Baptisia Tinctoria

by H. C. Allen

For the lymphatic temperament.

Great prostration, with disposition to decomposition of fluids ( Pyrogen ); ulceration of mucous membranes.

All exhalations and discharges fetid, especially in typhoid or other acute disease; breath, stool, urine, perspiration, ulcers ( Psorinum, Pyrogen ).

Aversion to mental exertion; indisposed, or want of power to think.

Perfect indifference, don’t care to do anything, inability to fix the mind to work.

Stupor; falls asleep while being spoken to or in the midst of his answer (when spoken to, answers correctly, but delirium returns at once, Arnica ).

Tongue: at first coated white with red papillae; dry and yellow-brown in center; later dry, cracked, ulcerated.

Face flushed, dusky, dark-red, with a stupid, besotted drunken expression ( Gelsemium ).

Baptisia Tinctoria Can swallow liquids only ( Barayta carbonica ); least solid food gags (can swallow liquids only, but has aversion to them, Silicea ).

Painless sore throat; tonsils, soft palate and parotids dark red, swollen; putrid, offensive discharge ( Diphtherinum ).

Dysentery of old people; diarrhoea of children, especially when very offensive ( Carbo vegetabilis, Podophyllum, Psorinum ).

Baptisia Tinctoria Cannot go to sleep because she cannot get herself together; head or body feels scattered about the bed; tosses about to get the pieces together; thought she was three persons, could not keep them covered ( Petroleum ).

In whatever position the patient lies, the parts rested upon feel sore and bruised ( Pyrogen – compare, Arnica, Pyrogen ).

Decubitus in typhoid ( Arnica, Acid Muriaticum, Pyrogen ).

Baptisia Tinctoria Relation. – Similar: to, Arnica, Arsenicum, Bryonia, Gelsemium, in the early stages of fever with malaise, nervousness, flushed face, drowsiness, and muscular soreness.

When Arsenicum has been properly given or too often repeated in typhoid or typhus.

After Baptisia : Crot., Hamamelis, Acid nitricum and Terebintha act well in haemorrhage of typhoid and typhus.