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Hamamelis Virginica. (Hamamelis Virginiana.)

Witch-Hazel. Hamamelaceae.

A shrub growing in all parts of the United States, in damp woods or along streams; flowers in the Fall, the seeds ripen the year following.

The tincture is prepared from the fresh bark of the twigs and root.

Introduced by C. Hering, in 1850.

Provings by Preston, Burt and McGeorge. See Allen's Encyclopaedia, vol. 4, p. 528.


- Intraocular hemorrhage; ophthalmia, Norton's Ophth. Therap., p. 91; Traumatic ophthalmia, Newton, Raue's Rec., 1872, p. 67; Traumatic conjunctivitis, Holcombe, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 107; Blepharitis, conjunctivitis, Hendricks, Allg. Hom. Ztg., vol. 103, p. 183; Ectropion, Searle, Raue's Rec., 1873, p. 65; Inflamed eyes, Mann, Bragdon, Med. Inv., vol. 11, p. 236; Epistaxis, Burritt, Hom. Rev., vol. 1, p. 513; Kenyon, Hom. Rev., vol. 2, p. 412; Belcher, N. A. J. H., vol. 3, p. 462; (2 cases) Belcher, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 176; Vanderveer, Hah. Mo., vol. 10, p. 419; Preston, Hale's Therap., p. 280; Hemorrhage after extraction of teeth, Knight, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 138; Throat affection, Hendricks, Allg. Hom. Ztg., vol. 103, p. 183; Haematemesis, Bennett, Raue's Rec., 1873, p. 115; Burritt, Hom. Rev., vol. 1, p. 511; Belcher, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 264; Angioleucitis, Blake, A. H. O., vol. 9, p. 410; Dysentery, Lee, B. J. H., vol. 24, p. 332; Spinney, A. H. O., vol. 3, p. 215; Melaena, Belcher, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 493; Hemorrhage from bowels, Pratt, B. J. H., vol. 17, p. 527; Discharge of blood from anus, Guernsey, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 62; Hemorrhage from bowels, in typhoid, Spinney, A. H. O., vol. 3, p. 215; Seward, Raue's Rec., 1874, p. 283; Hemorrhoids, Hunt, T. A. I. H., 1874, p. 880; Hughes, B. J. H. vol. 25, p. 429; Okie, B. J. H., vol. 15, p. 168; A. R., Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 219; Harper, Times Retros., vol. 3, p. 26; Jousset, B. J. H., vol. 34, p. 332; Fissure ani, Koch, Raue's Rec., 1871, p. 123; Spermatorrhea (3 cases), Allen, T. A. I. H., 1874, p. 880; Haematuria, Harper, Times Retros., vol. 3, p. 26; Orchitis, Jaeger, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 583; Varicocele, J. A. B., Raue's Rec., 1872, p. 168; Morgan, B. J. H., vol. 30, p. 411; Phimosis, Gatchell, Raue's Rec., 1871, p. 144; Ovarian disease (2 cases), Burt, B. J. H., vol. 23, p. 614; Amenorrhea (2 cases), Burritt, Hom. Rev., vol. 1, p. 512; Metrorrhagia, Brown, Hom. Rev., vol. 14, p. 467-7; Menorrhagia, Brown Raue's Rec., 1871, p. 155; Harper. Times Retros., vol. 3, p. 26; Uterine hemorrhage (6 cases), Brown, Raue's Rec., 1871, p. 27; Iszard, Hah. Mo., vol. 10, p. 420; Preston, B. J. H., vol. 15, p. 168; Ludlam, N. A. J. H., vol. 7, p. 479; Inflammation of internal genitals after a blow, Thomas, B. J. H., vol. 16, p. 174; Vaginismus (2 cases), McGeorge, Trans. Am. Inst. Hom., 1874, p. 881; Chronic parenchymatous metritis (2 cases), Hendricks, Allg. Hom. Ztg., vol. 103, p. 183; Threatened abortion (3 cases), Brown, Raue's Rec., 1871, p. 162; (4 cases) Brown, Hom. Rev., vol. 14, p. 473; Phlegmasia alba dolens, Holcombe, Raue's Rec., 1872, p. 195; (2 cases) Thomas, B. J. H., vol. 16, p. 174; Sore nipples, McGeorge, Trans. Am. Inst. Hom., 1874, p. 881; Affection of vocal cord, Hendricks, Allg. Hom. Ztg., vol. 103, p. 183; Bronchial hemorrhages, Lippincott, Trans. Am. Inst. Hom., 1874, p. 881; Diaphragmitis, Thomas, B. J. H., vol. 16, p. 174; Affection of left leg, Burritt, Hom. Rev., vol. 1, p. 514; Inflammation of femoral vein, Thomas, B. J. H., vol. 16, p. 174; Typhomalarial fever, Goodno, Organon, vol. 3, p. 369; Passive congestions of skin and mucous membranes, Blake, Raue's Rec., 1873, p. 29; Venous hemorrhages, Palmer, Raue's Rec., 1871, p. 27; Hemorrhages, Wilson, Gardner, T. A. I. H., 1874, p. 880; Phlebitis, Robinson, Trans. Hom. Med. Soc., N. Y., 1865, p. 185; Bennett, T. A. L. H., 1874, p. 880; Purpura hemorrhagica, Thomas, B. J. H., vol. 16, p. 175; Varices and hemorrhoids, Preston, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 493; Varicose veins, Baething, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 262; Burritt, Hom. Rev., vol. 1, p. 513; Muscular rheumatism, McGeorge, Trans. Am. Inst. Hom., 1874, p. 881; Wounds (4 cases), Hamisfar, A. H. O., vol. 5, p. 524; Burns, Burritt, Hom. Rev., vol. 1, p. 511; Dissecting wound, Coxe, MSS.; Ulcers, Fischer, Windleband, B. J. H., vol. 33, p. 548; Chilblains, Blake, Raue's Rec., 1873, p. 29.

MIND. [1]

Forgetful, especially of words when talking.
No desire to study or work; ideas confused, could not compose.
Depressed in mind; also after emissions, with regretful mind.
Irritable; gloomy; depressed; stupid.
Felt as if he was going out of his mind.
Hemorrhages with tranquil mind.


Vertigo when stooping.
Swimming sensation on rising.
Nausea and vertigo, with desire to lie down.
Fullness in head.
Stupor, headache, crowding fullness in head and neck, also in forehead.
General stupor.


Fullness in forehead, with pressing in root of tongue.
Hammering over left eye, as if he would go out of his mind.
Feeling as if a bolt was passing from temple to temple, and tightly screwed.
Sharp pains in temples.
Dull throbbing pain in back and top of head.
Dullness and fullness in head all day.
Distressing throbbing, aching and sense of fullness in head; head feels as if it would burst; face flushed.
Bursting headache on awaking, insupportable on bending downward.
Headache after an emission; depressed in mind.
Headache on rising.
Congestive headaches with cool skin.
Headaches accompanying venous congestion of brain, lungs, portal or general venous systems; especially if followed by epistaxis.
Passive congestion or venous stagnation.


After injury of head and face, great ecchymosis, with disposition to loose bowels and uneasy stomach; fainting on walking.


Eyes feel weak; painful weakness of eyes.
Headache from straining the eyes.
Feeling as if both eyes would be forced out of head, amel. by pressing them with fingers, but agg. a few moments afterwards.
Sore pain in eyes; eyes painful under slight pressure.
Traumatic iritis with hemorrhage into iris.
After injury to left eye, abrasion of cornea, some blood in anterior chamber, vitreous so dark from hemorrhage that fundus could not be illuminated; there was only perception of light.
Inflammation and ulceration of conjunctiva and cornea, if caused by a blow or burn.
Traumatic conjunctivitis from burn of a flame; excruciating pain, great photophobia, constant acrid lachrymation and great vascularity of conjunctiva.
Conjunctivitis traumatica from a piece of splinter under upper lid.
Eyes inflamed; vessels greatly injected; intense soreness caused by a foreign substance.
Eyes inflamed and burning, from being on the water fishing, in the hot sun.
Traumatic ophthalmia, caused by a drop of boiling sugar getting into eye.
Extravasations in whooping-cough, eyeball congested from violence of concussion, and small vessels are ruptured.
Swelling of eyeballs and lids, with bloodshot appearance of eye.
Excessive congestion of conjunctiva.
Painful inflammation of eyes.
Spontaneous eversion of upper lid during course of severe conjunctivitis.
Blepharitis granulosa; catarrhal conjunctivitis with great pain and hyperemia.
Black eye from a bruise.


Deafness in right ear, passes off by noon.
Bleeding at right ear, also nosebleed, which clears her head, relieving her.
Buzzing, ringing in ears.


Oversensitive smell.
Bad odor from nose.
Sneezing spells, watery, excoriating, burning discharge.
Nose feels stopped up.
Profuse epistaxis.
Epistaxis, flow passive, non-coagulable.
Bleeding of nose, which clears her head, and affords great relief.
Nosebleed amel. headache and tightness across bridge of nose.
Idiopathic or vicarious epistaxis.
Epistaxis; bleeding commenced on left side; child weak from loss of blood.
Epistaxis in morning, with feeling of tightness of bridge of nose, and considerable crowding pressure in forehead between eyes, and a benumbed sensation over whole os frontis.
Epistaxis occurring in a strong man suffering from a fever, with a miliary eruption; hemorrhage dark; pulse quick; respiration oppressed; lips and mouth dry; conjunctivitis.
Epistaxis at irregular intervals of from six to twenty-four hours; pale, enfeebled.
Oozing of very dark blood from nose of hemiplegic old man.
Epistaxis of childhood, passive, venous.


Burning in right cheek.
Occasional shooting pains along right superior maxillary to malar bone; muscles feel sore and stiff.


Lips dry; sore, cracked.


Sharp lancinating along molar teeth, extending to malar bone; also in temporal region.
Teeth ache, yet not decayed; can scarcely sleep; pains agg. in warm room.
Gums: sore, painful, swollen; bleed easily; passive, dark fluid bleeding; hemorrhage after extraction of teeth.
Bleeding and spongy gums.


Taste: flat; rough; metallic.
Tongue coated white.
Scalding sensation on tongue; feels as if burnt.
Blisters on sides of tongue; canker spots near tip.
Burns of tongue and lips.


Dryness of mouth.
Scalding of tongue and mucous membrane of mouth and fauces.


Severe stinging in uvula, as if it would break, when he coughs.
Dryness of lips and fauces; must drink large quantities of water to assist deglutition.
Dryness of throat not amel. by water.
Feeling as if something had lodged in fauces.
Tonsils and fauces congested.
Chronic inflammation of throat; deglutition painful, even empty swallowing; nasal voice; dry, short cough with sensation of dryness in throat; mucous membrane of pharynx very red and permeated by enlarged blood-vessels; great swelling and redness of tonsils; catarrh of upper part of larynx and vocal cords.
Varicosis of throat, the parts look bluish from distended veins, and there is more or less discomfort, with pain on swallowing, and hawking of mucus with blood.
Sore throat in those predisposed to fullness of veins; agg. in warm, moist air.
Sore throat, agg. right side; right tonsil more swollen, reddened, and veins enlarged, varicose.
Sore throat, preventing sleep.
Varicosis of throat in gouty subjects.
Hemorrhage from throat and fauces.
Hawks considerably.


No appetite for breakfast; considerable thirst, amel. by small quantities of water.
Great thirst.
Very thirsty, afternoon and evening; throat dry.
Averse to water, makes him sick to think of it.


After eating: nausea, must keep quiet, eructations; hiccough.
Pork nauseates.


Eructations after a meal tasting of food.
Nausea, eructations and violent hiccough after pork, followed by burning in stomach and esophagus; later, cramp pains in stomach and chest.
Nausea and vertigo, must lie still to prevent vomiting.
Nausea; with headache in frontal bone on awaking.
Nausea and inclination to vomit after a meal.
Nausea, from pain in testicles.
Painful, bloody vomiting.
After fullness and constant pains in abdomen with irregular chills, sudden vomiting of blood and hemorrhage from bowels; great prostration; profuse cold sweat; weak, quick pulse; restlessness; fullness and gurgling in abdomen.


Burning in epigastrium; sharp pains in stomach.
Violent throbbing in stomach.
Heaviness and pain back of stomach, along spinal column.
Cramp in stomach; after eating.
Hematemesis, blood black; sensation of trembling in stomach, or fullness and gurgling in abdomen; feverish by spells; restless; weak, cold; quick pulse; profuse sweat.
Hematemesis, very profuse, dark, clotted; slight bloody discharge from bowels.


Dull pain in hypochondria region.
Sharp pains in left hypochondrium, in region of spleen.


Constant distress or drawing pains in umbilicus.
Burning in epigastrium and umbilicus.
Cramps in stomach and transverse colon two hours after a hearty dinner.
Soreness of abdomen.
Angioleucitis, surface of abdomen covered with distended lymphatic sacculi, filled with amber fluid, varying in size from pin's head to Spanish nut; inguinal glands tender and enlarged.
Varicose veins of abdomen.


Great desire for stool without being able to accomplish it.
Tenesmus or nervous pressure when at stool so intense that it appeared to strain out to tips of fingers.
From 12 to 15 stools every day with violent tenesmus, must often get up at night, stool of blood mixed with masses of mucus, entirely scentless, violent colicky pains; some fecal lumps in stools; only region of anus and rectum painful; great loss of spirit. ~ Hemorrhoidal affection.
Dysentery consisting of profuse flow of clear blood, amounting almost to a hemorrhage, with no pain or tenesmus.
Dysentery; when amount of blood is unusual in quantity and amounts to an actual hemorrhage, generally of dark blood; or when there are clots or patches of blood scattered through the mucus; soreness of abdomen.
Every fifteen minutes discharge of pure blood, with severe tenesmus; crampy pain around umbilicus before stool; no appetite; great thirst; tongue coated brown and parched; hippocratic countenance; emaciation; desire for sour pickles. ~ Dysentery.
Hemorrhoidal dysentery.
Stools: costive; hard, coated with mucus; hard, dry, dark colored.
Discharge of blood from anus in large quantities, of a tar-like consistency.
Hemorrhage from ulceration of bowels.
Profuse hemorrhage of dark, grumous blood from bowels.
Dark, fetid diarrhea, large, hemorrhagic discharges of black, grumous, fetid blood; rapid sinking; pale and excited; slight delirium; fearful of death
Fullness in hypochondriac region followed by diarrhea; great weakness; pale, dark red face; thirst; quick pulse; every three or four hours, thin, dark, rose-colored, offensive passages. ~ Melena.
Hemorrhage from bowels of fluid, dark, fetid blood.
Hemorrhage from portal congestion.
Pulsation in rectum, as if piles would protrude.
Before stool difficult to defecate, anus spasmodically closed; great pains in anus during stool; after passage intense burning at orifice; at times, when he had no stool for several days, heavy frontal headache, low-spirited; thinks constantly of his ailments; nausea after eating. ~ Fissure ani.
Hemorrhage from piles, in which the loss of a small quantity of blood was followed by prostration out of proportion to the loss.
Hemorrhoids, with hemorrhage, more or less profuse, occurring with every evacuation for months or years, with other symptoms of piles.
Bleeding hemorrhoids in which the blood flows with a certain regularity and without much expulsive effort.
Piles: bleeding profusely; with burning soreness, fullness and weight; back as if it would break; urging to stool.
Congestion of liver, with bleeding piles; pale from constant daily loss of blood.
Tumid hemorrhoidal veins of bluish color, the anus surrounded with red erythematous circle.
Protrusion of varices, anus feels sore as if raw.
Itching at anus.


Haematuria; passive congestion of kidneys; dull pain in renal region.
Hemorrhoids of bladder; passive congestions.
Vesical catarrh.
Increased desire to urinate.
Ardor urinae in females.
Urine clear, copious.
Urine more copious lying down.
Scanty, high-colored urine.
Irritation of urethra, followed by a discharge and ardor urinae.
Catarrh of urethra, with disease of prostate gland.
Much urging to urinate, violent pains, thick mucous urine, discharge of blood from bladder, either in drops or in lumps, by the half-pint.
Haematuria, after blow in right iliac region; blood bright red; face pale; pulse feeble; partial shock.


Amorous dreams, with emissions, followed by lassitude, gloomy, depressing mood, dull pain in lumbar region.
Sexual dreams, with emissions; feels in morning as if he had not slept.
Emissions at night, without being aware of it; headache, depression of mind.
Erections; great desire for an embrace.
Great prostration of animal passions.
Impotence, organs greatly relaxed and constantly sweating.
Pain running down spermatic cords into testes.
Enlargement of left spermatic vein, first noticed after violent exercise; four years previously tumor, from that time constantly increasing in size; dull aching pain in groin, sometimes extending into back, agg. horseback riding. ~ Varicocele.
For three months drawing pain in left spermatic cord, which is painful, swollen and inflamed; left testicle painful, swollen and hard.
Dull aching; severe drawing or excruciating pains in testicles.
Drawing pains in testicles day and night, extending from groins.
Severe dull pains in testicles.
Enlargement of right testicle; hot and painful; following gonorrhea.
Severe neuralgic pains in testicles, suddenly shifting to bowels, causing nausea and faintness; profuse cold sweat on scrotum; capillary stasis.
Severe neuralgic pains in testicles, pains dart from testicles to stomach, agg. nights and during rainy weather.
Awoke at 3 A. M. with severe neuralgic pains in testicles, preventing further sleep.
Pain in testicles agg. after midnight, until morning.
Orchitis; intense soreness and swelling; gonorrheal orchitis.
Gonorrheal epididymitis, especially in those cases where the disease partakes of a congestive or sub-acute character rather than the inflammatory.
Varicocele; circocele.
Varicosis of spermatic veins.
Fluid blood in hematocele.
Urethritis, with discharge of transparent mucus, with pain.
Profuse cold sweat of scrotum at night.


Congestion, inflammation and neuralgia of ovaries, with cutting, tearing pains in ovary, which is swollen and very tender.
Ovarian affections with swelling and tenderness, agg. at menses; retention of urine.
Ovarian soreness and painfullness.
Paroxysm of pain in right groin; pain commences in region of right ovary and passes down broad ligament to uterus, resembling labor pains; swelling in right groin half as large as a hen's egg, very tender to pressure; pain in epigastrium and lumbar region; no appetite; tongue furred white; quite weak; confined to bed; constipation; pale, chlorotic appearance.
After a blow, ovary swollen; diffuse, agonizing soreness over whole abdomen; menses irregular, very painful, with exacerbation of all sufferings at mensesl epoch; retention of urine.
Frequent paroxysm of pain in left ovary, passing down to uterus, with anemia; every day or two ovarian region becomes much swollen.
Ovaritis, left side, following miscarriage.
Subacute ovaritis incident to pregnancy and menses.
Congestion and inflammation of internal genitals, after blow in region of left ovary.
Vicarious menses from ovarian irritation.
Gonorrheal ovaritis.
Chronic parenchymatous metritis after sub-involution, with lumbo-abdominal neuralgia and painful sensation of heaviness in lower abdomen when standing and walking; uterus hypertrophied, anteverted, prolapsed and immovable; vaginal portion blue, hard and hypertrophied with edematous, pouting lips; debility.
Uterine disturbance and tenderness, with retention of urine, tumefaction of os uteri, and diffused agonized soreness over whole abdomen, after violent blow in ovarian region.
Menses very dark and profuse, with soreness in abdomen.
Dysmenorrhea: from ovarian irritation; inflammatory or neuralgic.
Amenorrhea; vicarious bleeding from nose or stomach; costive; varices on legs.
Severe pains in lumbar and hypogastric regions and down legs when menses should have appeared; fullness of bowels and brain, with severe pain through whole head, resulting in stupor and deep sleep lasting 12 to 36 hours, from which it was impossible to arouse her. ~ Amenorrhea.
Amenorrhea in a girl, aet. 18; has never menstruated, but had suffered instead with hematemesis, constant constipation and varices on legs.
Vicarious menses.
Active or passive uterine hemorrhage.
Profuse, bright arterial hemorrhage; face and extremities cold and clammy; skin shrivelled and blue, as in collapse of cholera; said her tongue was cold, and that it felt like her hands and feet, as though it were dead; pulse feeble, thread-like, almost imperceptible, respiration slightly labored.
Bright red uterine hemorrhage, no clots; bearing-down pain in back.
Uterine hemorrhage, had been flowing for twenty-four hours, and lost over a quart of blood, bright and fresh, and not coagulable.
Uterine hemorrhage, with aching, boring pain in back, and sensation of bearing-down pain in either ovarian region.
Menorrhagia; feels very weak; “weak” pain in back; pain in left ovarian region.
Uterine hemorrhage in an unmarried woman, brought on by jolting while riding in a heavy wagon over rough road.
Active uterine hemorrhage caused by fall.
Uterine hemorrhage; menses regular up to three weeks ago, since when the discharge has not left her.
Menorrhagia, profuse discharge of dark-colored blood; ceases at night, occurring only in daytime.
Metrorrhagia, passive flow; anemia.
Uterine hemorrhage, flow steady and slow; blood dark colored, no uterine pains.
Acute vaginitis with spasmodic action and pain, fullness of vagina.
Great tenderness of vagina, causing pain during coition; leucorrhea.
Vaginismus, intense soreness; prurigo of vulva.
Profuse, persistent leucorrhea, with great sensitiveness of parts, vagina raw and sore during an embrace; vulva itches; vaginitis.
Leucorrhea, with much relaxation of vaginal walls; profuse fluor albus, constituting a drain on system as severe as a bleeding.
Leucorrhea; great tenderness of vagina; flow bloody.


Threatened abortion: in consequence of ovarian irritation and inflammation; after a fall.
In threatened abortion when the hemorrhage continues after uterine pains have been controlled by other remedies.
Hemorrhage of lying-in women.
Painful stiffness and sensation of swelling and weakness in left leg during pregnancy.
Varicose veins on both legs during pregnancy so painful that she could neither stand nor walk; veins of feet appeared as if blood were dried up.
During pregnancy, varicose enlargement of veins of lower limbs with cramping pains at night, preventing sleep; cannot move about; three days after labor, three hemorrhoids forming a tumor as large as a child's head, of dark leaden color, painful, and very sensitive to touch.
Milk-leg, with swelling of left labium, groin and thigh; difficulty of moving leg; painful but benumbed sensation of limb; swelling white and opaque, extending downwards, and in three days occupying whole of left leg.
Milk-leg, swelling commencing in ankle, with difficult motion of limb from stiffness and pain in left hip.
Two weeks after confinement, feverish, thirsty, sleepless, very weak, intensely nervous; pain in right groin, about Poupart's ligament; next day upper part of thigh swollen, hard, white, very painful on pressure, especially along tract of femoral vein; the breast-milk left a faint pink stain upon a napkin. ~ Phlegmasia alba dolens.
Hemorrhoids after confinement; also after miscarriage, painful, but not bleeding; great prostration from small loss of blood.
Bleeding nipples, with great soreness.
Sore nipples.


Hoarse on arising; awoke hoarse.
Long-lasting affections of vocal cords.
Granulations and redness of left vocal cord with varicose enlargement of blood-vessels.
Tickling in larynx, with constant inclination to cough.
Catarrh of upper part of larynx and vocal cords.


Labored inspiration; oppressive tightness of lower part of thorax, with inability to take a deep and full inspiration; breathing impossible in recumbent posture; crowded fullness in neck and head; sensation of suffocation so as to prevent him lying down; cannot take a deep inspiration when standing up. ~ Diaphragmitis.
When lying, felt a smothering sensation.

COUGH. [27]

Tickling cough, tastes of blood on awaking.
Dry cough, severe in uvula, as if it would break; stitching.
Slight hacking cough, with blood-spitting.
Cough; haemoptysis, with dull frontal headache; taste of sulphur in mouth.
Cough from a varicose condition of throat.
Expectoration thick, yellowish or greenish-gray, tasting putrid.
Spitting of blood by day without cough, with great relaxation of nerves, and weariness.
Haemoptysis, active or passive, blood venous and comes up into mouth without coughing or scarcely any effort.
Haemoptysis in consumption.
Hemorrhages; blood venous, raised with little effort, like a simple, warm current, established from within outwards.
Hemorrhages from lungs, sometimes every month, for over twenty years.


Haemoptysis, tickling cough, with taste of blood or of sulphur; dull frontal headache; tightness of chest; cannot lie down, because of difficult breathing from congestion; fullness in head; mind calm.
Sensation of constriction across chest, increased by a long or deep breath.
Severe pleuritic stitches with phthisis.


Stitches in lower part of lungs.
Pricking pain in region of heart and superficial veins of both arms.
Femoral pulse beats faster than radial.


Dull aching pain constantly in muscles of left chest, agg. using arms, afternoon and evening.


Sore pain down cervical vertebrae.
Fullness in neck; had to sleep with neck free of any covering.
Small of back feels as if it would break; tearing pains.
After sensation of heat, tearing pains across small of back, with fullness of joints of legs, extending to all parts of body.
Severe headache all day, after an emission.
Dull, dragging pain in lumbar region.
Severe pains in lumbar and hypogastric regions, extending down legs.
Dull pains in sacrum and hips.


Bruised feeling in upper arms and shoulders, agg. from motion.
Stiffness in arms shoulders.
Soreness in head of humerus extending down arm to elbow-joint; continuing for days. ~ Rheumatism.
Sore pain in head of right humerus (glenoid cavity), continuing for hours.
Tenderness of right biceps, increased by pressure.
Dull pains in right elbow-joint.
Stiffness of elbow-joint.
Rheumatic pain, constant aching in left arm.
Severe drawing pains in flexor muscles, wrists, hands and fingers.
Lancinating in left wrist-joint.
Prickling pain from wrist to shoulder, along superficial veins.
Violent pain in back of right hand to shoulder-joint.
Palms of hands hot and dry.
Hands chapped.
Stiffness in hands and fingers.
Thumb-nail becomes sore, pus discharges after a slight knock.


Intense aching and soreness in thighs. ~ Muscular rheumatism.
Sore pain in right femur; muscles of thighs sore as if bruised.
Soreness in femoral vessels to middle of thigh.
Inflammation of femoral vein, with erysipelatous spot near groin and over the vein, spreading over nearly one-half of thigh with flexure of leg; swelling of entire leg and foot, with tension; heat and pale appearance of limb; scanty urine, stiffening the linen; tympanitis; edema of whole body, limbs and face.
Great pain and swelling in right leg from knee to hip, very sensitive to touch; cutaneous veins hard, swollen, knotty and painful, finally involving veins of abdomen; skin erysipelatous; pulse 120, small and wiry; great thirst; no appetite; constipation; urine red and scanty, later suppressed; pain in kidneys, agg. from motion; great debility. ~ Phlebitis.
Varicose veins above knee.
Weakness of knees, afternoon.
Forcing feeling in varices; veins sensitive; dilated.
Varicose veins, very lame, great pain, can scarcely move about.
Varicose veins of legs; varicose ulcers.
Dull, dragging pains in legs.
Dull, heavy, drawing pains in feet and toes.


Tired feeling in arms and legs.
Painful fullness of joints of legs, as if they would burst, which soon extends to all the joints of body.
Great soreness of affected parts, especially muscles; bruised feeling in muscles of upper and lower extremities; agg. from motion.
Rheumatism with great soreness of muscles.
Articular rheumatism, with swollen and painful joints.


Must lie still to prevent vomiting.
Rising: swimming sensation; headache; hoarseness.
Lying down: urine more copious; felt a smothering sensation; at night sweats treely.
Recumbent position: makes breathing impossible.
Desire to lie down.
Standing: painful heaviness of abdomen; cannot take a deep inspiration.
Stooping: vertigo; insupportable headache.
Motion: bruised feeling in upper arms and shoulders agg.; pains in kidneys agg.
Violent exercise: caused enlargement of left spermatic vein.
Horseback riding: agg. dull aching pain in groin.
Walking: fainting caused by; painful heaviness of abdomen.
Using arms: pains in muscles of left chest agg.
Can scarcely move about: on account of painfullness of lower limbs; from varicose veins in limbs.
Can neither walk nor stand; legs so painful during pregnancy.

NERVES. [36]

General lassitude and feeling of weariness.
Easily becomes tired.
Prostration out of proportion to loss of blood. ~ Bleeding piles.

SLEEP. [37]

Restlessness at night.
Uneasy, restless morning sleep.
Emissions of semen during sleep.

TIME. [38]

Morning: epistaxis; feels as if he had not slept; restless sleep.
After 3 A. M.: severe pain in testicles.
Noon: deafness passed off.
Day: drawing pain in testicles; discharge of blood; spitting of blood; severe headache.
Afternoon: very thirsty; throat dry; dull aching pain in muscles of left chest agg.; weakness of knees.
Evening: very thirsty; throat dry; dull aching pain in muscles of left chest agg.
Night: stools of blood mixed with mucus; emissions; drawing pain in testicles; pains dart from testicle to stomach agg.; profuse cold sweat of scrotum; discharge of blood ceases; cramping pains in lower limbs; restlessness; whole body dry and hot; fever; sweats freely.
After midnight: pain in testicles.
For 24 hours: uterine hemorrhage flowing.
For 12 to 36 hours: slept.


Takes cold easily from every exposure, but especially to warm, moist air; subject to varicose veins.
Cold creeps in open air, chills run up legs, head stopped up, dull pain over orbit.
Rainy weather: pains in testicles agg.

FEVER. [40]

Chilly on going to bed; dreaded an attack of fever.
Chilliness over back and hips, extending down extremities.
Whole body dry and hot, at night.
Fever at night; hands hot, burning in eyelids on closing them.
Sweats freely at night, after lying down.
Pulse accelerated; fever.
Pulse 60 to 70 and full.
Typho-malarial fever; seventeenth day bloody stools, on twentieth day, profuse stool, consisting almost entirely of black, partly coagulated, offensive blood; six profuse hemorrhages occurred on this day and night; temperature fell; respiration hurried; surface circulation poor; skin cool, pulse weak, 140; anxious look on face; bruised sore feeling in abdomen and hips.
Hemorrhagic variola; blood dark, venous; oozing of dark blood from nose; bleeding gums, hematemesis, bloody stools; uterine hemorrhage, petechiae; tearing pains across small of back, with fullness of joints of legs; typhoid condition.
Uterine hemorrhages, with or without abortion, in yellow fever.


At irregular intervals: epistaxis of from six to twenty-four hours.
Every fifteen minutes: discharge of pure blood.
Two hours after a hearty meal: cramps in stomach.
Every three or four hours: thin, dark, rose-colored, offensive stools.
For hours: severe pain in head of right humerus.
Every day: from 10 to 15 stools; ovarian region becomes swollen.
For days: soreness in head of humerus, extending down arms to elbow-joint.
In three days: swelling spread from thigh to whole left leg.
Seventeenth day: typhoid malarial fever; bloody stools.
Twentieth day: profuse stools: six profuse hemorrhages occurred.
Two weeks after confinement: feverish, thirsty, sleepless.
Every month for twenty years: hemorrhage from lungs.
For months or years: hemorrhoids with hemorrhage with every evacuation.
For three months: drawing pain in left spermatic cord.


Right: deafness in ear; bleeding at ear; burning in cheek; shooting along superior maxillary to malar bone; sore throat right side; tonsil more swollen; enlargement of testicle; paroxysm of pain in groin; pain commences in region of ovary; swelling in groin; pain in groin; severe pain in head Of humerus; tenderness of right biceps; dull pains in elbow-joint; violent pain in back of hand to shoulder-joint; sore pain in femur and muscles of thigh; great pain and swelling in leg from knee to hip.
Left: hammering over eye; after injury to eye abrasion of cornea; bleeding of nose commenced in side of nose; sharp pains in hypochondrium; enlargement of spermatic vein; drawing pain in spermatic cord; testicle painful; paroxysms of pain in ovary; ovaritis; stiffness and weakness of leg; swelling of labium, groin and thigh, then of whole leg; pain in hip; granulations and redness of vocal cord; dull aching pain in muscles of chest; rheumatic pains in arm; lancinating in wrist-joint.
From within outwards: blood venous, raised with little effort, like a simple warm current.


Prickling stinging: veins, muscles, skin.
Bruised, soreness.
Felt as if he were going out of his mind; as if a bolt were passing from temple to temple and tightly screwed; as if head would burst; as if both eyes would be forced out of head; tongue feels as if burnt; as if uvula would break when he coughs; feeling as if something had lodged in fauces; as if piles would protrude; back as if it would break; anus as if raw; as if he had not slept; tongue as though dead; veins of feet appeared as though blood was dried up; the muscles of thighs sore as if bruised; legs feel full as if they would burst.
Pains: in teeth in warm room; on swallowing; in testicles; back of stomach; running down spermatic cords into testes; in left testicle; dart from testicles to stomach; in right groin; in epigastrium; in lumbar region; in left ovarian region; in hemorrhoids; in left hip; in right groin; in kidneys.
Excruciating pain: in eyes; in testicles.
Violent pain: in back of right hand to shoulder-joint: at bladder.
Severe pain: in head; in lumbar and hypogastric region; in head of humerus.
Great pains: in anus; in right leg.
Sharp lancinating: along molar teeth extending to malar bone; in temporal region; in left wrist-joint.
Bursting headache.
Cutting, tearing pains: in ovary.
Tearing pains: across small of back.
Shooting pains: along right maxillary to malar bone.
Sharp pains: in temple; in stomach; in left hypochondrium.
Severe pleuritic stitches: with phthisis.
Stitching: in lower part of lungs.
Severe stinging: in uvula.
Severe neuralgic pain: in testicles; of ovaries.
Burning pain: in back.
Pricking pain: in region of heart and veins of arms.
Prickling pain: from wrist to shoulder.
Violent colicky pains.
Cramp pains: in stomach and chest; around umbilicus; of lower limbs.
Cramp: in stomach; in transverse colon.
Intense aching: in thighs.
Bearing down pain: in back; in ovaries.
Severe drawing pains: in flexor muscles, wrists, hands and fingers.
Drawing pains: about umbilicus; in left spermatic cord; in testicles.
Rheumatic pain: in left arm.
Agonizing soreness: over whole abdomen.
Burning: in eyes; in right cheek; in stomach; in esophagus; in epigastrium; in umbilicus; at orifice of anus; of piles; of eyelids.
Sore pain: in eyes; in gums; down cervical vertebrae; in right femur and muscles of thighs.
Soreness: of abdomen; of anus; of nipples; in head of humerus; of thumb-nail; in femoral vessels; of affected parts; of skin.
Scalding sensation: on tongue.
Bruised feeling: in upper arms and shoulders; in abdomen and hips.
Aching: in head; in groin.
Violent throbbing: in stomach.
Distressing throbbing: in head.
Dull throbbing pains: in back and top of head.
Dull, heavy, drawing pains: in feet and toes.
Dull, dragging pain: in lumbar region; in legs.
Dull frontal headache.
Heavy frontal headache.
Dull pain: in hypochondriac region; in renal region; in lumbar region; in testicles; in sacrum; in hips; in right elbow-joint.
Dull aching pain: in muscles of left chest.
Painful fullness: of joints; of legs.
Painful weakness: of eyes.
Constant pains: in abdomen.
Painful sensation of heaviness: in lower abdomen.
Painful but benumbed sensation of limb.
Weak pain: in back.
Sore, stiff feeling: in muscles.
Stiffness: in arms and shoulders; of hands and fingers.
Crowding fullness: in head, in neck, in forehead.
Fullness: in head; in hypochondriac region; of vagina; in neck; of joints of legs.
Forcing feeling: in varices.
Stopped up feeling: in nose.
Tightness: across bridge of nose; across lower part of thorax; of chest.
Dullness: in head.
Tired feeling: in arms and legs.
Hammering: over left eye.
Pulsation: in rectum.
Trembling: in stomach.
Benumbed sensation: over whole os frontis.
Tickling: in larynx.
Itching: at anus; of vulva.


Venous congestions; hemorrhages.
Passive congestion, or venous stagnation of skin and mucous membranes.
Venous congestion, hemorrhoids, conjunctival vascularity, ciliary neuralgia, photophobia, lachrymation.
Hemorrhages from all mucous membranes.
Hemorrhages with asthenia or anemia.
Profuse discharges, which simulate a hemorrhage, and constitute a drain upon system as severe as a loss of blood.
Evil effects from loss of blood.
Phlegmasia alba dolens.
Hemorrhagic purpura.
Phlebitis; prickling pains.
Varices, knotted appearance, extreme thinness of skin, blueness, almost blackness of pouches, parts feel soft and fluctuating.
Varicose veins and ulcers with stinging or pricking.
Varicose ulcers deep, circular, flat; ulcers that are very dark, almost black at base; surrounding skin bluish-black; oozing of blood; burning, stinging, or biting in ulcer; edges sharp cut and on level with surrounding skin; pus thin, watery, bad smelling.
Very sensitive varices.
Purpura hemorrhagica with epistaxis and congestion of conjunctiva.
Articular and muscular rheumatism.
Rheumatism with great soreness of affected parts.
Incised, lacerated or contused wounds; checks hemorrhage, removes pain and soreness and promotes healing.
Dissecting wounds.


The pains are often unbearable, with great sensitiveness to touch, and fear of exciting new pain on moving.
Touch: hemorrhoids very sensitive; swollen leg sensitive.
Had to sleep with neck free from all covering.
Pressure: swelling in right groin tender; upper part of thigh very painful; tenderness of right biceps agg.
Slight pressure: sore pain in eyes.
Pressing eyes with fingers: amel. feeling of being pushed out for a few moments.
Jolting while riding in a heavy wagon over a rough road brought on uterine hemorrhage.
After a slight knock: thumb-nail becomes sore; pus discharges.
After injury of head and face: great ecchymosis.
Blow or burn: inflammation and ulceration of conjunctiva and cornea.
Blow: right iliac region caused haematuria; ovary swollen.
Bruise: causes black eye.
Caused by a fall: active uterine hemorrhage.
After a fall: threatened abortion.

SKIN. [46]

Soreness and smarting on small spots, not very sensitive to touch.
Ulcers with very thin and watery pus, bad smelling; more an ichor than pus.
Carbuncles; boils; abscesses; injuries resulting from falls.
Chilblains always bluish.


Hemorrhages in patients of nervo-sanguine temperament.
Boy, aet. 14, growing rapidly; epistaxis.
Boy, after a blow; haematuria.
Colored boy, after injury; intra-ocular hemorrhage.
Irish girl, aet. 18; amenorrhea.
Man, aet. 21, light complexioned, in good health; varicocele.
Young married woman; vaginismus.
Miss S., aet. 28; uterine hemorrhage.
Man, aet. 30, scrofulous; orchitis.
Woman, aet. 30, bilious-lymphatic temperament, nursing a babe; ovarian disease.
Woman, aet. 30, six months pregnant; varicose veins.
Man, aet. 30, well built, strong; hematemesis.
Colored woman, aet. 35; amenorrhea.
Woman, had miscarriage during typhoid fever, subinvolution of uterus probably present; angioleucitis.
Married woman, whose menses have always been profuse, has been suffering from dysenteric diarrhea for day or two; uterine hemorrhage.
Woman, plethoric habit; epistaxis.
Married woman, mother of two children; vaginismus.
Middle-aged man, with congested liver; bleeding piles.
Man, aet. 40, thin; melena.
Woman, aet. 40, mother of six children; varices and hemorrhoids.
Woman, aet. 60, hemorrhages for over twenty years.
Woman, aet. 60, nervous temperament, was taken suddenly with a severe chill followed by fever; phlebitis.
Old man, hemiplegic; epistaxis.


Antidoted by: Arnic., Camphor., Cinchon., Pulsat. (toothache).
Complementary: to Ferrum (hemorrhages).
Compare: Arnica and Calend. (better than either in hastening absorption of intraocular hemorrhage); Chloral, Sul. ac., Clemat. vitalba (purpura); Aescul., Bovista, Collin., Eriger., Galium, Lycopus, Senec., Trillium (hemorrhages, etc.)


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 05, 1887
Description: Clinical materia medica of Hamamelis virginiana
Remedies: Hamamelis virginiana
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1887
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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