HYDRASTIS – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 8th, 2019

TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

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


      Debility. General catarrhal discharges, and tendency to ulcerations.


      Clinical. Catarrhal inflammation, with profuse secretions; often smarting and burning, sometimes with swollen lids; opacities of the cornea.


      Clinical. Catarrhal inflammation of the middle ear and deafness, after scarlet fever. Otorrhoea, with thick mucous discharge.


      Discharge thick, yellow, watery, excoriating, with burning, rawness of the throat. Catarrh of the posterior nares; the discharge drops into the throat. Purulent and bloody discharges.


      Aphthous sour mouth.


      Sore, with increased mucus, with burning and rawness, extending to nose and chest. Roughness in the morning on waking, worse swallowing.


      Soreness over the stomach. Sinking. Acute pain.


      Pain in the region of the liver, extending to scapulae, with yellow skin, light-colored stools, etc. Intestinal catarrh, with sinking in the stomach, discharge of mucus.


      Diarrhoea. Mucous or bloody stools, with symptoms of intestinal catarrh. Constipation.

Urinary Organs

      Clinical. Catarrh of the bladder, with thick, ropy mucus in the urine.

Sexual Organs

      Clinical. Chronic gonorrhoea. Hydrocele. Pruritis of the vulva; hard nodular tumors of the breast, with lancinating pains. Ulceration of the cervix, with prolapsus of the uterus. Cancerous ulcerations of the uterus. Haemorrhages from the uterus, especially with ulcerations. The leucorrhoea is almost always tenacious, rarely with albuminuria; with great prostration, palpitation, or with derangements of the liver, constipation, haemorrhoids, etc. It has been used successfully in chronic enlargement of the uterus (sub-involution). Uterine fibroids. Inflammation of the cervix, with heat and itching of the vagina. Ulceration of the neck of the womb, fungoid; leucorrhoea profuse.

Respiratory Organs

      Clinical. Laryngeal catarrh; mucous membrane pale, vocal cords relaxed. Bronchial catarrh, yellow, tenacious mucus.

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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