Iris versicolor

Natural History.
     Blue Flag

General.
     Thyroid, PANCREAS, salivary, intestinal glands, and gastrointestinal mucous membrane, are especially affected. Increases the flow of bile. Sick headaches and cholera morbus are a special therapeutic field for its action.

Head.
     Frontal headache, with nausea. Scalp feels constricted. Right temples especially affected. Sick headache, worse rest; begins with a blur before eyes, after relaxing from a mental strain. Pustular eruption on scalp.

Ears.
     Roaring, buzzing, RINGING in ears, with deafness. Aural vertigo, with intense noises in ears.

Face.
     Neuralgia after breakfast, beginning in infra-orbital nerve, and involving whole face.

Throat.
     Mouth and tongue feel scalded. Heat and smarting in throat. BURNING. Profuse flow of saliva; ropy. GOITRE.

Stomach.
     BURNING OF WHOLE ALIMENTARY CANAL. VOMITING, sour, bloody, biliary. Nausea. Profuse flow of saliva. (MERC.; IPEC.; KALI-IOD.) DEFICIENT APPETITE.

Abdomen.
     Liver sore. Cutting pain. Flatulent colic. Diarrhoea; stools watery, with BURNING AT ANUS and through intestinal canal. Periodical night diarrhoea, with pain and green discharges. CONSTIPATION (give 30th).

Extremities.
     Shifting pains. Sciatica, as if left hip-joint were wrenched. Pain extends to popliteal space. Gonorrheal rheumatism (use IRISIN).

Skin.
     Herpes zoster, associated with gastric derangements. Pustular eruptions. Psoriasis; irregular patches with shining scales. Eczema, with nightly itching.

Aggravation.
     WORSE, in evening and at night, from rest.

Amelioration.
     BETTER, from continued motion.

Relationship.
     Antidote: NUX.
     Compare: IRIS FLORENTINA – Oris-root – (delirium, convulsions, and paralysis); IRIS FACTISSIMA (headache and hernia); IRIS GERMANICA – Blue Garden Iris – (dropsy and freckles); IRIS TENAX – I. MINOR (dry mouth; deathly sensation at point of stomach, PAIN IN ILEO-CAECAL REGION; appendicitis. Pains from adhesions after). PANCREATINUM – a combination of several enzymes – (Indicated in intestinal indigestion; pain an hour or more after eating. Lienteric diarrhoea. Dose – 3-5 grains, better not given during the active period of stomachic digestion). PEPSINUM – (Imperfect digestion with pain in gastric region. Marasmus of children who are fed on artificial foods. Diarrhoea due to indigestion. Dose – 3-4 grains). (Diseases of pancreas, gout, diabetes); IPEC.; PODOPHY.; SANGUIN.; ARS.; ANT. CR.

Dose.
     Tincture to thirtieth potency. Favorable reports from the very highest potencies.