IRIS VERSICOLOR – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 8th, 2019


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

General Action

      Cathartic and diuretic, stimulating the liver, increasing the flow of bile, producing nausea, vomiting, etc.


      Headache, especially in the forehead and vertex, as if the top of the head would come off, (<) coughing, by cold air and on quick motion. Depressed spirits, debility, pain in the stomach and bowels. Fulness of the head and heaviness. Pain in the forehead over the left eye.

Clinical. Neuralgic headaches, generally one-sided, with gastric symptoms; with blurred vision; pain usually begins over one eye.


      Neuralgia of the right side, beginning in the infra-orbital nerve, thus involving the whole face, with headache, etc.


      Mouth and tongue feel scalded; profuse saliva, ropy.


      Heat, smarting and burning, and dryness.


      Empty eructations. Nausea and sour vomiting. Burning in the epigastric region, with tenderness, vomiting of food.


      Flatulent colic, with vomiting of bile and acrid fluid, soreness over the liver, cutting pains.

Rectum and Stool

      Burning after the stool. Soreness in the anus as from sharp, stinging points. Distressed feeling as if prolapsed. Stools watery, with burning tenesmus.

Clinical. Diarrhoea, watery, characterized by burning in the anus as if on fire and burning through the intestinal canal; stools generally preceded by colic. Constipation, particularly associated with gastric derangement, sick headaches, etc.

Respiratory Organs

      Dry cough, caused by tickling in the larynx, with dry, smarting or burning sensation; larynx sore externally.


      Cutting pain in the left side as if the ribs were pressing against the lung.


      Sharp tearing; shifting pains in joints and extremities, particularly in the right shoulder, where it is (<) raising the arm, and by motion. Shifting, shooting pains in the fingers and joints of the hand. Pain in the left hip as if it were wrenched. Pain, extending down the left sciatic nerve to the knee, and burning and shooting; (<) motion.


      Clinical. Herpes zoster of right side, and other skin affections, associated with gastric derangements, etc.

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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