SPHERE OF ACTION
Through the cerebro-spinal system. it especially acts upon the lymphatic glandular system of the mucous membrane of the digestive organs, and kidneys. Also affects the skin and serous membranes. Dr. Griscomb says it acts on the system in four different ways: 1. Nausea and vomiting; 2. Increased alvine discharges; 3. Copious perspiration; 4. Diuresis. Its action upon the pneumogastric nerve and brain shows that it has strong claims to be classed among the cerebro-spinal remedies. Its action is not understood well enough to put it in its proper class. I believe the most proper place would be in the pneumogastric group.
All kinds of dropsies, with a sinking feeling at the pit of the stomach.–HALL.
In idiopathic, chronic, and asthenic forms of dropsy, connected with a watery, non-albuminous state of the blood and general weakness of the system.–HALL.
Ascites with bruised feeling in the abdomen.
Hydrocephalus; sutures opened; forehead projecting; sight of one eye totally lost; the other slightly sensible; stupor; constant involuntary motion of one leg and arm; urine suppressed; vomiting with stupor.–Prof. RENWICK.
Urine excessively scanty, thick, yellow and turbid.–Dr.
Ardor urinae.–PETERS In dropsies where this remedy is called for there will be always scanty dark-colored urine.
Skin dry and husky.–HALL.
Irritable condition of the stomach, that cannot contain even a draught of water.–Dr. FRELEIGH.
Watery diarrhoea, or constipation.–Dr. ROGERS.
There is constipation in almost all cases.
Obliged to sit up; lying down produces violent dyspnoea.
Hoarse loose cough.–HALL.