Blue Flag

Thyroid, pancreas, salivary, intestinal glands, and gastro-intestinal mucous membrane, are especially affected. Increases the flow of bile. Sick headaches and cholera morbus are a special therapeutic field for its action.

Head.–Frontal headache, with nausea. Scalp feels constricted. Right temples especially affected. Sick headache, worse rest; begins with a blur before eyes, after relaxing from a mental strain. Pustular eruption on scalp.

Ears.–Roaring, buzzing, ringing in ears, with deafness. Aural vertigo, with intense noises in ears.

Face.–Neuralgia after breakfast, beginning in infra-orbital nerve, and involving whole face.

Throat.–Mouth and tongue feel scalded. Heat and smarting in throat. Burning. Profuse flow of saliva; ropy. Goitre.

Stomach.–Burning of whole alimentary canal. Vomiting, sour bloody, biliary. Nausea. Profuse flow of saliva (Merc; Ipec; Kali iod). Deficient appetite.

Abdomen.–Liver sore. Cutting pain. Flatulent colic. Diarrhœa; stools watery, with burning at anus and through intestinal canal. Periodical night diarrhœa, with pain and green discharges. Constipation (give 30th)

Extremities.–Shifting pains. Sciatica, as if left hip-joint were wrenched. Pain extends to popliteal space. Gonorrhœal rheumatism (use Irisin).

Skin.–Herpes zoster, associated with gastric derangements. Pustular eruptions. Psoriasis; irregular patches with shining scales. Eczema, with nightly itching.

Modalities.–Worse, in evening and at night, from rest. Better, from continued motion.

Relationship.–Antidote: Nux.

Compare: Iris florentina-Orris-root–(delirium, convulsions, and paralysis); Iris factissima (headache and hernia); Iris germanica-Blue Garden Iris–(dropsy and freckles); Iris tenax-I. minor–(dry mouth; deathly sensation at point of stomach, pain in ileo-cæcal region; appendicitis. Pain from adhesions after). Pancreatinum-a combination of several enzymes–(Indicated in intestinal indigestion; pain an hour or more after eating. Lienteric diarrhœa. Dose.–3-5 grains, better not given during the active period of stomachic digestion). Pepsinum–(Imperfect digestion with pain in gastric region. Marasmus of children who are fed on artificial foods. Diarrhœa due to indigestion. Dose.–3-4 grains) (Diseases of pancreas, gout, diabetes); Ipec; Podoph; Sanguin; Ars; Ant cr.

Dose.–Tincture to thirtieth potency. Favorable reports from the very highest potencies.