OLEANDER – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019


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

General Action

      General paralysis, with weak, irregular pulse, follows convulsions. Its action upon the skin, especially scalp, has been frequently confirmed.


      Stiffness and paralysis of the limbs, without pain. A feeling of tension throughout the whole body. Attacks of faintness and weakness. Trembling of the knees when standing or of the hands when writing.


      Confusion; difficult to understand reading or to speak connectedly. Loss of memory. Distrust of himself.


      Vertigo on rising up. Stupefying pressure, particularly in the forehead, as if it would burst. Head feels very heavy, (>)lying. Gnawing itching of the scalp, particularly on occiput, with a moist, scaly eruption; itching at first (>) scratching, but followed by smarting.


      A feeling of tension in the lids when reading; lachrymation when reading; double vision (forcibly squinting the eyes seems to relieve the headache).


      Ravenous hunger and hasty eating, without real appetite. Thirst for cold water. Violent empty eructations. Vomiting of food or greenish water, followed by hunger and thirst. Beating in the pit of the stomach.


      Flatulent symptoms, rumbling and gurgling.

Rectum and Stool

      Burning in the anus. Undigested stools, sometimes watery or even involuntary.

Chest and Heart

      A feeling of emptiness and coldness in the chest. STitches in the region of the diaphragm. Anxious palpitation. Drawing pain in the region of the heart, (<)stooping and expiration. Pulse irregular and variable.


      Lower extremities particularly, seem asleep and weak when walking. A kind of buzzing sensation in the legs, particularly in the soles of the feet.


      Sensitive to rubbing; it easily becomes red and sore. Biting, itching on undressing, with burning after scratching.

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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