Elaeis guineensis

Natural History.
      Eleis guineensis.
      Aouara.
      Avoira.
      N.O. Palme (yields Palm Oil).
      Triturations of the fruit.

Clinical.
      Diarrhea.
      Elephantiasis arabum.
      Gastric affections.
      Headache.
      Leprosy.
      Scleriasis.
      Scleroderma.
      Sight, defective.
      Skin, affections of.
      Sore throat.

Characteristics.
      Proved by Mure, it produced lancinations, burning, bruised and throbbing pains.
      Notable symptoms of leprosy and of scleroderma appear in the provings: anesthesia, swelling and hardening of skin.
      Among other symptoms are: sensation as if a peg stuck in false ribs.
      Swelling of parts.
      The greatest number of symptoms appeared on the lower extremities and skin.
      Worse from cold drinks (colic), from descending stairs (lancinations), from breathing.
      Better rest.

Relations.
      Compare: Anac., Rhus t.

Mind.
      Merry mood.
      Disobedient.

Eyes.
      Swelling of eyes.
      Sight weak, confused vision by candle light.
      He makes letters much too large.
      Unable to look steadily at an object.

Mouth.
      Burning in tongue, has to stop eating.
      Bad odor from mouth.

Throat.
      Lancinations in throat when swallowing, stinging when swallowing saliva.

Stomach.
      Foul eructations.
      Vomiting of a cake immediately after eating it.

Abdomen.
      Colic after a cold drink.
      Pain with bruised sensation in abdomen.

Stool.
      Frequent diarrhea.
      Black stools.

Urine.
      White urine.

Respiratory Organs.
      Breathing embarrassed.
      Pricking larynx on breathing.
      Cough with lancination in sides.
      Pain in middle of chest as if pricked by needles.
      Lancinations every five minutes in right chest.

Neck and Back.
      Constrictive pains round neck as if from tight string.
      Throbbing in nape.

Upper Limbs.
      Swelling of left arm.
      Beating in left arm.
      Insensibility of head to fire-heat when approached to fire, but an hour after he feels it badly.

Lower Limbs.
      Staggering gait.
      Weakness of legs.
      Swelling of right leg.
      Sharp pain lower part of left leg as if a pen-knife were stuck in.
      Throbbing in calves.
      Hammering in tibia, nape of neck, and right foot.
      Soreness of soles of feet when walking and when touched.

Generalities.
      Lancinations in various parts, especially when going downstairs.

Skin.
      Skin seems thicker.
      On each side of epigastrium skin seems thickened, with pain in last false ribs as if a peg were stuck in them.
      Swelling, roughness, and itching of skin on left leg.
      Small vesicles appear on swollen right leg, and left arm, and on other parts without swelling.
      Itching all over, preventing sleep.