From our present knowledge this drug acts similarly to Absinth, and other allied plants, producing increased reflex irritability and spasms. Its symptoms particularly simulate worm affections or peculiar forms of indigestion.
The child raises herself suddenly before coughing. looks wildly about, becomes stiff, loses consciousness, as if she would have epilepsy, then coughs. Convulsions; epileptic-like, with consciousness. Trembling, with shivering and tossing about, even when awake. Convulsions, epileptiform, at night. Convulsions, epileptiform; lying on the back, violent screams and motions of the hands and feet. Sensitiveness of the whole body to touch and motion. External pressure renews or aggravates the symptoms. Dull, sticking pains here and there throughout the body. Jerkings and distortions of the limbs. Stiff stretching out of the body. Paralytic pains in the arms and legs. Clinical. Frequently useful for symptoms of spasms in children suffering from worms. Sometimes useful in true epilepsy.
Child cannot be quieted by any persuasions; proof against all caresses. Piteous cries if one attempted to touch or lead him. Lachrymose and complaining. Earnest and sensitive; offended at the slightest joke. Unconscious and frothing at the mouth.
Headache in the morning, with pains in the eyes. Pressive, stupefying headache, (<) walking in the open air and mental effort; pains in the forepart of the head and then in the occiput. Sticking pains above the eyes in the forehead, extending deep into the brain. Drawing pains from the left frontal eminence to the root of the nose, causing confusion, as if the brain were pressed down, (<) pressure. Head is jerked backward.
Eyes sunken, with pale face. Pupils dilated. Pain in the eyes in the evening when using them by a light. Vision becomes dim when reading,(>) temporarily by wiping the eyes. Photophobia. A kind of spasm in the superciliary muscles, like a convulsion. Vision of colors is altered; blue seems green; red, fawn color; white, yellow, etc.
The child bores into the nose until it bleeds. Violent sneezing.
Face is pale and cold, with cold sweat. Patient is white and bluish about the mouth. Face puffy. Tearing pains in the malar bones, (<) touch and pressure. Pains as if pinched and pressed together, (<) pressure.
Sensitiveness of the teeth to cold air and to cold drinks. Dryness and rawness of the mouth.
Great hunger soon after eating. Inordinate desires for different things. Thirst. Nausea and vomiting mucus or food, followed by chill, heat and thirst.
Pinching colic as from worms, transversely across the pit of the stomach, after eating. Twisting pains about the navel. Abdomen distended, especially in children.
Constipation. Evacuation of round worms and thread worms. A whitish, involuntary diarrhoea, watery.
Frequent urging to urinate. Micturition involuntary, especially at night in bed. Urine turbid, profuse.
Menstruation too early and profuse. Uterine haemorrhage.
Mucus collects in the larynx in the morning after rising and soon again after expectoration. Spasmodic, suffocative cough, with a kind of gurgling; the patient catches the breath. A hoarse, hacking cough in the morning after rising, renewed by inspiration; or hoarse and hacking in the evening; violent paroxysmal. Anxious, oppressed breathing. Breath short and interrupted, as from spasms in the chest. Respiration catching and painful.
Clinical. Capillary bronchitis in children; screams when approached (Arnica): swallows after coughing, screams and talks in sleep, with rigidity and great paleness of the face; sometimes with jerkings of the limbs and loss of breath.
Neck and Back
Tearing, sticking pain in the middle of the spine. Drawing tearing pains, extending down the spine. Bruised pain in the small of the back. A feeling of constriction around the loins.
Twitchings, jerkings and spasms. Cramp-like tearing pains in the arms and hands. Spasmodic closure of the hands. Jerking of the fingers.
Tosses about in sleep, with cries and lamentations.
Chill daily at the same hour, followed by heat, without thirst. Shivering over the whole body, with hot cheeks, without thirst. Heat daily at the same hour, with short breath. Heat rises to the face and head, with yellow color of the face and blue rings about the eyes, especially after sleep, without thirst, sometimes with thirst for cold drinks. Cold sweat on the forehead, nose and hands.