Tussilago Petasites

Last modified on February 6th, 2019

Tussilago Petasites 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


Properly PETASITES. Petasites vulgaris, Desf. (Tussilago petasites, Linn.) Natural order: Compositae. Common name: Butter-bur. Preparation: Tincture of the whole plant.




Some confusion of the head, on the evening towards, the left side (fourth day). Vertigo. Dizzy on waking, in the morning (fourth day). Dulness of the head. Dulness and heaviness of the head. Dull headache in the forehead. Transient headache (one hour after 10 drops). Constant headache (after six days). Headache in the left side of the upper part of the forehead, thence extending slowly over the vertex, as if under the dura matter, like a tearing pain; after two hours, headache seated over the right eye, with a sensation as if the supraorbital muscles would be drawn upward, obliging him to wink; in the afternoon the head returned in the vertex, and, in the evening again in the temporal region (third day); the next day, on waking, the headache was in the left side of the vertex, extending forward to the right eye.


(Toothache all day, aggravated by cold drinks, especially violent in bed, relieved after taking Mercury.


Pain and burning in the uvula (third and fourth days). Sore throat and pain on swallowing (after 30 drops).


Eructations. Frequent eructations (third day). Numerous eructations always after drinking (after six days). Nausea. Pain in the pit of the stomach (fifth day). Burning in the epigastric region. Pain about the pylorus, at the point where the sternum and ribs form a triangle, aggravated by pressure (fourth day).


Colic. Colic, relieved by emission of flatus (second day).


Pressed out a drop of yellow mucus form the urethra before urinating, though the urethra was not inflamed (fourth day). Crawling in the urethra, obliging scratching, with erection. Micturition increased. Urine very profuse, but not evacuated often (fourth day).


Tightness of the chest (fifth day). Oppression in the right side of the chest.


Once there was a sudden stitch in the left side of the precordial region on deep breathing (fourth day).

Back and neck

Pain in the small of the back on standing and stooping. Pain in the small of the back, especially distressing on rising from a seat; this become so violent that stooping was extremely difficult and painful, and was particularly severe on rising up; after a few a days, it continued so violent that I look a dose of Sulphur (sixth day). Pain in the small of the back, especially troublesome when walking or going upstairs and on rising from a seat. Violent pain in the small of the back.


Increased stiffness of the limbs, at night. Pain in the middle of the right tibia, confined to a small spot (third day).


Restless sleep. Numerous dreams (fourth day). Dreams at night.


Cold feet (sixth day). Morning sweat. Perspiration at night. Profuse perspiration at night.


Itching on the forehead and bread (second day).


Aggravation, ( Morning), Sweat. Aggravation, ( Night), Stiffness of limbs; sweat. Aggravation, ( Cold drinks), Toothache. Aggravation, ( After drinking). Aggravation, Eructations. Aggravation, ( Going upstairs), Pain in small of back. Aggravation, ( Pressure), Pain about pylorus. Aggravation, ( Standing), Pain in small of back. Aggravation, ( Stooping), Pain in small of back. Aggravation, ( Rising from sitting), Pain in small of back. Aggravation, ( Walking), Pain in small of back.

Sexual organs

Jerking pain in the spermatic cord, causing him to bend backward (sixth day). Drawing in the right testicle (fifth day).

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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