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Phellandrium. (Phellandrium Aquaticum.)

Five-Leaved Water Hemlock. Umbelliferae.

Grows in swampy places and on river banks in Europe and Northern Asia. Proved by Nenning and Richter, Hartlaub and Trinks, R. A. M. L., vol. 2, p. 138. Turnbull observed the effects of seeds in large doses. –Pharm. Journ., 1853, p. 590.


- Headache, Dudgeon, B. J. H., vol. 28, p. 404; Cough, Goullon, Hom. Rec., vol. 2, p. 151; Use after Whooping cough, A. R., Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 727; Bronchitis, emphysema and ulcers on legs, Werner, Hah. Mo., vol. 14, p. 116, from Hom. Rundschau; Bronchial catarrh, Pitet, Raue's Rec., 1875, p. 15, from Bib. Hom., p. 32; Pain in breast, Gross, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 418; Pain in nipples, Gross, Hughes Pharm., p. 602; Sleepiness, Ussher, Hom. Rec., vol. 4, p. 66, from Hom. World, Jan. 1889; Ague, Werner, Hah. Mo., vol. 14, p. 117, from Hom. Rundschau.

MIND. [1]

Anxious, ill-humored, sad and peevish.


Sense of intoxication in open air.
Movement to and fro in forehead, almost as if head were moving to and fro.
Vertigo: with heaviness of head; with disposition to fall forward, backward and sideways, particularly to side to which one turns in room; no less when sitting than during motion; agg. during walk in open air; amel. lying.


Sound in brain as if striking a piece of silver, early in morning, waking one, and gradually going off.
Headache which involves nerves going to eye; crushing feeling on top of head, with burning of eyes and lachrymation.
Pressure at vertex with weak and aching eyes.
Pain like a heavy weight, stone or lump of lead on top of head, with aching, burning, shooting pains in temples. ~ Headache.
Dull headache and majority of head symptoms disappear after dinner.
Head feels large, full and heavy, as if it would be drawn backward by a weight in nape of neck.


Ciliary neuralgia, great pain on attempting to read or sew, fearful intolerable of light; must sit in a dark corner; lids swollen and half closed; conjunctiva of lid and caruncle inflamed, red, scarlet; headache like a heavy weight on top of head, with burning, shooting pains in temples.
Increased lachrymation in both eyes.


Red, burning nostrils and upper lip swollen, with coryza and hoarseness.


Red vesicles burning like fire, on right border of tongue.


Desire for acids.


Eructations smelling almost like bed-bugs.


Urging to urinate, with scanty emission and violent burning after micturition; urine pale and watery, almost greenish.


Menses flowed only in morning and evening and more profuse than usual.
Very painful tearing stitches, extending through whole left mamma.


Pain in nipples on each application of child.
Always after nursing, intolerable pain in right breast, along course of lactiferous tubes, causing physical and great mental distress, so that she lost her strength and was seized with spells of hysterical weeping. This pain did not appear until some time after parturition, but the nipples were sore and there was present a purulent discharge, the pain appearing after nipples were healed.


Hoarseness with roughness in throat; dry cough with shortness of breath; stitches in chest and oppression, great thirst; loss of appetite; sleeplessness on account of cough; small black spots, like petechiae, disappearing without desquamation; urging to urinate, with scanty emission and violent burning after micturition; urine pale and watery; almost greenish. ~ Influenza.
Chronic bronchial catarrhs, with more or less profuse expectoration; also asthma of like character, especially when these always return or increase during the cold season of the year, and only abate on return of warm weather; aged persons and lymphatic youths.
Bronchial catarrh where tuberculization is suspected; dry cough; incessant, persistent, excited by a tickling in trachea.

COUGH. [27]

Continuous cough for an hour or more early in morning, accompanied by dyspnea and prostration.
Dry cough with suffocation and short breath, agg. while walking; cough with mucus in throat; provoking constant hawking and coughing at night; not relieved by sitting up; frequent easy expectoration of mucus in morning.
Obstinate nervous irritation or phthisicky coughs.
In consequence of whooping cough emaciation with febrile condition and great oppression of chest.


Violent stitch in right mamma near sternum, extending to back between shoulders, then downward into right side of sacrum, which is very painful on breathing.
Sharp stitches extending inward beneath left mamma, not affected by breathing.
Bronchitis and emphysema; coarse rales; respiration short; cough continuous day and night, compelling him to remain in sitting posture; great thirst; loss of appetite; sleeplessness; hands edematous; atonic ulcers on legs, with violent tearing stitching pains; general aggravation during increase of moon, amel. during decrease.
Phthisis pulmonum, especially where right lung is seat of lesion; cavity of lung, with hissing sound on breathing; continuous cough; profuse sweat; diarrhea; vomiting of food; copious purulent sputa; emaciation.
Consumption; last stages when expectoration is terribly offensive.


Sensation of left side of neck below jaw, as if a red-hot iron were moved along close to that part.


Lying: vertigo amel.
Sitting: vertigo; coughing and hawking better; cough compels.
Motion: vertigo.
Walking: vertigo agg.; dry cough with suffocation and short breath, agg.

NERVES. [36]

Sensation in whole body as if all the bloodvessels were in vibrating motion.

SLEEP. [37]

Abnormal sleepiness for years, following birth of last child; could hardly keep eyes open on account of weariness and sleepiness; would go to sleep over her washtub.

TIME. [38]

Morning: sound in brain as if striking silver; menses flowing only; constant cough for an hour or more; easy expectoration.
After dinner: head symptoms disappear.
Evening: menses only flowing.
Night: coughing and hawking.
Day and night: continuous cough.


Warm weather: asthma and catarrhs abate.
Open air: sense of intoxication; vertigo agg.
Cold season: asthma and catarrhs return and increase.

FEVER. [40]

Chill every third day at 4 P. M., continuing one hour and preceded by severe rheumatic pains in arms; fever and sweat lasted two hours, followed by violent headache, nausea and stitching pains in feet; generally day after attack there would be entire inability to urinate, or it would pass off in small quantities with urging and burning pains. ~ Quartan ague.
Ague: in lymphatic, feeble and very irritable persons without reaction; catarrhal or pulmonary affections; cough and muco-purulent expectoration; difficulty of respiration; nervous trembling; anxiety; want of appetite, emaciation, diarrhea, night-sweats, sleeplessness.


Day after attack of ague: inability to urinate.
Every third day at 4 P. M.: chill, one hour.
Increase of moon: general aggravation.
Decrease of moon: symptoms.
For years: abnormal sleepiness.


Right: border of tongue red vesicles; intolerable pain in breast; violent stitch in mamma, then to back and down to side of sacrum; lung seat of lesion in phthisis pulmonum.
Left: painful stitch through whole mamma; stitches inward beneath mamma; as if red-hot iron were moved close to neck.


As if head were moving to and fro; sound in brain as if striking a piece of silver; as of a stone or lump of lead on top of head; as if head would be drawn backward by a weight in nape of neck; as if a red-hot iron were moved along close to left side of neck; as if bloodvessels in whole body were in vibrating motion.
Pain: in nipples.
Intolerable pain: in right breast.
Great pain: in eyes.
Very painful, tearing stitches through whole left mamma; in ulcers on legs.
Stitches: in chest, inward beneath left mamma; in feet; in right mamma near sternum to back between shoulders, then into right side of sacrum.
Shooting pain: in temples.
Rheumatic pains: in arms.
Aching: in eyes; in temples.
Burning: of eyes; in temples; of nostrils; of vesicles on tongue; after micturition.
Crushing feeling: on top of head.
Pressure: at vertex.
Heaviness: of head.
Oppression: of chest.
Large feeling: in head.
Tickling: in trachea.
Roughness: in throat.


Adapted to persons of a feeble, irritable, lymphatic constitution, with weak and defective reaction.
Son of Baron von Hornstein, aet. 13, suffering six weeks; ague.
Lady, aet. about 50; headache.
Man, aet 53, stoutly built, revenue officer, suffering thirteen years; bronchitis, emphysema and ulcers on legs.
Mrs. E., spare build, has almost always a slight cough, repeatedly affected with attacks of influenza of weeks and even months' duration; cough.


Antidoted by: Rheum (diarrhea).
Compare: Conium and Phytol. in symptoms of mamma.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 08, 1889
Description: Clinical materia medica of Phellandrium aquaticum
Remedies: Phellandrium aquaticum
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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