Actaea spicata is an extremely poisonous plant. It is also grown as an ornamental plant in gardens.
Actaea spicata berries contain cardiogenic toxins which can have an immediate sedative effect on human cardiac muscle tissue.
Actaea spicata berries are the most poisonous part of the plant for humans and ingestion can lead to cardiac arrest and death but are harmless to birds, who are the primary seed dispersers of the Actaea spicata .
Subacute rheumatic gout of the small joints (ankle, toe-joints, and esp. joints of hands), associated with sour stomach has been relieved by Actaea spicata. Pain as from paralytic weakness of hands.Lameness of r. arm.R. wrist pains intolerably, swollen, red, touch intolerable; motion impossible; pressure on palm intolerable.
Tearing, darting pain in epigastric region with vomiting.
Cancer of the stomach. Shuddering after drinking.
Pain and tenderness in liver region.
Increased salivation. Fetid odour from mouth.
Warm sweat on head.
Head symptoms < at night; from walking; return periodically; also after fever.
Small pimples on scalp.
Pressure in forehead after having been in sun.
Dizziness; forehead feels empty when stooping.
Objects seem coloured blue.
Twitching pain in ears when blowing nose or sneezing.
Throat sore when speaking; when breathing cold air.
Throbbing in region of kidneys.
Urine deposits a white sediment.
Difficult inspiration; stitches in epigastrium during deep breathing.
Menses suppressed by fright; by cold.
Actaea spicata affects more prominently the small joints (Sticta) and wrists.
Actaea spicata is especially suited to men (Act. r. to women)
Wrist-rheumatism (right arm and right wrist are specially affected).
The joints swell after slight fatigue (after walking; swelling of the joints from slight fatigue- very characteristic).
Pains: violent tearing, drawing < by touch or movement; pains like rheumatism in face (pains running from decayed tooth to temples, < from slightest touch or movement of the muscles.The cheek he lies on sweats). Submaxillary glands hurt when chewing.
< From motion;
< from change of temperature;
< from cold air.
Rheumatism of fingers (Caulo)
Effects of exertion of mind; fright mental anxiety.
Fright and fatigue may give rise to symptoms needing Actaea spicata.
Actaea spicata is useful in :
Cancer of stomach
Fright, effects of,
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