Handbook of Materia Medica and Homeopathic Therapeutics by T.F. Allen

Homeopathy Remedy Phellandrium

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TF Allen
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) $ Phellandrium [Phel] homeopathy drug symptoms from Handbook of Materia Medica and Homeopathic Therapeutics by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathic remedy Phellandrium [Phel]

      A tincture is made of the dried seeds of Phellandrium aquaticum, L. Ally. Conium


      Sticking here and there, in back, groins, etc., if she moves the trunk while sitting. Sensation as if all the vessels were in a tremulous motion when sitting and standing an hour after dinner. Weariness and sleepiness; W. in forenoon, so that she could scarcely move her feet; an hour after dinner, (<) knees; of feet, then of whole body. Amelioration on motion and in open air.


      Excited in evening, and joyous. Lively mood, with facile movements of body and agreeable warmth. Sadness; all the forenoon; all day, with fear as of impending misfortune and weeping. Apprehension; an hour and a half after dinner, with tightness about chest Fretted; by everything, and she had a morose expression. Absorbed in herself and in thought.


      Falling back and forth when walking. Sound in brain as if some one were beating on a metal that was swinging freely, waking him at 5 A.M., then gradually dying away. Aching, (<) sinciput, A. in forenoon, with Dullness; after dinner, with sweat on top of head as far as forehead, then coldness of head; with compression in sides of head. Dullness. Heaviness; with fulness; as if it would be drawn backward to nape. Intoxication; in open air, Vertigo; at 1 P.M. with confusion of head; when sitting and moving about; (<) open air, (>) lying down; (<) walking, it seems as if something projected from forehead so that she could not see over it; so that she could scarcely open her eyes; even to falling backward; with heaviness of head, it falls to the side to which she turns it. Amelioration in open air; A. of headache and most of the head troubles during dinner.

Forehead. Sticking in r. side. Tearing; extending to r, side when standing after dinner. Intermittent burrowing in l. side. Movement back and forth in it. Pain in l. side, with warmth in it; dizzy P. in l. side, with heat in head and hands.

Sticking in front of l. temple. Sticking burning in l. temple at 9 P.M. Pressure in r. temple. Tearing in upper part of r. side of side of head on shaking head; T. extending downward in r. side. Sticking in vertex at 3 P.M., with painful throbbing; S. in l. side of V. after dinner, with hot organs from occiput to vertex; in r. side after eating, side after eating, with tearings; sudden, so that it drew the head backward. Burrowing in vertex, (<) l. side. Heaviness as if a hard body were upon V. Constriction in V. extending to sinciput; almost burning C. on V., (<) towards forepart and l. side.

Sticking in r. side of occiput. Tearing in l. Intermittent pain in O. Burrowing in l. occipital protuberance. Almost burning constriction on O. Dullness of O. Stitching like flea-bites on r. side of O., then smarting. Biting like flea-bites in a spot on r. upper part of head, (>) rubbing. Itching, (>) scratching; on r. side of head; on r. side of occiput; on l. temple at 2.30 P.M.; above r. side of forehead at 9.30. P.M.

Clinical Neuralgic headache, a feeling of crushing on the vertex.


      Dryness and sticking; D. and burning. Frequent biting in l. Itching, (>) rubbing, in r. at 8 P.M.; in l. after dinner; sticking. Lachrymation; in morning; with biting. Intermittent pressure about them. Frequent tearing in upper margin of r. orbit. Lids close from heaviness and sleepiness; twitching, after dinner; tension in a spot on l. lower, with burning; burning in morning; biting burning in l. upper at 9.30 P.M.; biting on l.; itching on l. lower, (>) rubbing; biting itching on l. at 3 P.M. Itching in r. inner canthus, (>) rubbing. Itching-sticking biting in inner canthus. Vision dim when sewing.

Clinical Inflammation of the eyes and headache, eyes only half open, looks as if she been crying for a week, photophobia, lachrymation, inner surface of the lids as red as scarlet, with weight on the vertex and burning shooting in the temples.


      Tearing in r. external meatus; behind l. at 3 A.M.; frequent, in r. after dinner; frequent itching behind l. Boring within l.; deep within l. extending to lower jaw. Itching biting in r., that extended deeper on boring in with finger. Crawling itching externally and internally in r., (>) boring in with finger and rubbing. Singing in r. at 8 A.M., with ringing.


      Itching vesicles in r. nostril, becoming confluent and smarting when scratched off. Stoppage, with rough voice; S. in evening necessity to sit up at night to get air, next morning fluent coryza. Coryza, with hoarseness, redness, burning and swelling of nostrils and swelling of upper lip; fluent C., with hoarseness. Sneezing. Smell lost.


      Pallor. Sticking like a flea-bite on r. side between chin and lower lip after eating. Tearing in a spot on l. lower jaw. Pinching on l. cheek in open air, with tearing to and fro, a kind of twitching. Tension in skin of l. side, with heat; T. in a sport on l. cheek, (>) rubbing. A pimple that had previously existed on upper lip began to burn.

Clinical In a very nervous coffee-drinker, it cured attacks of intense livid redness of the face.


      Tearing in the cavity of a r. upper tooth; in last l. upper molar at 1.30 P.M., (<) touch of tongue, with sticking; in last r. lower molar in evening in cool air, (>) in the house; in cavity of l. lower molars at 8.30 P.M.; itching T. in the roots of a r. upper and opposite lower molar during dinner. Redness posteriorly of gum of l. lower incisors, with swelling and ulcerative pain on pressure. Tearing in gum of r. upper back tooth. Biting, almost like a burning, on inner surface of gum of anterior lower incisors.

Red, burning vesicles on r. margin of tongue towards tip. Biting burning, as from blisters on tip of tongue. Burning prickling on tip of tongue. Mouth and throat dry at night, so that swallowing is difficult. Salivation. Frothy saliva, which she must spit out often after dinner. Taste slimy; T. like cheese; bitter to beer; sweat after drinking water half an hour after dinner.


      Mucus provoking hawking; and cough. Hawking of mucus in evening on account of rawness in throat. Chokes easily when drinking in evening. Sticking at 4 P.M., (>) eating bread, but returning; S. from 4 till 7 P.M., (>) eating, with pressure; from 4 till 6 P.M. on empty swallowing and swallowing of saliva, with pressure, compelling hawking, then swallowing in painless; S. (<) swallowing. Rawness; with hoarseness; R., with short breath; intermittent R. Dryness in morning, (>) breakfast, with thirst, returning that night, at night, and thirst for beer in morning, especially for fresh milk. Burning in oesophagus, extending downward.


      Appetite increased; lost, stomach seems full constantly. Easts only soup at noon without appetite. Thirst in morning; with desire for acids; for milk in morning, temporarily (>) soup, with aversion to water; in forenoon and after eating, with aversion to and dread of water, though liquid food agrees with her; at 5 P.M. for milk and beer, with aversion to water.

Empty eructations at 8 P.M.; E. tasting of the dinner eaten an hour previously; with odor almost like bed-bugs; ineffectual, with pressure in stomach. Nausea; with desire to eructate; with emptiness in stomach and movements about intestines; then pressure in stomach, (>) empty eructations; so that she was often obliged to spit. Loathing of the veal that had been eaten in the evening.

Stitches above pit. Pinching in epigastric region, with cutting. Sensation as if an acrid, pungent exhalation arose form it, with ineffectual effort to eructate. Sensation as if full of water that would rise, up, then sensation of a large, round body twisting about in stomach, that afterwards fell downward, then rumbling in stomach, Oppression, (>) rising. Burning. Emptiness. Discomfort.


      Distention. Rumbling and gurgling. Movements; causing coldness. Emissions of flatus at 1.30 P.M.; frequent E., with nausea in abdomen and thin stool, without tenesmus. Cutting at 7 P.M., (>) soft stool. Griping before and during stool, with flatulence, then tenesmus in anus. Pinching, (<) about umbilicus, with soft stool; P. at 3 A.M., with cutting, as before diarrhoea, (>) hard stool, afterwards return of the pains with tenesmus, (>) liquid stool. Pain caused by flatus that is not passed, in morning. Anxiety rising into stomach waking her after midnight (she had eaten potatoes and vinegar in the evening), with nausea, then diarrhoea twice, with pressure and tenesmus, then sore pain in anus. Burning extending into stomach.

Incarceration of flatus by ribs and in sacral region in morning. Constriction i r. hypochondrium when eating, extending in a straight line to l., where it became a sticking, (>) rising form the seat and walking. Biting internally in r. hypochondrium. Sudden burning in r. hypochondrium. Short movings back and forth in upper. A., causing coldness. Pinching in upper A. an after dinner, with desire for stool, but emission of only flatus. Pain in upper A. and about umbilicus 2 A.M.; intermittent, in upper A. at 2 P.M.

Pinching in umbilical region, with constriction; sudden r. Biting in a spot to r. of umbilicus. Twinging in r. side of A. Sticking in r. flank during inspiration after dinner, and on bending to r. sticking in r. groin. Cutting in middle of hypogastrium, extending on r. side to epigastric region. Intermittent pinching in hypogastrium.

Rectum and Stool

      Ineffectual urging; then burning in anus. Itching in anus that becomes burning after rubbing. Stool, with glistening of upper surface, then burning in anus. Thin stool, then tenesmus and sore pain in anus ( (>) Rheum). Soft S. in evening, he usually had a hard one in forenoon. Hard S., with pressure: H., with pain in anus; H., copious, with clawing. S. three times a day, with much flatus.

Urinary Organs

      Desire, but little is passed, with burning; frequent D. Frequent micturition, urine pale. Urine pale, almost greenish. Urine increased; scanty.

Sexual Organs

      Itching of prepuce, (>) scratching Menses too early, with weakness, (>) walking; too early, lasting only a day and a half, wand scanty. Menses that had just begun ceased. On appearance of menses, weakness, yawning, bruised pain in inner surfaces of thighs, so that she could neither sit, stand, walk not lie on account of pain, (>) bending body towards the l. and in afternoon, menses lasted four days, flowed only morning and evening and rather profusely.

Respiratory Organs

      Dry cough in afternoon; in evening, with sticking and short breath. Paroxysmal cough at 1.30 P.M.; at 3 P.M. Easy expectoration of mucus in morning. Short breath when walking.

Clinical Bronchitis and emphysema, with rapid respiration, cough compels him to sit up day and night, with sleeplessness, and ulcers on the legs, with tearing, sticking pain. Valuable for the extremely offensive expectoration in the last stage of phthisis.


      Sticking deep in l; in r. lowest ribs; in l. lower ribs at 2 P.M.; in costal cartilages to l. of pit of stomach at 7 P.M. on various motions of trunk; in middle on breathing after dinner on inspiration and yawning an hour and a half after dinner; in upper part of sternum, somewhat to r. side, not affected by respiration; frequently in r mamma; through r. mamma near sternum, extending to back between shoulders, after dinner, then into r. side of sacrum, (<) breathing; inward beneath l. mamma, not affected by breathing below l. shoulder, extending into l. chest; in last true ribs, extending towards ensiform cartilage, after dinner, not affected by breathing, with screwing-together pain in stomach; tearing, through l. mamma at 3 P.M.; biting, in r,. nipple in evening before lying down. (Compare above with Conium).

Pressure in l. side in morning in bed, (>) lying on l. side; when standing, provoking deep breathing; upon chest, with tightness of breath. Oppression, with shortness of breath; O. in a spot on r. side when breathing. Lower part of sternum and pit of stomach sensitive to pressure. Burning in upper part of sternum and in middle of l. scapula, when standing.

Clinical Pain in the milk tubes, which is intolerable when musing.

Heart and Pulse

      Sticking in Praecordial region, not (<) motion or breathing, with drawing. The thumping of heart felt in forepart of chest. Pulse rapid, with warmth; 80, an hour after dinner; slow; full and hard.

Neck and Back

      Twitching in cervical vertebrae and between shoulders. Tearing beneath l. lower jaw, then in l. side of head, extending behind ear and into lower jaw, when it becomes a gnawing. Bruised pain in back when sitting an hour and half after dinner, (>) walking. Twinging in lower end of l. scapula, or constriction. Sticking in r. lower false ribs, by back; between scapulae after dinner; in lower end of l. scapula when eating; in sacrum at 5 P.M.; in lumbar region on deep breathing. Sudden biting in r. side of sacrum.

Upper Extremities

      Tearing in r. shoulder; towards forepart of l. Twitching in middle of inner surface of r. upper arm, or itching into shoulder, when eating; of r. side of sacrum.

Upper extremities

      Tearing in r. shoulder; towards forepart of l. Twitching in middle of inner surface of r, upper arm, or itching. Tearing on inner surface of r. upper arm extending into shoulder, when eating; in r. elbow; in r. radius, from elbow to middle of forearm; on under surface of l. forearm at 8 P.M.; in l. ulna above wrist after eating; in r. thumb towards tip; between second and third joints of l. middle finger, towards back of hand; in first joint of thumb towards the front at 2 P.M.; intermittent jerking, in first phalanx of r. thumb after dinner.

Lower Extremities

      Sticking in r. hip by sacrum. Tearing down anterior surface of r. thigh, just above knee; from l. knee down tibia at 9 P.M. Drawing pain downward in bed of l. knee. Sensation as if blood were accumulating in knees, almost like a burning, at 1 P.M., when sitting and standing. Grumbling in l. calf as after a long walk, at 1.30 P.M. Tearing downward in r. calf; T. posteriorly in l. heel; on margin of r. foot near little toe; in r. sole in morning; lightning-like, in l. sole towards toes at 9 P.M.


      Blue like petechiae between breasts and neck. Wartlike pimple on r. side of neck. Burning, biting and corrosive itching sticking, like electric sparks, here and there, in head, trunk, nose, ears, cheeks, chest, arms, etc., from 8 till 10 P.M. Almost burning or prickling on r. surfaces of calves at 1 P.M. when sitting, walking and standing, in r. calf it extended to heel, almost as if after fatigue. Sensation of fly above r. eyebrow. Biting in bend of r,. knee. Itching on l. scapula near axilla at 8 P.M.; on back of r. hand, by first finger-joints, after dinner. Itching, (>) rubbing; about l. ear; on l., then on r. ear in evening before lying down. Itching, (>) scratching; in various places; in r. brow; on nape; on lower surface of l. wrist; on t. side of rose at 2. 30 P.M.; in front of r, nostril at 3 P.M.; on r. breast at 9. 30.; on l. cheek after dinner; on side of sacrum after dinner. Itching not (>) scratching, on r. thigh after dinner, with biting. Burning itching on upper margin of l. scapula; on l. concha at 9 P.M., (>) scratching.


      Yawning; after dinner, without sleepiness; with sleepiness; with stretching. Falls asleep when standing at work. Long sleep in morning, during which she hears everything. Sleepless till 2 A.M. Waking early; at times before midnight, then long sleep in morning; after midnight, but soon feel asleep again frequent; twice towards morning, with feeling as in limbs would fall asleep. Dreams various, unremembered; frightful D., that lightning struck close by him; of fighting, in which he got a good beating; pleasant, of gardens, parties, pleasure, etc.


      Chilliness; from 6 till 10 P.M., with general shivering, gooseflesh on arms and cutting in epigastric region; from 7 till 9 P.M., (>) in bed, with shivering; at 9 P.M.; after dinner; internal, from 8 P. M. till midnight, with frequent shaking. Shivering from 4 till 10 P.M.; (>) sleep; from 4 P.M. till night, with thirst; as if she had been dashed with cold water. Coldness of forehead, (>) open air, with heat of head.

Rising of heat when standing after breakfast, with sweat about forehead. Heat in head after dinner, with thirst for milk; in head, with Dullness; (<) l. side, with redness of face and heat of hands; internally in head, nape and hands, with sweat on head and nape; in temples, (<) l., then in rest of head, with sweat on head and hands, with moderate warmth of skin; sensation of heat and sweat on scalp, with feeling of warmth in hands, the H. starts from l. side of occiput, where it continues a burning or distress a long time, as in calves, at 1.30 P.M.; of face, (>) open air, with redness; internal, in cheeks, with redness of face; in neck beneath l. lower jaw, as if approached by a glowing hot iron.

Clinical It has been prescribed in intermittent fever, with pain in the arms.

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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