STROPHANTHUS HISPIDUS [Stroph]
Increases the systole and diminishes the rapidity of the heart. Dropsy.
Irritable heart of smokers.
Hives, especially chronic forms.
COMMON NAME : Kombe seed
A/F : -Alcohol -Tea -Tobacco -Ingestion of stimulants
MODALITIES : < Exertion > Sunlight 2 < Darkness > Cold air > Hot bathing 2
MIND : -Anxiety especially from anticipation with palpitation of heart and tendency to breathe deeply.
-"Fear of ordeals".
--Floating sensation, of being lifted up during sleep.
-Mentally, these patients are irritable.
-Loquacity (not as marked as in Lach). Precocious loquacity in children.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Strophanthus is a muscle poison, it increases the contractile power of all striped muscles, especially heart.
-Used for corpulent persons and for children. Those suffering from chlorosis. Anaemic, irritability of he heart and in senile vertigo from cerebral anaemia.
-Useful during the climacteric period, when there are aching pains through the hips and extensors of the thighs.
-Alternations-Rapid pulse alternates with slow pulse.
-Surging to head alternates with the heart.
-Dilated pupils alternate with contracted pupils.
-Very mobile pupils.
-Craving for coffee.
-Increased secretions especially of nose, urine.
-Profound weakness from haemorrhage after operation, acute or chronic.
-Pains-Stitching 2, throbbing.
-Undulating sensation in the whole body, appears suddenly disappears gradually.
-Head-Temporal pains with double vision.
-Dimness of vision. Glimmering vision.
-Dilatation and alternate contraction of pupils.
-C.V.S.-Functional disturbances of the heart from alcohol, tobacco and tea.
-Weak aching or anguish, at sense of lively action.
-Chronic nervous palpitation and arrest of breathing.
-Stitches and twitches at apex beat.
-Pulse rapid, alternating with slow, weak, small irregular pulse.
-Used with advantage to tone the heart and run off the dropsical accumulations.
-In mitral regurgitations, where oedema and dropsy have supervened.
-Irritable heart of tobacco smoke.
-Arteriosclerosis rigid arteries of aged.
-Restores tone to a brittle tissue especially of heart muscle and valves.
-Anaemia with palpitation and breathlessness.
-Especially useful in failing compensation dependent upon fatty heart.
-Respiratory system-Dyspnoea on ascending.
-Skin-Urticaria, especially more chronic forms.
-Itching > cold air.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -It is particularly used for corpulent persons and for children, those suffering from chlorosis, anaemia, irritability of the heart.
-Useful during climacteric peroid.
CLINICAL : -Good drug to remove alcohol habit. Causes an aversion to it without withdrawal symptom.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Digitalis [but is slow than Strophant in its action] -Phos-ac [weak, irregular pulse, fluttering sensation in cardiac region, palpitation during sleep).