Several species of Jacaranda (“especially J. procera,” says the Treasury of Botany) have the reputation of being curative in syphilis.
Mure proved J. caroba, and the symptoms of the proving certainly point to this. Hering gives these symptoms as having been confirmed: “Contact of urine with chancre = tearing pains, which affect whole organism.” “Prepuce much swollen, could not be drawn over glans; on attempting to do so, copious discharge of yellowish green pus.” “Chordee in gonorrhœa.”
“Dull pain under sternum on raising head and drawing breath.” Among other symptoms noted are: Lancinations in the heart. Rheumatic pains in the limbs. Itching at anus.
Mahony has confirmed these symptoms: “Food tastes insipid; nausea during eating.” Motion <. symptoms come on when walking raising head sitting. j. s. whittinghill r. xii. has cured several cases of muscular rheumatism characterised by a peculiar soreness and stiffness muscles in the morning any motion. dull pain between forehead temple shifting to other side then disappearing. head. later going nape neck where it disappears. as if plug were pressing forehead. flapping ears wings. heat l. ear with burning digging extending nostril. sneezing fluent coryza. heaviness weariness at vertex eyes. food tastes flat or acid. mouth bed. tongue. dry clammy. sore throat constriction pharynx difficult deglutition. sensation throat. nausea eating. pit stomach hurried breathing. stomach. stitch umbilicus. painful navel. groin touch. hypogastrium upon it. constipation. anus while lancinations anus. pricking around penis. orifice urethra looks like two inflamed lips itching being touched. yellowish white liquid from prepuce. prepuce small bundle fibres seized. cannot be drawn back. glans margin pimple suppurating chancre leaving red point dry. left testicle walking. swelling scrotum. erections caused contact urine causes tearing pains which affect whole organism. under sternum drawing breath. sternum. heart. heart beat region side. seems slowly. nape. so that turned loins. rheumatic arm morning. elbow through forearm. spot pellicle wrist. ulcers legs. right knee disappearing restless sleep frightful dreams. internal chill. all over.>