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Convallaria Majalis

or simply Convallaria

(Lily of the Valley)

A heart remedy. Increases energy of hearts' action, renders it more regular. Of use when the ventricles are over distended and dilatation begins, and when there is an absence of compensatory hypertrophy, and when venous stasis is marked. Dyspnea, dropsy, aneuric tendency. Anasarca.

Mind and Head
Dull intellect. Grieves easily. Dull headache; worse, ascending, hawking. Scalp sensitive. Irritability. Hysterical manifestations.

Face
Hydroa in nose and lips; raw and sore. Epistaxis. Sees imaginary gray spot about three inches square.

Mouth
Grating of teeth in the morning. Coppery taste. Tongue feels sore and scalded; broad and thick with heavy, dirty coating.

Throat
Raw feeling in back of throat when inspiring.

Abdomen
Sensitive. Clothes feel too tight. Gurgling and pain on taking deep breath. Movement in abdomen like fist of a child. Colicky pains.

Urinary Organs
Aching in bladder; feels distended. Frequent urination; offensive; scanty urine.

Female
Great soreness in uterine region, with sympathetic palpitation of heart. Pain in sacro-iliac joints, running down leg. Itching at urinary meatus and vaginal orifice.

Respiratory
Pulmonary congestion. Orthopnea. Dyspnea while walking. Hot feeling in throat.

Heart
Feeling as if heart beat throughout the chest. Endocarditis, with extreme orthopnea. Sensation as if heart ceased beating, then starting very suddenly. Palpitation from the least exertion. Tobacco heart, especially when due to cigarettes. Angina pectoris. Extremely rapid and irregular pulse.

Back and Extremities
Pain and aching in lumbar region; aching of legs; in big toe. Trembling of hands. Aching in wrists and ankles.

Fever
Chilly in back and down spine, followed by fever, little sweat. Thirst and headache during chill. Dyspnea during fever.

Relationship
Compare: Digit; Crataeg; Lilium; Adonis (feeble heart action due only to functional disturbance).

Modalities
Better, in open air. Worse, in warm room.

Dose
Third attenuation, and for symptoms of heart failure, tincture, one to fifteen drops.

(Reference: Homeopathic Materia Medica by William Boericke)