|Tabacum | Photo: Forest & Kim Starr|
Occurrence: Nicotiana tabacum
(family Solanaceae) originates from America and now cultivated worldwide. For tincture used the fresh leaves.
Toxicology: The active ingredient, the alkaloid nicotine, has a strong affinity for the nervous system that initially stimulated and then paralyzed. The symptoms are similar to the response to the first cigarette, that is, dizziness, pale green face paint, increased saliva flow, nausea, cold sweats, balance disorder, and severe diarrhea. Chronic poisoning gives nervous heart problems, angina pectoris, duodenal ulcer and cancer. In homeopathy
is tabacum next Arsenicum and Veratrum the main collapse of the product. Furthermore, the drug on the mucous membranes, glandular secretion and smooth muscle.
Etiology: Effect of poisoning, overwork, shock, myocardial infarction. Result of anxiety, annoyance, fear.
Modalities: Icy coldness of the body, but would be simply by internal heat.
Worse: of tobacco, by motion, especially passive motion, pressure, warm rooms, but also cold.
Better: open air, crying, vomiting, the bowels and urination.
Constitution: Cold, deathly pale, clammy, dizzy, talkative, lively, anxious, sad, indifferent, afraid of death.
Indications: Migraine, nervous exhaustion with nausea, dizziness and vomiting (proven), Ménière, angina pectoris, motion sickness, gastro-enteritis, renal colic, urinary incontinence window claudication, white fingers, cramps.
Potency: D6 - D200.
Comparison: Veratrum, Arsenicum, Cocculus
, Secale, Aurum, Colocynthis