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Trachinus 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


Animal kingdom. Class Pisces. Order Teloster. Trachinus Draco and Vipera. Common names: Great and lesser Weever, Sting-bull and Sting-fish.


Swelling of the whole body. Swelling of the wounded arm, then of the head and chest. A peculiar stinging pain occurred a few seconds after the wound, and this gradually increased during a period of fifteen minutes; a pain had now become almost intolerable, extending along the back of the thumb towards the wrist; it was a burning character, resembling in the pain produced b the sting of a wasp, but much more intense; the thumb now began to swell, and exhibited an inflammatory blush, extending towards the wrist; the pain was now distinctly throbbing and very excruciating; in this state and continued for about an hour, when the pain began somewhat to subside, the swelling and redness still continuing; in about an hour and half of the pain was nearly gone; next morning the swelling of the thumb had but slightly diminished, and was in some degree diffused over the back of the hand, the thumb, continued red and hot, and painful on pressure over the metacarpal bone; in few days the swelling had completely subsided, but the pain on the pressure continued for more than a week. The edges of the wound became thick, hard, tense, and insensible, back and gangrenous. Weakness. Violent burning pain, extending from the wound into the chest.


Raving. Hydrophobia. Anxiety. Fear of the Death.


Vertigo. Violent Headache.


Violent thirst. Nausea. Green bilious vomiting.

Respiratory organs

Paroxysm of suffocation.




Constant fever, with irregular pulse. Cold Clammy sweat.


The skin of the whole body becomes yellowish green. Gangrenous blisters on the arm.



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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