Moschus (moschiferus) (Mosch)

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Generals: A remedy for hysteria and nervous paroxysms, fainting fits and convulsions, catalepsy, etc. The characteristic condition being aggravation by cold; there is great sensitiveness to air. Much nervous trembling and frequent fainting. Great flatulence. Diseases do not follow a normal course. Coldness. Tension in muscles, skin and mind.

Mind: Uncontrollable laughter. Scolding. Anxiety with palpitation; starting as if frightened. Sexual hypochondriasis.

Head: Compressive pain over root of nose. Pressure on top of head. Vertigo on least motion; sensation as if falling from a great height. Scalp sensitive. Sounds in ears as from the report of a cannon.

Stomach: Desire for black coffee, stimulants. Aversion to food. Everything tastes flat. With stomach symptoms, anxiety in chest. Distended. Faints when eating. Abdomen greatly distended. Spasmodic, nervous hiccough (Hydrobromicum acidumHydrobr-ac; Sulphamido-christadineSulpha-c; Ignatia amaraIgn; Cajanus cajanCajan).

Male: Violent desire; involuntary emissions. Impotence, associated with diabetes (CocaCoca). Premature senility. Nausea and vomiting after coition.

Female: Menses too early, too profuse, with disposition to faint (Nux moschataNux-m; Veratrum albumVerat). Sexual desire, with intolerable titillation in parts. Drawing and pushing in the direction of the genitals; sensation as if menses appear.

Urine: Profuse urination. Diabetes.

Respiratory: Tightness of chest, is obliged to take a deeper breath. Sudden constriction of larynx and trachea. Difficult respiration; chest oppressed; hysterical spasm of chest; asthma. Spasm of glottis. Impending paralysis of lungs. Asthma, with intense anxiety, fear, and smothering sensation. Cough ceases, mucus cannot be expectorated. Globus hystericus.

Heart: Hysterical palpitation. Trembling around heart. Weak pulse and fainting.

Modalities: Better, in open air, rubbing. Worse, cold. The open air is felt very, very cold.


Compare: Nux moschataNux-m, Asa foetidaAsaf, Valeriana officinalisValer, Sumbulus moschatusSumb, Ignatia amaraIgn, CastoreumCast.

Compatible: Ambra griseaAmbr.

Antidotes: Camphora officinalisCamph, Coffea crudaCoff.

Dose: First to third potency.