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Franzensbad signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Franzensbad is used

      The alkaline-saline springs of Franzensbad, near Eger, in Bohemia. (Franzens-quelle, Salz-quelle, Wiesen-quelle.).


Chlorosis. Constipation. Debility. Diarrhoea. Dyspepsia. Nervous derangement.


The Franzensbad waters are resorted to for their tonic effect, especially in chronic derangement of the digestion, obstinate constipation and inertia of the lower bowel, anemia following passive haemorrhages, chlorosis, and nervous disturbances caused by debility. The waters of each of the three principal springs- Franzens-quelle (***F.), Salz-quelle (***S.), and Wiesen-quelle (***W.). Have been proved by Dr. Watzke. Sodium sulphate is by far the most predominant ingredient in each, the chloride and carbonate of soda coming next. The waters are also highly charged with carbonic acid gas. Great sense of weakness, physical and mental, was produced by all. Under ***F. there was increased sensitiveness to cold. Contractive sensations were noticed, as: Contractive pain in whole forehead, sensation of contraction of skin of forehead between eyebrows. Many symptoms of disordered stomach and bowels occurred, and some peculiar symptoms in the penis and generative organs, Sensitiveness of the surface generally.


*Compare: Nat-s., Kali-i. (diffused sensitiveness).



Great ill-humor.


Contractive pain in whole of forehead. Occiput near vertex warm to touch. Sensitiveness of whole head and eyeball. Worse by reflecting long on a subject, not worse by stopping, shaking head, or walking.


Sensation of great dryness and hardness of lids.


Fluent coryza in moving after rising, with constant tickling in left nostril, lachrymation of left eye and frequent sneezing.


Tongue coated white. Dryness of palate and throat. Earthy or burnt taste in mouth.


Constriction in throat, better after supper, with nausea.


Appetite diminished. Repeated, empty violent eructations.


Aching, distension, and marked sensitiveness of the whole abdomen. Stitches in region of gall-bladder. Gurgling, painless rumbling, colic, slight griping, followed by diarrhoea. Painful drawing in groin on micturition.


Contractive, at times jerking pain in anus nearly whole forenoon. Constant empty urging to stool. Semi-fluid evacuations, after eating, preceded and followed or not by pain. Constipation.


Urinary Organs

Distressing (slow) drawing through the whole urethra-stitches in orifice of urethra, followed by unpleasant itching. Frequent micturition.

Male Sexual Organ

Erection without sexual desire, desire diminished. Sensitiveness, at times painful drawing in penis, frequently returns, is apparently seated in mucous membrane of urethra (***S.) Violent tickling in prepuce and glans.

Respiratory Organs

Voice rough and deep, hoarseness. Dry, tickling cough, frequently repeated, caused by tickling in soft palate (***S.).


Sensitiveness, external painfulness, constriction in chest.

Back and neck

Severe long-lasting pain in back and loins, a disagreeable sensation of heaviness and pressure, towards morning, while lying in bed, only better after rising, worse by motion, by turning to one side. Pinching beneath right scapula.


Sticking itching in various places.


Frequent waking with unusually vivid and remembered dreams.

About the author

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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