RICINUS COMMUNISCastor-oil (RICINUS COMMUNIS - BOFAREIRA)
Has marked action on gastro-intestinal tract. Increase the quantity of milk in nursing women. Vomiting and purging. Languor and weakness.
Head.--Vertigo, occipital pain, congestive symptoms, buzzing in ears. Face pale, twitching of mouth.
Stomach.--Anorexia with great thirst, burning in stomach, pyrosis, nausea profuse vomiting, pit of stomach sensitive. Mouth dry.
Abdomen.--Rumbling with contraction of recti muscles, colic, incessant diarrhoea with purging. Rice water stools with cramps and chilliness.
Stool.--Loose, incessant, painless, with painful cramps in muscles of extremities. Anus inflamed. Stools green, slimy, and bloody. Fever, emaciation, somnolence.
Relationship.--Compare: Resorcin (summer complaint with vomiting); destroys organic germs of putrefaction; Cholos terrapina (cramps of muscles). Ars; Verat.
Dose.--Third potency. Five drops every four hours for increasing flow of milk; also locally a poultice of the leaves.