by H. C. Allen
Allium cepa has Acute catarrhal inflammation of mucous membranes, with increased secretion. Catarrhal dull headache, with coryza; < in the evening, > in open air; < on returning to a warm room (compare, Euphrasia, Pulsatilla). Headache ceases during menses; returns when flow disappears (Lachesis, Zincum met.).
Allium cepa has Eyes: burning, biting, smarting as from smoke, must rub them; watery and suffused; capillaries injected and excessive lachrymation.
Coryza: profuse, watery and acrid nasal discharge, with profuse, bland lachrymation (profuse, full of acrid tears, bland and fluent coryza, Euphrasia). Acrid, watery discharge dropping from tip of nose (Arsenicum, Arsenicum iod.). Spring coryza: after damp northeasterly winds; discharge burns and corrodes nose and upper lip.
Allium cepa has Hay fever; in August every year; violent sneezing on rising from bed; from handling peaches. Nasal polypus (Marum verum, Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria nit., Psorinum).
Catarrhal laryngitis; cough compels patient to grasp the larynx; seems as if cough would tear it. Colic: from cold by getting feet wet; over eating; from cucumbers; salads; haemorrhoidal; of children; <sitting, > moving about.
Allium cepa has Neuralgic pains like a long thread; in face, head, neck, chest. Traumatic chronic neuritis; Allium cepa has neuralgia of stump after amputation; burning and stinging pains.
Allium cepa has Panaritia: with red streaks up the arm; pains drive to despair; in child-bed. Sore and raw spots on feet, especially heel, from friction. Efficacious when feet are rubbed sore – Dioscorides. Phlebitis, puerperal; after forceps delivery.
Allium Cepa Relationship. – Complementary: Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Thuja. Compatible: before Calcarea and Silicea in polypus. Similar: to, Euphrasia, but coryza and lachrymation are opposite. Bad effects from getting wet (Rhus).
Aggravation. – Predominantly in the evening and in warm room (Pulsatilla – in open air, Euphrasia).
Amelioration. – In cold room and open air (Pulsatilla).