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ARTEMISIA VULGARIS [Art-v]


Convulsions in children or at puberty, without aura.

COMMON NAME
: Wormwood

SOURCE
: Tincture of fresh root.

FAMILY
: Compositae.

A/F
: -Fright, grief bad news.

-Violent emotions, anger.

-After masturbation, sexual excitement.

-Blow on the head.

-Physical exertion.

MODALITIES
: < Physical exertion
< Photic stimulation
Chorea: < during day time > at night.

MIND
: -Irritability and excitability before attack of epilepsy or convulsion.

-Somnanbulism - gets up at night and works, remembers nothing in the morning.

-Walks in the street, suddenly stops, stares into space, often mumbles a few words, becomes normal and remembers nothing.

GUIDING INDICATIONS
: -Convulsive attacks accompanied by profuse offensive sweat garlic like odour, and seminal emission.

-Chorea during daytime > night.

-Convulsions worse on becoming cool after exertion, worse from photic stimulation.

-Typical ABSENCE episodes.

-Convulsion of right side, paralysis, in newborns and girls at puberty.

-Tonic-clonic convulsions with biting of the tongue and grinding of teeth.

-Petit mal -attacks frequently repeated, then followed by a long interval of rest.

-After the attack, falling asleep, weakness, feeling of lethargy.

-Chorea- swallowing difficult, hungry but cannot get food down.

-Colored light produces dizziness.

KEYNOTES
: - Epilepsy without Aura.

- Profuse offensive garlic odour of sweat, during or after convulsion.

- Convulsion of right side, left side paralysed.

- Excitability before convulsions, sleepiness after the convulsion.

- Petit mal - gets up in the night and works, remembers nothing in the morning.

NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
: - Marked action of central nervous system |
Convulsive diseases.

- Right side of the body is convulsed, left side is paralysed.

- Produces Petit mal type of convulsion -frequent attacks followed by period of rest.
- Epilepsy without aura.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
: -Absence of aura in epilepsy.

-Petit mal epilepsy.

-Profuse offensive garlic like odour of sweat is a characteristic concomittant.

-Right side convulsed, left side paralysed.

CLINICAL
: -Seizure disorder, Chorea, Petit Mal epilepsy, Grand Mal epilepsy.

REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
: -Compare-Absin, Caust, Cic, Cina, Cupr, Bufo, Oenan.

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