Absinthium (Absin)


Common Wormwood

Generals: A perfect picture of epileptiform seizure is produced by this drug. Nervous tremors precede attacks. Sudden and severe giddiness, delirium with hallucinations and loss of consciousness. Nervous excitement and sleeplessness. Cerebral irritation, hysterical and infantile spasms come within range of this remedy. Poisoning by mushrooms. Chorea. Tremor. Nervousness, excitement, and sleeplessness in children.

Mind: Hallucinations. Frightful visions. Kleptomania. Loss of memory. Forgets what has recently happened. Wants nothing to do with anybody. Brutal.

Head: Vertigo, with tendency to fall backward. General confusion. Wants head low. Pupils dilated unequally. Face blue. Spasmodic facial twitching. Dull occipital headache (Gelsemium sempervirensGels, Picricum acidumPic-ac).

Mouth: Jaws fixed. Bites tongue; trembles; feels as if swollen and too large; protruding.

Throat: Scalded sensation; as of a lump.

Stomach: Nausea; retching; eructation. Bloated around waist and abdomen. Wind colic.

Urine: Constant desire. Very strong odor; deep yellow color (Kalium phosphoricumKali-p).

Sexual: Darting pain in right ovary. Spermatorrhoea, with relaxed, enfeebled parts. Premature menopause.

Chest: Sensation of weight on chest. Irregular, tumultuous action of heart can be heard in back.

Extremities: Pain in limbs. Paralytic symptoms.


Compare: AlcoholAlcohol, Artemisia vulgarisArt-v, Hydrocy acidHydrocy acid, Cina maritimaCina, Cicuta virosaCic.

Dose: First to sixth potency.