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Saccharum Album 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.


White sugar.


Violent temper; irritable temper; quarrelsomeness. Bilious sanguineous temperament. Increased modesty of women.

Homesickness. Anxiousness. Melancholic mood with the chilliness.

Low-spirited, hypochondriacal mood; peevishness. Want of childish cheerfulness. Indifference, as from homesickness. Indifference.

Disinclination to talk; want of interest. Stupidity.


Giddiness, from indigestion. Severe headache with the chill.

Headache every week the same day. The hair grows rapidly.


The eyes are closed on account of the swelling of the eyelids.

Varicose extension of the vessels of the eyes. Violent ophthalmia. Dimness of the cornea. Inflammation of the eyelids.

Oedematous swelling of the eyelids. Obscuration of sight. Dimness of sight.


Discharge of pus from the ears.


Sneezing; dry coryza.


Changed expression of the countenance. Paleness of the face.

Deathlike color of the face. The face is bloated. Oedematous swelling of the face. Twitching of the muscles of the right cheek over the malar bone.


Dulness of the teeth (with sour vomiting). A white coat on the tongue, so thick as to cause stiffness in it. Rhagades, cracks on the tongue. Ranula. Inflammation of the salivary glands.

Inflammation of the lining membrane of the mouth.


Ulcers in the throat.


Appetite. Morbid hunger with the fever. Nausea and Vomiting.

Nausea, early in the morning. Violent retching. Vomiting of white, viscid, tough mucus. Periodical vomiting. Vomiting of blood. Acid vomiting, making the teeth dull. Occasional vomiting with the chill. Stomach. Bloated stomach. Stomach overloaded with sour mucus. Impaired digestion. Disordered stomach. Acidity of the stomach. Weak digestion, with acidity of the stomach. A burning at the pit of the stomach. Heat in the stomach. Coldness of the stomach. Pressure in the stomach, in the morning when fasting. Painful constriction of the stomach. Painful sensitiveness of the pit of the stomach. Pain in the stomach, with hypochondriacal persons.


Swelling of the liver. Induration of the liver. Increased secretion of bile. Swelling of the spleen. Pain in both hypochondria, in the region of the liver and spleen. Abdomen swollen (enlarged). The abdomen shows the presence of water on percussion. Hard abdomen in children. Hardness and swelling of the abdomen; abdomen as hard as a stone. Painful hardness of the abdomen. Flatulency. Atrophia mesenterica. Swelling and induration of the mesenteric glands.


Pain hemorrhoidal tumors. Hemorrhoidal congestion.


Diarrhoea, stools watery and debilitating, of mucus and blood, bilious. Constipation alternating with mucous diarrhoea.

Constipation; difficult stools. Constipation.

Urinary Organs

Sharp burning pains would run up from the kidneys to the shoulders, passing under the scapulae. Great pains in the kidneys. Increased urination; strong urinous odor, and white sediment. Profuse secretion of urine. Diminished, very scanty secretion of urine.

Sexual Organs

Male. Swelling of the genitals. Enormous swelling of the scrotum.

Increased sexual desire. Frequent involuntary seminal emission.

Female. Catamenia diminished. The menstrual blood is pale.

Suppressed flour albus.

Respiratory Organs

Larynx. “Irritation of the larynx,” causing a slight hacking cough, with yellow saltish expectoration, which floats in water.

Dry rawness in the larynx. Voice. Hoarse catarrhal voice.

Hoarseness from reading but a short time. Cough and Expectoration. Dry cough. Cough with children. The expectoration with the cough is very offensive. Respiration. Oppressed respiration; in the warm air it was generally white, and in falling, spread out like cream when spilled; in the cold air it was yellow and had more consistence, but at all times the expectoration was cold. Oppressed breathing. Can only breathe in an erect position. Respiration difficult, oppressed in the morning, relieved by expectoration. Difficult respiration.

Suffocative attacks. He has to lie bolstered up high on account of dyspnoea.


Emaciation of the chest, the muscles dwindle away. Pneumonia.

Accumulation of mucus on the chest. Swelling of the lower part of the sternum. Fullness in the chest, in the morning, and relieved by expectoration of mucus. Stitches in the left side of the chest.

Heart and Pulse

Rheumatic pain in the region of the heart. Pulse weak and irregular.


Tingling in the limbs.

Upper Limbs

Oedematous swelling of the arms.

Lower Limbs

Emaciation of the hands and thighs. Oedematous swelling of the legs, water oozes out from them. Legs swollen and as hard as a stone. Weakness of the legs, to the knees, which was very painful. Cramps in the calves of the legs. Weakness of the legs. Swelling around the ankles. Oedematous swelling of feet and ankle.


Emaciation, with great appetite. Insufficient nutrition.

Chlorosis with dropsy. Chlorosis after anger. Aphthae of children. Plethoric constitution. Fainting attacks. Attacks of gout, pain wandering. Pains in the bones from head to foot, causing a rigidity of the muscles, so that it was impossible to rise from the bed till he had been rubbed. Bad effects form violent anger.


Starts in his sleep. Sleeplessness.


Chilliness, from 10 A.M. till evening, with melancholic;mood.

Chill, commencing in the small of the back, and spreading thence up and down; severe headache, and occasional vomiting; fever, followed by headache, morbid hunger, and a hectic flush on the cheeks; no sweats, except when weakened by repeated attacks; before and during the paroxysm, the burning in stomach and back was simply intolerable; no thirst. Chilliness alternates with perspiration. Cold in the head. Intermittent fever, every one, two, or three days, irregular in its type. Evening, fever. The chill is followed by profuse perspiration. Perspiration on the head (neck and shoulders).


Dry skin, all perspiration is suppressed. Scurvy. Pale and blotches over the body. Panaritium. Proud flesh in the ulcers.

Old herpes. Excessive granulation in the ulcers.


(Morning), Early, nausea; when fasting, pressure in stomach; difficult respiration; fullness in the chest. (Violent anger), Bad effects.

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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