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Physostigma - Abdomen symptoms - T.F. Allen

Calabar Bean, Physostigma Venenosum, Phys.

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HPUS indication of Physostigma: Stiff neck

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

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After dinner, upon going out of doors, had a pain in my stomach, which caused me to feel sick at the stomach; this pain was followed by a crampy feeling in fundus of bladder (second day),

Transient pains in stomach, with sensation as of undigested food (after seven hours and a half),

Weight in the stomach, as from undigested food (after one hour),

A feeling as if a hard body were lying in the stomach, like undigested food (after fourteen hours),

My food lay hard in my stomach all day (third day),

Sensation at the pit of the stomach as if undigested food oppressed it (after one hour, third day),

A breathless sensation at the pit of the stomach, with a hard feeling as of undigested food; a disposition to make deep inspirations these sensations were momentary, coming and going (after one hour and a quarter, second day; after one hour, third day),

Hunger, but can find nothing to satisfy it; disposed to try one thing after another; food has a flat taste,

Declined food (second day),

Perfect disgust for food of every kind, during the whole proving,

Have had no thirst at all to-day; usually drink considerable with my meals; drank scarcely any to-day; somewhat thirsty this evening, which may be due to eating beans at tea (second day),


In morning, before second dose, and lasting all day, noisy emission of flatus from bowels (second day),

Unusual escape of flatus per anum (second day),

Great amount of flatulence, smelling like carrion (fourth and fifth days),

Discharge of much foul-smelling flatulence, from below (third day),

Passed great quantities of flatus (after six hours); great quantities of flatus passed; this seems to be generated in the rectum, as there is neither distension or rumbling in the abdomen; it is first perceived just as it is ready to escape, and if restrained, rapidly augments in volume; there is very little odor (ninth day),


Trembling of the nerves at the pit of the stomach, accompanied with slight nausea, and a sensation of faintness (fifth day),

Appetite not so good as usual, with occasional nausea (first day),

Eructations, without the epigastric sensations, considerable nausea, and dizziness (after one hundred minutes),


Stomach effectually emptied after drinking the shaving water which I had just used; later, I could not vomit; the abdominal muscles acted too feebly; the sickness ceased, and never returned (after 12 grains),


Darting pains in right hypochondrium (after two hours and a half),

Griping pains in right hypochondrium (after half an hour),

Sharp lancinating pains in left hypochondrium, left thigh, and left forefinger, passing off very soon, and immediately followed by a sharp pain in the region of the liver, passing upwards and towards the sternum, lasting but a few minutes, at 9.50 A.M. (second day),

Woke up heavily (not unusual), with considerable stiff pain in region of liver, posteriorly (second morning),

Considerable stiff pain in region of liver, posteriorly, in the morning, on waking; tender on slight pressure, and on first moving; went off after moving a little (second day); same pain in liver region returned, in the morning (third day),

Pain in the region of the liver, at 10.25 A.M. (second day),

Hard sore pain in splenic region, descending to inguinal region, across hypogastric region, quite severe and increased by motion; in the evening the pain was so severe it caused me to extend the legs (three hours after second dose, second day),

Sore pain in spleen, for two hours (third day),

Umbilicus and Sides.

Drawing pain in umbilical region (seventh day),

Pain in the umbilical region (second day),

Sharp pain in the umbilical region (fifth day),

Severe pain in the umbilical region,

Severe colicky pains in the left side of the abdomen (second day),

At 4 A.M., he arose with a soreness, not a pain, in the left side of the abdomen, which was painful on pressure; at 8 A.M., the soreness continued; it was painful when moving about, and was aggravated by riding; this soreness covered a spot as large as the palm of the hand, and continued five days,

Slight stitches in the left side of the abdomen (third day),

General Abdomen.

Rumbling in bowels, at 10 P.M. (fifth day),

Rumbling in the bowels, as from wind; some passed off (third day),

At 8.40 P.M., rumbling and gurgling with heat in the abdomen and slight colic pains; the symptoms, except colic, continue till 11 P.M. (after twelve hours and a half); bowels feel full, with some rumbling and heat (second day),

Gurgling in the bowels, with the sensation as if diarrhoea would set in (fifth day),

Passage of much wind, odorless,

Called up by quite severe colic, during stool and relieved by stool, at 6.30 A.M.; another slight attack of colic; seems to be flatulent, at 7 A.M.; before and during stool, at 9 A.M., 3.40 P.M., at 6.30; slight colic before discharge, at 10.15 (third day),

Sensation of heat in the abdomen, with the headache (second day),

Bloated feeling of the abdomen (fourth and fifth days),

A sense of distension, with soreness of abdomen (second morning),

Bowels feel uneasy, as if they would move soon, at 5.50 P.M. (second day),

A feeling of looseness of bowels, with slight desire for stool, at 3 P.M. (second day); am usually regular at stool, occurring every day about 7 P.M.,

The bowels feet as if they would move at any time, at 3 P.M. (third day),

Pain in the bowels, which seem to be distended with gas; could sit up only a short time, when I would be compelled to lie down again, on account of the pain in bowels; this pain was worse every time I stood erect (third day),

At 3 A.M., was awakened with distressing pain in the abdomen, not relieved until 11 A.M., after the stool (fifth day),

Severe pain across the abdomen (transverse colon), (after half an hour, second day),

Pinching crampy pain in the abdomen, at 3 P.M. (third day),

Clutching pain in the abdomen, at 4.30 P.M. (seventh day); before the stool, at 7.30 A.M. (ninth day),

Dull pain in bowels, with feeling of looseness (second day),

Pain in bowels during stool (tenth day),

A few complained of pain in the bowels, but not at first,

Pain in region of the arch of colon, mostly on right side, with stitches of pain extending through to back; pain increased, at night, so as to frequently wake me up,

Considerable pain accompanying stool; pain being located just below the umbilical region (sixth day),

Sensation of fulness and dull pain in transverse and descending colon (fourth day),

Hypogastrium and Iliac Regions.

Soreness in left side and hypogastric region, hurting me to stand (third day),

A former pain in right hypogastric region, which had now been absent for two years, returned more troublesome than it usually had been (fifth day),

In the evening, colicky pains, low down in the abdomen, were succeeded by a copious loose discharge from the bowels (third day),

Tenesmus and dull pain in transverse and descending colon, with the diarrhoea,

Sharp and cutting pain in the lower part of the abdomen, more as if in the muscles than the organs (fourth day),

Drawing pain in the right iliac region, relieved by lying on the right side, by pressure, on walking in the open air, and eating; worse by lying on back and left side (second day),

Shooting pains in the left iliac region (after thirteen hours),

Pain in the groin, alternating from left to right, at 6 P.M. (third day),

Dull pain in the groin (fourth day),

Occasional shooting pain in the groin, extending into the right testicle (fifth day),

Pain in the groin, with slight swelling, at 8 P.M. (eighth day),

Pain in the groin, at 7 P.M. (third day),

Pain in the groin (after one day); constantly (fifth day); slight (seventh and eighth days),

Slight pain, extending from the left hip into the groin, at 2 P.M. (second day),


Pricking sensation in the stomach and abdomen, followed by rumbling, and slight colic pains in the region of transverse colon, lasting nearly an hour (after one hour); pricking sensation in the stomach and bowels, at 9.30 A.M. (second day),

During the pain, sensitiveness over the region of the stomach to pressure (tenth day),

Hard pain in the stomach (the next day),

Sharp pains in the stomach, shooting upwards, at 9.30 A.M. (second day),

Griping pains in the stomach and great oppression (after two hours and a half),

Crampy pain in stomach, with the desire for stool (eighth day),

Burning sensation in the stomach, with hot eructations (after three hours),

Heaviness in the stomach (after half an hour),

Stomach pressed (third day),

Feeling of emptiness in stomach and bowels (sixth day),

Sense of emptiness and weakness at stomach, without hunger, at 3 P.M. (seventeenth day),

Felt as though (mucous coat?), (of) stomach swelled, continuing all day (two hours after second dose, second day),

Stomach unsettled (after four hours and a half),

Slow digestion (second day),

Griping pain in the pit of the stomach (after four hours and a half), with soreness to pressure (after ten hours and a half),

Felt the nervousness at the pit of the stomach, in front of the body most (ninth day),

Soreness at the pit of the stomach, at 10.30 A.M. (seventeenth day),

Much weakness at the pit of the stomach, with the nervous symptoms (fifteenth day),

Violent epigastric symptoms (after three minutes),

Epigastric sensation perceived (after five minutes),

Epigastric region sore to pressure (after seven hours and a half),

Violent oppression in the epigastric region (after a quarter of an hour),

Complained of severe pain in the epigastric region, and begged that he might be laid upon the bed,

Darting pain in epigastric region (after four hours); have felt the pain in the epigastric region all the time, except when asleep (after twenty-five hours and a half),

Soreness and transient pains in epigastrium (after four hours and a half),

Nausea and vomiting

Nausea, and sinking feeling in the stomach, immediately,

Nausea (after seventy-six minutes), ; (after one hour), ; (after half an hour, second day),

Constant nausea, but no vomiting, only some waterbrash (third day),

Nausea and qualmishness, with the headache,

On waking, in the morning, nausea (second day),

Nausea on lying down, though none was felt before (after two hours, second day),

Nausea (third day); constant, with some relief after vomiting (fourth day),

Nausea, at 10 P.M. (second day); in occasional attacks (fourth day); slight nausea, with chilly creeps passing up the back, at 2 P.M. (fifth day); slight nausea and vertigo, at 4.30 P.M. (seventh day),

Nausea, caused by the pain in the orbit (second day),

Breakfast caused slight nausea (second day),

The sound of the organ caused nausea (second day),

Slight nausea, in the morning; very distinct nausea in throat, feeling as if he would be sick, at noon; could not eat much dinner, at 1 P.M., on account of the nausea; he had to lie down, which relieved the nausea, after which he could eat a little more; after again resting, all symptoms passed off (second day),

Slight nausea; this nausea does not seem to have any reference to eating, as it sometimes has come before and sometimes after eating (eleventh day),

Slight nausea (at 10 A.M., fourteenth day), ; (after one hour), ; (after fifteen minutes), ; (at 3.40 P.M., third day), ; (at 3 P.M., second day), ; (at 7 P.M., third day),

Sick at the stomach (third day), ; (eighth day),

The smell of Havanas was disgusting and sickening (third day),

Should nausea or vomiting set in, they often recover,

Inclination to vomit (after a quarter of an hour); after copious draughts of water and mechanical irritation he produced vomiting, with great retching, followed by collapse, with cold sweat in drops over the whole body,

Copious vomiting; he was so feeble as to be unable to completely eject the vomited water,

Short attacks of vomiting and diarrhoea (first day),

Vomiting commenced soon in most of the cases,

Vomiting of acrid fluid (second day),

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