by H. C. Allen

Bloodroot. (Papaveraceae.)

Sanguinaria has periodical sick headache; begins in morning, increases during the day, lasts until evening; head feels as if it would burst, or as if eyes would be pressed out; relieved by sleep.

American sick headache, > by perfect quiet in a dark room (“tired headache” from over mental or physical exertion, epigea; sick headache < during rest > by rubbing, pressure, motion, [Ind.]).

Sanguinaria has Headache begins in occiput, spreads upwards and settles over right eye ( Silicea, – over or in left orbit, Spigelia ).

Headaches, return at the climacteric; every seventh day ( Sabad., Silicea, Sulphur – eight day, [Iris]).

Neuralgia of face > by kneeling down and pressing the head firmly against the floor; pain extends in all directions from the upper jaw.

Circumscribed red cheeks in afternoon; burning in ears; in bronchitis, pneumonia, phthisis.

Sanguinaria has Rheumatic pain in the right arm and shoulder (left, Ferrum ); cannot raise the arm, < at night.

Pains in places where the bones are least covered, as tibia, backs of hands, etc ([Rhus ven.]).

Burning in pharynx and oesophagus.

Laryngeal or nasal polypi ( Sanguinaria n., Psorinum, Tuec. ).

Climacteric ailments: flushes of heat and leucorrhoea; burning of palms and soles; compelled to throw off bedclothes; painful enlargement of breasts; when Lachesis and Sulphur fail to relieve.

Asthma after the “rose cold,” < from odors.

Cough: dry, waking him at night and not ceasing until he sits up in bed and passes flatus; circumscribed red cheeks; night sweats; diarrhoea.

Sanguinaria has Severe cough after whooping-cough; the cough returns every time patient takes cold.

Eruption on face of young women, especially during scanty menses ([Bellis], Calcarea, [Eug. j.], Psorinum ).

Relations. – Compare: Belladonna, [Iris], Melilotus, in sick headache; Lachesis, Sulphur, Verbascum v., in chronic bronchitis or latent pneumonia.

After Belladonna fails in scarlatina.

As a dynamic remedy for the narcosis of Opium.