Author: Jan Scholten
666.44.14 Silphium laciniatum
English: Rosin-weed; Rosin-wood; Compass plant; Pilot weed; Polar plant; Turpentine-weed.
Botany: the first leaves present their faces uniformly north and south; the stem of the plant exudes an abundance of resin, as some of its names indicate.
They have the feeling that they are not good enough, that they have to suffer and endure things in life, that they are not allowed to follow their own life. This comes from a feeling of debt, that others have given them more than they have given the other, so they must follow the wishes of the other.
A second reason is that they want to be accepted, seen as friendly people. They have a need to be seen as good and that friends and colleagues want to be in contact with them.
The third reason is that they are very sensitive and refined. They feel the moods of other people very precisely. They do not want to confront or disturb their loved ones. This sensitivity is seen in the plant in its sensitivity for the magnetic field of the earth, hence its name “compass plant”.
They are too weak to oppose. They prefer to endure an empty situation, marriage or job situation. They feel too powerless to step out and fear the disaster afterwards.
Desire to be self-dependent, independent.
Desire to stand on their own, be free.
Weather: - > sun, warm, < cold, < draught.
Head: headache, constriction, pressure in supra-orbital region.
Nose: catarrh, influenza; copious, stringy, mucous discharges.
Mouth: cancer; tongue whitish slimy coated, dry, feels burned.
Nose: irritation, from throat to posterior sinuses to nose, causing sneezing, + discharge of limpid, acrid mucus.
Throat: hawking, scraping to throw off thin viscid mucus; tickling, irritation, throat, throat; cancer; engorgement, thickening of mucous membrane, extending down.
Lungs: tightness; constriction; asthma, bronchitis; tuberculosis; cough, hacking, spasmodic, < mucus rattling in chest, < draught; expectoration profuse, stringy, frothy, light coloured.
Stomach: nausea, sick, faint, emptiness in epigastrium.
Abdomen: pain, > bending double, > hot applications.
Rectum: dysentery, covered with slimy, white mucus.
Urinary: ! recurrent cystitis, cold shivering, << intercourse; urination frequent; meatus heat or burning < urination; urine, high-coloured, scanty; catarrh of bladder.
DD: Aralia, Arum dracontium, Copaiva, Cubeba, Justicia adhatoda, Salvia, Sambucus, Terebinthina, Tuberculinum.