PETROLEUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019


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


      Emaciation. Takes cold easily. Aversion to open air. General feeling of indolence and heaviness or weakness, even in bed in the morning. Flushes of heat, orgasm of blood and sweat after a little physical effort or any emotional excitement. Symptoms caused by riding in a wagon or on the water. General amelioration from warm air.


      Illusion of some one lying by his side in the bed.


      Leaden heaviness in the occiput; Pressure or pinching. Pain in the occiput extends to the vertex, with vertigo, stiff neck. Pulsation in the occiput. A feeling as if the contents of t head were alive. The scalp is painful as if suppurating or as if it had been bruised. Eruptions on the scalp, particularly towards the nape.


      Inflammation, with burning, pressure, stitches and itching. Inner canthus swollen and inflamed, with dryness.

Clinical. Inflammation, of the margins of the lids, with smarting, stinging and dryness. Threatening lachrymal fistula.


      Obstinate dryness. The meatus inflamed and painful. A discharge of blood and pus. Diminished hearing, with roaring and ringing. Pain in the occiput and in the Eustachian tubes. Moist eruption behind the ears.


      Nostrils dry, ulcerated and stopped. Formation of scabs, covering ulcers; discharge of purulent matter. Margins of nostrils cracked and ulcerated.


      Cracking of the lips and scurfiness and around the mouth. Joints of the jaw easily dislocated, with great pain. Back teeth painful at night and on inhaling cold air. Dental fistula. Mouth pasty and dry. Tongue white. Taste sour or slimy.


      Very dry, with shooting pains on swallowing. Rawness in the pharynx. Pain on swallowing extends to the ears.


      Ravenous hunger and speedy satiety. Great aversion to meat and fat. Great thirst. Sour and bitter eructations. Persistent nausea; at times with accumulation of water in the mouth. Nausea incessant, often with sudden heat of the face and vertigo, with pains in the occiput; cutting in abdomen and diarrhoea; violent vomiting. General amelioration by eating.

Clinical. Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Seasickness, with occipital pain. Gastralgia, with coldness and faintness in abdomen.


      Distention. Cutting pains after eating, with nausea and vomiting; (>) bending up.

Rectum and Stool

      Burning in anus. Hemorrhoids and fissures in anus. Stool generally hard and unsatisfactory. Diarrhoea preceded by colic; profuse, bloody mucus, often involuntary, with soreness along the colon.

Urinary Organs

      Bladder weak, urine dribbles after urinating. Micturition involuntary. Burning in the urethra. Urine bloody turbid, depositing a red, slimy, adherent sediment; albuminous , containing casts, with an iridescent film.

Sexual Organs

      Redness, soreness and moisture around the scrotum and perineum, with an itching eruption. Soreness and moisture about the female organs. Menses too early, discharges causes itching and soreness.

Respiratory Organs

      Dry cough at night, coming from deep in the chest and caused by scratching in the throat. Hoarseness. Oppression of the chest, (<)cold air.


      Coldness in the region of the heart.

Neck and Back

      Stiffness and weakness in the neck and back. Pain in the coccyx when sitting; pain in the small of the back so that he could not stand.


      General stiffness and bruised pain. Shooting or burning pains in corns.


      Generally unhealthy; rough and cracked, with cutting and sticking. Moist, denuded spots appear in the folds, with itching. Tendency to proud flesh.

Clinical Moist eruptions, with cracking and rawness. Fissures in tips of the fingers, aggravated by cold weather. Herpes and eczema on the hands or about the ears and nape of the neck.


      Chilliness, in open air, with headache and cold face and hands. Sweat follows immediately after the chill. Flushes of heat, particularly of the face a head: (<)night. Perspiration on the feet.

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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