by H. C. Allen

Southernwood. (Compositae.)

Abrotanum suits Alternate constipation and diarrhoea; lineteria. Marasmus of children with marked emaciation, especially of legs (Iodium, Sanicula, Tuberculinum); the skin is flabby and hangs loose in folds (of neck, Natrum mur., Sanicula). Abrotanum is useful in marasmus head weak, cannot hold it up. (Aethusa). Marasmus of lower extremities only. Ravenous hunger; loosing flesh while eating well (Iodium, Natrum mur., Sanicula, Tuberculinum). Painful contractions of the limbs from cramps or following colic. Rheumatism; for the excessive pain before the swelling commences; from suddenly-checked diarrhoea or other secretions; alternates with haemorrhoids, with dysentery. Gout; joints stiff, swollen, with pricking sensation; wrists and ankle-joints painful and inflamed. Very lame and sore all over. Itching chilblains (Agaricus). Great weakness and prostration and a kind of hectic fever with children; unable to stand. Abrotanum Child is ill-natured, irritable, cross and despondent; violent, inhuman, would like to do something cruel. Face old, pale, wrinkled (Opium).

Abrotanum Relationship: After Hepar in furuncle; after Aconite and Bryonia in pleurisy, when pressing sensation remains in affected side impeding respiration.