Marasmus, especially of lower extremities only, yet with good appetite. Neck weak, cannot hold the head.
Tubercular peritonitis. Angioma of face.
Stomach feels as if swimming in water.
SYNONYM : Artemesia abrotanum
COMMON NAME : Southern Wood / Lady's Love
FAMILY : Compositae-Canymbiferae
A/F : -Suddenly checked diarrhoea 3 or secretions -Malnutrition -Defective digestion or assimilation -Following operations for hydrothorax or empyema
MODALITIES : < Cold air 3 > Loose stool2 < Checked secretion 2 > Motion < Fog < Night < Wet (damp)
MIND : -Mental symptoms alternate with physical.
-Anxiety from pain in stomach.
-Irritability in children with marasmus.
-Sadness, despondency, dejection, depression in marasmus.
-Delusion that he hears voices in bed, which cease when listening intently.
-Dreams of biting a mad dog.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Emaciation from below upwards. [Emaciation from above downwards-Sanic, Lyc, Nat-m]. Emaciation in children, pale, hollow eyed, old face, blue rings around eyes.
-Ravenous appetite. Child eats well yet loses flesh.
-Metastases-Rheumatism joints to heart, to spine, to mumps, to mammary glands or testes or pancreas.
-Alternations- -Rheumatism <-> Piles [Collin, Sabina] -Rheumatism <-> Dysentery [Kali-bi] -Rheumatism <-> Skin eruptions -Rheumatism <-> Catarrh of nose -Diarrhoea <-> Constipation [Ant-c, Ant-t, Cheli, Podo, Nux-v, Sulph, Verat].
-Mind <-> Physicals -Headache <-> Haemorrhoids -Cardiac symptoms <-> Pain is joints
-Exudations into pleura, joints, from navel. Oozing of blood or moisture from navel. [Oozing of urine from navel-Hyos]
-Weakness-after influenza, after hectic fever, cannot hold up head.
-Perspiration of whole body at night (F.V. Synoptic).
-G.I.T.-Tendency to loose stool after acute diarrhoea.
-Walking or stooping impossible from distension of abdomen.
-Aversion to milk.
-Respiratory system-Dry cough following diarrhoea.
-Male genitalia-Hydrocoele in children.
-Extremities-Rheumatism from suddenly checked diarrhoea.
-Rheumatism without swelling, but gout with swelling and inflammation.
-Gout of ankle and wrist joints.
-Painful contractions of limbs (Amm-m) from cramps or following colic.
-Gout of ankle and wrist joints [Ruta].
-Skin-Purplish after suppression of eruptions, respiratory infections, after suppression of eruptions (Morrison).
KEYNOTES : -Emaciation; in children ascending. Ravenous hunger but still does not thrive.
-Sensation of stomach floating or swimming in water [Bufo], with coldness.
-Craving for bread boiled in milk.
-Intolerance of coffee (F.V. Synoptic).
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Marasmus most pronounced in the lower extremities.
-Metastasis and alternating complaints.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -A/F checked eruptions, discharges.
-Marasmus of lower limbs.
CLINICAL : -Inflammation of the parotids, changing to testes or mammae is a generally cured by Carb-v or Puls, but ABROTANUM has cured when these remedies have failed- Dr. Kent.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Benz-ac, Bry, Iod, Nat-m, Scrophularia, Stellaria.
-After Aconite and Bryonia in pleurisy, when pressing sensation in affected side persists impeding respiration.
-After Hepar in furuncle.
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