Has a special action on the uterus; also upon serous and fibrous membranes; hence its use in gout. Pain from sacrum to the pubis. Hæmorrhages, where blood is fluid and clots together. Tendency to miscarriage, especially at third month. Violent pulsations; wants windows open.
Mind.–Music is intolerable, produces nervousness.
Head.–Vertigo with suppressed menses. Bursting headache, suddenly coming and going slowly. Rush of blood to head and face. Drawing pains in masseter muscles. Teeth ache when chewing.
Stomach.–Heartburn. Desire for lemonade. Bitter taste (Rhus). Lancinating pain from pit of stomach across back.
Abdomen.–Bearing-down, constrictive pain. Colic, mostly in hypogastric region. Tympanitic distention.
Rectum.–Sense of fullness. Constipation. Pain from back to pubis. Hæmorrhoids, with bright red blood; bleed copiously.
Urine.–Burning and throbbing in region of kidneys. Bloody urine; much urging. Bladder inflamed with throbbing all over. Inflammation of urethra.
Male.–Inflammatory gonorrhœa, with pus-like discharge. Sycotic excrescences. Burning, sore pain in glans. Prepuce painful with difficulty in retracting it. Increased desire.
Female.–Menses profuse, bright. Uterine pains extend into thighs. Threatened miscarriage. Sexual desire increased. Leucorrhœa after menses, corrosive, offensive. Discharge of blood between periods, with sexual excitement (Ambr). Retained placenta; intense after-pains. Menorrhagia in women who aborted readily. Inflammation of ovaries and uterus after abortion. Promotes expulsion of moles from uterus (Canth). Pain from sacrum to pubis, and from below upwards shooting up the vagina. Hæmorrhage; partly clotted; worse from least motion. Atony of uterus.
Back.–Pain between sacrum and pubis from one bone to another. Paralytic pain in small back.
Extremities.–Bruised pains in anterior portion of thighs. Shooting in heels and metatarsal bones. Arthritic pain in joints. Gout; worse, in heated room. Red, shining swelling. Gouty nodosities (Ammon phos).
Skin.–Fig-warts, with intolerable itching and burning. Exuberant granulations (Thuj; Nit ac). Warts. Black pores in skin.
Modalities.–Worse, from least motion, heat, warm air. Better, in cool fresh air.
Compare: Sanguisorba (Venous congestion and passive hæmorrhages; varices of lower extremities; dysentery. Long lasting profuse menses with congestion to head and limbs in sensitive, irritable patients. Climacteric hæmorrhages. Use 2x attenuation). Sanguisuga.–The leech–(Hæmorrhages, especially bleeding from anus. Use 6x). Rosmarinus (menses too early; violent pains followed by uterine hæmorrhage. Head heavy, drowsy. Chilly with icy coldness of lower extremities without thirst, followed by heat. Memory deficient). Croc; Calc; Trill; Ipec; Millef; Erig.
Dose.–Locally, for warts, tincture. Internally, third to thirtieth potency.