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Pastinaca 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 Pastinaca is used

      Pastinaca sativa. Parsnip. *N. O. Umbelliferae. Tincture of roots of second year.


The root of the Parsnip, after the first year, is very poisonous, and some cases of poisoning have been observed, the symptoms of which makes up the Schema. A state of perfect “delirium tremens” was observed in several persons, illusions of vision, catching at imaginary objects, fighting with one another. A peculiar effect was produced on the stomach, the irritability was depressed and emetics would not act.


Delirium tremens. Loquacity. Milk, intolerance of.


Delirium tremens. Quiet delirium, illusions of vision, grasped at imaginary objects, incoherent speech, uninterrupted attempts to get out of bed. Incessant talking. Fighting. Fits of convulsive laughter.


Vertigo and general uneasiness. Sense of weight in head.


Look: staring, vague. Face pale.


Tongue clean, moist, trembling.


Vomiting of milk in large curds (child, aet. 2, poisoned). Irritability of gastric nerves depressed, emetics in double the usual doses have no effect.

Respiratory Organs

Breathing somewhat difficult and slow.



Suppressed beating of heart, pulse small, weak, slow.


In constant motion.


Skin, red, hot, swollen, eyelids oedematous, translucent. Blebs on hands and fingers (child, aet. 2, ate and handled wild parsnip).


*Compare: Aethus., Ziz.

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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