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Allium Cepa. (Cepa.)

Common Onion. Liliaceae.

In use as a medicine since time immemorial. Among the Egyptians it was hung up in noxious corners, carried about with one, taken for the consequences of bad water, used for the sting of insects, animal poisons, even the bite of the mad dog; it was applied as an irritant and to mature abscesses, even carbuncles; then it was used for frozen feet by Dioscorides, who states that it is “efficacious when feet are rubbed sore,” a symptom confirmed by the provings and verified in our practice. Then it was also used as a remedy for promoting the growth of hair and hoofs, as also for destroying warts and corns; it was given for the sequelae of “white and black measles in the body.” Dioscorides gave it for podagra. It was considered an eye remedy and an ear remedy, serviceable in angina and for loosening mucus if it rattled in the throat and bronchia of children and old people. It was given against flatulence and to promote the menses as well as the flow of urine. Dioscorides, and physicians following him, among the Arabians, had a glimpse of the truth of similia, for they used the onion to cure the symptoms they knew it was capable of producing; but with Galen all reasonable investigation ceased.

It is mentioned in the Old Testament under the name Bejel, which the Hebrews craved, as in our time coffee and tobacco are craved.

Homer mentions it in Iliad XI, 629, and in Odyssey, XIX, 233.

Herodotus, Hist. II, Euterpe N. 125.

Hippocrates, dedicate, II, 359; De affect., 529; De Morbo Sacro, 302.

Theophrast, Bd. VII, 4.

Plinius XX, (5) 20.

Oribasius, Med. Coll. XI, XV.

Aetius Tetr. 1, serm. 1.

Paulus Aegineta de re med. VII.

In 1847, on September 15th, C. Hg. commenced his proving with a tincture prepared from the red Connecticut onion; he was assisted by Dr. Jeanes (whose preparations were made in water up to fourth dilution), Williamson, Neidhard, Lingen, W. Wesselhoeft, Geist, Eckel, Zumbrock, Alliborn and Raue. See American Drug Provings, or translations therefrom by Allen in his Encyclopaedia.

To the original collection are added clinical notes from H. right Arndt, Hempel's Mat. Med., vol. 1, p. 293; C. W. Balfour, A. O., vol. 4, p. 344; Blakely, H. M., vol. 4, 304; Greenleaf, Trans. N. Y. Med. Soc., 1872, p. 596; Guernsey, H. M., vol. 3, p. 209; Helmuth, Am. Homeopath., April, 1878; D. S. Kimball, M. I., vol. 3, p. 418; S. Lilienthal, N. Am. J. of Hom., Aug. 1870.

MIND. [1]

Apathetic, mornings.
Very melancholy. ~ Catarrh.
Indefinable anxiety; walks about, and finally full of apprehension, throws himself on the bed and now gets up again; constant violent pains in left side of abdomen, more in middle and lower part of abdomen and in region of bladder, with troubles in urinating and no stool; violent thirst; face expressive of anxiety and doubt; skin hot, especially in painful and sensitive places; pulse somewhat accelerated, full and hard.
Fears she will become distracted, from pain in suppuration of fingers.
Confused and absent-minded, in afternoon after wine and coffee.
Makes mistakes in spelling.


Vertigo on rising.
Dullness, pressure, fullness, heaviness in head, most in occiput, agg. evenings, amel. in open air, and agg. when returning to a warm room.
Dullness and confusion of head. ~ Coryza. ~ Whooping cough.


Stitches as of needles in forehead.
Dull frontal headache. ~ Coryza.
Dullness in forehead and whole head, as after inhaling chloroform.
Pain in forehead, with catarrh.
Pains deep in head, over left brow.
Pains in both temples, most severe in right, agg. by winking; afterwards the pain extends over forehead, agg. on left side.
Pain in temples, agg. after motion of eyelids.
As if swollen and heavy on crown.
Headache, first in occiput, then in forehead, over right eye.
Intense pain in occipital region and cervical spine. ~ Influenza.
Confusion in occiput, first on both sides and towards upper part, pressing down sideways, then behind ears and around whole occiput.
Severe headache, with slight coryza.
Whole head becomes hot.
Head full and heavy.
Fullness and heaviness in head, as if it was bound up, with flickering before eyes.
Pressive headache, with sensation as if whole head was wrapped up in warm water.
An electric shock passes through head.
Dull headache, with coryza; agg. in evening, amel. in open air, but aggravated when returning to a warm room.
Headache ceases during menses.
Catarrhal headache.


Stitches over whole left forehead, externally; they draw into ear, upper jaw and teeth of same side; evenings.
Numbness in bones of skull, as if asleep.
Tingling pain behind left mastoid process.
Sensation as if whole head was wrapped up in warm water.
Prickling sweat on bald vertex after each meal.
(OBS:) Falling out of hair.


Eyes sensitive to light, particularly left.
Cloudy vision by candlelight.
Dullness of eyes, with aversion to light. ~ Coryza. ~ Pertussis.
Flickering and blinding before eyes; everything dances hither and thither.
A bright dazzling in distance and dimness near by.
Letters appear smaller; when getting sleepy, eyes dull, dim and sensitive to light. ~ Coryza.
Burning, biting and smarting of eyes as from smoke, wants to rub them.
Itching, burning, stinging of eyes.
Sensation as if eye was hanging by a string or torn.
Drawing pain extending into left eye from cheek.
Eyes red, itching, and sensitive to touch, left worse.
Eyes watery and suffused, capillaries injected. ~ Coryza.
Muco-watery discharge from eyes and nose.
Excessive lachrymation, with redness of eyeballs, with frequent sneezing. ~ Coryza.
Lachrymation of left eye, with coryza, was much greater, eye was much redder and more sensitive to light than right.
Profuse bland lachrymation. ~ Coryza.
Lachrymation is for most part in evening in warm room; left eye weeps most and is more sensitive to light.
Shooting pain in right lachrymal duct.
Winks with eyes, with pain in temples.
Smarting of inner surface of upper lids.
Swelling of lids and around eyes. ~ Coryza.
Thread-like pain: over right eye, towards root of nose; from cheek towards eye.
Needle stitches in eyebrows.
Itching in supraorbital region, more on left side.
Heat in left eyebrow.
Pain over right eye to root of nose.
Catarrhal ophthalmia. ~ Whooping cough.


Noises in ears, buzzing and roaring; sounds appear to come from a distance.
Humming in ears on lying down.
Roaring in left ear, as after a severe cold.
Tinnitus. ~ Pertussis.
Hardness or dullness of hearing.
Stitches towards ear from left forehead.
Pain, like thick threads, towards ear from deep within head.
Pains jerking from throat towards eustachian tube.
Chilling or burning twitching in region of right eustachian tube near throat.
Discharge of pus from ear.
Pain behind ears deep within head from backward and inward to ears.
Pecking behind right ear.
Under left ear a hard swelling, size of a hazelnut, extending from above angle of lower jaw to ear, from which pains go into ear, especially on pressure.


Dryness of anterior nares.
Nose stopped, nasal voice.
A feeling of tightness at root of nose.
Pain into root of nose from above right eye.
Constant sneezing, with profuse acrid coryza, agg. on coming into a warm room. ~ Pertussis.
Immediately after rising from bed in morning violent sneezing, as if it would tear her to pieces.
Crawling in right nostril, as before sneezing; must frequently blow thin mucus out of nose.
Frequent sneezing, lachrymation, pain in forehead, acrid discharge from nostril, hacking cough on inspiration cold air, cold alternates with heat.
Profuse nasal discharge. ~ Scarlatina.
Acrid discharge from left nostril.
Cold begins mostly on left side and goes to right.
Spring coryza.
Colds after damp northeasterly winds.
Fluent coryza, with headache, tears from eyes, feels hot and thirsty, with want of appetite; cough and trembling of hands; agg. evenings and in-doors; amel. in open air.
Ichor oozing out of nose. ~ Second stage of scarlatina.
Ichorous fluid from nose, when singing. ~ Convalescence from scarlatina.
Acrid watery discharge dropping from tip of nose.
Dropping from nose, watery discharge, burning and corroding nose and upper lip.
Spring coryza; tingling and itching in right nostril.
Every year, in August, morning coryza, with violent sneezing; very sensitive to odor of flowers and skin of peaches (lasting two or three weeks).
Coryza, at times with stoppage of nose, so that she speaks through nose, at others with profuse mucous discharge.
Catarrh, with watering and smarting eyes, with violent sneezing; he must “take a long breath”, and then sneezes correspondingly.
Violent catarrh, after northeast wind and rainy weather; eyes suffused, lids very red, as from crying and rubbing them; nose dropping, throat sore, and some cough.
Coryza: after chilliness; after flushes of heat at evening.
Coryza, with burning of edges of nose, profuse discharge.
Coryza, amel. in open air and agg. in warm room. ~ Pertussis.
With coryza, trembling of hands, in evening.
Large pieces of a mucous polypus were blown out and dropping of water ceased. ~ Polypus.
Nasal polypi.
Burning in edges of nose and lips. ~ Coryza.


Expression of anxiety and despair, with pain in abdomen.
Threadlike pains about face, temples and ears. ~ Pertussis.
Drawing pain in left cheek going into interior of left eye; amel. in cold air.
Threadlike pains in upper maxilla.
Throbbing, drawing, pressing pains, with swelling of cheek. ~ Toothache.
Drawing stitches into upper jaw and teeth from left forehead.
Warm spots on right cheek.
Face hot, especially in evening.
Paralysis of left half of face, also somewhat noticed in limbs of same side, too copious secretion of urine.
Eruption of nettlerash of face.
Upper lip red and sensitive from acrid nasal discharge.


Worse when chewing. ~ Toothache.


Toothache, with coryza, amel. when catarrh is worse, and agg. when catarrh ceases.
Toothache in molars, after exposure to damp cold wind, and agg. in warm room and from warm drinks; amel. from cold water and picking or sucking.
Toothache, going from left to right.
Jerking pain in last molars.
Pressure in right back teeth on going into a warm room.
In first upper teeth, right side, sensitive drawing from root to crown; later same feeling in corresponding teeth on left side.
Pressive pain in root of left eye tooth disturbing sleep, with excessive heat in cheeks; amel. towards morning during sweat; cheeks feel swollen.
Feeling as if back teeth were too long, with some pain, during sleep; amel. on rising.
Drawing stitches into teeth from left forehead.
Teeth are dirty and turn yellow.


Disgusting taste in mouth; sweet and nauseous.
Burning taste, more on gums.
Loss of taste.
Tongue dirty, slimy and furred, especially in morning.
Dryness at root of tongue, on right side.
Pains under tongue; small sore elevations at lower insertion of frenum.


Aching like a large lump on root of tongue, roof of mouth, eustachian opening, extends towards ear.
Sensation of fullness and soreness behind palate.
Dryness and smarting above palate.
Dryness in mouth, on root of tongue, on soft palate and in throat.
Dryness in mouth, without thirst.
Mouth and tongue as if scalded.
Bad odor from mouth and throat. ~ Toothache.
Expectoration of a lumpy mucus from posterior nares.


Lumps of mucus from choanae, in evening, having a nauseous taste.
Tough viscous mucus in fauces and throat.
Hawks up mucus of a sweetish taste.
Jerking pains from throat towards eustachian tube.
Sensation of fullness, soreness and coldness behind palate.
Drawing pain in left side of throat, amel. by cold air.
Raw feeling in fauces, with tickling in region of epiglottis, first on l, then on right side.
Soreness and dryness of throat. ~ Influenza.
Pain in throat below larynx, as after swallowing too large a mouthful, or as if swollen; pain extends every little while into right ear; whole afternoon, coming on at midday.
A constrictive pain in forepart of throat, low down in region of os hyoides, later low down posteriorly on right side.
In throat and orifice of eustachian tube, chilling or burning twitching and gnawing, not painful.
A sense of nausea extending into throat.
Sensation as of a ball or lump in throat.
In pharynx feeling as if food remained stuck behind breast bone.
Heat low in pharynx, extending into stomach.
Numb feeling in posterior wall of pharynx.
Throat aches, as after taking cold.
Coldness in pharynx.
Dryness in throat.


Canine hunger, or loss of appetite. ~ Pertussis. ~ Coryza.
Less appetite and increased thirst.
Violent thirst, with a severe cold, frequent sneezing, running of tears, pain in forehead, acrid discharge from left nostril, hacking cough on inspiring cold air.
Thirst. ~ Pertussis.
Desire for raw onions. ~ Pneumonia. ~ Yellow fever.


Bad effects from eating spoiled fish.
After each meal a prickling sweat on bald vertex.
Stomach weak, cannot bar anything but raw onions. ~ Yellow fever.


Sour eructations.
Belching, with rumbling in and puffing up of abdomen.
Belching, with fever heat.
Nausea, squeamishness, comes from stomach up throat into fauces, more when rising.
Nausea forced up throat, like a thrust.
Horrible deathly nausea in stomach, with slight eructations, which relieve somewhat, after eating.


Pain below sternum.
Pressure in epigastrium.
Pressure in stomach, with gaping.
Feels a pressure on cardia from behind.
Stomach feels empty, weak.
Pain below sternum to right, in region of pylorus.


Pressure in region of liver, with crawls along back, and coldness.
Pains begin in hepatic region and spread over abdomen. ~ Colic.
Stitches in left side, amel. on lying.
Contracting sensation in spleen, with stitches while lying.


Colicky pain in region of navel, agg. on sitting, amel. when walking.
Wind colic. ~ Pertussis.
Cutting in belly, like a thread, towards centre.
Colic: from catching cold by getting feet wet; after eating too much; after eating cucumbers, salad, etc.; hemorrhoidal; of children.
Severe pains in abdomen. ~ Pertussis.
Colicky pains, beginning in hepatic region and spreading over whole abdomen, worse around navel; agg. when sitting; amel. when moving about and by passing flatus.
Violent pain in hypogastrium, to left, with urging to urinate; burning micturation. ~ Incarcerated hernia.
Stitches in loins.
Deep in pelvis on a small spot to right, violent pressure and cutting as with small knives.
Flashes of heat in abdomen.
Abdomen puffed up, with rumbling, more to left; ineffectual urging to stool, with heat, some pains, difficult breathing, and inconvenience of clothing; amel. after wind passes freely.
Abdomen distended, dull in head, urging to stool ends with diarrhea.
Rumbling in bowels, with stomachache, after breakfast.
Violent cutting pain in left lower abdomen, with frequent desire to micturate, and burning micturation.
Heat in abdomen, with pain.
Annoying pains over middle of groin.
Pressure in left inguinal ring.
Hernia in left groin much protruded and strangulated; very severe pains from high up in left side of hypochondrium drew towards incarcerated hernia; very restless; much fever, etc.
Periodic pains in pubic region, agg. on sitting.


Flatus very offensive, and moist; mornings.
Bowels loose, after midnight, or towards morning, with offensive flatus. ~ Pertussis.
Odorless masses of wind.
Urging to stool, with rumbling in bowels, but nothing passes.
Constipation, following intermittents treated by quinine.
Difficult passing of feces; passage interrupted.
Urging without a passage, but stitches in rectum.
Contraction, cutting, tearing pain at anus during stool, with irritation of hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoidal pains.
A very painful stitch extends along rectum downward.
Tearing jerks in anus; also biting and crawling.
In anus, and protruding hemorrhoids, a cold creeping, like a worm, more on left side.
Itching at anus. ~ Worms.
Rhagades in anus.
Blood passes with stool.


Pains in renal region and pressure in region of bladder. ~ Pertussis.
Region of bladder very sensitive, child screams if hand is placed there.
In bladder a burning pressure, afterwards in sacrum; pain in region of kidneys, more left side; pain in groins.
Pressing and other pains in region of bladder.
Sensation of weakness and warmth in bladder and urethra.
Frequent urinating; with burning in urethra; urine very red; all day, still oftener evenings; especially with shuddering and chilliness.
Spasmodic strangury after getting feet and bowels cold.
Dribbling or spurting of urine, in old people.
Urine frothy and iridescent.
In albuminuria it diminished urging for frequent urination and also the quantity of albumen in urine.
Increased secretion of urine. ~ Coryza. ~ Catarrh. ~ Paralysis.
Urine: frothy and clear; red; reddish-yellow, with sandy sediment.


Increased sexual desire.
Erections, with painful tension, without sexual desire, in morning.
After coitus pain in bladder and prostate gland.
Weakness in hips interferes with coition.
Drawing in spermatic cords.
Pain from inguinal ring along spermatic cord.
Burning on glans penis and in urethra.
Pressive pains in bladder and prostate.
Pain in pubic region.


Pain in uterine region.
During menses, headache ceases and returns when they disappear.


In childbed, panaritia on several fingers, with red streaks up arm; pains driving to despair.
After forceps delivery, swelling of whole lower limb, exceedingly painful, mostly in thigh.


Tickling in epiglottis.
Catarrhal hoarseness. ~ Pertussis.
Pain as if larynx would be torn when coughing. ~ Coryza.
Tickling in larynx, with hoarseness.
Tickling in throat, with aching in larynx. ~ Pertussis.
Throbbing in larynx, and sensation as if it contracted.
Constant inclination to hack in order to relieve tickling in larynx.
Violent catarrhal laryngitis; hoarse cough seemed to split and tear larynx, causes watering of eyes, etc.
Acute bronchitis, going from left to right.


Oppressed breathing: from pressure in middle of chest; agg. in evening; in ascites. ~ Pertussis.
Hacking and worrying till he cannot breathe. ~ Coryza.
He must take a long breath, and then sneezes correspondingly.
On inspiring cold air, hacking cough.
On deep inspiration, sticking in left side.

COUGH. [27]

Laryngeal cough, frequently repeated. ~ Coryza.
Severe laryngeal cough, which compels patient to grasp larynx; feels as if cough would tear it. ~ Coryza.
Hoarse, harsh, ringing, spasmodic cough; excited by constant tickling in larynx; cough produces a raw, splitting pain in larynx, so acute and so severe as to compel patient to crouch from suffering, and to make every effort to suppress cough. ~ Pertussis.
Frequent cough, tension in upper part of chest, loss of appetite; agg. every evening.
Cough, with fullness in head, especially in occiput, with heat, copious fluent acrid coryza and profuse bland lachrymation. ~ Whooping cough;
Cough increases in evening.
Cough brought on by inhaling cold air.
Hacking cough from inhaling cold air.
Constant inclination to hack in order to relieve tickling in larynx.
Spasmodic cough simulating croup.


Pain in chest as though food had lodged behind sternum.
Stitches, with burning, in middle of left side of chest, when taking a deep breath.
Pains here and there flitting through chest.
Pressure in upper middle part of chest makes respiration difficult.
Tension in upper part of chest, with coryza and cough.
Rattling in chest.
Tough mucus from chest.
Epidemics of autumnal influenza.
Incipient pneumonia in children.


Pulse more frequent and full; or, slow and hard.
Pulse full and accelerated.


Intense pain in cervical spine. ~ Influenza.
Pain a hand-breadth below right shoulder, more towards spine, after long sitting.
Right shoulder blade painful on lying in bed.
Crawls in back; after sitting, pain under right shoulder blade.
Stitches in lumbar region.
Pain in small of back, if bowels did not move.
Burning pressure in small of back.
Shiverings in back.
Chills run up back. ~ Pertussis.
Chilly crawls run down back, most at night, more frequent urination, followed by heat and thirst.
Rigidity of spinal column in periodic attacks, accompanied by pain through whole chest.


Sweat in axilla.
Pain in right shoulder blade, when lying in bed.
Pain under right shoulder, in belly and pubic region.
Stitch runs through right arm, from shoulder blade to elbow, with burning pain.
Pains from a blow in right elbow joint.
Numbness in left elbow, agg. on slight motion.
Needle-stitches in arms.
Pain in arms, more left forearm.
Weak sensation, especially in arms.
Pain in middle of left radius, agg. writing, amel. from rubbing.
Lame sensation in all joints of arm.
Pain on right wrist, on back and extensor side, evenings.
Hands red and dry, as if he had been in the cold.
Pain in left middle finger, and in right fourth and fifth fingers.
Sweat in palms of hands.
Trembling of right hand, he can hardly write.
Whitlow, on margin of skin around finger nails, inflamed and suppurating, pains up whole arm.
Voluptuous, corrosive itching, especially on palmar side of left thumb, from first to second phalanx, in evening.
Suppuration, after a prick with a needle, under left thumb nail; a red streak up to elbow, where a lump the size of a hazelnut is formed.


Weakness of hips. ~ Pertussis. ~ Interfering with coitus.
Excessive tired feeling in region of hips, in evening, on rising from sitting, and on walking.
Nettlerash on thighs.
Bruised feeling in left thigh, near knee.
Pain, almost burning pressure, in upper part of left thigh, towards outer side.
Pain on outer side of right thigh, above knee.
Glowing sensation on outer side and upper part of both thighs.
Pain above knees.
Shooting pains in left leg and right foot.
Stitches in right knee, from within.
Lameness in knee.
Paralytic pains in knee joint.
Burning pressure in middle of left lower leg, then on right.
Pains in ankle joint.
Sore and raw spots on feet, especially heel, from friction.
Painful twitching on inner side of left heel.
Pain in most external soft parts of right great toe, and also in left middle finger.
Brittle hoofs and losing hair, with horses (tincture in water).


Soreness in limbs and aching in all bones, as after taking a cold. ~ Coryza.
Tired feeling in all limbs.
Weak sensation in limbs after flatulent troubles.
Neuralgia of stump (after amputation), violent burning stinging pains.


In lying: increased earache, toothache, splenic pain.
Lying: stitches in spleen; in bed, pain in shoulder blade.
Sitting: agg. colic in region of navel and hepatic region; agg. periodic pains in pubic region.
Rising: vertigo; amel. toothache.
Walking: amel. colic in region of navel.
Motion: of eyelids, pain in temple; amel. colic.

NERVES. [36]

Weak and tired, has to lie down.
Deathly faintness after profuse micturition.
Lassitude. ~ Pertussis.
Traumatic chronic neuritis; pains violent and wearing out the patient.

SLEEP. [37]

Yawning: with headache and cramp in stomach; with sleepiness; near objects seem distant.
Gaping in deep sleep.
Restless sleep, drowsy in morning.
At evening, walking in street, increased dropping from nose, from both nostrils, without sensation of coryza.
Wakes nights at 2 A. M., with excited pulse; cannot sleep again till morning; without any chill, only heat without any thirst; disappears mornings, but is agg. again for a few hours after breakfast, afterwards much prostrated.
Dreams: of being near the water; of battles, fights, precipices and deep wells; of storms at sea, high waves; annoying, in convalescents.

TIME. [38]

At 2 A. M.: awakes; heat without thirst.
Morning: apathetic, restless, drowsy; violent sneezing; pressive pain in root of eye tooth amel.; tongue dirty, slimy, furred; offensive flatus; bowels loose; erections; cannot sleep till morning.
In afternoon: confused and absentminded.
Worse in afternoon and evening; when lying down. ~ Pertussis.
Evening: dullness, pressure in head agg.; stitches left forehead into ear; lachrymation; fluent coryza agg.; face hot; raises lumps of mucus from choanae; frequent urination; pain in right wrist; pain in fingers; dropping from nose.
In evening: after drinking beer and eating herring, excessive thirst; heat and severe coryza, with much lachrymation, headache, acrid, burning discharge from nose, so that upper lip became red and sensitive.


Colds and toothache after damp cold wind and weather.
Bad effects from getting feet wet.
Warm room: agg. dullness, pressure, heaviness, agg. constant sneezing; agg. fluent coryza; agg. toothache.
Patient likes to wash himself frequently and is fond of being in open air. ~ Toothache.
Cold water: amel. toothache.
Open air: amel. dullness, pressure, heaviness in head; amel. fluent coryza; amel. toothache.
Cold air: amel. drawing pain in left cheek and throat; toothache; hacking cough.
Spring: coryza.
August: hay fever.
Autumnal epidemics of spasmodic cough.

FEVER. [40]

Coldness alternates with heat. ~ Catarrh.
Chills, followed by fever. ~ Influenza.
Heat in head, on head, in brows, in face, in cheeks, in throat down to stomach and bowels.
Heat with coryza, alternating with cold and flitting heat over whole body and thirst; evenings.
Attacks of flushes of heat. ~ Coryza.
Heat and thirst, with rumbling in belly. ~ Coryza.
Heat, without thirst, 2 A. M., passes off by morning, agg. again after breakfast.
Heat. ~ Pertussis.
Sweats easily and copiously.
Yellow fever.


Periodic pain: in pubic region.
In Spring: coryza.
In Autumn: epidemics of spasmodic cough.


Downward pain inward: headache.
Right to left in upper half of body, left to right, in lower part, in provings.
Commencing left side, going to right. ~ Coryza. ~ Colds.
First left, then right: nostril, acrid discharge; toothache; acute bronchitis.
Left: eye itches and is more sensitive to light and weeps more; pains deep in brow; forehead, stitches; tingling pain behind mastoid; itching in supraorbital region; heat in eyebrow; roaring in ear; ear, hard swelling; drawing in cheek, going to eye; forehead down to teeth, drawing stitches; face, paralysis; toothache; first upper teeth sensitive; pressive pain at root of eye tooth; drawing stitches in forehead; drawing pain in throat; raw feeling in fauces; stitches in hypochondria; violent cutting in lower abdomen; inguinal pressure; hernia; protruding hemorrhoids; pain in kidneys; sticking in lung on deep inspiration; elbow, numbness; pain in forearm; pain in fingers; thumb, itching; thumb nail, suppuration; bruised feeling in knee; thigh, pain; pain in leg; burning in lower leg; painful twitching in heel; pain in middle finger.
Right: pain in temple; pain over eye; shooting pain in lachrymal duct; thread pain over eye; chilling or burning-twitching in region of eustachian tube; pain in root of nose; nostril, crawling; cheek, warm spots; pressure in back teeth; first upper teeth sensitive; dryness of root of tongue; pain in ear; pain below shoulder; stitches from shoulder blade to elbow; pains in wrist; pain in fingers; hand, trembling; pain in thigh; pain in foot; knee, stitches; pain in great toe; pricking in arm.


As if swollen and heavy on crown; as if whole head was wrapped up in warm water; as if eye was hanging by a string or torn; as if teeth were too long; as of a ball or lump in throat; as if larynx would be torn when coughing; as though food had lodged behind sternum; as of a large, aching lump on root of tongue; mouth and tongue as if scalded.
Severe pains: in abdomen.
An intense pain: in cervical spine.
Neuralgic pains, like threads: in face, head, neck and elsewhere; agg. evenings; towards ear from deep within head.
Splitting pain: in larynx.
Cutting: in belly, like a thread; in anus; deep in pelvis; in lower abdomen.
Stitches: as of needles in forehead; in eyebrows; in eyes; in ears; in upper jaw; towards ear from forehead; in rectum; in left hypochondrium; in lumbar region; runs through arm; in skin; in left side; in loins; in arms; in right knee.
Sticking: in left chest on inspiration.
Stinging: of eye.
Shooting: in left leg and right foot; in right lachrymal duct.
Tearing jerks: in anus.
Tingling pain: behind left mastoid process.
Jerking: from throat to eustachian tube; in molars.
Tearing: in anus.
Pecking: behind right ear.
Burning-stinging: in stump after amputation.
Drawing: into upper jaw; in teeth; in spermatic cords; in head; in occiput; from left eye into cheeks; in left side of throat.
Pressure: in head; in teeth; in epigastrium; in stomach; in region of liver; in pelvis; in left inguinal region; in region of bladder; left thigh; on cardia.
Soreness: behind palate; in limbs; of throat.
Raw feeling: in fauces.
Smarting: of eyes; of upper lids; above palate.
Scalded: mouth and tongue.
Biting: of eyes; in anus.
Gnawing: in orifice of eustachian tube; eyelids; nose; mouth; lips.
Burning: of eyes; taste; orifice of eustachian tube; throat; in edges of nose and lips; in urethra; in bladder; on glans penis; small of back; left thigh; skin.
Burning twitching: in region of right eustachian tube.
Paralytic pain: in knee joint.
Colicky pains: in region of navel.
Painful twitching: on inner left heel.
Tired feeling: in limbs.
Bruised feeling: in knee; of thigh.
Aching: on root of tongue: roof of mouth; eustachian orifice; through body; in joints, in bones; in forehead and head; in temples; in cervical spine; over right eye; in larynx.
Undefined pain: behind ears deep in head; under tongue; in forehead; in throat; below sternum; in hepatic region; in abdomen; over middle of groin; violent, in hypogastrium; inguinal ring; uterine region; small of back; left thigh; right wrist; above knees; over right eye to root of nose; in renal region; region of kidneys; in bladder and prostate gland; in chest; in right shoulder blade; in right elbow joint; in arms; in left radius; in fingers; in ankle joints; in great toe.
Fullness: in head; behind palate.
Heaviness: in head; in occiput.
Throbbing: in larynx.
Empty: stomach feels.
Tension: in upper part of chest.
Tightness: at root of nose.
Constrictive: as if head was bound up; at root of nose; pain in throat.
Contraction: in spleen; at anus.
Tickling: in larynx; in epiglottis.
Itching: of eyes; in supraorbital region; at anus; in right nostril; of thumb.
Electric shock: through head.
Numbness: in bones of skull; in posterior wall of pharynx; in left elbow.
Lame sensation: in all joints of arms; in knee.
Crawls: in right nostril; along back; in anus.
Coldness: behind palate; in back; in pharynx.
Chilling: orifice of eustachian tube.
Warmth: of urethra; in bladder.
Glowing: on thighs.
Heat: without thirst; in head; with coryza; in pharynx and esophagus; in flashes in abdomen; in left eyebrow.
Dryness: in mouth; above palate; in throat; of anterior nares; at root of tongue.


All joints ache.
Inflammations and increased secretion of mucous membranes. ~ Coryza. ~ Pertussis.
Gangrena senilis, woman, aet. 80 (externally as a salve).
Phlegmasia alba dolens, after instrumental delivery.
Brittle hoofs and falling out of hair, in horses.


Picking or sucking teeth: amel. toothache.
Touch: eyes sensitive to.
Rubbing: wants to rub eyes.
Pressure: agg. pain in swelling under left ear.
Must grasp larynx.
Traumatic neuritis, pains violent and continuous, wearing out the patient.
After hurts and lesions, stiffness in back and periodic attacks, trismus and pain in chest.
Hurts do not heal.

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Pricking, like from pins or needles, in skin, especially on head, on forehead, in brows, on throat and on right arm.
Redness and itching of skin.
Nettlerash on thighs.
Measles, with strongly marked catarrhal symptoms.
Scarlatina, with characteristic running from nose and urinary symptoms.


Children. ~ Coryza. ~ Pertussis. ~ Pneumonia.
Woman, aet. 80; senile gangrene.
An old woman; whitlow.


Antidoted by: Arnic. (toothache), Chamom. (bellyache), Nux vom. (coryza, recurring yearly in August; unpleasant sensations caused by handling peaches and some blossoming trees and plants; hay fever), Veratr. (colic with despondency), Thuya (offensive breath and diarrhea after eating onions).
Roasted coffee will remove onion breath.
Compatible: before Calc. ostr. and Silic. in polypus.
Incompatible: All. sat., Aloes, Scilla.
Complementary: Phosphor., Pulsat., Sarsap., Thuya.
Compare: Acon., Chlorine, Ipec.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 03, 1881
Description: Clinical materia medica of Allium cepa
Remedies: Allium cepa
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1881
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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