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Homeopathic Materia Medica



TABACUM

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(Tobacco) The symptomatology of Tabacum is exceedingly well marked. The nausea, giddiness, death-like pallor, vomiting, icy coldness, and sweat, with the intermittent pulse, are all most characteristic. Has marked antiseptic qualities, antidotal to cholera germs. Complete prostration of the entire muscular system. Collapse. Gastralgia, enteralgia, SEASICKNESS, cholera infantum; cold, but WANTS ABDOMEN UNCOVERED. Vigorous peristaltic activity, diarrhoea. Produces high tension and arteriosclerosis of the coronary arteries. Should prove the most homeopathic drug for angina pectoris, with coronaritis and high tension (Cartier). Constriction of throat, chest, bladder, rectum. Pallor, breathlessness, hard-cordlike pulse.

Mind
Sensation of excessive wretchedness. VERY DESPONDENT. Forgetful. Discontented.

Head
Vertigo ON OPENING EYES; sick headache, with deathly nausea; periodical. Tight feeling as from a band. Sudden pain, as if struck by a hammer. Nervous deafness. Secretion from eyes, nose and mouth increased.

Eyes
Dim sight; sees as through a veil; strabismus. Amaurosis; muscae volitantes. Central scotoma. Rapid blindness without lesion, followed by venous hyperaemia and atrophy of optic nerve.

Face
Pale, blue, pinched, sunken, collapsed, covered with cold sweat. (ARS.; VERAT.) Freckles. Throat. Nasopharyngitis and tracheitis, HEMMING, morning cough, sometimes with vomiting. Hoarseness of public speakers.

Stomach
Incessant nausea; worse, smell of tobacco smoke (PHOS.); vomiting on least motion, sometimes of fecal matter. DURING PREGNANCY WITH MUCH SPITTING. SEASICKNESS; TERRIBLE FAINT, SINKING FEELING AT PIT OF STOMACH. Sense of relaxation of stomach, with nausea. (IPEC) Gastralgia; pain from cardiac end extending to left arm.

Abdomen
Cold. WANTS ABDOMEN UNCOVERED. It lessens the nausea and vomiting. Painful distension. Incarcerated hernia.

Rectum
Constipation; rectum paralyzed, prolapsed. Diarrhoea, sudden, watery, with nausea and vomiting, prostration, and cold sweat; discharges look like sour milk, thick, curdled, watery. Rectal tenesmus.

Urinary
Renal colic; violent pain along ureter, left side.

Heart
Palpitation when lying on left side. Pulse intermits, feeble, imperceptible. Angina pectoris, pain in precordial region. Pain radiates from center of sternum. Tachycardia. Bradycardia. ACUTE DILATATION caused by shock or violent physical exertion (Royal).

Respiratory
Difficult, violent constriction of chest. Precordial oppression, with palpitation and pain between shoulders. Cough followed by hiccough. Cough dry, teasing, must take a swallow of cold water (CAUST.; PHOS.). Dyspoena, with tingling down left arm when lying on left side.

Extremities
Legs and hands icy cold; limbs tremble. Paralysis following apoplexy. (PLUMB.) Gait shuffling, unsteady. Feebleness of arms.

Sleep
Insomnia with dilated heart, with cold, clammy skin and anxiety.

Fever
Chills, with COLD SWEAT.

Modalities
WORSE, opening eyes; evening; extremes of heat and cold. BETTER, uncovering, open fresh air.

Relationship
Compare: HYDROBROMICACID; CAMPH.;VERAT.; ARS. Compare: NICOTINUM (Alternate tonic and clonic spasms, followed by general relaxation and trembling; nausea, cold sweat, and speedy collapse; head drawn back, contraction of eyelids and masseter muscles; muscles of neck and back rigid; hissing respiration from spasm of laryngeal and bronchial muscles). Antidote: Vinegar; sour apples. CAMPHOR in the physiological antagonist. ARS. (chewing tobacco); IGN.; (smoking); Sep. (neuralgia and dyspepsia); LYCOP. (impotency); NUX (bad taste due to tobacco); CALAD. and PLANTAG. (cause aversion to tobacco); PHOSPH. (tobacco heart, sexual weakness).

Dose
Third to thirtieth and higher potencies.