The toxic herb Cic-v (water hemlock) is indigenous to the
temperate climatic regions and is found growing in the humid
meadows, along the banks of streams and other humid and marshy
regions. Water hemlock is believed to be among the most toxic plants
found and is extremely poisonous for the humans due to the extremely
poisonous resin cicutoxin present in the Cicuta plant which disturbs
the central nervous system. In the event of consumption ther will be
symptoms of excruciating pain in the abdominal region in just an
hour's time. Subsequently, the individual may also experience
convulsions/ spasms, tremors, delirium and/ or seizures. The poison
has the potential to cause respiratory paralysis and death.
the common reasons why Cicuta-v is consumed is because of its smell
which bears the resemblance to that of wild parsnips. There have
been several reports that people have consumed the roots believing
it to be that of a parsnip.
The general pathological
picture calling especially for this remedy includes spasmodic
affections of the central nervous system eg hiccough, trismus (TMJ),
tetanus, and convulsions. Whenever these are further characterised
by the more individual symptoms of the drug including backward
bending of the head, neck, and spine with frightful distortions,
violent, strange desires, sensation of internal chill, moaning and
groaning, absurd actions and skin eczema its employment is
with singing, dancing and abnormal gestures. Everything appears
strange and peculiar. Mistrustful. Confuses present with the past.
Acts like a child. Feels stupid Absence of thought, difficulty in
recollection, lack of the senses.
with melancholia and indifference from which the patient is greatly
affected displaying a sad disposition accompanied with moaning,
whining and groaning.
when walking. Feels like falling forward to the left or falling to
swaying from one side to the other, or that the objects around her
are moving to and fro. It seems that nothing is standing still but
that everything swings backwards and forwards like a
turned or twisted to one side. Cerebro-spinal meningitis. Cervical
muscles contracted. Tension in the cervical muscles on bending the
head backwards. A sore tension in the left cervical muscles. Drawing
pains in the left side of the neck Swollen neck.
shocks through head. Pressive stupefying headache externally on the
relieved by flatus and sitting upright. Convulsions from concussion
Stares persistently at objects. Thick, yellow scabs on
reading, letters disappear. Objects recede, approach, and seem
double At first eyes contract afterwards pupils dilate. Eyes
sometimes stare vacantly and sometimes twitch spasmodically.
Strabismus which occurs after a fall or a head blow or concussion.
Difficult hearing. Sudden detonations especially on
swallowing. Hemorrhage from ears.
which run together forming thick, yellow scabs on face (similar on
head) corners of mouth and chin, with burning pain. Although the
face is red it feels cold. Trismus (TMJ); disposition to grind
teeth, teeth firmly closed, lock-jaw.
Internally the throat feels dry as if clung together.
Externally it pains as if bruised from being grasped too tightly.
Spasms of esophagus; cannot swallow. Feels like swallowing a sharp
hiccup, Much waterbrash and saliva brought up from the stomach
Qualmish and hot feeling all over.
burning pressure; hiccough. Throbbing in pit of stomach (scrobiculus
cordis) which has become raised and inflamed . Desire for unnatural
things, like coal, alum, chalk.
Flatulence with anxiety and crossness.. Distended and painful
with much rumbling. Colic
in morning, with irresistible desire to urinate. Itching in rectum.
Very frequent urination with violent emission..
feels tight; can hardly breathe. Tonic spasm in pectoral muscles.
Heat and tightness in chest. Sensation in the chest and in the
throat of something sticking there, as big as a fist. Feeling that
it would burst the throat - worse sitting.
and cramps in muscles of nape of neck, and spasmodic drawing
backward of head. Curved limbs cannot be straightened nor straight
ones bent. Back bent backward like an arch. (opisithotonos) Jerking,
tearing in coccyx, especially during menses.
especially the right one. Very painful when toughed On raising it
the arm there are such violent pains in the shoulder causing much
loud screaming so much so that the subject is unable to bring the
arm on to the head.
for picture of Opisthotonos
shooting in the left hip-bone. Pain in the thighs immediately after
rising from a seat which increasae like a deep seated stiffness.
Tearing pain in the thighs when walking. Painful tense and stiff
feeling in the muscles of the lower extremities that impede the
ability to walk. Bruised pain in the knee; on walking. the pain in the thighs
Frightful epilepsy, recurring first at shorter, then at
longer intervals, the limbs, head, and upper part of the body are
moved in a grotesque manner, with closed jaws. The upper part of the
body, and head, with bluish complexion and in some instants there is
interrupted respiration accompanied with foam from the mouth. After
the convulsions the breathing becomes free but the patient is
usually unconscious and lies as if dead giving no sign of sensation
when called by name or pinched.
no itching, exudation forms into a hard, lemon-colored crust.
Suppressed eruption causes brain disease. Elevated eruptions, as
large as peas. Chronic impetigo.
Frequent awakenings with
much perspired all over.
but umremembered dreams about events that had occurred during the
from touch, draughts, concussion, tobacco smoke.
Hemlock--(Effects very similar; the most prominent symptoms being;
Falls unconscious, tetanic or clonic convulsions. Body covered with
sweat. Consider in epilepsy and tetanus. Tincture and lower
potencies). Hydrocy acid; Con; Oenanth; Strychnia; Bellad.
two hundredth attenuation.