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Iris Tenax - General symptoms

Iris Minor Iris-t.

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HPUS indication of Iris Tenax: Sleeplessness

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Iris Tenax in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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Irisminor. ("Grows very luxuriantly in the clay ground and on the hillsides" of Oregon. The fibre of the plant is so strong that it is used by Indians for making cord, and weaving into bags, &c.). N. O. Iridaceae. Tincture of the lower or bulbous stems. Tincture of whole plant.

Dr. George Wigg, of Portland, Oregon, proved Iristenax in the latter part of 1885 (Med. Adv. xvii. 235, Amer. Hom., April, 1888; H. W., xxxv. 364).

He published the proving under the name of Irisminor.

This, as Heath has shown, is a local name only, its true botanical name being Iristenax (H. W., xxx. 332).

Dr. Wigg (aet. 44) took gtt. v. to 1x. of the strong tincture.

A female prover took repeated doses of Ir. t. 2x and 3x.

The order in which the symptoms occurred in Dr.

Wigg's case is roughly as follows In fifteen minutes burning in mouth and throat.

Iris Tenax passed off in the night, but was intensified by each fresh dose.

After the second dose, taken early next morning, the burning was reproduced, followed by dry mouth and absence of saliva in two hours.

Then came the mental gloom and home-sick feeling, increasing towards midnight; headache in temples; toothache; sinking, all-gone feeling; itching and burning of scalp; abdominal pains; diarrhoea; desperate exhaustion compelling him to keep in bed; hard chill followed by rise of temperature.

The acute pains in the bowels passed off in the night, but for fourteen days there was a tender spot over the ilio-caecal region, and the bowels did not act normally for ten days.

The symptoms which Dr.

Wigg considers most remarkable are ($51$) Absence of saliva with dry mouth. (2) Gloomy, Castoreum cast-down, home-sick feeling. (3) Burning in eyes without tears. (4) Pain in one tooth only (second upper molar). (5) Itching and burning of scalp without eruption. (6) Chill at 2 p.m. (he never had a chill before or since). (7) Painful spot in ilio-caecal region and the length of time it lasted.

It resembles Ir. vers. in producing bilious vomiting; burning sensations; and low spirits.

In the female prover it produced a strange sensation in her mind she thought some of her friends had died; the next day she was unusually cheerful.

The most remarkable symptoms were, no doubt, the "fearful pain in the ilio-caecal region"; and the "hard chill at 2 p.m." These indications led to the cure of the two following cases ($51$) Miss X, school teacher, had for several years a pain beginning in right eye, extending thence to right half of head.

When the pain was most severe she vomited a quantity of green bile.

When she did not vomit she had nausea, and a chill between 2 and 3 p.m.

The pain passed off in sleep at night.

It always began on Saturday, before rising.

Ir. t. 30x every six hours, commencing Friday morning, was given, and quickly cured after Ir. v., Aloe Socotrina Alo., Act. r., and Kali Bich Kali bi. had failed to give much relief.

The relief from Ir. t. was so marked the patient thought she had received morphine. (2) Mr.

E., after walking thirty miles over a mountainous country in August, while in a state of perspiration drank a large quantity of buttermilk.

Finally he vomited much dark green bile without relief.

He lingered three weeks and was brought home to Portland, where Dr.

Wigg saw him, and diagnosed typhilitis, badly treated.

Pain continued until he vomited a cupful of dark green bile.

Somewhat constipated. Under Ir. t. 15x every three hours, he commenced to improve at once, and in two weeks was back at his business.

Dr. Wigg noticed the all-gone feeling particularly on standing up, on waking in the morning.

Cold water did not amel. burning in mouth and throat.

Cold pillow amel. pain in temples. amel.

By sucking in cold air (burning in mouth and throat).

Hot applications amel. pain in bowels.

Cup of tea amel. vomiting.

Sweet oil and Camphora camphor amel. burning in mouth and throat.

Many symptoms appear or are agg. on waking.

(On a later occasion the same prover took out of a tumbler of water, in which a teaspoonful of pellets of Ir. t. 3x had been dissolved, one teaspoonful every hour; the prover, who did not know what she was taking, said, on the afternoon of the second day of taking it "I am going to lose my mind. I feel just as I did when you gave me that Wild Iris Versicolor Iris." Attempts to persuade her she was all right only agg. the despondency. She could not keep from crying. Next day as cheerful as ever.).


Appendicitis. Fever. Headache. Home-sickness. Intermittents. Mania. Perityphlitis. Sleeplessness. Stomatitis. Vomiting. Xerostoma.