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1. Description

Latin Name:
Solanum dulcamara
Bittersweet, Bittersweet nightshade, Climbing nightshade, Deadly nightshade, Dulcamara. Felonwood. Felonwort, Poisonous nightshade, Scarlet Berry. Solanacea dulcamara, Solanum dulcamara, Violet Bloom, Woody nightshade

2. Source & History

Dulcamara belongs to the same family as Bell, Hyos, Stram and Caps. It grows in damp shady palces twining around anything it can attach to a characteristic also exhibited by the Dulcamara patient.
The juice is intensely bitter at first but leaves a sweet after taste hence its common name of Bittersweet.
The mother tincture is prepared from young shoots and leaves before flowering.

3. Mentals & Generals

Restless, irritable, confused with difficulty finding the right word. Impatient for things which are not wanted when received.
Constantly on the move.
Generalities include dry skin, emaciated appearance and a universal chilliness

4. Particulars

Coryza with dry teasing hoarse cough and tickle worse in inclement weather. Expectoration difficult.
Skin eruptions and gland indurations especially after exposure to wet and chill.
Rheumatic affectations as a result of cold and damp.

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Any change of weather especially from hot to cold.
Autumn, evening & night
Effects of water, wet or damp
At rest, lying down
Effects of suppression

Warmth, & dryness
Even weather pattern

6. Keywords

Catarrhal rheumatism or skin affectations, brought on or aggravated by exposure to cold, damp, rainy weather.
Skin delicate to cold, especially liable to urticaria over whole body every time patient takes cold.
Thick, brown-yellow crusts on scalp & face. 
Diarrhoea from taking cold

7. Clinicals

Sinusitis, catarrh
Asthma, bronchitis
Rheumatism, lumbago & neck pain
Skin irritation/ itch/ rash/ eczema/ ringworm/ warts

8. Constitutional Prescribing

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The use of Dulc is usually restricted to symptomatic situations. 
However as always it is the patient picture that is important especially the mental & general manifestations that are the key determinants for its Constitutional use.
In this case the emaciated general appearance together with the destructive symptoms of rheumatism and respiratory congestion place it firmly within
Nebel's Fluoric Constitutional type.
High potency Constitutional prescription therefore may be used as background together with a concurrent lower potency symptomatic remedy administered according to the Law of Similars in situations where two or more of the main symptoms occur together in the patient.
For example 
catarrhal/ asthmatic conditions and skin eruptions with rheumatism. 

9. Relationships

up to 30 days
Acon, Ars, Bry, Cic, Con, Cupr, Led, Merc, Nux-v, Phos-ac, Puls, Rhus-t, Sep, Sul.
Bar-c, Calc-c, Kali-s. Sul.
Acet-ac., Bell., Lach.
Remedies that Follow Well
Calc-c, Lyc, Rhus-t, Sep
It follows well
Bry, Calc-c, Lyc. Rhus, Sep.

10. Posology

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11. Further Information

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Sylvian Cazalet Homeopathe International Reversed Kent's Repertory
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Solanum dulcamara
Solanum dulcamara 

Kingdom: Plant
Latin Name: Solanum dulcamara
Common Name:Woody nightshade
Homeopahtic: Dulcamara 

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This Tabular MM is not presented as an exhaustive comprehensive list of all that is known about a remedy. Rather the opposite. It is intended to be used only as an aid memoire to highlight the foundation upon which by further study and experience a fuller knowledge of homoeopathics can be obtained. Consider the Tabular MM as a word picture showing a black and white sketch of the remedys main essential characteristics upon which colour, shade and tone has still be painted.


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