SINAPIS ALBA

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Sinapis Alba homeopathy medicine – drug proving symptoms from Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica by TF Allen, published in 1874. It has contributions from R Hughes, C Hering, C Dunham, and A Lippe

Introduction

Common names: White mustard, Senf-kohl.

Brassica alba, Boiss. (Sinapis alba, L.) Natural order: Cruciferae.

Preparation: Trituration of the seeds.

Mind

Distracted in mind, while reading, must make great effort to prevent his thoughts from wandering, and is even obliged to read a sentence several times before he can understand it (fifth day).

Head

Dulness of the head, as in commencing intoxication, with obscuration of vision, especially on walking; the forehead above the eyes is principally affected (fourth day). Dulness in the head, changing into vertigo, on slowly turning the head to either side (fifth day). Sensation in the head as if it were hollow, and as if all objects about him disappeared, very sudden and transient (sixth day). Heaviness in the head, in the morning (eighth day). Rush of blood to the head (eighth day). Headache better in the open air, worse in a warm room (eighth day). Pain in the forehead and pressure, worse on moving and stooping, in the morning (eighth day). Dulness of the head, in the morning on rising (ninth day) Heaviness in the forehead as from intoxication or too great warmth of the room, in the morning (ninth day). Heaviness and dulness in the head (thirteenth day).

Heaviness and dulness of the head after a meal (fifteenth day).

Pressive pain in the right frontal eminence, aggravated by moving the head back and forth (fifteenth day). Sticking-jerking pains in the head, extending from within outward, toward evening (fifteenth day). Headache relieved after walking in the open air (sixteenth day). Heaviness of the head while reading in bed, in the evening before falling asleep (twentieth day). Pain in the left frontal eminence paroxysmal, pressive, in the evening (twentieth day).

 

Eyes

Sudden sensation of warmth with stitches in the left eye compelling winking; the eye fills with tears, after which the sensation disappears (first day).

 

Mouth

Root of the tongue thickly coated yellow, on rising in the morning (seventh day). Tongue coated yellow, on rising in the root (eighth day). The thick coating, which had been confined to the posterior portion of the tongue, now extended along the sides, and was especially thick on the left side (eleventh day).

Profuse accumulation of water in the mouth, with copious secretion of frothy salt saliva (second day). Profuse secretion of saliva, so rapid that he could not sufficiently spit it out (second day). Accumulation of water in the mouth with nausea; the nausea was better during rest and worse when walking about (second day). Watery saliva, that actually runs out of the mouth (second day). Excessive accumulation of water in the mouth (after a quarter of an hour, fourth day). Increased secretion of saliva, with much spitting and nausea (fifth day). Profuse secretion of saliva and mucus, obliging frequent spitting (fifth day).

Throat

Scraping feeling in the fauces, provoking frequent hawking (first day). Sensation as if a large morsel of food had been swallowed (second day). Pressure in the pharynx and stomach (second day).

Disagreeable burning in the pharynx, extending through the oesophagus to the stomach (second day). Burning in the pharynx (second day). Burning in the oesophagus rising up from the stomach like heartburn (third day). Burning and pressure in the oesophagus (fourth day). Pressure in the oesophagus, with heartburn (seventh day). Burning and pressure in the oesophagus and stomach (twelfth day). Pressure and burning in the pharynx and stomach (immediately, thirteenth day). Sensation as if a hard body were lying in the oesophagus, back of the manubrium of the sternum, with burning like heartburn in a small place and many eructations of gas, in the morning on rising (eighteenth day).

Burning in the oesophagus, with accumulation of water in the mouth, compelling much spitting, worse after a meal (eighteenth day). Sensation as though a hard body were lying high up in the oesophagus, especially noticed on swallowing hard food, and also on empty swallowing; in the afternoon this sensation became very distressing, when it seemed as though a plug were sticking in the pharynx, and the pharynx were too narrow (this sensation appeared after the crawling and biting in the anus had disappeared and seemed to alternate with it), (twentieth day). During the day the sensation of a plug in the pharynx gradually increased, became worse towards evening; after it had disappeared a crawling biting and burning in the anus, which had not been felt the whole day, reappeared (twenty-first day). Burning in the pharynx and oesophagus, with a sensation of constriction on swallowing hard food (twenty-third day). The symptoms in the pharynx always seemed to occur in the morning, those in the rectum in the evening.

Stomach

Thirst. Thirst with heartburn (fourth day). Thirst without heartburn, towards evening; after drinking water a sensation of heaviness and fullness in the abdomen, just as after eating (sixth day). Eructations. Frequent odorless and tasteless eructations (first day). Frequent empty eructations relief (second day). Uprisings of a sour acrid liquid from the stomach, with a gripping scratching sensation in the pharynx, in the evening (second day). Frequent eructations of air aggravating the heartburn; it seemed as though the acids eructated were unusually hot (third day). Eructations tasting of food (fourth day). Many copious eructations of gas (fourth day). Eructations, of the odor and taste of the food after a meal (fifth day). Many eructations, tasting and smelling of the food (sixth day).

Eructations tasting and smelling of the drug many hours after eating (sixth day). Extremely distressing eructations of the drug (eighth day). Heartburn. Heartburn with eructations (third day).

Violent heartburn (fifth day). Nausea and Vomiting. Nausea and inclination to vomit (second day). Frequent ineffectual efforts to vomit (second day). Nausea and secretion of saliva (after a quarter of an hour, third day). Extremely distressing qualmishness in the pit of the stomach, like an anxiety (third day). The sensation of qualmishness in the pit of the stomach was worse while lying down, but the salivation and nausea were better; while walking the reverse was true (third day).

Qualmishness in the pit of the stomach and some nausea (third day). Nausea and burning in the pharynx and stomach (fifth day).

Efforts to vomit without nausea (fourth day). Very great nausea, with anxiety in the pit of the stomach (sixth day). Repeated empty retching (sixth day). Nausea, more easily borne while at rest, sitting or lying, than while walking (sixth day). Nausea with salivation and retching (soon), (seventh day). Qualmishness in the stomach (soon), (seventeenth day). Qualmishness in the pit of the stomach (soon), (twenty-second day). Qualmishness with nausea (twenty-third day). Retching and vomiting of water, with violent retching and burning in the stomach and abdomen, extending to both sides under the false ribs, and even up under the whole chest, with inexpressible discomfort and anxiety in the pit of the stomach (fourth day). The ejecta by vomiting consisted of flakes of mucus with blackish veins like clots of blood; this ejecta was yellow, odorless, and tasteless, contained much tenacious and gelatinous mucus; the vomiting was followed by scraping in the throat and burning rising up from the stomach (fourth day). Stomach. Burning pressive sensation in the cardiac orifice of the stomach (first day). Burning in the stomach and nausea, with accumulation of water in the mouth and sour taste (immediately after a dose, second day). Burning pressure, heaviness, and qualmishness in the epigastric region, with accumulation of water in the mouth (second day). Burning pressure in the stomach just beneath the ensiform cartilage (second day).

Pressure and burning in the pit of the stomach, for an hour (second day). Intermittent pains in the stomach and pit of the stomach (second day). Burning and pressure in the pit of the stomach, with heartburn (third day). Anxious feeling in the pit of the stomach (fourth day). Burning in the stomach and pharynx (fourth day). Burning in the stomach and pharynx, with accumulation of water in the mouth (fourth day). Fullness and pressure in the stomach and abdomen after the midday meal (fourth day). Very acute bruised pain, even on slight pressure, in the pit of the stomach, just beneath the ensiform cartilage; pressure on it took away breath (fourth day). Fullness in the pit of the stomach, soon after a moderate meal (fifth day). Sensation of fullness and distension in the abdomen, that feels tense (fifth day). Very violent burning in the pit of the stomach (fifth day). Heaviness and distension in the pit of the stomach, and sensitiveness of the abdomen to touch, immediately after breakfast (sixth day). Distressing burning and pressure in the pit of the stomach (sixth day). Burning in the stomach and pharynx (sixth day). Bruised feeling in the pit of the stomach and abdomen, also when touched (sixth day). Burning and pressure in the stomach and pharynx (seventh day). Pressure and burning in the stomach and pharynx (immediately), (eighth day). Painful burning in the stomach, with sensitiveness to pressure, accompanied by pressure and burning in the oesophagus, in the evening (eighteenth day). Pit of the stomach painful to pressure (twenty-second day).

Abdomen

Rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen (third day). Fullness and tension in the abdomen (second day). Pressure and heaviness in the abdomen and stomach, aggravated by touch and pressure, as if something hard were lying in the stomach, extending to both sides under the false ribs, after a moderate meal (second day).

Rumbling in the abdomen, with emission of odorless flatus (third day). Griping in the abdomen, especially in the right side, soon followed by a normal stool (third day). Rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen, followed by emission of flatus (fourth day). Abdomen and pit of stomach sensitive to external pressure (fourth day).

Sensation of fullness in the abdomen with griping, especially about the umbilicus, with emission of flatus (fourth day).

Fullness, with distension in the abdomen, after a light meal (fourth day). Heaviness and distension in the abdomen, with painfulness on breathing and on touch, after a light breakfast (fourth day). Heaviness and pressure in the whole abdomen and pit of the stomach (fourth day) Frequent loud emissions of flatus (fifth day). Fullness and distension in the abdomen, which is sensitive to touch, after a light breakfast (fifth day).

Movements in the abdomen, with some griping, as before a stool (fifth day). Griping and movements as for a stool, in the evening, emission of only flatus (fifth day). Emission of offensive flatus (sixth day). Rumbling in the abdomen during the meal (sixth day). Sensation of heaviness in the abdomen after eating a little; it is so tense that the clothes must be loosened (sixth day). Griping colic, soon followed by copious dirty-brown, pasty stool, then transient burning in the anus (sixth day).

Emission of much offensive flatus (seventh day). Whole abdomen distended and painful, as if beaten, immediately after breakfast (seventh day) Rumbling in the abdomen and sensation of heaviness (seventh day). Distension of the abdomen, especially after eating (ninth day). Abdomen painful to touch (ninth day). Griping in the bowels with emission of flatus (ninth day). Distressing heaviness as of a stone in the abdomen (eleventh day). Whole abdomen very sensitive to touch, especially the epigastric region, which pained as if beaten (eleventh day). Emission of offensive flatus (thirteenth day). Rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen, with emission of much odorless flatus (eleventh day). Rumbling and gurgling as from liquid in the abdomen (thirteenth day). Emission of much flatus (sixteenth day). Frequent emission of flatus (sixteenth day). Rumbling in the abdomen (sixteenth day).

Distension and sensitiveness in the abdomen and pit of the stomach, so that the clothes had to be loosened, after a very light meal (sixteenth day). Griping and gurgling in the abdomen with qualmishness, in the pit of the stomach (sixteenth day).

Loud emission of odorless flatus (twenty-second day). Cutting colic, followed by emission of odorless flatus (twenty-second day). Movements in the abdomen with qualmishness (twenty-third day). Heaviness as of a weight in the abdomen (twenty-third day).

Heaviness and fullness in the abdomen (twenty-third day).

Distressing heaviness, fullness, and distension in the whole abdomen, with qualmishness in the pit of the stomach, after eating a moderate meal (twenty-third day). Burning bruised pain in a small spot to the left of the navel (twenty-fourth day).

Rectum and Anus

Sensation as though a hard substance were lying in the rectum and could not be evacuated (nineteenth day). Burning in the anus, obliging to scratch (fourth day). A violent stitch in the anus so that he almost cried out, while sitting (fourth day). Sudden stitch through the anus (sixth day). Burning and itching in the anus (sixth day). Transient burning in the anus after a stool (sixth day). Violent itching and burning in the anus, in the evening in bed (eighth day). Immediately after a stool a sensation in the anus like that in a limb that has been sprained, with a sensation as though the anus were drawn up into the rectum; with sticking, itching, burning, and biting in the anus, provoking scratching, lasting till noon (thirteenth day).

Sensation as if something hard were lying just by the anus, soon followed by a stool, which, however, was evacuated only with great pressure and was unsatisfactory; the first part was hard, crumbly, dark-brownish green, covered with mucus, and containing thread-worms, followed by the same sensation as before the stool (fourteenth day). Itching and crawling in the anus (sixteenth day). Itching in the anus before the stool, and afterwards prickling and burning (sixteenth day). Itching and crawling in the anus (caused by thread-worms), beginning at 3 P.M., and increasing till about 10 P.M., when it amounted to a distressing burning and a sensation of contraction in the bowels and drawing up of the anus (examination showed a large number of thread-worms in and about the anus) (seventeenth day) Itching and biting in the anus, coming on in the evening, not at all noticed in the morning (eighteenth day). Crawling and biting in the anus, which had not existed all day; commenced in the evening and lasted uninterruptedly until going to bed (nineteenth day). Burning in the anus after a stool (eighteenth day). Sensation as if the anus were drawn up into the bowel (nineteenth day). Itching crawling in the anus, in the morning on rising (twentieth day). Crawling and burning in the anus, with griping in the abdomen, followed by emission of flatus and relief (twenty-fourth day). Spasmodic constriction in the anus, as if affected by a spasm; this sensation appeared at intervals and was especially noticed after swallowing anything hard, and was aggravated by continued pressure at stool, in the evening (twentieth day). Desire for stool, lasting a long time, soon after eating, followed by a small, very unsatisfactory stool; but soon afterwards another stool, soft and pasty, formed, of a dirty-brown color followed by burning and biting in the anus, rumbling in the abdomen, griping and emission of flatus (sixth day). Urging to stool, with a feeling as if hard faeces were lying close to the orifice of the anus, could not be evacuated, and caused a sticking in the anus; after long ineffectual urging a little more mucus and some live thread-worms were passed (thirteenth-day).

Stool

A small, blackish, hard stool covered with mucus, followed by prickling burning in the anus (third day). A very small, hard, crumbly, blackish-green stool, in the evening (fourth day). A dark-green stool, not copious (fourth day). A dark-brown greenish stool, the first half of which was normal, the rest pasty (fifth day). Stool small, thin, soft, and dark brown and greenish- colored, with mucus, and containing some dead thread-worms (fifth day). Copious pasty stool, with burning in the anus; stool dark brown, containing undigested food, mucus, and several large thread-worms (sixth day). Stool brownish, pasty, containing undigested food eaten the previous day (seventh day). Copious pasty stool, of a grayish-yellow color (eighth day). Copious brown stool, followed by burning and biting in the anus (ninth day). Stool containing undigested food of the previous day (ninth day). Stool very copious, partly hard, partly soft, preceded by great urging with griping; the first part dark brown, the last dark yellow, pasty, of a sour odor; the whole evacuation, especially the soft part, seemed thickly covered with dark-red blood, containing many mustard seeds and undigested food; evacuation preceded and accompanied by sticking and biting in the anus, lasting a long time, the cause of which was discovered to be a thread-worm; after the stool rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen (tenth day). Thin pasty stool, of a sour odor, as if fermenting, of a dirty greenish-brown color, containing numerous thread-worms, with streaks of blood, not dark red, as yesterday, but blackish red and clotted (eleventh day). Small hard stool without blood, in the evening; the evacuation unsatisfactory, of a dark yellowish-gray color, with much pressure (eleventh day).

Copious pasty stool; the evacuation partly hard, partly soft, sour, fermented, with numerous thread-worms, accompanied by heat and burning in the anus, and with griping and gurgling in the abdomen, followed by burning and smarting in the anus (twelfth day). Stool pasty, copious, dark yellowish-green, in the morning (fourteenth day). Stool yellowish-green, covered with mucus, containing thread-worms and streaks of blood (sixteenth day).

Very small, crumbly evacuation of the bowels, covered with mucus, containing thread-worms, followed by burning biting in the anus, which was very distressing (seventeenth day). Small, hard, crumbly stool with thread-worms, followed by burning and biting in the anus, and a sensation as if the orifice of the anus were drawn up into the bowel and a hard piece of faeces were still remaining in the anus, in the evening (eighteenth day). Small, hard, crumbly stool evacuated with great pressure, at 6 and 11 P.M. (nineteenth day). After great pressure a small crumbly stool, accompanied by mucus and thread-worms, followed by crawling and burning in the anus, and again a sensation as of a hard body rising up into the rectum, in the evening (twenty-first day). Copious pasty stool (twenty-first day). Yellowish-gray stool, with mucus and thread-worms (twenty-second day). Small, hard, crumbly, almost black stool preceded by griping, followed by itching and burning in the anus; during the stool there was much dragging and pressure in the rectum (twenty-second day). A pasty yellowish-gray stool with thread-worms and white tenacious thready mucus, accompanied by burning in the anus, preceded by rumbling in the bowels and biting in the anus (twenty-fourth day). Thin, pasty, grayish-brown evacuation, containing thread- worms, sour as if fermented, with great burning in the anus during and after the stool (twenty-fifth day); no stool (twenty- sixth day); copious pasty, brown stool, followed by burning in the anus, in the morning; in the evening a pasty, fermented, sour, small, dark-brown stool, preceded by burning and crawling in the anus, constant violent colic with great desire for stool, followed by a prickling and biting in the anus (twenty-seventh day); the evacuation of thread-worms continued for some weeks after the proving (*This prover (the same who proved Spirea ulmaria) suffered from eleven to thirteen years of age from thread-worms, but had had none since until the present proving.*) The stool seemed to be soft and easy to evacuate, in the morning, but the reverse in the evening.

Urinary organs

Urine dark yellow, soon forming a transparent flocculent cloud, that hangs near the surface, and only falls to the bottom after thirty-six hours (third day). Urine bright golden yellow, forming a cloud (fourth day). Urine dark-colored (fifth day). The urine has a cloud of mucus, and contains numerous small granules looking like frog-spawn; on the surface of the urine, at the bottom and on the sides of the glass, there were a number of small red granules (sixth day). A cloud forms in the urine, does not sink but remains in the middle of the liquid, but has a membranous look; there is a thick fatty pellicle on the surface of the urine (ninth day). Urine dark yellow, almost brown, becoming turbid, without depositing a cloud (fifteenth day).

Urine turbid and cloudy, depositing a white flocculent sediment, and having a glistening shimmering film on the surface (fifteenth and sixteenth days). Urine dark brown, like beer, with numerous red grains on the surface, falling to the bottom when shaken (nineteenth day). Many grains of red sand in the urine, with an iridescent film on the surface (twenty-third day). The urine soon became turbid, depositing a white sediment, and having upon the surface a pellicle, which, when rubbed between the fingers, seemed to contain grains of sand; the sediment was as white as chalk, and contained many grains of white sand (twenty-fourth day).

Sexual organs

Emission, without lascivious dreams (twentieth day).

Chest

Oppression of the chest, compelling frequent deep respiration (twenty-fourth day). Burning beneath the sternum (soon), (seventeenth day).

Pulse. pulse full and hard (eighth day).

Back

Pain in the small of the back and coccyx, as if sprained and bruised, while urging to stool (thirteenth day).

Extremities

Heaviness in the lower extremities (eighth day).

Sleep

Sleep, in the afternoon, with many vivid dreams (fourth day).

Sleepiness, in the afternoon, with many dreams (fifth day).

Sleepiness after eating, followed by sleep, with anxious dreams of journeys and of dangers, falling from a height, all of which was indistinctly remembered on waking (sixth day). Vivid dreams of dead people and devils (fourth night). Dreams at night of foreign countries and of dangerous expeditions (sixth night).

Many confused and unremembered dreams (twentieth day).

Fever

Creeping chills on moving about (fourth day). Creeping chills over the whole body after vomiting, with coldness of the hands and feet and frequent eructations of gas (fourth day). Inclined to perspire (eighth day).

Conditions

(Morning), Pharynx symptoms.

(Evening), Rectum symptoms.

(Moving), Pain in forehead. (Moving head back and forth), Pain in right frontal eminence. (Pressure), Pressure and heaviness in abdomen.

(Continued pressure at stool), Constriction in anus.

(Stooping), Pain in forehead.

(Touch), Pressure and heaviness in abdomen. (Walking), Dulness of head; nausea.

(In a warm room), Headache.

Amelioration

(Open air), Headache. (During rest), Nausea.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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