Natural Order: Cactaceæ.
Preparation: Tincture of the stems.
Prover: Dr. John H. Fitch, proving with 15 drops (first day) and 1/2 dr. of tincture.
MIND: Emotional: Light, lascivious feeling . Prone to lascivious thoughts. Pray nearly all night . At night, remained at a late hour at prayer; intended to remain all night at prayer, but fell asleep. Very irritable, inclined to profanity . Very irritable, nervous, swear a little . Angry at trifles. Fit of sudden ungovernable rage . Great apathy for several days .Insipidity of life; everything mechanical, no enjoyment .
Intellectual. Feel mixed up, rage, swearing mood . Unfitness for study; after reading a short time, get impression to desist .Mistakes made in conversation; use the word fat for hat. Omit the final part of a word in writing .
HEAD: Felt dizzy in morning, raising, with a scraping effort, mucus from the throat. Tensive pain in head and brain. Feeling as if the back part of the brain were detached from the anterior portion and rotten .
EYE: Pain; slight drawing in right orbit .Itching of the inner canthus of the right eye, internal surface of the lid bordering the tarsal cartilage.
EAR: Singing in right ear.
NOSE: Epistaxis .
FACE: In morning, awoke with a yellowish hue of countenance; slightly chilly (no fire in room).
MOUTH: Tongue has been dry for two or three days . At dinner, bite the inside of the mouth, right cheek .
THROAT: Mucus in throat . Mucus in throat and nose adhering. In afternoon, much mucus in throat, also in evening . Much loose mucus in throat (pharynx). Much tenacious mucus in throat, detached with difficulty. Much raising of mucus from the throat, and discharged from the throat . Much expectoration of congealed mucus from the throat and nasal passages, through the course of the morning. At times, considerable expectoration of mucus from throat, and dislodgment of mucus from nostrils. Clearing of the throat of mucus very often (seventeenth day). Throat cleared of mucus a great deal of the time this morning .
ABDOMEN: Gas passed from bowels. A good deal of gas passed by the bowels at times, and symptoms recurring again . Very strongly smelling flatus from the bowels .
STOOL: loose stool . a stool like a large lump; difficult;
URINARY ORGANS: pain in the region of the right kidney . Urgency to urinate . Enuresis. Urine increased; urinate every four hours .Urine pale tea-green. Urine yellowish, with a tinge of green.
SEXUAL ORGANS: Genital organs seem small. Genital organs small and dwindled. Excited condition of genital organs; hyperæmia and hyperasthenia increased by walking. Sensation as if a seminal emission were in danger of taking place, with absence of any lascivious thought or fancy Pain in right testicle, with coldness. A seminal emission, which seems as if it passed “like a lump;” feeling as if a lump had passed . Remain up very late, retire, and have an emission of semen, followed by an incisive and very great urgent pain, first in one and then in the other testicle.
CHEST: Thorax increased by drawing deep inspiration .A considerable drawing sensation or pain was felt over left collar-bone (immediately); after a little while it returns, accompanied with pressure and weight over that quarter of the chest. Pain in chest, right side, just below the axilla and shoulder . Drawing pain in right pectoral muscles, in the direction and at tendon of pectoralis minor and at coracoid process .
HEART AND PULSE: Feel the effect of muscular exertion of the heart. Paralyzed feeling in heart . Feel pain at heart after retiring . Pain at heart after exertion, followed by shortness of breath, relieved after taking a full inspiration. Momentary pain at heart .Afternoon, short sharp pain through the heart. Thrusting pain at heart, followed by sighing respiration .
NECK AND BACK: Pain in neck, with perspiration on slight exertion . Pain felt, especially on posterior cervical muscles. Tenderness of the cervical muscles. Lameness of right shoulder-blade, lower portion, dorsum, running to side. Pain in back, region of kidneys.
SUPERIOR EXTREMITIES: Pain in right arm. Severe pain in right arm, in writing. Pain along course of nerves on inner side of right arm . Pain with coldness toward the shoulder, in a cold room. Lameness (very bad) of the right shoulder, constant for most of the day; feel as if a heavy load had been carried on it, which had produced a bruised chest. Pain in right shoulder. Feeling as if the shoulders were sprained by exertion of the muscles. Pinch in left deltoid muscle. Heaviness of the left arm at the elbow, a kind of tired feeling. Pain (sharp) in right elbow. At evening, pain in right elbow, gnawing pain. Pain in right wrist. Pain in fifth metacarpal bone of right hand, with aching toward wrist, extended to elbow. Pain in left little finger.
INFERIOR EXTREMITIES: Pain in right lower extremity, near knee. After kneeling, numbness of right extremities, from the knee down. Pain in the dorsum and inner side of right foot, drawing in character; feels as if a horse had stepped on it.
GENERAL SYMPTOMS: Voluptuous feeling. Faint feeling, with all the time much saliva in the mouth; Feel badly, with dwindling of genital organs. Feel like one recovering from a cold (cephalic catarrh), Painful feeling in bones, as if a snowstorm were coming. Its more potent action is in affecting the nerves and muscular organs on the right side of the body.
SKIN: Pustule on forehead, left side. Pustule on right upper lip, angle of the mouth, on parts covered by beard .Very sore spot in beard just below left angle of mouth. Burning-itching of the ala nasi. Itching of the surface of the chin covered by the beard, also the upper lip in beard. Itching very severe on sole and sides of right foot, mostly toward the heel.
FEVER: Sensitiveness to cold. Feel chilly easily. Very sensitive to cold in chest. Cold feeling at side of neck, below ears . Perspire easily.
Aggravation: Morning, When hawking mucus, felt dizzy; on waking, face yellow, etc. After exertion, Pain at heart. On writing, Pain in arm.
Amelioration: Full inspiration, Pain at heart.
You can compare with cactaceae family drugs like, cactus g, cereus boplandi. Can think of cereus s. In heart affections, which helps more effectively than cactus g.