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Bovista Lycoperdon

or simply Bovista

(Puff-Ball)

Has a marked effect on the skin, producing eruption like eczema, also upon the circulation, predisposing to hemorrhages; marked languor and lassitude. Adapted to stammering children, old maids with palpitation; and "tettery" patients. Stage of numbness and tingling in multiple neuritis. Asphyxia due to charcoal fumes.

Mind
Enlarged sensation (Arg n). Awkward; everything falls from hands. Sensitive.

Head
Sensation as if head were enlarging, especially of occiput. Distensive headache; worse early morning, open air, lying. Discharge from nose stringy, tough. Dull, bruised pain in brain. Stammering (Stram; Merc). Scalp itches; worse, warmth; sensitive; must scratch until sore.

Face
Scurf and crusts about nostrils and corners of mouth. Lips chapped. Bleeding of nose and gums. Cheeks and lips feel swollen. Acne worse in summer; due to use of cosmetics.

Stomach
Sensation as of a lump of ice. Intolerant of tight clothing around waist.

Female
Diarrhea before and during menses. Menses too early and profuse; worse at night. Voluptuous sensation. Leucorrhea acrid, thick, tough, greenish, follows menses. Cannot bear tight clothing around waist (Lach). Traces of menses between menstruation. Soreness of pubes during menses. Metrorrhagia; Parovarian cysts.

Abdomen
Colic, with red urine; relieved by eating. Must bend double. Pain around umbilicus. Stitches through perineum towards rectum and genitals.

Chronic diarrhea of old people; worse at night and early morning.

Extremities
Great weakness of all joints; clumsiness with her hands, drops things from hands. Weariness of hands and feet. Sweat in axille; onion smell. Tip of coccyx itches intolerably. Moist eczema on back of hand. Itching of feet and legs. Edema in joints after fracture.

Skin
Blunt instrument leave deep impression on the skin. Urticaria on excitement, with rheumatic lameness, palpitation and diarrhea (Dulc). Itching on getting warm. Eczema, moist; formation of thick crusts. Pimples cover the entire body; scurvy; herpetic eruptions. Pruritus ani. Urticaria on waking in the morning, worse from bathing. Pellagra.

Relationship
Bovista antidotes tar applications. Suffocation from gas. After Rhus in chronic urticaria.

Compare: Calc; Rhus; Sepia; Cicuta.

Dose
Third to sixth potency.

(Reference: Homeopathic Materia Medica by William Boericke)