GRAPHITES – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 8th, 2019

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TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

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

Generalities

      Great emaciation. Takes cold easily, and the symptoms are increased by becoming cold. General inclination to stretch, with drawings through the whole body. Falling asleep of various parts. Contractions of tendons. Drawing up of various parts. Violent pulsations of the whole body on every motion. Many of the pains return on beginning to walk, but many symptoms disappear after walking in the open air. Tremulous weakness of the whole body. General tendency of old people to grow fat.

Mind

      Sadness, with thoughts of death. Despondency; must weep. Apprehension and weeping. Very irritable and fretful. Internal grief and despair. Intense restlessness, which drives him out of bed at night.

Head

      Dull ache, as if numb and pithy. A feeling of constriction, especially in the occiput, extending to the nape. Headache worse every morning, with faintness or cold sweat. A feeling of constriction and tension in the occiput, with stiffness of the nape of the neck. Headache on riding in a wagon. The scalp becomes moist. Eruptions on the top of the head, painful to touch and moist. The hair turns gray and falls out.

Eyes

      Inflammation of the white of the eye, with lachrymation. Photophobia. Biting, stinging pains, with lachrymation. Burning. Margins of the lids inflamed and swollen. Lashes filled with dry crusts. The external canthus is particularly affected; it is apt to be cracked. Lids are agglutinated in the morning.

Clinical. Various forms of inflammation; characterized by redness, inflammation and swelling of the margins of the lids, with tendency to cracking in the outer corners; ulceration; pustules on the cornea, little tumors on the margins of the lids, etc.

Ears

      Behind the ears it is moist, sore and cracked. The glands below the ears are swollen with pain. There is apt to be a bloody discharge from the ears. Hearing diminished, roaring and humming noises, etc.

Nose

      General dryness within the nose. Nostrils ulcerated and scabby, The pores on the nose become black. There is a purulent, offensive discharge from the nose. Smell often very acute; cannot tolerate odors.

Face

      Color is generally pale yellow. Flushes of heat; sometimes erysipelatous inflammation and swelling. Facial muscles of one side distorted or paralyzed, making speech difficult. Sensation of a cobweb on the face. Tearing pains in the left zygoma in the evening in bed. Eruption and cracking in the corners of the lips. Scurvy eruption on the chin and mouth. Cracking of the lower lip. Hard swelling of the submaxillary glands.

Mouth

      Ulcers on the inner surface of the lips. Shooting pains in the teeth on drinking cold water, but (<) in warmth. Swelling and easy bleeding of the gums. A general foul, urinous odor from the mouth. Burning blisters on the lower side and on the tip of the tongue. Tubercles and painful blisters on the back of the tongue. Taste as of rotten eggs in the mouth. Bitter taste in the mouth. Saliva pours into the mouth in the morning.

Throat

      Feeling of a lump or plug in the throat, especially at night. A sensation of constriction in the esophagus, with retching.

Stomach

      Frequent, sour eructations, with bitter taste. General aversion to animal food, and to sweets. Sweets are disgusting and nauseous. Aversion to sale food. Nausea in the morning. Vomiting after eating. Griping pains in the stomach, and constant spitting of saliva. Constrictive pain. Pains in the stomach (>) lying down, and warmth of bed; also by eructations. Symptoms generally (>) eating, especially be warm milk, (<) cold drinks.

Abdomen

      Distention as from incarcerated flatus, with intolerance of anything tight about the hypochondria. A feeling of hardness in the region of the liver. Pain as if everything would be torn to pieces in the upper portion during menstruation. Burning pain in the left hypochondrium (>) motion. Burning pains radiate throughout the abdomen. General heaviness and distention. Swollen glands in the groins, with sensitiveness.

Rectum and Stool

      Tendency to prolapsus of the rectum, as if the anus were paralyzed. Burning haemorrhoids, sometimes with smarting, sore pain. Fissures, with burning, smarting and itching. Stools generally in large hard masses, with mucus, causing smarting sore pain and cracking of the anus. Stools dark colored, only partially digested, of an intolerable odor.

Urinary Organs

      Painful and anxious urging to urinate, but urine only dribbles. Urine becomes turbid and deposits a white sediment; or is covered with an iridescent film; or has a sour odor. Upon urinating, pain in the coccyx.

Sexual Organs, Male

      Eruptions on the prepuce, sometimes with oedematous swelling. Itching; moist eruption on scrotum. Loss of sexual power; coition without emissions.

Sexual Organs, Female

      Menstruation generally delayed or suppressed, with mental depression. Eruptions and abdominal symptoms. Leucorrhoea profuse white, discharged in gushes, with great weakness and soreness. Itching of the pudenda before menstruation. Stony hardness of the left ovary, with stitches, pain, etc.

Clinical. Dysmenorrhoea; sometimes membranous; menses dark, with colic, or suppressed, with cutting and bearing-down pains. Especially adapted to dysmenorrhoea of fat women, who have herpetic eruptions. Indurations of the ovaries; Particularly of the left ovary, with violent pain on touch or on breathing; aggravated by taking cold or getting feet wet. Pelvic tumors, with bearing-down pains. The nipples of nursing women become sore and cracked, and bleed.

Respiratory Organs

      Tickling in the larynx causes a short, hacking cough, which is worse in the evening or at night, and on deep breathing. Hoarseness every evening. Sensitiveness of the larynx, with scratching and hoarseness. Suffocative paroxysms at night; must jump out of bed, with hoarse cough. A feeling of constriction in the chest; sometimes a pain like a rawness.

Neck and Back

      Pain in the nape of the neck, with stiffness. Glandular swellings on the side of the neck. Small of the back feels bruised. Formication on the back.

Extremities

      Weakness and paralyzed sensation of the extremities; the arms and legs fall asleep even while sitting, with formication, especially on walking. Sticking, tearing pains in the left shoulder joint; in the wrists and hands. The finger nails become thickened and rough. Rheumatic, tearing pains in the joints of the fingers, especially the first joint of the right thumb. Tearing or bruised pains in the thighs, and especially in left knee. The legs seem to fall asleep. Cramps in the calves at night. Swelling of the legs, even when lying in bed. Rheumatic pains in the feet and toes.

Skin

      General tendency to thickened indurations of the skin, sometimes with moist eruptions, but always with tendency to crack. The cracks ooze a glutinous moisture, and are sore and burning. Soreness in the folds of the skin, with oozing of corrosive moisture. Itching here and there; skin becomes moist after scratching. Itching (<) warmth.

Fever

      Chill mostly in the evening, sometimes in the morning in bed. Flushes of heat, especially at night; could not stay in bed. Burning of the feet; of the heels, especially in the morning in bed. Sweat after slight effort, frequently offensive. Sweat of the feet, which is disagreeable.

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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