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Robinia homeopathy medicine – drug proving symptoms from Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica by TF Allen, published in 1874. It has contributions from R Hughes, C Hering, C Dunham, and A Lippe.

      Common names: Locust; (F.), Robinier.


Robinia pseudacacia, Linn. Natural order: Leguminosae. Preparation: Tincture of the bark.


Very low-spirited. Mental alienation and craziness, with furious motions or with laughter, buffoonery, jumping, and dancing. Nervous excitement, with great sensitiveness of the organs, everything displeased, irritated, and incommoded him.

Moral agitation, great restlessness; he is always under the impression that he will be disgraced. Cries very easily. Attacks of fear, with contraction and stitching pains in the chest; anguish, oppression, and general tremor. Fear and confusion of conscience, as if he had committed a crime, especially in the afternoon, during the night, or when in bed. Dread of everything that is sombre and black. Great disposition to get angry; he gets angry at the least cause, passing even into fury.

Bacchanalian, erotic, or religious madness. Love and excited passions, leading him to the grossest excesses, even to homicide. Strong disposition to be obscene, to gormandize, and for all kinds of orgies. Anxiety to seek honors; excessive pride; he considers himself better than an emperor.

Hypochondriac grief; he seeks pleasures and tries to divert his mind, without succeeding. Laziness and apathy, with desire to keep the memory and sensation. Stupor and dulness.

Stupefaction of the intelligence, impossibility to perform any intellectual work; ideas cross one another and are forgotten.


She could not support her head upright upon her shoulders (fifth day); she succeeded for the first time by leaning her head forwards and downwards in raising her right hand to the extent of reaching her mouth in this attitude (thirteenth day); she could support the head upright for some time, but it dropped if long continued (eighteenth day). Dreadful dulness in the head (after four hours). Slight headache (soon). Most severe dull headache and pain in the right temple (first day). Dull headache and very profuse continual discharge of the nostrils, with frequent sneezing, the same as from a bad cold (second day).

Dull headache, with sharp stitches in the temples. Constant, dull, heavy, frontal headache, very much aggravated by motion and reading. Dull, throbbing, frontal headache. Severe neuralgic pain in the left temple, that prevented sleeping, from midnight until daylight. Vertigo. Vertigo and whirling in the head, with pressure upon the temples; great malaise and heaviness.

Vertigo and increased dizziness in every position. Vertigo, with staggering and nausea. Vertigo and sensation of whirling in the brain, and loss of sensibility in the skin; no feeling on being pinched. Vertigo; obnubilation; sensation as if something rolls about in the head; snoring as in a heavy sleep. General attack of dizziness, when he thinks that he can go to sleep. General Head. Erysipelatous swelling of the head. Heaviness of the head; spreading on all sides, nearly unbearable. Rush of blood to the head, with heat. Cerebral congestions, with lancinations and pulsations in the head, buzzing in the ears, stupor, and unconsciousness; when recovering he feels as if his body was paralyzed. Cerebral congestion, like apoplexy, but the sensitiveness to pain remains with cramps and tonic spasms.

Steady headache, with sensation as if the head were full of boiling water, and when moving the head, a sensation as if the brain struck against the cranium. Headache, with nausea and debility. Headache, with great heat of the head and falling of the hair. Motion, contact, strong air, and noise aggravate the headache. The pains in the head extend also to the face, especially to the left side. Lancinating and sensation of tearing in the envelopes of the brain. Lancinations and spasms in the head. Lacerating and distensive pains in the head, with a sensation as if the bones of the skull were disunited and grazed one another. Neuralgic pains in the head, especially in the evening and night. Sensation as if the brain swells and dilates on all sides. Sensation as if the head were struck and pierced on the top. Sensation as if he had received a blow, or as if a nail were driven into the right parietal eminence. Sensation as if the head had been struck and beaten, or placed in a vice and crushed. Sensation as if a quantity of water rushed into the head whenever moved. Sensation in the brain as if everything revolved with it and turned upon it, especially when lying down.

The head excessively disturbed, with desire to have it constantly supported and propped up. Sensation of cold and heat in the head, with shooting pain in the interior of the brain.

Electrical shocks in the head, with constant whirling vertigo. Violent beating in the head, with severe pulsations in the arteries. Pulsative and lancinating pains became seated on one side of the head, as if there were an internal tumor.

Forehead and Temples. Pain in forehead and right side of head.

Pressive, pulsative, and lancinating pains in the temples.

External Head. Many furuncles and ulcers on the scalp.

Productions on the head, like sebaceous tumors. Crusty and suppurating eruptions on the scalp. Eruption and abundant scales on the head, with loss of the hair. Furuncles and herpetic crusts on the forehead. Great sensitiveness of the scalp. Pain and heat in the scalp, which is red and inflamed. Sensation as if the scalp were combed with iron points.


Eyes sunk (fifth day). Soreness of the eyes and roughness of the throat (second day). Eyes felt sore and watery (first day).

Pupils contracted (after three hours). Objective. Eyes dim, glassy, and sunken. The eyes swollen and inflamed, with injection of the vessels of the conjunctiva and sclerotica, and constant sensation as if foreign objects were in them. The sclerotica looks yellowish. The cornea is without lustre and surrounded by pustules. Eyes fixed, haggard; uncertain look. Black about the eyes and as if ecchymosed. Eyes convulsed and directed upward.

Subjective. Spasms and neuralgic pains in the eyes. Sensation in the eyes as in too cold or too hot air. Stinging in the eyes, as from abscesses. Heat and burning, and pressure in the eyes, with photophobia. Lids. Small and painful tumors, like styes, on the borders of the eyelids. Ulceration and suppuration of the caruncula lachrymalis. The eyelids inflamed, swollen, and ulcerated, with abundant secretion from the bleared eyes, and loss of the eyelashes. Great dryness of the eyelids and insupportable pruritus in the eyes, especially in the evening and night. Nervous twitchings of the eyelids. Involuntary closing of the eyelids. Drooping of the eyelids, as if they were attacked by palsy. Lachrymal Apparatus. Abundant lachrymation, amblyopia, excessive photophobia. Pupil. Pupils inflamed and greatly dilated. Vision. Weakness, obscuration, and loss of sight, Only large letters can be read, and at a distance. All objects appear confused, and as if surrounded by a cloud. Confused sight from light or brilliant objects. Mist, red, or yellow clouds, flames, flashes, and luminous circles before the eyes.

The light of the candles appear obscure and diffused. Objects can not be distinguished except when near to the eyes.


Rush of blood, or of purulent foul-smelling matter, in the ears.

Left-sided earache, as from deeply-seated abscesses. Pinching and lancinating pains as from abscesses in the ears.

Spasmodic and neuralgic pains, with sensation of coldness in the ears. Heat in the interior of the ears, as if from a steaming vapor; at other times sensation as of cold water.

Weakness of hearing and deafness increasing, especially morning and evening. Tingling and humming in the ears, with boring pains. Noise in the ear as of the beating of a drum.


Profuse continual discharge of the nostrils, with frequent sneezing and dull headache (second day). Running of the nose (first day). Objective. Tumor like a wen upon the nose. The lobe of the nose deformed, enlarged, and red. Inflammation and swelling of the nose. Polypoid cysts in the nose, which impeded respiration. Vesicular eruption and crusts in the nostrils and on the nose, with great heat. A kind of chancrous ulcers in the nose, frequently accompanied by gurgling in the abdomen and colic, with heaviness in the head, especially in the forehead.

Smarting, burning, and ulcers in the nose, with constant desire to introduce the finger. Frequent sneezing. Frequent bleeding of the nose. Fetid discharge from the nose. Greenish and purulent discharge from the nose. Dry coryza, followed by tenacious fluent coryza. Subjective. Heat and heaviness of the nose, with insupportable itching and desire to sneeze. Sensation of pressure, as if there was a heavy weight on the nose.

Pulsative and lancinating pains in the nose, with a sensation swelling and congestion.


Objective. Swelling of the face, as in erysipelas, with vesicles and fever. Wrinkled and hippocratic face, with pointed nose, sunken eyes, surrounded by dark circles. Paleness and coldness of the face, with great prostration, and desire to rub the cheeks to give them and life. Pale, gray, greenish, blackish face. The face congested and deep-red, and the head greatly affected. Frequent flushes of the cheeks. Redness of one cheek, with paleness of the other. The red face presents, in some parts, a yellow, pale, speckled appearance.

The skin of the face is tense, chapped, hard, and rough. The skin of the face is very tender, irritable, and ulcerates easily. Spasms in the face, with distortion and contraction of the features. Subjective. Neuralgic facial pains, spreading to the eyes, forehead, and ears, with contraction of the jaw; facial neuralgia, especially on the left side, spreading from the head to the teeth, changing all the features (very marked).

Wants to scratch and squeeze his face constantly, with restlessness and ill-humor. Smarting pains in the face, as if there were thousands of insects in it. Lips. Lips dry, black, fuliginous, as in typhoid fever. Lips red, dark, chapping and bleeding easily. The lips thick, hard, tense, and frequently distorted. Spasmodic pains in the jaws, with sensation as if they would be dislocated and fractured.


White coating on the tongue, with a red tip. Tongue covered with a whitish-brown fur, smooth and slimy (fifth day). Mucous membrane of the mouth pale (fifth day). Teeth. The teeth become denuded of the gums and loose. Odontalgia, with convulsive and continuous pains in the teeth, causing great despondency.

Burning lancinating pains, especially in the carious teeth, spreading to the cheeks, eyes, and temples; aggravated at night, or when coming in contact with food, especially cold or spiced food. Gums. The gums swollen, red, dark, bleeding easily.

Abscesses of the gums. Ulcerated fungoid gums, discharging a bloody pus. Tongue. Pruriginous eruption on the tongue and tonsils. Tongue burning, thick, heavy, and ulcerated, with difficulty of speech. Very painful pimples on the tongue. Dry rough tongue, as if glazed thick coat. The tongue seemed paralyzed. General Mouth. Bad odor from the mouth. Ulceration of the buccal cavity and fauces. Mouth dry, pasty, and full of saliva, with nausea. Great acidity in the mouth and throat, with continual nausea. Taste. Bitter taste in the mouth, that is pasty and disagreeable as after a debauch, with great thirst.

Bitterness in the mouth and even in the oesophagus. During the fever the water always tastes bad; he wishes to drink only wine or sour drinks, notwithstanding that the wine aggravates the fever. Perversion of the taste, desire for highly-seasoned food, which tastes like ordinary food.


A dry scratching sensation in the throat (soon). Rough soreness of the throat (first day). Roughness of the throat and soreness of the eyes (second day). Accumulation of much mucus in the throat, and copious painful salivation. Ulceration and gray spots, as if diphtheritic, in the throat. Gastric mucus, with bitter taste and burning in the throat. Water and food are arrested in the throat and oesophagus, and sometimes pass into the larynx, producing cough. Burning, lancinating, and pulsative pains in the throat. Great dryness of the throat and mouth, with desire to drink constantly. Spasmodic constriction in the throat, with impossibility to swallow, and attacks of suffocation. Inflammation and swelling of the tonsils, so that nothing could be swallowed, with sensation of strangulation, swelling of the submaxillary and cervical glands. Abscess and suppuration of the tonsils. Submaxillary glands swollen and painful.


Thirst. Called for water (after three hours). Eructations.

Constant eructations. Constant eructations of a very sour fluid.

Nausea and Vomiting. Nausea all the afternoon by spells. Nausea, for three hours, followed by profuse vomiting, of an intensely sour fluid. Nausea, and attempts to vomit, when the child was placed in a sitting posture (fifth day). Violent vomiting (first day). Sudden attack of vomiting and purging. Vomiting three different times. Began to vomit an hour after supper, and continued to vomit every few minutes, for about an hour; vomited a watery sour- smelling substance, with much retching after another hour. The fluid vomited is so sour that the teeth are set on edge. Stomach. Sourness of the stomach, but more particularly the discharge of the nose and roughness of the throat. Constant distress in the epigastric region, with cutting pains in the stomach and bowels, and a good deal of rumbling. Burning distress in the stomach and region of the gall bladder. Dull, heavy, aching distress in the stomach. Very severe sharp pains in the stomach, all day and night. Pain in the epigastrium (first day). Appetite and Thirst. Great hunger, with excessive thirst, drowsiness while drinking. Intense hunger or anorexia. Desires spices, tobacco, coffee, or strong liquors. Delicate appetite, with contraction and burning in the stomach, and sensation as if it were full of thorns, which prick it. No desire for salt, although it relieved some stomach symptoms. Ardent thirst, with desire for sour or spirituous drinks. Febrile thirst, with heat and horripilation.

Eruption and Hiccough. Frequent spasmodic eructations, taking away the breath, especially some hours after eating.

Regurgitation of acrid, acid, and bitter substances. Convulsive hiccough, with frequent regurgitation. Watery mucus or bloody matter, with burning in the stomach and chest, especially in the afternoon, at night, and when in motion. Nausea and Vomiting. Nausea, with spasms, anxiety, and cold sweats. Nausea and vomiting after the lease movement and after cold drinks.

Fatiguing nausea, without being able to vomit. Continual nausea and efforts to vomit, with burning in the throat, extending to the intestines, tearing pains and horrible cramps in the stomach. Nausea and vomiting; the mouth constantly full of saliva. Though hungry, yet unable to eat on account of nausea and vomiting. After eating or drinking nausea, gastralgia, and colic. Flat things, as also motion and walking, aggravate the nausea and vomiting. Frequent efforts to vomit, in the evening, after food, or about mealtime, even when nothing is eaten. Painful effort to vomit. It seems as if the lungs were a mass of lead, compressing the stomach and impeding the vomiting. Vomiting of food and bile, as after indigestion.

Efforts to vomit, accompanied by headache. Desire to vomit and to defecate at the same time. Desire to vomit, very painful, although he has the sensation of emptiness in his stomach. Desire to vomit, with tightness in the stomach, extending to the back.

Profuse easy vomiting in gushes. Repeated vomiting, with great effort and sensation, as if all his bowels would come up; it seems to him as if his stomach and bowels were torn and detached. Vomiting, with diarrhoea; spasms in the extremities; chills over the back and extremities; pressure and constriction in the epigastrium; pressure and constriction in the epigastrium, ardent thirst, labored respiration, sunken countenance, and ashy face; extreme debility, great restlessness, and agitation; vertigo, intoxication, and somnolence. Vomiting, with cerebral congestions, paroxysmal cough, sweat on the face, lachrymation, epistaxis, and fear of asphyxia. Vomiting, with hunger, diarrhoea, and sensation of constriction in the throat. Vomiting the food undigested, which has lain for a long time in the stomach. Vomiting of mucus during the night. Vomiting of froth and green mucus. Bilious vomiting, with lancinating, piercing, and tearing pains in the stomach, spreading to the liver. Vomiting of bilious matter, gray and black, or watery, with white flakes, like curdled mile; stools of the same nature, and rapid loss of strength. Vomiting, with spasms in the bladder, and involuntary evacuation of the bladder and bowels. Vomiting of black blood. Vomiting of blood and bile mixed. Vomiting of lumbrici. Vomiting of bitter and acrid matter. Stomach. Distensive pains in the stomach; sensation of sponges, which swell and distend it. Pressive spasmodic pains, with constriction of the stomach, with oppression, lamentation, and desire to bend himself. Spasmodic pains and sensation as if the pylorus were being eaten away, with vomiting of decomposed food and faeces. Pressure and burning in the epigastrium, with sensation as if it were pierced and torn. Pain in the stomach, with enervation, irascibility, increasing even to furor.

Neuralgic pains and sensation of ulceration and perforation of the stomach. Pain in the stomach, with inclination to lie on the left side and to double himself up, forming a circle.

Sensation as if the stomach were always full of hot water, with nausea, oppression, and debility. Sensation as of wind and of thorns in his stomach. Smarting and itching in the stomach, as if there, or other pains, as if from tumors and ulcers.


Great distension of the bowels, with flatulence (after four hours, first day). Distension and rumbling of the bowels, which seemed to fill up the whole abdomen (nine hours after dose, second day). Still a great deal of rumbling in the bowels, which extended over the whole abdomen, but not as painful (after four hours, first day). Abdomen distended and tympanitic (fifth day). The intestines seemed to be extended to a great degree, and were very painful (after four hours, first day). Relief after flatulent discharges (after four hours, first day).

Sensation of soreness in the bowels, when moving or upon pressure (second day). Hypochondria. Inflammation and swelling of the liver. Pains in the liver, as if there were abscesses in it, or as if it were ulcerated or full of cavities; he can lie only on the back and left side, but not at all on the right side.

Burning, spasmodic, and lancinating pains in the hepatic region. Inflammation and swelling of the spleen. Burning and lancinating pains in the region of the spleen, with cerebral congestion, vertigo, and hallucinations; he believed he was travelling, though he was lying. Umbilicus and Sides. Tumor like a hernia at the umbilicus and groin. Severe and incisive pains in the umbilical region; sensation as if the abdomen were cut in two. Swelling as if there were an ovarian cyst, especially in the left side of the abdomen. General Abdomen. The abdomen of the greenish color, contracted or distended, and very sensitive to the touch. Inflammation and swelling of the abdomen with constipation. Swelling of the abdomen as in ascites. Abdomen swollen and resonant, as in tympanitis. Frequent expulsion of gas, upward and downward. Much flatulency and painful borborygmi in the intestines. Horrible colic, extending towards the kidneys, with sensation of twisting in the bowels, and vomiting of various substances. Colic and spasmodic pains in the kidneys, spreading to the bowels, with screams, lamentations, trembling, weakness, nausea, and desire to urinate. Colic and tympanitis, with contractive pains in the abdomen and rheumatic pains in the extremities. Colic, piercing and burning in the abdomen, accompanied by great weakness, and aggravated by the least motion. Excessive colic, with contraction of the bowels and constipation. Colic generally at night or after eating and drinking, and accompanied by diarrhoea and vomiting. Colic and piercing in the abdomen, corresponding with pains in the head. Colic and contortions, as if knives were moved from time to time across the bowels. Severe colic with ineffectual desire to defecate. Constriction of the abdomen, with a sensation as if it were resting on a trapeze. Cramps, pinching, lacerating, stitching, and pulsating pains in the liver; generally with bilious vomiting, constipation, prostration, and trismus. Pains in abdomen, as if there were eruptions and ulcers in it. Spasms and pains in the abdomen, with sensation as if something were on it. Burning and Lancinations in the abdomen. Hypogastrium and Iliac region.

Swelling, induration, and suppuration of the inguinal glands. Tumors, like buboes, in the groins. Heaviness in the inferior region of the pelvis, with a sensation as if the womb descended, and was propped up between the bladder and the rectum, as in anteversion. Cramps, pinching, burning, and arthritic pains in the groins and thighs.


Large and very painful hemorrhoidal tumors in the anus.

Hemorrhoids, either blind, or flowing and ulcerated. Heat, pain, and great itching in the anus. Heat and excruciating pains in rectum.


Diarrhoea stool, black and fetid, or watery, whitish, excessively frequent, and generally involuntary, and accompanied by vomiting, with sensation as if the whole body would pass away through the stool. Heat and pressure in the epigastrium; cramps in the extremities; weakness and extreme prostration; dread of persons dressed in black; putrid emanations from the body; suppression of urine, chilliness, and fear of death.

Diarrhoea stools, yellow, green, burning, with nervous agitation, weakness, cold sweat, and dyspnoea. Diarrhoeic stools, evacuated with flatulency. Mucus, bloody, dysenteric stools, with colic and severe tenesmus and fainting spells. Stools, with lumbrici. Hard, small, insufficient, difficult, and frequent stool. Obstinate constipation. Purging commenced about an hour after supper, and continued every few minutes for about an hour, when it changed to a more frequent inclination to evacuate the bowels, but with little success; in another hour the evacuation was of a very little dark liquid, with apparent tenesmus and great pain. Sudden attack of purging and vomiting.

Bowels daily evacuated, the motions having a slimy look and bilious tinge. Bowels generally constipated. Bowels costive, but a frequent ineffectual desire for stool (second day).

Urinary Organs

Kidneys and Bladder. Nephritic colic, with anguish and fear of death. Cramps in the kidneys, with stiffness and impossibility to make the slightest movement. Pulsative and burning pains in the kidneys, as if caused by inflammation. Pains in the kidneys, with ischuria, as if the urine were interrupted by foreign bodies. Expulsion of gravel, and frequently small pieces of polypi from the bladder, with bloody urine. Burning, with sensation of fullness in the bladder. Urethra. Purulent, yellowish, greenish, and sometimes bloody discharge from the urethra, staining the linen. Blenorrhagia, with priapism, burning in the urethra, especially when urinating, tensive pains in the spermatic cords, radiating to the urethra and testicles. Burning in the urethra, as from herpes or ulceration.

Micturition and Urine. Frequent and intolerable desire to urinate. Ineffectual efforts to urinate, with pinching and burning in the bladder. The urine flows drop by drop, with burning and spasmodic pains in the kidneys and bladder and tenesmus. Complete suppression of urine, with fullness and heaviness in the bladder. Urine with much mucus, which adheres to the chamber. The urinary deposit creamy-white, like gypsum.

Copious, turbid, yellowish urine. Incontinency of urine, frequently during the night, in bed. Urine, with an iridescent film. Bloody urine.

Sexual Organs

Male. Sensation of strong traction in the genitals, followed by erysipelatous inflammation. Sensation as if the hairs on the genitals were irritated, with tendency to grow worse.

Inflammation and swelling of the prepuce and penis. The prepuce retracts from the glans and compresses it. Erysipelatous swelling of the scrotum, with collection of water in the tunica vaginalis. Inflammation and swelling of the testicles, with burning lancinating pains spreading to the abdomen. Prompt and easily repeated ejaculation. Frequent nocturnal pollutions.

Exalted venereal appetite, with itching and tickling of the genitals. Impotence, with paralytic weakness of the lower part of the body. Female. Swelling of the womb, as if produced by false pregnancy, or by an intrauterine polypus. Hard and scirrhous swelling of the neck of the womb. Before and during the courses, penetrating and lancinating pains in the womb and vulva; desire to vomit, constipation or diarrhoea, uterine colic, headache, neuralgia, and great nervous exaltation. Frequent cramps in the womb. Burning, distensive, boring, and penetrating pains in the womb. Sensation as if the womb were swollen and inflamed.

Stings in the uterus, as if caused by electrical discharges.

Burning and tearing pains in the ovarian region, as if they were torn away. Pinching in the ovarian region. Polypus-like tubercles in the vulva. Eruption and ulcers, like herpes, in vagina and vulva. Discharge of blood, like hemorrhage, between the menses, accompanied by purulent leucorrhoea, and frequently by tympanitis. Whitish, yellowish, greenish, thick, acrid, purulent leucorrhoea, with tumefaction and bruised feeling in the neck of the womb, and general prostration. The menstrual blood is black, viscous, yellow, and sometimes bright. Frequent sensation as if a foreign body turns itself in the vagina and uterus, or as if a ball rises up to the throat, generally with spasm and attacks of strangulation and suffocation. Menses too early and then too late. Menses especially too late.

Ulcerative pains in the vagina, with acrid leucorrhoea, yellowish and of most fetid smell. Heaviness, itching, and burning in the vulva. Nymphomania.

Respiratory Organs

Larynx. Tenacious mucus in the larynx and chest. Bronchial catarrh, with headache, fluent coryza, and contractive pains, as after taking cold. Spasmodic constriction in larynx. Pain and sensation as if he had granulations, tubercles, or false membranes in the larynx or trachea. Burning in the larynx, with a sensation as if ulcerated. Speaking greatly aggravates the suffering of the larynx and chest, and during the sufferings of the chest the body is bathes in perspiration, and the venereal appetite greatly exalted. Voice. Hoarseness, sometimes nearly aphonia. The voice obscure and husky. Cough and Expectoration.

Severe cough, occasioned by continual tickling in larynx. Violent and spasmodic cough, with sensation of tearing in the chest and fear of choking. Shaking and convulsive cough, with vomiting, as in whooping cough. Rough, dry, and hoarse cough, or heavy and deep. Cough, worse in the afternoon and night, during conversation in wet and windy weather. Barking and sibilant cough, with production of false membranes in the throat.

Cough, with pinching in the head and contusive pains in chest and back. Cough, with vomiting of bile and food, and sometimes of blood. Short and frequent cough, generally with dyspnoea, epistaxis, and bloody sputa. White, frothy, yellow, green, or blackish expectoration, generally of a bad odor.

Expectoration of blood and matter, as from abscesses and disorganization of the lungs. Hemoptysis, with violent cough, itching in the larynx, and lacerating pains in the chest.

Respiration. Short anxious respiration. Frequent dyspnoea, at night and in bed, with suffocating cough, sweat on the face, painful respiration, anxiety, and wailing. Voice reduced to a whisper, and the efforts to cry exceedingly feeble, suddenly ceasing with a slight sigh, as if from exhaustion (fifth day). Feeble respiration (fifth day).


Swelling of the thyroid region as in goitre. Stertor, hissing and crepitant noises in the chest. Great oppression of the chest, with dilatation of the nostrils, feat of asphyxia and impossibility to walk. Cramps and oppression of the chest, with anguish and debility. Sensation of weight and fluctuations in the sides of the thorax, as if they were full of liquid. Sensation as if the chest were crushed, and every motion of the heart increases the pain. Spasmodic and incisive pains in the chest. Sensation as if the thorax were compressed by an iron band, and the lungs depressed and torn in various places. Contractions and stitching pains in the chest, with fear.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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