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SINAPIS NIGRA

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BRASSICA NIGRA (Black Mustard) Is of use in hay-fever, coryza, and pharyngitis. Dry nares and pharynx, with thick, lumpy secretion. Small-pox.

Head
Scalp hot and itches. SWEAT ON UPPER LIP AND FOREHEAD. Tongue feels blistered.

Nose
Mucus from posterior nares feels COLD. Scanty, ACRID discharge. STOPPAGE OF LEFT NOSTRIL ALL DAY, or in afternoon and evening. Dry, hot, with lachrymation, sneezing; hacking cough; better lying down. NOSTRILS ALTERNATELY STOPPED. Dryness of anterior nares.

Respiratory
Cough is relieved by lying down. Throat. Feels scalded, hot, inflamed. Asthmatic breathing. Loud coughing-spells with barking expiration.

Stomach
OFFENSIVE BREATH, smelling like onions. (ASAF.; ARMORAC.) Burning in stomach, extending up oesophagus, throat, and mouth, which is full of canker sores. Hot sour eructations. COLIC; PAINS COME ON WHILE BENT FORWARD; BETTER, SILTING UP STRAIGHT. Sweat better when nausea comes on.

Urinary
Pain in bladder, frequent COPIOUS flow day and night.

Back
Rheumatic pain in intercostal and lumbar muscles; sleeplessness from pain in back and hips.

Relationship
Compare: SULPH.; CAPSIC.; COLOCY.; SINAPIS ALBA-White Mustard-(throat symptoms marked, especially PRESSURE AND BURNING, WITH OBSTRUCTION IN CESOPHAGUS; sensation of a lump in oesophagus behind the Manubrium Sterni and with much eructation; similar symptoms in rectum). MUSTARD OIL by inhalation (acts on the sensory nerve endings of the trigeminal. Relieves pain in middle ear disease and in painful conditions of nose, nasal cavities, and tonsils.)

Dose
Third potency.