SECALE – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019

TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

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

General Effects

      Tonic contractions of involuntary muscle, particularly of arterioles, with dry coldness of the body and even gangrene of the lower extremities. Contractions of muscles of bowels and of the gravid uterus. Convulsions of voluntary muscles. Anesthesia and paralysis, especially tremblings and paraplegia. Contraction of arterial system predisposes to venous hemorrhages.


      Tremblings, with unsteadiness of the whole body, cramps, convulsions; epileptiform spasms. Wandering pains. Coldness, (<) heat. Restlessness, great debility. All the symptoms (<) heat.

Clinical. Collapse, with coldness and intolerance of heat; soreness of the body, dry flesh, tending to putrify. Universal aversion to external heat, with a sense of internal burning, often with unnatural appetite and thirst, but with perfectly clear mind. Aggravation from all preparations of Cinchona.


      Raving delirium (rare). Anxiety, with fear of death, restlessness and difficult breath. In general, complete consciousness to the last breath.


      Sunken, with pale rings, often staring or distorted (dim vision results from the formation of soft cataract, with vertigo and roaring in the ears, in cases of poisoning.).




      Pale, sunken collapsed face, with anxious look. Dark redness. with blue rings around the eyes. Formication of the face and whole body.


      Formication of mouth and tongue. Tongue swollen, paralyzed, speech difficult, imperfect. Salivation, with fetid breath.


      Unnatural appetite and thirst. Hiccough, persistent nausea and vomiting. Painless vomiting, without effort, of food of blood, or chocolate-colored matter. Anxiety and burning in the pit of the stomach, which may be sensitive to touch.


      Tympanitic, burning or sometimes unnatural coldness. Colic, with convulsions.

Rectum and Stool

      Sphincter ani paralyzed. Hemorrhage from the bowels. Diarrhoea, exhausting, offensive, burning or dark olive green, involuntary. Stools like cholera, with coldness, cramps, intolerance of heat.

Urinary Organs

      Bladder paralyzed. Micturition involuntary. Urine may be suppressed or bloody.

Sexual Organs

      Gangrene of pudenda, with fetid, black discharges. Uterine. hemorrhage. Violent contractions of the gravid uterus, followed by hemorrhage and miscarriage. Lochial discharge of puerperal women ceases, with fever. Metritis. Peritonitis.

Clinical. Uterine inflammation. Putrescent lochia. Puerperal fever. Though producing violent contractions of the gravid uterus, it predisposes to general convulsions when there is albuminuria and, in general, precipitates puerperal inflammation. It should be used during labor in physiological doses only when absolutely required by a great emergency.

Respiratory Organs

      Haemoptysis, usually of venous blood, with difficult respiration, heaviness of the chest, anxious sighing, respiration.

Heart and Pulse

      Pulse rapid, small, contracted, intermittent of fluttering.

Back and Extremities

      Pain in the lumbar region, (>) stooping. Formication and numbness of the extremities.

Violent cramps. Tearing, drawing pains. Insensibility of the fingers and toes, with coldness and formication; they look wrinkled and pale, as if they had been soaked in water.


      Ecchymoses. Swelling and pain, blue color, gangrene, especially of the lower extremities, with dryness. Formication under the skin.


      Predominating coldness, cold dry skin, rarely alternating with burning heat, excessive thirst and cold clammy sweat.

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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