Euphorbium

Natural History.
     Spurge-The Resinous Juice of Euphorbia Resinifera

General.
     An irritant to the skin and mucous membranes. Burning pain in bones. Pains in limbs and paralytic weakness in the joints. Important respiratory and skin symptoms. Terrible burning pains. PAINS OF CANCER. Everything appears larger than it really is.

Head
     Acute mania. Violent, pressive headache.

Face
     Erysipelas; yellow blister. Burning in cheek; worse, left. Eyes inflamed and agglutinated in morning. Red swelling of cheeks. Nasal pruritus with mucous secretions from nasopharynx.

Stomach
     Great hunger. Sialorrhoea (profuse salty saliva). Water brash. Thirst for cold drinks.

Abdomen
     Sunken; spasmodic, flatulent colic. Stools fermented, profuse, clayish. Feels hollow.

Respiratory
     Breathing oppressed as if chest were not wide enough. Spasmodic, dry cough, day and night, with asthma. Violent, fluent coryza, with burning and cough. Constant cough, with stitches from pit of stomach to sides of chest. Croup, dry, hollow, cough. Warm feeling in chest, as if hot food had been swallowed.

Extremities
     Paralytic pains. Pain in hip-joint and coccyx.

Skin
     Erysipelatous inflammation, especially of the cheek. Biting and stinging, red, swollen. VESICULAR ERYSIPELAS. Carbuncle; old, torpid, indolent ulcers with biting, lancinating pain. Old torpid ulcer, pustules; GANGRENE. (Echinac.; Secal.) Ulcerating carcinoma and epithelioma of the skin.

Relationship
     Compare: Euphorbia amygdaloides-Wood Spurge (in pain in antrum, illusion of smell, ODOR OF MICE. Sense of taste blunted. Diarrhoea; stools difficult, with painful anal spasm).
     Euphorbia corollate-Large Flowering Spurge (a diaphoretic expectorant and cathartic of the old school in gastroenteric disturbance, with deathly nausea. Vomiting of food, water, and mucus, and copious evacuations. Attacks recur after short intermissions. Feeling of clawing in stomach; cold sweat). (Verat. alb.)
     Euphorbia marginata-Snow on the mountain – (Honey from the flowers is poisonous, detected by the hot, acrid taste. The milky juice produces skin symptoms like Rhus).
     Euphorbia pilulifera-Pillbearing Spurge – (Humid asthma, cardiac dyspnoea, hay-fever, and bronchitis. Urethritis, with intense pain on urinating, and much urging. Acrid leucorrhoea; worse least movement. Hemorrhages from sunstroke and traumatism).
     Compare, also: Psoralea-A Colombian plant – (Pain of cancer, ulcers. Leucorrhoea fetid., Pruritus. Uterine tumors.) Croton; Jatropha; Colchic.
     Antidotes: Camph.; Opium.

Dose
     Third to sixth potency.