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Locust. Leguminosae.

The common locust tree, indigenous to the southern part of the United States.

The tincture is prepared from the fresh bark of the young twigs.

Provings by Burt, Am. Hom. Obs., 1864, p. 61; Spranger, Am. Hom. Obs., vol. 1, p. 271; Ball (poisoning), Am. Hom. Obs., 1865, vol. 2, p. 327; Houatt, Nouvelles Donnes, Paris, 1866.


- Headache, Burt, A. H. O., vol. 1, p. 62; Pain in stomach, Burt, A. H. O., vol. 1, p. 62; Pyrosis, Peck, T. A. J. H., 1883, p. 676; Sour stomach, Burt, A. H. O., vol. 1, p. 62; Kippax, Org., vol. 3, p. 96; Smedley, A. H. O., vol. 5, p. 24; Dyspepsia, Blake, Hom. Rev., vol. 16, p. 405; Chronic affection of stomach, Shafer, A. H. O., vol. 4, p. 277; Ague, Funk, A. H. O., vol. 3, p. 555.

MIND. [1]

Very low-spirited; excessive irritability. ~ Indigestion.


Vertigo and dullness of head, in whatever posture it is placed.
Sensation as if brain revolved, especially when lying down.
Vertigo with unsteadiness and nausea.


Dull frontal headache; much agg. by motion, with neuralgic pains in temples; migraine.
Steady headache, with sensation as if head were full of boiling water, and when moving head sensation as if brain struck against skull.
Gastric headache from a sour stomach, caused by fat meat, gravies, flatulent food, cabbage, turnips, warm bread, pastry, ice cream, raw fruit, etc.
Sick-headache, with eructations and vomiting of excessively acid secretions; irritable and desponding.
Chronic sick-headache.


Neuralgic faceache, spreading to eyes, forehead, ears and teeth, changing the whole features; sensation of disarticulation and fracture of jawbone; left side.


Jawbone feels as if disarticulated; intensely sour taste and vomiting. ~ Neuralgia.


Burning, lancinating pains, especially in carious teeth, spreading to cheeks, eyes and temples, agg. at night, or when coming in contact with food, especially cold or spiced food; teeth become loosened from the spongy and easily bleeding gums.


Heartburn and acidity of stomach, at night on lying down.
Regurgitation of acid and bitter substances, everything turning to acid.
Sour vomiting of infants; the whole child smells sour.
Nausea, with vomiting of intensely acid fluid. ~ Migraine.
Water taken before eating, at night, returned in morning green and sour.
Vomiting of intensely sour fluid, setting the teeth on edge.


Heartburn and acidity of stomach at night on lying down.
Dull heavy, aching distress in stomach.
Acidity of stomach; food turns sour soon after eating; constant feeling of weight, fullness and tension in stomach; eructations accompanied by a sour liquid, and at times portions of ingesta; burning pain in stomach and between scapulae; thirst; constant frontal headache; water taken before retiring at night, returns in morning green and sour.
Constant dull headache, agg. by motion and reading; at times dull, heavy aching distress in stomach, with sensation as if scalded; sour stomach every night.
Intensely acid condition of stomach often occurring suddenly after taking food, however carefully selected; period between eating and onset of attack not constant; frequent acid, fluid and flatulent eructations, with slight temporary relief; feeling of distension and weight, like a stone, in epigastrium; nausea; palpitation; constipation; severe lancinating pains in epigastric, left inframammary and left infrascapular regions; pains of same character, though less severe, in left side of head and left extremities; integument of left temple and side painfully sensitive to contact; pallor of face; shivering, with coldness of left side, particularly of left extremities, which were bluish around nails; temperature of right side normal; then considerable heat of surface and flushed face; with establishment of reaction symptoms subsided; during attack great mental depression; an anxious longing for and expectation of speedy dissolution; at times sudden vanishing of ideas; occasionally very violent and often repeated acid vomiting so sour as to set teeth on edge; matter ejected frequently streaked with blood; after violent attack of vomiting there was entire cessation of pain for half an hour or longer; tongue slightly furred; appetite good; continued eating sometimes seemed to postpone attack; attack usually lasts several hours; suffering almost continuous for last fifteen years.
Constant, dull, heavy, squeezing pain in stomach after every meal, causing great distress and making her cry every day; stomach sour; constipation; much pain in lumbar region; obliged to keep her bed most of day; hands and feet very cold; cannot eat more than one meal a day, it puts her in such agony.
Fullness and oppression in pit of stomach; bitter, flat or foul taste, excessively acid eructations; long-continued nausea, finally amel. by vomiting, which is so fatiguing that it may cause fainting; constant inclination to stool, finally black, fetid stools, with great relief. ~ Gastric derangement.
Dyspepsia manifesting itself at night and preventing sleep.


Great distension of stomach and bowels, with flatus; intestines distended almost to point of rupturing, with severe colic and acid diarrhea.
Flatulent colic and pinching in abdomen, corresponding to pains in head; severe colic, with ineffectual desire for stool; tympanitic colic, accompanied by great weakness and agg. from least motion.


Desire for stool, but only flatus passes; finally constipated stools; from undigestion.
Sour stools of infants, with sour smell from body, and vomiting of sour milk.
Diarrheic stools, yellow, green, burning, with nervous agitation, weakness, cold sweat and dyspnea.
Stools, loose, black, fetid, with great tenesmus.
Diarrheic stools, black, fetid or watery, whitish, excessively frequent and generally involuntary, with sensation as if whole body would pass away with stool; heat and pressure in epigastrium; cramps in extremities; weakness and extreme prostration; acid dyspepsia; putrid emanations from body; suppression of urine; fear of death.
Cholera infantum; child smells intensely sour; stools green and watery; with much tympanitis; colic; accompanied by excessive irritability.


Urine scanty and painful; or profuse and turbid.


Nymphomania; whitish, greenish, yellowish, thick, acrid, purulent leucorrhea, with tumefaction and bruised feeling in neck of womb and general prostration; ulcerative pains in vagina, with acrid yellowish leucorrhea, of most fetid smell.
Hard swelling of womb.
Cramps in womb.
Menses too late; black.
Discharge of blood, like a hemorrhage, between menstrual periods accompanied by purulent leucorrhea.
Eruption and ulcers like herpes on vagina and vulva.


Lying down: as if brain revolved; heartburn and acidity of stomach.
In whatever position: vertigo and dullness of head.
Motion: dull frontal headache agg.; of head, as if brain struck against skull; colic agg.

TIME. [38]

Night: neuralgic pains in teeth and face agg.; heartburn and acidity of stomach; water taken before eating returned in morning green and sour; dyspepsia at night.

FEVER. [40]

Paroxysms every day, late in afternoon, lasting until 3 or 4 o'clock next morning; during attack entire loss of consciousness; flatulence, eructations; at last with emission of flatus the paroxysms gradually faded away; on third day of treatment, very severe paroxysm followed by collapse, eyes sunken, face hippocratic, rattling of mucus in throat and chest, threatened suffocation; Carbo veg. removed the most imminent danger; during next three days had three more attacks, also very severe; high fever with delirium, flatulence with unconsciousness, followed by great prostration, dullness and heaviness of head, distressing dreams when shutting eyes; flatulence seems to be chief cause of fever. ~ Ague.
Hectic fever, with night sweats.


For several hours: attack of vomiting.
Every day: paroxysms of fever late in afternoon, lasting until 3 or 4 o'clock next morning.
Every night: sour stomach.
Last fifteen years: attacks of sour stomach and vomiting.


Right: temperature of side normal.
Left: sensation of disarticulation of jawbone; pain in inframammary, infrascapular regions and in side of head and extremities; integument of temple and side painfully sensitive to contact; coldness of side and extremities.


As if brain revolved; as if head were full of boiling water; as if brain struck against skull; jawbone as if disarticulated; stomach as if scalded; as if whole body would pass away with stool.
Pain: in lumbar region.
Lancinating pains: severe in epigastric, left inframammary and left infrascapular regions; in left side of head and left extremities.
Burning-lancinating pain: in teeth and face.
Burning pain: in stomach and between scapulae.
Ulcerative pains: in vagina.
Neuralgic pain: in temples; in face.
Pinching: in abdomen.
Dull, heavy, squeezing pain: in stomach.
Cramps: in extremities; in womb.
Dull, heavy, aching distress: in stomach.
Heat: in epigastrium.
Bruised feeling: in neck of womb.
Pressure: in epigastrium.
Weight: in stomach; in epigastrium.
Heaviness: of head.
Oppression: in pit of stomach.
Dullness: of head.
Tension: in stomach.
Fullness: in stomach; in pit of stomach.
Distension: in epigastrium.
Coldness: of left side, left extremities.


Contact: neuralgia in face agg. from food; integument of temple and side painfully sensitive.


Young man, suffering four months; acidity of stomach.
Miss L., aet. 26, temperament nervo-bilious, with a little of the lymphatic; menstruates every three weeks profusely; pains in stomach.
Mrs. —, aet. 45, dark eyes and hair, nervo-bilious temperament, mother of eight children; suffering since fourteen years old, attacks at first every Spring and Fall, continuing for about three months, for last fifteen years suffering almost continuous; pain in stomach, etc.
Man, aet. 45, suffering three years from enlargement of liver and sympathetic cough; ague.


Compare: Bryon., Cinchon., Carbo veg., Lycop., Nux vom.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 09, 1890
Description: Clinical materia medica of Robinia pseudoacacia
Remedies: Robinia pseudoacacia
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1890
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Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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