Rheum Palmatum (rheum)
(Rhubarb)

Exercise 39 - EH Analysis

In the following graph, taken from the Encyclopedia Homeopathica (EH) software analysis, each symptom included in the search is represented by a different color. The length of the bar for a particular symptom (represented by a color), indicates how many times this symptom was mentioned in the materia medica for that remedy.

You will notice that, for the most part, only characteristic symptoms were chosen. This allows for easy differentiation of the correct remedy. The first remedy on the left is the correct remedy and the answer to the exercise. Usually, it has the longest bar of the graph, and comprehensively covers all the symptoms.

The EH screenshot is followed by a list of the RADAR Keynotes of that remedy, and a link to a query file that users may download and install into their own EH program in order to duplicate the analysis.

Rheum Palmatum (rheum)
 

No RADAR Keynotes for Rheum Palmatum (rheum.)
(Rhubarb)

From W. Boericke's Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica

Of frequent use in children with sour diarrhea; difficult dentition. Whole child smells sour.

MIND:
-Impatient and vehement; desires many things and cries. [Cina.]

head:
-Sweat on hairy scalp; constant and profuse. Cool sweat on the face, especially about mouth and nose.

MOUTH:
-Much saliva. Sensation of coolness in teeth. Difficult teething; restless and irritable. Breath smells sour. [Cham.]

STOMACH:
-Desire for various kinds of food, but soon tires of all. Throbbing in pit. Feels full.

ABDOMEN:
-Colicky pain about navel. Colic when uncovering. Wind seems to rise up to chest.

RECTUM:
-Before stool, unsuccessful urging to urinate. Stools smell sour, pasty, with shivering and tenesmus, and burning in anus. Sour diarrhoea during dentition. Colicky, even ineffectual urging to evacuate altered faecal stools.

MODALITIES:
-Worse, uncovering, after eating, moving about.

RELATIONSHIP:
Compare: Mag.phos.; Hep.; Pod.; Cham.; Ipec.
Antidotes: Camph.; Cham.
Complementary: Mag.carb.
Dose: -Third to sixth potency.
 

EH Query File

Here is the EH Query file for you to install in your own program.

1. To download the file, right click on this link. Choose "Save File As", "Save Link As", or "Save Target As", depending on your browser.

2. Many browsers will change the file extension to .htm when you download. Be sure that the file name ends with .qry. If your browser has changed the extension, change it back to .qry

3. Open EH, go to the Find Window (F4) and chose the Search pull down menu. Select Recall the Query.

4. Double click on the query file you would like to open. You will then find the same query that was used to create the analysis screenshot for that remedy.

5. To view the analysis in EH, hit the function key (F8) and you will see the analysis for that query.

Note: EH owners who download these queries may get different results, based on the database of books they own. In particular, the Vermeulen books seem to be of great help in answering these exercises.