This remedy is derived from the plant called as Thorn Apple or as ‘Dhatura’ in India.
The entire force of this remedy is upon the brain. It is useful in alcoholic delirium tremens. It is useful in certain forms of Parkinson’s disease. It is also useful in certain forms of Meningitis. This remedy suits subjects who have chorea (graceful rhythmic movements due to brain damage), convulsions of the upper extremities in isolated group of muscles and constantly changing partial spasms. This remedy is useful in trembling, twitching of tendons and in persons who have a staggering gait.
This remedy suits subjects who are devout and PRAYING ALL THE TIME, beseeching, ceaselessly talking, loquacious, laughing, swearing, seeing ghosts, hearing voices, talking about spirits. It suits subjects who rapidly change from joy to sadness and cannot bear solitude or darkness. The subject MUST HAVE LIGHT AND COMPANY.
This remedy suits subjects, for whom the sight of water or any glittering object brings on spasms in the body, with a desire to escape. This remedy is suitable in Hydrophobia, where there is fear of water, when swallowing is difficult due to the constriction and spasm of the glottis, convulsions on the sight of water.
This remedy suits subjects who have pain in the head starting from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The headache is boring preceded by obscure vision, associated with auditory hallucinations, with a tendency to fall forward and to the left.
This remedy suits subjects whose eyes are prominent, dilated, associated with a loss of vision and the subject calls for light and feels that parts of his body are swollen.
This remedy suits subjects whose face is hot, red and have an expression of terror.
This remedy is useful whenever there is a dribbling of saliva associated with an aversion to water. It is suitable in Tetanus, where the facial expression of the patient is peculiar, and is called as “RISUS SARDONICUS”. This remedy is also suitable in stammering, and in subjects who cannot swallow on account of the spasm of the glottis.
This remedy is useful in subjects who vomit green bile and mucous with violent thirst.
This remedy suits male subjects, whose hands are constantly on the genitals, with indecent speech and in subjects who constantly dwell on sexual matters.
This remedy suits female subjects who have Metrorrhagia (bleeding from the vagina between periods), which may be associated with loquacity, singing and praying. This remedy is of paramount importance in Puerperal mania (occurring within six to eight weeks following pregnancy).
This remedy suits subjects who awaken terrified and scream with fright in sleep. It is also a useful remedy for subjects who snore during sleep and in subjects who are constantly sleepy, but cannot sleep.
This remedy is useful in Scarlatina, which occurs as a result of suppressed eruption.
This remedy is also useful in high fevers, unrelieved by sweating.
This remedy suits subjects who are worse in a dark room, worse when alone, worse while looking at bright shiny objects, worse after sleep or swallowing.
This remedy also suits subjects who are better from bright light, company and warmth.
The remedies that follow STRAMONIUM well are HYOSCAMUS AND BELLADONNA.
TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…
STRAMONIUM is most important when the pain is almost unbearable, driving to despair. It ameliorates at once and hastens benign suppuration.
Dr. Raue, M.D.
Stammering and stuttering, local forms of chorea may be greatly benefited by a prolonged use of STRAMONIUM.
STRAMONIUM in pure tincture and 1x dilution, I have found successful in 3 very bad cases of Delirium tremens.
Over a period of 30 years, I have seen number of very serious case of Insanity and mania so of extreme violence, clear up under STRAMONIUM. It is especially efficacious in Puerperal Mania when indicated and is frequently is indicated in these conditions.
Dr. Grimmer, M.D.
I consider STRAMONIUM the nearest similimum we have for Hydrophobia (Rabies).
Dr. George. Royal.
According to Dr Jeanus, STRAMONIUM is always indicated when the left hip is affected. I have given STRAMONIUM with great success whenever abscesses form, if attended with violent pain, driving one mad.
Dr. Raue, M.D.