Weakness and heaviness in the aftermath of influenza and other viral illnesses
Origin : Found in the Mediterranean area, Africa, and central Asia.
Background : These edible, pealike seeds have long been used in cooking, although there is little tradition of medicinal use.
Preparation : The dried, green seed pods are macerated in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : This remedy focuses predominantly on the spine and lower limbs. Characteristic symptoms treated include pain in the lower back, urinary incontinence, tremors, and total loss of sexual function. Sharpened reflexes are further possible symptoms, as are burning heat in the legs and icy cold feet. Lathyrus has also been used for weakness and heaviness in the aftermath of influenza and other viral illnesses, and for multiple sclerosis. Symptoms may worsen rapidly following exposure to cold, damp night air.
Symptoms Better : For undressing.
Symptoms Worse : For damp, cold weather at night; for touch.