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BAPTISIA TINCTORIA

(bapt)

WILD INDIGO LEGUMINOSAE

For the lymphatic, temperament.

Great prostration, with disposition to decomposition of fluids (Pyr.); ulceration of mucous membranes.

All exhalations and discharges FOETID, especially in typhoid or other acute disease; breath, stool, urine, perspiration, ulcers (Psor., Pyr.).

Aversion to mental exertion; indisposed, or want of power to think.

Perfect indifference, don't care to do anything, inability to fix the mind on work.

Stupor; falls asleep while being spoken to or in the midst of his answer (when spoken to, answers correctly, but delirium returns at once, Arn.).

Tongue: at first coated white with red papillae; dry and yellow-brown in centre; later dry, cracked, ulcerated.

Face flushed, dusky, dark-red, with a stupid, besotted drunken expression (GELS.).

CAN SWALLOW LIQUIDS ONLY (Bar. c.) ; least solid food gags (can swallow liquids only, but has aversion to them, Sil).

PAINLESS SORE THROAT; TONSILS, soft palate and parotids dark red, swollen; putrid, offensive discharge (Diph.).

Dysentery of old people; diarrhoea of children, especially when very offensive (Carbo v., Pod., Psor.).

Cannot go to sleep because she cannot get herself together; head or body feels scattered about the bed, tosses about to get the pieces together; thought she was three persons, could not keep them covered (Petr.).

In whatever position the patient lies, the parts rested upon feel sore and bruised (Pyr. — compare, Arn., Pyr.).

Decubitus in typhoid (Arn., Mm\ ac, Pyr.).

 

Relation
Similar: to, Arn., Ars., Bry., Gels., in the early stages of fever with malaise, nervousness, flushed face, drowsiness, and muscular soreness.

When Ars. has been improperly given or too often repeated in typhoid or typhus.

After Baptisia: Crot, Ham., Nit. ac. and Tereb. act well in haemorrhage of typhoid and typhus.