Citrus Vulgaris (Cit-v)

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Aurantium. Citrus vulgaris. Orange. N. O. Rutaceae. Tincture of peel of Seville orange.

Clinical: Choking, sensation of. Faintness. Headache. Metrorrhagia. Neuralgia. Palpitation. Throat, rising in.

Characteristics: The tincture of the peel is used as a pleasant bitter tonic in the old-school practice. On sensitive individuals oranges in any form produce pathogenetic effects. One patient of my own could never eat an orange without experiencing a fearful taste at the back of the nose and throat, lasting many days and causing choking sensations and faintness. Nervous affections predominate; neuralgias of various kinds. The skin is the seat of many symptoms.

Relations:

Compare: Citrus limonumCit-l, Ruta graveolensRuta, Angustura veraAng.

SYMPTOMS.

1. mind: Great excitement; quick motions.

2. head: R. side hemicrania.

6. face: Neuralgia in face; shooting, gnawing pains, most in temples, esp. r. side.

7. teeth: Constant toothache. Teeth become carious; wear off.

9. throat: Something seems to rise in throat and choke her. Fearful taste at back of nose and throat, lasting for days and causing choking sensation and faintness.

14. urinary organs: Pains in kidneys and bladder.

16. female sexual organs: Too copious menses.

18. chest: Pleurodynia.

19. heart: Palpitation.

24. generalities: Suited for diseases of old men, esp. with coldness and chilliness. An orange eaten before breakfast is said to destroy the craving for alcohol in drunkards.

25. skin: Itching, general or more often only in upper limbs, with redness and swelling of hands. Eruption and other symptoms like scarlatina.