DERRIS PINNATA

Derris pinnata

Dr. X. Roussel is the authority for this plant, and some of the symptoms are of a very peculiar nature.

“He walks as if stepping on down.” “He is afraid of killing some one with a knife.”
Both kinds of tic are noted─painful and convulsive. Sense of smell is exalted. “He perceives celestial odours;” also “intolerable smells, after frequent sneezing.” Viscid urine, and viscid saliva. Electric shocks and cramps. Heat > toothache. Many symptoms, including diarrhœa, come on at night. by heat.

Formication and trembling of tongue.─Painful, dry, cracked tongue.─Salivation with engorged submaxillary glands.─Copious salivation, with aphthæ, and thready, viscid mucus.

Red swelling of tonsils, uvula and velum; tickling of uvula.─Sensation as of ball in œsophagus with cramps there.

Bad-smelling eructations.─Hiccough with deep anguish and burning in stomach.

Sensation of swelling in liver and spleen.─Cramp-like pains; diarrhœa with anguish.─Fetid flatulence.─Griping, > lying on abdomen.

Hæmorrhoids; constriction; formication.─Sensation of foreign body in anus.─Diarrhœa and weakness after vomiting.─Involuntary stools at night, white or yellowish.─Burning or sharp pains with bloody stools.

Pains in kidneys; in bladder; injury; sometimes incontinence.─Gluey, fetid urine discharged guttatim.

Swelling of uterus; weight behind uterus; feeling as if about to prolapse.─Leucorrhœa, with menstruation twice a month.─Cramp-like pains during menses.

Feeling of suffocation with fetid breath; must sit up in bed at night.─Cramp-like pains, and lancinations behind sternum.

Violent palpitation; heart seems to be beating in water.

Neck and Back.─Violent pains in nape and neck with swelling.─Feeling as if a small stream of water was running from one ear to the other across nape of neck, causing terrible pain.

Upper Limbs.─Paralytic pains, commencing in entire l. upper extremity (also in r. less frequently).─Rheumatic pains from shoulder to finger-tips.─Cramp-like pains at insertion of deltoid > by pressure.

Lower Limbs.─Electric shocks in muscles of leg.─Intense sciatic pains.─Staggers; he walks as if stepping on down.

Skin of abdomen painful.

Sleep after a meal.