SENECIO – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019

TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

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


      General tendency to catarrhal affections, particularly of the larynx and bronchi. Weakness and trembling of the limbs, and general paralytic symptoms. Faintness in the afternoon on walking in the open air.


      Dull aching in the forehead and orbits, associated with sensitiveness of the eyes; headache generally extends into the eyes, is (<)warm room and(>) cold. Sense of rush of blood to the head, with throbbing, especially on stooping.


      Forcing-outward pain in the orbits (<)evening by the light. Sense of congestion of the eyes, with burning. Dryness, with smarting, and a feeling as if the eyeballs were too large for the orbits. Lachrymation on looking intently or in the open air. Lachrymation when reading, with flickering; must wipe the eyes often, with burning. Letters run together when reading. Double vision (>) bending backward. Loss of power of the upper lid, with formication and swelling.


      Coryza, with discharge of watery mucus. Dryness, with heaviness of the head and vertigo.


      Roughness and rawness, with inclination to clear the throat, (<) evening, with dry cough and oppression of the chest. Burning. Hawking of gray mucus in the morning. Burning extends into the oesophagus.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent micturition, at times, involuntary at night. Diminished secretion of urine. Urine mixed with mucus, becoming turbid. Burning and stinging in the urethra during and after micturition.

Respiratory Organs

      Tearing, stinging in the larynx and trachea, causes hacking cough. Constant hoarseness when reading. Cough from mucus in the larynx, (<) open air or walking; with expectoration of tenacious mucus. Dyspnoea on ascending stairs, with oppression of the chest. Pressive pain in the chest, especially when at rest. Stitches in the chest on coughing and inspiring. The chest feels sore internally on pressure or on sneezing and coughing. Chest symptoms are (<) during rest.

Clinical. Hydrothorax. Oedema of the lungs, with soreness of the chest. Chronic pneumonia, with rattling of mucus, oppression, burning.


      Weakness and paralytic weariness in the lower extremities.

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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