Author: Jan Scholten
663.41.05 Saponaria officinalis
Names: Saponaria vulgaris, Lychnis officinalis, Lychnis saponaria, Silene saponaria, Bootia nervosa, Bootia vulgaris.
English: Soap Root, Soapwort, Bruise Wort, Bouncing Bet, Fuller's Herb.
Botany: leaves opposite, entire, smooth, elliptical till lanceolate, longitudinal nerves curved towards the apex of the leaf, greyish green when dried; flowers (June and July) pinkish; taste bitter, acrid; odour none.
Content: saponins, saporubrin; saporubrinic acid.
Use: soap, foam on beer.
Typical is the worry about their children: that it will not turn out right. This means that they do not dare enjoy what is happening now. They cannot enjoy their pregnancy for fear their baby will die.
Indifferent, apathetic, = pain, = death.
Time: < night.
Vertigo: as if drunk, going leftwards.
Head: headache, throbbing, stabbing, congestive, above the eyes, left, < motion, < evening.
Eyes: pain, violent, prickling; hot stitches deep in eyeball; ciliary neuralgia, photophobia, glaucoma; exophthalmos, < reading, < writing.
Face: trigeminal neuralgia, especially supraorbital.
Nose: obstructed; itching, sneezing; acute colds, coryza, scrofula.
Throat: pain, swallowing difficult; tonsillitis, pharyngitis and laryngitis.
Heart: palpitations, < anxiety; slow, weak pulse.
Stomach: fullness = belching; nausea, heartburn.
Back: neck weary.
Skin: dermatitis; cuts.