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

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H.C. Allen - no Limulus
T.F. Allen  
Boenninghausen - no Limulus
Boericke - no Limulus
Boger - no Limulus
Hahnemann - no Limulus
Hering - no Limulus
Kent Lectures - no Limulus
Kent New remedies - no Limulus
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory - no Limulus
Morrel - no Limulus
Nash - no Limulus
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Limulus cyclops, Fabricius. (Polyphemus occidentalis, Lamarck; under which name it is figured and described in the Nat. Hist. of New York); Limulus polyphemus, Say.

Class, Crustacea. Order, Poecilopoda.

Common name, Horse-foot, Sauce-pan; early colonial name, King crab.

Preparation, Triturations of the dried blood.

. Limulus cyclops. L. polyphemus. Polyphemus occidentalis. King-crab. Horse-foot. Sauce-pan. (Coast of North America). N. O. Merostomata, or Poecilopoda of the Crustacea. Triturations of the dried blood.


Apoplexy. Cholera. Constipation. Diarrhoea. Fever. Haemorrhoids. Sea-bathing, effects of. Skin, affection of.


Limulus was proved in the lower triturations by Hering, Lippe, and others. Among the symptoms recorded the most notable was a rush of blood to the face, with heat of face and over whole body, recalling a similar symptom of Ast. r., another sea-animal. The remedy does not appear to have been much used, and Hering has omitted it from his Guiding Symptoms. The only italicised symptoms in Allen are these "Frequent rush of blood to the face, and painful fulness of the whole right half of the body, especially here and there, and in the lower extremities" (a symptom of Hering's from the first centesimal trituration); and "heat, burning, and constriction in abdomen" (Blumenthal, a grain of 1st trit). There was much gastro-intestinal disturbance, and in one prover a choleraic condition. Headache caused by straining at stool. The flushing of the face was agg. in afternoon. There was dyspnoea agg. by drinking. Coryza agg. drinking cold water. Heat in face alternated with confusion in head.

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(Afternoon), Difficulty of breathing; heat in face.

(Evening), Confusion in head, etc.; coryza, etc.

(Night), On going to bed, pressure in head; on going out, pain in haemorrhoids.

(Drinking water), Respiratory troubles.

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Compare Homarus, Ast. r.; Fer. (flushing); Indium. (pains in head from straining at stool); Ars. (ill-effects of sea-bathing). SYMPTOMS.

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(It was very difficult to recollect names),

Very indifferent mind with constant confusion of head.

The great disinclination to wash and inability to accomplish much, which he had experienced since the sea-bath, disappeared completely during the day and gave place to mental quiet, steadiness, with constancy and perseverance in performing very irksome duties.

(Very difficult to recollect names.)

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Confusion of the head, and pressure, at first over the whole forehead, and then only on the right side; five to ten minutes later a pain in the articulation of the left great toe,

General Head.

Confusion of whole head attended with dulness and heat of face; together with dull feeling over whole body, esp. in abdomen, where it increases to a kind of burning in evening.

Stool followed by headache.

Pressure in head amel. after running from nose.

Feeling of warmth r. side of forehead.

Pressure on r. side of head, deep internally, extending back and forth several times during the day.



Violent pain in the right side of the head "locality;" the right side of the head remains confused (after fifty-five minutes),

Pressure in the right side of the head, deep internally, extending back and forth several times during the day (first day),

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Lachrymation of the right eye (first and second days),


Feeling of warmth above eyes.

Pressure about eyes deep in bones.

Violent pains drawing back and forth behind l. eyeball.

Lachrymation; of r. eye.

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Stopped sensation deep in the right ear in the evening (first day),

Bubbling deep in the right ear,


Stopped sensation; bubbling deep in r. ear; evening.

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Snuff has a greater effect than usual, in the evening (first day),

Sneezing and fluent coryza all day.

Running from nose renewed after a glass of cold water; feeling of heat in face and over whole body as in fever; after a while prickling as in perspiration with only moist skin.

Snuff has a greater effect than usual in evening.

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Lines in the face, as in a dying person (in a kind of cholera),

Jerking pain in the left side of the upper jaw, in the evening (first day),

Lines in face as in dying person (in a kind of cholera).

Rush of blood to face.

Jerking pain in l. side upper jaw, evening.

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Frequent gnawing pain in last upper back teeth, now r., now l.

Mouth slimy, with small pasty, insufficient stools, morning.

Taste metallic, of the drug, and general sensation as if he had taken medicine; sweetish, coming from both sides as if from the teeth; earthy, extending back into palate.


General Mouth.


Earthy taste extending back into the palate (while triturating),

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Burning-itching points, here and there, immediately,


Prickling as in perspiration, with only a moist skin (second day),

Violent itching in the hollow of the left knee (first and second days), ; lasting a week in both, continuing still longer in the right,

Burning itching points here and there immediately.

Small burning itching spots on face.

Small brownish spots on backs of both hands as if warts would form.

Itching and eruptions like small weals on l. shoulder and in hollow of both knees, lasting more than a week, agg. r. side.

Eruptions on hands, small itching vesicles, esp. on backs of fingers.

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Much hawking,

Much hawking.

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Violent pain below the sternum (which he had never had, nor anything like it), seeming like a transient cutting from above downward, and from right to left; especially on stretching out the right arm; in the forenoon, then at noon, then at 2 o'clock (sixth day),

Oppression of chest, weakness and yawning.

Suffocative swelling up in middle of chest behind sternum, taking away breath, and, when violent, becoming painful, as from beating of waves in aorta.

Violent pains below sternum, like transient cutting from above down, and from r. to l., agg. on stretching out r. arm; in forenoon; then at noon; then at 2 p.m.

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Cough during the afternoon sleep repeatedly waking him (first day),

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A peculiar difficulty of breathing in the lower part of the chest, as if there were an impediment below the diaphragm, so that he cannot take a deep breath, even when outstretched, as if there it were too full, in the afternoon; better in the evening (fourth day),

Respiratory organs


Voice husky; must constantly hawk, though the voice remains weak and hoarse, with difficult respiration, evening.

Cough during the afternoon sleep repeatedly waking him.

Sudden violent cough.

Respiratory troubles after drinking water, in afternoon and repeatedly afterwards.

Dyspnoea after drinking water.

Peculiar difficulty of breathing in lower chest as if an impediment below diaphragm, cannot take deep breath even when outstretched, as if it were too full there, in afternoon, agg. evening.

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Pains in the small of the back and loins; a bruised feeling on bending backwards (from taking cold?), (third day),

Pain in back; in small of back and loins, bruised feeling on bending back. 21. Limbs.

Weakness in limbs.

Cramp-like sensation in limbs.

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Diarrhoea-like sensation in the abdomen (immediately),

Cutting colic, with a feeling of heat in the abdomen (after one hour),

Sensation as though he had a dissolving acid in the intestines, and all the pains seemed to be caused thereby; as though he had a gangrene in the stomach, and then burning in the intestines,

Profuse emission of loud (very offensive) flatus.

Pain here and there in all places in abdomen.

Warmth and painful sensation in abdomen.

Heat, burning, and constriction in abdomen.

Cramp-like pain.

Cutting colic, with feeling of heat.

Sensation as though he had a dissolving acid in intestines, and all the pains seemed to be caused thereby; as though a gangrene in stomach, and then burning in intestines.


Deathly nausea (after fifteen minutes); he became as white and cold as marble; constant vomiting and diarrhoea; the lines of the face as in a dying person,

Pressure in pit of stomach, and decided heat of face.

Eructations of water tasting like bad eggs.

Nausea with general sweat.

Deathly nausea; became as white and cold as marble; constant vomiting and diarrhoea; lines of face as in a dying person.

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Stool very watery towards the end (he had not had a watery stool for several weeks); followed by tenesmus and cutting colic, alternating with a sensation of heat in the abdomen (after one hour),

Discharge of some fecal masses, after much pressing,


Stool omitted in the morning (second day),

Stool and anus

A painful swelling, thick as a finger, and very hard nodes, like peas, l. side of anus; he was obliged to lie with limbs spread apart.

Piles l. of anus, following a hard, nodular, lumpy stool, evacuated with pressure, agg. riding in carriage, very painful at night on going out.

Burning and constriction in anus.

A cooling-burning in small spots in anus.

Two diarrhoea-like stools, greenish grey, without pain (first morning).

Stool very watery towards the end.

Desire for stool after dinner; only wind, and after much pressing a few lumps; headache caused by the straining.

Constipation; he feels the stool in the bowels long before the evacuation, as if he were unable to evacuate it.

Hard stool.




Urging to stool, from 6 to 7 P.M., only wind passed (fifth day),

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Sexual organs

Emission wanting during coition in the evening (first day), ; (third day),

Male sexual organs

Burning l. side of scrotum.

Increased sexual desire and power; but more difficult emission of semen.

Emission wanting during coition.

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Extremities in general

Cramplike sensation in the limbs (second day),

Upper limbs

Violent pain in l. metacarpal bone; then shivering and coldness with headache above eyes; again in hands.

Superior extremities

Violent pain in the metacarpal bone of the left hand; then a kind a shivering and coldness, with headache above the eyes, ; again in the hands,

Lower limbs

Painful sensation of fulness in lower limbs.

Pain in r. hip-joint, posteriorly, as if dislocated, agg. by certain motions.

Violent bruised pain in both hip-joints, agg. l.

Right heel feels benumbed on standing on it.

Remarkably sore pain in both heels, when walking and stepping.

Inferior extremities

Great weariness in the knees and above them (after four hours),

Pain in the joint of the left great toe (after five to ten minutes),




The heat of the day at noon was intolerable,

Frequent rush of blood to the face and painful fulness of the whole right half of the body, especially here and there, and in the lower extremities (first day),

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Sleep at night bad,

Much yawning with weakness evening.

Sleep and sleepiness all day.

Sleep at night bad.

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Chilliness with constant trickling from nose.

Cold and white like marble, in cholera.

Feeling of heat in face and over whole body.

Reflexion causes heat of face in evening.

Burning in palms.


General perspiration with nausea,

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Relaxation of mind and body.

Sudden great weakness.

Heat of day at noon intolerable.

Inclination to stretch.

Peculiar feeling as if poisoned.

Frequent rush of blood to face, and painful fulness of whole r. half of body, esp. here and there and in lower limbs.

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