Spurge Olive – Skin symptoms, affections of bones, and neuralgias most important, especially about teeth and face. Bruised, weary feeling in joints, with drawing and stiffness. Pains of various kinds, with chilliness and sensitiveness to cold air. Bone pains.
Eruptions after vaccination. Burning, darting sensation in the muscles; subsultus tendinum. Pains shoot upward and seem to draw patient up out of bed. Semi-lateral complaints. Patient is very sensitive to cold air.
Head.–Hard work to talk. Headache; worse from talking. Stupefying headache in right side. Affections of external head; scaly eruption, white scabs. Head covered with thick, leathery crusts, under which pus collects, Violent neuralgia about face and teeth, running towards ear, at night; worse, eating; better near hot stove. Roots of teeth decay. Teeth feel elongated.
Nose.–Sneezing, coryza, interior of nose, excoriated. Post-nasal adenoids.
Ears.–Feel too much open, as if tympanum was exposed to the cold air and it blew into the ear. Desire to bore fingers in.
Eyes.–Ciliary neuralgia after operations. Especially after removal of eyeball. Pains radiate and shoot downward, with cold feeling and stiffness of bone.
Face.–Red. Eruption around mouth, with coryza.
Stomach.–Desire for ham-fat. Burning in tongue, extending to stomach. Mouth waters. Nausea felt in throat; better, eating. Chronic gastritis; burning, corroding pain; nausea, vomiting, chocolate color. Gastric ulcer with much burning.
Abdomen.–Swelling of glands with large abdomen in children. Pressure in inguinal ring. Flatulent colic, with shivering and difficult respiration.
Rectum.–Constipation after confinement. Prolapse of rectum. Diarrhoea, with small, white particles. Green discharges. Constipation, with hepatic and uterine inertia. Constriction of anus; stitches and prolapse of rectum.
Urine.–Red flakes float on top of urine. Hot, bloody Biting, burning in forepart of urethra at the close of micturition. Haematuria preceded by cramp pain in the bladder, After urinating, a few drops of blood are passed.
Female.–Menses too frequent, soon, profuse. Leucorrhoea like albumen; very corroding.
Male.–Enlargement of testicles. Violent sexual desire. Gonorrhoea, with haematuria.
Respiratory.–Soreness and burning in bones of thorax. Constriction across chest. Cough; worse; eating, irritation lower than can be reached, on taking a warm drink.
Extremities.–Pain in neck and back; worse, motion and at night; intolerant of all touch. Pain and burning in tibia and long bones. Legs and feet go to sleep. Pain in hip and knee.
Skin.–Eczema; intolerable itching; chilliness with pruritus; worse in bed. Ulcers itch and burn, surrounded by vesicles and shining, fiery-red areola. Zona, with burning pain. Bones, especially long bones, inflamed and swollen; caries, exostosis; pain worse night, touch, damp weather (Merc; Syph). Eruptions ulcerate and form thick scabs under purulent matter exudes (Chrysophanic acid).
Modalities.–Worse, cold air; night, evening until midnight, warm food, touch, motion. Better, open air.
Relationship.–Compare: Dirca palustris-Leather wood–(a gastro-intestinal irritant inducing salivation, emesis and purgation; cerebral hyperaemia; neuralgic pains, with depression, palpitation, and dyspnoea); Merc; Phyt; Rhus; Guaiac; Syph.
Antidotes: Kali hyd; Merc.
Dose.–Sixth to thirtieth potency.
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.