STRAMONIUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019

TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

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


      Suppression of all excretions, particularly of urine. Trembling of the whole body. Constant restless movements. Subsultus tendinum; face constantly changing its expression owing to the involuntary contractions of the various muscles. Convulsions very easily brought on and reproduced; a lighted candle, a mirror, running water or the attempt to drink, may bring on most frightful spasms. Convulsions accompanied by screams shrieking voice, alternating with rage and most violent excitement.


      Illusions of the most fanciful or frightful description; seems to see frightful images chasing him, but especially sees small black animals, such as bugs, dogs and all sorts of crawling things. Mental excitement usually associated with violent spasms of the pharynx, so that any attempt to swallow liquids causes choking and screaming. Delirium, with sexual excitement and ridiculous gestures. Errs in judging of the size and distance of objects. With the frightful delirium, he froths at the mouth, eyes protrude as in terror, bites, strikes, and has a squeaking voice. Apprehension; starts up in fright, all motions are hasty and frequent, wild, starting-up, dilated pupils, difficult swallowing terror.


      Great rush of blood to head, which becomes flushed and hot; with vanishing sight and hearing.


      Eyes staring and wild, protruded, pupils dilated, with injected conjunctiva. Illusions of vision, especially of size and distance small objects look large, even parts of the body seem enormously swollen. Eyes distended.


      Face red and swollen; often an expression of terror.


      Tongue swollen, dry and stiff, bloody froth exudes from the mouth. Speech becomes difficult, stammering; unintelligible.


      Swallowing difficult or impossible on account of spasm. Dryness and redness, not water; attempt to drink renews the spasms.


      Thirst not (>) drinking, which he dreads to attempt. Tastelessness of food. Sour or green vomiting.


      Distended, hard, painful to the tough. Tearing in the region of the navel, as if it would be torn out.


      Intestinal secretions suppressed.

Urinary Organs

      Urine suppressed; bladder empty.

Sexual Organs

      Sexual erethism, with indecent speech and action; hands constantly kept on the genitals. Menstruation excessive, dark and clotted.

Respiratory Organs

      Voice hoarse and croaking, high and squeaking. Spasmodic, toneless cough. Suffocation. Expectoration difficult, with a tight chest; desire for open air.

Heart and Pulse

      Palpitation. Pulse rapid and soft.

Neck and Back

      Cervical spine sensitive; slightest pressure causes screams. Drawing in the middle of the spine. Opisthotonos.


      Trembling, twitching of tendons, numbness. Staggering gait.


      Scarlet rash over the whole body, of a very bright color.

Clinical. Frequently valuable for the effects of suppressed eruption in scarlatina, with delirium, suppressed urine, threatening convulsions.


      Shaking chill, twitchings of muscles and coldness of the extremities, with heat of the head and face. General fever, particularly in the face and head; hot, dry skin, which is bright red, with anxiety, thirst, often with vomiting.

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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