Phytolacca Decandra

Poke-root, Phytolacca Berry, Phytol, Phytolacca, Phytolacca Americana, American Pokeweed

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HPUS indication of Phytolacca Decandra: Breast pain
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Phytolacca Decandra may help, unprocessed Phytolacca Decandra may be best avoided.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Phytolacca Decandra in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

  GENERAL - Phytolacca Decandra

General

Aching, soreness, restlessness, prostration, are general symptoms guiding to Phytolacca Decandra. Pre-eminently a glandular remedy. Glandular swellings with heat and inflammation. Has a powerful effect on fibrous and osseous tissues; fasciae and muscle sheaths; acts on scar tissue. Syphilitic bone pains; chronic rheumatism. Sore throat, quinsy, and diphtheria. Tetanus and opisthotonos. Decrease of weight. Retarded dentition.

Dose

Tincture, to third potency. Externally for mastitis.

  MODALITIES ETC - Phytolacca Decandra

Worse

WORSE, sensitive to electric changes. Effects of a wetting, when it RAINS, exposure to DAMP, cold weather, night, exposure, motion, right side.

Better

BETTER, warmth, dry weather, rest.

  RELATIONSHIPS - Phytolacca Decandra

Compare

Compare: Tincture of Phytolacca Decandra (sore throats and in the treatment of obesity); Bryonia Bry.; Rhus Tox Rhus; KALI-Hydrangea Arborescens Hyd.; Merc Viv Merc.; Sanguinaria Canadensis Sang.; Arum Triphyllum Arum Triph.

Antidotes

Antidotes: Milk and salt; Belladonna Bellad.; Mezereum Mezer.

Inimical

Inimical: Merc Viv Mercur.

  MIND - Phytolacca Decandra

Mind

Loss of personal delicacy, disregard of surrounding objects

Indifferent to life.

Behaviour; habits; clinch teeth together

  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS - Phytolacca Decandra

Vertigo

Vertigo on rising

On rising; from bed

  HEAD - Phytolacca Decandra

Brain feels sore

Pressure in temples and over eyes

Headache

Pain from frontal region backward

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead

Scalp

Rheumatism of scalp; pains come on every time it rains

Scaly eruption on scalp.

  EYES - Phytolacca Decandra

Eyes

Smarting

Feeling of sand under lids

Tarsal edges feel hot

Fistula lachrymalis ( Hydrofluoricum Acidum Fluor-ac.) Abundant lachrymation, hot.

Inflammation; arthritic (gouty and rheumatic)

glandular swellings

syphilitic

Vision

Dim; after diphtheria

  EARS - Phytolacca Decandra

Ear

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; when swallowing

  NOSE - Phytolacca Decandra

Discharge

Coryza; flow of mucus from One nostril and from posterior nares.

  MOUTH - Phytolacca Decandra

Mouth

Mapped, indented, fissured, with yellow patch down center

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid

Sensitive

Lips

Teeth clenched; low lip drawn down; lips everted; jaws firmly set; chin drawn down on sternum

Gums and teeth

Teething children with irresistible desire to Bite the teeth together

Teeth; wants to bite on something hard, which relieves pain of teething

pain; biting, chewing

Saliva

Much stringy saliva.

Tongue

Tongue Red tip, feels rough and scalded; bleeding from mouth; blisters on side

Discoloration; tongue; red; tip

Tongue; movement of tongue; protruded

  THROAT - Phytolacca Decandra

Throat

Dark red or bluish red

Much pain at root of tongue; soft palate and tonsils swollen

Sensation of a lump in throat ( Belladonna Bell.; Lachesis Lach.) Throat feels rough, narrow, hot

tonsils swollen, especially right; dark-red appearance

Shooting pain into ears on swallowing

Pseudo-membranous exudation, grayish-white; thick, tenacious yellowish mucus, difficult to dislodge

Cannot swallow anything hot ( Lachnanthes Tinctoria Lach.) Tension and pressure in parotid gland

Ulcerated sore throat and diphtheria; Throat feels very hot; pain at root of tongue extending to ear

Uvula large, dropsical

Quinsy; tonsils and fauces swollen, with burning pain; cannot swallow even water

Mumps

follicular pharyngitis.

Discoloration; dark

redness

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.

grey

wash leather

white

tonsils

uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Mucus; clinging

Pain; from warmth; form warm drinks

Swelling

tonsils

  CHEST - Phytolacca Decandra

Chest

Heart; Feeling as if heart leaped into throat ( Podophyllum Peltatum Pod.) Shock of pain in cardiac region alternating with pain in right arm.

Breast; nipples; cracked nipples

nipples; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

Inflammation; breast

Lumps; sensitive nodules; in breast

Skin; abscess; breast

abscess; breast; threatening, on old scars

ulceration; of breast

Respiration

Aphonia

Difficult breathing; dry hacking, tickling cough; worse at night ( Mentha Pulegium Mentha; Belladonna Bellad.) Aching pains in chest, through mid-sternum; with cough

Rheumatism of lower intercostals.

  SKIN - Phytolacca Decandra

Skin

Itches, becomes dry, shrunken, pale

Papular and pustular lesions

Most useful in early stages of cutaneous diseases

Disposition to boils, and when sloughing occurs

Squamous eruptions

Syphilitic eruptions

Swelling and induration of glands

Venereal buboes

Scarlatina-like rash

Warts and moles.

Abnormal growths; ulcers

ulcers; coming and going quickly

ulcers; syphilitic

Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; rings

psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)

syphilitic

rash (see granular); scaly

bran-like

  BACK AND NECK - Phytolacca Decandra

Neck

Stiffness; neck; night

Back

Aching pains in lumbar region; pains streaking up and down spine into sacrum

Weakness and dull pain in region of kidneys

Back stiff, especially in morning on rising and during damp weather.

  ABDOMEN - Phytolacca Decandra

Abdomen

Sore spot in right hypochondrium

Rheumatism of abdominal muscles

Colic at navel

Burning griping pains

Bruised feeling through epigastrium and abdomen

Constipation of the aged and those with weak heart

Bleeding from rectum.

  GENITALS ETC - Phytolacca Decandra

Urine

Scanty, suppressed, With pain in kidney region

Nephritis.

Male

Male; Painful induration of testicles

Shooting along perineum to penis.

Genitals

Female; Mastitis; Mammae hard and very sensitive

Tumors of the breasts with enlarged axillary glands

Breast is hard, painful and of purple hue

Mammary abscess

When child nurses, Pain goes from nipple all over body

Cracks and small ulcers about nipples

Ovarian neuralgia of right side.

Male; pain; sore; spermatic cords

Menses

Irritable breasts, before and during menses

Galactorrhoea ( Calc Carb Calc.) Menses too copious and frequent

  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS - Phytolacca Decandra

Extremities, limbs

Shooting pain in right shoulder, with stiffness and inability to raise arm ( See heart.) Rheumatic pains; worse in morning

Pains fly like electric shocks, shooting, lancinating, shifting rapidly ( Pulsatilla Puls.; Kali Bich Kali-bich.) Pain in under side of thighs

Syphilitic sciatica

Aching of heels; relieved by elevating feet

Pains like shocks

Pain in legs, patient dreads to get up

Feet puffed; pain in ankles and feet

Neuralgia in toes.

Pain

rheumatic

lower limbs; night

lower leg; night

  FEVER AND CHILL - Phytolacca Decandra

Fever and chill

High fever, alternating with chilliness and great prostration.

  INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS - Phytolacca Decandra

Injuries and accidents

Poisoning; poisoning by mercury

  GENERALITIES - Phytolacca Decandra

Generalities

Faintness, fainting; on rising; from bed

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands

Pain; sudden, sharp; upward