Nuphar Luteum

Last modified on January 21st, 2019

Nuphar Luteum 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 Nuphar Luteum is used

      Small Yellow Pond Lily. *N.O. Nymphaeaceae. Tincture of fresh root.


Cholerine. Diarrhoea. Dyspepsia. Headache. Impotence. Psoriasis. Rhus poisoning. Seminal emissions. Typhoid fever.


*Nuphar Luteum the Yellow Pond Lily, was proved by Pitet, and many of his symptoms have been clinically confirmed. Most marked was a *yellow diarrhoea coming on in the early hours of the morning. With the diarrhoea is great exhaustion. *Nuph. has cured many cases of diarrhoea so characterized, and even cases of typhoid fever. Another marked feature of the proving was the excessive depression of the male generative system, and *Nuph. has done good work in analogous conditions, and headaches associated therewith. The diarrhoea was worse 4 to 6 a.m., worse after the least excess of any kind. Weakness and itching were worse evening. Walking causes painful shocks in hams, and pain in flank, which was better by pressure. Worse Day after coitus. Relations. Compare: Early morning diarrhoea Sul., Nat-sul., Rumex, Podophyllum Sexual debility, Gelsemium, Conium, Digitalis, Natrum mur., Chi.


*Compare: Early morning diarrhoea, Sul., Nat. Sul., Rume Podophyllum Sexual debility Gelsemium, Conium, Digitalis, Natrum mur., Chi.



Impatient of slightest contradiction. Excessive moral sensibility, acute pain in witnessing sufferings of animals.


Heaviness of head. Bruised shaking in brain. Dull pains in front part of base of brain on level of orbits. Bruised, painful shocks, right anterior side of brain on walking. Lancination in right and left anterior lobes of brain. Headaches attending depressed states of generative organs. (Pityriasis capitis very much aggravated, with much itching and falling out of the hair).


When standing in sun brilliant sparks filled field of vision, converging from circumference to center (an old symptoms revived, and subsequently reproduced frequently, esp., after hard coughing).


Sweetish taste. Tongue white, mouth pasty.


Painful sensation of weariness in stomach, digestion slow, wind colic, worse early morning, with liquid, sour-smelling stools, with sexual weakness and pollutions, worse after coitus. Exhaustion in epigastrium.


Colicky pains all round waist, worse 5 to 7 a.m.

Stool & Anus

Smarting and burning at anus after every stool. Stitches as from needles in rectum, above. Soft stools preceded by some colic for several days, or painless diarrhoea. Yellow diarrhoea especially very early in morning (4 to 6 a.m.). Stools: liquid, yellow, fetid. Much exhaustion with stools, sense of exhaustion in epigastric region.

Urinary Organs

Urine deposits copious reddish sand, which is hard and adheres to the vessel.

Male Sexual Organs

Entire absence of erections and desire, voluptuous ideas which fill imagination do not cause erections. Penis retracted, scrotum relaxed. Diminution of lascivious thoughts and desires for some days, opposite effect during succeeding days. Weakening nocturnal omissions while convalescing from typhoid. Involuntary losses during sleep, at stool, and when urinating, with complete absence of erections, inability to effect coitus, weakness, impaired digestion, pale, languid. Lancinations in right testicle, in left testicle, with pains at extremity of penis.


Pain behind sternum, when running, as though subjacent organs violently shaken.


Dull pain left lower lumbar region. When walking painful stitch to flank. Better by pressure. Sensitive on renal region.


Weakness and loss of power in limbs, worse evening.

Upper Limbs

Lupus on arms.

Lower Limbs

Prickings back of left thigh. Constant restlessness and fatigue of legs. Lancinations in plantar surface of right great toe.


Violent itching. On different parts of body red blotches, tolerably regular in outline, ovoid or circular, prominent and covered with little silvery white scales, violent itching, worse evening, as eruption disappeared, scales ceased to be reproduced, and skin at place of each blotch became pale red or yellowish. (*Rhus tox. poisoning, relieved pain and swelling and hastened recovery.) _ Psoriasis, pityriasis capitis.

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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