Spurge Laurel – Acts on lower tissues, muscles, bones and skin. Sudden, lightning jerks in different parts of the body.
Craving for tobacco. Burning in stomach. Parts of the body feel separated (Bapt). Fetid breath, urine, sweat.
Head.–Feels as if skull would burst; as if head were separated from body. Heat in head, especially in vertex. Tongue coated on one side only (Rhus). Foul-smelling, ptyalism hot.
Urine.–Thick, turbid, yellowish, like rotten eggs.
Extremities.–Right toe swollen, painful. Pain shoots upward into abdomen and heart. Rheumatic pains in thighs and knees. Cold feeling on buttocks. Shooting pains, shift rapidly worse, cold air.
Sleep.–Entire inability to sleep; sometimes caused by aching in bones. Dreams, with nightmare. Dreams of cats, black cats. Starting on falling to sleep with chilliness and clamminess.
Relationship.–Antidotes: Bry; Rhus.
Compare: Fluor ac; Aur; Mez; Staph.
Dose.–First to sixth attenuation.
Written by William Boericke (1849 - 1929) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1901) William Boericke was an Austrian-born American physician who became a influential exponent of homeopathy. He is also known as an academic writer, publisher, medical school professor and owner of several pharmacies.