Author: Jan Scholten
English: Nightshade order.
Botany: corolla plicate; interal phloem.
Content: tropane alkaloids; iridoids lacking.
DD: Fluorine; Silver series; Lanthanides.
In the Apg3 classification the Solanales has 2 big families, the Solanaceae and the Convolvulaceae. It has 3 smaller families, Montiniaceae, Sphenocleaceae and Hydroleaceae.
In the previous classifications also the Boraginaceae and Hydrophyllaceae have been associated with the Solanales but in the later Apg3 classification they have been put in their own order, the Boraginales.
In the Plant theory the family Solanaceae has been split up into several groups, the subfamilies of the Solanaceae. The Solanaceae is a big family with many well-known homeopathic remedies. They have much in common but there are also striking differences. The first subfamily that should be distinguished is the Daturoideae, the group of Belladonna, Hyoscyamus and Stramonium. It is the group that contains the alkaloids like atropin, hyoscyanin and scopolamin. The Daturoideae are the group that has high levels of Lithium and are in Subphase 1.
The second subgroup is the Solanoideae, the groups consisting mostly of the genus Solanum. It is the group that consists of many vegetables and has a high content of solanin. It is Subphase 2 of the Solanales. This genus is quite heterogenous and can be split up into several genera. In other words the genus can be lifted to the level of family.
The third subfamily and group is around Nicotiana tabacum, the tobacco. It contains nicotine. This group also has Petunia, Duboisea and Brunfelsia as members. They contain scopoletin, a compound lacking nitrogen.
Montiniaceae: Grevea, Kaliphora, Montinia.
Another name for the Order Solanales is Nightshades. There we see already one of the biggest themes of this family, the night and darkness are threatening for them. They expect many kinds of danger that they cannot see. The threat is very big and cannot be handled and we see the characteristic “flight or fight”. It leads to a big inner tension, never allowing rest or peace. So the parasympaticus is paralysed.
The threat or darkness is felt first as if coming from the outer world, for instance in Stramonium where they have the idea that they live in a wilderness and wild animals can attack them at any moment, but the dark danger can also come from within, the unconscious world with all the unimaginable threats. They have the feeling that they cannot control their own inner world with all their great impulses. They often feel possessed, by the devil, by the darkness, by the anger from inside.
The name Mandragora, mandrake, symbolises the fight between man and drake, the dragon. It is the fight with the inner dragon, the instincts they have to conquer before one can really become human. It is the hero that has to fight the dragon in order to free the princess, the soul. The Solanales are in a way the last episode before one really becomes human and is not a victim anymore of their own instincts.
The Fluorine aspect of hero versus dragon is prominent. It is the fear to be a bad person, the fear to lose one’s body and die but to do the right thing in face of those fears is the issue.
It can be linked to the works of Heracles, the theme of conquering the inner world, which is an expression of Lanthanides.
Anger, aggression; kicking, striking, stamping, shrieking, yelling, in paroxysms, tantrums.
Delirium, frightful; insanity, mania; psychosis, foolish gay behaviour.
No contact with the outer world.
Desire love but cannot even touch the ones you love.
Clinging, longing for safety and security.
Ailments from being bewitched, violent terror, pursued, murder, life and death, killed, snakes, black and white, light and dark, weak or absent parents.
Sensitive, < light, noise and touch.
Showy, showing who they are.
Fight or flight reaction, << threat.
Fear, panic, fright: dark; light; water; death; being attacked, killed, < thrillers, horror movies, Hitchcock.
Delusion: being changed into animals; possessed, by devil, dark eyes.
Dreams: death; killing; nightmare; water; dipping her baby in cold water; sexual.
Sensation: violent, sudden; splitting, bursting, throbbing; explosive, pulsating, shooting, spasmodic, jerking.
Weather: < cold wind.
Time: < 11 pm, < full moon; flood tide.
Desire: fast food: potatoes, ketchup.
Food: < tobacco.
Sleep: sleepless < full moon.
Fever; congestion, red, hot, dry, glowing.
Nervous: apoplexy; epilepsy, seizures; spasms, chorea, jerking.
Heart: palpitations; pulse fast.