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Baptisia Tinctoria - Generalities symptoms - Hering

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HPUS indication of Baptisia Tinctoria: Flu-like symptoms

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Baptisia Tinctoria in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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Excellent in phthisis; chills 10 A.M. and 3 P.M.; high fever, drowsiness.


Delirious stupor; falls asleep while answering a question or while being talked to.

Afraid to go to sleep, fears nightmare and suffocation. See 26.

Drowsy, stupid, tired feeling; disposition to half close eyes.

Slept well until about 3 A.M., then restless until morning; tosses about.

Restless; does not sleep quietly.

Cannot sleep; head or body feels scattered about the bed.

Quiet but persistent wakefulness; melancholy.

Nausea and vomiting

Pressure at the stomach, belching of large quantities of wind.

Nausea with eructations, followed by painful vomiting.

Feeling as if he would vomit, but no nausea, with severe shooting in left kidney and to the left of the umbilicus.

Eating and drinking

All symptoms worse from beer.

After breakfast, dull feeling.


Prostration, with disposition of the fluids to decompose.

Stiffness of all the joints, as though strained; rheumatic pains and soreness all over the body.

Discharges and exhalations fetid.

Ulceration of mucous membranes, especially that of the mouth, also with tendency to putrescence.

Contact, Injuries, etc.

Intolerance of pressure; hence must often change position; feels as if bed-sores would form.

Touch 25. Pressure 10, 19.


As if too large head, hands.


Restless, uneasy, could confine himself to nothing; wanted to be moving from place to place, evening.

General weak feeling, but worse of lower limbs.

Great languor; wants to lie down.

Paralysis of whole left side; left hand and arm numb, powerless.

Slides down in bed; feels as if sinking away.

Indescribable sick feeling all over.

Temperature and weather

Warmth of fire 40. Open air 26. Hot weather 20. Autumn 20.

Averse to open air. θ Sore throat.

Chilly, 10 or 11 A.M., afternoon glowing heat. θ Lung troubles.

Chill, Fever and Sweat.

Chilly all day; whole body feels sore; chill over the back while sitting by a fire, forenoon.

Chilly going into the open air; chills over the back and lower limbs; evening.

Whole surface hot and dry, with occasional chills, mostly up and down the back.

Heat at night; burning in the legs preventing sleep.

Limbs feel hot, except the feet, which are cold.

On awaking at 3 A.M., flashes of heat, feeling as if sweat would break out.

Flashes of heat from small of back in all directions; dull, heavy aching, great prostration.

Fever originating from confinement on shipboard, without good care or food.

Sweat breaks out and relieves; critical sweat on forehead and face. θ Typhus.

Fetid sweat; frequent sweating; also worse from small of back in all directions.


Pain in spells 3.


Right 3, 17, 18, 19, 22, 26, 28, 31, 40. Left 8, 16, 17, 19, 21, 28, 32, 33, 36. Above downwards 13, 31, 32, 43. Up and down 40. From small of back in all directions 40.

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