Scutellaria laterifolia, Skullcap.
This is a nervous sedative, where nervous fear predominates. Cardiac irritability. Chorea. Nervous irritation and spasms of children, during dentition. Twitching of muscles. Nervous weakness after influenza.
Mental.--Fear of some calamity. Inability to fix attention (Aethus). Confusion.
Head.--Dull, frontal headache. Eyes feel pressed outwards. Flushed face. Restless sleep and frightful dreams. Must move about. Night terrors. Migraine; worse, over right eye; aching in eyeballs. Explosive headaches of school teachers with frequent urination; headaches in front and base of brain. Nervous sick headaches, worse noise, odor light, better night; rest, 5 drops of tincture.
Stomach.--Nausea; sour eructations; hiccough; pain and distress.
Abdomen.--Gas, fullness and distention, colicky pain and uneasiness. Light colored diarrhoea.
Male.--Seminal emissions and impotency, with fear of never being better.
Sleep.--Night-terrors; sleeplessness; sudden wakefulness; frightful dreams.
Extremities.--Twitchings of muscles; must be moving. Chorea. Tremors. Sharp stinging pains in upper extremities. Nightly restlessness. Weakness and aching.
Relationship.--Compare: Cyprip; Lycopus.
Dose.--Tincture and lower potencies.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.