Senna

Last modified on January 21st, 2019

Senna 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 Senna is used

      The leaflets of several species of Cassia: C. obovata, Alexandrian Senna, is the principal. *N. O. Leguminosae. Trituration or tincture of the dried leaves.

Clinical

Colic, flatulent, of infants. Exhaustion. Nitrogenous waste. Sleeplessness. Sneezing, with heat.

Characteristics

Used as a laxative in ordinary practice, *Senna has proved an excellent remedy in the colic of infants, with incarcerated flatulence and sleeplessness. Infantile colic when the patient seems full of wind. The symptoms of the Schema are mostly derived from overdosings. A peculiar symptom is: “Repeated sneezing, which caused heat (especially of hands), exhaustion, and panting breathing.” Exhaustion is typical of *Senna. Farrington says it is one of the best remedies in the materia medica for “simple exhaustion with excess of nitrogenous waste.” The exhaustion is exemplified in the sinking immediately after meals. The pods caused a nasty unclean smell from the body of a woman taking them for constipation (***R.T.C.).

Relationships

*Compare: Infantile colic and sleeplessness, Jal. Exhaustion, K. ca. Sinking after meals, Ar., Cin., Lycopodium, Silicea, Staphysagria, Ur. nit., Calcarea, Iodium, Sepia, Tabacum

SYMPTOMS.

Head

Heaviness of the head when stooping, as if it were pressed down.

Nose

Repeated sneezing, which caused heat (especially of hands), exhaustion, and panting breathing.

Face

Livid lips.-Commissurae of lips covered with small burning vesicles.

Stomach

Anorexia.- Thirst.- Empty, or watery and fetid, risings.- Loathing and nausea, with inclination to vomit.- Sinking immediately after meals.

Abdomen

Colic, especially in little children.-Painful colic from incarcerated flatulence (particularly in young children).- Sensation of coldness in the abdomen, with emptiness and uneasiness in the stomach.- Accumulation of flatus, with grumbling and fermentation in the abdomen, and discharge of fetid flatus.

Stool & Anus

Two liquid stools with griping pains.- Loose evacuation, with tenesmus, and followed by a burning sensation in the anus.- Diarrhoea with straining and prolapsed rectum and sore anus (cured in children. ***R. T. C.).

Generalities

Universal swelling. Exhaustion. Unclean body swell.

Sleep

Ebullition of blood, especially at night, disturbing the sleep.- Sleeplessness, with cries and tossing, especially in the case of infants.

Fever

Heat (especially of hands).

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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