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Manganum Oxydatum Nativum homeopathy medicine – drug proving symptoms from Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica by TF Allen, published in 1874. It has contributions from R Hughes, C Hering, C Dunham, and A Lippe.


Native black oxide of Manganese (Pyrolusite) Preparation: Triturations.


Dulness in the forepart of the head, caused by pressure in the head (sixth day). Heaviness and heat in the sinciput (ninth day). Heaviness and pressure in the forehead (first day). Jerking burning in the skin of the forehead, obliging scratching, with heat in the skin, for nearly an hour (seventh day). Pressure and heat in the forehead (first day). Pressure in the forehead, with vertigo (seventh day). Tearing in the side of the head and face (second day).


Violent burning sensation below the eyes lasting several minutes, though the skin was cool (third day).


A peculiar pressure deep in the left ear (seventh day).


Face pale (first day).


Nausea, several times towards noon (eighth day). Pressure in the stomach, several times (third day). Cutting in the stomach, several times (first day).


Violent persistent stitching in the left hypochondrium, aggravated by inspiration and pressure (eleventh day). Cutting in the umbilical region (first day),; (fourth day). Violent cutting in the umbilical region, shooting upward (tenth day). Violent cutting in the abdomen, extending into the chest; at 4 P.M. (second day). Violent colic, and light, thin stool, after which the pain, especially in the umbilical region, continued and was aggravated by pressure; after half an hour another similar stool; and in the evening still another (twelfth day).


Stool thin and light-colored (eleventh day). Light-colored thin stool, followed by cutting in the umbilical region; in the morning (thirteenth day). Stool harder than usual (ninth and tenth days). Stool delayed, hard and scanty, at 9 P.M. (first day).

Urinary Organs

Urine rather increased in quantity (third day).

Respiratory Organs

Sticking and tickling in the larynx, with dry cough, lasting until the irritation to cough in the larynx ceased, with-out expectoration; the same symptom had been noticed on the previous day, woke him from sleep at night, and occurred several times during the second day. very frequent scraping and scraping tickling in the larynx followed by dry cough (fifth day).


A peculiar pressure, not easy to describe, deep behind the sternum (sixth day).


A peculiar sensation of heaviness and pressure in the left lumbar region aggravated by bending towards the left side, lasting several minutes, at 3.30 P.M., before dinner (third day).

Superior Extremities

Prickling in the left hand (first day).

Inferior Extremities

Pains in the bones of the left lower leg while walking, so that walking was very difficult (first day). Boring in the bones below the right knee (seventh day). Violent boring in the right tibia, noticed before taking the dose (sixth day). Very violent pinching pain in the right ankle, so that standing was painful, aggravated by motion, but lasting only a few minutes (tenth day).

General Symptoms

More easily fatigued, and becoming heated and perspiring more easily, than usual (sixth day). Very weak after even slight motion, all day (first day). Very weak after the slightest motion (twelfth day). Pressure and boring in several bones (eighth day).


Much heat of the whole body (first day). Much internal heat, and much less sensitiveness than usual to the cold air generally (ninth day).

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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