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Aconitum Napellus.

Monkshood. Ranunculaceae.

Abundant in the mountain forests of France, Switzerland and Germany. Also cultivated in gardens.

The root is stronger than the herb, and the seed most uniform in strength. The symptoms of the herb, root and seed have not been separated, not even those of somewhat different species.

MIND. [1]

Now perfectly conscious, now raving.
Clairvoyance; conscious that his beloved, miles away, was singing a certain piece.
Dullness and confusion of mind.
Unconscious, as if dying; speechless. ~ Apoplexy.
Insensible, stupid; also during convulsions.
Stupid, eyes closed, facial muscles twitch, mouth compressed, no power of speech.
Memory lively, or weak; what has just been done seems like a remote dream; cannot remember dates.
Ideas haunt him, cannot get rid of them.
Cannot finish a half-written idea without great effort.
Attention distracted while reading, thought seems to cease.
Cannot reflect, ideas seem to come from stomach; after two attacks of vertigo, thought is again normal.
Excited, or sits buried in thought.
Rapid change of thought; great exertion is required to fix train of thought.
On attempting to think of one thing, another intrudes; this is soon supplanted by another and so on.
Diminished intellectual power, cannot perform even light mental work.
Lively imagination.
Ecstasy; inclined to be gay, to dance and sing.
Delirium, crying out, staring look. ~ Inflammation of brain.
Delirium, with convulsive motions. ~ Myelitis.
Delirium, with great heat, dilated pupils or convulsions; childish, nonsensical talk.
Delirium, with talk about death. ~ In childbed.
Delirium, especially at night, raves, springs out of bed; in morning, excessive sweat.
Pains are so intolerable, they drive him crazy; he becomes very restless.
Desire to be alone; shuns people.
Disposition to weep; cried violently, with facial jactitation.
Loquacity; speech hurried.
Alternate laughter and crying; at one time gay, at another gloomy.
Moaning, anxious lamentations; reproaches from trifling causes.
Screams aloud at slightest touch, screams with pains; cannot bear light; will not be touched or uncovered; buzzing in ears.
Impatience, throws himself about, constantly changes position.
Restlessness, agony, internal anxiety; does everything in great haste; must move about or change position often.
Cannot continue long at one thing.
Dislikes to talk; answers laconically yes or no.
Music is unbearable, it makes her quite sad.
Sadness with solicitude; concerned about future; about her recovery or fears loss of reason.
Extreme timidity, especially after a fright; afraid in dark.
Fears to go where there is any excitement or many people; thinks she is jostling against every one she meets; countenance expressive of timidity; constant dread lest she stagger and fall. ~ During pregnancy.
Fear of ghosts.
(In sick:) Fear of death: during pregnancy or confinement; with prolapsus uteri; with great loquacity or anxiety in region of heart.
Thrice he became blind and affirmed that death was at hand.
Predicts day of death; bids her friends good-bye. ~ In childbed.
Inconsolable anxiety, piteous wailing; peevish and impatient.
Anxiety: transiently amel. by drinking cold water; followed by apathy; with cold sweat (prolapsus uteri).
Has no affection for anybody. ~ During pregnancy.
Morose, misanthropic, peevish; malicious mood.
Children get angry and have spells of rage.
Vexed at trifles; takes every joke in bad part.
Quarrelsome, with constantly varying delirium; chatters like a child, is gay.
Obstinate, tosses about impatiently.
Sinks into lethargy, but rarely sleeps; complains of crawls.
Ailments from fright: afraid in dark; vertigo; faintness; trembling; cardiac weakness; threatened miscarriage; impending cessation of menstrual flow; burning in stomach.
Remote effects of fright, especially jaundice.
Ailments from vexation, with fear or vehemence: congestion; palpitation ; fever; anxiety, beside himself; threatened miscarriage; apoplectic congestion.


Confusion: as after drunkenness, with pressure in temples; early in morning on awaking.
Head feels dull, stupefied. ~ Coryza. Fevers.
Dull, stupid; pressure outwards, agg. sitting up; with anxiety and fear of death. ~ Sunstroke.
Apoplexy or apoplectic congestions.
Vertigo: after fright; from congestion, as in sun; on stooping; staggers to right; as if drunk, with nausea, agg. on rising from seat, amel. while walking, none while sitting; blackness before eyes when shaking head; with nosebleed; from sudden suppression of menses by cold.
On rising from a recumbent posture, red face becomes deathly pale, or he becomes dizzy and falls over, he fears to rise again; often accompanied by nausea, vanishing of sight or unconsciousness.
Vertigo, headache, nausea, gagging, coldness. ~ Cholera.
Turns suddenly red and falls unconscious. ~ Teething child.
From a fall or concussion; face pale or red, but no stupor.
Fullness of head, with erratic pains in right supraorbital, temporal or frontal regions.
Suddenly faints while standing to urinate; all blood seemed to rush to head; he fell unconscious.
Alternate stupefaction and restlessness, with mild delirium twitchings, starts as in a fright, pulse frequent. ~ Brain fever.
Stupor, with cold feet.


Constant burning in forehead. ~ Jaundice.
Burning headache, as of brain agitated by boiling water.
Headache, as if a hot iron was bound around head.
Fullness and heavy feeling, as if everything would push out of forehead.
Squeezing in forehead above root of nose, feels as if she would lose her reason; agg. walking in open air.
Furious headache, vision obscured, pain mostly pressing and contracting in upper part of forehead; face swollen, pale; agg. from light or noise; amel. lying quietly in a dark room.
Pressing shooting pain in forehead. ~ Coryza.
Violent headache limited to a small spot over left supraorbital ridge.
Pulsation in left side of forehead along with attacks, as from severe blows in right side of forehead.
Headache in vertex, as if compressed uniformly by a pitchcap; ceases when walking in open air.
Sunstroke; especially from sleeping in sun's rays.
Headache, as if brain was moved or raised; agg. during motion, drinking, talking or sunlight.
Congestive headaches. ~ Menorrhagia.
Congestion, anxiety; face hot and red, or pale; carotids pulsate strongly; pulse full, strong, or small and quick; agg. toward evening. ~ Apoplexy.
Headache, with increased secretion of urine.
On going into a warm room, forehead feels as if compressed.
Throbbing in temples. ~ Rheumatic ophthalmia.
Pressure in forehead, temples and top of head.
Headache and roaring in ears. ~ Coryza.
Pressive, stupefying headache; sleeplessness. ~ Childbed fever.
Congestion to head. ~ Heart disease.
Head hot, throbbing carotids, limbs cold; left side lame; staring; burning pain in brain. ~ Apoplexy.
Inflammation of brain in children.
Congestion to head. ~ Cystitis.


Head excessively hot.
Bends head far back. ~ Croup.
Sensation in vertex as if pulled by the hair.
Sensation of crackling, as from bending tinsel, in temples, forehead and nose; agg. toward evening from motion; amel. from sitting.
Formication of scalp, amel. by heat.
Constantly tosses head about. ~ Croup.
Sensation as if hair stood on end.
Vertex feels hot to touch; hair bristles up.
If he raises his head, he vomits phlegm or what he drank. ~ Inflammation of brain.
Constantly puts hand to head. ~ Meningitis.
Better lying with head high.
Stitches under scalp.
Sweat on head; amel. out of doors.
Cold sweat on forehead.


Disturbed by flickering; fears he may touch others passing by.
Vision of sparks, with burning and twitching in eyes.
Vision as if through a veil; difficult to distinguish faces; anxiety and vertigo.
Total blindness after catching cold.
Optical illusions in dark colors, or black.
Sensitive to light, especially sun; light dazzles.
Desire for light; photomania.
Eyes excessively hot and dry; conjunctiva of lids very red, constant winking and closing of lids, could hardly force them open; temporary relief from cold water; asthenopia from straining eyes.
Staring. ~ Apoplexy. ~ Asthma.
Eyes glaring. ~ Pleuritis. ~ Pneumonia.
Eyes contorted. ~ Tetanus.
Pupils contracted, then dilated.
Eyeball feels enlarged, as if coming out of socket.
Sclerotica yellow. ~ Enteritis.
Eyes bloodshot.
Sticking pains in right eyeball.
Rough feeling, as from sand in left inner canthus.
Inflammatory conditions, resulting from irritant action of foreign bodies, as chips of steel, or stone, or coal, in cornea, which produce dry rubbing of lid over ball, with injected vessels; irritation caused by ingrowing lashes.
In true sclerosis, acute stage, with contracted pupils, sticking or tearing pains, photophobia, a blue circle around cornea and violent aching in balls.
Eyes red, inflamed, vessels deep red; burning, pressive shooting pains, especially on moving balls; no discharge; conjunctivitis from exposure to cold, dry winds.
Catarrhal inflammation, first stage prior to exudation; chemosis of conjunctiva, with pains so terrible that one wishes to die.
Ophthalmia neonatorum; in beginning.
Acute aggravations of granulated lids and pannus of cornea, with excessive hyperemia, heat and dryness especially if induced by overheating from violent exercise, or by exposure to dry, cold air.
In earlier stages of violent acute inflammations of deep structures of ball, when it becomes sensitive to touch and feels as if it were protruding; rarely after exudation.
Itching, smarting, burning in eyes, agg. in evening.
Sticking and tearing pains around eyes; agg. at night.
Violent pain over right eye.
Stitches in upper orbital region, from pressure and toward evening.
Upper half of eyeball sore when moved; feels as if it would be forced out of orbit (amel. on stooping).
Eyes water, agg. evening and night; tarsi sore, red, inflamed.
Profuse lachrymation with intense pain; tears flow, with or without local inflammation.
Copious tears and red conjunctiva. ~ Coryza. ~ Cough.
Lids feel dry, burn and are sensitive to air.
Pressure in upper lids as if whole ball was pushed into orbit, causing a bruised pain in eye.
Lids hard, swollen, red, with a tense feeling; agg. mornings.


Averse to noises, they startle him; they are intolerable.
Music goes through every limb; makes her sad.
Roaring in ears; humming; ringing.
Left ear deaf, with buzzing in whole head. ~ Apoplexy.
Tearing pain (left ear); pains in right ear.
Stinging in ear; meatus red and narrowed; external ear hot and red; noise intolerable.


Sense of smell very acute, especially for unpleasant odors.
Distressing cramp or pressure at root of nose.
Nosebleed; blood bright red. ~ Plethora. ~ Fever. ~ Endocarditis. ~ Measles.
Nose-bleeding and headache. ~ Menorrhagia.
Frequent sneezing.
Nose dry, stopped up, cannot breathe through nose.
Coryza: dry, with headache, roaring in ears, fever, thirst, sleeplessness, caused by cold, dry winds ; checked with headache; amel. in open air, agg. from talking; fluent, frequent sneezing ; dropping of a clear, hot water; fluent mornings; inner nose red, swollen, interfering with breathing.


Anxious expression; frightened.
Face: pale, with restlessness and expression of anxiety; burning fiery red; red and pale alternately ; livid; lips blackish; bloated, unequally red; feels as if it was growing larger.
Red cheeks with fear of death. ~ In pregnancy.
One cheek red, the other pale.
Between attacks, face pale; now and then flying heat. ~ Croup.
Face and whole body pale. ~ Measles.
Face dark red. ~ Apoplexy.
Face dark red, lips blue. ~ Croup.
Rush of blood to face. ~ Fever.
Convulsive twitching of facial muscles.
Neuralgia of trigeminus, left side; face red and hot; restlessness, anguish; rolling about, screaming.
Rheumatism in face and teeth.
Sweat on cheek on which he lies.
Sensation as if muscles were firmly but not spasmodically contracted; numbness, heavy feeling of whole face.
Creeping, tingling, crawling in face.


Lips: blue, dry, black, peeling off; swollen, inflamed.
Complaints on upper lip.
Burning and numbness of lips and mouth; heat and tingling.
Burning of lips and tongue, as after eating pepper or smoking.
Swelling of lower jaw, with aching in face.
Stitching thrusts in lower jaw.
Mouth drawn to one side (right). ~ Convulsions.
Lips on left side motionless, during breathing. ~ Apoplexy.
Constantly moving lower jaw, as in chewing. ~ Meningitis.


Cold feeling in incisors.
Grinding teeth.
Teeth sensitive to air.
Toothache: even in sound teeth; with throbbing in one side of face, intense redness of one cheek, congestion to head, restlessness; most left-sided, or going from right to left; caused by dry, cold winds ; taking cold in raw air; during pregnancy ; especially in young, plethoric sedentary persons.
Teeth feel as if they would fall out.
After getting wet, tearing, beating pain in a carious molar, increasing after going to bed.


Taste: bitter; everything tastes bitter except water; slimy (jaundice); foul; fishy; flat; nauseous, compels hawking of tough mucus, which he swallows.
Mouth as if filled with air tasting of rotten eggs.
Things which formerly tasted strong now have no taste.
Worse from talking; stinging, choking, in throat. ~ Headache. ~ Checked coryza.
Trembling and temporary stammering.
Speech imperfect, lisping. ~ Apoplexy.
Tongue feels swollen, burning, prickling and tingling.
Tongue numb; also mouth and lips.
Sensation of dryness and numbness in middle of tongue without thirst.
Sensation of dryness and rawness in middle of tongue.
Burning on tip of tongue and lips.
Burning vesicles on tongue.
Sensation of cold air passing over tongue.
Tongue coated white or thick yellow-white. ~ Bilious fever.
Tongue dry, furred, white. ~ Fevers.
Tongue red, with great thirst. ~ Liver complaint.
Tongue dry, red on sides, centre thinly coated white. ~ Peritonitis.
Tongue red and dry. ~ Cystitis.
Chronic affections of tongue.


Mouth dry.
Burning, biting in mouth.
Saliva frothy, copious, streaked red, sweet taste in mouth.
Accumulation of water in mouth. ~ Seat worms.
Orifices of salivary ducts sore, as if corroded.
Yellowish-white thick fur in mouth. ~ Jaundice.


Dry feeling in palate and posterior nares.
Redness of uvula and soft palate.
Uvula: swollen and elongated; feels as if elongated and coming in contact with tongue. ~ Cough.
Feeling of dryness and as if something stuck in throat.
Acute inflammation of throat (palate, tonsils and fauces with high fever, dark redness of parts, burning and stinging in fauces.
Burning sensation in back of throat, causing him to hawk.
Severe sticking pains in posterior fauces.
Burning and numbness in throat; throat almost in sensible.
Pricking, burning in throat and along eustachian tube compelling swallowing.
Roof of mouth and fauces dotted with eruption. ~ Scarlatina.
Burning sensation in pharynx.
Constriction of throat, causing hawking and spitting even to an irritation to vomit.
Swallowing: stinging choking in throat.
When swallowing food, it feels as if it had lodged in cardiac region. ~ Stricture of esophagus.
Swallowing much impeded. ~ Tonsillitis.
Muscles extremely sore in swallowing.
Almost entire inability to swallow. ~ Hoarseness.
Urging to swallow.
Burning from mouth along esophagus to stomach.
Tingling in esophagus.


Lively sensation of hunger, renewed soon after eating.
Excessive hunger and thirst, but eats slowly.
Thirst burning, unquenchable. ~ During all stages of fever. ~ Local inflammations.
Excessive thirst, yet can retain nothing. ~ Cholera.
No appetite; loathing of food, qualmishness.
Desires: wine; brandy; beer; bitter drinks.


Worse before breakfast.
After eating: distressed feeling; vomits food (liver complaint); bitter vomit ; violent pain in stomach, with warmth and tenderness; hiccough; nausea (after meat broths).
Momentary relief from cold water. ~ Anxiety.
Generally worse after drinking.
Gastric catarrh from chilling stomach with ice water, especially when overheated.
Drinking ice water excites cough; generally better from cold drink, especially anxiety.
Worse from smoking. ~ Palpitation.
Wine generally relieves, but sometimes brings on congestions, haemoptysis or palpitation, and augments rheumatic pains.


Painful hiccough.
Better from eructations. ~ Tension in stomach.
Nausea in esophagus or stomach, rarely in throat.
Violent but ineffectual urging to vomit. ~ Gastric catarrh.
Gagging, retching, gasping for breath. ~ After scarlatina.
Vomiting: of lumbrici; of bile; of green masses, with diarrhea of same appearance; of mucus; of blood, of bloody mucus; of what has been drunk, followed by thirst.
Vomiting bile. ~ Incarcerated hernia with inflammation.
Vomiting with anxiety, heat, thirst, profuse sweat and increased micturition.
Green vomit, like verdigris. ~ Meningitis.
Vomiting, meteorism and inability to make water. ~ Peritonitis.
On sitting up, vomits clear water. ~ After a fall on head.
Vomiting and purging of a green water. Cholera.
Vomits sour phlegm. ~ Cholera sporadica.
After repeated vomiting and stools, still complained of a feeling as if a cold stone lay in stomach.


Region of pit of stomach sore to touch and meteoristic. ~ Jaundice.
Burning from stomach up through esophagus to mouth.
Sudden excruciating pain, with gagging, retching, vomiting blood, gasping; cold sweat on forehead; congestion of mucous lining of stomach. ~ Scarlatina; desquamation.
When breathing, pit of stomach is drawn to spine. ~ Croup.
Palpitation in pit of stomach, with peevish anxiety.
Pressure in stomach and pit of stomach, as from a weight or hard stone.
Stitch-like, burning, pressing pain in pit of stomach, with fear of death. ~ Gastritis from chilling stomach.
Warmth in stomach.
Pressive, tensive pain, as from fullness or an oppressive weight in stomach and hypochondria.


Anxious feeling in precordia.
Liver somewhat sensitive to deep pressure.
Burning, stinging, hepatic pains.
Hot, tense swelling under right short ribs.
Pressure and constriction in hepatic region, with obstruction of breathing.
Acute hepatitis, with violent fever.
Pain on pressure over left lobe of liver.
Tension and heaviness in hypochondria.
Agony, has to sit straight up, can hardly breathe, pulse thread-like, vomituritio, sweats with anxiety; abdomen swollen, particularly under short ribs. ~ After scarlet fever.
Stitches in region of liver taking the breath.
Severe and constant pain in epigastrium, pressing outward. ~ Jaundice.
Stitches and heat in diaphragm.
Pain going to umbilicus, or changing from stomach to liver. ~ Jaundice.
Jaundice: during pregnancy, liver atrophied; in newborn children; after fright; from a cold, with catarrh of small intestines.
Splenitis with inflammatory fever.


Colic forces him double, yet relieved in no position. ~ Inflammatory after a cold.
Colic involving bladder, contraction of hypogastrium in region of bladder; constant ineffectual urging to urinate.
Cutting in intestines, extending through chest to right shoulder, almost making him cry out, during stool.
Burning in umbilical region.
Umbilical region hard, swollen. ~ Seat worms.
Meteorism, vomiting, inability to urinate. ~ Peritonitis.
Abdomen burning hot, tense, tympanitic, sensitive to least touch, cutting pains, fever, anguish. ~ Peritonitis.
Abdomen puffed and hard.
A feeling of weight, as if a heavy load were resting on abdomen and bearing one down.
Paralyzed, inactive feeling in intestines, agg. about transverse colon.
Hernia, recent and small, also incarcerated with bilious vomiting and cold sweat; burning as from coals of fire.
Sensitiveness of lower abdomen to touch.
Pain in loins, as if bruised.


Diarrhea: watery; frequent small stools; like chopped spinach (summer complaint); bilious, of infants, with colic, which no position relieves; from getting wet; slimy, bloody, violent pains in bowels; tenesmus, also between discharges.
Scanty, loose, frequent, with tenesmus; small, brown, painful; at last bloody. ~ Dysentery.
Pure blood passes without feces. ~ Dysentery.
Urging; slimy stools; intolerable nightly tingling, itching at anus. ~ Seat worms.
Dysentery or inflammatory diarrhea during hot days and cold nights.
Cutting, griping, followed by frequent urging to stool, after anger or fright.
Hemorrhage from bowels bright red, in streams.
Alternate slimy stools and constipation. ~ Icterus.
Constipation; clay-colored stools.
Stool and urine suppressed. ~ Myelitis.
Stool white, with dark red urine.
Stool white, with saffron-colored urine. ~ Jaundice.
Stools black, with dry skin and fever; despondency, anxiety.
Cholera, congestive stage; stage of reaction.
Involuntary stools, passing when flatus passes.
Bleeding piles; stinging and pressure in anus, burning and heat in piles.
Sensation as of a warm fluid escaping from anus.


Stinging and pressing pains in region of kidneys. ~ Nephritis.
Kidneys act but slightly; urine contained albumen and fragments of casts (poisoning).
Renal region sensitive, with shooting pains. ~ Nephritis.
Violent burning in bladder. ~ Cystitis.
Inflammation of bladder; constant urging, water passes in drops, with burning, admixed with blood; tension, heat and tenderness over pubes.
Burning in neck of bladder when not urinating.
Tenesmus of neck of bladder.
Painful anxious urging to urinate.
Children reach with hands to genitals and cry out. ~ Cystitis.
Burning in urethra when urinating.
Must rise each night between 12 and 3 A. M. to urinate. ~ In pregnancy.
Dysuria during pregnancy.
Urine scanty, red and hot. ~ Rheumatism. ~ Peritonitis.
Urine: hot, dark colored ; red, with white feces; red and clear.
Urine dark brown, frothy or yellow. ~ Jaundice.
Urine turbid. ~ Enteritis.
Urine yellow-red and no sediment. ~ Peritonitis.
Ischuria. ~ Cholera.
Involuntary urination. ~ Apoplexy.
Enuresis, with thirst.
Diuresis, with headache and profuse sweat.
Retention or suppression of urine, with pressure in bladder or stitches in region of kidneys.
Retention from cold, especially in children, with much crying and restlessness.
Haematuria, with hemorrhoids of anus or bladder; burning distress in urethra.
During urination: faint feeling; splashing sensation in region of bladder; pinching about navel; pain in glans penis.


Increased sexual desire; lascivious dreams; fits of lasciviousness.
Sexual desire lessened, parts relaxed; tingling.
Emissions even after coitus.
Testicles feel swollen and hard, as if surcharged with semen.
Bruised pain in testicles.
Violent orchitis.
Slight drawing pain in right testicle and slight uneasiness in right renal region.
Scrotum drawn up.
Skin of left side of scrotum studded with minute vesicles, pouring out a humid discharge.
Several painful, fugitive stitches in glans, as though poles of a galvanic battery had been applied to part; pains came on most unexpectedly.
Gonorrhea, first stage.


Stitching pains, more to right of fundus uteri; sharp, shooting pains, abdomen exceedingly sensitive.
Ovaritis from suddenly checked menstrual flow.
Prolapsus uteri, occurring suddenly, with inflammation, bitter vomit, cold sweat, or dry, hot skin; with or without hemorrhage.
Labor-like pressing in womb; has to bend double, but relieved in no position. ~ Dysmenorrhea.
Uterine hemorrhage, active, much excitability, giddy, cannot sit up, fear of death.
After a fright with vexation; during menses, to prevent suppression.
Menses too late, diminished and protracted; plethoric females, who lead a sedentary life.
Menses profuse in plethoric women.
Menses suppressed by getting feet wet, or by a cold bath.
Amenorrhea during puberty; nosebleed; palpitation; congestions.
Restores menses of plethoric women, after their suppression from any cause.
Inflammation of genitals. ~ Prolapsus uteri.
Vagina dry, hot, sensitive.
Leucorrhea copious, tenacious, yellow.


During pregnancy; restlessness, fear of death, predicts time of death; jaundice; blood-spitting; disturbed between 12 and 3 o'clock at night, compelled to get up to urinate; has no affection for anybody.
Impending abortion from fright, with vexation; circulation excited, rapid breathing.
Pains of labor: distressing; vagina hot, dry, tender and undilatable; violent, following in rapid succession, particularly with a large child (head seems immovable), contractions insufficient, pains overwhelming; shrieking; red, sweating face; thirsty; head and hands glowing, pulse hard, skin scarcely moist, increased action of heart; ineffectual from defective position of child.
Puerperal convulsions, cerebral congestion, hot, dry skin, thirst, restlessness and fear of death.
After tedious and difficult parturition.
After-pains too painful, too long-lasting.
Milk-fever with delirium; mamma hot, hard, tense, with scanty milk.
Lochia offensive, bloody, slimy. ~ Childbed fever.
Return of lochial discharge, when women commence going about after confinement.
Childbed fever after suppression of lochia; mamma lax, no milk; dry, hot skin; hard, frequent pulse, or tensive, contracted; fearful, wild, staring, glittering eyes; dry tongue, great thirst; inflated abdomen, sensitive to slightest touch.
Newborn children: asphyxia, apoplectic symptoms, hot, purplish, breathless, pulseless; icterus; ophthalmia; retained urine; vomit blood, with bloody stools.


Voice tremulous; croaking.
Hoarseness and rattling. ~ Coryza.
Hoarseness, with pain when talking. ~ Measles.
Hoarseness after speaking or singing.
Voice crowing, croupy.
Voice husky, can scarcely speak, points to larynx, wants to cough, but cannot. ~ Croup.
Larynx sensitive to touch and to inspired air, as if denuded.
Laryngitis, with inflammatory fever; also with suffocative spasms (spasms of glottis).
Laryngeal complaints after straining voice.
Dryness in windpipe causing a frequent little cough.
Croup: awaking in first sleep; child in agony, impatient, tosses about; dry, short cough, but not much wheezing nor sawing breathing; cough and loud breathing during expiration; every expiration ending with a hoarse, hacking cough; after exposure to dry, cold winds.
Burning low down in larynx. ~ Peritonitis.


Breath cold. ~ Cholera.
Breath hot. ~ Croup. ~ Blood-spitting.
Breath fetid.
Breathing: short, in sleep, after 12 P. M.; labored, anxious or quick, and superficial; deep, slow, sighing; difficult, must breathe deeply; slow, rattling (apoplexy), whistling (croup in old age), short, when raising one's self.
Asthma from active hyperemia of lungs and brain; face red, eyes staring; after emotions; can talk but little at a time.
Asthma after suppression of acute rash; feeling of band around chest; muscles of chest rigid; occasionally vomiting; urine scanty, dark; after paroxysm, sputa yellow or blood-streaked.
Agony, sits up straight, can hardly breathe; pulse like a thread, vomituritio; sweat, with anxiety; swelling under short ribs. ~ After scarlatina.
Oppression of chest when moving fast or ascending. ~ Heart disease.
Inhalation difficult and noisy. ~ Tracheitis.
Worse during inspiration; better during expiration.
Constant short, dry cough, with feeling of suffocation, which increases with every inspiration.
Difficult breathing. ~ Endocarditis.
Breathes only with diaphragm. ~ Pneumonia.
Cannot breathe freely from a sensation as if lungs would not expand; frequently takes deep breaths.

COUGH. [27]

Clear ringing or whistling cough, caused by burning, pricking in larynx or trachea.
Cough short, dry, forcible, excited by scratching in throat.
Short cough after 12 P. M., from tickling in larynx; the more he attempts to repress it, the more severe it becomes.
Cough hoarse, dry, loud; spasmodic, rough, croaking, with danger of suffocation; dry, hard, ringing. ~ Infantile bronchitis.
Dry cough, with shooting in chest; with raw pain in chest, caused by change of temperature.
Wants to cough, but cannot. ~ Croup.
Cough hollow, hoarse, choking, causing blueness of face.
Violent hollow cough at night; shorter and more panting during day. ~ Laryngitis.
Dry, barking cough. ~ Measles.
Dry, whistling cough; beginning of pertussis; feverish, anxious, restless.
Haemoptysis: blood comes up with an easy hawking, hemming or slight cough; expression of anxiety; great fear of death; palpitation, quick pulse, stitches in chest; caused by mental excitement; exposure to dry, cold air, or after taking wine.
Sputa: absent; thin, gelatinous, more mornings and during day ; scanty, falls in round lumps, dark cherry-red (pneumonia); bloody or blood-streaked; bright red blood.
Expectoration brownish-red, rust-colored; cough frequent, with severe pains from shock through chest.
Cough awakens him from sleep, is dry, croupy, suffocating; great anxiety.
Cough amel. lying on back; agg. on side.
Cough with nervous excitability.
Cough worse: after eating or drinking; lying, must sit up from a constrictive feeling and suffocation (tracheitis) until 3 A. M.; evening, night, more after 12 P. M.; from tobacco smoke; during sleep; from vexation, especially fright; when overheated; from dry, cold winds, or currents of air; from walking in open air; when assuming an upright position; from deep inspiration; from speaking.


Tightness of chest.
Oppression of chest, feeling of great weight, must breathe deeply, with anxiety.
Pressure, weight and burning under sternum.
Pain in middle of chest drawing toward back, agg. with every motion of body. ~ Esophagitis.
Stitches in right side of chest, but only when lying on that side. ~ Endocarditis.
Stitches: when breathing; with cough; from lowest rib, right side, through lung to apex of scapula; at every inspiration; in left chest; last rib, right side, through to back; transient, now here, now there; agg. bending sideways; between scapulae, on deep breathing; and burning shooting in chest.
Cannot lie on right side, only on back. ~ Pleurisy.
Lancinating through chest, with dry heat, difficult breathing, often violent chill.
Synochal fever, hot sweat, oppression; children have rattling in chest; sensation of fullness in chest; must lie on back. ~ Pneumonia, first stage.
Cough after drinking, sputum thin, frothy, blood-streaked; burning, shooting in chest; dullness on percussion. ~ Pneumonia, second stage.
Heat in lungs.
Rush of blood to lungs. ~ Childbed fever.


Palpitation, anxiety, restlessness; agg. lying; face pale, anxious. ~ Blood-spitting.
Hyperemia of lungs, violent palpitation of heart; face red; spitting of blood.
Palpitation; feeling as if boiling water was poured into chest.
Oppression about heart, burning flushes along back.
Anxiety about precordia, heart beats quicker and stronger; fear of death. ~ During pregnancy.
Anxiety, difficulty of breathing, flying heat in face, sensation of something rushing into head.
Feeling of fullness; pulse hard, strong, contracted; stitches at heart; lies on back, with raised shoulders; constriction of chest. ~ Pericarditis.
Uncomplicated cardiac hypertrophy; especially with numbness in left arm and tingling in fingers.
Great agitation of heart, anxiety. ~ Acute rheumatism.
Heart beats quickly, pulse slow, apparently intermitting with attacks of powerlessness.
Heart's action feeble, quick, incomplete; pulse small and weak; cardiac weakness.
Intense pains in all directions, especially down left arm, with numbness and tingling; anxiety, fear of death, coldness, cold sweat; feeble pulse. ~ Angina pectoris.
Fainting, with tingling. ~ Hypertrophy.
Pulse quicker than beat of heart; during three beats apex strikes only once.
Pulse strong, full, hard. ~ In fever and inflammations.
Full, strong, hard pulse, with heat and thirst. ~ Meningitis infantum.
Pulse: small, intermitting, irregular (asthma); accelerated, with heat of skin (jaundice); contracted, full, powerful, over 100 per minute; full, powerful, intermitting every six beats with cardiac heaviness; slow, intermittent; slow, feeble, weak and small; like a thread, with anxiety; quick, hard and small (peritonitis).
Carotids beat violently. ~ Apoplexy.
Veins of throat expanded. ~ Inflammation of lungs.


Muscles rigid. ~ Asthma.


Neck sore and painful; glands swollen. ~ Scarlet fever.
Drawing in muscles of throat and neck.
Weariness in neck on motion as if involving single muscles, especially evenings and nights.
Tearing in nape of neck.
Painful stiff neck, agg. moving neck; pains down neck to right shoulder.
Bruised pain between shoulders.
Drawing, tearing pain in scapulae.
Stiffness of back.
Burning, shooting in spine.
Cutting pains extending in a circle from spine to abdomen.
Crawling in spine, as from beetles; formication.
After injury or checked sweat. ~ Spinal meningitis.
Pain in small of back, last lumbar vertebra, as if beaten.
Numbness of small of back, extending into lower limbs. ~ Spinal meningitis.
Spasms from inflammatory affections of spine.
Slightest touch of spine excites spasms.
Tensive, pressive pain in lumbar and sacral regions, noticed on stepping.


Tearing pain in shoulder-joint.
Formication in arms, hands and fingers.
Arms hang powerless, as if paralyzed by blows. ~ Meningitis.
Numbness of left arm; can scarcely move hand; tingling of fingers. ~ Heart disease.
Shooting, tearing, erratic; in arms, forearms, wrists and finger-joints.
Shooting in wrist joint as if from needles.
Automatic motion of left hand; he strikes his face. ~ Measles.
Drawing and tearing pains in wrists and fingers.
Trembling of hands.
Paralysis of wrists.
Palms of hands quite insensible.
Creeping pain in fingers.
Creeping in fingers, also while writing.
Hands icy cold; cold, sweaty palms.
Finger-nails blue.
Hot palms.
Red pimples on back of hands; stinging itching.


Hip and hip-joint (left) swollen, hot and exceedingly painful to touch; feverish, thirsty, anxious. ~ Acute articular rheumatism.
Drawing tearing in left hip-joint on moving.
Sensation as if drops of cold water trickled down front of thighs.
Thighs when walking feel as if tightly bandaged.
Drawing pain, especially in joints of limbs.
Drawing in tendinous expansions of lower limbs.
Lower limbs sore. ~ Peritonitis.
Shooting, tearing pains in legs, knees, ankles, toes, etc.
Legs almost powerless; after sitting, numbness. ~ Spinal meningitis.
Numbness in gouty limb.
Trembling of limbs.
Unsteadiness of knees; bend while standing or walking.
Knees swollen; painful, throbbing, cutting, stinging pains; cannot sleep, had to sit up. ~ Acute rheumatism.
Knifelike pains in knee joint.
Legs stiff when moved, after taking cold.
Coldness of knee, alternating with flying shooting.
Cramps in calves, also in feet.
Legs and feet feel numb; tingling, commencing in feet and spreading upward.
Ankles feel as if tied with a ligature.
Hot pricking in toes; they “go to sleep” while walking.
Coldness of feet and ankles ; soles and toes cold and sweaty.


Drawing, tearing pains in limbs.
Transient pains, like bone pains, in long bones of limbs and in metacarpal bones.
Rheumatic inflammation of joints, agg. evening and night; intense, bright red, shining swelling of parts; sensitive to least contact, with high fever.
Crawling in upper and lower limbs.
Trembling and tingling in limbs, accompanied by shooting pains.
Convulsive trembling of limbs.
Convulsive contraction of limbs.
Slight starting of limbs, alternating with trembling. ~ Meningitis.
Limbs feel weak, heavy and painful. ~ Coryza.
Limbs feel tired during repose.
Lameness and numb feeling in affected parts; pain intolerable. ~ Rheumatism.
Numbness, icy coldness and insensibility of hands and feet. ~ Meningitis.
Bruised, heavy feeling.
Coldness of extremities.
Hot hands and cold feet.
Twitching of fingers and toes.


Rest: generally amel., but during night, in bed, pains intolerable; limbs feel tired; rigors agg.
Lying: headache amel.; palpitation agg.; shudders; fever unbearable.
Lying on back: cough amel.; stitches in chest amel.
Lying with head high: headache amel.
Lying on right side; stitches in chest.
Lying on side: cough agg.; cheek lain on sweats.
Must lie down: with vertigo.
Cannot sit up: uterine hemorrhage.
Sitting: vertigo amel. : crackling in forehead amel.
Sitting up: pressure in sunstroke agg.; cough agg.
Must sit up: in difficult breathing; with painful knees.
Rising from a seat: vertigo.
Rising from recumbent posture: red face becomes pale.
After sitting: legs numb.
Rising: shortness of breath; fainting.
Springs out of bed: in delirium at night.
Changes position constantly: when impatient; during anxiety; at night; puts hand to head.
Standing: faints while urinating; causes great weakness.
Stooping: vertigo agg.; as if eyeballs were forced out amel.
Bent backward: head in croup; body in spasms.
Bending sideways: stitches in chest.
Must bend double: colic; dysmenorrhea.
Shaking head: vertigo; blackness before eyes.
Raising head: vomits.
Walking: vertigo amel.; squeezing in forehead agg.; vertex headache amel.; cough agg.; thighs feel as if bandaged; unsteady knees; toes “go to sleep.”
Stepping: tensive, pressive pain in back.
Must walk or move about: at night restlessness, fever.
Motion: sensation as if brain moved agg.; crackling in temples, forehead and nose; of eyeballs painful; pain in chest agg.; weariness in neck agg.; stiff neck agg.; drawing, tearing in left hip; legs stiff; chill; rigors amel.
Violent exercise: produces overheating and conjunctivitis.

NERVES. [36]

Restless, though motion agg. pain. ~ Pleurisy.
Nervous excitability. ~ Prolapsus uteri.
Timid and uncertain in his actions.
Excessive restlessness and tossing about for several hours.
Trembling and tendency to palpitation.
Jerks of left leg or arm, grinding teeth; comatose; restless, moaning. ~ Measles.
Convulsions of teething children; heat, startings, twitches of single muscles; child gnaws its fists, frets, cries; costive or dark, watery stools.
Spasms of eyes; clenched jaws; body becomes rigid and bends backward; limbs distorted with spasms.
Loud lamentations; body rigid and bent backward; fists clenched across throat; gnashing of teeth; eyes drawn up spasmodically under lids.
Towards noon convulsions of whole body. ~ Myelitis.
Whole body feels as heavy as lead; swollen in size and stature, except head and neck.
Great muscular weakness, weariness, prostration, almost total inability to stand.
Progressive failure of strength.
Feeling very drowsy, languid and unable to rise from couch; obliged to discontinue all work; system feels prostrated with sense of inward fever.
Numbness, tingling; left side. ~ Paralysis of limbs.
Sudden falling down senseless. ~ Apoplexy.
Collapse; cholera.
Faintness on attempting to sit up.
Formication, now in one, now in another part.

SLEEP. [37]

Sleepiness; spasmodic yawning.
On going to sleep; fever becomes intolerable; jerks; restless tossing.
Somnolency, eyes closed; in a little child.
Senseless; snoring. ~ Apoplexy.
Sleeping light, imagines in morning he has not slept at all, yet not weak.
During sleep: delirium; starts; profuse sweat; hot, restless and talking; slow breathing.
Restless nights; must walk or move about; alternately cold and hot, partial sweat.
Excessive wakefullness; nervous sleeplessness.
Sleeplessness after midnight with anxiety, restlessness, continual tossing about; eyes closed.
Sleeplessness caused by fear, fright or anxiety, with fear of future. ~ Consumption of lungs.
Vivid dreams of day's occurrences.
At night anxious dreams, several times waking with start.
Long dreams with anxiety in chest, taking away breath and causing him to awaken.
Anxious heavy dreams with oppression of chest.
Awakened: by asthma; by nightmare; with starts; by cough.
Worse after sleep.

TIME. [38]

Night: delirium; sticking, tearing around eyes agg.; lachrymation; violent hollow cough; weariness of neck; rheumatic pains in joints agg.; sleepless; dreaming; shuddering; alternate heat and chill; pains intolerable.
Midnight: burning in throat, causing hawking.
After midnight: short breath during sleep; short cough; sweat.
Midnight to 3 A. M.: must rise to urinate.
Until 3 A. M.: cough worse.
Morning: excessive sweat; anxious lamentations; confused as if drunken; swollen eyelids agg.; coryza fluent; thin, gelatinous sputum; thinks he has not slept.
Towards noon: convulsions.
Day: short cough and panting; thin, gelatinous sputum.
Towards evening: congestion to head agg.; crackling in head; stitches in orbital region; fever unbearable.
Evening: congestive headache agg.; crackling in temples, forehead and nose; itching, burning, smarting in eye; stitches in eye agg.; lachrymation; cough agg.; weariness of neck; rheumatic pains in joints agg.; sudden chill.


Heat of sun: headache agg.
Rays of sun: produce erythema; sunstroke.
Heat: relieves formication of scalp.
Warm room: forehead feels compressed; chill agg.
Overheating: causes eye troubles; cough results.
In bed: fever unbearable.
When covered: sweats.
Uncovering: will not be uncovered.
Open air: headache in forehead agg.; vertex headache amel.; sweat on head amel.; eyelids sensitive; headache from checked coryza amel.; teeth sensitive; cough agg.
Cold, dry winds: conjunctivitis, coryza, toothache, croup; cough agg.; articular rheumatism.
Raw air: produces toothache.
Cold water: relieves conjunctivitis and anxiety.
Ice water: causes gastric catarrh; excites cough.
Cold bathing: suppresses menses.
Getting wet: causes tearing and beating in carious molar; diarrhea; suppresses menses.
Hot days, cold nights: dysentery.

FEVER. [40]

Sensation of coldness in bloodvessels.
Chill: anxious; on slightest movement; being uncovered or touched ; ascends from feet to chest; with formication between shoulders and down back; finger tips cold, nails blue, agg. in a warm room.
Shuddering on lying down at night.
Rigor commencing in limbs and going over whole body, with goose-flesh; agg. in rest; disappearing on motion.
Skin cool, dry or cold and viscous; or cold to touch, but patient feels as if burning. ~ Cholera.
Whole body stiff and cold. ~ Myelitis.
Rigors and vomiting. ~ Puerperal convulsions.
Frequent shudders. ~ Inflammation of lungs.
Cold crawls over back, with hot skin. ~ Catarrh.
Sudden chill in evening, followed by heat.
After a violent chill, dry heat with difficult breathing and lancinating pain through chest.
With chill, internal heat, anxiety, red cheeks; body chilly, hot forehead and ears, internal heat.
Chill at beginning violent, more in evening after lying down, often with one hot cheek and contracted pupils.
Alternate heat and chill all night; restless, wants to uncover, yet chilly therefrom.
Face hot, hands and feet cold; face flushes, with cold hands and feet, mostly evenings.
Skin hot and dry, with anxious tossing about. ~ Meningitis.
Heat and dry skin. ~ Prolapsus uteri.
Heat with thirst, hard, full and frequent pulse, anxious impatience, unappeasable, beside himself, tossing about with agony.
Heat, with agonized tossing about.
Dry, burning heat, generally extending from head and face, with much thirst for cold drinks.
Heat, with inclination to uncover; fever unbearable towards evening and after getting into bed.
Heat, with chilliness at same time.
Red cheeks, with obstinacy, complaining mood; burning in region of navel and pressive headache.
Thirst for beer during heat; burning thirst during heat.
Inflammatory fevers and inflammations, with much heat, dry burning skin, violent thirst, red face, or alternate red and pale face; nervous excitability, groaning and agonized tossing about; shortness of breath, and congestion to head. ~ Synochal fever.
Profuse sweat, with copious flow of urine and diarrhea.
Free sweat.
Profuse sweat during sleep, even in consumptives; sweat after 12 P. M.
Long continued, general sweat, of a somewhat sour odor.
Affected parts and covered parts sweat; likes to be uncovered.
Worse while sweating; better afterward.
Profuse sweat relieves rheumatic pains.
Bad effects of suppressed sweat: catarrhs; fever; local inflammations, etc.
Cold sweat.


Attacks of pain, with redness of face and thirst.
Suddenly: turns red and falls unconscious; faints while standing to urinate; excruciating pain in stomach (scarlatina).
Alternately: heat and chill; stupefaction and restlessness; face red and pale; slimy stools and constipation; coldness and shooting in knee.


Right: staggers to side; erratic pains in head; pains like severe blows in forehead; sticking in eyeballs; pains over eye; ear painful; mouth drawn to right side; tense swelling under short ribs; drawing in testicle and uneasiness in renal region; stitching pains in fundus uteri; stitches in chest; pains in neck and shoulder.
Left: pain in small spot over supraorbital ridge; pulsations in forehead; side lame; apoplexy; as if sand in inner canthus; deafness, with buzzing in head; tearing in ear; neuralgia of trigeminus; lips motionless during breathing; toothache; lobe of liver painful; side of scrotum studded with vesicles; stitches in chest; numbness of arm; tingling in fingers; hip swollen; jerking of arm or leg; side lame.
Within outward: pressure in head; fullness in forehead; eyeballs feel as if protruding; pressing in epigastrium.
Out inward: pressure in upper eyelids.
Below upward: cutting in intestines; numbness and tingling in lower extremities; chill.
Left to right: paralysis (poisoning).
Right to left: toothache; blows in forehead, pulsations.
Front to back: pain in chest.
Towards right side: staggers to right in vertigo.
Limited to a small spot: headache over left supraorbital ridge.


Pains intolerable; more so at night.
Stitches here and there; erratic.
Stinging burning, as if in skin.
Tearing, cutting, wandering pains. ~ Rheumatism, etc.
Neuralgia with congestions, from dry cold air or checked sweat.
Trembling, like a boiling and seething, as if parts were going to sleep; or as if becoming drunk; always with an unpleasant sensation of coldness.
As if bruised or beaten in different parts.
As if ideas came from stomach; as if she would lose her reason; as if brain was agitated by boiling water; as if a hot iron was bound around head; as if everything would push out of forehead; pulsation as from severe blows in forehead; vertex as if compressed by a pitch-cap; headache as if brain was moved or raised; as if pulled by hair on vertex; as from bending crackling tinsel in temples, forehead, nose; as if hair stood on end; as if eye would be forced out of orbit; as if eyeball was pushed into orbit; music goes through every limb; as if face was growing larger; as if muscles of face were spasmodically contracted; tongue feels as after eating pepper or smoking; as if teeth would fall out; mouth as if filled with air tasting of rotten eggs; as of cold air on tongue; as if uvula was elongated and touching tongue; as if something had stuck in throat; as if food had lodged in cardiac region when swallowing; as if a cold stone lay in stomach; anxious feeling in precordia; as if a heavy load were resting on abdomen; splashing in region of bladder; as though poles of a galvanic battery had been applied to glans penis; feeling of a band around chest; feeling of suffocation; as if boiling water was poured into chest; as of beetles crawling on spine; arms as if paralyzed by blows; as of needles in wrist joints; as if drops of water trickled down front of thighs; as if thighs were tightly bandaged when walking; ankles as if tied with a ligature.
Violent pain: over right eye; in stomach; down left arm.
Burning: headache; in eyes; of lids; of lips and mouth; of tongue; on tip of tongue; vesicles on tongue; in fauces; in back of throat; in throat; along eustachian tube; in pharynx; along esophagus to stomach; from stomach up to mouth; in pit of stomach; in hepatic region; in umbilical region; in hernia, like coals of fire; in anus; in bladder; in neck of bladder; in urethra; in larynx; under sternum; in spine.
Prickling: in tongue; in throat; in larynx or trachea; in toes.
Smarting: in eyes.
Stitches: under scalp; in orbital region; in pit of stomach; in region of liver; in diaphragm; in region of kidneys; in glans; to right of fundus uteri; in chest.
Shooting pains: in renal region; in uterus; in chest; in upper limbs; in legs, knees ankles, toes.
Stitching thrusts: in lower jaw; in spine.
Knifelike pains in knee joint.
Stinging: in ear; in throat; in fauces; in hepatic region; in anus; in region of kidneys; in knees.
Sticking pains: in right eyeball; in sclerotitis; around eyes; in posterior fauces.
Cutting: in intestines; in a circle from spine to abdomen.
Twitching: in knees; in eyes.
Choking: in throat.
Swollen feeling: of tongue; of testicles; of many parts, generally with shuddering, cold or rigor.
Pain: in right ear; in epigastrium; in glans penis; in middle of chest.
Tearing pains: in sclerotitis; around eyes; in left ear; in a carious molar; in nape of neck; in scapulae; in shoulder joint; in wrists and fingers; in left hip joint; in limbs.
Pressive shooting: in eyeballs.
Aching: in eyeballs; in face.
Bone-pains: in long bones of limbs and metacarpal bones.
Drawing pain: in right testicle; in muscles of neck and throat; in scapulae; in wrists and fingers; in left hip-joint; in joints of limbs; in tendinous expansions of lower limbs; in limbs.
Pinching: about navel.
Squeezing: in forehead, above root of nose.
Pressing shooting: in forehead, coryza.
Pressure: in upper part of forehead; in temples; in vertex; in upper lids; at root of nose; in stomach and pit of stomach; in hepatic region; in anus; in region of kidneys; in bladder; under sternum; in lumbar and sacral region.
Bruised pain: in eye; in loins; in testicles; between shoulders; in small of back.
Fullness: in forehead.
Throbbing: in temples; in one side of face; in carious molar; in pit of stomach.
Constriction: of throat; in hepatic region.
Contracting: in upper part of forehead.
Cramps: at root of nose; in calves.
Tensive pain: in lumbar and sacral regions.
Tense feeling: in eyelids; in stomach and hypochondria.
Tightness: of chest.
Heaviness: in forehead; in hypochondria; in abdomen, bearing down; under sternum; in limbs.
Paralyzed feeling: in intestines.
Formication: of scalp; on spine; between shoulders; in arms, hands and fingers.
Creeping: in face; in fingers.
Creeping pain: in fingers.
Crawling: in face, in spine; in limbs.
Tickling: in larynx.
Tingling: in face, lips and mouth; in tongue; in esophagus; at anus; in sexual parts; in left arm; in fingers; in feet, spreading upward; in limbs.
Roughness: as from sand in inner canthus.
Rawness: in middle of tongue.
Raw pain: in chest.
Distressed feeling: after eating.
Labor-like pressing: in womb.
Scratching: in throat causing cough.
Soreness: neck; of lower limbs.
Weariness: in neck.
Stiffness: of back.
Tired feeling: in limbs during repose.
Numbness: of lips and mouth; of tongue; in left arm; of small of back; in gouty limb; in legs and feet; with rheumatism of hands and feet.
Stinging itching: pimples on hands.
Itching: of eyes; at anus.
Heat: in eyes; of external ear; of lips and mouth; in stomach; in diaphragm; in vagina; in lungs; of palms; in left hip joint.
Coldness: in incisors; of hands; of palms; of knee; of extremities; in bloodvessels.
Dryness: of eyes; of lids; of tongue; in palate; in posterior nares; in throat; in windpipe.


Has but little effect on disorganized blood-globules, hence seldom useful in true typhoid states.
Acts more on arterial system.
Plethora; active capillary congestions (from overactive serous membranes).
Local congestions and inflammations.
Neuritis, with tingling.
Complaints in joints: shooting, cramp, cracking, loss of power; drawing in joints and aponeuroses.
Articular rheumatism, much fever, restlessness and anxiety; swellings are red and hot or pale; shifting from one point to another; especially if caused by suddenly checked sweat or by dry cold air or winds.
Acute catarrhs, with usual Aconite fever.
Skin and muscles rigid.
Muscular rheumatism with high fever.
Glands painful, hot, swollen.


Touch: causes loud screams; pains worse; eyeballs sensitive; soreness in pit of stomach agg.; pains of peritonitis agg.; lower abdomen sensitive; larynx sensitive; excites spasms; hip painful; rheumatic swelling of joints sensitive; chilly.
Pressure: stitches in supraorbital region agg.; liver sensitive.
Scratching: no effect on itching.
Fall or concussion: vertigo.
Foreign bodies: irritation and inflammation of eyes.
Wounds painfully sensitive after surgical operations; fever.
Shock from injury or surgical operations.

SKIN. [46]

Skin dry; absence of sweat.
Tingling over whole surface.
Red, shining, hot swellings; violent pains.
Fine prickings, as from needles, here and there.
Spots like flea-bites; itching unchanged by scratching.
Erythema from sun's rays; papular erythema.
Erysipelas, smooth skin; violent fever.
Yellow skin. ~ Jaundice. ~ During pregnancy.
Red rash all over, except on abdomen. ~ Childbed fever, second week.
Measles: dry, barking cough; painful hoarseness; eyes red; cannot bear light; tongue red; jerks of left leg or arm, or grinding of teeth; restless moaning and lamenting; lying in a comatose state; pains in joints; free sweat.
In red miliary fever: increasing restlessness, agonizing anxiety and heat of body.
Rash of children.
Seldom in scarlatina, except as specified below or during desquamation.
Scarlet rash, with high fever.
Scarlet fever, with dry skin and very great restlessness and distress; must frequently sit erect in bed in consequence of dyspnea.
Skin cold and dry; cold, clammy.
Single long dartings, here and there, mixed with a raw sensation, ending with pain as of a wound.


Children's diseases; with high fever.
Especially persons with tonicity (rigidity) of fibre.
Old age; sleeplessness.
Contraindicated in fevers which bring out eruptions or are otherwise salutary, unless there is agonizing tossing with dry skin.
Dark hair and eyes.
Persons leading a sedentary life; plethora, etc.
Tendency to apoplectic congestion; plethora.


Antidotes to Acon.: Acet. ac., Paris, Vin.
Is antidote to: Bell., Cham., Coff, Nux v., Petr., Sep, Sulph, Verat., and secondary symptoms of Morphine.
After Acon. follow well: Arn., Bell., in gastric states; after pulmonary febrile affections: Ip., Bry., Hep, Puls., Sep. and Sulph.; in colic: Ars.; in cough: Bry., Spong.; in croup: Spong. or Hep.; in strangury of children: Puls.; in dysentery; Merc.
Acon. may often be indicated after Arn., Coff., Sulph. and Verat.
Complementary to Coffea, in fever, sleeplessness, intolerance of pain; to Arn. in bruises; to Sulph. high in all cases.
Ailments from: Act. rac., Cham., Coff., Nux v., Petr., Sep., Sulp.
Abuse of Acon. calls for Sulphur.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 01, 1879
Description: Clinical materia medica of Aconitum napellus
Remedies: Aconitum napellus
Author: Hering, C.
Year: 1879
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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