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Conium Maculatum - General symptoms - Hahnemann

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




The juice freshly pressed from the whole herb, just as it has begun to bloom, is mixed with an equal quantity of alcohol. As is done in Homoeopathy with all the plant-juices which are preserved from corruption in this manner, two drops of this mixture are dropped into a vial which is filled two-thirds full with 100 drops of alcohol.

it is well-stopped and shaken with ten strokes of the arm. One drop is then further diluted through twenty-nine other such vials (each containing 100 drops of alcohol), and each attenuation is thus potentized by ten succussive strokes to the decillionth (X) dynamization. But instead of this we might also triturate two grains of the fresh leaves of this plant with sugar of milk to the millionth powder attenuation, within three hours, and then, dissolving this preparation, potentize it further.


The considerable medicinal power of this plant may easily be concluded from what was published in the years 1700-1779, by Stoerkand his many imitators in numerous books, concerning the great results obtained from . But frequently as its wonderful help was proved, at least in the beginning, by its use in the most horrible diseases, just as often, yea far oftener, its use in the favorite large doses, frequently repeated, has done harm, frequently irretrievable harm, and killed not a few men.

The riddle thus presented by so many startling experiences, sometimes so joyous, and then again so sad, with observers mostly honest, who nevertheless contradicted each other in such down-right fashion, could only be solved by Homoeopathy in these latter days. For Homoeopathy has first shown, that in order to use heroic medicines in a beneficent manner, and thus really to heal, we must not (as has hitherto been done) assault any disease straightway with frequent doses as large as practicable of a violent unknown remedy, but "that after previously fully proving and investigating the peculiar virtues of a medicine on healthy men the remedy must then be used only in morbid states, the symptoms of which have great similarity with those of the medicine.

and this must be done by means of the minutest doses of the higher and highest attenuations, prepared by appropriate dynamization.".

Those many, terrifying examples prevented me from recognizing sooner in this plant one of the most important antipsoric medicines; it is only within the last few years that I have given it its rightful place.

In order to act beneficially, Conium Maculatum must often be preceded by some other antipsoric medicines. It is given in the smallest doses.

More or less smelling of the sweet spirits of nitre, and in some cases also a drink of coffee, will moderate the excessive effects of Conium Maculatum.

In healing the diseases for which this medicine is suitable, the following symptoms, more than others, were relieved or removed, even where the complaint appeared in separate paroxysms

Sadness. hypochondria.

anxiety. ill-humor and melancholy.

dejection. irritability.

timidity. inclination to peevishness.

, forgetfulness and weakness of the head.

vertigo, when looking around, as if the patient would fall to one side.

heaviness of the head.

fits of tearing headache, obliging one to lie down.

stitches in the upper part of the head.

long-continued lancinating headache.

. itching below the eyes, and on rubbing, smarting, burning.

feeling of coldness in the eyes, on taking a walk.

stye on the eyelid. short sightedness.

far-sightedness. dark points and colored streaks before the eyes.

in the room the eyes are dazzled by the daylight.

stitches in the ear. when taking a walk.

tearing, with stitches in and about the ears.

drawing stitches in the ear outward.

induration of the swollen parotid gland.

accumulation of ear wax.

. humming, hissing, sounding and ringing in the ears.

flow of pus from the nose itching in the face.

itching pimples in the face.

tetters, in the face. eroding ulcers in the face.

. dryness and peeling off of the lips.

drawing pain in sound teeth from taking a walk.

shooting pain in the teeth.

involuntary deglutition.

scraping in the throat.

hawking. fullness in the pit of the neck, with abortive eructation.

. loud eructation, tasting of the ingesta.

heart-burn rising up the throat.

voracious hunger. bread will not go down, he has no relish for it.

after meals, burning up the fauces.

nausea with pregnant women.

acidity of the stomach, pressure, in the stomach.

stitches in the left hypochondrium.

fullness in the abdomen, in the morning, after awaking.

squeezing contraction of the hypogastrium.

writhing and digging in the umbilical region.

sensation of soreness in the abdomen, when walking on a stone pavement.

obstruction of the flatus.

rumbling and growling in the abdomen.

colic, with discharge of flatus.

only every other day. diarrhoea.

stool coated with blood.

the passage of urine stops suddenly and is only renewed after an interval.

pressure on the bladder, as if the urine would be passed at once.

whitish, turbid, . impotence and lack of erections.

insufficient, transient erection.

feeble coitus. lassitude after coitus.

. uterine spasms, beginning above the pudenda, distending the whole abdomen, and coming into the chest with stitches of the left side.

pinching and griping in the uterus.

bearing down and stitches in the vagina.

stitches in the labiae.

and inside. menses too scanty, during the menses, bearing down and drawing in the thigh.

vaginal flow. smarting, eroding leucorrhoea.

Excessive sneezing stoppage of the nostrils.

morning stoppage of the nostrils.

chronic stoppage of the nose for years.

troublesome feeling of dryness of the nose.

cough, especially with scrofulous patients.

shortness of breath in walking.

asthma early on awaking.

. stitches in the sternum.

jerks in the chest. pressing and squeezing together over the hips.

tension in the nape. pain as of soreness in the lowest cervical vertebrae.

the top of the shoulders feel as if pressed sore.

sweat of the palms. drawing pain in the hips.

weariness in the knees.

cramp in the calves. and hands.

the feet are apt to catch cold.

restlessness in the lower limbs.

itching of the skin frequent red itching spots on the body.

brown spots, on the body.

nettle-rash from severe bodily exercise.

inveterate, humid tetter.

restlessness, especially in the lower limbs.

hysterical and hypochondriac paroxysms.

hypochondria from continence in unmarried men.

an attack, where a pricking sensation comes from the stomach and shoots under the left ribs, extending to the back.

stitches here and there, all over the body.

. sudden lassitude while walking.

bruisedness of the limbs.

painfulness of the skin of the body.

lassitude in the whole body, especially in lower limbs, lassitude in the morning in bed.

feeling of illness in all the limbs, as from excessive fatigue.

drowsiness in the daytime.

drowsiness in the evening with closing of the eyelids.

late in falling asleep, in the evening in bed.

sleep full of phantasies.

many dreams at night. unrefreshing sleep.

nocturnal pains.

The abbreviations of the names of those who have furnished contributions to the symptoms subjoined are as follows ., ; ., ; ., ; ., ; ., .

Conium is one of the medicine of the . Conium Maculatum's pathogenesis there contains 89 symptoms from Hahnemann, 131 from Franz, Langhammer, and Wislicenus, and 155 from authors. A later list in the first edition of the Chronic Diseases adds observations from Hahnemann himself, from Gross and Rummel, swelling its number to 700, and in this second edition Hahnemann supplies 212 more.


Observations on patients taking C. This symptom not found.

Observations on patients. This symptom not found.

Observations of patients. This symptom, with 3, 210, 224, 318, 562, 870, and 909 arose from overloading the stomach; all disappeared after an emetic.

Not accessible.

No symptom mentioned in edition of 1667.

Effects of Cicuta Virosa cicuta aquatica.

Not accessible.

From gr. 30 of powder in an adult.

During convalescence.


General statement from observations.

Observations on self.

Not accessible.

Not accessible.

General statement from observation.

General statement from observation.

In Andrée's case, with giddiness.

No such observation to be found.

In a case of cataract which was improving under C.

See note to Sympt. 7.

See note to S. 7.

Literally "breaking out on the lips, following slight fever."

See note to Sympt. 5.

From touching the tongue with the juice of the root.

In Stoerk's case as S. 249.

In cases of cancrum oris.

(To .) General statement from experience.

In Fothergill's case with S. 335 and 884.

Not found.

No such symptom found in Stoerk.

A patient under treatment by C. for a mammary scirrhus, had a chill in the street; got this and S. 428 and died with dysentery.

Not accessible.

See note to S. 211.

A woman could not take more than four grains, without this.

Literally, "irregular stools, attended with griping."

See not to S. 359.

In a gouty subject taking C.

Poisoning by Cicuta Virosa Cicuta root, but of what species is doubtful. Inordinate excitement was present, but nothing is said as to its being sexual.

Checked while on, in Andrée's case; in Greding's case, delayed.

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In a case of mammary scirrhus, this and S. 546 coincided with the discharge becoming thin.

Not found.

Whooping-cough "keuchhusten" ought here to be rendered "urging cough;" -see also note to S. 211.

Conium Maculatum supervened in a case of tubercular breast, while taking C.

See note to S. 527.

Translate "laborious respiration," and see note to S. 211.

See note to S. 7.

Not found.

In a case of caries of ribs.

After injecting C. into a fistula in the neck.

See Note to S. 590.

See Note to S. 211.

Add "p. 434." -Observation in gouty subjects.

Critical, with S. 906 in a gouty patient.

Symptoms observed on patients taking C.

Not found.

Not found.

In a case of mammary scirrhus.

Not found.

Not found in Schmucker.

To WATSON add "Phil. Trans." No. 473, 1744. Note, "As a consequence of poisoning." To CULLEN add "Mat. Med." and note "From thirty grains of powdered leaves in an adult."

Observed on self; with dazzling of sight and giddiness.

In case of S. 527. This and S. 874 supervened until a purulent discharge set in, and they were removed by bark.

After taking C. for seven months.

In Collin's case this was the end of Mesenteric disease, for which C. had been taken. There being no reference in the case of Reismann, his observation cannot be traced.

In an old woman of 80, ten days after leaving off C.

"Coma" is Watson's word and "Schlummersucht" somnolence, might be so rendered here and "sopor" in the next symptom.

"Coma" is Watson's word and "Schlummersucht" somnolence, might be so rendered here and "sopor" in the next symptom.

See note to S. 7.

See note to S. 795.