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Aethusa Cynapium.

Fool's Parsley. Umbelliferae.

Apt to be mistaken for parsley; a narcotico-acrid poison on account of an adherent alkaloid substance called cynapine. The plant mentioned by Hahnemann in the Organon. Proved 1828 by Nenning, later by Hartlaub, Sr.; edited with the toxic symptoms, Annalen, 4, 113, 1833. Observations on a patient by Bigler, 1872. Brugman's and Touman's valuable observations, A. H. Z., 72, 56, and Catell's in Br. Q., 11, 523, from Med. Times, omitted by Allen.

MIND. [1]

Lies unconscious, dilated pupils, staring eyes (child).
Loss of comprehension; a kind of stupefaction, as if there was a barrier between senses and external objects.
Unable to read after overexertion of mental faculties.
Incapacity to think; confused.
Cannot retain any idea.
Idiocy, in some cases alternating with furor.
Idiotic children.
Imagined she saw rats run across room.
Delirium: imagines he sees cats and dogs; jumps out of window; even with the chill.
After a glass of wine, mind symptoms became predominant.
Cries of anguish (in a child).
Well-disposed, serene, in forenoon; in afternoon, ill-humored, anxious and sad.
Great sadness when alone.
Anxiousness, sensation as if a heavy load was lying on chest.
Constant anxiety and weak feeling.
Great anxiety and restlessness; soon afterwards, violent pains in head and abdomen.
Moroseness: with heavy feeling in forehead; with heat in head.
Bad humor, irritability, especially in afternoon, and in open air.
Great agitation.
Anxiety and restlessness. ~ Megrim.
After social talking, all symptoms disappear.


A kind of stupefaction, as if there was a barrier between his organs of sense and external objects.
Dizziness, with headache.
Head confused; brain feels bound up.
Dizziness; he cannot keep erect.
Vertigo: with sleepiness, can't raise head; giddiness ceases and head gets hot; with palpitation.
Vertigo and weakness.
Complete insensibility; eyes staring, pupils dilated.


Heaviness in forehead; ill humor.
Headache in whole forepart of head, as if strongly compressed, behind and above.
Sensation as if both sides of head were in a vise.
Pressing pain in forehead, as if it would split; at its height vomiting and finally diarrhea.
All day throbbing pain in left forehead, temple and side of head, amel. by pressure (felt as though she would like a band tightly fixed around head) and in open air, agg. by walking.
Stitches and pulsations in head.
Violent pain, as if brain was dashed to pieces.
Headache with vertigo, agg. walking and looking upward.
Violent headache, with thirst and nausea.
Headache ceases, with discharge of flatus downward.
Headache since five weeks, after checked menses.
Pains in head return periodically, are often accompanied by pale face, trembling in jaws and pains in precordial region.
Heat rises to head; body becomes warmer; face becomes red and giddiness ceases.


Distressing pain in occiput, nape and down spine, amel. by friction with hot whiskey.
Inability to hold head erect or to sit up.
Sensation as if she was constantly pulled by the hair.


Looking upward increases headache with vertigo.
Pupils dilated, but sensitive to touch.
Pupils dilated, staring eyes, stupid. ~ Cholera infantum.
Chronic photophobia.
Objects seem much larger than natural.
Vision confused, sometimes objects appear double.
Great pain in eyes; eyes inflamed and bloodshot.
Eyes brilliant and protruding.
Eyeballs turned downward. ~ Convulsions of children.
Pustules on cornea.
Chronic inflammation of edges of eyelids.
Adhesion of eyelids in morning, requiring them to be softened by a fluid to prevent pulling out lashes.
Scrofulous ophthalmia; swelling of Meibomian glands.


Stitches in ears, especially in right; sensation as if something hot was streaming from it.
Yellow discharge from right ear, with stitching pains.


Nose stopped up with thick mucus; frequent but ineffectual desire to sneeze.
Herpetic eruption at end of nose.


Tearing in face, in malar bones.
Face wears a cold expression.
Displeased morose face, during headache.
Face pale. ~ Megrim.
Face sunken, earthy pale, withered. ~ Cholerine.
Red, sunken face.
Edematous swelling of cheeks.
Circumscribed and painful swellings in face, transient and flying from place to place.
Heat in face with trembling in head. ~ Cholerine.
Face pale, puffed and spotted red.
A drawn condition, beginning at alae nasi, and extending to angle of mouth, gave face an expression of great anxiety and pain.
The features have an expression of anguish and pain.


Trembling of jaws.
Inability to swallow; lower jaw is fixed to upper.
Chin and corners of mouth feel cold.


Stinging or tearing in gums.


Taste: bitter; like cheese; like onions; sweetish in morning when awaking.
Speech impeded, slow.
Feeling as if tongue was too long. ~ Aphthae.
Moist tongue.
Tongue black.


A very copious salivation relieved poisoning symptoms.
Aphthae in mouth and throat; tongue feels as if too long.


Soft palate, red and swollen.
Burning in throat.
Sensation of pungent heat in mouth and throat, with great difficulty in swallowing.
Sensation of constriction, preventing deglutition.
Stinging in throat, between acts of deglutition.
Inflamed aphthae and pustules in throat, making patient's condition almost desperate.


Thirst with total loss of appetite for every kind of aliment.
Burning thirst; t.
Desire for wine, aggravation from its use.
Intolerance of milk.


While eating: sudden heaviness in forehead.
After eating: pain below navel, lienteric stool, dry cough.
Regurgitation of food an hour or so after eating.
Suitable to children who cannot bear milk.
Worse from coffee.
Desire for wine, but mental symptoms are increased.


Spasmodic hiccough. ~ Megrim. ~ Cholerine.
Empty eructation. ~ Megrim.
Violent sudden vomiting; of a frothy milk-white substance; of yellow fluid, followed by curdled milk and cheesy matter.
Vomiting of greenish phlegm, similar to stools.
The milk is forcibly ejected soon after taken; then weakness causes drowsiness. ~ Nursing children.
Profuse vomiting of water. ~ Young children.
Copious greenish vomiting.
Gripes accompanied by fearful vomiting, weakness and indescribable anguish.
Vomits bloody mucus, with swollen abdomen.
Vomiting spells at height of headache. ~ Megrim.
After vomiting, cold and clammy. ~ Cholera infantum.
Vomiting, with diarrhea.


Tearing, rending pains in pit of stomach, extending to esophagus.
Pain in pit of stomach and abdomen, followed by nausea, with or without vomiting.
Cramp in stomach. ~ Megrim.
Painful contractions of stomach so severe as to prevent vomiting. ~ Cholerine.
Sense of pungent heat in stomach.
Complaints with cramp in stomach and cries and anguish.


Painfullness of epigastric region, nausea.
Stitches in epigastrium.
Lancinating in right hypochondrium, in afternoon.
Painful pressing, with burning and stitching in left hypochondrium.
Shooting in left hypochondrium, often and long continued.
Soreness and painfullness in both hypochondria.
Liver hard, yellowish, spleen livid, tongue black; t.


Excessive griping pains in belly.
Colic, with diarrhea.
Excessive griping pain in abdomen.
Colic, followed by vomiting, vertigo and weakness.
Cutting and violent vomiting.
Cutting, with distension of abdomen.
Contracted and tense abdomen.
Abdomen puffed sensitive to touch; convulsions of children. ~ Gastroenteritis.
Violent colic, followed by death of the boy.
Abdomen distended, with tension; t.
Sensation of coldness in abdomen.
Coldness of abdomen and lower limbs, especially left one, with aching of bowels; amel. by warm, wet applications.
Black bluish swelling of abdomen.


Loose stools, preceded by cutting in abdomen, with tenesmus in morning, after rising.
A thin stool finishes headache. ~ Megrim.
Stools of partly digested food, shortly after a meal or at night.
Diarrhea; discharges green, thin, bilious, with violent tenesmus before and after stool. ~ Convulsions of children. ~ Gastroenteritis.
Bright yellow or greenish, watery, slimy stools; crying, drawing up feet. Child, aet. 6 months.
Evacuations of a thin, bright yellow or greenish fluid, mixed with much bile, with severe tenesmus.
Greyish-green fluid stools. ~ Cholerine.
Bloody stools.
With stools, painful contraction in stomach. ~ Cholerine.
Most obstinate constipation, with feeling as if all action of bowels had been lost.


Pain in kidneys, agg. from sneezing, deep inhalation and lying down.
Cutting pains in bladder, with frequent calls to urinate.
Urine: red, sediment white; copious, clear as water; too frequent after exertion.
Nocturnal enuresis, with vomiting of coagulated milk after sucking bottle; greenish watery diarrhea.
No urine. ~ Cholerine.


Right testicle drawn up, with pain in kidneys.


Checked menses.
Menses checked by a warm bath. ~ Headache.
Menses watery.
Lancinating pains in sexual organs.
Pimples on external parts, itching when patient becomes warm.


Labor-pains: too weak; not regular.
Violent stinging pain in mamma; t.
Intolerance of milk; child by a sudden and violent effort throws it up, curdled or not; then weakness makes it drowsy for some minutes.


No voice. ~ Cholerine.
The sufferings seem to render him speechless.


Short breath, interrupted by hiccough.
Short, anxious, whistling breathing, while lying on back.
Great dyspnea; t.

COUGH. [27]

Cough, with stunning pain in head.


Stitches in left side of chest.
Sensation as if chest was in a vise, with difficult breathing.


Anxiety in precordia; t.
Violent palpitation of heart.
Palpitation: with headache; with vertigo; with weariness and exaltation; t.
Pulse frequent, small, some what hard and unrhythmical.
Pulse full, rapid.
Weak intermittent pulse, with palpitation and headache.
Pulse feeble, sometimes not to be felt, much exhausted. ~ Cholerine.
Slow strong beats of heart, stupor and death (dog).


Distressing pain in occiput and nape of neck, extending down spine, amel. by friction with hot whiskey.
Lymphatic ganglions of neck swollen, like beads.
Sensation as if small of back was in a vise.
Painful furuncle in sacral region.
A feeling as if pain in back would be amel. by straightening out and bending stiffly backward, as in opisthotonos.


Axillary glands swollen.
Sensation as if arms had become much shorter.
Numbness of arms.
Aching about scapulae, extending to arms.
Thumb and fingers bent inward. ~ Convulsions of children.


Excoriations of thighs from walking.
Boring and shooting in lower limbs, with great weariness.
Lancinating and drawing from left hip into thigh.
Laming ache in middle of right thigh while sitting; amel. when rubbing.
Lancinating in sole, from right heel as far as balls of toes.
Crawling in feet.


Coldness, stiffness and rigor of limbs.
Cold limbs and body convulsed.
Eruption in neighborhood of joints.


Cannot keep erect: when dizzy.
Inability to raise head: with vertigo.
Cannot sit up.
Cannot stand: from weakness.
Lying down: pain in kidneys.
Lying on back: short, anxious, whistling breathing.
Sitting: laming ache in right thigh.
Exertion: urinates too frequently; sweats therefrom.
Walking: throbbing headache agg.; headache with vertigo agg.; excoriation of thighs; languor and listlessness to such a degree that he supports himself with difficulty.

NERVES. [36]

Trembling at heart with anxious restlessness.
Body convulsed, with cold limbs; t.
Epileptic spasms, with clenched thumbs, red face, eyes turned downward, pupils fixed, dilated; foam at mouth, jaws locked; small, hard and quick pulse.
Spasms, with stupor and delirium.
General malaise.
Convulsions. ~ Gastroenteritis.
Weakness after colic.
Great weakness; children cannot stand; cannot hold up head.
Great weakness and prostration, with sleepiness.
He lies stretched out without consciousness.

SLEEP. [37]

Sleepiness all day.
Longing for sleep.
Dozing of child after vomiting spells or after stool.
On falling asleep, rolling of eyes or slight convulsions.
Sleep after headache. ~ Megrim.
Sopor, dilated pupils; t.
Sleep restless first hours.
Restless night; great disposition to slumber, but calm repose is prevented by frequent startings and excessive agitation.
Deep sleep, with snoring.
Sopor, dilated pupils and death (dog).

TIME. [38]

Night: stools of partly digested food; enuresis and vomiting; restless, cannot sleep, though disposed to.
From 3 to 4 A. M.: aggravation of all symptoms.
Morning: sweetish taste on awaking; tenesmus.
Day: sleepy.
Forenoon: well disposed and serene.
Afternoon: ill-humored, anxious and sad; lancinating in right hypochondrium.
Towards evening: aggravation of all symptoms.
At 6 P. M.: cramps in stomach.


Frequently indicated in Summer.
Open air: relieves throbbing in head.
Room: relieves mental conditions; relieves sensation of swelling of head, face and hands.
Warmth: causes itching.
Warmth of bed: causes vesicular eruption to itch.
Heat: causes itching and burning.
Moist heat: relieves itching, and coldness in abdomen and lower limbs.
Warm bath: checked menses.
Hot whiskey: friction amel. pain in occiput, neck and spine.
Washing: increases sensation of swelling of head, face and hands.

FEVER. [40]

Delirium even during cold stage.
Coldness, rigors, stiffness of limbs.
Skin hot, dry; absence of thirst.
Sweat: from least exertion; cannot bear uncovering; profuse, cold; malaise and tendency to delirium amel.


Periodical headache. ~ Megrim.


Right: discharge from ear; stitches in ear; sensation of something hot streaming from ear; lancinating in hypochondrium; testicle drawn up; laming ache in middle of thigh.
Left: throbbing in head; pressing, burning, stitching and shooting in hypochondrium; coldness of leg; stitches in chest; lancinating and drawing from hip into thigh; appearance and disappearance of reddish-blue spots on leg.
Fly from place to place: painful swellings in face.


Sensation as if head, face and hands were swollen; agg. after washing; amel. coming into room.
As if a heavy load was lying on chest; as if there was a barrier between his organs of sense and external objects; brain feels bound up; compressed feeling in head; as if both sides of head were in a vise; as if forehead would split; as if brain was dashed to pieces; as if she was pulled by the hair; as if something hot was streaming from ear; as if tongue was too long; indescribable anguish with gripes; as if all action of bowels had been lost; as if chest was in a vise; anxiety in precordia; as if small of back was in a vise; as if arms had become shorter.
Pain: in eyes; in pit of stomach and abdomen; in hypochondria; below navel, after eating; in kidneys; in furuncle, sacral region.
Griping: in abdomen.
Distressing pains: in occiput, nape and down spine.
Boring: in lower limbs.
Lancinating: in left hypochondrium; in female sexual organs; from left hip into thigh; in sole, from right heel to balls of toes.
Cutting: in abdomen; in bladder.
Stitches: in head; in ears; in right ear; in epigastrium; in left hypochondrium; in left side of chest.
Stinging: in gums; in throat; in mamma.
Shooting: in left hypochondrium; in lower limbs.
Tearing: in face, in malar bones; in gums; in pit of stomach.
Rending: in pit of stomach.
Burning: in throat; in left hypochondrium; of herpetic eruption.
Drawing: from left hip into thigh.
Pressing pain: in forehead; in left hypochondrium.
Aching: in bowels; about scapulae; extending to arms.
Soreness: in hypochondria.
Throbbing pain: in left side of head.
Pulsations: in head.
Stunning pain: in head.
Crawling: in feet.
Heaviness: in forehead.
Constriction: in throat.
Contraction: painful, or stomach.
Cramp: in stomach.
Laming ache: in middle of right thigh.
Heat: in forehead; in face; pungent, in mouth and throat.
Coldness: of chin and corners of mouth; in abdomen; of lower limbs; of limbs.
Numbness: of arms.
Stiffness: of limbs.
Itching: of pimples; of water-blisters; of eruption in heat.
Dryness: of skin.


Ecchymoses; black and blue spots all over.
Whole body livid and swollen, and death of boy; poisoning.
Wasting away of children.


Touch: abdomen sensitive.
Pressure: relieves throbbing headache.
Rubbing: with hot whiskey relieves pain in occiput, neck and spine; relieves laming ache of right thigh.

SKIN. [46]

Dryness of skin.
Dry burning skin; red spots.
Cool skin. ~ Cholerine.
Hard knots in skin.
Liability to excoriation of thighs when walking.
During one day, appearance and disappearance of reddish blue spots on trunk and left leg, causing an apprehension of spotted fever; aggravation of all symptoms towards evening and during night, 3 to 4 A. M.
Tetters bleed easily.
Little water-blisters; itching in bed.
Eruption itching when exposed to heat.
Herpetic eruptions; itching and burning during head.
Phlyctenular eruption; t.


Children, during dentition.
Old woman during cholera season. ~ Cholerine.


Similar to: Ant. Crud. (vomiting of milk); Aren.; Asar.; Calc. ostr. (vomiting of milk); Cuprum; Ipec.; Opium.
Related to Cicut., Conium, Oenanth. croc.
Is antidoted by vegetable acids.
It antidotes Opium.


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