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Ranunculus bulbosus

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Ranunculus bulbosus

1. Description

Latin Name:
Ranunculus bulbosus
Ranunculus bulbosus

Anemonic acid, anemonin, bachelor's buttons, bachelor's cheese, blister flower, blister plant, blister weed, bouton d'or, bulbosus, bulbous crowfoot, burrwort, butter and cheese, buttercup, butter flower, butterrose, common buttercup, crazy weed, crazyweed, crowfoot, cuckoo-buds of yellow hue, cuckow buds of yellow hue, field buttercup, giant buttercup, frogsfoot, giltcup, goldcup, goldknob, gowan, jaunet, kingcup, kingcups, L-caffeoylglucose, laccopetalum giganteum, meadow bloom, meadow buttercup, protoanemonin, Ran-b, Ranunculaceae, ranunculin, Rananculus, Ranunculus acris, Ranunculus bulbosus, St. Anthony's rape, St. Anthony's turnip, tall crowfoot, tall field buttercup, upright meadow crowfoot, yellow weed.

2. Source & History

Ranunculus comes from the Latin which means "little frog" and belong to the Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) being the cultured cousin of the Marsh Marigold.
In fairy tales frogs are apt to change into princes and it was an Asian prince in just such a story who gave his name to this flower He loved the open country and sang delightful songs in the presence of nymphs buthe died before he could declare love to them. After his death he was changed into the flower which bears his name.
It was used by the ancients as a skin remedy and by cunning beggars who placed it under their armpits in order to develop ulcers "to moove the people the more to pittiie".
The entire plant is used for the Homeopathic tincture.

3. Mentals & Generals

Hasty, irritable, quarrelsome, oversensitive restless humour in the morning changing to weary, tearful, showing contemptible timidity, lacking in both courage and resolution with a fear of ghosts and of being alone by eventide.

4. Particulars

Rheumatism and stiffness of the neck
Left scapula pain
Intercostal neuralgia especially of the lower left chest. Chilliness in chest when outside. Generally sore around the chest.
Pain and soreness as if bruised in both hypochondria. Flatulence & soreness to touch in epigastia all aggravated by alcohol.
Skin eruptions, burning, itching, herpes zoster.

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Cold, wet weather open air.
Motion, touch, pressure

Sitting sown leaning forward

6. Keywords

Ill effects of alcohol
Shoulder pains.
Chest shooting, neuralgic pain, aggr by changes of weather, sore, bruised feeling, sensitive to touch, motion & body turning.
Shingles like skin eruptions

7. Clinicals

Shoulder, liver & back pains
Pleurisy/ Chest pains
Arthritis/  Rheumatism
Skin eruptions, Herpes zoster

8. Constitutional Prescribing

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The use of Ran is usually restricted to symptomatic situations. However the changing and contrasting symptomology resembles that of a much broken and incoordinated state which aligns to Nebel's fluoric constitution. 
As always it is the patient picture that is important especially the mental & general manifestations which are the key determinants for its Constitutional use.
High potency Constitutional prescription 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
Arthritis and Alcoholism 
Skin eruptions and Chest pains

9. Relationships

up to 40 days
Bry, Puls, Staph, Sul, Verb

Acon (fear of ghosts), Ant-c (skin), Ars (fear of ghosts), Cact (chest), Chel (shoulder pain),
(fear of ghosts), Pul (fear of ghosts)
Acet-ac, Staph, Sul,
Remedies that Follow Well
Bry, Ig, Kali-c, Nux-v, Rhus-t, Sep, Sabad

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11. Further Information

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Sylvian Cazalet Homeopathe International Reversed Kent's Repertory
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Ranunculus bulbosus (Buttercup)
Ranculus bulbosus

Ranunculus scleratus
Ranunculus bulbosus

Kingdom: Plant
Latin Name: Ranunculus bulbosus 
Common Name: Buttercup
Homeopahtic: Ranunculus bulbosus

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