Adonis vernalis [Adon.]
A heart medicine, after rheumatism or influenza, or Bright's disease, where
the muscles of the heart are in stage of fatty degeneration, regulating the
pulse and increasing the power of contractions of heart, with increased urinary
secretions. Most valuable in cardiac dropsy. Low vitality, with weak heart and
slow, weak pulse. Feeble heart action due only to functional disturbance.
Hydrothorax, ascites. Anasarca.
Feels light; aches across font, FROM OCCIPUT AROUND TEMPLES TO EYES. Vertigo
on rising, turning head quickly or lying down. Tinnitus. Scalp feels tight. Eyes
Slimy. Tongue dirty yellow, sore, feels scalded.
Mitral and aortic regurgitation. Chronic aortitis. Fatty heart pericarditis.
Rheumatic Endocarditis. (Kalmia). PRECORDIAL PAIN, PALPATION, AND DYSPNEA.
Marked venous engorgement. Cardiac asthma. (Quebracho) Fatty heart. Myocarditis,
irregular cardiac action, constriction and vertigo. Pulse rapid, irregular.
Heavy weight. Gnawing hunger. Faint feeling in epigastrium. Better out of
Oily pellicle on urine. Scanty, albuminous.
Frequent desire to take a long breath. Feeling of weight on chest.
Restless, with horrible dreams.
Aching in nape. Spine stiff and aching. Oedema.
ADONIDIN is a cardiac tonic and diuretic. Quarter grain daily, or two to five
grains of first decimal trit. increases arterial pressure and prolongs the
diastole, favoring emptying engorged veins. Is an excellent substitute for
Digitalis and is not cumulative in action.
Compare: Digit.; Crataegus.; Conval.; Strophanthus.
Five to ten drops of the tincture.