CUPRUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 8th, 2019

TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

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


      Convulsions, epileptiform. Clonic contractions of muscles, stiffness and rigidity of limbs and body, clenched jaws, etc. Generally characterized by cramps of muscles; a collapsed stage, with violent cramps, colic and vomiting.

Clinical. Epilepsy, characterized by most violent spasms, cold sweat. Chorea violent, spasmodic, vomiting, cold sweat, etc. caused by fright. Uraemic convulsions. General neuritis, with lightning like pains, aggravated by touch.


      Delirium, with disconnected talk. Anxiety, with tossing about.


      Bruised pain in the brain and eyes on turning them. Intermitting lancinating pains in various parts of the head.

Clinical Meningitis from suppressed eruptions, with convulsions, loud screams, etc. Violent continued headache, with sensation as if water were poured over the head; vomiting of everything taken.


      Eyes crossed on account of contraction of muscles.


      Pale, bluish, with blue lips. Pains, burning and stinging, (<) touch.


      Constriction and spasm on attempting to swallow, with intense pain behind the sternum. Audible gurgling of drink on swallowing.


      Most violent ineffectual efforts to vomit, with constriction of the oesophagus and spasms in stomach. Vomiting;(>) temporarily by cold water. Violent cramps and pains in the stomach and bowels. Terrible intermittent, contractive pains or cutting, extending to the back, (<) touch and motion.


      Distention; tender; very tense. Terrible cramps in the abdominal muscles and intestines, (<) touch.


      Violent diarrhoea; liquid, involuntary; like cholera, with coldness and cramps.

Urinary Organs

      Urine suppressed. Painful efforts to evacuate the urine.

Respiratory Organs

      Hoarseness. Cough, with interrupted, almost suppressed respiration. Violent, spasmodic cough, like whooping cough. Respiration difficult and suffocative; spasmodic dyspnoea, with constriction, blue face, retching and vomiting.

Clinical. The spasmodic cough, with purple face and vomiting; sometimes temporarily ameliorated by drinking cold water.

Heart and Pulse

      Distress in the region of the heart and behind the sternum (chronic aortitis).


      Violent paroxysmal sticking, cutting pains, with sensitiveness of the whole length of the spine.


      General cramps and convulsive movements. Painful contractions of the fingers and toes. Cramps, especially in the calves.


      Generally characterized by coldness, with cramps in the limbs. Neither fever nor sweat usual, though numerous attacks end in sweat.

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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