Rumex Crispus

Rumex Crispus


Tincture from fresh root gathered after the fruit is ripe, but before frost.
Teasing, persistent cough, irritating, dry, occurring in paroxysms, which is aggravated by cold air, the patient has to cover his head to breathe warm air ; it is caused by tickling in the supra-sternal fossa ; night cough in phthisis. There is a state of sadness, low spirited; aversion to work; irritable mental excitability.
The yellow dock has been used in domestic practice, as a blood medicine, to cure eruptions and boils.
The nose, eyes, chest and trachea, the whole respiratory tract, gives forth a copious flow, copious mucous discharge. Dryness of the larynx and trachea with hard, dry, spasmodic cough.
Copious mucous discharge; thin, watery, frothy expectoration by the mouthful. Following this the discharge becomes thick, yellow, tough or thick, white and tenacious; so ropy and stringy and tough that in spite of blowing the nose and coughing he fails to get it up. Completely exhausted from his efforts to expectorate the tough, stringy, tenacious even gluey mucus. This catarrhal state is commonly accompanied by a morning diarrhea.
Catarrhal headache with great irritation of the larynx and trachea, clavicular pain and soreness behind sternum.
Extreme rawness in the larynx and trachea; burning and smarting; unable to endure pressure on the throat pit.
Tickling in the throat pit causing cough. Must sit without motion; cannot breathe deeply, hurriedly or irregularly because the burning is so much increased by any change in breathing.
If he steps into the open air a paroxysmal cough takes his breath away; or if he passes from the open air into a warm room the same paroxysmal cough comes on. The paroxysm is so violent that in the morning, when he has a loose stool, he will pass it involuntarily with the cough. The urine also passes away with the cough. The headache returns when the discharges slack up.
Pain under the clavicle; a sense of rawness under the clavicle; as if the parts inside were raw; as if the air came directly under the clavicle, producing rawness and burning. Rawness and burning from the inhalation of air.
Nose obstructed; dry sensation even in posterior nares.
Acute and chronic catarrhal states. Old phthisical cases every time be takes a cold, he is so sensitive to cold air and change of air that he sleeps with the bed clothes over his mouth. Every breath of air causes a spasmodic cough.
Soreness, rawness and burning, especially down the trachea and under the sternum.
Violent sneezing, with fluent coryza, worse in the evening and at night.
Many symptoms are worse in the evening.
Coryza, fluent, with sneezing, with headache, worse evening and night.
Some symptoms are worse in the early morning. Cough worse at 11 P.M.( Lachesis)
In Lachesis young children cough in their early sleep, but if kept awake they will not cough. Therefore in Lachesis the 11 P.M. cough is an aggravation from sleep. In Rumex the cough will come on at 11 o'clock whether the child is asleep or not.
Hoarse (chronic cases ); cannot speak because the vocal cords are covered with tough mucus.
Phosphorus has this hoarseness, but especially aphonia relieved by hemming up a little mucus from the vocal cords. The Causticum hoarseness is due to a weakness of the vocal cords. Phosphorus has an inflammatory state and the continual accumulation of mucus impedes speech. Rumex has the accumulation of tough, gelatinous, gluey mucus, and he continually scrapes the larynx.
"Sensation of a lump in the throat, not relieved by hawking or swallowing, it descends on deglutition, but immediately returns"; also a strong feature in Lachesis.
Constitutions that are constantly taking cold worse from change of the weather; always shivering about the fire want much clothing, want even the head covered up.
Many complaints are worse in the evening, from a bath, from becoming cold, from inhaling cold air. Rheumatic complaints are aggravated by cold. Every cold seems to affect the joints (Calcarea phos); every change to cold is felt in the joints; from bathing and getting chilled afterwards.
Tight, suffocative, heavy ache in epigastrium, through to back clothes seem too tight; weak feeling in epigastrium, all aggravated when talking; frequently takes a long breath.
Aching pain in the pit of stomach gradually becoming very severe; sharp stitching pains in stomach extending into chest, and below a sensation of pressure like a lump in pit of stomach, sometimes rising up under sternum, greatly aggravated from motion and somewhat from taking a long breath; generally aggravated after eating, ameliorated by lying perfectly quiet. Stomach symptoms are aggravated by talking.
The stomach feels sore, aggravated by talking, walking, inhaling cold air; wants warm things. Very flatulent; full of flatulent pains; pains relieved (Carbo veg.) by belching and passing flatus. Stomach and abdominal pains
aggravated by talking, irregular, breathing; must sit in a chair and breathe with perfect regularity
. Irregular breathing will cause cough or suffocation.
In the morning hurried to stool like Sulphur. Stools, painless, offensive, profuse; brown or black, thin or watery; preceded by pain in abdomen; before stool sudden urging, driving him out of bed in morning. Morning diarrhea with cough from tickling in throat pit.
Rumex is not so deep as Sulphur, but it is an antipsoric.  Calcarea follows it well.
Rumex is as sensitive to cold, to baths and chilly surroundings as Rhus, but it is aggravated by motion. Bryonia may be confused with it in this aggravation from motion and from talking, but Bryonia is not so sensitive to cold air, is often relieved from cold air and worse in a warm room; the complaints subside if the room becomes cool. In Rumex the nerves are sensitive to the open air; a nervous sensitiveness to open air as marked as Nux.
Sulphur patient with a cough,  in phthisis,  wants cool air, cooling things; though the stomach symptoms are sometimes ameliorated from hot drinks, yet he wants cool, refreshing air.Aphonia after exposure to cold.
He fights off the cough as long as he can because of the burning and rawness. In the most violent coryza there is a lack of the febrile symptoms of Bryonia, Rhus and Aconite. It has not the constitutional symptoms, the aching of the limbs, the general soreness, the high fever and thirst. The condition seems to have localized itself.
With Rumex, Pulsatilla, Senega, Arsenic and Nux vomica we can patch up the last years of a phthisical patient.
Sore, bruised, aching all over the body of a consumptive is relieved by Arnica, and it  suits the cough and gagging and retching, and makes him sleep.
Pyrogen  for the aching in the bones and distressing cough.  If Arsenic is indicated remedy,  it has to be more frequently repeated; sometimes it is Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Pyrogen or Arnica.These medicines help him along and they have often to be changed, but finally the break down occurs, and these medicines are no longer suitable. An awful dyspnoea gradually creeps on the patient; there is craving for air; the breathing space is becoming diminished.
Dropsy comes on in the extremities. The heart gives out; there is emaciation; the hippocratic countenance is seen; there is cold sweat, blue face, sinking. Even now we can palliate with Tarantula Cubensis. Sometimes it has to be repeated. It will relieve for days and give an euthanasia, not a stupefaction as produced by Morphia, benumbing his senses, but an actual comforting.
Violent, incessant, dry fatiguing cough, with little expectoration, aggravated by pressure, talking, and especially by inspiring cool air and night. Brown. watery morning diarrhoea. Sensation of soreness and rawness in larynx and behind the sternum.
 

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