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Narcotinum 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 Narcotinum is used

      An alkaloid obtained from Opium, C22H23NO7. Trituration.


Bladder, paralysis of.


*Narcotinum has been rather extensively proved, but very few distinctive symptoms were elicited. The most notable symptoms were dry, clammy mouth, thick, indistinct speech, and paralysis of bladder. The vertiginous symptoms were like those of *Morphine., and the general symptoms those of *Opium and its other alkaloids.



Calm, placid, pleasurable sensation. Difficulty in fixing attention.


Mazy, confused sensation. Vertigo and nausea worse on motion or exertion. Headache and roaring in head.


Eyes congested. Vision blurred. Pupils contracted.


Expression dull. Face red.


Mouth dry and clammy. Speech thick and indistinct.


No appetite, no thirst. Sudden nausea and vomiting on least exertion. Paroxysms of easy vomiting. Vomiting better all symptoms.


Constipation, but less than *Morphine.

Urinary Organs

Slow evacuation of urine from deficient contractile power. Torpor of bladder, quite unable to empty it. Urine diminished.

Respiratory Organs

Voice changed, hoarse. (Chronic cough removed.) _ Breathing short, hurried.


Agreeable warmth in chest with deep breathing.


Pulse accelerated, later retarded.

Lower Limbs

Staggering gait.


Languor and lassitude.


Somnolence. When dozing, all sorts of grotesque figures dance before the sight, or sensation of falling into an immense fire in company of same figures, with the falling sensation there was starting.


Chilliness, chattering of teeth, coldness. Universal sensation of warmth. Heat and redness of face. Much sweat, wetting all clothes next the skin.

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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