(Yellow Lady’s Slipper)
The skin symptoms correspond to those of poisoning by Rhus, for which it has been found an efficient antidote. Nervousness in children; from teething and intestinal troubles. Debility after gout. Hydrocephaloid symptoms, result of long, exhausting diarrhea. Sleeplessness. Cerebral hyperasthesia in young children often the result of overstimulation of brain.
Child cries out at night; is wakeful and begins to laugh and play. Headaches of elderly people and during climacteric.
Compare: Ambra; Kali brom; Scutellar; Valerian; Ignat. Skin relatives: Grindelia; Anacard.
Tincture, to sixth attenuation. For Poison Oak, 5 drops of tincture per dose, also locally.
(Lady’s Slipper. N. O. Orchidaceæ. Tincture and infusions of fresh root gathered in autumn.)
Clinical.─Brain affections. Chorea. Convulsions. Debility and sleeplessness.─Delirium tremens. Ecstasy. Epilepsy. Mental despondency. Nervous debility. Neuralgia. Post-influenzal debility. Sleeplessness. Spermatorrhea. Stye.
Characteristics.─Cypr. has great repute as a "nervine" among eclectics, and in domestic practice. It ranks with Scutellaria and Valerian. A strong infusion causes exhilaration followed by calmness; and is much resorted to by women whose nerves are shattered by long illness, or excessive indulgence in green-tea or coffee (Hale). It is suited to nervous disorders from mental over-excitement, or reflex nervous excitement; to nervous weakness following influenza. It is indicated in the brain-hyperesthesia of children who wake in the night lively and full of play. Ecstasy, preliminary to incipient brain disorder. Epilepsy from reflex irritation. Jactitation and trembling; twitching of limbs.
Relations.─Compare: Ambra, Coca, Ign., Kali bro., Paull., Thea, Scutel., Valer., Zinc. In ecstasy, Coffea. Antidote to: Rhus poisoning.
Mind.─Irascibility and fitfulness; hysterical symptoms; sleeplessness; agitation.─Indifference.
Head.─Vertigo followed by heaviness and dragging of l. foot.
Eyes.─Stye on r. lower lid.
Male Sexual Organs.─Spermatorrhea with great nervous prostration and dejection of spirits.
Female Sexual Organs.─Amenorrhea, with hysteria.─Great nervous debility and despondency.─Irritability of vagina; hysterical symptoms, sleeplessness and agitation.
Sleep.─Sleeplessness: with desire to talk, a constant crowding of pleasant ideas; with restlessness of body; twitching of limbs; after miscarriage for several nights in succession.─Ecstasy; children awaken in night from sleep, "wide-awake," unnaturally playful, with no desire to go to sleep again (often a preliminary to some brain affection).