Digitalis Purpurea

by H. C. Allen

Foxglove. (Scrophulariaceae)

Digitalis Purpurea has Sudden flushes of heat, followed by great nervous weakness and irregular intermitting pulse, occurring at the climacteric; < by least motion.

Weak heart without valvular complications.

Digitalis Purpurea has Sensation as if heart would stop beating if she moved (Cocaine – fears that unless constantly on the move, heart will cease beating, Gelsemium ).

Faintness or sinking at the stomach; exhaustion; extreme prostration; feels as if he were dying.

Night emissions, with great weakness of genitals after coitus.

Great weakness of chest, cannot bear to talk ( Stannum ).

Stools: very light, ash-colored; delayed, chalky ( Chelidonium, Podophyllum ); almost white ( Calcarea, Cinchona ); pipe-stem stool; involuntary.

Pulse full, irregular, very slow and weak; intermitting every third, fifth or seventh beat.

Digitalis Purpurea has Face pale, deathlike appearance and bluish-red.

Blueness of skin, eyelids; lips and tongue.

Digitalis Purpurea has Respiration irregular, difficult, deep sighing.

The fingers “go to sleep” frequently and easily.

Digitalis Purpurea has Dropsy: post-scarlatinal; in Bright’s disease; with suppression of urine; of internal and external parts; with fainting when there are organic affections of the heart (with soreness in uterine region, [Conv.]).

Fatal syncope may occur when being raised to upright position.

Relations. – Cinchona antidotes the direct action of Digitalis and increases the anxiety.

Aggravation. – When sitting, especially when sitting erect; motion.