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Solaninum 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


An alkaloid, C43H69NO16, obtained from various Solanums, especially from S. nigrum and S. dulcamara.Preparation: Triturations.


Stupefaction without previous excitement.


Vertigo. Head hot, heavy, dull, painful. Heaviness of the head.Pain in the occiput.


The pupils were not much affected, perhaps somewhat contracted.


Salivation. The pure alkaloid has a cooling, acid, and salt taste, and when chewed, it causes a glutinous sensation in the pharynx and throat, with scraping, which extends down to the stomach, where it becomes a peculiar sticking pain. Bitter taste.


Scraping in the throat.


Constant eructations. Nausea and diarrhoea. Nausea, and violent ineffectual efforts to vomit. Nausea and vomiting. About 5 P.M., vomiting three times without previous nausea, without pain and without any intestinal symptoms.


Rumbling in the abdomen.

Urinary organs

(The next morning, examination of the urine showed albumen! ).

Respiratory organs

Hoarseness. Respiration slightly slower than natural, temperature not affected. Very superficial slow respiration, 15 or 16 to 14 to the minute. Difficult respiration, with oppression of the chest. Oppressed respiration.


Pulse increased in rapidity, weak (72 to 88). Increased frequency of the pulse, sometimes as much as 25 beats, lasting four hours (the next morning, somewhat slower than natural). The pulse ran up to 95 and 100, was remarkably soft, small, and weak. Pulse rose from 76 to 92 in fifteen minutes; in twenty minutes more it returned to the normal. It caused after ten hours slight slowness of the pulse and respiration, but no change in the temperature.Pulse small, weak, thready. * Solanum arrebenta (Sol-a).

Interior Extremities.

Slight tonic spasms of the lower extremities. The next morning the prover felt quite well, with the exception of some weakness in the lower extremities.


Weakness. Sensation of great weakness. Sensitiveness to light, noise, and to touch.


Skin dry. Hyperaesthesia of the skin; creeping along the spine when touching the skin; more easily tickled than natural. Itching of the skin.


Frequent yawning. Great sleepiness, with inability to sleep.Sleepiness. Sleep very restless, frequently disturbed by frightful dreams. Sleep frequently interrupted during the night, but without dreams.


Extremities cold. Profuse perspiration without weakness.

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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