Trillium

Natural History.
      Trillium erectum.
      Purple Trillium. Beth root. Birth root.
      Lamb’s quarter.
      Rattlesnake root.
      Wake robin.
      Three-leaved nightshade.
      (According to Millspaugh T. pendulum is the white variety of T. erectum.
      Treas. of Bot. gives the names as synonymous.
      The symptoms of H. Minton, the original prover, are given in Allen under T. Cernuum. Minton obtained the tincture from a botanic physician and did not himself verify the plant.
      His symptoms are marked (M) in the Schema. Millspaugh considers T. erectum as the proper source of the homeopathic tincture.) N.O. Smilaceae (or Trilliaceae) of the Liliaceae. Tincture of the fresh root.

Clinical.
      Bladder, catarrh of.
      Climaxis.
      Diabetes.
      Dysentery.
      Fainting, with flooding.
      Fibroma, hemorrhages from.
      Hemorrhages, postpartum, antepartum.
      Menorrhagia.
      Metrorrhagia.
      Writer’s cramp.

Characteristics.
      The chief uses of Trill. come to us from the eclectics, who learned some of them from the native Indians. The popular name Birth-root sufficiently indicates one part of its reputation.
      In hemorrhage, antepartum, and climacteric, in fibroid tumours, and in hemorrhages of all kinds Trill. has been found curative.
      Both the white and the purple varieties have been used.
      Minton’s proving of T. cernuum (?) brought out the hemorrhagic property in the blood-tinged diarrhoea.
      One characteristic in connection with the hemorrhages of Trill. is faintness and sinking at the stomach, also cold extremities and rapid, feeble pulse.
      "Flooding with fainting" is a keynote.
      Minton’s proving brought out a symptom bearing on this: "Sensation of goneness in abdomen." He had also extreme debility, palpitation, and anxiety.
      Trill. has been used as a local hemostatic in epistaxis and for bleeding after tooth extraction.
      Peculiar Sensations are: As if eyes too large (M), As if a crumb were in larynx (M).
      As if the chest was tightly bound and could not be expanded.
      As if hips and small of back were falling to pieces.
      As if sacroiliac synchondroses were falling apart, wants to be bound tightly.
      As if bones were broken.
      Left side most affected.
      Restless, tossing agitation, fear of being sick, great anguish were experienced by Minton. The restlessness and exhaustion from hemorrhages are typified in this.
      Blue vision, and craving for ice-water are other noteworthy symptoms.
      There is tendency to putrescence of fluids.
      The hemorrhages of Trill. are copious, either active or passive, usually bright red and profuse.
      Trill. is suited to women who flood after every labor, flabby subjects.
      The symptoms of Minton’s proving were: better bending forward, worse sitting erect.
      Worse by motion.
      Worse after eating.
      Better by exercise in open air.
      Standing or walking causes bearing down in pelvis.
      Motion worse hemorrhages.

Relations.
      Complementary: Calc-p. (menstrual and hemorrhagic affections).
      Compare: Anguish, restless tossing about, Aco. Hemorrhages, Chi., Calc., Ham., Sec., Ust., Sang. Bright-red blood, Ipec. Mill. Bleeding after tooth extraction, Ham., Kre. Menses profuse, every two weeks and lasting a week or longer, Calc-p. Flow profuse, gushing, light red, worse least movement, Sabin. Flow dark, clotted, Ust., Thlaspi. As if bones of pelvis broken, Aesc-h.

Mind.
      Melancholy with sadness (M).
      Repugnance to conversation (M).
      Irritable (M).
      Anguish, agitation and tossing about, impossible to keep still (M).

Head.
      Vertigo, chiefly, on rising in morning (M).
      Dull pain left temple worse least noise (M).
      Pain in forehead better bending forward, worse returning to erect position (M).
      Headache worse by least noise, walking, coughing (M).
      Head and face feel hot (M).

Eyes.
      Pain in eyeballs, feel too large and as if would fall from their sockets (M).
      Burning in inner canthus with profuse flow of tears (M).
      Vision blurred, everything looks blue (M).

Nose.
      Profuse nose-bleed.

Mouth.
      Bleeding from gums or after extraction of tooth.
      Greasy feeling on tongue and gums (M).
      Very offensive taste, especially on rising in morning (M).
      Sickness, excessive pain, cramp of stomach (M).
      Sinking in stomach with heat.
      Hematemesis.
      Stomach symptoms worse after meals and in morning (M).

Abdomen.
      Swelling of abdomen as in ascites, with sensation as if abdominal contents drawn back against vertebral column (M).
      Flabbiness of parietes with sensation of goneness, a want of support in front, with at intervals of a few moments short, sharp, lancinating pains from before backward, compelling him to bend forward (M).
      Much flatulence and grumbling.

Stool and Anus.
      Dysentery, when passages are almost pure blood.
      Diarrhoea thin, watery, tinged with blood, painless (M).
      Constipation succeeded by thin, watery, very offensive diarrhoea (M).
      Chronic diarrhoeas of bloody mucus.

Urinary Organs.
      Hematuria, passive.
      Chronic catarrh of bladder.
      Diabetes.
      Sharp, cutting pain in urethra when urinating (M).
      Urine copious, of strong disagreeable odor (M).

Male Sexual Organs.
      Itching of genitals worse by scratching.

Female Sexual Organs.
      Hemorrhage from uterus, with sensation as though hips and back were falling to pieces, better from a tight bandage.
      Bearing down in pelvis when standing or walking, copious, yellowish, stringy leucorrhoea, period lingers several days beyond usual time.
      Excessive flooding with fainting.
      Metrorrhagia at climacteric, pale, faint, flow returns every two weeks.
      Climaxis with weak sight, anxious look.
      Displaced uterus, with consequent menorrhagia.
      Menses come on after over-exertion.
      Gushing of bright-red blood from uterus at least movement, later, blood pale from anemia.
      Hemorrhages from fibroid tumours.
      Threatened abortion, profuse hemorrhages.
      Pain in back and cold limbs, with hemorrhages.
      Too profuse menstrual flow after exhaustion by exercise.
      Profuse, exhausting leucorrhoea.
      Hemorrhage in abortion of third month.
      Antepartum hemorrhage, os uteri dilated to size of half a dollar, no pains, flooding excessive.
      Postpartum hemorrhage.
      Profuse, long-lasting lochial discharges.

Respiratory Organs.
      Sensation of crumb in larynx, keeps up continual coughing (M).
      Cough, with purulent or bloody sputum.
      Hemoptysis.

Chest.
      Difficult breathing, feels as if chest bound up preventing it expanding (M).

Heart.
      Palpitation with great anxiety (M).

Limbs.
      Cramping pains in muscles of arms and calves (M).

Upper Limbs.
      Pain in left shoulder extending down arm to hand (M).
      Cramping pains in fingers when writing (M).

Generalities.
      Hemorrhages usually bright red, profuse, also when sacroiliac synchondroses feel as if falling apart, wants to be bound tightly.
      Feels as if bones were broken, with hemorrhages.
      Crawling sensation in veins, like a tightening up of parts, worse in legs and ankles.
      Great debility (M).

Skin.
      Skin hot and dry, with itching and burning, worse by scratching (M).

Sleep.
      Sleepless, rolling and tossing on bed (M).
      Sleep disturbed by frequent dreams (M).
      Dreams of festivities, sleigh-ride, &c.
      (M).

Fever.
      Feverish during pain in abdomen, on the subsidence of which a profuse perspiration broke out (M).