ASARUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019

TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

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

General Action

      Nervous erethism; pains, muscular spasms; prostration.


      Extreme sensitiveness of all the nerves. Scratching on linen, or even thinking about it (he feels himself constantly obliged to). Causes disagreeable thrills and seems to be intolerable. A general feeling of lightness of the air. (Many troubles seem to be relieved by washing the face in cold water.).


      Inability to think; thoughts vanish as though one were going to sleep. Ill humor. Sadness, with weeping.


      Pressing outward, pain in the forehead, with nausea, excited by every effort of the mind. Attacks of one-sided pain at 5 every afternoon.


      Painful dryness and burning of the inner surface of the lids. A feeling of coldness in the eyes. Clinical. Conjunctivitis, with stitches in the corners of the eyes. Inflamed, watery eyes. Burning as if from brandy in the eyes in the evening in the house, with constant lachrymation. The inflammation of the eyes feels better in cold air, but sunlight and wind cannot be tolerated. The eyes feel stiff.


      Pressive tension at the opening of the auditory canal. Hearing diminished.


      Eructations, disagreeable. Heartburn, with sour eructations; seem to set the teeth on edge. Violent, empty retchings, which (<) all troubles. Vomiting, with anxiety, and great nervous tension.


      Griping pain in the left side, extending to the back. Sore pain over the region of the spleen. Violent colic, with vomiting.


      Soft evacuations, with strings of reddish mucus. Slimy diarrhoea, tenacious, with blood.

Clinical Evaluations thick; black blood during stool. Diarrhoea of undigested food, especially of potatoes. Cutting colic precedes the stool. Prolapsus of the rectum during stool. Stool followed by pressure, with discharge of white, tenacious, bloody mucus.

Sexual Organs, Female

      Clinical. Menstruation too early and lasting too long, consisting of black blood. Menses ushered in by violent pain in the lumbar vertebrae, so that she can scarcely breathe.

Respiratory Organs

      Difficult breathing, with stitches in the lungs, or with a feeling as if one were breathing in a sack. (Cough from irritation in the trachea, with free expectoration of mucus. A sensation of constriction of the trachea, with short breathing.).

Neck and Back

      Cramp in the neck. A feeling as thought the neckband were too tight. The muscles of the nape of the neck feel bruised. Bruised pain along the back when standing or sitting, (>) by lying.


      Drawing pain in the joints, wrists and fingers. Persistent pressing down in the hip (<) by stepping. Cramps in the thighs. Weakness in the knees.


      Falls asleep late in the evening on account of surging of blood.


      Chilliness and shivering, without thirst. Alternations of flushes of burning heat and cold. Sweat of sour odor, especially in the axilla.

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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