Indicated in cerebral hyperaemia and violent congestion. Important in congestive headaches (from exposure to the stun, from suppression of menses); in apoplectic states; meningitis. Palpitation and embarrassment of the heart. In physiological doses used in asthma, angina pectoris, failure of circulation.
Head feels enormously enlarged.
Headache worse from stooping; after exposure to the sun.
Heavy headache; intense crushing, pulsating, throbbing.
Cannot bear any heat about the head.
Pulse beats hard; every heat is felt in the head; must hold the head with both hands; it seems as though the head would burst from the pressure within; it jars painfully at every step;
Heart?s action labored, oppressed, from rush of blood to the heart; violent palpitations; throbbing of the carotids.
Worse in the sunlight, in gaslight; from overheating, from motion, from jar.
Better from brandy.
(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)