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Berberis Vulgaris - Mouth symptoms - T.F. Allen

Barberry, Berberis, Berber, Berb.

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HPUS indication of Berberis Vulgaris: Itching

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

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The mouth and throat feel sticky, pasty, and as if burnt (third day),

A cold sensation in the left corner of the mouth.

Smarting-burning on the mouth and on the chin, sometimes like a formication.

Gums and teeth

Teeth and Gums.

Dull aching in the back teeth of the left upper jaw, as if they were too long.

Slow digging pain in a right upper incisor in the root, as if it were denuded from the gum, for several minutes (eighteenth day).

A drawing, bubbling pain presses downwards in the first upper incisors of the left side, with a sensation as if the teeth were exceedingly sensitive to the touch, were too long or blunt, and as if something heavy hung upon them; after a few days a small boil in the gum over them.

Tearing in the left upper incisors, extending to the superior maxillary bone (for a quarter of an hour).

Frequent piercing stitches in the teeth of the right side of the lower jaw, as if one of them were carious, with a sensation as if the teeth were too large or blunt, with great sensitiveness to the cold air, especially with tearing and sticking in the lower jaw, in the afternoon and at night for several hours in succession (tenth day).

Several stitches in the two anterior lower back teeth of the right side, followed by a sensation as if they were too long (after two hours).

Tearing pain in the back teeth of the left upper jaw (tenth day).

Tearing in the two back teeth of the left upper jaw for half an hour, then extending to other parts of the face.

A scraping-gnawing pain in the whole row of the back teeth of the lower jaw of the left side, as if in the roots or necks of the teeth (eighteenth day).

Dirty red scum on the gum of several of the front teeth of the upper jaw, less on the lower jaw and on the back teeth.

On the gum of the upper row several small white pimples; the smallest is of the size of a grape-seed, the largest of a flax-seed, either round or flattened, painless, lasts several weeks.

Above the two upper back teeth of the left side a few small pustules, which become ulcers and continue for a long time.

Slight though noticed bleeding of the gum several times.


Dryness and sticky sensation in the mouth of all the provers.

Sticky saliva.


A painful white vesicle in the forepart of the right side of the tip of the tongue.

On the right side of the tip of the tongue two red pimples as large as a poppy-seed stung violently, especially on touch; the forepart of the tongue seemed stiff and thick (forty-second and forty-third days).

Sticking-burning sensation in several small points on the left side of the tongue, as from fine needle-points; painfulness of the tongue to touch and motion; no vesicles visible (eighth, ninth, thirty-eighth, and thirty-ninth days).

Some fine stitches in the tongue, especially in the right side (second day).


Mouth in General, Saliva, and Taste.

Nauseous metallic smell from the mouth for a long time.

Insipid, nauseous taste arises from the stomach like heartburn (after one to three hours).

A scraping-burning taste in the mouth and throat like heartburn (first day).

Long continued bitter scraping-burning taste of the Berberis root, especially in the palate, of three persons; in one person it seemed as if it came up into the throat; she could not get free from it nearly the whole of the first day.

Taste as bitter as gall (fifth day).

Bitter taste in the mouth at 8 o'clock in the morning (second day),

Taste as bitter as gall for half an hour, every time after eating (eighth day).

Bitter and sour taste for three hours after taking, and the whole day.

Frequent taste of blood, especially in the morning, sometimes also in the afternoon.

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