Pastinaca sativa. Parsnip. *N. O. Umbelliferae. Tincture of roots of second year.
The root of the Parsnip, after the first year, is very poisonous, and some cases of poisoning have been observed, the symptoms of which makes up the Schema. A state of perfect “delirium tremens” was observed in several persons, illusions of vision, catching at imaginary objects, fighting with one another. A peculiar effect was produced on the stomach, the irritability was depressed and emetics would not act.
Delirium tremens. Loquacity. Milk, intolerance of.
Delirium tremens. Quiet delirium, illusions of vision, grasped at imaginary objects, incoherent speech, uninterrupted attempts to get out of bed. Incessant talking. Fighting. Fits of convulsive laughter.
Vertigo and general uneasiness. Sense of weight in head.
Look: staring, vague. Face pale.
Tongue clean, moist, trembling.
Vomiting of milk in large curds (child, aet. 2, poisoned). Irritability of gastric nerves depressed, emetics in double the usual doses have no effect.
Breathing somewhat difficult and slow.
Suppressed beating of heart, pulse small, weak, slow.
In constant motion.
Skin, red, hot, swollen, eyelids oedematous, translucent. Blebs on hands and fingers (child, aet. 2, ate and handled wild parsnip).
*Compare: Aethus., Ziz.