Stachys betonica

Natural History.
      Stachys betonica.
      Wood Betony. N.O. Labiate. Tincture of whole fresh plant

Clinical.
      Cold.
      Diaphragm, paralysis of.
      Headache.
      Vertigo.

Characteristics.
      Berridge published the proving of Stach. made by Croker and himself with some others.
      Dizziness, fullness in head and eyes with disposition to take cold were the most prominent symptoms.
      A feeling of oppressed breathing as from paralysis of diaphragm is a peculiar symptom.
      Stach. has been used in eye-waters, and as a remedy for headaches.

Relations.
      Compare Lycopus and the Labiate.

Head.
      Dizziness better open air, worse closing eyes, or moving head.
      Fullness over and in eyes as if they would burst.
      Dull, heavy action in frontal region better walking about in room.

Eyes.
      Heavy, sleepy feeling in eyes.
      Pain in eyeballs as if too tense, worse looking at light, reading, thinking, bending head down.

Ears.
      Slight earache.

Nose.
      Frequent sneezing, on going indoors from open air, increased nasal mucus.

Stomach.
      Eructations, tasting of drug.
      Warmth in stomach, increasing to sharp cutting pain.
      Weight in stomach with feeling of sickness.

Urinary Organs.
      Woke with desire to urinate in night.
      Urine: high-colored, ammoniacal.

Respiratory Organs.
      Breathing oppressed as from paralysis of diaphragm, constriction just behind ensiform cartilage, on walking up hill must keep mouth open.

Generalities.
      Tired, especially in legs.
      Great sensitiveness to take cold.

Fever.
      Free diaphoresis.
      In night profuse sweat, limited to head, neck, and chest.