Dioscorea Villosa

by H. C. Allen

Wild Yam. (Dioscoreaceae.)

Dioscorea Villosa suited the Persons of feeble digestive powers, old or young.

Flatulence after meals or after eating, especially of tea-drinkers; are often subject to violent colic.

Griping pains in abdomen about umbilicus.

Violent twisting colic, occurring in regular paroxysms, as if intestines were grasped and twisted by a powerful hand.

Dioscorea Villosa Colic pains: < from bending forward and while lying; > on standing erect or bending backwards (rev. of Colocynthis ).

Emissions during sleep; vivid dreams of women all night ( Staphysagria ); knees weak; genitals cold; great despondency ( Staphysagria ).

Felons; early when pains are sharp and agonizing, when pricking is first felt; nails brittle.

Disposition to paronychia ( Hepar ).

Dioscorea Villosa Relations. – Compare: Colocynthis, Phosphorus, Podophyllum, Rhus, Silicea

Aggravation. – Lying; sitting; bending double.

Amelioration. – Motion; walking difficult, compelled to walk even though tired.