Ericales Anhängsel

 

* Ericaceae

Group Anamnesis of Ericacae

A. heart symptoms + pain in joints/neuralgias (inflammatory rheumatic myocarditis o./+ pericarditis)

B. “pace” of Lyme disease. = the migratory nature of joint pain/neuralgias/rapid change

C. symptoms alternating/periodic

 

Keywords: poverty, working, worry, shame. Lyme disease/Borrelia burgdorferi.

Don’t attract attention (avoid to stand in the center)/> working in a quiet and practical way. Soft, mild, yelding/not very aggressive.

Delusion: despised/failure/exposed to rain/poisoned/mocked.

Anxious, worries about family/money/fear failure, falling, of man.

Sad/morose/sulky/tearful/weepy/displeased/capricious.

Aversion company, friends; < answering, answering slow.

1. longs for recognition and compliment/don’t get them due to the fact that they work in silence and away from public/work hard to try to overcome money problems (family is IMportant for them/

work only for family. Mothers can do a lot for their children.

2. bitter ("I try to do my best, I take little for myself, I give so much, I’m not arrogant, I’m quiet and earnest, work hard and good, overexert myself, try to be good to everyone in my own quiet way

and still it’s not good enough, I don’t succeed, I’m not loved or respected")/work hard and try to do their job as perfect as possible. aversion to work further (no one appreciates their work)/develop complaints/worry a lot about not earning enough for their children/want to give them all they need and tend to spare it out of their own mouth/often need very little for themselves, as if they have got accustomed to poor circumstances;

[Anton Kramer, Alex Leupen, Jan Scholten]

Remedies: Chim-m. chim. epig. kalm. led. rhod. uva. gaul. oxyd. arbu. manz. vacc-m. chim-rot. arbin. heath-B. Callun. andr-g. chamd-c. gaul-h. gay-b. vacc-c. vacc-o. arb-m.

Ledum. Kalmia and Rhododendron are the best known. Typical is the lack of a known mental picture.

Botanical

The plants in this family grow often on poor soil. The heathers are known for their growth in sandy fields.

They contain big quantities of silicates and that’s why they where used as brooms in the past.

 

Psychological

In general these people are not very marked. They avoid to stand in the center of attention and feel better doing their job in a quiet and practical way. But they long for recognition and compliment.

But they don’t get them easily, due to the fact that they work in silence and away from the public. In the end they can become bitter about it. An expression of them could be: "I try to do my best,

I take little for myself, I give so much, I’m not arrogant, I’m quiet and earnest, work hard and good, overexert myself, try to be good to everyone in my own quiet way and still it’s not good enough,

I don’t succeed, I’m not loved or respected."

Work

They work hard and try to do their job as perfect as possible.

After many years they can develop an aversion to work further (no one appreciates their work).

Poverty

They often get into trouble when they are living in poverty. They will work hard to try to overcome the money problems. But when they cannot succeed they tend to develop complaints. They worry

a lot about not earning enough for their children. They want to give them all they need and tend to spare it out of their own mouth. They often need very little for themselves, as if they have got accustomed to poor circumstances.

Sensitive

They are very sensitive people, sensitive to the needs of others. But also sensitive to noises.

Soft, Mild

In general they are soft, mild. They are not very aggressive.

Company

Family is very important for them. They often do their jobs for the family. Mothers can do a lot for their children.

But they are not very communicative, not very open. They are more practical and reserved.

Mental

Dull, concentration difficult, forgetful, confusion, memory weak, thoughts vanishing.

Stupefaction, coma, delirium.

[Deborah Olenev]

Ledum is a member of the Ericaceae family and the common sensation of this group of plants is a need to move from one place to another, or to wander.  This is interesting as I have seen some books describe the mental state as restless, and it also has ascending pains. Other words used to describe the mental picture are cross, surly and disagreeable.

Mind: symptoms

Sensitive, oversensitive < noise/pain; general, shame

Body and thoughts are separated.

Delusion: despised, failure, exposed to rain, poisoned, mocked.

Anxious, many worries, about the family, money.

Sad, morose, sulky, tearful, weepy, displeased, capricious.

Aversion company, friends; < answering (slow)

Amorous dreams + pollutions. Fear man.

Dreams frightful, murder, troublesome.

Mild, yielding.

Serious.

Work aversion.

Dull.

Restless.

Fear - failure, falling.

Physical

Lyme disease is a typical expression for this family. (see the chapters below)

Head: ache < motion, touch;

bones, skull, vertex, forehead, eyes above, occiput, sides, temples, brain

pressing, tearing, hot, heavy, loose

Eyes: inflammation, itching, burning, pain

Vision: COLORS before the eyes, weak.

Nose: coryza, obstruction, sneezing

Mouth: pain, dry, burning, salivation,

Bitter. Teeth weak, crumbling

Stomach: nausea, vomiting, pain, retching, eructation

Abdomen: pain, rumbling, noises, distension, liver pain.

Rectum: constipation, diarrhea

Bladder: cystitis, urethritis, gonorrhoea, nefritis, ureteritis, pain, neck, < urge.

Urging (3), dribbling

Urination frequent, less, burning pain urethra.

Urine: albuminous, bloody, green, pale, red, yellow, profuse, scanty, sediment, calculi, sand.

Uric acid diathesis, stones.

Prostatitis, prostate enlarged

Male Organs: Testis pain, penis itching,

Female Organs: Vaginitis, leucorrhea.

Menses: frequent, too early, too soon, profuse, painful, Dysmenorrhea.

Larynx & trachea: tickling, scraping, hoarse.

Respiration: asthmatic.

Chest: Heart: pain, palpitation.

Limbs: pain, fibromyalgia, stiff, gouty, muscle, joint, bone

All places: sides, ribs, axilla, sternum, chest, mamma, upper limbs, shoulders, upper arms, elbows, forearms, wrists, hands, fingers (5th/little), sciatic, hips, thighs,

knees, hollow of, legs, tibia, calves, ankles, feet, first toes

Aching, drawing, gouty; joints, pressing, rheumatic; sprained, stitching, tearing, wandering, heavy, tired

Paralytic, wandering Backache: spine, cervical, dorsal, between scapulae, lumbar aching, pressing, rheumatic, tearing, stiff.

Skin: Dermatitis: red, itching, eczema, herpes, vesicles, crawling, ulcers.

Generals: Weather: chilly, < open air/cold/wet/uncovering.

Food: > drinks, thirsty, > alcohol.

Physical: < motion/exertion/ascending/turning/over lifting/straining of muscles and tendons/rest;

Localisation: left, crosswise.

Abscess, cancer, ulcer, dropsy, faint

 

DD.: Ironseries: hard working, perfectionism.

Silicium: Family oriented

Sie möchten sich ausdehnen und wandern umher, von einem Ort zum anderen. Sie haben viel Mangel erfahren und versuchen diesen zu kompensieren. Die Kriegsgenerationen, die einen Mangel an Grundbedürfnissen hatten. Nahrung, Wärme und Geborgenheit fehlten. Erfahrungen von Kälte und Hunger kennzeichnen diese Mittel.

Entsprechend finden wir auf der körperlichen Ebene Erkrankungen wie Gicht, Rheuma, Harnwegsinfekte.

Aber < durch Wärme.

 

[Anton Kramer, Alex Leupen, Jan Scholten]

Lyme disease

Tick Master

1st The initial infection with Borrelia burgdorferi is characterized by a local skin eruption that grows circumferentially with central clearing, suggestively termed a target rash. Borrelia can be isolated from this eruption, but is apparently disseminated systemically from the moment of initial infection.

2nd disease expression is highly individually variable, and Lyme disease is known as a great imposter for its ability to mimic many disease conditions. The most common presentations involve inflammation of the large joints and peripheral nerves. Neurologic and Cardiac complications may follow.

The Group Anamnesis

If we collect the common symptoms of Lyme disease from reports in the conventional medical literature, we can begin to construct a group anamnesis of the disease, in order to identify the most likely remedies for the disease genus.

The classical target-rash of Lyme disease is not described in our homeopathic literature. The closest description we can find is:

SKIN – ERYSIPELAS - which can reasonably be expected to include remedies capable of covering the erysipelas-like Lyme target rash.

A common early post-rash symptom of Lyme disease is sore throat:

THROAT - PAIN - sore

The arthralgias of Lyme most commonly begin with rheumatic pain in the neck, with associated headache:

BACK - PAIN - Cervical region

BACK - PAIN - Cervical region - rheumatic

HEAD - PAIN - rheumatic

Lyme classically presents with a combination of inflammatory arthralgic pains and inflammatory neuralgic complaints:

GENERALS - INFLAMMATION - Joints; of

EXTREMITIES - PAIN - rheumatic

GENERALS - INFLAMMATION - Nerves; of

GENERALS - PAIN - neuralgic

The arthralgias focus in the shoulders, hips and knees, and may be of acute +/o. chronic nature:

EXTREMITIES - INFLAMMATION - Joints

EXTREMITIES - PAIN - Joints - rheumatic

EXTREMITIES - PAIN - Shoulder - rheumatic

EXTREMITIES - PAIN - Hip - rheumatic

EXTREMITIES - PAIN - Knee - rheumatic

EXTREMITIES - PAIN - rheumatic - acute

EXTREMITIES - PAIN - rheumatic - chronic

The neuralgias are most typically facial or sciatic:

FACE - PAIN - neuralgic

EXTREMITIES - PAIN - Lower limbs - sciatica

There is a characterizing uniqueness in the concomitance of heart symptoms with the arthralgias and neuralgias, with the potential for inflammatory rheumatic myocarditis +/o. pericarditis:

EXTREMITIES - PAIN - Joints - alternating with - Heart symptoms

CHEST - HEART; complaints of the - rheumatism, after

CHEST - PAIN - Heart - rheumatic

CHEST - INFLAMMATION - Heart

CHEST - INFLAMMATION - Heart - Endocardium

CHEST - INFLAMMATION - Heart - Pericardium

An important aspect of the "pace" of Lyme disease, is the migratory nature of its arthralgias/neuralgias, and the rapid change and alternation of symptoms:

GENERALS - PAIN - wandering

GENERALS - CHANGE - symptoms; change of - rapid

We can take these common symptoms of Lyme disease, obtained from the population affected and treated as if of one person; and repertorize this list, to find:

Kalmia and Ledum lead the analysis. Intriguingly, Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel) and Ledum palustre (Labrador Tea) are closely botanically related, both belonging to the botanical family Ericaceae; the Heath family.

Small Remedies

A small-remedies weighting brings up several remedies poorly represented in our literature. Notably, Rhododendron chrysanthum -another Ericaceaid- moves up to 4th position.

The algorithms used in the Vithoulkas Expert System bring out Ledum as the remedy bearing closest similitude to this group anamnesis. Kalmia and Rhododendron make good showings in this analysis

as well. Leading the list of "very small remedies" here is Gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen/teaberry) a 4th member of the Ericaceaid family.

Whereas Ledum may have a slow and long-continued pace (reflected in its presence in PERSPIRATION - LONG-LASTING), these remedies as a group (incl. Ledum) are characterized by periodic and alternating symptoms. This actually is a rather interesting aspect of the general similitude of this group of remedies to the characteristic pace, or development over time, of Lyme disease.

These studies could productively be extended to investigation of the neurologic and cardiac symptoms of the Ericaceae, in the context of the importance of these pathologies in Lyme disease.

The Missing Pieces

I am particularly fascinated by the missing pieces of the Lyme disease - the Ericaceae connection. What might an adequate proving of Gautheria procumbens bring out? Will the Ericaceaids unknown

to our art and science fill in the obvious pathogenetic gaps between the known members of this family?;

Repertory:

Mind: Sensitive to needs of others/(over)sensitive,

Not very communicative/not very open/more practical and reserved.

Dull, concentration difficult, forgetful, confusion, memory weak, thoughts vanishing.

Stupefaction, coma, delirium.

< noise/< pain

Body and thoughts separated.

Amorous dreams + pollutions. Fear man.

Dreams frightful, murder, troublesome.

Serious.

Work aversion.

Dull.

Restless.

Head: Headache < motion/touch

pressing, tearing, hot, heavy, loose

Eyes: inflammed itching, burning, pain

Vision:; COLORS before the eyes, weak.

Nose: coryza, obstruction, sneezing

Face: neuralgia facial

Mouth: pain, dry, burning, salivation/thirsty, taste: bitter. Teeth weak, crumbling

Throat: sore/rheumatic pain in the neck + headache:

Stomach: nausea, vomiting, pain, retching, eructation

Abdomen: pain, rumbling, noises, distension, liver pain.

Rectum: constipation, diarrhea

Bladder: cystitis, gonorrhoea, nefritis, ureteritis, pain, neck, < urge.

Urging, dribbling

Urin: albuminous/bloody/green/pale/red/yellow/profuse/scanty, sediment/sand.

Uric acid diathesis, stones.

Urination: frequent, less, burning pain urethra.

Prostrate: Prostatitis, prostate enlarged

Male sexorgans: Male Testis pain, penis itching,

Female sexorgans: Vaginitis, leucorrhea.

Menses: frequent, too early, too soon, profuse, painful, dysmenorrhea

Larynx & trachea: tickling, scraping, hoarse.

Respiration: asthmatic.

Chest: Heart: pain, palpitation.

complaints after rheuma/pain rheumatic heart/inflamed (Endocardium/Pericardium)

Limbs: pain, fibromyalgia, stiff, gouty, muscle, joint, bone

Aching, drawing, joints, pressing, rheumatic; sprained, stitching, tearing, wandering, heavy, tired

Paralytic, wandering

rheumatic pain in shoulders/hips/knees/joints

Pain wandering/symptoms change rapidly

Arthralgias in shoulders/hips/knees (acute/chronic):

inflamed joints (# heart symptomps)/pain rheumatic (acute/chronic)

Sciatica

Back: Cervical region (Rheuma)/ rheumatic pain

Ache: spine, cervical, dorsal, between scapulae, lumbar aching, pressing, rheumatic, tearing, stiff.

neuralgia sciatic

Skin: Dermatitis: red, itching, eczema, herpes, vesicles, crawling, ulcers. erysipelas

Generals: chilly, < open air/cold weather/wet weather/uncovering.

inflamed joints/nerves

Neuralgic pain

Food: > drinks/alcohol,

< motion/exertion/ascending,

turning, over lifting, straining of muscles and tendons. > rest

Localisation: l./crosswise.

Abscess, cancer, ulcer, dropsy, faint

 

Lyme disease is a typical expression for Ericaceae 

 

[Rajan Sankaran] need to move from one place to another; wandering; extension; change.

[Jan Scholten] feeling they are only tolerated and are not really accepted anymore... they often live in poor conditions, which they can do as they do not need very much... they may long for recognition and compliments... in the end they can become bitter... they may see themselves as unimportant, taking no place, having few needs, offering themselves for others. This echoes Edward Bach’s indications for the flower remedy Heather. In ‘the twelve healers’, he states: for loneliness, those who are always seeking companionship of anyone who may be available, as if they find it necessary to discuss their own affairs with others... In these latter respects we find powerful resonances with Indian pipe with its issues of being tapped in, carried by the flow, and its opposite state of being blocked, of having the flow cut off, feeling isolated, numbed-out, alienated.

[E. Bach] Indian pipe.x is an epiparasitic on Ericales, and relies completely on its hosts for nutrition, the indications for Heather seem to be amplified.

 

[Stephanie Hile]

Ericales - Coldness and Aversion.

Cornaceae and Ericaceae:

2 familiar remedies in the Cornales, both malarial. Both heat flushes # chills,

Cornus alterniflora has the sensation of having a "chest full of ice". The theme of coldness continues in the Ericales which are cold and often rheumatic remedies. The remedy states found in the Ericaceae are very pessimistic with loss of purpose a sense of being wounded. This might be as a result of some disaster, the delusions of shame and remorse suggest regrets which could brought on by a moral dilemma.

Primulaceae:

The theme of morality is found in the primulacea too.

Cyclamen has a strong sense of being disgraced, with self-reproach, grief and inner darkness.

Anagalis, another very attractive flower, is a well known remedy for gonorrhoea, which is usually associated with secrecy and sexuality. It could well be described as a "sexual" remedy, reflecting the theme of morality once more.

Theaceae:

Thea associated with agitation, trembling and shaking, reflected on the mental level with impulsive thoughts leading to an irritable state accompanied by a feeling of loss of control. There is also malice, aversion and disgust. In contrast, some provers report a delight in witty banter. In another context, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, it is associated with quiet and sober refinement.

Japanese Green tea contains more Selenium and Chromium than black China tea, which improves its antioxidant properties. Brazil nuts (Lecythidaceae) also a member of the Ericales are a source of Selenium. Some of these Ericaceae themes may be due to the presence of Selenium, a Stage 16 remedy; there are amorous dreams, lascivious fancies, impotence and a deficiency of ideas.

 

5-Factor - Ericales [Highly negative factors depicted as low scores]

  Extraversion: Not Outgoing.

  Agreeableness: Antagonistic.

  Conscientiousness: No trust.

  Neuroticism: Sadness. Hysterical.

  Openness: Hopeless. Withdrawn.                           

In contrast to coldness and aversion we also find cheerfulness, elation and exhilaration. In Anagalis, for example there is excitement, trembling and a state of tremulous weakness. There are abundant ideas and a sense of mental power which can become manic.

 

 

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