Lachnanthes tinctoria, Spirit-weed.
Head, chest and circulation are affected. Bridge of nose as if pinched. A remedy for torticollis, rheumatic symptoms about neck. Tuberculosis-light-complexioned people. Early stages, and established chest cases, with much coldness. Produces a desire to talka flow of language and the courage to make a speech.
Head.--Right-sided pain, extending down to jaw; head feels enlarged; worse, least noise. Scalp painful. Sleepless. Circumscribed red cheeks; scalp feels sore, as if hair was standing on end; burning in palms and soles. Bridge of nose feels as if pinched.
Chest.--Sensation of heat-bubbling and boiling around heart region rising to head.
Back.--Chilliness between the shoulder-blades; pain and stiffness in back.
Neck.--Drawn over to one side in sore throat. Rheumatism of the neck. Stiffness of neck. Pain in nape, as if dislocated.
Skin.--Body icy cold; face yellow; tendency to sweat.
Relationship.--Compare: Dulc; Bry; Puls; also Fel tauri (nape of neck pains, and great tension there).
Dose.--Third potency. Tincture in phthisis, unit doses, once or twice a week, or three drops every four hours.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.