Tanacetum vulgare, Tansy.
Abnormal lassitude. Nervous and tired feeling. "Half dead, half alive feeling" all over. Of use in chorea and reflex spasms (worms). Said to be a specific against effects of poison ivy.
Head.--Heavy, dull, confused. Headache with least exertion.
Mental.--Irritable, sensitive to noise. Mental fatigue, nausea and vertigo, worse in a closed room.
Ears.--Roaring and ringing; voice sounds strange; ears seem to close up suddenly.
Abdomen.--Pain in bowels; relieved by stool. Desire for stool immediately after eating. Dysentery.
Female.--Dysmenorrhoea, with bearing-down pains, tenderness, drawing in groins. Menses suppressed; later, profuse.
Respiratory.--Hurried, labored, stertorous respiration. Frothy mucus obstructs the air-passages.
Relationship.--Compare: Cimicif; Cina; Absinth. Nux follows well.
Dose.--Tincture, to third potency.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.