SPHERE OF ACTION
Through the cerebro-spinal nervous system it acts especially upon the heart, arteries and lungs. Its action upon the system greatly resembles rheumatism.
In diseases that call for the use of Cactus, there will always be found more or less derangement of the heart. The patient will be greatly reduced in flesh, with great nervous excitability.
Adapted to hypertrophy of the heart; palpitation of the heart; rheumatism of the heart; acute and chronic carditis and rheumatism.
And also to acute rheumatism of the diaphragm.-F.
Feeling as though an iron band was around the heart, preventing its normal motion.
Palpitation of the heart in debilitated patients; worse when lying on the left side; when walking, and at night, with great melancholy. Chronic bronchitis, with profuse rattling of mucus in the lungs.
Difficulty of breathing.
Arterial pulsation in the scrobiculus.
Nervous consumption; accompanied with rheumatic symptoms affecting the muscles of the chest.