Nerve #1


The following is a small amount of information on each of the INGREDIENTS of this combination.

CHAMOMILLA VULGARIS (German chamomile) Chamomilla is particularly suited to irritable, sensitive, discontented, whining children and their adult counterparts. I would have to list Chamomile has a very mild, but extremely important, polycrest for any hypersensitivity of the nervous system. A keynote is that the person lives in the past, dwelling on past irritations and slights by other people.

CUPRUM SULPHURICUM (copper sulfate) While Cuprum metallicum is a well-studied remedy, little is known about Cuprum sulphuricum. There are indications of nervousness, restlessness, irritability. and headache with shooting, nerve-type pain. The pain is better after resting.

KALI TELLURICUM (potassium tellurate) There is very little known about this remedy and I have no idea why it was included here unless the sleepiness of the remedy was believed to be caused by nerves.

NATRUM SULPHURICUM (sodium sulphate) This is a remedy for head injuries and the congestion of the blood in the brain as well as the damage done to delicate nerves. Headache with drowsiness, such as is seen in concussion, is a keynote of this remedy.

RANUNCULUS SCELERATUS (marsh buttercup) Nerve pain most often manifests with throbbing or shooting pains. This remedy is for those times when the muscles are twitching or burning. A keynote that should be present if this remedy is to be useful is a great intolerance of and aversion to mental effort. There are also some back pain symptoms that could be nerve related.

SCUTELLARIA LATERIFOLIA (skullcap) Scutellaria is a noted nervine and nerve sedative. Symptoms include nervous fear of some calamity that is about to come, inability to stay focused on anything, restlessness, twitching muscles, chronic fatigue, nervous headache at the base of the brain where the cranial nerves exit the head, irritability of the heart’s electrical system, and unrefreshing sleep with much tossing and turning. The nervous exhaustion of this remedy is often brought on by overwork and lack of rest. The two—overwork and lack of rest—become a vicious cycle with one feeding the other.

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