Crocus Sativus

by H. C. Allen

Saffron (Iridaccae)

Crocus Sativus suits for Frequent and extreme changes in sensations; sudden, from the greatest hilarity to the deepest despondency ( Ignatia, Nux moschata ).

Excessively happy, affectionate, wants to kiss everybody; next moment in a rage.

Haemorrhage from any part, blood black, viscid, clotted, forming into long black strings hanging from the bleeding surface ([Elaps]).

Crocus Sativus Headache; during climacteric, throbbing, pulsating, < during two or three days of accustomed menstrual flow; nervous or menstrual headache before, during, or after flow ( Lachesis, Lilium, Secale ).

Eyes: sensation, as if room were filled with smoke; as if had been weeping; as of cold wind blowing across the eyes; closing lids tightly gives >.

Crocus Sativus Nosebleed: black, tenacious, stringy, every drop can be turned into a thread; with cold sweat in large drops on forehead (cold sweat, but wants to be fanned; with bright red blood, Carbo veg. ); in children who develop too rapidly ( Calcarea, Phosphorus ).

Dysmenorrhoea: flow black; stringy, clotted ( Ustilago ).

Sensation as if something alive were moving in the stomach, abdomen, uterus, arms or other parts of the body ( Sabina, Thuja, Sulphur ); with nausea and faintness.

Chorea and hysteria with great hilarity, singing and dancing ( Tar. ); alternating with melancholy and rage.

Spasmodic contractions and twitchings of single sets of muscles ( Agaricus, Ignatia, Zincum met. ).

Relation. – Nux, Pulsatilla or Sulph. follow Crocus well in nearly all complaints.

Compare: In menstrual derangements ( Ustilago ).