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Hyoscyamus Niger - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

Henbane, Hyoscy, Hyos, Hyoscyamus Hyos.

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HPUS indication of Hyoscyamus Niger: Twitching
Common symptoms: Twitching, Falls suddenly, Jerks, Spasms.

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

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Tight sensation across the chest, as after too great exertion in speaking or running,

Squeezing in the upper part of the chest, distressing but not painful, aggravated neither by walking nor speaking (after six hours),

Dryness and consequent fine sticking in the larynx (after one hour),

Violent sticking in the larynx, followed by dry cough, with sweetish taste of blood,


Voice hoarse (after 2 to 3 1/4 grains), (after 18 3/4 grains); regained its clearness (after 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 grains),

Great roughness and hoarseness of the voice,

Cough and Expectoration.

Cough at night,

, (Case 40).

Frequent cough at night, which always wakes him, after which he again falls asleep (after thirty hours),

Almost incessant cough, while lying down, which disappears on sitting up,

Dry spasmodic persistent cough, (Case 29).

Dry cough at night,

Dry hacking cough,

A dry tickling, hacking cough, which seems to come from the air-passages,

Greenish expectoration with the cough,


Momentary stitches in the region of the heart, causing deep respiration, alternating with yawning,

Respiration, but not stertorous (after six hours),

Respiration unequal, stertorous, generally with simultaneous twitchings of the limbs,

Pressure on the right side of the chest, near the ensiform cartilage and last two ribs, with great anxiety and oppression of breathing (after six hours and a half),

Pressure in the lower portion of the right side of the chest, which on ascending steps is accompanied by great anxiety and shortness of breath (after six hours),

Hard pressure, with stitches in the chest (after three hours),

Oppressive pressure upon the chest, with internal sticking, worse on inspiration (after three-quarters of an hour),

Oppression of the chest, like shortness of breath, together with violent beating of the heart (after three hours),

Oppression of the chest, causing deep inspiration,

Sticking in the chest,


Excessively distressing sensation, rising suddenly from the pit of the stomach towards the sternum, and up along both sides of it,

Sudden pressure upon the sternum above the pit of the stomach, after eating (after quarter of an hour),


(Burning pain in the left side, in the evening),

Stitches in the right side,

Larynx, Trachea, and Bronchi.

Much mucus in the larynx and air-passages, which makes the speech and voice rough (after half an hour),

Inclination to cough,

Sensation as if something were seated in the air-passages, which could not bed discharged by coughing,

Respiration irregular, stertorous,

The man's breathing was rattling and difficult,

Stertorous breathing, as in apoplexy,

Suffocative snoring on inspiration, during sleep (after fourteen hours),

Respiration short and difficult,

Labored respiration,

Constant need to sigh,

Difficult breathing, (Case 21),

Difficult respiration, alternating with rattling of mucus,

He breathes with difficulty, and makes violent gestures with the hands, with constant burning heat and spasms,



Heart and pulse


Feeling of tightness in the praecordial region, causing deep inspiration, which relieved,

Pressure and anxiety in the praecordial region, causing deep inspiration,

Oppression at the praecordial region (after one hour),

Slight momentary oppression in the praecordial region, causing sighing,

Oppression of the heart, with slight transient stitches (after one hour),

Tearing-sticking pains in the region of the heart,

Very transient stitches in the praecordial region (after half an hour),

Violent stitch in the praecordial region (after one hour),

Feeling of soreness in the region of the heart, beneath and somewhat to the left of the left nipple, in a spot as large as a penny, alternating with slight stitches,

Feeling of soreness and tightness in the praecordial region, causing sighing,

Heart's Action.

Action of the heart violent, throbbing,

Heart's action violent, irregular,

Heart's action tremulous, irregular,

Heart in a state of tremulous motion, circulating the blood by the smallest and quickest possible motion, transmitting, probably, not above a twentieth of its usual volume of blood; repeating this mere tremor perhaps a hundred times in a minutes, this had aroused him from sleep (before one hour),

Circulation increased for twenty-four hours,

Circulation somewhat quickened; pulse 100; tolerably full, but weak and equal (after several hours),


Pulse accelerated (after 11 1/4 grains),

Frequent pulse,

Pulse not hard, but frequent (144), partly in consequence of the violent movements (after several hours),

Pulse small, frequent,

Pulse rapid,

Pulse rapid, full, strong,

Pulse small, rapid, ; (five hours after first dose),

Pulse small, threadlike, very rapid (in the man),

Pulse small, and rapid, about 150 (after six hours),

Hurried pulse,

Pulse small, hurried, and indistinct,

Pulse full, soft, 100, regular,

Slow pulse (in one case),

Pulse rather slow (seven hours after 4 grains),

Slow, tense pulse,

Pulse small and slow,

The pulse began to fall (after twelve minutes), and continued to fall for an hour; it sank from 85 to 59, and became very small,

Pulse 70 (before taking); 73 (after one hour and a half); 93 (after two hours); 76 (after five hours),

Pulse from 80 to 90 (after several hours),

Pulse 100,

Pulse 144,

Pulse irregular,

Pulse small and irregular,

Pulse small, intermitting,

Pulse small, rapid, intermitting,

Pulse small, quick, contracted, and intermittent, and easily compressible,

Pulse small, scarcely perceptible, moderately slow, frequently intermitting,

Pulse intermitting every 5 or 6 beats,

Pulse stronger,

Pulse full, 82 (soon),

Pulse fuller than usual,

Pulse hard,

Pulse very small, weak,

Pulse extremely small and scarcely perceptible, like a thread, not accelerated,

No perception of pulsation at the wrist (before on hour),

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