Primula veris

Natural History.
      Cowslip.
      N. O. Primulaceae. Tincture of entire fresh plant.

Clinical.
      Apoplexy, threatened.
      Eczema.
      Fevers.
      Migraine.
      Neuralgia.
      Vertigo.
      Voice, affections of.

Characteristics.
      The flowers of Prim. veris are said to be narcotic (Treas. of Bot.).
      "Cowslip wine" is a favorite remedy in the country for many small disorders.
      Cooper cured with P. ver.
      a case of eczema of the hands after P. obc.
      had failed.
      He also cured with it eczema palmaris of years’ duration in a man age 70.
      Schier, of Mentz (Univ.
      Hom. Ann., p. 99), proved a tincture of fresh plant including root.
      The duration of action is only a few days in healthy persons.
      The conditions in which Schier commends it, and which are borne out by the symptoms, are: Threatened apoplexy, arising apart from psychic depression, as an external application when there is no skin lesion, "as this remedy has a certain relation with the skin.
      Prudence is necessary here, especially for persons with sensitive and easily vulnerable skin." The symptoms are worse by bent position, stooping, movement, in room, in closed carriage, travelling by rail.
      worse In open air.

Relations.
      Compare: P. obc., P. vulg., Cycl., Anag.

Mind.
      Happy disposition.
      Stubbornness.
      Heat with anxiety.

Head.
      Vertigo, whirling, sensation of falling backward, as if brain moved, wanted to get out of skull, as of heavy weight on head.
      Fear of falling on standing up.
      Fullness and heaviness of head.
      Head hot with rush of blood to head, red spots on cheeks.
      Hammer-like, boring, beating, sometimes dull headache, in both temples, occiput, and above forehead, worse right temple in morning, better by pressure, worse stooping, movement, travelling by rail, better in open air, worse indoors.
      Sensation as if band across forehead and occiput, cannot keep hat on.
      Tension of skin of forehead.
      Burning itching of scalp, in right temporal region and occiput.

Eyes.
      Files flying before eyes, violent vertigo as if everything revolving.
      Burning and pricking pains in orbital cavities.
      Sensitive to light, better in darkness.

Ears.
      Buzzing and ringing in left ear.

Nose.
      Pressure at root of nose worse right side.

Face.
      Face hot, pale.

Mouth.
      Tongue clear but imprinted with teeth, papillae of edges very red.
      Salivation.
      Dull sensation in right half of tongue and digestive tract.

Throat.
      Burning pains right side of throat.
      Pricking when breathing in right side of thyroid body.

Stomach.
      Tendency to vomiting.
      Sensation of emptiness and burning at orifice of stomach and in duodenum.

Abdomen.
      Rumbling in bowels.

Stool and Anus.
      Painless liquid stools, with malaise worse by pressure on head.
      During stool: fever, goose-flesh.
      After stool: tenesmus.

Urinary Organs.
      Turbid earth-colored urine smelling of violets or of strong urine.
      Tenesmus, painful irritation of ureter.

Respiratory Organs.
      Dull sensation right side of larynx, pharynx, tongue, and digestive tract.
      Cough with burning and pricking in respiratory tracts.
      Voice remarkably fine, clear, and strong, the high notes easily given out.
      Sensation as if right half of larynx stopped up.

Heart.
      Palpitation with feeling of weakness.

Neck and Back.
      Stiffness right side of neck.
      Short, intense pain beside insertion of right sternomastoid muscle.

Limbs.
      Weight and lassitude of limbs, especially shoulders.
      Twitching in throat going to forearm, and in great toe going to calf.

Upper Limbs.
      Burning in right axillary join preventing movement of right arm better in bed, lying on painful part.
      Pricking in fourth and fifth finger of both hands.
      Itching in palms.
      Burning in hollow of right hand, in arm, especially in l side.

Lower Limbs.
      Tearing in left leg and thigh.
      Sensation as if left leg was swollen with tearing and drawing.
      Itching in left little toe.

Generalities.
      Beating, tearing, burning, and drawing sensations.
      Trembling of hands and feet.
      Malaise of head better in open air.
      Worse in bent position, by movement, in a room, riding in closed carriage.
      Weight and lassitude of limbs.

Skin.
      Sensitive, easily vulnerable skin.
      Itching.

Sleep.
      Sleeps well with pleasant dreams.

Fever.
      Febrile excitement.
      Intense heat with anxiety as if fearing a stroke of apoplexy.
      Wants to get cool.
      Sweat on forehead, feet and hands cold.
      Head hot with red spots on cheeks.
      Feet and hands sweat, rest of body cold.