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Cyclamen Europaeum.

Sow-bread. Primulaceae.

A plant indigenous in the south of Europe. The tincture is made from the fresh root gathered in Autumn.

“The Cyclamen Europaeum, or Sow-bread, was extensively used in medicine by the ancients. Their descriptions of its properties are vague enough, but it is remarkable that they ascribe to it a power to affect the uterus and its appendages- which ascription was not physiologically verified until the most recent provings.

It used to be considered that the root of Cyclamen, applied externally, hastened difficult labors, and assuaged the pains. Also, that to touch Cyclamen, or take it internally, would produce abortion, or bring on premature labor.”

The remedy was introduced into our Materia Medica by Hahnemann, and proved by members of the Austrian Society of Homeopathic Physicians at Vienna.


- Mental derangement at climacteric, Merryman, Med. Inv., vol. 4 (n. s), p. 576; Headache, Marenzeller, Rck. Kl. Erf., v. 5, p. 84; Diplopia (2 cases), Eidherr, Hom. Rev., vol. 2, p. 26, Wurmb, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 150; Strabismus, Eidherr, Hom. Rev., vol. 2, p. 224; Hirsch, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 141; Coryza, Malaise, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 387; Toothache, Hartmann, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 460; Burning in esophagus and pain in stomach, Gerstel, B. J. H., vol. 36, p. 101; Pain in scrobiculum cordis with vomiting, Strupp, B. J. H., vol. 36, p. 369; Enteralgia (3 cases), Strupp, B. J. H., vol. 24, p. 172; (2 cases), Times Retrospect, 1876, p. 9; Dysmenorrhea, Eidherr, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 600; Menorrhagia, H. King, Raue's Rec., 1874, p. 233; Suppression of menses, Eidherr, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 600; Suppression of menses after dancing, Walter, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 589; Amenia, Eidherr, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 589; Disturbed menses with chlorotic condition (6 cases), Eidherr, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 599; Chlorosis, Eidherr, B. J. H., vol. 19, 144; Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 601.

MIND. [1]

Consciousness almost extinct.
Very active memory, which alternates with weak memory.
Mental labor impossible on account of dullness or stupefaction.
Absorbed in deep thought, seeks solitude, thinks about his future.
Confusion of head; questions answered incoherently.
Loss of former cheerfullness; love of solitude; aversion to work and to open air; sensation as if room was too small, with reluctance to going into open air; solitude and weeping give relief. ~ Suppression of menses.
Disinclined to work, with weakness.
Taciturn, depressed, out of humor.
Joyful feeling with trembling; exuberant spirits.
Joyous feeling, alternating with irritability.
Serene humor changes suddenly into seriousness or peevishness.
Great sadness, as if he had committed a bad action or not done his duty.
Great sadness and peevishness; menses suppressed, or scanty and painful.
Melancholy; inclined to tears, and silent grief.
Vertigo, with pain in head and nausea; vomits nearly every day, and often all the food taken, with slime and bile; greatly reduced, can scarcely walk across floor; pains in head continuous, but very much worse at times; agg. in right temple; but extend all over head; mind so affected as to make her indifferent to what transpired about her, and rendered her incompetent to describe her own case; finally consciousness almost extinct; questions answered incoherently; feces and urine pass involuntarily and unconsciously. ~ Mental derangement at climacteric period.
On awaking, weariness, clammy mouth and irritable mood.
Ill humor; disposition to weep; fear of death, or an illusion of being deserted or persecuted by every one.
Anxiety, with nausea, at night.
Ill humor, after vomiting.
Ill humored, morose mood; could easily take offense at every trifle.
Obstinate, irritable, fault-finding disposition.
Solitude and weeping give relief.
Ailments from inward grief and terrors of conscience.


Insensibility; rush of blood with anxiety; impaired sight and diminished intellectual powers.
Attacks of faintness, cloudiness or obscuration of sight.
Sensation as if brain were moving within cranium, or as it does when riding in a wagon with closed eyes.
Feels as if brain was in motion when leaning against something.
Vertigo with dyspepsia when lying down, amel. by motion, in nervous subjects.
Vertigo: objects turn in a circle, or about her, or make a see-saw motion; when walking in open air; amel. in a room and when sitting; with dimness before eyes.
Confusion of head, with obscuration of vision.
Dizzy, fullness and heat of head; congestion of blood.
Dullness of all the senses.


Pressing pain in forehead, vertigo, and frequently unconsciousness, with chilliness over whole body. ~ Dysmenorrhea.
Pains violent, pressing, darting, stitching, boring, chiefly in forehead, temples and vertex, accompanied by sadness and melancholy; chilliness and nausea; obstinate, irritable, fault finding disposition.
Pain in forehead towards evening, with vertigo.
Violent frontal headache.
Stinging pain in forehead and temples.
Stitches in temples; in forehead when stooping.
Stitching, darting or boring pains in temples.
Stitches in head disappear by touch; some complaints agg. when lying on back or on painful side.
Pains one sided, generally left temple.
Headache on rising and again in evening; agg. left side, increasing till patient vomits, then amel.; agg. by motion and open air. ~ Climaxis.
Vertigo, with pain in head and nausea; pains continuous, but very much worse at times; agg. in right temple, but extend all over head. ~ Mental derangement.
Slight pressure in vertex, as if brain was enveloped in a cloth, which would deprive him of his senses.
Oppression stupefaction of whole head, with obscuration of vision; it seems as though a fog were before sight, and as though eyes were about to close.
Headache with obscuration of vision; pale complexion, rings around eyes, depraved appetite, enfeebled digestion and menstrual irregularities. ~ Anemia.
Headache with flickering before eyes on rising in morning.
Sensation as if brain wobbled about while walking; menses suppressed or scanty; patient chlorotic.
Attacks of heat and throbbing in head.
Rush of blood to head with anxiety and confusion; obscuration of vision; dizziness; general coldness, after dinner.
Periodical congestion to head, with paleness of face.
Headache agg. in evening or in morning when rising; amel. by applications of cold water.
Gastric headache.


Tearing pressing, externally in head.
Fine, sharp, formicating stinging or scalp, changing place when scratching; agg. evenings, at rest; amel. walking about.
Papulous eruption on scalp.
Head feels bound.


Eyes sunken and dim, have a weary look, and are surrounded by blue rings.
Dimness of vision and spots before eyes, especially on waking; dim vision with headache.
Fog before eyes, was obliged to stop knitting in afternoon.
Sight: as if looking through dark blue glass; like mist before eyes; figures cannot be clearly distinguished.
Dimness of sight, with fiery sparks before eyes.
Flickering before eyes, as of various colors, glittering needles, visions of smoke or fog.
Burning in eyes and flickering of light on attempting to read in evening in bed.
Vision of colors before eyes, now yellow and again green, or fiery specks and sparks; halo around light.
Muscae volitantes.
Diplopia; especially if dependent on convergent squint, arising from helminthiasis, convulsions, falls, etc.
Dilated pupils; or contracted and dilated alternately.
Amblyopia after suppression of an eruption; has never menstruated, though has much headache and vertigo at time menses ought to appear.
Hemiopia, only left half of object is visible.
Heat in eyes.
Strabismus; after convulsions, or measles.
Convergent strabismus.
Left eye drawn toward inner canthus.
Lids slightly edematous. ~ Dysmenorrhea.
Swelling of upper eyelids.
Dryness and pressure in lids, as if swollen, with violent formicating stitches therein, and in eyeball.
Itching of eyelids.


Roaring, humming or ringing in ears,
Dullness of hearing, as if cotton was in ear or something lying before (right) ear.
Drawing pain in right internal ear; hearing impaired.
Itching of ears, with increase of cerumen.


Sense of smell diminished. ~ Chronic coryza.
Dryness of nose, or fluent coryza (morning).
Frequent sneezing, with profuse discharge from nose, and loss of smell and taste; various nervous symptoms of head and ears present; itching in ears. ~ Coryza.
Catarrh with excessive sneezing and rheumatic pains in head and ears.
Pressing pain over nasal bones. ~ Coryza.


Pale face, eyes sunken, with blue rings; great weakness; anemic women.
Red face with headache.
Contraction of forehead.
Pimples soon filling with whitish-yellow lymph and then shrivelling.
Facial eruptions of children.


Itching on lower jaw.
Sensation of numbness of upper lip or as of an induration.
Dry lips, without thirst.


Gums and lips pale. ~ Dysmenorrhea.
Tearing, stitching, boring in teeth (more right).
Dull jerking, especially at night, in arthritic patients.


Taste: flat; offensive; putrid; fatty; bitter.
Food tastes flat, or is almost tasteless.
Salty taste of all food.
Tongue coated yellowish-white; white.
Fine stitches on tongue.
Tip of tongue red, with small burning blister thereon, impeding speech and chewing; saliva increased.
Burning on tip of tongue (evening).


Accumulation of watery saliva in mouth, pasty taste.
Saliva has a salty taste, which is communicated to all the food eaten.
Viscid mucus in mouth.
Heightened redness of mouth.


Dryness of palate evenings, with thirst and hunger.
Tonsils and palate are shrivelled and white.
Scraping and dryness in pharynx, suffocative cough.
Dryness in throat.
Sensation of painful constriction in throat.
Burning and scraping in throat.
Nausea in throat.


Entire loss of appetite.
After eating but little, aversion to food, with nausea in throat.
No thirst all day, but it occurs in evening as face and hands become warm.
Thirst during night. ~ Intermittent.
Desire for lemonade.
Aversion: to bread and butter; to beer; to fatty things; to ordinary food, and desire for inedible things.
Constant disgust for meat; craving for sardines; frequent vomiting in morning. ~ Dysmenorrhea.


Feeling of satiety after a few mouthfuls of food, the rest becomes repugnant and nauseates him; nausea felt in throat and palate.
Complete loss of appetite, on taking a little beef-tea or a cup of tea, indescribable pain in scrobiculum cordis, which seldom went off until she threw up what she had taken; melancholy, could not engage in any occupation.
After eating: nausea; sleepiness; hiccough, rumbling in bowels.
Pork disagrees.
Aggravation after coffee.


Violent hiccough.
While eating, and for some time afterwards, hiccough or hiccough-like eructations, particularly in pregnant women.
Eructations: with oppressive sensation in stomach; frequent, sometimes sour tasting; of food; of a fatty taste.
Qualmish nausea after dinner and supper, and an uneasiness and qualmishness in epigastric region, as after eating too much fat.
Nausea: after eating or drinking, except from lemonade.
Nausea and fullness in chest, with unusual hunger.
Nausea and accumulation of water in mouth.
Vomiting: of watery mucus; of food; of greenish fluid; of blood.
Vomiting in morning. ~ Dysmenorrhea.
Every day, vomiting of food with slime and bile. ~ Mental derangement.
Vomiting of mucus followed by sleep.


Uneasiness in stomach, with eructations, nausea and hiccough.
Burning in esophagus, and aching pains in stomach, extending through to back, coming on when at rest, amel. by motion.
Fullness and pressure in pit of stomach, as if he had eaten too much.
Stitches in stomach.


Stitches in region of liver.
Ball-like distension in bowels, on right side below liver.


Digestion retarded.
Tearing, piercing, through and through stitches in upper abdomen beneath stomach, on moving about.
Hypogastrium sensitive to pressure.
Full feeling and distension of abdomen.
Intestines painful to touch.
Abdomen sensitive to pressure and motion.
Pain and uneasiness in bowels in evening, with nausea; amel. by motion.
Discomfort and nausea in lower abdomen.
Constant gnawing pain in bowels; all food caused great discomfort and swelling, with frequent eructations; debility, consequent upon lack of nourishment; stools infrequent and hard, expelled with great effort. ~ Enteralgia.
Painful restlessness in bed; must get up and walk about for relief; gurgling in intestines combined with malaise; always amel. by moving about. ~ Enteralgia.
Painful gurgling in intestines every night, with general malaise, amel. abstaining from food after noon and from walking about; gnawing pains in the abdomen at 7 P. M., extending thence over whole body, amel. from walking till tired; pale, herpetic face and red nose.
Rumbling of flatus.
Stitches in umbilical region.
Stitches, or pinching in abdomen; cramp-like pains.
Running and crawling in bowels, as of something alive.
Paroxysms of colic coming on during night, especially after late supper; amel. by getting up and walking about.
In left inguinal canal: stitches; itching.


Urging to stool; watery diarrhea; stool expelled forcibly.
Stool: odorless, brownish-yellow, mixed with some mucus.
Watery, papescent stool, with vomiting at night.
Diarrhea renewed after every cup of coffee.
Diarrhea of chlorotic women subject to sick headaches and menstrual irregularities.
Mucous diarrhea; in evening.
Constipation. ~ Menstrual irregularities.
Frequent passage of hard stool (hard lumps).
Before stool: nausea; pinching colic; urging.
During stool: straining and burning in anus; colic; palpitation; tenesmus.
After stool: ineffectual straining; pinching in abdomen, dullness and forgetfullness.
Heat in rectum, with swelling of hemorrhoidal veins.
Pressure in rectum or anus; tenesmus.
Drawing pressive pain in and about anus and perineum, as if a spot was suppurating; when walking or sitting.
Hemorrhoidal flow.


Frequent micturition, with pressure on bladder and rectum.
Urine profuse, watery and frequent.
Frequent urination or fruitless desire to urinate.
Frequent copious emission of whitish urine.
Frequent urging, with scanty discharge; also seldom and scanty.
Urine dark red, containing much flocculent matter; acid; iridescent cuticle.
Stitches in urethra with desire to urinate, followed by a sudden discharge of dark red-yellow urine.
Pricking at end of urethra while urinating.


Sexual desire diminished.
Erections at night, without exciting dreams.
Stitches in urethra.
Prepuce and corona glandis feel sore, from slight rubbing.
Prostatic troubles, with stitches and pressure, urging to stool and micturition.


Menses: too profuse and frequent; too early, black and clotted; membranous.
Abdomen bloated and swollen before menses, with labor-like pains; flow when established, black and clotted.
Menses too early, with some relief of melancholy mood and heaviness of feet.
Labor-like, constricting pains commencing in small of back and running down each side of abdomen to pubes; attacks every few minutes, during which time no discharge occurs; after the attacks, blood more watery; vertigo; headache; after cessation of menses, great soreness in abdomen. ~ Dysmenorrhea.
Menses troublesome for two months; flow had continued all through each mouth; discharge pale and watery, at first dark and clotted; general appearance somewhat exsanguined; mouth, tongue and lips pale; she always felt best when moving about; flow almost ceased as long as she was moving about at work, but as soon as she sat down quietly in the evening, the flow reappeared and continued after she went to bed.
Menorrhagia, with stupefaction of head and vision obscured, as from a fog.
Menses suppressed or scanty, and painful; dread of fresh air; vertigo; headache; swollen eyelids; pale face, lips and gums; loss of appetite; no thirst; constipation; palpitation; constant chilliness; disinclination to move and to work; constant drowsiness; wants to be alone, and weeping does her no good.
No appearance of menses for 2 1/2 months, loss of former cheerfullness; love of solitude; offended at every trifle; aversion to work; sleeps late in morning; face, lips and gums pale; lids swollen; tumultuous action of heart; great lassitude; great anxiety; sensation as if room was too small, with reluctance to going into open air; solitude and weeping relieve; in morning frequent pressing pain in forehead, with vertigo; appetite poor; stool tardy.
In a young woman of thirty who has never menstruated, every 3 to 4 weeks rush of blood to head, headache, pressing vertigo; heaviness, frequent trembling of lower limbs, and pressure towards vulva.
Scanty or suppressed menses with headache and vertigo. ~ Chlorosis.
Suppression of menses after excessive dancing or being overheated.
Menstrual irregularities, attended by megrim and blindness.
Leucorrhea in blonde, leucophlegmatic subjects, with retarded or scanty menses; chlorosis and anemia, fits of fainting and constant chilliness of whole body.
Before menses: melancholy; straining and warmth in abdomen with sleeplessness.
During menses: improvement in temper and of the heaviness of the feet; labor-like pains in back and abdomen; headache; vertigo; darkness before eyes.
After menses: swelling of mamma, with secretion like milk.


Hiccough during pregnancy.
Loathing and nausea in mouth and throat.
Complaints after weaning.


Voice weak when reading aloud.
Tickling in larynx at night, with violent cough.
Much scraping in larynx, pain in fauces with violent and thick expectoration at night.


Oppression of chest, with impeded breathing.
Breathing accelerated.

COUGH. [27]

Violent cough, with tickling in larynx at night.
Violent cough at night, with much scraping in larynx, pain in fauces, and thick mucus.
Suffocative cough, caused by scraping and dryness in trachea.
Cough which was usually most violent during sleep, was never caused by talking, or walking, even against a cold wind.


Pressure in middle of sternum.
Sensation of great weakness in chest, as if there was not strength enough to breathe.
Stitches in left side of chest, later in right side.
Stitch about apex of heart.
Tearing stitches, with oppression and shortness of breath, during motion and rest.


Buzzing in region of heart. ~ Chlorosis.
Palpitation, with a murmur; severe headache and vertigo, great indolence. ~ Chlorosis.
Tumultuous action of heart; great lassitude; frequent palpitation. ~ Suppression of menses.
Sensation as of something alive, running in heart.
Stitches about apex of heart.
Pulse: double beat, very rapid; scarcely perceptible.
Chlorosis, with paleness of skin and mucous surfaces; clamminess of skin, flabbiness of muscles, great lassitude, severe headache and vertigo; palpitation and venous murmurs.
Chlorosis from checked menses, with headache, dizziness and obscuration of sight.


Pressure in middle of sternum.
Contractive sensation of chest.
Sensation as if air streamed from nipples.
Mamma swollen; tension and stitches therein; hard and painful; discharge of milky fluid, staining the linen.


Stiffness of neck, with laming pain.
Drawing rheumatic pain in left side of neck.
Twinges up back amel. by drawing the shoulders backwards, agg. by the reverse.
Deep penetrating dull stitches in region of right kidney, agg. during inhalation.
Pain in small of back, ceases when rising from a seat.


Tearing terminating in a stitch, over scapulae, with laming pain in arms.
Itching on shoulders and in axilla.
Laming hard pressure in right arm, as if in periosteum and deep seated muscles; extending to fingers, impedes writing.
Bruised pain above elbow-joint, outside, agg. from motion of arm and touch.
Tearing pain in elbow and wrist-joints.
Painful drawings in inner surface of ulna and in wrist.
Feels as if she must let fall that which is in hands.
Cramp-like slow contraction of right thumb and index finger, tips approach each other and can only be extended by force.
Numbness in right hand.
Fine prickling between fingers, ceasing after scratching.
Red blisters, preceded by severe itching on ring and little fingers, left hand.
Distension of veins on dorsum of hand.
Writer's spasm, cannot open thumb and index-finger.


Rheumatic drawing in left gluteus maximus near spine, while sitting; ceases when standing.
Cramp-like pain on right thigh above popliteal space.
Drawing pain in flexors of leg, seeming to start from hollow of knee and draw to tips of toes.
Itching on right calf, with swelling of bloodvessels.
Pain in bottom of foot, as if sprained, more at heel.
Burning sore pain in heels, when walking in open air; also when standing or sitting.
After walking, toes feel dead.
Sensation in left foot as if sprained.
Feet and toes frost-bitten, looking red.


Hyperesthesia of extremities, with hysterical vertigo.
Slight tremor in all the joints.
Limbs feel as if their mobility were impaired.
Muscles have a doughy feeling and are powerless. ~ Chlorosis.
Drawing and pressure in muscles and bones.
Pressing, drawing in periosteum where skin covers bones.


Rest: headache agg.; burning in esophagus agg.; pain in stomach agg.; tearing stitches in chest; aggravation of pains; great desire for.
During inhalation: stitches in right kidney.
Lying down: vertigo; dyspepsia; on back or painful side agg.
Rising: headache; flickering before eyes; from a seat, pain in small of back amel.
Sitting: in a room, vertigo amel.; drawing pain in anus and perineum; flow agg. during menses; rheumatic drawing in gluteus maximus; pain in heel.
Drawing shoulders forward: twinges up back agg.
Drawing shoulders backward: twinges up back amel.
Stooping: stitches in forehead.
Standing: rheumatic drawing in gluteus maximus ceases; pain in heel.
Walking: vertigo; feeling as if brain wobbled; headache amel.; painful restlessness amel.; gurgling in intestines amel.; pain in abdomen amel.; drawing pain in anus and perineum; pain in heel; after walking, toes feel dead.
Fatigue: from slightest cause; can scarcely walk across floor; aversion to move a single limb.
Motion: vertigo agg.; headache agg.; burning in esophagus amel.; aching pain in stomach amel.; stitches in abdomen; pain in bowels amel.; gurgling in intestines amel.; during menses amel.; stitches in chest; bruised pain above elbow-joints agg.; weakness amel.; aversion to move.
Dancing: suppressed menses.

NERVES. [36]

Hysterical vertigo with general nervous erethism.
Hyperesthesia of cutaneous nerves of extremities.
Extremely restless and uneasy at night.
Weakness in evening, with ill humor and sleepiness; amel. when moving about.
Weakness, relaxation and prostration of whole body.
Weakness, paleness of face, eyes sunken, pulse 108.
Great lassitude of body, particularly of knees, though spirits may be good.
Fatigue from slight cause. ~ Chlorosis.
Enervation of whole body, burdensome to move even a limb.

SLEEP. [37]

Frequent yawning.
Great inclination to slumber, mornings.
Sleepiness and chilliness.
Snoring, deep sleep, or sleep disturbed by anxious dreams.
Great restlessness, sleep unrefreshing and disturbed by frightful dreams. ~ Dysmenorrhea.
Night restless, interrupted by dreams.
Falls asleep late and awakens early, with feeling of great lassitude and weakness.
Restless sleep, dreams of money.
Nightmare soon after falling asleep.
Sleep disturbed, and toward morning full of dreams; also a pollution.
Dreams: lascivious; frightening; vivid.
Early awaking, yet so tired and sleepy, cannot arise.

TIME. [38]

Towards morning: sleep full of dreams; pollution.
Morning: headache; flickering before eyes; dryness of nose; fluent coryza; vomiting; sleeps late; pressing pain in forehead; vertigo; chill.
Towards evening: pain in forehead.
At 7 P. M.: gnawing pains in abdomen.
Evening: headache agg.; burning in eyes; burning on tip of tongue; dryness of palate; thirst; hunger; pain and uneasiness in bowels; diarrhea; during menses flow agg.; weakness; chill.
Night: anxiety; nausea; jerking in teeth; thirst; painful gurgling in intestines; vomiting; colic; erections; tickling in larynx; violent cough; scraping in larynx; pain in fauces; expectoration; restless; uneasy; sweat; pricking of skin agg.; itching agg.
After falling asleep: nightmare.


Open air: dread of; vertigo; headache agg.; pain in heel; increase of symptoms; amel. in-doors.
Overheated: suppressed menses.
Cold air: sensitiveness.
Cold water: amel. headache; amel. from moistening diseased parts and from bathing.
Clothing: does not amel. chilliness.

FEVER. [40]

Chilliness all over body, not relieved by any amount of clothing.
Chilliness with irregularities in menstrual function, in chlorotic conditions.
Chill forenoon or evening.
With evening chill, great sensitiveness to cold air and uncovering, chill predominates.
Heat principally of face, but without thirst, succeeds chill; hands continue cold a long time.
Heat and chill alternately.
Sensation of heat through whole body, particularly in face and on hands.
Heat of various parts with swelling of veins of hands.
Heat of various parts, but not of face.
General heat after eating.
Sweat at night during sleep, moderate, of offensive odor.
Sweat sometimes only on lower part of body.


Attacks: heat; throbbing in head.
Frequently: unconsciousness; sneezing; vomiting; sour taste of food; eructations; passage of hard stools; micturition; copious emission of whitish urine; urging with scanty discharge of urine; trembling of lower limbs; palpitation during menses; yawning.
Every few minutes: attacks of labor-like pains.
Nearly every day: vomiting.
Every three or four weeks: rush of blood to head; headache; pressing vertigo.
Worse during full moon.
Two months and a half: no appearance of menses.
Ten months: suppression of menses.


Left: pain in temple; side of head agg.; eye drawn toward inner canthus; half of object visible; stitches and itching in inguinal canal; stitches in side of chest; rheumatic pain in side of neck; red blisters and itching on fingers; rheumatic drawing in gluteus maximus; foot feels sprained.
Right: headache agg. in temple; dullness of hearing; drawing pain in ear; pain in teeth; distension below liver; stitches in side; stitches in kidney; laming pressure in arm; cramp-like slow contraction of thumb and index-finger; numbness in hand; writer's spasm; cramp-like pain in thigh; itching on calf; agg. side of head.
Lower part of body: sweat.
Changing locality: itching after scratching.


Sensation of fullness in internal parts; sore and bruised pain in external parts; as if room was too small; as if brain were moving within cranium, or as it does when riding in a wagon with closed eyes; as if brain was in motion when leaning against something; as if brain was enveloped in a cloth, which would deprive him of his senses; as though fog were before sight and as though eyes were about to close; as if brain wobbled about while walking; as if looking through dark blue glass, like mist before eyes; eyelids as if swollen; dullness of hearing, as if cotton was in ear or something lying before ear; as of an induration on upper lip; qualmishness as after eating too much fat; as if he had eaten too much; crawling as of something alive in bowels; as if a spot was suppurating; as if room was too small; as if there was not strength enough to breathe; as of something alive running in heart; as if air streamed from nipples; as if she must let fall that which is in hands; as if sprained in foot; limbs feel as if their mobility were impaired.
Pain: in head, with nausea; in forehead; one-sided; left temple; in bowels; in fauces; in small of back; in bottom of foot.
Indescribable pain: in scrobiculum cordis.
Violent pain: in forehead, temple and vertex.
Tearing: externally in head; in teeth; in abdomen; over scapulae; elbow; in wrist-joint.
Piercing: in upper abdomen.
Stitches: in temples; in eyes; in eyeballs; in inguinal canal; in chest; about apex of heart; in right side; in mamma; penetrating, deep and dull in kidney.
Stitching pains: in forehead; in temples; in vertex; in teeth; on tongue; in stomach; in region of liver; in abdomen; in umbilical region; in urethra.
Darting pain: in forehead; in temples; in vertex.
Stinging pain: in forehead and temples.
Pricking: at end of urethra; between fingers.
Sticking: in scalp.
Gnawing pain: in bowels; in abdomen, thence all over body.
Boring pains: in temples; in teeth.
Pinching: in abdomen.
Cramp-like pains: in abdomen; in thumb; in index-finger; on thigh.
Twinges: up back.
Labor-like pains: in abdomen; commencing in small of back and running down each side of abdomen to pubes.
Drawing pain: in right internal ear; in and about anus and perineum; in left side of neck; in ulna; in wrist; in left gluteus maximus; in flexors of legs; muscles; in bones; in periosteum.
Rheumatic pains: in head and ears; in left side of neck; drawing in left gluteus maximus.
Aching pains: in stomach, extending through to back.
Formicating: on scalp.
Throbbing: in head.
Bruised pain: above elbow-joint.


Acts upon the cerebro-spinal system, affecting sensorium, eyes, gastrointestinal canal, and more especially the female sexual organs.
Pressive, drawing or tearing pains at parts where bones lie near surface.

SKIN. [46]

Itching, leaving a numb sensation.
Itching, pricking, agg. at night, in bed; amel. by scratching, but re-appearing at once at another place.
Pressing, drawing pains, where the skin covers bones.
Papulous, scurfy or pricking eruptions.
Bright red spots, like burns, on thighs.
Painless eruptions.
Scars from varicella, which have nearly disappeared, become dark red, and the forehead is covered with similar spots.


Phlegmatic temperament.
Suitable for blonde leuco-phlegmatic subjects with chlorotic condition; disinclination for any kind of labor, easily fatigued; special senses enfeebled or with functions suspended.
Patient pale, chlorotic, with disturbed menstrual function, accompanied by vertigo and headache.
Girl, aet. 3, lively disposition; strabismus.
Hebrew, aet. 16, of lively disposition; suppression of menses.
Young lady, aet. 18; pain in scrobiculum cordis, and vomiting.
Girl, aet. 18, menses not yet established, poorly developed; headache.
Girl, aet. 20, blonde, menstruating since 16th year, at 17 had chlorosis, since which time menses have been very scanty, although regular; headache, palpitation.
A woman, aet. 30; amblyopia.
Young woman, aet. 24, blonde, pale, delicate skin, menstruating since 19th year; two years ago was drenched (by rain) during menses, whereupon menses ceased to appear for 10 months, at 11th month, after use of household remedies, menses appeared; dysmenorrhea.
Girl, aet. 28, blonde, chlorotic; non-appearance of menses for ten months.
Man, aet. 35, suffering for years; different mineral waters taken, on advice of allopathic physicians, with no benefit; enteralgia.
Man, aet. 40; enteralgia.
Coachman, aet. 40, strong and hearty; diplopia.
Mrs. —, aet. 44, of rather large frame, has in former years had good health and has always worked hard; excessive menses.
Mrs. B., aet. 51, strong, healthy Irish woman; mental derangement during climacteric.
Woman, aet. 60, after ten years' unsuccessful use of various remedies; coryza; malaise.
Weakly old man, with pale, herpetic face and red nose; enteralgia.


Antidoted by: Camphor, Coffea, Pulsat.
Compare: Pulsat., which is its nearest analogue; Ferrum and Cinchona are similar in chlorosis; Crocus and Thuja like it, have sensation as of something alive in abdomen; Ammon. mur. similar in menses, agg. at night; Cocc. cact. has leucorrhea, agg. sitting, amel. walking; Cyclamen. menses, agg. sitting, amel., walking; Rhus tox. is similar in enteralgia; Gelsem. and Senega in diplopia; Arnica in effects of falls; Baryt. carb., Calc., Canthar, in chills and fever.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 05, 1887
Description: Clinical materia medica of Cyclamen europaeum
Remedies: Cyclamen europaeum
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1887
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Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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