Repertory includes not only the symptoms obtained during drug proving, but it also includes clinical symptoms hence the number of symptoms covered in repertory is comparatively more, thereby giving a panoramic view of a remedy which sometimes cannot be found by reading materia medicas. Hence by the study of Repertory, we gain rare insights into certain drugs.
In this article, an attempt is being made to illustrate the panoramic view provided by the study of repertory by using sabadilla as an example.
Repertory is a systematic and logically arranged index to the homoeopathic materia medica.
Homoeopathic materia medica is the collection of therapeutic properties of each drug which are ascertained through proving.
Materia medica contains a vast number of remedies and due to limitation of the human mind, memorizing indication of each and every remedy is not possible and hence repertory comes to aid. But one cannot completely rely on repertory for the selection of similimum since after repertorization, we obtain a group of remedies among which the most similar medicine is to be decided through the help of materia medica.
Study of drugs can be done through studying every individual drug through materia medica. But it is a known fact that repertory also helps in the study of remedies.
Since repertory includes not only the symptoms obtained during drug proving, it also includes clinical symptoms hence the number of symptoms covered in repertory is comparatively more. By the study of repertory, we can find many symptoms produced by the remedy which sometimes cannot be found by reading materia medicas. Hence by referring to Repertory, we can gain insights into rare indications of the remedy.
It is also noteworthy that by studying remedies through repertory, we can also ascertain the intensity and value of each and every symptom under each and every remedy.
Common name: Cevadilla
It is a bulbous plant bearing greenish-yellow flowers on the spike-like raceme. It is indigenous to Eastern Mexico, Guatemala and Venezuela. The tincture is prepared from the powdered seeds.
It acts upon the mucous membrane of the nose and the lachrymal gland, producing coryza and symptoms like hay fever, which have been utilized homoeopathically.
Ascarides, with reflex symptoms (nymphomania, convulsive symptoms).
Children’s diarrhoea with a constant cutting pain.
Mind symptoms of Sabadilla:
⦁ Nervous, easily startled.
⦁ His mind is filled with strange things. Imaginations concerning persons or himself are strange. Imagines the body is withering, that the limbs are crooked, then the chin is elongated and larger on one side than the other. She feels this is so and believes it even in spite of her vision.
⦁ Erroneous impression as to the state of the body. Imagines that he is very sick, that parts are shrunken, that she is pregnant, that she has cancer.
⦁ Delirium during intermittents.
⦁ Mental exertion aggravates the headache and produces sleep.
⦁ Sleepiness comes on from thinking, meditating, and reading. While meditating in a chair he falls asleep.
Rubrics from Mind Chapter of Kent’s Repertory:
Absorbed, buried in thought+
Abstraction of mind+
Answers, aversion to+
-Conscience of (as if guilty of a crime)
Bed, jumps out of, and runs recklessly about
Cheerful, gay, happy
Confusion of mind++
-Morning, rising on
-Intoxicated as if
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations+++
-Abdomen is fallen in, his stomach s devoured, his scrotum swollen++
-Erroneous ideas as t the state of his+++
-Shrunken, like dead++
-Crime, as if he has committed
-Die, time has come to
-Abdomen has fallen in
-Shrunken parts are++
-Disease, has incurable++
-Scrotum is swollen
-Fancy, illusion of++
-Pregnant, thought herself++
-Scrotum, thinks his, is swollen
-Sick, imagines himself++
-Sensation of being smaller
Dullness, sluggishness, difficulty of thinking and comprehending
Ecstacy, heat during
Exertion, agg from mental++
Fancies, exaltation of
Fear, noise from
Fright, complaints from
Ideas, abundant, clearness of mind
Indolence, aversion to work
-Alternating with other mental symptoms
Jumping, bed out of
-Everything seems ludicrous
Memory, weakness of
Mirth, hilarity, liveliness
Mood, changeable, variable
Moral, feeling want of
-Cold application to head amel.
Roving, senseless, insane
Sadness, mental depression
Sense, dullness of
-Morning from sleep
Stupefaction, morning, rising, after
Talk, indisposed to, desire to be silent, taciturn
Thinking, complaints of++
Thoughts, rapid, quick
Hence, with the above-mentioned example, it is evident that we can gain more symptoms of an individual drug with the study of repertory along with materia medica.
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