Author: Jan Scholten
666.74.16 Narthex asafoetida, Asafoetida
Names: Asa foetida; Ferula asa foetida; Narthex asafoetida; Ferula narthex.
English: Asafetida; Devil's Dung.
German: Teufelsdreck; Stinkasand.
Botany: not always distinguished (HAB) from Ferula foetida.
Hysteria, theatrical, extravert, gesticulating, changeable, weeping alternating laughing.
Sensitive, oversensitive, < noise.
Hypochondriac, calling the doctor frequently.
Irritable, quarrelsome; complaining.
Fear: cancer, AIDS.
Sexual problems, < confinement.
Smiling in sleep.
Aversion to her own children, to have children, to have a husband.
Fear: death, paralysis; softening of brain.
Delusion: being the devil, betrayed; being dirty, stinking, lack of elegance.
Dream: knocking with violence on a door; the door was elastic, bouncing back; then she could knock softly, then she could ring the bell and was invited to come to dinner.
Dreams: business; feasting; continuation of reality.
Sensation: throbbing, pressing outward, heavy.
Type: reversed peristalsis, plethoric robust.
Weather: > open air, < warm applications; quivering.
Time: < 3 pm, < 9 am, < night.
Desire: alcohol, tobacco, milk, meat, food.
Food: << after eating.
Sleep: 'gloe gloe' noises.
Physical: < touch, < rest, > motion, > pressure.
Discharge: offensive, like garlic, onion; offensive breath.
Nervous: epilepsy, convulsions, < sleep, < menses.
Head: headache, boring above eyebrows, stitches under left frontal eminences; heavy, difficult to hold.
Eyes: orbital neuralgia, > pressure, > rest; iritis intraocular inflammations, boring throbbing pain; corneal ulcer, superficial, digging pains.
Ears: otitis, discharge offensive, purulent; mastoiditis, boring, + pain in temporal, 3 pressing out.
Face: red; numb, around eyes; chewing; artrosis temperomandibular.
Nose: discharge offensive purulent; caries.
Throat: lump, reverse peristalsis; bubble or lump, rising from stomach; oesofagitis < reflux, in babies.
Lungs: cannot fully expand, asthma > flatus.
Heart: palpitation, like a tremor.
Chest: tight, spasmodic; breast turgid with milk in < unimpregnated; milk scanty.
Stomach, spasmodic contraction, belching, no flatus, > vomiting; empty weak, beating, cutting, burning, pulsation pit; belching, forcible, difficult, loud, liquid food; gurgling, rolling.
Abdomen: distension, flatulence.
Rectum: distended, griping, obstinate constipation; diarrhoea, offensive; perineum pain, dull pressed out; stool scanty, offensive.
Limbs: bone pain, darting, caries, brittle; periosteum painful, swollen, enlarged; tibia pains.
Skin: itching, > scratching; ulcers, deep, painful on edges, left lower leg medial, thin pus.