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Bush Master, Surucucu, Laches, Lachesis Mutus

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HPUS label indication: Sore throat

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

Like all snake poisons, Lachesis decomposes the blood, rendering it more fluid; hence a hemorrhagic tendency is marked. Purpura, septic states, diphtheria, and other low forms of disease, when the system is thoroughly poisoned and the prostration is profound. The modalities are most important in guiding to the remedy. Delirium tremens with much trembling and confusion. Very important during the climacteric and for patients of a melancholic disposition. Ill effects of suppressed discharges. Diphtheritic paralysis ( Botulinum.) Diphtheria carriers. Sensation of tension in various parts. Cannot bear anything tight anywhere.
BETTER, appearance of discharges, warm applications.
WORSE, after sleep ( Kali-bich.) Lachesis sleeps INTO worse; ailments that come on during sleep (Calc.); left side, in the spring, warm bath, pressure or constriction, hot drinks. Closing eyes.
Antidotes: Ars.; Merc.; HEAT; Alcohol; SALT.
Complementary: Crotalus Cascavella often completes curative work of Lachesis ( Mure.) Lycop.; Hep.; Salamandra.
Incompatible: Acet-ac.; Carb-ac.
Compare: Cotyledon (climacteric troubles); Nat-m.; Nit-ac.; Crotal.; Amphisbena - snake lizard - (right jaw swollen and painful, lancinating pains; headaches, lancinating pains. Eruption of vesicles and pimples); Naja; Lepidium.

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)


    MIND (click for more)

Great Loquacity
Jealous ( Hyos.) Mental labor best performed at night

Aversions, dislikes; indolence, aversion to work

Behaviour; nymphomania

Delirium; changing subjects rapidly
Delirium; night
Delirium; talks a lot

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; illusions of fantasy
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people

Desires, wants; sex, lustful

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; cheerful, happy
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; ecstatic; exhilaration
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; excessively religious (see anxiety, despair, fear)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indecisive
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; jealousy
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mirth, hilarity, liveliness, etc.
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mirth, hilarity, liveliness, etc.; evening
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; suspicious
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair; religious (of salvation etc.)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; morning
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; morning; on waking
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; vivacious


Fantasies; of exaltation
Fantasies; of exaltation; lively


Insanity; mania, madness; from drinking (delirium tremors)

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; about salvation
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; morning
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; morning; on waking
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; on waking

Intellectual faculties; bright, intelligent, clear; abundant ideas, clearness of mind
Intellectual faculties; bright, intelligent, clear; abundant ideas, clearness of mind; evening
Intellectual faculties; ideas; abundant ideas, clearness of mind
Intellectual faculties; ideas; abundant ideas, clearness of mind; evening
Intellectual faculties; ideas; ridiculous ideas
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; absent-minded (see forgetful)
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion; morning
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion; on waking
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish; on waking
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; imbecility
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; mistakes; in writing
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; weakness of mind

Memory; active memory
Memory; active memory; evening
Memory; weakness of memory
Memory; weakness of memory; for what was read

Mental exertion

Symptoms follow intense emotions; ailments from grief

Talking, conversation; muttering (see delirium)
Talking, conversation; speech; hasty
Talking, conversation; speech; incoherent
Talking, conversation; speech; slow
Talking, conversation; speech; wandering
Talking, conversation; talkative
Talking, conversation; talkative; changing quickly from one subject to another
Talking, conversation; talkative; evening

Unconsciousness; after emotion
Unconsciousness; as in a trance
Unconsciousness; during period

Religious insanity ( Verat.; Stram.) Derangement of the Time sense.

Restless and uneasy; does not wish to attend to business; wants to be off somewhere all the time

Sad in the morning; no desire to mix with the world

Suspicious; nightly delusion of fire

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

After sleep

Morning; on waking

On closing eyes

    HEAD (click for more)

Cerebral haemorrhage

Congestion (see pulsation)
Congestion (see pulsation); from suppressed period
Congestion (see pulsation); fullness

Hair; falling
Hair; falling; during pregnancy

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); back of head (occiput); morning
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); back of head (occiput); on waking

Hot; top of head (vertex)
Hot; top of head (vertex); during menopause

Pain, headache
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); from spirits
Pain, headache; after sleep
Pain, headache; at peak of other symptoms
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); after sleep
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); comes on suddenly
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; eyes
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); pulsating
Pain, headache; burning; top of head (vertex); during menopause
Pain, headache; bursting
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; nose
Pain, headache; from warmth; from exposure to sun
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes
Pain, headache; in forehead; extending to other parts; nose
Pain, headache; in forehead; morning
Pain, headache; morning; on waking
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); comes on suddenly
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; pressing outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead; pressing outward; as though brain would come out
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); lying down
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); morning
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); morning; on rising
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); sleep
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; on movement
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; outward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); temples; while walking
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); while sitting
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); while walking
Pain, headache; pressure
Pain, headache; sudden pain or sudden increase of pain
Pain, headache; temples; pulsating
Pain, headache; violent pains


Pain at root of nose

Pain through head on awaking

Pressure and burning on vertex

Relieved by onset of a discharge (menses or nasal catarrh).

Sun headaches


Waves of pain; worse after moving

With headache, flickerings, dim vision, very pale face

    EYE (click for more)

Defective vision after diphtheria, extrinsic muscles too weak to maintain focus

Bleeding from eyes
Bleeding from eyes; retinal haemorrhage

Discoloration; yellow

Pain; pressing; outward; when pressing throat

Sensation as if eyes were drawn together by cords which were tied in a knot at root of nose.

    VISION (click for more)

Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; black; flickering
Colours and shapes in front of eyes; fiery; rays about the light

Dim; after diphtheria


    EAR (click for more)

Ear-wax hard, dry.

Ear wax; pale
Ear wax; whitish

Noises in ear; morning; on waking

Pain; inside (in ear canal)
Pain; on swallowing
Pain; with sore throat

Sensitive to open air, about ears
Sensitive to open air, about ears; sensitive to wind

Tearing pain from zygoma into ear; also with sore throat

    HEARING (click for more)

Too sensitive
Too sensitive; to noises

    NOSE (click for more)

Bleeding, nostrils sensitive

Coryza, preceded by headache

Hay asthma; paroxysms of sneezing ( Silica.; Sabad.)

Discharge from nose; containing pus


Liquids come out through nose on attempting to swallow

Nose bleed
Nose bleed; at peak of illness
Nose bleed; dark, black blood
Nose bleed; during fever; typhoid
Nose bleed; from blowing the nose
Nose bleed; from blowing the nose; morning
Nose bleed; in women; before period
Nose bleed; in women; when period is suppressed

Pain; rawness; nostrils

Running or blocked nose (coryza); suppressed

Skin or lining of nose; discoloration; redness; tip
Skin or lining of nose; powdery flaking skin nostrils (see discharges)

    FACE (click for more)

Expression; sickly

Heat; hot flashes
Heat; hot flashes; at peak of disease

Lips; cracked lips
Lips; discoloration; bluish
Lips; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

Motions of jaw; dropping of jaw

Pain; extending to other parts; ears
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; tearing
Pain; tearing; extending to ear
Pain; touch

Skin; discoloration; bluish
Skin; discoloration; bluish; spasm of glottis (vocal apparatus of the larynx)
Skin; discoloration; bluish; spots; following out-breaks on skin
Skin; discoloration; red
Skin; discoloration; red; at peak of illness
Skin; discoloration; yellow
Skin; discoloration; yellow; syphilis
Skin; out-breaks on skin; acne; chronic, especially nose and cheeks
Skin; out-breaks on skin; cold sores, herpes
Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby; nose; inside and on nose
Skin; out-breaks on skin; powdery flaking skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); burning inflammation, beneath skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous

Swelling; left
Swelling; lower jaw
Swelling; toothache

Veins swollen
Veins swollen; like marbled nets


Trifacial neuralgia, left side, heat running up into head ( Phos.) Tearing pain in jaw-bones ( Amphisbaena; PHOS.) Purple, mottled, puffed; looks swollen, bloated, jaundiced, chlorotic.

    MOUTH (click for more)

Pain in facial bones.

Aphthous and denuded spots with burning and rawness

Teeth ache, pain extends to ears

Gums swollen, spongy, bleed

Bleeding; gums
Bleeding; gums; easily
Bleeding; gums; profuse bleeding after extraction of teeth

Difficult to open

Discoloration; tongue; brown

Dryness; tongue


Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; gangrenous

Gums; spongy

Inflammation; tongue

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive


Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; tongue

Saliva; thick and sticky

Speech; difficult
Speech; thick

Swelling; gums
Swelling; palate (roof of mouth)

Teeth; feel as if on edge
Teeth; pain
Teeth; pain; brushing teeth
Teeth; pain; from cold; from cold drinks
Teeth; pain; from getting wet
Teeth; pain; from heat; from warm drinks
Teeth; pain; in the spring
Teeth; pain; in women; during period; if the flow diminishes
Teeth; pain; pulsating
Teeth; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging
Teeth; pain; with swelling of cheek
Teeth; sensation of elongated teeth
Teeth; sensitive, tender
Teeth; sensitive, tender; to cold; water
Teeth; sensitive, tender; to touch
Teeth; sensitive, tender; to warmth

Tongue; heaviness, tongue; difficulty in moving (see movement)
Tongue; movement of tongue; difficult (see protruded)
Tongue; movement of tongue; difficulty sticking tongue out
Tongue; movement of tongue; tongue catches on the teeth when sticking out or pulling back in
Tongue; smooth, shining, glazed, glossy tongue
Tongue; trembling
Tongue; trembling; when protruding it

Nauseous taste

Tongue swollen, burns, trembles, red, dry and cracked at tip, catches on teeth

    THROAT (click for more)

In diphtheria, etc., the trouble BEGAN on the left side

Septic parotiditis

collar and neck-band must be very loose.

Diphtheria; membrane dusky, blackish; Pain aggravated by hot drinks; chronic sore throat, with much hawking; mucus sticks, And cannot be forced up or down

Dry, intensely swollen, externally and internally

Feeling as if something was swollen which must be swallowed; Worse, swallowing saliva or liquids

pain into ear

Purple, livid color of throat


Sore, Worse left side, swallowing liquids

Choking, constricting
Choking, constricting; clothing
Choking, constricting; larynx; sleep; during sleep
Choking, constricting; larynx; sleep; on falling asleep
Choking, constricting; on going to sleep

Croup; after sleep

Discoloration; purple

Dryness; larynx
Dryness; night
Dryness; on waking

Elongated uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

External throat; clothing
External throat; constriction
External throat; pain; pressing; throat-pit
External throat; pain; soreness
External throat; sensitive to slightest touch

Hawks often

Inflammation; left
Inflammation; tonsils

Irritation; in air passages
Irritation; larynx
Irritation; larynx; during sleep

Larynx (voice box); bruised feeling; vocal cords
Larynx (voice box); paralysis
Larynx (voice box); sensation of a crumb

Liquids drunk are forced into nose

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; left
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; left; extending to right
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; tonsils
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; tonsils; left


Pain; from warmth
Pain; from warmth; form warm drinks
Pain; larynx
Pain; larynx; bending head backward
Pain; larynx; on touch
Pain; left
Pain; on hawking
Pain; rawness; larynx
Pain; sore
Pain; sore; daytime
Pain; sore; larynx
Pain; sore; larynx; touch
Pain; sore; left to right
Pain; sore; left
Pain; swallowing; liquids
Pain; swallowing; swallowing empty
Pain; when touched

Paralysis; after diphtheria
Paralysis; throat

Pressure in throat-pit

Sensation of something in throat
Sensation of something in throat; bread crumbs
Sensation of something in throat; bread crumbs; hawking
Sensation of something in throat; lump
Sensation of something in throat; lump; during sleep
Sensation of something in throat; lump; not relieved by swallowing
Sensation of something in throat; lump; painful
Sensation of something in throat; lump; returns after swallowing
Sensation of something in throat; lump; throat-pit
Sensation of something in throat; not relieved by swallowing

Sensitive; larynx
Sensitive; larynx; to touch

Spasms, convulsions etc.; gullet
Spasms, convulsions etc.; suffocating sensation

Swallowing; constantly; from fullness in throat
Swallowing; constantly; from lump in throat
Swallowing; difficult
Swallowing; difficult; acrid foods (strong and sharp)
Swallowing; difficult; liquids
Swallowing; difficult; saliva
Swallowing; difficult; sweets
Swallowing; food lodges in the throat

Swelling; swollen sensation, no swelling visible
Swelling; tonsils
Swelling; tonsils; from fluid build-up
Swelling; tonsils; left

Tickling in the air passages
Tickling in the air passages; larynx

Ulcers; throat at back of mouth

Voice; hoarseness

Tonsils purplish

very painful; worse slightest pressure, touch is even more annoying

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Liver region sensitive, Cannot bear anything around waist

Especially suitable to drunkards

Abdomen tympanitis, sensitive, painful ( Bell.)

Bladder; inflammation
Bladder; urination; incomplete (see unsatisfactory)

Bloated; painful
Bloated; trapped wind

Hernia; groin; sensitive

Inflammation; lymph node; generating pus
Inflammation; neck of large intestine (right side, between hip and ribs. typhlitis)

Kidneys; suppression of urine

Pain; clothing
Pain; cutting; during period
Pain; liver
Pain; liver; jarring
Pain; lower part of abdomen; before period
Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; clothing
Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; lower part of abdomen
Pain; tearing; during period
Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver

Sensitive to clothing

Skin; pus, groin glands

Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); with pain in stomach
Stomach; burping, belching; during period
Stomach; clothing disturbs
Stomach; desires, cravings; alcoholic drinks
Stomach; desires, cravings; oysters
Stomach; disordered; not relieved by eating
Stomach; disordered; without hunger
Stomach; nausea; like fainting
Stomach; pain; pressing; after eating
Stomach; pain; sore, bruised, beaten (tenderness); clothing
Stomach; vomiting; with palpitation

Swelling; groin region; glands

Any food causes distress

Empty swallowing more painful than swallowing solids.

Gnawing pressure Made better by eating, but returning in a few hours

Hungry, cannot wait for food

Perceptible trembling movement in the epigastric region

Pit of stomach painful to touch

Stomach; Craving for Alcohol, oysters

    RECTUM (click for more)

Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; after stool
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; painful

Diarrhoea; after sleep
Diarrhoea; in old alcoholics
Diarrhoea; in women; before period
Diarrhoea; night

Flatulence; offensive

Haemorrhage from anus
Haemorrhage from anus; during period

Haemorrhoids; bluish
Haemorrhoids; constricted, blood cut off from haemorrhoids
Haemorrhoids; external

Moisture; during period

Pain; pressing (pressure); not for stool
Pain; soreness
Pain; sudden, sharp; on coughing

Pulsation; like small hammers

Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); but not for stool

    STOOL (click for more)

Anus Feels tight, as if nothing could go through it

Hemorrhoids protrude, become Constricted, purplish

Stitches in them on sneezing or coughing

Constant urging in rectum, not for stool.

Constipated, Offensive stool

Hemorrhage from bowels like charred straw, Black particles

Pain darting up the rectum every time he sneezes or coughs


Odour; like a dead body
Odour; offensive

    URINE (click for more)

Colour; black
Colour; dark
Colour; yellow; light


    GENITALS (click for more)

Male; Intense excitement of sexual organs.

Acts especially well at beginning and close of menstruation.

Coccyx and sacrum pain, especially on RISING from sitting posture

Female; Climacteric troubles, palpitation, flashes of heat, hemorrhages, vertex headache, fainting spells; worse, pressure of clothes
Female; cancer; womb
Female; congestion; womb
Female; congestion; womb; before period
Female; congestion; womb; during period
Female; displacement of womb
Female; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); ovaries
Female; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); ovaries; left
Female; inflammation; womb
Female; menopause
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); at menopause
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); fluid
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); thin, fluid blood
Female; pain; burning; ovaries
Female; pain; ovaries
Female; pain; ovaries; after labour
Female; pain; ovaries; after period
Female; pain; ovaries; before period
Female; pain; ovaries; during period
Female; pain; ovaries; extending right
Female; pain; ovaries; left
Female; pain; pressing; ovaries
Female; pain; sore, tenderness; ovaries
Female; pain; sore, tenderness; ovaries; left
Female; pain; sore, tenderness; womb
Female; pain; sore, tenderness; womb; contact of clothing
Female; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; ovaries; left
Female; pain; womb (see abdomen, pain)
Female; pain; womb (see abdomen, pain); extending to other parts; upward
Female; pain; womb (see abdomen, pain); flow of blood
Female; period; black
Female; period; clotted
Female; period; scanty
Female; period; short duration
Female; period; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin
Female; period; suppressed
Female; sexual intercourse; desire increased
Female; swollen; ovaries
Female; swollen; ovaries; left
Female; tumours; ovaries
Female; tumours; ovaries; left

Male; gangrene; penis
Male; inflammation; penis; foreskin; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Male; masturbates frequently

Mammae inflamed, bluish

Menses too short, too feeble; Pains all relieved by the flow ( Eupion.) Left ovary very painful and swollen, indurated

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Cramp-like distress in precordial region

Breathing almost stops on falling asleep ( grind.) Larynx painful to touch

Cough; dry, suffocative fits, tickling

Feels He must take a deep breath

Little secretion and much sensitiveness; worse, pressure on larynx, After sleep, open air

Deep; desire to breathe deeply

Difficult (dyspnea)
Difficult (dyspnea); after eating
Difficult (dyspnea); after exertion; physical exertion
Difficult (dyspnea); after exertion; with hands and arms
Difficult (dyspnea); after sleep
Difficult (dyspnea); constriction of larynx
Difficult (dyspnea); during sleep
Difficult (dyspnea); during sleep; when falling asleep
Difficult (dyspnea); from talking; after talking
Difficult (dyspnea); night
Difficult (dyspnea); on movement; movement of arms
Difficult (dyspnea); sitting; sitting bent forwards
Difficult (dyspnea); waking with difficulty breathing
Difficult (dyspnea); wants doors and windows open
Difficult (dyspnea); when touching larynx
Difficult (dyspnea); while sitting; sitting bent forwards

Interrupted; during sleep (apnea)
Interrupted; on going to sleep


Sensation as of a plug (Anac.) which moves up and down, with a short cough.

Sensation of suffocation and strangulation on lying down, particularly When anything is around throat; compels patient to spring from bed and rush for open window

Spasm of glottis; feels as if something ran from neck to larynx

Upper part of windpipe very susceptible to touch

    COUGH (click for more)

Choking; as soon as falling into a sound sleep

Coughs in sympathy with others

Coughs when pressure applied; on larynx



Dry cough
Dry cough; night

From mucus; larynx

Hacking cough
Hacking cough; from tickling in larynx


On rising; from bed

On waking

Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in larynx
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in larynx; as if some fluid had gone the wrong way
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); sensation of foreign body in throat; like a crumb in larynx

Suffocating; during sleep

Tickling; larynx

Touching larynx lightly

Violent; morning; on waking

While lying down; after sleep
While lying down; during sleep
While lying down; on going to sleep

With constriction feeling; larynx; on going to sleep

With heart problems

    CHEST (click for more)

Bubbling sensation in blood (see heat flushes)


Congestion; at peak of disease
Congestion; on waking

Constriction, tension
Constriction, tension; on waking

Fullness; heart

Heart; accumulation of fluid, pulmonary
Heart; palpitations
Heart; palpitations; at menopause, or male menopause
Heart; palpitations; from exertion
Heart; palpitations; morning
Heart; palpitations; morning; on waking
Heart; palpitations; on waking

Inflammation; heart; endocardium; rheumatic

Lungs; emphysema
Lungs; tuberculosis; last stage

Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; cramp; heart

Oppressed feeling; clothing
Oppressed feeling; during sleep

Pain; cramp; in heart
Pain; heart
Pain; pressing; heart
Pain; sore, bruised; breast; nipples
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; heart

Paralysis; heart
Paralysis; lung

Perspiration; arm pit; red

Skin; discoloration; blue; from lack of oxygen in blood
Skin; discoloration; spots; mottled

Swelling; arm pit glands

Constricted feeling causing palpitation, with anxiety


Heart; Palpitation, with fainting spells, especially during climacteric

Irregular beats.

    BACK (click for more)

Coldness; lumbar (lower half of back)
Coldness; travelling up the back

Pain; burning; spine
Pain; coccyx (bottom tip of spine); rising from a seat
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); at the beginning of period
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); during period
Pain; spine; irritation
Pain; with rigidness; lumbar (lower half of back)

Pulsating; spine

Skin; out-breaks on skin; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle); neck

Stiffness; neck
Stiffness; neck; with running nose

Neuralgia of coccyx, Worse rising from sitting posture; must sit perfectly still

Pain in neck, worse cervical region

Sensation of threads stretched from back to arms, legs, eyes, etc.

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Pain in tibia (may follow sore throat.) Shortening of tendons.


Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; icy cold
Coldness; lower limbs; leg
Coldness; upper limbs; hands


Heat; foot; sole; evening
Heat; foot; sole; night
Heat; hand
Heat; hand; palm
Heat; hand; palm; night

Heaviness; lower limbs
Heaviness; lower limbs; after exertion
Heaviness; lower limbs; movement
Heaviness; lower limbs; while walking

Inflammation; forearm; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Inflammation; leg; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Inflammation; upper limbs; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)

Inflammed veins in legs of breast feeding women

Injuries; fingers; dissecting wounds

Movements and positions; trembling; lower limbs

Pain; aching; leg
Pain; aching; leg; shin
Pain; burning; foot; sole; evening
Pain; burning; foot; sole; night
Pain; burning; hand; palm; evening
Pain; burning; hand; palm; night
Pain; left then right
Pain; lower leg
Pain; lower leg; shin bone
Pain; lower limbs; extending to other parts; downward
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); after sleep
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); touch
Pain; rheumatic; left to right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; thigh; after sleep
Pain; tearing

Paralysis; after extreme emotion
Paralysis; on one side of body (hemiplegia); left

Problems with walking, gait; lifting feet high with each step, like a chicken

Restlessness; lower limbs; warmth of bed

Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); leg; ulceration
Skin; deep, narrow openings (fistulae); hip
Skin; discoloration; forearm; mottled
Skin; discoloration; hand; blueness
Skin; discoloration; hand; mottled
Skin; discoloration; mottled
Skin; felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); stinging pain
Skin; painful boils, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle)
Skin; ulcers; leg
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; black base
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; bluish with red circle
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; gangrenous
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; mottled
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; offensive smelling
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; painless, slow developing
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; spreading, obstinate blisters

Swollen; forearm; gangrenous
Swollen; hand; dark
Swollen; hand; gangrenous
Swollen; hand; painful
Swollen; joints; bluish
Swollen; leg; bluish
Swollen; upper limbs; bluish

Sciatica, right side, better lying down

    SLEEP (click for more)

Patient Sleeps into an worse

Dreams; amorous
Dreams; death
Dreams; fantastic

Falling asleep; during heat

Not refreshing

Sleep between heat of fever

Sleepiness, tiredness
Sleepiness, tiredness; during the heat

Sleeplessness, insomnia
Sleeplessness, insomnia; after waking
Sleeplessness, insomnia; evening

Sleepiness, yet cannot sleep ( Bell.; Op.) Wide-awake in evening.

Sudden starting when falling asleep

    CHILL (click for more)

Autumn; and spring

Beginning in particular area; back
Beginning in particular area; back; dorsal region (shoulder level)

Desire for warmth, which does not relieve

In spring

In warmth; in warm weather

Periodic, recurring; annual chill
Periodic, recurring; every fourteenth day

    FEVER (click for more)

Chilly in back; feet icy cold; hot flushes and hot perspiration

Continued fever
Continued fever; afternoon
Continued fever; night


Fever from irritation

Fever with skin out-break; scarlet fever

In women; from childbirth

Infectious fevers


Remittent; afternoon

Septic fever (see infectious, continued, from childbirth, etc.)

Intermittent fever every spring.

Paroxysm returns after acids

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

After eating


From pains

Mental exertion


Staining the linen
Staining the linen; bloody
Staining the linen; red
Staining the linen; yellow

    SKIN (click for more)

Boils, carbuncles, ulcers, with bluish, purple surroundings


Senile erysipelas

Bed-sores, with black edges

Blue-black swellings


Dark blisters

Hot perspiration, Bluish, purplish appearance

Purpura, with intense prostration

Pyaemia; dissecting wounds

Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus
Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; after scratching
Abnormal growths; ulcers; black
Abnormal growths; ulcers; black; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bleeding
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bluish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; deep
Abnormal growths; ulcers; dirty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; scanty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; flat (see superficial)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; gangrenous
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened; with red circle around
Abnormal growths; ulcers; mottled with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painless, slow developing
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; around ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; superficial
Abnormal growths; ulcers; surrounded by blisters
Abnormal growths; ulcers; surrounded by pimples
Abnormal growths; ulcers; warmth
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with white spots

Becomes sore when lying down

Blisters; after scratching
Blisters; black
Blisters; bluish
Blisters; filled with blood
Blisters; gangrenous

Discoloration; bluish
Discoloration; bluish; spots
Discoloration; brown, liver spots
Discoloration; mottled
Discoloration; purple (purpura haemorrhagica purplish spots or patches from haemorrhage under skin)
Discoloration; red; spots
Discoloration; red; spots; coppery
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.

Dry; burning

Generally unhealthy

Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); gangrenous

Itching; burning

Moisture; after scratching

Out-breaks on skin; boils
Out-breaks on skin; boils; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle); purple, with small , fluid filled, cysts around
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; flat
Out-breaks on skin; groups of itching blisters
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; nodular
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; black
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; malignant
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); bluish
Out-breaks on skin; scarlet fever
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps)

Pain; burning
Pain; burning; after scratching
Pain; gnawing, biting; after scratching

Scars; become red


Swelling; after scratching
Swelling; bluish-black
Swelling; spongy

Varicose ulcers.

    INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS (click for more)

Poisoning; poisoning by mercury

Shock from injury

Wounds; bleeding freely
Wounds; slow to heal

    GENERALITIES (click for more)


Affects of alcohol

After sleep

At beginning of sleep


Aversion to movement

Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood); in infants
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow
Blood vessels; septicaemia (blood poisoning - chills, fever, must lie down, inflammed lungs, liver, kidneys and other organs)

Cancers; fungus haematodes

Catalepsy (dazed, allows others to position limbs); from jealousy

Constriction; of orifices

Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; cold food
Eating and food; eating
Eating and food; symptoms while fasting
Eating and food; warm food


Extreme emotion

Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; during palpitation
Faintness, fainting; during period
Faintness, fainting; from pain; the heart
Faintness, fainting; on excitement

Haemorrhage; blood does not clot

In spring

In women; period
In women; symptoms after period
In women; symptoms before period

Inflammation; externally
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Inflammation; internally
Inflammation; internally; gangrenous

Jar, stepping

Knotted sensation internally (see ball, sensation of)

Lethargic, tired

Loosening clothing

Lying down; lying in bed


Mucous secretions increased



On waking

Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; tearing; bones
Pain; ulcerative; internally

Paralysis; one-sided; left

Periodic, recurring; fourteenth day



Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; irregular
Pulse; soft
Pulse; weak

Sensitive; externally
Sensitive; internally
Sensitive; intolerance of clothing
Sensitive; to pain

Swelling; swollen sensation

Symptoms not symmetrical; left then right
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm air

Touch; slight touch

Trembling; externally

Warmth; warm air

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from slight exertion
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); mental exertion
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; on rising
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking

Weariness (see weakness)
Weariness (see weakness); morning

Wet weather

When asleep long
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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.