Earache. Neuralgia of Inferior branch of the Trigeminal Nerve.
SYNONYM : Verbascum Thapsus hahnemanni, Thapsiforme.
COMMON NAME : Mullein Oil
FAMILY : Scrofulariaceae
SOURCE : Great mullein is prepared by placing crushed yellow Blossoms in a bottle which is corked and allowed to stand in sun.
MODALITIES : < Change of temperature 3 < Drafts > Rising up 3 < Biting hard < With every cold > Motion 2 < 9am to 4 pm. < Talking > Deep inspiration < Sitting 3 Bent 2 < Twice a day, at same hour < Indoor air 3 < Lying down 2
MIND : -Anxiety daytime only.
-Insanity, madness, anxiety with facial neuralgia.
-Weakness of memory during vertigo.
-Dreams of dead people.
-Excessive gaiety with laughter or morose; ill humoured.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : - Pains benumbing, pinching, pressing, stitching, squeezing, cramping.
-Coryza with tears (Euphr).
-Catarrh with colds with periodical prosopalgia.
-NEURALGIA affecting LEFT side of face with lachrymation.
-CRAMPING, SQUEEZING, CRUSHING, PARALYSING FACEACHE in malar bones. <>-Sensation as if parts were crushed with tongs
-Pain in EAR. Deafness especially from getting water in ears. Dry, scaly condition of meatus.
-Voice HOARSE, harsh, like a trumpet.
-Deep, hollow, bellowing or TRUMPET toned cough.
-Cough in sleep, without waking, nervous. >deep breathing.
-Piles itching, inflammed, obstructing stools.
-Urine, dribbling constantly. Enuresis at night and < coughing.
-Stiffness and soreness of joints of lower extremities.
KEYNOTES : -Sensation as if parts were crushed with tongs.
-Copious salt water in the mouth.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : Colds and catarrhs, spasmodic effects and neuralgia.
The drug has a special affinity for the inferior branch of the trigeminal nerve.
CLINICAL : 1. In chronic coughs, try Verbascum Q -Hom. Recorder 1898.
2. Good remedy for nocturnal enuresis - Dr. Cushing.
3. In deafness, when the patient complains of a feeling as if there is a skin covering the ear, Verbascum should be thought - Dr. Ellis Basker.
4. Acute otitis.
5. Trigeminal neuralgia.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : Compare -Rhus-ar, Caust, Aco, Plat, Sep, Mag-p, Colo.