PHYTOLACCA – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019


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


      Convulsions. General sore, bruised feeling of the muscles, with stiffness. Prostration. Aggravation at night and in wet weather. Amelioration of pains in the open air.


      General indifference or even stupor.


      Internal soreness, (<)right side. Dull pain in one side of the forehead, with nausea and cold sweat. Vertigo, with dim vision and nausea, especially when rising from a bed, with faintness and cold sweat.


      Inflammation, with a feeling of sand or of granulations: the edges of the lids seem raw.

Clinical. Blepharitis, with little tumors in the margins of the lids, which are thickened and indurated or even ulcerated. Chronic ophthalmia. Suppurative inflammation, intra-ocular.


      Pain on swallowing. A feeling of obstruction and irritation in the Eustachian tube.


      Pain at the root of the nose, with stoppage, with symptoms of coryza.


      Irresistible inclination to bite the teeth together, though they are sometimes sore and feel elongated. Tip of the tongue red, with blisters on the sides. Pain at the root of the tongue on swallowing, extending into the throat. Saliva profuse and tenacious. Metallic taste.


      Diffuse inflammation, with dryness, dark redness, swollen tonsils. Roughness, rawness and smarting in the throat. Pain on the right side of the throat, and feeling of a lump on swallowing; pains extending into the Eustachian tube. Hawking, increased discharge from the posterior nares. General dryness and soreness, with inclination to hawk and shooting pains through the Eustachian tubes on attempting to swallow.

Clinical. Catarrhal sore throat, with general stiffness of the muscles of the neck; aggravation on the right side. Diphtheritic throat, with albuminuria, soreness across the kidneys.


      Vomiting of blood and mucus, with deathly nausea and faintness. Bruised, sore feeling in the pit of the stomach.


      Burning, griping pains. Flatulent symptoms.

Rectum and Stool

      Neuralgic pains in the rectum, shooting along perineum to penis. Evacuations of blood and mucus, like scrapings of intestines. Constipation from torpor.

Urinary Organs

      Urine scanty, even suppressed, with pains in the region of the kidneys.

Clinical Nephritis, with soreness over the kidneys, aggravated on right side; urine scanty, dark colored.

Sexual Organs

      Clinical Ovarian neuralgia of the right side. Menses frequent and profuse, followed by leucorrhoea, with ulceration of cervix. Inflammation and suppuration of mammary glands.

Respiratory Organs

      Larynx dry, with hoarseness and aphonia. Cough dry, croupy, with burning in the larynx and trachea; (<) night and in cold, damp weather .

Heart and Pulse

      Pain in the region of the heart, (<) walking; pain shoots into the right arm.

Neck and Back

      Neck stiff in the morning on walking, or (<)night on the right side. Shooting pains in the sacrum, extending down the hips to the feet, (<)motion, worse on the right side. Stiffness and lameness of the back every morning. Soreness in the region of the kidneys.


      Numerous pains, like rheumatism, in the extremities, particularly below the elbows and knees; pains rare near the surface generally attended with stiffness and lameness of the muscles; sometimes seem to be in the periosteum; are usually burning and (<) night and damp weather. Pains generally fly about. Sciatica; pain involves the right leg, especially outer side of the thigh, (<) damp weather. Pains tearing, extending to the feet.

Clinical. Shifting syphilitic or gonorrhoeal pains, often with swollen red joints and swollen glands, aggravated in damp weather.


      Clinical. Eruptions dry, like psoriasis, or moist, like herpes. Disposition to boils or carbuncles, with swollen glands and burning pains, aggravated at night. Scarlatina- like rash.

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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