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Aquilegia vulgaris – Schwabe News Jan – Jun 2020

Aquilegia vulgaris

 

It is commonly known as Common Columbine, Wild or Garden Columbine. Its clinical verification has been done by Barbara Seideneck at the Homeopathy School of Coloradowith 33 provers (25 female, 8 male) in three different groups during 2003, 2004, and 2005. The details are published in Homeopathy School International website. The remedy was given in 30C and 200C potencies. 

Mind 

Indifference to other’s feelings. Mind separated from body; as if possessed by a second personality. Desire to be alone; better alone.Irritable over small things, impatient with people. Easy to anger (driving, throwing things, short fuse). Emotionally over reactive; weeping easily.Restless but too weak to move; restless at night. Driven to get things done; need to clean. Mental clarity – alert; awake; clear; aware; focused; creative; expansive.Difficulty concentrating; foggy, groggy, and fuzzy thinking.Slow reading; slow thinking.Absentminded; forgetful.Difficulty making decisions. Disoriented; no sense of time. Sluggish; need to move slowly, slow in responding. Averse to doing anything; unmotivated.Extreme tiredness, tiredness after rising.


Head
Aquilegia vulgaris, Columbine: identification, distribution, habitat

Pressure, pressing as from a cap. Dull, pulsing, stabbing pain, tingling. Light-headed/empty-headed.Hot, warm, flush of heat. Location: parietal, top of head. Right sided headache; moving left to right. Headache in forehead and over left eye worse from bending over better by hot bath.

Ears

Loud noises hurt ears. Dull pain in the left ear.Itching in both ears.

Mouth

Chapped lips. Lips dry, parched. Metallic taste.Tingling sensations.

Throat

Sore, burning, raw and dryness.Tickling, scratchy. Tonsils feel enlarged. Better by sipping cold water.

Stomach

Appetite decreased, hungry, empty feeling, thirsty, heartburn, nausea better after lunch, vomiting, stomach gurgling.

Rectum

Loose and profuse stool. Stool with sulphur odour. Diarrhoea with pain in perineum.

Female

Increased Intimacy drive. Menses one week early; uterine cramping without menses.Cramps as if menses better rubbing, rest.

Back

Lower back ache, hot, vibrating in spine, radiating to right side. Lower back sore, as if menses  Tingling from neck to head, radiated to cheeks, stiff, left side, nerve pain in the left neck shooting to occiput. Deep chill in the back of neck.Stiff neck better after eating.

Chest

Heaviness, difficult breathing, pressing sensation with shortness of breath, constriction/tightness, swollen breasts and left breast tender as if before menses; lymph glands left breast and armpit feel tender; stabbing chest pain, above sternum worse motion, deep breathing, better pressure.

Sleep

Restless, tossing and turning.Woke from physical discomfort or pain.Woke from thirst.

Generalities

Sleepy, could not stay awake. Body feels heavy. Body tingles, buzzes (like on speed). Shakiness (body/hands).Feverish, raised temperature, warm.Cold, chilly and chills.Dryness. Better in general by cold and fresh air.

References:

  1. Dr. P. N. Varma, KusumYadav,RamachandranValavan, A Compendium of Rare and Clinically Established Mother Tinctures, 4th Edition, Dr. Willmar Schwabe India Pvt. Ltd., A-36, Sector 60, Noida

  2. https://www.homeopathyschool.org/downloads/columbine-proving.pdf

  3. J. H. Clarke, Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica, Reprint Edition 1992, B. Jain Publishers, New Delhi.

  4. W. Boericke, New Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory [with Relationship of Remedies], Second Re-Augmented & Revised Edition Based on Ninth Edition, Reprint Edition 2002, B. Jain Publishers, New Delhi

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