THEA CHINENSISTea (THE)
Nervous sleeplessness, heart troubles, palpitation, and dyspepsia of old tea-drinkers. Produces most of the sick headaches Tabacum antidotal (Allen).
Head.--Temporary mental exaltation. Ill-humored. Sick headache radiating from one point. Sleepless and restless. Hallucinations of hearing. Cold damp feeling at back of head.
Stomach.--Sinking sensation at epigastrium. Faint, gone feeling (Sep; Hyd; Oleand). Craves acids. Sudden production of wind in large quantities.
Abdomen.--Borborygmi liability to hernia.
Female.--Soreness and tenderness in ovaries.
Heart.--Anxious oppression. Praecordial distress. Palpitation; unable to lie on left side. Fluttering. Pulse rapid, irregular, intermittent.
Sleep.--Sleepy in daytime; sleepiness at night, with vascular excitement and restlessness, and dry skin. Horrible dreams cause no horror.
Modalities.--Worse, night, on walking in open air, after meals. Better warmth; warm bath.
Relationship.--Antidote: Kali hypophos; Thuja; Ferr; Kali hyd (Material doses for tea-taster's cough).
Dose.--Third to thirtieth potency.
Theine 1/4-1/2 grain hypodermically for sciatica and supra-orbital neuralgia.