Wattles (Acacia spp.)
Australia has more than 1,000 wattle species. The gum of some species (golden, silver and black wattles) was an important food as well as a useful cement.
The seeds of other species are high in protein and carbohydrate and in arid areas were eaten both green and dry.
Wattle blossom was hung in people’s huts to promote sleep. In Victoria, the bark of blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) was infused and used to bathe rheumatic joints,
or ingested as a mild sedative for rheumatism or indigestion.
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 ...
Escape (attempts to)
Symptoms of Leguminosae include:
the feeling of not having enough - ie food, money, etc. Something is missing.
issue with work - perfectionism and working hard.
Aversion to work and mental work.
Stupor., fatigue, weakness - physical and mental.
Fatigue with sleeplessness. complaints makes them worse.
Confusion, dullness, memory loss, forgetfulness, dizziness. of being busy,
<: beans, lentils or peas (leguminosae) from meat, protein;
well since influenza, mononucleosisin wet and cloudy weather.
consequences - Paralysis (Lathyrus, Oxytropis, Physostigma).
Epilepsy (Indigo, Physostigma) problems - too much air, fullness, bloated, eructations, flatus. (Beans difficult to digest and must be cooked to digest them.)
Foul smelling stool (rotten eggs). Diarrhea. Constipation.
Pain: Abdominal, stomach.
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, restless and sleeplesss, 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.
<: 18 – 21 h./cold; < in open air;
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: