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Schwabe News Volume 5 | Issue 1 | January 2014

Caulophyllum thalictroides

 

Caulophyllum thalictroides has been covered by TF Allen, AL Blackwood, W. Boericke, JH Clarke, C. Hering, etc. It is more suitable to women and main sphere of action includes female organs and smaller joints. A proving has been published recently from the Dr. Willmar Schwabe Group. The drug was proved in 12CH with 13 female and 9 male provers by Dr. David Riley with the support from Deutsche Homöopathie-Union (DHU), the homoeopathic division of Dr. Willmar Schwabe, Germany. It was a placebo controlled pathogenetic trial to re-establish its curative efficacy in homoeopathic doses.

Important symptoms found during proving were viral illnesses or influenza,  skin prickling, congested chest and coughs, fullness of the head or sinuses, nasal discharges especially from the posterior nares, voice hoarseness or raspiness, heat in face, ear, and head, sore and irritated throat, aching muscles, fevers, night sweating and coldness of perspiration during the day. Numerous female complaints like  itching and burning vaginal pains, painful and long menstrual cycles, leucorrhoea, spotting before the menses, and irritability or weepiness before the menses were also found. A combined materia medica of new proving symptoms as well as old symptoms are presented here. For the complete details of the proving, readers are requested to refer the original provings.

Mind

Fretful; irritable; apprehensive. Anger or rage. Brooding. Strange dreams. Dullness. Irritability before menses. Optimistic. Sadness as from a dream, before menses, or on waking. Wandering thoughts. Weeping easily.

Vertigo

Swimming in the head, a sort of vertigo, with dimness of sight. Frequent gulping of sour, bitter fluid with vertigo; spasmodic vomiting. Light-headed. Staggering in the morning on waking.

Head

Dull headache. Drawing pains over the left eye. Sharp pains in the forehead, as if needles were sticking in, with contraction of the skin. Headache agg. on stooping, from light, in the afternoon. Congestion from sinus pressure. Fullness and enlarged sensation. Heat. Sense of lightness at the vertex. Dull forehead pain between the eyes or above the left eye. Throbbing pain in the left forehead. Pain on waking.

Eye

Drawing pains over the left eye. Pain over left eye with pressure behind eye; severe by spells; agg. stooping; from light; from noon till night. Eye dryness especially in the canthi. Itching in the evening.

Nose

Nose-bleed in whooping cough with vomiting. Drawing pains in nose. Post nasal drip. Congestion. Coryza. discharge that is brown, green, or from the posterior nares. Discharge from the posterior nares that is clear or viscid. Obstruction. Internal sinuses.

Face

Moth patches on the face. Clusters of hard pimples around the mouth and chin. Heat in the face. Stiffness of the jaw. Swelling of the gland under the lower jaw.

Mouth

Sensation of dryness in mouth; heat. Aphthae.

Throat

Distress in fauces, which causes frequent inclination to swallow. Dryness. Choking. Irritation. Mucus. Pain on swallowing. Scratching pain or sore pain worse when talking.

Stomach

Spasmodic action of the muscular tissues of the intestines, from irritation of motor nerves, and from rheumatism. Cardialgia, spasms of stomach. Dyspepsia with spasmodic symptoms. Empty eructations. Frequent gulping up of sour, bitter fluid, with vertigo. Spasmodic vomiting, cardialgia, excessive nausea, spasms of the stomach attending uterine irritation. Dyspepsia, with spasmodic symptoms; from uterine irritation. Indigestion improves. Queasiness. Dull pain.

Abdomen

Rumblings in abdomen; waking at 1 A.M. , with urging to stool, then copious, painless stool, watery. Flatulent symptoms. Distention and cramping pain before or during menses. Nausea.

Stool

Stool white. Stool hard, then soft. Frequent. Loose stools.

Urinary

Copious, pale or straw-colored urine. Pain in region of kidneys. Urging that wakes him at night or increased urination during the daytime. Bright yellow urine.

Male

Every few minutes sharp, stinging pains in glans penis. Sharp, shooting pain in the right testicle that was better from a warm bath.

Female

Menses and leucorrhoea profuse. Extraordinary rigidity of os. Spasmodic and severe pains, which fly in all directions; shivering, without progress; false pains. Revives labor pains and furthers progress of labor. After pains. Leucorrhoea, with moth-spots on forehead. Itching or burning vaginal pain. Clear leucorrhoea. Menses that are painful or protracted. Pain or spotting blood before the menstrual flow.

Respiratory

Tickling in the air passages especially in the evening. Sudden deep cough from the chest. Cough on waking. Dry, irritating cough. Cough from post nasal catarrh. Congestion with a moist cough.

Throat

Hoarseness, rough, or husky, with or without sore throat.

Back

The menstrual discharge in Caulophyllum is very scanty, and is preceded by pain in the small of back. Dull pain in the lumbar region. Severe drawing pain in the sterno-cloido mastoid that draws the head to the left side. Prickling sensation in back and shoulders, like pins.

Extremities

Pains in fingers, ankles, feet and toes, causing restlessness. Flying pains in the arms and legs. Drawing pains, especially in the toes. Aching in wrists and joints of fingers. Stiffness of the fingers. Right hip pain that extends downward on walking.

Generalities

Decreased energy. Desires chocolate or to smoke tobacco. Influenza, feeling ill, or lassitude. Worse before menses. Pain and soreness in the muscles.

 

Bibliography
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