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Stavesacre. Ranunculaceae.

A native of the south of Europe.

The alcoholic solution is prepared from the ripe seed.

Introduced by Hahnemann, and proved by himself, Cubitz, Franz, Gross, Gutmann, Hartmann, Hornburg, Haynel, Hermann, Kummer, Langhammer, Stapf, and Teuthorn, Arzneimittellehre, vol. 5, p. 291.


- Mental disturbance, Lippe, Org., vol. 1, p. 269; Want of memory, Neidhard, B. J. H.; vol. 27, p. 554; brain-fag, Kent, Hom. Phys., vol. 6, p. 317; Tinea capitis, Bell, Org., vol. 3, p. 373; Adams, Org., vol. 3, p. 361; Scald-head, McNeil, Org., vol. 2, p. 382; Tinea capitis, and blepharitis marginalis, Way, Hah. Mo., vol. 15, p. 86; Syphilitic iritis, Bacon, Norton's Ophth. Therap., p. 172; Laceration of cornea, Gilchrist, M. I., vol. 2, p. 659; Affection of eye, Berridge, N. A. J. H., vol. 22, p. 194; Hordeolum, Tietze, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 242; Ostrom, Org., vol. 3, p. 204; Chalazion, Lorbacher, A. H. Z., vol. 94, p. 100; Steatoma of eyelid, Koch, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 2, p. 221; Tumors of eyelid (2 cases), Allen, Am. Hom., Aug., 1878, p. 75; Allen, Org., vol. 2, p. 131; Affection of eyelids, Nash, Org., vol. 2, p. 220; Prosopalgia, Neumann, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 433; Bayes, A. H. Z., vol. 112, p. 181; Caries of lower jaw, Lentin, A. H. Z., vol. 112, p. 181; Toothache, Clarke, Hom. World, Oct., 1889; Vascular tumor of gums, Fauconnier, H. M., vol. 13, p. 318; Stomacace, Rummel, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 512; Affections of tonsils, Hirsch, Hendrichs, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 251; Cardialgia, Gauthier, A. H. Z., vol. 112, p. 180; Gall-stone colic, Tompkins, Hom. Phys., vol. 9, p. 131; Diarrhea, Hartmann, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 878; Constipation, H. W., 1876, p. 129; Hemorrhoids, Preston, Hah. Mo., vol. 4, p. 253; Pain in kidneys, Miller, Med. Adv., vol. 20, p. 33; Enuresis, L. in Z., Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 45; Gross, A. H. Z., vol. 28, p. 101; Nocturnal emissions, Williamson, T. H. M. S. Pa., 1872, p. 150; Impotence, Chamberlain, Mass. Trans., vol. 4, p. 5; Orchitis, Hartmann, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 210; Atrophy of testicle, Hubbard, Med. Inv., vol. 7, p. 526; Cough, E. R. S., A. J. H. M. M., vol. 2, p. 170; Pain in the chest, Dunham, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 1, p. 164; Affection of finger, Schindler, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 447; Sciatica, Payne, H. M., vol. 6, p. 354; Crural neuralgia, Preston, T. H. M. S. Pa., 1872, p. 118; Prickling in feet, Berridge, H. M., vol. 10, p. 78; Morbus coxarius, Lefferts, H. M., vol. 21, p. 232, Convulsions, Cigliano, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 4, p. 134; Crusta lactea, Eczema, Hartmann, Schubert, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 262; Lichen, Macfarlan, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 5, p. 203; Itch (5 cases), Stapf, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 214; Gout and rheumatism, Caries, Neuralgia of scalp, Toothache, Sciatica, Tonsillitis, Blepharitis, Prostatitis, Clifton, Hom. Rev., vol. 21, p. 469; Syphilis, Rummel, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 168; After amputations, McClelland, Raue's Rec., 1872, p. 271; Use after operation, Franklin, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 344.

MIND. [1]

Want of memory: with heavy weight between eyes; a few minutes after reading anything, the sense escapes him, and he is scarcely able to recall it after long reflection.
Indifference, low-spirited, dullness of mind; after onanism.
Listless, sad, dreaming of the future.
Sad distressing thoughts about one's illness.
Aversion to mental or physical labor; inability to think.
Hypochondriasis; apathy; weak memory; caused by unmerited insults, sexual excesses, or by persistently dwelling on sexual subjects.
Suffering from pride, envy or chagrin.
Fretful peevishness, with excessive ill-humor.
Very sensitive to least impression; least word that seems wrong hurts her very much.
Children are ill-humored, and cry for things, which, after getting, they petulantly push or throw away; agg. early in morning.
Great indignation about things done by others or by himself; grieves about consequences.
Ailments from indignation and vexation, or reserved displeasure; sleeplessness.
Continual concern about the future.
Brain-tire, with great genital weakness; irritability, inability to sustain a mental effort; was insulted, being too dignified to fight, subdued his wrath and went home sick, trembling and exhausted.
For sixteen years attacks of mental disturbance, every four years, beginning on the 4th of January, always lasting two months; great restlessness, would go about house in search of something, not knowing what, but if attracted by any object, would put it in his pocket if possible, and, if not, would hide it in his coat; excessive loquaciousness; inability to read, on account of letters running together; firmly believed he would lose his fortune, constantly told his wife to be careful that they did not starve; thinks his wife will run away from him; sleep greatly disturbed, lies down a few moments, and suddenly jumps from bed to middle of room, stands there about a minute, scratches his head, and looks about as if a new idea had struck him; constant chilliness, sits by fire for hours without getting warm, amuses himself by throwing into the fire any article near at hand, regardless of value; at times more violent, strikes at any one coming near him, although he is conscious something is the matter with him, and tells his wife he will try not to kill any one; great thirst; canine hunger, eats anything set before him, complete loss of taste; general appearance is marked by extreme nervous excitement; face wears an anxious expression; shuffling gait; hands tremble, cannot retain anything in their grasp, not even long enough to drink water without spilling it; all symptoms agg. about midnight; in intervals between attacks, feeling of pressure over nape of neck; at times this disappears, and is followed by a throbbing sensation, and a rush of blood to crown of head; vertigo, especially when walking in open air; from slightest gust of wind legs feel as if they were going out from under him, and that he will fall backward.


Dull feeling of head, with inability to perform any mental labor.
Heaviness of head, amel. by resting it upon hand.
Vertigo: only in room, as if stupefied, particularly when sitting, diminished by walking about; on stooping and turning head rapidly.


Dull feeling in head, with inability to perform any mental labor.
Sensation of a round ball in forehead, sitting firmly there even when shaking head.
Pressive stupefying headache, especially in forehead, agg. on moving head and while standing.
Sensation as if head would burst, especially in forehead and when stooping.
Headache as if brain were compressed, mostly in forehead, with paroxysms of roaring in ears, which ceases much sooner than headache.
Dullness of head, anteriorly in middle of forehead, in a small spot as large as tip of finger; had to be very careful when walking in street, did not know whether he was going to the right or left.
Hard pressure in right side of forehead.
A pressing boring stitch, lasting for a minute, in morning, from within outward, in left half of forehead, so violent that it awoke him twice.
Hard pressure in head in region of right temporal bone and on vertex.
Sharp, burning, needlelike stitches in left temple.
Dull stitches in right temple, internally and externally, as if bones would be pressed out, agg. by touch.
Brain aches, as if torn to pieces, morning on rising from bed, agg. from motion, amel. from rest and warmth; headache passes off with much yawning.
Sharp, burning, needlelike stitches in left temple.
Dull stitches in right temple, agg. from touch.
Feeling in occiput as if hollow, or as if brain were not large enough for the space.
Feeling as if occiput were compressed internally and externally.
Neuralgia of scalp, in a literary man, who had taken mercury and was debilitated; pain agg. by excitement, worry, mental work, pressure of hat, and change of air; amel. by quiet, solitude, rest and a warm room; pain dull and stupefying, producing a muddled feeling in brain, or as if a hard substance were pressing on skull; all mental work was a trouble to him; could not find right word, and ideas were slow in coming.


Painful drawing in several places in head, externally; agg. by touch.
Itching on scalp which was scurfy and moist.
Fine burning needle stitches externally on vertex.
Itching biting on scalp; agg. by rubbing; lasting several days.
Biting itching on upper part of occiput; with sore pain; recurring in same place about same time in evening.
Humid, itching, fetid eruption on occiput, sides of head and behind ears; scratching changes place of itching, but increases oozing.
Chronic tinea capitis sicca; whole hairy scalp covered with a dark scaly eruption, thickest at occiput, gradually thinning out till it reaches line of hair on forehead; violent itching, agg. at occiput; scratching causes bleeding and discharge of clear, non-glutinous fluid, which dries very quickly; hair is rapidly disappearing; accumulated scales at thickest part, about on a line with mastoid process, measure a quarter of an inch in thickness; the head is generally washed with soap and water daily, detaching all scales and leaving scalp red and moist; after washing there is a feeling of tension over whole scalp, very disagreeable, and particularly so around occiput, where it is actually painful; marginal blepharitis and ectropion of left eye.
Purulent scald-head on occiput, with sour stinking smell, pediculi capitis, and itching preventing sleep.
Crusta lactea; crusts from under which oozes a yellowish excoriating discharge; small vesicles form where crusts have been removed, soon burst and discharge a yellowish corrosive fluid.
Painful sensitiveness of scalp, skin peels off, with itching and smarting, agg. in evening and from getting warm.
Hair falls off, mostly from occiput and around ears, with humid, fetid eruption, or dandruff on scalp.
Pressing, stinging and tearing pains in bones and in periosteum on cranium; swelling and suppuration of bones (caries), with putrid-smelling sweat, day and night; agg. from motion and contact.
Burning stinging on head, mostly on left temple; agg. from heat of bed, at 3 P. M., and when lying on it.


On looking at sun, hot water runs out of left eye, scalding cheek and making eye smart
Dimness of sight, scintillations or flames before eyes, especially at night; halos around candle.
The eyes lie excessively deep, with blue raised rings around them, as after great excesses.
Pupils dilated.
Syphilitic iritis, with bursting pain in eyeball, temple, and side of face, agg. from evening to morning, and upon using eyes by any light.
Laceration of cornea, with prolapse of iris, in a man, aet. 25, who was struck by a chip while chopping, tearing cornea from below upward. (Acon. [30], followed by Staphis. [2c].)
Lacerated or incised wounds of cornea; after operation for cataract.
Dryness of eyes: in morning on waking; in evening, with sensation of pressure.
Arthritic ophthalmia, pains extending to teeth; eyes burn on least exertion, as if very dry, yet lachrymation is constant.
Sympathetic forms of chronic conjunctival catarrh, with inflammation of meibomian or ciliary glands.
Pain as if a hard substance were lying beneath left upper lid.
Pressure in upper lid, agg. on closing eye.
Itching of margins of lids.
Anchylosis, every month before full moon, leaving a small, hard tumor; tensive pains from eye to teeth and cheek, aggravated at night, with headache, sneezing, coryza, etc.
Dryness of margin of lids, with hard nodules on borders, and destruction of hair follicles.
Blepharitis, margins of lids dry, with hardened styes, or tarsal tumors.
Left upper tarsal edge itches; amel. by rubbing.
Styes, nodosities, chalazae on eyelids, one after another, sometimes ulcerating.
Steatoma on conjunctiva palpebrarum.
Polypi of conjunctiva.
For eight months, styes on left upper eyelid; severe pain; pain confining her to a dark room, and usually to bed; amel. from application of cold water; thick, creamy, mild leucorrhea.
Eyelids ulcerated and covered with styes and nodosities, look like a mass of corruption; many sore places and ulcerated spots on face.
Mrs. B., aet. 32, six years ago had a steatoma cut out as large as a pea, on left upper lid; two years ago had another on lower lid of same side similarly removed; a third on same place, size of a lentil, situated on conjunctiva palpebrarum; itching.
Steatoma of upper lid as large as a large bean, growing for years; had one removed by knife only to make room for present one, much larger than first.
Stye does not suppurate and break, but remains a hard nodule.


Ringing in ears on moving head; reports in ears; sensation as if wind blew into them.
Hardness of hearing, with swelling of tonsils, especially after abuse of mercury.
Stitches in ears.


Scratching in choanae.
Ulceration of nostrils, with scabs deep in nose.
Frequent sneezing, without coryza.
Coryza; at first discharge of thick mucus, afterward of thin water.
Violent coryza, one nostril stuffed up, much sneezing and lachrymation; nasal voice.


Countenance sunken, nose peaked, eyes sunken, with blue margins around them.
Brown and blue color of face, when getting angry.
Sharp burning stitches in left cheek, which provoke scratching.
Prosopalgia in an old lady, made life unendurable; on touching spoon or fork to lips inexpressible pains shot from lips over face; fluid food had to be eaten with fingers, could take no solid food, mastication impossible.
Tearing pain beginning in a carious tooth of left upper jaw, and extending through all upper teeth of that side; pain in left cheek; pain most severe in pes anserina, agg. from touch; when very severe, pain extends behind left ear and into left arm; sensation as if cheek were swollen; spasm of esophagus; griping in abdomen; spasmodic weeping; oppressed breathing; cold hands; cold sweat on face. ~ Prosopalgia.
Pressing and beating pain extending from decayed tooth to eye; agg. from pressure or from contact of a metallic substance, amel. from heavy pressure; pains stitching, burning, drawing, cutting, with sensation of swelling of affected side.
Inflammation of bones of face.
A boy aet. 3 months, with lichen, or a dry, itchy, pimply eruption over face and behind ears, skin rough, free from natural color and moisture, due to subcutaneous effusions of plastic lymph.
Serpiginous ulcer, with excruciating pain.


Lips full of ulcers and scurfs, with burning pains.
Easy dislocation of jaw.
Painfullness of submaxillary glands, with or without swelling.
Induration like a cartilage, as large as a hazelnut, as if the glands were swollen beneath the chin anteriorly by the symphysis, with a hard pressive pain, when swallowing or when touched, or when rubbed by the neckband.
Caries of lower jaw, following osteitis, latter being brought about by injury to jaw bone during extraction of a carious tooth.


Black, crumbling, carious, exfoliate; very sensitive to touch and to cold drinks.
Teeth turn black, or show dark streaks; gums ache.
A piece scales off from posterior surface of an incisor.
Pain in a hollow tooth, always after eating, a biting drawing (in incisors a pressure) excessively agg. in open air, even while mouth is closed, gradually ceased in house.
Hollow teeth sensitive to slightest touch, if after eating slightest food remains in cavities, a violent pain extends into roots, gum becomes painfully sore.
Cold drinks seem to penetrate teeth, as if they were hollow.
Piercing-drawing in carious tooth and in corresponding one on other side in morning.
Tickling-sticking in back teeth of right lower jaw.
Toothache: in decayed teeth; in roots of teeth; in a whole row of teeth; during menses; gnawing tearing; shooting into ear, throbbing in temples; agg. from cold drinks and touch, not from biting on teeth; agg. from drawing in cold air, agg. after eating.
Gums: spongy, fall away from teeth, or present fistulouslooking ulcers; pale, white, ulcerated and swollen; aching when touched; bleed when pressed upon and on cleaning teeth, burning-swelling with heat in cheek; fungous excrescences; nodosities.
Toothache for three days and nights; pain gnawing and jumping, affected left upper bicuspid; palate swollen, but apparently no abscess, tooth not decayed; pain agg. when tooth is touched, especially by hot things; also agg. out of doors, or drawing cold air into mouth, and at night.
A woman, aet. 32, had upon gum of upper jaw, before and behind, two central incisors, a vascular tumor size of a hazelnut; upper lip swollen and pushed out; tumor movable, general condition good; salivation so abundant patient is obliged to have constant recourse to handkerchief; tumor excised, in consequence a violent hemorrhage, yielding only to cautery; some time afterward tumor recurred, and was cured by Staph. [30].
Fistula dentalis.
Dentition: child very sensitive to mental or physical impressions; winces and shrinks from every wry look or harsh word, and cries from least pain; pale white appearance of gums, which are tender to touch; pot-bellied children; frequent desire for stool, not relieved even by a free evacuation; moist scald-head, with yellow scabs, offensive; teeth decay as soon as they are cut.


Taste: flat; of food, bitter.
Glossitis; mercurialized cases; pain excessive, patients frantic; beg to be killed, etherized or narcotized, as they cannot live in such agony; threatened ulceration, or deep, foul, painful, sloughing ulcers.
Ulcerations or numerous vesicles in mouth or on tongue; swelling of glands of neck and of follicles under tongue.


Constant accumulation of saliva.
Painful excrescence on inside of cheek.
Mouth and tongue ulcerated and covered with blisters; discharge of saliva, at times bloody; fetid breath; sickly complexion, with sunken cheeks; hollow eyes with blue rings; swelling of cervical glands, and blisters under tongue. ~ Stomatitis.
Thrush changing into canker sores, with a bluish-red or yellowish bottom; more or less flow of saliva and bad smell.


Throat dry and rough, with soreness when talking and swallowing.
While talking she swallows continually.
Swelling of tonsils, also after abuse of mercury.
Induration of tonsils; hypertrophy of tonsils with nasal voice.
Chronic tonsillitis, tonsils are not large, but hard from previous attacks of acute tonsillitis, strumous diathesis, cross and irritable.


Extreme hunger, even when stomach is full; ravenous hunger for days.
Appetite for bread or milk.
Longing only for thin, fluid food (soup).
Great desire for wine, brandy or tobacco.
Want of thirst.


Child cries as soon as it eats.
After eating: cutting in abdomen; dysenteric stool; meat, cough worse.
After drinking: cutting in abdomen; dysenteric stool.


Frequent hiccough.
Belching makes a scratching in throat, irritable larynx, and then is followed by cough.
Bitter eructations after sour food.
Nausea from vertigo, as in seasickness.


Sensation as if stomach were hanging down, relaxed.
Cardialgia; aching and tensive pain in stomach, at times agg., at other times amel.; after eating, especially bread, with frequent nausea and constipation; after indignation.
After becoming angry, trembling of whole body, oppression of chest and dyspnea, so that he feared he would suffocate; pressure as of a heavy weight lying upon stomach, severe tension in epigastrium; nausea, and salty-bitter eructations; pains so severe that he wished death would relieve him.


Biliary colic, after domestic disturbances; after indignation.


A feeling of weakness in abdomen, as if it would drop; wants to hold it up.
Hard painful pressure in right side beneath umbilicus.
Griping pain, twisting about, here and there, in whole abdomen.
Spasmodic cutting in abdomen after eating and drinking.
Sufferings of pot-bellied children, with much colic and humid scald-head; pains caused by a fit of chagrin or indisposition of nurse; children in bad humor, cry for things, which, after getting, they petulantly push or throw away.
Colic: after indignation; after lithotomy; with urging to stool, or with urging to urinate and squeamishness, agg. after food or drink.
Incarceration of flatus in abdomen.
Painful swelling of inguinal glands.
Stitching toward left groin and testicle, each dart or stitch followed by such itching that patient was compelled to scratch; darts and stitches began deep in flesh, and ended upon surface, point of ending being place that itched.
Eruption of pimples as large as peas over whole abdomen and thighs, which itch, and when scratched off are moist, but then have a burning pain.


Flatus: hot; smells like rotten eggs.
Stool: yellowish, slimy; mucous; hot; excoriating; bloody; offensive: smelling like rotten eggs; involuntary when passing flatus.
Diarrhea: agg. after drinking cold water; agg. after eating; in children.
Before stool: cutting pain; urging.
During stool: tenesmus of bladder and rectum; discharge of hot flatus.
After stool: cutting pain; smarting in rectum; itching of anus.
Chronic diarrhea, or even dysentery, of weak, sickly children; humid, fetid eruptions.
Dysenteric yellowish slimy stools, with much tenesmus, cutting colic, and general prostration.
After least food or drink, or after chagrin, griping and dysenteric stool.
Stool: retarded but soft; costive, with much urging; frequent enough, but hard and insufficient; inertia of rectum; impaction.
A fair-haired, delicate-looking girl is much troubled with constipation, bowels only act once a week; motions are hard, round, and dry, and come away like dog's feces.
Constipation with bad taste in mouth, pain in gums, irregular appetite; when Mercur. has been insufficient.
Itching in anus while sitting, when not at stool.
Hemorrhoids, with enlarged prostate; intense pain in back and through whole pelvis.


Itching needlelike stitches in region of urinary organs.
Constant darting pain in region of left kidney, agg. from cold, lying in cold bed, amel. from heat, when becoming warm in bed.
Urine scanty, dark, heavily loaded with mixed urates.
Pressure upon bladder.
Frequent urging to urinate, with a scanty discharge in a thin stream, or discharge of dark urine in drops.
Urging to urinate; scarcely a spoonful was passed, mostly of a dark yellow red color, in a thin stream; at times dribbling of urine, always followed by a sensation as if bladder were not yet empty.
Frequent urging to urinate in newly married people, especially the women; great irritability of bladder and urethra.
Involuntary discharge of urine, acrid and corroding, with burning; agg. from motion; constipation.
Straining or external pressure causes no discharge of urine; after difficult confinement.
Micturition copious and very frequent.
Profuse discharge of pale urine with urging.
Burning in urethra during and after urinating.


Sexual desire excited.
Impotency with irritability of bladder and urethra, brought on by sexual excess.
Effects of onanism or sexual excesses; loss of memory; hypochondriasis; taciturnity; face sunken; abashed look; nocturnal emissions; backache; weak legs; relaxed organs; deficiency of vital heat and tendency to take cold; deep-sunken, red, and lustreless eyes; hair falls out; loss of prostatic fluid and impairment of sexual desire; dull and contusive pains in testicles; voluptuous itching of scrotum; atrophy of testicles.
Seminal emissions followed by great chagrin and mortification; prostration; dyspnea.
A man, aet. 25, sanguine temperament, single, general health good; emissions followed by prostration; three succeeding nights profuse and sticky; spermatic cord full and knotty before emissions; right testicle lower than left; less fullness and no knots in cord after emission; shooting pains through right testicle and up cord of that side; emissions take place before dawn, seldom waking him; subject to headache; restless, unrefreshing sleep; unpleasant dreams, in trouble, sees naked women; scrotal perspiration, with unpleasant, fleshy odor after sleep, not noticed during day; sticky smegma, not acrid; discontented, low-spirited (Staphis. controlled emissions, Selenium cured).
Chronic prostatitis in old men; pain extending from anus along urethra, coming on after walking or riding, with frequent micturition by day, urine passing in small quantities, with dribbling afterward.
Pressive pain in left testicle while walking, also after rubbing; still more violent when touched.
Stitching toward left groin and testicle, each dart or stitch followed by such itching that he was compelled to scratch; darts and stitches began deep in flesh and ended upon surface, point of ending being place that itched.
Testicles inflamed, with burning, stinging, pressing and drawing pains; shooting and drawing in cords; right testicle feels as if compressed.
Atrophy of testicle in a man, aet. 50, of robust constitution; about twenty-five years ago had mumps on left side; on exposure to cold, left testicle began to swell until it nearly reached size of a goose-egg; as swelling receded testicle dwindled down to size of little finger, very soft and flabby; nearly ever since he has suffered from an aching pain in it, especially on outer side; great sensitiveness to touch; pain more violent after touching it, or after any friction, with sharp shooting pain up cord into abdomen; walking upon frozen ground causes uneasiness; at times so sensitive at night, he cannot sleep without keeping his knees widely separated; there does not seem to be any inflammation in it; unpleasant sensation in cerebellum, can hardly describe it, extends from occipital protuberance to left ear, seems as if it were hollow, yet there is a dull ache, a feeling as if brain were not large enough to fill space; when he happens to hurt testicle, head trouble is agg.; region of head alluded to is sensitive to pressure; amel. after sexual intercourse; at times thoughtful; if reading, and some one calls his attention suddenly, he forgets where he was reading and what about; scrotum on that side contracts, itches, and he has often to pinch and rub it between thumb and finger.
Atrophy of testicles.
Soft, humid excrescences on and behind the corona glandis.
Large, easily-bleeding lardaceous ulcer on penis; condylomata about anus, and erosion like a chronic eczema, with profuse discharge of offensive-smelling serum; burning, twitching, stitching pains, agg. to an intolerable degree during stool, and allowing him no rest.
Mercurial syphilis; dry, pediculated fig-warts and mucous tubercles; nervous weakness.


Nymphomania, with extreme sensitiveness to mental and physical impressions; mind has been dwelling too much on sexual subjects.
Very sharp shooting pains in ovary, which is exquisitely sensitive to pressure; pains extending into crural region and thighs.
Flow of blood from genitals, a long time after critical age.
Menses: irregular, late and profuse; sometimes wanting; first of pale blood, then dark and clotted; occasionally spasmodic uterine contractions.
Amenorrhea in consequence of chagrin with severe indignation.
Scorbutic diathesis, granular vegetations of vagina.
Painful sensitiveness of sexual organs, especially when sitting.
Spasmodic pains in vulva and vagina.
Stinging itching of vulva.
Prurigo senilis, or from parasites.


Feeble voice from weakness of vocal organs, after anger.
Hoarseness, with much tenacious mucus in larynx and chest.
Nasal voice from stoppage of posterior nares.
While talking she swallows continually.
Rawness in larynx from talking.
Sensation of constriction and pressure in throat pit after anger, agg. when swallowing.


Dyspnea: with constriction; after seminal emissions; toward end of coition.
Shortness of breath from fullness and constriction in hypochondria and upper portion of abdomen.

COUGH. [27]

Cough: spasmodic, hollow, with expectoration of yellow, tough, purulent mucus at night; only during day; after vexation or indignation; agg. after eating meat; excited by cleaning teeth.
Sputum loosened at night and generally swallowed.
Croupy cough in Winter, alternating with sciatica in Summer; cough drove him out of bed compelling him to sit up all night, could not breathe while lying down, sensation as if something were loose in pit of stomach, like loose flesh, that pulled every time he coughed; cough excited by tobacco smoke.


Soreness and rawness in chest, especially when coughing.
Sticking itching between costal cartilages.
Sharp stitches with intermissions of several seconds, in region of fourth costal cartilage of right and left sides; they slowly penetrate from within outward, without affecting inspiration or expiration.
Fine itching sharp stitches, which provoke scratching in upper part of sternum, just beneath pit of throat.
Pain in muscles of chest, as if bruised, in morning when she moves in bed, and by day when she folds her arms; no sensitiveness to touch, and none in breathing.
Pain sometimes sticking, in and through diaphragm and lower part of chest, affecting her only on turning and rising in bed after waking in morning, especially when she goes to bed early, i. e, has been lying a long time, and when stretching out arms in drawing for a long time during day.
Tightly adherent mucus in chest.


Palpitation: from least motion; from mental exertion; from music; after siesta; nervous; so marked it can be seen, shakes the whole body.
Stitching pains in heart, or region of heart, stopping breathing.
Trembling beating of heart.
Pulse frequent and small; often trembling.


Painful swelling of glands of throat, neck and axillae.
Itching pimples on nape of neck.
Rheumatic drawing, pressure and tension in neck, with stiffness.
Pain as from a sprain in right shoulder, only in motion.
Violent pressive pain in left shoulder joint, not amel. by any motion.
Dull sticking pains in shoulder joint, agg. on touch and motion.
Itching stitches in both axillae.
Pain in small of back as if broken to pieces, in morning in bed.
Pain in small of back as after overlifting; agg. at rest, at night and in morning, and when rising from a seat.
In small of back stitches and pain, as from a sprain, during rest, ceasing on walking.
All joints are stiff in morning on rising from bed, especially shoulders, and sacral and hip joints.
Violent stitches upward in back.
Suppurating swelling in psoas muscles.


Paralytic pressure in both upper and forearms, agg. by motion and touch.
Herpes: with scabs on elbows; on hands.
Eruption of small pustules on arms and hands, gradually spreading, and exuding a yellowish corroding discharge; severe tensive burning pains.
Tetter on hands, itches in evening and burns after scratching.
Numbness in tips of fingers.
Sensation as if a hard skin were drawn over tips of fingers of left hand; there is little feeling in them, and sensation of touch is suspended.
Paralytic drawing pain in first joints of fingers at union of metacarpal bones, agg. by motion.
Fine jerking tearing in muscles of several fingers and in thumb, especially in tips.
Deep burning itching, sharp, needlelike stitches in left thumb, provokes scratching.
Osteitis of phalanges of fingers.
First phalanx of left index finger affected; ulceration and swelling about joint.
Bones, especially of fingers, imperfectly developed.
Arthritic nodosities on fingers.


Nates ache while sitting; pain extends to small of back, sacrum and hip joint.
Sticking itching in gluteal muscles.
Pulsating in hip joint, as from beginning suppuration.
Aching pain around hip joint when walking and sitting.
Daily pains beginning at crest of ilium, right side, extending backward and downward to thigh, agg. early morning, on rising or on sitting down, amel. standing and from warmth.
Exceedingly severe pain in right leg, extending into genitals, particularly testicles; attacks followed by great prostration. ~ Sciatica.
Morbus coxarius, with abscess in right iliac region; temperature 103.2F, pulse 120; right leg one-half inch shorter than left; right foot everted and gluteo-femoral crease on that side obliterated; limps in walking; night sweats; had a severe fall before present series of symptoms.
Crural neuralgia, stinging, stitching pains during movement.
Mrs. A., aet. 30, never pregnant; menses irregular, uncertain, always late, sometimes wanting, but profuse, continuing a week or longer, consisting at first of pale blood, which became dark and clotted; occasionally spasmodic uterine contractions; from ten days to two weeks previous to menses, sharp pains during motion, extending from point of egress of right crural nerve on thigh down over inner surface of knee, to great toe; constant aching of limbs, with great heaviness during rest; after first sense of pain, paralysis of leg, till menses fully appeared, when it gradually became normal, dull aching of nates while sitting, extending to sacral and hip joint regions and small of back; dull stitches during movement, and drawing sensation during rest, about knee and patella; paroxysms of stinging pain along fibula, near malleolus; sweat at night, great general prostration; sinking feeling in stomach and abdomen; complete amelioration of all pains during rest at night. ~ Sciatica.
Aching in thighs, when walking.
Fine itching stitches in inner side of thigh provoke scratching.
Legs painfully weak, especially knees.
Stitches in knee and knee joint.
Drawing stitches in right knee joint, agg. by motion.
Dull stitches in knee joint near patella; on touch stitches change to pressive pain.
Dull stitches in right knee joint, immediately after rising in morning, agg. by motion.
Burning stitches on outer side beneath left knee, at intervals.
Sensation of stiffness and contraction in hollows of knees; dribbling of urine.
Tearing pain in muscles of one or other leg, while standing and sitting.
Burning stitch in right tibia during rest.
Sticking tearing in and beneath right calf and above left heel.
Sticking itching just above right outer malleolus; provokes scratching but leaves no special sensation.
On putting foot to ground, pricking in balls of feet as if toes would be drawn down.


All the limbs are affected; everything is sore.
Osteitis of phalanges, with sweating and suppuration.
Arthritic nodosities of joints, especially of fingers.
Gout, rheumatic gout, and gouty nodosities, in corpulent men advanced in life, feeble pulse, palpitation dyspnea on exertion, pains in smaller joints of hands and feet, with much swelling and hardness; generally skin coaffection, alternating with pains in joints; soles of feet tender, knees weak.
Acute articular rheumatism of fast or debilitated men, with shifting pains.


Rest: aching of brain amel.; neuralgia of scalp amel.; pain in small of back agg.; drawing about knee and patella; burning stitch in right tibia; great heaviness of limbs, and aching.
Lying: on head, stinging in head agg.; impossible to breathe; a long time, pain through diaphragm.
Resting head upon hand: heaviness of head amel.
Sitting: vertigo agg.; itching in anus; painful sensitiveness of sexual organs; nates ache; aching around hip joints; pain from crest of ilium to thighs agg.; pain in muscles of legs.
Standing: pressive headache agg.; pain from crest of ilium to thighs amel.; pain in muscles of legs.
Stooping: vertigo; as if head would burst.
Turning or rising in bed: pain through diaphragm and lower part of chest; all joints are stiff.
Rising from a seat: pain in small of back agg.; pain from crest of ilium to thighs.
Motion: headache agg.; tearing pains in bones and periosteum; cranium agg.; head, ringing in ears; involuntary discharge of urine agg.; least, palpitation; pain in shoulder; pain in left shoulder not amel.; pain in shoulder joint agg.; pressure in arms agg.; drawing pain in joints of fingers agg.; crural neuralgia; sharp pains before menses; dull stitches about knee; stitches in knee joint; sharp pains; chill.
Turning head rapidly: vertigo.
On putting foot to ground: pricking in balls of feet.
Walking: vertigo; vertigo amel.; pain from anus along urethra; pressive pain in testicle; pain in small of back ceased; aching pain around hip joint; aching in thighs; weakness of whole body; knees agg.
Exercising: in open air, chill.
Riding: pain from anus along urethra.
Swallowing: pressure in throat pit agg.

NERVES. [36]

Very sensitive to least impression, either mental or physical.
Neuralgia: facial; of shoulder joint and arms; crural; sharp pains during motion, aching of limbs with great heaviness during rest.
Weakness of whole body, especially knees, when walking.
Weariness and weakness, in morning.
Great weariness and sleeplessness; after eating feels the need of lying down.
Painfullness of whole body as if bruised, with an excessively weak sensation.
Nervous weakness; a feeling as if done up after much hard work.
Paralysis on one side, from anger.
Twitches at night.
Convulsions, with loss of consciousness, retraction of thumbs and foaming at mouth, brought on by domestic troubles (being unjustly accused of infidelity); intervals between fits from two to three days, at first, later a fit every month or two; duration of each attack in proportion to free interval; from 1850 to 1865 was continually under allopathic treatment, without least benefit; in spite of her many years of sickness she still looked robust; neither cranium, spine nor any other part of her body showed anything remarkable, only her physiognomy was rather stupid and her intellectual faculties weak; she complained of loss of memory and impossibility to think.

SLEEP. [37]

Violent yawning, forces tears from eyes; as if he had not slept enough; with desire to stretch.
Amorous dreams with emissions.
Sleepy all day, awake all night, body aches all over.
Goes to sleep late: from crowding of ideas; because herpes or ulcers burn and itch.
Child wakes, pushes everything away and wants everybody to go away; restless at night, as from frightful dreams, calls for mother often.

TIME. [38]

Morning: child's ill-humor agg.; brain aches; dryness of eyes; piercing drawing in carious tooth; chest as if bruised; pain in small of back; all joints are stiff; pain from crest of ilium to thighs agg.; after rising stitches in knee joints; weariness and weakness; sleepy.
During day: fleshy odor about genitals not noticed; cough only; when folding arms chest as if bruised.
At 3 P. M.: stinging on head agg.; chill.
Day and night: putrid-smelling sweat.
Evening: sensitiveness of scalp; dryness and pressure of eyes; tetter on hands itches; chill, with heat.
From evening to morning: pain in eyeball, temple and side agg.; pains from eye to teeth agg.
Night: scintillations before eyes agg.; toothache; testicle very sensitive; expectoration of mucus with cough; pain in small of back agg.; sweat; sciatica, symptoms agg.; twitches; awake; restless; burning heat on hands and feet; fetid sweat.
Midnight: all symptoms agg.
After 12 P. M.: external heat followed by chill.


Heat: pain in kidney agg.
Hot things: touching teeth agg. pain.
Heat of bed: stinging on head agg.
Warmth: sensitiveness of scalp agg.; pain from crest of ilium to thighs amel.
Becoming warm in bed: pain in kidney amel.
Warm room: neuralgia of scalp amel.
In room: vertigo; warm, chill agg.
Change of air: neuralgia of scalp agg.
Open air: vertigo when walking; toothache agg.
Slightest gust of wind: legs feel as if they were going out from under him.
Cold: pain in kidney agg.
Cold bed: pain in kidney agg.
Cold air: drawing in, agg. toothache.
Application of cold water: pain in stye amel.
Cold water: teeth and gums very sensitive.
Washing causes feeling of tension of scalp.
Winter: croupy cough.

FEVER. [40]

Chill: predominates; without thirst or subsequent heat; 3 P. M.; amel. exercising in open air; in evening, with heat in face; ascending from neck over head, or running down back; more in a warm room.
Heat: wants to uncover; thirst; external, after 12 P. M., followed by chill toward morning; burning at night, mostly on hands and feet.
Sweat: profuse; cold on forehead and feet; smelling like rotten eggs; with desire to uncover; at night, fetid.
Tertian fever, with symptoms of scurvy; constipation.
Before and after ague, ravenous hunger.


Alternate: croupy cough and sciatica.
Daily: pains from crest of ilium to thighs.
Nightly: twitching.
Same time in evening: biting itching on upper part of occiput.
Several days: itching biting on scalp.
For three days and nights: toothache.
For three successive nights: profuse emissions.
From two to three days: convulsions, later one fit every month or two.
Once a week: bowels act.
Every month before full moon: anchylosis.
For eight months: styes on upper eyelid.
Six years ago: had a steatoma cut out as large as a pea, two years ago had another cut out, then a third.
For sixteen years: attacks of mental disturbance every four years, beginning at 4th of January and lasting two months.


Right: hard pressure of forehead; pressure in temporal region; dull stitches in temple; sticking in back teeth of lower jaw; painful pressure in side beneath umbilicus; shooting through testicle; testicle lower than left, feels as if compressed; pain in shoulder; from crest of ilium to thigh; abscess in iliac region; leg one-half inch shorter than left; foot everted; severe pain in leg; from egress of crural nerve on thigh to knee and toe; stitches in knee joint; stitch in right tibia; tearing in and beneath calf; sticking itching just above outer malleolus; boring stitch in tibia.
Left: pressing stitch in half of forehead; stitches in temple; marginal blepharitis and ectropion of eye; burning stinging on temple; looking at sun hot water runs out of eye; as of a hard substance beneath upper lid; upper tarsal edge itches; styes on upper eyelid; burning stitches in cheek; tearing pain in upper jaw and in cheek; severe pain behind ear and into arm; toothache in upper bicuspid; stitching toward groin; pain in region of kidney; pressive pain in testicle; stitching toward groin and testicle; had mumps on side; testicle swelled; occipital protuberance to ear, as if it were hollow; pain in shoulder; as if a hard skin were drawn over tips of fingers; stitches in thumb; ulceration and swelling about joint of index finger; burning stitches beneath knee; tearing above heel.
From within outward; stitches in sides.


As if legs would go from under him; as if stupefied; as of a round ball in forehead; as if head would burst; as if brain were compressed; as if bones would be pressed out; brain as if torn to pieces; as if occiput were hollow; as if brain were not large enough for space; as if occiput were compressed internally and externally; as if hard substance were pressing on skull; as if eyes were very dry; as if a hard substance were lying beneath left upper lid; as if wind blew into ears; as if cheek were swollen; as if glands beneath chin were swollen; as if teeth were hollow; as if stomach were hanging down; as of a heavy weight lying upon stomach; as if abdomen would drop; as if bladder were not yet empty; testicle feels as if compressed; as if something were loose in pit of stomach; as if chest were bruised; as if small of back were broken to pieces; as if a hard skin were drawn over tips of fingers of left hand; as if toes would be drawn down; whole body as if bruised; as if done up after much hard work.
Pain: in a hollow tooth; in roots of teeth; in gums; from anus along urethra; in muscles of chest; in shoulder; in small of back; from nates to small of back, sacrum, hip joint; at crest of ilium; in smaller joints of hands and feet; in bones.
Inexpressible pain: shot from lips over face.
Intense pain: in back and through pelvis.
Violent pain: in teeth.
Severe pain: in styes; behind ear into arm; in right leg to genitals.
Sharp pain: from point of egress of right crural nerve on thigh down over inner surface of knee to great toe.
Stupefying pain: in head.
Cutting pain: in teeth; in abdomen.
Tearing pains: in bones of head; through upper teeth; in muscles of one or other leg.
Fine jerking tearing: in muscles of several fingers and in thumb.
Gnawing tearing: in teeth.
Sticking tearing: in and beneath right calf and above left heel.
Bursting pain: in eyeball, temple and sides of face.
Beating pain: from tooth to eye.
Shooting: pain from teeth into ear; through right testicle and up cord; sharp, in ovary.
Throbbing: in temples.
Darting pain: in region of left kidney.
Jumping pain: in teeth.
Spasmodic pains: in vulva and vagina.
Severe tensive, burning pains; in pustules on arms and hands.
Gnawing pain: in teeth.
Griping pain: in abdomen.
Stitching pain: in teeth; toward left groin and testicle; in heart or region of heart; crural neuralgia.
Stitches: in ears; in region of fourth costal cartilage; in small of back; violent; in knee and knee joint.
Boring stitches: in right tibia.
Pressing boring stitch: in forehead.
Drawing stitches: in right knee joint.
Burning stitches: on outer side beneath left knee; in right tibia.
Sharp, burning, needlelike stitches: in left temple; externally on vertex; in left cheek; in left thumb.
Fine itching sharp stitches: in upper part of sternum; in both axillae.
Itching needlelike stitches: in region of kidneys; in inner side of thigh.
Dull stitches: in right temple; in knee joint near patella.
Biting drawing: in hollow tooth.
Piercing drawing: in carious tooth.
Paralytic drawing pain: in first joints of fingers.
Drawing pain: in testicles.
Pressing pain: from teeth to eye; in induration beneath chin; in left testicle; in left shoulder joint.
Aching: in gums; in stomach; in left testicle; in nates; around hip joint; of limbs; in thighs.
Tensive pains: from eye-teeth and cheeks; in stomach.
Contusive pain: in testicles.
Dull pain: in testicles.
Tickling sticking: in back teeth of lower jaw.
Sticking itching: between costal cartilages; in gluteal muscles; just above right outer malleolus.
Burning stinging: on head.
Itching biting: on scalp; on upper part of occiput.
Burning itching: in left thumb.
Stinging itching: of vulva.
Sticking pain: through diaphragm and lower part of chest; in shoulder joint.
Burning pain: in teeth; in testicles.
Stinging: in bones of head; in testicles; crural neuralgia; along fibula.
Smarting: of scalp; of eyes; in rectum; in ulcer.
Burning: in urethra; in ulcers.
Pricking: in balls of feet.
Rawness: in larynx; in chest.
Scratching: in choanae; in throat.
Soreness: in chest.
Heat: in cheek; in face.
Painful drawing: in several places in head.
Rheumatic drawing: in neck.
Hard painful pressure: in abdomen.
Constriction: in throat pit; in hypochondria.
Tension: over whole scalp; in epigastrium; in neck.
Drawing: about knee and patella.
Pressing: in bones of head; in testicles; in neck.
Paralytic pressure: in both upper and forearms.
Pressure: over nape of neck; in right side of forehead; in head; in upper lid; in incisors; upon bladder; in throat pit; in outer part of tibia.
Heavy weight: between eyes.
Heaviness: of head; in limbs.
Pulsating: in hip joints.
Dull feeling: of head.
Sensation of fatigue: in all joints.
Sinking feeling: in abdomen and stomach.
Unpleasant sensation: in cerebellum.
Muddled feeling: in brain.
Dryness: of eyes; of margins of lids.
Stiffness: in hollows of knees; in all joints.
Numbness: in tips of fingers.
Itching: on scalp; at occiput; in margins of lids; toward groin and testicle; of anus; of scrotum; of pimple on nape of neck; of tetter on hands; in ulcers.


Stiffness and sensation of fatigue in all joints, on motion.
Painful swelling of glands.
Swelling and suppuration of bones and of periosteum.
Arthritic nodosities on joints.
Large abdomen; voracious and canine hunger; swelling of submaxillary and cervical glands; frequent and constant attacks of catarrh; unhealthy and readily ulcerating skin; fetid night sweats; frequent boils; teeth as they appear, turn dark or crumble; mouth aphthous, gums appearing pale, spongy and bleeding when touched; nostrils sore from catarrh; eyelids and corners of mouth ulcerated; colic after least food or drink; stools hot, smelling like rotten eggs or dysenteric; irritability. ~ Atrophy of children. ~ Rachitis.
Mercurial bone diseases: pain in bones with a debilitated feeling in joints; swelling of bones; boring stitches in right tibia; drawing, with pressure, in outer part of tibia; periostitis, and osteitis, running their course together, with very severe pains; scrofulous osteitis.
Caries, following syphilitic nodes, in broken-down patients; there is a painful ulcer, with scanty or watery discharges; bone is easily broken down under probe; skin for some distance around ulcer is dusky-red or brown, with vesicles or pin-holes discharging a watery fluid.
Scorbutic ulcers; itching and burning in ulcers; gnawing, jerking, tearing or shooting pains; pus excessive, acrid, ichorous and fetid, or scanty, agg. from touch and pressure.
Mechanical injuries from sharp, cutting instruments; after surgical operations, colic, f. i. lithotomy or ovariotomy.
Injuries caused by sharp, cutting instruments, glass, etc.
Incised wounds.


Touch: stitch in temple; drawing in head agg.; of spoon or fork to lips caused inexpressible pain; toothache agg.; pain in induration beneath chin; teeth and gums very sensitive; gums ache; pressive pain in testicle more violent; left testicle very sensitive; pain in shoulder joint agg.; pressure in arms agg.; stitches turn to pressive pain in knee joint; gums bleed; ulcers agg.
Contact: pain in bones and periosteum agg.
Pressure: of hat, neuralgia of scalp agg.; toothache amel.; on gums causes bleeding; occipital protuberance to ear sensitive; ovary very sensitive; ulcers agg.
Rubbing: itching biting on scalp agg.; itching of upper tarsal edge amel.; of neck band caused pain in induration; after, pressive pain in left testicle.
Scratching: causes bleeding of scalp and discharge of non-glutinous fluid; tetter on hands burns; causes burning.
Lacerated or incised wounds.
After severe fall: morbus coxarius.

SKIN. [46]

Herpes: dry, with scabs on joints; chronic, with nightly twitching; burn after scratching.
Ulcers: in scurvy; mercurial; syphilitic.
Fig-warts: dry, pediculated; after abuse of mercury.
Eczema; yellow, acrid moisture oozes from under crusts; upon denuded surface new vesicles form which burst; by scratching one place itching ceases, but appears in another.
Whole body covered with pustules, spots, stripes and pimples; severe itching.
Itching or burning in ulcer; gnawing, jerking, shooting or tearing pains; smarting in ulcer; pus excessive, acrid, ichorous, and fetid or scanty.


Boy, aet. 3months; lichen.
Girl, aet. 3; affection of finger.
Boy, aet. 12, slender build, light complexion, scrofulous; morbus coxarius.
Woman, aet. 23; moderately strong constitution, confined 6 months ago, labor very severe and instrumental, since then suffering; enuresis.
Man, aet. 25; laceration of cornea.
Mrs T., aet. 25, suffering eight years; tinea capitis and inflammation of eyelids.
Mr. B., aet. 25, sanguine temperament, single, general health good; nocturnal emissions.
Woman, aet. 30, rheumatic; prosopalgia.
Mrs. A, aet. 30, never pregnant, crural neuralgia.
Man, aet. 32, of Irish parentage; mental disturbance.
Mrs. B., aet. 32; steatoma of eyelid.
Woman, aet. 32; tumor of gums.
Woman, aet. 36, suffering since last pregnancy, seven years ago; eruption on arms.
Man, aet. 44, formerly had frequent attacks of conjunctivitis; styes.
Man, aet. 50, robust constitution; atrophy of testicle.
Man, aet. 54, hotel-keeper, mild, amiable, blonde, sanguine sympathetic temperament, years ago supposed to be dying of consumption; cough.
Woman, aet. 60; convulsions.
Girl, fair hair, delicate-looking; constipation.
Young woman, tall and slender, dark complexion, mild and gentle disposition, suffering eight months; hordeolum.


Antidoted by: Camphor.
It antidotes: Mercur., Thuja.
Compatible: Colocyn., Caustic.
Incompatible: Ran. bulb.
Compare: Coccul., Coffea.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 10, 1891
Description: Clinical materia medica of Staphysagria
Remedies: Staphysagria
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
year: 1891
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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