Aletris farinosa, Stargrass.
An anaemic, relaxed condition, especially of the female organism, is portrayed by this remedy. The patient is tired all the time, and suffers from prolapsus, leucorrhoea, rectal distress, etc. Marked anaemia. Chlorotic girls and pregnant women.
Mind.--Power and energy weakened. Confused feelings. Cannot concentrate mind. Fainting, with vertigo.
Mouth.--Much frothy saliva.
Stomach.--Disgust for food. Least food causes distress. Fainting spells, with vertigo. Vomiting during pregnancy. Nervous dyspepsia. Flatulent colic.
Rectum.--Loads up with feces-paretic condition. Stool large, hard, difficult, great pain.
Female.--Premature and profuse menses, with labor-like pains (Bell; Cham; Kali c; Plat). Retarded and scanty flow (Senecio). Uterus seems heavy. Prolapse, with pain in right inguinal region. Leucorrhoea due to weakness and anaemia. Habitual tendency to abortion. Muscular pains during pregnancy.
Relationship.--Compare: Helonias; Hydrastis; Tanacet; China.
Dose.--Tincture to third potency.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.