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Schwabe News Volume 1 | Issue 1 | October 2010

Agave americana

It is a drug mainly mentioned for its indications in mother tincture in the literatures. Main indications of mother tincture cover stomach pain, painful erection in gonorrhoea, strangury, hydrophobia, swollen and bleeding gums, poor appetite and constipation. A proving by CCRH with 6, 30 and 200 centessimal potencies has explored variety of symptoms. This drug is available in mother tincture, 6, 30, 200 and 1M potencies with SchwabeIndia.

Head

Frequent itching of scalp, painful boil on forehead, worse cold air. Boil on the right side of forehead, sensitive. Dull pain in whole head, worse evening, better by hard pressure. Severe pain in head with loose stool, worse in evening. Intense burning pain in head extending from nape of neck, worse morning to evening, better by hard pressure. Headache with sleepiness and weakness. Headache with Malaise and weakness. Aching in forehead, worse by cold wind

Nose

Bland nasal discharge, whitish in colour, worse mid day, better at night. Painful boil inside the right nostril. Sneezing with burning sensation in nose with lethargic feeling.

Mouth

Bitter taste, dryness of mouth, worse morning. Bleeding gums, worse brushing. Painful whitish eruptions surrounded by red area inside the mouth near incisor tooth

Stomach

Frequent belching, offensive flatus, worse morning. Nausea, vomiting offensive followed by weakness. Thirsty. Thirst increased with cramping pain in abdomen.

Abdomen

Gurgling and rumbling sound in whole abdomen. Cramping pain in abdomen upper right side, better by pressure Colicky pain about umbilical region before stool. Cramping pain in abdomen around umbilicus

Rectum

Burning sensation during stools. Burning pain in rectum while passing soft offensive stool, with great strain and offensive flatus.

Stool

Offensive stool with burning in anus. Profuse watery stool with undigested food particles. Loose watery, offensive stool followed by semisolid stool, worse night loose stools, offensive flatus, worse night followed by the solid offensive stools.

Cough

Dry cough, worse rising in morning. Pain stitching in left side of chest, worse sitting erect and walking, better by lying in bed

Back

Tearing pain in lumbo-sacral region, worse morning. Pain gradually increases and extend to hip joints, better by sitting or rest in one position for long time, by engaging in some work and rapid walking. Pain in sacro-iliac region, worse by standing, sitting, lying down

Extremities

Painful boil in loin right side. Dry itching on tips of fingers of left hand, worse night. Aching around the left elbow, worse day time. Pain in left leg from knee to ankle, better Evening.

Skin

Voluptuous itching all over the body, burning after scratching, better by cold water application

Generalities

Prostration after loose stool. Malaise and weakness with headache. Weakness after vomiting.

 

References:
  1. Homoeopathic Drug Provings, Volume 2, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2005
  2. P. N. Varma & R. Valavan, Materia Medica of New Drugs, B.Jain Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 2010.