Homeopathic Remedy Allium Cepa (All-c)
Common Name :Red Onion.
Kingdom : Plants;
Side :Left, Lt. to Rt.;
Miasm: Psoric, Sycotic;
Thermal State : Hot;
Action: NoPolycrest ;
Thirst: Thirsty, Thirstless;
Appetite: Increased, Reduced;
Sensitivity: Low, High;
Time Phases : Morning, Noon, Afternoon, Evening.
Red Onion found in all parts of the world. The Mother tincture is made from the fresh, red bulb. The dilutions are prepared from the tincture.
Physiological Action of Allium Cepa (All-c):
This agent acts upon the conjunctiva, causing bland lachrymation; upon the mucous membrane of the nose, giving rise to an acrid coryza, and up to the larynx and trachea, producing a catarrhal condition.
THERAPEUTICS of Allium Cepa (All-c):
This remedy is indicated in an acute CORYZA, with an acrid nasal discharge, which is worse in the warm room and towards evening, and is relieved while in the open air; also in acute conjunctivitis with a bland lachrymation.
It is of service in cases of HAY – FEVER when there is a profuse watery flow from the nose and eyes, with much itching of the nose, conjunctiva and naso – pharynx, and nasal obstruction, headache, and disturbance of sleep and appetite.
The catarrhal process may extend to the larynx and trachea; there is rough, dry, hoarse COUGH, dependent upon a tickling in the larynx. The cough is so severe and distressing that the patient supports the larynx; it seems as though the cough would tear it, while tears are brought to the eyes.
There is a profuse, acrid coryza dripping from the nose and excoriating the upper lip, which becomes red and sensitive. This is ameliorated in the open air and aggravated in a close, warm room.
Allium Cepa (All-c) : Fluent acrid coryza. Bland lachrymation. Neuralgia of amputed stump.
A/F : (Causation)
– Exposure to damp north western cold wind
– Bad effects from getting wet
– Eating spoiled fish, salads, cucumber
– Surgical operations
MODALITIES of Allium Cepa (All-c):
< Evening ;
< Warm room ;
< Wet feet;
< Cold damp winds;
< Damp weather;
< Eating spoiled fish;
< Cucumber, Salads;
< Over eating;
> Cool open air;
> In cold room ;
– Absent mindedness and confusion of mind, after wine or coffee in the afternoon; with irritation of the brain.
– Dreams of battles, fights, precipices or being let down into wells.
– Dreams of being near water, of high waves; vexation, in convalescence.
– Fear that she would become disturbed from pain in the supporting fingers.
– Fear that pain will become intolerable.
– Insanity, passive. Does not recognize familiar people, indifferent to them. Foolish behaviour.
LEFT SIDED MEDICINE. Symptoms go from left to right.
DESIRE FOR RAW ONIONS (Cub).
PROFUSE WATERY AND ACRID NASAL DISCHARGE with PROFUSE BLAND LACHRYMATION (reverse Euphrasia).
HAY FEVER- in August every year. Frequent VIOLENT SNEEZING < on rising from bed, < handling peaches, <entering warm room. Inflates the lung, raises himself on his toes, this gives a HEARTY sneeze.
Spring coryza after damp winds. Discharge burns like fire and excoriates nose and upper lip.
Catarrhal dull headache, forehead, eyes and face < closing eyes < free coryza or menses. Returns when flow disappears. (Lach, Zinc).
CATARRHAL LARYNGITIS – Severe cough seems to TEAR AND SPLIT THE LARYNX. Compels patient to grasp the larynx.
Hoarseness, incessant, hacking, tickling cough in spring, cold air.
NEURALGIC pains like a LONG THREAD in face, head, neck, chest, following amputation or injury to nerves.
TRAUMATIC CHRONIC NEURITIS. Neuralgia of stump after amputation with burning and stinging pains.
Sore and raw spots on feet, especially the heel from FRICTION. EFFICACIOUS WHEN FEET ARE RUBBED SORE.
Nasal polyps (Sang, Psor, Mar-v, Teucr).
Colic; from cold, by getting wet; overeating, cucumber, salads; haemorrhoidal, of children. < sitting > moving about.
Phlebitis, puerperal, or after forceps delivery, or PANARITIA with red streak up the arm, with pain driving patient to despair, of lying-in women.
Burning, biting in eyes, smarting as from smoke, but tears do not excoriate as they flow down the cheek.
COPIOUS URINE with coryza.
Sensation of glowing heat in different parts of body. BURNING in nose, mouth, throat, bladder, skin.
Breathing oppressed from pressure in middle of chest; < evening.
Good remedy for earache (Puls, Cham).
Food and drinks: desires onions; aversion to cucumbers.
KEYNOTES of Homeopathic Medicine Allium Cepa (All-c):
1. Profuse watery and acrid nasal discharge with profuse bland lachrymation.
2. Severe cough seems to split and tear the larynx, compels the patient to grasp larynx.
3. Shooting pains as fine as a thread following amputation or injury to nerves or other surgical operations.
4. Headache ceases during menses, returns when flow disappears.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
-Profuse watery discharges.
-Excoriating nasal discharge with bland lachrymation.
-Thread like pains.
– Profuse watery and acrid nasal discharge with profuse bland lachrymation.
For neuralgic pain after operation.
Amputation, phantom pains (Am-m, Asaf, Hyper, Staph, Symph). Ulcers on feet, esp. heel.
Most commonly indicated in earaches of children (Puls, Cham).
In a Phosphorus constitution, Allium cepa should be given for coryza and laryngitis. (Phos, drives it in to the chest).
A raw onion eaten just before going to bed is a popular remedy for sleeplessness.
Phlebitis after forceps delivery.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS of Homeopathic Medicine Allium Cepa (All-c):
Inimical : All-s, Aloe, Squil.
Similar : Acon, Chlor, Ip.
Duration Of Action : 1 Days.