Carduus marianus [Card-m.]
St. Mary's Thistle
The action of this drug is centered in the liver, and portal system, causing
soreness, pain, jaundice. Has specific relation to the vascular system. Abuse of
alcoholic beverages, especially beer. VARICOSE VEINS and ulcers. Diseases of
miners, associated with asthma. Dropsical conditions depending on liver disease,
and when due to pelvic congestion and hepatic disease. Disturbs sugar
metabolism. Influenza when liver is affected. Debility. Hemorrhages, especially
connected with hepatic disease.
Despondency; forgetful, apathetic.
Contractive feeling above eyebrows. Dull heavy, stupid, with foul tongue.
Vertigo, with tendency to fall forward. Burning and pressure in eyes.
Taste bitter. Aversion to salt meat. Appetite small; tongue furred; NAUSEA;
RETCHING; VOMITING OF GREEN, ACID FLUID. Stitches in left side of stomach, near
spleen. (Ceanoth.) Gallstone disease with enlarged liver.
Pain in region of liver. Left lobe very sensitive. Fullness and soreness,
with moist skin. Constipation; stools hard, difficult, knotty; alternates with
diarrhoea. Stools bright yellow. Swelling of gall bladder with painful
tenderness. Hyperaemia of liver, with jaundice. Cirrhosis, with dropsy.
Hemorrhagic piles, prolapse or rectum, burning pain in anus and rectum, hard
and knotting, clayish stools. Profuse diarrhoea due to rectal cancer. 10 drop
Stitching pains in lower right ribs and front; worse, moving, walking, etc.
ASTHMATIC RESPIRATION. Pain in chest, going to shoulders, back, loins and
abdomen, with urging to urinate.
Itching on lying down at night. VARICOSE ULCERS. (Clematis vitalba.) Eruption
on lower part of sternum.
Pain in hip-joint, spreading through buttocks and down thigh; WORSE FROM
STOOPING. Difficult rising. Weakness felt in feet, especially after sitting.
Compare: Card. benedictus (strong action on eyes, and sensation of
contraction in many parts; stomach symptoms similar); Chelidonium; Chionanthus;
Merc.; Podophyl.; Bry.; Aloe.
Tincture and lower potencies.