.
Chest: pain behind sternum when swallowing.
Stomach: burning, weak, > eating; diaphragmtic hernia.
Abdomen: rumbling; pinching, > eating, > flatus; duodenal ulcer; low blood sugar; hypoglycaemia.
Rectum: frequent stools; bleeding haemorrhoids.
Female: menses too frequent, premature; frigidity.
Back: pain violent, drawing, sprained, spine, cervical, sacral, nape of neck, < sitting, < walking, < standing; pain, stiff nape, C 7, extending upward, > flatus, > micturition, > bending forward; ankylosis.
Limbs: rheumatic, muscles, < sitting, < standing, > menses, > rest; lying, walking slowly; as if legs of rubber; joint pain osteoarthritis; heavy calves; cervical and brachial neuralgia; connective tissue; twitching sensation in fingers and feet.
Skin: cracked, deep, eczematic fissure, palms; itching, desquamating; lichen planus, < cement workers and bakers; herpes-type eruptions, itch, inner left ankle, burning and scratching.