Author: Jan Scholten
663.24.12 Phytolacca americana, Phytolacca decandra
DD: Podophyllum: Fluoricum acidum; Muriaticum; Iron series.
Phytolacca is very well known for breast problems, inflammation and cancer. This is symbolic for their desire to be a good mother, to give their children everything they need. They want all their children to get equally good care, food and love. They also want to give others what they need, their husband, relatives and employer. This can lead easily to situations of doing too much and getting exhausted, especially in situations like after labour when they are tired from the labour, want to breast feed their baby, have to care of their other children and then also want to care of their husband and work.
They want to give much to their children, they want to be a very good mother and parent. All the children have to be given equally and the work has to be done very well too in order to earn enough to support the family.
They give too much, forgetting themselves.
Loss of personal delicacy, disregard of surrounding objects, woman showing their breast.
Indifferent to life.
Ailments from divorce during pregnancy.
Dreams: corpses, dead bodies; disease, sickness, in her family; bullying; fierce quarrels, quarrelling; anger.
Sensation: shooting; bruised, aching, sore.
Type: right side.
Weather: < wet weather, < rains: < damp, cold weather; > warmth; > dry weather.
Time: < night.
Food: < milk, < salt.
Physical: < electric changes; - >, < motion; > rest.
General: glandular swellings with heat and inflammation; weight loss.
Fever: high, alternating with chilliness and great prostration.
Nervous: tetanus; opisthotonos.
Vertigo: < rising.
Head: brain sore; pain frontal, extending backward; pressing pain, temples and over eyes, < rain; scalp rheumatism, scaly eruption.
Eyes: irritation; inflammation eyelids; smarting, as sand; tarsal edges hot; fistule lachrymalis; abundant lachrymation, hot.
Nose: coryza; flow of mucus from one nostril and from posterior nares; sneezing.
Face: chin drawn down on sternum; tension and pressure in parotid gland.
Mouth: burning; teeth clenched, desire to bite, jaws locked, in children; lower lip drawn down; inflammation roots of teeth; dentition late; lips everted; tongue rough, scalded, red tip, bleeding, blisters on side, mapped, indented, fissured, yellow patch down centre; saliva copious, stringy; pain, soft palate, root of tongue extending to ear.
Throat: dark red, bluish red, rough, narrow, hot; tonsils swollen; pain sore, burning, shooting, into ears, < swallowing; exudation pseudo-membranous, greyish white; mucus thick, tenacious, yellowish, difficult to dislodge; infection, follicular, swollen, impossible to swallow; uvula large, dropsical; ulcers; pharyngitis; diphtheria; quinsy; mumps; lump in throat; aphonia.
Lungs: difficult breathing; cough dry, hacking, tickling, < night.
Heart: weak heart; shock of pain, as if leaped into throat, alternating with pain in right arm.
Chest: inflammation mamma, hot, painful, right, pain extending everywhere, < nursing, + fever; tumour, cancer < bruises; breast hard, painful, purple, abscess; nipples cracks, small ulcers; irritable breasts, before and during menses; milk copious, galactorrhoea; aching pains, mid-sternum, < cough; rheumatism of lower intercostals.
Abdomen: sore spot, right hypochondrium; rheumatism of abdominal muscles; colic at navel; burning griping pains; bruised feeling through epigastrium and abdomen.
Rectum: constipation, in the aged; bleeding; haemorrhoids.
Urinary: urine scanty, suppressed; nephritis; kidney dull pain, weakness, failure.
Genital: venereal buboes.
Male: painful induration of testicles; shooting along perineum to penis.
Female: menses copious, frequent; ovarian neuralgia, right side.
Back: aching pains, lumbar region, streaking up and down spine, sacrum; stiff, < in morning, < rising, < damp weather.
Limbs: acute, chronic rheumatism; arthritis of small joints; pain and infection of fasciae, muscle sheaths, bones, syphilitic, < morning; pain shooting, fly like electric shocks, shooting, lancinating, shifting rapidly, right shoulder, stiffness, inability to raise arm; pain in under side of thighs; syphilitic sciatica; aching of heels, > elevating feet; pain in legs, patient dreads to get up; feet puffed; pain in ankles and feet; neuralgia in toes.
Skin: inflammation, heat, burning, smarting; scars; itches, dry, shrunken, pale; eruptions papular, pustules, squamous, syphilitic; boils, sloughing occurs; scarlatina like rash; warts; moles.