Last modified on February 6th, 2019

Salicinum 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.


Salicin, C13H18O7. An active principle (Glucoside ?) obtained from different species of willow (Salix), spiraea, etc.

Moderately soluble (1 to 30) in water and alcohol. Preparations: Triturations.


Confusion of the head.


Flickering before the eyes. Fog and sparks before the eyes, for five days.


Persistent ringing in the ears (third day of experiment).

Urinary Organs

This substance is excreted in the urine in the form of salicyl hydride, which sinks to the bottom of the urine as a fine crystalline cloud; it is easily detected by the per chloride of iron tests.

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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