Author: Jan Scholten
633.57.06 Phormium tenax
Source: McIvor, Phormium tenax, a proving, British Homoeopathic Journal, January 1980.
Use: rope, wool bales; cloaks and capes, floor mats and sails, ropes, sandals, baskets.
English: New Zealand hemp; New Zealand flax.
Attractive, feeling and desire to be attractive.
Bound 2 worlds together: death and life.
Joy, dancing, happy, singing.
Disconnection from family, culture.
Sad; suicidal violence.
Used as evil spirit, curse, divining tool, spiritual invasions.
Struggle for land.
Strong feeling of well-being.
The day's work was accomplished with less fatigue.
Sensation: sharp, piercing pains, needles, penetrating the skin over the scalp.
Weather: warm; < cold, dry, fine weather; > warm wet weather.
Time: < 5 am.
Desire: alcohol; alcohol abuse.
Sleep: deep, refreshing, undisturbed.
Physical: < movement, < pressure; > continued motion.
Infection: measles, smallpox, typhus; gonorrhoea, syphilis.
Head: hot, thick, dull; headache, tight, temples; befogged; fullness, occipital, as if the brain were too large for the skull.
Eyes: sore; focus difficult; inflammation, conjunctivitis, left; vision muscae volentae; pain, aching, outward pressure; pupils contracted.
Ears: rushing, roaring, siren like, tinnitus; pulsating the ears.
Throat: plugs of mucus on the posterior pharyngeal wall; swallow continuously; tickling larynx.
Lungs: asthma, cough suffocative < waking.
Stomach: nausea; fluttering.
Abdomen: sore, base of the liver, right abdomen, abdominal muscles.
Rectum: constipation, flatulence, dysentery.
Urinary: urge frequent; urine increased, greenish, dark yellow, greenish-yellow, strong smelling, thick, concentrated.
Female: menses irregular; abortions.
Back: sciatica; bruised, single vertebra, penetration of a needle at the crest of the pelvis on the right side, stitching.
Limbs: arthritis, rheumatoid, right, small joints, hands, fingers, wrist, ankle, right heel, knees, right elbow; drawing, stitching pains, bruised, sore, aching, stitching, drawing, swollen, tender, < movement, < pressure, < cold, dry, fine weather, < pressure; sharp needle like pains, > warm wet weather, < 4 am to 11 am, < resting in bed or sitting, > continued motion, < begin of movement, < pressure; joints puffy weak; synovial linings of the joints; varicose veins; twitching of the muscles; cold, fine icicle needles in fingers; sprained in wrists and ankles; puffiness in joints; sore soles, < walking; pains drawing, stitching, right arm, elbow, wrist; itching, burning and stinging of both forearms; fingers a little stiff, < waking, morning; knees weak, unstable, sinking down, sore, buckling, give way, cracking, swelling; twitching of the calf muscles; pain in right heel; cramp sole.
Skin: wounds infected, burns, scalds, sunburn; gangraena; chilblain, boils, abscesses; ringworm, blistered heel, cracked hands; chilblains; ringworm.