Tongo was proved by Nenning. Its fragrant seed is much used by perfumers. Dipterix odorata, which yields it, is a native of Cayenne. The fruit is something like that of the almond-tree. Curiously in the proving it produced “Risings with taste of bitter almonds.” The chief uses of Tong. have been in migraine and neuralgic affections. The symptoms are: reduced By rest; when seated. increased By movement. Pressure increases.
Peevishness and ill-humour.─Dislike to labour and conversation.
Head confused, esp. in occiput, with drowsiness.─Heaviness of head, esp. on rising up after stooping.─Drawing headache.─Pressure, tearings, and shootings in head, esp. on coining into a room, with tearings on one side of the face and ill-humour.─Shootings in head, when laughing.─Pulsative headache, esp. on l. side.─The headaches disappear on taking vinegar.─Excessive sensibility of exterior of head.
Burning sensation and dryness of eyes, when reading in evening.─Drawing, tension, and quivering in eyelids.
Tearing in ears.
Coryza, with obstruction of nose.─Violent sneezing in the night.─Slight tearing in root of nose with irritation to sneeze and cough.
Paleness of complexion, with red cheeks.─Tearing in maxillæ.─Semilateral, tearing pains in face.
Toothache, with tearing pain, esp. in molars, reduced by pressing upon them, dissipated by the use of vinegar.─Acid blood from teeth and gums.
Copious accumulation of water in mouth.
Roughness and scraping in throat.
Risings with taste of bitter almonds.
Burning sensation and cuttings in the hypochondria, as if externally.─Movements and pinchings in abdomen.
Tenesmus.─Hard fæces, evacuated with straining.─Diarrhœa, followed by excessive sensibility of abdomen.
Scanty urine, with white sediment.─Urine of colour of white wine, with much slimy sediment.─Red urine, with abundant clay-coloured sediment.
Catamenia premature.─Leucorrhœa, when walking.─Discharge of thick mucus from vagina (when making an effort to pass a stool).
Hoarseness, with burning sensation in larynx.
Shooting and burning sensation under sides of the chest.
Pains in loins, with excessive sensibility to the touch.
Tearing in l. hip-joint 5 p.m. increased by rubbing.─Tearing in l. thigh and knee increased by pressure.─Violent stinging like the prick of a needle in fatty portion of r. great toe after dinner.
Tearing in the limbs, increased by external pressure and also by movement.─The majority of t