This section of the book is from "The Complete Herbalist" by Dr. O. Phelps Brown. Also available from Amazon: The Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies.
This consists of a sense of pain, stricture, or contraction, occurring in paroxysms. The stomach feels as if rolled into a ball, or drawn towards the back. It assumes different degrees of violence, being often exceedingly painful.
TREATMENT. -- It is instantly relieved by a dose of some preparation of wild gum, in combination with a fourth of a grain of gelsemium. External application of the "Herbal Ointment" acts equally aas specifically.