Author: Jan Scholten
644.62.08 Rhamnus cathartica
English: Common Buckthorn; Purging Buckthorn; Rhamnus catharticus.
French: Nerprun purgatif.
Botany: black, shiny, four-sided berries with an acrid taste.
Feels guilty, dark, has committed sins.
Wants to liberate himself with self-criticism.
Colour preference: 6C.
Weather: violent chilliness.
Aversion: food, loss of appetite.
Head: unable to rise, seemed to desire to press his head against the wall.
Eyes: glistening; injected conjunctiva.
Ears: otitis media.
Face: red flushes; trembling of lips; trismus.
Mouth: tongue coated, mapped, clean patches in centre; taste bitter.
Throat: scraping in throat.
Lungs: respiration short, anxious.
Chest: pulse variable.
Stomach: nausea and severe vomiting.
Abdomen: hard; distension; rumbling; griping, cutting pains, colic, ileocaecal, transverse colon; appendicitis; tuberculosis.
Rectum: diarrhoea; stools copious, liquid, watery, bloody; constipation; haemorrhoids.
Urinary: urine highly coloured.
Limbs: dropsy; neuralgic pain; rheumatism, pain, + perspiration; weakness and prostration in all limbs; inflammation tendo-achilles; pain joints, upper limbs.
Skin: warm, alternating cold; canker sores.