Generals: The symptoms of general weariness and prostration produced by the drug have been utilized in prescribing it homeopathically as a general tonic, often with very marked beneficial and prompt effect. In diphtheria with great prostration, cases that are prolonged, especially, and in malarial affections, neuralgia, etc, it has been found curative. Asthmatic attacks which recur periodically, with great prostration. Icy skin. Pressure in the solar plexus, with tender spine back of it.
Head: Tired feeling. Head feels too full. Throbbing. Great anxiety. Great irritability. Vertigo; worse looking up. Dull, heavy headache, frontal and occipital. Darting pains running up into head.
Eyes: Intense photophobia and orbicular spasm; gushing hot tears. Flickering with pain and lachrymation.
Mouth: Tongue thickly furred; yellow, slimy coating. Bitter taste. No appetite.
Stomach: Alternation of hyperacidity and decrease of acid. Hyperchlorhydria (Robinia pseudacaciaRob; Argentum nitricumArg-n; Orexinum tannaticumOrex-tann). Thirst for water, yet it disturbs. Anorexia.} Eggs produce diarrhoea.Anorexia. Eggs produce diarrhoea].
Heart: Palpitation. Sensation as if heart stopped. Suffocative attacks, occurring in periodical paroxysms. Must have open air. Short of breath on ascending; cardiac dyspnoea; circulatory weakness after acute infections; early myocardial degeneration.
Sleep: Sleeplessness due to nervous causes (Single dose of 5th or 6th potency).
Extremities: Weak limbs. Coldness of hands and feet, knees and limbs. Tearing pains.
Fever: Continuous, with weakness. System depleted.
Compare: China officinalisChin; also Ferrum citricumFerrum citricum (in nephritis with great anaemia; acid dyspepsia in chlorosis. Morbus maculosus Werlhoffii); Chininum muriaticumChin-m (in severe neuralgic pains around eyes, with chills; exaggerated sensitiveness to alcohol and tobacco; prostration and restlessness). OenotheraOenothera (effortless diarrhoea with nervous exhaustion; incipient hydrocephaloid). Macrozamia spiralisMacrozamia spiralis (extreme debility after illness; collapse).
Dose: Second and third trituration.