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Kalmia Latifolia.

Mountain Laurel. Ericaceae.

An evergreen shrub, found on rocky hills, flowering in May and June.

The tincture is prepared from the fresh leaves.

Introduced by Hering and proved by himself, Kummer, Behler, Bute, Clark, Haeseler, Williamson, Freitag, Reichelm and others. See Allen's Encyclopaedia, vol. 5, p. 388.


- Sun headache, Thayer, N. E. M. G., vol. 9, p. 149; Retinitis albuminurica, Allen, Norton's Oph. Therap., p. 107; Sclero-choroiditis anterior, Allen, Norton's Oph. Therap., p. 107; Sclerotitis, Boyle, Allg. Hom. Ztg., vol. 112, p. 77; Neuralgia oculorum, Johnson, A. H. O., vol. 1, p. 168; Chronic sore throat, Clifton, Times Retros., vol. 3, p. 29; Pressure in epigastrium, Hansen, Allg. Hom. Ztg., vol. 113, p. 62; Gastralgia, Clifton, Times Retros., vol. 3, p. 29; Abdominal neuralgia (5 cases), Cushing, Times Retros., vol. 2, p. 14; Ring, Raue's Rec., 1874, p. 260; Bright's disease, Macy, A. H. Rev., vol. 3, p. 364; Angina pectoris, Clifton, Times Retros., vol. 3, p. 29; Endocarditis, Dunham, Dunham's Lectures, p. 194; Heart disease, Hering, MSS.; Dunham, MSS.; Siegrist, Raue's Rec., 1875, p. 127; False pleurisy, Pretsch, A. H. Rev., vol. 1, p. 326; Neuralgia, Clifton, Times Retros., vol. 3, p. 29; Ball, N. A. J. H., vol. 3, p. 92; Neuralgia of spine, Sonnenshmidt, MSS.; Acute articular rheumatism, Clifton, Times Retros., vol. 3, p. 29; Rheumatism, Pretseh, A. H. Rev., vol. 1, pp. 325-6; Boyce, Org., vol. 1, p. 323.

MIND. [1]

In a recumbent posture, mental faculties and memory perfect, but on attempting to move, vertigo.
Anxiety with palpitation.
Toward evening and next forenoon very cross.


Vertigo: with headache, blindness, pains in limbs and weariness; while stooping and looking down.
Vertigo: with aching in face. ~ Neuralgia.
Giddiness, with headache and nausea.


Pulsating headache in forehead.
Pain in forehead in morning when waking, agg. after rising.
Aching in forehead, followed by rending in bones of right or left side of face; shooting downward into eye teeth; moving backward down neck and outwardly on both sides; succeeded by pain in left shoulder; rending in bones of legs to feet.
Pain over right eye; giddiness; eyes weak and watery.
Pressing pain on a small spot on right side of head.
Headache internally, with sensation, when turning, of something loose in head, diagonally across top.
A cracking in head frightens him, it ends in a sound in ears like blowing a horn.
A shuddering without coldness commence with cracking as if surcharged with electricity.
Severe pressing headache, agg. and amel. with sun.
Sensation of heat in head in morning.
Dullness in head; headache; backache.
Neuralgic paroxysmal pains.
Headache agg. in evening and in open air.


Pain from back of neck up over scalp to top of head and temples, also affecting face right side; tender to touch; pain shooting twitching; sometimes in spots; amel. from cold, agg. from heat; every afternoon, last with great severity, through night. ~ Neuralgia.
Rheumatic pain in scalp.


Glimmering before eyes.
Everything black before eye when he looks downward; nausea and eructations of wind (in morning).
Dull, weak eyes.
Retinitis albuminurica, occurring during pregnancy; pains in back.
Nephritic retinitis accompanied by much pain in back, as if it would break.
Sclera inflamed, vitreous perfectly filled with exudation, and glimmering before eye, especially on reading with the other. ~ Sclero-choroiditis anterior.
Sclerosis, particularly in rheumatic subjects; eyeball painful on motion.
Parenchymatous keratitis.
Severe pain in right eye, extending to forehead; commences at sunrise, agg. until noon; then amel. and leaves at sunset. ~ Neuralgia oculorum. (After Acon. and Bellad. failed.)
Pressure in right eye (evening); also above right eye.
Stitches in eyes, ears, fingers and feet.
Itching in eyes; when rubbing them they sting.
Pain in eyes, which makes it painful to turn them.
Sensation of stiffness in muscles around eyes, and of eyelids.
Asthenopia; stiff, drawing sensation in muscles upon moving eyes.
Eye symptoms agg. evening and in open air.


Stitches in and behind right ear; in neck and thighs, at night.
Sound like blowing a horn, after cracking in head.
Meniere's disease.


Coryza: with increased sense of smell; with sneezing, dullness, headache and hoarseness.
Tearing in root of nose and nasal bones, with nausea.


Face: red, with throbbing headache; pale.
Anxious expression of countenance. ~ Rheumatism of heart.
Flushing of face, with vertigo. ~ Neuralgia.
Pressing pains in right side of face, especially between eye and nose.
Prosopalgia, right sided; pains rending; agonizing; stupefying or threatening delirium.
Fothergill's faceache.
Severe neuralgia in right cheek, with alkaline taste in mouth.
Facial neuralgia, involving teeth of upper jaw, but not from caries.
After exposure to cold, pains in right side of head, ear and face, and even going down to arm, sometimes attended with numbness, or succeeded by numbness in parts affected; pains sticking, teasing, pressing, or shooting in a downward direction; pains occur at irregular times, continue for no definite period, coming suddenly or gradually, and leaving as uncertainly; agg. by worry or mental exertion; amel. by food. ~ Neuralgia.
Facial neuralgia after zoster.
Face itches at night.
Roughness of cheeks (during every Summer).


Lips swollen, dry and stiff.
Cracked lips with dry skin.
Stinging in jawbones.
Tired feeling in chewing muscles.
Stitches and tearing in lower jaw.


Teeth tender, with neuralgia of face.
Pressing pain in molars, late in evening.


Bitter taste with nausea, amel. after eating.
Tongue: white, dry; sore left side; hurts hen talking.
Stitches in tongue.


Tingling in salivary glands, immediately after eating, with sense of fermentation in esophagus and copious salivation.
Sublingual salivary gland inflamed.


Throat feels swollen; sensation as if a ball was rising.
Sensation of dryness in throat, difficult deglutition, thirst.
Pressure in throat; stitches in eyes and nausea.
Great dryness of throat, with aching pains, the dryness causing frequent cough. ~ Chronic syphilitic sore throat.


Pains amel. by food. ~ Neuralgia.


Eructations of wind. ~ Angina pectoris. ~ Gastralgia.
Nausea, everything becomes black before eyes, pressure in throat, incarcerated flatus, oppression of breathing, rheumatic pains in limbs.
Wine relieves vomiting.


Pressure in pit of stomach, like a marble; agg. sitting in a stooping position, amel. sitting erect; sensation as if something would be pressed off below pit of stomach.
Pit of stomach sore to touch.
Pains agg. sitting bent, yet a feeling as if to do so was necessary, amel. by sitting or standing upright; crampy pain, with eructations of wind, palpitation of heart. ~ Gastralgia.


Pains in region of liver.


Incarcerated flatus, with nausea.
Sensation of weakness in abdomen, extending to throat; amel. by eructation.
Sudden pains in paroxysms, across abdomen above umbilicus, from lower border of liver, downward toward left, then ceasing in right side; agg. from motion and from lying on either side, obliged to lie on back; amel. when sitting up. ~ Abdominal neuralgia.
Neuralgia of bowels in married women.


Stool like mush, easily discharged, as if glazed, followed by pressure on rectum.
Diarrhea, with dullness, dizziness, weariness, nausea and bellyache.


Frequent micturition of large quantities of yellow urine.
Profuse micturition amel. headache.
Albuminuria; also with pains in lower limbs.
Abdomen greatly distended; extremities, especially lower ones, swollen; much difficulty in standing and walking; urine scanty, high colored, 5 per cent. albumen, fibrinous casts, large epithelial scales, one prismatic crystal of triple phosphate; vertigo; occasional pain in head; much pain in lower extremities; complexion sallow and skin unnaturally dry. ~ Bright's disease.


Menses too soon; regular, but painful.
During menses, pain in limbs, loins, back and interior of thighs.
Suppressed menses, with severe neuralgic pains throughout whole body.
Leucorrhea yellowish; one week after menses; symptoms agg. then.


Pressure as if some one squeezed throat with thumb and finger.
Noise as from spasm in glottis when breathing.
Hoarseness, with coryza.
Tickling in trachea.


Difficult and oppressed breathing; throat feels swollen, nausea. ~ Rheumatism.
Oppression and short breathed, which obliges him to breathe quickly, involuntarily.
Oppressed breathing, with palpitation of heart, anxiety.
Dyspnea and pain. ~ Angina pectoris.

COUGH. [27]

Frequent cough, caused by dryness or scraping in throat.
Expectoration easy, smooth, grey; tasting putrid; saltish.


Feverish heat, with great pain in chest; agg. when breathing and from slightest motion.
Pain in chest as from a sprain.
Shooting through chest above heart into shoulder blade; pain in left arm.
Stitches in lower part of chest.


Fluttering of heart.
Palpitation of heart, with anxiety and oppressed breathing; with faint feeling.
Palpitation up into throat, after going to bed; trembling all over; agg. lying on left side; amel. lying on back; anxiety.
Palpitation, dyspnea, pain in limbs, stitch in lower part of chest; right sided prosopalgia.
Heart's action very tumultuous, rapid and visible.
Attacks of angina pectoris. T Fatty degeneration of heart.
Angina pectoris; slow, feeble pulse; eructations of wind; dyspnea and pain.
Severe pain in cardiac region, with slow, small pulse. ~ Hypertrophy with dilation and aortic obstruction.
Paroxysms of anguish about heart, dyspnea, febrile excitement; rheumatic endocarditis, with consequent hypertrophy and valvular disease.
Pressure like a marble from epigastrium toward heart, with a strong, quick heart beat; every beat has a strumming as if it would burst, along sternum to throat; third or fourth beat harder, followed by an intermission.
Pressure behind middle of sternum, agg. morning and evening, and when stooping; palpitation of heart with anxiety; pulse regular; first sound of heart somewhat harsh; pressure behind sternum and in epigastrium, amel. sitting erect; as if something was being pressed away from under sternum.
Severe palpitation of heart, with constriction of throat, agg. from motion, deep inspiration, or holding breath; pressure and stitching in region of heart; severe one sided, tearing headache, agg. over eye and in bulbus oculi; during attack anxiety and shortness of breath; between attacks, dry cough; first sound of heart strongly accentuated and often intermitting; (ictus cordis) impulse of heart plainly visible, lifting stethoscope; pulse intermittent; pressure in epigastrium, agg. in bent position, amel. sitting erect; pressing down sensation in epigastrium.
Wandering rheumatic pains in region of heart, extending down left arm.
Shooting, stabbing pain from heart through to left scapula, causing violent beating of heart. ~ Rheumatism.
Pains suddenly leave extremities and go to heart; shooting, stabbing pain, through to left scapula, causing violent beating of heart, with anxious expression of countenance, quick but weak pulse and difficult breathing. ~ Rheumatism.
Articular rheumatism has been treated externally, and cardiac symptoms ensue.
Heart disease, after frequent attacks of rheumatism, or alternating with it.
Hypertrophy and valvular insufficiency, or thickening, after rheumatism, paroxysms of anguish about heart, with dyspnea and febrile excitement.
Propped up in bed, with anxious expression of face, livid hue of countenance; visible, tumultuous and very rapid action of heart; after acute rheumatism. ~ Endocarditis.
Quickened but weak pulse. ~ Rheumatism of heart.
Pulse: slow, weak; arms feel weak; scarcely perceptible, limbs cold; irregular.
Remarkable slowness of pulse, 48 in minute. ~ Neuralgia.
Slow, small pulse. ~ Hypertrophy of heart.
Pulse slow and feeble. ~ Angina pectoris.
Pulse very slow. ~ Dysmenorrhea.
Very feeble pulse, 40 beats per minute.


Pleuritis falsa in winter season.
High fever; breathing oppressed, must lie quietly on back, every motion attended with violent pains in thorax, back and axillary joints. ~ Rheumatism of muscles of thorax and back.


Muscles of neck sore to touch and on moving them.
Pains from neck down arm to little and fourth finger; neck tender to touch; pains paroxysmal, agg. in early part of night, and attended by stiffness; marked slowness of pulse, 48 beats per minute. ~ Neuralgia.
Violent pain in upper three dorsal vertebrae, extending through shoulder blades.
Sensation of lameness in back, evening in bed.
Constant pain in spine, sometimes agg. in lumbar region, with great heat and burning.
Feeling of paralysis in sacrum.
Aching across joints.


Pain in shoulders.
Deltoid rheumatism, especially on right side.
Stitches in lower part of left shoulder blade.
Paroxysmal pains in right arm. ~ Neuralgia.
Pains in left arm.
Rheumatic pains in arms.
Cracking in elbow joint.
Stitches in hands; hands feel as if they hand been sprained.
Pain in left wrist, causing hand to feel paralyzed.
Erysipelatous eruption on hands extending further.
Weakness in arms; pulse slow.


Tearing pain from hip down leg to feet.
Rheumatic pains in leg from hip down.
Pains in lower extremities.
Rheumatic pains in right leg, extending as far as toes, in morning.
Stitches: externally on knee; in feet, soles, toes, big toe.
Sensation of weakness in calves.
Feet feel sprained.
Unable to walk; ankles swollen; pains, though mostly confined to ankles, shift about from joint to joint. ~ Chronic rheumatism.


Rheumatism often attacks heart, and generally goes from upper to lower parts; pains shift suddenly.
Rheumatic pains, mostly in upper arms and lower parts of legs; agg. when going to sleep.
Joints hot, red, swollen. ~ Acute rheumatism.
Acute articular rheumatism; pains shift about from point to point, especially when beginning in upper extremities and subsequently felt in lower; joints hot, red and swollen; pains agg. on least motion and during evening, or soon after going to bed; rheumatoid pains from sudden chill or exposure to cold wind.
Arms feel weak, limbs cold.


Pains agg. : sitting bent, yet a feeling as if to do so was necessary, but amel. by sitting or standing upright. ~ Gastralgia.
Pains agg. on least motion. ~ Acute rheumatism.
In a recumbent posture: mental faculties and memory perfect, but on attempting to move vertigo.
Lying on left side, palpitation agg.
Lying on back: palpitation amel.
Must lie on back: on account of oppressed breathing; abdominal neuralgia.
Sitting in a stooping position: pressure in pit of stomach agg.; palpitation agg.
Sitting erect: pressure in pit of stomach, pains across abdomen amel.; pressure behind sternum amel.; palpitation amel.
Stooping: vertigo; pressure behind sternum agg.
After rising: pain in forehead agg.
Standing: difficult on account of swelling of lower extremities.
Stands up and walks in his sleep.
Motion: of eyeballs causes pain; pains across abdomen agg.; slightest, pain in chest agg.; palpitation agg.; attended with violent pains in thorax, back and axillary joints; of muscles of neck painful; pains agg.
Turning head: sensation as of something loose in it.
Walking: difficult on account of swelling of lower extremities.
Shuns all exertion; weariness in all muscles.
Unable to walk: ankles swollen; can hardly go up stairs.

NERVES. [36]

Weariness in all muscles; shuns all exertion, can hardly go up stairs.
Weary and giddy, with diarrhea.
Weakness the only general symptom with neuralgia.
Trembling, thrilling, strumming, with palpitation.
Weakness and paralytic condition of limbs.

SLEEP. [37]

Restless sleep, turns often.
Periosteal pains prevent sleep.
While sleeping stands up and walks about; talks in sleep.
Dreams: racking his brains; fantastic; of murder.

TIME. [38]

Pains agg. during early part of night, or soon after going to sleep. ~ Neuralgia. ~ Acute rheumatism.
Morning: pain in forehead; heat in head; nausea and eructations of wind; pressure behind sternum agg.; rheumatic pains in right leg.
Towards evening and next forenoon; very cross.
Evening: headache agg.; pressure in right eye; eye symptoms agg.; pressing pain in molars; pressure behind sternum; lameness of back; pains agg.
Night: headache; stitches in neck and thighs; face itches; early part, pains from neck down arms.


Pains are felt from a sudden chill, or exposure to a sudden wind. ~ Acute rheumatism. ~ Neuralgia.
Heat: pain in head agg.
With sun: headache agg. and amel.; pain in right eye agg. and amel.
Open air: headache agg.; eyes agg.
Cold: pain in head amel.
After exposure to cold: pain in right side of head, ear and face; rheumatoid pains.

FEVER. [40]

Chilliness, with coldness; shaking chill in cold air; chills run over back.
Febrile excitement. ~ Endocarditis.
General heat; with burning and pain in back and loins.
Cold sweat.


Pain occurring at irregular times, continuing for no definite period, coming suddenly or gradually, and leaving as uncertainly. ~ Neuralgia.
Paroxysmal pains: in head; across abdomen above umbilicus; from neck down arms; in arms.
Every afternoon: headache, lasts through night.
Every Summer: roughness of cheeks.
One week after menses: leucorrhea.


Right: rending in bones of side of face; pain over eye; pressing pain on a small spot on side of head, severe pain in eye; pressure in eye, above eye; stitches in and behind ear; pressing pains in side of face; prosopalgia; severe neuralgia; pains in side of head, face and ear; deltoid rheumatism agg.; pains in arm; rheumatic pain in leg.
Left: rending in bones of side of face; pain in shoulder; tongue sore on side; pain in arm; lying on side palpitation agg.; wandering rheumatic pains down arm; shooting pains from heart through to scapula; stitches in lower part of shoulder blade; pains in arm; pain in wrist.
Downward: pain shooting into eye teeth; pain across abdomen from lower border of liver down to left, then ceasing in right side.
Moving backward: pain down neck and outwardly on both sides.
Pains change places. ~ Rheumatism.
Pains move downward: head; bones of face; from ear to arm; down spine; down leg; arm to fingers.
Pains move upward: neck over head; ball in throat; lower limbs, then upper.


Sensation as if body was surcharged with electricity.
As of something loose in head diagonally across top; a shuddering without coldness commences with cracking, as if surcharged with electricity; as if back would break; as if a ball was rising in throat; as if something would be pressed off below pit of stomach; stool as if glazed; as if some one squeezed throat with thumb and finger; pain in chest as from a sprain; pressure like a marble from epigastrium towards heart; a cracking in head frightens him, it ends in a sound in ears like blowing a horn; every heart beat has a strumming as if it would burst, along sternum to throat; as if something was being pressed away from under sternum; hands as if they had been sprained; feet as if sprained; as if furuncles would form here and there.
Pains: in limbs; in forehead; in left shoulder; over right eye; in head; in back; from back of neck up over scalp to top of head and temples; in eyeball; in eyes; in right side of head, ear and face; in region of liver; in lower limbs; in loins; in interior of thighs; in chest; in left arm; suddenly leave extremities and go to heart; from neck down arm to little and fourth finger; in spine; in left wrist, causing hand to feel paralyzed.
Sudden pains in paroxysms: across abdomen, above umbilicus, from lower border of liver, downward toward left; in right arm.
Anguish: about heart.
Violent pain: in upper three dorsal vertebrae.
Severe pain: in right eye to forehead; in cardiac region.
Great pain: in chest.
Much pain: in lower extremities.
Tearing: in root of nose and nasal bones; in lower jaw; in one side of head from hip down leg to feet.
Rending: in bones of right or left side of face; in bones of legs to feet.
Shooting, stabbing pain: from heart through to left scapula.
Shooting, twitching pain: over head.
Shooting: downward into eye teeth; through chest above heart into shoulder.
Stitches: in eyes, ears, fingers and feet; in and behind right ear; in neck and thighs; in lower jaw; in tongue; in lower part of chest; in lower part of shoulder blade; in hands; externally on knee; in feet, soles, toes, big toe.
Stitching: in region of heart.
Stitching, tearing, pressing or shooting pains; in a downward direction in face.
Stinging: in jawbones.
Pricking sensation: in skin.
Rheumatic pain: in scalp; in heart; in limbs; in region of heart, extending down left arm; in arms; in leg from hip down; in right leg; shift from joint to joint; mostly in upper arms and lower parts of legs; all over body.
Severe neuralgia: in right cheek; throughout whole body.
Neuralgic paroxysmal pains: in head.
Neuralgia: in bowels.
Throbbing headache.
Pulsating headache: in forehead.
Aching: in face; in forehead; in throat; across loins.
Severe pressing headache.
Pressing pain: on a small spot on right side of head; in right side of face; in molars.
Pressure: in right eye; above right eye; in throat; in pit of stomach; from epigastrium to heart; behind sternum; in region of heart.
Burning: in spine.
Great heat: in spine.
Heat: in head.
Soreness: of left side of tongue.
Dryness: in throat.
Dullness: in head.
Swollen feeling: in throat.
Constriction: of throat.
Stiff, drawing sensation: in muscles on moving eyes.
Rigidity of skin.
Numbness: in affected parts after pain.
Feeling of paralysis: in sacrum.
Stiffness: of muscles around eyes and of eyelids.
Lameness: in back.
Weakness: in abdomen extending to throat; in calves.
Tired feeling: in chewing muscles.
Cracking: in elbow joints.
Tingling: in salivary glands.
Tickling: in trachea.
Itching: in eyes; in face.


Acute rheumatism, going from joint to joint; violent fever; pains intense; ankles most painful and swollen; agg. from least movement.
Rheumatic pains all over body.
Pains shifting, pains suddenly changing position; tendency to metastasis to heart. ~ Rheumatism.
Every joint and every muscle of body affected; high fever; every attempt to move attended with excruciating pains; afterwards paralysis of arms and legs. ~ Rheumatism.
Dropsy from cold with rheumatic complaints.


Touch: face tender; pit of stomach sore; muscles of neck sore.
Rubbing: eyes causes stinging.

SKIN. [46]

Sensation of rigidity of skin.
Pricking sensation in skin, with moderate sweat.
Dry skin.
Erysipelatous, inflamed eruption on hand (similar to eruption caused by Rhus tox.), with oppressed breathing.
Eruption like itch.
Red, inflamed places here and there, exceedingly painful, as if furuncles would form.


Girl, aet. 10, scrofulous diathesis, suffering three months; Bright's disease.
Girl, aet. 10, suffering ten days; endocarditis.
Boy, aet. 12; rheumatism.
Young German; chronic rheumatism.
Servant girl, suffering three months; sun headache.
Woman, suffering one week; neuralgia.
Man, aet. 27, fourth attack within ten years, each attack lasting from two to four months; neuralgia oculorum.
Man, aet. 33, formerly treated for ulcer of stomach; pressure in epigastrium.
Man, aet. 47, rheumatic; pressure in epigastrium.


Antidoted by: Acon., Bellad.
Compare: Bellad. (throbbing head, erysipelas); Benz. ac. (gout, valvular disease); Calc. ostr. (cardiac hypertrophy); Diosc. (gastralgia); Kali bich. (catarrhs, rheumatism); Lith. carb. (valvular disease); Lycop. (rheumatic gout, urinary symptoms); Natr. mur. (hemiopia); Pulsat., rheumatism, shifting pains; Rhus tox. (rheumatism); Spigel. (rheumatic endocarditis).


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 06, 1888
Description: Clinical materia medica of Kalmia latifolia
Remedies: Kalmia latifolia
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1888
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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