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Berberis. (Berberis Vulgaris.)

Barberry. Berberaceae.

Proved with great assiduity by Dr. Hesse, and published in the Journal for Materia Medica in 1834; translated and added in extracts to the Allentown editions of Jahr's Manual, hence frequently used in the United States. In 1843 Noak published a much better extract; no cures followed this. In 1854 Dr. J. H. Weber, in Allg. Hom. Zeitung, analyzed its symptoms. In 1879 H. V. Miller published cases in Lilienthal's Quarterly; these were translated into German and printed in the Allg. Hom. Zeitung, July, 1879.

MIND. [1]

Defective recollection and weak memory.
Terrifying apparitions in twilight.
Mental labor, requiring close thinking, very difficult; the least interruption breaks the chain of thought.
Melancholy, inclination to weep.
Indifference, apathy.
Indifference and pensiveness, with disinclination to speak.
Anxious and fearful.
Anxiousness while sitting, standing, or moving.
Fretful humor, with weariness of life.


Vertigo and dizziness in head.
Vertigo: with danger of falling; when stooping and when rising; struggling with arms when rising; with dizziness, faintness, pressure in forehead, succeeded by chills.
Dullness and heaviness in head.
Tensive pain, also with pressure in temples and forehead.
Feeling of drunkenness, dizziness, vacuity, confusion, heaviness in head, especially in front, with pressure in sinciput, attended with alternating chilliness and heat from morning till afternoon, succeeded by a nasal flux and sneezing, as if catarrh would arise, but which does not appear.


Dullness of head like from coryza.
Heaviness in head, when stooping, as if brain would fall forward, with a sensation of bubbling, as if all would prolapse from forehead.
Pressure from within outward, particularly in forehead, but also in temples and occiput.
Tensive pain, also with pressure in temples and forehead, or with dullness of whole head.
Pressing, straining, bursting headache, especially in sinciput, chiefly in morning, agg. by stooping, amel. in open air; with weariness and exhaustion.
Tearing in forehead and orbits.
Shooting, wringing, rending stitches above forehead and temples.
Rending in different parts, particularly in temples and occiput, arising from neck or extending to it; from edge of orbit towards nose or upward to forehead, or into orbits.
Tearing pain in whole head, now here, now there, in forehead and temples.
Stitches in forehead.
Sudden stitches from eyes to forehead.
Darting and shooting pains in head, often changing their locality.
A peculiar cold sensation in right temple.
Heat in head after dinner, or in afternoon, and from exertion.
A puffy sensation in whole head.
A feeling in head as if it was becoming larger.
Fullness in head with sensation as if head was enlarged.
Headache aggravated by movement or stooping, amel. in open air.
Headache: accompanied by hepatic or rheumatic arthritic complaints; or with affections of urinary organs; or with menstrual derangements.


In skin of head and face a tension as if it was bloated, or covered with a cap, or benumbed, with difficulty to move it.
Tension of scalp and skin, as if swollen.
Itching, with burning and stitches on scalp and face, more on occiput, especially in evening, and changing its place after scratching.
Hot temples and cold cheeks.
Biting, gnawing on scalp and face.
Burning, pricking along edge of hair on head.
Single pimples on scalp and face, more on occiput, forehead and temples.


Shuns the light.
Illusions; in twilight objects appear twice as large as natural.
Dim sight, all objects looking dark, as if through a veil, or running together, with itching around eyes and in face, preceded by incipient catarrh, succeeded by itching on legs.
Pressure in eyes.
Tearing in left eye; also in lids.
Tearing in forehead and orbits.
Tearing near orbits with lachrymation; eyes and nose moist.
Painfullness of eyes.
Sudden shooting; arising from forehead and temples, or extending to them.
Violent shooting pains through eyes into brain, or from temples to eyes; sometimes into arms, or from knee to eye. ~ After operation for strabismus.
Biting, burning, or itching sensation in eyes.
Dryness of eyes, with burning and redness of conjunctiva.
Irritation in eyes, as if from sand, heat and burning, with a cloudy appearance.
Conjunctivitis, with inflamed lachrymal caruncle.
Cold feeling in eye, like from a cool wind, with lachrymation when closing eyes.
Coldness of eyes.
Eye symptoms agg. out-doors, agg. moving eyes.
Quivering of eyelids when reading by candlelight.
Sensation of sand between lids; dryness of internal canthus and sensation as of a foreign body there.
Sticky feeling and white scum on dry eyelids, morning.
Itching, burning and smarting in lids, or in canthi, frequently only on small spots.
Red spot on left eyelid, feels like a mosquito-bite, but swelling nearly closes eye; next day other spots on face, behind ear, and on neck; third day on chin and nose, with itching and burning; in evening covered with small vesicles, oozing watery fluid.
Itching in canthi, eyebrows and eyelids.
Inflammation of lachrymal caruncles.
Dryness in internal canthus.
Tearing, especially in lids.


Beating, and fluttering noise in ear.
Stopped up feeling in ear, with pressure.
Throbbing and roaring in ears.
Drawing, pressure, urging with stitches in ears.
Stitches in ear.
Tearing and stitches in ears, through membrana tympani, as if a nail was thrust through, or like from sting of an insect.
Shooting behind right ear in attacks, agg. every evening.
Outward piercing in ear, as if with a sharp-pointed instrument.
Tearing, alternately in ear and other parts of body.
Alternating heat and coldness on external ear.
Pimples in front of ear.
Pimples; nodosities, size of hemp seed, on auricle, painful to touch.
Tumor behind ear, size of a hazel-nut.


Crawling, smarting, or itching in nose.
Titillating irritation to sneeze.
From left nostril a few drops of clear blood.
Dryness of nose. ~ Epistaxis.
Dry nose, succeeded by a chronic catarrh with an offensive discharge.
The nose and eyes moist, with sneezing, as if catarrh was commencing.
Indication of catarrh, succeeded by violent ophthalmic complaints.
During flowing catarrh, oppression on chest, particularly at night.
Catarrh of nose, lasting for months, with catarrh of antra.
Highmori and frontal cavities, with moderate secretion of a yellowish or greenish mucus, more copious in morning, and having a pungent smell or taste.
Chronic coryza on left side, pains extending to Highmorian cavity.
Purulent yellow or greenish discharge. ~ Coryza.
Obstinate catarrh of left nostril, with secretion, first of yellow water, later purulent white, yellow or green mucus; empyreumatic smell and taste, particularly in morning.
Pricking in point of nose.


Tearing and stitches in cheek and jaw bones.
Squeezing, rending and stinging pain in facial bones and in upper and lower jaw, as if from a blow, extending to temples.
Pains extending into Highmorian cavity; left side. ~ Coryza.
Dark red, painful spot on right cheek.
Greenish face, with blue rings and pink eyes.
For a long time has a fatigued, worn-out expression of countenance.
Pale, earthy complexion, with sunken cheeks and hollow, blue encircled eyes. ~ Fistula in ano.
Chilly feeling on cheek.
Sensation of chilliness, succeeded by deep red spots on cheek, attended with heat extending over face in afternoon.
Heat and redness in face.
Heat and burning of face, with red cheeks.
Dark red spot on cheek, after a chilly feeling, then spreading over whole face.
Burning and itching on cheeks.
Cold shivering sweats on face.
Sensation as if cold drops were spurted in face when going into open air.
Tension of scalp and skin of face, as if swollen.
Bright red, inflamed pimples on cheeks and lips, ulcerated in centres.


Dingy red, bluish spot on inner side of lower lip.
Lips bluish on inside.
Formication in upper lip, around mouth and chin.
Burning, itching, crawling and quivering in lips.
Lips dry, viscid, peeling off, with thin scabs.
Dryness of lips, with scaling and formation of thin brown scurf on edges.
Pea-shaped vesicles on lower lip.


Scraping, gnawing pain in teeth.
Teeth as if too long, sensitive to touch and to air.
Tearing in left upper molar.
Piercing pain in hollow teeth of lower jaw.
Teeth as if too large. Compare Niccol.
Stitches in teeth; they feel too long or dull.
Pain as if gums were torn, or tooth pulled out.
Dingy red edge of gums; small white nodules on gums.
Gums bleed easily.
Ulcer at an upper molar or incisor.
Sore gums during dentition.
Suppurating ulcers above incisors and molars.


Taste: of blood; bitter; sour.
Tongue smarts when touched.
Slimy furred tongue. ~ Hemorrhoids.
Painful white blisters on tip of tongue.


Offensive metallic odor from mouth.
Mouth and fauces dry and viscid, especially in morning, with a white tongue and frothy saliva; amel. after eating.
Saliva sticky, like soapsuds.
Sticky, frothy saliva, like cotton.
Ugly bluish-red spots in mouth.
Under lip bluish-red on internal surface.
On internal surface of cheeks and lips, red, painful, deeply suppurating pimples and watery pustules of size of a pea.


Increased redness of palate and tonsils; tonsils pain when speaking or swallowing; stitching like from an awn in throat.
Sensation of a plug in side of throat, with dryness, roughness and scraping; severe pain from empty deglutition.
Inflammation of tonsils and pharynx, with swelling and fiery redness, and a sensation as if a lump was lodged in side of throat; expectoration of a quantity of thick, yellow, jelly-like mucus; white, sticky tongue; viscid saliva resembling soapsuds.
Empty swallowing hurts in throat.
A sensation of stiffness in throat, in some cases only on one side as if there were varicose veins. Compare Pulsat.
Scratching in throat, which compels hawking, especially in morning.
Scratching and burning as if from sand in throat.
Pain in left tonsil, as if a husk was sticking there, particularly when speaking and swallowing; interior of throat red, exterior very sensitive to touch and motion.
Sensation as of a lump in throat.


Great thirst, alternating with aversion to all kinds of drinks. ~ Jaundice.
Thirst, with dryness of mouth.
Great thirst, alternating with aversion to drink.
Appetite either increased or decreased.
Want of appetite. ~ Hemorrhoids.
Increased appetite.
Canine hunger, alternating with loathing of food. ~ Jaundice.


Nausea before breakfast, gone after it.
Before dinner chilliness.
Heat in head, after dinner from exertion.
After eating solids, belching for hours, and soreness continuing whole night.
Worse after spirituous drinks.
Mouth and fauces dry and sticky, especially in morning; relieved after eating.


Frequent eructations, alternating with yawning.
Bitter eructations.
After eating solids, belching for hours, and soreness continuing all night.
Eructation and gaping, abating complaints and pains.
Eructations without bad taste, or smell.
Frequent belching. ~ Hemorrhoids.
Bilious eructations.
Violent heartburn.
Nausea; before breakfast; after dinner.
Nausea in morning.
Vomiting of meals.


Very slow digestion.
Pressure in stomach. ~ Hemorrhoids.
Pressure in stomach, as if it would burst, also stinging and burning.
Chilliness in region of stomach, ceasing after vomiting.
Violent stinging, burning, peculiar pain in stomach, similar to heartburn, but much worse, also extending upward into esophagus.
Pit of stomach puffed up.


Diseases of liver.
Pressure, also stitching in region of liver.
In hypochondriac region, near border of false ribs, about three inches from linea alba, violent sticking pains for a quarter of an hour, increased by pressure, extending across into region of stomach.
Sticking, pressive pain in region of liver, increased by pressure, corresponding to region of gall-bladder, on a small spot, coming on spasmodically.
Shooting, pressing in region of gall-bladder after two hours; often later, even on forty-sixth day.
Colic from gall-stones.
Bilious colic, followed by jaundice.
At a point about midway between right ant. sup. spinous process of ileum and umbilicus, a sudden, sharp, severe pain, often extending towards groin, sometimes extending upward to right hypochondrium, exceedingly severe, lasting three to twelve seconds, coming frequently induced by exercise, e. g., walking, and more frequent and more severe the greater the amount of exercise; the day before the prescription was made, he had had thirty or forty attacks, having walked and stood a great deal.
Violent stabbing pain in region of liver took his breath, had to bend over.
Sharp, pinching pains in liver, which come suddenly and with great severity; at times caused him to hold his breath, to bend over and to get red in face; pink sediment in urine; feces black, or very dark, very adhesive to commode; frequent urging to urinate; feces scanty, requiring an effort to expel.
Drawing-tearing in left hypochondrium, with sensation during inspiration as if something was torn loose.
Pressure in left hypochondrium, backward, drawing downward.
Contracting, forcing sensation in left abdomen, upper part, agg. in left hypochondrium towards navel.
Tearing, drawing, stinging and jerking in left hypochondrium.
(In sick:) Cramplike contraction in splenic region.
(In sick:) Violent burning, like heartburn, in left hypochondrium, extending upward into esophagus.


Rumbling in bowels.
Constant troublesome bloatedness of abdomen, with occasional forcible and noisy discharges of flatus. ~ Jaundice.
Pain in colon descendens.
Colic-like pains, especially about navel.
Pain in region about three inches to side of navel, corresponding to a place in front of kidneys, and rather to sides, mostly sticking, often extending to lumbar region or to groins, liver, spleen, or stomach.
Burning pain in or under skin of abdomen.
Shooting pains in epigastrium, particularly left side, increased by inspiration, motion, or touching, attended with short breath and distension of abdomen.
Periodical pressure from inside outward, in left side near navel.
Pain on a small spot in left side.
Compression and contraction in sides of abdomen, particularly in left one.
Biliary colic, followed by jaundice.
Whirling in stomach and abdomen.
Visceral motions, like efforts to stool.
Wandering, tearing, stinging pain in abdominal muscles.
Stitching tearing or burning in skin of abdomen, mostly about navel.
Turgid veins.
Old yellow spots around navel peeling off.
Pressure and tension in groins, as if a hernia would develop; especially when walking and standing.
Itching, or pressure in region of inguinal glands, with pain from touch as if they would swell.
In inguinal region a pressing, squeezing tension, stinging and cutting, extending towards thighs, or proceeding from hips to inguinal region and thighs.
Burning, smarting pain in right inguinal fold, with tension on motion.
In right inguinal region near abdominal ring, some varicose veins.


Frequent ineffectual urging to stool.
Constant feeling as though she must go to stool.
Looseness, with viscous slime. ~ Hemorrhoids.
Watery evacuations.
(In sick:) Painful diarrhea with rumbling; a sensation of burning and pain in descending colon; it burns down and out at anus; never at night.
Easy, soft, copious evacuation, like diarrhea.
Several copious, thick mushy stools.
Diarrhea; mush-like yellowish discharges, with rumbling and passing of wind; squeamishness, much thirst; heat in face, and dullness of head; afterwards in evening, increased appetite.
Large, pappy, free stools, mostly with tenesmus before and after.
Scanty, thin-formed stool, hard or soft.
Clay-colored stools; occasional pain in big toe and leg, up to shoulder; sometimes pain in bladder; urine scalds.
Changing stool, irregular, costive or loose. ~ Hemorrhoids.
Small, indurated, intermitting stool.
Hard stool, like sheep's dung, passed only after much straining.
Intense pain before and with stool, as from constriction in rectum, preventing passage of feces.
Burning, stitching pain during, before and after stool.
A long-continued sensation after stool, as if one had just been to stool, or as if one had just recovered from a pain in anus.
Painful pressure in perineum; stitches in perineum, expending deep into (l. side) pelvis. ~ Fistula in ano.
Smarting pain in anus.
Soreness in anus, with burning; pain when touched, and great sensitiveness when sitting.
Burning, stinging pain in anus, before, during and after stool.
Tearing extending around anus.
Bearing down in anus and in sacrum.
In anus pressure, and tenderness after evacuation, fullness, rasping and stinging, burning, itching, crawling and throbbing.
Herpes around anus.
Copious discharge of black blood per anum after increased exercise.
Hemorrhoids, with itching or burning, particularly after stool, which frequently is hard and covered with blood.
Large hemorrhoidal tumors with itching and burning.
Fistula in ano, with itching there; short cough and chest complaints.
Fistula since two or three months, with a troublesome short cough and morbid appearance; after Berb. 18 cent., cough ceased in forty-eight hours, fistula improved for two weeks; then a biliary colic which he had not had for three years, but frequently before (Coloc.); fistula improving; furuncle appeared for several weeks; a kind of tetter on edge of anus remained.
Fistula recti when attended with bilious symptoms.
A crust formed about anus.


In lumbar and renal region a pressing straining, shooting or bruising pain, extending to thighs, with stiffness, numbness and sensation of warmth, which prevents raising body and rising up.
Pressive or tensive pain in region of loins and kidneys, sometimes on one side, sometimes on both or frequently across small of back, at times extending downward into posterior portion of pelvis, of thighs, and even to calves, with a feeling of stiffness and lameness, or swelling of back or lower extremities.
Sticking or sticking-pressing pain, at times slight, at times very sensitive, in one or other lumbar region, now in a small spot which is a simple sticking, now in a larger place, when it is chiefly pressing, either exactly in region of kidneys, or at times extending above or below, but especially outward, so that it extends around side of abdomen in front or to region of hips, sometimes also in spine and extending down to small of back, and region of bladder and groins, sometimes fine, sometimes dull; sticking sometimes extends from region of kidneys straight forward into abdomen, and at times with a numb, paralyzed, bruised sensation, frequently returning and lasting a long time.
Tearing pain in region of both kidneys, soon after rising in morning, which extends sideways and forward, both upward and downward, so that whole region of back between pelvis and thorax is affected.
Tearing, or tearing-sticking pain in region of loins and kidneys, usually agg. on one side, frequently at same time in small of back, as if region was crushed or bruised, with a feeling of stiffness, so that it was difficult for her to rise from sitting, hands must assist in rising, sometimes also involving hip, nates, upper and posterior portion of extremities; at times also with a sensation of numbness.
Pressive or tensive pains in region of loins and kidneys, with a feeling of stiffness and lameness, or swelling, in back and lower limbs (Kali carb.) without stiffness and lameness.
Tearing pulsating pain in right kidney.
(In sick:) Sharp pain in right kidney, near spine, from there downward into bladder.
Lancinating or tearing-pulsative pains in region of kidneys; agg. when stooping and rising again, sitting or lying; amel. when standing.
Cutting pain from left kidney into bladder, urethra, and in penis.
Stitches from kidneys to bladder and urethra.
Stinging, burning, gnawing pain on a small spot near kidneys, increased by pressing hard upon, and moving frequently downward or forward.
Stitching or tearing in renal region and adjoining parts, with numbness and soreness, increased by hard external pressure.
A sticking-digging, or digging-tearing pain in one or other kidney region, as if it was suppurating; agg. by deep pressure.
Some stitches in one or other lumbar regions, especially in region of kidneys, at times fine, at times dull, at times as if a nail was sticking in, and so violent and sudden that it stops breath; from without in.
Burning and soreness in region of kidneys.
Burning stitches, single or several in succession, in region of loins and kidneys.
Much pain, soreness and tenderness in back, in region of kidneys. ~ Rheumatism of knee.
Symptoms in region of kidneys agg. in stooping and getting up: more while sitting or lying than in standing.
Pain, weakness and trembling in region of kidneys after riding.
Sensitiveness in region of kidneys so great that any jarring motion, riding in a wagon, jumping from it, was intolerable. ~ Rheumatism.
After kidney complaints a foul, bitter taste, rush of blood to throat; great appetite, hasty eating; urine has reddish sediment.
Frequently recurring, crampy, contractive pain, or aching pain, in bladder, when bladder is full or empty.
Great urging, with pain in neck of bladder, with burning, scanty urine.
Pressure and contraction in vesical region when pressed upon, with burning in urethra.
Cutting, constrictive pain in bladder.
Violent, cutting, tensive pain, deeply seated in left side of bladder, at last becoming a sticking, obliquely in female urethra, as if in its orifice, lasting a few minutes.
Painful cuttings in left side of region of bladder extend into urethra, coming from left kidney along course of ureter.
Violent sticking pains in bladder, extending from kidneys into urethra, with urging to urinate.
Drawing sticking pain in one or other side of bladder, extending down into female urethra, often arising in lumbar region and extending along course of ureters.
Burning pain in bladder, sometimes when it is full, sometimes when empty, soon after urinating, several times, frequently also in morning before urinating for first time.
Pain in bladder when moving.
Cutting or burning in urethra; agg. when not urinating; frequently more on one side.
A stitch from within outward in left side of female urethra.
Stitches in urethra, extending into bladder.
Most violent burning and shooting in orifice of urethra, after climaxis; aet. 50.
Urine smells like coffee.
Urine increased and clear, with small slimy sediment, at beginning and during exacerbation of complaints.
Greenish turbid urine, depositing mucus.
Pale yellow urine, either with a slight transparent, gelatinous sediment, which is not deposited, or a turbid, flocculent, clay-like, copious mucous sediment, mixed with a white or whitish-grey and later a reddish, mealy sediment.
Urine bright yellow, with profuse mucous sediment.
Urine dark, bright yellow, or red, with sediment.
Inflammatory red urine.
Blood red urine, which speedily becomes turbid and deposits a thick mucous and bright red, mealy sediment, slowly becoming clear, but always retaining its bright red color, with violent pains in kidneys.
Urine dark, turbid with copious sediment. ~ Jaundice.
Urine contains a clear mucous sediment.
Much mucus, tough and in threads.
Urine lessened, and with copious, slimy sediment, when complaints abate.
Urine has a transparent, jelly-like sediment.
Copious, slimy urine, with a white grey, reddish furfuraceous sediment, and yellowish-red crystals.
Passes small calculi.
Frequent urging to urinate.
In derangements of urinary or genital apparatus, with aggravation from slight fatigue, getting agg. as fatigue increases.
Movement brings on or increases urinary difficulties.
Constant urging, with pain in neck of bladder, mostly burning and scanty discharge.
Urine very slow to flow, with much pain and pressure in region of bladder in front. ~ Rheumatism in knee.
Urine warmer, and attended with pain in lumbar and renal region.
Urinary symptoms are improved by rest.
During urination, burning in urethra, with pressure on bladder.
Pain in hips while urinating.
After urinating, a sensation in bladder, as if one must go again soon, or as if some urine remained behind.
After urination, burning in urethra or bladder; pressure in bladder; cutting, burning and stitches in urethra.
Violent urging after urinating, particularly in morning.
With symptoms in urinary organs, pain in loins and hips.


Suppressed sexual desire.
Depressed sexual function, excitement too short, ejaculate too soon.
Straining during and after ejaculation of semen.
Great prostration in sexual parts after coition.
During coition, too weak and too short thrill; ejection too soon and imperfect.
Weakness and insensibility of male parts.
Sensation of weakness and unexcitability in parts, especially after urinating.
Stinging, crawling, itching and throbbing in genitals.
Pain in genitals, increased by motion.
Burning in urethra.
Smarting, burning pains in spermatic cord, with several stitches, now on one, now on other side.
Dragging or lancinating pains in spermatic cord, extending into testicles.
In spermatic cord straining, burning, with stitching, drawing and pressure, extending to testicles.
Soft, pulpy swelling of spermatic cord, especially in lower portions, several times when walking, with at times drawing, burning, smarting, or tearing pains; at times also when sitting, with pain extending down into testicles, especially epididymis.
Most excruciating pain extends along urethra into bladder, into testicle, which is drawn up on affected side.
Drawing pain in spermatic cord of right, frequently of left side, extending down into testicles, or up into abdominal ring.
Neuralgia and inflammation of spermatic cord, testicles and epididymis.
Drawing from right or left testicle to spermatic cord.
Constricting pain in testicles, with contraction and retraction of scrotum.
Testicles drawn up.
Sensation of coldness in testicles.
A cutting-stinging, straining, burning, crawling and pressing in testicles.
Penis hard and contracted all along upper part, bending it upward. ~ With an old man.
A hard string along upper part of penis.
Burning at very point of penis within canal. ~ Kidney disease.
Stinging in penis and glans.
Rasping-burning, particularly on left side, also on glans and prepuce.
Coldness and numb feeling in prepuce and glans.
Cold feeling in prepuce and scrotum.
Scrotum shrunken, cold, with pressure in testicles.
Itching on scrotum.
Soreness, especially on left side of scrotum.


Suppressed sexual desire with long-delayed thrill, and frequently cutting and stitching in parts during coition.
Complete want of pleasurable sensation during coition. ~ Ovarian disease.
Discharge too late and painful.
Coition is painful.
After coition, weakness of parts.
Menses: scanty, of black drops or filthy slime; too scanty and painful, with pain in small of back; consisting of grey mucus or brown blood; fetid lumps; too slight, of watery blood, or grey mucus; too short.
Menses every three weeks.
The menses at the proper time, but too small in quantity, too short, resembling somewhat the washings of flesh.
Suppressed menses.
Uterine symptoms are at first intensified, then relieved by exertion.
For some days previous to menses, violent tearing in limbs, with severe pain in back.
At beginning of menses, violent pain in kidneys.
The menses attended in first days with pressure to towards parts, stitches, rasping in vagina, burning and soreness in anus.
The menses succeeded by excessive lassitude and vehement shooting headache.
Pain during menses is often in kidneys or down thighs and calves of legs, again in head and sometimes all over body.
(OBS:) Painful menses.
During menses: pain in back; pressure and tension in upper arm and shoulders, extending to neck; vehement tearing through whole body, particularly left side; pain in kidneys; stitches in breast; vehement pressing headache; painful distended abdomen; exhaustion, faintness, shivering, very jaded countenance, irksomeness and weariness of life.
After menses: great lassitude with tearing and stitching in head; pain in small of back and loins; pressure in mamma, especially at nipple, with sensation as if mamma was swollen; stitches in left mamma.
Acrid leucorrhea, very prostrating.
Sticking pains in female urethra, beginning in bladder.
Burning pain in female urethra during and after urinating.
Burning in urethra, along whole length of it.
Pains in external genitals increased by motion.
Violent sticking in left side of abdomen, two fingers breadth from navel, extending in long stitches into left side of vagina; smarting pain in vagina; burning, violent pain and soreness in anus.
Shooting-stinging from perineum deep into female parts.
Sensation of burning and soreness in vagina, frequently very sensitive, especially in anterior portion, even extending to labia.
Vagina painful to touch.
Vulva itching and burning; agg. walking or sitting, amel. lying.
Sudden lancinating in vagina, causing her to start, with soreness of wall of vagina to touch, agg. walking.
Stitches from inside outward, with tenderness of vagina.
Intensely painful vagina; burning, sore, as if excoriated.
Vagina reddened; uterus sunken.
During climaxis, burning in urethra.


Sore gums during dentition.


Hoarseness, with pain or inflammation of tonsils.
Tearing in throat, upward, particularly left side, with stiffness.


Oppression, with fluent coryza, mostly at night.
Stitches affecting respiration.
With inhalation, stitching between shoulders, from back through chest.
Shortness of breath when going up-stairs.
Obstruction of breath when raising arm.
Breathing increases colic.
Sensation during inspiration as if something was torn loose.

COUGH. [27]

Tormenting, dry, short cough, with stitches in chest.


Stitches in and around clavicle, also pulsation and burning.
Pressure behind left nipple.
Rawness and soreness in chest, like during catarrh.
Stitches in chest; increased by deep inspiration, with short, dry cough.
Cutting contraction in chest, to abdomen, compels to bend over.
Stitches in chest (l. side).
Stitches in anterior and middle of breast, particularly when inspiring deeply, attended with a dry, hacking cough.
Drawing-tearing occasioned by stretching arm.
Tearing in chest, particularly in left side, towards shoulders and back.
Shooting pain deep in front of middle chest.
Sticking pain, or sticking pain with pressure in chest.
Violent, sudden, incisive, contractive pain, in front part of chest, extending down to abdomen, obliging him to bend double.
Lancinations from lower dorsal vertebrae through chest, arresting breathing.
Deep-seated, acute, lancinating pain in either iliac bone, extending obliquely inward and downward towards small of back, with bubbling stitches darting into part to a considerable depth.


Painful dragging-sticking in region of heart, outward and downward.
Very painful contracting urging-shooting in region of heart, working from in out and up down; next day palpitation.
Squeezing and stinging about heart.
Stitches about heart.
Frequent palpitation.
Slow, weak pulse.
Pulse slow and weak, or full, hard and rapid.


Stitching, pulsating, pressing, or tensive pains in muscles of chest.
Corrosive feeling in skin of chest.
Itching returns after scratching, with smarting stitches or burning.
Pimples on chest and scapulae.
Stitches in gland pectoral and its vicinity.
Pressure behind left nipple.


Sudden stitch darting from side of neck into upper arm.
Tension in neck.
Tearing in throat upward, particularly in left side, with stiffness.
Stiffness in neck half-sided, with a sensation of inward swelling.
Pain as if bruised or swollen, from right scapula to shoulder joint.
Tearing in and between scapulae.
Tearing between shoulders, extending to occiput; increased when lifting.
Tearing between shoulders; also between shoulders and spine, with oppression of chest; in point of shoulder blade, from shoulders to loins.
Drawing in shoulders; stitches between shoulders, particularly when breathing, below left shoulder; from back through breast, interrupting breathing.
Tearing in spine.
Stitches in spine.
Tearing, pressing; burning and tension in back.
Pressure in back, as if bones would be pressed asunder, with heaviness, numbness, vibration and warmth, disappearing after expulsion of wind.
Squeezing in back with efforts to stool.
Great soreness and pain through entire back from sacrum to shoulders, greatly increased whenever patient performed any labor. ~ Fistula in ano.
In back as if beaten, disabled and stiff.
Backache, worse while sitting or lying, mostly in morning, when awaking.
Sticking pain, or sticking with pressure frequently recurring, and long continued in one or other lumbar region, at times in kidneys, at others a little above and below, extending outward and forward inside of abdomen, or region of hip, or dorsal spine, or small of back, into region of bladder or groin, or from kidneys straight into abdomen, with numbness and lameness, as if bruised.
Painful pressure and tension in lumbar and renal region, sometimes with sensation of numbness, puffiness, warmth, stiffness and lameness, extending at times into lower limbs.
Tearing pain in posterior portion of iliac crest, usually only to one side, extending downward into gluteal muscles, or into bones.
Deep-seated, sensitive sticking pain in ilium of one or other side, an inch to an inch and a half from spine, extending obliquely inward towards sacrum.
If she stooped, lower part of back felt stiff, it was with difficulty she could stand up; tearing when sitting, agg. when standing; amel. in afternoon.
A feeling of warmth in lower part of back, and in small of back, as if lumbar region was asleep, extending down into sacrum, hips, and posterior portion of thighs.
Pressive-tensive, or pressing sensation in sacrum; deep, internal when severe, with a feeling as if bones would be forced asunder; agg. when sitting and lying.
Violent pain in sacrum. ~ Hemorrhoids.
Constant pulsating stitches in sacrum.
Bruised pain, with stiffness in small of back; rises from a seat with difficulty.
Numbness in small of back.
Pain in small of back; agg. when sitting and lying in morning, when awaking. ~ During menses.


Sudden stitch darting from side of neck into upper arm.
Tearing in shoulder.
Vehement, intense pains on point and outside of shoulder blade, towards shoulder joint, and extending to elbow; with a sensation as if beaten.
In shoulder joint pains as if from straining; in motion, increased by pressing upon.
Stretching, tearing, stinging, throbbing pains in shoulders.
Sensation of heaviness in axilla.
Itching, smarting and burning in axilla.
Gurgling feeling in shoulder, with sensation as of something alive in joint, especially about midnight.
A rheumatic, paralytic-like pain in right shoulder, and some stitches over left eye.
In upper arm drawing, stinging, tearing on an isolated spot.
Sudden stitches, jerking, tearing into bones of upper arm.
Violent pain in sinew of biceps, after lifting something, extended upward and downward, when moving arm.
Throbbing in arm.
Stitches in left upper arm.
Arms pain as if bruised; feel weak and lame.
Gurgling feeling in muscles of right upper arm.
Heaviness and lameness of arms.
Pressure and heaviness in arm, which sinks down.
Numbness and disabledness on external side of arm; increased when arm hangs down.
Cold arms.
Soreness, with burning and painfullness to touch of skin about arms when sitting.
Blotches like nettlerash on upper arm, scaling off.
Lymphatic swelling in flexors of arm, with petechia-like spots, and burning.
Dingy red marbled spots on arms, with bruised pain.
Pimple on point of each elbow, much inflamed after rubbing.
In elbow joint drawing, tension, tearing, stinging or burning.
Tearing from elbow joint into ulna and hand, with heaviness and infirmity.
Petechiae, small and red, with white spots on forearm and backs of hands.
Pressing pains in inner side of forearm.
Lymphatic swelling of flexors of left forearm, with spots like petechiae.
Tearing along radius.
Stitches along ulna.
Pressure in wrist, as if after spraining or straining.
In back of hand a pressing shooting, with vibration and sensation of heaviness.
Burning pains in hands increased by friction.
Pain in wrist after exertion with hand.
Sensation as if drops of cold water were sprinkled on back of hand on going into open air.
Tearing along metacarpal bones.
Tearing, violent stitches towards metacarpus.
Tearing on back of fingers, chiefly in joints, frequently with stiffness, heaviness and swelling of joints; agg. by moving and touching.
Burning stitches in fingers.
Vibrating pain in fingers.
Stitches extending to points of fingers.
Tearing in points of fingers.
Redness of points and backs on fingers, with itching; after chilblains.
Pain under nails, with tenderness to touch.
Small warts on balls of hand and on middle finger.
Small, flat, semitransparent pimples, or rudimentary warts on fingers.


Pain in hips. ~ Kidney disease.
Drawing-stretching pain in thigh, as if it was too short.
Tearing-shooting pains in thighs.
Throbbing in thigh.
Stitches from outside inward in thighs.
Stitches at intervals in sitting or while walking, either through, across thighs, or from hip down to foot.
A peculiar, spongy sensation, as if feeling was lost in left thigh, from hip to knee; cupping brought no blood; has to limp in walking on account of pain in left thigh.
Sensation of icy coldness on small spots on thigh.
Burning in thigh, mostly before menses.
Touch is painful even through her dress, with burning of thigh.
Pain in thighs, agg. from changes of weather, mostly before heavy wind.
Varices, from groins down thighs.
Spasm in knee, extending to calf and thigh, when firmly leaning upon.
Spasm, with vibration and heaviness in knee.
Burning, stinging, tearing, pressing, agg. by stretching leg.
Stinging in joint of knee, particularly on inner side, when walking.
Tension in bend of knee, as if tendons were too short.
Tired, bruised and lame feeling in knee.
Sensation in knees as if palsied, weary and beaten, after walking, and when arising from seat.
Left knee twice size of the other, very stiff, sore and painful. ~ Rheumatism.
Swollen veins in bend of knee.
Tearing, stinging, spasm and tension in calf of leg, during and after motion, attended with vibration, heaviness, stiffness and numbness.
Cramp in calf of leg.
Tearing pain in tibia.
Tearing and stinging in shin and tendo-achillis.
In shin bone straining pressure, with vibration.
Lower limbs pain as if beaten, with heaviness; can scarcely rise from seat.
Twitching, as from something alive in legs.
Wasting of lower limbs.
Sensation as if sprained in muscles and bones of lower limbs.
Itching and swelling of legs, preceded by chill and heat.
Great swelling, pain and stiffness, could not raise foot high enough to walk on rough ground, would catch his toe and fall. ~ Rheumatism of knee.
Pain when raising foot, preventing flexion.
Above external ankle a violent pain in bones and sinews when touched.
In ankle joint tearing upward and downward.
Pressure in inner ankle and tearing towards heel.
Tearing in ankles, particularly the left.
Sensation of coldness on ankle joint.
Rending and pricking on forepart of ankle joint.
In external ankles tearing and shooting, extending to little toe and preventing motion.
Lymphatic swelling of tendo-achillis of left leg, with an ugly red spot.
Lymphatic swelling of tendo-achillis and heels; often tension, drawing, rending, during or after standing or walking; stitches in walking or sitting, pain as if over-strained.
Swelling burns, itches, skin peels off; pain when lifting foot; heavy and sore when stretching.
In heels tearing and stinging, deep into bone, when walking and stepping.
Heels pain as if ulcerated, when standing.
Pain when stretching foot.
Tingling in foot, as if after freezing.
Sudden stitches in feet, causing hobbling.
Stitches from inside outward in feet, when traveling in a carriage.
Vehement stinging when stepping on foot, terminating in numbness.
Violent stitches from outward, or from below upward in foot.
Piercing, burning, or pricking pain in foot.
Tearing, attended with stitches and burning in foot.
Rending upward and drawing forward in foot.
Stitches, burning, itching, smarting, pain and cold feeling in feet, like as if frozen.
Soreness, burning, pricking and itching on foot.
Itching and burning stitches in foot.
Pain, like a festering under skin of feet, after long standing.
Pains, with swelling of sinews in foot.
Rending, burning and itching on dorsum of left foot; agg. by scratching.
Stitches between metatarsal bones, like from a nail, when standing.
Pain in metatarsus, as if sprained and swollen.
Sinews of sole of foot as if contracted.
Rending, crawling and sensation of warmth in sole of foot.
Tearing in balls of feet, with pain when stepping on them.
Stitches extending to big toe.
Stitches in ball of big toe; in joints of toes.
At every step stinging in big toe.
In tip of big toe a pain, as from a blow.
Single jerks in toes, particularly in joints.
On back of foot rending in all directions, terminating in points of toes.
Stitches in points of toes, chiefly outward.
Burning-crawling, itching, vibration and sensation of warmth in toes.
Burning, pricking or soreness in toes, with redness, as after slight freezing; tight shoes are intolerable.
Violent pain, as if toe would suppurate.


Tearing, stitching, or throbbing and tearing in limbs.


Bending over: compelled by cutting contraction in chest to abdomen; pain in hepatic region better.
Sitting: anxiety; anus very sensitive; pain in renal region agg.; pain in left spermatic cord; vulvar itching and burning agg.; backache agg.; skin of arms painful to touch agg.; stitches in thighs; stitches in tendo-achillis and heels.
Rising from a seat: sensation in knees as if palsied.
Standing: anxiety; pain in groins agg.; pain in renal region amel.; pain left spermatic cord; painful swelling of tendo-achillis and heels; stitches between metatarsal bones.
Lying: pain in renal region agg.; vulvar burning and itching amel.; backache agg.; crawls.
Arm hanging down: numbness worse.
Raising arm: obstruction in breathing.
Raising foot: pain preventing flexion.
Exertion: heat in head; pain in wrist; uterine symptoms at first agg., then amel.; inclination to sweat.
Walking: pain between anterior superior spine of ileum and umbilicus agg.; pains in groins agg.; vulvar itching and burning agg.; pain in vagina agg.; stitches in thighs; stinging in knee joint; painful swelling of tendo-achillis and heels; great weakness.
Ascending: shortness of breath.
Motion: anxiety; headache agg.; pain in epigastrium agg.; pain in right inguinal region agg.; pain in bladder; urinary difficulties agg.; pain in genitals agg.; pain in finger joints; eye symptoms agg.; pain in calf.
Stooping or rising: vertigo; heaviness in head; headache agg.; pains in renal region worse.

NERVES. [36]

General relaxation, not inclined to do anything.
Great weakness, like fainting, while walking and after a walk, with perspiration and heat on upper part of body; cold, pale, sunken face and oppression of breathing.
Lamed all over with warm feeling in lower part of back and sacrum.
Fainty feeling, with weakness and giddiness.
Faintness, with giddiness or agitation of blood, perspiration and heat of upper half of body, coldness and sallowness of face, and oppression on chest.
Lassitude, disability and soreness, increased by pressure; frequently connected with stiffness, heaviness, vibration, numbness and torpor, also with a sensation as if swollen.
Exhaustion to cause trembling and knocking together of knees.

SLEEP. [37]

Gaping and eructation.
Great sleepiness during day and after dinner.
Sleepiness by day; feels tired, must lie down.
Sleepiness early in evening.
When going to bed, fainty.
When lying down, crawls.
In bed, anxious feeling.
Slumber with phantasma.
Anxious dreams.
Restless, dreamful sleep, with frequent waking and congestion of blood to head.
During night awakened by violent thirst, profuse sweat, or itching-burning stitches.
Getting awake at night, with excitement, congestion and tension in head.
Difficult awaking in morning, succeeded by pains in head and back, exhaustion and want of recollection.
Sleep unrefreshing.
Mind and body relaxed after sleep.
Frequent eructations, alternating with yawning.

TIME. [38]

Morning: headache agg.; sticky, dry eyelids; catarrh more copious; empyreumatic smell and taste; mouth and fauces dry, sticky and viscid; scratching in throat; nausea; tearing pain in kidneys; burning pain in bladder; violent urging after urinating; backache agg.; difficulty in getting awake; chill, with cold feet.
At 11 A. M.: coldness of body; heat of face.
Morning until afternoon; alternating chilliness and heat.
During day: great sleepiness.
Afternoon; heat in head; heat extends over face; backache amel.; heat.
Twilight: terrifying apparitions; objects appear twice as large as natural.
Evening: itching on scalp and face; eyelid covered with vesicles, oozing fluid; shooting behind ear agg.; increased appetite; sleepiness early; chill succeeded by heat and anxiety; sweat.
Night: oppressed respiration, with coryza agg.; belching and soreness after eating solids; awakened by violent thirst, profuse sweat or burning stitches; awakens with excitement; sweat; heat.
Midnight: gurgling feeling in shoulder, with sensation a of something alive in joint.


Air: teeth sensitive.
Open air: headache amel. : sensation as if cold drops were spurted into face; sensation as if drops of cold water were sprinkled on back of hand.
Out-doors: eye symptoms worse.
Change of weather, mostly before heavy wind: pain in thighs.

FEVER. [40]

Sensation of coldness on isolated spots, as if from cold metal, cold substances, or as if cold drops were sprinkled.
Running cold, and crawls in skin.
With chill pressure and dullness of head.
Chill before dinner, with icy cold feet; dry, viscous mouth, without thirst.
Suffering parts chilly, in region of kidneys; accompanied by gooseflesh.
Chilliness in region of stomach, ceasing after thirst.
Heat in face, extending over whole body, which is cool, without thirst.
Chill as if in bones, with warmth of skin.
Chills in back and backs of arms, as from cold water, evening before going to bed, afterwards warm.
Chills in back, extending to hips, as if produced by an icy cold wet handkerchief, in twenty minutes succeeded by warmth; after a second attack swelling of tendo-achillis.
Shaking chills succeeded by heat.
Chill followed by heat with or without thirst.
Chill from face and arms to back and breast, succeeded by heat, with anxiety and oppression of chest, especially forenoon and evening.
Short crawl and shudder from up down through back and chest, followed by heat.
Chill in forenoon with cold feet, heat in afternoon and sweating evening or night.
Coldness of body, with heat of face, commencing at 11 A. M.; heat and inclination to sweat at night.
Chill either on back or on arms and legs, followed by burning heat, increasing in night.
Cold feeling in eye, like from a cool wind, with lachrymation when closing eyes.
Chilliness, with hot face, followed by heat with perspiration; or burning heat in afternoon, increasing during night.
In morning, chilliness with cold feet, pressing headache as if a catarrh would arise, heat in head; in afternoon, general warmth and inclination to perspire.
Transient sensation of warmth at different places.
Fever heat in afternoon.
Heat in hands and head in afternoon.
With heat, anxiety, oppression of chest, shooting in head, thirst and often sore throat.
Inclination to sweat with least exercise.
Typhoid and putrid fevers.
(OBS:) Ague with enlargement of spleen or pains in region of spleen.


Right: cold sensation in temple; stitching behind ear; dark red, painful spot on cheek; pain at point between anterior superior spine of ileum and umbilicus to hypochondrium; pain and varicose veins in inguinal region; pain in kidney; pain from scapula to shoulder joint; paralytic pain in shoulder; gurgling feeling in muscles of upper arm.
Left: tearing in eye; red spot on eyelid; chronic catarrh of nostril; pains in Highmorian cavity of side; tearing in upper molar; pain in tonsil; pressure in hypochondrium; shooting in side of epigastrium; pain in perineum extends deep into side of pelvis; cutting pain in kidney; pain side of bladder; pressure behind nipple; stitch side of female urethra; swelling spermatic cord; rasping burning side of penis; soreness side of scrotum; tearing through whole side of body; violent sticking side of abdomen; pain in side of vagina; tearing in side of throat; pressure behind nipple; stitches in side of chest; paralytic pain in eye; stitches in upper arm; pain and spongy sensation as if feeling was lost in thigh; tearing in ankles; itching on dorsum of foot.
Above downward: pain in spermatic cord, pain in colon; pain in abdomen; pain in chest; pain in cardiac region; pain in shoulders; pain in elbows; stitches in hips.
Below upward: tearing in throat; tearing between shoulders; pain in sacrum; stitches in foot.
Behind forward: stitching between shoulders.
Within outward: pressure in forehead; stitch in left side female urethra; stitches in vagina; pain in left side near navel; pain in cardiac region.
Without inward: stitches in lumbar region; stitches in thighs; stitches in foot.


As if brain would fall forward; as if head was becoming larger; as if a cap covered head and face; as of sand in eyes; as of a foreign body in internal canthus; as if a nail was thrust through membrana tympani, or like sting of an insect; as if cold drops were spurted into face and on back of hand; as if teeth were too long or too large; as if gums were torn; as from an awn in throat (stitching); as of a plug inside of throat; as of sand in throat; as of a husk sticking in left tonsil; as if something was torn loose in left hypochondrium; as if one had just been to stool, in anus; as if a nail was sticking in lumbar region; as if lumbar region was asleep; as if bones of back would be pressed asunder; as of something alive in shoulder joint; in legs; as if thigh was too short; as if feeling was lost in thigh.
Lancinating: in region of kidneys; in vagina; from lower dorsal vertebra through chest.
Darting: in head.
Stabbing: in region of liver.
Stitches: above forehead and temples; in forehead; over left eye; from eyes to forehead; in scalp and face; in cheek and jaw bones; in teeth; in region of liver; in skin of abdomen; in rectum; in perineum; from kidneys to bladder and urethra; in urethra; in thighs; in spermatic cord; in female parts during coition; in vagina; between shoulders; through chest; in and around clavicle; about heart; in muscles of chest; from neck into arm; between shoulders; from back through breast; in spine; in sacrum; into bones of upper arm; in left upper arm; along ulna; towards metacarpus; to points of fingers; in thighs; in tendo-achillis; in feet; between metatarsal bones; to big toe; in ball of big toe.
Burning stitches: in loins and kidneys; in foot; in fingers.
Piercing: in ear; in hollow tooth; in foot.
Sticking: in lumbar region; in female urethra; in left side of abdomen; in chest; in back; in ilium.
Sticking-digging: in region of kidneys.
Sticking-pressing: in lumbar region.
Pricking: on edge of hair; in point of nose; on forepart of ankle joint; in toes; in foot.
Stinging: in facial bones; in stomach; in left hypochondrium; in abdominal muscles; in inguinal region; in anus; in leg; in knee joint; in calf of leg; in shin and tendo-achillis; in testicles; in penis and glans; about heart; in shoulders; in upper arm; in elbow joint; in heels; in feet; in big toe.
Shooting: in head; in eyes; from knee to eye; through eyes into brain; from temples to eyes; behind right ear; in region of gall-bladder; in epigastrium; in lumbar and renal region; in orifice of urethra; in thigh; in chest; in region of heart.
Shooting-stinging: from perineum into female parts.
Rending: on forepart of ankle joint; in tendo-achillis on dorsum of left foot; in sole of foot; in temples and occiput; in orbits; in facial bones.
Cutting: in inguinal region; from left kidney into bladder, urethra and penis; in bladder; in testicles; in female parts during coition; in chest.
Tearing: in forehead and orbits; in temples; in left eye; in lids; in ears; in cheek and jaw bones; in left upper molar; in left hypochondrium; in abdominal muscles; in skin of abdomen; around anus; in region of kidneys; in right kidney; in thigh; in leg; in calf of leg; in tibia; in tendo-achillis; in throat; in chest; in and between scapulae; in spine; in back; in shoulders; in upper arm; in iliac crest; into bones of upper arm; in elbow joint; from elbow into ulna and hand; along radius; along metacarpal bones; on back of fingers; in points of fingers; in ankle joint; in external ankles to little toe; in heels; in foot; in balls of feet.
Tearing-shooting: in thighs.
Tearing-pulsating: in region of kidneys.
Tearing-sticking: in loins and kidneys.
Pressure: in forehead; in temples; in sinciput; in eyes; in ears; in stomach; in region of liver; in region of gall-bladder; in left hypochondrium; in groins; in perineum; in anus; in lumbar and renal region; in leg; in spermatic cord; in testicles; behind left nipple; in muscles of chest; in back; in sacrum; in anus; in inner side of forearm; in wrist; in ankle.
Pressing-shooting: in back of hand.
Drawing: in ears; in left hypochondrium; in spermatic cord; in shoulders; in upper arm; in elbow joint; in tendo-achillis.
Dragging-sticking: in cardiac region.
Drawing-sticking: in bladder.
Drawing-tearing: in left hypochondrium.
Drawing-stretching: in thigh.
Jerking: in left hypochondrium into bones of upper arm; in toes.
Gnawing: on scalp and face; in teeth.
Pinching: in liver.
Digging-tearing: in region of kidneys.
Biting: on scalp and face; in eyes.
Burning: on scalp and face; along edge of hair; in eyes; of conjunctiva; of lids; of face; on cheeks; in lips; in throat; in stomach; in left hypochondrium; in skin of abdomen; in descending colon; in rectum; in anus; hemorrhoids; in region of kidneys; in urethra; in bladder; in orifice of urethra; in thigh; in leg; in spermatic cord; in testicles; of glans and prepuce; in female urethra; in vagina; in skin of chest; in back; in axilla; of skin about arms; in elbow joint; in hands; in foot; on dorsum of left foot; in toes.
Smarting: on lids; in canthi; in nose; in anus; on chest; in axilla; in foot.
Corrosive feeling: in skin of chest.
Rawness: in chest.
Soreness: in anus; in region of kidneys; in left side of scrotum; through entire back; about skin of arms; in toes; in foot.
Aching: in bladder.
Sharp pain: in right kidney.
Gurgling: in shoulder; in muscles of right upper arm.
Colic-like pains: about navel.
Bearing down: in anus and sacrum.
Tensive pain: in temples and forehead; in region of loins and kidneys; in bladder; in muscles of chest.
Scraping: in teeth; in throat.
Scratching: in throat.
Rasping: in anus; in glans and prepuce; in vagina.
Contracted feeling: in sole of foot.
Contraction: in left abdomen; in splenic region; in sides of abdomen; in region of bladder; of scrotum; in chest; in region of heart.
Constriction: in rectum; pain in bladder; in testicles.
Cramp: in calf of leg.
Crampy pain: in bladder.
Rheumatic pain: in right shoulder.
Bursting: headache.
Stretching pain: in shoulders.
Straining: headache; in lumbar and renal region; in sexual organs during ejaculation; in spermatic cord; in testicles; shoulder joint pains as from straining.
Straining-pressure: in shin bone.
Sprained feeling: in wrist; in muscles and bones of lower limbs; in metatarsus.
Bruised feeling: in lumbar and renal region; in knee; from right scapula to shoulder joint; in small of back; in arms.
Beaten feeling: in back; in shoulder blade, joint, and elbow; in lower limbs; in tip of big toe.
Crushed feeling: in region of loins and kidneys.
Squeezing: in facial bones; in inguinal region; about heart; in back.
Ulcerative pain: in heels; under skin of feet; in toes.
Heaviness: in head; in calf of leg; in back; in axilla; of arms; in back of hand; in lower limbs.
Fullness: in head; in anus.
Throbbing: in ears; in anus; in thigh; in muscles of chest; pains in shoulders; in arm.
Tension: in skin of head and face; in groins; in bend of knee; in calf of leg; in neck; in back; in elbow joint; in tendo-achillis.
Puffy sensation: in head.
Stiffness: in throat; in back; in calf of leg; in neck.
Tingling: in foot.
Whirling: in stomach and abdomen.
Crawling: in nose; in lips; in anus; in testicles; in sole of foot; in toes.
Formication: in upper lip; around mouth and chin.
Vibration: in calf of leg; in back; in back of hand; in fingers, painful; in toes.
Numbness: in lumbar region; in calf of leg; in prepuce and glans; in back; in sacrum, hips and thighs; on external side of arm; in feet.
Paralyzed feeling: in region of kidneys; in knees; painful in right shoulder; in arms.
Heat: in head; of ears; in face; in back; in sole of foot; in toes.
Warmth: in back.
Lame feeling: all over.
Coldness: in right temple; in eyes; of ears; in stomach; on small spots of thigh; in testicles; of prepuce and glans; of scrotum; on ankle joint; in feet.
Itching: on scalp and face; in eyes; of lids; in canthi; in eyebrows; in nose; on cheeks; in lips; in region of inguinal glands; in anus; hemorrhoids; on scrotum; in vagina; on chest; in axilla; of legs; in feet; on dorsum of left foot; in toes; in fingers.
Dryness: of eyes; in internal canthus; of lips; in throat.


In muscles: tension, shooting, tearing, pulsating, gurgling; sensation as of something alive.
Rheumatic and gouty complaints, with diseases of urinary organs.
Muscular rheumatism in chest, lumbar region, and upper and lower limbs.
Hepatic, arthritic, and rheumatic affections, particularly with urinary, hemorrhoidal or menstrual complaints.
Distension of joints.
Bone pains.
Scraping upon bones.
Cold feeling at bones.
Varicose veins on many places.
Swollen varices.
Lymphatic swellings.
Acts most on eyes, liver, anus, kidneys, uterus and skin.
Disorders of uropoetic viscera.


Touch: pimples painful; tongue smarts; teeth sensitive; pain in epigastrium agg.; pain in inguinal glands agg.; pain in anus; skin of arms painful; tearing in finger joints; nails sensitive; pains in thighs agg.; violent pain above external ankle.
Friction: burning pains in hands agg.; rasping and pricking in skin worse.
Pressure: pain in liver agg.; pain in renal region agg.; pain in vesical region; pain in shoulder joint.
Lifting: tearing between shoulders to occiput worse.
Jar of riding or jumping: pain in renal region worse.
Riding in carriage causes pain in foot.
After riding: faintness.
Scratching: itching on dorsum of left foot agg.; itching of scalp changes place.
Closing eyes: cold feeling as from cool wind, with lachrymation.
After riding much pain and great sense of weakness and trembling in region of kidneys, taking a long time to get over, sometimes days. ~ Rheumatism of knees.

SKIN. [46]

Jaundice, with pale, tough feces; or with profuse, acrid, watery diarrhea.
Old yellow spots around navel peeling off.
In skin much itching, biting, pricking and burning, with minute stitches, sometimes with increased sensation of warmth and with eruption.
Rasping and pricking in skin, increased by friction, and frequently succeeded by a red spot.
Burning, smarting, stitching or corrosive itching, which provokes scratching, though it soon returns at same or some other place.
Red spot on left eyelid, feels like a mosquito-bite, but swelling nearly closes eye; next day other spots on face, behind ear, on neck; third day on chin and nose, with itching and burning: in evening covered with small vesicles, oozing watery fluid.
Red marbled spots; with corrosive or bruised pain; like petechia, with itching and burning.
Specks resembling nettlerash and patches on shoulders, arms and hands.
Efflorescence, especially on border of hairy part of head, on upper part of trunk and extremities.
Pimples, usually isolated, sometimes in groups.
Single, red pimples burning, itching, leaving brown liver spots.
Red pustules, with burning, itching and stitching; sensitive to pressure; changing into brown spots.
Furuncles. ~ Fistula in ano.
Herpes around anus.
Itching or pressure in region of inguinal glands, with pain from touch as if they would swell.
Tumor behind ear, size of a hazelnut.
Clusters of red pimples, with red areola and small tips, containing pus; changing to brown spots.


Especially suited where renal or vesical symptoms are prominent.
Bilious diathesis.
Male, aet. 34; for years indigestion from chronic gastritis, reduced in weight, pale, discouraged; after improvement by Lycop.; rheumatism of knee.
An old woman, aet. 70; heartburn of thirty years standing.


Antidotes to Berberis: Camphor., Bellad. (cerebral and febrile symptoms).
Berberis antidotes: Acon.
Compare: Aloes, Ant. tart., Arsen., Calc. ostr., Calc. phosph., Carb. veg., Chamom., Cinchon., Lycop., Natr. mur., Nitr. ac., Nux vom., Pulsat., Rheum.
Lycop., an occasional dose, aided Berber. in curing rheumatism of knee.
Useful after Arnic., Bryon., Kali bichr., Rhus tox. and Sulphur in rheumatism.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 02, 1880
Description: Clinical materia medica of Berberis vulgaris
Remedies: Berberis vulgaris
Author: Hering, C.
Year: 1880
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Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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