Valeriana officinalis (Valer)

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Generals: Hysteria, over-sensitiveness, nervous affections, when apparently well-chosen remedies fail. Hysterical spasms and affections generally. Hysterical flatulency.

Mind: Changeable disposition. Feels light, as if floating in air. Over-sensitiveness (StaphisagriaStaph). Hallucinations at night. Irritable. Tremulous.

Head: Sensation of great coldness. Pressure in forehead. Feeling of intoxication.

Ears: Earache from exposure to draughts and cold. Nervous noises. Hyperaesthesia.

Throat: Sensation as if a thread were hanging down throat. Nausea felt in throat. Pharynx feels constricted.

Stomach: Hunger, with nausea. Eructations foul. Heartburn with gulping of rancid fluid. Nausea, with faintness. Child vomits curdled milk in large lumps after nursing.

Abdomen: Bloated. Hysterical cramps. Thin, watery diarrhoea, with lumps of coagulated milk, with violent screaming in children. Greenish, papescent, bloody stool. Spasms in bowels after food and at night in bed.

Respiratory: Choking on falling asleep. Spasmodic asthma; convulsive movements of the diaphragm.

Female: Menses late and scanty (PulsatillaPuls).

Extremities: Rheumatic pains in limbs. Constant jerking. Heaviness. Sciatica; pain worse standing and resting on floor (BelladonnaBell); better walking. Pain in heels when sitting.

Sleep: Sleepless, with nightly itching and muscular spasms. Worse on waking.

Fever: Long lasting heat, often with sweat on face. Heat predominates. Sensation of icy coldness (Helodrilus caliginosusHelod-c; Camphora officinalisCamph; Abies canadensisAbies-c).


Compare: Asa foetidaAsaf, Ignatia amaraIgn, Crocus sativusCroc, CastoreumCast, Ammonium valerianicumAm-val (in neuralgia, gastric disturbance, and great nervous agitation). Insomnia especially during pregnancy and menopause. Feeble, hysterical nervous patients.

Dose: Tincture.