Ranunculus repens

Natural History.
      Ranunculus repens.
      Creeping Buttercup. N. O. Ranunculacee. Tincture of whole plant.

Clinical.
      Back, pulsation in.
      Eyes, smarting of, inflammation of.
      (Feet, weakness of.) Sleep, short but refreshing.

Characteristics.
      Franz reports a number of symptoms experienced from preparing the juice of this plant.
      The symptom of phantasmagoria appears in brackets as though there were a doubt about it, and I therefore leave it so.
      There is quoted in Jahr an account of the effects of eating R. rep.
      observed in a flock of sheep.
      Several fell down as if struck by lightning, eyes rolled, breathing hurried.
      Some reeled and died with their heads bent towards left groin.
      Mucous membranes of eyes injected, mouth dry, abdomen slightly distended, ruminations ceased.
      Some raised themselves, reeled, fell down again, bleated piteously, most were in profound coma.
      Bleeding worse, ether in milk gave much better.
      Great weakness in feet remained behind.
      R. rep.
      has furrowed flower-stalks like R. bulb., but it has a spreading calyx and creeping scions.

Mind.
      (In evening, in bed, he dreams while yet awake that he is in a large city, and sees well-dressed people, masquerades, Turks, &c.)
      Profound coma (sheep).

Head.
      Evening in bed, crawling sensation on forehead and region of hair, better sitting up.

Eyes.
      Smarting in eyes, profuse lachrymation.
      Eyes rolled, conjunctiva injected (sheep).

Mouth.
      Mouth dry (sheep).

Abdomen.
      Abdomen slightly distended (sheep).
      Reeled and died with heads bent towards left groin (sheep).

Back.
      Evening in bed, beating like full, strong pulsation in sacral region.

Lower Limbs.
      Great weakness of feet remained behind (sheep).

Generalities.
      Fell as if struck by lightning (sheep).
      Died with heads bent towards left groin (sheep).
      Raised themselves, reeled, fell again, bleated piteously (sheep).

Sleep.
      Wide awake and feeling extremely well in morning though he slept only a few hours.