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CROCUS SATIVUS signs and symptoms from the Characteristic Materia Medica by William Burt of the homeopathic medicine CROCUS SATIVUS


This remedy acts through the cerebro-spinal system especially upon the generative organs of women, producing great congestion of venous blood in the womb, with hemorrhage of dark, stringy blood. Through the emotional centres it causes an extraordinary laughing mania.



Generative Organs of Women.-Menorrhagia, of dark stringy blood; as it is discharged, it forms itself into long strings.- Menorrhagia, blood dark, clotted and stringy.

Black, stringy discharge from the uterus, with rolling and bounding in the abdomen, as from a foetus.

Passive uterine hemorrhage; blood dark and stringy in nervous hysterical women. Flooding, worse on motion.

Miscarriage at the third month.

False, or nervous pregnancy, with sensation as of something alive in the abdomen.

Dysmenorrhoea, of dark, stringy blood, and sensation in the stomach of great commotion, upwards and downwards, hither and thither.

Digestive Organs.-Feeling of nausea in the chest and throat, as if she would vomit.

Stitches in the abdomen arresting respiration.

Long dull stitches in the anus, from time to time continuous, and painfully affecting the whole nervous system.

Dr. Schnider has great confidence in it for constipation of infants; he uses from one to three drops of the tincture.

Head.-Great mental dejection; menses suppressed or blood dark and stringy.

Sings during sleep.

She is worse every evening, with alternations of excessive, happy, affectionate tenderness and rage.

Feeling as if there was a gauze before the eyes.

Yellowish, earthy color of the face.

Generalities.-Spasmodic contraction of single muscles; jumping, dancing, laughing, whistling, wants to kiss everybody, with congestion of the head.

Chorea every seven days, with great debility, dancing, singing.

Epistaxis, of black, stringy blood.

Great debility and palpitation of the heart on going up- stairs.

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William Burt

William H. Burt, MD

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