Schwabe News Volume 5 | Issue 3-6 | March - June 2014
Galphimia glauca is covered by O. A. Julian, R. Murphy, F. Schroyens, and P. N. Varma et al. The plant was used in clinical experimentation by a group of German doctors from 1964 to 1966, using the 3x, 4x, 6x and 12x for nasal allergic infections. It is used in allergic rhinitis, grippal states with rhinopharyngial congestion, etc. There was no Hahnemannian proving for long time after the drug was introduced. Recently there was a publication of a materia medica including the Hahnemannian proving of this drug. The proving was conducted by Dr. David Riley in association with Dr. Willmar Schwabe Group, Germany. The drug was proved in 12CH with 16 female and 6 male provers. It was a placebo controlled pathogenetic trial to establish its curative efficacy in homoeopathic doses. There were many key nasal allergic symptoms like dryness and itching of the mucous membranes, burning discharges from eyes and nose, sneezing, swelling of the eyelids, eruptions and ulcerations of the tongue and cheeks, abdominal distension or sensation of fullness with epigastric discomfort, sensation of being too warm and in general symptoms increased with the sensation of being warm, have been observered. A complete materia medica combining this new as well as other materia medica(s) and repertories are given below.
Irritability. No anxiety when speaking in front of people. Dreams that are vivid, anxious, or of dead relatives. Feeling lonely and feeling unfortunate. Irritable toward family. Calm and relaxed. Weeping without cause.
Seasickness. Vertigo on rising or sitting.
Heaviness of head. Pain in the forehead or temples. Ache at the back of head or the base of the neck. Pains extend to the neck or from the occiput to the ears. Dull or pressing pain in the forehead. Throbbing pain in the temples.
Swelling and oedema of the eyelids. Hypersecretion from the nasal and ocular mucous membranes. Burning discharges. Dryness of the eyelids or improvement of eye dryness. Heaviness of the lids. Itching in the morning or about the eyes. Sore pain in and around eyes. Redness of lids or conjunctiva. Scratching sensation.
Dryness and itching of the mucous membranes, burning discharges from nose, sneezing. Hay fever. Allergic vaso-motor afflictions of the nose. Hypersensitivity to weather changes. Hypersecretion from the nasal and ocular mucous membranes. Coryza with excoriating discharge that was worse when moving. Obstruction that is right sided or that improves during sleep. Sneezing that is constant or in the morning. Internal dryness. Discharges that are excoriating, clear, blood streaked, or aggravated by motion. Dryness of lips and nose.
Itching, numbness, and tingling, especially over the cheek.
Dryness of lips and nose. Eruptions and ulcerations of the tongue and cheeks. Eruptions or itching on the tongue. Sore tongue pain. Ulcers on the right cheek, tip of the tongue, or that are painful. Toothache as if cavities are all over.
Hoarseness of voice from mucus in the larynx. Dry throat and sore pain on coughing. Swelling. Pain on swallowing or desire to swallow. Mucus in throat.
Sensation of fullness with epigastric discomfort. Gastritis or gastric complaints. Shooting pains in the stomach. Vertigo with diarrhoea or nausea. Eructations after eating or in daytime. Nausea with eructations or in the evening. Hiccoughs.
Abdominal distension. Distention after eating, from gas, on waking or improvement of normal distention. Painful gas. Full sensation. Pain in the lower abdomen or radiating to the back and chest or associated with gas or distention.
Diarrhoea or nausea associated with vertigo. Constipation with straining, difficulty in passing stool, no movement, or hard stool. Diarrhea in the morning with weakness and trembling in the extremities. Flatus that is offensive or occurs during stool. Rumbling and sensation of bubbles escaping without evacuation. Urging that is constant or before stool.
Diarrhoea or nausea associated with vertigo. Like balls, frequent and hard. Large, formed instead of small, hard pieces. Loose.
Urination; frequent and copious.
Menses too short. Eruptions at the external meatus that are raw.
Allergic bronchial asthma.
Itching on back, or rash between the scapula. Stitching pain in the neck and down the back or in the left hip. Perspiration on neck and back. Aching in the neck.
Itching rash on legs, shins, and calves. Heaviness and fatigue of the leg and thighs. Trembling and weakness with diarrhoea. Sore knee. Stitching pain in the foot or hip.
Waking from the sensation of coldness, waking from warmth, waking from itching, or waking with the desire to urinate.
Sensation of thick skin. Skin allergies: urticaria, herpetic dermatitis, allergic eczema, mycotic eczema. Dryness. Itching on becoming warm. Recurring herpes of the lips or genitalia. Sudamina. Neurodermatosis: Hebra's prurigo, strophulus.
Sensation of being too warm. In general, symptoms increased with the sensation of being warm. Sensation or flushes of heat especially at night. Heaviness of the body. Excessive physical energy. Worse before menses. Desires fruit and salty food. Aching pain.
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