Hyoscyamus Niger

by H. C. Allen

Henbane (Solanaceae.)

Hyoscyamus Niger suited Persons of sanguine temperament; who are irritable, nervous, hysterical.

Convulsions: of children, from fright or the irritation of intestinal worms ( Cina ); during labor; during the peurperal state; after meals, child vomits, sudden shriek, then insensible.

Diseases with increased cerebral activity, but non-inflammatory in type; hysteria or delirium tremens; delirium, with restlessness, jumps out of bed, tries to escape; makes irrelevant answers; thinks he is in the wrong place; talks of imaginary doings, but has no wants and makes no complaints.

In delirium, Hyoscyamus occupies a place midway between Belladonna and Stramonium; lacks the constant cerebral congestion of the former and the fierce rage and maniacal delirium of the latter.

Spasms: without consciousness, very restless; every muscle in the body twitches, from the eyes to the toes (with consciousness, Nux ).

Hyoscyamus Niger Fears: being alone; poison; being bitten; being sold; to eat or drink; to take what is offered; suspicious, of some plot.

Bad effects of unfortunate love; with jealousy, rage, incoherent speech or inclination to laugh at everything; often followed by epilepsy.

Lascivious mania; immodesty, will not be covered, kicks off the clothes, exposes the person; sings obscene songs; lies naked in bed and chatters.

Cough; dry, nocturnal, spasmodic; < when lying down, relieved when sitting up ( Drosera ); < at night, after eating, drinking, talking singing ( Drosera, Phosphorus, – > when lying down,, [Mang. m.]).

Intense sleeplessness of irritable, excitable persons form business embarrassments, often imaginary.

Paralysis of bladder; after labor, with retention or incontinence of urine; no desire to urinate in lying-in women ( Arnica, Opium ).

Hyoscyamus Niger Fever: pneumonia, scarlatina, rapidly becomes typhoid; sensorium clouded, staring eyes, gasping at flocks or picking bed clothes, teeth covered with sordes, tongue dry and unwieldly; involuntary stool and urine; subsultus tendinum.

Hyoscyamus Niger Relations. – Compare: Belladonna, Stramonium, Veratrum

Phosphorus often cures lasciviousness when Hyoscyamus fails.

Nux or Opium in haemoptysis of drunkards.

Follows: Belladonna well in deafness after apoplexy.

Aggravation. – At night; during menses; mental affections; jealousy, unhappy love; when lying down.