Staphysagria (Delphinum staphysagria).

Mind and Disposition.

Anger and indignation, with pushing or throwing away of what one holds in his hand.

Justifiable ill-humor over what has happened or has been done by oneself ; weeping and dejected over the supposed ill consequences of it.

Continuous grief and anxiety about the future.

Hypochondria and Hysteria after unmerited insults (or sexual excesses), with complaints of flatulence.

[5] Weakness of memory.

Hypochondriacal indifference (after onanism).


Dull feeling of the head, with inability to perform any mental labor.

Pressing in the forehead, as from a very heavy lump which will not be shaken off ; worse in the morning, from motion and from stooping ; better when at rest, and when leaning the head against something.

Stupefying, pressing headache, as if the brain were compressed.

[10] Sensation as if the head would burst, especially in the forehead and when stooping.

Humid, scalding-itching fetid eruption on the back part of the head, the sides of the head, and behind the ears ; when scratching, the itching changes the place, but makes it more humid.

Painful sensitiveness of the scalp ; the skin peels off with itching and biting ; worse in the evening and from getting warm.

The hair falls off, mostly on the back part of the head and around the ears, with humid, fetid eruption, or dandruff on the scalp.

Pressing-stinging and tearing pains in the bones and in the periosteum on the cranium ; swelling up and suppuration of the bones (caries), with putrid smelling perspiration day and night ; worse from motion and contact.

[15] Burning-stinging on the external head, mostly on the left temple ; worse from the heat of the bed, when lying on it, and at 3 P.M.


Dryness of the eyeballs and lids.

Inflammation of the edges of the eyelids, with agglutination at night.


Nodosities in the eyelids.

Inflammation of the eyes, with pimples around them.


[20] Hardness of hearing with swelling of the tonsils, especially after the abuse of Mercury.


Ulceration of the nostrils with scabs deep in the nose.

Violent coryza, one nostril is stuffed up, with much sneezing and lachrymation.


Countenance sunken, nose peaked, eyes sunken and blue margins around them.

Inflammation of the bones of the face.

[25] Brown and blue color of face when getting angry.

Scurfy lips with burning pains.

Easy dislocation of the articulation of the jaw.

Painfulness of the submaxillary glands, with (or without) swelling.

Mouth and Throat.

Teeth become black and exfoliate.

[30] The teeth are very sensitive to the touch and to cold drinks, but not when biting on them.

White, painful swelling and ulceration of the gums.

Excrescences and nodosities on the gums.

Painful excrescence on the inside of the cheek.

Stomacace : mouth and tongue full of blisters.

[35] Throat dry and rough, with soreness when talking and swallowing.

Feeble voice from weakness of the vocal organs, after anger.

Nasal voice from stoppage of the posterior nares.

While talking she swallows continually.

Swelling of the tonsils, also after the misuse of Mercury.

Stomach and Abdomen.

[40] Ravenous hunger even when the stomach is full.

Longing only for thin, fluid food (soup).

Great desire for brandy and tobacco.

All the food tastes bitter.

Bitter eructations after sour food.

[45] Water-brash.

Spasmodic cutting in the abdomen after eating and drinking.

Sensation of weakness in the abdomen as if it should vanish.

Swollen abdomen (in children).

Colic with urging to urinate.

[50] Painful swelling of the inguinal glands.

Flatulence smelling like rotten eggs.

Stool and Anus.

Constipation with urging to go to stool.

Retarded but soft feces.

Evacuations with much flatulence.

[55] Dysenteric stools ; with pressing and cutting in the abdomen before, during, and after stool.

Urinary Organs.

Frequent urging to urinate, with scanty discharge in a thin stream, or discharge of dark urine by drops.

Profuse discharge of watery, pale urine with much urging.

During and after micturition burning in the urethra, after micturition urging, as if the bladder were not emptied.

Sexual Organs.

Men. On and behind the corona glandis soft, humid excrescences. (Sycosis).

[60] Inflammation of the testicles (and ovaries) with burning, stinging, and pressing-drawing.

Sexual instinct excited.

Women. Painful sensitiveness of the sexual organs, especially when sitting.

Respiratory Organs.

Sensation of constriction and pressure in the throat-pit after anger, aggravated when swallowing.

Rawness in the larynx from talking.

[65] Soreness and rawness in the chest, especially when coughing.

Dyspnoea with constriction and restlessness in the chest.

Hoarseness with much tenacious mucus in the larynx and chest.

Violent spasmodic cough with expectoration of yellow, tough, purulent mucus at night.

Palpitation of the heart from the least exertion, from mental exertion, from hearing music, and after the siesta.

Back and Neck.

[70] Pain in the small of the back as after overlifting, worse at rest at night and in the morning, and when rising from a seat.

Violent stitches upwards in the back.

Suppurating swelling in the psoas muscle.

Painful swelling of the glands of the neck and under the aims.


Upper. Herpes with scabs on the elbows. Herpes on the hands.

[75] Numbness in the tips of the fingers.

Arthritic nodosities on the fingers.

Lower. Pulsating pain in the hip-joint as from beginning suppuration.

Painful weakness of the legs, especially the knees.

Stitches in the knees and knee-joints.


[80] Paralysis on one side from anger.

Twitches at night.

Stiffness and sensation of fatigue in all the joints in the morning.

The muscles are painful to the touch, and the joints on motion.

Bad effects from the abuse of Mercury.


[85] Violent yawning and stretching, bringing the tears to the eyes.

Goes to sleep late, from crowding of ideas or because the herpes and ulcers burn and itch, or the calves pain violently.


Pulse very fast but small and trembling.

Chilliness and coldness predominate.

Violent chill in the evening with heat in the face.

[90] Chilliness 8 P.M. ; better when exercising in the open air.

Chill ascending from the back over the head.

Chill running down the back.

External heat with thirst after midnight, followed by chill towards morning.

Burning heat at night, especially on the hands and feet, with desire to uncover oneself.

[95] Profuse perspiration and disposed to perspire.

Night-sweats smelling like rotten eggs.

Cold perspiration on the forehead and on the feet.

Tertian fever with symptoms of scurvy, such as putrid taste in the mouth, bleeding gums, want of appetite, constipation.

The intermittent fever consists almost solely of a chilliness.

[100] Before and after the paroxysms of intermittent fever, ravenous hunger.


Painful swelling of the glands.

Swelling and suppuration of the bones and of the periosteum.

Itching herpes, burning after scratching.

Dry herpes with scabs on the joints.

[105] Chronic herpes with nightly twitching.

The skin is hard to heal.

Mechanical injuries from sharp-cutting instruments.

Arthritic nodosities on the joints.


Aggravation from anger, grief, sorrow, mortification caused by offences ; from loss of fluids ; from masturbation ; from sexual excesses ; from touching the affected parts ; from tobacco ; from the abuse of Mercury.

[110] Amelioration after breakfast.