Glonoin

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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

Generalities

      Nitro-glycerine is an explosive substance, therefore its action is quick and violent; with bursting and expansion; a tempestuous remedy. It acts upon the CIRCULATION where it causes VIOLENT PULSATIONS, EBULLITIONS and irregular congestions. BLOOD RUSHES UPWARDS. General pulsations; with numbness. Bursting, expansion or enlarged (or even being smaller), feeling in different organs; eyes; head; tongue etc. Pains that come long after injuries. Convulsions; epileptiform, from cerebral congestion or suppressed menses. Burning in small areas or single parts. Climacteric disturbances. Clothing seems tight. Ill effects of sun heat, bright snow; fire heat; fear or fright. Old scars break out again. Sunstroke. Apoplexy. Working under electric or gas light. Eclampsia. Sea-sickness. Walks in shade or with an umbrella.

Mind

      Loses senses, sinks down unconscious. Confused, bewildered loses himself in well-known localities. Frantic, with pain, attempts to run away or jump out of a window. Shudders and weeps during intermissions of pain. Fears she has been poisoned. Shock, sudden attacks of terror, dares not go out into the street. Recognizes nobody; repulses her husband and children. Disinclined to speak.

Head

      WAVES OF TERRIBLE, BURSTING, POUNDING, HEADACHE; with feeling as if standing on the head; with expanding and contracting sensation or as if blood were surging back and forth in the head; from carotids to heart; better vomiting, alternating between temples worse sunshine, damp days. Cracking, snapping, shocks, explosions or soreness deep in brain. Head heavy but cannot lay it on a pillow. Headache before, during, after or in place of menses. Numb; sore; hot; vertex. Veins of temples swelled. Headache better from long sleep. Holds the head tightly. As if skull were too small for the brain.

Eyes

      Red, lower eyeballs or lids. Eyes protrude, look wild. Eyes, upturned or rolled outwards and upwards, in convulsions. Sees everything half light and half dark. Lids stick to ball. Blind spells. Eyes sunken. Eyes dry. Lids red. Black specks, sparks, flashes, before the eyes. Letters appear smaller.

Ears

      Throbbing; each heart beat is heard in the ears. Sharp shooting behind ears. Mastoiditis. Deafness; paralysis of auditory nerve.

Nose

      Bleeding on going out in the heat of sun.

Face

      Bluish. Flushed, hot. Pain at the root of the nose. Chin feels too long. Pain in malar bones, ending in headache. Lower lip feels swollen; or numb. Jaws clenched in sunstroke.

Mouth

      Throbbing pain in teeth; teeth feel elongated. Tongue; heavy; cannot protrude straight; conversation difficult with confused ideas. Saliva; increased; thick, in a.m. Froth at mouth.

Throat

      Feels swelled; collars must be opened.

Stomach

      Nausea and vomiting. Horrible faint feeling at the pit of stomach; with throbbing. Rumbling in hypogastrium esp. Worse lying on left side. Diarrhoea, with sudden stoppage of menses.

Urinary

      Profuse pale, albuminous urine; more frequent at night.

Female

      Climacteric flushing. Headaches after profuse menses. Sudden cessation of menses with congestion to head. Eclampsia. Throbbing pain begins in breast (left), darts suddenly to head worse motion.

Respiratory

      Heavy laboured breathing. As of a load on chest. Takes deep breath. Sighing. Numbness moves upwards in chest and down left arm. Oppression of chest alternating, with headache.

Heart

      Violent palpitation; throbbing carotids. Heart seems full, quivers. Pulsations in the whole body to the finger tips. Purring noise at the region of the heart. Cardiac pain radiates to all parts, towards arms worse leaning back or taking wine. Full tense pulse. Venous pulse. Boiling sensation in the region.

Neck and Back

      Neck feels full and stiff; weak and tired; cannot support the head. Hot sensation down back; along spine; burning between the scapulae.

Extremities

      Trembling hands. Knees give way. Thighs and knees weak and knock together, during headache. Unsteady gait. Fingers and toes spread apart during convulsions. Sciatica better flexing legs on abdomen.

Sleep

      Awakes with fear of apoplexy.

Fever

      Heat with hot sweat. As if warm water running upward from nape of neck. Flushes of heat.

Skin

      Itching all over, worse the extremities.

Better

      Open air. Elevating head. Cold things; cold application.

Worse

      HEAT ON HEAD; OF SUN. Overheated. HOT WEATHER. MOTION. JARRING, SHAKING. Bending head back. Injury. Suppressed menses. Fruits. Weight of a hat. Wine. Gas light Cutting hair. Peaches.

Related

      Amyl-n; Belladonna

Complementary

      Belladonna

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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