Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Petroleum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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With distressing dreams, as if somebody were lying alongside of him in bed.
Nausea and vomiting
Sour, or bitter eructations.
Nausea and vomiting of bitter, green substances; worse from riding in a carriage, during pregnancy, and in the morning.
Eating and drinking
After eating; giddiness; heat in the face; cutting in the abdomen; gastralgia better.
Hemorrhages, blood light red.
Swelling and indurations of glands; also after contusions.
Increased secretion of the mucous membranes.
Emaciation, with diarrhoea by day, none at night; in children.
Contact, Injuries, etc.
Touch 4, 9, 10. Pressure 10, 12.
Riding in carriage 16, 20, 24.
Sprains and bruises.
After burns or scalds (cosmoline dressing).
Twitching in the limbs; epileptic attacks.
Violent trembling of the limbs; weak unto faintness.
Temperature and weather
Many ailments are worse before or during a thunder storm.
Aversion to the open air and from it chilliness.
Warmth 4, 17; of bed 40. Open air 10, 40. Cold air 26. Winter 32.
Chill, Fever and Sweat.
Chilliness through the body, followed by violent itching of the skin.
Chilliness in the open air.
Chill, with headache, and excessively cold face and hands.
Shaking chill, 7 P.M., then sweat in the face, and later all over except the legs, which are cold.
Chill, especially toward evening, often with heat at the same time.
Heat in the evening after chill, with cold feet.
Heat after 12 P.M., and in morning in bed.
Flushes of heat all over, in frequent attacks during day.
Profuse sweat every night, or immediately after chill.≡ more ...