The most characteristic indication for Abies in indigestion is the distress as if something were knotted up in the stomach. It has often proved curative in the dyspepsia resulting from the use of tea and tobacco.


This drug has been used as a remedy for prolonged spasm of children, and in a few cases of epileptiform convulsions of older persons. Its clinical history, is however, very imperfect.


General anemia with a waxy skin, anasarca (generalized edema), emaciation and sweats. Delirium in a low fever, with profuse sweats and diarrhea. Membranous croup, with bright-red face and perspiration. It should be given in anemia of nursing women.


The convulsions arrested or prevented by Aconite are not dependent upon a chronic constitutional taint, but result from a sudden nervous shock, such as fright, or are of recent origin, as in the puerperal state (following delivery); the face is red, hot and sweaty, with other symptoms as above.

In hysterical spasms, neuralgias, congestions, hemorrhages, and effects of shock from injury or fright, the terrible mental distress characteristic of the drug must be the guide to its successful use; also after exposure to sun or great heat, with a plethoric appearance, some anesthesia or great sensitiveness to touch, Acon. may be used always with mental anxiety and acute sensitiveness to pain.

The pains are usually acute, sticking, and often associated with or followed by numbness. Restlessness and agonized tossing about are essential in a case requiring Aconite.
In delirium, with ravings about death, hot face and head; effects of fright; fear of crowds or of death, with anguish, etc.

The headache associated with fever is a hot, full, pulsating, bursting pain, with flushed face, etc., reminding one of Bell.; the neuralgia of scalp and skull varies; usually sharp, shooting along nerves (Spig.), drawing, tense, numb (Verbasc.), or pulsating (Glon.). The anterior portion of head is usually involved. The peculiar mental distress accompanies all the headaches (clinically).

In the first stage of acute inflammations of various tissues of the eye and its appendages, with heat, dryness and sharp pain, before any exudation has taken place. Acute inflammation from foreign bodies, etc. In acute aggravations of chronic disease (catarrh, trachoma, etc.).

In recent paralysis from cold (Ed: may be followed by Causticum). In ciliary and orbital neuralgia. Acute symptoms from overstrain of muscles. Inflammation of external parts, even involving the tympanum, with fever, excruciating pain, caused by a draught of cold air.
Neuralgia, involving ear and parts about it.

Incipient coryza, nares hot and dry, or with hot fluid discharge, with chills and fever.

Hemorrhage of bright, hot blood, with anxiety (Ham., Secale, Phos., Croc., blood dark).

The expression in fever is flushed and anxious, in neuralgia pinched and suffering in tetanus drawn and rigid.

The neuralgia commonly cured results from cold, is of recent origin, and usually associated with tingling and numbness (Verbascum). Several cases of tetanus have been cured.

Neuralgic toothache. Teething with hot inflamed gums, great distress, etc.

The tongue often feels swollen with the fever; acute glossitis, with dry hot mouth (Mercur. with salivation). Acute inflammation of various portions of the throat, with swelling, dryness, sticking pain (rarely, if ever, indicated after infiltration, exudation or ulceration has taken place).

Acon. is indicated in distress at the stomach, retching and vomiting (especially of green substances), associated, with fever (at the outset of an eruptive disease), or without fever following a severe shock, such as fright, or with sudden suppression of menstruation or perspiration, with anxiety and restlessness; occasionally also in infants during dentition when the general state corresponds. Hematemesis.

In various inflammatory processes, peritonitis; enteritis, in the early stage with severe, agonizing pain, tossing about, high fever, etc.; violent colic from cold; early inflammatory symptoms in the hepatic region; severe inflammation or engorgement of the pelvic viscera when the other conditions correspond, Aconite has been promptly efficacious.

Violent pain in rectum, with chill and fever, inflammation, tenesmus and bloody discharges (dysentery), in early stage. Bleeding piles, with heat and sharp stitches, blood bright. Diarrhea, stools green, watery, after a chill or fright. Choleraic discharges with collapse, deathly anxiety and restlessness.

Acute inflammation of various parts, with fever, hot urine, great agony at the thought of micturition, etc. Retention of urine (especially in infants). In fever the urine is dark, hot and scanty, but with no evidence of nephritis.
Rare cases of congestion of the kidney, with bloody urine; pain in kidneys, fever, etc.
Acute prostatitis, from cold especially, supervening on chronic disease.

Suppressed or painful menstruation from violent emotions (fright), sudden chill, with anguish, fever, etc. Metrorrhagia, bright and hot, with general Aconite symptoms. Acute orchitis, with general fever.

The Aconite cough is dry, either short hacking or hard ringing and croupy, it hurts the larynx (in laryngitis) or the chest (in pleurisy or pneumonia).
In the first stage of membranous croup, with high fever, great anxiety and restlessness, it will often abate the attack. (Iodine is also applicable at this stage of high fever, but the patient is quiet and the exudation has already become plastic; after the fever abates neither Acon. nor Iodine is indicated).
The cough is aggravated by warmth (on expiration) usually.

In congestion of the lungs, with great oppression, distress and anxiety, expectoration of bright, hot blood. In the hyperemic stage of inflammations of the thoracic viscera (with the general indications), prior to exudation, Acon. will be found invaluable. After Acon. either Iodine or Bryonia follows well; both these have high fever without anguish, both seem to be associated with an exudative process.

Acute symptoms occurring during the progress of chronic diseases occasionally require Acon. Exceedingly valuable in acute inflammations, with fever, stitches at heart, violent beating and anguish. The febrile pulse of Acon. is full, hard and rapid.

In cardiac inflammations requiring Acon., the patient must lie on the back with the head raised.

Neuralgia, especially of the upper extremities, with numbness of the limb as if the blood did not circulate freely, resulting from a sudden check of perspiration; finds a prompt remedy in Acon. (Aconitum uncinatum, from Virginia, has made some brilliant cures of this sort.).

Neuralgic pains in the lower limbs point to its use in sciatica. Acute muscular rheumatism of the back and limbs occasionally demands Acon., but it is rarely useful in true arthritic inflammations. It will be noticed that the pains are usually drawing, tense and numb and relieved by open air.

While Acon. is not applicable to the cure of diseases of the skin dependent on a constitutional dyscrasia, yet its power to produce vesicles associated with the neuralgic pains naturally leads to its use in the prodromal stage of Herpes zoster (Ram. b.).

The nervous sensations, especially formication and the asleep sensation, point to its use in certain neuroses.

The Aconite fever is sthenic in type and for the most part not remittent, though the aggravation towards evening is decided.

It is not useful in fever as a symptom of any form of malarial or septic poisoning, nor of a localized inflammatory process, but is adapted to a general febrile state without a pathological lesion (in this respect differing from Iodine, Bryonia, Gelsemium, etc.).

The never-failing characteristic is the mental anguish, without which Aconite is useless; if the patient be quiet and apathetic Acon. is not the remedy, no matter how high the temperature; thirst and restlessness are present. Frequently there are alternations of chill and fever, but the sweat is usually critical and terminates the attack.
It is valuable in the chilly as well as the febrile stage preceding the development of many eruptions and lesions, but when the preliminary storm has passed and the lesion has become established, the picture changes from Aconite to some other remedy.

It has proved palliative in cardiac dyspnea (Curare, Phos..) (with « Cheyne-Stokes » respiration).


Almost the only use of this drug has been for subacute rheumatic gout of the small joints, associated with sour stomach.


The patients, as a rule, are despondent and irritable.

Is a valuable remedy for follicular inflammation of the posterior wall of the pharynx, with the symptoms above emphasized; it is to be compared especially with Phytolacca.

The action of this drug on the liver associated with engorged portal circulation, especially in large hemorrhoids, is extremely marked; see symptoms above and compare with Pod. For protruding, purple piles with the symptoms noted this drug has been found extremely valuable, and for these troubles it has won its greatest laurels; especially associated with them and almost characteristic of the drug are the severe pains in the sacrum and small of back and the fullness in the region of the liver.

These pronounced symptoms of the back are usually associated with hemorrhoids, but the drug has also been used for lumbago not associated with any hepatic or hemorrhoidal disease; even dysmenorrhea with the peculiar sacro-iliac pains has been relieved.


A case of infantile paralysis, with the characteristic for Aethusa, is reported cured.

It is reported to have cured a discharge from the right ear associated with spasms, stupor and vomiting of milk. For vomiting of milk (in young children), especially of curdled milk, this remedy is unrivalled: associated with this condition or consequent upon the gastric derangement there may be diarrhea of a thin yellow or greenish character (Gratiola, Gamboge).

Some very obstinate cases of gastrointestinal catarrh have been cured by Aethusa, and it has even arrested convulsions and paralytic symptoms, which doubtless had their origin in indigestion. The vomiting or evacuation by the bowels of curds of milk is quite a characteristic indication.


Chorea and chorea-like twitchings, neuralgia and various troubles due to weak irritable nerves, with an irritable, anemic spine, frequently find their remedy in Agaricus.

General aggravation from walking in the open air and relief from being warm in bed predominate.

There is no evidence of any chronic constitutional dyscrasia, such as underlies epilepsy.

Tremor and tremulous tongue in low fever, with delirium and attempts to get out of bed.

Vertigo from the sun.

Severe neuralgic headaches mostly in small spots, sharp piercing pain as from a nail (Ign.).

Dull headache from prolonged desk-work.

An exceedingly valuable remedy in asthenopia from prolonged strain, spasm of accommodation (Physostig.), twitching of eyes and lids; weakness of the muscles, with « swimming » of the type; myopia, with chronic chorioiditis (Ed. or uveitis, retinitis)..

The subjective symptoms are extremely interesting, but there are very few clinical verifications; the frost-bitten sensation is, however, characteristic here as elsewhere. Spasm of the muscles of the pinna of the ear, especially of the attollens (Ed. Facial muscle associated with external ear), persistent spasms, so that they attracted attention. The neuralgic prosopalgia of Agaricus is electric-like, as of splinters between skin and flesh, mostly in the infraorbital nerve, and along the jaws.

The symptoms of the lips are very marked, and have been nearly all verified. These eruptions about the mouth have been repeatedly cured in growing children given to jerkings, licking the lips, and with more or less chorea-like symptoms.

The symptoms of irritation in the nose, and the spasmodic sneezing as well as the discharge of pure water from nostrils without inflammatory symptoms, all point to its use in nervous complaints, with these peculiarities (whooping cough, chorea, etc.).

Neuralgic toothache < in open air.

Neuralgic, splinter-like pains in tongue, with salivation.

The gastro-enteric symptoms are due to an acute catarrhal inflammation with severe sharp pains, often with purging or only with great flatulence. The profuse inodorous flatus is often found in the nervous affections requiring Agaricus.

The pains in the region of the liver may indicate the drug in hepatic disease, but probably not in an acute inflammation.

The nervous invalid who requires Agaricus usually passes little urine (unlike Ignatia), though the bladder may be irritable.

Violent spasmodic dysmenorrhea, with terrible bearing-down pains. Itching of genitals, neuralgic pains in pudenda.

Spasmodic, convulsive, nervous cough, which may provoke a secondary hemorrhage.

Most of the sensations are of a neuralgic character, but many seem to be dependent on the abnormal circulation in the lungs, caused by Agaricus (dyspnea caused by contracted blood vessels and unoxygenized blood).

The pains are mostly aggravated by exercise and after eating. Spasmodic cough at night after falling asleep.

(Night-sweats in phthisis (Ed. Consumption). Laryngeal catarrh, with expectoration of small hard lumps (Stan.) and soreness in larynx.).

A valuable remedy for irregular tumultuous palpitation, especially for the irritable heart of tea and coffee drinkers and of tabacco-smokers (compare Arsenic and Spigelia).

Symptoms of spinal irritation, with pains, often dull but usually sharp, sticking, with excessive sensitiveness of the spine to touch, most severe in upper dorsal region, have been repeatedly verified.

Lumbago, with a host of severe muscular pains, all worse on walking in the open air.

Neuralgic pains, sharp, shooting, as if under the skin, often shifting from place, worse on motion. Sensations as if a part (especially of feet) had been frozen and was burning on being restored.
Neuralgia in locomotor ataxia. The sensations in the skin are due apparently to a pure neurosis and not to any tissue change in the skin itself. The burning itching and redness as after a frost-bite are the chief characteristic indications.


The symptom of sadness, with the impression of speedy death, has led to the successful use of this drug in puerperal mania, in which the patient even hinted that she intended to commit suicide.

Agnus castus is an extremely valuable remedy for loss of sexual power in men, amounting even to complete impotency. The indication for the use of this drug is coldness of the genital organs, with complete loss of sexual instinct; it has also been used for loss of sexual power following gonorrhea, or associated with a chronic gleety discharge.

It may be used for great relaxation of the genital organs of women, with leucorrhoea, or with these symptoms, scanty and diminishing secretion of milk, perfect abhorrence of sexual intercourse.


With the low fever general stupor or indifference, with sighing. Constant frontal headache of a neuralgic character. Headache paroxysmal, with drowsiness during the day, confused mind, mental depression.

Diphtheritic scarlatina, with ichorous (Ed. Acrid, watery) discharge from the nose, throat dusky red, with grayish exudation, great swelling both internal and external.
Scarlet fever, with symptoms of depression, eruption slow in appearing, of a livid hue, or with petechiae; patient stupid, with diphtheritic infiltration and much swelling of the throat; scarlet fever, deep coma, tip of nose and extremities cold, rash pale violet, involuntary discharges.


It has been found useful for prolapsus uteri associated with general anemia and scanty menstruation; the pains are griping clutching in the right inguinal region extending down the thigh; it has also been used for leucorrhoea and endometritis.

It cured hemorrhoids in one of the provers.


The headache of Allium cepa is mostly in the forehead, extending to temples and downward to eyes and into the face, associated with coryza.

Eyes. The inflammation of the eyes and nose is characterized by the symptoms as emphasized. The lachrymation is generally very profuse, with burning and smarting, but, as a rule, does not excoriate the lids, while the discharge from the nose is watery and extremely acrid.

With these symptoms noted further on. For acute fluent coryza of this character the drug stands unrivalled.

The abdominal symptoms seem to be of a catarrhal character, and are in many respects similar to those of Sulphur, with which it should be compared.

The cough of this drug is sometimes associated with extreme hoarseness, and in addition to the symptoms given there has been clinically noted a feeling as if the larynx would split, or as if the mucous membrane would be torn out on coughing, with excessive watering of the eyes.

This drug has been used for neuralgias following amputations or injuries of nerves, characterized by fine, thread-like pains, shooting, but not burning like those of Arsenic.


This drug has been used for strumous disorders (Ed. Adenitis), enlarged submaxillary glands, leucorrhea, with erosions of cervix, which bleed easily, amenorrhea, burning pain from back to pubis.


Frontal headache is most characteristic of this drug; it is generally associated with abdominal symptoms; it is rarely useful for neuralgic headaches. The abdominal symptoms are apt to be associated with pressure and fullness in the region of the liver.
There is always great accumulation of flatus, which presses downward and causes distress in the lower bowel.

Engorgement of the hemorrhoidal veins is one of the most constant effects of Aloes, and it is one of the best remedies for hemorrhoids as above characterized.

The diarrhea is particularly treacherous; that is, the patient does not have a proper sense of the accumulation of fecal matter in the rectum, and there is loss of power in the sphincter, so that the stool escapes easily, and when the desire for stool comes the patient is scarcely able to attend to it.

Aloes has been prescribed with success in constipation with heavy pressure in the lower part of the abdomen, particularly with a feeling of a plug in the pelvis, as above mentioned; in chronic dysentery, with the abdominal symptoms of flatulence and the burning in anus and rectum, the discharge sometimes of jelly-like lumps, intense pain and soreness in rectum after the stool.

Valuable for uterine hemorrhage, with feeling of great heaviness of uterus and the sensation of a plug above noted. The uterus always feels too heavy and engorged, as if hemorrhage would take place at any time.


Camp diarrhea of undigested food; bloody; especially of malarial origin, from drinking bad water, or even dysenteric symptoms, with great prostration.

Has been used in India for the malarial fevers of that country, and it has also been found valuable as a tonic in the debility following exhausting fevers.


Boenninghausen cured four cases of locomotor ataxia. Squinting in children during teething.

Subacute and catarrhal inflammation of conjunctiva, particularly with dryness and smarting, great loss of power of the eyelids so that it is difficult to open the lids.

The most important indications for this drug are the burning and dryness without much discharge and without destruction of tissue.

It is useful in asthenopia from irritated conjunctiva, also in granular lids and chronic blepharitis.

The characteristic sore throat, especially in speakers, with great dryness of the mucous membrane, which is inflamed, not pale; with the sore throat the uvula may be relaxed and cause a persistent tickling cough, with constant inclination to clear the throat, but almost always with dryness, sometimes with a sharp splintery feeling in the throat; dryness, irritability and relaxation seem to be the characteristic indications for this drug.

Constipation is the rule in cases requiring Alumina; the rectum is inactive, the stools are hard, often associated with soreness of the rectum and anus, which bleed readily, so that the hard stool is frequently followed blood. It is particularly useful in the constipation of children, with dry and inflamed rectum and bleeding.

Has to strain at stool in order pass urine. Involuntary emissions, particularly when straining at stool, have been found to be a valuable indication for the use of this drug in sexual weakness, especially in elderly people.

Gonorrheal bubo, with a yellowish gonorrheal discharge, with burning and itching along urethra, particularly at meatus.

General dryness of the skin is marked in patients requiring this drug. Intolerable itching, forcing scratching until the skin bleeds, on getting warm in bed, has been found associated with the characteristic constipation.


Ammoniacum has obtained some repute for the relief of humid asthma, and catarrhal affections of the air passages, as an expectorant.
It has relieved severe bronchitis with free mucus, expectoration, stitches in chest, frontal headache, dim vision, etc. Violent bronchial cough at night, with very free expectoration of stringy mucus.
Often used for chronic bronchorrhea with very tenacious expectoration, sometimes with a feeling as if something would be torn loose, and the patient clutches at the sternum, generally worse at night.


Valuable in the chronic laryngeal catarrh of speakers, or with dry spasmodic cough, which becomes almost continuous, especially at night, with tickling, heat and burning.

It has cured neuralgia of the left ovary.


Generally useful in great prostration with falling temperature.

Hemorrhages, especially under the skin, with general anemia. Sometimes useful after hemorrhage from the bowels, with very low temperature.

It is of use in poisoning by charcoal fumes; (Arnica is sometimes used in these cases, also Bovista.)

Patients requiring this drug are generally listless and lethargic.

Vertigo or feeling of looseness in the brain as if it fell from side to side, whichever way the head was turned .

Sometimes in the beginning of cerebro-spinal meningitis the patient falls into a stupid non-reactive state; he is cold, the surface is cyanotic; pulse weak; in such cases this drug will bring about a reaction; then you may select some more specific remedy which will cure the trouble.

Muscular asthenopia from prolonged use of the eyes, with appearance of yellow spots on looking at white objects.

In children, catarrh, stoppage and acrid burning discharge, inability to sleep on account of the stoppage, starts up; also nosebleed on washing the face or hands or after eating.

Indicated in uremia with the characteristic symptoms of the drug.

Catarrhal leucorrhoea, acrid, burning. Tendency to hemorrhage; menses too frequent and too profuse.

Chronic cough of old people, with tickling in larynx or under the sternum dyspnea, great shortness of breath; the cough is apt to be worse in the early morning hours; sometimes with bloody expectoration.
Chronic bronchitis of old people, with emphysema.
This drug is indicated in pneumonia when there is great debility, with symptoms pointing to the formation of heart clot.

It is a useful remedy in scarlatina, low type, with somnolence and other characteristic symptoms.


Loss of voice , with great debility or with burning rawness in throat.

Spasm of the glottis (or paralysis), with suffocation, the patient gasps for breath.

Muscular rheumatism of the shoulders.


The mucous secretions are generally increased; free in the air passages; cover the stool; profuse leucorrhea; free discharge from nose, etc.
Coryza, with acrid, watery discharge, ulcerative pain in nostril, nose very sore to touch.
Discharge scalding hot, also with cold feeling between shoulders. Loss of smell. Swelling of tonsils so that he can scarcely swallow, after taking cold.

Chronic congestion of the liver, with depression of spirits, stools coated with mucus. Constipation, with hard, crumbly stool, or the feces are covered with glairy mucus. Chronic diarrhea during menstruation, green mucous stools; sometimes diarrhea alternates with constipation.

Many abdominal symptoms during menstruation and pregnancy, constipation as above, liver swollen and sensitive, with jaundice, flatulent distention of abdomen. Menstruation too early and free, flows more at night. During pregnancy pain in left side of abdomen as if sprained.

Pulmonary catarrh, with hacking, scraping cough; cough < by lying on back or right side. The dry cough, with stitches in chest, may become loose in the afternoon or at night.
Profuse expectoration, with rattling of mucus in old people, with coldness between the shoulders.
In catarrhal pneumonia of children, with ropy, tenacious expectoration.

This drug has been used in the treatment of chronic sprains. It is one of the remedies when there is contraction of the hamstring tendons, which seem tight when walking, > by continued motion. Cures sciatica; the pains < by sitting, somewhat > by walking entirely > by lying.

It has been used for the neuralgic pains in stumps of amputated limbs.

It is useful for tearing, stitching pains from ulceration in heels, < at night in bed, > by rubbing.

Cold feeling between shoulders.


It has been used successfully in some cases of nodosities of the joints of the fingers and backs of the hands, and also for chronic bronchitis in patients suffering from chronic rheumatic gout.

It has also been used with success in facial paralysis.


Useful for persons who are debilitated either by age or overwork, who are anemic, sleepless, have twitching of the muscles.

Nervous spasmodic cough, with frequent eructations, distress about the heart, etc. These coughs are of a nervous kind, paroxysmal, cough especially on waking in the morning, ending with violent eructations; the chest becomes very sore to external touch, the cough is aggravated by the presence of people; it may be hollow and barking, but the eructations are particularly characteristic.


Temporarily relieved epileptiform convulsions. Hysterical symptoms, with flushes, profuse menstruation, etc.

Valuable for violent neuralgic headaches, with great flushing of the face, gasping for breath, tremulousness, dyspnea, or alternating paleness and coldness of the face, especially of one side.

Sometimes useful in the results of sunstroke with the characteristic surging of the head and face, oppressed respiration, staring eyes, choking in throat.

Exophthalmic goitre, the result of grief, with the characteristic flushing of the drug, enlarged thyroid gland, irregular, tumultuous action of heart, dyspnea.

Effects of suppression of the menses, or after the cessation of menses, flushing headache or general flushes over the face and upper part of the body.

Said to be valuable in hourglass contraction (Ed. constriction of an organ at its centre) of the uterus and hemorrhages from the uterus. Valuable for after-pains which flushing of the face.

Cough, spasmodic, suffocative, with great oppression of chest. Dyspnea of Bright’s disease.

Heart. Cardiac oppression, tumultuous action of the heart, violent pulsation in carotids. A valuable palliative in hypertrophy of the heart, with insufficiency of the aortic valves.


Alcoholism, restlessness , sleeplessness, twitching of muscles, he hears voices saying that he going to die.

It has been found useful in injuries of tendons and in chronic rheumatic troubles.

Loss of memory, with melancholia, great difficulty in collecting the thoughts; the weakness of memory and mental depression have been relieved in syphilitic patients, but without marked relief of the general syphilitic symptoms.

Melancholia, with fixed ideas of demons. At times inclination to swear; or the idea that he is possessed of two persons or wills. Fears that he is pursued or suspected.

In general it cures a great variety troubles associated with profound melancholy and hypochondriasis, associated with complete loss of memory, or with tendency to use violent language.

Extremely valuable for brain fag. The headaches are digging, throbbing in character, > by eating, but < by any attempt to use the mind or by overwork.

Deafness, with loss of memory.

Morning sickness of pregnancy, > while eating, but the symptoms soon return.

Stools very sluggish, the return seems plugged up; the attempt to have a stool causes distress in abdomen.

Palpitation, especially in old people, when complicated with such slight difficulties as an ordinary coryza, rheumatic affections of the pericardium. Rheumatic pericarditis, with double stitches through the cardiac region, one stitch is quickly followed by another, then there is a long interval.

Diseases of the spinal cord, sensation of a band around the body, feeling of a plug in the spine so that any motion of the body causes a pain as if the plug were sticking still further into the body, paralyzed feeling in knees, the patient is scarcely able to walk, feeling as if the knees were bandaged.

Extremely valuable in eczema, especially with great irritability of mind, the eruptions itch excessively and burn.

The symptoms of this drug are to be compared with Rhus, to which they are very similar.


Useful in emphysema with excessive dyspnea and cough, < eating and lying down.


There is general aggravation from cold water, whether taken internally or applied externally. Is suited to the bad effects of Rhenish sour wines.

Extreme irritability and fretfulness is the keynote to its use in a great variety of gastric disorders, especially in children; the child cannot bear to be touched or looked at.

The headaches are the result of disordered stomach, especially of eating candy.

There is great disposition to take cold about the head, especially after getting wet or after a bath.

Valuable in chronic blepharitis, with soreness, the eyes red, agglutinated at night.

A kind of eczema about nostrils, which became sore, cracked and scurfy.

Valuable for toothache in hollow teeth extending into head, < cold water.

On the face pustular eruption with yellow crusts, which are painful, small boils and pimples on the face, especially about the mouth and nose, associated with white tongue and disordered digestion. Tongue thickly coated white; this is a very marked symptom.

Especially valuable in the indigestion of children from sweets, associated with very peevish disposition; with this tongue there are loathing of food, nausea and even vomiting, headache, after-taste of the food, great thirst, especially at night.

Diphtheria, the child was very cross, whining and crying because it was looked at; especially on waking, with the characteristic crusts around nostrils and in the corners of the mouth.

Catarrhal inflammation of the stomach, with thickly coated white tongue, nausea, vomiting, after-taste of the food, etc.

After nursing the child vomits its milk in little white curds and refuses to nurse afterwards.

Hemorrhoids, with oozing of yellow mucus, constipated during hot weather.

Alternating diarrhea and constipation in old people.

Suppression of menses with the gastric and mental symptoms of the drug. Prolapsus uteri when there is constant bearing down as if something were pushing out of the vagina, and tenderness over the ovarian region, particularly when the menses have been suppressed by cold bathing.
The leucorrhea is watery and contains little lumps.

Acute rheumatism in fingers with the gastric disturbances, also the nails of the fingers became horny and split, or horny growths formed beneath the nails.

Soles became very sensitive when walking, corns became inflamed, and news corns formed on the soles or toes. Useful in soreness of the heels.


Of very great value in acute and chronic nasal and bronchial catarrh and in acne.


It has been found useful in herpes of the conjunctiva, photophobia, ill humor and weakness.

Tongue red any dry in the middle or red in streaks, with prostration, or sometimes brown and dry in pneumonia.
Continual nausea, with vomiting or efforts to vomit, with perspiration on forehead, great prostration and trembling, usually without thirst; or vomiting of tough, slimy matter, with great thirst and disgust for food.

Violent colic, as if the bowels would be cut to pieces, tearing from above downward; accumulation of water in mouth, and perhaps diarrhea.
Shifting of flatus, with sharp cutting colic, with nausea. Stools grass-green, slimy, with vomiting, colic, etc.

Bronchitis in children, with rattling of mucus, which accumulates in the bronchial tubes and seems to fill up the air-passages so that there is great shortness of breath, cold sweat; the child coughs always on getting angry.
Threatening suffocation, with wheezing and rattling and cyanosis, cannot clear the lungs, dyspnea on falling asleep.

In pneumonia of old people or those greatly debilitated, with rattling in the chest, cold perspiration, threatening paralysis of the lungs.

The cough is usually short, without expectoration.

Sometimes valuable in edema of the lungs, with great dyspnea and cyanosis, with dilated heart.

Lumbago and sciatica, the vertebrae feels as if rubbed against each other.

Pustular eruptions with red areola.

Said to be useful in adynamic types of small-pox.


High fever in morning on rising, wanting water, headaches, pain in frontal sinuses. Erythema.


There is general aggravation of all symptoms about 5 P.M.

The pains are always sudden, stinging. As a rule, the patients are not restless, but in some cases of hydrocephalus there is great restlessness, with rolling of the head from side to side.

The effects generally travel from right to left, pain, erysipelas, inflammations.

In paralysis following diphtheria or typhoid fever it is sometimes indicated; sometimes, but rarely, in rheumatic affections. Cases are reported in which there was diminished sensibility with paralysis, could not tell when the foot touched the ground, with soreness of the spine and pains.

General inclination to dropsical effusions and anasarca, with stinging pains.

General intolerance of the heat of the bed.

Stupor or even unconsciousness, with or without symptoms of inflammation of the meninges of the brain.
As a rule, it is characterized by sudden starts with screaming, as from some terrible pain in the head. In meningitis from suppressed eruptions with stupor, apparently the result of effusion, interrupted by short cries.
In the stupor occurring during the progress of low types of fever or malarial disease, as in typhus, diphtheria, etc.

Mania resulting from the suppression of the menses, with stupor alternating with attacks of erotic mania.

Impairment of mind so that the patient seems preoccupied, lets things fall from her hands, and seems to be unconscious of things transpiring about her.

As rule, the mental state in erysipelas, diphtheria, low fevers, etc. requiring Apis, is one of apathy, indifference, or even unconsciousness.

The headache is usually a hot, heavy feeling, with congestion and with sudden stabbing pains, almost universally > by external pressure and < by any motion.

In meningitis, acute or chronic, or tubercular hydrocephalus, extremely valuable when the peculiar symptoms are present, the child bores the head into the pillow, is stupid and occasionally screams out.

An extremely valuable remedy in a great variety of diseases of the eyes; in inflammation of the lids, which are edematous, often everted so that the lid actually rolls over on to the cheek, the conjunctiva is inflamed and edematous, with hot lachrymation, photophobia, violent stinging pains; the lids even may become ulcerated.
It is often found valuable in purulent ophthalmia, with infiltration of the balls and lids, great edema and sharp pains are sufficiently characteristic.
In inflammation of the cornea of various sorts, scrofulous, parenchymatous, with or without destruction of the tissues, especially in ophthalmia following eruptive diseases, with great edema, burning stinging pains. There is, as a rule, temporary > from the application of cold water.
Sometimes indicated in staphyloma of the cornea or sclerotic.
In serous inflammation within the eyeball, in serous iritis or aquacapsulitis (Ed. Serous iritis), with punctiform deposit on the inner surface of the cornea.
In muscular asthenopia, with sharp stinging pain on attempting to use the eyes, swelling of lids, etc.
In short, it is an extremely valuable remedy in inflammatory affections of the eyes, always characterized by serous exudation, edema, with sudden piercing pains

Erysipelatous inflammation of the external ear. Deafness in fever.

In erysipelatous inflammation of the nose externally, red swelling, sharp stinging pains. Coldness of the tip of the nose when the throat begins to be sore is a pretty sure indication for Apis.

The appearance of the face varies with the character of the other affections; in disease of the kidneys in pregnancy the face is edematous and pale; during fever it is generally hot and bright; sometimes almost livid; in erysipelas it is swollen and inflamed, with severe stinging pains; the erysipelas is characterized by puffiness and edematous infiltration, which, as a rule, does not pit on pressure; the swelling is out of proportion to the intensity of the pain.

During acute febrile states the tongue is red and hot, and in low fevers it may even tremble, reminding one of Lachesis. Sometimes in scarlet fever it is cracked, sore and covered with blisters or ulcerated, but is rarely red and dry. In diphtheria it is swollen, not heavily coated.

In severe inflammations of the throat, with general stupor and prostration, even in diphtheria, we will find in Apis an extremely valuable and frequently indicated remedy. It is almost a specific in true diphtheria, always indicated when the throat is very much swollen and edematous, with severe stinging pains on attempting to swallow, with great inertia or even complete stupor.

In suspected scarlet fever, in the early stage, when rash is seen upon the hard palate and the throat is edematous and bright red, with great pain on swallowing and the eruption is mottled, without thirst.

The absence of thirst is the rule in Apis cases, though sometimes there may be great thirst; in these circumstances the condition of stupor and the afternoon < at 5 o’clock will overbalance the presence of thirst.

The vomiting of food and frequent effort to vomit must be associated with the Apis symptoms in meningitis or in the early stage of scarlet fever and in various other troubles. It has occasionally been found useful in the nausea of pregnancy.

Abdominal dropsy, sometimes with diarrhea and vomiting, great oppression of breath with the other general symptoms indicating Apis. With all the abdominal affections there is presence the characteristic bruised feeling in the abdominal walls, which are extremely tender (Lyc.), sometimes even when the abdomen is not swollen; we may even meet with this symptom in hydrocephalus.

Stool sometimes involuntary on every motion; this symptom indicates Apis in diarrhea and cholera infantum, especially in great stupor with disinclination to take food or drink. In dysentery with a low type of fever, apathy, bloody, almost painless stools, abdomen sore, anus raw, tongue raw, dry, sometimes with tenesmus.
Cholera infantum with constant relapses, with threatening brain troubles, sunken abdomen; the child gets stupid and starts suddenly, especially during dentition.
There may be constipation, with fever or with hydrocephalus.
Hemorrhoids, with stinging pain, the anus becomes extremely sore (Aesc.h.). Piles after confinement, with sharp, stinging pain.
Ascarides, with delirium, screaming, etc. Diarrhea, watery, yellow, sometimes painless. Chronic diarrhea, cannot urinate without having a stool, or the stools become dark and fetid, < after eating (compare with Aloes).

In acute inflammation of the kidneys, frequently with great aching in the lumbar region, with soreness over the region of the kidneys (Merc. c., Phyto.), and excessively bruised sensation in the abdominal walls on deep pressure. Acute inflammation of the kidneys, particularly during or subsequent to eruptive diseases; the urine may be almost entirely suppressed, loaded with casts; the dropsy also is very great, comes on rapidly, is especially marked in the face and upper part of the body, with stupor, absence of thirst; with restlessness and dryness of skin.

In inflammation of the bladder, which becomes very irritable; frequent or even involuntary micturition; at times when urine is passed there is stinging pain or there may be strangury (Canthar.). The urine is rarely bloody, very frequently high-colored. The urine is sometimes retained in the bladder, rarely suppressed (Stram.).
As a rule, in diphtheria, erysipelas, scarlet fever, etc., when there is no inflammation of the urinary passages the urine is quite free and pale, even though the patient drinks but little.

In subacute or chronic Bright’s disease, Apis has been found serviceable in temporary exacerbations with an increase of dropsy, sometimes about the head, when the patient is stupid, sometimes in chest, when there is great difficulty in breathing and the patient is suffocated on lying down.
Incontinence of urine in old people.

Erysipelatous inflammation of penis, with excessive edema, great soreness and stinging pain. Hydrocele with the characteristic symptoms. Inflammation and swelling of right testicle. Inflammation of prepuce, with warty excrescences.

It particularly affects the right ovary (Lyc.); curative in various forms of inflammation and neuralgia, always with extremely sensitive sharp stinging pains (apis). Has cured cystic tumor of the ovary (ovarian dropsies), with bruised sore pain in abdominal walls (Lyc.).
In inflammation of the cellular tissue of the pelvis (pelvic cellulitis), with excessive soreness over the lower abdominal region and sharp pain (Ars).

In enlarged and inflamed uterus following pregnancy, etc.
While menstruation is sometimes profuse, as an accompaniment in various diseases, it has been found useful in the suppression of menses with the cerebral symptoms above noted, also with local inflammatory symptoms, bearing down, extreme tenderness, with flushing of face and head, especially in girls.
Dysmenorrhea, with severe ovarian pains, with a puffed, waxy appearance of face, etc. It has averted threatening abortion with soreness of the ovaries, hemorrhage.

Erysipelas of the mammary glands or swelling like tumors, with stinging boring pains.

Edema of the larynx, with great distress for breath.

Hydrothorax, with suffocation on lying down, either the result of pleurisy or dependent on disease of the kidneys; in these cases there is especially present with the dyspnea a feeling as if he could not draw another breath.

The cough is usually suffocative, spasmodic, from irritation in upper part of chest or suprasternal fossa, short and dry. Fit of coughing brought on by pressure on the larynx (Lach.).

Pericarditis, with scanty urine, swollen limbs, bluish lips, great soreness over the region of the heart.

Synovitis, especially in the knee, which is swollen and shiny, stinging pains, extreme sensitiveness (from a bruise).
Limbs swollen from dropsy, associated with inflamed kidneys.

Inflammation around a nail (panaritium), with burning stinging and great soreness. Sometimes indicated in dissecting wounds with great swelling. Valuable for urticaria, erysipelas and edematous swellings, always with extreme sensitiveness to touch and with stinging burning pains.

In intermittent fever the characteristic symptom for Apis is chill at 4 to 5 p.m., with thirst, < external heat or slightest motion, with oppression of breath as if he would smother; heat without thirst, with some sensitiveness; the sweating stage is usually very slight or wanting; there is generally sleepiness throughout the paroxysm.

In typho-malarial fever; in which there are the unconsciousness, dry tongue, involuntary stools, stupor, intense thirst.


It has been used chiefly for dropsical effusions dependent upon diseases of the liver; it has not been so useful in albuminuria.

Cases of hydrocephalus have been cured; patients do not have the screaming out which characterizes Apis.

Hydrothorax with scanty urine; ascites; general anasarca; in all these cases there is generally great thirst, but drinking causes distress or nausea and vomiting; the stomach is very irritable and there is great distention on taking anything into it.

For neuralgia of the sciatic and lumbar nerves in right groin and trochanter extending up into lumbar region, pain very severe.

Excessive hemorrhage from the uterus, vomiting. It has arrested post-partum hemorrhage.

Purpura, with suppression of urine, has been cured.

The general indications in dropsies of various sorts seem to be the presence of great thirst and the extreme irritability of the stomach; in this respect it resembles Arsenicum.

It is supposed that the aqueous infusion is more efficacious than the tincture.


Has been found useful in acute rheumatism with great stiffness. General rheumatic pains.

It has been used for renal calculi and gravel.


The applicability of this drug to the relief of various troubles requiring prompt emesis will be apparent to every one. (Its use in poisoning by Opium is dangerous.) The hypodermic injection of 1/16 of a grain will cause full emesis within 5 to 15 minutes in an adult.

It has been found useful in vomiting of various sorts, sometimes with violent spasms and empty retching and headache, sometimes with heartburn, pain between shoulder blades; sometimes it has cured the vomiting of food, sometimes palliated the vomiting of pregnancy or uterine displacements or uterine tumors, sometimes relieved seasickness; in one case the 2d trit. cured vomiting which had lasted several days without any organic disease, apparently of nervous origin.


It has been found useful for asthma with spasmodic cough at night, in general < lying down. Spasmodic cough at night after the first sleep, cough caused by tickling in throat, associated with constriction of chest, has to sit up and cough violently; sometimes caused by a feeling of a foreign body in the throat. Asthma, with oppressed breathing all day, as from a weight on stomach, < night on lying down, when the patient is awakened by the violent cough, > raising a little tough mucus.

Hay fever, frequent sneezing, with asthmatic attacks and whistling respiration, must sit up.

It has cured leucorrhea, acrid, offensive, with bearing down pains.


Tremulous, sensitive, nervous exhaustion, nightly sensation as if her hands and arms were enormously enlarged, often causing her to strike a light to see if it were really so.

In headache, continuous for fifteen months, at base of brain, < in damp weather.

Toothache, < in damp weather and as soon as the patient gets into bed.

Lumbar abdominal neuralgia, intermittent, from being uncovered at night, < from 8 to 11 a.m., with yawning or vomiting .

Enlarged spleen, always < in damp weather.

Diarrhea, great loss of appetite and sleep.

Bronchitis, cough < on lying down at night, tickling in throat brought on cough. Asthma, unable to lie down day or night, white, frothy expectoration, nausea and disgust for food.

Diseases of os calcis, with boring; digging in that bone; this may be due to simple periostitis or may be associated with caries; sometimes bones feel like ice.

Sleeplessness in subjects suffering from asthma; nervous cough.

Chronic intermittent fever, with swelling of spleen, living in a damp place, patient chilly day and night, always < during a rain. Quotidian fever. The attacks recur at the same hour and consist mostly of coldness, which lasts a long time and is not followed by heat or sweat.

The patient is exceedingly weak, but while thirsty has nome of the restlessness of Arsenic. These conditions have been found mostly in old people.


General tendency to emaciation, with sallow, pale complexion. General anemia, with edematous feet.

Rheumatic pains in limbs and back, generally < lying down. General loss of power, threatening paralysis.

Attacks of vertigo, with crawling and whirling in head as if intoxicated; on looking at running water; feeling of emptiness in head.

Sometimes useful in blepharitis, but rarely in purulent ophthalmia, the edges of the lids thickened.

Sticky, tough saliva on palate, causing scratching. Catarrhal sore throat. Chronic pharyngeal catarrh, with hawking of jellylike mucus which is viscid and gray, < morning. Rawness and soreness when coughing, not on swallowing.

Polyuria , diabetes insipidus and possibly glycosuria, urine very profuse and turbid, of sweet odor.

Seminal emissions without sexual excitement or with loss of sexual power. Chronic gleet.

Affections of left ovary, it feels as if it were large.
Prolapsus of uterus with great bearing down and pain extending up back and down left thigh, with leucorrhea, yellow, excoriating, ichorous, of an intolerable odor. In women suffering from uterine disease, pain in joints and limbs. Ulceration of uterus, cervix swollen, spongy, corroded, with foul discharge. Palliative in scirrhus of uterus.
Sore feeling extending to the whole abdomen < riding in a carriage.

Loss of voice after singing or talking. Chronic hoarseness, cannot speak; larynx feels sore, and there is expectoration of gray gelatinous mucus, the rawness extends as far as the bifurcation of the trachea.

When eating fruit it seems as if a little piece stuck; it feels in upper and front part as if something lay in a little spot, almost as if chilling and somewhat pressing, which constantly irritates him to cough, without being removed by doing so.
Rawness and soreness in upper part of larynx when coughing, not when swallowing (Brom.).
Feeling of a raw spot in windpipe, in region of suprasternal fossa, < speaking, talking or singing.
Cough from laughing. Cough caused by irritation in larynx and trachea and from accumulation of mucus, the expectoration is characteristic, looking like grayish, boiled starch or like gray jelly.

A valuable remedy for the chronic laryngitis of singers and speakers, the expectoration is characteristic.

Hectic fever every day from 11 till 12 or 1 o’clock.


General tremulous weakness, with nervous restlessness, emaciation and sighing respiration.
Epileptiform convulsions or even true epilepsy, the patient is very restless or tremulous before or after the attacks. Especially useful in epilepsy caused by fright, associated with menstruation.

For chronic nervous results of alcoholic stimulants or the effects of excessive sexual indulgence, very restless, afraid to be alone, very melancholic, especially worse after eating, with flatulent distention, palpitation, etc.

Paralysis from diseases of the spine, with great exhaustion and restlessness, sighing respiration. It has probably cured some cases of locomotor ataxia. Paralysis involving the diaphragm and lungs, sighing, gasping for breath. Post-diphtheritic paralysis.

In all these cases there must be present more or less of the characteristic mental and abdominal symptoms of the drug.

Melancholia, apprehension of serious disease; during the attacks of great anxiety or depression she becomes very weak or she has diarrhea (as the result of mental emotion is a marked indication for this drug).
Melancholia, with impulse to throw herself from the window.
Valuable in the mental depression or irritability which results from brain fag, with general debility and trembling of the whole body.

Hemicrania, deep-seated, periodical headache, a boring pain, > tight bandaging, brought on by any depressing cause; sometimes the bones of the head feel as if they would separate and the head feels very large, the patient almost loses her senses, it ends in vomiting, or the pain may extend to the face (compare with the gastric symptoms).
With the headache and nervous symptoms there is frequently great photophobia, with general loss of muscular coordination, is unable to keep the eyes fixed steadily (Conium) and everything is blurred.

The inflammatory symptoms are usually very violent; purulent ophthalmia, with great swelling of the conjunctiva, and especially of the caruncula, the discharge is very abundant and purulent; even when the cornea is involved and ulceration results it is sometimes found to check the progress of the disease.
Especially in new-born infants, purulent ophthalmia, with much profuse discharge, threatening, or actual ulceration. Chronic ulceration of the margins of the lids, with profuse discharge, sometimes calls for Arg. nit., but more frequently for Arg. met., if the edges of the lid are thickened.

Loss of smell and hemorrhages.

Acute and chronic sore throat, with much thick mucus and a feeling of a splinter lodged in the throat (Nit.ac.), sometimes with burning and dryness, generally with dark redness of all internal parts of throat.
Catarrh of smokers, with sensation of a hair causing cough, > again by smoking.

Great craving for sweets. Well-marked gastritis characterized by enormous distention, or with free eructations of gas. For the gastritis of drunkards it is unrivalled.
Ulceration of the stomach; the pain extends from the stomach to the chest and shoulders and down to abdomen; the greatest distress from water or food, often associated with enlargement of the liver and cutting pain in the region of the liver.
Sometimes severe cardialgia as from a stone in stomach, with ineffectual efforts to eructate, becomes strangulated, face becomes purple, followed by almost unconsciousness. Disordered stomachs of children from sweets, with distention, nausea, eructations, violent cramps in bowels, tongue thickly coated white, dark redness of the face, headache, etc.

Diarrhea of green mucus, like chopped spinach, usually with great flatulence. Evacuations of shreds of mucus or of undigested food, with enormous distention of abdomen, emissions of much flatus, stools excessively offensive.
Green, fetid, mucous stools. Dysentery, with bloody slimy stools, with symptoms of ulceration of the rectum. Chronic dysentery. Diarrhea immediately after drinking. Diarrhea caused by the least excitement; many cases of chronic diarrhea, the result of shocks, have been cured by this drug, especially with the chronic flatulence so characteristic of it.

With the gastro-intestinal troubles; the urine is generally very scanty; with the nervous symptoms it may be profuse; in paralytic troubles there may incontinence.

Very valuable in the early purulent stage of gonorrhea, with most profuse discharge and terrible cutting pains, urine bloody, of great value, given internally.

Profuse purulent leucorrhea, with great soreness and bleeding of the vagina, ulcerations of the cervix, which bleed (compare with Arg. met.).

Chronic inflammation of larynx in singers (compare with Arg. met).

Threatening paralysis of the lungs, the patient could scarcely breathe, fear of suffocation, distress in stomach, great accumulation of gases. Threatening paralysis, with feeling of a bar around chest.
Angina pectoris, intense pain, can hardly breathe.


Extremely valuable when the body feels bruised and sore; results of injuries (rather of cuts than of bruises).

Excessive prostration, with anemia , sticking pains, or after low fevers.

Hemorrhages of venous blood, passive; general tendency to blood disorganization. Thromboses. Hematocele. Paralysis (right side). Pernicious anemia.

Tendency to degeneration of tissue, with foul odors, boils and abscesses which do not mature well or do not granulate.

In septicemia, burrowing abscesses, enlarged veins, which are sore; muscular pains from overexertion; bedsores; effects of contusions and sprains; stings of insects, etc.

Valuable in mania, delirium tremens, especially with involuntary discharges of a putrid odor, nosebleed of dark blood.
Affections of head or mind, which appear slowly long after an injury.
Delirium of low malarial fevers, muttering or complete stupor.

In apoplexy, with stertorous respiration (paralysis < on left side), or with involuntary stools, with no cerebral excitement, but a heavy stupor, with foul breath; or if the patient should be somewhat conscious he complains of aching soreness over the whole body, fear especially of persons coming towards him, as if they would strike him; this condition of fear is an extremely well-marked mental symptoms of Arnica in gout.

Neuralgias, sharp (as from a nail or knife), all pains < on motion. Neuralgias following injuries to nerves; intermittent, with a malarial basis, with coldness, no fever.

Apoplexy, hot head with cold body.

It has been found useful in meningitis or meningeal irritation as a result of concussion. It is particularly indicated in a severe headache as if the head were being distended, with extreme sensitiveness of the brain internally, or sometimes sharp knife-like pains.

Useful to hasten absorption of hemorrhages in conjunctiva or retina, paralysis of the muscles from a blow.

Meniere’s disease, with vertigo (inclined to fall to the left) and salivation, deafness, vomiting and coldness in the occiput.

The nosebleed of Arnica is characterized by dark fluid blood; especially during low forms of fever or in whooping cough (compare Carb veg.).

The face of the Arnica patient is usually cold and pale; in apoplexy paralyzed; in low fevers a dusky red.

Serviceable for toothache after filling. Persistent hemorrhage after drawing teeth.

The tongue, in fever, is dry and sore, sometimes blackish.

Diffuse, subacute gastroenteritis of a low type, the above symptoms especially, offensive gases passed upward and downward, and general soreness as if bruised.

The diarrhea, as above, is associated with great prostration. Involuntary, putrid stools in typhoid. Hemorrhage from bowels in typhoid, dark, venous. Dysentery (with tenesmus) of a low type. Prolapsus ani.

Pain as from knives in the region of kidneys. Hematuria. The bladder symptoms, above, have been found associated with the dysenteric symptoms, with paralytic conditions or as the result of injuries.

Uterine hemorrhage resulting from a mechanical injury. Uterine disorders from injuries, with easy bleeding; prolapsus; hemorrhage after coition .

After parturition excessive soreness and lameness, especially useful after instrumental delivery. Sore nipples. Mastitis from injury.

Spasmodic cough (whooping cough, with nosebleed, hemorrhage into conjunctiva, etc. Bloody expectoration in chronic cases; too weak to spit it out, must be swallowed.
Soreness of the walls of the chest, as if bruised, with sharp pains like neuralgia, serves to indicate this drug in rheumatoid affections of the pectoral muscles.

Bruised pain about the region of the heart and stitches, with other symptoms, have led to its use in affections of the cardiac muscle, hypertrophy and fatty degeneration (compare Baryta c.). Angina pectoris. Palpitation and pain about the heart, as the result of excessive straining.

Rheumatoid affections of the muscles, with bruised feelings, sharp pains, great loss of power or even paralysis. Gouty inflammation of the joints, with great fear of being approached.
Sciatica during pregnancy. Varicose veins; with ulcers. Erysipelatous inflammation, with tendency to ecchymoses, great prostration, tendency to boils, especially in diabetes.
Gangrenous appearance in contused wounds. Bed-sores.

Arnica is indicated in a low type of fever, generally of a malarial nature (typhoid or typho-malarial). Bed-sores develop, hemorrhages are frequent from internal parts, the lower extremities cold while the upper part of the body is not. In fever stupid, secretions foul.


It is adapted to a condition of profound prostration, rapid exhausting or even collapse.

Paralysis, especially of lower extremities. Hysterical paralysis. Spinal paralysis from myelitis.

General dropsy, with weak heart. Dropsy from kidney disease.

General anemia. Pyemia, with edema, erysipelas, gangrenous ulcers and purulent expectoration.

Melancholia, with suicidal tendency, great restlessness, constant change of place, wringing of her hands, < last part of the night.

Insanity, with self-mutilation.

Excessive fear of death, yet despair of life.

Nearly all the mental disorders are characterized by extreme anxiety, fear and restlessness.

Neuralgic headache, with extreme prostration, burning in stomach, retching, thirst, etc.

The pains are burning, shooting, like needles, with soreness in the painful part.

Dandruff, head dry and scaly, soreness, rarely eczema and still more rarely pustular eruptions.

Ophthalmia, which is extremely painful, with very great sensitiveness of the eyes to light, burning, swelling of the lids.

In all the external inflammations of the eyeball it is characterized by extreme painfulness (burning), hot and excoriating lachrymation, swelling of the lids, great photophobia; with these symptoms it has been found useful, not only in ophthalmias, but in inflammations of the cornea, with or without ulceration, and also in internal inflammation, with accumulation of pus in the anterior chamber (keratitis).

In ciliary neuralgia, with fine, burning pains.

Disseminated choroiditis.

Retinitis albuminurica.

Otorrhoea, with thin excoriating discharge, sometimes fetid.

The skin whitin the ear becomes raw and burning, and the discharge becomes ichorous and very offensive (compare Mercury).

Fluent coryza, with watery, burning, acrid discharge and sneezing.

As a rule there is no ulceration or stoppage as in Nux vom., though they may occasionally happen.

The dischargeis always burning, excoriating.

Extreme sensitiveness of smell, cannot bear even the smell of food.

Face is apt to be pale and puffy, even in fever, especially with all gastro-enteric troubles; sometimes pinched and drawn hippocratic, cold or coveredwith cold sweat.

Facial neuralgia, with burning tearing pains.

Neuralgia of the teeth, burning tearing; > heat of the stove, < after midnight, with great prostration; teeth feel long and very sore.

Gums unhealthy, bleeding easily, with a general cachectic condition.

Tongue ulcerated.

Canker sores on tongue.

Epithelioma of tongue.

Neuralgia of tongue, with burning pain.

In fevers the tongue may be red and dry, or it may be brown and black, smooth, as if varnished, generally very sore mouth; gangrenous sloughs of tongue (cancerous).

Ulceration of mouth, with great dryness and burning heat.

Gangrenous sore mouth of children (compare with Chloride of Potash).

Arsenic is not so often indicated in ulcerations of the throatas many other drugs, rarely in the early stage of diphtheria; it is valuable in the later stages with profound prostration, especially if the membrane of the throat becomes dry, with burning thirst, irritable stomach, profound prostration or with albuminuria and dropsy.

Inflammation of the oesophagus, with spasmodic stricture on swallowing food, burning.

Most violent gastro-enteritis, even ulceration, and various diseases of the stomach (cancerous, etc.), are cured by Arsenic, always with a few characteristic indications, extreme thirst, with extreme irritability of the stomach, which will retain but little, if anything, extreme soreness, with burning heat.

In less serious conditions it is frequently useful, for instance, persistent deathly nausea of pregnancy, chronic catarrh of the stomach ; the whole inner portion of the stomach seems raw; constrictive pain when the stomach is empty.

Severe gastralgia brought on by the slightest food or drink, the patient thinks that she shall die, with profound prostration, the pain is burning hot and extends up sides and over abdomen.

Metro-peritonitis, nausea, vomiting, profound prostration, cold sweat, brown tongue, burning pain, etc.

Catarrhal enteritis.

Ulceration of the bowels.

Enlarged spleen, with paroxysms of violent pain.

Enlarged liver.

Inflammations of the liver, associated with inflammation of the kidneys.

A great variety of inflammatory disorders of the abdominal viscera, characterized by extreme sensitiveness, tendency to collapse and general Arsenic symptoms.

Dropsy of abdomen.

Haemorrhoids, with burning like fire, > heat.

Diarrhoeas generally dark, scanty, watery or mucous, sometimes bloody.

Stools may be brown or black, burning, putrid, brought on by eating or drinking, or < after midnight, preceded by most violent burning and cutting pains and followed by extreme exhaustion; the general Arsenic symptoms are usually present.

Constipation rare, abdomen painful.

Acute and chronic inflammation of the kidneys, either idiopathic or associated with various diseases, the urine is scanty, hot, there are generally great oedema and dropsy, very irritable stomach and bowels, great thirst.

Inflammation of the bladder, with extreme burning on urinating.

The urine is usually very scanty with all diseases, suppressed (in Asiatic cholera or in dropsy), thick sometimes fetid.

Diabetes has been cured.

Hydrocele in a child.

It has been found valuable in inflammation of the pelvic viscera, pelvic cellulitis, uterine enlargement and tumors, ulcerations and cancer of the uterus, uterine haemorrhage; in all these disease the indications are lancinating burning pains, etc.

Leucorrhoea acrid, burning, offensive, thin or sometimes thick and yellow, with general anaemia, etc.

Burning pain in r. ovary, amenorrhoea, instead of menses profuse, excoriating leucorrhoea.

Granulations on inner surface of uterus, with pains as from red-hot wires.

Laryngeal catarrh, with dryness, burning, sensitiveness.

Bronchitis, cough in the night, with rawness behing the larynx.

Paroxysmal cough, with suffocation, < cold air.

Capillary bronchitis, with extreme anxiety,puffiness of the face, etc.

Emphysema, with excessive dyspnoea, suffocative cough, cold perspiration, etc.

Asthmatic attacks coming onafter midnight, suffocative, with cold sweat, burning in chest, extreme anguish.

Asthma especially < cold changes of temperature, feeling of great constriction in air passages and gasping.

Dyspnoea from oedema of lungs in Bright’s disease, consumption; consolidation of the lungs, with extreme prostration, fever, sweat, etc.

Valuable for the cachexia which leads to chronic disease of the lungs.

In all pulmonary troubles the cough is < after midnight, < lying on back, expectoration is very scanty, with general Arsenic symptoms.

Angina pectoris.

Very valuable in weak heart, which is irritable, rapid action on the slightest provocation.

Tumultuous action of heart, palpitation.

Irritable heart of smokers or of tea-drinkers.

Occasionally indicated in inflammatory affections of the heart, endocarditis, hypertrophy, dropsy about the heart.

Sciatica coming on at night, > heat, burning pains, anguish.

Eruptions on face.

The skin diseases requiring Arsenic are, as a rule, dry, scaly, with soreness, intense itching and burning.

In unhealthy states of the skin and in low fevers we may have ulcerations and even gangrenous sloughs.

It is sometimes, but rarely, indicated in vesicular and even pustular eruptions, when the general symptoms of the patient correspond.

It has cured a great number of indurations and tumors even after the ulcerative stage has been reached.

In all these (numerous) diseases the general indications must be followed.

Malarial fevers of various sorts, with profound prostration.

A great variety of intermittent fevers, with the general indication of inequality between the three stages; the febrile stageis generally greatly prolonged; either the cold or sweating stage, or both, may be suppressed, with the general Arsenic symptoms of great restlessness, prostration , thirst, irritability of stomach and bowels, etc.

In low types of typhoid fevers, with the Arsenic characteristics frequently enumerated.

In typhus fever; in blood poisoning; hectic fever; yellow fever; in short, in a great variety of low types of fever, with tendency to disorganization of the blood and other tissues.

Eruptive fevers, sometimes in scarlet fever. (ars}

In haemorrhagic measles.


Sudden suppression of menses, with internal chills for three days, followed by tearing pains in hands and feet, confused head, ringing in ears, loss of appetite, thirst, with vomiting of everything, rumbling in bowels, sleeplessness, diarrhoea of red mucus, tongue dry, red, cracked, expectoration of viscid dark mucus, cough at night caused retching and vomiting; Ars. failed, but Ars. hydrog. cured immediately.


Threatening pyaemia; blood-poisoning, with debilitating sweats.

Enlarged scrofulous glands.

Eruptions and ulcerations in syphilitic patients.

Enlarged mesenteric glands, with diarrhoea and cholera infantum.

Scrofulous opthalmia and tendency to ulceration of lower lid.

Parenchymatous keratitis.

Otitis, with fetid corrosive discharge.

Catarrhal inflammation of the throat, nose and middle ear; swelling of the tissues within the nose; hypertrophied condition of the opening of the Eustachian tube and increasing deafness.

Chronic irritability of the middle ear following scarlet fever; thickening of tympanum.

Coryzas, burning, acrid.

Hay fever.

Catarrh, burning sensation, tubercular diathesis.


Later stage of diphtheria, with evidence of putrefactive degeneration.

Diphtheritic croup.

Leucorrhoea, bloody, yellow, with hard swelling of the labia, followed by indurations in the axilla.

Mammary tumor, with retracted nipple, sensitive.

Pulmonary tuberculosis, with cavities in lungs, hectic fever, etc.

Chronic catarrh pneumonia, with mucu-purulent expectoration, dyspnoea, night-sweat, etc.

Chronic pneumonia, with abscess in the lung, hectic fever.

Acute catarrhal pneumonia, with caseous degeneration and fibrosis.

Fibroid degeneration of the lung, with inflammation and haemorrhage; commencing cavity.

In general, many cases of pulmonary disease, pneumonia, subacute and chronic, and various forms of phthisis pulmonaris have been cured, the special indications being great debility, night-sweats either after the cavity is formed or when a cavity threatens to form , with a decidedly cachectic condition of the patient.

It seems probable that in the Iodide of Arsenic we have found a remedy most closely allied to manifestations of tuberculosis; it will be indicated by a profound prostration, rapid, irritable pulse, recurring fever and sweats, emaciation, tendency to diarrhoea, etc.

It is especially valuable in nontubercular phthisis.

A number of cases of weakness of the heart have been reported as relieved, and it undoubtedly acts similarly to Arsenic in such cases; unfortunately nearly all the cases reported have been treated with a combination of other drugs with this one, so that perhaps as much credit should be given to the other drugs as to the Arsen.iod.

Eczema of the beard, watery oozing, great itching, < washing.

Night-sweats of phthisis and of many other debilitating diseases.


Tendency to great depression of the vital forces.

In low types of scarlet fever, diphtheria, typhoid fever, with carphology, especially boring into the nose and picking the lips until they bleed.

Delirium in scarlet fever, with boring into the nose.

Violent coryzas, fluent, acrid, ichorous; nostrils very sore, with constant desire to bore into the nose and to pick it.

Nose completely stopped, with fluent acrid discharge.

In hay fever, with terrific pain over root of nose; nose and throat feel raw.

In scarlet fever and in diphtheria the nose becomes ulcerated, withan offensive excoriating discharge; the patient is constantly working at the nose.

Lips chapped and burning; the patient constantly picks at the lips until they bleed; the corners cracked; bloody; with this the submaxillary glands are often swollen, the tongue red and the whole mouth raw.

Throat raw.

Occasionally useful in diphtheria with the characteristic nose and lips.

Sore throat from speaking.

Sore throat, with hay fever, violent coryza, rawness and soreness, constant hawking.

Laryngitis, with great hoarseness, the result of talkin; hawking and clearing the voice.


It has been found useful in various forms of destructive syphilitic processes, deep ulcerations,, caries of the bones, especially of the tibia; in these cases the characteristic indications are the terrible throbbing pains at night, with extreme sensitiveness of the affected part.

It has been used for various forms of hysteria, with extreme sensitiveness to external impressions.

Hysterical spasms, with suppression of habitual discharges.


Orbital neuralgia, severe boring pains above orbits, throbbing at night, > pressure and rest.

A most valuable remedy for a similar pain, which occurs in severe cases of iritis and for intraocular inflammations, permitting the case to progress rapidly towards recovery.

Violent gastralgia, with distention of abdomen, belching of wind and regurgitation of liquid.

Flatulence of hysteria.

Diarrhoea, extremely offensive, with meteorismus, which rises, and regurgitations of food; it seems as if the peristaltic action of the bowels were reversed.


Very valuable in certain forms of irritable nerves (anaemia) with the above peculiar sensitiveness, associated with asthenopia, nervous deafness, loss of appetite, flatulence and nervous hacking cough.

Nausea, eructations and vomiting, especially during pregnancy, with the peculiar and excessive sensitiveness of the drug .

Desire for alcoholic drinks is said to be controlled by Asarum.

« Strings of odorless mucus pass from the bowels; » whether this drug will prove curative in catarrh of bowels remains to be proven, many of the symptoms point to its homoeopathicity to that condition.


Has relieved persons suffering from dropsy dependent on disease of the kidneys and heart; it appears to increase the quantity of urine and perspiration.

Nervous headaches after suppressed perspiration, followed by profuse flow of urine.

Dropsy following scarlet fever, or from heart disease.

Rheumatism of large joints.

Intermittent, pressing uterine pains, threatening miscarriage in pregnant women, have been removed.


Pleurodynia or acute pleurisy.


Cystitis, pus and mucus, tenesmus, weak bladder, enlarged prostate or inflammation of the neck of the bladder from cold, with pus and mucus.

Cardiac affections of people with weak pulse, pain about the left shoulder.

Palpitations and pains about the heart, with troubles in the bladder.


Is reported to have cured a case of chorea, quiet only when the hands were in the pockets; at other times trembling of arms and legs, could scarcely walk.


It has been used homoeopathically for neuralgias; supraorbital, < emotion; earache; neuralgia under the knee, > warm wraps,etc.

It has sometimes been prescribed for the symptoms of Bell., especially in meningitis, spinal irritation.


A remedy frequently indicated in secondary syphilis and effects of mercurial poisoning, by its mental symptoms, nocturnal aggravation of pains, etc.

It is always to be thought of in interstitial changes of heart, liver and kidneys and in gouty diathesis.

Especially suited to old people.

Great oppression of heart, cardiac difficulty in breathing, weak pulse and great depression of spirits; the skin showed large brown patches and again patches, like albugo.

Severe attacks of oppression at heart at night, with palpitation and with great debility.

Settled melancholy, with suicidal mania, (it has not proved so valuable for suicidal mania as might have been expected from its symptomatology; in nonsyphilitic cases Arsenic seems more efficacious).

Most valuable for the melancholy of syphilitics, with longing for death, disgust for life, but whithout attempts to commit suicide.

Melancholy, with weeping.

Religious melancholia, with weeping and crying.

Mental derangements, with constant rapid questioning, without waiting for replies.

Most violent pain in the head, with symptoms of exostosis of the cranial bones, pains < night, pressure outward, roaring in the head, sparks before the eyes, longing for death.

A most valuable remedy for every acute inflammations, particularly characterized by tendency to ulceration of the cornea; extreme photophobia, the patient very sensitive.

In iritis, with intolerable pain in the bones, extending down into the face and nose, with great soreness all about the eye (Asaf.).

Inflammation of the nose, with deep-seated destruction of the tissues, caries of the nasal bones, which are very sore to touch, fetid discharge, purulent, bloody; boring pains < night.

Diseases of the bones of the face, involving the mastoid, with horrible odor from the nose and mouth.

Enlarged liver, fatty degeneration.

Chronic inflammation of the kidney, associated with cardiac and hepatic disease.

Testes on the verge of atrophy, in boys, with pining condition, low spirits, lifelessness, bad memories; tongue commonly coated at the back; appetite for plain food bad.

Chronic enlargement of testicles, with induration and severe pains at night, dependent on chronic inflammation.


Enlarged and prolapsed uterus.

Chronic metritis.

Great sensitiveness of the vagina, with the preceding symptoms.

Sterility, with lowered vitality of the parts; especially called for when want of children has resulted in depression of spirits.

Vaginismus, with hysterical spasms, hysterical paralysis, palpitation, ovarian pains, etc.

A remedy of considerable value in hypertrophy of the heart, with tendency to fatty degeneration, wandering pains, sometimes with palpitation and irregular pulse, feeling as if the heart would cease beating, with hypochondriasis, etc.

Rheumatic endocarditis in the course of rheumatic fever.

Dropsy of lower limbs, which were painful, pitting on pressure, < night, > morning, with profound melancholia, difficulty in breathing, pulse and heart feeble, discharge from nose, at times bloody.


Hysterical spasms, with unconsciousness for several hours, beginning with coldness starting from abdomen, sometimes with pulsation in occiput, with inflamed uterus filling the whole pelvis, interfering with the action of the bowels and bladder, entirely cured.

Indurations of tongue.

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