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Colchicum Autumnale

Colchicum Autumnale

COLCHICUM AUT.
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COLCHICUM AUT.

Colchicum

Excerpt from The Materia Medica - Boericki -

Natural History

Meadow Saffron

General

Affects markedly the muscular tissues, periosteum, and synovial membranes of joints. Has specific power of relieving the gouty paroxysms. It seems to be more beneficial in chronic affections of these parts. The parts are red, hot, swollen. Tearing pains; worse, in the evening and at night and from touch; stubbing the toes hurts exceedingly. THERE IS ALWAYS GREAT PROSTRATION, internal COLDNESS, and tendency to collapse. Effects of night watching and hard study. Shocks as from electricity through one half of body. Bad effects from suppressed sweat. Dreams of mice.

Head

Headache chiefly frontal and temporal, but also occipital and in nape of neck, worse afternoon and evening.

Eyes

Pupils unequal; left pupil contracted. Variations in visual acuity. Lachrymation worse in open air; violent tearing pain in eyes. Dim vision after reading. Spots before eyes.

Ears

Itching in ears; sharp, shooting pains below right tragus.

Face

Pain in facial muscles, moving about. Tingling and oedematous swelling; cheeks red, hot, sweaty. Very irritable with the pains (CHAM.) Pain behind angle of right lower jaw.

Stomach

Dry mouth, tongue burns, gums and teeth pain. THIRST; pain in stomach and flatulence. The SMELL OF FOOD CAUSES NAUSEA EVEN TO FAINTING, especially fish. Profuse salivary secretion. Vomiting of mucus, bile and food; worse, any motion; GREAT COLDNESS IN STOMACH. CRAVING FOR VARIOUS THINGS, but is averse to them when smelling them, seized then with nausea. Gouty gastralgia. Burning or ICY COLDNESS IN STOMACH and abdomen. Thirst for effervescent, alcoholic beverages. Pain in transverse colon.

Abdomen

DISTENTION of abdomen, with gas, inability to stretch out legs. Borborygmi. Pain over liver. Caecum and ascending colon much distended. Fullness and continuous rumbling. Ascites.

Stool

Painful, scanty, transparent, jelly-like mucus; pain, as if anus were torn open, with prolapse. Autumnal dysentery; stools contain WHITE SHREDDY PARTICLES in large quantities. Ineffectual pressing; feels faeces in rectum, but cannot expel them.

Female

Pruritis of genitals. Cold feeling in thigh after period. Sensation of swelling in vulva and clitoris.

Urine Section

Dark, scanty or suppressed; bloody, brown, black, inky; contains clots of putrid decomposed blood, albumin, sugar.

Heart

Anxiety in region of heart. Impulse not felt. Pericarditis, with severe pain, oppression and dyspnoea, pulse threadlike. Sound of heart becomes weaker, pulse of low tension.

Extremities

Sharp pain down left arm. Tearing in limbs during warm weather, stinging during cold. Pins and needles in hands and wrists, fingertips numb. Pain in front of thigh. Right plantar reflex abolished. Limbs, lame, weak, tingling. Pain worse in evening and warm weather. Joints stiff and feverish; shifting rheumatism; pains worse at night. Inflammation of great toe, gout in heel, CANNOT BEAR TO HAVE IT TOUCHED OR MOVED. Tingling in the finger nails. Knees strike together, can hardly walk. Oedematous swelling and coldness of legs and feet.

Back

Aching in lumbar and lumbosacral region. Dull pain across loins. Backache, better, rest and pressure.

Skin

Blotchy papular rash on face. Pink spots on back, chest and abdomen. Urticaria.

Aggravation

WORSE, sundown to sunrise; motion, loss of sleep, smell of food in evening, mental exertion.

Amelioration

BETTER, stooping.

Relationship

Antidotes: THUJA; CAMPH.; COCCUL.; NUX; PULS.

Compare:

COLCHICINE (intestinal catarrh with shreddy membranes; convulsive jerkings of right hand; rheumatic fever, gout, endo and pericarditis, pleurisy, arthritis, deform in early stages; INTENSE PAIN OF RHEUMATISM 3x trit.). Also, CARBO; ARNICA; LILIUM; ARSEN.; VERAT.

Dose

Third to thirtieth attenuation.