ARNICA – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019


ARNICA homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy ARNICA

General Action

      The most pronounced action of Arnica appears to be on the blood, causing anaemia, haemorrhages, ecchymoses, and general malnutrition. It produces a low, typhoid type of fever, a general rheumatoid diathesis and cutaneous manifestations.


      Bruised feeling of the flesh everywhere. Stitches in various parts. General weakness with sluggishness. General aggravation from touch or motion; ameliorated in clear, cold, stimulating weather. General aggravation evenings and nights.


      Morose mood but easily startled; over-sensitive. Great anguish. Fear of every person approaching him. (Fear on account of sensitive flesh.) Despondency and hopelessness. Indifference. (Delirium during low types of fever.).


      Vertigo on rising and on moving. Confusion. Heaviness. Feeling as if brain were shattered. Head hot, rest of body cool. Pressing pain in the forehead, aggravated after eating. Aching, aggravated by walking. Sensation as if brains were rolled up into a lump, aggravated near stove. Stitching and tearing in the temples. (After a strain, pain over one eye, with vomiting of green water. – Boenninghausen.) (Scalp adherent to the skull.-B.).


      Inflammation of conjunctiva, dryness and soreness between ball and lid on moving eyes. Lachrymation burning.


      Stitches in and behind ears. Deafness and roaring in the ears.


      Pain as from a bruise, from above downward. Epistaxis of dark, thin blood.


      Pale, sunken. One-sided heat and redness or heat of face and head; rest of body cool. Lips chapped, burning. Trembling of lower lip.


      Foul odor from mouth. Toothache, as if roots were scraped (after filling) Foul, putrid taste.


      Swallowing prevented by a kind of nausea. Swallowing noisy.


      Repugnance to food. Craving for vinegar. Thirst. Eructations, fetid, like bad eggs, of bitter mucus. Nausea. Empty retching. Vomiting of food, mixed with blood, of dark, clotted blood. Cramps in the stomach, pinching, stitches, pressure extending to the spine. Constriction extending into the chest.


      Distention, hard. Stitches in the region of the spleen, taking away the breath. Pains (after lifting). Colic, with retention of urine. Bruised pains in the sides of the abdomen. Flatulence, extremely foul.

Rectum and Stool

      Tenesmus. Stool loose, diarrhoea very putrid, like brown yeast; involuntary, especially at night during sleep. Undigested evacuations.

Urinary Organs

      Tenesmus, with ineffectual straining. Tenesmus associated with a diarrhoea. Retention of urine with dull pain in the bladder. Involuntary micturition nights in bed or or when running during the day. Urine brownish-red, with brick-dust sediment. Bloody urine.

Sexual Organs, Male

      Swelling of penis and scrotum, bluish-red. Hot swelling of the scrotum (after injuries).

Sexual Organs, Female

      Inflammation of vagina and uterus after a severe labor. Prolonged after-pains. Inflammation of the mammae from sore nipples.

Respiratory Organs

      Tickling in the trachea causes a dry cough, with stitches in the head. Paroxysms of spasmodic cough caused by crying. Cannot expectorate, but must swallow whatever is loosened by coughing. Bloody expectoration, blackish, in clots, even without cough. Dyspnoea.


      A general sore, bruised feeling. Stitches, aggravated by cough and motion; ameliorated by external pressure. Chest feels sprained on coughing. Stitches in the right ribs, extending to the axilla on breathing.


      Stitches or bruised feelings about the heart. Pulse feeble, sometimes irregular.

Neck and Back

      Pains in the cervical vertebrae, with tension on bending the head. Pains in the back as from long stooping. Feeling as if the spine were too weak to support the body.


      General bruised, paralytic feeling. The arms feel strained or wrenched. The veins on the hands are distended. The hips feel sprained. Weariness and tension in the thighs. Arthritic pains in the toe joints; the feet become hot and inflamed. Cannot bear to have one approach for fear of being hurt.


      Numerous boils. Small, hot, tense swellings. Ecchymoses. Soreness of parts on which one lies. (Decubitus.) Inflammations of a dark. bluish color. Erysipelas.


      Shivering, as if dashed with cold water. Chill on the slightest exposure. Heat evenings, with pains in the back and limbs. Heat of head and upper parts, with coldness of lower parts. Sweat at night, sour.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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