A general remedy for cramps. Colicky pains in pelvic organs. Superconscious of internal sexual organs. Female symptoms most important. Often prevents miscarriage. False labor-pains. Spasmodic and congestive affections, dependent upon ovarian or uterine origin.
Head.--Irritable. Vertigo; feels as if falling forward. Severe pain in temporal region. Sore feeling in eyeballs.
Stomach.--Constant nausea; relieved by eating. No appetite.
Abdomen.--Sudden cramps and colic pains. Tender to pressure about umbilicus.
Female.--Menses too late, scanty, lasting a few hours, offensive in odor, with crampy pains, cramps extend down thighs (Bell). Bearingdown pains before. Ovarian region feels heavy and congested. Aching in sacrum and pubes, with pain in anterior muscles of thighs (Xanthox); spasmodic and membranous dysmenorrhoea (Borax). Leucorrhoea, excoriating. Smarting and itching of genitals. Faint on attempting to sit up. Frequent and very early miscarriage, causing seeming sterility. Pains from back to loins and womb worse early morning.
Urinary.--Frequent urging. Copious, pale, light-colored urine. Cannot hold water on coughing or walking.
Rectum.--Stools large and hard, with cutting in rectum and soreness of anus.
Extremities.--Stiff, sore feeling in nape of neck. Feels as if back would break. Sacral backache. Lower extremities weak and heavy.
Modalities.--Worse, lying on affected side, in warm room, evening and night. Better, in open air and resting.
Relationship.--Compare: Virburnum prunifolium-Black Haw-(habitual miscarriage; after-pains; cancer of the tongue; obstinate hiccough; supposed to be a uterine tonic. Morning sickness; menstrual irregularities of sterile females with uterine displacements). Cimicif; Cauloph; Sep; Xanthox.
Dose.--Tincture, and lower potencies.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.