Last modified on February 6th, 2019

Scammonium 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 name: Scammony, etc.


Botanical origin, Convolvulus scammonia, L. Natural order: Convolvulacae. Preparation: Triturations of the dried milky juice of the root.

General Symptoms

Sudden vomiting and copious green stools, followed by collapse, distension and sensitiveness of the abdomen, and death. Slight pain in the stomach, with evacuation of faeces (after half an hour); (after third dose). Violent pain and a rapid succession of evacuations, leaving considerable inactivity of the lower intestines, lasting several days. A loose evacuation of faeces, attended with slight pain in the stomach (after half an hour); a second and third (after one hour and a half); (after third dose).

Evacuation of urine (in fifteen minutes); (after third dose).

Inflammation of the mucous membrane, attended by loss of appetite and headache.

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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