by H. C. Allen
Night-blooming Cereus. (Cactaceae)
Cactus Grandiflorus has Sanguineous congestions in persons of plethoric habit ( Aconite ); often resulting in haemorrhage; sanguineous apoplexy.
Cactus Grandiflorus has Fear of death; believes disease incurable ( Arsenicum ).
Haemorrhage: from nose, lungs, stomach, rectum, bladder ( Crot., Millefolium, Phosphorus ).
Headache, pressing like a heavy weight on vertex ( > by pressure, Meny. ); climacteric ( Gloninum, Lachesis ).
Headache and neuralgia; congestive, periodic, right-sided; severe, throbbing, pulsating pain.
Whole body feels as if caged, each wire being twisted tighter and tighter.
Constriction: of throat, chest, heart, bladder, rectum, uterus, vagina; often caused or brought on by the slightest contact.
Oppression of chest, as from a great weight; as if an iron band prevented normal motion.
Sensation of a cord tightly tied around lower part of chest, marking attachment of diaphragm.
Heart feels as if clasped and unclasped rapidly by an iron hand; as if bound, “had no room to beat.”
Pains everywhere; darting, springing like chain lightening, and ending with a sharp, vise-like grip, only to be again renewed.
Menstrual flow ceases when lying down ( Bovista, Causticum ).
Palpitation: day and night; worse when walking and lying on left side ( Lachesis ); at approach of menses.
Fever paroxysm returns at 11 a. m. and 11 p. m.
Cactus Grandiflorus Relations. – Compare: Aconite, Digitalis, Gelsemium, Kal., Lachesis, Tabacum