Especially suited to women; ailments during pregnancy, parturition, lactation.
Rheumatism of women, especially of small joints ([Actea s.]); erratic pains changing place every few minutes ( Pulsatilla ); painful stiffness of affected joints.
Pains are intermittent, paroxysmal, spasmodic.
Chorea, hysteria or epilepsy at puberty, during establishment of menstrual function (Actaea).
Leucorrhoea: acrid, exhausting; upper eyelids heavy, has to raise them with fingers ( Gelsemium ); with “moth spots” on forehead ( Sepia ); in little girls ( Calcarea ); preventing pregnancy.
Habitual abortion from uterine debility ([Alet.] – from anaemia with profound melancholy, Helonias );
Spasmodic rigid os, delays labor; needle-like pricking pains in cervix.
Labor pains short, irregular, spasmodic; tormenting, useless pains in beginning of labor ( Actea ); no progress made. Will correct deranged vitality and produce efficient pains, if the symptoms agree.
Haemorrhage, after hasty labor; want of tonicity; passive, after abortion ( Secale , Thlaspi).
After pains: after long exhausting labor; spasmodic, across lower abdomen; extend into groins (in the shins, Carbo vegetabilis , Cocculus indicus ).
Lochia protracted; great atony; passive, oozing for days from relaxed vessels ( Secale ).
Relations. – Similar: to, Actea , Belladonna , Lilium , Pulsatilla , Secale , Thlas. , [Vib.]
Similar: to, labor pains of Pulsatilla , but mental condition opposite.
Similar: to, Sepia , “moth patches” and reflex symptoms from uterine irregularities.