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Symptoms of the homeopathic medicine PARIS QUADRIFOLIA from A Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by A.C. Cowperthwaite. Find all the symptoms of PARIS QUADRIFOLIA

      Natural order. Liliaceae. Common names. Herb Paris. Fox Grape. True Love. Habitat. A plant growing in Europe, in wet woods and thickets. Preparations. Tincture from the entire fresh plant.


Acts upon the cerebro-spinal system, causing neuralgia, pains and other symptoms of nerve irritation. Its their local action is upon the respiratory tract.


Mind. Loquacious mania (Lachesis); foolish talk and silly actions.

Head. Vertigo and dullness in the head. Piercing and single stitches in the head; in temples; then weight on forehead, worse from stooping. Constrictive pressure in forehead and temples, brain, eyes and skin feel tense, and the bones scraped sore; worse from motion, excitement or using the eyes; worse in evening. Pressive pain in right temporal region, relieved by pressure of the hand. Bruised pain in left parietal bone on touch.

Eyes. Feel too large or swollen, and orbits too large (Carls., Phosphorus ac., Plumb.). Eyes feel as if projecting with a sensation as if a thread were tightly drawn through the eyeball, and backward, into the middle of the brain, very painful; sight weak; stitches through middle of eye. Jerking and twitching of right upper lid (Agaricus).

Ears. Sudden pain in ears, as if forced apart by a wedge. Ringing in left ear.

Nose. Red and greenish mucus blown from the nose. Alternate fluent and stopped coryza (Ammonium carb., Natr. ars., Nux v.).

Face. Tetter around the mouth. Vesicles on surface of lower lip.

Mouth. Tongue dry, rough, and coated white; feels too large. Dryness of mouth in morning. Profuse tart saliva.

Throat. Sore throat, as if a ball were lodged in it. Much mucus in fauces, causes hawking.

Stomach. Hiccough, after eating (Bryonia, Ignatia, Hyoscyamus); eructations. Heaviness in stomach, as from a stone (Arsenicum, Bryonia, Nux v., Puls); better from eructations. Weak, slow digestion.

Abdomen. Rumbling and rolling in abdomen (Aloe, Carb. v., Cinchona, Lycopodium); cutting, griping pains.

Stool. Diarrhoea stools smell like putrid meat.

Urinary Organs. Burning and stinging in urethra when sitting. Sticking in forepart of urethra. Frequent micturition, with burning. Dark-red urine, with red sediment, and a greasy-looking pellicle on surface; acrid, excoriating.

Respiratory Organs. Periodical, painless hoarseness. Hoarseness, voice feels, continuous hawking of mucus and burning in larynx. Expectoration of greenish, viscid mucus. Oppression with desire to draw a long breath. Constant hawking and gagging from tenacious mucus in larynx and trachea. Stitches in the chest (Bryonia, Kali carb.).

Heart and Pulse. Palpitation during rest and motion; in evening. Pulse full but slow.

Neck and Back. Nape of neck weary, as if a great weight were lying on it. Neck feels stiff and swollen on turning it. Stitches between the scapulae.

Limbs. Stinging pains in limbs. All joints painful on motion. Icy-cold feet (Silicea, Veratrum alb.); at night in bed. Paralytic pain in limbs. Fingers feel asleep. Stitches in all the limbs. Heaviness in all the limbs. Contractive pressure in joints.

Skin. Papular eruptions, especially face and lips. Skin sore; crawling sensations.

Sleep. Restless, broken sleep, with many dreams. Yawning and sleepiness.

Fever. Chilliness, mostly toward evening. Coldness of right side; left side natural. Chilliness and goose-flesh, yawning and cold feet. Heat descending back from neck (reverse, Phosphorus). Heat and sweat of upper part of body. Sweat in morning, on waking, attended with frequent biting itching.

Compare. Ledum, Rhus tox.

Antidote. Coffea


Perhaps the most common use of this not commonly use drug in neuralgia headache when the eyes feels as if projecting, and a painful sensation, as if a thread were drawing through the eye backwards into the middle of the brain. Facial neuralgia, hot stitches in left malar bone, which is very sore. Neuralgia in left chest extending into arm, with becomes stiff; nape of neck weary, as if a great weight were lying on it. Has also been successfully used in spinal neuralgia. Neuralgia of coccyx. Catarrhal laryngitis, green viscid mucus, painless hoarseness. Laryngeo-tracheitis, much tenacious mucus, causing constant hawking and gagging.

About the author

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. (Allen Corson) Cowperthwaite 1848-1926.
ALLEN CORSON COWPERTHWAITE was born at Cape May, New Jersey, May 3, 1848, son of Joseph C. and Deborah (Godfrey) Cowperthwaite. He attended medical lectures at the University of Iowa in 1867-1868, and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1869. He practiced his profession first in Illinois, and then in Nebraska. In 1877 he became Dean and Professor of Materia Medica in the recently organized Homeopathic Department of the State University of Iowa, holding the position till 1892. In 1884 he accepted the chair of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Clinical Medicine in the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. He removed to Chicago in 1892, and became Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. From 1901 he also served as president of that College. He is the author of various works, notably "Insanity in its Medico-Legal Relations" (1876), "A Textbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1880), of "Gynecology" (1888), and of "The Practice of Medicine " (1901).

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