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Guaiacum

Guaiacum

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Guaiacum (guai.)

Excerpt from The Materia Medica - Boericki -

Natural History

Resin of Lignum Vitae

General

Chief action on fibrous tissue, and is especially adapted to the arthritic diathesis, rheumatism, and tonsillitis. Secondary syphilis. Very valuable in acute rheumatism. FREE FOUL SECRETIONS. UNCLEAN ODOR FROM WHOLE BODY. Promotes suppuration of abscesses. Sensitiveness and aggravation from local heat. Contraction of limbs, stiffness and immobility. Feeling that he must stretch.

Mind

Forgetful; thoughtless; staring. Slow to comprehend.

Head

GOUTY AND RHEUMATIC PAIN IN HEAD and face, EXTENDING TO NECK. Tearing pain in skull; worse, cold, wet weather. Feels swollen, and blood-vessels distended. Aching in left ear. PAINS OFTEN END IN A STITCH, especially in head.

Eyes

Pupils dilated. Eyelids appear too short. Pimples around eyes.

Throat

Rheumatic sore throat with weak throat muscles. Throat dry, burns, swollen, stitches toward ear. ACUTE TONSILLITIS. Syphilitic sore throat.

Stomach

Tongue furred. DESIRE FROM APPLES and other fruits. Aversion to milk. Burning in stomach. Constricted epigastric region.

Abdomen

Intestinal fermentation. Much wind in bowels. Diarrhoea, cholera infantum.

Urinary Organs

Sharp stitches after urinating. Constant desire.

Respiratory

FEELS SUFFOCATED. Dry, tight cough. Fetid breath after coughing. PLEURITIC STITCHES. Chest pains in articulations of ribs, with shortness of breathing till expectoration sets in.

Female

Ovaritis in rheumatic patients, with irregular menstruation and dysmenorrhoea, and irritable bladder.

Back

Pain from head to neck. ACHING IN NAPE. STIFF NECK AND SORE SHOULDERS. Stitches between scapulae to occiput. Contractive pain between scapulae.

Extremities

Rheumatic pain in shoulders, arms and hands. GROWING PAINS. (PHOS-AC.) Pricking in nates. Sciatica and lumbago. Gouty tearing, with contractions. Immovable stiffness. Ankle pain extending up the leg, causing lameness. Joints swollen, painful, and intolerant of pressure; can bear no heat. Stinging pain in limbs. Arthritic lancinations followed by contraction of limbs. A FEELING OF HEAT in the affected limbs.

Aggravation

WORSE, from motion, heat, cold, wet weather; pressure, touch, from six PM to four AM

Amelioration

BETTER, external pressure.

Relationship

GUAIACOL (in the treatment of gonorrheal epididymitis, 2 parts to 30 vaseline, locally).

Antidote: NUX. Follows sepia.

Compare: MERC.; CAUST.; RHUS; MEZER.; RHODO.

Dose

Tincture, to sixth attenuation.