Author: Jan Scholten
644.55.08 Mucuna pruriens, Dolichos pruriens
Names: Dolichos pruriens, Mucuna pruriens, Stizolobium pruriens; Carpopogon pruriens.
English: Cow-itch; Cowhage; Velvet bean.
Content: levo-dopamine; tryptamines; nicotine; quinolizidine alkaloids; oestrogenic isoflavones; proteolytic mucunaine.
Intense restlessness, unable to sit still a minute.
Exalted nervous sensibility, as in dentition.
Type: psoric and allergic constitutions; male; right-sided.
Weather: >< cold water.
Time: < night.
Sleep: sleepless < itch, < gum pains.
Physical: < scratching.
Head: headache, splitting.
Eyes: pain right, yellow; lids eruption.
Ears: pain, sudden, darting, right extending left.
Face: yellow; one red cheek; swelling of face, lips; prickling itching; pain in right maxilla.
Mouth: pain, sore, tender, irritated gums, > rubbed; intensely sensitive, itch; < dentition; taste of blood in mouth with cough; pain dull, aching carious tooth.
Throat: rough; choking lump; pain, contraction, splinter like, < swallowing; fullness just behind posterior palatine arch; intolerance of anything tight round neck or body.
Lungs: cough, < lying, < night, + wheezing and dyspnoea; pains, apices.
Chest: eruption, burning and smarting, left armpit, spreading in rings to sternum spine; herpes zoster.
Stomach: noisy flatus; flatulent belching; vomiting bile.
Abdomen: colic, < getting feet wet; bloated, distension, rattling; liver swelling, pain left lobe; pains in spleen; pain in abdomen in right lumbar region; bruised pain below umbilicus, left groin.
Rectum: pain, burning, < stool; constipation, < teething, pregnancy; white stools, loose; haemorrhoids; ineffectual straining; worms; thread worms.
Urinary: bedwetting; urine gravel, small stones; ischuria.
Female: polycystic ovary syndrome.
Back: pain under left scapula, herpes zoster.
Limbs: pain, aching, top of right shoulder, right arm; aching soreness in last phalanx of right middle finger; pain at root of nail of right index finger.
Skin: itching, intense, desperate, no eruption, < scratching, < cold water, < warmth, < constipation, < pregnancy, < old age; burning < cold water, across shoulders, elbows, knees, hairy parts; jaundice spots; herpes zoster, followed by neuralgia; dry, eczemay eruptions on arms and legs, resembling herpes zoster.