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Adonis Vernalis

(Pheasant's Eye)

A heart medicine, after rheumatism or influenza, or Bright's disease, where the muscles of the heart are in stage of fatty degeneration, regulating the pulse and increasing the power of contractions of heart, with increased urinary secretions. Most valuable in cardiac dropsy. Low vitality, with weak heart and slow, weak pulse. Hydrothorax, ascites. Anasarca.

Head
Feels light; aches across front, from occiput around temples to eyes. Vertigo on rising, turning head quickly or lying down. Tinnitus. Scalp feels tight. Eyes dilated.

Mouth
Slimy. Tongue dirty yellow, sore, feels scalded.

Heart
Mitral and aortic regurgitation. Chronic aortitis, Fatty heart pericarditis. Rheumatic Endocarditis (Kalmia). Preecordial pain, palpitation, and dyspnea. Marked venous engorgement. Cardiac asthma (Quebracho). Fatty heart. Myocarditis, irregular cardiac action, constriction and vertigo. Pulse rapid, irregular.

Stomach
Heavy weight. Gnawing hunger. Faint feeling in epigastrium. Better out of doors.

Urine
Oily pellicle on urine. Scanty, albuminous.

Respiratory
Frequent desire to take a long breath. Feeling of weight on chest.

Sleep
Restlessness, with horrible dreams.

Extremities
Aching in nape. Spine stiff and aching. Edema.

Relationship
Adonidin is a cardiac tonic and diuretic. Quarter grain daily, or two to five grains of first decimal trit increases arterial pressure and prolongs the diastole, favoring emptying engorged veins. Is an excellent substitute for Digitalis and is not cumulative in action.

Compare: Digit; Cratoeg; Conval; Strophanthus.

Dose
Five to ten drops of the tincture.

(Reference: Homeopathic Materia Medica by William Boericke)