Berberis Vulgaris

by H. C. Allen

In Berberis vulgaris, the renal or vesical symptoms predominate.

Pain in small of back; very sensitive to touch in renal region; < when sitting and lying, from jar, from fatigue.

In Berberis vulgaris Burning and soreness in region of kidneys.

Numbness, stiffness, lameness with painful pressure in renal and lumbar regions.

Pale, earthy complexion, with sunken cheeks and hollow, blue-encircled eyes.

Rheumatic and gouty complaints, with diseases of the urinary organs.

Berberis vulgaris also has Colic from gall-stones.

Bilious colic, followed by jaundice; clay-colored stools; fistula in ano, with bilious symptoms and itching of the parts; short cough and chest complaints, especially after operations for fistulae ( Calcarea phosphorica, Silicea ).

Stitching, cutting pain from left kidney following course of ureter into bladder and urethra ( Tabacum, – r. kidney, Lycopodium ).

Berberis vulgaris Renal colic. < left side ( Tabacum – either side), with urging and strangury. ( Cantharis ).

Rubbing sensation in kidneys ( Medorrhinum ).

Berberis vulgaris Urine: greenish, blood-red, with thick, slimy mucus; transparent, reddish or jelly-like sediment.

Movement brings on or increases urinary complaints.

Berberis vulgaris Relation. – Similar: to, Cantharis, Lycopodium, Sarsaparilla, Tabacum, in renal colic.

Acts well after, Arnica, Bryonia, Kali bichromicum, Rhus, Sulphur, in rheumatic affections.

Aggravations. – Motion, walking or carriage riding; any sudden jarring movement.