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ASARUM EUROPUM

(asar)

(European Snake-root) A remedy for nervous affections, loss of energy, with excessive ERETHISM. SCRATCHING ON SILK OR LINEN OR PAPER UNBEARABLE. Pains and spasmodic muscular actions. Nervous deafness and asthenopia. Cold shivers from any emotion. Feds as if parts were pressed together. Tension and contractive sensations. ALWAYS FEELS COLD.

Mind
Thoughts vanish, with drawing pressure in forehead. SENSIBILITY INCREASED, EVEN FROM MERE IMAGINATION.

Head
Compressive pain. Tension of scalp; hair painful. (CHINA.) Coryza, with sneezing.

Eyes
Feel stiff; burn; feel cold. Better, in cold air or water; worse, sunlight and wind. Darting pains in eyes after operations. Asthenopia.

Ears
Sensation as if plugged up. Catarrh with deafness. Heat of external ear. Noises.

Stomach
Loss of appetite, flatulence, eructation, and vomiting. DESIRE FOR ALCOHOLIC DRINKS. Smoking tobacco tastes bitter. Nausea; worse after eating. Clean tongue. Great faintness. Accumulation of cold, watery saliva.

Rectum
STRINGS of odorless, yellow mucus pass from bowels. Diarrhoea of tough mucus. UNDIGESTED STOOLS. Prolapse.

Female
Menses too early, long lasting, black. Violent pain in small of back. Tenacious, yellow leucorrhoea.

Respiratory
Nervous, hacking cough. Short respiration.

Back
Paralytic pain in muscles of nape of neck. Weakness, with staggering.

Fever
Chilliness, single parts get icy cold. Easily excited perspiration.

Modalities
WORSE, in cold dry weather; penetrating sounds. BETTER, from washing; in damp and wet weather.

Relationship
ASARUM CANADENSA-Wild Ginger. (Colds, followed by amenorrhoea and gastro-enteritis. Suppressed colds.) Compare: IPECAC., especially in diarrhoea; SILICA; NUX; CHINA.

Dose
Third to sixth potency,