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Hyoscyamus Niger
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Hyoscyamus Niger

Henbane, Hyoscy, Hyos

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HPUS label indication: Twitching

Below are the strongest indications of Hyoscyamus Niger in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Disturbs the nervous system profoundly. It is as if some diabolical force took possession of the brain and prevented its functions. It causes a perfect picture of Mania of a quarrelsome and obscene character. Inclined to be unseemly and immodest in acts, gestures and expressions. Very talkative, and persists in stripping herself, or uncovering genitals. Is jealous, afraid of being poisoned, etc. Its symptoms also point to weakness and Nervous agitation; hence typhoid and other infections with Coma vigil. tremulous weakness and twitching of tendons. Subsultus tendinum. Muscular twitchings, spasmodic affections, generally with delirium. Non-inflammatory cerebral activity. Toxic gastritis.
Better, stooping.
WORSE, at night, during menses, after eating, when lying down.
Antidotes: Bell.; Camph.
Compare: Bellad.; Stram.; Agaric.; Gels.; Hyoscyamus Niger. Hydrobrom. - scopolamine hydrobromide ( Paralysis agitans; Tremors of disseminated sclerosis. Sleeplessness and nervous agitation. Dry cough in phthisis. Similar in its effects to Alcohol, both recent and remote. Corresponds to the effects of strong poisons introduced into or generated within the body. Symptoms of uraemia and acute nervous exhaustion. A remedy for shock. Third and fourth Dec. trituration. In physiological dosage (1-200 gr.) mania and chorea; insomnia. Scopola (Japanese Belladonna) - chemically identical with Hyoscine ( Joyous delirium, licking of lips and smacking of mouth; sleepless; tries to get out of bed; sees cats, picks imaginary hairs, warms hands before imaginary fire, etc.)
Sixth, to 200th potency.

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); bright-red

    MIND (click for more)

Delirium, with attempt to run away

Great hilarity; Inclined to laugh at everything

Talkative, obscene, lascivious mania, uncovers body; jealous, Foolish

Very suspicious

Low, muttering speech; Constant carphologia, deep stupor.

Behaviour; attempts to escape
Behaviour; foolish behaviour
Behaviour; jumping; out of bed
Behaviour; makes gestures; as if intoxicated
Behaviour; makes gestures; picks at bedclothes
Behaviour; makes gestures; ridiculous or foolish
Behaviour; nymphomania
Behaviour; runs about (see escape)
Behaviour; striking


Delirium; antics, plays
Delirium; maniacal
Delirium; muttering
Delirium; quiet
Delirium; raging, raving
Delirium; violent

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; about self; circumstances; wrong; has suffered (see injured)
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; illusions of fantasy

Desires, wants; company
Desires, wants; sex, lustful
Desires, wants; to be naked
Desires, wants; to be naked; in delirium
Desires, wants; to hit something
Desires, wants; to kill

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; cheerful, happy
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; excessively religious (see anxiety, despair, fear)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; jealousy
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; laughing; silly
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mirth, hilarity, liveliness, etc.
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium); tries to kill people
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium); violent, intense feeling
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium); violent


Fantasies; confused
Fantasies; of exaltation

Insanity; mania, madness

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of being alone (see company)
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of people
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of water
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; during sleep
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; during sleep; starting from sleep
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; from fright

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; imbecility

Memory; active memory
Memory; weakness of memory
Memory; weakness of memory; for what has been said
Memory; weakness of memory; for what has heard

Perception; does not recognise his relatives

Restlessness, nervousness
Restlessness, nervousness; night

Shameless; exposes body

Symptoms follow intense emotions; disappointed love

Talking, conversation; answers not lucid; daze returns quickly after answer
Talking, conversation; aversion to answering
Talking, conversation; muttering (see delirium)
Talking, conversation; of others
Talking, conversation; speech; foolish
Talking, conversation; speech; hasty
Talking, conversation; speech; incoherent
Talking, conversation; speech; incoherent; as if intoxicated
Talking, conversation; speech; nonsense
Talking, conversation; speech; prattling
Talking, conversation; speech; prattling; lies naked in bed
Talking, conversation; speech; unintelligible
Talking, conversation; speech; wandering
Talking, conversation; talkative


Uncooperative; refuses to eat

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

Before epilepsy

    HEAD (click for more)

Brain feels loose, fluctuating

Feels light and confused

Pain, headache; in forehead

Inflammation of brain, with unconsciousness; head is shaken to and fro.

Vertigo as if intoxicated

    EYE (click for more)


Pupils; dilated
Pupils; insensitive to light


Eyes open, but does not pay attention; downcast and dull, fixed

Objects have colored borders.

Pupils dilated, sparkling, fixed

Spasmodic closing of lids


    VISION (click for more)

Double vision

Lost vision, blindness

Objects seem distorted; objects seem large

    EAR (click for more)

Noises in ear; ringing; before an epileptic fit

    HEARING (click for more)


    NOSE (click for more)

Nose bleed
Nose bleed; bright blood

Smell; diminished

    FACE (click for more)


Lips; dryness

Skin; discoloration; bluish
Skin; discoloration; red

    MOUTH (click for more)

Foams at mouth

Lower jaw drops.

Cracked; tongue

Discoloration; tongue; brown
Discoloration; tongue; white

Dryness; tongue

Froth, foam, from mouth

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); tongue

Teeth; deposits on teeth during illness (see mucus)
Teeth; grinding
Teeth; grinding; epilepsy
Teeth; looseness

Tongue; movement of tongue; difficult (see protruded)

Teeth covered with sordes

Tongue dry, red, cracked, stiff and immovable, protruded with difficulty; speech impaired

    THROAT (click for more)

Uvula elongated.

Cannot swallow liquids


Stinging dryness

Choking, constricting
Choking, constricting; convulsive
Choking, constricting; larynx; during cough (see cough choking)
Choking, constricting; on swallowing (compare stomach; retching); liquids
Choking, constricting; when drinking

Elongated uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Mucus; in the air passages
Mucus; larynx

Swallowing; difficult
Swallowing; impeded
Swallowing; impossible

Tickling in the air passages
Tickling in the air passages; while lying down

Voice; rough

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Colic, as if abdomen would burst

After irritating food.

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; during convulsions
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; typhoid fever

Bloated; trapped wind


Pain; cutting; lower part of abdomen

Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; before epilepsy
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all drinks
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; water
Stomach; disordered; before epilepsy
Stomach; hiccup; after eating
Stomach; hiccup; night
Stomach; hiccup; with convulsions
Stomach; inflammation

Colic, with vomiting, belching, hiccough screaming


Nausea, with vertigo

Red spots on abdomen.

Stomach; Hiccough, eructations empty, bitter


Vomiting, with convulsions; hematemesis; violent cramps, relieved by vomiting; burning in stomach; epigastrium tender

    RECTUM (click for more)

Diarrhoea; painless
Diarrhoea; with fever; typhoid

Involuntary stool

    STOOL (click for more)

Diarrhoea during the lying-in period

Diarrhoea, colicky, pains; Involuntary, aggravated by mental excitement or during sleep

Involuntary defecation.

    URINE (click for more)

Involuntary micturition

Bladder paralyzed

Has no will to urinate ( Caust.)

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Before menses, hysterical spasms

During menses, convulsive movements, urinary flux and sweat

Excited sexual desire

Female; pain; labour pains; spasmodic
Female; period; bright-red
Female; sexual intercourse; desire increased

Lascivious; exposes his person; plays with genitals during fever.

Lochia suppressed

Male; Impotence

Puerperal mania.

Spasms of pregnant women

    COUGH (click for more)

Comes on suddenly
Comes on suddenly; night

Constant; lying down

Dry cough
Dry cough; night
Dry cough; night; sitting up
Dry cough; while lying down

From emotions; nervous; while lying

Hacking cough; while lying down

In cold air


Night; waking from the cough

Racking; sitting up




While lying down

With or after chill or fever; during fever

    CHEST (click for more)

Dry, spasmodic cough at night (worse lying down; better sitting up), from itching in the throat, as if uvula were too long


Spasm, forcing bending forward

Suffocating fits

    BACK (click for more)

Spasms; opisthotonos (body bent backward and stiffened)

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Picking at bed-clothes; plays with hands; reaches out for things

Child sobs and cries without waking.

Cramps in calves and toes

Epileptic attacks ending in deep sleep

Movements and positions; convulsion
Movements and positions; irregular movement
Movements and positions; jerking
Movements and positions; twitching
Movements and positions; twitching; foot
Movements and positions; twitching; hand

Paralysis; painless

Perspiration; lower limbs

Spasms and convulsions

    SLEEP (click for more)

Coma vigil

Starts up frightened

Intense sleeplessness

Falling asleep; from the least mental exertion

Sleeplessness, insomnia
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after mental exertion
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from excitement

Waking; from cough

Sopor, with convulsions

    CHILL (click for more)

In bed


Periodic, recurring; every fourth day

    FEVER (click for more)

Continued fever
Continued fever; dazed from fever
Continued fever; in brain (cerebral)
Continued fever; in complete daze

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

During sleep

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Will not be covered.

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; after emotions
Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure, during fever (distended)
Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure

Constriction; externally

Convulsions; convulsive movements
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; from excitement
Convulsions; from fright
Convulsions; in women; from childbirth
Convulsions; internal
Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
Convulsions; with falling
Convulsions; without consciousness

During sleep


Fluid build up; excess of blood, or other fluids

In women; symptoms at beginning of period
In women; symptoms during period

Jerking; muscles

Lying down; lying down


Numbness; externally

On waking

Pain; cutting; internally

Paralysis; internally
Paralysis; of organs

Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; full
Pulse; hard
Pulse; hard

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold


Twitching; of tendons

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

Nerves; Great restlessness; Every muscle twitches
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.