Mitchella

Natural History.
      Mitchella repens, Partridge-beans. N. O. Rubiacae. Tincture of whole plant.

Clinical.
      Bladder, irritation of.
      Dysmenorrhea.
      Dysuria.
      Kidneys, pain in.
      Metritis.

Characteristics.
      Mitchella is a small trailing evergreen bearing a scarlet bean, and is common throughout te United States. It belongs to the same order as China, Coffea, and Ipecac., and shows its affinity with these in its power over hemorrhages.
      Indian women drink a decoction of it before confinements to make labor safe and easy.
      Eclectics use a concentrated decoction as an application to sore nipple.
      T. C. Duncan, in his proving, induced pains and burning in the kidneys, and H. P. Hale, who observed the effect on a woman, has recorded some characteristic symptoms in the urinary and uterine sphere.
      A leading indication is congestion of the uterus with bladder irritation as a concomitant.

Relations.
      Compare: In congested cervix associated with irritation of neck of bladder, Sep. (Mitch has no general resemblance to Sep.), E. pu.
      (vesical irritation in women), Hydrocotyle. (Hdrct. has in addition heat and itching in vagina), Apis, Vespa (Vesp., has ulcer round os), Caul., Chim., Act. r., Helon., Puls., Senec., Uva ursi.

Mind.
      Depression, followed by buoyant spirits.
      Inability to concentrate mind.

Head.
      Severe frontal headache on waking.
      Burning in vertex.
      Throbbing in occiput.
      Scalp sensitive to touch.

Eyes.
      Eyes dull and heavy.

Ears.
      Burning in left pinna.
      Dull aching in right ear.

Mouth.
      Burring and prickling on tongue.

Throat.
      Swallowing difficult, tonsils enlarged, especially left, painless.
      Fauces dry.
      Pharynx feels constricted, impeding swallowing.
      Some enlargement of left submaxillary gland.

Stomach.
      Appetite impaired.
      Eructations, acid.
      Burning in stomach extending whole length of esophagus.

Abdomen.
      Rumbling.
      Whole alimentary tract feels cold, transverse colon tender to pressure.
      Distension with flatus.
      Griping.

Stool and Anus.
      Urging, thin stools.
      Constipation, feces small, difficult, tenesmus.

Urinary Organs.
      Heat n kidneys, dull pain in.
      Uneasiness in neck of bladder, urging to urinate, burning, eleven AM
      Urethra (female) and neck of bladder swollen and irritated.
      Increased quantity of urine, 1040, acid.
      Urine high-colored, white sediment.
      Catarrh of bladder, especially in women.
      Dysuria accompanying uterine complaints.

Male Sexual Organs.
      Pain, drawing in r, testicle, one PM

Female Sexual Organs.
      Uterus irritated, severe pain in it, cervix engorged, dark red, swollen.
      Engorged uterus, hemorrhage, bright, with dysuria.
      Amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, menses delayed.
      Slow, feeble, ineffective labor pains.
      False pains in last mouth of pregnancy.

Respiratory Organs.
      Much mucus in bronchi.
      Dry, backing cough in morning.
      Breathing difficult eleven AM

Heart.
      At heart: burning pains, uneasy feeling as if its action was being interfered with.
      Beats irregular.

Neck and Back.
      Aching pains running down back.
      Dull pain: between shoulders, in kidney region.

Limbs.
      All muscles feel sore.
      Lassitude.

Upper Limbs.
      Aching and burning sensation in right upper limbs.

Lower Limbs.
      Walk unsteady, inclines to fall to right
      Aching in lower limbs, in knee-joint.

Sleep.
      Yawning, drowsy.
      Woke in a fright, frightful dreams.

Fever.
      Chill over whole body with flushes of heat, very sensitive to cold air.