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Materia Medica by Allen


ABROTANUM

(abrot)

SOUTHERNWOOD COMPOSITAE

Alternate constipation and diarrhoea: lienteria.

Marasmus of children with marked emaciation, especially of legs (Iod., Sanic, Tub.); the skin is flabby and hangs loose in folds (of neck, Nat. m., Sanic).

In marasmus, head weak, cannot hold it up. (AETH.)

Marasmus of lower extremities only.

Ravenous hunger; losing flesh while eating well (Iod., Nat. m., Sanic, Tub.).

Painful contractions of the limbs from cramps or following colic.

Rheumatism: for the excessive pain before the swelling commences; from suddenly-checked diarrhea or other secretions; alternates with hemorrhoids, with dysentery.

Gout: joints stiff, swollen, with pricking sensation; wrists and ankle-joints painful and inflamed.

Very lame and sore all over.

Itching chilblains (Agar.).

Great weakness and prostration and a kind of hectic fever with children; unable to stand.

Child is ill-natured, irritable, cross and despondent; violent, inhuman, would like to do something cruel.

Face old, pale, wrinkled (Op.).

 

Relationship
After Hepar in furuncle; after Acon, and Bry. in pleurisy, when a pressing sensation remains in affected side impeding respiration.