Arum Dracontinum

Last modified on January 25th, 2019

Arum Dracontinum signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Arum Dracontinum is used

      Green Dragon. *N. O. Araceae. Tincture of root.

Clinical

Asthma. Croup. Ear, affections of. Hoarseness. Impotence. Influenza. Laryngismus stridulus. Pruritus. Sore-throat. Urticaria.

Characteristics

*A. Dracont. has the irritating properties of Arums generally. It has been well proved by Dr. C. P. Hart, and tested clinically as well. The chief features are the following: Throat raw and tender. Dryness and smarting. Hawking. Continual disposition to clear throat by hawking and coughing. Hoarseness on awaking in morning, expectorates thick mucus. Expectoration of thick, heavy, yellowish-white pus. Rattling of mucus on full expiration. Croupy, hoarse cough, with sore throat. Laryngismus between 12 and 2 a m., attacks every week or ten days. Asthmatic attacks from cold. Frequent and copious emissions of urine. Great diminution, mostly an entire absence of sexual desire. Penis flaccid and relaxed. Fine shooting pains in course of left spermatic cord. Chronic pruritus scroti. Eruption of pimples, or species of lichen, on nose, a patch of urticaria on right arm near elbow. The symptoms move about, and from side to side, especially right to left. Swallowing develops and agg. the throat symptoms.

Relations.

*Compare: Caladium in skin affections, Arum-t. *Useful *after: Colchicum and Ant-t. in laryngismus.

Mind

Great languor and depression, with asthma at night.

Head

Head feels heavy and aches slightly in occipital and right parietal regions, next morning dull, heavy aching in head and chest, with asthma at night.

Eyes

Aching over left eye; conjunctiva highly injected. Lids dry, stiff, and slightly agglutinated at edges, which burn and smart; 3 p-m.

Ears

Shooting pains in right ear, 8 a m., transient, frequent, but leaving a feeling of fullness and slight aching in middle ear, next day changed to left ear. Warmth and fullness in ears, one or other side, swallowing renews it temporarily. Aching pain behind right ear. Shooting pains in right ear, sometimes very severe, deep shooting frequently, and for ten or fifteen minutes, only occasionally in left Mucus in left Eustachian tube.

Nose

Sneezing. Eruption of pimples on nose, lichen.

Face

Slight aching right malar region. Flushing of hands and face.

Mouth

Aphthous ulcer on tongue, next day mouth and throat become very sore. Bad taste, mornings. Tongue and mouth coated with a foul, putrid-tasting, slimy mucus. Peculiar acrid sensation in mouth and throat. Bad taste in mouth.

Throat

Swallowing develops a slight soreness in muscles of throat, and renews temporarily the feeling of warmth and fullness in the ears, sometimes in one, sometimes in the other. Disposition to swallow arising from an excess of mucus, without the unpleasant acrid sensation as expected. A slight uneasiness in throat and disposition to cough. Dry soreness, worse when swallowing. Dryness and smarting, rawness and fullness, not painful but annoying and attracting constant attention. Raw and tender. Hawking. Continual disposition to clear throat by swallowing and coughing. Rawness, disappearing when asthmatic attacks began.

Stomach

Eructation of flatus tasting of the drug. Sinking in pit of stomach.

Abdomen

Pain in bowels form incarcerated flatus. Rumbling.

Stool and Anus

Escape of flatus from stomach and bowels. Copious semi-liquid stool with much flatus. Bilious passages, attended with aching in abdomen and burning in rectum, borborygmus and escape of much flatus from bowels.

Urinary Organs

Irresistible desire to pass urine, which is diminished in quantity, very highly coloured, and has a burning or smarting effect on urethra, orifice tender and smarts slightly. Frequent copious emissions of limpid urine.

Male Sexual Organs.

Great diminution, mostly entire absence of desire. Penis flaccid. Fine shooting pains in course of left spermatic cord. Chronic pruritus scroti of twelve years’ standing (cured in prover).

Respiratory Organs

Hoarseness on awaking in morning. Hoarseness, expectorates thick mucus. Rattling of mucus in larynx, increased soreness and great disposition to cough. Laryngeal symptoms deep-seated and persistent. As of larynx partly obstructed. About midnight great oppression of breathing, soon passing off, leaving rattling in larynx and trachea. Paroxysms of dyspnoea with aching in chest. Violent asthmatic attacks at night, from cold. Loose cough with dry soreness of throat, like catarrh, rattling of mucus, worse lying down at night. Expectoration thick, heavy, yellowish-white, with continuation of a violent cough. Hoarse, croupy cough with sore throat, rattling laryngeal breathing, swelling of air passages threatening suffocation.

Heart

Heart beats so violently as to shake the walls of the chest. With increased heart’s action, aching in precordial region and down left arm, flushing of hands and face. Pulse full, hard, somewhat jerking, soon becomes small and irregular, very feeble after a large dose.

Neck and Back.

Shooting pains left anterior inferior triangle of neck, near clavicle. Aching along the spine, most between shoulder-blades and in lumbar region. Great weakness across loins, feeling of extreme prostration continuing to increase, had to retire early.

Limbs.

Fine pricking or tingling sensation in feet and hands, beginning in right foot, afterwards attacking in regular succession right hand, left foot and left hand. Aching pains along outer aspect of left foot, immediately followed by a similar pain in corresponding part of left hand.

Upper Limbs

Tingling or slight stinging in fingers, all over right hand, which is redder and warmer than left and appears somewhat swollen. Aching pain in left forearm, left hand, and right humerus, right hand remains red and swollen. Shooting and aching pains in left brachial plexus of nerves. Shooting at styloid process of right ulna.

Lower Limbs

Tingling in toes. Shooting pain down right thigh. Burning in soles.

Skin

Urticaria and other eruptions.

About the author

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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