Menyanthes

Natural History.
     Buck-bean

General.
     A remedy for certain headaches, intermittent fever. Coldness of abdomen. Twitchings. Sensation of tension and compression. Fidgets and urinary difficulties in women. Diabetes.

Head.
     Pressing in vertex; BETTER, HARD PRESSURE WITH HAND. Pressing-together pain. Weight pressing on brain with every step on ascending. Pain from nape over whole brain; better, stooping, sitting; worse, going upstairs. Cracking in jaw and twitching of facial muscles.

Stomach.
     No thirst at any time. Ravenous hunger; passing away after eating a little. Desire for meat. Sensation of coldness extending up to oesophagus.

Abdomen.
     Distended and full; increased by smoking tobacco. Coldness of abdomen.

Extremities.
     ICY COLDNESS OF HANDS AND FEET. Cramp-like pain. As soon as patient lies down, LEGS JERK AND TWITCH.

Fever.
     Coldness predominates; felt most acutely in abdomen and legs and tip of nose.

Aggravation.
     WORSE, during rest, ascending.

Amelioration.
     BETTER, pressure on affected part, stooping, motion.

Relationship.
     Compare: CAPS.; PULS.; CALC.; PHOS-AC.; SANG.
     Antidote: CAMPH.

Dose.
     Third to thirtieth potency.