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Materia Medica by Allen



SAMBUCUS NIGRA

(samb)

ELDER CAPRIFOLIACEAE

Adapted to diseases of scrofulous children, which affect the air passages especially.

Persons formerly robust and fleshy, suddenly become emaciated (Iod., Tub.).

Bad effects of violent mental emotions; anxiety, grief, or excessive sexual indulgence (Phos. ac, Kali p.).

(Edematous swelling in various parts of the body, especially in legs, instep and feet.

Dry coryza of infants (sniffles); nose dry and completely obstructed, preventing breathing and nursing (Am. c, Nux).

Dyspnoea: child awakens suddenly nearly suffocated, face livid, blue, sits up in bed; turns blue, gasps for breath, which it finally gets; attack passes off but is again repeated; child inspires but cannot expire (Chlorine, Meph.) ; sleeps into the attack (Lach.).

Compare: Arum drac. in Miller's asthma.

Attacks of suffocation as in last stage of croup.

Cough: suffocative, with crying children; worse about midnight; hollow, deep whooping, with spasm of chest; with regular inhalations but sighing exhalations.

Cough deep, dry, precedes the fever paroxysm.

Fever: DRY HEAT WHILE HE SLEEPS; ON FALLING ASLEEP; after lying down; without thirst, DREADS UNCOVERING (must be covered in every stage, Nux).

PROFUSE SWEAT OVER ENTIRE BODY during waking hours; on going to sleep, dry heat returns (sweats as soon as he closes his eyes to sleep, Cinch., Con.).

 

Relations
Compare: Cinch., Chlor., Ipec, Meph., Sulph.

Relieves ailments from abuse of Arsenicum.

 

Aggravation
During rest; after eating fruit.

 

Amelioration
Sitting up in bed. Motion; most of the pains occur during rest and disappear during motion (Rhus).

Follows well: after Opium in bad effects of fright