Author: Jan Scholten
666.44.05 Eupatorium perfoliatum
Names: Eupatorium means the good (=eu) father (=pater).
English: Bone-set; Thoroughwort.
Botany: the plant is a boon in miasmatic districts, along rivers, marshes.
The most central mental concept is safety. They feel unsafe, unprotected by their parents and especially their father. Their father is absent or not making contact, not supporting them, or teasing them. As a child they feel that they have to do everything on their own. But they cannot do that, it is too difficult, too strenuous for them to achieve what they want. They want to be held, talked to; they want to know that there is someone for them, to help them and be present. They want to go to the safety of the home.
They fear the world with its dangers. They feel they are not strong enough to withstand it.
Eupatorium has the most classic form of influenza and fever of the whole family of Asteraceae: high fever with chill, shivering, heat, dullness, sore, bruised and broken pains in muscles and bones. It is known for influenza, measles, dengue fever, spotted fever, malaria, bronchitis and pneumonia.
Shrieking, screaming, shouting.
Restless, nervous !, cannot keep still, though wishes to.
Sadness, melancholy: < heat; despair.
Weeping, tearful mood.
Moaning, groaning: < chill, heat, pain, > sleep.
Home: desires to: go.
Conversation, >. Holding or being held, >.
Dullness, sluggishness, < fever.
Unconsciousness, coma, < fever.
Mood: changeable, variable. Irritability.
Fear: insanity, pain, suffering, prostration is unendurable.
Sensation: bruised, as if broken.
Type: old people.
Weather: <<< ice-house. < cold air, < draught; chilly, - > being covered, > in house, < open air.
Sweat: scanty, > except headache.
Time: < 9 am; periodically, 3e, 4e, 7e day; < October.
Desire: cold drinks !, ice cream, acid drinks, alcohol.
Food: < smell or sight of food, alcohol.
Sleep: sleepiness < difficult breathing, > lying with head high.
Physical: < motion, <- tight clothing, > getting on hands and knees; <<< stings of reptiles; < disturbed breathing, < cough.
Energy: worn-out, cachexia, < fevers.
Fever: !; high, intermittent, remittent, relapsing, bilious, old chronic, influenza, measles, dengue fever, spotted fever, malaria, + weakness, sluggish, restless, stretching, yawning, + pains violent aching, breaking bruised, sore bones and muscles: chest, back and limbs, begin in the small of the back, then sweat, scanty or profuse, > vomiting bile, sweating, lying on face.
Vertigo: falling to left, whirling around in brain, < lying on right side, > vomiting.
Head: headache, sore, throbbing, heavy, violent, metal cap on head; headache: severe, splitting, as if cleaved with an axe, forehead, vertex, internally, occipital, > rising up, < lying down, < sweat, < fever, > vomiting of bile, > conversation.
Eyes: aching, sore eyeballs, lids, <- light; yellow.
Face: yellow; sudden severe contraction of muscles of right cheek.
Nose: coryza + sneezing.
Mouth: pale membranes; corners of mouth: cracks, sore; tongue yellow, covered with white fur; taste bitter.
Lungs: breathing difficult, + perspiration, + anxiety, + sleepless, << lying on left side; cough: dry, hacking, chronic, hectic, loose, hoarse, rough, > getting on hands and knees, > holding chest with his hands, < lying on back, kneeling with face towards pillow; hiccough; bronchitis; pneumonia.
Heart: pain, sore, heavy, pressing; as if in too small a space, behind sternum; pain cardiac, < least motion, < turning body around.
Chest: raw, hot, sore and bronchi. < inspiration, sharp pain right chest < deep inspiration, > support chest; soreness in trachea and bronchia.
Stomach: nausea << smell or sight of food; pain, violent, distressing, << eating, >> vomiting all, vomiting bile, green, < immediately after drinking; indigestion.
Abdomen: cramps, colic, upper abdomen; full, tympanitic, <- tight clothing; liver sore, pain, obstruction, < moving or coughing; jaundice.
Rectum: smarting, heat, herpes; diarrhoea, dysentery; constipation; stools: frequent, whitish, green, watery, < morning.
Urinary: urine dark, brown, clear, scanty alternating profuse, sediment whitish clay-like.
Male: itching of the groin.
Female: itching of the mons veneries.
Back: pain intense, aching, sore, beaten, bruised, ascending, back of neck, between shoulders nape, occiput, trembling < fever, weakness in small of back.
Limbs: aching, soreness, bruised, muscles, bones, arms, wrists, calves, left glutei muscles; dropsy of legs, feet and ankles; rheumatism; joints: gouty, nodosities, swelling of left great toe; bones, pains; fractures.
Skin: wounds; ill conditioned ulcers; ringworm.