Indicated in indigestion, with bilious derangements; constipation; headache with vertigo and gastric disorders; diarrhoea, particularly during hot weather; bronchitis, pneumonia, coughs; fevers tending towards a typhoid state; rheumatic affections; inflammation of serous and synovial membranes. Suited to persons of dark complexion, vigorous constitution, lean, of firm fibre, of rather irritable disposition.
Dryness of mucous membranes.
Delirium; talks about affairs of the preceding day of business.
Headache; bursting, splitting, pressing from within outward; often occipital. Worse from slightest motion, even moving the eyeballs.
Headache, stitching, throbbing, in forehead, extending backward, down the neck, shoulders and back.
Mouth dry, with bitter taste.
Tongue heavily coated white, yellowish, dark brown; dry.
Thirst for large draughts of water.
Vomiting of bilious, watery substance immediately after eating.
Stomach sensitive to touch; pressure as from a hard stone, especially after eating; soreness in stomach when coughing.
Constipation of hard, large stools; stools dry as though burnt.
Abdominal tenderness, worse from motion (coughing, breathing, pressure).
Urine scanty, hot, dark, like beer.
Heat and painful hardness of breast.
Cough: dry, tickling in throat; worse at night with feeling as though he must expand the chest in order to breathe.
Cough with tickling sensation in epigastrium worse when coming into warm room.
Cough, with gagging, though not sick at the stomach, and sudden vomiting of food.
Stitching pain in the chest, worse from motion interfering even with breathing.
Chest feels as though it would fly to pieces relieved by strong pressure from without.
Expectoration rust-colored, tough, like lumps of jelly.
Joints hot, red, swollen, with pain worse from pressure and motion.
Fever with great thirst and acid sweats.
Chewing motion of the jaws (fever).
Worse from motion, pressure, warmth; in the morning, when first moving about; during hot weather (diarrhoea); cough worse from eating, drinking, coming into a warm room.
Better from lying on the painful side; from rest.
(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)