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CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA [Cimic]


Rheumatic, nervous subjects with ovarian irritation and heavy limbs.

Muscular, neurotic, crampy pains in every part of the body.

Agitation and pains like electric-shocks.

Depression, with sensation of a great cloud enveloping her.

Dreams of impending evil. Illusions of rats and mice.

SYNONYM
: Actea Racemosa
Macrotys

COMMON NAME
: Black Snake-root
Black cohosh

SOURCE
: Tincture of fresh root

FAMILY
: Helleboreae

PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTION:
1) C.N.S- Rheumatic Hyperaemia, chorea, paralysis.

2) Circulation- Febrile irritation, heart irregular, feeble.

3) Female- Rheumatic hyperaesthesia.

A/F
: -Fright, anxiety
-Child bearing
-Disappointed love
-Overexertion
-Business failures
-During dentition.

MODALITIES
: < Menstruation suppressed > Warm wraps 2
< During labour > Open air
< Emotions > Pressure
< Alcohol, wine > Continued motion
< Night > Pressure
< Puberty, climaxis > Grasping things
< Change of weather
< Heat and cold
< Damp cold weather
< Motion

MIND
: -Sensation as if heavy black cloud had settled all over her, all is darkness and confusion.

-Great depression, with dream of impending evil.

-Fears riding in a closed carriage, of being obliged to jump out.

-Incessant talking.

-Illusion of a mouse running under the chair.

-Puerperal mania or melancholia, tries to injure herself, hysterical. Delirium tremens.

-Mania following disappearance of neuralgia.

GUIDING INDICATIONS
: -Plump, delicate, sensitive, nervous, chilly women who complain of aching pain in back.

-Many complaints are depending upon utero-ovarian irritation.

-Symptoms are irregular, changeable and alternating.

-Pains are-violent, shooting, aching
-wander here and there, shock-like
-with cries and faintness
-go upwards or side to side.

-General sick feeling with exhaustion.

-Physical symptoms alternate with mental symptoms.

-Causes irritation of spinal cord - Neuritis, neuralgias.

-Head-Shooting, throbbing pains from overstudy, mental worry, or reflex of uterine disease.

-Waving sensation, or opening and shutting sensation in brain.

-Brain feels too large.

-Pressing outward pain.

-Eyes-Intense pain in eyeball, from eyes to top of head.

-Photophobia from artificial light.

-G.I.T.-Gnawing pain with sinking in epigastrium.

-Respiratory system-Dry, short cough < speaking.

-Female genitalia-Epileptiform convulsions at the time of menses.

-Chorea at puberty with delayed menses.

-Habitual abortion at the 3rd month in women.

-Rheumatic dysmenorrhoea, pain as the flow increases.

-Amenorrhoea.

-Menses-profuse, dark, coagulated, offensive, irregular.

-more profuse the flow, greater the suffering.

-with backache, nervousness.

-preceeded by pains in ovarian region, shooting up and down the anterior surface of thighs.

-Pains across pelvis from hip to hip.

-Afterpains.

-Left infra-mammary pains.

-C.V.S.-Heart's action ceases suddenly, impending suffocation.

-Back-Stiffness and contraction in neck and back.

-Crick in the back.

-Extremities-Rheumatic pain in muscles A/F - sewing, typewriting, piano playing.

-Belly of the muscles feel bruised, sore heavy aching, especially large muscles affected.

-Muscular soreness with uneasy, restless feeling in the limbs.

-Stiffness in Tendo Achilles.

-Skin-Facial blemishes in young women.

KEYNOTES
: 1. Mania following disappearance of neuralgias.

2. Illusion of a mouse running from under her chair.

3. The more the menstrual flow the greater the suffering.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
: -Dysmenorrhoea. Menses irregular, with exhaustion and pain, with mental symptoms during flow.

-Habitual abortion in 3rd month.

-Pains -severe, shooting, stitching, shock-like, changes the location, from hip to hip, ovary to ovary.

-Rheumatic affections of belly of muscles A/F - overexertion, with sore, bruised feeling.

NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
: -Complaints of females, who are chilly, plump, delicate.

-Complaints usually of utero-ovarian nature.

-Melancholy, nervousness, great mental depression.

-Hysterical or epileptiform spasms.

-Neuritis or neuralgias.

-Pains are sharp, lancinating, electric like, shooting, intense in nature.

-Rheumatic affections in females, with generalised sore bruised feeling all over.

-Rheumatism of belly of muscles.

CLINICAL
: -Amenorrhoea, Angina pectoris, Intercostal rheumatism, Migraine, Ovarian irritation,
Stiff neck, Uterine cramps.

-Given before term, it renders labour easier, cures sickness of pregnancy, prevents after pains.

-Has ensured safe delivery in women who have previously born dead children without any discovered cause.

REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
: -Compare-Agar, Aristolochia milhomens, Caulo, Derris pinnata, Lil-t, Macrotin,
Puls, Rhamnus californica.

-Similar to Caullophylum and Puls in rheumatic and uterine affections.

-Similar to Aconite in fear of death and restlessness.

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