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1. Mind.Disposition to weep, as from nostalgia.Bad effects from grief,

sorrow, unfortunate love, with great emaciation, sleepiness, and morning
sweat.Sadness and uneasiness respecting the future.Anxious inquiries
respecting the disease under treatment.Restlessness and precipitation.Silent
(sadness) peevishness and aversion to conversation.Greatindifference.A
complete indifference to everything; not a soporous, delirious, or irritable
condition, but simply an indifferent state of mind to all things; patient does not
want anything, nor to speak, shows no interest in the outside world (may occur
in any disease in fevers of very low type).Difficulty of comprehension,
patient will think a little while about a question, perhaps answers it, then
forgets all about it; dizziness of the mind.When reading, a thousand other
thoughts came into his head, could not rightly comprehend anything; what he
read became as if dark in his head and he immediately forgot all; what he had
long known he could only recall with difficulty.Inability to endure noise or
conversation.Dulness and indolence of mind, with want of
imagination.Weakness of memory.Imbecility.Cannot connect his
thoughts.Paucity of ideas and unfitness for intellectual labour.Illusions of
the senses; hears a bell pealing; sees only ciphers before his eyes.

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Deadly Nightshade

Belladonna acts upon every part of the nervous system, producing active congestion,
furious excitement, perverted special senses, twitching, convulsions and pain. It has a
marked action on the vascular system, skin and glands. Belladonna always is
associated with hot, red skin, flushed face, glaring eyes, throbbing carotids, excited
mental state, hypersthesia of all senses, delirium, restless sleep, convulsive
movements, dryness of mouth and throat with aversion to water, neuralgic pains that
come and go suddenly (Oxytropis). Heat, redness, throbbing and burning.Great
children's remedy.Epileptic spasms followed by nausea and vomiting. Scarlet
fever and also prophylactic. Here use the thirtieth potency. Exophthalmic
goitre.Corresponds to the symptoms of "air-sickness" in aviators. Give as
preventive. No thirst, anxiety or fear. Belladonna stands for violence of attack
and suddenness of onset. Bell for the extreme of thyroid toxmia.Use 1x (Beebe).

Mind.--Patient lives in a world of his own, engrossed by specters and visions and
oblivious to surrounding realities. While the retina is insensible to actual objects, a
host of visual hallucinations throng about him and come to him from within. He is
acutely alive and crazed by a flood of subjective visual impressions and fantastic
illusions. Hallucinations; sees monsters, hideous faces. Delirium; frightful
images; furious; rages, bites, strikes; desire to escape. Loss of
consciousness.Disinclined to talk.Perversity, with tears. Acuteness of all

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Marking Nut

The Anacardium patient is found mostly among the neurasthenics; such have a type of
nervous dyspepsia, relieved by food; impaired memory, depression, and irritability;
diminution of senses (smell, sight, hearing). Syphilitic patients often suffer with these
conditions. Intermittency of symptoms. Fear of examination in students. Weakening
of all senses, sight, hearing, etc. Aversion to work; lacks self-confidence; irresistible
desire to swear and curse. Sensation of a plug in various parts-eyes, rectum, bladder,
etc; also of a band. Empty feeling in stomach; eating temporarily relieves all
discomfort. This is a sure indication, often verified. Its skin symptoms are similar to
Rhus, and it has proved a valuable antidote to Poison-Oak.

Mind.--Fixed ideas. Hallucinations; thinks he is possessed of two persons or wills.

Anxiety when walking, as if pursued.Profound melancholy and hypochondriasis, with
tendency to use violent language.Brain-fag.Impaired memory.Absent mindedness.Very
easily offended. Malicious; seems bent on wickedness. Lack of confidence in himself
or others.Suspicious (Hyos). Clairaudient, hears voices far away or of the dead. Senile
dementia.Absence of all moral restraint.

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Nitric Acid

Selects for its special seat of action the outlets of the body where the mucous
membrane and skin meet; these pain as from splinters. Sticking pains.Marked
improvement of all symptoms while riding in a carriage. Acts best on the dark
complexioned and past middle life. Syphilis, after abuse of Mercury. Pains appear and
disappear quickly (Bell). Hydrogenoid constitution.Sycotic remedy.

Blisters and ulcers in mouth, tongue, genitals; bleed easily. Fissures, with pain during
stool, as if rectum were torn. All discharges very offensive, especially urine, feces,
and perspiration.Persons who have chronic diseases, and take cold easily and disposed
to diarrha.Excessive physical irritability.Cachexia, due to syphilis, scrofula,
intermittent fever with liver involvement and anmia, etc.Gravel; arthritis.Capillary
bleeding after curettage.

Mind.--Irritable, hateful, vindictive, headstrong.Hopeless despair.Sensitive to noise,

pain, touch, jar. Fear of death.

Nitric acid is a very useful remedy in fevers. The thirstlessness during all stages
has often called attention to it. Cold hands and feet. Chronic intermittent in
cachectic constitutions, copious night sweats. extreme weakness, with the
characteristic odor of the urine, and bleeding from some part a dark blood, this
remedy will act well.

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The Chaste Tree

The most effective point of attack of Agnus upon the organism is the sexual organism.
It lowers sexual vitality, with corresponding mental depression and loss of nervous
energy. It shows this distinctive influence in both sexes, but is more pronounced in
men. Premature old age from abuse of sexual power.History of repeated gonorrha.A
prominent remedy for sprains and strains. Gnawing itching in all parts, especially
eyes. Tachycardia caused by tobacco in neurotic young men.

Mind.--Sexual melancholy. Fear of death. Sadness with impression of speedy

death.Absentminded, forgetful, lack of courage.Illusion of smell-herrings,
musk.Nervous depression and mental forebodings.

Eyes.--Pupils dilated (Bell). Itching about eyes; photophobia.

Nose.--Odor of herring or musk. Aching in dorsum better pressure.

Abdomen.--Spleen swollen, sore. Stools soft, recede, difficult. Deep fissures in anus.
Nausea with sensation as if intestines were pressed downwards; wants to support

Male.--Yellow discharge from urethra. No erections. Impotence. Parts cold, relaxed.

Desire gone (Selen; Con; Sabal). Scanty emission without ejaculation.Loss of
prostatic fluid on straining.Gleety discharge.Testicles, cold, swollen, hard, and

Female.--Scanty menses. Abhorrence of sexual intercourse.Relaxation of genitals,

with leucorrha. Agalactia; with sadness.Sterility.Leucorrha staining yellow;
transparent.Hysterical palpitation with nose bleed.

Relationship.--Compare: Selenium; Phosph ac; Camphor; Lycop.

Dose.--First to sixth potency.

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Is the greatest of polychrests, because the bulk of its symptoms correspond in

similarity with those of the commonest and most frequent of diseases. It is frequently
the first remedy, indicated after much dosing, establishing a sort of equilibrium of
forces and counteracting chronic effects.

Nux is pre-eminently the remedy for many of the conditions incident to modern life.
The typical Nux patient is rather thin, spare, quick, active, nervous, and irritable. He
does a good deal of mental work; has mental strains and leads a sedentary life, found
in prolonged office work, overstudy, and close application to business, with its cares
and anxieties. This indoor life and mental strain seeks stimulants, coffee, wine,
possibly in excess; or, again, he hopes to quiet his excitement, by indulging in the
sedative effects of tobacco, if not really a victim, to the seductive drugs, like opium,
etc. These things are associated with other indulgences; at table, he takes preferably
rich and stimulating food; wine and women play their part to make him forget the
close application of the day. Late hours are a consequence; a thick head, dyspepsia,
and irritable temper are the next day's inheritance. Now he takes some cathartic, liver
pills, or mineral water, and soon gets into the habit of taking these things, which still
further complicate matters. Since these frailties are more yielded to by men than
women.Nux is pre-eminently a male remedy. These conditions, produce an irritable,
nervous system, hypersensitive and over-impressionable, which Nux will do much to
soothe and calm. Especially adapted to digestive disturbances, portal congestion, and
hypochondrical states depending thereon.Convulsions, with consciousness; worse,
touch, moving. Zealous fiery temperament.Nux patients are easily chilled, avoid open
air, etc. Nux always seems to be out of tune; inharmonious spasmodic action.

Mind.--Very irritable: sensitive to all impressions. Ugly, malicious. Cannot bear

noises, odors, light, etc.Does not want to be touched. Time passes too slowly. Even
the least ailment affects her greatly. Disposed to reproach others. Sullen, fault-finding.

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Carbonate of Baryta

Specially indicated in infancy and old age. This remedy brings aid to scrofulous
children, especially if they are backward mentally and physically, are dwarfish, do not
grow and develop, have scrofulous ophthalmia, swollen abdomen, take cold easily,
and then always have swollen tonsils. Persons subject to quinsy which is prone to
suppurate; gums bleed easily. Diseases of old men when degenerative changes begin;-
cardiac vascular and cerebral;-who have hypertrophied prostate or indurated testes,
very sensitive to cold, offensive foot-sweats, very weak and weary, must sit or lie
down or lean on something. Very averse to meeting strangers.Catarrh of posterior
nares, with frequent epistaxis. Often useful in the dyspepsias of the young who have
masturbated and who suffer from seminal emissions, together with cardiac irritability
and palpitation. Affects glandular structures, and useful in general degenerative
changes, especially in coats of arteries, aneurism, and senility.Baryta is a cardio-
vascular poison acting on the muscular coats of heart and vessels. Arterial fibrosis.
Blood-vessels soften and degenerate, become distended, and aneurisms, ruptures, and
apoplexies result.

Mind.--Loss of memory, mental weakness. Irresolute. Lost confidence in himself.

Senile dementia.Confusion. Bashful.Aversion to strangers.Childish; grief over trifles.

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Chinese Sumach

This remedy shows by its peculiar skin symptoms its pronounced power of
disorganizing the blood, causing conditions we meet with in low fevers, low types of
eruptive diseases, diphtheria, follicular tonsillitis, Streptococcus infection,
Hmorrhagic diathesis, etc. The skin appears livid or purplish; face dark as
mahogany, hot; sordes; throat swollen, purple, livid; semi-conscious, delirious; weak
pulse, general torpor and prostration. Symptoms remarkably alike to malignant
scarlatina. Diarrha, dysentery and great weakness are very
marked. Adynamia characterizes all its conditions. Lividity, stupor and malignancy.
Mucous membranes hmorrhagic and ulcerative (Lach. Ars).

Head.--General stupor, with sighing. Confused mind, mental depression. Headache,

frontal, with drowsiness. Passive congestion headaches. Suffused, dilated eyes;
photophobia. Face dusky. Thin, copious, ichorous, bloody nasal discharge.

Throat.--Inflamed, dematous, dusky red. Much swelling, internal and external. Dry,
rough, scraping, choking feeling. Neck tender and swollen. Hoarse, croupy
voice. Tongue dry and brown. Teeth covered with sordes. Pain in swallowing extends
to the ears.

Respiratory.--Hurried breathing; irregular. Dry, hacking cough. Lungs sore and tired.

Sleep.--Drowsy, restless. Heavy, disturbed, unrefreshing.

Skin.--Miliary, livid rash, returns annually. Large blisters filled with dark
serum. Irregular, patchy, livid eruption, disappearing on pressure. Cold. Raynaud's

Relationship.--Antidotes: Rhus; Nux.

Compare: Ammon carb; Bapt; Arn; Mur ac; Lach; Rhus.

Dose.--First to sixth potency.

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Inhibits the higher faculties and stimulate the imagination to a remarkable degree
without any marked stimulation of the lower or animal instinct. A condition of intense
joy, in which all perceptions and conceptions, all sensations and all emotions are
exaggerated to the utmost degree.

Subconscious or dual nature state. Apparently under the control of the second self,
but, the original self, prevents the performance of acts which are under the domination
of the second self. Apparently the two natures cannot act independently, one acting as
a check, upon the other (Effects of one Dram doses by Dr. Albert Schneider).

The experimenter feels ever and anon that he is distinct from the subject of the
hashish dream and can think rationally.

Produces the most remarkable hallucinations and imaginations, exaggeration of the

duration of time and extent of space, being most characteristic. Conception of time,
space and place is gone. Extremely happy and contented, nothing troubles. Ideas
crowd upon each other. Has great soothing influence in many nervous disorders, like
epilepsy, mania, dementia, delirium tremens, and irritable reflexes. Exophthalmic
goitre. Catalepsy.

Mind.--Excessive loquacity; exuberance of spirits. Time seems too long; seconds

seem ages; a few rods an immense distance. Constantly theorizing. Anxious
depression; constant fear of becoming insane. Mania, must constantly move. Very
forgetful; cannot finish sentence. Is lost in delicious thought. Uncontrollable laughter.
Delirium tremens. Clairvoyance. Emotional excitement; rapid change of mood.
Cannot realize her identity, chronic vertigo as of floating off.

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Water Hemlock

The action on the nervous system, producing spasmodic affections, viz, hiccough,
trismus, tetanus, and convulsions, give the pathological picture calling especially for
this remedy, whenever this is further characterized, by the more individual symptoms
of the drug. Among these, are the bending of the head, neck, and spine backwards,
and the general action of the patient is violent, with frightful distortions. Violent,
strange desires. Sensation of internal chill. Moaning and howling. Does absurd things.
Marked action on the skin.

Mind.--Delirium, with singing, dancing and funny gestures. Everything appears

strange and terrible. Confounds present with the past; feels like a child. Stupid feeling.
Melancholy, with indifference. Mistrustful. Epilepsy; moaning and whining. Vivid

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The provings picture cerebral depression. The word "fag" covers a large part of zinc
action. Tissues are worn out faster than they are repaired. Poisoning from suppressed
eruptions or discharges. The nervous symptoms of most importance. Defective
vitality. Impending brain paralysis. Period of depression in disease. Spinal affections.
Twitchings. Pain, as if between skin and flesh. Great relief from discharges. Chorea,
from fright or suppressed eruption. Convulsions, with pale face and no heat. Marked
anmia with profound prostration. It causes a decrease in the number, and destruction
of red blood corpuscles. Repercussed eruptive diseases. In chronic diseases with brain
and spinal symptoms, trembling, convulsive twitching and fidgety feet are guiding

Mind.--Weak memory. Very sensitive to noise. Averse to work, to talk. Child repeats
everything said to it. Fears arrest on account of a supposed crime.
Melancholia. Lethargic, stupid. Paresis.

Head.--Feels as if he would fall to left side. Headache from the smallest quantity of
wine. Hydrocephalus. Rolls head from side to side. Bores head into
pillow. Occipital pain, with weight on vertex. Automatic motion of head and hands.
Brain-fag; headaches of overtaxed school children. Forehead cool; base of brain hot.
Roaring in head. Starting in fright.

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St. Ignatius Bean

Produces a marked hypersthesia of all the senses, and a tendency to clonic spasms.
Mentally, the emotional element is uppermost, and co-ordination of function is
interfered with. Hence, it is one of the chief remedies for hysteria. It is especially
adapted to the nervous temperament-women of sensitive, easily excited nature, dark,
mild disposition, quick to perceive, rapid in execution. Rapid change of mental and
physical condition, opposite to each other. Great contradictions. Alert, nervous,
apprehensive, rigid, trembling patients who suffer acutely in mind or body, at the
same time made worse by drinking coffee. The superficial and erratic character of its
symptoms is most characteristic. Effects of grief and worry. Cannot bear tobacco. Pain
is small, circumscribed spots (Oxal ac). The plague. Hiccough and hysterical

Mind.--Changeable mood; introspective; silently brooding. Melancholic, sad, tearful.

Not communicative. Sighing and sobbing. After shocks, grief, disappointment.

Head.--Feels hollow, heavy; worse, stooping. Headache as if a nail were driven out
through the side. Cramp-like pain over root of nose. Congestive headaches following
anger or grief; worse, smoking or smelling tobacco, inclines head forward

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Acid Phos
Nux Vomica
Agnus Castus

Nitricum Acidum
Cannabis indica

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Why Use Ashwagandha?
Do any of these common symptoms sound
Lack of energy
Difficulty concentrating

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Black Cuban Spider

Weakness, palpitation, nervousness, fear, like other spider preparations. Chorea is the
principal therapeutic field of this. Sexual symptoms are important.

Mind.--Delirious, restless, sad; fears death; despondent.

Face.--Twitching of facial muscles. Mouth and eyes open in rapid succession. Hot
and flushed. Tongue dry and parched; put out with difficulty. Head jerked to one side.
Grating of teeth at night.

Stomach.--Nausea, with dim sight. Aversion to food. Excessive thirst.

Male.--Violent erections. Chordee (Kali brom; Camph).

Extremities.--Unsteady gait. Constant motion of whole body. Tremulous. Intense

redness in streaks, following course of lymphatics. Twitching of limbs. Restless
hands. Convulsive, uncontrollable movements of arms and legs. Limbs drag while

Relationship.--Compare: Agar; Tarant; Cupr, Zizia.

Modalities.--Better, during sleep. Worse, in morning.

Dose.--Third to thirtieth potency.

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