Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke

Viola tricolor [Viol-t]

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Viola tricolor [Viol-t] signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Viola tricolor [Viol-t] is used

      Viola tricolor. Jacea. Pansy. Heartsease. *N. O. Violaceae. Tincture of fresh plant in flower.

Clinical

      Crusta lactea. *Eczema. Enuresis. Gonorrhoea, suppressed. Gout. *Impetigo. Leucorrhoea. Ophthalmia, scrofulous. Orchitis. Plica. polonica. Rheumatism. ringworm. Seminal emissions. Syphilis. Throat, ulceration of.

Characteristics

      The Pansy was proved by Hahnemann and his provers. It had an ancient reputation in asthma and epilepsy, and especially in obstinate skin diseases. Teste quotes from old observers (Starck, Haase, Murray, &c.) the following as cured by *V. tri.: (1) Milk-crust in children at the breast, [or] recently weaned. (2) Milk-crust with violent cough and excessive oppression. (3) Impetigo of hairy scalp and face in children and adult females. (4) Favus and serpiginous crusts in children and adults, with swelling and induration of cervical glands. (5) Large boils all over body in a scrofulous child. (6) Pustules and ichorous exanthema of feet. (7) Squamous spots on skin. (8) Rheumatism and gout, articular rheumatism with itch-like eruption round the joints. (9) Impetiginous exanthema on forehead. (10) Ichorous ulcers with violent itching. In Russia a decoction of Pansy is a popular remedy for scrofula, and Schlegel, of Moscow, used it with good effect in syphilitic affections, especially venereal ulcers. Teste (from whom I take all the above) puts *V. tri. in two groups, whose types are *Lycopodium and *Chamomilla Homoeopathy has brought out some characteristics of *V. tri. which single out its cases. One of these is concomitance of urinary symptoms with skin affections: Tinea capitis with frequent involuntary urination. Eczema with urinary disturbances, too copious urination, or sudden arrest of secretion. *”Urine smelling like cat’s urine” is a keynote. The male sexual organs were much excited. Emissions with vivid dreams occurred, swelling, itching, and pains in prepuce and glans, with erections. *Peculiar Symptoms are: Face hot and sweating after eating. Dyspnoea after eating. Hands twitch and are clenched in sleep. Nervous paroxysms followed suppressed milk-crust. The axillae and clavicular regions were noticeably affected, and stitches and burning stitches were prevailing pains. The symptoms are: worse By pressure on side opposite to painful side. Worse Lying on unpainful side. Lying causes anxiety about heart. Raising head =, and stooping better, heaviness in head. Walking causes vertigo, stitches through chest and abdomen. Sitting causes stitches in abdomen and groin (standing better them). worse At 11 a.m., at night. Open air better headache, causes chilliness. Aversion to open air. Worse In winter when walking in cold air.

Relations

      *Antidoted by: Camph., Mercurius, Pulsatilla, Rhus. *Compatible: Pulsatilla, Rhus, Sepia, Staphysagria *Compare: Tension of integuments of face and forehead, V. od. Crusta lactea, Vinca m. (V. tri. has urinary concomitants). Eruptions, ulcers, &c., Chamomilla, Graphites, Hepar, Mercurius, Oleander, Petrol., Staphysagria Stitches, K. ca. Botan., see *Viol. od.

Causation

      Suppressed milk-crust (nervous paroxysms).

SYMPTOMS.

Mind

      Sadness respecting domestic affairs.- Precipitation as from internal anguish, with sensation of great weakness.- Tendency to shed tears.- Ill-humor, moroseness, with dislike to conversation.- Great sensitiveness, inclination to scold, and combativeness.- Disobedience.- Aversion to labour.- Great dulness of the intellect.

Head

      Head bewildered and perplexed.- Vertigo and dizziness when walking.- Headache from root of nose to brain, disappearing in open air.- Heaviness of head, which draws it backwards, principally when getting up, better by stooping.- Pressive headache, especially in forehead and temples (extending outward).- Shootings in occiput day and night.- The brain shakes when walking.- Burning stitches in scalp, especially in forehead and temples (tearing stitch externally in left temple).- Scurfs on head, unbearable burning, most at night.- Impetigo of the hairy scalp and face.- Crusta lactea in children recently weaned.- Thick incrustations, pouring out a large quantity of thick, yellow fluid, which mats the hair.

Eyes

      Pain in eyes, as if a hard body were between upper eyelid and eyeball.- Smarting and incisive and itching shootings in eye.- Contraction and closing of eyelids, with inclination to sleep.- (Myopia.).

Face

      Heat in face at night in bed, sometimes semilateral, and in cheek on which patient is not lying.- Heat and perspiration of face after eating.- Thickness and hardness of skin of face.- Scabs on face with burning itching, especially at night, and running of a yellow and viscid pus, also behind ears.- Tension in integuments of face and forehead.

Mouth

      Tongue loaded with whitish mucus of a bitter taste. – Accumulation of saliva in the mouth, with sensation of dryness.

Throat

      Sore throat in evening.- Swelling of cervical glands.- Much phlegm in throat causes hawking, 11 a.m.- Swallowing difficult and very painful (syphilis).- Chancroid ulcer on posterior surface of fauces and soft palate (syphilis).

Abdomen

      Stitches and cutting pain in abdomen, with urging to stool and crying and lamentations, followed by discharge of lumps of mucus and flatulence.- Pressing-stinging in diaphragm.

Stool

      Chopped soft stools. Stool with mucus and much flatus.

Urinary Organs

      Urging (frequent) to urinate, with profuse discharge of urine.- Fetid urine, it smells like cat’s urine.- Very turbid urine.-

Stitches in the urethra.

Male Sexual Organs

      Swelling of the prepuce with itching.- Stitching in penis or pressing in glans, burning of glans.- While standing voluptuous itching of prepuce, accompanied by an erection which prevented scratching.- Itching stitches in scrotum.- Involuntary seminal discharges, with vivid dreams.- Loss of seminal fluid at stool.- Suppressed gonorrhoea, indurated testicle.

Female Sexual Organs

      Stitch in region of mons veneries, right side.- Painful pustules on labia.- Leucorrhoea: with stitching pain, in children, in syphilis.- Chancroid ulcers about breasts.

Respiratory Organs

      Stitches in left side of chest, worse during inspiration and expiration.

Chest

      Syphilitic ulcers on clavicles.- Shooting in chest.- Stitches in the chest, on the ribs, sternum, and intercostal muscles.

Heart

      Oppression and lancinations in region of heart on bending forwards while sitting. Anxietas praecordium, with palpitation of heart when lying down (with beating like waves).

Neck and Back

      Swelling of glands of neck.- Spasmodic pain and contraction, with pinching between shoulder-blades (with cutting, tingling, and crawling in the skin).

Upper Limbs

      Lancinations in joints of shoulder, elbows, forearms, and fingers, better on motion.- Painful pustules in axillae (syphilis).- Cutting stitches with itching in axillae.

Lower Limbs

      Pain, as of broken thighs, on waking in morning.- Flexion of knees when walking, with drawings in thighs and calves.- Jerking of muscles in calves.- Fine stitches in right tibia when walking.- Shootings in patellae, tibiae, and feet.- Pustulous and ichorous exanthema on feet.

Generalities

      (The principal use for this remedy is for nocturnal emissions accompanied by very vivid dreams, they are not very exhausting, but cause an uneasy and “played-out” state of the mind.- Loss of seminal fluid at stool and in the urine, trembling, poor appetite, feels dull, sleepless.- Very vivid, amorous dreams.- Pricking in skin, pricking itching.- Worse when sitting. Better after rising from a seat. ***H. N. G.) Dejection, sometimes as from insufficient sleep. Lancinating pains in the limbs. Miliary eruption over whole body, with lancinating, gnawing sensation.

Skin

      Stinging-biting rash.- Dry scabs over the whole body, when they are scratched they exude yellow water.- Eruption over face (except eyelids) and behind ears, with burning, itching, worse at night, a thick, hard scab formed, cracked here and there, from which a tenacious yellow pus exuded, and hardened into a substance like gum.

Sleep

      Inclination to sleep in afternoon.- Disturbed sleep, with frequent waking.- Awakens frequently without cause.- Sleep retarded by a concourse of ideas, with difficulty in waking in morning.- Vivid and amorous dreams.- Jerking of the (child’s) hands and retraction of thumbs when sleeping, with redness of face and general dry heat.

Fever

      Chill, or chilliness in forenoon and in open air.- Dry, anxious heat at night in bed, with red face.- General heat, especially in face, with anxiety, dyspnoea immediately after eating.- Night- sweats.

About the author

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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