Eupatorium purpureum

Natural History.
      Joe Pye Weed. Trumpet Weed. Gravel root. Queen of the Meadow. N. O. Composite. Tincture of the root.

      Intermittent fever.
      Renal colic.
      Throat, sore.
      Urine, retention of.

      The fever symptoms of E. purpureum resemble those of Eup-per., but Eup-pur. has many more symptoms in the urinary and sexual regions.
      The general soreness is less marked with purpureum.
      Both have chills beginning in the back, those of purpureum (as also the pains) run upwards, and with them there is much shaking and comparatively little coldness.
      Bone pains, nausea, and vomiting accompany fever.
      Sweat is slight.
      Restless, tossing, moaning, unable to lie down.
      The common name, " gravel root," indicates the traditional use of the drug, and in the hands of eclectics it has done good work in cases of irritable bladder, diabetes insipidus, incontinence of urine and calculous affections.
      Hale mentions that impotency has been cured in the male, and sterility and uterine atony in the female.
      It is similar in action to Cimic. and Helonias here. Eup-pur. has been well proved by a Mrs. Dresser, and she experienced a feeling of home-sickness even when living in her own house.
      Motion worse, changing position ever so little causes chilliness down back.
      Symptoms are worse left side, and there is sensation as if falling to left side, as with Eup-per. Cystitis in pregnant women from riding over rough roads.
      Distressing dyspnea from dropsy.

      Compare: Apoc. (dropsy), Apis., Can. Sat., Canth., Cop., For., Hydrc., Mit., Senec., Vespa (renal symptoms); Caps., Ph-ac. in home-sickness; Eup-per., Colch. (nausea at smell of food).

      The mind is encompassed by various delusions.
      Home-sickness, although in her own house.
      Great fear of sickness.
      Depressed and sleepy.
      Hysterical, low-spirited state.

      Head feels light and dizzy, as though flying round and round, cannot get rid of sensation as if falling to left side, the whole body seems to participate, worse morning, disappearing at noon.
      Illusions of sight and hearing, with vertigo.
      Much headache and constriction over frontal region, with chill.
      Dizzy, with deep, dull aching pains through left temporal region.
      Sick headache, dull hammering, stitching, or boring left side, pressing from right to left, beginning morning increasing during afternoon and evening, worse in cold air, better while walking slowly in fresh air.
      Violent headache, before chill, during morning, with fever.
      Sore scalp with itching.
      Sweat, principally about head, esp., profuse on forehead.

      Red and swollen (with headache).

      Ears feel full.
      Illusions of hearing.
      Crackling worse on swallowing.

      Face flushed.
      Lips blue.

      Tongue furred, brown along center.
      Tongue, prickling and stinging in tip, on back.
      Numbness of tongue.
      Saliva abundant.

      Choking fullness, must swallow often.
      Burning, as if had swallowed some hot substance, most at back of throat.
      Worse Swallowing. Pain left side of throat, causing pain on swallowing, before chill.
      Fluttering in throat pit.

      Thirst: before chill, none during, with fever, with dropsy.
      Desire for warm drinks.
      Much wind in stomach, eructations almost constant.
      Nausea at smell or sight of food or cooking.
      Great nausea but no vomiting with chill, vomiting with fever, with sick headache.
      Swelling and fullness, mostly left side.
      Griping, crampy pain.

      Rumbling, rolling, and twisting pain in bowels.
      Severe colic after voiding urine.
      Pain and soreness of abdomen, much worse left side.
      Hypogastric region swollen and hot.

Stool and Rectum.
      Bilious diarrhea.
      Pressure and weight on rectum.

Urinary Organs.
      Dull deep pains in kidneys, also cutting.
      Intense smarting and burning in bladder and urethra.
      Deep dull aching in bladder.
      Uneasiness in bladder while suffering from severe cold.
      Increased mucus, large deposit of lithates.
      Constant urging, passes a few drops at a time.
      Strangury from uterine displacement.
      Dysuria in a pregnant women after riding over rough road and taking cold.
      Vesical irritability in women.
      Diabetes insipidus.

Male Sexual Organs.
      Impotency from exhaustion or abuse.

Female Sexual Organs.
      Tense cutting pain two inches above left ovary.
      Smart, quick jerking motion in left ovary.
      Heavy pressure during day, directly above left ovary.
      Sterility from ovarian atony.
      Uterine leucorrhea caused by exhaustion and chronic metritis.
      Leucorrhea abundant, leaving no stain.
      External genitals feel as though wet (a delusion).
      Inflammation of meatus urinarius.
      Numbness worse in groin.
      Threatened abortion.
      Habitual abortion at third or fourth month.
      Inefficient labor-pains.

Respiratory Organs.
      Coryza, hoarseness, hacking cough, evening, cough, with soreness and heat in bronchi.
      Sighing every few minutes.
      Strong desire to inflate the lungs, which she continued to do from time to time without noticing particularly that she was doing so.
      Grating sensation in chest at every deep inspiration.

      Violent palpitation, fluttering in heat and throat.
      Pulse accelerated and full.

Neck and Back.
      Cutting pain in neck running from left shoulder to occiput.
      Between shoulder-blades chilly feeling.
      Cutting pains, labor-like pains.
      Pains running upward, from sacrum into kidneys, from left side of back and hip.
      Chill begins in lower dorsal region and runs up back.
      Distressing pain in lumbar region before chill.

      Tired, weak uneasiness in limbs, with numbness and gnawing pains.
      Rheumatic pains shifting from place to place, always from below upward.
      Pains in arms and legs before chill, during fever limbs cold.
      Neuralgia of right shoulder or right knee, passing over to left
      Soreness of bones, aching of limbs as if bones were broken, pains come and go suddenly, very restless, but not better by motion.

Upper Limbs.
      Arms perspire most, hands cold, finger-nails blue.

Lower Limbs.
      Gnawing in hip-bone.
      Numbness of legs after or with severe bone pains.
      Severe shooting pains in left sciatic nerve, producing a palsied sensation, especially after motion, legs feel tired, especially left
      Feet feel as if she had walked a long journey, it seems as though her heels were crowding through her boots.

      Yawning, gaping, and sighing.
      Sleepy and depressed.
      Sleep restless and mind disturbed, frightful dreams.

      Chilly down back when changing position ever so little.
      Chill begins in small of back and spreads over body, violent shivering with comparatively little coldness, bone pains, thirst in chill and heat, nails blue.
      Skin hot and dry with fever, hot to touch in face.
      Fever protracted, with bone pains, nausea, and vomiting, followed by slight sweat, mostly about forehead and head.
      Sweat: principally about forehead, chills when attempting to change position.