SANGUINARIA – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019


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

General Action

      An irritant to mucous membranes, particularly of the stomach and air passages. Neuralgic pains, particularly in the head.


      Pain mostly sharp, involving the upper part of left side of the head, nape of the neck, shoulders and arms, usually (>)pressure or change of location. Weakness, (<) morning on walking.


      Headache, with nausea and chilliness, bursting, in paroxysm; throbbing, (<)stooping, with vomiting. Rush of blood to the head, followed by nausea and vomiting. Vertigo on rising or turning the head quickly, with faintness and nausea. Pain in the forehead over the eyes. (<)motion, bursting. Pain in the occiput and nape of the neck, particularly in the afternoon, extending down the back.

Clinical Periodic, neuralgic headache, beginning in the occiput and settling over the right eye, with nausea and vomiting. Headaches begin in the morning and last all day profuse micturition.


      Eyeballs painful, (<)moving them upward and outward, and touch; shooting pains extend into the head. Inflammation, with dryness under the upper lid and pain.


      Pain at the root of the nose, with symptoms of coryza. Sneezing and tingling. Nose alternately dry and moist, with frequent sneezing and tingling. Nose alternately dry and moist, with frequent sneezing and watery, acrid discharge. Loss of smell and taste.


      Pains in the cheek bones, extending to the head; (>)pressure. Lips dry,.


      Dryness, with teasing cough. Burning. Swelling, with pain on swallowing as if closed or as if he would suffocate. Rawness, with difficult swallowing.


      Desire for spicy food. Nausea, with salivation, chilliness and fever. Vomiting. Burning. Emptiness.


      Pain over the region of the liver, involving the right side of chest.


      Diarrhoea, flatulent, bright yellow, undigested, watery. With soreness of abdomen.

Urinary Organs

      Urine dark, yellow or red.

Respiratory Organs

      Cough, hacking, in the evening after lying down; dry, from tickling in the throat, extending to beneath the sternum. Stitches in the right side of the chest, (<)breathing, extending to shoulder or abdomen. Burning and soreness under the upper part of the sternum.

Clinical. The dry cough from irritation in the trachea is aggravated by lying down. In pneumonia, it is not infrequently indicated when the patient is relieved by lying on the back (hypostatic pneumonia).


      Pains, with stiffness, often involving the joints. Pain on top of the right shoulder, involving the whole right side, (<)night in bed. Burning in the soles of the feet at night in bed.


      Chills in the afternoon suddenly alternating with fever. Heat shifts from head to stomach.

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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