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Nyctanthes Arbortristis

Nyctanthes arbortristis is commonly known as Night Jasmine and in Hindi it is known as Harsinghar. This drug was proved by Dr. S.C.Ghose. The Council undertook proving of A. marmelos in 1987–1988 at Central Research Institute, Kottayam, and Drug Proving Research Unit, Ghaziabad. It was published by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India in Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy, Vol. 27 No.3, 2005. Fresh pulp of unripe or half ripe fruit is used to prepare the mother tincture. The period of study was from April 1984 to March 2003. The numbers of cases studied were 3709 and potencies used were Q, 6, 30 and 200. A combined material medica of this new proving and other published data is given below.

Vertigo

Vertigo as if the earth is shaking, better lying down.

Head

Throbbing pain in the frontal region of head with vertigo and dizziness, worse from motion, talking; better by rest. Stitching pain in the forehead, better from washing the head. Dull pain in frontal region, better after sleep.  Pain, heaviness and heat in the head with fever, worse coughing; better wrapping head with cloth soaked in cold water. Heaviness of head, worse on waking.

Eyes

Lachrymation worse from heat of sun.

Nose

Epistaxis, snuffles with dull headache.  Blockage of nose with burning sensation in inner part of head, chilliness, bodyache, worse cold air; better hard pressure, warmth.  Sneezing, worse on waking. Coryza with thin, watery nasal discharge.

Face

Pimple on left cheek with itching and burning, worse washing face, scratching; better warmth.

Throat

Dryness of throat with soreness.

Stomach

Thirst profuse with dryness of mouth. Loss of appetite with thirstlessness.  Thirst for small quantity of water with dryness of throat.  Dull aching pain in epigastrium, increases gradually and decreases gradually with nausea,vomiting and intense thirst for cold water.

Abdomen

Cramping pain in lower abdomen, appears suddenly, worse walking, lying down; better hard pressure, bending forward.

Rectum

Tearing pain in anus, worse while passing stool. Stitching pain in anus. Pain in left lateral side of anus, worse pressure, movement. Constipation hard, insufficient stool.  Stool loose, watery, brownish with frequent urging.  Stool semi-solid mucus.  Stool blackish, clay coloured, scanty, offensive.

Urinary

Burning in urethra with yellowish urine, worse during micturition.

Female

Menses brownish, first scanty then profuse. Menses with tendency to vomit, feeling of uneasiness and sleepiness throughout the day. Menses with aching pain in lower abdomen and backache.  Profuse menstrual flow of bright red colour or dark clotted blood offensive.

Respiratory

Dry cough with stitching pain in chest. Expectoration profuse, white.

Extremities

Pain in right knee joint, worse pressure, long standing; better rest. Drawing pain in calf muscles, worse bending, while walking, any movement; better rest. Drawing pain in flexor muscles of right hand, worse motion; better rest.

Sleep

Sleepiness in daytime restless during night. Dreams of beautiful girls.

Fever

Fever with chill, shivering, thirst followed by sweating, weakness, anxiety, prostration, lethargy, loss of appetite, bitter taste in mouth, dry cough, stitching pain in chest, white coated tongue, slight burning in urethra, burning pain in eyes, headache, weakness, anorexia and restlessness. Better lying down, wrapping the head with cloth soaked in cold water.

Skin

Small, red, papular eruptions over the whole body with itching. Pimple like eruptions over face, back of thigh with slight itching followed by burning.

Generalities

Weakness, prostration.

 

References

  1. J. H. Clarke, Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica, Reprint Edition 1992, B. Jain Publishers, New Delhi.
  2. Anil Khurana, V.A. Siddiqui, Yogender Rai, Prakash, N.R. Dey, Skookum chuck, Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy Vol. 4, No. 1, January-March 2010
  3. Boericke   William.   Boericke’s   New   Manual   of Homoeopathic Materia Medica with Repertory, 3rd revised and  augmented  edition,  based  on  ninth  edition;  New Delhi, B. Jain Publishers (P) ltd; 2007, p. 413.
  4. A. L. Blackwood, A Manual of Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacology, Reprint Edition 1995, B. Jain Publishers, New Delhi.

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