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Materia Medica by Allen



STAPHISAGRIA

(staph)

STAVESTCRE RANUNCULACEAE

For the mental effects of onanism and sexual excesses.

Very sensitive to slightest mental impressions; least action or harmless word offends (Ign.).

Great indignation about things done by others or by himself; grieves about consequences.

Apathetic, indifferent, low-spirited, weak memory from sexual abuses (Anac, Aur., Nat., Phos. ac).

Ailments from pride, envy or chagrin.

Ill-humored children cry for things which, after receiving, they petulantly push or throw away (Kreos.).

Was insulted; being too dignified to fight, subdued his wrath and went home sick, trembling and exhausted (the rev. of Nux).

Sensation of a round ball in forehead sitting firmly there even when shaking the head.

Mechanical injuries from sharp-cutting instruments; POST-SURGICAL OPERATIONS; stinging, smarting pains, like the cutting of a knife.

For the bad effects of: onanism, sexual excesses, loss of vital fluids; chagrin, mortification; unmerited insults; indignation, with vexation or reserved displeasure (Aur.).

Nervous weakness; as if done up after much hard work.

STYES, CHALAZAE ON EYELIDS OR UPPER LIDS, one after another, LEAVING HARD NODOSITIES IN THEIR WAKE (Con., Thuja).

Toothache DURING MENSES; sound as well as decayed teeth; painful TO TOUCH OF FOOD OR DRINK, but not from biting or chewing; < drawing cold air into mouth; < from cold drinks and after eating.

Teeth turn black, show dark streaks through them; cannot be kept clean; crumble; DECAY ON EDGES (at the roots, Mez., Thuja); scorbutic cachexia.

CRAVING FOR TOBACCO.

Extreme hunger even when stomach is full of food.

Sensation as if stomach and abdomen were hanging down relaxed (Agar., Ipec, Tab.).

Colic: after lithotomy or ovariotomy; attending abdominal section (Bis., Hep.).

Urging to urinate, has to sit at urinal for hours; in young married women; after coition; after difficult labor (Op.) ; burning in urethra when NOT URINATING; urging and pain AFTER urinating in prostatic troubles of old men; prolapse of bladder.

Painful sensitiveness of sexual organs, vulva so sensitive can scarcely wear a napkin (Plat.).

Onanism; persistently dwelling on sexual subjects; constantly thinking of sexual pleasures.

Spermatorrhoea: with sunken features; GUILTY, ABASHED LOOK; emission followed by backache, weakness; prostration and relaxation or atrophy of sexual organs.

Cough, only in the daytime, or only after dinner, worse after eating meat; after vexation or indignation; excited by cleaning the teeth.

Croupy cough in winter alternating with sciatica in summer; COUGH EXCITED BY TOBACCO SMOKE (Spong.).

Backache, < at night in bed, and in the morning before rising.

Arthritic nodosities of joints, especially of the fingers (Caul., Colch., Lyc.); inflammation of phalanges with sweating and suppuration.

Sleepy all day, awake all night; body aches all over.

In fever; ravenous hunger for days before attack.

Eczema: yellow, acrid moisture oozes from under crusts; new vesicles form from contract of exudation; by scratching one place after itching ceases, but appears in another.

Fig-warts: dry, pediculated, cauliflower-like; after abuse of mercury (Nit. ac, Sab., Thuja).

 

Relations
Compare: Caust., Col., Ign., Lyc, Puls., Col. and Staph, act well after each other; Caust., Col., Staph., follow well in order named.

 

Aggravation
MENTAL AFFECTIONS; from anger, indignation, grief, mortification; loss of fluids; tobacco; onanism; sexual excesses; from the least touch on affected parts.

Inimical; Ran. bulb., either before or after.