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  • CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS [Cact]


    Constrictions, as of an iron band.

    Haemorrhage, constrictions, periodicity and spasmodic pains.

    Favours formation of clots speedily.

    Endocarditis with mitral insufficiency, together with violent and rapid action.

    SYNONYM
    : Selenicereus

    COMMON NAME
    : Night-blooming Cereus.

    FAMILY
    : Cactaceae

    SOURCE
    : Tincture of youngest and tenderest stem.

    A/F
    : -Sun
    -Damp
    -Love disappointment
    -Rheumatism

    MODALITIES
    : < Lying on left side > Open air
    < Lying on back > Pressure on vertex
    < Occiput > Sitting
    < Periodically > Rest
    < Exertion
    < 10-11 a.m. or 11 p.m.

    < Night
    < Walking
    < Going upstairs
    < Noise
    < Light
    < Heat of sun
    < Slight contact
    < About noon
    < Night (menses ceases at night)
    < After eating, fasting

    MIND
    : -Fear of death, believes the disease is incurable.

    -Sadness, apprehension, taciturn and tendency to be easily frightened.

    -Irresitable desire to cry.

    GUIDING INDICATIONS
    : -Constriction, contraction and congestion of any organ in the body, especially heart, uterus, chest, throat, bladder, rectum, etc.

    -Constricting pains run through whole whole pathogonesis of Cactus because it acts on circular muscles.

    -Severe, violent, constricting pains, so severe that the patient cries out.

    -Pains everywhere, darting and springing up like a chain of lightning, and pressing with a sharp vice-like grip, only to be renewed again.

    -The whole body feels as if caged and each wire is being twisted tighter and tighter.

    -Circulation becomes irregular, causing violent congestion or localised pulsation behind stomach at odd places.

    -It is a haemorrhagic remedy. Favours formation of clots speedily.

    -Periodicity is marked and neuralgic pains occur periodically.

    -Head -Headache pressing like heavy weight on vertex during climacteric period.

    -Congestive headaches, periodical threatening, apoplexly.

    -Right sided prosopalgia, constricting pains, return at same hour daily.

    -Heat in head from mental exertion.

    -Vertigo-From deep breathing.

    -C.V.S.-Heart feels clutched and released alternately by an iron band and there is no room to beat.

    -Oppression of chest as from a great weight as if an iron band, preventing normal breathing and motion.

    -Fluttering palpitation day and night < walking < lying on left side < approach of menses
    -Endocarditis with mitral insufficiency, together with violent and rapid action.

    -Endocardial murmurs, excessive impulse, increased precordial dullness, enlarged ventricle, low B.P.

    -Numbness, or pains entending into the left arm, hand or even fingers with heart disease.

    -Cardiac Rheumatism.

    -If he holds the breath, it seems as if heart would fly to pieces, it would go so fast.

    -Periodical attacks of suffocation with fainting cold sweat on face and loss of pulse.

    -Feels as if cord is tightly tied around the lower part of the chest marking the attachment of diaphragm with heart.

    -Female genitalia-Menstrual flow ceases when lying down. (Bov, Caust, Lil-tig).

    -Menses blood is lumpy, black, pitch-like (Cocc, Mag-c).

    -Severe dysmenorrhoea with heart symptoms.

    -Fever-Paroxysm return at 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.

    KEYNOTES
    : -The whole body feels as if caged and each wire is being twisted tighter and tighter.

    -Periodicity marked. Periodic neuralgia. Fever paroxysm return at 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.

    -Menstrual flow ceases when lying down.

    NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
    : -Primarily a cardiac remedy, characterized by horribly, painful or constricting condition, with congestion and disturbance of blood flow.

    CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
    : -Sensation of being caged and each wire twisted tighter and tighter.

    CLINICAL
    : -In any haemorrhage, seeming to be in relation with heart trouble, think of cactus-Dr. Nash.

    -Cardiac troubles with oedema of left hand-Dr.Leon Ranniar.

    REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
    : -Compare-Digital, Spig, Convallar, Kalmia, Naja, Magnol.

    -Antidotes-Acon, Camph, China.

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