Taraxacum


Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Taraxacum in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.


Generalities

      Affecting liver, it is a bilious remedy. Feeling of sickness and exhaustion; inclined to sit or lie down. Stitching pains. Jaundice, gall stones, enlarged indurated liver.

Worse

      Rest. Sitting. Standing. Lying down.

Better

      Walking. Touch.

Mind

      Depression. Constant muttering to himself. Shuns labour, but after beginning works well. Inclined to talk, laugh, and be merry.

Head

      Ache due to gastric disturbances. Vertex feels very hot.

Mouth

      Tongue; coated, with raw patches; mapped. Taste; bitter; sour. Salivation, with sensation as if larynx was pressed shut.

Throat

      Hawks sour mucous.

Stomach

      Gastric bilious attacks. Loss of appetite. Bitter eructations.

Abdomen

      Sensation of bubbles bursting in bowels. Tympanitis; hysterical. Liver enlarged and indurated. Bilious diarrhoea. Stools white. Jaundice. Pain in the region of liver and spleen.

Urinary

      Urination painless urging; frequent copious discharge.

Female

      Menses suppressed.

Neck and Back

      Tearing pain from ear down to neck. Sternomastoid muscle very painful to touch.

Extremities

      Limbs restless. Finger tips cold (a guiding symptom). Jerking pain in calf (right) better on touch. Tearing pains in limbs. Neuralgia of knee better pressure. Toes burning.

Fever

      Chilly after eating; esp. after drinks. Profuse night sweats.

Related

      Nux-v.

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