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Wiesbaden 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


The spring at Wiesbaden (Prussia).


The water used for washing is changed to a yellow color. After bathing the body smells of rotten eggs. Great ease of motion. Is able to walk for hours without weariness (twelfth day). He feels so strong and active that he can climb the highest mountain, and is able to walk for several hours in the great heat of the sun (after fifteen days). A feeling of comfort, with very profuse, soaking perspiration, without stretching. (Less weakness), (twelfth day). (No exhaustion), (thirteenth day). Great weakness during the menses. Great weakness and weariness after a long walk, with need of rest. Feeling of great weakness, with a slight perspiration. Feels very sick, inclined to lie down, but does not. Very easily fatigued by a short walk. Loss of strength, with dulness of the head, after moderate talking. Great weariness. Great weariness after a long walk. No desire to walk, only to ride. Obliged to lie down in the forenoon and afternoon, on account of weariness. Great exhaustion. Very much exhausted from early in the morning through the day, so that he walks very slowly. Great prostration and inclination to sleep. Uneasiness and sleeplessness. Anxious restlessness, sleeplessness, itching and formication over the whole body. Anxious uneasiness as soon as she gets into bed, on account of which she cannot sleep. (Faintness). Very great faintness. Rheumatism reappeared though it had been dormant for many months. Rheumatic affections are produced in people who never before suffered from rheumatism. Both from drinking and bathing the body becomes much inclined to take cold, and one suffers frequently from rheumatic pains in the head, teeth, and other parts; warm clothing and drinking very warm spring water frequently removes the trouble, sometimes warm baths have been used, 3. The aversion to the water becomes so great in many people as to cause cramp like sensations as soon as they come near the bath which afterwards disappear. The whole body feels bruised. Tension of the muscles, or here and there tearing pains.


He becomes more cheerful (after seven days); (after eight days). Impatient and depressed, without hope. General persistent depression of spirits. Anxiety and uneasiness prevent sleep. Great anxiety, with apprehensive solicitude. Ill-humor (second and following days). Peevish, talks with no one. Disinclination to think.


Vertigo. Vertigo; (after first baths). Vertigo, with falling down, while walking. Vertigo and whirling in the head, with a kind of insensibility, trembling, faintness, spasmodic hiccough, alternations of chills and heat, thirst, hemorrhage while riding in a carriage (fourteenth day). Dizziness and heaviness of the head, while lying in bed, a sensation as if she would fall, seven days after cured. Reeling, with moving of objects before the eyes, and staggering gait, as if intoxicated (fifteenth day). Reeling. Reeling and tottering of the whole body, with moving of objects before the eyes (eight day). Tottering when walking. General Head. Heaviness of the head. Heaviness of the head after talking (fifth day). Dulness of the head. Headache. Headache in the evening (seventh day). External Head. The hair grows much more rapidly than usual, even after several months. Even though the hair falls out so profusely, it does not become thin, because the new growth is so rapid and thick, and after four months the head is more thickly covered than before. The hair falls out profusely. Falling of the hair, followed by a very rapid growth; the new hair is darker. The hairs falls out freely on shaking it and on stooping. The hair that was formerly soft became hard and brittle. Large boils on various parts of the head. Desquamation of the scalp thin and in large quantities, not preceded by itching, but accompanied by much perspiration. Itching of the scalp (sixth day). Itching on the scalp obliges scratching, with fine desquamation of the skin, after which the itching ceases for a short time. On the eighteenth day the itching on the head was slight, and only while perspiring. Itching on the head, as from vermin, with increased falling of the hair. Incessant itching on the head, scratching relieves for only a short time; the desquamation of white dust-like scales and falling of the hair are very copious (twenty-third day). Biting itching, as from salt, on the head (twelfth day). Intolerable itching on the scalp, with a copious dust like desquamation. Incessant itching of the scalp, increasing daily.


Glistering of the eyes, without clearness; slimy moisture is wiped from them. Copious secretion of mucus on the eyeballs. Frequent secretion of tenacious slimy moisture in the eyes. Discharge of much purulent mucus from the eyes. The mucus wiped from the eyes forms a moisture. The eyes become dim, injected, with profuse secretions. Aching of the eyes after bathing a little; disappears after continuing to bathe. Brow. Fall of the eyebrows and lashes. Falling of the lashes and eyebrows, with rapid secondary growth. Itching of the eyebrows. Lids. Redness of the margins of the lids. Much mucus collects in the canthi, is frequently obliged to wipe them. Itching of the margins of the lids. Ball. Painfulness of the eyeball. Pressure deep in the eyeball. Increased tension in the eyeball. Vision. All things seem to move before the eyes when walking (seventh day); reeling, he staggers to and fro when walking (ninth day).


Copious secretion of soft earwax. Profuse secretion of earwax. More copious secretion of earwax several times a week, for several weeks. The earwax feels slimy. The earwax became thin, almost fluent. Tickling sticking in the meatus auditorius. Much itching of the ear, disappearing after a copious secretion of wax. Much itching of the ears, followed by discharge of thin pale-brown earwax. Pains in the ears. Roaring in the ears, with diminished hearing.


Frequent sneezing, secretion of think mucus. A watery secretion from the nose, ceases after a few days. Discharge of thin mucus from the nose. Thin watery discharge from the nose, tenacious, like a solution of isinglass. Frequent discharge of yellow mucus from the nose for four months. Increased discharge from the nose. Almost constant discharge from the nose. Thin liquid mucus flows from the nose. The nasal mucus forms a pellicle on the handkerchief, and when dry scales off like starch. A dry coryza gradually loosens. Nosebleed for six weeks, with which the weakness of vision bordering on blindness disappeared. Inclination to nosebleed. Frequent itching in the nostrils.


The expression is very suffering. Face sunken, emaciated. Redness and heat of the face. Face very red, as if heated, with itching. High color of the face after the first bath, at times with circumscribed redness of the cheeks. Blood rushes violently to the face. Sensation as though cobweb were lying on the skin of the left cheek, which appeared frequently for several days.


Teeth. The teeth seem too long. Drawing tearing in the teeth, so that he could scarcely eat. Tearing pain in the teeth. Gums. The gum becomes scorbutic after long bathing. Blisters on the gum. Gum loosened and painful, feeling sore while eating. Gums sensitive. Tongue. Tongue fuzzy, with nauseous, insipid taste. Tongue white on the edges, brown in the middle, with aversion to water. Tongue white, with brown fur in the middle. Margin of the tongue white, the middle brown, with insipid taste. Tongue coated brown. Brown coating on the tongue, disappearing after drinking coffee. Injected veins under the tongue. General Mouth. Dryness of the mouth. The skin forms folds on the inner side of the mouth, lips, and cheeks, after which it peels off. Tickling in the posterior portion of the palate. Taste. Taste and appetite good, but without real hunger and thirst. Very bad taste in the morning.


Inclination to clear the throat. Swollen cervical glands. Swelling of the glands of the neck and behind the ears. (The previously very large cervical glands become smaller and disappear almost entirely). (The swollen cervical glands remain indurated). The cervical glands become sensitive. The parotid glands become sensitive.


Appetite and Thirst. Great appetite daily (after four days). Appetite increased (after the first bath). Appetite at first increased, afterwards diminished. Great desire for food. Loss of appetite. (Loss of appetite disappears after a few days). Aversion to food. Great thirst. Longing for drinking, but not thirst, not relieved several days, and very distressing. Constant longing for refreshing drinks daily, from early in the morning through the day. Great thirst, with chilliness, at night. Eructations. Eructations, with colic. Tasteless eructations. Eructations always after drinking the water. Distressing eructations. Nausea and Vomiting. Qualmishness (after half an hour). Qualmishness and eructations continue only while drinking the water. She becomes qualmish and shudders, without vomiting. Qualmishness always after drinking the waters. Inclination to vomit, with a sensation in the abdomen as after a purge. Inclination to vomiting and to stool, immediately after the first swallow of the water, but only after some hours there follows a thin liquid slimy evacuation, with lumps, with great rumbling in the abdomen. Aversion and inclination to vomit, even while drinking, but if during the nausea quite fresh spring water is taken, qualmishness changes for the moment to an inclination for a watery stool. Vomiting. Stomach. Promotes digestion. Pressure in the stomach. Pressure in the stomach, with a feeling of fullness and perceptible swelling of the epigastric region. Violent pressure in the stomach, lasting the whole day.


(Inflammation of the liver). Violent pain in the region of the spleen. Emission of very much flatus. Emission of flatus, preceded by much rumbling in the abdomen. Emission of flatus, preceded by fermentation in the abdomen. Offensive flatus, as of rotten eggs. Profuse emission of flatus, stool. Profuse emission of flatus, without urging to stool. Discharge of flatus and urine, without urging to stool. Emission of flatus difficult and seldom. Rumbling, with diarrhoea. Great desire and rumbling in the abdomen, with a stool slimy and watery, mixed with had lumps. Fermentation in the abdomen increases after drinking the water, not followed by stool. Constant fermentation in the abdomen. Heaviness in the abdomen. Colic, without subsequent stool. Violent colic. Pains like a cutting in the abdomen and small of the back, with profuse menses; the colic is less on the third day. Dragging from the abdomen half way down the right thigh, at the point where a femoral hernia had protruded, with a sensation as if the hernia would protrude, lasting several days and very distressing. Very transient, frequently repeated sensation as though diarrhoea would result, which, however, follows only after two hours, and after drinking coffee (first day). Swelling of the right inguinal region, with a sensation of an inguinal hernia.


Hemorrhage from the rectum. Hemorrhoidal flow (curative of abdominal plethora). Burning in the rectum and bowels. Ineffectual desire for stool. Constant desire for stool, with evacuation. While urinating very frequent desire for stool, the evacuation could scarcely be retained. Urging to stool, without an evacuation.


Diarrhoea. Diarrhoea early in the morning and after drinking the water. Diarrhoea, with scanty evacuations. Copious slimy diarrhoea. Purging, with relaxed urinary organs and intestines. Diarrhoea like stools almost daily. Diarrhoea like stool, with much colic. Violent sensation of diarrhoea, with a thin liquid, slimy stool, mixed with lumps, and great exhaustion, repeated in the evening. Copious evacuation, with rumbling in the abdomen. Evacuation very copious, thin, and pasty. Involuntary evacuations of thin, slimy stools when urinating the water. Thin pasty stools several times a day. Copious evacuations from drinking the waters. Stools increased (only after first eight glasses). Thin stools. Stools thin, pasty, with qualmishness. Frequent scanty, watery evacuations during copious emission of flatus. On emitting flatus, involuntary escape of a thin liquid stool. Evacuations glutinous. The evacuations seem like solutions of isinglass. Stools green. Stool black. Stools gray, slimy. Stool brown. The stool smelt like rotten eggs. Stool of a penetrating, specific odor. Stool at times mixed with blood. A stool follows, without great previous desire, in a small quantity and only after breakfast, when there is desire for stool, which is frequently repeated all day; the evacuation is of a light color, slimy, liquid, with much rumbling. White slimy stools. Slimy stool early in the morning. Tenacious mucus in the stool, forming bloody membranes. Frequent dark, bilious, slimy stools. The linen is stained a dirty white by the stool, when dry it scales off like starch. Stools thready. Stool insignificant. The stools become more seldom as soon as the activity of the skin is increased. Stools more seldom, with frequent micturition. Constipation. Constipation, alternating with frequent desire for stool. Retention of the stool, with pressure. No stool during the menses, without lavements. Retention of stool, 1; (first days). Stool hard (sixth day). Discharge of hard masses, with great desire for stool. Stool hard, nodular, after lavement, during profuse menstrual flow. Evacuation tubular, seeming to consist of hardened membranous bile. The evacuations of the bowels become more infrequent and inversely, as the function of the skin is increased.

Urinary organs

(Inflammation of the kidneys). Pressure in the region of the kidneys. Obliged to rise at night to urinate. Obliged to rise to urinate several times at night. Is obliged to urinate more frequently after coffee, the urine is more profuse. Very frequent micturition in a tolerable, quantity, with constant perspiration and scanty stools. The urine flows in a weak stream, with little power and slowly, with a thin liquid stool. Frequent micturition of pale yellow urine, with diarrhoea. Micturition in several spurts, slow and with a weak stream, with great desire for stool, but scanty discharge. (A copious and frequent micturition is diminished). (Micturition, which hitherto had been frequent, became more infrequent and copious). Micturition seldom after milk. Micturition scanty, with constant perspiration. Micturition seldom, with scanty stools. Copious secretion of urine, which finally becomes dark, acid, deposits a greenish-yellow sediment. The urine has a peculiar odor. The acid urine had become alkaline. The urine is clear, light yellow, and fatty. Sediment in the urine, with “hemorrhoids of the bladder, “6. Deposit from the urine on the walls and bottom of the vessel. Urine slimy and fatty. The urine makes the linen stiff like starch.

Respiratory organs

Cough and Expectoration. Loose cough, in the morning. Expectoration of lumps of mucus. Expectoration of firm mucus. Expectoration of mucus without cough. The expectoration increases from day to day, is not frothy but consists of thin tenacious mucus. The expectoration has a sweetish taste, always occurs after drinking the water, very seldom at other times. Profuse, glutinous, salt expectoration. Profuse secretion from the mucus membranes of the bronchi. Respiration in the bath at first accelerated, by 3 to 5 to the minute. Short breath when walking slowly upon a level. Very short breath on ascending a hill, is obliged to walk very slowly, and to stop frequently in order to get his breath. Oppression of the breath, constriction of the chest in the region of the diaphragm as soon as this region is bathed; obliged him to raise the chest out of the water, and always returned whenever the water reached the region of the diaphragm.


Slight angina pectoris. Oppression of the chest. Oppression of the chest as soon as he goes into the bath, soon becomes very violent and threatens suffocation, and always obliged him to raise the chest out of the water whenever he is covered with the water. The chest seems constricted by the clothes, which are not tight; he breathes more freely when the clothes are opened. Pressure upon the chest.

Back and neck

Tension and stiffness in the nape of the neck. Drawing in the nape of the neck.


Trembling of the limbs, with weakness. Very rapid growth of the nails. Lightness of the limbs, with desire to move (fifteenth day). Limbs so heavy that they could scarcely support her. Extreme indolence in all the limbs (fourth day); all the limbs feel bruised. The indolence and heaviness of the limbs diminishes (after nine days). Upper and lower extremities so weary and exhausted that he seldom moves them, with a weeping mood.

Upper Limbs

Trembling of the hands.

Lower Limbs

Great weariness of the lower extremities, with pain in the toes. Cramp in the thighs. Rheumatic pain in the right thigh for several days, especially on walking. Constant painful sensation in the bone of the right thigh, as though a hernia would protrude. Swelling of the feet. The swollen feet become sensitive. The feet became painful and sensitive. The feet are sensitive early in the morning, as after a long weak. Burning like fire in the feet. The corns drop off. The corns become elevated and soft, and are easily taken off. The corns between the toes easily taken off after the skin has become soft.


Causes sleepiness. Sleepiness after a bath. After a bath sleepiness that could scarcely by repressed; the sleep refreshes him though he is ill-humored all day. Sleepiness disappears after continuing to use the water. Desire to lie down, and great sleepiness during the day; at night sleeplessness though he had lain down little during the day. Great sleepiness from 7 A.M. on. Sleep very good (first day); with many dreams (fourteenth day); little sleep at night after a long walk, though he was very weary and not restless (seventeenth day). Has no desire to rise in the morning on account of sleepiness. She lies down much through the day, with naps. Weary, with sleep, in the morning and through the day. Sleep sound but not refreshing, afterwards dreamy. Little sleep at night on account of dry heat. Falls asleep late, and immediately dreams. Wakefulness on going to bed. Frequent waking from a dreamy sleep. Restless sleep. Dreams. Sleep interrupted by dreams. Sleep full of dreams. Dreams disturb the sleep, immediately after falling asleep.


Chilliness. Inclined to be chilly the slightest air on the clothes or under the bed covers. Chilliness, immediately on raising the bed covers. Chilliness occurs very easily, while dressing after a bath. Shivering chill, immediately on raising the bed covers, with slowly returning warmth. Alterations of chill and heat, but more heat with perspiration and thirst than chill. Alteration of shivering chill and frequent heat. Heat. Causes fever. Organs of blood disturbs sleep. Dry heat disturbs sleep at night. General heat of the body with a hard stool. Sensation of heat over the whole body. Constant sensation of heat, with qualmishness. Anxious heat all day, does know what do on account of it. Oppressive sensation of heat of the skin, with moderate perspiration. Sensation of very great heat of the skin, without much sweat, all. Increased warmth of the skin, with a sensation of heat and longing for drink. Sensation of internal warmth in the flesh of the extremities, especially of the joints. Temperature of the heat in the bath at first all, fell, gradually rose above the normal, through, though with decided oscillations, suddenly fell a bath, them rose higher than in the bath. Burning heat of the hands. Sweat. Profuse perspiration and urine, day and night. Very copious perspiration on a long walk, with incessant itching of the skin. Skin at times dry, at other times moist, even a profuse perspiration. Constant slight perspiration. Moderate perspiration, with biting like salt, and itching over the whole body. Clammy itching perspiration. Slight perspiration with a moderate stool. Skin constantly moist. Perspiration on the head. Perspiration trickles from the head, without itching. He perspired very easily on the scalp, even when walking slowly. Perspiration on the scalp, with violent itching. Much perspiration on the neck, with disappearance of the yellow spots. Profuse perspiration on the face, which itches and compels rubbing. Perspiration on the palms and soles. Copious perspiration on the hands, with wrinkling of the skin and desquamation, as in washer woman. Strong odor to the perspiration on the feet. (The perspiration on the diseased parts colors the linen brown).


Objective. In the bath the skin became thick, parchment- like, as if swollen, after awhile rough like sand between the fingers, feeling wrinkled. (The skin, hitherto like parchment, becomes soft and perspiring). Swelling of the skin on the hands and feet. Swelling of the hands and fingers diminishes after a copious perspiration, and gradually disappears (after six days). Swelling of the skin on the feet diminishes after a moderate perspiration, and even desquamates. The skin is very hard and dry (first day). Cracks in the hardened skin of the soles and heels, the skin comes off in large thick pieces. Free desquamation of the epidermis. Dust like desquamation of the skin of all parts of the body on rubbing. On scratching the skin desquamates in large quantities. Desquamation first on the feet and back, gradually over the whole body, especially on the scalp. When wiping the perspiration from the face the skin rubs off easily. The skin about the neck desquamates freely during the free perspiration. The skin on the back desquamates in large flakes during the perspiration. Profuse desquamation in the epigastric region. Desquamation of the skin of the hands and fingers, preceded by pustules. Merely desquamation of the hands. The skin about the finger-nails desquamates. Desquamation of the skin of the feet is repeated several times during three months. The hard skin on the balls of the feet, heels, and toes becomes soft, and comes off in large pieces. (Erysipelas). (Redness of various parts of the skin, with relief of the distressing hypochondriac, hysterical, or rheumatic troubles). Violent roseola-like inflammation of the skin, with an eruption. The skin becomes pale, shading to yellow. Yellow spots on the forehead and chest, at first small, dark. Many spots on the cheeks, forehead, and nose; those on the cheeks becomes larger, paler, and disappear (after three weeks). The yellow spots on the upper lip become larger, but paler, small pustules appear, which rupture, after which the skin desquamates. (The yellow spots on the abdomen which had been noticed for several months, became larger, but paler), (after nine days). Brown spots on the abdomen, which itch on sweating. Rash (after a bath). Nettle rash eruption. Pimples, vesicles, boils, mostly on the back. Exanthematous eruptions. Eruption of many red elevated points on the skin, half a line in size, especially in fat persons, succeeding frequently and too warm baths in the hot summer; in fat and profusely sweating persons more frequently than in the lean.Itching and eruption on the skin. Tetter-like eruption, with violent itching of the skin of both forearms. (Vesicular eruption in the epigastric region, with skin cure of hypochondriac anxiety). Most tetter appears on the hands of a hypochondriac (curative action). (Pock like eruption extending over the whole body, with cure of the rheumatic pains). Eruption of pustules in various parts of the body, chest, arms, etc., they open, but discharge nothing, after which a large portion of the skin desquamates, while on other parts of the body the desquamation is fine. Small pustules on the hands, which burst without discharging liquid, followed by desquamation of the skin. Small furuncles. (A large quantity of furuncles and suppurations, followed by relief of the rheumatic troubles). Very painful abscesses develop towards the surface, from deep in the flesh, with long-continued suppuration. Inclination to panaritia. The functions of the skin and intestinal canal become active, at times isolated, parts only are not affected after bathing. Subjective. Uneasiness and feeling of formication of the skin over the whole body. Crawling, formication, and itching. Single stitches like fleabites in the skin in various parts of the body, after which hives as large as a quarter of a dollar appear, with burning itching. Stitches here and there, as from fine needles, in the skin. Prickling of the skin while in the bath. Prickling in the skin over the surface of the body. Burning sensation in the skin at times. Itching of the skin. Violent itching, even before the outbreak of perspiration. Itching only when the skin is dry, and the feeling of heat has passed off. Biting itching as from salt, perspiration over the chest, and itching over the whole body, the perspiration continues while walking in the hot sun at noon for two hours, without being distressing, it also continues after changing the clothes and drying the skin; therewith the previous short breath, even on walking, slowly disappeared, and he was also to climb a hill easily and to run about, 1. Itching on the cartilages of the ear. Itching and burning in the concha. Intolerable itching on the back, obliging, scratching. Violent biting itching on the back previous to the outbreak of moderate perspiration. Diminution of the itching on the back, even with profuse perspiration.

Heart and Pulse

She becomes very weak about the heart. Beat of the heart accelerated, violent. Palpitation. The pulse, on going into the bath slow, became irregular (after three to six minutes), gradually became hard and small; accelerated (after half an hour); soft, constantly 100, with remissions, in the morning (after bathing several weeks). Makes the pulse slower.

Sexual organs

Male. Genitals turgid, excited. Intolerable itching on the genitals, obliging him to scratch. Distressing itching on the genitals every day. Emissions. Female. ( A woman married for several years became pregnant for the first time). (Miscarriage, that had taken place several times, was avoided). Oozing of slimy moisture from the vagina. Menses profuse, like a uterine hemorrhage, continuing for several days, then became scanty, but lasted fourteen days before they entirely disappeared. The menses return with great violence after an intermission of several months. The menses usually late become earlier and more profuse, and without previous symptoms. The scanty menses are increased. Menstruation copious, even returns after the climacteric period. The menstrual flow that had long been absent returned on the sixteenth day, after drinking the water, with whirling in the head, trembling, faintness, colic, alternations of chill, heat and sweat, with thirst, cramp in the thighs, calves, and feet, with cramp like hiccough; the menses were very profuse, 2. The menstrual blood seems like mucus. Menstrual flow slimy, dark-colored, not watery.

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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