We find the original provings of this remedy in Stapf's Additions to the Materia
Medica.It is the Buttercup, or bulbous crowfoot ; the whole fresh plant is used
; gathered in June while in flower.
It acts especially on the muscular tissue and skin, and its most characteristic
effects are upon the chest walls, causing pains like pleurodynia. Its symptoms
are especially worse from change of weather.
General indications for its employment
Sensation as if painful parts were ulcerated. Aggravation of the troubles in
damp weather, and from changes in temperature.
Some diseases in which it may be employed
Dropsy from kidney affections, hemiplegia from apoplexy, and in epidemic cerebro-spinal
meningitis (Relief of the symptoms from sweat and sleep).
In intercostal rheumatism, with a sharp stitch in the chest, much soreness, and
a feeling as if the parts were pounded, worse from every change of weather.
It produces an eruption similar to herpes zoster
or shingles, which occurs along the course of nerves ; there are burning
vesicles filled with serum and associated with sharp, stitching pains.Corns.
It is found useful in delirium tremens, to calm the maniacal attacks, and in
non-syphilitic pemphigus in children.
Slightest injury causes spasms. Bed-sores form soon in typhoid.
Has strong affinity for the tendo
Achillis; pain in heel.
Red parts become white. Could fall asleep only towards morning. Sciatica
during pregnancy, pain < standing and letting the
foot rest on the floor. Can stand with the foot resting on a chair or lie down