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Materia Medica by Allen



ALLIUM CEPA

(all-c)

ONION LILIACEAE

Acute catarrhal inflammation of mucous membranes, with increased secretion.

Catarrhal dull headache, with coryza; < in the evening, > in open air; < on returning to a warm room (compare, Euph., Puls.).

Headache ceases during menses; returns when flow disappears (Lach., Zinc).

Eyes : burning, biting, smarting as from smoke, must rub them; watery and suffused; capillaries injected and excessive lachrymation.

Coryza: PROFUSE, WATERY AND ACRID NASAL DISCHARGE, with profuse, bland lachrymation (profuse, full of acrid tears, bland and fluent coryza, Euph.).

Acrid, watery discharge dropping from tip of nose (Ars., Ars. iod.).

Spring coryza: after damp northeasterly winds; discharge burns and corrodes nose and upper lip.

Hay fever: in August every year; violent sneezing on rising from bed; from handling peaches.

Nasal polypus (Mar. v., Sang., Sang. nit., Psor.).

Catarrhal laryngitis; cough compels patient to GRASP THE LARYNX; seems as IF COUGH WOULD TEAR IT.

Colic: from cold by getting feet wet; overeating; from cucumbers; salads; haemorrhoidal; of children; < sitting, > moving about.

Neuralgic pains like a long thread; in face, head, neck, chest.

Traumatic chronic neuritis; neuralgia of stump after amputation; burning1 and stinging pains.

Panaritia: with red streaks up the arm; pains drive to despair; in child-bed.

Sore and raw spots on feet, especially heel, from FRICTION. "EFFICACIOUS WHEN FEET ARE RUBBED SORE"—Dioscorides.

Phlebitis, puerperal; after forceps delivery.

 

Relation
Complementary: Phos., Puls., Thuja.

Compatible: before, Cal. and Sil. in polypus.

Similar: to, Euph., but coryza and lachrymation are opposite.

Bad effects from getting wet (Rhus).

 

Aggravation
Predominantly in the evening and in warm room (Puis.—in open air, Euph.).

 

Amelioration
In cold room and OPEN AIR (Puls.).