Regengruppe Regen = Tau vom Yggdrasil
Alchem-vg = Löwenfußkraut/= Frauenmantel/= Trauermantel/= Manteau de Notre Dame/= Lady’s Mantle/= Silbermantel/= Regengruppe/= Alchemistenkraut/= Taubecherl/= Gewitterkraut
Arge = Stachelmohn/= Fischkraut/= Teufelsfeige/= Prickly Poppy/würde Regengott Thaloc geopfert
Bell = Regenblume/= Tollkirsche/= Wutbeere/= Sautod/= Säukraut/= Teufelsbeere/= Banewort/= dead nettle/= deadly nightshade/= Wolfsaugen/= Windbeere
Calen = Regenanzeiger
Cassia-f = Konnai (I)/= Amaltas/= Indische Goldregen/= Manna/= Röhrenkassia
Cyt-l. = Goldregen/= Aubour/= Golden chain
Helodrilus caliginosus = Gardenworm
Leycesteria formosa (= Flowering nutmeg/= Elisha’s tears/= Purple Rain/= Himalayan honeysuckle/= nutmegtree/= Buntdachblume/= Karamellbeere/= Lakritzpflanze/= Schöne Leycesterie).)] Molluscae
Marienglas = im Mondschein geronnene Himmelstau
Querc = Yggdrasil/Kelten/Germanen Im Baum lebt eine Ziege und einen Hirsch Oben im Baum ist ein Hahn, eventuell Arend/ein Drachen nagt an den
Wurzeln/ein Eichhörnchen geht hin und her zwischen den Ebenen/Regen ist Tau vom Yggdrasil
Regenzauber = schwarze Tiere/Kleidung usw.
Turquoise Hopi legend: people dancing and rejoicing with the rains/their tears of joy mixed with the rains and seeped into the earth, this became turquoise.
Schlangen = Regenbringer/Botschafter des Außerirdische
Vergleich: Siehe: Kugel/Ballgruppe
Sagen durch Schließen der Blüten Regen voraus: Anag. Conv-a. Oxalis-a. Still.
Ailments from exposure to drenching rains: Rhus-t. Phos. Sep.
Lignum aquilaria. Zum Regen machen gebraucht in China.
Rhod = Alpenrose/“Wetterprophet”/“menschliche Barometer“
Allerlei: China: Ball – Regen, Fruchtbarkeit (Drachen erzeugen den Regen nach traditionellem Volksglauben durch das Spiel mit einem Ball)
Regen – Fruchtbarkeit, Zeugung, Sperma
MONSOON SHOWERS IN MY PRACTICE
The month of August is very important in my practice for two reasons. The first is that it rains heavily in August and hence all monsoon related illnesses come like a storm in the city of Bombay where I live, there by
giving me a chance to show my skills in prescribing successfully the right remedy, secondly the number of patients who seek my consultation doubles in this month after the slack season of
May - June vacation.
I am sure all the homoeopathic practitioners throughout India will be busy in monsoon time because monsoon invites many illnesses.
I would like to share with you some reflections regarding my monsoon practice and how best we can use the knowledge of Materia Medica and repertory to sharpen our skills to treat such patients. Unfortunately
the word monsoon is missing in repertory; in fact you will hardly find the word monsoon in materia medica also. The word that we are accustomed is the rains, the damp and the wet weather. The people who are most
uncomfortable in rains are two according to me, Elaps. and Calc..
The Elaps person develops a very strong anxiety with excessive fears, the word rain produces shivers in their body, may become anxious, nervous, or even start trembling.
They also develop cold perspiration, with cold sensation in the stomach, appetite decreases.
He does not want to move out of the house. Where in Calc. the anxiety regarding the rain is purely due to the storm or the wind or the lightening that usually accompanies the rain. Calc. person can tolerate a little mild
drizzle, Elaps can never. But the moment it starts thundering, the moment it starts lightening, the moment the weather becomes rough and stormy, Calc. just can not bear that. This is exactly very close to Lyc. and
Rhod. who also have lots of problems emotionally related in a stormy weather. Here one should compare Carc. and Sepia who loves stormy weather.
Then comes a very important thing and that is the headaches. Many people get headache during rainy weather and the remedy is Phyt.
There are people who feel lot of amelioration from rain for their headaches and they need Cham.
But what remedy should we give to a person who is going to be exposed to damp weather or suppose somebody is going to travel in a place where humidity is more than 80%?
I would suggest
These are the remedies which I feel can help in most of the disease that attack people during the rainy weather. Now let us study these remedies so that we identify correctly the symptoms of the same.
We shall begin our study with Dulc. Dulc. comes from the Solanaceae family, in Dulcamara two things that come up in the rainy weather, 1st the rheumatic problem, 2nd the catarrhal problem.
When ever a person is exposed, even slightest, to a cold wet weather, esp. when it rains with strong cold winds, many people wrongly feel that Dulcamara is very good for wet weather but no,
it has to be a cold wet weather or where a person get wet in the rains and then suddenly he has exposed to a cold atmosphere like sitting or working in an air conditioned room, this is the remedy
where you will see that immediately after the exposure the person gets headache, cough, earache, coryza with profuse discharge, conjunctivitis, occipital headache, nose becomes obstructed;
the person constantly wants to cover up the nose to make it warm because slightest exposure brings lot of sufferings to the person.
Saliva can be profuse (like Merc.), sore throat (very important concomitant), great thirst for cold drinks (Phos.).
Dulcamara is always > warmth and in dry weather so the moment the weather changes to dry weather the person feels much better.
So this is in short clinical confirmations of Dulc.
Now another remedy which is worth studying during the monsoon will be Merc., Merc. develops lots of respiratory problems during the monsoon weather.
They sweat a lot after being exposed to the wet weather. Have a severe running nose with a copious discharge, after a few hours the discharge turns in to a greenish colour.
Keeps on sneezing quite a lot; sneezing only > if the person lies down. There will be a profuse saliva, extremely thirsty for cold drinks (Dulc.)
A metallic taste in the mouth which is a very important key note symptom.
Cough is < in the night and warmth of bed. Another important monsoon remedy which I feel one should know about is Nat-s. In Nat-s. the problem usually starts when the humidity level in
the air becomes more than 80% but the person craves for the cold air, this is very important, craves for cold air, cold drinks, frozen food.
Running nose has got a very typical symptom in Nat-s., coryza is mostly < at night, and with lots of crust which can be greenish or offensive thick yellow discharge from the nose.
Can have a profuse salivation, pain in the throat < swallowing/talking;
Cough < after midnight and > in open air, the coughing is so painful that sometimes the person has to hold the chest while coughing.
Most of the coughs of Nat-s. extremely painful.
There are certain groups of people who are extremely dull and lazy when it rains.
The most important people who come under this category are Calc. Carb-v. Dulc. Nat-s. and Rhus-t.
Now I would like to tell you my experience with Carb-v.
People who need Carb-v. are basically alcoholic,
They develop lot of anxiety at night, confused from slightest mental exertion, their dullness and laziness is more when they make an attempt to read or make an attempt to concentrate.
Dullness is usually + sleepiness.
This is very similar to Gels. where the dullness + sleepiness.
Then comes to a very important aspect that is there are some people who develop pneumonias or chest infections every time there is monsoon season.
They start with common cold but with in few days they develop chest infection which ultimately develops into pneumonia. Now how will you identify a Nat-s. who is heading for such a problem?
what you will see over here that in most of the respiratory problems there is an involvement of the liver, emotionally they are extremely depressed, dull, gloomy, flat, they do not want to be disturbed, they
do not want to be interfered with, they are quite liable to turn their back on you, they do not want to be questioned, they do not want to think, they are quite liable to say ‘for heaven sake leave me alone’,
very often they display a certain amount of irritability.
They are extremely sensitive to heat and they can not bear the stuffy room at all and they always have a sticky skin surface. Such people who need Nat-s. can be identified by looking at the tongue which
looks like greyish greenish or sometimes with the brown base or a white tongue with yellow base. They usually have an acute pain in the chest and the pain is quite stabbing which < coughing,
these patients support their side of the chest by holding their chest because the cough will be extremely painful, they do not want to change the position because the slightest change in position
brings lot of problems, most of the coughs or respiratory complaints are worse early in the morning at 3 h. - 5 h. The sputum which they bring out will be little bile stain or can be greenish in colour and most of
the pneumonias in Nat-s. you will get on the left side and in my experience is the left lower lobe not the left upper lobe.
Another problem which you will commonly see in your practice is the rheumatism and the complaints of arthritis which crops up during the damp weather. The most important remedies will
be Rhus-t. Rhod. Calc-p. Dulc. Merc. Phyt. Ruta.
Now I would like to describe to you Rhododendron.
Rhododendron has rheumatism where you see a typical wandering, shifting pain. The pain is usually worse in the night, <: rest/during the cold windy weather or cold in the wet weather.
The pains could be drawing, tearing, shooting. The joints can be swollen and are usually more affected on the right side (shoulder, elbow, wrist). The most important thing to remember is the rest aggravates.
Another remedy which I would like to discuss is Calc-p. which has also got rheumatism in damp weather.
As soon as the hot weather starts or as soon as the autumn starts they feel much better.
But as soon as the cold wet weather comes there will be severe joint pains. Usually the pain can be in the cervical region and it can extend to different parts of the body or they can have a severe lumbar
pain < in the morning hours and > motion.
Another important area where I have seen the Calc-p. rheumatism cropping up is the ankle, they have a typical pain in the ankle when they get up in the morning waking up with a severe tearing pain as if
the ankle is sprained and in the history of Calc-p. you will usually see a history of a chronic diarrhoea. Sometimes I have also seen that the feet of Calc-p. extremely sensitive and highly prone to rheuma
and they love their heels to be rubbed with this rheumatism, they will ask the servant to rub the heel which gives them a very long lasting relief.