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Rumex Crispus.

Yellow Dock. Polygonaceae.

A native of Europe introduced into this country, where it grows wild in fields and waste places. The tincture is prepared from the fresh root.

Provings by Houghton, Thesis, Hahn. Med. College of Penna., 1852; Joslin, Trans. Am. Inst., 1858.

The provers were E. M. K., H. M. Paine, Wm. E. Payne, Edw. Bayard, Wallace, Bowers and Rhees; Preston, U. S. J. of Hom., vol. 1, 1860; Wright, Am. Inst. of Hom., 1860.


- Pain in epigastrium, Morgan, Hom. Cl., vol. 4, p. 137; Gastralgia, Dyspepsia, Joslin, Hom. Rev., vol. 2, p. 529; Morning diarrhea, Preston, H. M., vol. 7, p. 139; Diarrhea, Morrison, Hom. Rev., vol. 18, p. 687; Joslin, Hom. Rev., vol. 2, p. 529; Dunham, Hom. Rev., vol. 2, p. 533; Hale, Therap., p. 641; Aphonia, Shelton, Hom. Cl., vol. 3, p. 92; Asthma, Morgan, Hom. Cl., vol. 4, p. 137; Catarrhal affections of larynx, trachea and bronchi, Dunham, Hom. Rev., vol. 2, p. 530; Cough, Williamson, Raue's Rec., 1874, p. 133; Shelton, Hom. Cl., vol. 3, p. 91; Smith, A. H. Z., vol. 108, p. 190, from Hom. World, Dec., 1883; Hughes, B. J. H., vol. 23, p. 260; Joslin, Hom. Rev., vol. 2, p. 529; Dunham, Wells, Hom. Rev., vol. 2, pp. 534-5; Cough (during pregnancy), Wells, Hom. Rev., vol. 2, p. 535; Blake, Hom. Rev., vol. 16, p. 406; Berridge, Org., vol. 1, p. 437; Dunham, N. Y. S. Trans., 1876-7, p. 41; Farley, M. I., vol. 6, p. 404; Moore, M. I., vol. 6, p. 344; Tinker, Hale, Therap., p. 646; Incipient phthisis, Schmucker, N. Y. J. H., vol. 1, p. 372; Pain in cardiac region, Rhees, Hom. Rev., vol. 2, p. 535; Prurigo, Bernard, Hom. Rec., vol. 3, p. 152, from Pop. Zeit. Hom., No. 15, vol. 13; Gastralgia, Knowles (3 cases), N. E. M. G., vol. 14, p. 107.

MIND. [1]

Low-spirited: with serious expression of face; with suicidal mood.
Irritable; disinclined to mental exertion.


Dull feeling in head (with the cough).


Headache after waking in morning, preceded by a disagreeable dream.
Dull pains: on right side; in occiput; in forehead, with bruised feeling, agg. on motion.
Darting pain, or sharp piercing, in left side of head.
Catarrhal headache, with great irritation of larynx and trachea, clavicular pain and soreness behind sternum.


Pain in eyes as from dryness; lids inflamed, agg. in evening.
Sore feeling in eyes, without inflammation.


Ringing in ears.
Itching deep in ears.


Great desire to pick nose.
Nose obstructed; dry sensation, even in posterior nares.
Sudden, sharp tingling sensation in Schneiderian membrane, followed by violent and rapid sneezing, five or six times in succession, with a watery discharge from nostrils.
Violent sneezing; with fluent coryza agg. in evening and at night.
Coryza: fluent, with sneezing; with headache; agg. evening and night.
Accumulation of mucus about posterior nares.
Yellow mucus discharged through posterior nares.
Epistaxis, violent sneezing and painful irritation of nostrils.
Influenza with violent catarrh, followed by bronchitis.


Heat of face: redness agg. evenings; dull headache; with pulsation over whole body.


Bitter taste (morning).
Dry tongue and mouth; tongue feels as if burned.
Tongue coated: white; yellow; yellowish-brown or reddish-brown.


Ulceration of mouth and throat.


Scraping in throat; excoriated feeling with secretion of mucus in upper part.
Sensation of a lump in throat, not amel. by hawking or swallowing, it descends on deglutition, but immediately returns.
Aching in pharynx, with collection of tough mucus in fauces.
Catarrhal affections of throat and fauces.


After meals: flatulency; heaviness in stomach or epigastrium; aching in left breast; pressure and distension in stomach.


Nausea in night, before diarrhea.


Sensation of heaviness in epigastrium, immediately after eating.
Sensation as of a hard substance in pit of stomach.
Weight, pressure and distension in stomach after meals.
Fullness and pressure in pit of stomach extending toward throat pit; descends with every empty deglutition, but immediately returns.
Tight, suffocative, heavy ache in epigastrium, through to back; clothes seem to tight; weak feeling in epigastrium, all agg. when talking; frequently takes a long breath.
Shooting from pit of stomach to chest; sharp in left chest; slight nausea; dull aching in forehead.
Aching and shooting in pit of stomach and above it on each side of sternum.
Distress in stomach pit, agg. after eating, especially apples; once after an apple such distress that she became cold and unconscious and seemed to be dying; at times sharp pains in chest and abdomen; at times very distressing sensation as of a bunch either in throat or behind sternum; emaciated; could scarcely find anything she could eat without distress.
Pain in pit of stomach; aching in left chest; flatulence; eructations; pressure and distension in stomach after meals.
Aching in pit of stomach, and aching and shootings above it in chest, at, and especially on each side of lower end of sternum; after a cup of tea, in a man unaccustomed to its use.
Aching pain in pit of stomach, gradually becoming very severe; sharp stitching pains in stomach extending into chest, and below a sensation of pressure like a lump in pit of stomach, sometimes rising up under sternum, greatly agg. from motion and somewhat from taking a long breath; generally agg. after eating; amel. lying perfectly quiet.
Distress in stomach becoming so severe that she could not sit up; severe aching pains in stomach pit and above it; occasional spells of sharp shooting pains in chest, sides and abdomen; some headache and nausea after eating; all symptoms agg. from motion and eating; sensation as of a lump or pressure sometimes in throat, sometimes behind sternum.
Tight, suffocative, dull, heavy ache in epigastrium, through to back; clothes seem too tight; weak feeling in epigastrium; all agg. by talking; frequently obliged to get a long breath and to yawn, with watering of eyes; stitching pains in back of right hip; limping walk.


Pain in hypochondrium from walking or deep inspiration.


Griping near navel, partially amel. by discharge of offensive flatus; flatulent colic soon after a meal.
Pain occurring, or agg. during deep inspiration.
Sensation of hardness and fullness in abdomen, with rumbling.
Pain in abdomen in morning, followed by a stool.
Colic from a cold, with cough.


Stools: painless, offensive, profuse; brown or black, thin or watery; preceded by pain in abdomen; before stool, sudden urging, driving him out of bed in morning.
Morning diarrhea, with cough from tickling in throat pit.
Brown, watery diarrhea, chiefly in morning, having five stools from 5 to 9 A. M., attended by moderate griping pain in lower part of abdomen; cough.
Diarrhea every morning for four days; evacuations profuse, offensive and thin, even watery; cough excited by tickling in throat pit, usually dry; when expectoration occurs it is tasteless; cough shocks the stomach and is attended by a sensation of excoriation in chest; it keeps her awake at night.
Diarrhea in morning; four evacuations between 6 and 10 A. M.; very thin, painless; nausea on movement in night preceding evacuation; mouth dry; tongue coated slightly yellow; day previous had dull pain on right side of sternum, sharp pain on left; during climaxis.
Serious attack of diarrhea in an old man of 70, after failure of Sulphur; early morning aggravation; nausea; colic; tickling cough, agg. by cool air and talking.
Feces hard, tough, brown; costive.
Itching at anus with discharge of offensive flatus.
Sensation as from pressure of a stick in rectum.


Sudden urging.
Frequent inclination to urinate, with sensation as if urine could not long be retained.
Involuntary micturition, with cough.
Copious, colorless urine, in afternoon.


Hoarseness, agg. evenings; voice uncertain.
Sudden change of voice at different times, or at same time on each day, or with cough.
Voice: higher, as with catarrh; nasal; hoarse, especially in evening.
Aphonia after exposure to cold.
Reflex aphonia due to infiltration of tubercle in apex of left lung.
Catarrhal aphonia, with irritation in suprasternal fossa, exciting a distressing cough.
Tenacious mucus in throat or larynx, constant desire to hawk.
Hawking of mucus from larynx.
Desire to hawk phlegm, which is felt in larynx like moving to and fro, without succeeding; agg. in cold air; agg. at night.
Much tough mucus in larynx, with a constant cough and desire to raise it, but without relief; morning diarrhea.
Tenacious mucus in throat or larynx; a constant desire to hawk; coughing and hawking agg. at night; scraping in throat; cough excited by tickling or irritation behind sternum; cough attended with pain in head; sudden change of voice at same hour on consecutive days; change of voice at different times.
Hawking of mucus from upper part of larynx and throat; with burning soreness; extending later to left bronchus; renewed by a stronger exhalation or scraping.
Hawking of mucus from larynx, with burning soreness; voice hoarse, especially in evening; tickling in throat; coughing agg. by pressure on larynx; forced, barking cough, with soreness of larynx and chest.
Tickling in throat pit causing cough.
Violent irritation to cough in larynx while eating.
Pain in larynx: while eating; in top of larynx; mostly on left side; with excoriating cough.
Raw sensation in larynx, when coughing.
Acute catarrhal affections of larynx, trachea and bronchi; dry, frequent, continuous cough, in long paroxysms, or, under certain circumstances, almost uninterrupted, and out of proportion to degree of organic affection of mucous membrane; induced, or greatly agg. by any irregularity of respiration, such as a little deeper or more rapid inspiration than usual, by inspiration of air a little colder than that previously inhaled, by irregularity of respiration and irregular motions of larynx and trachea, such as are involved in the act of speech, and by external pressure upon trachea in region of suprasternal fossa; great irritability of mucous membrane of larynx and trachea; rawness and soreness in trachea, extending a short distance below suprasternal fossa and laterally into bronchi, chiefly left; tickling in suprasternal fossa and behind sternum provokes cough; this tickling is very annoying and persistent and is often, but momentarily, and sometimes only partially, amel. by coughing; cough occurs chiefly, or is much agg. in evening after retiring, and at that time the membrane of trachea is particularly sensitive to cold air and to any irregularity in the flow of air over its surface, so that patient often covers head with bedclothes to avoid the cold air and refuses to speak or even listen to conversation, lest his attention should be withdrawn from the supervision of his respiratory acts, which he performs with the most careful uniformity and deliberation.
Has not been able to speak above a whisper for nearly three months; soreness in throat agg. during empty deglutition, but is not agg. by swallowing food; posterior surface of pharynx irritated and in places excoriated, edges of soft palate and uvula red and swollen, and covered with an eruption of minute red pimples; slight hacking cough, produced by tickling in larynx and upper part of trachea; after taking cold.


Frequent feeling as if she could not get another breath.
Sensation of breathlessness, as if air did not penetrate chest, or like what is felt when falling or passing very rapidly through air.
Breathing causes soreness behind sternum.
Rattling in windpipe; frequent feeling as if she could not get another breath (compare Apis), coughing spells several times a day, lasting one and a half hours at a time and originating in a sense of great accumulation of tough mucus in chest, with increased dyspnea and desire to cough it up, causing a general hot sweat half an hour before spell (increasing during it); cough very hard, with feeling of suffocation, reaching to epigastrium, as if tough phlegm must work up; severe soreness behind whole sternum, spreading to each side; constant but agg. during cough; much tough mucus is brought up during spell; during its continuance feels like killing herself in despair; afterward prostrate and tearful. ~ Asthma.
Asthma of consumptives; aggravation 2 A. M.

COUGH. [27]

Hoarse, barking cough; in attacks, every night at 11 P. M., and at 2 and 5 A. M. (children).
Cough, with pain behind mid-sternum.
Dry, incessant, fatiguing cough, caused by tickling in throat pit, extending to behind sternum and to stomach; soreness in larynx and behind sternum; rawness under clavicles; pain in stomach; stitches in left lung; cough agg. from changing rooms, evening after lying down, touching or pressing throat pit, from slightest inhalation of cool air, covers head with bedclothes to make air warmer.
Hawking with burning soreness in larynx; later in left bronchus, renewed by strong exhalation and scraping.
Dry spasmodic cough, simulating early stage of whooping cough, at first dry, coming on in paroxysms preceded by tickling in throat pit, attended by congestion and slight pain in head and wrenching pains in right side of chest; the most violent paroxysm began a few moments after lying down at night, usually at about 11 o'clock; this paroxysm lasted ten or fifteen minutes, after which he slept all night; a less severe paroxysm occurred in bed, in morning after waking, and at various times through day; after two weeks, expectoration of adhesive mucus in small quantities, detached with difficulty.
Hacking cough.
Pressure on throat causes cough.
Cough as soon as he turns on left side.
The most violent cough occurs a few moments after lying down and at night; in some cases complete aphonia.
Severe cough, provoked by pressure on trachea, deep inspirations, inhalation of cold air and talking; cough severe, explosive and continuous, hurts the head, accompanied by involuntary micturition; agg. latter part of night.
Dry, tickling, spasmodic, cough, with tenderness in larynx and trachea, rendering cough quite painful.
Teasing, persistent cough, agg. in cool air, or by anything which increases the volume or rapidity of inspired air.
Dry, hacking, incessant, very fatiguing cough, excited by tickling in suprasternal fossa, extending downward to middle of sternum, with a sensation as if a feather were swaying to and fro in bronchi with respiration, causing a tickling which provokes cough.
Cough begins with tickling behind top of sternum and sometimes in paroxysms of five to ten minutes duration; trachea sore to outward pressure, feels excoriated through its whole extent, as do also the whole fauces; cough excited by pressure on throat pit; cough is violent with scanty, difficult expectoration, shocks head and chest, head as if it would fly into pieces and he feels as if he might raise blood any minute; greatly exhausted after the paroxysms of coughing; head aches during cough.
Dry cough; tickling in throat pit; continued desire to cough on breathing cold air, agg. after retiring to bed; obliged to cover mouth with bedclothes and use every effort to prevent coughing; occasional pains through both lungs extending up into trachea; feels weak and exhausted in morning; very frequently a rawness in throat in morning.
Is very nervous; confusion of head; hoarseness in evenings; cough; excoriation behind whole of sternum on coughing and on inspiration; coldness of fingers.
Cough originally produced by inhalation of extremely cold air during Winter; cough agg. lying down, and especially at 11 o'clock at night; excited by tickling behind sternum and attended by a sprainlike aching near sternum and with accumulation of mucus in fauces near posterior nares.
Cough about 11 P. M. when lying on left side; awoke between 1 and 2 A. M. with cough in any position; it made the chest feel bruised and seemed as if it did not reach low enough down to raise the phlegm, and when it did loosen it, it caused soreness of chest; after catching cold from exposure to cold early morning air.
Severe cold for several days; pulse quick, not hard, 110, skin moderately hot and dry, face somewhat flushed; respiration embarrassed not so much by any constriction of chest as by violent and long-continued cough, which follows any attempt to make a full inspiration; physical examination of chest reveals nothing abnormal; roughness and soreness in lower part of trachea and behind upper third of sternum much more perceptible when she coughs; cough dry, slightly hoarse, very violent and fatiguing; it is provoked by a tickling in suprasternal fossa, is induced by pressure upon trachea in that region and especially by talking and by deep inspiration or by inspiration of cool air; this irritability of trachea increases very markedly after 7 P. M., so that she suffers exceedingly from the constant tickling and violent cough; she can prevent it only by respiring with great caution and deliberation, by avoiding all distractions of speech and conversation, and finally she draws bedclothes over head in order to avoid inhaling cool air of chamber.
Severe dry cough at times for several years; cough agg. in evening; unable to breathe the cold air of his bedroom and has a severe coughing spell in morning on rising and at times during day, especially on taking a deep inspiration; is thin and rather emaciated; has frequent night sweats; tickling in throat and at top of sternum; after coughing some time, rawness in throat of a very disagreeable character, extending from pharynx down beneath upper portion of sternum, accompanied by a burning sensation through upper lobes of both lungs (clavicular region), with loss of appetite and considerable prostration, on examination no indication of presence of tubercles.
Contracted cold in head, throat and lungs; cough hard, dry and explosive, provoked by tickling in throat, talking, deep inspiration, inhaling cold air, agg. in lying; hurts the head and is accompanied by involuntary micturition.
Contracted cold; cough dry, hoarse, barking, sounding like croup, accompanied by fever.
Constant dry, barking, spasmodic cough. ~ Chronic pneumonia.
Cough originating in larynx, where loud mucous rattling could be heard; returns every ten seconds during day, less frequent at night.
Subject to eight miscarriages, all in early stage of pregnancy, which in each case was early attended by dry, shaking, spasmodic cough, in paroxysms of great violence, instrumental in producing the abortions; at beginning of ninth pregnancy had her cough, which was very dry, harsh, loud, shaking, agg. at night, preventing sleep, excited instantly and violently by pressure on trachea.
Cough provoked by change from warm to cold, or cool to warm air, also by change in rhythm of respiration.
Constant dry cough lasting many months in a woman disposed to consumption.
Aching from shoulder blades down back or kidneys.
In women every fit of coughing produces the passage of a few drops of urine.
Dry cough commencing at 2 A. M.
Cough on changing rooms.
Night cough of phthisis, with or without clavicular pain.


Pain in chest: in both sides.
Dull aching in anterior portion of both lungs day and night, for five days, accompanied by headache and pain in stomach, also belching of wind.
Fine stitches in left lung, at 3.30 P. M., while writing.
Sharp stitching or stinging pains through left lung; when patient turns left side feels sore; early stages of phthisis. ~ Pleurodynia.
Very acute stitch along left margin of sternum on inspiration, in afternoon while riding.
Burning-stinging pain in left side, near heart, soon after lying down in bed; gradually moved up into great pectoral muscles about two inches above and to left of nipple and continued for a long time; agg. from deep inspiration and by lying on back or right side; amel. lying on left side.
Burning-stinging pain in whole left side of chest, suddenly when taking a deep inspiration, while in the act of lying down in bed at night.
Stinging, almost itching pain in left side of chest, just below nipple, followed and accompanied stinging, burning pain in back.
Burning pain in left side of chest, just below nipple, agg. on taking a deep inspiration.
Severe pain in both sides and felt as if in lungs.
Clavicular pain; raw pain just under each clavicle while hawking mucus from throat.
Burning-sticking or burning-stinging pain in left chest near heart; agg. from deep breathing and lying down in bed at night; rheumatism.
Burning, shooting pain in right chest.
Sharp pain near left axilla.
Pain in centre of left lung.
The sternum feels sprained.
Great dyspnea; constant, dry, hacking cough; mucous rale at apex of right lung, with slight dullness; haggard countenance; commenced coughing two years before; sometimes pain in left side just below nipple; cannot expectorate; cough excited by tickling in larynx and suprasternal fossa; sensation of a lump in throat not amel. by hawking or swallowing; tough mucus in larynx with desire to raise it, but without relief; diarrhea; thighs and back covered with small red pimples; night sweats and restless nights; cough agg. in morning, on entering warm room from cold air, on stopping after a walk, on first lying down at night, in smoke, or in kitchen where cooking is being done. ~ Incipient phthisis.


Heart feels as if it suddenly stopped beating, followed by a heavy throbbing through chest.
Burning in region of heart.
Dull pain in region of heart; stinging; agg. when lying down and breathing deeply.
Violent palpitation of heart with throbbing of carotids and throughout body, visible to eye and shaking bed; pulse 120; violent aching pain in region of heart; great dyspnea, especially while lying so that he had to be propped up in a sitting posture; face red and puffed, especially about eyes, which were red, heavy and lustreless; tongue coated with white fur, red tip and edges; excessive thirst; no appetite; costive.
Pulse accelerated, mostly when going up stairs.


Pressing aching in back, at lower border of scapula.
Sore or burning pain near sacro-iliac symphysis.


Pains in shoulder down to elbow, arms feel strained.
Hands cold when coughing.


Stitching in back of right hip; limping walk.
Legs ache.
Stitch-like pain in knee joint, when standing.
Legs covered with small red pimples.
Feet cold.
Feet sensitive; stinging in corns.


Lying down: cough agg.; soon after burning pain near heart; while in the act, burning pain in chest; stinging in region of heart agg.
Lying quiet: distress or pain in pit of stomach amel.
Lying on left side: pain near heart amel.
Standing: stitch-like pain in knee joint.
Motion: pains in head; pressure in pit of stomach agg.; causes nausea.
Talking: tight, suffocative, heavy ache in epigastrium agg.
Turning on left side: cough agg.
Walking: pain in hypochondrium.
Going up stairs: pulse accelerated.

NERVES. [36]

Great debility; averse to work; indifferent to his surroundings.
Restlessness in evening.
Sensitive to open air.

SLEEP. [37]

Sleep disturbed; wakeful, restless; short naps and unpleasant fancies, even when awake.
Unpleasant dreams.
Unquiet sleep, dreams of danger and trouble Wakes early, with headache.

TIME. [38]

Morning: headache after waking; bitter taste; sudden urging to stool drives him out of bed; diarrhea; rawness in throat; weak and exhausted.
At 2 A. M.: dry cough commences.
Afternoon: copious, colorless urine; stitch on margin of sternum; fever.
At 3.30 P. M.: stitches in left lung.
Evening: lids inflamed agg.; fluent coryza agg.; heat of face agg.; hoarseness agg.; cough agg.; hoarseness.
Day and night: aching in lungs.
Night: fluent coryza agg.; nausea; desire to hawk phlegm; latter part, cough agg.; burning, stinging pain in chest agg.


Warmth: prurigo amel.
Covering mouth with bedclothes: prevents cough.
While undressing: itching on various parts, agg. in lower limbs.
Changing rooms: cough agg.
Change from cold or cool to warm air: provokes cough.
Open air: sensitive to; urticaria agg.
Cool air: cough agg.; vesicular eruption itching when exposed.
Exposure to cold: aphonia.
Cold: prurigo agg.
Cold air: desire to hawk phlegm agg.; cough agg.; inhalations cause cough.

FEVER. [40]

Chilly, agg. on back; colic, nausea, stitches near middle of chest.
Increased frequency of pulse, and afternoon fever.
Sensation of heat, followed by that of cold, without shivering.
Flushes of heat agg. on cheeks.
Sweat on waking from a sound sleep.


From 5 to 9 A. M.: five stools.
From 6 to 10 A. M.: four stools.
Every ten seconds: cough.
Every morning for four days: diarrhea.
After 7 P. M.: irritability of trachea agg.
At same time each day: sudden change of voice.
Several times a day: coughing spells lasting one and a half hours at a time.
Every night at 11 P. M., between 1 and 2 A. M. and at 2 and 5 A. M.: attacks of cough.
For several years: at times dry cough.


Right: pain in side of occiput; pain in hip; dull pain on side of sternum; pains in side of chest; shooting pain in chest; mucous rale at apex of lung; stitches in back of hip.
Left: sharp pain in side of head; aching in breast; sharp pain in chest; tubercles in apex of lung; burning soreness of bronchus; pain in side of larynx; stitches in lung; soreness in bronchus; when turning on side, cough; fine stitches in lung; stitching or stinging pains through lung; side feels sore when turning; stitch along margin of sternum; burning, stinging pain near heart; burning stinging near nipple; amel. lying on side; burning stinging pain in whole side of chest; almost itching pain in chest; sharp pain in axillae; pain in centre of lung.


Eyes pain as if from dryness; tongue as if burned; as of a lump in throat; as of a hard substance in pit of stomach; as of a bunch in throat or behind sternum; as of pressure of a stick in rectum; as if urine could not long be retained; as if she could not get another breath; as if air did not penetrate chest; as if a feather were swaying to and fro in bronchi; as if head would fly into pieces; as if he might raise blood any minute; as if cough did not reach low enough down to raise phlegm; as if heart suddenly stopped beating.
Pain: in pit of stomach; in hypochondrium; in abdomen; in head; in larynx; in stomach; through both lungs; in chest; in centre of left lung; in left side just below nipple; in shoulder down to elbow.
Severe pain: in both sides as if in lungs.
Sharp pains: in chest and abdomen; on left side of sternum; near left axilla.
Darting pain: in left side of head.
Piercing: in left side of head.
Shooting: from pit of stomach to chest; in left chest; on each side of lower end of sternum; in abdomen.
Burning, shooting pain: in right chest.
Wrenching pains: in right side of chest.
Stitches: in left lung; very acute along left margin of sternum; in back of right hip.
Sharp stitching pains: in stomach into chest; in back of right hip; through left lung.
Stitchlike pain: in knee joint.
Burning-stinging pain: in left side, near heart; in back.
Stinging, almost itching pain: in left side of chest.
Burning pain: in left side of chest near sacro-iliac symphysis.
Raw pain: just under each clavicle.
Griping: near navel; in lower part of abdomen.
Aching: in pharynx; in left breast; in epigastrium; in forehead; in pit of stomach and above it on each side of sternum; from shoulder blades down back or kidneys; in anterior portion of both lungs; in region of heart; in legs.
Tight, suffocative, dull, heavy ache: in epigastrium through to back.
Sprain-like aching: near sternum.
Pressing aching: in back at lower border of scapula.
Dull pains: on right side; in occiput; in forehead; on right side of sternum; in region of heart.
Burning: in region of heart.
Burning sensation: through upper lobes of lungs.
Sharp, tingling sensation: in Schneiderian membrane.
Stinging: in region of heart; in corns.
Soreness: behind sternum; in eyes; burning of larynx and throat; of larynx and chest; of trachea; lower part of trachea.
Raw sensation: in larynx; in trachea; under clavicles.
Excoriated feeling: in upper part of throat; in chest; behind sternum.
Bruised feeling: in forehead.
Scraping: in throat.
Tenderness: in larynx and trachea.
Distress: in stomach pit.
Tickling: in throat pit; in suprasternal fossa and behind sternum.
Heavy throbbing: through chest.
Heaviness: in stomach or epigastrium.
Pressure: in stomach; in pit of stomach, extending toward throat.
Hardness: in abdomen.
Dull feeling: in head.
Distension: in stomach.
Fullness: in abdomen.
Weak feeling: in epigastrium.
Dryness: of tongue and mouth.
Dry sensation: in nose.
Itching: deep in ears; at anus; in various parts on lower limbs.
Coldness: of fingers; of hands; of feet.


Touch: on throat pit; cough agg.
Pressure: on larynx, cough agg.; on throat pit, cough agg.; on trachea causes severe cough.
Riding: stitch along margin of sternum.

SKIN. [46]

Itching in various parts, agg. on lower limbs, while undressing.
Eruption covered uniformly several regions of skin with exception of face; itching more of a pricking than a burning character; agg. by cold, and amel. by warmth. ~ Prurigo.
Contagious prurigo or “army itch.”
Stinging-itching, or prickling-itching of skin.
Vesicular eruption, itching when uncovered and exposed to cool air.
Prairie itch.
Urticaria; agg. in open air.


Boy, aet. 4; cough.
Boy, aet. 5; diarrhea.
Girl, aet. 6, suffering three weeks; cough.
Girl, aet. 6, after catching cold; cough.
Girl, aet. 12, suffering four days; diarrhea.
Joseph H., aet. 13, subject to violent attacks of inflammatory rheumatism, heart being implicated; pain in cardiac region.
Miss C., aet. 20, robust, healthy, after exposure; aphonia.
Woman, aet. 22, feeble constitution, strumous, subject for several years to subacute rheumatism; cough.
Miss W., young lady of highly nervous temperament; cough.
Man, aet. 23, nervous temperament, suffering several years, thinks himself consumptive; cough.
Miss B., aet. 25, clear, white, very smooth skin, rather pale, dark-auburn hair, full round figure, after catching cold three months ago; sore throat, aphonia.
Man, aet. 26, nervous, sanguine temperament; cough.
Man, aet. 26, dark complexion, married; incipient phthisis.
Mrs. G., aet. 30, suffering five days; cough.
Woman, aet. 35, married, suffering four days; diarrhea.
Mrs. A., aet. 45; cough.
Lady, aet. about 50, suffering three weeks; pain in stomach.
Lady, aet. about 50, suffering four days; diarrhea.
Man, aet. 70; diarrhea.
Farmer, suffering three years; prurigo.


Antidoted by: Camphor., Bellad., Hyosc., Conium, Laches., Phosphor.
Compare: Apis, Bellad., Calc. carb., Caustic., Cistus, Dulcam., Eryngium, Hepar sulph., Iris, Iodium, Juglans, Laches., Lycopod., Lobelia, Mercur., Nuphar, Phosphor., Podoph., Rheum, Sanguin., Spongia, Sulphur.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 09, 1890
Description: Clinical materia medica of Rumex crispus
Remedies: Rumex crispus
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1890
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Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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