RHEUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019


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

General Action

      An active cathartic, stimulating peristaltic action. Catharsis followed by constipation.


      A version to ordinary food, yet with certain desire to eat, but food is repulsive. Fulness, as if he had eaten to satiety. Nausea, with colic.


      Griping pain, particularly in the umbilical region, with ineffectual desire for stool, (>)bending over after the stool.

Rectum and Anus

      Frequent urging and ineffectual straining, (<)motion.


      Stool pasty or brown, frothy, always of a very sour, fermented odor, preceded by colic and chilliness; constriction in the bowels, accompanied by shivering, often followed by tenesmus. Diarrhoea of varying color and consistency, usually frothy and of a sour odor.


      Cutting pain in the lumbar region, with digging pain in the bowels.


      Easy perspiration, particularly of the forehead and scalp. Cod sweat on the face, particularly about the mouth and nose, with the abdominal symptoms.

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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