Last modified on January 21st, 2019

Plumbago 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 Plumbago is used

      Plumbago littoralis (Mure. Allen says P. scandens corresponds to Mure’s figure, and grows in Brazil. Mure says P. lit. Is ” a creeper inhabiting the shores in the bay of Rio Janeiro”). *N. O. Plumbaginaceae. Tincture of leaves.


Eyes, inflammation in. Fever. Kidneys, pain in. Saliva, milky.


Mure proved this plant. The most *peculiar symptoms were: Saliva profuse, milky. Ulceration of commissures of lips. Costiveness with red urine. Vertigo after eating. Pain in humerus on lifting anything. Hot arms with cold hands. “Many of the plants of this genus are acrid and caustic in the highest degree. The root of *P. scandens, the Herbe du Diable of San Domingo, is a most energetic blistering agent when fresh, so also is that of *P. rosea. The beggars employ *P. europea to raise ulcers on their body to excite pity, and used internally it is said to be as effectual an emetic as *Ipecacuanha” (*Treas. of Bot.). In Mure’s proving “Aversion to everything” is noted, also “ulceration of commissures of lips,” which is an evidence of its acridity.


*Compare: Costiveness with red urine, Lycopodium The Plumbaginaceae are allied to the Primulaceae and the Plantaginaceae (the root of Plumb. europ. Is used dried as a remedy for toothache).





Vertigo, after eating. Excessive heat about head. Dartings in head. Pain in temples. Frontal headache.


Heat in eyes. Inflammation and running of left eye.


Acute pain left ear.


Sensitive smell all day.


Saliva: profuse, milky. Ulceration of commissures of lips. Bitter mouth.


Painful constriction of throat. Sore throat.



Aversion to everything. Heaviness at stomach.


Pain in iliac region. Pain behind false ribs when inspiring.


Costiveness with red urine.

Sexual organs

Violent sexual desire.


Pain: at right ribs, sides of chest. Prickings in chest.


Pain at heart. Painful stitch in heart region. Palpitation. Pulse hard and small.

Neck and Back

Pain in kidneys as if pinched. Pain in back.

Upper Limbs

Pain i right shoulder, burning and pricking. Pain in joints. Acute pains all over for three hours.

Lower Limbs

Weakness of joints of lower limbs.


Prostration. Darting pains here and there. Pain in joints. Acute pains all over for three hours.


Drowsy. Dreams of dead bodies.


Chilliness when moving. Hot arms with cold hands. Internal heat coming and going. Very hot internally at night. Heat in limbs.

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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