Last modified on January 18th, 2019


SYPHILINUM homeopathic remedy keynotes and indications from the Decachords by Gladstone Clarke, of the medicine SYPHILINUM



      1. Subjects with specific history whose chancres have been treated by local means resulting in many years of suffering, esp. with skin and throat troubles; also congenital syphilis.

2. Weakness or loss of memory, esp. for names; feels as if going insane; terrible dread of the night season owing to aggravation of all symptoms then; despairs of recovery.

3. In syphilitic affections when best selected remedy fails to relieve or permanently improve.

4. Great falling of the hair.

5. Pains increase and decrease gradually; shift locality; (<) night.

6. Craving for alcohol in any form; hereditary tendency to alcoholism; constipation the rule.

7. Eruptions of the skin; dull red, copper-coloured spots becoming blue when patient is cold.

8. Leucorrhoea; profuse, soaks through napkin and runs down to the heels (Alum).

9. Rheumatic complaints esp. of shoulder or at insertion of deltoid, (<) raising arm laterally.

10. Modality; always (<) twilight to daylight (rev. Medorrh.).

About the author

A. Gladstone Clarke

Arthur Gladstone Clarke, a christian missionary working with the North China Mission, made good practical use of the homeopathy. He learnt as a student at MSM. He published a short introduction to the use of over 100 commonly used medicines—Decachords—first published in 1925 and still in print today.

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