by H. C. Allen
Water Hemlock (Umbelliferae)
Cicuta Virosa Women subject to epileptic and choreic convulsions; spasms of teething children, or from worms.
Cicuta Virosa Convulsions: violent, with frightful distortions of limbs and whole body; with loss of consciousness; opisthotonos; renewed from slightest touch, noise or jar.
Puerperal convulsions: frequent suspension of breathing for a few moments, as if dead; upper part of the body most affected; continue after delivery.
Cicuta Virosa Epilepsy: with swelling of the stomach as from violent spasms of the diaphragm; screaming; red or bluish face; lockjaw, loss of consciousness and distortion of limbs; frequent during the night; recurring, first at short, then at long intervals.
When reading, the letters seem to turn, go up or down or disappear ( Cocculus indicus ).
During dentition, grinding of teeth or gums; compression of the jaws as in lockjaw.
Abnormal appetite for chalk and indigestible things; for coal or charcoal; child eats them with apparent relish ( Alumina, Psorinum ).
Suffer violent shocks through head, stomach, arms, legs, which cause jerkings of the parts; head hot.
Injurious chronic effects from concussions of the brain and spine, especially spasms; trismus and tetanus from getting splinters into flesh ( Hypericum ).
Pustules which run together, forming thick, yellow scabs, on head and face. Sycosis menti.
Eczema: no itching; exudation forms into a hard lemon-colored crust.
Brain disease from suppressed eruptions.
Cicuta Virosa Relations. – Compare: [Hydrastis ac.], Hypericum, Nux, [Strych.]
Aggravation. – From tobacco smoke ( Ignatia ); touch.