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STROPHANTHUS HISPIDUS [Stroph]

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. 
-Alcoholism. 
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. 
-Stitching pains. 
-Dimness of vision. Glimmering vision. 
-Dilatation and alternate contraction of pupils. 
-Senile vertigo. 
-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. 
-Cardiac dyspnoea. 
-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. 
-Pulmonary oedema. 
-Congested lungs. 
-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). 

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