Generals: Acts especially upon the muscular tissue and skin, and its most characteristic effects are upon the chest walls, like pleurodynia. Bad effects of Alcohol; delirium tremens. Spasmodic hiccough. Hydrothorax. Shocks throughout the whole body. Sensitive to air and touch. Chronic sciatica.
Head: Irritable, pains in forehead and eyeballs. Creeping sensation in scalp. Pressing pain in forehead from within outward.
Eyes: Day-blindness; mist before eyes; pressure and smarting in eyes, as from smoke. Pain over right eye; better, standing and walking. Herpes on cornea. Vesicles on cornea, with intense pain, photophobia, and lachrymation.
Chest: Various kinds of pains and soreness, as if bruised in sternum, ribs, intercostal spaces, and both hypochondria. Inter-costal rheumatism.} Chilliness in chest when walking in open air.Inter-costal rheumatism. Chilliness in chest when walking in open air]. Stitches in chest, between shoulder-blades; worse, inspiring, moving. Rheumatic pain in chest, as from subcutaneous ulceration. Tenderness of abdomen to pressure.} Muscular pain along lower margin of the shoulder-blade; burning in small spots from sedentary employment.Tenderness of abdomen to pressure. Muscular pain along lower margin of the shoulder-blade]; burning in small spots from sedentary employment.
Skin: Burning and intense itching; worse, contact. Hard excrescences. Herptic eruptions, with great itching. Shingles, bluish vesicles. Itching in palms. Blister-like eruption in palms. Corns sensitive. Horny skin. Finger-tips and palms chapped. Vesicular and pustular eruptions.
Modalities: Worse, open air, motion, contact, atmospheric changes, wet, stormy weather, evening. Cold air brings on all sorts of ailments.
Compare: Ranunc acrisRanunc acris (pain in lumbar muscles and joints by bending and turning body); Ranunc glacialisRanunc glacialis-Reindeer flower Carlina - (Pulmonary affections; broncho-pneumonical Influenza-enormous weight in head with vertigo and sensation as of impending apoplexy; night-sweats-more on thighs); Ranunc repensRanunc repens (crawling sensation in forehead and scalp in evening in bed); Ranunc flammulaRanunc flammula (ulceration; gangrene of arm). Compare, also: Bryonia albaBry, Croton tigliumCroto-t, MezereumMez, Euphorbium officinarumEuph.
Dose: Mother tincture, in ten to thirty drop doses in delirium tremens; third to thirtieth potency generally. Chronic sciatica, apply tincture to heel of affected leg (M. Jousset).