Author: Jan Scholten
632.11.16 Symplocarpus foetidus; Ictodes foetidus, Pothos foetidus
English: Skunk Cabbage, skunk weed, Eastern Skunk Cabbage, Clumpfoot Cabbage, Foetid Pothos, Pothos foetidus, Meadow Cabbage, Polecat Weed, Swamp Cabbage, Dracontium, Dracontium foetidum.
Botany: pungent, foul odour; pollinators scavenging flies, stoneflies and bees; thermogenesis; contractile roots pull the stem deeper into the mud, growing downward.
Content: calcium oxalate.
Mother is dominant, overprotecting, loquacity.
Feels dirty, excluded, < genital herpes.
Hysterical nervousness; attacks of hysteria. Sudden anxiety.
Anxiety, anguish, sudden, with oppression and sweat, > stool.
Absence of mind, inattention; thoughtless, deficiency of ideas.
Cross; impetuous; inclination to contradict, contrary, irritable, intolerant of contradiction.
Erratic, spasmodic pains.
Longing coming from a deep missing.
Colour preference: 3C.
Sensation: burning, pricking, smarting, pungent; fluttering; wandering.
Weather: chilly; > open air; > cold air; > cold applications.
Time: appear and disappear gradually; appear and disappear suddenly.
Food: < tobacco.
Sleep: sleepy, early in evening.
Physical: < dust; < motion; < smoke, tobacco; > stool.
General: suppuration of tumours, hardness of glands; haemorrhages, scurvy; dropsy.
Nervous: disorders; spams, cramps; fits, epilepsy, convulsions, without tongue bite, incontinence.
Head: headache, congestive, in single spots, in nervous persons; pressing pain temples, violent pulsation of temporal arteries; drawing in forehead, outward drawing from glabella.
Eyes: temporary blindness; dimness of sight.
Nose: red swelling across the bridge, like a saddle, sore < touch, left side; sneezing, violent, with pain in throat; senile catarrh.
Nose: sneezing, allergic; hayfever; red swelling, like a saddle, across bridge and root of nose.
Mouth: pains in palate, throat and oesophagus to stomach, jaw locked, unable to articulate; tongue feels numb, red and sore on tip and edges; toothache; numb tongue, < touch teeth; pains in palate, throat.
Throat; pain, < sneezing; burning extending to chest; oesophagus pain, < sneezing; enlarged submaxillary glands.
Lungs: spasmodic croup; troublesome, + anguish and sweat; asthma, spasmodic, > stool, << dust; Millar's asthma; pertussis; dropsy; inclined to take a deep breath; spasms; dyspnoea, < dust; chronic coughs, catarrh, colds, expectoration difficult; whooping cough; tuberculosis, bronchitis; lung affections, pleurisy, pulmonary consumption.
Chest: pain, pressing sternum, with difficult breathing; hollow, empty, constriction.
Stomach: pain, spasm; belching; nausea, vomiting; pain hurting, as if something was breaking off, pit of the stomach, cardiac end, < stepping firmly.
Abdomen: colic and griping of the bowels; inflation, distension, bloated, < convulsion; tension; pain in single spots; rumbling, gurgling; flatulence; worms; shaking, sensation as if the entrails were hanging lose and flabby < walking.
Urinary: great urging; urine dark.
Male: titillation, voluptuous but painful, around corona glans.
Female: violent spasmodic pains, << labour; promote the birth; amenorrhoea.
Limbs: rigid, immovable; chronic rheumatism, erratic, spasmodic pains; aching along right tibia; aching pain in her left shoulder, panaritium.
Skin: dermatitis; ulcers, itch, tumours-stimulates granulation and eases pain; herpes; ulcers; blisters.