ARTEMISIA VULGARIS [Art-v]
Convulsions in children or at puberty, without aura.
COMMON NAME : Wormwood
SOURCE : Tincture of fresh root.
FAMILY : Compositae.
A/F : -Fright, grief bad news.
-Violent emotions, anger.
-After masturbation, sexual excitement.
-Blow on the head.
MODALITIES : < Physical exertion < Photic stimulation Chorea: < during day time > at night.
MIND : -Irritability and excitability before attack of epilepsy or convulsion.
-Somnanbulism - gets up at night and works, remembers nothing in the morning.
-Walks in the street, suddenly stops, stares into space, often mumbles a few words, becomes normal and remembers nothing.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Convulsive attacks accompanied by profuse offensive sweat garlic like odour, and seminal emission.
-Chorea during daytime > night.
-Convulsions worse on becoming cool after exertion, worse from photic stimulation.
-Typical ABSENCE episodes.
-Convulsion of right side, paralysis, in newborns and girls at puberty.
-Tonic-clonic convulsions with biting of the tongue and grinding of teeth.
-Petit mal -attacks frequently repeated, then followed by a long interval of rest.
-After the attack, falling asleep, weakness, feeling of lethargy.
-Chorea- swallowing difficult, hungry but cannot get food down.
-Colored light produces dizziness.
KEYNOTES : - Epilepsy without Aura.
- Profuse offensive garlic odour of sweat, during or after convulsion.
- Convulsion of right side, left side paralysed.
- Excitability before convulsions, sleepiness after the convulsion.
- Petit mal - gets up in the night and works, remembers nothing in the morning.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : - Marked action of central nervous system | Convulsive diseases.
- Right side of the body is convulsed, left side is paralysed.
- Produces Petit mal type of convulsion -frequent attacks followed by period of rest. - Epilepsy without aura.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Absence of aura in epilepsy.
-Petit mal epilepsy.
-Profuse offensive garlic like odour of sweat is a characteristic concomittant.
-Right side convulsed, left side paralysed.
CLINICAL : -Seizure disorder, Chorea, Petit Mal epilepsy, Grand Mal epilepsy.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Absin, Caust, Cic, Cina, Cupr, Bufo, Oenan.