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Triosteum 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


Triosteum perfoliatum, Linn. Natural order: Caprifliaceae. Common names: Fever-wort, Horse-gentian. Preparation: Tincture of the root.


Aching in all the bones. Dulness and drowsiness, with disinclination to engage actively in business. It acted promptly and energetically, causing aching pains in nearly every part of the body, especially of the lower limbs and head.


Greater cheerfulness (first day).


Giddiness when rising at midnight, with extreme drowsiness. Headache worse from sitting up. Headache, which is worse in the right side of the forepart of head, and right temple. Increasing pain in the head. Boring pain in the right temple at 3 a. m. Boring pain the left temple. Pain in the right side of the head, and in the back. Pain in the hinder part of the head, with the sensation of weight.


Slight pain in the left eyeball.




Soreness, as if from swelling of the pharynx, and pain in the oesophagus on swallowing.


Increased appetite through the day. Loathing of all food. Thirst, but not a very urgent desire for drink. Slight nausea. Nausea on rising, which was immediately followed by copious vomiting of very sour ingesta, attended with cramp in the stomach, and followed by perspiration, and a pain in the forehead, which was worse on the left side. Vomiting at 5 a. m., on rising to stool. Vomiturition, attended with severe pain in the epigastrium, and drawing in the calves of the legs, almost amounting to a cramp. Oppression in the epigastrium through the night. At 4 a. m. the feeling of load and oppression in the epigastrium with throbbing and an undulating sensation all through the system. Sharp pains in the stomach and bowels. Pain in the epigastrium. Increased by turning in bed. Pain in the epigastrium, increased by drinking water. Soreness in the epigastric region.


Flatulency, confined to the stomach. Sharp pains in the bowels and stomach. Heat and sharp pain in the right side of the abdomen, in the evening. The evacuations from the bowels seemed to proceed from the small intestines. Anus. Irritation in the anus, with exudation of mucus.


The evacuation of thin stools from the bowels at 7 a. m.

followed by numbness of the lower extremities.

Respiratory organs

Asthmatic troubles.


Audible beating of the heart, and slight pain under the left breast.

Back and neck

Pain in the nape, with perspiration. Pain in the nape and back. Pain in the nape and occiput, with coldness and stiffness in the feet. Rheumatic pain in the back from stooping. Pain and stiffness in the loins. The pain in the loins is confined to left side.


Stiffness of all the joints of the upper, as well as of lower extremities.

Upper Limbs

Pain in the right shoulder from lying on it.

Lower Limbs

Remarkable stiffness in the lower extremities, with slight coldness, and a tingling sensation. Stiffness in the knees when attempting to rise. Pain in the right knee. Drawing and shrinking sensation in the legs, and the most decided pricking in the soles of the feet. Numbness in the calves of the legs. Penetrating pain under and behind the external malleolus, after sleeping. Stiffness of joints of the toes, ankles, and knees, when lying.


Sleepiness, without the ability to sleep sound after midnight.


Coldness and stiffness in the feet. Drying away of the perspiration, and development of fever, with hot skin and increased thirst. General perspiration.


Vesicular eruption on the forehead, over the left eye, on the middle of the chest and on the right arm. Violent itching eruption on the skin, generally with elevation of the skin (second day). Very great itching at night, with welts all over the surface.


Aggravation, (Evening), Heat and pain in rights side of abdomen; evacuations. Aggravation, (Midnight), On rising, giddiness. Aggravation, (When lying ), Stiffness of joints of toes. Aggravation, (After sleeping), Pain behind left external malleolus. Aggravation, (Sitting up), Headache. Aggravation, (Stooping), Pain in back. Aggravation, (Turning in bed), Pain in epigastrium.

Sexual organs

Discharge of semen during sleep, without erection.

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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