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Gnaphalium Polycephalum

or simply Gnaphalium

(Cud-weed-Old Balsa)

A remedy of unquestioned benefit in sciatica, when pain is associated with numbness of the part affected. Rheumatism and morning diarrhea. Polyuria.

Face
Intermittent pains of superior maxillary of both sides.

Abdomen
Borborygmus. Colic; pain in various parts of the abdomen. Irritated prostate. First stage of cholera infantum; vomiting and purging.

Female
Weight and fullness in pelvis. Dysmenorrhea, with scanty and painful menses.

Back
Chronic backache in lumbar region; better resting on back. Lumbago with numbness in lower part of back and weight in pelvis.

Extremities
Cramps in calves of legs and feet when in bed. Rheumatic pain in ankle joints and legs. Intense pain along the sciatic nerve; numbness alternates with pain. Frequent pains in calves and feet. Gouty pains in big toes. Better, drawing limbs up, flexing thigh on abdomen. Gouty concretions (Ammon benz). Anterior crural neuralgia (Staph). Pain in joints as if they lacked oil. Chronic muscular rheumatism of back and neck.

Relationship
Compare: Xanthoxyl; Chamom; Pulsat.

Dose
Third to thirtieth potency.

Reference: "Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory" by William Boericke

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