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Belladonna - Mouth symptoms - T.F. Allen

Deadly Nightshade, Bellad, Belladona, Bell.

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HPUS indication of Belladonna: Fever
Common symptoms: Fever, Boils, Confusion, Headache, Frantic.

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



(Case 6).

Mouth in General.

Slimy mouth in the morning on waking, with pressive headache, both of short duration,

The mouth is drawn on one side by spasms,

Convulsive chewing and foam from the mouth,

On chewing dry bread, he could not collect it to a mass,

Aridity in he mouth, as if the mucous membrane had been removed by some pungent or corrosive substance,

Dry, burning mouth, with great thirst,

Burning in the mouth,

Sensation as if the whole mouth was burnt and full of phlyctenae,

Raw feeling at the corners of the mouth, as if they would ulcerate,

Foam from the mouth,

Broth which had been taken appeared sour and left a scratching sensation in the throat,


Speech rapid interrupted,

Speech slow, impeded,

Paralytic weakness of the organs of speech,

Stammering weakness of the organs of speech, with full consciousness,

Stammering speech,

Stammers like one intoxicated,

Indistinct speech; stuttering,

They utter badly articulated, confused sounds,

Difficult articulation,

Speech became more and more difficult,

Difficult speech, difficult breathing, and great lassitude; the power of afterwards anxiety,



She suddenly lost the power of speaking and swallowing and fell into a comatose state (after one hour),

Moved mouth incessantly, evidently with the idea that he was talking, but the sounds he uttered were inarticulate and altogether unintelligible,

Difficulty in speaking, articulation indistinct,

Loss of speech,


The swollen tongue projects beyond the lips, and is turned, now here, now there,

Sensation of great dryness in the mouth; there was a very little tenacious mucous on the tongue, and the lips were hot and peeled off,

Troublesome, continued dryness of the mouth, lips, and throat, with a violent longing for drink, but not satisfied by drink,

Gums and teeth

Teeth and Gums.

Teeth turn yellow and decay,

Suction of the hollow teeth with the tongue causes blood to flow from them, without pain,

Grinding of the teeth,

Violent grinding of the teeth,

(Grinding of the teeth and spasm of the right arm), (Case 20).

The front teeth are as if too long,

The child complained of great pain in his teeth (after forty-eight hours),

An indefinite slight pain in both upper middle incisors, rapidly running thought them (after five minutes),

Toothache, with drawing in the ear,

Toothache, with swelling of the cheek, especially on the right side,

Cramplike drawing pains in the teeth, as if they were being pulled out,

(A digging toothache, of brief duration),

Toothache rather drawing than shooting,

Unpleasant sensation, as if her teeth would be forced out of her head,

A drawing in the anterior molars of the right upper jaw, remaining unchanged under all circumstances,

Dull drawing in the upper right row of teeth, through the whole night; the pain would not permit sleep; the painful part was somewhat swollen (with burning pain), and felt hot to the touch; sometimes, painful jerkings in the teeth,

Toothache, a sharp drawing from the ear down to the hollow tooth of the upper jaw, wherein the pain becomes boring, easier while eating, more violent afterwards, never entirely ceasing during the day, but most violent at night, and completely preventing sleep (after drinking coffee, the pain becomes a dull jerking and boring),

Tearing pain in a lower hollow tooth and in a sound molar adjoining; the pain becomes excessive from contact with air or food (after four hours),

A fine shooting pain in one of the upper hollow molars during the whole day, in consequence of which he can hardly sleep at night, followed by swelling of the cheek,

He wakes up after midnight with violent tearing (?) in the teeth,

On admission of the open air, a steady pain in the teeth, a simple toothache, like a soreness,

Toothache in the evening after lying down, and during mental occupation, a dull pain in he nerve of the fang of the tooth, almost as if it were sore, and, when worse, like a continual cutting,

The teeth are painful in biting anything, as if the roots were ulcerated and would break short off,

Several very painful jerkings or bubblings in the nerves of the fangs of one or more teeth,

Toothache, worse in the evening, at night, after eating, in the open air, and by any contact,

The toothache does not come on during a meal, but in the first few minutes after; it increases gradually to a high degree, and as gradually diminishes; it does not follow drinking,

Constant inclination to pass the tongue over the teeth, in order to relieve the pains,

Frequent bleeding of the gums,

The gum bleeds near to a hollow tooth (after six days),

Vesicle in the gum below one of the front teeth, with pain as if it were burnt,

Extremely painful swelling of the gums on the right side, with fever and sense of chill, (Case 20).

Heat in the gums, with itching and throbbing,

The gum, on being touched, pains as if ulcerated,

Scraping and scratching in the gums, unaffected by external influences,

Pulsation and pain as from an abscess in the gums, which are inflamed and swollen,

Itching of the gums (after half an hour),

Extremely troublesome itching in the gums, with pain in the throat,

The swollen tongue is pressed close behind the lower incisors,


Dryness in the mouth, ,

Dryness of the mouth (after a quarter of an hour),

Dryness of mouth (second day),

Dryness in the mouth, which is almost beyond relief,

Constant spitting, without ejecting saliva,

Sensation of great dryness of the mouth, with very irritable temper; at the same time, the mouth and throat look moist,

Dryness in the mouth, with thirst,

Dryness of mouth and throat,

Dryness of the mouth and pharynx, with a sense of constriction of the throat (after one hour),

Dryness in the mouth; he sits at table and chews his food, without being able to swallow it; the throat felt as if constricted (after half an hour),

Great dryness of mouth and pharynx, with thirst,

Feeling of dryness in the mouth and throat; especially troublesome on attempting to swallow,

Dryness of the mouth and throat, with difficult swallowing,

Dryness in the mouth and throat, with a scraping sensation in the same, and difficult swallowing,

Dryness of the mouth and throat, with difficulty in swallowing; water did not pass down easily; with frequent expectoration of mucus from the pharynx,

Dryness, burning and scraping in the mouth and throat,

Heat and dryness of the mouth and pharynx, with thirst and nausea,

Sensation of heat and dryness in the mouth and pharynx, extending to the stomach; the epigastric region was painful and swollen, with constant thirst,

Soreness on the inside of the cheek; the mouth of the salivary duct is as is eroded,



Abundant salivation,

Tenacious saliva hangs in long strings from the mouth, (Case 20).

Tenacious mucus in the mouth () with sensation of dryness, () hanging in long strings from the mouth,

Following the pain in the forehead, an increase of saliva in the mouth; mucus also collected in the upper part of the throat, which was raised by hawking,

His mouth is full of mucus in the morning; he has to wash it out from time to time; it disappears after a meal,

Accumulation of water in the mouth in the evening for half an hour,

Thick, whitish mucus accumulates in the mouth and throat, with constant inclination to hawk and swallow,



The tongue is white-coated (after a quarter of an hour),

Tongue covered with a tenacious white coating, which comes off in shreds,

The tongue is white-coated; appetite very slight,

Whitish, yellowish, or grayish coating on the tongue,

The vessels beneath the tongue are bluish, and injected with blood,

Tongue rather dark, but moist (after twenty-eight hours),

Furred tongue,

The tongue is moist and white-coated,

Tongue rather moist, rosy red,

The papillae on the tongue are of a deep red color, inflamed and much swollen (after three days),

Cracked, white-coated tongue, with much flow of saliva,

The tongue is swollen (after six hours),

Cramps at the base of tongue (after fourteen hours),

Trembling of the tongue,

Stammering of the tongue,

Tongue heavy, thick, and as if paralyzed,

Impaired mobility of the tongue; consequent impeded speech and difficult swallowing,

Tongue as if paralyzed; dry and cracked,

Tongue felt paralyzed; difficulty in articulating,

Vesicles and small burning pimples on the tongue,

Dryness of the tongue,

Tongue parched,

The tongue dry, as if covered with a crust,

Tongue dry, of a yellow-brown color,

*The tongue hung dry from the child's mouth, and was swollen thick; it was scarcely possible to get some drops of milk into the mouth (after ten hours),

Tongue dry, cracked, difficult to move,

Dryness of the tongue and throat, becoming so great as to interfere with speech,

He noticed that his tongue and throat were extremely dry, and that his tongue was covered with a white clammy fur, which he could pull off in strings. He drank some water, which seemed even to increase the sense of dryness of the tongue,

A feeling as if the tongue lay deeper in the mouth than usual, and so the buccal cavity was more spacious,

The tongue feels as if asleep, lifeless, and furred (in the morning),

Feeling of coldness and dryness of the anterior half of the tongue,

The whole tongue is painful, especially to the touch,

Feeling in the tip of the tongue, as if there were a vesicle on it, which caused a burning pain on being touched, for two days,

In the middle of the tongue, which is coated white, a severe smarting pain, as if from a vesicle (after three days),

Dryness of the whole inner lining of the cheek, the tongue, which looks as if burnt, the roof of the mouth, and the pharynx,

Excessive dryness of the mouth and throat, especially the tongue; patient cannot swallow,

The saliva in her throat was thickened, tenacious, white, and clinging to the tongue like glue, so that she was obliged to put something fluid into her mouth,

Viscid saliva, which adheres to the tongue and escapes in stringy foam from the mouth,

Tongue covered with a white clammy fur, which he could pull off in strings,

Tongue dry and retracted (after nine hours and a half),

Tongue and throat extremely dry,

Tongue pale, dry,

The tongue sticks to the throat on attempting to spit,


Slimy mouth, with the feeling as if a bad smell came from his mouth as when the stomach is disordered,

Bad smell from the mouth, especially in the morning and when fasting,

He has much mucus in the mouth, especially in the morning after rising, sometimes of a putrid taste,


Insipid taste in the mouth,

Slight sweetish taste in the mouth,

Weak, aromatic taste,

Disgusting taste in the mouth, with clean tongue,

Disagreeable, nauseous taste in the mouth and empty eructations,

Clammy taste, with white-coated tongue, and the tongue, and sense of emptiness in stomach,

Slimy taste in the mouth,

Pappy taste in the mouth, with white furred tongue (three hours after one-quarter grain),

Salt sourish taste in the mouth,

He had a taste in the mouth like sour wine,

Bitter taste, or taste of blood, and sometimes a slimy and nauseous taste in the mouth,

Spoiled taste in the mouth, (Case 8). Putrid taste comes up out of the fauces, even when eating and drinking, although food and drink have their proper taste,

Putrid taste in the mouth after she has eaten,

Extraordinary taste of the saliva,

At times everything eaten tastes salt,

Salt taste of food, as if everything had been salted (after twenty-five hours),

At the commencement of a meal food has its proper taste; but all at once everything appears to her to taste too salt or disagreeably insipid, with a feeling in the throat as if she should vomit what she had taken,

In the evening the bread and butter, or at least the last of it, tasted very sour, and he generally experienced more or less heart-burn afterwards, which continued for two hours (on eight evenings in succession) (after four days),

(Bitter taste of the bread and apples in the evening),

Loss of taste,

Unpleasant metallic taste in the mouth (after ten or fifteen minutes),

No taste to food,


Tongue, mouth, and fauces devoid of moisture, as if they had been composed of burnt shoe-leather. The secretions of the glands of the mouth, and the saliva, were entirely suspended. A draught of water, instead of giving relief, seemed only to increase the unctuous clammy state of the mucous membrane,

His mouth and fauces at this time (to use the words of an attendant) were as dry as a chip,


The tongue and palate dark-red; she complains of dryness of the throat, and of difficult swallowing (after half an hour),

Raw places in the buccal cavity and on the palate,

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