Violent and involuntary muscular contractions. [SNH p.13]


Some irritation of the nervous system, such as afflictions of the spinal cord or brain; head injury; a toxic condition of the blood; teething, worms, hysteria, intense pain, griping of the bowels, fear, etc. [SNH p.13]

Herbal Aids:

Know the Cause Before Administering Any Herbal Remedy. If convulsions are caused by poisons taken into the body through the stomach, then emetics must be used quickly. If they are from fright or fear, an antispasmodic tincture with cayenne will usually stop the attack at once. If the convulsions are caused from an impacted bowel, catnip injection will relieve the constipation and soothe the nervous system. Often the individual is in no condition to take oral aids. In such cases give an enema or an injection of antispasmodic, nervine or catnip, which will ease and soothe the convulsive condition. [SNH p.13]

Soothing Syrup for Babies: See formula using parsley seed, caraway seed, rhubarb, cinnamon, brown sugar, essence of peppermint and water. [SNH p.248]

Baby Convulsions: Place a drop or two of the Antispasmodic tincture on the tip of the finger and thrust it into the baby's mouth. This will stop the problem immediately. [SNH p.362]

Restlessness in Measles and Scarlet Fever, etc. (children, infantile convulsions): Give small doses of Valerian infusion 2 to 3 times daily. A sound sleep will generally result. [SNH p.377]

Antispasmodic Powder (fits, convulsions, hysteria, cramps, etc.): See formula using valerian, scullcap, skunk cabbage, lobelia, cinnamon and cayenne. [SNH p.378]

Convulsions, Hysteria: See formula using valerian, wild yam, blue cohosh, anise seed and ginger. [SNH p.378]

Convulsions and Epileptic Fits: See formula using mistletoe, lady's slipper, valerian, scullcap and horsenettle. [SNH p.389]

Cloves: Infantile convulsions place poultice of cloves on nape of neck. [SNH p.421]

Anti-Spasmodic Formula: Dr. Christopher's Anti-Spasmodic Tincture:  To be used in cases of convulsions, fainting, cramps, delirium tremors, hysteria, etc., also good for pyorrhea, mouth sores, coughs, throat infections, tonsillitis, etc. Dose 1/2 to one teaspoon to glass of steam distilled water as a gargle and use until throat clears, also take one teaspoon in steam distilled water morning and evening. [HHH p.195]

See Also:

Anti-Spasmodic Formula: Dr. Christopher's Anti-Spasmodic Tincture

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