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.