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Oniscus - General symptoms

Millepede, Wood-louse, Oniscus Asellus, Oni.

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



Oniscus asellus, Linn., and O. armadillo, L. (Armadillo officinalis, Cuv.).

Order, Isopoda.

Class, Crustacea of the articulate animals.

Common names, Sow-bug; (Fr.), Cloporte or Porcelet.

Preparations, Tincture of the living animals.

Has distinct diuretic properties; hence its use in dropsies. Asthmatic conditions, with bronchial catarrh.

Oniscus asellus. O. armadillo. Armadillo officinalis. Sow-bug. Sow-louse. Cellar-worm. N. O. Isopoda (Class Crustacea of the Articulatae). Tincture of living animals.


Sixth potency.


Colic. (Epilepsy.) Haemoptysis. Strangury. Toothache.


In Germany Onis. has a popular reputation as a remedy for epilepsy. Hering proved a tincture, and Wolff recorded the effect of swallowing three "cellar-worms" in a glass of brandy before an attack of fever. This experience has provided the most characteristic symptoms of the remedy, showing it to be related to Cantharis Cantharis, Apis Mel Apis, and their cognates. These symptoms were noted Pale face, wild expression, constant vomiting. Very severe colic with meteorism and tension of abdomen. Tenesmus of bladder and rectum. Cutting burning in urethra. The symptoms of Hering's proving showed pains in the head, over the eyes, and down the nose. Constriction of gullet and stomach. Burning in anus. Many erections with disinclination to work. Hawking up of blood-streaked mucus. The last two symptoms again recall Cantharis Canth. Frequent yawning and desire to stretch. SYMPTOMS.