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Paris Quadrifolia.

One Berry; True Love, Herb Paris. Smilaceae.

Introduced by Stapf; see Archives, vol. 8, p. 177.

The provers were Hahnemann, Gross, Hartmann, Langhammer, Stapf, Teuthorn, Hering, Bethmann, Hartlaub, Rückert, Nenning, Gesner and Berridge.


- Headache, Dunham, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 288; Swelling on gum, Lippe, MSS.; Sore throat and inflammation of eyes, Hering, MSS.; Diarrhea, Hering, MSS.; Atony of uterus, Farrington, Hah. Mo., vol. 14, p. 8; Irritation of meninges in cervical portion, Terry, vol. 25, p. 309; Affection of cerebro-spinal nerves, Drysdale, B. J. H., vol. 1, p. 359; Spinal irritation, Martin, Hom. Cl., vol. 2, p. 228; Cramps, Kitchen, Hom. Cl., vol. 4, p. 44; Catarrhal complaints, Martin, Hom. Cl., vol. 2, p. 228.

MIND. [1]

Loquacious mania; garrulity; a sort of vivacity with love of prattling; jumping, with a good deal of self-complacency, from one subject to another, merely for the sake of talking.
Silly conduct; inclination to treat others with rudeness and contempt.
Indisposition to any mental labor.
Thinking aggravates pains in head; exertion of mind or memory causes severe pain in occiput and faintlike weakness.


Vertigo after loud reading or when sitting, with difficult speech and dim eyes.


Dullness of forehead, with headache.
Constrictive pressure in forehead and temples, brain, eyes and skin feel tense and bones scraped; agg. from motion, excitement or using eyes.
Pains as if membranes of brain itself were tense, with tense feeling in region of eye, as if skin were thick and could not be drawn into wrinkles.
In evening everything was worse; pain in forehead involved whole occiput; it seemed as if scalp were contracted and bone scraped sore; margins of lid were red and hot; it seemed as if a thread were tightly drawn through eye to middle of head, which was very painful.
Tension in brain and in forehead.
Pressive pain in right temporal region, amel. from pressure of hand.
Feeling of distension, as if head would swell up and temples and eyes were pressed out.
Head as if distended, too large; feels like a bushel and as if the walls were thin.
Piercing and single stitches in head.
Sticking pain in middle of head and in temples; afterwards a heavy pressure upon forehead, especially on stooping.
Severe pains in occiput from mental exertion, after a blow.
Headache of spinal origin, which arises from nape of neck and produces a feeling as if head were immensely large.
Chronic headache for thirteen years.
Headache aggravated by close thinking.
Headache from smoking tobacco.
Acute congestion to brain.


Scalp sensitive to touch; sore pain in small spots on forehead.
Very sore, painful spot, only when touched, on left parietal bone.
Sensitiveness of vertex to contact.


Weak sight, agg. from excitement and using eyes.
Wandering, unsteady looks.
Paralysis of iris and ciliary muscle supposed to be due to an injury received two years previous; pain drawing from eye to back of head, where there was a sore spot, even pressure with finger would cause her to cry out; many black, floating specks before vision.
Pain in eyes, as if pulled into head.
Double vision.
Feeling of contraction in internal canthi.
Eyeballs pain on slightest attempt at motion.
Stitches through middle of eye.
Eyes feel as if too large, they seem to have no room in sockets; as if lids could not close.
Eyes feel as if projecting, with a sensation as if a thread were tightly drawn through eyeball and backward into middle of brain; sight weak.
Eyes feel heavy as lead.
Fetid, ulcerlike smell from eyes.
Jerking and twitching of right upper lid.


Ringing in left ear.
Sudden pain in ear as if forced apart by a wedge, or as if ear were pressed out or torn out; as if a burning heat were rushing out of ears.
Pains in ears on swallowing.


Great sensitiveness to offensive odors; imaginary foul smells; milk and bread smell like putrid meat.
Stopped coryza.
Catarrhal complaints, with stuffed condition and fullness at root of nose; tongue and fauces dry on waking, but no thirst; constant hawking of tenacious, white, tasteless mucus.
Alternation of fluent and stopped coryza.
Discharge of red or greenish mucus on blowing nose.


Pimples on forehead, under nose and on chin.
Hot stitches in left malar bone, painful when touched.


Violent itching, biting and burning on edges of lower jaw, frequently with red, small, easily-bleeding (miliary) eruption.
Herpes around mouth, on lips; lips swollen.
Vesicles on surface of lower lip.


Painful swelling taking in whole left half of upper gum. ~ Scarlet fever.


Great dryness of tongue on awaking; tongue feels too large.
Tongue white, with roughness; no thirst; bitter or lessened taste.


Swelling, painfullness and peeling off of roof of mouth.
Tense, almost painless swelling, size of a pigeon's egg, on roof of mouth. ~ Scarlatina.
Dryness of mouth when awaking, without thirst.
White, frothy mucus in corners of mouth in morning.
Collection of water in mouth; tart saliva.


Hawking caused by accumulation of mucus in fauces.
Burning, stinging and scraping in throat.
Burning in throat when eating or drinking.
Sore throat in choanae and fauces extending downward, pain when talking or swallowing, as if a ball were lodged in it, or as if throat were constricted, causing much anxiety; pain extends to ears; hoarseness, with burning in throat, particularly when eating or drinking; at the beginning much thirst; sore throat alternates with inflammation of eyes.


Hunger soon after meal.


Hiccough; after eating.
Painful eructation.


Heaviness in stomach as from a stone; amel. by eructation.
Burning in stomach, extending into lower abdomen.
Cramp in stomach.
Weak, slow digestion.


Rumbling and rolling in abdomen.
Pain or weakness through abdomen during diarrheic stool.
Red curved streak above umbilicus.


Frequent soft stools.
Diarrheic stools, smell like putrid meat.


Frequent micturition, with burning.
Urine: dark red, with red sediment and a greasy looking pellicle on surface; acrid, excoriating; containing a thick, red, fleshy substance.
Burning and stinging in urethra.
Violent burning in orifice of urethra, while sitting.
Fine stitches in forepart of urethra.


Intense afterpains but very imperfect contractions; suppression of lochia, for forty-eight hours, with ineffectual urging to stool; weak and feverish; agonizing headache, with sensation as though face were drawn to root of nose, then backward towards occiput as if by a string, eyeballs sore and pained on slightest attempt at motion.


Paroxysms of hoarseness every quarter or half hour, so violent that he is unable to utter a loud word.
Periodical painless hoarseness.
Hoarseness, voice feeble, continuous hawking of mucus, and burning in larynx.
Great hoarseness. ~ Sore throat.
Burning in larynx. ~ Bronchitis.
Trachea and mouth completely dried up, in morning, on waking, with some hoarseness.
Frequent hacking, he endeavors to loosen tenacious mucus that seems to be firmly adherent to posterior part of larynx.
Green, tenacious expectoration, agg. in morning. ~ Laryngeal affection.


Oppression of chest, with desire to draw a long breath.

COUGH. [27]

Cough: as from vapor of sulphur in trachea, or viscid phlegm in larynx; commences as soon as he turns upon left side; with expectoration of viscid mucus, difficult to raise in morning and evening on lying down.
Constant hawking and gagging, on account of viscid, green mucus in larynx and trachea.


Stitches in chest.


Palpitation of heart during rest or motion.
Pulse full but slow.


Nape of neck weary, as from a heavy load; neck feels stiff and swollen if turned around.
Dull pain in nape of neck, increasing at times in acuteness, with numbness, heat and weight; amel. from rest and in open air; agg. from exertion.
Violent pains on both sides of neck, extending down to fingers, especially left side, agg. from mental exertion. ~ Neuralgia.
Heat extending from neck down back.
Stitches between scapulae, and pulsating stitch in os coccygis when sitting.
Dull pain in nape of neck; sometimes it increases until it becomes acute, with sensation of numbness, heat and heaviness like a weight; pain located about sixth cervical vertebra and extends upward and down to shoulders; always with a feeling of aching, numbness, heat and weight; eyelids feel heavy also, sometimes as if he could not open eyes; soreness on top of head, can scarcely use hair-brush; pain in neck agg. in afternoon about 2 or 3 o'clock, amel. by rest and out of doors; agg. when working or getting tired when walking; pain in pit of stomach, about midnight, with bloating and eructation of flatus; food feels heavy after eating, particularly in evening, during and after tea; appetite poor; bowels regular. ~ Irritation of meninges in cervical portion.
Pain in left side of neck and shoulder, soon extending over whole side and rendering arm quite powerless; violent pain exacerbated at intervals on both sides of neck, but chiefly on left side, extending along sternocleido-mastoid muscles to shoulders and to left arm down to fingers and in right to elbow; moving hand or grasping anything excites pain in occiput and nape of neck; feeling as of a great weight on nape of neck and shoulders; any exertion of memory or intellect causes violent pain in occiput and faintness; sleep difficult and disturbed by frightful dreams; on waking feels wearied and pained all over; completely disabled from mental or bodily exertion, and left arm quite powerless; numbness and pricking in hand; disorder of sense of touch, so that everything felt rough. ~ Affection of cerebro-spinal nerves.


Left arm feels stiff, and fingers contracted.
Numbness and pricking in left hand. ~ Spinal affection.
Fingers often feel as if asleep; objects rough to touch.


Left leg lame with spinal irritation.
Laming pain in feet.
Cold feet at night in bed.


Stinging pains in limbs.
All joints painful on motion.


Rest: palpitation; dull pain in neck amel.
Lying down: mucus difficult to raise.
Sitting: vertigo; violent burning in orifice of urethra; stitches in os coccygis.
Stooping: pressure upon forehead agg.
Motion: pressure in forehead agg.; of eyeball causes pain; palpitation; of hand excites pain in occiput; all joints painful.
Turning neck around: feels stiff and swollen.
Getting tired when walking: pain in nape of neck.

NERVES. [36]

Violent cramp in morning, commencing in left lower ribs, extending to left arm, making arm stiff; fingers clenched so that finger nails left impressions in flesh; complete unconsciousness; severe pressure as from a weight in back of neck; attack every few days.

SLEEP. [37]

Restless, broken sleep with many dreams.

TIME. [38]

Morning: white frothy mucus in corners of mouth; trachea and mouth completely dried up; tenacious expectoration agg.; mucus difficult to raise; violent cramp; sweat.
Afternoon: pain in neck agg. about 2 or 3 o'clock.
Evening: mucus difficult to raise; food feels heavy; chilliness; all symptoms agg.
Night: cold feet.
Midnight: pain in pit of stomach.


Open air: dull pain in neck amel.

FEVER. [40]

Chilliness: mostly towards evening, with internal trembling; in chest, abdomen and lower limbs, with gooseflesh and yawning, and icy cold feet.
Internal coldness as if parts were contracted by cold and were trembling.
Coldness of right half of body.
Small icy cold spots here and there in skin.
During chill contractive sensation in skin and in all parts of body.
Fingers are alternately hot and cold, as if dead, and of a dead color.
Heat: descending back from neck; with sweat of upper body.
Sweat in morning when waking, attended with biting itching.


Alternately: sore throat and sore eyes; fingers hot and cold.
Periodical painless hoarseness.
Every quarter or half an hour: hoarseness.
For forty-eight hours: entire suppression of lochia.
Every few days: attacks of cramp.
For thirteen years: headache.


Right: pressive pain in temporal region; half of body cold.
Left: parietal bone painful to touch; ringing in ear; hot stitches in malar bone; painful swelling in upper gum; when turning upon side, cough; pain in side of neck and shoulder extending over side and arm; arm powerless; arm stiff; numbness and pricking in hand; leg lame; cramp in lower ribs.


As if scalp were contracted and bones scraped sore; as if a thread were tightly drawn through eye to middle of head; as if head would swell up and temples and eyes were pressed out; head as if distended; as if head were a bushel and walls were too thin; eyes as if pulled into head; eyes as if too large; as if lids would not close; eyes as if projecting; as if thread were drawn through eyeball; ear as if forced apart by a wedge, or as if ear were pressed out or torn out; as if a burning heat were rushing out of ears; tongue as if too large; as if ball were lodged in throat; as if throat were constricted; as of a stone in stomach; in abdomen as though face were drawn to root of nose, then backward towards occiput as if by a string; as of a heavy load on nape of neck; as if he could not open eyes; fingers as if asleep; as if internal parts were contracted; as if fingers were dead; as if joints were broken.
Pain: in forehead, whole sinciput, in eyes; in ears; in pit of stomach; in left side of neck and shoulder.
Violent pains: on both sides of neck down to fingers.
Severe pain: in occiput.
Stitches: through middle of eye; in forepart of urethra; in chest; between scapulae and os coccygis.
Hot stitches: in left malar bone.
Piercing, single stitches: in head.
Stinging pains: in limbs.
Itching pain: in middle of head and temples.
Violent cramp: in left lower ribs to left arm.
Sore pain: in small spots in forehead.
Laming pain: in feet.
Dull pain: in nape of neck.
Drawing pain: from eye to back of head.
Pressive pain: in right temporal region.
Cramp: in stomach.
Soreness: in throat; of eyeballs; on top of head.
Burning, stinging and scraping: in throat.
Burning: in throat; in stomach; in urethra; in orifice of urethra; in larynx.
Violent itching, burning, biting: on edges of lower jaw.
Pricking: in hand.
Heat: in neck; from neck down back.
Heavy pressure: on forehead.
Constrictive pressure: in forehead to temples.
Heavy feeling: in eyes.
Weight: in neck.
Feeling of contraction: in internal parts.
Tension: of brain, eyes and skin; in forehead.
Stiffness: of neck; of fingers.
Oppression: of chest.
Numbness in neck: in hands.
Dullness: of head.
Dryness: of tongue and fauces; of mouth.
Coldness: of right half of body.


Feels as if all joints were broken, swelled or dislocated at every motion.


Had received a violent blow on occiput. ~ Spinal affection.
Disorder of sense of touch, so that everything felt rough. ~ Spinal affection.
Touch: scalp sensitive; on parietal bone painful; vertex sensitive; malar bone painful.
Pressure: of hand amel.; pressure in forehead; of finger upon sore spot on head causes cries.
Injury: caused paralysis of iris.
After a blow: severe pain in occiput.

SKIN. [46]

Violent itching; subcutaneous tingling.
Pain as of excoriation.
Felons; herpes about mouth.


Man aet. 38, has been many years in tropical climates, had cholera, yellow fever, dysentery; three years ago had attack of violent pain in shoulder, next year similar attack; three months ago received violent blow on occiput; affection of cerebro-spinal nerves.
Man, aet. 47, married twenty-four years, spare habit, nervous temperament, suffering over six months; irritation of meninges in cervical portion.


Antidoted by: Coffea.
Compatible: Calc. ost., Ledum, Lycop., Nux vom., Phosphor., Rhus tox., Sepia, Sulphur.
Incompatible: Ferr. phos.
Compare: Silica.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 08, 1889
Description: Clinical materia medica of Paris quadrifolia
Remedies: Paris quadrifolia
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1889
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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