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Scolopendra 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: Centipede.


Scolopendra (various species). Animal kingdom: Class, Myriopoda; Order, Chilopoda; Sub-order, Scolopendridae.

General Symptoms

Vertigo. Headache. Nausea (after one hour and a half). Vomiting of a pale-yellow glairy matter, which continued at short intervals with increasing violence, until the child, in a convulsive struggle, ceased to breathe. Vomiting. Precordial anxiety. Arm greatly swollen; erysipelatous blush extending over half the arm; black dotted impressions in two rows, three- quarters of an inch apart, elevated with dark lines, extending across from dot to dot, five and a half inches in length, thus showing the entrance of every foot; pain deep and dull (after one hour and a half). Instant complaint, which grew rapidly worse, which was described by the child as being all over. A large red spot, becoming black, in the middle of which there forms an eschar as large as a five-franc piece. The whole affection resembled a malignant pustule, and was associated with swelling of the lymphatic glands. Violent itching, followed by violent pain in the bitten part. No perspiration of the right arm for three months.

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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