Polygonum Hydropiperoides - General symptomsHydropiper, Smart Weed, Polygonum Polyg-h.
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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Polygonum Hydropiperoides in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Polygonum acre, H. B. K. (P. punctatum, Ell.; P. hydropiperoides, Pursh). The closely allied species, P. hydropiper, L., is not perennial, but in other respects is very similar to P. acre; both possess properties nearly, if not absolutely, identical. These are the only American acrid species.
Natural order, Polygonaceae.
Common names, Smart Weed, Water Pepper, etc.
Preparation, Tincture of the whole plant.
Pains move suddenly from place to place, in the ball of the little toe of the left foot, in the right shoulder-joint, in the right foot, at the left extremity of the stomach, in the knees, etc. The pains were momentary, but frequently recurred. Sometimes a single pulsation, at other times several, before the pains appeared in another place. The character and movement of these pains reminded the prover of the flashing of the Aurora borealis, or rather, perhaps of the distant electrical phenomenon sometimes observed in a thunderstorm after the cloud has passed far away.
a tremulous electrical movement (fourth day),.
Metrorrhagia, also Amenorrhoea in young girls. Varicosis; hemorrhoids and rectal pockets. Burning in stomach followed by feeling of coldness in the pit of the stomach.
POLYGONUM ACRE. P. punctatum, Ell. P. hydropiperoides, Pursh. Smart Weed. (North America.) And POLYGONUM HYDROPIPER. Persicaria urens. Water-pepper. (Britain.) Tincture of whole fresh plant. N. O. Polygonaceae.
Polyg. was proved by W. E. Payne and others. Additions by Ed. Bayard, included by Hering, appear in the Schema. "Smart Weed," says Hale, "is a popular domestic remedy throughout U.S.A. Applied externally it has the effect of a mustard plaister, and the leaves saturated with hot water are applied to relieve cramps and colic, and as an emollient in inflammation and sprains. The provers were all men, but clinical experience has shown a definite action in the female generative sphere, amenorrhoea, aversion to coitus, and congestion of the ovaries having been cured by it. Leading symptoms are Aching pains in hips and loins, with weight and tension in pelvis, and "Tearing in groin, agg. right." The pains are Lancinating, cutting, pulsating, shooting, wandering, and flashing. One prover described them as like aurora borealis, and a case of sciatica with pains of this description was cured with Polyg. The left temple was markedly affected.
and in gouty eczema with much irritation he used it with much benefit in the 6th, 12th, and 30th. Peculiar Sensations are As of sudden rising of scalp. As if whole intestinal contents were fluid. As if hips drawn together. As of galvanic shock through lower extremities. The symptoms are agg. by cold.
damp. change of temperature this is the most characteristic condition. Warmth amel. Pressure of clothing = distress. Lying down = pressure in occiput.
dizziness and wavering of sight. Rising = sudden pain in occiput. Bending head down =, and bending head back amel., pain in ears.
Amenorrhoea. Antrum, pain in. Blepharitis. Colic, flatulent. Cough. Diarrhoea.
Dysentery. Dysmenia. Dysuria. Eczema. Epilepsy. Gonorrhoea. Gravel. Haemorrhoids. Heart, affections of. Hysteria. Laryngitis. Nephritis. Neuralgia. Orchitis. Prostatitis. Sciatica. Spermatic cord, pain in. Spleen, affections of. Strangury. Ulcers.