RATANHIA PERUVIANAKrameria-Mapato (RATANHIA)
The rectal symptoms are most important, and have received much clinical confirmation. It has cured pterygium. Violent hiccough. Cracked nipples (Graph; Eup ar). Pin worms.
Head.--Bursting in head after stool, and when sitting with head bent forward. Sensation as if scalp from nose to vertex were stretched.
Stomach.--Pain like knives cutting the stomach.
Rectum.--Aches, as if full of broken glass. Anus aches and burns for hours after stool. Feels constricted. Dry heat at anus, with sudden knife-like stitches. Stools must be forced with great effort; protrusion of haemorrhoids. Fissures of anus, with great constriction, burning like fire, as do the haemorrhoids; temporarily relieved by cold water. Fetid, thin diarrhoea; stools burn; burning pains before and after stools. Oozing at anus. Pin-worms (Sant; Teuc; Spig). Itching of anus.
Relationship.--Compare: Paeon; Croton (rectal neuralgia); Sanguin nit (diseases of rectum); Macuna prurens-Dolichos-piles, with burning; haemorrhoidal diathesis; Silico-sulphocalcite of Alumina; Stag-blast iron furnace cinder--(anal itching, piles, and constipation; housemaid's knee); abdominal flatulent distension and lumbago. Analogue to Lycopod.
Dose.--Third to sixth potency. Locally, the Cerate has proved invaluable in many rectal complaints.