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Scutellaria 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: Skull-cap, Mad-dog Skull-cap.


Scutellaria lateriflora, Linn. Natural order: Labiatae. Preparation: Tincture of the plant.


The mind becomes confused on attempting to study (second day).

Considerable inability is experienced in attempting to confine the attention to study (seventh day). Arose in the morning feeling a little stupid (third day); inclination to be inactive, and an indisposition to study (fifth day); arose with same feeling of stupor (seventh day).


Soon after eating breakfast was seized with vertigo, which, however, did not last long (sixth day). Slight vertigo and photophobia (fifth day). Dull headache, chiefly confined to frontal region (second day). A dull headache is felt most of the time, while attempting to fix the attention upon small objects, in the morning, increased during the day, with feeling of fullness (fifth day); soon after commencing to study was again attacked with dull oppressive headache (sixth day). Arose in the morning feeling a little stupid and with a slight dull headache, which passed away soon after eating breakfast (third day); awoke with severe headache, much more severe than the previous; feeling of great fullness and oppression about the head, a sensation as if the entire contents of the cranium were confined within a place too small; continued all day, subsiding a little at times; greatly ameliorated at night (sixth day); headache less severe (seventh day). Before getting up in the morning was seized with hemicrania, the pain being most severe over the right eye; was relieved by moving about in the open air (second day).


The eyes feel as if protruding from their orbits (sixth day).

Eyes feel as if pressed from within outwards (fifth day). Pupils somewhat dilated (sixth day). Slight photophobia and vertigo (fifth day).


Towards evening flushed countenance (fourth day).


Appetite impaired but slightly (sixth day).


Bowels regular, with white stools (fifth day).

Urinary Organs

On attempting to urinate slight difficulty is experienced, as if a partial paralysis of the muscles of the urethra had taken place (fifth day). Secretion of urine rather scanty, although having the normal appearance, without subjecting it to further test (seventh day).


Soon after taking the last dose, in the evening, slight oppression was felt about the chest, and occasionally a sticking pain in the region of the heart (third day). A dull pain extending vertically beneath the sternum (fifth day).

Heart and Pulse

Occasionally a sticking pain in the region of the heart, in the evening (third day). Towards evening a sensation of throbbing about the heart (fourth day). In the evening a marked change in the pulse took place, the average number of beats per minute would scarcely exceed the normal standard, but were exceedingly variable, being at one moment strong and full, then gradually diminishing until they became exceedingly soft and threadlike (first day). The pulse, which has remained normal up to the present time, viz., 70 to 72 per minute, appears first full and bounding, then gradually becoming weaker, and occasionally intermitting a number of beats per minute, at 7 P.M., 64 (sixth day); pulse more natural (seventh day). Pulse reduced to 64 per minute, at 10 P.M. (second day); 68 in the morning (third day); strong and full, but occasionally intermitting (fourth day); in the morning, 54; half an hour later it arose to 64, without exercise or change of position; 52 and intermitting at 6 P.M.

(fifth day); considerably increased and beating rapidly (sixth day).

Back and Neck

Sharp pains were occasionally felt in the lumbar region, seeming to proceed mostly from the region of the left kidney (seventh day).


Occasional twitching of the muscles of the arms and legs (second day).


Arose in the morning with a feeling of languor (sixth day).

Feeling of languor (second day). Occasionally a slight tremulousness and considerable twitching of the muscles in different parts of the body (first day). Twitching of the muscles (fourth day). Towards evening some degree of restlessness (second day); considerable uneasiness (fourth day). A strong desire to be moving about; could not confine my attention upon any single object (first day). Towards evening a dull oppressive feeling came on, with flushed countenance, and a sensation of throbbing about the heart (fourth day). Sticking pains in various parts of the body, occasionally extending up along each side of the forehead (fourth day).


During night sleep somewhat disturbed by dreams (second night); slept quite soundly through the night, with the exception of slight restlessness (third night); increased restlessness, followed by frightful dreams, occasionally interrupted by “sudden wakefulness” (fourth night); sleep quite sound and undisturbed until late in the morning, when I awoke with severe headache (fifth night); sleep but little disturbed (sixth night).

Troublesome and frightful dreams, frequent and sudden starting from sleep, increased restlessness (first night).


Slight feeling of chilliness, especially on getting up (sixth day).

Condition Amelioration

(Moving about in open air), Hemicrania.

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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