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Homeopathic Materia Medica



XEROPHYLLUM

(xero)

(Tamalpais Lily. Basket Grass Flower) Should prove curative in eczematous conditions, poison-oak, early typhoid states, etc.

Mind
Dull, cannot concentrate mind for study; forgets names; WRITES LAST LETTERS OF WORDS FIRST; misspells common words.

Head
Feels full, stuffed up, pain across forehead and above eyes. Great pressure at root of nose. Bewildered. Loss of consciousness. Pulsating headache.

Eyes
Painful, as of sand, smarting; difficult to focus for close work. Eyes feel sore, burn.

Nose
Stuffed; tightness at bridge of nose; acute nasal catarrh.

Face
Bloated in morning. Puffy under eyes. Throat. Stitching pain upon swallowing.

Stomach
Feels full and heavy. Eructations sour; offensive, an hour after luncheon and dinner. Vomiting at 2 p.m.

Abdomen
Intestinal flatulence. In morning rumbling in bowels, with desire for stool.

Rectum
Constipation, stools hard, small lumps. Difficult, soft stools, with much straining. Much flatus. Bearing-down pain in rectum. Urine. Difficulty of retaining; dribbling when walking. Frequent urination at night.

Female
Bearing-down sensation. Vulva inflamed, with furious itching. Increased sexual desire, with ovarian and uterine pains and leucorrhoea.

Respiratory
Posterior nares raw; discharge thick, yellow mucus. Sneezing. Trachea sore; lumps feel constricted.

Back
Feels hot from sacrum to scapula. Backache, extending down legs. Pain over kidneys. Heat deep in spine.

Extremities
Muscular lameness, trembling. Pain in knees. Limbs feel stiff. (RHUS.)

Skin
Erythema, with vesication and intense itching, stinging, and burning. Blisters, little lumps. Skin rough and cracked; feels like leather. Dermatitis, especially around knees. Inflammation resembling poison-oak. Inguinal glands and behind knee swollen.

Modalities
WORSE, application of cold water, in afternoon and evening. BETTER, application of hot water, in morning, moving affected pare.

Relationship
Compare: RHUS; ANACARD.; GRINDELIA.

Dose
Sixth potency or higher.