Last modified on February 6th, 2019

Tradescantia 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


Tradescantia diuretica, Mart. Natural order: Commelyneae (Liliaceae). Preparation: Tincture of the leaves.


The symptoms continue from the third to the fifteenth day.




Diarrhoea. Urinary Organs. Whitish discharge from the urethra. Pain when urinating. Thin stream of urine. The urine has an acrid smell (second day). Yellowish, copious urine, depositing at the bottom of vessel an ash-colored, copious sediment (second day).

Respiratory organs

The breathing is very painful. The breathing is embarrassed, as when one is affected with catarrh (first day). Difficult breathing, sighing as from want of air (second day).


Pain in the left side of the chest (first day).

Sexual organs

Inflammation of the scrotum, which is painful and very red (second day). The inflammation of the scrotum decreases since the twelfth day. The testicles return by the inguinal.

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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