CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA [Cimic]
Rheumatic, nervous subjects with ovarian irritation and heavy limbs.
Muscular, neurotic, crampy pains in every part of the body.
Agitation and pains like electric-shocks.
Depression, with sensation of a great cloud enveloping her.
Dreams of impending evil. Illusions of rats and mice.
SYNONYM : Actea Racemosa Macrotys
COMMON NAME : Black Snake-root Black cohosh
SOURCE : Tincture of fresh root
FAMILY : Helleboreae
PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTION: 1) C.N.S- Rheumatic Hyperaemia, chorea, paralysis.
2) Circulation- Febrile irritation, heart irregular, feeble.
3) Female- Rheumatic hyperaesthesia.
A/F : -Fright, anxiety -Child bearing -Disappointed love -Overexertion -Business failures -During dentition.
MODALITIES : < Menstruation suppressed > Warm wraps 2 < During labour > Open air < Emotions > Pressure < Alcohol, wine > Continued motion < Night > Pressure < Puberty, climaxis > Grasping things < Change of weather < Heat and cold < Damp cold weather < Motion
MIND : -Sensation as if heavy black cloud had settled all over her, all is darkness and confusion.
-Great depression, with dream of impending evil.
-Fears riding in a closed carriage, of being obliged to jump out.
-Illusion of a mouse running under the chair.
-Puerperal mania or melancholia, tries to injure herself, hysterical. Delirium tremens.
-Mania following disappearance of neuralgia.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Plump, delicate, sensitive, nervous, chilly women who complain of aching pain in back.
-Many complaints are depending upon utero-ovarian irritation.
-Symptoms are irregular, changeable and alternating.
-Pains are-violent, shooting, aching -wander here and there, shock-like -with cries and faintness -go upwards or side to side.
-General sick feeling with exhaustion.
-Physical symptoms alternate with mental symptoms.
-Causes irritation of spinal cord - Neuritis, neuralgias.
-Head-Shooting, throbbing pains from overstudy, mental worry, or reflex of uterine disease.
-Waving sensation, or opening and shutting sensation in brain.
-Brain feels too large.
-Pressing outward pain.
-Eyes-Intense pain in eyeball, from eyes to top of head.
-Photophobia from artificial light.
-G.I.T.-Gnawing pain with sinking in epigastrium.
-Respiratory system-Dry, short cough < speaking.
-Female genitalia-Epileptiform convulsions at the time of menses.
-Chorea at puberty with delayed menses.
-Habitual abortion at the 3rd month in women.
-Rheumatic dysmenorrhoea, pain as the flow increases.
-Menses-profuse, dark, coagulated, offensive, irregular.
-more profuse the flow, greater the suffering.
-with backache, nervousness.
-preceeded by pains in ovarian region, shooting up and down the anterior surface of thighs.
-Pains across pelvis from hip to hip.
-Left infra-mammary pains.
-C.V.S.-Hearts action ceases suddenly, impending suffocation.
-Back-Stiffness and contraction in neck and back.
-Crick in the back.
-Extremities-Rheumatic pain in muscles A/F - sewing, typewriting, piano playing.
-Belly of the muscles feel bruised, sore heavy aching, especially large muscles affected.
-Muscular soreness with uneasy, restless feeling in the limbs.
-Stiffness in Tendo Achilles.
-Skin-Facial blemishes in young women.
KEYNOTES : 1. Mania following disappearance of neuralgias.
2. Illusion of a mouse running from under her chair.
3. The more the menstrual flow the greater the suffering.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Dysmenorrhoea. Menses irregular, with exhaustion and pain, with mental symptoms during flow.
-Habitual abortion in 3rd month.
-Pains -severe, shooting, stitching, shock-like, changes the location, from hip to hip, ovary to ovary.
-Rheumatic affections of belly of muscles A/F - overexertion, with sore, bruised feeling.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Complaints of females, who are chilly, plump, delicate.
-Complaints usually of utero-ovarian nature.
-Melancholy, nervousness, great mental depression.
-Hysterical or epileptiform spasms.
-Neuritis or neuralgias.
-Pains are sharp, lancinating, electric like, shooting, intense in nature.
-Rheumatic affections in females, with generalised sore bruised feeling all over.
-Rheumatism of belly of muscles.
CLINICAL : -Amenorrhoea, Angina pectoris, Intercostal rheumatism, Migraine, Ovarian irritation, Stiff neck, Uterine cramps.
-Given before term, it renders labour easier, cures sickness of pregnancy, prevents after pains.
-Has ensured safe delivery in women who have previously born dead children without any discovered cause.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Agar, Aristolochia milhomens, Caulo, Derris pinnata, Lil-t, Macrotin, Puls, Rhamnus californica.
-Similar to Caullophylum and Puls in rheumatic and uterine affections.
-Similar to Aconite in fear of death and restlessness.