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Sarsaparilla. (Sarsaparilla Officinalis.)

Wild Liquorice. Smilaceae.

Proved by Hahnemann, Hermann, Teuthorn, Brunner, Nenning, Schreter, Chronische Krankheiten; Hancock, Krahmer, Pehrson, Hering's Monograph; Berridge, N. Am. J. of Hom., 1872; Am. Obs., 1875; The Organon, vol. 1, p. 107.


- Melancholia, Neidhard, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 366; Headache, Neidhard, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 1, p. 106; Farrington, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 2, p. 101; Griggs, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 5, p. 450; Pains in occiput, Neidhard, T. H. M. S. Pa., 1884, p. 324; Bright's disease, Kent, Med. Adv., Jan., 1889, p. 46; Urinary difficulty, Berridge, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 2, p. 101; Dysuria, Boyce, Am. Hom., Sept., 1878, p. 99; Nocturnal enuresis, W. M. J., Hom. Phys., vol. 6, p. 232; Affection of bladder, Lippe, Org., vol. 1, p. 269; Boyce, Org., vol. 2, p. 133; Cystitis, Swift, Hom. Phys., vol. 3, p. 354; Wind from bladder, Ring, H. M. S. O., 1873, p. 11; Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 217; Calculi, Hartm., Gross, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 31; Renal calculus, Knerr, MSS.; Spermatorrhea, Baldwin, N. A. J. H., vol. 22, p. 262; Hunt, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 243; Swelling of spermatic cords, Berridge, Hah. Mo., vol. 10, p. 75; Hom. Phys., vol. 9, p. 147; Suppressed gonorrhea, Rosenberg, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 98; Menstrual disorder, Minton, Med. Inv., vol. 5, p. 19; Dysmenorrhea and pain in breast, Burnett, Org., vol. 3, p. 269; Leucorrhea, Miller, Hah. Mo., vol. 8, p. 43; Climacteric disorder, Smith, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 1, p. 146; Scirrhus of breast, Hart, Org., vol. 3, p. 107, from A. H. O., 1879; Use in asthma, Meyer, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 801; Inflammation of knees, Robert, Org., vol. 3, p. 564; Ulcer on leg, Gilchrist, Gilch. Surg., p. 84; Eczema of leg, Blake, B. J. H., vol. 30, p. 118; Faintness, Hah. Mo., vol. 10, p. 77; Ague, Berridge, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 4, p. 38; Syphilis, Rummel, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 167; Eruptions, Holcombe, Med. Inv., vol. 9, p. 4; Chronic eruption, Hirsch, B. J. H., vol. 25, p. 393.

MIND. [1]

Mental depression caused by the pains.
Anxiety with the pains.
Morose, with inclination to work.
Gloomy, desponding without known cause; debility.
Irritable, impatient or changeable; very easily vexed, cannot forget the cause.
Thinking about the food he has been eating makes him sick.
Desponding, gloomy disposition, amounting to despair, without any known cause; great debility, with acid, raw, slimy taste in mouth, particularly after breakfast.
She thinks she cannot bear the headache.
Child cannot bear the itching, very impatient.


Dull, stupid feeling; cannot keep the mind on his study.
Heaviness in head.
Vertigo: while standing at window he suddenly fell backward on floor unconscious, at same time throat was swollen, sour eructations before and afterward, severe perspiration in night; with nausea in morning while gazing long at one object; while sitting and walking, head inclined to drop forward.
Staggers, falls forward, in open air.


Headache, with nausea and sour vomiting.
Pressure, or pressure with stitches, in left side of forehead and head.
Headache like pressure of a great weight in head, which is inclined to sink forward.
Pressing and itching deep in right half of head, morning.
Throbbing in top of head; agg. from walking, even when sitting down afterward, now and then aching through temples, forehead or occiput.
Violent throbbing in right side of head, deep in brain.
A kind of buzzing in head, as if a large bell had been struck.
Dull tremor (wuwwern) with a waving in head.
Beating and sounding in right side of head, deep in brain.
Very warm in head during dinner, with sweat on forehead.
Shooting in right parietal bone forward to temple or face.
Pressing in vertex, increasing and decreasing slowly.
Mercurial syphilitic affections of head.
Shooting in right parietal bone forward to temple or face; staggering and falling forward in open air. ~ Mercurial syphilitic affection.
Shooting back of head to front with violent itching, after syphilis and mercurialization.
Darting from occiput to eyes with nausea, determination of blood to head, feet and hands cold. ~ Nervous headache.
Suffering severely all day, pains becoming more violent as evening approached, causing him to jerk his head to one side and scream with every paroxysm; pains confined to right side principally, even pulsative and stitching in character, extending from occiput upward and forward over ear, around to temple and across forehead.
Dull aching pain in head, mostly in forehead, agg. in evening; vertigo, especially in warm room; stupid feeling; prostration; great drowsiness in evening, but unable to sleep quietly through night; nocturnal emissions from one to three times a week, occurring in connection with lascivious dreams; tired feeling in morning with bitter taste in mouth; pain in small of back extending down spermatic cords. ~ Spermatorrhea.
Dull, stupid feeling in head, inability to keep his mind on his studies, sometimes a feeling as if something were pressing upon head; at times anguish of mind; unable to read at night on account of a mist or smoky appearance before eyes; great weakness and prostration, render him unfit for work; soft, flabby muscle; least excitement caused ejaculation of semen without sexual feeling; obstinate constipation, seminal losses since puberty from masturbation; emissions with lascivious dreams.


Sensitiveness of scalp; falling off of hair.
Moist eruption on scalp, pus from which causes inflammation of any part it touches.
Crusta lactea, indicated only when it begins with little pimples in face, very itchy, forcing child to scratch; parents subject to tetter.
Crusta serpiginosa, with widely spread inflammatory affection of skin, child cannot bear it and is very impatient; in open air crusts fall off and new skin cracks.
Humid scabs on skull.
Falling off of hair, with great sensitiveness of scalp on combing.
Plica polonica.
Mercurio-syphilitic affections of head.


Vertigo while gazing long at one object.
Flickering before eyes, with headache.
Great dimness of left eye, as if gauze were spread over it.
Mist before eyes, reading becomes difficult.
Reading by candlelight hurts eyes, paper looks red.
Obscuration before eyes as from a fog; mist when reading; agg. after seminal emissions.
Halo around the candle.
Eyes pain from light of day.
Pupils dilated.
Pressure in left eye, as from a grain of sand.
Pain in left then in right eye, with dimness of vision.
On closing eyes stinging in them.
Pressing in eyes alternates with burning.
Stinging frequent in both eyes, as if dust or sand were in them; amel. outdoors.
Stinging in eyes on closing lids, and violent pain when closed eyes are pressed upon; at same time a broad red stripe extending from cornea to outer canthus.
Internal canthi bluish and bloated; headache from occiput forward; abuse of mercury.
Quivering in right upper lid.
Lachrymation in daytime; lids agglutinated in morning.
Ophthalmia after checked tetter.
Inflamed, dry eyelids.
Itch-like eruption on eyelids.


Words reverberate in ear.
Sound in head when talking as if a bell were striking.
Burning itching scab on ear lobe.


Sneezing and running coryza in morning.
Burning in nose on blowing it, with a dry cough.
Very thick mucus from nose.
Chronic stoppage of nose.
Coryza and cough.
Itching on right wing of nose, not amel. by scratching.
Itching on left side of nose and around eyes.
Pricking in point of nose as from a needle.
Eruption in left nostril; sore nose.
Right nostril stopped up and scurfy.
Pain in nose; inflamed spots on septum.
Itching eruption under nose, as if caused by acrid discharge.
A suppurating pimple on right side of nose.
Small boils on nose.
Scabby eruption on and under nose.


Violent pain in face, as if bruised about both inferior orbital edges on waking in morning, only on pressing them.
Drawing, stinging, tearing in masticatory muscles of right side, which seem to have spasmodically contracted.
The jaws pain as if being broken.
Fine pricking itching in face and scalp, as well as about neck and shoulders, with feeling of great warmth in these parts; on scratching it begins in another place.
Face yellow, wrinkled, old-looking.
Eruption like milk crust.
Itching eruption on forehead, with burning; becoming humid on scratching.
Pimples of various sizes on face.
Heat of face; sweat on forehead, in evening in bed.


Stiffness and tension in muscles and articulation of jaw.
Pressing, stinging pain on lower inner edge of right lower jaw, but only on handling it and on bending head back.
Herpes on upper lip.


Sensitiveness of upper front teeth.
Tearing in teeth, from cold air and cold drink.
Toothache in last molars, amel. from cold air.
Stinging, tearing in gums and root of last right inferior molar.
Swelling and sore pain of gums of inner side of inferior maxilla.


Bitter taste: of food; in mouth in morning.
Sweetish taste.
Tongue: coated white; rough several mornings on waking, passing off after eating; red, back of it white.
Mercurial aphthae on tongue and roof of mouth.
Stitches in tongue.
Acrid sensation on tongue.
Blisters on tongue; aphthae on tongue and palate.
Tasteless water collects in mouth.
Slimy mouth in morning.
Dryness in mouth without thirst.
Dryness in mouth and throat, mornings, in bed.
Pressing drawing pain in soft palate.
In fauces: tickling ulcerative sensation, causing a cough.
Acrid sensation in pharynx.


Spasmodic contraction of throat, with dyspnea, must loosen his cravat.
Dryness and roughness of throat in morning.
Refuses food on account of pain in throat.
Sore feeling in throat, right side.
Sore throat, aphthae on soft palate.
Trichotomous ulcers; after plica polonica had been cut off, deep ulcers on tonsils, spreading to soft palate, on back wall of fauces; pale bluish edges; covered with cauliflower excrescences; whitish thin pus, smelling like rancid butter; refuses to take food on account of too much pain; kept alive by injections of milk in rectum.


Want of appetite, the thought of food disgusts him.
Want of thirst.


Burning in stomach, especially after eating bread.
After eating: bitter eructations (also during); feels as if he had eaten nothing; diarrhea; deep inspirations; heavy, short breathing; asthma; exhaustion and nausea.
Worse from warm diet; amel. after cold diet.
To drink water sets her to vomiting.


Hiccough 6 P. M.; after dinner.
Eructation: with taste of food, after dinner; first bitter and sour, then empty; bitter in morning after rising; during dinner; of bitter, sour matter, evenings; continuous, sour; sour after breakfast; of sour water, after noon; with shuddering.
Belching with diarrhea.
Nausea: when thinking of food eaten; with acrid sensation on tongue and in pharynx; in stomach, less in throat; after breakfast; with constant ineffectual effort to vomit.


Burning in stomach, especially after eating bread.
Stomach has no sensation, after eating feels as if he had eaten nothing.


Rumbling and fermentation in abdomen, with discharge of offensive flatus.
Rumbling, with sensation of emptiness in abdomen.
Painful pressure inward and pinching in left side of abdomen in a small spot, agg. by deep inspiration.
Pressure in abdomen from above downward; pressure on bowels.
Burning, or cold feeling in abdomen.
External abdomen very sensitive to touch.
In right groin severe tension.
Pinching in left inguinal region.
Soreness in bend of right groin on appearance of menses.


Motion in bowels as if diarrhea would follow.
Loose stool in evening.
Diarrhea: with discharge of flatus; with bellyache and backache at same time.
Very hard stool.
Constipation, violent urging to urinate, stool small, with much bearing down.
Difficult and painful stool, with fainting attacks; stool retarded, hard and insufficient.
Obstinate constipation with violent urging to urinate; urging to stool with contraction of intestines; excessive pressure from above downward, as if bowels were pressed out; during stool violent tearing and cutting in rectum.
Diarrhea after every kind of food that disagrees with his stomach; with belching and rumbling in abdomen.
Blood with stool.


Chronic nephritis.
Neuralgia; attacks of most excruciating pains from right kidney downward.
Renal colic and passage of gravel.
Small stones are expelled from bladder.
Stone in bladder; bloody urine.
Renal and vesical calculi.
Gravel, in children.
Pain constriction of bladder, without urging.
Pain and cramps in bladder, particularly with a painful urging and burning; urine copious and pale.
Tenesmus of bladder, with discharge of white acrid pus and mucus.
Tenderness and distension over region of bladder.
Nocturnal incontinence of urine in a little girl; when awake could pass urine only when standing.
Frequent discharge of pale, copious urine.
Has to get up two or three times at night to urinate and passes a great quantity; he thinks he can never finish, at first with burning, then without.
Frequent urination, with hard stool.
Frequent inefficient urging to urinate, with diminished secretion.
Frequent desire to urinate with scanty discharge accompanied by burning.
When he sits urine dribbles from him; when he stands it passes freely.
The urine passes in a thin, feeble stream, or in drops only, without pain or urging; he has to press much.
Burning while urine passes, with discharge of elongated flakes.
Strangury, with pressure on bladder, yet the urine will not come, and when it comes there is cutting pain.
Painful retention of urine.
Urine: bright and clear, but irritating; red, fiery; often and copious, must rise at night; scanty, slimy, flaky, sandy; copious, passed without sensation; pale, turbid, immediately after its passage like clay water and scanty, voided in a thin, powerless stream; deposits white sand.
Sand in urine or on diaper; child screams before and while passing it.
Each time she makes water, air passes out of urethra with a gurgling noise.
Urine passes in a thin, feeble stream or in drops without pain.
After passage of urine burning and itching, tearing pain from glans to root of penis.
Much pain at conclusion of passing water, almost unbearable.
Jerking sensation along male urethra.
Pain at meatus urinarius, with women.
Great difficulty in urinating, constant ineffectual desire; sometimes urine (which is scanty) becomes turbid on standing; pain in back, at lower part of spine, and from thence across hips and down thighs; lower part of abdomen tender to touch, hard, distended; her symptoms remind her of what she suffered after a confinement.
A man, aet. 52, addicted to whisky for years; had a copious flow of blood from bowels some four months ago; the exertion of walking a few blocks causes suffocation; after the loss of blood feet began to swell; both limbs to middle of thighs very edematous; has had two or three nondescript chills; a few months ago a sudden paralytic weakness of left arm and leg, passed off in three hours, leaving a numbness in left hand, and rending pain in left side of head and face; no appetite; bloody mucous discharges with stools; feels as if in a dream all the time; loss of memory; face covered with varicose veins and very red; general venous stasis; feeling on top of head as if he had been hit with a hammer; must pass urine several times a night; urine thick and cloudy after standing, but clear when first passed; has had much worry from financial losses; cannot pass urine while sitting at stool, but it flows freely when he is standing; albumen in urine.
After each urination pain at a point near neck of bladder; had to urinate often and had distress more or less all through pelvis; after each urination had chills commencing at region of neck of bladder and spreading upward until he felt them in whole upper part of body.
After exposure to a draft of cold air while in a profuse perspiration, next morning was unable to move or be moved; felt as if he were bound down to bed by a sort of suction; before he got into this condition had severe sharp pains, principally in back and shoulders, on least motion; but two scanty discharges of urine in the previous twenty-four hours.
Mrs. C., aet. 50, took a severe cold, followed by a chill and fever; next morning after chill, awoke with severe pains through bladder, back, hips and down thighs; frequent urination, passing but little and that mostly blood, with a great deal of burning and straining. ~ Cystitis.
A sickly-looking child, a girl, aet. 3, in bad health several weeks; every time the child urinates, wind comes from bladder with a noise.
After each urination a pain at a point in vicinity of neck of bladder; after every urination chills commencing at region of neck of bladder and spreading in an upward direction until finally he felt them in whole upper part of body.


Seminal emissions, lascivious dreams, with backache, prostration, vertigo.
The least excitement causes an emission, even without sexual feeling.
Painful pollution nearly every night, with lascivious dreams.
Lascivious dreams with erections wake him up, with headache, dim sight, prostration and vertigo; inclination to coitus, with restless sleep and frequent emissions; spermatic cords swollen, sexual excitement makes them ache and sensitive; bloody pollutions (Ledum); offensive odor about genitals.
Swelling of spermatic cords after ungratified sexual excitement.
After suppressed gonorrheal discharge by injections made of a solution of gunpowder, extremely severe rheumatic pains in limbs and extreme emaciation.
Gonorrhea checked by cold, wet weather or by mercury, followed by rheumatism.
Herpes on prepuce.
Moist eruption about genitals or between scrotum and thighs.
Tearing from glans to root of penis.
Glans red and inflamed.
Intolerable odor about genitals.
Unbearable itching on scrotum and perineum; after scratching little pimples rise, oozing a moisture, and keep the part sore.
Old, dry sycotic warts, remaining after mercurial treatment for gouty pains.
Syphilis; squamous eruption; bone pain; after abuse of mercury.


Menses very copious, even to hemorrhage, with an old maid.
Dysmenorrhea for twenty years; generally began in morning with bitter vomiting, diarrhea and fainting fits, with exceedingly cold sweats; dreadful pain in back, thighs and hypogastrium; had to lie down the first day, the second the pain continued very bad, and on the third day it went off; left nipple considerably retracted, arising from a fall when a child, and she had severe pain in left breast extending down left arm, and left breast was so tender that she would often hold her hand in front of it to avoid contact.
Menses: too late and scanty, preceded by urging to urinate; itching eruption on forehead; flow acrid; soreness inside of thighs; griping in pit of stomach in direction of small of back.
Leucorrhea: on walking; pain at meatus urinarius after urinating.
Leucorrhea continuing six months after parturition, with severe labor-like pains from sacrum to crest of ilium, or around to uterus; heat and pulsation in sacrum; scanty, white leucorrhea, when walking or exercising; scalding micturition; severe pain at close of urination; had had many abortions.
Nipples became retracted and insensible.
Scirrhus of breast (cured by large doses).
During climacteric period: asthmatic breathing, made agg. by lying down; pain in back very severe on a line with and immediately to left of sacrum; agg. from pressure and from turning over in bed; severe and constant nausea, with vomiting, severe frontal headache; great urging to urinate with only slight emissions of urine, accompanied with burning, stinging pain during and after severe rigors over whole body, commencing at feet; rather calm, yet feared she would not recover.


Pregnant women: before and during stool, severe pains in sacral regions, writhing, drawing, radiating upward and downward until fingers, hands, feet and toes are involved and cramped from darting, drawing pains, with anxiety, faintness and palpitation of heart.
Suppuration of mamma.


Croup, spasmodic variety; laryngismus stridulus.
Rawness and pain in larynx.
Throat rough, hoarse and dry in morning on waking.
Hoarseness in throat every other day.
Tough slime in throat in morning which cannot be removed by hawking.
Constant hawking of mucus in morning, the slime being reproduced in abundance.
Spasmodic constriction in throat and chest, with difficult breathing.
Loosens clothes from neck in order to get breath; but this is without avail.


Shortness of breath, he must loosen neckcloth and vest.
Stoppage of breath as if by a spasm, with constriction of throat. ~ Spasmodic asthma.
Short breathing on going up stairs.
Rigors over whole body from below upward; asthmatic breathing, agg. by lying down.
Oppression of chest impeding respiration, mornings.
Great emphysema; chest barrel-shaped; liver pressed downward; scaleni muscles hypertrophied; constant dyspnea, agg. after eating and least motion (relieved).

COUGH. [27]

Cough: from tickling in chest or with rattling in chest; with colorless, tasteless expectoration, pain in larynx; with headache; dry, with burning in nose on blowing it; with coryza; with nausea, vomiting of bile, diarrhea; in morning.
Chronic catarrh.


Stitches from back through to chest with every motion.
Arthritic tubercles in lungs.


Palpitation of heart without fear; mostly during day.
Ebullition of blood and protruding veins.
Pulse accelerated in evening, slow in morning.


Breast bone feels as if bruised; sensitive to touch.
On outside of chest, tensive pain, as if it were too short, on straightening up and walking erect.
Painful pressure on breast bone, agg. when touched.
The nipples are wilted, unsensitive and not irritable.
Itching about nipples.
Urticaria on chest.


Neck emaciated; marasmus of children.
Had to loosen his necktie; feels narrow-chested.
Cervical glands indurated; abuse of mercury.
Stitches in back through into chest from least motion.
Pain down a part of spine, across hips and down thighs; difficult urination.


Stitches in joints of arms, hands and fingers, on motion.
Deep rhagades on fingers, with burning pains.
Pain in tips of fingers on pressure, as if ulcerated or as if salt were put on a wound.
Tips of fingers feel bruised and sore.
Sides of fingers burning.
Fingers burning under nails, with itching.
Urticaria on hands.
Tetter on hands.


Weakness in thighs and knees.
Wrenching, excruciating pains in knees, which were hot, swollen and tender to touch, sometimes in left, sometimes in right and sometimes in both at the same time; motion very painful, especially on going up and down stairs; seat of greatest tenderness on either side of patellae; frequent attacks brought on by accidentally bruising knees against leg of table (which invariably produces severe inflammation).
Stitches in legs especially from motion.
Blue spots on legs, with induration of skin under spots extending deep in, the beginning of long-lasting ulcers.
Pains in superficial knots on shin bone.
Red spots on calves.
A young man, aet. 30, had been salivated, and in addition to many painful symptoms had a large ulcer on right leg, surrounding ankle, as large as hand, invading nearly whole circumference of part and extending down through fascia almost to bone; superficial veins much enlarged, some edema of foot; constant aching gnawing; parts excessively sensitive to pressure; had been in habit of taking morphia nightly to secure sleep; ulcer irregular in form, ragged edges; dark areola; edges high and rounded; floor of ulcer flat, but uneven; pus profuse, horribly offensive and dark-colored; would frequently partially granulate, then break down again, granulations becoming black and coming away in masses; on left leg a similar sore not quite so large; a similar ulcer on left arm, midway between wrist and elbow, not quite as deep as the others; health poor; appetite deficient; sleepless and generally worn out (benefited).
Eczema of left leg, with piles, after being relieved by Hepar 6x was cured by large doses of Sarsap.
Rheumatic pains at night in feet.
Icy coldness of feet before going to bed.
Rhagades on feet.
Before going to bed swelled feet.
Burning in sides and tips of toes, with great sensitiveness to pressure of shoes or boots; a similar burning also in fingers, under nails, with itching.
Rheumatic pains in joints after gonorrhea.
Rheumatism of lower limbs; swelling and induration of glands about upper part of neck. ~ Syphilis and abuse of mercury.
Pain in bones from mercury.
In all joints of body, tearing now here now there for several days, but only of short duration.
Gout in lower limbs.
Arthritis vaga.
Exostoses, mercurial bone pain.


Limbs immovable as if paralyzed.
Trembling of hands and feet.
Hands and feet peculiarly weary.
Rheumatism, bone pains after mercury or checked gonorrhea; pains agg. at night in damp weather or after taking cold in water.


Lying down: asthmatic breathing agg.
Lying on back: when sleeping.
Sitting: head inclined to drop forward; urine dribbles from him.
Bending head back: causes pain in jaw.
Standing: girl could only pass urine; urine passes freely.
Stooping: pains in occiput to forehead.
Motion: causes sharp pains in neck and shoulders; dyspnea agg.; stitches from back to chest; stitches in joints; of knees painful; stitches in legs agg.
Turning over in bed: pain in back agg.
Walking: head inclined to drop forward; throbbing in top of head agg.; causes suffocation; leucorrhea; erect, chest feels too short; pain from occiput to forehead; pain in small of back.
Going up stairs: short breathing.

NERVES. [36]

Ability to go about all day, fasting; no exertion seemed to tire; numbness of fingers, especially third and fourth on both hands.
Sensation of weakness over whole body; faint feeling.
Fainting attacks, with difficult stool.
Paralysis, muscles atrophied.

SLEEP. [37]

Sleeplessness at night; awakens frequently.
Dreams: lascivious, without erections but seminal emissions; of fatal accidents.
Sleeps lying on back.

TIME. [38]

Morning: nausea; itching deep in head; tired feeling; bitter taste; lids agglutinated; sneezing and running coryza; tongue coated white; slimy mouth; dryness in mouth and throat; tough slime in mouth and throat; oppression of chest; diarrhea; pulse slow.
Forenoon: frequent shuddering from feet upward.
Daytime: lachrymation; palpitation of heart.
At 6 P. M.: hiccough.
Evening: pains increase; headache agg.; great drowsiness; heat of face; eructations; loose stool; pulse accelerated; heat ebullitions and palpitations; heat and sweat on forehead.
Night: severe perspiration; rheumatic pains in feet; sleeplessness.


Heat: pimples itch.
Warmth: symptoms amel.
Warm diet: symptoms agg.
Warm room: vertigo agg.
From warm room into cold air: rash appears.
Open air: staggers and falls forward; crusts fall off and new skin cracks.
Cold air: tearing in teeth; pain in molars amel.; a draft of while in a perspiration, next morning could not move.
Cold drink: tearing in teeth.
Cold diet: symptoms amel.
Cold, wet weather: checked gonorrhea; rheumatism agg.
Washing: eruptions agg.
Chilliness: symptoms agg.

FEVER. [40]

Chilliness predominating (day and night).
Frequent shuddering, mostly in forenoon, running from feet upward.
Rigor over whole body, from below upward.
Worse during chilliness; amel. as soon as he becomes warm.
Heat in evening, with ebullitions and palpitation of heart.
Ebullition of blood, protruding veins.
Heat, evenings in bed, an hour before falling asleep; blood boils, heart beats, and sweat stands on forehead.
Sweat on forehead during evening heat.
For five days, shooting pain from occiput to forehead, on stooping or walking; for two days, chilliness beginning in legs and going all over body, then general heat, then slight sweat; with heat, thirst, drinking much and often; shooting pain in small of back when walking; feels hot to herself but skin is cool to touch; pulse 120; some days ago exposed to an offensive smell from decomposing substances.


Alternating: pressure and burning in eyes.
Two or three times a night: must get up to pass urine.
Every other day: hoarseness in throat.
For two days: chilliness in legs, thence all over body.
For several days: tearing in joints.
For five days: pain from occiput to forehead.
Two or three times a week: seminal emissions.
Spring: eruptions prone to appear; sycotic eruption agg.
For twenty years: dysmenorrhea.


Right: itching in half of head; throbbing in side of head; beating and sounding in side of head; shooting in parietal bone; quivering in upper eyelid; itching in wing of nose; nostril stopped; pain in masticatory muscles; pain in lower jaw; tearing in root of last inferior molar; sore throat; severe tension in groin; soreness in bend of groin; excruciating pain from kidney downward; large ulcer on leg; boils on side of nose; on dorsal side of foot.
Left: pressure and stitches in side of forehead and head; dimness of eye; pressure in eye; itching on side of nose; eruption in nostril; pinching in side of abdomen; pinching in inguinal region; weakness of arm and leg; numbness of hand; rending pain in side of head and face; nipple retracted; severe pain in breast; ulcer on leg and arm; eczema of leg; boils in gluteal regions.
First left then right: pressure in eyes.
Upward: chill passes from bladder.
From above downward: pressure in abdomen.
From below upward: rigors over whole body; shuddering from feet.
Upward and downward: sacral pains radiate.


As of a great weight in head; a buzzing as if a large bell had been struck in head; as if something were pressing upon head; as if gauze were spread over left eye; as of a grain of sand in eye; as of a needle pricking point of nose; face as if bruised; jaw as if being broken; as if he had eaten nothing; as if diarrhea would come on; as if bowels were pressed out; as if in a dream; as if he had been hit with a hammer on top of head; as if bound down to bed by a sort of suction; as if breath were stopped by a breath; breast bone as if bruised; as if chest were too short; as if tips of fingers were ulcerated or as if salt were put on a wound; limbs as if paralyzed.
Pain: in small of back and down spermatic cords; in last molars; in throat; in bladder; in lower part of spine, across hips and down thighs; at point near neck of bladder; at meatus urinarius; in larynx; in superficial knots on shin bone; in bones.
Excruciating pains: from right kidney downward; in knees.
Dreadful pain: in back, thighs and hypogastrium.
Violent pain: in eyes; in face.
Severe, sharp pains: in back and shoulders; through bladder, back, hips and thighs; in left breast; in back; in head.
Tearing: in masticatory muscles; in teeth; in rectum; from glans to root of penis; in all joints.
Rending pain: in left side of head.
Cutting: in rectum.
Darting: from occiput to eyes; in sacral regions, thence upward and downward to fingers and toes.
Shooting: in right parietal bone; back of head to front; from occiput to forehead; in small of back.
Throbbing: in top of head; in right side of head.
Pulsative pains: in head.
Severe, labor-like pains: from sacrum to crest of ilium, or around to uterus.
Stitches: in left side of forehead and head; in tongue; from back to chest; in joints of arms, hands and fingers; in legs.
Stitching pains: in head.
Pinching: in abdomen; in left inguinal region.
Griping: in pit of stomach.
Cramps: in bladder.
Burning pain: in rhagades on fingers.
Aching: through temples, forehead and occiput.
Rheumatic pains: in limbs; in feet; in joints.
Sore pain: of gums.
Stinging: in eyes; in masticatory muscles; in gums and root of molar.
Soreness: in throat; in bend of right groin; inside of thighs; of tips of fingers.
Burning: in eyes; in nose; in stomach; in abdomen; while urine passes; from glans to root of penis; of sides of fingers; under finger nails; in sides and tips of toes.
Acrid sensation: on tongue; in pharynx; in stomach.
Pricking: in point of nose.
Distress: all through pelvis.
Rawness: in larynx.
Heat: in sacrum.
Tickling, ulcerative sensation: in fauces.
Jerking: along male urethra.
Pulsation: in sacrum.
Beating and sounding: in right side of head.
Pressure: in left side of forehead and head; in left eye; in abdomen; on bowels; on bladder.
Pressing: deep in right side of head; in vertex; in soft palate; on breast bone.
Drawing: in masticatory muscles; in soft palate; in sacral region and upward and downward to fingers and toes.
Tension: in muscles and articulation of jaw; in right groin.
Heaviness: in head.
Constriction: of bladder; in throat and chest.
Dryness: in mouth; in throat.
Stiffness: in muscles and articulation of jaw.
Numbness: of left hand; of fingers.
Weakness: in thighs and knees; over whole body.
Dull tremor with waving: in head.
Dull, stupid feeling: in head.
Pricking itching: in face and scalp; in neck and shoulders.
Itching: deep in right half of head; in head; of scab on ear lobe; in right wing of nose; on left side of nose; of eruption on forehead; from glans to root of penis; on scrotum and perineum; about nipples; under finger nails; in spots on scars.
Cold feeling: in abdomen.


Great emaciation, skin becomes shrivelled or lies in folds.
Scrofulous, sycotic or syphilitic affections.
Chronic abscesses attended by profuse discharge.
Rheumatic bone pains after mercury or checked gonorrhea.
Children emaciated; face like old people; big belly; dry, flabby skin; mushy passages. ~ Marasmus.
Eruptions prone to appear in Spring, their bases inflamed, crusts detach readily out of doors and adjoining skin becomes chapped.


Touch: external abdomen very sensitive; left breast very sensitive; breast bone sensitive; knees tender; boils sting.
Pressure: upon closed eyes causes violent pain; pain in back agg.; pain in finger tips; toes sensitive.
Loosens clothes from neck to get breath.
Handling jaw causes pain.
Combing: scalp sensitive.
Scratching: causes itching to begin in another place; eruption on forehead becomes humid.

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Rash as soon as he goes from warm room into cold air.
Dry, red pimples, only itching when exposed to heat.
Rhagades deep and burning.
Base of eruption much inflamed; child cries much and is very uneasy; crusts become detached in open air and adjoining skin chapped.
Herpetic ulcers, extending in a circular form, forming no crusts, red, granulated bases, white borders; skin appears as after a warm compress; serous, reddish secretions.
Ulcers after abuse of mercury.
Shrivelled skin.
Tetters appear on all parts of body.
Tetters, herpetic ulcers, in syphilis.
Ulcers in second stage of syphilis.
Many little warts.
Horses lose hair with eruptions.
Often returning rash makes the babies chafed.
Dry, itchlike eruptions, with emaciation.
Pemphigus squamosus.
Serpiginous eruptions.
Small pus boils on right side of nose; on right dorsal side of foot, left gluteal region, sometimes with stinging pain on touch.
Pustules which have been scratched open, leaving ulcers suppurating for a long time.
Skin does not heal.
Red spots, psoriasis-like, after abuse of mercury.
An endemic affection occurring in Marienwerder, occasionally with trichoma (plica); patients unwell for a long time; pale-red brownish spots appear on the extremities, rarely on trunk, turn into small, deep ulcers, edges callous, inverted, these heal after a time, but appear on other places; their size is about half an inch, seldom smaller, never larger; they spread in a line like a wreath or garland; the scars elevated, red, winding; later sore throat, pain in nose; inflamed, suppurating spots on soft palate and on septum, soon destroying it; sometimes pains in superficial knots on shin bone and other places; also exostoses.
Sycotic eruption consisting of little spots scarcely raised above skin, often scaling a little but looking like the roseola of syphilis and itching intolerably, agg. in Spring.
Pustular efflorescence on face, of ichorous character; on rest of body a papular efflorescence; this eruption appeared after violent nocturnal itching, causing scratching sometimes on upper, sometimes on lower extremities, sometimes on body in form of small colorless pimples, containing serum; the latter eruption began a year ago, while that on face appeared a year previously and attacked in varying degrees of intensity and extent the forehead, cheeks and particularly nose.
Eruption resembling psoriasis in subjects who have taken much mercury. ~ Syphilis.
Itching relieved or lessened by scratching.
Itching in spots on scars after smallpox.
Blue spots with indurated skin on legs.
Hardness of skin.
New skin cracks and burns.
Rhagades: skin cracks on hands and feet; pain and burning, particularly on sides of fingers and toes (after Hepar).
Eruptions following vaccination.
Eruptions agg. from washing.


Dark hair; sycosis.
Girl, aet. 3, sickly looking; wind from bladder.
Young man, aet. 19, nervo-bilious temperament, farmer; spermatorrhea.
Servant, aet. 20; ague.
Student, aet. 20, nervous temperament, suffering since puberty; spermatorrhea.
Man, aet. 30, had been salivated; ulcer on leg.
Miss P., maiden lady, light hair and complexion; mental depression.
Mr. —, syphilis nine years ago, for which he received large doses of mercury; rheumatism in joints; headache.
Mrs. —, aet. 32; dysmenorrhea and pain in breast.
Lady, aet. 45, in poor health, passing through climaxis; asthma, etc.
Mrs. C., aet. 50, after taking a severe cold; cystitis.
Man, aet. 50, addicted to stimulants; affection of bladder.
Man, aet. 52, whisky drinker; Bright's disease.
Man, aet. 65, robust, suffering two years; eruption.
Mr. —, ill for twenty years; affection of bladder.


Antidoted by: Bellad., Mercur.
It antidotes effects of Mercury.
Compatible: Cepa, Hepar, Phosphor., Rhus tox., Sepia, Sulph.
Complementary: Mercur., Sepia.
Compare: Natr. mur.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 09, 1890
Description: Clinical materia medica of Sarsaparilla officinalis
Remedies: Sarsaparilla officinalis
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1890
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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