by H. C. Allen
Blue Cohosh (Berberidaceae)
Caulophyllum Especially suited to women; ailments during pregnancy, parturition, lactation.
Rheumatism of women, especially of small joints ([Actea s.]); erratic pains changing place every few minutes ( Pulsatilla ); painful stiffness of affected joints.
Caulophyllum Pains are intermittent, paroxysmal, spasmodic.
Chorea, hysteria or epilepsy at puberty, during establishment of menstrual function (Actaea).
Caulophyllum Leucorrhoea: acrid, exhausting; upper eyelids heavy, has to raise them with fingers ( Gelsemium ); with “moth spots” on forehead ( Sepia ); in little girls ( Calcarea ); preventing pregnancy.
Caulophyllum has Habitual abortion from uterine debility ([Alet.] – from anaemia with profound melancholy, Helonias );
Spasmodic rigid os, delays labor; needle-like pricking pains in cervix.
Labor pains short, irregular, spasmodic; tormenting, useless pains in beginning of labor ( Actea ); no progress made. Will correct deranged vitality and produce efficient pains, if the symptoms agree.
Haemorrhage, after hasty labor; want of tonicity; passive, after abortion ( Secale, Thlaspi).
After pains: after long exhausting labor; spasmodic, across lower abdomen; extend into groins (in the shins, Carbo vegetabilis, Cocculus indicus ).
Lochia protracted; great atony; passive, oozing for days from relaxed vessels ( Secale ).
Caulophyllum Relations. – Similar: to, Actea, Belladonna, Lilium, Pulsatilla, Secale, Thlas., [Vib.]
Similar: to, labor pains of Pulsatilla, but mental condition opposite.
Similar: to, Sepia, “moth patches” and reflex symptoms from uterine irregularities.