Yucca was proved by Rowell and four others in the 30th. Mother Tincture is prepared from the root and leaves when not in flower.
Farrington gives these indications:
- Biliousness with pain going through upper part of liver to back.
- Bad taste in mouth.
- Stools diarrhœic, and contain an excess of bile.
- Much flatus passed by rectum. Frontal or temporal headache with frequent flushing of face.
- Face sallow.
- Tongue coated yellow and taking imprint of teeth.
- Dull ache in centre of liver.
- Abdomen sensitive.
- Frequent passage of flatus and of watery, yellowish-brown stools.
The tongue of Yucca is usually a bluish white. As with many liver disorders, there is chilliness: cannot bear to be away from the fire.
Among the Sensations are:
As of something hanging down from back of nares.
As if cold air blowing on left side of scalp.
The symptoms are: bending forward.
Very despondent.─Irritable.─Irresolute.─Disinclined to study.─Mind wanders; uses wrong words.─Unable to remember anything read, with severe pains, which appear first on r. side, then in apex of heart.─Dull sensation in head l.30 p.m. when others talking to him, hears but doesn’t seem to understand, and two minutes after doesn’t know what was said.
Headache: frontal, heavy, pressing; throbbing.─Temples: pressing pains in both all day; sitting still; throbs with every step.─Strange feeling in temporo-maxillary joint.─Temporal arteries throb.─Head itches all evening, very annoying.─Sensation of cold air blowing on l. side of scalp.
Dark rings under eyes.─Eyes feel hot and inflamed.─Itching and smarting l. eye; l. inner canthus.─Dull pain over l. eye (momentary).
Pain behind r. ear, 6.30 p.m.─Very sensitive to least noise.
Nose red.─In evening r. side of nose constantly running, l. dry.─Profuse, bloody, watery discharge.─Some coryza.
Face: pale; flushed; burning; yellow.─Momentary aching in zygoma, recurring several times.─Pain in jaw-joints.
Tongue: coated white evening, with raised, scattered papillæ; looks parboiled; white at root; bluish white; raised papillæ, teeth-marks on edge; pale, flabby.─Bad odour from mouth.─Back of mouth dry.─Soft palate dry, had to drink to moisten it.─Taste of rotten eggs.
Sensation as if something hanging down from posterior nares, cannot get it up or down.─Tonsils dark red, not sore.─Pharynx seems covered with granules, is dark red.─Strings of mucus hang from mouth to root of tongue.─Stringy, greasy-looking mucus back of throat.
Stomach.─Appetite: increased, food relished; lost.─Aching and sharp pains in stomach.─Region of stomach sore and sensitive.
Abdomen.─Abdomen bloated; after dinner, and feels sore.─Much flatus emitted; odourless.─Rumbling.─Colic.─Crampy pains in abdomen after breakfast, > lying down, the pain.─Tenesmus after stool.─Diarrhœa following pains in abdomen, several yellowish stools in an hour.─Stools: increased in number, but natural though small; at 6.30 a.m.; hard and large at first, later thin and watery; copious, thin, yellowish brown, with smarting at anus.
Irritable bladder, frequent urination.─Round meatus circumscribed œdematous red swelling, raw sensation.─Burning when urinating.─Urine increased, high specific gravity.
Male Sexual Organs.─Erections; all night long but no emissions; all forenoon cannot study, mind runs on sexual subjects.
Respiratory Organs.─Hard, rattling cough.
Constriction in whole chest and in heart.─Pain in upper intercostal muscles, 9.15 p.m.─At 3.30 p.m. extremely severe cramping pain in r. chest, sitting straight or leaning a little back; lasted five minutes.
Constriction in heart.─Momentary aching in heart region.─Visible throbbing in arteries of hand.─Pulse: full and heavy; a little irregular.
Constriction of neck muscles, seems to draw head backward.─Tight feeling round neck, evening, had to take off collar.─Severe pain in l. scapula, 9 p.m.─Backache ever since she took the drug.
Crampy pains in knees.─Sore, crampy pains in muscle of back of l. leg, just above ankle; as if sprained.
In evening very sleepy.─Restless night.─Lewd dreams.
Coldness of scalp, l. side, as if cold air blowing on it.─Coldness; cannot bear to be away from fire.─Hot; feverish.─Face sweats, evening.
Reference: Dictionary of Practical materia Medica: J. H. Clarke
Source: National Center for Homeopathy