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Solanum Mammosum 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, Apple of Sodom.


Solanum mammosum, Linn.

Natural order, Solanaceae.


He becomes exasperated at what he thinks may happen. Inability for continuous thought, though with perfect comprehension of his subject; he could, when writing, only express himself in short broken sentences.


No stool (second day); stool occurred later than usual and after much pressure (third day).

Respiratory organs

The mucus hawked from the larynx contains streaks of bright blood (after half an hour). Hawking of mucus containing flakes of blood (third day).


Twitching of a large muscle below the right scapula, as if the flesh were pinched up by the hand and shaken back and forth (third and fourth days).

Inferior Extremities.

Sticking pain in the left hip-joint, that made him quite lame, frequently during and after walking, disappearing after standing and sitting down (fourth day).


Uneasiness; inability to keep quiet. Everything is seen as in a fever with a hard pulse. Sensitiveness to tobacco.


Causes blotches over the whole body (from poisoning; see Froriep, Notizen, 1821).


Great weariness and desire to sleep without ability to sleep, followed by slumbering without real sleep, and afterwards deep sleep for several hours, from which he awoke and could not collect his senses for a long time, and remained long in an irresolute condition (this condition occurred at the time of the flood-tide, at the full moon; with the ebb-tide a general refreshing, as after a crisis). Even after a long sleep during the day he was sleepy in the evening, and slept well all night.

Dreams of death, with violent weeping (fourth and fifth days).

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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