Author: Maleisian herbs
Headaches. Nausea. Aching bones, rheumatism. Injuries of nose. Testicular diseases. Stimulates lactation. Prevents bronchial spasm caused by histamine.
Inflammation of the Liver: Nigella sativa vi °, repeated in three days, has relived an acute inflammation of the liver brought on by a cold. Symptoms: Complexion livid, sunken countenance, with an expression of anxiety. Eyes without any luster, faint. Obtusion of the head. Indifference, inability to recollect. Sometimes a dry and hacking cough. Slow, rather snoring breathing. Considerable swelling of the right hypochondrium, with increased sensibility of the same. Oppressive, lancinating, sometimes tearing or cutting, pain in the liver, increased by contact. Obstinate constipation. General feeling as of bruises — Evening exacerbation of the fever, with violent delirium. Frequent, somewhat tight, weak, sometimes intermitting pulse. Heyne pr. Erf. p. 46.
Inflammation of the Intestines; Peritonitis: Nigella sativa vi °, repeated next day, afterwards nux. Enteritis, which had assumed a nervous character. The nervous symptoms were entirely removed by Nigella. Symptoms: Feverish sensation in the evening. Considerable obtusion of the head. Diminished sensibility, peevishness, indifference; excessive anguish, with alternate feeling of coldness and drawing. Inability to raise one's self; tremor. Dimness and difficulty in moving the eyes, with a paralytic sensation in the eyelids. Violent roaring of the ears. Dryness of the nose; bluish appearance of the wings of the nose, with a feeling of coldness in the tip. Sunken countenance, brownish, red, and dirty. Pale and trembling lips. Tongue red, dry, parched, difficult to move; unintelligible, muttering speech. Taste disgusting and rancid; little secretion of saliva. Dysphagia. Feeling of repletion, without any desire to vomit. Unquenchable thirst. Cardialgia, with light pain; distension of the stomach brought on by drinking. Throbbing in the region of the stomach. Costiveness. Tenesmus of the rectum. Rare, deep, snoring breathing; yawning, moaning, with violent aching in the cavity of the chest; occasionally a short and hacking cough. Faint and subdued palpitation of the heart. Feeling as of being bruised, inflation of the abdomen; distension of the abdomen, and great sensitiveness of that part to the touch; violent, lancinating, and tearing pains of the abdomen when pressed upon. Swelling in the region of the pudendum; the slightest touch brings on violent stitches, with tearing pain. Limited secretion of urine; urine bright — red flaming, sometimes burning. Rumbling in the lower part of the abdomen. Sore pains and immobility of the lower limbs. Lying on the back; feeling in the small of the back as if it were bruised. Occasionally a violent burning heat, with subsequent chilliness. Great restlessness. Sopor. Frequent sighing; constant muttering; deliria mussitantia; starting is slow in answering. Heyne pr. Erf. p. 38, etc.
Puerperal Fever: Nigella vi, after the inflammatory symptoms had been subdued by Acon. Puerp. fever after a cold. Symptoms: Face pale and bluish, with pale lips. No milk in the mammae. Violent, darting stitches in the occiput and vertex; intolerable pressure and digging in the frontal eminences. Tearing and compression in the right temple. Cutting in the middle of the brain, with continual throbbing. Nervousness, anxious fearfulness, fear of death, discouragement, tendency to start, out of humor. Violent oppression of the chest. Dullness of the eyes, and frequent obscuration of sight. Twitchings of the right upper eyelid. Roaring and tingling of the ears, with internal boring, aching pain and pressing from within outwards. Tip of the nose cold as ice; dilatation of the wing of the nose; dryness of the nose; dry coryza, afterwards fluent. Short, rather snoring breathing with rattling. Occasional darting prickings transversely across the chest. Tongue coated whitish — gray. Feeling of coldness in the tip of the tongue, and trembling of the tongue. Voice anxious, hurried, interrupted. Dryness of the mouth and throat. Sensation as if the chest were oppressed by a heavy load. Spasmodic constriction of the fauces. Obstinate constipation. Scanty urine. Urine almost red as blood, with burning during emission and soreness in the vagina. Painful distention of the abdomen, very sensitive to the touch. Violently lancinating and boring pains, increased by pressure, from the umbilicus to the pudendum. Uterus has not contracted. Deficient lochial discharge, with heat and dryness of the vagina. Faintness of the body, it feels bruised. Violent tearing in the small of the back. Feeling of coldness all over, with internal heat. Paralytic feeling in the legs. Skin, dry, hot, tense like parchment. The beats of the heart are violent, irregular, sometimes suppressed. Pulse frequent, small, tight, rather hard. Frequent chills with vertigo, loss of consciousness and fainting. Heyne, pr. Efg. p. 42, 43