Synonym. Robinia Acacia. Natural order. Leguminosae. Common name. Yellow Locust. Habitat. An indigenous tree, common in the Middle and Southern States. Preparation. Tincture from the fresh bark of the young twigs. General Analysis Through the pneumogastric nerve Robinia acts especially upon the stomach, arresting digestion, and causing excessive acidity, resulting in emesis, the vomited matter being so intensely sour that the teeth are set on edge. Burt. Characteristic Symptoms Mind Very low-spirited; irritable. Head Constant, dull, heavy, or throbbing frontal headache, aggravated by motion and reading. Stomach Constant eructations of a very sour fluid. Nausea, followed by profuse vomiting of an intensely sour fluid, setting the teeth on edge. Violent vomiting. Sour stomach. Sharp pain in stomach and epigastrium. Burning in stomach and region of gall-bladder. Dull, heavy, aching distress in the stomach. Great distension of stomach and bowels, with flatulence; severe colic and acid diarrhoea. Stool Desire for stool, but only flatulence passes off; finally constipated stool. Diarrhoea, stools yellow, green, burning. Sour stools of infants (Calcarea c., Podophyllum, Rheum.). Generalities The whole child smells sour (Rheum.). Compare Calcarea c., Iris, Mag. carb., Pulsatilla, Rheum.
Especially useful in gastric disturbances, indigestion and sick headache, characterized by excessively sour eructations and vomiting. Acid dyspepsia. Heartburn. Cholera infantum.