CAULOPHYLLUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 8th, 2019

TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

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

General Action

      Two general effects are prominent: (1) On the uterus, causing labor-like pains; (2) On the small joints, causing pain, soreness and swelling.


      Dull headache. Drawing pains over the left eye. Sharp pains in the forehead, as if needles were sticking in, with contraction of the skin. Headache (<) on stooping, from light, in the afternoon.

Stomach and Abdomen

      Eructations sour, bitter. Burning pains. Rumblings in abdomen; waking at 1 A. M., with urging to stool, then copious, painless stool, watery. Flatulent symptoms. Stool white. Stool hard, then soft.


      Pains in fingers, ankles, feet and toes, causing restlessness. Flying pains in the arms and legs. Drawing pains, especially in the toes. Aching in wrists and joints of fingers. Stiffness of the fingers.

Clinical. Labor pains are weak, do not press downward, but pass off with a kind of shivering. Inefficient labor pains which do not press downward, but fly in all directions. Useful in false, annoying pains a few weeks before the time for labor. Rigid os during labor, pains sharp, pricking. Threatening miscarriage, with uterine cramp, haemorrhage. Prolapsus of uterus. Retroversion of uterus, with dysmenorrhoea, profuse leucorrhoea, etc. Subinvolution of uterus after child-birth, with general debility and loss of power in lower extremities. Aphthae in vagina, with dysmenorrhoea. Dysmenorrhoea. Leucorrhoea in a child. Hysterical convulsions during Dysmenorrhoea, with pain shooting to various parts of body; great debility. Whooping cough, with vomiting and nose-bleed. Rheumatism in small joints, especially of the hands, with cutting pains on closing hands, especially in women with suppressed menses.

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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