Wild Cranesbill. N. O. Geraniaceae. Tincture and triturations of root. Infusion of the plant.
Clinical.-Diarrhoea. Diplopia. Dysentery. Haemorrhages. Leucorrhoea. Stool, ineffectual urging to. Throat, sore.
Characteristics.-There are two fragmentary provings of Geran. mac. one made with root preparations, one with infusion of the plant. The chief symptoms observed have been diplopia and other disorders of vision (these were observed by the prover of the decoction; the remaining symptoms resulted from the root preparation); and constant and ineffectual desire for stool. In the mother tinctures and lower attenuations it has been used successfully in cases of haemorrhage from various parts-nose, stomach, lungs. Under the use of the drug the blood in haemorrhages becomes darker, clots more easily, and is much less in quantity. The root contains both tannic and gallic acids. It has also been used for chronic diarrhoea and for leucorrhoea.
Relations.-Compare: Hamam., Hydrast., Haematoxylon, Ratan., Ficus relig., Erodium.
2. Head.-Giddiness, with diplopia, > closing eyes and lying down.-Slight pain in occiput, low down.
3. Eyes.-Fulness in the eyes.-In a few minutes became giddy and saw double; when he closed his eyes and lay down he felt comfortable, but could not open them without the recurrence of the symptoms.-Ptosis and dilated pupils.-Great difficulty in walking with eyes open, though he could walk with them closed.-Fulness of the eyes.
8. Mouth.-Dryness of mouth, extending outward on the lips to the cuticle proper, followed by pain in l. side of forehead, and of head directly over l. ear.-Tip of tongue dry and burning.
13. Stool and Anus.-Constant desire to go to stool with inability to pass the least faecal matter; after the effects passed off the bowels moved without pain.