Senecio aureus, Golden Ragwort.
Its action on the female organism has been clinically verified. Urinary organs also affected in a marked degree. Backaches of congested kidneys. Early cirrhosis of liver.
Mind.--Inability to fix mind upon any one subject. Despondent. Nervous and irritable.
Head.--Dull, stupefying headache. Wavelike dizziness from occiput to sinciput. Sharp pains over left eye, and through left temple. Fullness of nasal passages; burning; sneezing; profuse flow.
Face.--Teeth very sensitive. Sharp, cutting pain left side. Dryness of fauces, throat, and mouth.
Stomach.--Sour eructations; nausea.
Throat.--Dry mouth, throat, and fauces. Burning in pharynx, raw feeling in naso-pharynx, must swallow, though painful.
Abdomen.--Pain around umbilicus; spreads all over abdomen; better, stool. Thin, watery stool, intermingled with hard lumps of feces (Ant crud). Straining at stool; thin, dark, bloody, with tenesmus.
Urinary.--Scanty, high-colored, bloody, with much mucus and tenesmus. Great heat and constant urging. Nephritis. Irritable bladder
Male.--Lascivious dreams, with involuntary emissions. Prostate enlarged. Dull, heavy pain in spermatic cord, extending to testicles.
Female.--Menses retarded, suppressed. Functional amenorrhoea of young girls with backache. Before menses, inflammatory conditions of throat, chest, and bladder. After menstruation commences, these improve. Anaemic dysmenorrhoea with urinary disturbances. Premature and too profuse menses (Calc; Erig).
Respiratory.--Acute inflammatory conditions of upper respiratory tract. Hoarseness. Cough loose, with labored inspiration. Chest sore and raw. Dyspnoea on ascending (Calc). Dry teasing cough, stitching chest pains.
Sleep.--Great drowsiness, with unpleasant dreams. Nervousness and sleeplessness.
Relationship.--Compare: Senecio Jacobaea (cerebro-spinal irritation, rigid muscles, chiefly of neck and shoulders; also, in cancer); Aletris; Caulop; Sep.
Dose.--Tincture, to third potency. Senecin, first trituration.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.