Paullinia Pinnata

Last modified on January 21st, 2019

Paullinia Pinnata 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 Paullinia Pinnata is used

      Paullinia pinnata. *N. O. Sapindaceae. Tincture of fresh root.


Cramps. Diarrhoea. Head, pains in. Heart, pain in. Neuralgia.


*Paul. p. is less well known than Paullinia sorbilis, better known under its name *Guarana (see Vol. 1). It was proved by Mure, but I do not know of any clinical experience with the remedy. The predominating pains were lancinating, stitching, and pressing. Constricting pains as with iron bands or with iron plates. Head, abdomen, and chest furnished the largest number of symptoms. The symptoms were worse by motion, by inspiration. Better In open air (neck), by friction (pain in right shoulder). There was an unusual longing for coffee _ to smell and drink it. Sensation as if the chest opened on drawing a breath.



Fear of becoming consumptive. Sad, drowsy, lazy.



Pain above eyes piercing to brain. Pain with inability to bend head forward. Hammering sensation in left temple, in vertex. Headache as if head were covered with a leaden cap and then struck upon. Great itching and suppuration at back of head.


Pains in eyebrows intersecting at root of nose. Lancinations in eyes with lachrymation.


Cutting in cartilage of left ear extending to neck. Heat in ears. Roaring in left ear.


Pain in right teeth. Rough, swollen tongue, it feels thick. Mouth dry, bitter. Profuse saliva.


Scraping, digging, itching in throat.


Appetite increased, or diminished. Desires coffee and fruit. Nausea on waking. Sensation while talking as if a stone were buried deep in stomach.


Pain as from tight cord round hypochondria. Borborygmi. Lancinations: in liver, spleen, umbilicus, groins.


Constipation. Diarrhoea. Colic followed by reddish diarrhoeic stool, mixed with slime.

Urinary Organs

Frequent and ineffectual urging to urinate. Ardor urinae.

Female Sexual Organs

Momentary stabbing in ovaries.

Respiratory Organs

Hoarse voice. Violent cough with inflammation of throat. Dry cough. Yellowish, bitter, difficult, and tenacious expectoration. Short, rapid breathing.


Oppression. Pressure as from an iron band round waist, with pricking in upper chest, worse during movement. Pressure on chest as if squeezed between iron plates and then stabbed. Burning, itching, lancinations in chest. Chest feels if breaking open with a crash, while drawing a breath. Burning in chest across breast, which feels as if compressed by an iron band. Lancinations under right breast. Pain in left breast. Pain as of knife thrust in left nipple at regular intervals.


Pain in heart extending to last ribs, 6 p.m. Lancination in praecordial region.

Neck and Back

Pain in neck better in open air. Burning all down back. Bruised pain in loins, cannot raise herself after stooping.

Upper Limbs

Numbness in shoulders and arms. Pain in wrists. Cramp in left palm.

Lower Limbs

Pricking as with innumerable pins in left thigh. Weakness and heaviness of legs. Numbness of feet after going up stairs. Pain under sole when walking, worse by pressure.


Staggering gait. Pressive and lancinating pains, as if stone or knife driven into side. Feels bruised all over. Pains in joints.


Red patches on face and chest. Itching in hands and fingers so that she scratches them raw.


Sleepless. Sleep restless. Dreams: disgusting, of lepers, of dead people.


Coldness. Shuddering with drowsiness. Alternate heat and coldness of face. Heat: of face, of soles of feet.

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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