Fabales Anhang


Theme: overwhelming pessimism and bleakness, scattered, wandering and disorientated.

Dr. Sankaran: Scattered or Divided, E.g. "Delusion, divided he is."

Roget's Thesaurus lists as synonyms: jumbled, dispersed, spread, loose, discontinuity, scatter-brained (light-minded or foolish). The seeds are scattered and dispersed from pods in this group.

Fabiaceae Rubrics ...



Death, desires

Escape (attempts to)

Religious (affections)


Thoughts wandering.


Leguminosae Summary

The similarities found in the symptomatology of the Legumes is remarkable: The gut is affected, there is bleeding from most parts, the head feels heavy with blood, breathing is constricted and

there is dimness of the special senses. They nearly all wish to be left alone, and some also fear being alone, hence the family theme of disconnection.

The outlook is bleak for Leguminosae patients. Their flowers are pretty and fragile, often delicate enough to be edible, cheerfully blooming in the face of adversity. When pathology is evident

they soon feel like they have reached the end, they give up and disconnect.

One consequence of disconnection is breakdown. Courage is sometimes replaced by a dreamy fantasy. Loathing, withdrawal and disconnection from the realities of this life is common in this

group; which leads to impoverished, and sometimes distorted perceptions of a strange world without emotional or spiritual reward or meaning.

Baptista: Muttering, stupor or mania. Body parts divided. Conviction of death.

Indigo: Introspection, stupor or mania. Anger.

Melilotus: Avarice and suspicion. Delusion - being arrested

Astralagus: Sad. Tormenting thoughts.

Copavia: Self-contempt. Aversion. Anger.


[Nicolette van der Hulst]

A  comparison of  Sutherlandia frutescens 30CH proving symptoms to   Baptisia tinctoria and Indigo produce a  remarkable overlap of shared symptoms, themes and expressions of the Leguminaceae.

A prominent mental theme of the Leguminaceae family is that of  confusion of  mind, difficulty in  concentrating, weakness of  memory, apathy, indolence, indifference, aversion to work, indisposition

to talk, dullness, stupefaction, delusions of intoxication, prostration, sadness, tearfulness, peevishness and ill-humoured disposition.

Remedies of  the Leguminaceae family are noted for their polar effects on the mental state, (Leckridge 2002), as is seen by the  opposite symptoms of irritability, restlessness, excitement, hysteria, anger

anxiety, anguish, cheerfulness, anxious dreams, dreams of strife and quarrels, insanity, mania and vivid imagination and delusions.

The confusion, delirium and many delusions of  Baptisia tinctoria is a prime example of this state (Murphy 1998:80).

The head, gastrointestinal tract and extremities are greatly influenced by the Leguminaceae family.

Headaches, congestion, fullness and heaviness of the head, as was  prominent in  the proving symptoms of Sutherlandia frutescens 30CH, are marked features of  the family.

Melilotus officinalis is well indicated for acute localised cephalic congestion with flushing and throbbing carotid arteries (Jouanny 1984:247).

Robinia pseudacia is used in the treatment of  migraines and has the burning acid dyspepsia noted in the proving (Jouanny 1984:348).

Physostigma venenosum: a  key features:  Eye pain, discolorations, inflammation and orbital muscle disturbances symptoms of  the family. (Jouanny 1984:308)

Hay-fever, coryza, sneezing (a marked feature of Sutherlandia frutescens 30CH), epistaxis, blurred vision, face pain and swelling, mouth pain and numbness, toothache, throat inflamed and pain,

constriction of  the throat and flushes of heat in  the face are further indications for the Leguminaceae family.


Sutherlandia frutescens 30CH and Melilotus officinalis (compared to Bell./Glon.) have marked flushes of  heat in  the face (Jouanny 1984:247).

The Leguminaceae have a  strong effect on the digestive system, and the polar effects of the remedies are obvious with the opposing symptoms noted in  this system.

Both have increase and decrease in appetite and thirst, and diarrhoea and constipation, are symptoms found in this family. Eructations, heat and pain of the stomach, indigestion, nausea,

vomiting, abdominal distension, flatulence, peritonitis and haemorrhoids are well covered by  members of  the Leguminaceae. Jouanny (1984) describes  Robinia pseudacia, Senna and Baptisia

tinctoria as well indicated remedies for the above- mentioned digestive disorders.

Profuse and scanty urine, albuminous urine, sediment in the urine, frequent urging to urinate and inflammation of the kidneys is experienced.

Males may find their sexual desire increased, but symptoms of impotency and troublesome erections may also occur.

Females may suffer from leucorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, metrorrhagia and pain in  general.

Sutherlandia frutescens 30CH had a profound effect on the female system.

Patients needing a  Leguminoseae remedy may have difficult or  asthmatic respiratory problems, whooping cough, a dry hacking cough as  seen in   Indigo (Nash 1998:231) and Sutherlandia

frutescens, chest oppression, pain and palpitations.

Conditions affecting the back and extremities are strongly associated with this family.

Back pain, spasmodic or paralytic phenomenon and tenderness of  the spine as is marked in  Physostigma venenosum, (Jouanny 1984:308) is  experienced.

The extremities section was best represented on extraction of the rubrics common to  this family with ataxia, coldness, cramps, eruptions, itching, numbness, paralysis, pulsations, swellings,

weakness, burning and pain well covered by the members of the family.

There can be much sleepiness, yawning and deep sleep, as seen in  Baptisia tinctoria, (Jouanny 1984:62) or insomnia, restlessness and sleeplessness, as seen in Senna (Jouanny 1984:368).

In general, perspiration is profuse, skin eruptions are herpetic and itching, alterations in the pulse occur and symptoms are mostly right-sided.

There is an evening aggravation from 18 – 21 h. there is an amelioration in open air and an aggravation from cold.

General coldness and general flushes of  heat are both well covered.

Cancerous affections, diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus, emaciation, paralysis, disordered gait, convulsions, numbness, prostration and weakness are further general indications:




Vorwort/Suchen.                               Zeichen/Abkürzungen.                                   Impressum.