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Materia Medica by Allen



RUTA GRAVEOLENS

(ruta)

RUE RUTACECAE

Scrofulous exostosis; bruises and other mechanical injuries of bones and periosteum; sprains; periostitis; erysipelas; fractures, and especially dislocations (Symp.).

Bruised lame sensation all over, as after a fall or blow; worse in limbs and joints (Am.).

All parts of the body upon which he lies are painful, as if bruised (Bap., Pyr.).

Restless, turns and changes position frequently when lying (Rhus).

Lameness after sprains, especially of wrists and ankles (chronic sprains, Bov., Stron.).

Phthisis after mechanical injuries to chest (Mill.).

Aching in and over eyes, with blurred vision, as if they had been strained.

After using eyes at fine work, watchmaking, engraving (Nat. m.); looking intently (Sen.).

Amblyopia or asthenopia from over-exertion of eyes or anomalies of refraction; from over-use in bad light; fine sewing, over-reading at night; misty, dim vision, with complete obscuration at a distance.

EYES BURN, ACHE, FEEL STRAINED; HOT, LIKE BALLS OF FIRE; spasms of lower lids.

Constipation; from inactivity, or impaction following mechanical injuries (Arn.).

Prolapse of rectum, IMMEDIATELY ON ATTEMPTING A PASSAGE; from the slightest stooping; after confinement; frequent unsuccessful urging.

Pressure on the bladder as if constantly full; CONTINUES AFTER URINATING; could hardly retain urine on account of urging, yet if not attended to it was difficult afterwards to void it; scanty green urine; involuntary.

Warts: with sore pains; flat, smooth on palms of hands (Nat. c, Nat. m. — on back of hands, Dul.).

Backache, relieved by lying on the back.

 

Relations
Compare: Arn., Arg. n., Con., Euphr., Phyt., Rhus, Symph.

After Arnica, it hastens the curative process in the joints; after Symphytum, in injuries of bones.