Author: Jan Scholten
644.23.12 Linum catharticum
English: Purging flax.
Source: Stokes and Gaston.
Dullness, depression of spirits.
Drowsy, < night, < after dinner, < being awakened.
Sexual desire diminished, absent, in women: anaphrodisia.
Malaise, as if from taking cold. At night, pressing at the rectum, as if swollen.
Dreams: amorous, lewd, lascivious, voluptuous; anxious, danger, vexatious; cholera.
Dreams: journey, travelling to Isle of Man, some danger and trouble; sloughing off of the prepuce.
Weather: chilly; < open air, > open air; heat, of body; feverish.
Sweat: moderate, freely.
Food: < food, > food.
Sleep: profound, prolonged, sound; sleepless, insomnia; sleepy, drowsy, < dinner, < night, < being awakened.
Physical: < walking.
Energy: weakness, languor, tired, weariness, < towards night, < waking depression; debility, < night.
Head: pain, full, dull, heavy, pressing, lancinating; congestion; temples, right, forehead, left; > in open air, > eating, > lying, < holding head backward, < reading.
Vertigo: < throwing head backwards.
Ears: full, < outdoors, < the evening; singing, left, < evening.
Nose: stopped, stuffed; fluent coryza; mucus, pink, clear, profuse, alternating sides.
Mouth: dry; tongue furred, deeply, foul; taste insipid, clammy, of medicine, foul, clammy taste, as of something stinking in stomach, bilious, sick, bilious taste; teeth pain; violent trismus; tongue paralysis.
Throat: hawking, scraping; catarrh; yellow mucus, with blood; heat, raw, < outdoors, < breakfast.
Throat: larynx voice hoarse; laryngitis.
Lungs: bronchitis, dyspnoea; catarrh, obstruction; cough, hacking, tickling, teasing, hard, dry, loose, short, trouble-some, < night, < walking, < in open air, < after breakfast; expectoration difficult, frothy, yellow mucus, loose, glairy phlegm, tasting as of sea wrack, accumulate in the throat.
Chest: pain, sore; < movement, < deep inspiration; much stuffed.
Heart: pulse full, quickened.
Stomach: pain, pressing, < forenoon; belching, tasting of bile, food, < evening; nausea, < supper; repletion.
Abdomen: full, uneasy, umbilicus, < 7 pm; distension; pain, griping, dull, colicky, < noon; rumbling, flatulent; pressing downwards with abdominal muscles; incarcerated flatus displaced, with rumbling; in evening; carcinoid.
Rectum: smarting, pressing, as swollen; distended; ineffectual urge, < food, troublesome; purging; ineffectual straining; tender < pressure; diarrhoea; constipation; stool slender-formed, free, loose, bright-yellow, mucous stool, copious feculent, soft, mixed with bile; hard and dry; covered with epithelial-like shreds like worms; gelatinous mucus in form of rolls, costive.
Urinary: bladder itching, orifice of urethra; urge frequent; urine copious, straw colour, strong-smelling.
Genital: sexual functions were depressed in men, absence of desire in women.
Female: menses omitted, delayed; catamenia delayed.
Male: feeble erection; emission, < sleep.
Limbs: pain shooting, arms, downward, < evening; shoulder-joint, rheumatism.