OXYTROPIS LAMBERTI: Materia Medica

Loco-weed – (OXYTROPIS) – Marked action on nervous system. Trembling, sensation of emptiness. Walks backwards. Congestion of spine and paralysis. Pains come and go quickly. Sphincters relaxed. Staggering gait. Reflexes lost.

Mind.–Desires to be alone. Disinclined to work or talk. Worse, thinking of symptoms (Oxalic ac). Mental depression. Vertigo (Granatum).

Head.–Vertigo. Full, warm feeling about head. Feeling of intoxication, with loss of vision. Pain in maxillary bones and masseter muscles. Mouth and nose dry.

Eyes.–Sight obscured; pupils contracted; do not respond to light. Paralysis of nerves and muscles of eyes.

Stomach.–Eructations with colicky pains. Epigastrium tender.

Rectum.–Sphincter seems relaxed. Stools slip from anus, like lumps of jelly, mushy.

Urine.–Urging to urinate when thinking of it. Profuse flow. Pain in kidneys (Berberis).

Male.–No desire or ability. Pain in testicles and along spermatic cord and down thighs.

Extremities.–Pain along ulnar nerve. Numb feeling about spine. Staggering gait. Loss of co-ordination. Patellar tendon reflex lost. Pains come and go quickly, but muscles remain sore and stiff.

Sleep.–Restless, dreams of quarrel.

Modalities.–Worse, thinking of symptoms (mono-maniac tendency). Worse, every other day. Better, after sleep.

Relationship.–Compare: Astrag; Lathyr; Oxal ac; Baryta (Loco plant is rich in Baryta). Lolium.

Dose.–Third potency and higher.

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.

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