Author: Jan Scholten
665.25.12 Rauvolfia serpentina
Names: Rauwolfia serpentina; Ophioxylon serpentinum.
English: Indian snakeroot; Snakewood; Java devil pepper.
Memory and concentration diminished.
Irritable, short temper, abrupt, rude, emotional outbursts.
Sensitive, < any grief.
Anxious, < 2 am, physical and mental agitation.
Disgust for life, obsession with suicide.
Uneasiness, < headache.
Dream: travelling, journey, jumbled, mother being drowned.
Dream: tonsil had burst; tooth broke off; jaw broken; stung by wasps.
Dreams: amorous, erotic.
Dreams: being killed, dead people, own death, dying; rapid removal of own corpse from the house.
Type: carbonic, phosphoric, nervous, sanguine.
Weather: heat whole body; cold whole body; > open air, fresh air; < heat in confined air.
Sweat: sticky, hands and feet.
Time: < 7 pm.
Desire: sweet, spicy; sour; savoury; coffee, alcohol, tobacco; thirst for small quantities of iced water.
Food: < meals.
Sleep: sleepless, insomnia; < waking; sleepy after meals, > short nap.
Physical: > exertion, violent, > sport.
Vertigo: fear of falling; faintness.
Head: headache congestive, vertex, bursting, < combing hair, < cough; arterial palpitations, temples, forehead.
Eyes: oedema, lower eyelids; vision mouches volantes, white and black spots.
Mouth: tongue dry.
Throat: dry, burning.
Lungs: dyspnoea, < exertion; cough, spasmodic, < talking, < smoking, < lying down, > fresh air.
Heart: palpitations, irregular, < lying down, > standing, > walking; prickling; circulatory dystonia, congestion, > discharges, left side; angina pectoris; praecordial heaviness, cramping pains extending to neck; pain, stitching, < sudden exertion, < ascending; hypertension.
Stomach: heartburn; nausea, belching, vomiting.
Abdomen: liver cirrhosis.
Rectum: haemorrhoids; diarrhoea, sudden, with sweat, pale face; abscess anus; stool offensive.
Urinary: urine scanty, dribbling.
Male: pain right testicle, < night, < contact.
Female: heavy pelvis.
Limbs: stiff, pain, bones, pain shoulder.
Skin: icy cold; stitching needles.