Homeopathic Medicine :: Belladonna – Deadly Nightshade – Solanaceae

Adapted to bilious, lymphatic, plethoric constitutions; persons who are lively and entertaining when well, but violent and often delirious when sick.

Deadly Nightshade
Solanaceae

Adapted to bilious, lymphatic, plethoric constitutions; persons who are lively and entertaining when well, but violent and often delirious when sick.

Women and children with light hair and blue eyes, fine complexion, delicate skin; sensitive, nervous, threatened with convulsions; tuberculous patients.

Great liability to take cold; sensitive to drafts of air, especially when uncovering the head; from having the hair cut; tonsils become inflamed after riding in a cold wind (Acon., Hep., Rhus – takes cold from exposure of feet, Con., Cup., Sil.).

Quick sensation and motion ; eyes snap and move quickly; pains come suddenly, last indefinitely and cease suddenly (Mag. p.).

Pains usually in short attacks ; cause redness of face and eyes, fullness of head and throbbing of carotids.

Imagines he sees ghosts, hideous faces, and various insects (Stram.); black animals, dogs, wolves.

Fear of imaginary things, wants to run away from them; hallucinations.

Violent delirium; disposition to bite, spit, strike and tear things; breaks into fits of laughter and gnashes the teeth; wants to bite and strike the attendants (Stram.); tries to escape (Hell.).

Head hot and painful; face flushed; eyes wild, staring, pupils dilated; pulse full and bounding, globular, like buckshot striking the finger; mucous membrane of mouth dry; stool tardy and urine suppressed; sleepy; but cannot sleep (Cham., Op.).

Convulsion during teething, with fever (without fever, Mag. p.); come ow suddenly, head hot, feet cold.

Rush of blood to head and face (Amyl., Glon., Mel.).

Headache, Congestive, with red face, throbbing of brain and carotids (Mel.); agg. from slight noise, jar, motion, light, lying down, least exertion; amel. pressure, tight bandaging, wrapping up, during menses.

Boring the head into the pillow (Apis, Hell., Pod.).

Vertigo when stooping, or when rising after stooping (Bry.); on every change of position.

Abdomen tender, distended agg. by least jar, even of the bed; obliged to walk with great care for fear of a jar.

Pain in right ileo – caecal region, agg. by slightest touch, even of the bed – cover.

The transverse colon protrudes like a pad.

Skin: of a uniform, smooth, shining, scarlet redness ; dry, hot, burning; imparts a burning sensation to examining hand; the true Sydenham scarlet fever, where eruption is perfectly smooth and truly scarlet.

Pressing downwards as if the contents of abdomen would issue from the vulva; amel. standing and sitting erect; worse mornings (Lil., Mur., Sep.).

Relation. Complementary: Calcarea.

Belladonna is the acute of Calcarea, which is often required to complete a cure.

Similar; to, Acon., Bry., Cic., Gels., Glon., Hyos., Mel., Op., Stram.

Aggravation. From touch, motion, noise, draught of air, looking at bright, shining objects (Lyc., Stram.); after three PM; night, after midnight; while drinking; uncovering the head; summer sun; lying down.

Amelioration. Rest; standing or sitting erect; warm room.


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