Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Piper Methysticum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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When concentrated, drunkenness is almost instantaneous.
with the ordinary dose, it occurs about twenty minutes after ingestion. In a small dose, kava is a tonic stimulating beverage, producing an agreeable excitement, and affording support against great fatigue. In increased doses, this root determines an intoxication of a sorrowful, silent, and sleepy character, completely different from that produced by alcoholic drinks. The habitual drinkers of kava take it six or eight times a day, but then a nervous trembling seizes them, and they can scarcely raise the cup to their lips,.
The intoxication does not last longer than two hours, but if a person only takes it occasionally, the effects may continue twelve.
when taken at intervals of some days, the intoxication continues for six hours. When made from the root grown in damp soils, the drinker remains plunged in a deep torpor, and becomes irritated by the least noise,.
From 5 to 9 P.M. unusually dizzy.
assisting at obstetrical case, came near falling several times.
swimming sensation and faintness, partly produced by going past evening meal without eating, but not all.
never had such a dizziness and swimming sensation on going without food, usually a faint feeling near umbilicus or in epigastrium (seventh day),.
Brain-fog is spoken of during the primary or active part of the proving.
it was then caused by an excessive use of the brain in miscellaneous reading.
in the latter part it was secondary or reactive effects of the drug, for I read as much as I could stand during the first period, and abstained from all reading as far as possible during latter part of proving,.
Dulness, fulness, and pressure in forehead, and vertigo on elevating or moving the head to either side.
after the noon meal the pressure shifted to both lateral and the occipital regions, and on lying down increased to a considerable degree, not enough, however, to constitute real pain.
pressure in head increased by remaining in one position, decreased by moving.
impelled by something to move cautiously, as if there was some condition which would not admit of rapid movement.
apprehensive of pain by rapid movement, but the move being mode, temporary relief, as by slower movement (third day),.
Head ached all night, with fulness of frontal region (ninth night).
aching continues. feeling as if frontal part of brain was solid with pain.
this ache, during the day, gradually moved backward to base of brain and along the medulla oblongata.
relieved by slight motion, increased by large, continued, and more active motion (opposite of Rhus Tox Rhus).
slight mental effort, passing from topic to topic, for an instant relieves.
sustained effort increases the aching pain.
lay down this P.M. to rest the brain.
frontal pain decreased, occipital increased.
gravity seems to have overcome the force of the circulation in the vessels of the brain.
vessels of neck and base of brain full, as if circulation had been cut off by a cord.
whole back of head, neck, and cerebellum felt congested to the brain and cord-centre.
sore inside and tender to outside pressure.
all those parts of the nervous system (head, neck, etc.) felt as if double or treble their ordinary size.
I lowered my head and straightened my neck, called for a soft pillow, caused mesmeric passes to be made downward by sides of the head, and with frequent slight changes of position.
in about one hour relief began to come.
action of the cerebrum weak, but clear.
during the whole evening these conditions continued, gradually decreasing (tenth day),.
After business anxieties, in the evening, pain commenced along the middle of the forehead, proceeded outward to each side of head, and after retiring at night, it followed around both sides of the head and attacked the posterior part of the brain, medulla, etc.
the sensation was not extremely painful, but almost indescribable.
all the cerebellum, medulla, etc., were as if compressed by an even pressure from every direction, especially from front to back.
nervous system was forced to its highest tension.
could not sleep first part of night, and later part only at intervals.
could lie still but a few moments at a time.
changed from side to side, from back to face, and vice versâ.
hands sought cool places, otherwise no perceptible increase of heat.
no thirst. constriction extended to chest and stomach as well as brain, though in less degree.
the drug seemed to have affected, secondarily, the sources of animal life in cerebellum and medulla, partially and temporarily exciting, and then, to an extent, paralyzing, those functions.
called up at 1 o'clock.
while moving, much relieved (twelfth day). Nervous system still strung up (or on tension).
considerable compressive pain about back of head and cervical part of spinal cord, gradually diminishing during the day (thirteenth day). The symptoms of twelfth night repeated (twentieth and twenty-ninth days). For the last month or more I have spent Tuesday or Wednesday night of each week with distress of head and sleeplessness, as above recorded, though the symptoms each week have gradually decreased in intensity (sixty-first day),.
Frontal headache, at 9 A.M., worse at 3 P.M.
slept from 5 to 6 P.M., hoping to sleep the headache away, but the pain was so distressing as to compel me to take, 6.30 P.M., a dose of Nux Vomica Nux vom.
pain being worse, took Belladonna Bell. 3x.
great headache at 12 P.M. (twentieth day).
had disappeared when I was called at 2 A.M., then reappeared (twenty-first day).
gone on waking at 5 A.M. (twenty-second day),.
The severe pains and soreness in the back of the head and base of brain have gradually disappeared, leaving brain (cerebellum) only sensitive.
the feeling of over-size continues, changing back and forth from frontal and occipital regions, being sometimes most prominent on sides of head, over ears, etc., in the temporal regions (eleventh day),.
While dressing, a dizzy blindness came upon me.
dizziness less on closing the eyes.
directing attention to the head and exerting the will diminished the dizziness.
at same time, dizziness followed by rush of blood and fulness in the frontal region, soon followed by similar sensation in occipital and basilar regions, soon disappearing (after two minutes, fifth day),.
A painful lump, threatening to become an abscess, has appeared on right forehead, above minor canthus of right eye, just above the brow (eighth day).
the swelling yet there, but redness disappeared and pain ceased (ninth day).
lump on forehead swollen, painful to touch.
swelling continues, with diminished pain (tenth day).
size of lumps on forehead and back decreased (eleventh day).
the threatening boils on forehead and back have disappeared (thirteenth day),.
The most excruciating pains in the right arm, as if the marrow would be affected.
the location of the pain changes in the whole length of the arm, from the shoulder down to the finger-ends.
the hands, several times (paroxysmal), feel almost paralyzed.
I am then hardly able to keep hold of a pen.
at the same time pain was felt in the big toe of right foot.
took medicine only when the pain became so distressing as to make me almost frantic. At 6 P.M., the pain in big toe, right foot, is severe, and another, less severe, is felt in and around right fibula.
at 9 P.M., pain in toe disappeared, but appeared in right hand, especially in metacarpal part, next to the little finger (second day). At 1 A.M., in bed, pain in lower part of right arm unbearable.
the hand feels so weak that I can hardly use it to grasp anything.
1 drop Bryonia Bry.
fell asleep about 2.30.
at 4 A.M., woke with exactly the same symptoms.
another drop Bryonia Bry.
fell asleep until 6 A.M.
got out of bed. the pain reappeared in its full strength.
took 1 drop Rhus Tox Rhus 3 x, 8 P.M.
since about an hour after taking Rhus Tox Rhus, this morning, all pain in arm and hand has left.
only the pain in right big toe has been somewhat distressing, but as it is wearing off I intend to leave it to itself (fifth day),.
Sour eructations, especially before meals an hour, at times rolling up and rumbling all the way from stomach and mouth, but for the most part breaking at throat-pit with frequent succession. At throat-pit, some feeling as of something which ought to be swallowed.
sensation relieved by eructation temporarily.
returns soon. at night, eructations, and sensation at throat-pit and root of tongue so disagreeable, took Pulsatilla Puls. to relieve, with some effect (ninth day),.
Very hard stool, at 10 A.M.
small stool, at 2.45 P.M. (tenth day).
stool twice as large as usual, natural (eleventh day).
none (twelfth day). very hard, at 2 P.M.
feel as if about to have another, at 2.45 P.M. (thirteenth day).
during the forenoon, stool with less straining (fourteenth day).
large stool, at 8.30 A.M.
another large soft one, at 8.45 A.M. (sixteenth day).
all day desire for stool (eighteenth day).
distressing desire for stool, at 10 A.M.
about 1 P.M., forced a stool, light-colored, hard, small, oblong (twice the size of a large peanut), faeces.
another, a little darker and larger, at 7 P.M.
continuous desire for stool, at 11 P.M. (nineteenth day).
forced a hard stool, which caused a prolapsus ani (twentieth day).
small stool, less straining, at 5 A.M.
urging to stool, at 10 A.M.
softer stool, at 12 M. (twenty-second day).
good stool, at 11 P.M. (twenty-third day),.
Stool, with straining, at 4 P.M.
during the evening, continued desire for stool (thirty-sixth day).
treble the usual sized light-colored stool.
towards evening, sensation of urging to stool returned (thirty-seventh day).
sensation of urging to stool (thirty-eighth day).
large stool (thirty-ninth day).
good stool (fortieth day).
large stool, at 7 A.M.
another stool, at 9 A.M. (forty-first day),.
Lay down to sleep (soon).
(in the afternoon), was awakened unusually lazy.
lay down again. awakened again at 4 P.M., extremely indisposed to mental effort.
to arouse myself, went out to walk.
great drowsiness, at 6.30.
in an interesting meeting felt languid and sleepy, hardly able to keep the eyes open, at 8.30.
sleepiness and headache, so great that I could hardly attend to a patient, at 11 P.M.
slept excellently at night (first day).
when awakened, at 3.30 A.M., had to exert myself unusually to keep awake during a serious case of obstetrics (second day). Sleep, during first hour, interrupted, then slept till morning (second night). Slept from 1.30 to 2.30 P.M.
fell asleep on the lounge (third day). During the day, wakefulness between 1 and 2 P.M., when usually sleepy (fourth day). Fragmentary sleep, from 12.30 to 4.20 A.M., with varied and exciting dreams.
great sleeplessness, so much so that I had to get up, at 4.30 A.M.
did excitedly all kinds of unusual office work.
slept soundly from about 1.30 to 2.45 P.M. (fifth day). Unusual drowsiness, at 3 P.M.
have slept very much, and very hard, several times during the day (eighth day). Returned home from patient, at 1 A.M.
fell asleep, only after great exertion, at 2.45 A.M.
slept well to 3 A.M. feel completely worn out.
took a dose Cinchona.
slept light till 5 A.M. (ninth night). Sleep from 12.15 to 5 A.M.
twice interrupted by desire to urinate (fourteenth night). Have had a heavy sleep, with dreams, at 2 P.M.
feel very sleepy (fifteenth day).
slept a great deal during the day (seventeenth day).
slept soundly from 12.30 to 5 A.M., in spite of the much day sleep yesterday (eighteenth day). A restless night.
to bed a 12 P.M. after a good while, succeeded in falling asleep, but awoke at 1.30.
sleepless. took an extra dose, one teaspoonful.
fell asleep but awoke at 3 A.M. (twenty-fourth night).
tried to sleep, but could not, at 9 A.M. (twenty-fifth day). To bed at 12.45 A.M.
no sleep. took a dose.
soon fell asleep, but awoke after one hour.
fell asleep again. slept to 4.45 A.M. (twenty-sixth day). Awoke twice during the night (thirty-first night). Very sleepy and drowsy (thirty-first day).
drowsy, at 9 A.M. (thirty-second day).
great and continued drowsiness (thirty-third day). Sleepless from 12 to 2.30 A.M. (thirty-third night).
disturbed sleep (thirty-fifth night). Have no felt the want of afternoon sleep, at 11 P.M.
no desire to sleep these thirteen hours (thirty-third day).
no inclination for afternoon sleep (thirty-fourth day),.
Active vivid dreams, after part of night, alternated with half conscious waking.
usually dream a good deal, but not like this.
dreams unremembered, except the following. Dreamed I was proving a remedy, which produced severe frontal headache, sore throat, especially on the right side.
could not swallow. saliva was acid and intensely smarting.
in my dream was generally looking over the system for symptoms to record.
on awaking, found that my suffering about the throat was all a dream, though so intensely real that I could hardly believe that my throat was not sore (seventh night),.
Dreamed of fighting several unknown gents.
left them to follow an unknown female, and when she left me, found she had conducted me to a prayer-meeting, which must have changed to a restaurant, for I ordered a Hamburg beefsteak, but awoke before it was served (third afternoon).
varied and exciting dreams with the fragmentary sleep, from 12.30 to 4.20 A.M. (fourth night).
curious, nonsensical, wild dreams (fifth night).
dreamed of a great fire.
heard the noise of the engines and the firemen, the order to come down in a hurry, as the roof was going to fall in.
saw them coming down. heard and saw the crash.
dreamed that I was awakened, when, to my consternation, I found it to be the immensely large hotel in which I lived which was on fire.
my room was just a few feet outside the part that had been burned down.
made hasty arrangements to have everything belonging to me gathered up to move.
went out to find a fitting place for an office.
was stopped by an unknown gentleman in an open carriage, who wanted me to go a little up the country where he said it would pay well, but I turned away from him to find another place.
I awoke from the dream at 5.30 A.M. (twelfth night).
amorous dreams (fourteenth night).
at 2 P.M., have had dreams of travelling by railroad (fifteenth day).
dreamed of fighting (orally) for liberty, and of giving a surprise party to a friend in his own house.
took dinner with him. enjoyed a roast excessively (thirty-third night),.
After taking, a feeling followed as if the drug had descended and impressed the lower part of the system, producing trembling sensation of bowels and lower extremities, and bloodvessels connected therewith. On going downstairs, the drug seemed to come through the circulation upwardly, reaching the brain, and producing exhilarating dizziness and a disposition to swing and stagger, as if one were under the influence of alcoholic liquor.
for half an hour or more, felt talkative and happy.
dizziness soon disappeared and left a generally "toned up" condition of brain and nervous system.
on commencing to move dizziness returned (eighth day),.
An agreeable languor alternates with a pleasant, youthful freshness and vigor of body and mind.
feeling of general tonicity comes on, as during the primary or actionary stage of the proving.
voluntary muscular action, as then, so easy as to be almost involuntary.
muscular action increased, but power of involuntary unconscious co-ordination of muscular action impaired.
find myself walking fast before I am conscious of it.
legs and feet seem to be running away with or from me.
my will is called consciously into action to regulate my movements.
feel otherwise unusually well and active, all day and evening (eleventh day).
some business anxieties broke the general tonicity of the system (twelfth day), .