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BELLADONNA [Bell]

BELLADONNA [Bell] 

Sudden, violent effects. Dryness. bright redness. Burning heat, great pain. 
Congestion to head with throbbing of carotids. Sensitive to drafts of cold air. 
Pains - throbbing, sharp cutting, shooting. Jerks, spasms. 
Dilated pupils. Photophobia. Dry, hot mouth and throat. 
Bright red, glossy skin. Jerks during sleep. 
Wildly delirious, restless, biting mania. 

COMMON NAME : Deathly Nightshade 
FAMILY : Solanaceae 
A/F : -Hair cutting. 
-Head, getting wet. 
-Head getting wet -Sausages -Sun -Walking in wind or draft 
MODALITIES : < Drafts 3, on head, haircut [Glon], washing head 2 > Bending backward 2, semi-erect < Checked sweat 3 > Leaning head against something < Light, noise, jarring 3 > Bending or turning affected part < Heat of sun; if heated 2 > Light covering < After taking cold 2 > Rest in bed < Touch2 > Standing < Motion2 < Hanging down affected part 2 < Afternoon (3. p.m.)2 < Company < Pressure < Lying down < Looking at shining objects or running water. 
MIND : 1. Wildly delirious. 
2. Delirium- frightful, images, furious, rages, bites, strikes, wants to escape or hide himself. 
3. Delirium >after a meal, >after sleep, quick movements, springing, act of being violent. 
Delirium with livid face, injected protruding eyes, dilated pupils, strong pulsation in carotids, full hard frequent pulse, inability to swallow. 
4. Excited ferocious, noisy, cries out. 
5. Disposed to tear things to pieces. 
6. Abhorrence of liquids; liquids poured makes her furious. 
7. Fury, heat of body, staring eyes continually, spitting at those around her. 
8. Fury; pulls at hair of bystanders. 
9. Rage; doesnt know her relatives. 
10. Rage leading to violent deeds. 
11. Imagines himself dreaming when awake. 
12. Imagines, he sees ghosts hideous faces, various insects [Stram], black animals, dogs, wolves etc. 
13. Sees faces on closing eyes. 
14. Horrible visions in the dark. 
15. Visions of fire. 
16. Desire for light. 
17. Fear of imaginary animals, imaginary things, wants to run away from them. 
18. Fear of dogs. 
19. Breaks into fits of laughter and grinds the teeth. 
20. Child cries out suddenly, ceases just as suddenly. 
21. Sardonic laughter. 
22. Hasty motion of hands. 
23. Plays antics. 
24. Anxiety during menses; in sleep 25. Kicks in sleep, jerks during sleep. 
26. Insanity and increased strength. 
27. Delusion he has stabbed a person who passed him on the street. 
28. Memory active. 
29. Consolation <. 
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Hot red skin, flushed face, glaring eyes, throbbing carotids, pulse full bounding globular like buckshot striking the finger, excited mental state, hyperaesthesia of all senses, delirium, restless sleep, convulsive movements, dryness of mouth, throat, with aversion to water, NEURALGIC PAINS THAT COME and GO SUDDENLY. 
-Violence of attack and suddenness of onset. 
-Pains- Throbbing, sharp, cutting, shooting, clawing, of maddening severity, coming or going in repeated attacks [Nit-ac], running downwards. 
-Burning heat, bright redness and dryness. 
-Hot -body, part, discharges. 
Intense heat of affected part, feels almost as if it has scalded the examiners hand, the sensation and memory of heat lingers in the head. 
-Fullness- congestion to head and swelling. 
-C.N.S.-Spasms, Shocks, Jerks, Twitching, Constrictions. 
-Convulsions commence in the arm; sensation of a mouse running up the limb [Sil, Sulph, Calc-c, Nit-ac]. 
-Throws body forward and backward. 
-Spasms followed by prolonged unconsciousness. 
-Loss of sensation, motion of one side of the body. 
-Sensitive to Light, Noise, Jarring. 
-Irritability and acuteness of sense of taste, smell, touch, sight, hearing. The MIND: is easily moved, thoughts more acute. 
-Bleeding from inner parts. 
-Right sided symptoms. 
-Head-Head sensitive to drafts cold or washing hair. 
-Throbbing hammering headache in temples. 
< Motion > Letting hair down < Light > Laying hand on head. 
< Noise > Bending head backward. 
< Lying down < Afternoons (3 p.m.) 
-Headaches often begin in occiput radiate to right temple or forehead or settle about right eye [Sang]. 
< Sun > Cold applications < Menses > Lying in dark < Heat > Pressure < Stepping > From binding head < Touch > Sitting < Stooping > Lying on abdomen < Coughing -Jerking headache, extremely violent on walking quickly, ascending stairs rapidly, at every step, a jolt downward as if a weight were in occiput. 
-Pressive pain in forehead, so severe during motion, that it causes him to close his eyes. 
-Bores head into pillow [Apis, Hell, Podo]. 
-Eyes-Pupils dilated [Agn]. Dilated immovable pupils. 
-Eyes feel swollen, protruding, staring, brilliant, conjunctiva red, dry, burn, photophobia, shooting in eyes. 
-Halo around light, party coloured, red predominantly, at times light seems broken into rays. 
-Ears-Child cries out in sleep due to throbbing, beating pain deep in ear synchronous with heart beat. 
-Mouth-Great swelling, tension in upper lip, stiff feeling on opening mouth. 
-Dull pain drawing in upper right teeth < night, cold air. 
-Dryness of mouth, tongue, throat, interferes with speech and deglutition. 
-Tongue- hot, dry, cracked, red, white centre with red edges, strawberry tongue. 
-G.I.T.-Swallowing difficult, drinks in sips, must take a drink to swallow solid food. 
-During deglutition, feeling in the throat as if it were too narrow or drawn together, as if nothing would pass properly. 
-Tonsillitis- parts bright red 
-Aversion to tight collars around throat. 
-Aversion- meat, milk, acids, coffee, beer, vegetables, fat, fish, fruits, beans. 
-Craving- for snuff, lemonade or lemons, sour food, vegetables, sweets. 
-Great thirst for cold water. Dread of drinking. 
-Colicky pain comes and goes quickly >lying on abdomen >bending backward. 
-Transverse colon protrudes like a pad during abdominal colic. 
-Urinary system-Urine scanty, dark, turbid, frequent, profuse, with tenesmus. 
-Haematuria where no pathological condition can be found. 

-Female genitalia-Sensitive, forcing downward as if all viscera would protrude at genitals < lying down sitting bent >standing and sitting erect 
-Menses bright red, too early, too profuse, hot, thick, gushing, decomposed dark red blood, mixed with large dark clots [Sab]. 
-Menses and lochia very offensive and hot. 
-Right sided ovarian pains or cysts [Apis, Lyc, Pall, Podo]. 
-Mastitis, throbbing pain, redness, streaks radiate from nipple. 
-Respiratory system-Larynx very painful, feels as if a foreign body in it. 
-Sensation as if larynx was inflammed, swollen, constricted. 
-Hoarseness, especially when crying, high pitch voice. 
-Barking cough, awake after midnight, pain in larynx and threatened suffocation. 
-Swelling of glands of neck. 
-Back-Pain in small of back as if it would break. 
-Extremities-Cold extremities, but face hot. 
-Pain in thighs and legs as if beaten, as if carious fine shooting gnawing along the bones. Violent tearing in joints, pain gradually rises from tarsal joints to the hips; necessitating while sitting, constant motion and shifting of feet > walking. 
-Sleep-Sleepy but cannot sleep [Cham, Op] -Starting when closing the eyes a during sleep. 
-Sleeps on abdomen, sleeps with hands under the head [Ars, Plat]. 
-Dreams of falling [Thuja], quarrels, fire, robbers, assassins. 

-Skin-Skin of a uniform, smooth, shining, scarlet redness, dry, hot, burning, imparts a burning sensation to examining hand. 
-Alternate redness and paleness of skin. 
-Fever-Internal coldness with external pungent, burning, steaming heat in fever. 
-No thirst with fever. 
KEYNOTES : - Sudden violent onset. 
- Red face, with throbbing of carotids. 
- Violent delirium, wants to bite, spit, strike, tear things. 
- Sleepy but cannot sleep. Pains come suddenly go suddenly.
- The transverse colon protrudes like a pad. 
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : - Sudden violent onset of conditions. 
- Bright redness, burning heat, dryness. 
- Congestion of face with throbbing carotids. 
- Pains are throbbing, sharp, cutting, shooting. 
- Sensitive to light, noise, jarring. 
- Generally < 3 p.m.. 
- Condition associated with violent delirium. 
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Useful in all forms of disorders which are congestive, intense often characterized by pains throbbing or pulsation. 
-Women and children with light hair, blue eyes, fine complexion, delicate skin, sensitive, nervous, threatened, with convulsions, tuberculous patient. 
-Intelligent, plethoric persons, who are jovial and entertaining when well, but violent and delirious when sick. 
-He is acutely alive and crazed by a flood of subjective visual impressions and fantastic illusions. 
-Hot red skin, flushed face, glaring eyes, throbbing carotids, pulse full bounding globular like buckshot striking the finger, excited mental state, hyperaesthesia of all senses, delirium, restless sleep, convulsive movements, dryness of mouth, throat, with aversion to water, neuralgic pains that come and go suddenly. 
CLINICAL : -Appendicitis, Boils, Convulsions, Deliriums, Enuresis, Exanthematas, febrile convulsions, Hypertensive crisis, Influenza, Intussusception, Mania, Mastitis, Menieres syndrome, Migraines, Orchitis, Otitis media, Ovarian cysts, Pneumonia, Pyelonephritis, Tonsillitis. 
-Belladonna is acute of Calcarea which is often required to complete a cure. 
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare- Glon, Hyos, Stram. 
-Complementary - Bor, Calc, Hep, Merc, Nat-m. 
-Antidoted by- Acon, Camph, Coff, Opium. 
-Incompatible- Acet-ac. 

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