Some rare medicines used in female conditions
(1)- Anantherum muricatum
Anantherum, which is prepared out of Indian cuscus, is primarily a skin remedy of high order. But it is also found useful in swollen breasts with induration.
Breasts are hard to touch. Nipples are excoriated. This drug can be compared with: Staph, Merc, and Thuja.
She feels better by bending over and lying on left side with legs flexed. Nipples are very tender to touch.
"Sleep does not generally relieve."
She has strong "desire for apples".
Strangely loss of sleep does not "fatigue the patient".
Asarum is suitable to irritable females with that peculiar sensitiveness to scratching of silk or linen or paper is unbearable to her.
Cold and dry weather aggravates her (Caust). Washing face and the affected parts gives relief.
There is a sensation as if parts are pressed together.
Menses are too early, last long, and black in colour, accompanied by violent pain in small of back. Leucorrhoea is tenacious and yellow.
Asarum induces a feeling as though the "whole body is hovering in air". Emotions bring shivering and coldness.
According to Dr. Farrington both Asarum and Tarentula have this intolerance to sounds. The difference is that in Asarum mere thinking of it brings on a thrill in her.