A homoeopathic proving of this drug has following symptoms –
Mind – Despondency exists.
Head – Giddiness while lying in bed, thinks that head is rolling along the bed; headache during fever; slight perspiration over head; terrible headache during fever.
Eyes - The eyes are of yellow colour; pupils are dilated; in chronic fevers the eyes become yellow along with the enlargement of spleen and liver.
Mouth – Thirst; mouth and throat become dry; slimy salivation; taste becomes insipid and bad; constant water brash from mouth.
Throat – The throat burns while vomiting; sore feeling in the throat.
Vomiting, Eructations, Hiccough etc – Nausea, water brash from the mouth, along with the distention of abdomen; nausea from the smell of medicine; vomited matter consists of stringy mucus, may be streaked with blood; vomiting of blood.
Hunger – Extreme hunger; eats with great relish; is obliged to eat something in the morning for hunger; great desire to eat cold things.
Burning sensation – Burning sensation is felt over the whole body associated with thirst; desire for cold things.
Abdomen – Empty feeling in abdomen, distension of abdomen, uneasiness in abdomen; hot feeling in abdomen at 11 a.m; pains are felt there; gurgling in the abdomen.
Liver and spleen – Pains are felt in the hepatic region owing to its enlargement; worse from sneezing, coughing and movement.
Stools and Anus – Copious, green yellow, bilious, liquid stools appear; stools mixed with bile and mucus; bloody stool; patient becoming exhausted and weak owing to frequent passage of stools.
Painless liquid stool or it is bloody and mucus associated with pain and urging; smarting pains are felt in anus after stool.
Urine and Bladder – Urine is of red and is of very small quantity; suppression or retention of urine along with vomiting and purging.
Lower Extremities – Swelling of lower extremities; hepatic disorders and jaundice along with swelling.
Fever – Fever comes on at 11 a.m. or noon with chilliness; during fever there is burning sensation felt over the body, headache is experienced and thirst appears; after fever a slight headache continues; in chronic fevers there is enlargement of liver and spleen with yellow eyes; in chronic fevers with hepatic disorders and jaundice. It is exceedingly useful in all sorts of chronic malarial fevers and kala-azar.
It is useful in acute fevers associated with vomiting, nausea and constant water brash from the mouth and in this respect it may be an excellent substitute for Ipecac. The fever is of short duration one day and of greater intensity next day. With the increase of temperature headache gets worse and with the decline of temperature headache decreases. There is constant water brash from the mouth with bitter taste, there is great thirst; during fever, vomiting takes place after drinking of water and watery food, offensive, yellow stools with rumbling in abdomen appear; after fever, hunger is felt.
General symptoms – There is yawning with stretching of limbs; there may be only stretching; no desire to cover the body with any covering; desire to have a bath; extreme weakness is felt; restlessness, burning sensation of whole body, sleepiness and weakness exist; water brash from the mouth after getting out of bed in the morning; pains in the lumbar region and weakness while walking.
Pulse – almost imperceptible, with vomiting and purging; pulse very feeble, weak, thread-like, excitable and a little accelerated; after evening pulse becomes weak.