Synonym. Oxytropis Lamberti. Natural order. Leguminosae. Common names. Loco-weed. Rattle weed. Astragalus. Habitat. Rocky Mountain region. Preparation. Tincture from whole plant without the root.
GENERAL ANALYSIS AND THERAPEUTICS.
Acts directly upon the nervous system, producing many symptoms of functional disturbance for which it has been found useful. Its chief characteristic is a trembling and sensation of emptiness.
Mind. Desires to be alone (Hyoscyamus, Ignatia). Disinclination to work or talk. Great mental depression. Symptoms worse when thinking of them (Barayta carbonica, Acid oxalicum).
Head. Vertigo. Full warm feeling about the head. Feeling of intoxication, with loss of vision.
Eyes. Sight obscured; pupils contracted; do not respond to light. Paralysis of the nerves and muscles of the eyes.
Face. Pains in maxillary bones and masseter muscles.
Stool and Anus. Sphincter seems relaxed. Stools slip from anus like lumps of jelly.
Urinary Organs. Urging to urinate when thinking of it. Urine profuse. Pain in region of the kidneys.
Male Organs. No sexual desire or ability (Agnus., Coni.). Pain in testicles and along spermatic and down the thighs (Clem., Spongia).
Limbs. Numb feeling about the spine. Staggering gait (Helod.). Loss of coordination. Patellar tendon reflex lost. Pains come and go quickly, but muscles remain sore and stiff.
Sleep. Restless. Dreams of quarreling.
Aggravation. When thinking of symptoms( especially monomaniac tendency).
Amelioration. After sleep.
Compare. Acid oxalicum