Agnus Castus: Involuntary Proving Of Vitex Agnus Cactus And Homoeopathy - homeopathy360

Agnus Castus: Involuntary Proving Of Vitex Agnus Cactus And Homoeopathy

A lady , after her confinement had flatulence , urging to pass wind , with little satisfaction ; feverish , no thirst , with great restlessness in all the limbs , as if lying on boards or pebbles . at first , I could not see through it , then gave nuxmuschata 200 which swept the case clean in two doses

Then she got in trouble because no milk came ; breasts looked full ,no secretion . I gave her agnus cactus 200 and after taking two doses , three hours apart , she was oblized to stop , it produced such a tremendous aggravation , this is what arose

Great feeling of prostration , as if another dose would kill her ; slight general perspiration soon after taking the medicine , which gradually increased and lasted all night , very profuse and soaking

Breasts swelled and felt tight , especially the right , with drawing pain , focusing at the nipple , the pain in breast relieved by laying the hand when withdrawn , was dripping with the perspiration from the body

Not much sleep , and that very disturbed by dreams of cats biting , the terror of which lasted long after waking

Aching pain at occiput , with bewilderment , as if she could not speak

Restless all night , no place seemed comfortable

Next day under the skin over most of the body , especially the back thighs and fore arms

painful sense of swelling and bruisedness in the external genitals

I gave her the medicine on the 5th and the effects are now the 7th passing off but the breasts are still empty


Insanity cured by agnus cactus

The insanity of mrs. Commenced with conception , the following wee her symptoms

She was melancholy and of a hypochondrical mood the entire day , dissatisfied with herself constantly , incapable of attending to any thing , and entirely indifferent to things around her . age felt at times as if she were no body and would rather be dead than have that feeling ; while in that mental state she had no courage to undertake anything , and when free from  it she was elated and desired to do something to excite the admiration of her friends . her absence of mind was extreme , hence she found reading difficult , being unable to fix her attention , she was profoundly impressed with the idea that she would live only a short time longer , but did not fix the date of her disease . occasionally particularly if crossed , she threw out hints of her purpose to commit suicide . when a remedy was proposed and at other times , her earnest explanation would be , there is no use of doing any thing , a I shall die soon

Intolerable itching , which was relieved for a short time only by scratching , affected the face , arms , perineum and the entire body . there was the absence of affection for her husband , and after the birth of her child , that received a share of her animosity , there an entire absence of sex desire.

During the insanity and particularly during the six months , after the birth of her child , various remedies wee prescribed which were only partially indicated and with but slight , temporary , palliative results

When the child  was six months old , I made a careful search for the remedy homoeopthic to the case  . this resulted in the selection of agnus cactus , which presented the similinum to al except her sexual symptoms those are not developed as the remedy has not been proved on women

In obedience to draw a law deduced from hahnemann’s organon , that the more homoeopathic the remedy , the higher should be the potency and the smaller the dose a few pellets medicated with the dose the highest in my possession , were placed dry on the patients tongue on the evening of Friday the 10th august 1997 , subsequently the patient took no other remedy for 21 days the result ; on the following Saturday , Sunday , Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday . there was a progressive and very rapid improvement of her symptoms in every particular

On Thursday the entire cloud was lifted from the patient and she was restored to her right mind , love of life , contentment , affection for her husband and child and sexual appetite were normal again

She now stated that during the past few months she went frequently to the cistern for the purpose of drowning her self , but knowing that she was watched by her family and neighbours , the thougt that she might be drawn out before life was extinct prevented her from executing her project , she intended to commit suicide in the near future . possessed by this controlling idea , she secured a vial of chloroform and also a vial of laudanum . believing these would enable her to accomplish her design , but the apprehension of not succeeding through the interference of others led her to procrastinate.

About the author

Dr B.S Suvarna

B.A, D.I.Hom[Lond.], M.I.H, PhD, PGDPC (Psychotherapy & Counselling, USA)
Jeevan Shanthi
Karnataka State, India