Last modified on January 22nd, 2019

Genista 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 Genista is used

      Genista Tinctoria. Dyer’s Greenweld. *N.O. Leguminose. Tincture of whole plant.


*Diarrhoea. Earache. Headache.


*Genista was proved by ***E.B. Caushing. Its principal effects are: Sharp piercing pains in the head and ear. Brain feels loose and sensitive. Sensitive feeling in brain, eye, and throat. Urgent desire for stool, which is expelled suddenly. A peculiar eruption of dark red confluent sports. Worse Rising, turning quickly, shaking head, walking. In the night, water-brash. Better In open air, in cool rooms, by eating (headache).


*Compare: (Brain feels loose) Cic-v., Nat-s., Barayta carbonica, Rhus.



Vertigo and headache on rising or shaking head, better after dinner. Sensation as if brain were loose and very sensitive. Frequent, sharp pain in right temple from within outwards. Piercing pain in left temple.


Eyes sensitive to touch in forenoon.


Once, a sensation in left ear, as though some sharp instruments were thrust into it (forenoon).


Throat dry and sensitive.


Awakened several times in the night with water-brash.


Desire for stool with violent sneezing as from snuff. Urgent desire for stool, lasting only a short time, soon after the dose. Stool soft and scanty. Stool tinged with blood, the feces though large were expelled like a wad from a pop-gun (forty minutes after third dose).


Peculiar eruption, consisting of roundish, dark-red, confluent spots, scarcely elevated above the skin, which itching very much becomes scarlet-red, then pale, and disappears in twenty-four hours occurred on feet to knees, and hands to elbows.

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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