SPHERE OF ACTION
Through the cerebro-spinal system, it acts especially upon the gastro-intestinal canal; producing nausea, vomiting, violent pain in the bowels, purging and general derangement of the digestive organs. Through the posterior part of the spinal cord, it causes chills, fever, colliquative sweats; depression of the vital forces, and loss of tonicity of the heart, and of the muscular fibres in general.
Its main sphere of usefulness is in intermittent and bilious fevers, where the spinal symptoms are predominant.
Paroxysms preceded for days by sleepiness, dull, heavy headache, and sluggish flow of ideas.
Chill with cold clammy skin.-HALE.
Fever, with hot moist skin, cerebral fulness, stupor, and violent, dull headache.-HALE.
Nausea, vomiting, bilious watery diarrhoea, and violent pains in the bowels.-HALE.
Indigestion and distressing heartburn.-HALE.
General debility form loss of fluids, and night sweats.- HALE.
Its action greatly resembles that of China.