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Materia Medica by Allen




Adapted to women, dark hair, rigid fibre; thin, of a sanguine temperament; who suffer from too early and too profuse menses.

Sexual organs EXCEEDINGLY SENSITIVE; CANNOT BEAR THE NAPKIN TO TOUCH HER; will go into spasms from an examination ; vulva painfully sensitive during coitus; will faint during, or cannot endure, coitus (compare, Mur., Orig.).

The pains increase gradually and as gradually decrease (Stan.) ; are attended with numbness of parts (Cham.).

For hysterical patients, alternately gay and sad, who cry easily (Croc, Ign., Puls.) ; pale, easily fatigued.

Arrogant, proud, contemptuous, and haughty; pitiful "looking down" upon people usually venerated; a kind of "casting them off" unwillingly..

Mental delusions, as if everything about her were small; all persons physically and mentally inferior, but she physically large and superior.

Sensation of growing larger in every direction.

Trifling things produce profound vexation (Ign., Staph.) ; remains a long time in the sulks.

Satiety of life, with taciturnity and fear of death (Acon., Ars.).

Mental disturbances after fright, grief, vexation; onanism, pride.

Mental symptoms appear as physical symptoms disappear and VICE VERSA.

Headache: numb, heavy pain in brain or on vertex; from anger or chagrin; hysterical, from uterine disease; pains gradually increase and decrease.

Nymphomania: < in lying-in women; excessive SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT, especially in virgins (Kali p.); vaginismus, spasms and constriction.

Menses too early, too profuse, too long-lasting; DARK-CLOTTED, offensive, with bearing down spasms, pains in uterus with twitching; genitals sensitive.

Excessive itching in uterus; pruritus vulvae.

Constipation: while traveling (at sea, Bry.) ; after lead poisoning: from inertia of bowels; frequent, unsuccessful urging; STOOLS ADHERE TO RECTUM AND ANUS like soft clay (Alum.); of emigrants; of pregnancy; obstinate cases after Nux has failed.

Metrorrhagia: flow in black clots and fluid; thick black, tarry or in a grumous mass (Croc).


Compare: Aur., Croc, Ign., Kali p., Puis., Sep., Stan., Val. the vegetable analogue.