CHELIDONIUM MAJUS

CHELIDONIUM MAJUS.

Celandine (Papaveraceae)
Persons of light complexion, blondes; thin, spare, irritable; subject to hepatic, gastric and abdominal complaints (Pod.); every age, sex and temperament. Constant pain under the lower and inner angle of right scapula (Kali c., Mer. – under the left, Chenop. g., Sang.). Ailments: brought on or renewed by change of weather (Mer.); all lessen after dinner. Tongue coated thickly yellow, with red edges, showing imprint of teeth (Pod. – large, flabby, with imprint of teeth, Mer.). Desire for very hot drinks, unless almost boiling stomach will not retain them (Ars., Casc.). Periodic orbital neuralgia (right side), with excessive lachrymation; tears fairly gush out (Rhus). Constipation: stool, hard, round balls like sheep’s dung (Op., Plumb.); alternate constipation and diarrhoea. Diarrhoea: at night; slimy, ligh-gray; bright-yellowish; brown or white, watery, pasty; involuntary. Face, forehead, nose, cheeks, remarkably yellow. Yellow-gray color of the skin; wilted skin; of the palms of hands (Sep.). Hepatic diseases; jaundice, pain in right shoulder. Pneumonia of right lung, liver complications (Mer.). Spasmodic cough; small lumps of mucus fly from mouth when coughing (Bad., Kali c.). Affects right side most; right eye, right lung, right hypochondrium and abdomen, right hip and leg; right foot cold as ice, left natural (Lyc.). Old, putrid, spreading ulcers, with a history of liver disease, or of a tubercular diathesis. Gall-stones, with pain under the right shoulder-blade (terrible attacks of gall-stone colic, Card. m.).

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Relations
. – Chel. antidotes the abuse of Bry., especially in hepatic complaints. Compare: Acon., Bry., Lyc., Mer., Nux, Sang., Sep., Sulph. Ars., Lyc., Sulph. follow well, and will often be required to complete the cure.