CYCLAMEN

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Cyclamen in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.

Generalities

      It affects the digestive tract and female sexual organs; producing disturbances IN VISION or vertigo, due to the gastric or menstrual disorders. Anaemic persons. Disinclined for labour and easily fatigued. Dreads open air. Pressive pains in thinly covered bones. Stitching pains. Ill effects of inward grief and terror of conscience.

Worse

      Cold. Evening. Sitting. Standing. Fresh air. Fats.

Better

      Motion. During menses. Rubbing. Warm room. Lemonade. Weeping. Bathing the part.

Mind

      Dull, sleepy and morose. Joyous feeling alternating with irritability. Self-reproaches. Sadness as if he had committed a bad act or not done his duty. Silent weeping. The room seems too small. Hallucinations as if two persons were lying in her bed. Tearful and broods over imaginary grief. Thinks she is alone and persecuted.

Head

      Vertigo_objects turn in circles, or look pale, worse open air; better in a room, and sitting. Brain as if wrapped up in a cloth. Headaches, with flickering before eyes, better cold water. Pain in left temple. Prolonged migraine. As if brain wobbled about while walking; menses absent or scanty.

Eyes

      Dim vision, with headache. Fluttering, glittering or black spots, squint esp. connected with menstrual irregularities. Convergent squint, after convulsions; left eye drawn inwards. Sees countless stars. Diplopia. Hemiopia.

Ears

      Itching in the ears, with increased cerumen.

Nose

      Sneezing with itching in the ear. Loss of smell.

Face

      Pale, anaemic. Upper lip as if numb or indurated.

Mouth

      Taste lost or salty, which is communicated to all food. Food tastes over salty. Saliva salty.

Stomach

      Satiety after a few mouthfuls; loathing and nausea from the least food afterwards. Loss of appetite after taking beef tea or a cup of tea. Hiccoughy eructations. Hiccough; worse pregnancy; with yawning. Nausea felt in throat. Hyperemesis; of pregnancy. Desire for lemonade; inedible things. Pork disagrees. Craves sardines. Aversion to bread, butter, meat, fat, beer.

Abdomen

      Diarrhoea worse coffee. Running in bowels as if something alive. Pain about anus and perineum as if a spot were suppurating worse walking or sitting.

Urinary organs

      Urine profuse, watery and frequent.

Male

      Prepuce and corona glandis feel sore after slight rubbing. Stitches and pressure in prostate, with urging to stool and urination.

Female

      Menses; profuse, black changeable, membraneous, clotted, too early, with labour-like pain from back to pubes, less when moving. Dysmenorrhoea. Painful post-partum haemorrhage better after a gush of blood. Menses suppressed. Swelling of breast, with milky secretion after menses. Air seems to stream from the nipples. Milk in virgin breast, in non-pregnant women. Suppression of menses after excessive dancing or being over heated. Leucorrhoea, with retarded or scanty menses.

Respiratory organs

      Coughing without waking.

Heart

      Frequent palpitation from suppressed menses.

Extremities

      Pains in parts where bones lie near the surface. Burning sore heels, better walking, worse sitting, standing. Weakness of knees. Cramp-like slow contractions of the right thumb and index finger; they have to be extended by force. Writer’s spasms.

Sleep

      Dreamy; frightful, lascivious.

Fever

      Chilly all over, not better by covers. Offensive sweat.

Skin

      Acne in young women. Pruritus better scratching and appearance of menses, worse at night, in bed.

Related

      Pulsatilla

About the author

S.R. Phatak

S.R. Phatak

A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.

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