by H. C. Allen
Mountain Laurel. (Ericaceae.)
Kalmia Latifolia Adapted to acute neuralgia, rheumatism, gouty complaints, especially when heart is involved as a sequel of rheumatism or gout.
In heart diseases that have developed from rheumatism, or alternate with it.
Pains sticking, darting, pressing, shooting in a downward direction ( Cactus grandiflorus – upward, Ledum ); attended or succeeded by numbness of affected part ( Aconite, Chamomilla, Platina ).
Severe stitching pain in right eye and orbit (left eye, Spigelia ); stiffness in muscles, pain < when turning the eyes ( Spigelia ); begins at sunrise, < at noon and leaves at sunset ( Natrum mur. ).
Kalmia Latifolia Rheumatism: pains intense, change places suddenly going from joint to joint; joint hot, red, swollen; worse from least movement.
Vertigo when stooping or looking down ( Spigelia ).
Pulse slow, scarcely perceptible (35 to 40 per minute); pale face and cold extremities.
Kalmia Latifolia Relations. – Similar: to, Ledum, Rhododendron, Spigelia, in rheumatic affections and gout.
It follows Spigelia well in heart disease.