Author: Jan Scholten
642.14.16 Podophyllum peltatum
Names: Podophyllum peltatum is an unresolved name.
English: May apple.
The caring quality of the Berberidaceae is not found directly in our Materia Medica. But it is is clear in the case of Hanson (recorder 1897) of a talkative woman worried about some trifling ailment of her husband. One can see this very well in the cases that follow.
The Stage 16 is obvious from the very offensive qualities of Podophyllum. The outcast quality of Stage 16 is outstanding in the cases that follow.
They feel that they have neglected their children.
They feel that their children are outcasts.
They feel that they are an outcast who is not cared for.
They feel that their parents are neglected.
Talkative woman worried about some trifling ailment of her husband.
Delusion heart disease, death, incurable disease of liver or heart; dying.
Depression: imagines he is going to die, or be very ill. Disgust for life.
Averse medicines, doctor.
Fear: salvation, sinned away his days of grace, having done unpardonable sin.
Fear losing stool << flatus, urination.
Forgetful, what he has said. Confused.
Moaning < fever, < dentition.
Shrieking, shouting. Delirium, loquacity < fever.
Irritable, moaning, groaning, < dentition, < diarrhoea, < pregnancy.
Mental: clear or forgetful, thoughts rushing.
Colour preference: 15-16D.
Weather: < warm, < open air, > heat.
Time: < summer, 3 till 7 am.
Sweat: profuse before diarrhoea.
Desire: acid, copious drinks.
Food: < eating, < swallowing, < drinking, < acid, < acid fruits, < milk, < coffee, < vegetables, < cold drinks.
Sleep: sleepless, somnambulism.
Physical: < motion, < walking, < ascending stairs, < exertion; < washing; < before, during and after stool; < dentition, <<< mercury; > pressure, > rubbing, > stroking, > lying down, > lying on abdomen, > stretching in bed.
Head: headache, occipital protuberance, alternating diarrhoea.
Eyes: cataract; cornea, ulcer; strabismus; dark rings under her eyes and general evidence of hepatic stagnation.
Ears: pain, right side, extending jaw; deafness.
Mouth: offensive; stomatitis, aphthae; taste bitter, foul, putrid, sour, lost; tongue, broad, large, moist, coated as of mustard; burning, rough, flabby indented; teeth: grinding < night, <<< dentition.
Throat: inflammation; goitre.
Lungs: asthma, bronchial; bronchitis; pneumonia; whooping cough.
Heart: pain; palpitations.
Stomach: dyspepsia; acidity; gagging, vomiting, green, bile; vomiting impossible.
Abdomen: distension, weak, sinking; diarrhoea, cholera; liver congestion; sore, > rubbing; inflammation; gall stones, colic; jaundice; diabetes; duodenum, catarrh.
Rectum: diarrhoea, yellow, white, grey, green, offensive, putrid, copious, watery, foamy, soapy, alternating constipation; ineffectual straining; dysentery; worms; flatus; anus prolapsed, inflammation; haemorrhoids.
Female: dysmenorrhoea; amenorrhoea; ovary disorders, tumour, pain extending thigh; uterus, prolapsed; pregnancy vomiting, > lying on stomach, + swelling of labia.
Limbs: sciatica; legs numb < before menses; scapula pain; cramps calve < diarrhoea, < pregnancy.
Skin: yellow; urticaria; pustules.