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Materia Medica by Allen




Spasms and cramps: symptoms disposed to appear periodically and in groups.

Mental and physical exhaustion from over-exertion of mind and LOSS OF SLEEP (Coc, Nux) ; attacks of unconquerable anxiety.

A strong, sweetish, metallic, copper taste in the mouth with flow of saliva (Rhus).

Constant prostration and retraction of the tongue, like a snake (Lach.).

While drinking, the fluid descends with a gurgling sound (Ars., Thuja).

Cholera morbus or Asiatic cholera, with cramps in abdomen and calves of legs.

BAD EFFECTS OF RE-PERCUSSED ERUPTIONS (of non-developed, Zinc.), resulting in brain affections, spasms, convulsions, vomiting; of suppressed foot-sweat (Sil., Zinc).

Convulsions, with blue face and clenched thumbs.

Cramps in the extremities; pains, soles, calves with great weariness of limbs.

Clonic spasms, BEGINNING IN FINGERS AND TOES, and spreading over entire body; during pregnancy; puerperal convulsions; after fright or vexation; from metastasis from other organs to brain (Zinc).

Paralysis of tongue; imperfect, stammering speech.

Epilepsy: aura begins in knees and ascends; < at night during sleep (Bufo) ; about new moon, at regular intervals (menses); from a fall or blow upon the head; from getting wet.

Cough has a GURGLING SOUND, as if water was being poured from a bottle.

Cough, > by drinking cold water (Caust. — < by drinking cold water, Spong.).

Whooping-cough: long-lasting, SUFFOCATING, spasmodic cough; unable to speak; BREATHLESS, BLUE FACE, RIGID, STIFF; THREE ATTACKS successively (Stan.) ; vomiting of solid food after regaining consciousness (Can.) ; cataleptic spasm with each paroxysm.

After pains; severe, distressing, in calves and soles.


Complementary: Calcarea.

Compare: Ars. and Ver. in cholera and cholera morbus; Ipecac, the vegetable analogue.

Ver. follows well in whooping-cough and cholera.

Apis and Zinc, in convulsions from suppressed exanthems.


Cold air; cold wind; at night; suppressed foot sweat or exanthem.


Nausea, vomiting and cough, by a swallow of cold water.