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Physalis (Solanum Vesicarium)

Physalis Alkekengi

(Alkekengi - Winter Cherry)

Marked urinary symptoms confirming its ancient uses in gravel, etc. Lithiasis; marked diuretic action. Languor and muscular weakness.

Vertigo, hazy feeling; memory weakness; desire to talk constantly. Throbbing pain, heavy over eyes in forehead. Facial paralysis. Dryness of mouth.

Stiff limbs; tonic cramps. Paralysis. When walking, every jar seems repeated in the head.

Chilly in open air. Feverish in evening. Sweat during stool, with creeping sensation, with abundant urine. Pain in liver during, fever.

Cough. Hoarse voice; throat irritated; chest oppressed, causing insomnia. Stabbing in chest.

Acrid, foul, retained, abundant. Polyuria. Sudden inability to hold it in women. Nocturnal incontinence. Enuresis.

Excoriation between fingers and toes; pustules on thighs; nodes on forehead.

Worse, cold camp evening. After going heated.

Tincture to third attenuation. The juice of the berries is used in dropsical conditions and irritable bladder.

Reference: "Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory" by William Boericke
(Physalia pelagica. Portuguese man-of-war. N. O. Physophoridæ.)


Characteristics.G. Bennett was stung by the animal on second and ring fingers. The sensation was as if stung by a nettle, succeeded in a few minutes by violent aching, affecting the finger-joints and spreading up arm, involving elbow-joint. The pain was < by application of water; < by motion; and < when joints became affected. The pain spread to the shoulder-joint and pectoral muscles causing oppression of breathing. After half an hour the symptoms began to abate, leaving numbness of the limb and a vesicle at the spot which was stung.

Relations.Compare: Medusa, Urt. ur.

Reference: "A Dictionary Of Practical Materia Medica" By John Henry Clarke