Ratanhia

Natural History.
     Krameria – Mapato

General.
     The rectal symptoms are most important, and have received much clinical confirmation. It has cured pterygium. VIOLENT HICCOUGH. Cracked nipples. (GRAPH.; EUP. AR.) PIN WORMS.

Head.
     Bursting in head after stool, and when sitting with head bent forward. Sensation as if scalp from nose to vertex were stretched.

Stomach.
     Pain like knives cutting the stomach.

Rectum.
     Aches, as if full of broken glass. Anus aches and burns for hours after stool. Feels constricted. Dry heat at anus, with sudden knife-like stitches. Stools must be forced with great effort; protrusion of hemorrhoids. FISSURE OF ANUS, WITH GREAT CONSTRICTION, BURNING LIKE FIRE, as do the hemorrhoids; temporarily relieved by cold water. Fetid, thin diarrhoea; stools burn; burning pains before and after stools. Oozing at anus. PIN-WORMS. (SANT.; TEUCR.; SPIG.) Itching of anus
     Great constriction of anus; stools forced with great effort.

Relationship.
     Compare: PAEON.; CROTON (rectal neuralgia); SANGUIN. NIT. (diseases of rectum); MACUNA PRURENS – DOLICHOS – PILES, WITH burning; hemorrhoidal diathesis); SILICO-SULPHOCALCITE OF ALUMINA; SLAG – blast iron furnace cinder – (anal itching, piles, and constipation; housemaid’s knee); abdominal flatulent distention and lumbago. Analogue to Lycopod.

Dose.
     Third to sixth potency. Locally, the Cerate has proved invaluable in many rectal complaints.