TABACUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019


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

General Action

      Powerfully depressing; produces nausea and vomiting, with feeble heart’s action, low temperature, vertigo, delirium and collapse. Gastro-enteritis. Tetanic convulsions. Persistent spasms of arterioles, with cold surface of the body. Degeneration and atrophy of the nerves of special sense, and paralysis of voluntary muscles.


      Emaciation. Anemia. Muscular unsteadiness, with trembling, cramps, convulsions. Neuralgic pains of various sorts, (>) hot applications. Extreme restlessness; must constantly change position. Profound prostration, slow, shuffling gait. Sudden faintness, even hemiplegia. Aggravation from extremes of heat or cold, but amelioration in the open air.


      Nervous excitability. Despondency and misanthropy. Difficult concentration of mind, and stupor. Delirium, like delirium tremens.


      General heaviness, with heat of the head, (>) open air. Vertigo, with nausea, (<) warm room, followed by vomiting of food and tremulous weakness.


      Atrophy of the optic nerve, with various disturbances of vision.


      Hearing becomes dull, with various noises.


      Pale, collapsed expression, cold sweat, eyes sunken, features drawn.


      Tearing toothache in the evening, extending to the bones of the face. Mouth filled with white, tenacious mucus, causing frequent expectoration. Salivation, with burning in the mouth and throat, tickling, dryness, rawness, scraping in the pharynx provokes frequent hawking and coughing. Swallowing difficult on account of spasms of the pharynx.


      Thirst. Nausea like sea-sickness, with vertigo and cold sweat; faintness (>) open air. Vomiting of food and of sour or bitter liquid, with deathly nausea, cold sweat and sinking in the region of the stomach.


      Watery diarrhoea, urgent, painless in the morning. Evacuations like cholera, with deathly faintness, cold surface, irregular pulse.

Respiratory Organs

      Cough, suffocative from irritation in the throat and larynx; (<) night, respiration difficult, (<) ascending, with palpitation and distress in the region of the heart. Symptoms of angina pectoris; feels as if a crowbar were twisted in a knot about the heart, which seemed to stop , followed by a violent beating and intermitting pulse; constriction and tightness across the chest, with praecordial oppression. Palpitation, with pain between the shoulders and the back, (<) lying on the left side. Dilation of the heart, with feeble, irregular pulse; pains extend from the heart to the arms, pinched features, sense of suffocation. Pulse rapid and small. Weak and soft; intermittent.


      Relaxed and paralyzed. Gait shuffling, unsteady.


      Sleeplessness, with uneasy, anxious dreams.


      Chills, with cold sweat. Cold, clammy sweat at night on the hands and face.

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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