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Materia Medica by Allen



DULCAMARA

(dulc)

BITTER-SWEET SOLANACEAE

Adapted to persons of phlegmatic scrofulous constitutions; restless, irritable.

Catarrhal rheumatism or skin affections, brought on or aggravated by exposure to cold, damp, rainy weather, or sudden changes in hot weather (Bry.).

Increased secretion of mucous membranes; perspiration being suppressed from cold.

Patients living or working in a damp, cold basement, or a milk dairy (Aran., Ars., Nat. s.).

Mental confusion; cannot find the right word for anything.

Skin is delicate, sensitive to cold, liable to eruptions, especially urticaria; every time patient takes cold or is long exposed to cold.

Anasarca; after ague, rheumatism, scarlet fever.

Dropsy: after suppressed sweat; suppressed eruptions ; exposure to cold.

Diarrhoea: from taking cold in damp places, or during damp, foggy weather; change from warm to cold weather (Bry.).

Catarrhal ischuria in grown-up children, with milky urine; FROM WADING WITH BARE FEET IN COLD WATER; INVOLUNTARY.

Rash before the menses (Con. — during profuse menses, Bell., Graph.).

Urticaria over whole body, no fever; itching burns after scratching; in cold.

Thick brown-yellow crusts on scalp, face, forehead, temples, chin; with reddish borders, bleeding when scratched.

Warts, fleshy, large, smooth; on face or back of hands and fingers (Thuja).

 

Relations
Complementary: to, Baryta carb., Kali s.

Incompatible: with, Acet. ac, Bell., Lach.

Should not be used before or after.

Follows well: after, Cal., Bry., Lyc, Rhus, Sep.

Similar: to, Mer. in ptyalism, glandular swellings, bronchitis, diarrhoea; susceptibility to weather changes; night pains; to, Kali s. the chemical analogue.

For the bad effects or abuse of Mercury.

 

Aggravation
From cold in general; cold air; cold wet weather; suppressed menstruation, eruptions, sweat.

 

Amelioration
From moving about (Fer., Rhus).