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Abies nigra
Aceticum acidum
Acidum nitricum
Aconitum Napellus tinct.
Adrenalinum
Aesculus hippocastanum tinct.
Aethusa cynapium
Agaricus muscarius
Agnus castus
Alcohol nosode
Alfalfa tinct.
Allium Cepa
Allium sativum
Alumina
Ambra grisea
Ambrosia artemisiaefolia
Ammonium bromatum
Ammonium carbonicum
Ammonium muriaticum
Amylenum nitrosum
Anacardium occidentale tinct.
Anacardium orientale tinct.
Anemopsis californica
Anthracinum
Antimonium crudum
Antimonium tartaricum tinct.
Antipyrinum
Apis Mellifica
Apocynum androsaemifolium
Aquilegia Vulgaris
Arbutus andrachne
Arnica montana tinct.
Argentum nitricum tinct.
Arsenicum Album
Arsenicum bromatum
Arsenicum iodatum
Artemisia Abrotanum
Artemisia vulgaris
Arum triphyllum
Asarum europaeum
Asclepius tuberosa
Aurum metallicum
Aurum muriaticum
Aurum muriaticum natronatum
Avena sativa tinct.

Bacillinum
Badiaga
Baptisia tinct.
Baryta carbonica
Baryta iodata
Baryta muriatica
Belladonna tinct.
Bellis perennis
Benzinum nitricum
Berberis aquifolium
Berberis vulgaris tinct.
Borax tinct.
Bryonia alba tinct.

Cactus grandiflorus
Cainca Racemosa tinct.
Calcarea carbonica
Calcarea fluorica tinct.
Calcarea phos. tinct.
Calcarea sulphurica tinct.
Calendula officinalis
Calotropis gigantea
Candida albicans tinct.
Cantharis
Capsicum annuum
Carbo vegetabilis
Carboneum sulphuratum
Carduus Marianus
Castor equi
Caulophyllum thalictroides tinct.
Causticum
Chamomilla tinct.
Chelidonium majus
Chenopodium anthelminticum
Chimaphila umbellata tinct.
Cholesterinum
Cimicifuga racemosa tinct.
Cina artemisia
Cinchona officinalis tinct.
Cineraria maritima
Cinnamomum
Clematis erecta
Cocculus indicus
Coffea cruda
Colchicum autumnale
Colocynthis
Conium maculatum
Convallaria majalis
Cotyledon
Crataegus Hawthorn tinct.
Cresol
Crocus sative
Crotalus horridus
Croton tiglium
Cuprum metallicum
Cyclamen europaeum

Daphne indica
Digitalis purpurea
Dolichos
Drosera rotundifolia tinct.
Dulcamara

Echinacea angustifolia
Elaps corallinus
Elaterium
Eucalyptus globulus tinct.
Eupatorium perfoliatum tinct.
Eupatorium purpureum
Euphorbium officinarum
Euphrasia officinalis

Ferrum metallicum
Ferrum phosphoricum
Ferrum picricum
Ficus religiosa
Fluoricum acidum
Fuligo ligni

Galega
Galium
Gelsemium sempervirens
Geranium tinct.
Ginkgo biloba
Glandula lymphatica
Glonoinum tinct.
Glycerinum
Gnaphalium
Granatum
Graphites
Grindelia robusta
Gossypium herbaceum tinct.
Guarea trichiloides

Haematoxylin campechianum
Hamamelis virginica
Hecla lava
Helonias Dioica tinct.
Hepar sulphuris calcareum
Hippuric acid
Histaminium
Hoang nan
Hydrastis canadensis
Hydrocotyle tinct.
Hyoscyamus niger
Hypericum tinct.

Ichthyolum
Ignatia amara
Influenzinum
Iodium
Ipecacuanha
Iris tenax

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Kali bichromicum
Kali bromatum tinct.
Kali carbonicum
Kali iodatum
Kali muriaticum
Kali phosphoricum
Kali sulphuricum
Kreosote

Lachesis mutus tinct.
Lapis albus
Latrodectus mactans
Ledum
Leptandra virginica
Lilium tigrinum
Lobelia inflata
Lycopodium Clavatum
Lycopus virginicus
Lymph tinct.

Magnesia carbonica
Magnesia phosphorica
Manganum aceticum
Medorrhinum
Melilotus officinalis
Mentha piperita tinct.
Mercurius dulcis
Mercurius iodatus
Mercurialis perennis
Mercurius Vivus
Mezereum
Millefolium tinct.
Murex
Muriatic acid

Naphthalinum
Natrum carbonicum
Natrum Muriaticum
Natrum salicylicum
Natrum sulphuricum
Nitricum acidum
Nux vomica

Oleander
Origanum
Oxalicum acidum

Pareira brava
Passiflora incarnata tinct.
Petroleum
Petroselinum sativum tinct.
Phosphoricum acidum
Phosphorus ruber
Phosphorus tinct.
Phytolacca decandra
Picricum acidum
Pilocarpinum muriaticum
Pix liquida
Plantago major tinct.
Platinum muriaticum
Plumbum iodatum
Plumbum metallicum
Podophyllum
Pollen nosodes
Pollution nosode tinct.
Polygonium aviculare
Populus tremuloides
Prunus spinosa
Psorinum
Pulsatilla nigricans
Pyrogeneum

Quassia amara (Picraena excelsa)
Quercus glandium spiritus

Raphanus
Rhamnus californica
Rhododendron
Rhus aromatica
Rhus Toxicodendron
Rhus venenata
Rum. acetosa tinct.
Rum. crispus tinct.
Ruta graveolens tinct.

Sabadilla tinct.
Sabal tinct.
Salicidum acidum
Salvia officinalis tinct.
Sambucus nigra tinct.
Sanguinaria canadensis
Sanguinarinum
Santoninum
Sarsaparilla tinct.
Selenium tinct.
Sepia
Serum anguillae ichthyotoxin
Serum isode
Silicea tinct.
Solidago
Spigelia
Spleen tinct.
Spongia tosta
Squilla
Staphylococcinum
Stramonium
Stront. brom. tinct.
Stront. carb. tinct.
Stront. nitricum tinct.
Strychnine tinct.
Sulphur
Sulphuricum acidum
Sulphurosum acidum
Sumbul
Symphytum officinale tinct.
Syphilinum

Tabacum
Tarantula hispanola
Taraxacum
Tellurium
Terebinthina
Teucrium marum
Thiosin aminum tinct.
Thuja occidentalis tinct.
Thymus Serpyllum
Thyroidinum
Torula cerevisiae
Trillium
Tuberculinum

Uranium nitrate tinct.
Urtica urens
Usnea barbata
Uva ursi tinct.

Vaccinium myrtillus tinct.
Valeriana
Veratrum album
Verbascum tinct.
Vespa crabro
Viburnum opulus tinct.
Vipera redi
Viscum album tinct.

Wyethia Helenoides

Zingiber officinale

Remedies

Abies nigra

Abies nigra

Identification: Black spruce. Tincture of gum. Available in all potencies between first through thirtieth.

This can cover such conditions as: belching, constipation, cough, depression, fever and hemorrhage. A specific condition would be ache.

History: Traditionally used in many diseases, involving stomach symptoms.

Method of Action: Acts upon the stomach.

Symptoms:

Indications: Ache. Classically a sensation of something (a hard-boiled egg) stuck, or knotted up, in the esophagus (just above the pit of the stomach).
Confirmation: Large appetite, tendency to overeat at noon or at night. No appetite in the morning. Belching, insomnia. Absence of menstruation.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Dull during day, unable to think.
        
Influences:
Difficulty breathing, worse lying down.

Aceticum acidum

Aceticum acidum

Identification: Acetic acid (vinegar). Distilled water is used for potencies I X and I C; very dilute spirit for 3 X up to 4 C; rectified spirit for 5 C and higher.

History: Antidote to anesthesia. Digestive aid. A good anemia remedy.

Method of Action: Acts upon digestive and respiratory systems,

Symptoms:

Indications: Anemia, cystic fibrosis, diabetes mellitus and edema.
Confirmation: Backache, frequent urination.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Anxiety attacks, confusion, grieving.
        
Influences:
Back pain relieved only by lying on stomach.

Acidum nitricum

Acidum nitricum

Identification: Nitric acid. Aqua Fortis.

History: Warts.

Method of Action: Marked affinity for the margins of the outlets, especially of the throat, anus and mouth. It also affects glands: liver, prostate, salivary.

Symptoms:

Indications: Anus (e.g. hemorrhoids), bad breath, herpes, spine (see under: backache, sciatica and scoliosis), wart.
Confirmation: Profuse sweats (see under perspiration) e.g. soles of hands and feet (see also athlete's foot).
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Dark complexion.

Influences:
Better from gliding motion, mild weather.
Worse form touch, cold air, hot weather.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Calcarea, Hepar sulphuris calcareum, Mercurius, Mezereum.
It antidotes: Calcarea, Digitalis, Mercurius.

Aconitum Napellus tinct.

Aconitum Napellus

Identification: Common Names Monkshood, Wolfsbane
Family Ranunculaceae. Aconite, is a perennial herb common in wet, hilly areas. It grows from two to six feet in height and has bluish violet hooded flowers. The tincture is prepared from the whole plant and root, gathered at the beginning of flowering.

History: Mentioned by the classical Greek writers, aconite was used as a poison. It was introduced into medicine by Anton von Stoerck, who in 1762 reported using aconite internally for various conditions and concluded that it worked by promoting evacuations. Other physicians took up its use but there was a feeling that it was too dangerous for internal use, although it was still used topically. Hahnemann published his provings of Aconite in 1805, and it rapidly became one of the most widely used remedies in homeopathy, particularly in diseases characterized by fever and inflammation. It became the homeopathic substitute for bloodletting, being nicknamed the "homeopathic lancet."

Method of Action: The active principle in Aconite is the alkaloid aconitine, a deadly poison, sometimes producing death through inhibition of breathing before the heart fails.

Symptoms:

Indications: Aconite is used in complaints that come on suddenly and with great intensity, including the intense heat of summer.

It is a major remedy, recommended for a host of conditions:

Anxiety Bites & Stings
Bronchitis Cold
Cough Earache
Fever Headache
Influenza Lyme disease
Menstruation Motion sickness
Mouth ulcers Rash
Sore throat Tonsillitis
Urethritis Vaginitis





Characteristics: The Aconite patient is generally a vigorous, plethoric individual whose complaints are brought on shortly after exposure to-cold, dry air. Aconite conditions are associated with dryness and redness. The aconite patient is very thirsty, craving large quantities of cold water. The mental symptoms are of prime importance. There is intense anxiety, restlessness, nervous irritation, and excitement. Fear shows on the face.

Influences:
Worse: warm room; evening and night; lying on affected side; music; tobacco smoke; dry, cold winds. Better: open air, after sweating, rest.

Interactions
Sulfur often completes aconite cases. Arnica and Belladonna also follow Aconite well.

Adrenalinum

Adrenalinum.

Identification: Adrenal gland, hence a sarcode.

History: Potencies 2 X to 6 X.

Method of Action: A chemical messenger acting upon the sympathetic nervous system, contracting arteries and muscles.

Symptoms:

Indications: Adrenal disorders (e.g. Addison’s disease), asthma, back ache, Grave’s disease (thyroid disorders), heart disorders (e.g. tachycardia).
Confirmation: Pain on left side, ache in left ear, pain in right eye.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Despondent, nervous, unable to concentrate.

Aethusa cynapium

Aethusa cynapium

Identification: Fool’s parsley.

History: A medicine for "Fool’s" weak minded and in body.

Method of Action: Affects the brain and nervous system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Anguish and crying (weeping) especially in children, even vomiting.
Confirmation: Occipital pain, better lying down. Hair feels pulled. Exhaustion after vomiting, awakens hungry. Pearly white upper lip.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):
        
Influences:
Better in open air and with company.
Worse from milk.

Interactions:
It antidotes Opium.
It is antidoted by vegetable acids.

Agaricus muscarius

Agaricus muscarius

Identification: Amanita, or Fly Agaric, a fungus or mushroom.

History: Sensitivity to cold and damp.

Method of Action: Acts upon the central; nervous system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Epilepsy, frostbite, Muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease, rheumatism, tics, twitching and vertigo.
Confirmation: Double vision, words float on the page. Pressure on thoracic (dorsal) spine causes delirious laughter. Pain as if touched by icy needles (diagonally on the body i.e. both sides but upper right and left lower, or vice versa).
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): fearless, delirious.
        
Influences:
Better from moving about slowly.
Worse from cold.

Interactions:
Antidotes include: Absinthium, Camphora and Coffea cruda.

Alfalfa tinct.

Alfalfa

Identification: Medicago sativa. Alfalfa, California clover. Fresh leaves and seeds may be used for the tincture.

History: Stimulates appetite and lactation.

Symptoms:

Indications: anorexia (tones up appetite), BPH, diabetes mellitus, fatigue, nervousness and promotes lactation (see under pregnancy).
Confirmation: Thirst. Kidneys inactive. Headache, on left side.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Dull and gloomy. Treatment restores exhilaration.
        

Allium Cepa

Allium Cepa

Identification: Red onion.

History: Well-known irritation to the eyes durign peeling signifies, homeopathically, a useful remedy for coryza (rhinitis) or runny nose, as in common colds, or hayfever.

Method of Action: Allium Cepa affects the mucous membranes of the nose, eyes, larynx and bowels, causing increased secretions.

Symptoms:

Indications: symptoms of cold, ‘flu.
Confirmation: acrid watery, nasal discharge.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Melancholy.
        
Influences:
Improved by sweating and sleep.
Worse in a warm room, damp.
Better in open air and in cold room.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Arnica.
Incompatible with Allium sativum.

Allium sativum

Allium sativum

Identification: Garlic.

History: Remedy against diabetes, fevers and worms.

Method of Action: Acts directly on intestinal mucosa. Antibacterial.

Symptoms:

Indications: Respiratory complaints e.g. asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, colitis, cough and hay fever.
Confirmation: Skin reactions e.g. redness of back or breasts. Pale red tongue. Vertigo.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): High living.
        
Influences:
Better from sitting bent over.
Worse from change of temperature, gluttony.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Allium cepa.
Incompatible with: Allium cepa, Aloe and Scilla.

Alumina

Alumina

Identification: Oxide of aluminum.

Method of Action: Irritates mucous membranes, paralyzes the bowels. Affects cerebro-spinal axis.

Symptoms:
Indications: Conjunctivitis, constipation and leukorrhea.
Confirmation: Squint. Feeling of hot irons through back.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Groaning, moaning, pessimistic. Bad memory.
        
Influences:
Better: evening, open air and damp.
Worse: warmth, dry air, potatoes as well as full or new moon.

Interactions:
Antidote to Lead.
Antidoted by e.g. Bryonia alba tinct., Chamomilla and Natrum muriaticum.

Ambra grisea

Ambra grisea

Identification: Ambergris.

History: Morbid secretion of the sperm whale. Suited to "thin, scrawny women".

Method of Action: Affects the nerves.

Symptoms:

Indications: Anus, arteriosclerosis, fatigue and female genitalia.
Confirmation: Brain feels loose, falling to side lying upon.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Morbid, loquacious, antisocial. Cannot sleep from worry.
        
Influences:
Better: slow motion, in open air, lying on painful part, cold drinks.
Worse: music, presence of others.

Interactions:
Antidote to: Staphysagria and Nux Vomica.
Antidoted by: Camphor, Coffea cruda, Nux Vomica etc.

Ambrosia artemisiaefolia

Ambrosia artemisiaefolia

Identification: Ragweed. Tincture of fresh flower heads and young shoots.

History: Associated with Hayfever as early as 1889. Used for nosebleeds.

Method of Action: Respiratory tract and diarrhea.

Symptoms:
Indications: Allergies, hay fever, nosebleed, whooping cough.

Ammonium carbonicum

Ammonium carbonicum

Identification: Carbonate of ammonia, or "sal volatile".

History: Equivalent to smelling salts! A "right side medicine".

Method of Action: Energize.

Symptoms:

Indications: Emphysema, sleepiness (narcolepsy), palpitations.
Confirmation: Gout in great toe, painful heel.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sad, weepy.

Influences:
Better by warmth.
Worse at night (3 a.m.)

Interactions:
It antidotes Rhus Toxicodendron and insect stings.
It is antidoted by: Arnica, Camphora and Hepar sulphuris calcareum.



Ammonium muriaticum

Ammonium muriaticum

Identification: Ammonium chloride, "Sal Ammoniac".

Method of Action: Affects mucous membranes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cancer (stomach). loss of appetite and thirst (see appetite disorders), fever, obesity and pains.
Confirmation: Ammonia-smelling urine. Green stools.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Melancholy. Fear of darkness.
        
Influences:
Better from open air.
Worse: walking erect, at night 2 - 4 a.m.
(mornings) - head and chest;
(afternoons) - abdomen;
(evenings) - skin.

Interactions:
Antidotes: Bitter almonds, Coffea cruda, Nux Vomica.
Antidoted by a hot bath.

Amylenum nitrosum

Amylenum nitrosum

Identification: Amyl nitrite.

History: Originally introduced into medicine as a remedy for angina pectoris.

Method of Action: Dilates blood vessels, acting especially upon the vasomotor nerves.

Symptoms:

Indications: Hot flashes of menopause. Heart disorders and circulation.
Confirmation: Smacking of lips, munching of lower jaw.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Nervous, restless, sensitive.
        
Interactions:
Antidotes: Cactus grandiflorus, Strychnine tinct.

Anemopsis californica

Anemopsis californica

Identification: yerba mansa, a common household herb. Tincture for internal use as well as a topical spray.

History: Diuretic. Heart disease.

It was introduced into Eclectic use by Dr. W.H. George of California in 1877. The homeopathic school also used it (Boericke 1927).

The chief Eclectic indication was as a mucous membrane remedy, when there is full stuffy sensation in the head and throat, cough with expectoration, or mucous discharges from the bowels or urinary tract.

The eclectic uses of yerba mansa:

diarrhea dysentery


intestinal tonic mucous membrane tonic


nasal catarrh respiratory tonic


skin ulcers tuberculosis


urinary organ tonic



Method of Action: Calming.

Symptoms:
        
Indications: Bruises, catarrh, cuts (wound), heart disorders and sprains.


Anthracinum

Anthracinum

Identification: Anthrax nosode. Prepared from the spleens of infected sheep.

History: Introduced for splenic fever before Pasteur.

Method of Action: Glandular.

Symptoms:

Indications: Acne, boils, carbuncles.
Confirmation: Tinnitus (ringing in the eras), dilation of pupils. Thirst but difficulty swallowing.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Delirium, depression, exhaustion.

Interactions:
Antidoted by e.g. Camphora, Arsenic.


Antimonium crudum

Antimonium crudum

Identification: Black sulphide of antimony.

History: Scrofulous.

Method of Action: Effects of suppressed eruptions.

Symptoms:

Indications: Dermatitis, eczema, gastric symptoms (e.g. heartburn), pneumonia, warts,.
Confirmation: Intolerance of pork, fats, pastries and bread; white coated tongue.
Characteristics: (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Irritability.
        
Influences:
Improved by rest, warm baths.
Worse from fats, night.

Interactions:
Antidote to stings of insects.
Antidoted by e.g. Calcarea, Hepar sulphuris and Mercurius.


Antipyrinum

Antipyrinum

Identification: Coal tar, Phenazone.

History: Poison.

Method of Action: Causes dilation of skin capillaries.

Symptoms:

Indications: Skin disorders (dermatitis, eczema, erythema, urticaria). Bedwetting, nosebleed.
Confirmation: Tinnitus. Headache and earache. General prostration.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Hallucinations. Coffee drinkers.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Belladonna.


Apis Mellifica

Apis mellifica

Identification: Apis is prepared from live honeybees, the poison sacs having the medicinal value. Only the queen and the worker bees have the poison apparatus, or stinger. The live bees are placed in a bottle; the bottle is shaken to irritate them, and alcohol is added. After ten days, with the bottle shaken twice daily, the tincture is poured off.

History: Folk medicine used bee stings for rheumatism. Apis was proved homeopathically in 1835, and extensively by Hering in 1857. Honeybee antigen is an ingredient in a stinging insect antigen used by allopaths today to desensitize patients to stinging insect reactions.

Symptoms:

Indications: The symptom picture of Apis resembles the effects of a bee sting: edema, redness, and sharp, stinging pains. The mental symptoms include apathy, drowsiness, sadness, tearfulness without cause, suspiciousness, jealousy, irritability.

Conditions include:

Bites & Stings Boil
Edema Eye disorders
Hives Hysterectomy
Incontinence Periodontal disease
Sick building syndrome Sore throat
Tonsillitis Urethritis
Water retention (bloating)




Confirmation: There is a disturbance of coordination, awkwardness; the patient drops things readily. The Apis Mellifica patient is thirstless.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): In fever, the patient is worse from heat, even during a chill; kicks off the covers while shivering.

Influences:
Worse: heat, touch, pressure, late in afternoon, right side, closed room.
Better: open air, cold applications, uncovering.

Interactions: Natrum muriaticum is the chronic counterpart of Apis; also Baryta carbonica if the lymphatics are involved.

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Identification: Spreading dogbane. The tincture comes from the root.

History: Rheumatic gout, kidney stones and parasites.

Symptoms:

Indications: Swollen sensations (profuse menstruation as well as hands and feet). "Flying" pains.

Conditions include:

Arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis. Endometriosis.


Confirmation: Everything smells and tastes like honey. Profuse clear urine.

Influences:
Better from copious evacuation.

Arbutus andrachne

Arbutus andrachne

Identification: Strawberry tree. The tincture is derived from young shoots.

History: The strawberry tree sheds its bark annually, leading to its use for skin conditions.

Method of Action: Cleansing.

Symptoms:

Indications: Eczema associated with rheumatic symptoms (see under: arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis). Dark urine.
Confirmation: Lumbago.

Arsenicum Album

Arsenicum album

Identification: Arsenic trioxide is barely soluble in alcohol but is soluble in water and alkalies.

History: Arsenic was used by the Greeks and Romans. It was popular as a poisoning agent up to the first quarter of the twentieth century. Hahnemann introduced arsenic into homeopathy and documented the symptoms in Chronic Diseases (1828). The only present allopathic use of arsenical compounds is in the treatment of tropical parasitic diseases. Arsenic is still used in pesticides and is a cause of accidental poisoning in humans.

Method of Action: Arsenic is a deadly poison in crude form. It is believed that trivalent arsenical compounds react with sulfhydryl groups in the cells, inhibiting sulfhydryl enzymes essential to cellular metabolism. It affects the entire digestive tract.

Symptoms:

Indications: Arsenicum album is one of the most frequently used polychrests, since it is capable of affecting every part of the body. It is most commonly used in gastrointestinal complaints and skin rashes.

Featured conditions include:

Anxiety Appetite disorders
Autism Cellulite
Chronic Fatigue syndrome Colitis
Coronary heart disease Cough
Dandruff Diarrhea
Earache Edema
Eye disorders Fever
Food poisoning Gastritis
Inflammation Insomnia
Learning disorders Lupus
Mouth ulcers Ulcerative colitis
Ulcers Vomiting



Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): The Arsenic patient is known as the "gold-headed cane patient" because of his fastidiousness and attention to dress.

Influences:
Worse: after midnight (1:00 to 2:00 A.M., 1:00 to 2:00 P.M.), cold, cold drinks or food, right side. Better: heat, head elevated, warm drinks.

Arsenicum bromatum

Arsenicum bromatum

Identification: Bromide of arsenic.

History: Proven a great anti-psoric and anti-syphilitic remedy. Acne and diabetes mellitus.
Fresh air (ozone) is required to reduce the sugar of the blood into carbonic acid and water.

Method of Action:

Acts upon metabolism, possibly even the endocrine system, as well as constitution from the homeopathic viewpoint.

Symptoms:

Indications: Traditionally anti-syphilitic. Contemporary uses include: acne, cancer and diabetes.

Arsenicum iodatum

Arsenicum iodatum

Identification: Iodide of arsenic. Ought to be prepared fresh and protected from light.

History: Parallels TB. Mucosal discharges.

Method of Action: Acts upon mucous membranes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Eczema (especially of beard), hay fever, psoriasis, exfoliation of skin.
Confirmation: Night sweats. Burning sensations (eyes, throat and chest).
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Exhausted, emaciated.
        
Influences:
Better from open air.
Worse from cold, dry weather, apples and tobacco smoke.

Interactions:
Antidote: Bryonia.


Artemisia Abrotanum

Artemisia Abrotanum

Identification: May also be classified as: "Abrotanum". Southernwood. The tincture is made with fresh leaves and stems.

History: Clarke used it to treat indigestion.

Method of Action: Suited to babies and children, especially boys.

Symptoms:

Indications: Legs are emaciated. Bloated (see under bloating) and distended abdomen.
Confirmation: Pain in joints,. Babies cannot hold their head up.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Baby boys and the elderly.

Arum triphyllum

Arum triphyllum

Identification: "Jack-in-the-Pulpit", Indian turnip. Tincture is usually made from a fresh tuber.

History: The most important of the arums.

Method of Action: Has the irritating properties of Arums generally.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cold, nasal irritation, acrid discharge, picking scabs in nose until they bleed; corners of mouth sore and cracked. Sore throat.
Confirmation: Bores head in pillow.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Delirium.

Influences:
Worse from over-use of voice (public speaking), cold winds (NW). .

Interactions:
Antidoted by butter-milk.


Asarum europaeum

Asarum europaeum

Identification: European snake root, hazelwort. Tinctures are made from both roots and whole fresh plants.

History: Before Hahnemann, used as an emetic.

Method of Action: Produces marked hypersensitivity of the nerves.

Symptoms:

Indications: Hypersensitive, even if imagined ("just the thought of it sends chills / makes me shudder...").

A primary condition is alcoholism.

Confirmation: Craving for alcohol. Chest pain.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Nervous, chilly, literary, sedentary.

Influences:
Better from cold bathing of face, damp weather.
Worse in cold, dry weather.

Interactions:
Antidotes: Camphora, vinegar.


Asclepius tuberosa

Asclepius tuberosa

Identification: Pleurisy root, butterfly weed.

History: Pleurisy!

Method of Action: Verified that it works on the chest muscles.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bronchitis, influenza, pleurisy. Breathing is painful.
Confirmation: Dark, red urine. Peppery breath. Tough yellow coating on tongue.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Hydrogenoid type.
        
Influences:
Worse in morning on rising, by motion, coughing, from tobacco.


Aurum metallicum

Aurum metallicum

Identification: Metallic gold is extremely unreactive chemically although it is soluble in aqua regia (a combination of nitric and hydrochloric acids). The homeopathic gold, a fine brown powder, is obtained as a precipitate from the chloride. Lower potencies are prepared by trituration, since gold is not soluble in water or alcohol.

History: In 1890 Robert Koch reported that the tubercle bacillus was adversely affected by low concentrations of gold salts. Gold salts were used in tuberculosis and syphilis in allopathic practice. More recently, allopaths have used gold salt injections for arthritis and nondisseminated lupus erythematosus.

Method of Action: Considered medicinally inert in its pure state, gold in its potentized form finds applications in homeopathy in disturbances of the mind and the body tissues in general.

Symptoms:

Indications: Prominent in the symptom picture of Aurum are disorders resembling the symptoms of secondary syphilis and mercury poisoning, affecting the bones, glands, and blood; gouty tendency of joints; cardiac disturbances.
Hence: Arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, hyperhomocysteinemia.

Confirmation: The mental symptoms of Aurum are striking. The affections are deranged; there are marked suicidal tendencies; sits and broods, saying nothing.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Kent has noted that when the affections are deranged in mental. disease, we find disease in the heart; whereas when the intellect is disturbed, the lungs are affected. In Aurum, then, there are prominent heart symptoms. Enlargement of the heart; palpitation. Pulse rapid, feeble, irregular. Veins enlarged, inflamed, friable. Arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure.

Influences:
Worse: cold air, from sunset to sunrise, menta exertion, winter.
Better: warm air, morning, summer.

Aurum muriaticum

Aurum muriaticum

Identification: Chloride of gold

History: This salt has been proved.

Method of Action: Identical with those of the metal but especially the heart and nervous system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Athersoclerosis, cancerous warts, catarrhal and glandular disorders, heart symptoms, infertility and multiple sclerosis.
Confirmation: Feeble, weary, prone to degenerative diseases.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Restless,
        
Influences:
Worse: from ascending stairs, warmth.
Better: cold, wet weather.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Belladonna, Cannabis Indica and Mercurius Vivus.

Aurum muriaticum natronatum

Aurum muriaticum natronatum

Identification: Sodium chloroaurate. A double salt of natrum and chloride of gold.

History: Aurum muriaticum natronatum has been proved, chiefly on general gold conditions.

Method of Action: Has a pronounced effect on the female organs, especially uterine tumors (fibroids).

Symptoms:

Indications: Rhinoscleroma, swollen testicle (see under testicular disorders) and uterine tumors.
Confirmation: Cracking in cervical vertebrae on head flexion. Tension left trapezius, worse bending head to right.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Mania, suicidal impulses.
        
Safety
Toxic doses cause violent gastro-enteritis.

Bacillinum

Bacillinum

Identification: Tuberculosis nosode. Made from tubercular sputum.

History: An important miasmatic remedy, developed by Burnett.

Symptoms:

Indications: Appendicitis, weak lungs of elderly people (see under: pleurisy, pneumonia). Chronic sore throats and coughs. Infection, generally.
Confirmation: Ringworm.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Taciturn, morose, frightened of dogs.

Influences:
Better in dry, sunny climates, mountain areas and pine forests.
Worse from cold air, at night and in the early morning.


Badiaga

Badiaga

Identification: Spongilla fluviatilis, freshwater sponge, gathered in the autumn.

History: A popular Russian folklore remedy.

Symptoms:

Indications: Asthma, soreness (see sore, strained muscle), cough, swollen glands.
Confirmation: Freckles, dandruff. Aching in eyeballs (2 p.m. - 7 p.m.).
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Clear mind in spite of headache.

Influences:
Better in warm room.
Worse from cold air, pressure, touch, stormy afternoon, lying on right side.

Baryta carbonica

Baryta carbonica

Identification: Carbonate of barium.

History: Dwarfish children and overweight, elderly.

Method of Action: A cardio-vascular poison acting on the muscular walls of the heart and blood vessels.

Symptoms:

Indications: Dementia. Fetid foot sweats. Lipomas. Enlarged prostate (BPH).

Featured conditions include:

Aging Alzheimer's
Atherosclerosis Autism
Baldness Dyslexia
Hyperactivity Hypercholesterolemia
Learning disorders Schizophrenia



Confirmation: Chronic torticollis (see under wry neck).
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Bashful.
        
Influences:
Cough is worse until midnight, lying on left side.

Interactions:
Antidote for poison.
Antidoted by e.g. : Antimonium Tartaricum, Belladonna, Camphora.

Baryta iodata

Baryta iodata

Identification: Iodide of Barium.

History: Used for glandular enlargement and growths.

Method of Action: Acts on lymphatic system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Breast cancer (see also under benign breast disease and chronic cystic mastitis).
Confirmation: Following truama.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Better from cold, open air.
Worse from walking.

Baryta muriatica

Baryta muriatica

Identification: Barium chloride.

History: Dwarfish children and overweight, elderly.

Method of Action: Both elements have a strong action on heart and arteries.
Acts on parotid glands and pancreas.

Symptoms:

Indications: Aneurysm, nymphomania. Bronchial disorders in the elderly (see bronchitis).

Conditions include:

Bronchitis Cystic fibrosis
Multiple sclerosis Sore throat
Tinnitus Tonsillitis



Confirmation: Parotid glands hard and swollen, especially right. Icy coldness of body with paralysis.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Idiotic, sexual mania.

Influences:
Earache better by sipping cold water.


Bellis perennis

Bellis perennis

Identification: (Garden daisy) Besides tinctures, 2 teaspoons of the mother tincture may be diluted in half a liter of water, for compresses.

History: Old name of "wound- or bruise-wort" is apt, as the daisy is always "downtrodden" but comes up again smiling, afterwards. Burnett regarded it as a "princely remedy for old laborers, especially gardeners." It combats unsteadiness, giddiness (cerebral stasis).

Method of Action: Acts upon the muscular fibers of the blood vessels.

Symptoms:

Indications: Boil, bruises and strains (parallel to Arnica). Insomnia (3 a.m. to 5 a.m.). ["waking up too early and cannot get back to sleep again".] Following surgical trauma. Varicose veins (with bruised feeling).
Confirmation: Sore, bruised pelvic region (possibly prolapsed uterus). Stitches in spleen. Inability to walk during pregnancy.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Worse from cold drinks when overheated.

Safety
Should not be given near bedtime, as it may cause sleeplessness.

Berberis aquifolium

Berberis aquifolium

Identification: Mahonia tincture. Oregon grape or Barberry. The tincture is prepared from the fresh root and stem.

History: Skin diseases, especially as a tea in the Rocky Mountain regions.

Method of Action: Stimulates glands and metabolism: "makes a new man out of an old one"!

Symptoms:

Indications: Intense, pulsating headache in the forehead. Pains in the bladder. Nausea and vomiting.

Featured conditions include:

Acne Adrenal disorders
Eczema Kidney stones



Confirmation: Pain in thoracic vertebrae and sacrum.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Disinclined to move or do anything.

Influences:
Better from cold water.
Worse in the evening and at night.

Cactus grandiflorus

Cactus grandiflorus

Identification: Night blooming Cereus. Tinctures are made from the youngest, most tender stems and flowers, gathered during the summer.

History: Given as a heart tonic. Many symptoms are worse at night.

Method of Action: Powerful affect on the entire organism, especially the heart and circulation.

Symptoms:

Indications: Heart disorders (constricting pains in the heart, feels bound, aneurysm, palpitations, suffocation). Hemorrhage.

Featured conditions include:

Blood clot Coronary heart disease
Cramp Heart disorders
Hypotension Insufficient blood circulation
Menstruation PMS
Thrombosis



Confirmation: Swelling of left hand. Weakness, coldness in limbs.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Anxious, loves solitude.

Influences:
Better from open air.
Worse from lying down on left side, from 11 a.m. or 11 p.m.; walking, going upstairs; direct sunlight (heat); after eating.

Interactions:
Antidoted by e.g. :Aconitum, Camphora, China officinalis.

The German Commission E status of the herb, Night blooming Cereus, is "null" or neutral i.e. while it is not approved, there is no documented risk. There may also be some concern over the claims made by manufacturers i.e. they are unproven.

References:

Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.

Calcarea carbonica

Calcarea carbonica

Identification: Calcarea carbonica is an impure calcium carbonate that was first prepared by Hahnemann from oyster shells. The pure white portion of the shell between the interior and exterior surfaces is washed, dried, and reduced to fine powder. The lower potencies must be prepared by trituration.

History: Hahnemann introduced Calcarea into homeopathic practice and described its symptom picture in Chronic Diseases. Presently, calcium carbonate is a common allopathic antacid, but it has the drawback of producing acid rebound in the stomach.

Method of Action: Calcium has a major function in the body structure and in maintaining the structural integrity of cells in multicellular membranes. It plays a role in regulating the permeability of cell membranes to sodium and potassium. Abnormal blood calcium levels are associated with changes in the threshold of excitability of nervous and muscle tissue; decreased calcium levels, for example, are associated with decreased threshold to seizure activity.
Calcarea is a great constitutional remedy, one of the deepest-acting antipsorics.

Symptoms:

Indications: The mental symptoms are marked by passivity, immobility, standstill, an ingoing state. The Calcarea patient shows a childlike vulnerability. Inability to sustain mental effort. He feels his weakness of mind and fears others are able to observe it. Broods over little things, little ideas, engages in petty activities.

A general tonic, used for colds, sore throats, bronchitis, as well as late teething or walking in babies.

Featured conditions include:

Anxiety Appetite disorders
Dental caries Earache
Fatigue Hypoglycemia
Lactose intolerance Menstruation
Obesity Osteoporosis
PMS Thrush
Thyroid disorders




Confirmation: The Calcarea patient when healthy is a slow, conscientious worker; works well on his own, does not like to be given directions by others. When under stress from overwork in his business, he may give it up and sit at home. Indolence. The withdrawn mental state may lead to stubbornness, obstinacy.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): The Calcarea patient is usually unable to assimilate calcium from their food, becoming fat and flabby.
Weak spine; cannot sit upright, slides back in chair. Curvature of the spine. Sour odor of whole body. Profuse. perspiration upper part of body.

Influences:
Worse: exertion, mental or physical, cold in every form, washing, moist air, wet weather, during full moon.
Better: dry climate and weather, lying on painful side.

Interactions:
Complementary: Belladonna, Rhus tox., Lycopodium, Silicea. Sulfur should not be given after Calcarea; Calcarea may follow sulfur.

Calendula officinalis

Calendula officinalis

Identification: Pot Marigold. The tincture is made from leaves and flowers. Calendula Succus is made from the fresh plant juice.

History: Aqua Calendula was a great healing agent. Used heavily during the American Civil War. It is also useful as a hot compress (1 oz. to a pint).
The flowers close when a dark cloud passes over.

Method of Action: Anti-septic.
In Germany it is regarded as a cancer cure.

Symptoms:

Indications: Burn, lacerating, suppurating wounds (including episiotomy - see under childbirth - and also cervical warts).
Confirmation: Painful right scapula.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Irritable.

Influences:
Better from walking, or lying still.
Worse in damp, heavy, cloudy weather.

Interactions:
Antidote: Chelidonium.
Antidoted by: Arnica.



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Calotropis gigantea

Calotropis gigantea

Identification: Madar bark. Tinctures are made from the milky juice.

History: Valued in the East as a skin remedy, notably syphilis.

Method of Action: Increases the circulation of the skin.

Symptoms:

Indications: Syphilis, primary anemia of syphilis (see venereal disease), lupus.
Confirmation: Heat in stomach.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Cantharis

Cantharis

Identification: Cantharis is derived from the bronze-green beetle Cantharis vesicatoria, commonly known as Spanish fly. The medicine is usually extracted with ether, using the whole insect.

Method of Action: A blistering action on the skin and mucous membranes due to cantharidin.

History: For centuries, Spanish fly has been known as an aphrodisiac, deriving its reputation from its ability to irritate the mucous membranes, particularly of the urinary tract and sex organs. Its dangers are equally well known and many deaths have been reported.
From the early eighteenth century on it was used as a diuretic and as a remedy for blockage or retention of urine. Homeopaths extended this use of Cantharis to include kidney diseases as well. During the era of "heroic medicine," the substance was used as an external application to produce blistering. Contemporary allopathic preparations containing cantharidin are used topically for warts.

Symptoms: All its symptoms appear with great intensity and progress rapidly. Complaints are attended by a burning sensation. The mental state is marked by frenzy.

Indications:

Featured conditions include:

Bladder infection Burn
Kidney disease Pleurisy
Sunburn Urethritis
Vaginitis



Influences:
Worse from drinking coffee and cold water, which increases pain in the bladder and is vomited.
Better: from rubbing.

Capsicum annuum

Capsicum

Identification: Cayenne pepper. A member of the Solanum family (potatoes, tomatoes etc.)
The tincture is made from dried pods. It can also be mixed, equal parts tincture with glycerine, for a liniment to treat rheumatism.

Method of Action: The well-known burning effects of red pepper indicate its action.

Symptoms:

Indications: Herpes, obesity, shingles, sore throat of drinkers and smokers. ,
Confirmation: Red but cold face (especially nose). Motion causes headache as if skull would split.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Laxity e.g. homesickness.

Influences:
Better from continued motion, heat, while eating.
Worse from draught, cold air, damp.

Interactions:
Antidoted by e.g.: Caladium, Camphora, China and Cina.
It antidotes: alcohol, coffee, opium or quinine.

Carbo vegetabilis

Carbo vegetabilis

Identification: Vegetable charcoal.

History: Noted for its deodorant and disinfectant properties. The tincture is more potent than the crude form. Can also be mixed with vaseline to produce an effective hemorrhoid ointment.

Method of Action: Itself a product of imperfect oxidation. It acts upon the venous circulation and capillaries.

Symptoms:

Indications: Decay, putrefaction (e.g. gum and vulval disease). Lumps in breast (see under benign breast disease). Numbness of limbs. Burning pains. Moist perineum.

Featured conditions include:

Bloating Colitis
Dental caries Diarrhea
Heartburn Irritable bowel syndrome
Periodontal disease Pneumonia
Pregnancy Stress
Toothache Ulcerative colitis



Confirmation: Fainting spells. Blue skin color, icy-cold.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Fat, sluggish, lazy.

Influences:
Better from belching, cool air, elevating feet.
Worse from high living, rich or decayed food, icy drinks.

Interactions:
Antidoted by e.g.: Arsenicum, Ambra and Camphora.
It antidotes: effects of putrid meats.

Carboneum sulphuratum

Carboneum sulphuratum

Identification: Carbon bisulphide. A base of "Lamp black" i.e. Carbon obtained from the chimney of a coal oil lamp.

History: Brought to notice by its effect upon workers in rubber factories, notably visual disturbances.

Method of Action: Special affinity for the eyes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Alcoholism, impotence, loss of vision, color blindness (see under eye disorders); tinnitus.
Confirmation:
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Broken down. Changeable.

Influences:
Better in open air.
Worse after breakfast, bathing.

Castor equi

Castor equi

Identification: Thumbnail of the horse. The scales, which break-off, are used for triturations.

History: Ancient remedy, proved homeopathically for cracked and ulcerated nipples.

Method of Action: Acts on nipples, nails and bones.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cracked and ulcerated nipples (see under chronic cystic mastitis and lactation); nail disorders and warts.
Confirmation: Pain in right tibia. Weak spine. Pain in coccyx, worse every evening while sitting.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Spontaneous unprovoked laughter.

Interactions:
Thuja may remove warts caused by castor equi.

Causticum

Causticum

Identification: Causticum, one of the great polcrest remedies, is prepared according to Hahnemann's instructions. A piece of recently burned lime (calcium oxide) is immersed in distilled water, then allowed to dry; it becomes a powder. This is mixed with bisulfate of potash that has been exposed to a red heat, cooled and pulverized, then dissolved in boiling water. The mixture is heated in a retort and the liquid that distills over contains concentrated causticum, which has an astringent, burning taste on the back of the tongue and which promotes decomposition of animal substances on which it is placed.

History: Causticum is unique to homeopathy; invented by Hahnemann.

Symptoms:

Indications: Causticum is a deep-acting remedy. Suitable for complaints in the infirm, suffering from chronic diseases.

Featured conditions include:

Ache Cough
Periodontal disease



Other noteworthy conditions include: hoarseness, incontinence and warts.

Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Broken-down mental state; brain tired; confusion, weak memory. Hopelessness, anxiety, melancholy.

Influences:
Improved in warm, humid weather; drinking cold water.
Worse from morning, dry, cold winds.

Chenopodium anthelminticum

Chenopodium anthelminticum

Identification: Jerusalem Oak. Tinctures are made from the fresh plant. An oil is also produced from the seed.

History: Oil is used for hookworm and roundworm.

Method of Action: Useful in hearing problems.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cerebral (convulsions, epilepsy), tinnitus, vertigo.

Featured conditions include:

Bruxism Hyperactivity disorders
Parasitism Tinnitus



Confirmation: Pain between right scapula and spine on through the chest.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Constant repetition of an action. Convulsions.

Safety
Oil can be poisonous.

Cholesterinum

Cholesterinum

Identification: Cholesterine. Trituration of gallstones.

History: First mentioned by Dr. Wilhelm Ameke of Berlin. Useful for liver diseases, including cancer.

Method of Action: Opposes Lecithin, the balance with which seems to be related to the growth of tumors.

Symptoms:

Indications: Atherosclerosis, cancer (especially of the liver), fibroids, gallstones, jaundice.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Delirium.

Cina artemisia

Cina artemisia

Identification: Worm seed.

History: Worm (roundworms, pinworms) medicine. A children’s remedy.

Method of Action: Parasitic, especially in children.

Symptoms:

Indications: Irritability in children, nervous conditions. Anal itching, bedwetting, nose picking, teeth grinding.

Featured conditions include:

Anorexia Hyperactivity disorders
Parasitism



Confirmation: Untouchable, yawning.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Touchy, cross.

Influences:
Improved by lying prone.
Worse from night, new moon; in children, being looked at.

Cineraria maritima

Cineraria maritima

Identification: Dusty Miller. Tinctures are made from the fresh plant, gathered just before the floweirng buds open.

History: Useful for cataract disease. Unproven.

Method of Action: May be used internally as well as externally on the eyes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Corneal opacity, senile cataract, pinkeye, indeed eye disorders generally.

Cinnamomum

Cinnamomum

Identification: Cinnamon.

History: Used for uterine cancer.

Method of Action: Useful for hemorrhage.

Symptoms:

Indications: Hemorrhage (e.g. nosebleed, miscarriage, see also: bleeding and hemophilia), SIDS.
Confirmation: Heat around left ear, red face.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Menopausal, hysterical.

Clematis erecta

Clematis erecta

Identification: Virgin’s Bower, a vine.

History: Produces ulcerations of the skin, used by beggars for this effect.
Used before Hahnemann.

Method of Action: Skin irritant.

Symptoms:

Indications: Skin (see under: eczema and psoriasis scleroderma and venereal disease), mucous membranes, genito-urinary organs (especially testicles see under testicular disorders).
Confirmation: Urine stops and starts.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sleepiness, debility between 3 and 5 p.m.

Influences:
Better from sweating, open air.
Worse from heat of bed, cold washing, cold air.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Bryonia and Camphora.

Cocculus indicus

Cocculus indicus

Identification: Indian cockle.

History: Originally used to poison fish. Also a treatment for head lice.

Method of Action: The poisonous principle is used against lice.

Symptoms:

Indications: Motion sickness, worry (see under: anxiety, nervousness and stress) and insomnia.

Featured conditions include:

Arteriosclerosis Dizziness
Motion sickness Vomiting



Confirmation: Dizziness, fatigue. Cracking knees on motion. Sensitivity to touch.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sensitive.

Influences:
Improved by walking, heat, lying quietly.
Worse from loss of sleep, food, tobacco smoke, fresh air.

Coffea cruda

Coffea cruda

Identification: Coffea Arabica. Unroasted coffee beans. Coffea tosta (roasted coffee) has less caffeine.

History: The provings were made with raw berries.

Method of Action: A nerve stimulant.

Symptoms:

Indications: Insomnia from stress, pregnancy and toothache.
Confirmation: Pain out of proportion to the injury.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sanguine. Tall,dark. Hyperactive.

Influences:
Improved by warmth, lying down, ice water.
Worse from warm drinks, sudden emotion.

Interactions:
Antidotes Nux Vomica.

Colocynthis

Colocynthis

Identification: Bitter cucumber. . (Also Bitter Apple. Citrullus colocynthis) The mother tincture is prepared from the peeled fruits, with pips (seeds) removed.

History: Allopathically, a drastic purgative.

This herb has not achieved approval status by the German Commission E. Either there was insufficient evidence in favor, or a contraindication. It is considered too drastic.

Method of Action: Acts on the digestive tract.

Symptoms:

Indications: Adrenal disorders, cramps (see also menstruation), colic and sciatica .
Confirmation: Doubled over.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Corpulent. Blonde.

The German Commission E notes the possibility (from the herb Colocynth) for GI irritation and possible hemorrhagic diarrhea due to curcurbitacin, kidney damage and cystitis.


Influences:
Improved by strong pressure, bending forward, heat.
Worse from anger, rest.

References:

Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.

Conium maculatum

Conium maculatum

Identification: Poison hemlock. The tincture is made from the fresh plant in flower.

History: Ancient poison, noted by Plato as causing the death of Socrates.

Method of Action: Acts upon the nerves and muscles.

Symptoms:

Indications: Breast disorders (see under benign breast disease and chronic cystic mastitis), cancer, MS, prostatitis, testicle disorders, vertigo.

Featured conditions include:

Alzheimer's Arteriosclerosis
Cervical dysplasia Menstruation
Multiple sclerosis Prostatitis



Confirmation: Coccyx pain.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Worse when idle. Broken down.

Influences:
Better in the sun, sitting down.
Worse from alcohol, seeing moving objects, turning in bed.


Convallaria majalis

Convallaria majalis

Identification: Lily of the Valley.

History: Heart remedy, especially in Russian folklore.

This herb has approval status by the German Commission E for cardiac insufficiency.

Method of Action: Regulates heartbeat.

Symptoms:

Indications: Angina, herpes, palpitations (see heart disorders).
Confirmation: Lumbar pain.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Dull.

Influences:
Better in open air.
Worse in warm room and lying on back.

Crocus sative

Crocus sative

Identification: Saffron. Tinctures are made from dried stigmas.

History: Trauma and pregnancy. Similar to Calendula.

Method of Action: Seems to have a dual action, on hemorrhage and mood.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cramp, hemorrhage and measles.
Confirmation: Black blood. Something moving around inside.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Hysteria, vacillation.

Influences:
Better by yawning, in open air.
Worse from e.g. : motion, pregnancy, puberty.

Cresol

Cresol

Identification: Extract of tar (creosote).

History: Antiseptic.
Proven by O.A. Julian in 1958.

Method of Action: Acts upon the cortex of the brain.

Symptoms:

Indications: Epilepsy, manic depression (see also bipolar depression), senility, schizophrenia
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Schizophrenia

Crotalus horridus

Crotalus horridus

Identification: Rattlesnake. Venom may be mixed with milk sugar or glycerine.

History: Noted by Hering.

Method of Action: Acts upon: blood, heart and liver.

Symptoms:

Indications: Fever, sepsis, hemorrhage.

Featured conditions include:

Bleeding Blood clot
Epilepsy Hemorrhage
Hemophilia Thrombosis



Confirmation: Sensitive right side of body.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sad, weak memory, timid.

Interactions:
Alcohol is a natural antidote.

Cuprum metallicum

Cuprum metallicum

Identification: Metallic copper.

History: "Venus" of the alchemists.

Method of Action: Affects nerves of cerbro-spinal axis and muscles.

Symptoms:

Indications: Spasms, gastro-enteritis (see under diarrhea and vomiting).

Featured conditions include:

Cramp Epilepsy
Restless legs Sunburn



Confirmation: Cyanose face, thirst for ice-cold drinks, dry and croupy cough.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Fair haired. Women who have delivered numerous children.

Influences:
Improved with cold water, perspiration.
Worse at night, during menses.

Interactions:
Antidotes: Belladonna, Camphora and Hepar Sulphuris.

Cyclamen europaeum

Cyclamen europaeum

Identification: Sow bread. The tincture is amde from the root, gathered in spring.

History: Uterine disorders.

Method of Action: Acts upon the digestive tract and female organs.

Symptoms:

Indications: Menstruation, PMS, pregnancy, urethritis and visual disturbances (see under eye disorders).
Confirmation: Burning, sore heels. White-coated tongue. Morning headaches.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Lassitude.

Interactions: Antidoted by: Camphora, Coffea, Pulsatilla.

Daphne indica

Daphne indica

Identification: Spurge Laurel. Tinctures are derived from the fresh bark.

History: Proved by G. Bute. .

Method of Action: Acts on the tissues (Muscles, bones and skin).

Symptoms:

Indications: Gout, smoking, syphilis.
Confirmation: Craving for tobacco.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):
        
Influences:
Worse from cold air, at night, warmth of bed.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Bryonia, Digitalis, Rhus toxicodendron.
Antidote to: Chromic acid, Mercurius.

Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis

Identification: Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea).

History: Heart remedy.

Method of Action: Acts upon the heart.

Symptoms:

Indications: Angina, cyanosis, edema, heart disorders (see also coronary heart disease), BPH (see also prostatitis).
Note, specifically, its relationship to the so-called "symptomatic trilogy": arterial hypertension, oliguria and edema.
Confirmation: Slow weak pulse; enlarged, sore liver; white stools.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Anxious about future.

Influences:
Better when stomach is empty, open air, cool, lying on back.
Worse from exertion, lying on left side, cold.

Interactions:
Antidotes Camphora, China.

Dulcamara

Dulcamara

Identification: Bittersweet (Solanum Dulcamara). Woody Nightshade.

History: Rheumatic complaints - with damp and cold.

Woody Nightshade stem is an approved herb by the German Commission E as a suportive therapy in chronic eczema.

Method of Action: A scrofulous remedy.

Symptoms:

Indications: colds, rheumatism from wet weather, warts, urticaria.

Featured conditions include:

Cold Down's syndrome
Inflammaiton Shingles
Sore throat



Confirmation: sensitivity to cold.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Phlegmatic.

Influences:
Improved by heat, movement.
Worse from cold, wet weather.

Interactions: Antidoted by Camphora, Cuprum, Ipecacuanha, Kali-carbonicum.

Echinacea angustifolia

Echinacea angustifolia

Identification: A rare variety of purple coneflower originating in the Western prairies. Tinctures are prepared from the whole, fresh plant. [Also E. purperea, Black Sampson, the Eastern species.]

History: Antiseptic. Blood tonic.

Method of Action: Echinacea corrects blood disorders.

Symptoms:

Indications: AIDS, appendicitis, inflammation and minor infections e.g. boils, sore, strep throat. Goiter with exophthalmic symptoms (see under thyroid disorders).
Confirmation: fatigue.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Broken down,weak.

Influences:
Improved with rest.
Worse from cold air, eating.

Elaps corallinus

Elaps corallinus

Identification: Coral snake.

History: Black discharges: ear wax, etc.

Method of Action: Acts via blood.

Symptoms:
Indications: Naso-pharyngeal catarrh, endometriosis.
Confirmation: Internal coldness. Nosebleed is black.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Depressed.

Modalities:
Better from rest and walking.
Worse in wet weather, cold drinks, at night.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Alcohol, Arsenicum.

Safety
Snake poison.

Elaterium

Elaterium

Identification: Squirting cucumber (Ecbalium Elaterium).

History: "Signature" symptom is watery (olive-green) stools ("gushing diarrhea").

Method of Action: Drains tissues.

Symptoms:

Indications: Arthritis (see also under rheumatoid arthritis), beriberi, cholera, scurvy.
Confirmation: Yawning, stretching.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Worse from damp (ground and weather).

Euphorbium officinarum

Euphorbium officinarum

Identification: Gum Euphorbium, the resinous juice of a Moroccan cactus-like plant.

History: Skin irritant.

Method of Action: Acts upon the mucous mebranes and skin.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cold, skin disorders (see under: eczema, psoriasis and rash). Vision.
Confirmation: Yellow vesicles

Influences:
Better from application of oil, cold application, motion.
Worse at rest, sitting, touch.

Euphrasia officinalis

Euphrasia officinalis

Identification: Eyebright.

History: Signature "Eyebright" used for the eyes.

Method of Action: Affects the mucous membranes of the eyes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Allergic sneezing, nasal discharge, watery eyes (see under hay fever). Prostate (see under BPH and prostatitis).

Featured conditions include:

Childhood diseases Cold
Eye disorders Glaucoma
Hay fever Influenza
Measles Pinkeye



Confirmation: Stiff upper lip.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Taciturn.

Influences:
Better from open air, winking, wiping eyes.
Worse form sunlight, wind.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Camphora, Pulsatilla.

Ferrum metallicum

Ferrum metallicum

Identification: Iron.

History: "Mars" of the Alchemists.

Method of Action: Affects the circulation.

Symptoms:

Indications: Anemia, infertility, menstruation, pregnancy. Stimulates appetite (see under malnutrition).

Confirmation: Cannot bear noise. Flush red face. Pain in right shoulder.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Over-sensitive.

Influences:
Worse at midnight (may vomit). Chills at 4 a.m. Cannot tolerate eggs.

Interactions:
Antidotes: Arsenic and Hepar sulphuris.

Ferrum phosphoricum

Ferrum phosphoricum

Identification: Iron phosphate.

History: Schuessler’s salts.

Method of Action: Affects venous circulation.

Symptoms:

Indications: Colds, coughs, children who tend to have a bloody nose.

Featured conditions include:

Anemia Appetite disorders
Bronchitis Cold
Eye disorders Fever



Confirmation: sweaty skin, face oscillates between redness and paleness.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Young persons with varicose veins.

Influences:
Improved by pressure, slow walking, solitude.
Worse from cold air (4 - 6 a.m.) physical exertion.

Ferrum picricum

Ferrum picricum

Identification: Picrate of iron.

History: Unproved but extensively used e.g. warts.

Method of Action: A liver medicine.

Symptoms:

Indications: BPH, gout, hoarseness (see also voice disorders), nosebleed, tinnitus.
Confirmation: Furred tongue.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Dark-haired, plethoric.

Influences:
Worse from fatigue.

Ficus religiosa

Ficus religiosa

Identification: Ashwathya (India). Tinctures are prepared from the juice of fresh leaves.

History: East Indian drug has been used for hemorrhages.
Proven homeopathically by S. C. Ghose.

Symptoms:

Indications: Dysentary, fever, menorrhagia (see under menstruation), typhus.
Confirmation: Bright red blood.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Melancholy.

Fluoricum acidum

Fluoricum acidum

Identification: Hydrofluoric acid (fluorine).

History: Acts on bones.

Method of Action: Bones and teeth.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bedsore, bone disorders (see osteop[orosis), skin conditions (ulcers), tooth decay, varicose veins.
Confirmation: Fissured tongue, rapid tooth decay.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Selfish, self-centered.

Influences:
Better from cold.

Fuligo ligni

Fuligo ligni

Identification: Soot.

History: Mucous membranes.

Method of Action: Acts upon mucous membranes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cancer (especially glandular, notably of the uterus), eczema.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Thoughts of suicide.

Galium

Galium

Identification: Galium Aparine, Goose grass. Tinctures and infusions are made from the fresh plants. May be combined with herbal poultices of the same plant.

History: Not proved but is a popular cancer emedy.

Method of Action: Acts upon urinary organs as a diuretic.

Symptoms:
Indications: Bladder irritability, cancers (especially tongue), cystitis.

Featured conditions include:

Alopecia ALS
Arteriosclerosis Autism
Benign breast disease Diverticulosis
Impotence Lactation
Radiation sickness



Gelsemium sempervirens

Gelsemium sempervirens

Identification: Yellow jasmine. [Same family as Nux vomica and Curare.]

History: First ranked polycrest. Proved by Hale.

Method of Action: Acts upon the muscles and motor nerves.

Symptoms:

Indications: stage fright (see under anxiety, nervousness and stress), fever, migraine.

Featured conditions include:

Autism Childhood diseases
Eye disorders Fatigue
Fever Headache
Influenza Measles
Pregnancy




Confirmation: heaviness.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Nervousness.

Influences: Improved through sweating, profuse urination.
Worse from heat, hot weather.

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba

Identification: Galisburin Adiantifolia.

History: Mother tincture is prepared from the fresh leaves, gathered in spring.
Proven by E.A. Maury (1933) for senile dementia.

Method of Action: Acts upon blood vessels within the brain.

Symptoms:

Indications: Aging, Alzheimer’s, mental weakness, senility.
Confirmation: Pains at napoe of neck and tips of scapulae.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Absent minded (senile).

Influences: Better from heat, rest.
Worse form cold or walking. Worse around 2 - 3 a.m. Worse, right side.

Glycerinum

Glycerinum

Identification: Glycerine.

History: Anemia.

Method of Action: Nutritive, balances entire metabolism.

Symptoms:

Indications: Aging, diabetes and pernicious anemia.
Confirmation: Headache 2 days before menstruation.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Weakeness.

Gnaphalium

Gnaphalium

Identification: Cud weed, Old Balsam. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh plant.

History: Sciatica.

Method of Action:

Symptoms:
Indications: Abdominal, female problems (dysmenorrhea) and sciatica.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Irritable.

Granatum

Granatum

Identification: Pomegranate. Root bark is used.

History: Vermifuge (tapeworm).

Method of Action: Vermifuge.

Symptoms:

Indications: Dizziness, tapeworm (see parasitism and worms), TMJ (cracking).
Confirmation: Pale blue rings around eyes.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):
        
Influences:
Better after dinner, after drinking cold water.

Graphites

Graphites

Identification: Black lead, plumbago.

History: More than a skin remedy, it was also recognized by Hahnemann as anti-psoric.

Method of Action: Acts upon skin.

Symptoms:

Indications: constipation, dermatitis.

Featured conditions include:

Cancer (pyloric) Catarrh
Chronic fatigue syndrome Constipation
Dermatitis Eczema
Leukorrhea Obesity
Ulcers



Confirmation: Obesity, eczema with honey discharge.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Obese.

Influences:
Improved by cold, menopause.
Worse from dark, loose clothing, hot drinks.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Aconite, Arsenic, Nux vomica.
Antidote to: Arsenic iodatum, Rhus tox.

Grindelia robusta

Grindelia robusta

Identification: Rosin wood. Tinctures are made from leaves and unexpended flowers.

Gumweed has approval status by the German Commission E.

History: Bundy’s proving was made with tincture from the dried plant.

Method of Action: Acts on the heart and pneumo-gastric nerve.
May also be applied locally for skin eruptions (bites, stings, poison oak).

Symptoms:

Indications: Apnea, asthma, bronchitis, heart disorders, insect bites, pruritis, spleen.
Confirmation: Cannot breathe when lying down.

Influences:
Worse from falling asleep, motion in the dark.

Interactions:
It antidotes Rhus toxicodendron.

References:

Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.

Guarea trichiloides

Guarea trichiloides

Identification: Ballwood. Tincture is made from the bark.

History: Eye symptoms.

Symptoms:

Indications: ENT, eye disorders.
Confirmation: Bone pains worse at night, sleepy in open air. Grayish-yellow coated tongue.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Better hot drinks and dressing warmly.
Worse, acids and cold water.

Haematoxylin campechianum

Haematoxylin campechianum

Identification: Logwood tree. Tinctures are made from heart wood.

History: Proved by Jouve (1939). Angina pectoris.

Symptoms:

Indications: Angina, colic, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, heart disorders, ptosis.
Confirmation: Feeling of a bar across the chest.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Vexation.

Influences: Worse at night, on stooping, by pressure and touch.

Interactions: Antidoted by Camphora.

Hamamelis virginica

Hamamelis virginica

Identification: Witch hazel. Tinctures are prepared from fresh bark, twigs and root.

History: Famous for providing divining rods. Hering learned its properties from Pond (cold cream).

Method of Action: Acts upon the veins.

Symptoms:

Indications: circulation e.g. piles, varicose veins, bloodshot eyes.

Featured conditions include:

Bruise Capillary fragility
Hemorrhage Hemorrhoids
Menstruation Oral contraceptives
Sore Varicose veins



Confirmation: Venous congestion, bruises easily.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Chip on the shoulder ("no respect").

Influences:
Worse from warm, moist air.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Arnica, Camphora, China, Pulsatilla.

Hepar sulphuris calcareum

Hepar sulphuris calcareum

Identification: Calcium sulphide.

Hepar sulphuris calcareum (Hepar sulph.) is still made according to Hahnemann’s instructions, which involve heating finely powdered oystershell (impure calcium carbonate) and flowers of sulfur (sublimed sulfur) in a hermetically closed crucible. It is insoluble in water and alcohol but soluble in hot hydrochloric acid. The lower potencies are prepared by trituration.

Symptoms:

Indications: The Hepar patient is subject to coryza, with colds settling in the nose. Sneezing and running nose on going into a cold wind. Sore throat, sensitive to touch, with sensation of a fish bone or stick in the throat; sensation of a splinter on- swallowing. skin eruptions and glandular swellings.

Featured conditions include:

Abscess Acne
Boil Bedsore
Cold Cough
Dermatitis Earache
Hepatitis Infection
Itching Prostatitis
Sinusitis Sore
Sore throat



Confirmation: The patient who needs Hepar sulph. is very chilly; all complaints are worse from cold.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): The mental symptoms are marked by irritability.

Influences:
Worse: dry, cold winds; cool air; slightest draft; touch; lying on painful side.
Better: damp weather, wrapping head up, warmth, after eating.

Interactions:
Follows mercury. The sequence of mercury Hepar-Silicea is the proper order in which to administer these remedies; the cycle may then be repeated. Antidotes bad effects of mercury.

Safety:
Because it promotes suppuration, Hepar must be used with great caution in cases where it would be dangerous for an old abscess to suppurate into a vital internal organ; high potencies must be avoided in old encysted tubercles in the lungs.

Hippuric acid

Hippuric acid

Identification: Horse urine.

History: Formerly an external remedy for gout.
Proved by Hahnemann. Asthma, TB.

Method of Action: Acts on mucous membranes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Asthma, backache, boils, bronchitis, catarrh, herpes, leukorrhea and TB.
Confirmation: Smells like old cheese. Yellow mucus.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Dejected.

Influences:
Better in damp weather, keeping head warm.
Worse cold, at night, blowing nose.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Aceticum acidum, Belladonna, Chamomilla, Silica.
It antidotes: Nitricum acidum, Calcarea, Iodium, Kali iodatum.

Histaminium

Histaminium

Identification: Hystamine hydrochloricum.

History: Capillary dilator. Proven by J. Gringuaz of Buenos Aires (1950).

Method of Action: Capillary dilator.

Symptoms:

Indications: Allergies, asthma, bronchitis and pruritis.
Confirmation: Conjunctivitis. Left ovarian pain. Insomnia until 2 - 3 a.m.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Melancholy.

Influences:
Better from pressure, or by fanning.
Worse from: movement, nervous irritation, deep breathing, heat.

Hoang nan

Hoang nan

Strychnos Gaultherania

Identification:

Tropical bindweed. Tincture is prepared from the dried bark.

History:

Used for leprosy and snake bites. Proved by Hansen (1883).

Method of Action:

Improves nutrition, generally.

Symptoms:
Indications: Boils, cancer, eczema, leprosy.
Confirmation: Tetanus.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Lassitude.

Safety & Toxicity:
Use of alcohol is forbiden while on this medication.


Hydrastis canadensis

Hydrastis

Identification: Golden seal. Fresh root (yellow in color) is used for the tincture.

History: Used for cancer by Native Americans (e.g. Cherokee) as well as for a dye.

Symptoms:

Indications: Catarrh, cancer (especially liver).

Featured conditions include:

Aging Anorexia
Cancer Catarrh
Constipation Infection
Strep throat




Confirmation: Worse at night.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Elderly.

Influences:
Better from pressure and rest.
Worse from: inhaling air, cold air, dry winds.

Interactions:
Antidote: Sulphur.

Hyoscyamus niger

Hyoscyamus niger

Identification: Henbane. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh plant.

Henbane leaf has approval status by the German Commission E for use for spasms of the GI tract.


History: Toothache.

Method of Action: Acts on the nervous system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Eye disorders, female disorders (see under: hysterectomy, menopause and menstruation), insomnia, mania (see under bipolar depression), nymphomania, Parkinson's disease. Toothache.
Confirmation: Flushed face, muscles twitch.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Nervous, suspicious, blondes. Erotica.

Influences:
Better from sitting up, motion, warmth, stooping.
Worse from emotions, jealousy, fright, touch, cold.

Interactions:
Antidotes Belladonna and Camphora.

Ichthyolum

Ichthyolum

Identification: Ammonium Ichthyol Sulphonate solution. Prepared from a bituminous mineral of Tyrol which is rich in fossilized fish.

History: Unproven topical remedy for skin infections and rheumatism.

Method of Action: Powerful antiseptic. Anti-parasitic.

Symptoms:

Indications: Acne, anxiety and stress, gonorrhea (see under venereal disease), hay fever, rheumatism (see under: arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), stress and TB.
Confirmation: Lameness in right shoulder and right hip.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Irritable, forgetful.

Influences:
Better from warmth.
Worse moving eyes, cold air

Ignatia amara

Ignatia amara

Identification: Ignatia amara is a shrub or tree of the family Loganiaceae. The tincture is prepared from the seed, or bean, of the pear-shaped fruit.

History: The Saint Ignatius's bean was named by the Jesuits, who in the seventeenth century introduced the seeds into Europe from the Philippines, where they were worn by the natives as amulets. Although Ignatia was in use in the seventeenth century, it was after Hahnemann published his provings of it in 1805 that use of the remedy was revived by homeopathy, largely for conditions similar to those indicating nux vomica.

Method of Action: Saint Ignatius's bean contains strychnine, a virulent poison, in even higher concentration than nux vomica, but the provings develop important differences between the two remedies. (See nux vomica for a discussion of the drug action of strychnine.)

Symptoms:

Indications:

Featured conditions include:

Appetite disorders Bedwetting
Depression Headache
Hemorrhoids Hypercholesterolemia
Insomnia Menstruation
PMS Ptosis
Stress Underweight




Characteristics: Ignatia is particularly suited to sensitive, delicate constitutions; hysterical, overwrought women. Also relieves bedwetting (incontinence) in both children and the elderly.

Modalities:
Worse: morning, open air, after meals, coffee, tobacco.
Better: while eating, change of position.

Interactions:
Natrum muriaticum is the chronic counterpart of Ignatia and often completes the case.

Influenzinum

Influenzinum

Identification: Influenza nosode. Available as 12 C or 30 C potencies, in tincture, pill or pellet forms.

History: Routine remedy in epidemics.

Method of Action: Immune system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Catarrh, colds, inflammation, influenza.
Confirmation: Weakening diarrhea.

Iodium

Iodium

Identification: Iodine.

History: Tapeworms. Goiter. Wounds.

Method of Action: Microbicide.

Symptoms:

Indications: Allergy, appetite disorders, influenza, thyroid problems (see under thyroid disorders),
Confirmation: Swelling of neck while speaking.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Better from cold, fresh air, bathing, eating, sitting up.
Worse from talking, fasting, at night, warmth, right side.

Interactions: Antidotes Mercury.

Ipecacuanha

Ipecacuanha

Identification:
Ipecac is derived from Cephaelis ipecacuanha, a shrubby perennial plant native to Brazil, now cultivated in India and Malaysia. The plant has twisting, spreading roots blackish green leaves, and very small white flowers. The tincture is prepared from the dried root.

History: The Ipecac root was used by natives of Brazil as a treatment for diarrheas and was sold as a secret remedy to the French government in 1658. Its use in dysentery spread through Europe and India. The name in the vemacular means "vomit root". A nonhomeopath, Schoenheider, first mentioned the use of minute doses of Ipecac as an anti-emetic in 1791. In 1796, Hahnemann, applying the Law of Similars, reasoned that although Ipecac was generally known as an emetic, its use in minute quantities should cure nausea and vomiting.

Method of Action: The active principles in Ipecac are emetine and cephaeline, both of which have amebecidal properties, with emetine the more active of the two. Ipecac has therefore been used in orthodox medicine to treat amebiasis. Syrup of Ipecac is sometimes used by allopaths to produce vomiting in cases of oral ingestion of poisons.

Symptoms:

Ipecac is used, homeopathically, in acute illnesses where there is persistent nausea and vomiting, with nausea unrelieved by vomiting. Hemorrhages of bright red blood from the nose. The tongue remains clean, with profuse salivation.

Featured conditions include:

Asthma Bleeding
Celiac disease Diarrhea
Dumping syndrome Headache
Hemorrhage Motion sickness
Pregnancy Ulcerative colitis
Vomiting



Influences:
Worse: moist, warm wind; winter and dry weather; slightest motion.
Better from open air and rest.

Iris tenax

Iris tenax

Identification: Tinctures are prepared from the lower, or bulbous stems.

History: G. Wigg of Oregon (where it grows abundantly under the local name of Iris Minor) proved Iris Tenax (1885).

Method of Action: Digestive tract.

Symptoms:

Indications: Appendicitis.
Confirmation: Vomiting green bile.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Homesick.

Influences:
Worse breathing cold air, drinking tea, on waking.

Kali bichromicum

Kali bichromicum

Identification: Potassium bichromate. Red chromate of potash. A solution is made with distilled water. It is the preparation from which all other chromium salts are derived.

History: Proved by J. Drysdale (1844).

Method of Action: Acts upon the mucous membranes of the air passages.

Symptoms:

Indications: Allergy, catarrh, colds, earache, laryngitis and sinusitis.
Confirmation: Thick mucous, crust in nose.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Fat, chubby children.

Influences:
Improved by open air, eating, hot weather.
Worse from Cold, damp weather (2-3 a.m.).

Interactions:
Antidotes: Arsenic, Lachesis.

Kali carbonicum

Kali carbonicum

Identification: Potassium carbonate.

History: Heart and lungs, menstruation and menopause.

Method of Action: Heart function.

Symptoms:

Indications: Angina, anxiety, backache, digestive disorders and thyroid disorders.
Confirmation: Sensitivity to atmospheric changes, pain in right lung.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Obese elderly.

Influences:
Improved with heat.
Worse in early morning.

Interactions:
Antidotes: Camphora, Coffea.

Kali iodatum

Kali iodatum

Identification: Potassium iodide.

History: Acute respiratory disorders.

Method of Action: Acts on fibrous and connective tissues, producing edema.

Symptoms:

Indications: Arteriosclerosis (see also hyperhomocysteinemia); pain in frontal sinus (see under sinusitis and cold); rickets and respiratory disorders.
Confirmation: Copious, clear urine.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Gouty.

Influences:
Better from motion, cold, open air.
Worse from heat, pressure, touch, mercury.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Hepar Sulphuris and Nitricum acidum.
Antidote to: Mercury or lead poisoning.

Kali muriaticum

Kali muriaticum

Identification: Potassium chloride.

History: Another Schuessler salt.

Method of Action: Acts on cells.

Symptoms:

Indications: Catarrh, runny nose, sore throat, mouth ulcers, dandruff.
Confirmation: Thick, white mucous which is difficult to expel. Crackling noise in ear when swallowing. Protruding eyes.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):
        
Influences:
Improved by rubbing.
Worse from the open air, cold drafts, rich fat foods.

Kali sulphuricum

Kali sulphuricum

Identification: Potassium sulphate.

History: Another Schuessler salt.

Method of Action: Affects mucous membranes, especially of respiration.

Symptoms:

Indications: Colds, yellow nasal discharge (see also catarrh), scaly skin (see also under dandruff).
Confirmation: Yellow-green secretions.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Hurried.

Influences:
Improved by cool air, outdoors, movement.
Worse from heat, resting.

Interactions:
Antidote to Rhus poisoning.

Kreosote

Kreosote

Identification: Distilled from beech wood tar.

History: The name, derived from the Greek means "flesh preserver".

Method of Action: Affects the mucous membranes of the digestive tract.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bad breath, cancer, prostatitis and toothache.
Confirmation: Craves smoked meat.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Leuco-phlegmatic. Women and children.

Influences:
Better from warmth, hot food.
Worse during menses, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Ferrum Metallicum.

Lapis albus

Lapis albus

Identification: Silico-fluoride of calcium. A form of gneiss.

History: Mineral springs in Germany that have a reputation for curing ulcers, cancer etc.

Method of Action: Effect on endocrine system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Carcinoma - notably lip - (see under cancer), goiter (see under thyroid disorders), tumors.
Confirmation: Ravenous appetite. Swooning pre-menses.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Latrodectus mactans

Latrodectus mactans

Identification: Black widow spider. The tincture is made from a living spider.

History: Blood poisoning.

Method of Action: Acts via bloodstream.

Symptoms:

Indications: Blood poisoning, edema and heart disorders.

Lilium tigrinum

Lilium tigrinum

Identification: Tiger Lily. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh stalk, leaves and flowers.

History: Some provings were made with tincture of the pollen, only.

Method of Action: Acts on venous circulation.

Symptoms:

Indications: Astigmatism, heart disorders, female organs.
Confirmation: Pulling up sensation from the tip of the coccyx.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Depressed.

Featured conditions include:

Eye disorders Hysterectomy
Infertility Oral contraceptives
Ptosis



Influences:
Better from cool, fresh air.
Worse in warm room, between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Platina, Helonias, Nux Vomica and Pulsatilla.

Lobelia inflata

Lobelia inflata

Identification: Indian tobacco. Tinctures are made from the fresh plant while it is in flower and seed.

History: A sacred plant of Native American tribes.

Method of Action: A vaso-motor stimulant.

Symptoms:

Indications: Alcoholism, asthma, bronchitis, earache, emphysema, nausea, pneumonia, vomiting.

Confirmation: Pain in sacrum. Sits leaning forward.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Blue-eyed blondes.

Influences:
Better in the afternoon, from walking rapidly.
Worse from tobacco use in the afternoon, cold.

Interactions:
Antidote: Ipecacuanha, Tabacum.

Lycopodium Clavatum

Lycopodium clavatum

Identification: Lycopodium clavatum is an evergreen trailing plant of the family Lycopodiaceae. The roots consist of strong fibers resembling a wolf s foot. The remedy is prepared from the spores, preferably by long, laborious trituration; the spores must be thoroughly crushed to obtain the oil they contain.

History: Ancient physicians used the whole Lycopodium plant as a stomachic and diuretic. Externally, the spores were used as dusting powder in skin diseases and for chafing in infants. In the pharmacy, it is the best powder for keeping pills from sticking together.

Symptoms:

Indications: Lycopodium is a polychrest with antipsoric, antisyphilitic, and antisycotic properties.

Featured conditions include:

Acidosis Aging
Appetite disorders Baldness
Radiation sickness Underweight



Confirmation: The symptoms are predominantly right-sided, or spreading from right to left, and from above downward. There is a characteristic aggravation of symptoms between 4:00 and 8:00 P.m. Lycopodium is an important remedy for gastrointestinal and liver disorders. The patient is full of gas. Premature aging.

Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Periodical headaches; headaches connected with gastric troubles. Headache from missing a meal. Premature baldness and graying of hair. Withered appearance of face, furrowing of brow, eyebrows drawn together, reflecting anxiety.
Restlessness of the lower limbs, preventing sleep until midnight.- Numbness of limbs. One foot hot, the other cold. Skin eruptions, ulcerations, hives with violent itching. Eczema in infants. Brown spots. Skin dry and shrunken.

Influences:
Worse right side, above downward, 4:00 to 8:00 P.m., external heat.
Better: motion, after midnight, warm food and drink, external cold.

Interactions: Follows sulphur and Calcarea.

Magnesia carbonica

Magnesia carbonica

Identification: Magnesium carbonate (Magnesite).

History: Proved by Hahnemann. Loss of taste, white-coated tongue.

Method of Action: Acts to relax the nervous system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Digestive complaints.

Featured conditions include:

Dental caries Dyslexia
Lactose intolerance Learning disorders
Toothache



Confirmation: Prone to exhaustion. Pains in legs and feet.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Dark haired, pale skinned.

Influences:
Worse: touch, resting, at night, windy conditions;
Better: walking, fresh air.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Arsenicum and Chamomilla.
It antidotes: Aceticum acidum.

Magnesia phosphorica

Magnesia phosphorica

Identification: Magnesium phosphate.

History: A Schuessler salt. Proved by H.C. Allen.

Method of Action: Anti-spasmodic.

Symptoms:

Indications: spasmodic pains, dysmenorrhea (see under menstruation).

Featured conditions include:

Constipation Endometriosis
Hernia Menstruation
Narcolepsy Parasitism
Psoriasis Restless legs
Scoliosis SIDS



Confirmation: Cramps, painful spasms.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Improved by dry heat.
Worse from perspiring, extreme temperatures.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Belladonna, Gelsemium and Lachesis.


Manganum aceticum

Manganum aceticum

Identification: Manganese acetate.

History: Developed by Hahnemann.

Method of Action: Acts on the blood-forming process.

Symptoms:

Indications: Hot flashes (see also menopause), Parkinson's disease, weak ankles.
Confirmation: Wants to lie down.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Moans and groans.

Influences:
Better from open air, eating, swallowing, lying down.
Worse from cold, damp, at night.

Interactions:
Antidotes: Coffea, Mercurius Vivus.

Medorrhinum

Medorrhinum

Identification: Nosode prepared from gonorrheal discharge.

History: Miasm (i.e. suppressed gonorrhea).

Method of Action: Acts on the mind, nerves, mucous membranes and is useful for chronic pelvic disorders of women.

Symptoms:

Indications: Alopecia (see also baldness), inflammation and infection of pelvic organs (see under hysterectomy, ptosis and venereal disease), dysmenorrhea (see under menstruation), neuralgia.
Confirmation: Mood swings.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Family history of gonorrhea, heart disease.

Influences:
Worse: damp weather.
Better: lying prone, evening, seaside, resting on all fours.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Ipecacuanha.

Mercurius dulcis

Mercurius dulcis

Identification: Mercurous chloride. Calomel.

History: Major mercury remedy.

Method of Action: Has a marked effect on catarrhal inflammnation of the ear.

Symptoms:

Indications: Colitis, fever, eustachian catarrh, otitis (see also earache).
Confirmation: Pallor.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Hepar Sulphuris.

Mercurius iodatus

Mercurius iodatus

Identification: There are two forms:
Mercurius iodatus flavus (green iodide of mercury, mercurius iodide);
Mercurius iodatus ruber (mercuric biniodide).

Mercurius iodatus flavus

History:
Mercurius iodatus flavus ;Proved.

Method of Action:
Mercurius iodatus flavus; A strong affinity for the glands of the throat.

Symptoms:

Mercurius iodatus flavus
Indications: Breast tumors, cervical and parotid glands, goiter (see under thyroid disorders) and thrush.
Confirmation: Thick yellow at base of tongue.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Scrofulous children.

Influences:
Mercurius iodatus flavus:
Better from open air, lying on right side.
Worse from warmth, lying on left side.

Interactions:
Mercurius iodatus flavus:
Antidoted by Hepar Sulphuris, Lycopodium.

Mercurius iodatus ruber

History:
Mercurius iodatus ruber ; Wandering rheumatism.

Method of Action:
Mercurius iodatus ruber; Also affects lymphatic glands but on the left side.

Symptoms:
Mercurius iodatus ruber
Indications: Asthma (after becoming wet), laryngitis, rheumatism, enlarged spleen, syphilis.
Confirmation: Worse on left tonsil.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Quick to tears.

Influences:
Mercurius iodatus ruber:
Head symptoms improve in open air, walking ameliorates deafness.
Worse after sleep and weather changes. Worse from cold, damp.

Interactions:
Mercurius iodatus ruber:
Antidoted by Hepar Sulphuris.

Mercurialis perennis

Mercurialis perennis

Identification: Dog mercury. The tincture is made from the whole fresh plant, in flower.

History: Proved by Hesse.

Method of Action: Acts upon the muscle tissues of the stomach, intestines and bladder.

Symptoms:

Indications: Disorders of the breast (see under benign breast disease and chronic cystic mastitis), Epstein Barr virus, mononucleosis, spleen and tongue.
Confirmation: Vertigo descending stairs. Dry mouth (even sugar won’t dissolve). Warm spleen.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Quarrelsome.

Influences:
Better by cold.
Worse from touch, indoors, sunlight aggravates eyes, open air causes blinking.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Aconitum and Belladonna.

Safety
The plant has poisonous properties.


Mercurius Vivus

Mercurius vivus

Identification: Several forms of mercury are used in homeopathy: e.g.Mercurius vivus, or elemental mercury, a silver liquid metal that is found in nature; and Mercurius solubilis, a powdered impure oxide of mercury prepared according to Hahnemann's formula from his prehomeopathic days. The symptoms for the two forms are virtually identical. Mercury is prepared by trituration in the lower potencies.

History: Mercury has a long history in medicine, owing to the ability of mercury compounds to promote secretions, including salivation and perspiration - two elements of "heroic medicine." Mercury was used for syphilis. In Hahnemann's time, the effects of poisoning from overdosing with mercury were well known. Complex organic mercury compounds have been used more recently in orthodox medicine as diuretics, and certain- compounds of mercury are currently used in antiseptics, as parasiticides and fungicides for external application. Because mercury is an ingredient of commercial herbicides, fungicides, and waterbase paints, accidental poisoning remains a problem.

Method of Action: Although mercury, in its elemental form, passes through the digestive tract without being absorbed and therefore produces only temporary symptoms of distress, in various compounds, it is extremely toxic. It forms covalent bonds with sulfur, inactivating sulfhydryl enzymes and thereby interfering with cellular metabolism and function.

Symptoms:

Indications: The mercury patient is sensitive to both heat and cold, remindful of the use of mercury to measure temperature.

Featured conditions include:

Bad breath Cold
Mouth ulcers Mumps
Parkinson's disease Periodontal disease
Sick Building syndrome Sore
Sore throat Tonsillitis
Veneral disease



Confirmation: Bone pains. Inflamed, swollen glands. Profuse sweating, which aggravates symptoms. Weakness and trembling. Many symptoms are worse lying on the right side. Worse at night.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Metallic taste in mouth. Tongue flabby, swollen, bearing the imprint of the teeth. Sore throat. Tongue clumsy, trembling. Trembling of extremities.

Influences:
Worse: night, sweating, damp weather, lying right side, warm room or bed.
Better from exposure to temperate, dry heat.

Mezereum

Mezereum

Identification: Spurge olive. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh bark, gathered just before flowering (February/Marhc).

History: Dates to Hahnemann.

Method of Action: Affects skin, bones, nerves and mucous membranes of the mouth and stomach.

Symptoms:

Indications: Neuralgias, skin eruptions (see under: eczema, psoriasis, rash).
Confirmation: Desire to bore fingers in ears. Green discharges.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Better open air, from eating.
Worse at night (evening until midnight), warmth.

Interactions:
Antidotes Kali Hypophosphoricum, Mercurius Vivus.

Murex

Murex

Identification: Murex purpureus, purple fish.

History: First proved by Petroz. Female disorders (like Sepia from the cuttlefish).

Method of Action: Acts on female organs.

Symptoms:

Indications: Breasts (see under benign breast disease and chronic cystic mastitis), cervix uterus, leukorrhea, menorrhagia (see under menstruation), nymphomania, pregnancy, prolapse (see under hysteretcomy and ptosis).
Confirmation: Right side pain. Must keep legs tightly crossed.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sensitive, affectionate females.

Influences: Better before menses, eating, pressure, support.
Worse sitting, or lying down, by exterion, at night and after sleep.

Muriatic acid

Muriatic acid

Identification: Hydrochloric acid.

History: Known to the alchemists as "spirit of salt" it is manufactured from common salt by the action of sulfuric acid.

Method of Action: A consituent in gastric juice it has an affinity for blood.

Symptoms:

Indications: Classically, a case of typhus. Fever, prostration. Bedsores. Rectal prolapse (see under ptosis). Schizophrenia
Confirmation: Loud moaning. Aversion to meat.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Back hair and brown eyes. Introverted, suffers in silence.
        
Influences:
Better from motion, warmth, lying on left side.
Worse from touch, walking, cold, after sleep or eating (diarrhea).

Interactions:
Antidoted by Ipecac.
It antidotes Mercurius and Opium.

Naphthalinum

Naphthalinum

Identification: Napthalin, tar camphor. Familiar ingredient in moth balls. Naphtha.

History: Antiseptic and vermifuge (thread worms).
W. Louis Hartman of Syracuse is the homeopathic authority.

Method of Action: Has an affinity for the eyes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cataract, cough, especially whooping cough; detached retina; hay fever; worms.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Natrum carbonicum

Natrum carbonicum

Identification: Sodium carbonate ("soda") but not bicarbonate of soda!

History: The typical salt of the Natrum group, proved by Hahnemann.

Method of Action: Affects the digestion and nerves.

Symptoms:

Indications: Belching, dyspepsia (see under heartburn), sunstroke (see under sunburn).

Featured conditions include:

Age spots Bruxism
Depression Down's syndrome
Dyslexia Learning disorders
Malnutrition



Confirmation: Weak ankles.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sedentary, blonde.

Influences:
Better from eating, rubbing, boring into nose and ears, sweating.
Worse from sun’s heat, 5 a.m., exertion.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Arsenicum Album, Camphora.
Antidote to: China Officinalis.

Natrum Muriaticum

Natrum muriaticum

Identification: Common salt, or Natrum muriaticum (Natrum mur) is found in nature in the form of rock salt and may also be extracted from seawater. Homeopathic potencies are prepared either as solutions in water or as triturations.

History: Although salt was used traditionally as a remedy in some diseases (e.g., malaria), it was generally considered medicinally inert until Hahnemann conducted his provings in the 1820s. Because of its great osmotic power, sodium chloride in solution is used in orthodox medicine to maintain replacements of deficits in extracellular body fluids.

Symptoms:

Indications: Natrum mur. is a polychrest whose action is slow, deep, and long-lasting. It is particularly suited to constitutional prescribing, although it also has its applications in acute complaints.

Featured conditions include:

Anemia Bad breath
Catarrh Cold
Depression Dermatitis
Down's syndrome Headache
Herpes Hypoglycemia
Incontinence Itching
Lacvtose intolerance Malnutrition
PMS



Confirmation: Natrum mur. stops colds beginning with sneezing when other symptoms agree. Reduced powers of assimilation; slowed action of the bowels. Constipation.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Patient craves salt. Aching along spine, better lying on something hard or pressing back against something hard. Disturbances of the activity of the skin; waxy, shiny, pale, greasy appearance. Skin dry, withered, shrunken, including dandruff. Chill in the morning, between 9:00 and 1 1:00, not relieved by heat or piling on clothing, but better from cold drinks.

Influences:
Worse: noise, music, warm room, lying down, about 10:00 A.M., at seashore, mental exertion, consolation, heat, talking.
Better: open air, cold bathing, going without regular meals, lying on right side.

Interactions:
Complementary to Apis, Sepia, Ignatia.

Natrum salicylicum

Natrum salicylicum

Identification: Sodium salicylate.

History: Used in rheumatism.

Method of Action: Marked effect upon the ear.

Symptoms:

Indications: Deafness, Meniere’s disease, laryngitis and tinnitus.
Confirmation: Loss of voice. Swollen inguinal glands.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Apathetic.

Natrum sulphuricum

Natrum sulphuricum

Identification: Sodium phosphate.

History: Glauber’s salt, ingredient in mineral spas, especially Carlsbad.

Method of Action: Attracts water for elimination from the body. (In contrast Nat-muriaticum attracts water to be used by the body.)

Symptoms:

Indications: Flatulence, rheumatism of knee joint, hepatitis, itching skin (see under: eczema and psoriasis), spinal meningitis.
Confirmation: Excess acidity, thick yellow mucous secretions.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Hydrogenoid constitution (living in the damp).
        
Influences:
Improved by open air.
Worse from morning and night, cold food or drink, storms.

Nitricum acidum

Nitricum acidum

Identification: Nitric acid. Aqua Fortis.

History: Warts.

Method of Action: Marked affinity for the margins of the outlets, especially of the throat, anus and mouth. It also affects glands: liver, prostate, salivary.

Symptoms:

Indications: Anus (e.g. hemorrhoids), bad breath, herpes, spine (see under: backache, sciatica and scoliosis), wart.
Confirmation: Profuse sweats e.g. soles.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Dark complexion.

Influences:
Better from gliding motion, mild weather.
Worse form touch, cold air, hot weather.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Calcarea, Heparis Sulphuris, Mercurius, Mezereum.
It antidotes: Calcarea, Digitalis, Mercurius.

Nux vomica

Nux vomica

Identification: Strychnos nux-vomica is an evergreen tree, native to India and the East Indies, of thc- family Loganiaceae. The name refers to the seeds of the berry. ( Vomica has nothing to do with "vomit"; it refers rather to a depression, or cavity, in the seed, attributed by legend to the digital imprint of the Creator.) The tincture is prepared from the coarsely powdered seeds.

Method of Action: Active alkaloids in nux vomica include strychnine, a virulent poison (also found in Ignatia), and brucine, a closely related but less potent substance. The action of strychnine is well-known; it excites all portions of the central nervous system . through selective blockage of inhibition, resulting in exaggerated reflex effects.

History: Strychnine, derived from nux vomica, was first used in medicine by the Arabians, who described it about 1540. In sixteenth-century Germany it was used as a rat poison. To some extent it was used medicinally in Europe, as a tonic, for example, during the eighteenth century, but its use was extended considerably following the introduction of Nux through Hahnemann's provings (1805). Subsequently, allopathic physicians used strychnine for paralytic conditions.

Nux vomica is unapproved by the German Commisssion E as an herbal medicine.

Symptoms:

Indications: Nux is one of the greatest of the polychrests, since its pathogenesis resembles so many conditions for which patients seek treatment.
It is often the first remedy for patients who have been dosed heavily with allopathic drugs, since no reliable symptoms can be obtained until these drug effects have been cleared up. (Also, coffee, tea, and alcohol.) Nux is a great gastrointestinal remedy and hangover remedy.

Featured conditions, of this extremely important remedy, include:

Alkalosis Anemia
Arteriosclerosis Backache
Bulimia Celiac disease
Cold Colitis
Cough Diverticulosis
Dumping syndrome Fatigue
Fever Food allergy
Gastritis Hay fever
Headache Heartburn
Hemorrhoids Hernia
Hyperhomocysteinemia Irritable bowel syndrome
Malnutrition Motion sickness
Pregnancy PMS
Sick Building syndrome Stress
Ulcerative colitis Vomiting



Confirmation: The nux patient is thin, spare, quick, nervous, irritable; given to mental work and attendant mental stress.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sleeps by fits and starts; jerking of limbs on going to sleep and in sleep. Wakes at 3:00 a.m., cannot sleep until toward morning, then wakes wretched, tired; wants to sleep late in the morning.

The German Commission E notes the possibility for spastic CNS action from strychnine with the herb.

Influences:
Worse: morning, mental exertion, after eating, touch, spices stimulants, narcotics, dry weather, cold.
Better: from nap if allowed to finish it; in evening; at rest; in damp, wet weather; with strong pressure.

Interactions:
Nux is closely related to Sulphur, which often completes the case. Nux also antidotes the superficial effects of overaction of Sulphur.

Oleander

Oleander

Identification: Rose laurel. Tinctures are prepared from the leaves.

History: Orived by Hahnemann.

Method of Action: A marked action on the skin, heart and nervous system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Brain disorders, eye disorders, palpitations, scalp eruptions (see under dandruff), spine disorders (see under: backache, sciatica, scoliosis) and vertigo.
Confirmation: Eyes feel drawn back into head. Left side most affected. Trembling after nursing.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Morose.

Influences:
Better from looking sideways.
Worse in open air.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Camphora, Sulphur.

Oxalicum acidum

Oxalicum acidum

Identification: Oxalic acid. Sorrel acid.

History: Skin growths.

Method of Action: Influences the spinal cord.

Symptoms:

Indications: Backache, gastritis, incontinence, neuralgia, oxaluria, spermatic cord and testes (see under testicular disorders) .
Confirmation: Worse left side.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Nervous.

Influences:
Better after stools. Change of position helps back pain.
Worse from concentration, from strawberries, at night (3 a.m.).

Interactions:
Antidoted by Calcarea Caustica.


Pareira brava

Pareira brava

Identification: Virgin vine. Tincture is prepared from the fresh root.

History: Bladder and urinary organs. Proved by C.M. Fox of Denver.

Method of Action: Affects the genito-urinary organs and left side.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bladder, BPH, edema, kidney stones.
Confirmation: Pain going down thigh.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Petroleum

Petroleum

Identification: Crude rock oil.

History: Proved by Hahnemann.

Method of Action: Acts chielfy on the skin, especially folds, of the face and genitals.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bedsore, cracked skin (as in eczema and psoriasis), herpes, motion sickness, nausea, vertigo and vomiting.
Confirmation: Ravenous hunger.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Light haired, slender.

Influences:
Better warm air, lying with head high, dry weather.
Worse during winter, eating cabbage.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Cocculus, Nux Vomica.
Antidote to: Nitricum Acidum.

Phosphoricum acidum

Phosphoricum acidum

Identification: Phosphoric acid. Phosphate from the mineral, apatite.

History: Proved by Hahnemann.

Symptoms:

Indications: Apathy, depression, exhaustion or fatigue, malnutrition and osteoarthritis.

Confirmation: Imbalance when standing or walking.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Mild mannered. Pining. Children with growing pains.

Influences: Improved by keeping warm, short naps.
Worse from physical or mental effort.

Interactions: Antidoted by: Camphora, Coffea, Staphysagria.

Phosphorus ruber

Phosphorus

Identification: The white phosphorus is used in homeopathy. It is highly flammable and burns with a brilliant white flame. The tincture is prepared as a saturated solution in alcohol, with a concentration of about 1/667. White phosphorus is unique among the nonradioactive substances in that, in the slow process of oxidation. it spontaneously gives off light without heat.

Method of Action: Phosphorus is an essential element in the body structure, in bone and nerve tissue; it is connected with calcium metabolism, hence influences the formation of bones, the development of hyper- or hypothyroidism, and the utilization of vitamin D.
Phosphorus is also a component of commercial insecticides, rodent poisons, fireworks, and fertilizers.

History: Phosphorus is an ancient remedy that fell out of use in the -nineteenth century because of its highly poisonous qualities. Hahnemann proved Phosphoric acid in 1819 and reported on the symptoms produced by Phosphorus in Chronic Diseases (1828). Today sodium phosphate is used to diminish hypercalcemia.

Symptoms:

Indications: Phosphorus. is a polychrest particularly suited to tall, thin narrow-chested people, with fair, transparent skin and soft hair.

Recommended conditions include:

Anxiety Ezcema
Hemorrhage Pregnancy
Sciatica Sinusitis
Voice disorders



Confirmation: The mental symptoms of Phosphorus are reminiscent of the self-luminous qualities of the metal.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Stiffness in the back, back of neck. Stiffness on rising. A broad. remedy in diseases of the spine. Dry, scaly eruptions on the skin. Restless sleep, starting in sleep. Sleeps on right side.

Influences:
Worse: physical or mental exertion, evening, warm food or drink, lying on left or painful side, during thunderstorm.
Better: in dark, lying on right side, being rubbed or mesmerized, cold food and cold water, unti I it gets warm.

Interactions:
Arsenic is, complementary to Phosphorus.

Safety:
It is dangerous to give Phosphorus in very high potencies in certain incurable tubercular conditions; it is also dangerous to give it too low or too often, especially in tuberculosis.

Phytolacca decandra

Phytolacca decandra

Identification: Pokeweed, pokeroot. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh root, dug in winter; ripe berries and fresh leaves.

History: Regarded as "vegetable mercury".

Method of Action: Acts on the whole glandular system, especially breatss and glands of women of a cancer constitution.

Symptoms:

Indications: Air pollution toxicity, breast disorders (see under benign breast disease as well as chronic cystic mastitis), cancer, mumps.
Confirmation: Stiff back and neck. Right side.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sensitive to damp.

Influences:
Nash has removed breast tumors by giving a single dose of Phytolacca 100,000 C during the wane of the moon.

Interactions:
Antidotes: Belladonna, Mezereum.

Picricum acidum

Picricum acidum

Identification: Picric acid. Formed by the action of nitric acid on carbolic acid.

History: 1868.

Method of Action: Acts upon brain, spinal cord, lumbar region, occiput, kidneys and sexual organs.

Symptoms:

Indications: Apathy, extreme exhaustion, prostatitis.
Confirmation: Numbing headache, aching eyes, boil in outer ear. Upper right part of body and left leg, more than the right.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Grieving. Exhausted.

Influences:
Better: Rest, cool conditions.
Worse: Physical or mental activity, hot surroundings.

Pilocarpinum muriaticum

Pilocarpini Pilocarpus

Identification: Jaborandi alkaloid.

History: Sweating, hair and skin. Ingredient in hair restorers.

Method of Action: Acts on blood-vessels.

Symptoms:
Indications: Alopecia, mumps, perspiration, thyroid disorders, tinnitus and vertigo.
Confirmation: Coldness, tremors of limbs.

Pix liquida

Pix liquida

Identification: Pine tar. Produced by the dry distillation of various coniferous woods.

History: A stimulant expectorant.

Method of Action: Acts on mucous membranes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Acne, eczema, cough (especially bronchitis), enuresis (or bedwetting) in children.
Confirmation: Pain at third left costal cartilage.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Platinum muriaticum

Platinum muriaticum

Identification: Chloride of platinum.

History: Fragmentary proving. Decay (bones, syphilis).

Symptoms:

Indications: Bone disorders (see osteoporosis), dental caries, syphilis (see under venereal disease).
Confirmation: Thinks they’ve been poisoned. Metallic taste in mouth.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Paranoia.


Plumbum iodatum

Plumbum iodatum

Identification: Iodide of lead.

History: Paralysis.

Symptoms:

Indications: Atherosclerosis, breast disorders (indurations see under Benign breast disease), paralysis (spinal cord).
Confirmation: Dry skin.

Plumbum metallicum

Plumbum metallicum

Identification: Lead.

History: "Saturn" of the alchemists. Proved by hering, as well as others.

Method of Action: It affects the muscles, nerves, spinal cord, abdomen, navel, kidneys, blood vessels and blood.

Symptoms:

Indications: Anemia, constipation, emaciation (see under anorexia), eye disorders, Parkinson's disease, sclerosis (e.g. ALS, MS).

Confirmation: Pain in right big toe. Tremulous tongue, seems paralyzed.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Paranoia.

Influences:
Better at rest, stretching, lying down.
Worse from mental exertion, touch, lying on right side, weather (clear, damp, foggy).

Interactions:
Antidotes: Platinum Alumina and Petroleum.

Safety
Known poison, symptoms include "drop-wrist".

Podophyllum

Podophyllum

Identification: May apple, "wild lemon".

History: First proved by Williamson: "vegetable mercury". Deafness, vermifuge.

Mayapple root and resin are approved herbs by the German Commission E. (1986)

They are used for condylomas e.g. venereal warts.

Method of Action: Affects chiefly the duodenum, small intestines, liver and rectum.

Symptoms:

Indications: Celiac disease, diarrhea, diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis.
Confirmation: headache, sour taste in mouth.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Bilious.

Influences:
Improved by lying prone.
Worse from hot weather.

References:

Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.

Pollen nosodes

Pollen nosodes

Identification: Nosode. Frequently MAP (mixed autumn molds) for hay fever in September, consisting of: Mucor, Aspergillus and Penicillinum.

Indications: Allergy, hay fever.

Polygonium aviculare

Polygonium aviculare

Identification: Knot grass.

History: TB and fevers.

Indications: Atherosclerosis.


Populus tremuloides

Populus tremuloides

Identification: American Aspen. The tincture is prepared from the inner bark.

History: Bladder infection, urethra and prostate (see under urethritis, BPH and prostatitis).

Symptoms:

Indications: Bladder infections, BPH.
Confirmation: Pain behind pubic bones.

Prunus spinosa

Prunus spinosa

Identification: Black thorn. Tinctures are made from the buds just before flowering.

History: Proved by Wahle.

Method of Action: Acts on the nerves, respiratory, orbital and urinary organs.

Symptoms:

Indications: Edema, neuralgia (eye see also eye disorders especially glaucoma), shingles and toothache).
Confirmation: Eyeball feels ready to burst. Toothache relieved by biting teeth together.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Restlessness.

Influences:
Better from rest, doubling up.
Worse stooping, ascending, jarring, at night.

Psorinum

Psorinum

Identification: Scabies nosode.

History: Hering prepared this nosode from scabies vesicles.
Hay fever.

Method of Action: Chiefly affects skin folds, sebaceous glands, ears, bowels and respiration.

Symptoms:

Indications: Allergies, alopecia, athlete's foot, dermatitis, eczema, itching, perspiration and scabies (see under parasitism).
Confirmation: Right side
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Despair.

Influences:
Better lying down.
Worse from cold, open air, washing, changing weather, stormy.

Pulsatilla nigricans

Pulsatilla nigricans

Identification: Pulsatilla is a perennial herb of the family Ranunculaceae. It is known as the windflower because its seeds are scattered by the wind, and as the pasqueflower because it blooms at Easter time. The tincture is prepared from the whole fresh plant, when in flower.

History: Pulsatilla was introduced into medicine in 1771 by Anton von Stoerck, who reported using it in eye diseases, paralysis, rheumatism, amenorrhea, melancholy, skin disorders, and other conditions. It fell into disuse until it was revived by Hahnemann, who published his provings in 1805. Homeopaths used the remedy in eye diseases, inflammations, uterine disorders, menstrual troubles, and gonorrhea. It is virtually unknown to modern allopathic medicine.

Symptoms:
Pulsatilla is one of the most frequently used polychrests in homeopathy.

Indications: The Pulsatilla patient is mild, gentle, tearful, affectionate, yielding. The remedy is commonly associated with women, particularly blondes, and with plump, rosy children. Although it is often referred to as a ','woman's remedy" because of its affinity for the female reproductive system, it is used equally for men who have the mild Pulsatilla disposition.

The following conditions are featured herein:

Acne Allergy
Bipolar disorder Childhood diseases
Cold Cough
Depression Earache
Fever Food allergy
Headache Heartburn
Inflammation Leukorrhea
Measles Menstruation
Mumps Pinkeye
Pregnancy PMS
Sick building syndrome Sinusitis
Venereal disease Vomiting



Confirmation: Headache before or during menses, or associated with menstrual disorders.
Many eye symptoms; catarrhal affections of the eyes, with thick, bland yellow green discharge. Stys with thick discharge.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Pulsatilla is an important remedy for advanced head colds that settle in the eyes and nose; loss of sense of smell in acute and chronic catarrhs. Sleeps on back with hands over head.

Influences:
Worse: heat; rich, fat food; toward evening; warm room; lying on left or painful side; allowing feet to hang down; wind.
Better: open air; motion; cold applications; cold food and drinks, though not thirsty.


Pyrogeneum

Pyrogeneum

Identification: Rotten meat. Produced either by the decomposition of chopped lean beef in water, allowed to stand in the sun for 2 or 3 weeks; or from pus.

History: Suggested by J. Drysdale (1880). Septic states.

Method of Action: For sepsis, foul discharges.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bedsores, fever, fistula, inflammation, ulceration and wounds.
Confirmation: Carrion-like odor.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Restlessness.

Influences:
Better from heat, hot bath, stretching, walking.
Worse from cold, damp, motion, sitting, moving eyes.

Quercus glandium spiritus

Quercus glandium spiritus

Identification: Acorn kernel. Acorns are peeled, crushed, or shredded to make the tincture.

History: A splenic remedy. Proved by Rademacher.

Method of Action: Antidotes the effect of alcohol. Acts upon the spleen.

Symptoms:

Indications: Alcoholism and spleen disorders.
Confirmation: Peculiar feeling in head: "hangover".
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Nervous, unable to state own case.

Raphanus

Raphanus

Identification: Black garden radish. The tincture is prepared from the fresh root, immediately before flowering in the spring.

History: Proved by Nusser.

Method of Action: Radishes are indigestible to many people.

Symptoms:

Indications: Alcoholism, Candida albicans, flatulence, nymphomania.
Confirmation: Acute pains in coccyx. Feeling of a hot ball from uterus reaching throat.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Stupified, intoxicated.

Influences:
Better from walking in open air.
Worse 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. Worse by eating or drinking (heart pain after breakfast).

Interactions:
Antidoted by cold water.

Rhamnus californica

Rhamnus californica

Identification: California coffee tree.

History: Rheumatism and muscular pains.

Method of Action: Pain reduction.

Symptoms:

Indications: Air pollutiuon toxicity, fibromyalgia, heart disorders, lumbago, rheumatism (see also gout, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis).
Confirmation: Tongue coated with clean pink, central patch.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Lassitude.

Influences: Worse in evening.

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Identification: Yellow snow rose from Siberia. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh leaves.

History: Narcotic.

Method of Action: A gouty rheumatic remedy.

Symptoms:

Indications: Arthritis, rheumatism (see also gout, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis).
Confirmation: Must sleep with legs crossed.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Fear of thunder.

Influences:
Better when sun shines.
Worse before a storm, change of seasons.

Rhus aromatica

Rhus aromatica

Identification: Fragrant sumach, Rhus canadensis. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh root bark.

History: Hemorrhage.

Method of Action: Kidney and urinary disorders.

Symptoms:
Indications: Diabetes, hemorrhage of the bladder (see under bladder infection), kidneys (see under kidney disease) or uterus.
Confirmation: Severe pain upon beginning urination.

Rhus Toxicodendron

Rhus Toxicodendron (Poison Ivy)


Identification: Rhus toxicodendron (Rhus tox.) is the familiar poison ivy, a deciduous shrub. The whole plant has a resinous, milky, acrid juice which is extremely poisonous. The poison is more active during the night and in damp weather. The fresh leaves are used in preparing the tincture. In preparing the potencies, the bottles must be handled with great care, since the tincture poisons the skin.

History: Rhus tox. was first used as a medicine in 1798, when a French physician found a patient's herpetic eruption cured by accidental Rhus poisoning. He then used the plant to treat - herpetic eruptions and palsy. Hahnemann published.his provings of Rhus tox. in 1816; in a typhus epidemic in 1813 he had used mainly Rhus tox. and Bryonia. Allopathy gradually revived the use of Rhus tox. because of the homeopathic example, reporting good results in scarlet fever, rheumatism, skin diseases, paralysis, and other conditions. Today, the antigen desensitizes patients susceptible to poison ivy.

Symptoms: Rhus tox. affects the skin, mucous membranes and the musculoskeletal system. Characteristic are rheumatic pains and stiffness. Rhus tox. is an important remedy for first aid to sprains and strains.

Indications:

Ache Arthritis
Backach Childhood diseases
Dermatitis Eczema
Herpes Inflammation
Influenza Itching
Lupus Lyme disease
Mumps Osteoarthritis
Pain Rash
Rheumatoid arthritis Sciatica
Shingles Sprain
Tendonitis TMJ




Influences:
Worse: cold, wet rainy weather; at night; during rest; lying on back or right side.
Better: warmth; warm, ciry weather; motion; change of position; moving affected parts.

Salicidum acidum

Salicidum acidum

Identification: Salicylic acid. Prepared from phenol. ("Aspirin".)

History: MacLagan of London introduced it to medicine as a remedy for rheumatism.

Symptoms:

Indications: Arthritis, dizziness (notably Meniere’s disease), herpes, rheumatism (see also under osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), tapeworm and tinnitus.
Confirmation: Green stools.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Excitable, talking incessantly but disconnected.

Influences:
Better with dry heat.
Worse by motion and at night.

Safety
Overdose may cause phenomena of Meniere’s disease (auditory distrubances, delirium).
Used as a food preservative, so recognized as non-poisonous.

Santoninum

Santoninum

Identification:
Santin, obtained from the flower heads of Cina Artemisia.

History:
Favorite anthelmintic.

Method of Action: Parasitic.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bedwetting, eye disorders, including yellow (even green or purple) vision, worms.
Confirmation: Sensitiveness of the abdomen.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Wants everything, satisfied with nothing.

Sepia

Sepia

Identification: Sepia is the dried brownish black ink. of Sepia officinalis, a mollusk more commonly known as the cuttlefish. The liquid, which is excreted by the animal as a protective, camouflaging device, is contained in an oval pouch, about the size and shape of a grape. This sac is procured in a dried form, which is insoluble in water but diffuses readily in it, precipitating slowly. The lower potencies of Sepia are prepared by long, laborious trituration; it is difficult to subdivide.

History: Sepia, introduced by Hahnemann, is unknown to medicine outside homeopathy, although it is said that some preparation of cuttlefish was used by ancient physicians. The Sepia pigment used by artists comes from the same source, but it is not fit for medicinal use.

Symptoms:

Indications: Sepia consists largely of melanin, an intermediary product of the adrenal glands; interestingly, the adrenals are associated with recessive sex characteristics-i.e., male characteristics in women, and vice versa-and the symptomatology of the remedy is full of reversals and distortions of the sex role.

Featured conditions include:

Alopecia (Baldness) Cervical dysplasia
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Depression
Eye disorders Infertility
Menopause Menstruation
Pregnancy PMS
Stress Thrush
Vaginitis



Confirmation: Sepia is preeminently a female remedy, associated with tall, slim women with narrow pelvises; a build not well-suited for childbearing. Includes: menstrual disorders, menopause, migraines, hemorrhoids and constipation.

Influences:
Worse: gentle motion, before and during menses, during pregnancy, after eating, change of weather, afternoon and evening, dampness.
Better: violent exercise, pressure, heat, drawing limbs up.

Interactions:
Complementary to Natrum muriaticum.

Serum anguillae ichthyotoxin

Serum anguillae ichthyotoxin

Identification: Eel serum.

History: Toxic to blood.

Method of Action: Affects the kidneys.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cardiac uremia, eye disorders, kidney disease (including kidney failure and nephritis).
Confirmation: Presence of albumin in blood.

Serum isode

Identification:

Blood, usually prepared “in-house” from the patient’s own blood.


History:

Similar concept to vaccination and allopathic medicine.


Method of Action: Boosts the immune system.


Symptoms:
        Indications: AIDS, anemia, fatigue, leukemia.

Spigelia

Spigelia

Identification: Pinkroot, a common weed in South America. Tinctures are prepared from the dried herb.

History: Anthelmintic in Hahnemann’s time.

Method of Action: Affects nerves.

Symptoms:

Indications: Angina, anxiety, bad breath, eye disorders (notably ciliary neuralgia, cataract and exophthalmic goiter -see under thyroid disorders), worms.
Confirmation: Left side. Painful navel in children affected by worms.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sits, lost in thought.

Influences:
Better from rest, warmth, lying on right side with head high.
Worse from sun, tobacco, sex.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Camphora, Aurum Metallicum, Cocculus and Pulsatilla.
Antidote to: Mercurius Vivus, Colchicum Autumnal.

Spongia tosta

Spongia tosta

Identification: Roasted marine sponge.

History: First mentioned for goiter by Von Villanova (13th century) an alchemist but had fallen into disuse until proved by Hahnemann.

Method of Action: Affects heart valves and ductless glands (notably thyroid).

Symptoms:

Indications: Abscess, croupy cough, laryngitis, sore throat, thyroid disorders and voice disorders.
Confirmation: feeling of suffocation.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Blue-eyed blondes. (N.B. Iodatum works on brunettes!)

Influences:
Improved by hot drinks, lying with head lowered.
Worse after sleep, lying with head raised.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Camphora.

Staphylococcinum

Staphylococcinum

Identification: Bacteria.

History: Diseases with this bacteria present e.g. acne, boils, impetigo.

Method of Action: Immune system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Acne, adenitis of armpits (see under lymphadenitis), impetigo (see under acne), septicemia.
Confirmation: Osteitis.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Debility.

Stramonium

Stramonium

Identification: Jimson weed. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh plant, in flower and fruit.

History: Proved by Hahnemann.

Method of Action: Acts upon the brain.

Symptoms:

Indications: Delirium, mania (see under bipolar depression), muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease, rabies.
Confirmation: Violent pain in left hip.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Childhood ailments.

Influences:
Better from bright light, company.
Worse from shiny objects (mirror, water), dark room, alone.

Interactions:
Antidotes e.g. : Belladonna, Tabacum, Nux Vomica.
Antidoted by: Camphora, (lemon juice, vinegar).

Sulphur

Sulphur

Identification: Sulfur, Flowers of Sulfur, Sublimed Sulfur, Brimstone.
The sulphur used in homeopathy is a fine yellow greenish gritty powder. Sulfur is an essential chemical constitutent of all living tissue, maintaining cellular respiration. Sulfur is insoluble in water. It may be prepared for homeopathic use either by trituration or as a tincture, with a concentration of 1:5000, in strong alcohol.

History: Sulphur has a long history in medicine. In the Odyssey, Homer mentions burning sulfur to purify the air, and Hippocrates considered it an effective antidote against plague. It has had long use among the lay public as an intestinal antiseptic, as in the "spring cleansing" of the intestinal tract with sulfur and molasses, still prevalent in some places. Sulfur has had wide use in skin diseases, both internally and topically, and it was an important chemical constituent of sulfa drugs, among the first of the modern "wonder drugs." The popularity of sulfur springs, used in treating a wide variety of ailments, including skin. diseases and rheumatic conditions, led Hahnemann to observe that many people were poisoned by overuse of sulfur.

Symptoms:

Hahnemann considered Sulfur the great antipsoric remedy, associated not only with the skin complaints of psora but also with the chronic conditions that arose from suppressed symptoms. Including: itchy or burning skin eruptions, acne, rashes, eczema and diarrhea (or constipation).
The Sulphur patient is nicknamed the "ragged philosopher." Children have an astonishing tendency to get filthy.

Featured conditions, include:

Alopecia Athlete’s foot
Catarrh Dermatitis
Diarrhea Eczema
Hot flash Lymphadenitis
Menopause Perspiration
Thrush



Modalities:
Worse: at rest, when- standing, warmth of bed, washing, bathing, in morning, 11:00 A.M., night, alcohol, periodically.
Better: warm, dry weather; lying on right side; drawing up affected limbs.

Interactions:
Sulphur is often followed by Calcarea, then Lycopodium; the series may then be repeated. Sulfur follows most acute remedies well.

Safety:
It is dangerous to give Sulphur when there are structural changes in vital organs, especially the lungs.

Sulphuricum acidum

Sulphuricum acidum

Identification: Sulfuric (sulphuric) acid, vitriol.

History: Vitriol of the alchemists. Used for ulcers, including aphthae.

Method of Action: Acts on the digestive tract.

Symptoms:

Indications: Depression, mental exhaustion. Gangrene. Heartburn. Skin problems (aphthae or mouth ulcers, boils, ulcers e.g. diabetic ulcers or bedsores).
Confirmation: Larynx moves up and down violently.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Restless, agitated. Elderly women.

Influences:
Better from warmth and lying on affected side. Relieved by rest.
Worse form open air, alcohol, cold, aroma of coffee.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Pulsatilla.
Antidote to lead poisoning.

Sumbul

Sumbul

Identification: Musk root owing to its odor. Tinctures are prepared from the powdered root.

History: Hysteria, fainting.

Method of Action: Affects the heart.

Symptoms:

Indications: Acne, epilepsy, heart disorders (including atherosclerosis), worms.
Confirmation: Heart feels as if it’s beating in water.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Nervous, irritable, sleepy.

Influences:
Better from gentle motion, warmth.
Worse from motion, cold, after sitting, in morning.

Syphilinum

Syphilinum

Identification: Syphilis nosode.

History: Chronic disease.

Method of Action: Immune system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Dental decay (under dental caries, see also toothache), syphilis (miasm), ulcers.
Confirmation: Neck feels short. Pain in back around kidney which worsens after urinating. Coccyx feels swollen, worse after sitting.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Hopelessness. Impulse to wash hands.

Influences:
Better inland, during day, slow motion.
Worse at night, full moon, thunderstroms.

Tabacum

Tabacum

Identification: Nicotiana tabacum. Tobacco.

History: Named after Jean Nicot, French ambassador to Portugal who introduced the plant into France (1560).

Method of Action: Induces a feeling of nausea.

Symptoms:

Indications: motion sickness, cold sweating (see perspiration), nausea (see vomiting) with hypersalivation, smoking.
Confirmation: dizziness and nausea.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):
        
Influences: Improved by cool, fresh air.
Worse from slight movement, opening eyes.

Interactions: Antidote: vinegar.

Tarantula hispanola

Tarantula hispanola

Identification: Tarentula, spider poison. Tinctures are prepared from the whole, living spider.

History: Nunez is the chief authority. "Tarentella" is a dance named after the city of Tarentum. "Tarantism" is a dancing mania from being bitten by the Tarentula spider.

Method of Action: Affects the nerves.

Symptoms:

Indications:

Bipolar disorder Bites & stings
Dizziness Epilepsy
Endometriosis Multiple sclerosis
Parkinson's disease Tumors.




Confirmation:
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Destructive.

Influences:
Better in open air, bright colors.
Worse from touch, cold, damp, at night.

Interactions:
Antidote to Lachesis.
Antidotes e.g. : Pulsatilla, Magnesia carbonica, Carbo Vegetabilis.

Safety
Poison derivative.

Taraxacum

Taraxacum

Identification: Dandelion. The mother tincture is prepared from the whole plant, when in flower.

History: Liver cleanser. First proved by Hahnemann.

Method of Action: Diuretic action.

Symptoms:

Indications: Gallstones, hot flash, jaundice, liver disorders (see jaundice).
Confirmation: Mapped tongue. SCM muscle painful to touch. Night sweats.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Impatient and irritable.

Influences:
Better from touch, moving, walking, open air, drinking.
Worse from fat food, while resting, at night, lying down.

Tellurium

Tellurium

Identification: Tellurium, an element.

History: Originally proved by Hering (1850).
Useful for ringworm.

Method of Action: Acts on skin and nerves.

Symptoms:

Indications: Barber’s itch and ringworm, herpes sacro-iliac pain, worms.
Confirmation: Pain between C-7 and T-5.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Fear of being touched in sensitive places.

Influences:
Better lying on back.
Worse by touch (especially spine), in morning and at night. Eating causes drowsiness.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Nux Vomica.

Terebinthina

Terebinthina

Identification:
Turpentine, distilled from the oleoresin from various species of pine.

History: Introduced to homeopathy by Hartlaub. Tonic.

Method of Action: Acts on kidneys.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bladder infection, eye disorders, kidney disease. Passive nosebleed in children.
Confirmation: Shiny red tongue.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Children, especially.

Influences:
Better from motion, stooping.
Worse from dampness, lying on left side, sitting and at night (1 a.m. - 3 a.m.).

Interactions:
Antidoted by Phosphorus.
Antidote to Phosphorus and Mercurius Vivus.

Thymus Serpyllum

Thymus Serpyllum:

Identification: Wild Thyme, a member of the mint family.

History: Germicide effective against typhoid.

Method of Action: Act on urinary organs, especially the elimination of uric acid.

Symptoms:

Indications: AIDS, auto immune disorders, whooping cough.
Confirmation: Ringing in ears, pressure in head.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Children.

Torula cerevisiae

Torula cerevisiae

Identification: Yeast plant.

History: Yeast poultices were a favorite of Egyptian physicians.
Introduced into homeopathy by Lehman and Yingling. It has not been proved, however, only verified.

Method of Action: Sycotic remedy.

Symptoms:

Indications: Candida albicans, constipation and thrush.
Confirmation: Headache, back of neck, worse from constipation.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Irritable.

Trillium

Trillium

Identification: Trillium pendulum and Trillium erectum. Lamb’s quarter, birth root. Tinctures are prepared from fresh roots. There is some discussion about which variety (white or purple, respectively) should be used.

History: As its common name indicates, used for labor.

Method of Action: Hemorrhagic medicine.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bruise, hemorrhage (especially with labor see under pregnancy) and menstruation.
Confirmation: Blue vision, craving for ice water.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Flabby subjects, women.

Influences:
Better by exercise in open air, tight bandage.
Worse sitting erect, motion, menopause.

Tuberculinum

Tuberculinum

Identification: A nosode, prepared from tuberculous tissue derived from cattle (Tuberculinum bovinum), or humans.

History: Discovered by Dr. Robert Koch. ("Tuberculinum Koch")
Proved by Dr. Compton Burnett in the late nineteenth century.

Method of Action:

Symptoms:

Indications: Parallel to TB: chronic conditions characterized by wasting, racking cough, night sweats. Featured conditions are: measles and pneumonia.
Confirmation: Neck glands enlarged, whites of eyes (sclera) bluish.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Family history of TB. Thin, fair haired, prone to colds, weak. Shiftless.

Influences:
Better open air, cool wind.
Worse from close room, motion, drafts, cold.

Urtica urens

Urtica urens

Identification: Stinging nettle. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh plant in flower.

History: A bundle of nettles applied to a rheumatic joint.

Method of Action: Antidote.

Symptoms:

Indications: Burns, herpes, hives, sunburn, prickly heat, bee stings, rheumatism (pain in right deltoid muscle).
Confirmation: swollen eyes, lips, nose, mouth.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Gouty constitution.

Influences:
Better from lying down.
Worse from cold water.

Interactions:
Antidoted by dock leaves.
Antidote to: Apis (bee stings).

Usnea barbata

Usnea barbata

Identification: Tree moss. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh lichen, macerated in alcohol.

History: Used for headaches and sunstroke.

Symptoms:

Indications: Headache.
Confirmation: Eyes feel like bursting out of their sockets.

Influences:
Worse in direct sun.

Valeriana

Valeriana

Identification: Valerian. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh root.

History: Favored aroma by cats. Hahnemann was among the provers.

Method of Action: Produces over-sensitiveness of nerves, spinal, genito-urinary.

Symptoms:
Indications: Asthma, heart disorders (especially palpitations), hysteria, insomnia, menopause, sciatica, stress.
Confirmation: Earache from exposure to drafts and colds.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Hysterical.

Influences:
Better after a meal, from changing position.
Worse from open air, fasting, darkness, stooping, touch, at noon, cannot sleep before midnight.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Belladonna, Camphora, Cina, Coffea, Pulsatilla.
Antidote to: Mercurius Vivus. [Abuse of chamomile tea.)

Veratrum album

Veratrum album

Identification: White hellebore.

History: "Evacuation" in Ancient Greece.

Method of Action: Profoundly affects the mind, nerves, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems.

Symptoms:

Indications: Constipation, diarrhea with cramps, diverticulosis; coma, epilepsy, vomiting.
Confirmation: cold sweats. Crampy between scapulae.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sullen indifference.

Influences:
Improved from warm food, lying.
Worse from drinking, night.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Camphora, Aconite, China.
Antidote to: Arsenicum, China, Cuprum, Opium and Tabacum.

Vipera redi

Vipera redi

Identification: Italian Viper snake.

History: Bites have furnished the data for homeopathic prescribing.

Method of Action: Venom of the common viper affects the blood and blood vessels, leading to hemorrhage and inflammation. It also has a special action on the kidneys (hematuria).

Symptoms:
Indications: Abscess, goiter (see also under thyroid disorders), hemorrhage, menopause, phlebitis, varicose veins.
Confirmation: Brownish-black tongue, blue lips, nosebleed.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Worse from letting limbs hang down.

Wyethia Helenoides

Wyethia Helenoides

Identification: Poison weed. Tinctures are prepared from the root.

History: Proved by Selfridge.

Method of Action: Has marked effects on the throat.

Symptoms:

Indications: Allergies, asthma, hay fever, pharyngitis, sinus itching (see under sinusitis) and sore throat.
Confirmation: Itching of upper palate. Dry cough, throat feels swollen. Chill at 11 a.m.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Uneasy.

Influences: Worse after eating, by motion, in afternoon.

Zingiber officinale

Zingiber Officinale

Identification: Ginger. Tinctures are prepared from the dried rhizome (root).

History: Digestive spice. Proved by Franz and others.

Method of Action: Strongly affects the genito-urinary and respiratory symptoms.

Symptoms:

Indications: Asthma, dizziness, food poisoning, kidney disease, nocturnal emission, spleen pain, suppressed urine.
Confirmation: Smarts below larynx.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Cheerful, feet are uncomfortable.

Influences:
Better: sitting, standing, uncovering.
Worse: by touch, lying, cold, damp air.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Nux Vomica.

Safety
Farrington has recorded that ginger is not a safe food to give during kidney infections, as it has caused Bright’s disease.

Arnica montana tinct.

Arnica montana

Identification: Arnica montana is a perennial herb of the family Compositae that grows in the moist, cool upland meadows or mountains of Europe. The whole plant, or only the root, may be used for the tincture.

History: Experimental studies in animals or in humans have reinforced folk usage of Arnica.
Growing on a mountain it has been linked to falls.

Method of Action: An emollient used to promote wound healing and to reduce inflammations, often from pregnancy, also sports trauma.

Symptoms:

Indications: Traumatic injuries. Severe mental stress, or shock.

A major trauma remedy, it has been recommended for the following conditions:

Ache Backache
Benign breast disease Bad breath
Bedsore Bruise
Burn Bursitis
Capillary Fragility Cramp
Fatigue Fibromyalgia
Inflammation Mouth Ulcers
Pregnancy Radiation sickness
Schizophrenia Sore
Sprain Strained muscle
Stroke Tendonitis
Wound



Confirmation: Cold nose.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Red-faced, prone to motion sickness, sensitive to mechanical injuries.

Influences:
Worse: touch, motion, rest, wine, damp cold.
Better: lying down, or with head low.

Interactions:
Follows aconite well in injuries.

Safety
Should not be applied when abrasions or cuts are present. (Calendula officinalis may be used locally.)

Belladonna tinct.

Belladonna

Identification: Atropa belladonna is a large, bushy perennial herb of the family Solanaceae. The tincture is prepared from the whole plant when the plant is beginning to flower.

Method of Action: Belladonna, along with several other plants of the Solanaceae family, contains the potent alkaloids atropine, hyoscyamine, and hyoscine (scopolamine) in all parts of the plant-, with atropine being the principal alkaloid. Atropine is a central nervous system stimulant, with its principal sphere of action in the medulla and higher cortical centers. In small and moderate doses, the effect is one of central excitation; with large doses the stimulation is followed by depression, coma, medullary paralysis, and death.

History: Atropa belladonna derives its name from Atropos, the Fate who cuts the thread of life, its wide usage as a poison. Italian women used it in drops to dilate the pupils of their eyes, and it was used as a wash to remove pimples, hence the name belladonna, or "beautiful lady."

Even before Hahnemann published his provings in 1805, he had been interested in the potential of Belladonn a as a cure for scarlet fever, a commonly fatal children's disease, since the symptoms he had observed in accidental poisonings resembled those of the disease. Eventually, Hahnemann popularized the use of Belladonna not only as a cure, but as a preventative, of scarlet fever. This use passed into allopathy and was common until the end of the century.

The Belladonna alkaloids have many applications in contemporary allopathic practice. As eye drops, they are used to dilate the pupil and paralyze visual accommodation in eye examination and in treating eye diseases. Atropinelike drugs are used in a wide variety of clinical conditions: to inhibit the effects of parasympathetic nervous system activity; in anesthesia; in cold preparations to reduce respiratory secretions; for bronchodilation; after heart attacks; as an antidote in organophosphorous insecticide poisoning and in fast-acting mushroom poisoning.

Symptoms and Uses:

Indications: Symptoms come on suddenly, stay for a while, reach a peak of intensity, and then subside suddenly. Belladonna may therefore be repeated frequently in acute diseases. Heat accompanies all inflammatory complaints; the patient feels very hot to the touch.

Featured conditions include:

Ache Appendicitis
Bedwetting Boil
Childbirth Chronic cystic mastitis
Fever Headache
Inflammation Influenza
Lymphadenitis Motion sickness
Mumps Pain
Pregnancy Sore throat
Sunburn Thyroid disorders
Tonsillitis Toothache



Confirmation: Many symptoms are predominantly right-sided.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): The mental symptoms are marked by irritability of the nerve centers, with oversensitivity of all the senses.

Influences:
Worse: touch, jar, noise, draft, after 3:00 P.m., lying down.
Better: semierect.

Interactions:
Calcarea is complementary, especially in chronic and constitutional diseases.

Bryonia alba tinct.

Bryonia alba

Identification: Bryonia alba is a perennial climbing vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, growing wild in European vine-yards and woods and cultivated in the United States. It has a long, branched spindle-shaped root with a disagreeable taste and odor that disappear on drying. The flowers are small and greenish yellow, the berries black and globular. The tincture is prepared from the fresh root before flowering.

History: Bryonia was mentioned by Dioscorides and was used in ancient times for dropsy.
Hahnemann introduced Bryonia into homeopathy through his proving in 1816; after which it was used for: cholera, typhus, typhoid, and other conditions, including pneumonia and rheumatic problems, headaches and neuralgias. Eventually nineteenth century allopathic physicians used Bryonia as a specific for the same conditions.

Method of Action: Bryonia contains a glucoside, bryonin, and a resin called bryoresin. The activity of the plant is in its resin. It has produced serious, even fatal poisoning.
It acts especially on the fibrous tissues, also the serous membranes, ligaments and aponeuroses, and it congests the coatings of nerves.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bryonia is a polychrest with deep-seated, slow action. Acute complaints susceptible to Bryonia develop slowly, increasing to violent proportions. Bryonia is therefore suitable to continued fevers, rheumatic complaints of gradually increasing severity. Many complaints are worse on the right side.

Featured conditions include:

Ache Appetite disorders
Arteriosclerosis Arthritis
Backache Bronchitis
Chemotherapy Chronic cystic mastitis
Cough Fever
Headache Hepatitis
Hyperhomocysteinemia Inflammaiton
Influenza Osteoarthritis
Pancreatitis Pleurisy
Rheumatoid arthritis



Confirmation: Great thirst for cold water. Dark brown urine.
Characteristics: The Bryonia patient is of a venous, sluggish, plethoric constitution, with poor circulation. The mental state ischaracterized by irritability and dullness of mind. The patient doesn't want to answer questions or to talk.

Influences:
Worse: any motion, exertion, touch, warmth, warm food.
Better: lying, especially on painful side; pressure; rest; cold; cold foods.

Interactions:
Antidotes: Aconitum, Chamomila, Nux vomica.
Antidoted by: Aconitum, Alumen, Chamomila, Nux vomica.

Candida albicans tinct.

Candida albicans

Identification: Candida albicans, a common fungus.

History: Produced by some homeopathic companies. A modern development.

Method of Action: Nosode.

Symptoms:

Indications: Classic infections: candida albicans: thrush, yeast.

Caulophyllum thalictroides tinct.

Caulophyllum thalictroides

Identification: Blue Cohosh. [Closely related to Cimicifuga (Black Cohosh).]

History: Proved only once by Burt. Used traditionally in labor.

Method of Action: Acts on the uterus.

Symptoms:

Indications: Childbirth (see also pregnancy), Menstrual cramps (see menstruation), dysmenorrhea (see menstruation); rheumatism (see under: arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis).
Confirmation: Spasms.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Apprehensive.

Influences:
Improved after first day of menses.
Worsened by pregnancy, open air, evening, delayed menstruation.

Chamomilla tinct.

Chamomilla

Identification: (German Chamomile, Ground Apple, Whit Plant, Feverfew). Matricaria chamomilla is an annual herb. The tincture is prepared from the fresh, whole plant, when in flower.

History: Chamomile has been in extensive use as a domestic remedy for centuries. In herbal medicine, chamomile is used in small doses as a mild tonic; in large doses it is capable of acting as an emetic. A digestive aid. Flowers are applied externally in the form of a fomentation in cases of irritation or inflammation of the abdominal viscera and as a gentle incitant for ulcers. Hahnemann published the first homeopathic provings of Chamomilla in 1805.

Symptoms:

Indications: The Chamomilla patient is extremely sensitive to pain; pains are better with heat, except for the teeth and jaws, which are better with cold. The pains and sufferings are better with passive motion, especially in children, who must be carried and petted constantly.

Featured conditions include:

Celiac disease Down's syndrome
Earache Menstruation
Mouth ulcers Nervousness
Pregnancy Stress
Toothache Ulcerative colitis



Confirmation: Most complaints are worse from 9:00 P.m. to midnight.
An.especially useful remedy for teething in infants who are peevish, restless, colicky, and must be carried.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): The mental symptoms are prominent, irritability is characteristic and restlessness will be present.

Influences:
Worse: heat, anger, open air, wind, night.
Better: from being carried; warm, wet weather.

Cimicifuga racemosa tinct.

Cimicifuga racemosa

Identification: Black snake root, Black cohosh. The tincture derives from the root.

History: Great female remedy: eases labor, cures morning sickness, prevents the after pains.

Method of Action: Acts upon the cerebrospinal and muscular systems.

Symptoms:

Indications: Muscular cramps, general malaise, pregnancy.

Featured conditions include:

Benign breast disease Childbirth
Cramp Depression
Headache Lactation
Strained muscle Whiplash
Wry neck



Confirmation: Over sensitivity to pain. Stiffness and spasm in neck and back.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Despodnent, suspicious.

Influences:
Improved by warm weather, eating.
Worse from morning cold, skipped periods, during menses.

Drosera rotundifolia tinct.

Drosera rotundifolia

Identification: Sundew. Tinctures are made from the fresh plant.

History: Used for whooping cough by Hahnemann.

This herb (Sundew) has approval status by the German Commission E for coughs.

References:

Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.

Symptoms:

Indications: Repetitive, barking, spasmodic cough, laryngitis, voice disorders and whooping cough.
Confirmation: Asthma symptoms, nausea.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Easily angered.

Influences:
Improved by pressure on chest or abdomen, open air.
Worse from talking, lying down, night.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Camphora.

Gossypium herbaceum tinct.

Gossypium herbaceum

Identification: Cotton plant. Tinctures are made from the fresh, inner root bark, which is chopped into a pulp.

History: Female reproductive organs.

Method of Action: Stimulates the uterus and ovaries.

Symptoms:

Indications: Amenorrhea, anorexia, cancer (breast), dysmenorrhea (see menstruation), ovaries, pregnancy.
Confirmation: Neck pain.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Worse from motion.
Better by rest.

Lymph tinct.

Glandula lymphatica

Identification:

Lymph node. This sarcode is prepared from pig tissue.


Method of Action:

Boosts lymphatic system and immunity.


Symptoms:
        Indications: AIDS, Auto Immune disorders, Hodgkin’s disease, lymphadenopathy (see under lymphadenitis), lymphosarcoma, tonsillitis.


Mentha piperita tinct.

Mentha piperita

Identification: Peppermint. The tincture is prepared from the whole plant.

History: Proved by Demeures. Useful for singers, energizing.

Method of Action: Marked action on respiratory organs and skin.

Symptoms:

Indications: Stomach pain, flatulence, coughs (including whooping cough) and shingles.
Confirmation: Senstaion of a pin (fishbone) stuck sideways in throat.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Better lying down in bed, while eating.
Worse rising early, cold air, smoke.

Passiflora incarnata tinct.

Passiflora incarnata

Identification: Passion flower. Tinctures are prepared from fresh, or dried, leaves, gathered in May.

History: Unproved. Used for tetanus in newborns.

Method of Action: Passifies the nervous system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Epilepsy, sleeplessness (or insomnia), nervousness, tetanus, whooping cough.
Confirmation: Pain in coccyx. Protruding eyes.

Petroselinum sativum tinct.

Petroselinum sativum

Identification: Parsley. Tinctures are prepared from the whole plant as it come sinto bloom.

History: Referred for gonorrhea by Hahnemann. Antidote for uric acid (gout).
Proved by Bethmann.

Method of Action: Influence in genito-urinary sphere.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cystitis, hemorrhoids (itching) and prostatitis.
Confirmation: Urging urination.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Useful for infants.

Plantago major tinct.

Plantago major

Identification: Plantain. Tinctures are prepared from the root.
Distinct from Musa which is sometimes also referred to as "Plantain".

History: Root was used for fevers and toothache. Leaves applied topically on skin disorders.

Method of Action: Affects the nerves.

Symptoms:

Indications: Dental caries, earache, enuresis (or bedwetting), toothache.
Confirmation: Pain between scapulae.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Despondent.

Influences:
Better from sleep, eating.
Worse, night, heat and cold, cold air, wind.

Interactions:
Antidote to: Apis, Rhus toxicodendron, Tabacum.
Antidoted by Mercurius.

Sambucus nigra tinct.

Sambucus nigra

Identification: Elder. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh leaves and flowers.

History: Berries used for elederberry wine.

Method of Action: Acts especially on the respiratory organs, also upon the kidneys and skin.

Symptoms:

Indications: Asthma, coughs, croup, hot flash, snuffles (cold), TB.
Confirmation: Edema, spasm, profuse sweating.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Scrofulous children, emaciated adults. Fretfulness.

Influences:
Better sitting up in bed.
Worse from dry, cold air, cold drink, eating fruits, lying on left side.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Arsenicum and Camphora.
Antidote to: Arsenicum.

Sarsaparilla tinct.

Sarsaparilla

Identification: Wild licorice. Tinctures are prepared from the dried rhizome (root).

History: Blood purifier.

Method of Action: Acts chiefly upon the genito-urinary organs.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bladder disorders ( see under bladder infection and notably kidney stones), enuresis, herpes of prepuce.
Confirmation: Retracted nipples.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Old looking.

Influences:
Worse in spring.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Belladonna, Mercurius Vivus.
It antidotes: Mercurius Vivis.

Silicea tinct.

Silicea

Identification: Quartz, Silicic Anhydride, Oxide of Silicon (SiO2), Rock Crystal, Pure Flint, Silica. This white amorphous powder is soluble in water. It is prepared in a number of ways; Hahnemann obtained it from mountain crystal that was exposed to red heat, or from pure white sand that was washed with vinegar, mixed with sodium, melted, and cooled. The lower potencies are prepared as triturations.
History: Silicea is virtually unknown outside homeopathy, although both Paracelsus and Glauber reported using it, and it has had some use in the ancient Indian system of Ayurvedic medicine.

Symptoms:

Indications: Silicea, is largely prescribed as a constitutional remedy for chronic complaints that develop slowly, corresponding with Silica's slow action.
Silica is the chronic counterpart of Pulsatilla, and in the mental characteristics we find the same mild, gentle, tearful disposition.

Featured conditions include:

Boil Cataract
Dental caries Headache
Macular degeneration Pregnancy
Tonsillitis



Confirmation: The Silica patient is lacking in "grit," both mental and physical. Timid, shy. Lacks stamina. Dreads undertaking anything new; the inability is onl y imaginary, and once he has begun the unusual -task he feared, he does it well. Precise, high-strung, overconscientious. Irritable when aroused; easily startled. Fear of pointed objects. Child is cross when spoken to.

Influences:
Worse: new moon, from washing, during menses, uncovering, especially head, lying down, lying on left side, cold.
Better: warmth, wrapping up head, summer, wet or humid,weather.

Interactions:
Chronic counterpart of Pulsatilla.

Symphytum officinale tinct.

Symphytum officinale

Identification: Comfrey, Boneset. Tinctures are prepared from fresh root-stock, collected before flowering and in the autumn.

History: Glutinous juice made it specific to orthopedic usage, hence its common name. (Usually used as a poultice by herbalists.)

Method of Action: Acts upon bones (especially periosteum) and other traumatic injuries.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cancer, fracture, pain from trauma, tendonitis, TMJ.
Confirmation: dizziness and nausea.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Worse from injuries, excess. Sitting causes pain about navel.

Interactions:
Antidote to cantharis.

Thuja occidentalis tinct.

Thuja occidentalis

Identification: Arborvitae, Tree of Life, White Cedar, False White Cedar.
Thuja occidentalis, is an evergreen tree. The tinctureis prepared from the fresh leaves and twigs.

History: Thuja was used by the Egyptians for embalming and employed in medicine for centuries in a variety of diseases, including. intermittent fever, coughs, scurvy, rheumatism,. gout, and dropsy. The leaves and twigs, boiled with lard, were made into a salve for muscular aches and pains. Hahnemann introduced the plant into homeopathy by his proving in 1819; Thuja was used in allopathy for both venereal and nonvenereal warts.

Symptoms:

Indications: Thuja was Hahnemann's great antisycotic remedy, used in the treatment of sycotic (chronic gonorrheal) cases and of complaints arising from the suppression of sycotic fig warts.

Featured conditions include:

ALS Baldness
BPH Cough
Inflammation Leukorrhea
Lupus Prostatitis
Sceroderma Venereal disease
Wart



Confirmation: Symptoms tend to be left-sided. The patient is chill and sweaty.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): The patient shows mental irritability, jealousy, and quarrelsomeness, especially with members of family. Fixed ideas; will break because it is made of glass; thinks there is something moving in the abdomen.

Influences:
Worse: night; heat of bed; 3:00 A.m. and 3:00 P.m.; cold, damp air; eating onions and drinking tea.
Better: heat, perspiring, "stretching".

Vaccinium myrtillus tinct.

Vaccinium myrtillus

Identification: Bilberry, whortlberry. The tincture is prepared with fresh berries.

History: Diarrhea cases reported by A. H. Croucher. Night vision by RAF pilots.

Method of Action: Antioxidant.

Symptoms:
Indications: Diarrhea, eye disorders, nyctalopia, pinkeye.

Viscum album tinct.

Viscum album

Identification: Mistletoe. Tinctures are prepared from the ripe berries, bruised leaves, or whole plant. It is usually gathered in August and September before the fruit ripens.

History: Mistletoe varies according to its host tree: apple, oak, which influences its level of viscotoxin.
In the Middle Ages it was primarily used as an epileptic, possibly due to the remarkable effect mistletoe from oaks has on horses.

Method of Action: Viscotoxin is a mixture of acetylcholine and choline. It affects the nerves and female sexual organs.

Symptoms:

Indications: Ankylosing spondylitis (see also arthritis), epilepsy, hypertension, menorrhagia (see under menstruation), sciatica and scleroderma.
Confirmation: Burning coal under the right shoulder.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Better by counter-pressure, resting quietly, walking in fresh air. .
Worse lying on left side, chill, winter weather, tobacco and heat.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Camphora, China.

Safety
The berries have the reputation of being poisonous.

Anacardium occidentale tinct.

Anacardium occidentale

Identification: cashew nut; the tincture is made from the black juice between outer and inner shell.

History: This nut is kidney-shaped, belying its name.

Method of Action: The nut is a potent skin irritant.

Symptoms:

Indications: Dumping syndrome and skin disorders (dermatitis, eczema, itching and psoriasis).
Confirmation: Imbecility. Drinks run out of mouth.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Imbecility, melancholy.
        


Anacardium orientale tinct.

Anacardium orientale

Identification: marking nut; malacca bean. The nut is heart-shaped, hence its name and use to counter fear e.g. the stress over examinations. It is prepared from the layer of nut between the shell and kernel by triturition.

History: Useful for hysterical females and hypochondriacs.

Method of Action: Anacardium works on the mind, nerves, muscles and joints as well as skin.

Symptoms:

Indications: Absent mindedness, Alzheimer's, brain "fag", fatigue, nervousness, poison ivy (Allergy), warts on hands. Pressing pain, as if from a plug.
Confirmation: Tendency to curse and blaspheme.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Split personality.

Influences:
Better from eating.

Interactions:
Antidoted by e.g. : Coffea cruda, Eucalyptus, Grindelia robusta and Rhus Toxicodendron.
Antidote to Rhus Tox.

Antimonium tartaricum tinct.

Antimonium tartaricum

Identification: Tartar emetic, available as trituration and solutions.

History: The favorite emetic of the alchemists.

Method of Action: Acts upon the mucous membranes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Acne, chest congestion (bronchitis, emphysema), rattling cough, Parkinson's disease, shingles.
Confirmation: Tremors. Cough at 4 a.m.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Despondent.

Influences:
Better: expectoration. sitting erect, motion, vomiting, lying on right side.
Worse: damp, cold weather, lying down at night, anger, touch, warm room.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Opium (in poisoning), also e.g. Asafoetida, Cocculus, Ipecac.
Antidote to: Baryta carbonica, Bryonia alba tinct., Camphora, Causticum, Pulsatilla.


Argentum nitricum tinct.

Argentum nitricum

Identification: Silver nitrate

History: Used for epilepsy, causing a lead-colored pigmentation of the skin ("Argyria").

Method of Action: Neuroses.

Symptoms:

Indications: Sore throat, headaches with a sense of imbalance, anxiety. Tremor.

This major remedy may be indicated in all of the following conditions:

Acidosis Autism
Anxiety Bloating
Cold Diarrhea
Dumping syndrome Eye disorders
Headache Heartburn
Hypoglycemia Inflammation
Learning disorders Muscular dystrophy
Parkinson's disease Pinkeye
Sore throat



Confirmation: Thick mucus in throat with a splinter sensation when swallowing. Impotence. Chill down back at noon.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Withered, dried up. Phobic.

Influences:
Improved by fresh air.
Worse from intellectual work, heat, lying on right side.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Ammonium causticum, Natrum muriaticum, Arsenicum album, milk.
Antidote to: Pulsatilla, Sepia.

Avena sativa tinct.

Avena sativa

Identification: Oatstraw. The tincture is made from the fresh green plant in flower (during August).

History: Improves the nutrition of the brain and nervous system.

Method of Action: Anti-neurotic.

Symptoms:

Indications: Tonic for debility after exhausting diseases (including over-indulgence in sex, or masturbation). Enables addicts to recover from morphine or heroine addiction (15 drops in hot water q.i.d.). Featured conditions, include: fatigue, nervousness and periodontal disease.

Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Nervous constitution.

Safety
There seems to be no danger of this remedy becoming habit forming. It has been prescribed in 60 drop doses, night and morning, for one year and then abruptly stopped.


Borax tinct.

Borax

Identification: Sodium borate.

History: Characteristic nervous symptoms have been proven. A piece of borax can restore the voice following sudden hoarseness.

Method of Action: Acts on Mucous membranes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Mouth sores (see under mouth ulcers), infectious skin eruptions (notably psoriasis) and motion sickness.
Confirmation: Lax skin and muscles.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Emotional, sensitivity to noise, salivation and digestive troubles, fear of downward motion.

Influences:
Better: cold weather; at 11 p.m.
Worse: smoking, downward or upward motion, sudden noises, warm weather.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Chamomilla tinct. and Coffea cruda.

Cainca Racemosa tinct.

Cainca Racemosa

Identification: Brazilian Chiococca. Tincture is prepared from dried root bark.

History: Botanically related to China (Cinchona), Coffea cruda and Ipecacuanha.
Clinically like Apocynum androsaemifolium.

Method of Action: Urinary action.

Symptoms:

Indications: Coronary heart disease, cough, fatigue, travel fatigue.
Confirmation: Buzzing in the ears.

Influences:
Better in evening, after diarrhea, after rest.
Worse from motion, in the morning (4 a.m. - 6 a.m.) on waking.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Colchicum autumnale, Rhus toxicodendron.

Calcarea fluorica tinct.

Calcarea fluorica

Identification: Calcium fluoride.

Indications: Also indicated for bones and teeth, as well as joints and varicose veins.

Featured conditions include:

Hemorrhoids Osteoporosis
Periodontal disease Ptosis
Tinnitus



Confirmation: Fatigue, relaxation of connective tissue.

Calcarea sulphurica tinct.

Calcarea sulphurica

Identification: Calcium sulphate.

Indications: Skin eruptions e.g. boils, burns, eczema, pimples. Also bursitis and cold.

Confirmation: Mucous discharge.

Cinchona officinalis tinct.

Cinchona officinalis

Identification: China, Cinchona bark, Peruvian bark ("Kina Kina": the King of Barks).

History: The source of quinine, for malaria and tropical diseases e.g. food poisoning.

Method of Action: Blood thinner.

Symptoms:

Indications: Dehydration, flatulence (see under bloating).

Featured conditions include:

Anemia Anorexia
Bulimia Diarrhea
Gout Testicular disorders



Confirmation: Bitter taste, ringing in the ears, circles under the eyes. Pressure ("like a stone") between scapulae.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Improved by heat.
Worse from fresh air, loss of sleep.

Glonoinum tinct.

Glonoinum (Glonoine)

Identification: Nitro-glycerine.

History: "Signature", explosive.

Method of Action: Acts upon circulation.

Symptoms:

Indications: Angina, menopause (hot flashes), menses, sunstroke (see also sunburn).

Featured conditions include:

Ache Backache
Bulimia Coronary heart disease
Headache Heart disorders
Hypertension Pain



Confirmation: itching all over. Trembling hands.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Florid.

Influences:
Better from open air, elevating head, cold.
Worse from heat, motion.

Lachesis mutus tinct.

Lachesis mutus

Identification: (Venom of Surucucu, or Bushmaster snake). The exact species is in doubt. Potencies of the venom are prepared by trituration or dilution.

Method of Action:Serpent poisons kill by their effect on the nervous mechanisms of the heart.

History: Constantine Hering experienced an accidental proving during his stay in Dutch Guiana.

Symptoms:

Indications: Useful in many complaints arising with the crisis of menopause. Reflecting its action on the blood, Lachesis is a hemorrhagic remedy; parts bleed easily, and there is bluish discoloration of parts. The blood when dried looks like charred straw or becomes black. Lachesis is a long-acting remedy; overdosing may poison the patient for a lifetime.

Featured conditions include:

Anxiety Appendicitis
Bipolar disorder Blood clot
Cough Hemorrhage
Inflammation Menopause
Schizophrenia Thrombosis



Confirmation: The mental symptoms reflect the symbolic interpretation of the snake. There is a dualistic sort of awareness and an intense awareness of the libidinous impulses that the -patient has repressed; knowledge untasted, the penalty of a life unlived. Self-consciousness, conceit, envy, hatred, revenge, cruelty. jealousy without reason, suspicion. The Lachesis patient is loquacious (impelled to talk continuously).

Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Head hot. Headache on waking. Surging headache in waves. Migraine. Vertigo. Choking sensation; cannot bear a collar around the neck. Tongue swollen, trembling. Throat is dry, worse on left side -or spreading from left to right; worse from swallowing liquids or empty swallowing; swallowing solids relieves.
Lachesis has an affinity for the ovaries, particularly the left, or spreading from left to right.
Cold hands and feet from slightest exertion or emotion.

Influences:
Worse: after sleep-sleeps into aggravation, left side, spring, pressure or constriction. Better: appearance of discharges.

Quassia amara (Picraena excelsa)

Quassia Amara

Identification: Picraena excelsa, Quassia wood. The wood is used to prepare a tincture, or cold infusion.

History: Fever remedy. Proved by J.O. Muller.

Method of Action: Acts as a tonic on digestive organs.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cataract, fever, worms.
Confirmation: Pressure and stitches in liver (also sympathetically in spleen), pain in right intercostal muscles above liver. Tongue dry, with sticky brown coating.

Rhus venenata

Rhus venenata

Identification:
Poison elder. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh leaves and stem.

History: Proved by P. B. Hoyt.

Method of Action: Hering stated that it affected those parts where the bones are directly covered with skin.

Symptoms:

Indications: Dermatitis and itching, diarrhea, dyspepsia (see also under hiatal hernia), hemorrhoids, herpes, impetigo (see under acne), lips, measles, scabies (see under parasitism).
Confirmation: Pain halfway down the esophagus.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Blondes.

Influences: Better exercise, open air, gentle rubbing and scrathcing.
Worse during hot weather, damp days, before stools.

Interactions:
Antidote: Clematis Erecta.
It antidotes: Radium.

Ruta graveolens tinct.

Ruta graveolens

Identification: Rue, bitterwort. Tinctures are prepared from the whole, fresh plant.

History: Epilepsy, hydrophobia, weak eyes.

Method of Action: A chief remedy for bones and joints.

Symptoms:

Indications:

Ache Eye disorders
Fracture Hemorrhoids
Sprains Strained muscle
Tendonitis




Confirmation: sensation of bone bruise. Vertebrae slip out of place easily.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):
        
Influences:
Improved by heat, motion.
Worse from resting and lying down.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Camphora.
Antidote to: Mercurius Vivus.

Safety
Acrid-narcotic poison in overdoses.

Spleen tinct.

Spleen (Splen)

Identification: A sarcode, organ preparation, probably from a pig.

Method of Action: Boost the spleen.

Symptoms:

Indications: AIDS, Anemia, carcinoma (see also under cancer), infection and leukemia.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Weakness and vulnerability to infection in old age.

Thiosin aminum tinct.

Thiosin aminum

Identification: Rhodallinum, mustard seed. Derived from oil of mustard seed (Rhodallin).

History: Lupus.

Method of Action: Dissolves scar tissue.

Symptoms:

Indications: Adhesions, lupus erythematosus, enlarged lymphatic glands (see under lymphadenitis), scars, strictures.
Confirmation: Tinnitus. Frozen shoulder.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Crataegus Hawthorn tinct.

Crataegus

Identification: Crataegus oxyacantha, Hawthorn berries. The tincture is made from fresh, ripe fruit.

History: Heart remedy.

Method of Action: Acts on heart muscle. Proven by T.C. Duncan.

Symptoms:

Indications: Angina, high blood pressure (hypertension).
Confirmation: Pulse irregularities.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Despair.

Influences:
Better fresh air, quiet and rest.
Worse in warm room.

Safety
Non-poisonous (unlike Digitalis), no cumulative action.

Rum. acetosa tinct.

Rumex Acetosa

Identification:
Sorrel. Tinctures are prepared from the leaves.

History:
An anti-scorbutic salad ingredient.

Symptoms:

Indications: Convulsions (see under epilepsy) and throat problems (see under sore throat and strep throat).
Confirmation: Green vomit. Elongated uvula.

Rum. crispus tinct.

Rumex Crispus

Identification: Rumex obtusifolia. Yellow dock. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh root.

History: Antidote to stinging nettles. Proved by Houghton and others.

Method of Action: Diminishes the secretions of mucous membranes. Acts upon the skin and joints.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bronchitis, cough, throat disorders (including: sore throat and strep throat).
Confirmation: Eating meat causes belching and itching. Cough, early morning diarrhea.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Better from covering mouth, wrapping up.
Worse from inhaling cold air, evening and night (3.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. to 5 a.m.).

Interactions:
Antidoted by e.g. : Camphora, Belladonna, Hyoscyamus.

Sabadilla tinct.

Sabadilla officinalis

Identification: Cevadilla seed from Mexico. Tinctures are prepared from the seeds.

History: Proved by Hahnemann. Lice and worms.

Method of Action: Affinity for the mucous membranes of the nose.

Symptoms:

Indications: Allergies, colds, hay fever, worms.
Confirmation: Vertigo.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Startled.

Influences:
Better from heat, warm food and drink.
Worse from cold air, periodically.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Camphora, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla.

Stront. brom. tinct.

Strontium Bromatum

Identification: Bromide of strontium.

History: Morning sickness.

Method of Action: Anti-fermentative and neutralizes excess acidity.

Symptoms:

Indications: Dyspepsia (see also under heartburn), phlebitis.
Confirmation: Urine thick, grains of red sand.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Female.

Stront. carb. tinct.

Strontium Carbonicum

Identification: Carbonate of strontia. A mineral from Scotland.

History: Bone disorders.

Method of Action: Affects the circulation.

Symptoms:

Indications: After surgery (shock), hemorrhage, atherosclerosis, sprains.
Confirmation: Icy-cold feet.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Better immersing in hot water, heat, light, sun.
Worse from cold, uncovering, 2 a.m. or 3 a.m.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Camphora.

Stront. nitricum tinct.

Strontium Nitricum

Identification: Nitrate of strontium.

History: Case records of C.M. Boger.

Method of Action: Acts on the kidneys.

Symptoms:

Indications: Kidney disease congestion.
Confirmation: Eczema behind ears.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Morbid cravings.

Influences: Worse by sunlight, motion, loss of sleep, close work (sewing, reading).

Strychnine tinct.

Strychninum Purum

Identification: Strychnine. An alkaloid obtained from several species of Strychnos.

History: Well-known rat poison.
Proved by H. Robinson.

Method of Action: Tonic.

Symptoms:

Indications: Muscular dystrophy, spasmodic rigidity (Tetanus).
Confirmation: Rigidity of cervical muscles, icy sensation down spine. Sudden palpitations.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Fits.

Influences:
Better from lying on back.
Worse in morning, noise, motion and exertion.

Interactions:
Neutralized by Eucalyptus.

Uranium nitrate tinct.

Uranium nitricum

Identification: Nitrate of uranium.

History: Proved by E.T. Blake, included within Hahnemann’s Materia Medica.

Method of Action:
Causes glycosuria and promotes urine.

Symptoms:

Indications: Diabetes, enuresis, incontinence.
Confirmation: Thirst, dry tongue.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Ill humor, emaciation.

Influences:
Better from deep breathing.
Worse at night, while walking.

Alcohol nosode

Alcohol

Identification: Alcohol, ethanol, ethyl alcohol.

History: Spirits of wine, all potencies.

Method of Action: Acts upon the central nervous system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Broad spectrum, covering the conditions associated with alcoholism e.g. cirrhosis, incontinence and vertigo,
Confirmation: Fidgets, tremors.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Mania. Melancholy, sighs and tears.
        
Influences:
Worse when lying down, sensitivty to fresh air.

Calcarea phos. tinct.

Calcarea phosphorica

Identification: Calcium phosphate.

Indications: Again, indicated in children as a general tonic.


Featured conditions include:

Anemia Dental caries
Fracture Periodontal disease



Confirmation: Easily bored, restless, craves smoked foods.

Eucalyptus globulus tinct.

Eucalyptus globulus

Identification: Blue Gum tree. Tinctures are prepared from fresh leaves. The oil is also used.

History: Powerful antiseptic and disinfectant. Aromatic.

Method of Action: Converts water into hydrogen peroxide, or oxygen into ozone. Affects mucous membranes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Asthma, bronchitis, colds, dysentary, influenza.

Eupatorium perfoliatum tinct.

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Identification: Boneset. Tinctures are prepared from the whole plant.

History: An Old World remedy discovered by Dioscorides for ulcers and a host of other conditions.

Method of Action: Acts principally upon the gastro-hepatic organs and bronchial mucous membrane.

Symptoms:

Indications: Aches and pains of fever, influenza.
Confirmation: Deep bone pain, intense thirst. Yellow tongue. Cracked corners of mouth.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Alcoholic.

Influences:
Improved by darkness, lying down, fresh air.
Worse from heat.


Aquilegia Vulgaris

Aquilegia Vulgaris

Identification: Columbine. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh, wild plant while in bloom.

History: Not proved. Traditionally used for menopause.

Method of Action: Female constitution.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bruxism, menopause (notably ptosis).
Confirmation: Vomiting of green substance. Tremor.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Nervous.

Baptisia tinct.

Baptisia Tinctoria

Identification: Wild indigo. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh root and bark.

History: Reputation with typhoid fever.

Method of Action: Affects the blood.

Symptoms:

Indications: Appendicitis, biliousness, cancer, diphtheria, dysentary, enteric fever, influenza, schizophrenia, typhus.
Confirmation: Liquid diet, gags on solid food. Yellowish-brown tongue with red, shiny edges. Lumbar backache.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Dull. Narcolepsy.

Influences:
Worse from open air, cold wind, autumn.

Carduus Marianus

Carduus Marianus

Identification: Mary’s Thistle, Silybum. Tinctures are prepared from the seeds.

History: Rademacher, the medieval alchemist, established Silybum for liver diseases.

Method of Action: Acts upon the liver and portal system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Chemotherapy, cirrhosis, gallstones, hemorrhoids, liver disorders (see under jaundice), nosebleeds (see bleeding), varicose veins.
Confirmation: Abuse of beer. Pain in right shoulder.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Melancholy.

Influences:
Better from bleeding.
Worse lying on left side, motion, drinking beer.

Colchicum autumnale

Colchicum Autumnale

Identification: Meadow Saffron. Tinctures are prepared from the bulb which is dug up in the Spring.

History: Used for gout and rheumatism. Also proved, homeopathically.

Method of Action: Acts on musculoskeletal system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Painful feet, gout, rheumatism (see also: arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), stiff neck (see under wry neck).
Confirmation: Black urine. Nausea at smell of food. Tingling in fingernails.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Gouty constitution, elderly.

Influences:
Better bending forward, from rest, warmth.
Worse from cold, damp, night.

Interactions:
Antidotes: Thuja, Camphora, Cocculus, Nux vomica and Pulsatilla.

Cotyledon

Cotyledon Umbilicus

Identification: Pennywort. The tincture is prepared from the fresh leaves.

History: Considerable proving, notably by B.J. Craig (1853). Cancer.

Method of Action: Marked action on the heart.

Symptoms:

Indications: Heart disorders, rheumatism (see under: arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), spleen.
Confirmation: Left sided pains:chest, scapula.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Feel as if part of the body is missing.

Influences:
Worse morning and evening.

Glandula lymphatica

Glandula lymphatica

Identification: Lymph node. This sarcode is prepared from pig tissue.

Method of Action: Boosts lymphatic system and immunity.

Symptoms:

Indications: AIDS, Auto Immune disorders, Hodgkin’s disease, lymphadenopathy (see under lymphadenitis), lymphosarcoma, tonsillitis.

Hecla lava

Hecla Lava

Identification: Volcanic ash specifically from Mt. Hecla in Iceland. Tinctures are prepared from the finer ash, falling in distant localities.

History: Animals feeding on distant pastures had bony growths on jaws and their milk dried up. Noted by Wilkinson.

Method of Action: Acts upon the bones of the head, jaws, teeth and legs.

Symptoms:
Indications: Bone disorders (e.g. exostoses including heel spur, necrosis, osteitis), bursitis, jaws (notably TMJ), glandular disorders, lactation (deficient), toothache, tooth decay (dental caries).
Confirmation: Lymphadema (neck). Lactation ceases.

Helonias Dioica tinct.

Helonias Dioica

Identification: Unicorn root, or False Unicorn. Tinctures are prepared from the root.

History: Uterine remedy for women exhausted by frequent pregnancies.

Method of Action: Female remedy.

Symptoms:
Indications: Amenorrhea (see under menstruation), anemia, diabetes, dysmenorrhea, leukorrhea, menopause, pruritis vulva, uterine disorders (see under hysterectomy and ptosis) and vulvo-vaginitis.
Confirmation: Burning kidneys, albuminous urine.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Run-down.

Influences:
Better when busy, holding abdomen.
Worse from fatigue, stooping. Sensitive to touch (clothing).

Leptandra virginica

Leptandra virginica

Identification: Culver’s root (related to digitalis). Tinctures are prepared from the fresh root of second year plants.

History: Heroic proving by Burt.

Method of Action: Affects liver.

Symptoms:

Indications: Ascites (see under parasitism and worms), constipation, diarrhea, liver disorders (see under jaundice) and pancreatitis.
Confirmation: Black stools. Right side pains.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Hopeless, weary.

Influences:
Better from lying prone, on side.
Worse from cold drinks, motion, wet weather.

Melilotus officinalis

Melilotus officinalis

Identification: Yellow (white varieties, also), sweet, clover. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh plant, in flower.

History: First proved by Bowen(1851).

Method of Action: Provokes congestion and hemorrhage which provide relief.

Symptoms:

Indications: Congestion, coughs, dysmenorrhea, nosebleeds, pneumonia, rheumatism (see under arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatic arthritis) and stroke.
Confirmation: Headache, frequent nosebleeds. Engorgement. Chilliness (10 a.m., 12-1 p.m.).
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Discontented, red-faced.

Influences:
Better from bleeding, profuse urination.
Worse when rainy, changeable weather, 4 p.m. menopause, walking.

Teucrium marum

Teucrium marum

Identification: Cat Thyme. Tinctures are made from the whole fresh plant.

History: Favorite in old herbal medicine. Proved by Stapf. TB.

Method of Action: Acts on mucous membranes, especially rectal and nasal.

Symptoms:
Indications: Itching, polyp, worms.
Confirmation: Ringing in ears, in-grown toenails.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Elderly and children.
        
Influences:
Better: desires exercise in open air.
Worse: Worse by touch, sitting, worse evening and night, warmth of bed, wet weather.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Camphora.

Vespa crabro

Vespa crabro

Identification: Wasp, or "Yellow jacket". Tinctures are prepared using the whole insect.

History: Derived from actual stings.

Method of Action: Immune system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Abscess, alopecia, female problems and bites and stings.
Confirmation: Left ovary, burning urination,
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Anxiety.

Influences:
Better by bathing in vinegar, washing hands in cold water.
Worse from heat, motion, after sleep, after eating. Open air aggravates lachrymation.

Interactions:
Antidote for Sempervivum tector.
Antidoted by Apis, Camphora, Ledum.

Agnus castus

Agnus castus

Identification: Chaste Tree. (Verbena verticillata.) The tincture is made from ripe berries.

History: Originally used to suppress libido. The alchemists later also used the "chaste berry" as a tonic for the sexual organs and hormones.
The only proved member of the Verbena family.

Method of Action: Acts on sexual organs of both sexes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Alcoholism, impotence, infertility, testicular disorders.
Confirmation: Aphthous ulcers, smell of herrings, or musk, under nose all the time.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sadness, morbidity.
Influences:
Worse from sexual excess, straining to lift heavy objects.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Camphora and Natrum Muriaticum.

Ammonium bromatum

Ammonium bromatum

Identification: Bromide of ammonia.

History: Proved by A. M. Cushing.

Method of Action: Affects eyes and ovaries.

Symptoms:

Indications: Eye disorders (notably ciliary neuralgia and ophthalmia), cough, ovarian disorders (including oral contraceptives and hysterectomy).
Confirmation: Dry spasmodic cough, especially at night.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Nervous constitutions.

Influences:
Better from warmth and warm dirnks.

Artemisia vulgaris

Artemisia vulgaris

Identification: Mugwort. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh plant.

History: Convulsions, epilepsy.

Method of Action: Acts upon the central nervous system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Anorexia, catalepsy (see under narcolepsy), convulsions, epilepsy, hyperactivity disorders, hysteria, worms.
Confirmation: Smelling of garlic. Greenish diarrhea.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Excitable, epileptic, petit mal.

Benzinum nitricum

Benzinum nitricum

Identification: Nitro-benzene. Prepared by heating benzol with nitric acid. Has an odor of bitter almonds.

History: Derived from cases of poisonings.

Method of Action: Acts upon eyes, respiration.

Symptoms:

Indications: Convulsions, dyspnea (see under narcolepsy), epilepsy, strabismus (see eye disorders).
Confirmation: Roaring in ears. Urine smells like bitter almonds.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Loquacity, stupor.

Safety & Toxicity:
Poisonous substance.

Berberis vulgaris tinct.

Berberis vulgaris

Identification: Barberry. Tinctures are prepared from the bark of the root.

History: Liver and kidneys. Some provings on record.

Method of Action: Useful in arthritic and hepatic disorders with excretory complaints (hemorrhoidal, menstrual, urinary).

Symptoms:

Indications: Cellulite, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea (see menstruation), gallstones, kidney infections (see under kidney disease), spleen or urinary disorders.
Confirmation: Sensation of a tight cap pressing on head. Bright red urine.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Lethargic.

Influences:
Worse from motion, twilight.

Interactions:
Antidotes Camphora, Belladonna tinct.

Chelidonium majus

Chelidonium

Identification: Greater Celandine. Tinctures are prepared from the entire, fresh, plant when in flower.

History: The juice is yellow, like bile, giving the plant a "signature" as far as the ancients were concerned e.g. Galen.

Method of Action: Acts on the liver and portal system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Chemotherapy, cancer, gallstones, hepatitis, jaundice, liver disorders (see jaundice).
Confirmation: Fixed pain under right scapula. One foot cold, the other hot. Yellow tongue.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Despondent, close to tears.

Influences:
Better after dinner, hot food, milk, lying prone.
Worse: from motion, cough, change of weather, 4 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Aconitum, Camomilla.

Chimaphila umbellata tinct.

Chimaphila umbellata

Identification: Pipsissewa. Ground holly. Tinctures may be made from either the root and leaves or the fresh plant in flower.

History: Used by Native American Indians in gravel and urinary disorders.
Proved by J.G. Bute and H.P. Gatchel.

Method of Action: Acts principally on the kidneys and bladder.

Symptoms:

Indications: Breast (see under benign breast disease and chronic cystic mastitis), kidney, prostate (see under BPH and prostatitis) and urinary disorders.
Confirmation: Sleep with mouth open. Furry tongue.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):


Influences:
Better from walking.
Worse in damp weather, sitting on cold stones.

Croton tiglium

Croton tiglium

Identification: Croton oil. Tinctures are produced from the oil pressed from seeds.

History: Purgative.

Method of Action: Affects the mucous membranes of the digetsive tract.

Symptoms:

Indications: Celiac disease, rectal pains, rheumatism, skin disorders (see under: eczema, psoriasis and rash).
Confirmation: Pain through left chest. Watery, yellow stools.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Morose.

Influences:
Better after sleep, gentle rubbing.

Interactions:
Antidotes Rhus poisoning.
Antidote: Antimonium tartaricum.

Dolichos

Dolichos

Identification: Cowhage. Mucuna pruriens.

Method of Action: Acts on the skin.

Symptoms:

Indications: Chemotherapy, herpes zoster (see under shingles), pruritus.
Confirmation: Constipation, bloated abdomen.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Allergic.

Influences:
Worse at night, aggravated by heat, right side. Cold water "burns".

Interactions:
Antidoted by Aconitum.

Eupatorium purpureum

Eupatorium purpureum

Identification: Gravel root. Joe Pye weed. The tincture is made from the root.

History: Named for its action on the urinary system.
Proved by Dresser.

Symptoms:

Indications: Albuminaria, bladder infection, cystitis, diabetes,enuresis, gravel, influenza, urinary retention.
Confirmation: Tongue brown along center. Dyspnea.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Homesick.

Influences:
Worse form motion, left side.

Galega

Galega

Identification: Goat’s rue. The tincture is prepared from thw hole plant, freshly picked.

History: Ancient reputation for stimulating the milk glands.

Method of Action: Increases the quantity and quality of milk in nursing mothers.

Symptoms:

Indications: Breastfeeding disorders (see under lactation).
Confirmation: Backache at kidney level.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Malnutrition.

Hydrocotyle tinct.

Hydrocotyle

Identification:
Gotu kola. Tinctures are prepared from the whole, fresh plant.

History:
Known as Indian Pennywort. Used in leprosy.

Method of Action:
Useful in leprosy and lupus. Affects the skin and female organs.

Symptoms:

Indications: Acne, gout, leprosy, lupus, skin disorders (including: eczema, herpes and psoriasis), trigeminal nerve.
Confirmation: Dark, dry stools. Copperish eruptions.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Gloomy, likes solitude.

Hypericum tinct.

Hypericum

Identification: St. John's wort. (Hypericum perforatum.) Tinctures are prepared from the whole, fresh plant.
Hypericum means "sub-heather" referring to heaths.

History: The plant has lance-shaped leaves and is covered in black glands containing an essential oil. These led to its use for wounds.
Proved by Muller.

Method of Action:
Excellent remedy for nerve injuries, lacerations, brain and spinal cord.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bites (see under bites & stings), carpal tunnel syndrome, coxalgia, gunshot wounds, hemorrhoids, lacerations, neuralgia, stiff neck (see under whiplash and wry neck), tetanus, wounds.
Confirmation: Painful injuries, tailbone pain.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Nervous.

Influences:
Better lying prone, bending back.
Worse from shock, change in weather, close room.

Interactions:
Antidotes: Arsenicum, Chamomilla and Ledum.

Kali phosphoricum

Kali phosphoricum

Identification: Phosphate of potassium.

History: Schuessler’;s great remedy for conditions arising from lack of nerve power. Proved by H.C. Allen.

Symptoms:

Indications: Alopecia, Alzheimer's, amenorrhea (see under menstruation), anemia, aphnia, bad breath, depression, enuresis, brain fag, fatigue, neurasthenia, ulcers.
Confirmation: Buzzing in ears. Yellow (saffron) urine. Tongue coated a mustard brown.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sensitive, weak.

Influences:
Better: warmth, rest, nourishment, leaning.
Worse: excitement, exertion, early morning.

Ledum

Ledum

Identification: Marsh tea. Tinctures are prepared from small twigs and leaves which are collected after flowring has begun.

History: Teste is an authority. Popular in Swedish folk medicine.

Method of Action: Anti-parasitic.

Symptoms:

Indications: Ascites (see under parasitism and worms), bedsores, lice, Lyme disease, and punctured wounds.
Confirmation: Red pimples on forehead and cheeks.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Sanguinous.

Influences: Worse at night, from heat of bed. Worse from wine.

Interactions: Antidote to Rhus poisoning.

Lycopus virginicus

Lycopus virginicus

Identification: Bugle weed. Virginia horehound.

History: A herbal narcotic. Proved by Morrisson, as having an action on the heart.

Method of Action:
Heart remedy, also for exophthalmic goiter.

Symptoms:
Indications: Aneurysm, bites (reptiles) (see under bites & stings), goiter (see under thyroid disorders), heart disease (see under: heart disorders, hypertension and varicose veins).
Confirmation: Tugging pain in spleen. Aching down spine (especially C7). Pain in testicles.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Better after rising.
Worse in morning before rising and evening. Motion, exercise, even walking.

Interactions:
Antidote toi Cimicifuga racemosa.

Safety & Toxicity:
The herb is considered to be poisonous.

Millefolium tinct.

Millefolium

Identification: Yarrow. Tinctures are prepared from the whole, fresh plant.

History: Yarrow was named Achillea, after Achilles, because it healed wounds.
Popularly named "nosebleed".

Method of Action: Affects lung capillaries, bruises, varicose veins.

Symptoms:

Indications: Anemia, bruise, injuries (see under wound), menses (see under menstruation), nosebleeds, varicose veins.
Confirmation: Bloody urine, nosebleeds.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Forgetful adults, moaning children.

Influences:
Better from bleeding. Drinking wine.
Worse by stooping, exertion, lying down, drinking coffee.

Interactions:
Antidotes Arum maculatum.

Origanum

Origanum

Identification: Sweet marjoram. Tinctures are made from the whole, fresh plant. It is gathered when in flower but the root isnot used.

History: Proved by Cessoles.

Method of Action: Acts on libido, especially female.

Symptoms:

Indications: Breast disorders (see under benign breast disease),leukorrhea, masturbation, nymphomania, seminal emissions, ptosis.
Confirmation: Impelled to run. Pains and cramping in right foot.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Lacivious. Suicidal.

Sabal tinct.

Sabal serrulata

Identification: Saw palmetto. The tincture must be prepared from fresh, ripe berries (October, November).

History: Introduced into medicine by J.B. Read and A.A. Solomon, of Savannah, Georgia for mucous membranes, primarily to quieten coughs and facilitate sleep.
Hale provides most of the homeopathic information on this remedy. Known as the "Homeopathic Catheter".

Method of Action: Soothes mucous membranes.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cystitis, impotence, prostate disorders (see under BPH and prostatitis) and urinary incontinence.
Confirmation: Cough worse on lying down at night. Backache worse after sex.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Anti-social, fearful.

Influences:
Better after sleep.
Worse: cold, damp, cloudy weather.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Silicea.

Salvia officinalis tinct.

Salvia officinalis

Identification: Sage. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh leaves and blossom tips.

History: As the name implies, ancient Greeks felt that it improved memory.

Method of Action: Tonifies the skin.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bleeding gums (see under periodontal disease), cough, inflamed throat ( see under sore throat), night sweats (see also hot flash), TB.
Confirmation: Soft skin, cold limbs.

Selenium tinct.

Selenium tinct.

Identification: The element selenium.

History: Proved by Hering.

Method of Action: Marked effect on the genito-urinary organs (especially elderly men).

Symptoms:

Indications: Alopecia, enuresis (or bedwetting), impotence, masturbation, prostate disorders (including BPH and prostatitis), SIDS and stammering.
Confirmation: Left sided pains, neck to leg. Dark red urine.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Light complexion, blonde.

Influences:
Worse in drafts, during the afternoon (warmth of the sun), hot weather.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Ignatia, Muriatic acid, Pulsatilla.

Solidago

Solidago

Identification: Goldenrod. Tinctures may be made either from the whole plant or flowers.

History: Kidney medicine.

Method of Action: Acts on kidneys.

Symptoms:

Indications: Chemotherapy, chronic nephritis (see under kidney disease), dysuria, leukorrhea, prostate problems (see under BPH and prostatitis) and scanty urine.

This herb has approval status by the German Commission E in urinary disorders.

Confirmation:

Pain, or tenderness, in the kidneys.

Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Suited to scrofulous types.

Influences:

Better from profuse urination.
Worse from pressure.

Squilla

Squilla

Identification: Sea onion. Squill - the red variety. Tinctures are prepared form the fresh bulbs.

History: Grows on the shores of the Mediterranean, medical use dates back to ancient times.
Diuretic, expectorant.

Method of Action: Affects the serous and mucous membranes of the respiratory and digestive tracts, also heart, kidneys and spleen.

Symptoms:

Indications: Angina pectoris, bronchitis, cough, lung disorders, pneumonia, spleen disorders, urine (excessive).
Confirmation: Sticthes under the left ribs (spleen). Drinking cold water causes cough. Children rub their face with their fist when coughing. Black teeth.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Angry about trifles.

Influences:
Better from rest, sitting up, lying down in bed, wrapping warmly.
Worse early morning, inspiration, coughing.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Camphora.

Uva ursi tinct.

Uva ursi tinct.

Identification: Bearberry. Tinctures are prepared from the dried leaves and fruit.

History: Noted for its astringent properties.

Method of Action: Acts upon urinary system.

Symptoms:

Indications: Bladder infection, cystitis, dysuria, hematuria i.e. urinary disorders, notably incontinence.
Confirmation: Urine contains clots and pus.

Verbascum tinct.

Verbascum

Identification: Mullein oil. Tinctures are prepared from fresh plants at the commencement of flowering.

History: Catarrhs and diarrhea. Hemorrhoids. Deafness, earache.
Traditional remedy in Germany, recorded by Hering. Proved by Hahnemann.
Introduced to allopathy by Cushing (1884).

Method of Action: Marked effect on the nerves.

Symptoms:

Indications: Deafness, ear conditions (see earache), enuresis or bedwetting, hemorrhoids, itching (anus), swimmer’s ear.
Confirmation: Salty saliva in mouth.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Better from deep inspirations.
Worse from drafts, change of temperature. Worse by pressure, stopping, touch ,or walking.

Viburnum opulus tinct.

Viburnum opulus

Identification: Cramp bark. Tinctures are prepared from the fresh bark.

History: Hale derived his knowledge from herbalists. Originally a native to Great Britain, Native Americans are credited with discovering its use for spasmodic diseases, notably, dysmenorrhea.
First proved by H.C. Allen.

Method of Action:
Acramp remedy, especially female.

Symptoms:

Indications: Cramp, menstruation, hysterectomy, miscarriage and pregnancy.
Confirmation: Backache, "sick all over".
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Nervous, irritable.

Influences:
Better by pressure, in open air.
Worse from fright, pre-menses, cold, at night.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Aconite.

Sanguinarinum

Sanguinarinum nitricum

Identification: Nitrate of Sanguinarine (Blood root). A fine, brownish-red powder.

History: Proved by professor Owens.

Method of Action: Useful for nasal polyps, "New England colds".

Symptoms:

Indications: Adenoids, catarrh, cold, coryza, polyp, sore throat, stiff or wryneck,tinnitus.
Confirmation: Pressure behind center of sternum. Thick, yellow mucous. Burning mouth. Roaring in right ear. Stiff left shoulder and neck.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Better bathing with warm water.
Worse at night.

Kali bromatum tinct.

Kali bromatum

Identification: Bromide of potash.

History: Convulsions.

Method of Action: Acts upon the mind and nerves.

Symptoms:

Indications: Acne, epilepsy, insomnia, ovarian growths, Parkinson's disease.
Confirmation: Choke while drinking. Recurs at 5 p.m.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Better while occupied.
Worse from sexual desire, excess; hot weather.

Interactions:
Antidoted by: Camphora, Nux vomica.
It antidotes: lead poisoning.

Pollution nosode tinct.

Pollution nosode

Identification: Derived from living organisms, polluted air, water etc.

Indications: Air pollution toxicity, allergy.

Sanguinaria canadensis

Sanguinaria

Identification:
Blood root, commonly found in North America is a type of poppy. Tinctures are now made from the fresh root, collected in early spring or late autumn; although, in the past, resin, leaves, seeds and seed vessels have also been used.

History: Used as a dye.

Method of Action: Affects the right side: head, liver, chest and deltoid.

Symptoms:

Indications: Headaches, hot flash and menopause, rheumatism (see also under: arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis) and sinusitis.
Confirmation: Redness and burning of cheeks.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Better from sour things, belching, lying on left side.
Worse from motion, 3 a.m., right side.

Interactions:
Antidotes Opium and Rhus poisoning.

Phosphorus tinct.

PHOSPHORUS (White Phosphorus)

Identification:

The white phosphorus is used in homeopathy. It is highly flammable and burns with a brilliant white flame. The tincture is prepared as a saturated solution in alcohol, with a concentration of about 1/667. White phosphorus is unique among the nonradioactive substances in that, in the slow process of oxidation. it spontaneously gives off light without heat.

Method of Action:

Phosphorus is an essential element in the body structure, in bone and nerve tissue; it is connected with calcium metabolism, hence influences the formation of bones, the development of hyper- or hypothyroidism, and the utilization of vitamin D.

Phosphorus is also a component of commercial insecticides, rodent poisons, fireworks, and fertilizers.


History:

Phosphorus is an ancient remedy that fell out of use in the -nineteenth century because of its highly poisonous qualities. Hahnemann proved Phosphoric acid in 1819 and reported on the symptoms produced by Phosphorus in Chronic Diseases (1828).

Today sodium phosphate is used to diminish hypercalcemia.


Symptoms:

Indications: Bleeding, cellulite, cough, diarrhea, food allergy.
Confirmation: Stiffness in the back, back of neck. Stiffness on rising. A broad. remedy in diseases of the spine. Dry, scaly eruptions on the skin. Restless sleep, starting in sleep. Sleeps on right side.
Characteristics: Phosphorus. is a polychrest particularly suited to tall, thin narrow-chested people, with fair, transparent skin and soft hair. The mental symptoms of Phosphorus are reminiscent of the self-luminous qualities of the metal.




Influences:

Worse: physical or mental exertion, evening, warm food or drink, lying on left or painful side, during thunderstorm.
Better: in dark, lying on right side, being rubbed or mesmerized, cold food and cold water, unti I it gets warm.

Interactions:

Arsenic is, complementary to Phosphorus.

Safety:

It is dangerous to give Phosphorus in very high potencies in certain incurable tubercular conditions; it is also dangerous to give it too low or too often, especially in tuberculosis.


Geranium tinct.

Geranium tinct.

Identification:

Geranium maculatum (Crane’s bill). Tinctures are prepared from the root. Infusions are also prepared from the whole plant.

History:

Two fragmentary provings are on record.

Method of Action:

Primary action on hemorrhages.

Symptoms:
        Indications: Diarrhea, diplopia (see eye disorders) hemorrhage, lactation, migraine and sore throat.
        Confirmation: Ptosis of the eyelids.
        Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):





Thyroidinum

Thyroidinum

Identification:

Thyroidinum, or Thyroidea, is a sarcode prepared from a dried thyroid gland which usually comes from a calf or sheep.


History:

A modern double-blind proving was conducted by Panos, Rogers and Stephenson (1963-4).


Method of Action:

Affects the central nervous system, skin and left side.

Symptoms:
        Indications: Breast tumors (see under benign breast disease), goiter, myxedema (see under thyroid disorders), lactation and obesity.
        Confirmation: Sleeplessness (see insomnia and narcolepsy), vertigo upon rising in the morning. A state of puffiness, even obesity.
        Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Suited to the phosphoric type, likely to be hyperthyroid.


Influences:

Better after, or during, menses.
Better by rest, lying prone, or reclining, in the evening.
Worse before, or during, menses.
Worse from least exertion, stooping, by cold. Heart symptoms worsen when lying down.


Safety & Toxicity:

Can produce severe heart reactions, including angina.

Sulphurosum acidum

Sulphurosum acidum

Identification:
Sulphur dioxide.

History:

Method of Action: Irritates mucous membranes, especially the upper respiratory tract. Antiseptic.

Symptoms:

Indications: acne, heartburn, infections (colds, pneumonia, TB), parasitic skin disorders (topical).
Confirmation: Aphthae.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology):

Influences:
Worse from cold.

Interactions:
Antidoted by Hydrocotyle.

Aesculus hippocastanum tinct.

Aesculus hippocastanum

Identification: horse chestnut.

History: Hemorrhoid remedy. Hering recommended tincture of fruit with capsule.

Method of Action: Causes general venous stasis. causing a purple hue to varicose veins.

Symptoms:

Indications: Anal (hemorrhoids), or uterine, problems, sacrum pain sometimes combined with hip-joint problems as with sciatica).
Confirmation: Chill at 4 p.m. Fever after 7 p.m.
Characteristics (Patient Profile / Personality / Psychology): Depressed and irritable.