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ABROTANUM

ABROTANUM [Abrot]


Marasmus, especially of lower extremities only, yet with good appetite. Neck weak, cannot hold the head.

Metastasis.

Tubercular peritonitis. Angioma of face.

Stomach feels as if swimming in water.

SYNONYM
: Artemesia abrotanum

COMMON NAME
: Southern Wood Lad's Love

FAMILY
: Compositae-Canymbiferae

A/F
: -Suddenly checked diarrhoea 3 or secretions
-Malnutrition
-Defective digestion or assimilation
-Following operations for hydrothorax or empyema

MODALITIES
: < Cold air 3 > Loose stool2
< Checked secretion 2 > Motion
< Fog
< Night
< Wet (damp)

MIND
: -Mental symptoms alternate with physical.

-Anxiety from pain in stomach.

-Irritability in children with marasmus.

-Sadness, despondency, dejection, depression in marasmus.

-Delusion that he hears voices in bed, which cease when listening intently.

-Cruelty, brutality.

-Dreams of biting a mad dog.

GUIDING INDICATIONS
: -Emaciation from below upwards. [Emaciation from above downwards-Sanic, Lyc, Nat-m]. Emaciation in children, pale, hollow eyed, old face, blue rings around eyes.

-Ravenous appetite. Child eats well yet loses flesh.

-Metastases-Rheumatism joints to heart, to spine, to mumps, to mammary glands or testes or pancreas.

-Alternations-
-Rheumatism <-> Piles [Collin, Sabina]
-Rheumatism <-> Dysentery [Kali-bi]
-Rheumatism <-> Skin eruptions
-Rheumatism <-> Catarrh of nose
-Diarrhoea <-> Constipation [Ant-c, Ant-t, Cheli, Podo, Nux-v, Sulph, Verat].

-Mind <-> Physicals
-Headache <-> Haemorrhoids
-Cardiac symptoms <-> Pain is joints

-Exudations into pleura, joints, from navel. Oozing of blood or moisture from navel. [Oozing of urine from navel-Hyos]

-Weakness-after influenza, after hectic fever, cannot hold up head.

-Perspiration of whole body at night (F.V. Synoptic).

-Wandering pains.

-G.I.T.-Tendency to loose stool after acute diarrhoea.

-Walking or stooping impossible from distension of abdomen.

-Bloated abdomen.

-Aversion to milk.

-Respiratory system-Dry cough following diarrhoea.

-Male genitalia-Hydrocoele in children.

-Extremities-Rheumatism from suddenly checked diarrhoea.

-Rheumatism without swelling, but gout with swelling and inflammation.

-Gout of ankle and wrist joints.

-Painful contractions of limbs (Amm-m) from cramps or following colic.

-Gout of ankle and wrist joints [Ruta].

-Skin-Purplish after suppression of eruptions, respiratory infections, after suppression of eruptions (Morrison).

KEYNOTES
: -Emaciation; in children ascending. Ravenous hunger but still does not thrive.

-Alternating symptoms.

-Rheumatism.

-Metastases.

-Sensation of stomach floating or swimming in water [Bufo], with coldness.

-Craving for bread boiled in milk.

-Intolerance of coffee (F.V. Synoptic).

NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
: -Marasmus most pronounced in the lower extremities.

-Malnutrition.

-Diarrhoea.

-Metastasis and alternating complaints.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
: -A/F checked eruptions, discharges.

-Marasmus of lower limbs.

-> diarrhoea.

CLINICAL
: -Inflammation of the parotids, changing to testes or mammae is a generally cured by Carb-v or Puls, but ABROTANUM has cured when these remedies have failed- Dr. Kent.

REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
: -Compare-Benz-ac, Bry, Iod, Nat-m, Scrophularia, Stellaria.

-After Aconite and Bryonia in pleurisy, when pressing sensation in affected side persists impeding respiration.

-After Hepar in furuncle.

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