Hedysarum ildefonsianum

Last modified on January 23rd, 2019

Hedysarum ildefonsianum 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 Hedysarum ildefonsianum is used

      Hedysarum desmodium. Barba de Roy. Carapicho. Brazilian Burdock. *N.O. Leguminose.


Gonorrhoea. Gonorrhoeal ophthalmia. Penis, inflammation of.


This plant is named by Mure, who gives a figure of it in his book and describes it thus: “The brownish ligneous stem of this plant is about three feet high, it is ramose, pubescent, especially above. Leaves alternate, pinnate, trifoliate, folioles oval and slightly tormentose, on a hairy, bi stipulate petiole. The flowers, which are small and seated on filiform unifloral peduncles, form loose, terminal spikes. Fruit oval, hairy, on bent peduncles, and attaching itself very intimately to clothes and to hairy skin of animals.” I give this description in full because the species, according to Allen, is doubtful. The symptoms are not many but they are very definite, and knowing the value of Mure’s observations in the case of *Ocim. can. and other remedies I give them in full. The chief effect was inflammation of the penis and of the eyes, which should indicate it in some cases of gonorrhoeal ophthalmia.



Pain and pricking in eyes. Redness of sclerotica. Smarting, with lachrymation.


Painful tearing from loins to navel (better second day).

Stool and Anus

Diarrhoea. Constipation.

Urinary Organs

Profuse urination.

Male Sexual Organs

Sudden appearance of yellowish discharge from urethra. Itching of penis. Redness and smarting of penis. Painful swelling of penis with erysipelatous inflammation. Thin stream of urine in consequence of the glans being swollen.


Pain in upper and lower limbs.

Upper Limbs

Fingers contract with pain.


No sleep for several nights running.


Fever and rheumatic pains.

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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