Author: Jan Scholten
665.27.15 Vincetoxicum officinale
Names: Asclepias vincetoxicum; Cynanchum vincetoxicum.
Name "Vincetoxicum" is a compound of the Latin 'vincere': to conquer and 'toxicum': poison.
Culture: Lady Macbeth.
They feel struck down, betrayed and poisoned by others who often look very gentleman and lady like. Their trust in others is destroyed by acts they never could have imagined or believed.
Apathy, stupor, incapacity to think clearly, < headache.
Dreams of the day's occurrences.
Colour preference: 17C.
Weather: hot, < morning, alternating hot and cold; > warmth, hot bath.
Desire: appetite insatiable, increased, hunger, < shivers; great thirst.
Sleep: waking < cough, < nightmares, bad sleep.
Physical: > resting, > lying down.
General: emaciation; diabetes.
Energy: weakness, leaden tiredness, exhaustion, apathy, lack of drive, < morning, + shivers.
Fever: acute; mononucleosis; influenza; poliomyelitis; lymphadenitis; viral diseases.
Vertigo: dizzy, dazed, funny; fainting.
Head: pain, oppressive, dull, hammering, exploding, heavy, numb, nape of the neck to vertex, > lying down, < motion, < cough.
Eyes: pressure, pain; sensitivity to light, < movement.
Nose: watery catarrh, blocked.
Mouth: gums bleeding.
Throat : sore, < swallowing; tonsils enlarged.
Lungs: cough dry, spasmodic, < daytime, < night; expectoration viscous, white.
Heart: palpitation; myocardia problems.
Chest: burning, < cough.
Stomach: nausea < swallowing of sputum; vomiting and purgation.
Abdomen: colic; worms.
Urinary: dropsy, profuse urination; incontinence < coughing.
Back: pain, stiff, gripped, as if in a bench or vice, cervical, back of head; aching, spinal column, cervical, lumbar.
Limbs: aching, bones; arthritis; paralysis.