Lilium Tigrinum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Lilium Tigrinum in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.


      It manifests its chief action upon the VENOUS CIRCULATION; of the heart and FEMALE ORGANS; ovaries and uterus; and is useful for many reflex conditions dependent on some pathological condition of these organs. It also affects rectum and bladder and left side. Often indicated in unmarried women. FULL, HEAVY OR FORCED OUT feeling; in uterus, ovaries, heart etc. Utero-ovarian sagging. Wandering, flying, shooting pains or opening and shutting pains; radiating; from ovary to heart, to left breast; down the legs etc. Backward pains; about eyes; to occiput; from nipples through chest; from heart to left scapula. Pain in small spots. Pulsations; ebullitions; gurglings and burnings. Nervous tremors; in hypogastrium, in spine, knees etc. Venous congestion. Discharges acrid. Nervous; hysterical. Faints in warm room or after standing for a long time. Women exhausted by sexual excess. Symptoms from sexual excitement. Rheumatism. Mental and uterine and / or cardiac symptoms alternate.


      Hurried. Nervous. Snappish. Depressed. Erotic. Fruitless activity. Despondent. Disposed to curse, strike. Dread; of insanity; being incurable. Desires finery. Wild, crazy feeling. Inclination to weep; weeps much; is very timid and indifferent to anything done for her. Dissatisfied with her own things; envious of others. Dementia from business worries and sexual excess; tears the hair. Feels hurried, walks fast, does not know why. Wants to talk, yet dreads saying anything, lest she should say something wrong. Has to keep very busy to repress sexual desire. Consolation worse. Sits alone and broods over imaginary troubles. Sexual excitement alternating with apprehension of religious ideas. Prefers society.


      Wild feeling in head, as though she would be crazy. Headache burning; dependent on uterine disorders, worse before and after menses; better at sunset. Headache over left eye to vertex; with vertigo and visual effects.


      Feel sprained; bite and burn worse reading. Wild look. Myopic astigmatism, has to turn the head sideways to see clearly. Pain in eyes extends back into the head. Weak ciliary muscles.


      Rushing sounds in ear after going to bed.


      Sneezing; better pain in head and eyes.


      Tongue; coated yellowish, white in patches. Sweet taste_back of mouth; foul, better eating.


      Hawking of mucus, with constant nausea.


      Craving for meat, or for sour or sweet dainties. Aversion to coffee; to bread. Hunger; as if from spine. Thirsty, before severe symptoms. As of a hard body rolling around, during day only. Vomiting from displacement of uterus.


      Skin of abdomen feels stretched and stiff. Sore, distended; cannot bear weight of covers after menses. Weak tremulous feeling extending to anus. Heavy dragging down of whole abdominal contents extending even to organs of chest; must support the abdomen; with dysuria. Pressure on rectum with constant desire for stools better urination, worse standing. Sharp pains better gentle rubbing, with warm hand. Early morning diarrhoea, after rising, urgent, cannot wait a moment; stools; small, frequent, with tenesmus. Dysentery worse change of life in plethoric women. Sharp pains better doubling up. Tenesmus of the rectum and bladder. Piles; after delivery.


      Constant pressure on bladder; with constant desire to urinate; with a sensation as of a ball in rectum. Urine; milky, scanty, hot. If desire is not attended to; feeling of congestion in chest.


      Heavy dragging or outward pressing in pelvis, with dysuria; as if all organs would escape through vagina; must hold it. Menses; early, scanty, dark, clotted, offensive. Flow only when moving about. Ovarian (left) pain down thighs; or up below the left breast. Leucorrhoea; thin, brown, acrid; stains brown, worse after menses. Neuralgic pains in uterus, cannot bear pressure of clothes. Prolapse or anteversion of uterus. Subinvolution. Sexual desire increased; obscene; must keep herself busy. As of a rivet or ball under (left) mamma. As of a hard body pressing upon rectum and ovaries better walking.


      Oppressive load on chest; air hunger; takes long deep breath. As of a lump in centre of chest moving up and down on empty swallowing. Suffocates in a warm or crowded room, theatre or church.


      Feels clutched; full to bursting; cold; weak, hanging by a thread. Angina pectoris, with pain in right arm worse stooping; lying on right side; better rubbing and pressure. Palpitation. Pulse irregular, very rapid. Pulsations all over the body.

Neck and Back

      Neck aches, worse tired. Broken feeling between scapulae. Sensation of pulling upward from tip of coccyx.


      Pain from hip to hip. Cannot walk on uneven ground. Legs ache; cannot keep them still. As of a cool wind blowing on legs. Burning in palms and soles. Trembling of knees. Pricking in fingers. Paralytic stiffness of fingers. Staggering gait; cannot walk straight. Joints feel dry.


      Tingling, formication, burning in various parts.


      Unable to sleep on account of wild feeling in head.


      Chilly in cool open air; otherwise better .


      Cool, open, fresh air. When busy. Lying on left side. Sunset. Pressure. Support. Crossing legs. Rubbing.


      WARMTH; of room. Motion. Miscarriage. Walking. Standing. Consolation. Pressure of bed clothes. Jarring.


      Aloe; Plat; Puls; Spigelia

About the author

S.R. Phatak

S.R. Phatak

A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.

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