Abies Canadensis: This remedy is contraindicated in inflammations. (Felter’s Materia Medica)
Figure 1 Abies Canadensis
Mucous membranes are affected by Abies can. and gastric symptoms are most marked, and a catarrhal condition of the stomach is produced.
There are peculiar cravings and chilly sensations that are very characteristic, especially for women with uterine displacement, probably due to defective nutrition with debility. Respiration and heart action labored. Wants to lie down all the time; skin cold and clammy, hands cold; very faint. Right lung and liver feel small and hard. Gleet.
Head.–Feels light-headed, tipsy. Irritable.
Stomach.–Canine hunger with torpid liver. Gnawing, hungry, faint feeling at the epigastrium. Great appetite, craving for meat, pickles, radishes, turnips, artichokes, coarse food. Tendency to eat far beyond capacity for digestion. Burning and distention of stomach and abdomen with palpitation. Flatulence disturbs the heart’s action. Pain in right shoulder-blade, and constipation, with burning in rectum.
Female.–Uterine displacements. Sore feeling at fundus of uterus, relieved by pressure. Prostration; wants to lie down all the time. Thinks womb is soft and feeble.
Fever.–Cold shivering, as if blood were ice-water (Aconitum Napellus). Chills run down back. Cold water feeling between shoulders (Ammonium muraticum). Skin clammy and sticky. Night-sweat (China). Dose.–First to third potency. (Boericke)