Author: Jan Scholten
633.54.06 Sansevieria trifasciata
English: Snake plant; mother-in-law’s tongue.
Dutch: krokodilletong, = crocodile’s tongue.
Botany: survives without care, does not know how to die.
Content: haemolytic saponins; organic acids; steroidal saponins: abamagenin, neoruscogenin, ruscugenin, sansevierigenin; beta-sitosterol; hemicellulose.
Source: proving Anne Wirtz.
Use: fibre, bowstrings; air purifier, sick building syndrome, absorbs carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene, cooking odours in Italian restaurants, garlic and anchovies.
Sharp, fault finding, nitpicking.
Feeling of isolation, rejected by the community.
Shame, guilt, hypocrisy.
Rigid, black-and-white thinking.
Blind to his own shadow.
Working hard and feelings suppressed, as in post-war reconstruction situations.
Talking superficial, inside are deep emotions.
Remembrance of the deceased, having to honour them for what they gave.
Dreams: violent sex; prostitution to survive; forgotten casualties of war.
Desire: food, voracious appetite, wolfing food down, followed by nausea.
Fever: inflammation; malaria.
Ears: ache, itch.
Lungs: hyperventilation: difficult respiration, suffocative.
Heart: burning pain, extending to stomach, throat; haemolysis; varicose veins, capillary fragility.
Stomach: vomiting, ulcers.
Abdomen: pain, cramping; liver block; parasites.
Rectum: diarrhoea; haemorrhoids.
Back: contracting pain between scapulae.
Skin: herpes zoster; snakebite; sores, baldness.