Agaricus MuscariusAmanita, Toad Stool, Bug Agaric, Agaric, Amanita Muscaria
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Agaricus Muscarius in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
This fungus contains several toxic compounds, the best known of which is Muscarin. The symptoms of poisoning do not develop at once, usually twelve to fourteen hours elapse before the initial attack. There is no antidote, treatment, entirely symptomatic ( Schneider). Agaricus acts as an intoxicant to the brain, producing more vertigo and delirium than Alcohol, followed by profound sopor with lowered reflexes.
Jerking, twitching, trembling, and itching are strong indications. Incipient phthisis; is related to the tubercular diathesis, anaemia, CHOREA, twitching ceases during sleep. Various forms of neuralgia and spasmodic affections, and neurotic skin troubles are pictured in the symptomatology of this remedy. It corresponds to various forms of cerebral excitement rather than congestion. Thus, in delirium of fevers, alcoholism, etc. General paralysis. Sensations if pierced by needles of ice. Sensitive to pressure and cold air. Violent bearing-down pains. Symptoms appear diagonally as Right arm and left leg. Pains are accompanied by sensation of cold, numbness and tingling.
Third to thirtieth and two hundredth potency. In skin affections and brain exhaustions give the lower attenuations.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE: open cold air, after eating, after coitus. In cold weather, before a thunder-storm. Worse, pressure on dorsal spine, which causes involuntary laughter.
BETTER: moving about slowly.≡ show all authors ...
Compare: Muscarine, the alkaloid of Agaricus (has much power over secretions, increasing lachrymal, salivary, hepatic, etc., but diminishing renal; probably neurotic in origin, stimulating the terminal fibres of the secretory nerves of all these structures, hence Salivation, lachrymation and excessive perspiration. Atropia exactly opposes Muscarine. Resembles Pilocarpine in action.) Agaricus Muscarius VERNUS- spring mushroom - a variety of Agaricus Phalloides - Death cup - active principle is PHALLIN< active like Muscarine. Amanita phalloides(Death Cup - Deadly Agaric.) The poison is a toxalbumin, resembling the poison in the rattle snake and the poison excreted by the cholera and diphtheria germs. It acts on the red blood corpuscles, dissolving them so that blood escapes into the alimentary canal and the whole system is drained. The amount of this toxic principle is small, even handling of specimens and breathing of spores affects some people unpleasantly. The poison is slow in development. Even 12 to 20 hours after taking it the patient feels all right, but vertigo violent choleraic symptoms with rapid loss of strength with death the second or third day, preceded by stupor and spasms. Fatty degeneration of liver, heart and kidneys, hemorrhages in lungs, pleura and skin (Dr. J. Schier). Vomiting and purging. Continuous urging to stool, but no gastric, abdominal or rectal PAIN. Intense thirst for cold water, dry skin. Lethargic but mentally clear. Sharp changes from rapid to slow and from slow to rapid breathing, extreme collapse, suppressed urine, but NO cold extremities or cramps.) Agaric. Emet ( severe vertigo; all symptoms Better, cold water; longing for ice-water; gastritis cold sweat, vomiting sensation as if stomach was suspended on a string. TAMUS (chilblains and freckles). Cimic.; Cann-i.; Hyos.; Tarantula.
Antidote: Absinth.; Coffea; Camphor.
Sings, talks, but does not answer
Aversion to work
delirium characterized by singing, shouting, and muttering; rhymes and prophesies
Begins with paroxysm of yawning.
The provings bring out four phases of cerebral excitement.
Slight stimulation - shown by increased cheerfulness, courage, loquacity, exalted fancy.
More decided intoxication - great mental excitement and incoherent talking, immoderate gaiety alternates with melancholy
Perception of relative size of objects is lost, takes long steps and jumps over small objects as if they were trunks of trees - a small hole appears as a frightful chasm, a spoonful of water an immense lake
Physical strength is increased, can lift heavy loads
With it much twitching.
Third stage - produces a condition of furious or raging delirium, screaming, raving, wants to injure himself, etc.
Fourth stage - mental depression, languor, indifference, confusion, disinclination to work, etc
We do not get the active cerebral congestion of Belladonna, but a general nervous excitement such as is found in delirium tremens, delirium of fevers, etc.
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium)
Insanity; mania, madness; from drinking (delirium tremors)≡ more ...
Vertigo from sunlight, and on walking
Head in constant motion
Falling backward, as if a weight in occiput
Icy coldness, Like icy needles, or splinters
Neuralgia with icy cold head
Desire to cover head warmly ( Silica) Headache with Nose-bleed or thick mucous discharge.
Expanded sensation (see swollen); enlarged sensation
Movements of head; convulsive
Pain, headache; morning
affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from spirits
from emotions; nervous
from sex; after sexual excesses
extending to other parts; nose≡ more ...
Reading difficult, as type seems to move, to swim
Double vision (Gels.), dim and flickering
Asthenopia from prolonged strain, SPASM of accommodation
Twitching of lids and eyeballs ( Codein.) Margins of lids red; itch and burn and agglutinate
Inner angles very red.
Movement of eyeballs; pendulum like, from side to side
Dim≡ more ...
Burn and itch, as if frozen
Twitching of muscles about the ear and noises.
Coldness; as if frozen
Itching; in ear; burning
in ear; as if frozen
Pain; burning; external ear
Skin; discoloration; redness
discoloration; redness; chilblains≡ more ...
NERVOUS nasal disturbances
ITCHING internally and externally
Spasmodic sneezing after coughing; sensitiveness; watery non-inflammatory discharge
Inner angles very red
Fetid, dark, bloody discharge
Nosebleed in old people
Sensation of soreness in nose and mouth.
Nose bleed; during headache
Pain; with headache
root; with headache
Sneezing; after coughing≡ more ...
FACIAL; muscles feel stiff; TWITCH; face itches and burns
Lancinating, tearing pain in cheeks, as of splinters
Neuralgia, as if cold needles ran through nerves or sharp ice touched them.
Twitching≡ more ...
Burning and smarting on lips
Herpes on lips
Aphthae on roof of mouth
Splinter like pains in tongue
Thirsty all the time
Tremulous tongue ( Lach.) Tongue white.
Dryness; tongue≡ more ...
Burning, itching, redness, and swelling, as from frostbites
Pimples, hard, like flea-bites
Miliary eruption, with intolerable itching and burning
Angioneurotic oedema; rosacea
Swollen veins with cold skin
Circumscribed erythematous, papular and pustular and edematous lesions.
crawling≡ more ...
Stitches along eustachian tube to ear
Small solid balls of phlegm thrown up
Dryness of pharynx, swallowing difficult
Scratching in throat; cannot sing a note.
Voice; hoarseness; from singing≡ more ...
Heart; Irregular, tumultuous palpation, after tobacco
Pulse intermittent and irregular
Cardiac region oppressed, as if thorax were narrowed
Palpitation with redness of face.
Lungs; tuberculosis≡ more ...
With constriction feeling; larynx
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in larynx
Comes on suddenly; with sneezing
Sneezing; coughing ends in sneezing
Violent≡ more ...
Pain, With sensitiveness of spine to touch; worse in dorsal region
Lumbago; worse in open air
Crick in back
Twitching of cervical muscles.
Coldness; travelling down back
Pain; on movement
rising from sitting
lumbar (lower half of back); while sitting
sacrum (base of spine)
forced to lie down
while lying down; not able to rise from lying down
irritation; leaning against a chair
aching; base of spine
sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)
stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting
dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades; spine
lumbar (lower half of back)
sacrum (base of spine)
Skin; like insects crawling on skin; spine
Stiffness; neck≡ more ...
Stomach; Empty eructations, tasting of apples
Nervous disturbances, with spasmodic contractions, hiccough
Flatulent distention of stomach and abdomen
Profuse inodorous flatus
Burning in stomach about three hours after a meal, changing into a dull pressure
Gastric disturbance with sharp pains in liver region.
Stitching pains in liver, Spleen (Ceanothus) and abdomen
Stitches under short ribs, left side
Diarrhoea with much fetid flatus
Stitches in urethra
Sudden and violent urging to urinate
Abdominal muscles; twitching and jerking
Noises from abdomen; rumbling
Pain; groin region
pulling; lower part of abdomen
sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); navel
Tension; groin region
Bladder; urge to urinate, but producing nothing
Stomach; burping, belching; empty≡ more ...
urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; before stool
urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool
urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; after stool
Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing)≡ more ...
Female; Menses, increased, earlier
Itching and tearing, oppressive pains of genitals and back
Severe Bearing-down pains, especially after menopause
Nipples itch, burn
Complaints following parturition and coitus
Leucorrhoea, with much itching.
Violent attacks of coughing that can be suppressed by effort of will, worse eating, pain in head while cough lasts
Spasmodic coughing at night after falling asleep, With expectoration of little balls of mucus
Labored, oppressed breathing
Cough ends in a sneeze.
Female; pain; bearing down; womb, and region of womb (see labour-like pains, also pains in abdomen)≡ more ...
Stiff all over
Pain over hips
Rheumatism better motion
Weakness in loins
Itching of toes and feet as if frozen
Cramp in soles of feet
Pain in shin-bone
Neuralgia in locomotor ataxia
Paralysis of lower limbs, with spasmodic condition of arms
Numbness of legs on crossing them
Paralytic pain in left arm followed by palpitation
Tearing painful contractions in the calves.
stumbling when walking
Coldness; like ice in spots
Hands and feet; chilblains
Movements and positions; chorea (convulsive twitching, involuntary movements of limbs)
convulsion; convulsive movement
Numbness (see tingling)
thigh; in bone
shin bone; walking
stitching, sudden, sharp; thigh
lower limbs; bones
Skin; discoloration; hand; red
like insects crawling on skin; foot
hand; as of chilblains
hand; back of hand
foot; as if frozen
toes; toes that had been frozen
out-break on skin; hand; back of hand; pimples
Stiffness; fingers; gouty≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Paroxysms of yawning
Restless from violent itching and burning
On falling asleep, Starts, twitches, and awakens often
Drowsy in daytime
Yawning, followed by involuntary laughter.
Sleepiness, tiredness; after dinner
after eating≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Very sensitive to cool air
Violent attacks of heat in evening
In the open air
On going into the cold air
Cold travels downwards (see coldness of back)
When uncovering, undressing
Localised; upper body
Continued fever≡ more ...
Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
Faintness, fainting; after sexual intercourse
Pain; pressing; externally
sensation of splinters
sudden, sharp; internally; like cold needles
Symptoms after sexual intercourse
symptoms after sexual excesses
Symptoms not symmetrical; crosswise, left upper and right lower
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)
sleep≡ more ...