Author: Jan Scholten
English: Heather family; Heather order.
Botany: 126 genera; ± 4000 species; worldwide; sandy, acid, infertile soil, high in MgO, FeO, MnO, low in silica, nutrients; herbs, shrubs; leaves alternate or whorled, simple, without stipules; petals often fused, narrowly tubular to funnelform or bowl-shaped; flowers symmetrical; mycorrhizal fungi assist in extracting nutrients from infertile soils.
DD: Boron, Oxygen, Muriaticum, Natrium, Kalium, Carbon series; Silicon series; Iron series; Lanthanides; Fabaceae; Malpighiales; Salicaceae.
In the Cronquist system Ericales were placed in the Dilleniidae and included Ericaceae, Cyrillaceae, Clethraceae, Grubbiaceae, Empetraceae, Epacridaceae, Pyrolaceae and Monotropaceae. In 2002 research of Kron led to the inclusion of the formerly recognised families Empetraceae, Epacridaceae, Monotropaceae, Prionotaceae and Pyrolaceae into the Ericaceae. In the Apg3 classification Ericales is a broad Order Ericales, a combination of formerly separate Orders like Theales, Ericales, Primulales, Ebenales and other families. The Ericaceae, Clethraceae and Cyrillaceae together form a monophyletic clade in the Ericales Order. The older Families Empetraceae, Epacridaceae and Monotropaceae are as Subfamilies included in Ericaceae.
In the Plant theory Ericales are treated as an order in a more extensive clade Ericidae, which in the Apg3 classification is called Ericales. The clade of Ericaceae, Clethraceae and Cyrillaceae is taken together as an Order and placed in Phase 6 of Ericidae. The Order is best named Ericales when one is considering the ambiguity of that name. The Subfamilies of the Ericaceae are raised to the level of Family and in placed in the Subphase as below. The division in Subphases is tentative, as many members are unknown in homeopathy.
3. Ericoideae, Ericaceae in the strict sense; probably including Cassiope.
4. Arbutoideae, Artbutaceae.
5. Styphelioideae, Epacridaceae.
6. Vaccinioideae, Vacciniaceae; probably including Harrimanella.
7. Monotropoideae, Monotropaceae; probably including Pyroloideae and Enkianthoideae.
Families, subfamilies of Ericaceae
Enkianthoideae: 1 genus, 16 species.
Pyroloideae: 4 genera, 40 species.
Monotropoideae: 10 genera, 15 species.
Arbutoideae: 5 genera; 80 species.
Cassiopoideae: 1 genus, Cassiope; 12 species.
Ericoideae: 19 genera, 1790 species.
Harrimanelloideae: 1 genus, Harrimanella; 2 species.
Styphelioideae: 35 genera, 545 species.
Vaccinioideae: 50 genera, 1580 species.
They have the feeling they are only tolerated and not really accepted anymore. They have given a lot and have not gotten much back. It gives them the feeling of being used. They can handle this usually with a kind of reflection, looking at it from a distance. They know how people can be and often keep a bit of themselves in order not to be further used.
They often look simple, looking at life from a simple point of view. On the other hand they have a deep religious feeling, a kind of inner wisdom but they do not show it easily because it will be used against them or made ridiculous.
They often live in poor conditions, which they can do as they do not need very much.
In general these people do not seem very marked. They avoid standing in the centre of attention and feel better doing their job in a quiet and practical way. They long for recognition and compliments but they do not get it easily due to the fact that they work in silence and away from the public. In the end they can become bitter about it. An expression could be: "I try to do my best, I take little for myself, I give so much, I’m not arrogant, I’m quiet and earnest, work hard and well, overexert myself, try to be good to everyone in my own quiet way and still it is not good enough, I do not succeed: I’m unloved or respected".
They see themselves as unimportant, as a nobody, taking no place, having few needs, offering themselves for others.
They work hard and try to do their job as perfect as possible. After many years they can develop an aversion to work, especially when they feel that no one appreciates their work.
Family is very important for them. They often do their jobs for the family. Mothers can do a lot for their children but they are not very communicative, not very open. They are more practical and reserved. They can have an aversion to company, friends and answering, they can answer slowly.
They have a tendency to give up the fight and retire in a silent and safe place where little happens so little can go wrong.
Giving to the family, coming from a poor family, becoming rich.
See themselves as unimportant, a nobody, taking no place, being little, having few needs, living poor, offering yourself for others.
Delusion: despised, failure, someone calls him, laughed at, sick, ghosts, everything unreal, fire, exposed to rain, poisoned, mocked.
Very sensitive, sensitive to the needs of others; oversensitive < noise, < pain, < shame.
Ailments from getting too rich, marrying a rich husband, unable to work.
Childless, < poverty; poverty < too many children.
Body and thoughts are separated.
Soft, mild, yielding, sympathetic, not aggressive.
Serious, responsible; working hard, aversion work.
Feeling life is empty useless, < not allowed to work, < married a rich man.
Sees life as a joke, disappointments in love relationship.
Dull, concentration difficult, forgetful, confusion, memory weak, thoughts vanishing; stupefaction, coma, delirium.
Sad, morose, sulky, tearful, weepy, displeased, capricious.
Fear: poverty; failure, falling, disease, pain, disease, death, thunderstorm, happen, misfortune, sleep, people, impotency, men.
Dreams: frightful, murder, troublesome.
Dreams: pursued by wild animals, bad luck, fire, exhausting, changing places, carousing, amorous, misfortune, murder, troubles, remorse, troublesome.
Sensation: sprained; weak, lame, paralytic; heavy; stitching, stinging, pricking, aching, tearing, crawling, boring; radiating, wandering.
Type: left, crosswise, downward.
Weather: chilly, < open air, < cold, < wet, < cloudy, < storm; < uncovering.
Desire: - > drinks, thirsty, - > alcohol; indigestible, sour, soup, vegetables.
Food: < indigestible, sour, soup, vegetables; < meat; < alcohol.
Physical: < insects, < tics, < bugs, < stings; < bites, scratches of cat or dog.
Physical: < motion, < exertion, < ascending, < turning, < lifting; < straining of muscles and tendons, rest, > pressure.
General: abscess; cancer; ulcer, dropsy, faint; !! Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi infection; rash, erythema migrans, fever, malaise, fatigue, headache; lymphocytic meningitis, cranial neuropathy, facial nerve palsy, radiculoneuritis;; intermittent swelling large joints; axonal polyneuropathy, encephalopathy; cognitive disorders, sleep disturbance.
Energy: weakness; chronic fatigue syndrome.
Head: headache, pressing, tearing, hot, heavy, loose, < motion, touch, bones, skull, vertex, forehead, eyes above, occiput, sides, temples, brain.
Eyes: inflammation; pain itching, burning; iritis; vision: colours before the eyes, weak.
Nose: coryza, obstruction, sneezing.
Mouth: pain, dry, burning, salivation; taste bitter; teeth weak, crumbling.
Throat: larynx tickling, scraping, hoarse.
Heart: pain, palpitation; endocarditis lenta; myocarditis, transient atrioventricular blocks; pericarditis.
Stomach: pain, < eating, < drinking, < alcohol; nausea, vomiting, retching, belching.
Abdomen: pain, rumbling, noises, distension, liver pain.
Rectum: constipation, diarrhoea.
Urinary: bladder !!; cystitis; urethritis, gonorrhoea, nephritis; pain, colic, < urination; urine sediment, sand, gravel; urging; frequent, less; pain, burning, neck, urethra, < urge; urine dribbling, bloody, green, pale, red, yellow, profuse, scanty, sediment, stones, sand, sediment, gravel, uric acid, stones.
Male: !; prostatitis, prostate enlarged; testicle pain, penis itching.
Female: menses frequent, too early, too soon, profuse, painful, dysmenorrhoea; vaginitis, leucorrhoea.
Back: pain aching, pressing, rheumatic, tearing, stiff; spine, cervical, dorsal, between scapulae, lumbar.
Limbs: !!; fibromyalgia; arthritis, rheumatic; gout; pains joints, tendon, periosteum, overstrain, nodosities < motion, < walking, < massage; pain aching, drawing, pressing, sprained, stitching, tearing, wandering, heavy, tired, paralytic; rheumatic, fibromyalgia, stiff, gout, overstrain, nodosities; muscle, joint, bone, tendon; < motion, < walking, < massage; sides, ribs, armpit, sternum, chest, mamma, upper limbs, shoulders, upper arms, elbows, forearms, wrists, hands, fingers, fifth, little, sciatic, hips, thighs, knees, hollow of, legs, tibia, calves, ankles, feet, toes, first; muscle and joint pain, aches, myalgia, arthralgia.
Skin: dermatitis; red, itching, eczema, herpes, vesicles, crawling, ulcers.