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The violet has a reputation for shyness, fragility and
sweetness as expressed in Victorian poems and literature eg a
shrinking violet is someone who stands at the edge, away from the
full glare of society. Its diminutive forms an association with
children and childhood whilst its delicate downy heart shaped leaves
and rich purple-blue petals make an association with love and
Homeopathically its chief
affinities are with the right side of the body, especially problems
with the right wrist, ear problems, rheumatism, tension in the
scalp, and combined ear, eye, and kidney symptoms.
physiological person in extremely shy, retiring, basahful, hesitant,
anxoius to avoid the glare of publicity, always in the backgroud
(imitating as it were the low form of the violet) but
at the same time displaying a sweetness of
temperament (fragrance of the violet) and an endearing lovable
beauty (heart shaped leaf, slender gracefulness and
The inner psychological picture however is one
of inner mental tension. The patient is so sensitive that they
become highly intellectual as a defense mechanism, often hiding
behind a mask of cleverness. They feel physical tension in their
head, scalp and neck and begin to lose control when under stress. As
a result they try in vain to make sense of their disconnected
thoughts and frantically reach out to make something coherent of
their understanding which disintegrates the more they try. This
experience results in nervousness close to hysteria, trembling and
crying without knowing why. It is as if their suppressed emotions,
which they have subdued so well and for so long suddenly escapes and
they no longer know what to do about it. Burning flashes felt in the
eyes, skin and throughout the body appear to be another expression
of the burning or smouldering emotions that have been kept at
Right sided headache often
combined with ear ache. There is heaviness of the head and the scalp
is tense with a sensation of weakness in neck muscles. The pain is
mainly frontal in the forehead extending to the sinuses, around the
eyes, across the temple and around the ears
Eyes feels heavy with lids
closing as from tiredness. Hot and burning sensation with illusions
of fiery images, flames and cicles.
There are shooting, roaring,
sharp, tickling, sticking pains in ears which are worse on the left
side. Hearing can be affected and unusually deafness is worse when
noises stop. There may be other ear affectations including otorrhoea
and otitis. Another strange symptom is an aversion to music
particularly that of the violin.
Dryness with thirst
especially at night. The tongue is so dry it may be hardly moveable.
The gums and lips also dry with desire to constantly wet
Dry, short, spasmodic,
tickling cough, worse in daytime and when lying down, with thick
yellow (sometimes white) expectoration. Nose and sinuses may be
blocked causing difficulty in breathing, dyspnoea and palpitations
with knife like chest pain. Mentals resulting from these symptoms
are anxiety and hysteria.
Abdomen greatly distended in the
morning with a feeling of weight and gas which is relieved by
erutation. Ther may also be nausea followed by slimy vomit.
Rheumatism of the
deltoid muscle and right wrist. There is a constant right sided
backache with trembling of the limbs which feel tired, heavy and
numb that is ameliorated by rubbing, lying down, standing and
Sleeplessness after midnight
with uncontrolled restlessness and confused frightening dreams.
Chest pain, constant cough, or thirst prevents sleep. Unrefreshed in
the morning with drowsiness throughout the day.
65 per cent of the burning symptoms are
(a) Burning under the nose.
micturition at night, burning before the act, which is long in
(c) Burning raw throat.
(d) Burning in the back.
(e) Burning about the epigastrium.
(f) Burning in the
(g) Burning eyes.
(j) Burning low down in the
throat, like a lump there.
Strange, Rare & Perculiar
1. An unusual symptom the
sensitivity to music especially violin music which irritates and
upsets them. Rajan Sankaran notes that he has seen cases of
violinists requiring this remedy in order to play the violin better
from a requirement of hightened precision and refined
sensitivity. The remedy also experiences pain in the head, scalp,
wrist and neck, where a violinist might feel strain.
2. The other theme is that of
childishness where the remedy is indicated for worms in children,
childish behaviour, refusing to eat, crying without knowing why,
refusing to talk or participate in company, and a very soft
Cool air, dull
Eating, coffee, milk, sugar
Bending back and
serous or bloody effusion in the labyrinth; chronic otitis media;
progressive deafness to the voice, but sensitive to sounds of
passing vehicles and other sounds; buzzing; absent or deficient bone
conduction; a consciousness of the ear; hearing better for shrill,
high-pitched sounds than for low ones);
Aur; Cauloph (in
rheumatism of small joints), Cina; Ign; Puls; Sep;
as a constitutional remedy.