by H. C. Allen

Stavesacre. (Ranunculaceae.)

Staphysagria is useful for the mental effects of onanism and sexual excesses.

Very sensitive to slight mental impressions; least action or harmless words offend ( Ignatia ).

Great indignation about things done by others or by himself; Staphysagria grieves about consequences.

Apathetic, indifferent, low-spirited, weak memory from sexual abuses ( Anacardium, Aurum, Natrum, Phosphorus ac. ).

Staphysagria has Ailments from pride, envy or chagrin.

Ill-humored children cry for things which, after receiving, they petulantly push or throw away ( Kreosotum ) [ Cina, Bryonia ].

Was insulted; being too dignified to fight, subdued his wrath and went home sick, trembling and exhausted (the rev. of Nux ).

Sensation of a round ball in forehead sitting firmly there even when shaking the head.

Mechanical injuries from sharp-cutting instruments; post-surgical operations; stinging, smarting, pains, like the cutting of a knife.

Staphysagria For the bad effects of: onanism, sexual excesses, loss of vital fluids; chagrin, mortification, unmerited insults; indignation, with vexation or reserved displeasure ( Aurum ).

Nervous weakness; as if one up after much hard work.

Styes, chalazae on eyelids or upper lids, one after another, leaving hard nodosities in their wake ( Conium, Thuja ).

Staphysagria Toothache: during menses; sound as well as decayed teeth; painful to touch of food or drink; but not from biting or chewing; < drawing cold air into mouth; < from cold drinks and after eating.

Teeth turn black, show dark streaks through them; cannot be kept clean; crumble; decay on edges (at the roots, Mez., Thuja ); scorbutic cachexia.

Craving for tobacco.

Extreme hunger even when stomach is full of food.

Sensation as if stomach and abdomen were hanging down relaxed ( Agaricus, Ipecac., Tabacum ).

Colic: after lithotomy or ovariotomy; attending abdominal section ( Bismuth, Hepar ).

Urging to urinate, has to sit at urinal for hours; in young married women; after coition; after difficult labor ( Opium ); burning in urethra when not urinating; urging and pain after urinating in prostatic troubles of old men; prolapse of bladder.

Painful sensitiveness of sexual organs, vulva so sensitive can scarcely wear a napkin ( Platina ).

Onanism; persistently dwelling on sexual subjects; constantly thinking of sexual pleasures.

Spermatorrhoea: with sunken features; guilty, abashed look; emission followed by headache, weakness; prostration and relaxation or atrophy of sexual organs.

Staphysagria Cough: only in the daytime, or only after dinner, worse after eating meat; after vexation or indignation; excited by cleaning the teeth.

Croupy cough in winter alternating with sciatica in summer; cough excited by tobacco smoke ( Spongia ).

Backache, < at night in bed, and in the morning before rising.

Arthritic nodosities of joints, especially of the fingers ( Caulophyllum, Colchicum, Lycopodium ); inflammation of phalanges with sweating and suppuration.

Sleepy all day, awake all night; body aches all over.

In fever; ravenous hunger for days before attack.

Eczema: yellow, acrid moisture oozes from under crusts; now vesicles form from contact with exudation; by scratching one place itching ceases, but appears in another.

Fig-warts: dry, pediculated, cauliflower-like; after abuse of mercury ( Acid nitricum, Sabina, Thuja ).

Relations. – Compare: Causticum, Colocynthis, Ignatia, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Colocynthis and Staphysagria act well after each other; Causticum, Colocynthis, Staphysagria, follow well in order names.

Aggravation. – Mental affections; from anger, indignation, grief, mortification; loss of fluids; tobacco; onanism; sexual excesses; from the least touch on affected parts.

Inimical: Ranunculus bulb., either before or after.