VIBURNUM OPULUS – High Cranberry A general remedy for cramps. Colicky pains in pelvic organs. Superconscious of internal sexual organs. Female symptoms most important. Often prevents miscarriage. False labor-pains. Spasmodic and congestive affections, dependent upon ovarian or uterine origin. Head.–Irritable. Vertigo; feels as if falling forward. Severe pain in temporal region. Sore feeling in eyeballs.
VINCA MINOR – Lesser Periwinkle A remedy for skin affections, eczema, and especially plica polonica; also for hæmorrhages and diphtheria. Head.–Tearing pain in vertex, ringing and whistling in ears. Whirling vertigo, with flickering before eyes. Spots on scalp, oozing moisture, matting hair together. Corrosive itching of scalp. Bald spots. Plica polonica. Irresistible desire to scratch.
VIOLA ODORATA – Violet Has a specific action on the ear. Affects especially dark-haired patients; supra-orbital and orbital regions; rheumatism in upper parts of the body when on the right side. Worm affections in children (Teuc). Locally, for pain due to uterine fibroids. Also against snake-bites, bee-stings. Tension extends to upper half of face and
VIOLA TRICOLOR – Pansy The principal uses of this remedy are for eczema in childhood and nocturnal emission accompanied by very vivid dreams. Head.–Heavy, pressing-outward pain. Eczema of scalp, with swollen glands. Face hot and sweating after eating. Throat.–Much phlegm, causing hawking; worse in the air. Swallowing difficult. Urinary.–Copious; disagreeable, cat-like odor. Male.–Swelling of prepuce,
VIPERA BERUS – The German Viper – (VIPERA) Viper poisoning causes a temporary increase in reflexes, paresis supervenes, a paraplegia of the lower extremities extending upwards. Resembles acute ascending paralysis of Landry (Wells). Has special action on kidneys and induces hæmaturia. Cardiac dropsy. Indicated in inflammation of veins with great swelling; bursting sensation. Enlargement of
VISCUM ALBUM – Mistletoe Lowered blood pressure. Dilated blood vessels but does not act on the centers in the medulla. Pulse is slow due to central irritation of the vagus. The symptoms point especially to rheumatic and gouty complaints; neuralgia, especially sciatica. Epilepsy, chorea, and metrorrhagia. Rheumatic deafness. Asthma. Spinal pains, due to uterine causes.
WYETHIA HELENOIDES – Poison-weed – (WYETHIA) Has marked effects on the throat, and has proven an excellent remedy in pharyngitis, especially the follicular form. Irritable throats of singers and public speakers. Useful also in hæmorrhoids. Hay-fever symptoms; itching in posterior nares. Head.–Nervous, uneasy, depressed. Dizzy. Rush of blood to head. Sharp pain in forehead. Mouth.–Feels
X-RAY – Vial containing alcohol exposed to X-Ray – Repeated exposure to Roentgen (X-ray) has produced skin lesions often followed by cancer. Distressing pain. Sexual glands are particularly affected. Atrophy of ovaries and testicles. Sterility. Changes take place in the blood lymphatics and bone marrow. Anæmia and leukæmia. Corresponds to stubbornness as in burns, they
XANTOXYLUM FRAXINEUM – Prickly Ash – (XANTHOXYLUM) Its specific action is on the nervous system and mucous membranes. Paralysis, especially hemiplegia. Painful hæmorrhages, after-pains, neuralgic dysmenorrhœa, and rheumatic affections, offer a therapeutic field for this remedy, especially in patients of spare habit and nervous, delicate organization. Indigestion from over-eating or from too much fluid. Sluggish
XEROPHYLLUM – Tamalpais Lily, Basket Grass Flower Should prove curative in eczematous conditions, poison-oak, early typhoid states, etc. Mind.–Dull, cannot concentrate mind for study; forgets names; writes last letters of words first; misspells common words. Head.–Feels full, stuffed up, pain across forehead and above eyes. Great pressure at root of nose. Bewildered. Loss of consciousness.