Viscum album

Last modified on February 6th, 2019

Viscum Album 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

Introduction

Viscum album, Linn. Natural order: Loranthaceae. Common name, Mistletoe. Preparation: Tincture of leaves (and berries).

Generalities

About 10 A.M., when he was going to see a patient, he felt very queer, as if he must fall down; he felt a glow that rose up from the feet to the head, and it seemed to him as if he were on fire, at the same time his face became very pale; this kind of aura epileptica recurred three times during the winter (after 40 drops), 4. Every muscle of the body, except those of the eyes, were paralyzed. Could not speak or swallow, and both died about the eight or ninth day, literally served. Frequent recurrence of the symptoms during two years.

Mind

Inclined to be violent. Spectral illusions. Insensibility. Stupor, succeeded by almost entire insensibility, lying motionless, with her eyes closed, as if in sound sleep, but easily roused by a loud noise, and then would answer any question, but when she relapsed into her former condition there was a slight disposition to stertorous breathing (second day).

Head

Giddiness (second day).

Eyes

Conjunctiva injected. Pupil slightly dilated and fixed. Pulse contracted, and at first appeared insensible to light (second day).

Face

Countenance suffused. Lips livid.

Abdomen

Whole of the alimentary canal paralyzed.

Stool

Bowels obstinately constipated.

Respiratory organs

Breathing slow and stertorous. Slight disposition to stertorous breathing (second day).

Upper Limbs

He felt in the dorsum of the left hand as if a large spider were crawling over it; soon afterwards he felt the same sensation in the dorsum of the right hand (after 40 drops).

Lower Limbs

In the same winter suddenly felt in the right foot a violent aching pain from within outwards, that compelled him to take off his boot, as it felt too light; this sensation went off in an hour.

Sleep

Drowsiness (second day).

Fever

Skin warm and very moist (second day).

Heart and Pulse

Pulse small, quick, and very irregular (second day). Pulse slow, full, and bounding.

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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