SenegaSnake Wort, Senega Officinalis
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Senega may help, unprocessed Senega may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Senega in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Catarrhal symptoms, especially of the respiratory tract, and distinct eye symptoms of a paralytic type, are most characteristic. Circumscribed spots in chest left after inflammations.
Tincture, to thirtieth potency.
WORSE, walking in open air, during rest.
BETTER, from sweat; Bending head backwards.
Compare: Causticum Caust.; Phosphorus Phos.; Saponin N/A ; Ammonium Benzoicum Ammon.; Calc Carb Calc.; Nepeta Cataria Nepeta Cataria - Nepeta Cataria Catnip (to break up a cold; infantile colic; hysteria).
Suddenly remembers unimportant regions which he saw long ago
Inclined to quarrel.
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
Dullness, with pressure and weakness of eyes
Pain in temples
Bursting pain in forehead.
Pain, headache; air; open (see walking in open air)
Hyperphoria, better by bending head backwards
Senega acts on the rectus superior
Blepharitis; lids dry and crusty ( Graphites Graph.) Dryness, with sensation As if too large for orbits
Flickering; must wipe eyes frequently
Objects look shaded
Muscular asthenopia ( Causticum Caust.) Double vision; better only by bending head backward
Opacities of the vitreous humor
Promotes absorption of fragments of lens, after operation.
Dim; when reading
Exertion of vision
Weak (see eyes, weak); using eyes
Paralysis of left side of face
Heat in face
Burning vesicles in corners of mouth and lips.
Catarrhal inflammation of throat and fauces, with scraping hoarseness
Burning and rawness
Sensation as if membrane had been abraded.
in old people
trachea (wind pipe)
Mucus; in the air passages
Pain; burning; larynx
Heat; flushes (see congestion)
during a cough
breast bone; when walking fast
stitching, sudden, sharp
Hurts to talk
Bursting pain in back on coughing
Catarrh of larynx
Loss of voice
Thorax feels too narrow
Cough often ends in a sneeze
rattling in chest ( Antimonium Tartaricum Tat">Tart)
Emet.) Chest oppressed on ascending
Bronchial catarrh, With sore chest walls; much mucus; sensation of oppression and weight of chest
Difficult raising of tough, profuse mucus, in the aged
Asthenic bronchitis of old people with chronic interstitial nephritis or chronic emphysema
Old asthmatics with congestive attacks
Exudations in pleura
Hydrothorax ( Merc Viv Merc)
Sulphur Sulph.) Pressure on chest as though lungs were forced back to spine
Voice unsteady, vocal cords partially paralyzed.
Greatly diminished; loaded with shreds and mucus; scalding before and after urinating
BACK, bursting distending pain in kidney region.
albuminous (white, thick)
Thick; and sticky
Pain; pressing; internally
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm room
Warmth; warm room