PetroleumCrude Rock-oil, Petrol, Petrol.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Petroleum may help, unprocessed Petroleum is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Petroleum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Strumous diathesis, especially the dark type, who suffer from catarrhal conditions of the mucous membranes, gastric acidity and cutaneous eruptions.
Very marked skin symptoms, acting on sweat and oil glands. Ailments are worse during the winter season. Ailments from riding in cars, carriages, or ships; lingering gastric and lung troubles; chronic diarrhoea. Long-lasting complaints follow mental states - fright, vexation, etc. Chlorosis in young girls with or without ulceration of the stomach.
Third to thirtieth and higher potencies. Material doses often better.≡ show all authors ...
Worse, dampness, before and during a thunderstorm, from riding in cars, Passive motion; in winter, eating, from mental states.
BETTER, warm air; lying with head high; dry weather.≡ show all authors ...
Complementary: Sepia Sepia.
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Marked worse from mental emotions
Loses his way in streets
Thinks he is double, or someone else lying alongside
Feels that death is near, and must hurry to settle affairs
Irritable, easily offended, vexed at everything
Low-spirited, with dimness of sight.
Aversions, dislikes; open air
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion
impaired thinking; confusion; while walking; in open air
impaired thinking; mistakes; localities, places
Insecure, uncertain, scared; timidity
Perception; does not recognise well known streets≡ more ...
Feels numb, as if made of wood; Occiput heavy, as of lead ( Opium N/A .) Vertigo on rising, felt in occiput, as if intoxicated, or like sea-sickness
With nausea≡ more ...
Sensitive, As of a cold breeze blowing on it
Headache, must hold temples to relieve; provoked by shaking while coughing
Heaviness (see pain; pressing)
pressing); back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)
pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)
like weight or stone
Moist eruption on scalp; worse, back and ears
Scalp sore to touch, followed by numbness
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; eczema
out-break on skin; wearing away skin≡ more ...
Loss of eyelashes
Dim sight; far-sighted; cannot read fine print without glasses; blennorrhoea of lachrymal sac; Marginal blepharitis
Skin around eyes dry and scurfy.
Lids; out-breaks on skin; powdery flaking skin
Discoloration; redness; lids
Discharges of mucus or pus; corner; from tear duct
Fistula (abnormal hole); tear glands
Inflammation; glandular swellings
wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); oozing pus (including cornea)
wounds; tear duct
wounds; lachrymal sac
Swellings; tear canal≡ more ...
Noise unbearable, especially from several people talking together
Eczema, intertrigo, etc., in and behind ears, with intense itching
Parts sore to touch
Fissures in meatus
Dry catarrh, with deafness and noises
Ringing and cracking in ears
Chronic Eustachian catarrh
Coldness; as if frozen
Discharges from ear
catarrh in Eustachian tube (tube connecting ear to nose)
Itching; in ear
in ear; burning
in ear; as if frozen
Noises in ear
sound of wind
Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears
out-breaks on skin; behind ears; wearing away skin
out-breaks on skin; behind ears; moist
out-breaks on skin; behind ears; sore
catarrh of Eustachian tube (tube connecting ear to nose)≡ more ...
Dry; feels constricted, as if covered with albumin.
Skin; out-breaks on skin
out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby
out-breaks on skin; wearing away skin≡ more ...
Nostrils ulcerated, cracked, burn; tip of nose itches
Ozaena, with scabs and muco-purulent discharge.
Catarrh≡ more ...
Heart; Sensation of coldness ( Carb)
an.; Nat Mur Nat-mur.) Fainting, with ebullitions, heat, and palpitation.
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; heart
Perspiration; arm pit; offensive
Skin; out-breaks on skin
Cough produces headache
Oppression of chest; worse, cold air
Dry cough at night, coming deep from chest
Croup and laryngeal diphtheria.≡ more ...
Itching at night
Chilblains, moist, itch and burn
Skin dry, constricted, very sensitive, rough and cracked, leathery
Slightest scratch makes skin suppurate ( Hep Sulph Calc Hepar.) Intertrigo; psoriasis of hands
Thick, greenish crusts, burning and itching; redness, raw; cracks bleed easily
Rhagades Worse in winter.
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots
Abnormal growths; ulcers; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Itching; must scratch; until it is raw
Out-breaks on skin
excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); after scratching (must scratch it raw)
Becomes sore when lying down
Generally unhealthy≡ more ...
Pain in nape of neck, stiff and painful
Weakness in small of back
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level)
stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); extending to back of head (occiput)
stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; extending to back of head (occiput)
stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades
spine≡ more ...
Stomach; Heartburn; hot, sharp, sour eructation
Feeling of great emptiness
HUNGER, immediately after stool
Must rise at night and eat ( Psorinum Psorin.) Odor of Garlic.
Diarrhoea only in the daytime; watery, gushing and Itching of anus
After cabbage; with empty feeling of stomach.
Emptiness; after stool
Pain; cutting; night; 4 a.m.
Sense of weakness; after stool
Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); after stool
appetite; ravenous, excessive; with diarrhoea
appetite; ravenous, excessive; yet becoming extremely thin
disordered; after stool
burping, belching; morning
Strong aversion to fat food, meat; worse, eating cabbage
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; fats and rich food
aversion to certain foods or drinks; meat
NAUSEA, with accumulation of water in mouth
Stomach; nausea; while travelling
vomiting; while travelling≡ more ...
Diarrhoea; daytime only
Itching; around anus
perineum (between rectum and genitals)
Pain; pressing (pressure)
sudden, sharp; when body is upright
Skin and lining; out-break on skin around anus
out-break on skin around anus; herpetic
out-break on skin around anus; itching
out-break on skin around anus; perineum (between rectum and genitals); herpes
excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); must rub anus until raw≡ more ...
Itching in urethra.
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); closing
Male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum
out-breaks on skin; scrotum; herpetic
between scrotum, and thighs
out-breaks on skin; scrotum; itching
excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between scrotum, and thighs
itching; penis; foreskin
pain; sore; scrotum; between scrotum and thigh
redness; between thighs and scrotum
testes and scrotum (balls); moisture, scrotum
Herpetic eruption on perineum
Prostate inflamed and swollen
P.) Genitals sore and moist
Sensation of moisture ( Eupatorium Purpureum Eup-pur.) Itching and mealy coating of nipple.
Male; out-breaks on skin
out-breaks on skin; herpetic
out-breaks on skin; itching
Female; out-breaks on skin
out-breaks on skin; herpetic
Menses≡ more ...
Fetid sweat in axillae
Tips of fingers rough, cracked, fissured every winter
Scalding sensation in knee
Cracking in joints.
Coldness; upper limbs; hands
lower limbs; foot
Cracking noise in joints
Hands and feet; chapped hand (see roughness)
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; fingers; tips of fingers
Perspiration; upper limbs
Skin; skin cracks at bends of joints; hands (see chapping)
skin cracks at bends of joints; hands (see chapping); deep and bleeding
skin cracks at bends of joints; hands (see chapping); in winter
skin cracks at bends of joints; fingers
out-break on skin; upper limbs; boils
out-break on skin; hand; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)
out-break on skin; hand; back of hand; scaly, itching skin disease (eczema, psoriasis, herpes, etc.); psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales), chronic
out-break on skin; lower limbs
out-break on skin; leg; boils
out-break on skin; leg; eczema
roughness; fingers; tips
Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness)
lower limbs≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Chilliness, followed by sweat
Flushes of heat, particularly of the face and head; worse at night
Perspiration on feet and axillae.
In the open air
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill then sweat, without intervening heat
Desire to uncover≡ more ...
Convulsions; with tetanus rigidity
Aversion to open air
Eating and food; cabbage
foods which cause flatulence
Mucous secretions increased
Pain; cutting; externally
While travelling≡ more ...