Petasites fragrans, Moen. Natural order: Compositae. Common name: Italian of fragrant tussilage. Preparation: Tincture of whole plant.
January 5th (ninth day) I started for Toulon;I returned thence on the 12th, stouter in person than on my departure. I often take this journey, and at my return I always have been reduced in flesh, owing to irregular diet. From January 10th to February 5th, this increase in size continued, and was perceptible to myself;but, on the other hand, I felt, after the 10th of January, a degree of plethora, which might easily have overcome me. The abdomen, which had a tendency to corpulency, was reduced to its normal size. Eight years later it had not yet regained that former protuberance.
State of mind such that i was satisfied with everything;everything about me seemed pleasing;serenity of disposition;benevolence of language; I could engage in discussions of the most exciting interest with calmness, while making use of the most appropriate expressions;in fine, entering upon them without hesitation, and succeeding in them, being beforehand confident of success (fifth to tenth day). Complaining mood, finding fault with everything, making spiteful remarks, the nature of which he does not himself recognize, and is astonished that others are offended at them;for this reason, when aware of their character, he remains silent for fear of offending his associates (after four hours).
Transient headache, like a stupefaction;feeling of intoxication, as after abuse of spirituous liquors (after two hours).
Dryness of the eyes, when looking about in the open air, forcing them to wink often (after two hours ).
Acidity in the oesophagus, like heartburn, ceasing entirely after dinner (after two hours).
It seems as if there were at the bottom of the cardia a morsel which will not pass down (after half an hour).
Weakness in the legs (after two hours ). Pain from side to side in the tarsus, between that and the metatarsus of the left foot, when walking;this pain does not last long, but returns often (second to fifth day). Pain in the metatarsal joint, as if caused by a blow (after two hours).
I sleep less, and find myself none the worse for it, a circumstances which certainly never occurred to me before (after two weeks).
Sweat and heat of the skin, caused by slight exertion, such as never had caused perspiration (after half an hour).