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Dr Peter Darashah
Daphne mezereum is very
toxic because of the daphnetoxin present especially in the berries
and twigs. If poisoned, victims experience a choking sensation. Even
handling the fresh twigs can cause rashes and eczema in sensitive
individuals. The plant has an attractive flower, blooms at a time of
year there are few other flowers about, emits a fragrant perfume and
altogether makes for a handsome ornamental shrub. Despite these
advantages largely because of its toxic properties it is not
commonly found in gardens nor is it readily available for sale in
Originally herbalists used to strip the bark of the
plant before blooming to treat skin disorders as a poultice or
compress but modern herbalists regard the plant far too toxic an
irritant to use with safety and its only medicinal use nowadays is
confined to Homeopathy.
forgetful/ lack of concentration/ confused/ disconnected/ weakness
of mind and memory/ weary/ torpid/ lacks determination to work/
tranquil indolence / takes no pleasure in anything/ indifferent to
everything and everybody/ nothing makes an impression/ everything
seems purposeless/ displeased/ dissatisfied with
Constant anxiety/ anxious about being alone/ anxious
about health/ religious anxiety/ anxious about life and living/ even
though there is a dislike to being alone and a desire for company
there is an indisposition to talk/ replies are in mono syllables/
when they do speak their mind is so weak that they may lose the
thread of what they were talking about/ they prefer to just sit and
thinks introspectively/ brooding melancholy/ become oblivious to
surroundings/ anxious feeling of empty goneness in stomach with a
fear that something ill is about to happen resulting in a mournful,
sad and tearful humour.
Gets over-anxious about minor matters/ angry/
irritable/ irascible about trifles/ little things of no consequence/
reproaches others over transient concerns of an ephemeral
Food is the only modality which ameliorates their
symptoms/ cheerful and even excited for a short time after eating/
happy singing with mirth and liveliness/ may even engage in sudden
activity. They eat not because of hunger but to assuage their
There is violence about all the symptoms ie: violent
headache, violent neuralgia, violent tooth ache, violent bone pain,
violent cough, violent afternoon fever, violent skin eruptions,
violent inflammations and especially violent itching etc.
The patient is always chilly, even in a warm room
and especially suffers from cold feet and hands.
Symptoms are predominantly right sided or from right
which is painful to the slightest touch (even a jolt or
jar) or contact (hat or cap). Very sensitive to cold, worse for
motion and in the evening. The pain extends from root of nose into
forehead and feels as if everything would split asunder. On pressing
frontal bone the pains draws down to the feet. Heat and perspiration
Violent itching and burning of the SCALP
which is covered with thick leathery scabby crusts,
under which an offensive pus collects that slowly exudates causing
the hair to mat and creating ideal conditions for breeding
EYES are red with a sensation of
extreme dryness creating a desire for them to be rubbed. Obstinate
twitching of the muscles of left upper lid. Eczema on eye
The EARS are associated with
deafness and tinnitus accompanied by a sensation of air impacting
the meatus resulting in a desire to bore the fingers into it. Ears
feel as if they were too open, and as if air was pouring into them;
or as if the tympanum was exposed to cold air.
eruptions behind ears
There is fluent excoriating coryza, from the
NOSE with scabs forming inside.
Violent pain in root of TEETH as if
tooth was being lifted out of socket (cf Merc which is in the tooth
crown) Decaying roots with burning pains in gum and mouth. Teeth
decay suddenly above gums but crowns remain intact.
Burning in whole MOUTH as from
pepper the intensity of which can to some extent be relieved by
drawing cold air in through an open mouth.
NOSE is extremely dry and burning with yellow
excoriating discharge impairing smell.
The THROAT is also extremely dry
and burning with violent hacking cough. Beer tastes exceptionally
bitter which as a consequence is vomited.
The CHEST can be painful following
inspiration resulting in a desire for deep breaths. Intercostal
Desire for ham fat, coffee, wine but not
beer which tastes bitter and causes vomiting.
pains in stomach, as if it were raw inside. Stomach (peptic)
Eating aggravates the cough which becomes particularly
severe and only abates with vomiting.
Stools hard as a stone and
large; as if they would split anus with white glistening grains in
Violent pains in the
periosteum of the long BONES especially the tibia bone which feels
as if beaten or as if periosteum were torn off. Pains worse at night
in bed. The least touch is intolerable. Worse in damp weather.
Inflammation and swelling around the shafts of long bones.
from knee to instep, covered with thick yellow scab, from cracks of
which thick, yellow matter oozes on pressure. Scabs fall off in
pieces, leaving skin deep-red, sore, itching violently and exuding a
thin, clear, fluid, forming a thin scab under which pus again
collects; skin round scabs dark-red, tense, hot, itching. At night
intolerable itching and burning in eruption. Foul odour
feel as if shortened. Right hand cold, left warm; or both cold.
Paralysis of flexors of fingers; finger-ends powerless, cannot hold
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Intolerable violent itching
with neuralgia, burning inflammatory redness on facial SKIN of face
Scratching becomes continuous resulting in the cheeks being covered
with blood. In the morning the bed is found covered with blood also.
The child keeps constantly tearing off the facial scab and on the
spots thus left raw large pustules form under which thick yellow pus
collects. Vesicles appear around the ulcers, itching, violently and
burning like fire. After eight days these vesicles dry up, leaving
scabs, the tearing off of which causes great pain and perpetuates
As if drunk.
upper part of head were pithy.
As if skull would split.
if top of head were gone.
As if eyes drawn backward.
ears were open.
As if teeth were too long.
As if there were
pains in the hollow of his teeth.
As if ants were running over
As if millions of insects crawling on him.
As if the
periosteum was torn off
As if the limbs were too short.
if his bones were distended.
As if needles were sticking into
As if fire was darting through his muscles.
As if the
throat, stomach and anus was tightly constricted.
As if stools
would split anus.
As if the chest was too tight.
As if the
throat was too narrow.
As if his anus were prolapsed.
Cold, damp &
Warmth incl. warmth of bed.
Sudden changes of
Touch & pressure
Evening & night
through an open mouth (toothache)
Skin eruptions particularly
those with a crusty scabby encrustation.
eruption which have been suppressed by the application of
creams or ointments.
eruptions in body fold areas) when it is particularly useful for
those who tend to scratch the affected skin which worsens the
condition causing painful red patches.
(a streptococcus or staphylococcus skin affectation)
particularly the bullous type with encrusted vesicles exuding honey
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particularly the two maxillary sinus situated behind each cheekbone.
When accompanied with a chronic cough and late afternoon fever it is
a specific. These sinuses are sensitive to the earths magnetic field
emissions and provide migratory birds with a sense of direction and
orientation. Mez has a particular affinity for this region. Examine
the sinuses of anyone who is feeling airy and experiencing
disorientation or disconnection. In cases where both sinuses are
blocked Mez is a sure cure. Two doses of 15C over 48 hrs have cured
in cases which have been resistant to 2wks antibiotic treatment. If
only the right sinus blocked choose Lyc and if only the left prefer
particularly when accompanied with facial
Facial neuralgia particularly
involving abdominally felt anxiety
particularly of the root. (Merc for the
Gastritis particularly when anxiety
is felt in the region of the solar plexus.
Bone pains deep in the perioseum,worse at night and
sensitive to touch.