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Wildbad 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 springs at Wildbad in Wurtemburg.


Great weakness, weariness, and inclination to keep quiet. Weariness. Great weariness through the day. Great weariness after walking. Great weariness, especially in the knees and ankles, so that he was frequently obliged to sit down. Sudden weariness after a walk; standing was so difficult that he was obliged to sit down; the ankles seemed loosened and not firm; on ascending a hill it seemed as though the joints of the knees and ankles would separate; was obliged to support himself firmly upon a stick, 5. Great inclination to lie down, especially on the back, and to stretch out, with a feeling of comfort and warmth through the whole body, and great aversion to business, especially after a bath. Great inclination to stretch and to keep quiet, with a general comfortable warmth through the body.


Depressed mood. Mood extremely depressed, with great anxiety (after six days). Mood very depressed and sad. Memory unusually weak.


Rush of blood of the head. Dullness of the head. Great heaviness of the head, especially of the occiput, at night; aggravated by external pressure. Head heavy, with a pressure from within outward, on walking. Feeling as though the whole brain were overfilled, intolerable when the head lies upon a pillow. Throbbing headache, on waking at night. Forehead. Tearing pains in the forehead, extending from the middle of the right eyebrow. Vertex and Occiput. Violent pulsation on the vertex and occiput. Heaviness in the vertex on waking at nights, as if a weight were lying upon it. Pressing tearing pain in the middle of the top of the head. Sudden throbbing on the vertex and occiput. Sensitiveness with slight throbbing in the vertex and occiput. Throbbing in the occiput. Pulsation in the occiput, at night. Pulsation and warmth in the occiput, aggravated by lying down in bed, in the evening; was obliged to sit partly erect, with sleeplessness, till midnight. Pulsation in the occiput; only possible to sleep in a half sitting position. External Head. The hair usually oily lost its oily nature entirely after a few baths; the hair of the beard grew out darker than natural. Moving the scalp was difficult, as though the frontal muscles were too short.


Pain in the eyes on writing, in the evening. Pressure in the eyes on writing in the evening. Pressing pain in the eyes on writing. Fine sticking pains in the eyes, especially in the left, rather more about the eyes, in the eyebrows, below the eyes, also in the eyeballs, without affecting vision. Acute pain in the left upper eyebrow, at the exit of the supraorbital nerve, something between a drawing, twitching, and sticking; the spot remained sensitive for some time. Acute pain in the right supraorbital foramen. Pain in the left supraorbital foramen, and also above the right eye. Some agglutination of the lids, in the morning. Fine stitch in the margin of the lower lid, not far from the outer canthus. Violent itching in the inner canthus, with sore pain when rubbed. Itching of the right canthus, in the evening while writing. 1.


Sensation in the ears as after taking cold, first right, the left. Sensation of warmth in the right ear. Stitch in the right ear. Pressing stitch in the left ear, as if deep in the meatus.


Blood from the right nostril, in the morning.


Violent painless twitching in the face. Pain in the left articulation of the jaw, and the lower jaw, and on the top of the shoulder.


Teeth, especially of the right side, painful, as if too long, or as after taking cold. Dryness of the mouth, without thirst, and with coated tongue, in the morning. Mouth and tongue dry, towards morning. Burning point in the right corner of the mouth or wing of the nose. Bloody saliva, apparently from the fauces, after talking, in the open air.


Expectoration of mucus from the throat and larynx, and of mucus coming from the nares into the fauces. A retching, spasmodic, or drawing pain in the oesophagus, above the stomach, with some nausea.


Ravenous hunger. Great hunger, as from an empty stomach, in the morning, and also in the evening, soon after supper. Sensation of hunger, gnawing emptiness in the stomach and whole abdomen. Eructations. Empty eructations. Some nausea, on waking in the morning (fourteen day). Sensation of indigestion in the stomach. Feeling of emptiness in the stomach, without great hunger. Sensation of great emptiness, like a disordered stomach, with eructations. Pains in the stomach. Pressure in the stomach.


Colic in the umbilical region, as before a stool, without an evacuation. Sticking drawing pains in both hypochondria.


Spasmodic pressure in the anus and perinaeum. Great urging to stool, which was dark and thin; afterwards brown, with mucus, and at 11 A.M. a third, very watery, yellowish gray, with some colic.


Stool at first restricted. Stool brown and thin (later action). Stool, dark, accompanied with much tenacious mucus. Evacuation on the third day rather hard, lumpy, covered with mucus, of a dark blackish-brown color. Stool in small masses like sheep-dung. Stool at first constipated, after a few days copious and natural, dark brown, accompanied with some colic. Stool hard, lumpy, unsatisfactory, dark-colored, with pressure. The stool became again retained and dark brown (thirteenth day). Urinary Organs. Frequent urgent desire to urinate. Mucus in the urine, with large crystals of uric acid (after ten days).

Respiratory organs

Dry cough. Oppressed respiration. Oppressed respiration on ascending stairs.


Pain and cracking in the upper part of the sternum, at the point of union with the first right rib.

Back and neck

Tearing pain, as if sprained, transversely through the nape of the neck. Constant pulsation in the nape of the neck and occiput, at night. Drawing in the back as though a hot sponge were drawn along the skin, on waking in the morning. Prickling on the back followed by nettle rash. Disagreeable sensation of warmth along the lumbar vertebrae.


Weakness in the joints, so that it was very difficult to ascent steps or a mountain. Feeling of fullness and heaviness in the limbs. Pain, here and there, in the limbs. Constant drawing pains, here and there, in the limbs, for example, in the morning, in the right forearm, in the muscles between the elbow and thumb, which were also painful to pressure, soon afterwards in the left upper arm, below the shoulder.

Upper Limbs

Violent drawing-tearing pain about the right shoulder. Shuddering jerking in the right upper arm. (Pain in the left arm, as if in the bone of the upper arm, on motion). Drawing pain in the left upper arm and in the right. Acute drawing pain in the left upper arm. Acute pain in the left arm above the elbow, towards the outer portion, as if in the bone or tendon, as if sprained. Transient drawing and burning beneath the right elbow, in the bone. Rheumatic pain in the forearm, from the dorsal surface of the wrist to the elbow, near the wrist the arm was painful. The finger-nails became very soft, could no longer open a watch with them. Hangnails on the right middle finger. Stiffness and painfulness of all the fingers on opening and closing the hand. Stiffness of the right little finger, as if in the bone especially after writing a long time. Pain in the last phalanx of the thumb, as if ulcerated and swollen. Drawing aching in the first phalanges of the left index and middle fingers, as if in the bones. Pain in the phalanx of the left finger, especially on the flexor surface and on the side towards the thumb, swollen with painful stiffness, transient, leaving a sensation of numbness, with painful tension in the middle joint on flexing it; afterwards a painful and swollen sensation in the first joint of the left thumb, 1.

Lower Limbs

Weariness of the hips after slight effort. Pain in the right hop and nates. Pain in the nates, right and left, as if in the sciatic nerve, especially on waking. Pain in the right thigh, as if in the muscles, on the posterior and inner surfaces. Drawing pain in the right thigh, a hand’s breadth above the knee, between the anterior and outer portions. Pain in the outer portion of the right thigh, somewhat below the hip. Violent cracking in both knees on rising. Cracking of the right knee. Pain and stiffness in the right knee, as if contracted, on waking in the morning. 1. Distressing sensation of looseness in the knee-joints, it seems as though the bones of the joint did not fit together; walking was difficult, so that he was obliged to support himself with a stick. Rheumatic drawing in the right knee, with cracking on moving it. Pain in the right calf, on walking. Drawing in the ankles. Drawing-pressing pain in the sole of the left foot, behind the toes. Sprained sensation in the first joint of the right great toe. Pain as if sprained, in the first joint of the right great toe. Pain as if sprained, in the right great toe. Sprained sensation in the left great toe. Acute pain in the left little toe.


Very sleepy, in the evening, 19 Unusual desire to sleep after eating. Complete sleeplessness till 4 A.M., with constant uneasiness and excitement, with great burning heat without sweat, was frequently obliged to rise and throw off the bed covers to get rid of a distressing sensation of heat; after sitting partly erect, with the heat against a hard pillow, the restlessness passed off about 4 o’clock, followed by sleep with dreams till morning; very weary after waking, 5. Sleep only after midnight restless and full of dreams. Restless sleep. Night restless, full of confused dreams, with waking every fifteen or twenty minutes, with a feeling as though he had slept several hours. Sleep restless, with frequent waking, and a sensation as though he had slept several hours. Night restless, with dreams. Sleep dreams, with frequent waking. Disagreeable, frightful dreams. Anxious dreams, at night. Violent weeping in a dream, waking in perspiration. Confused and anxious dreams, at night.


Hands quite cold, with weakness and perspiration on walking. Coldness of feet (fourteenth day); (quarter of an hour after a bath). Violent dry heat over the whole body. Prickling heat over the whole body with some perspiration. Very disagreeable heat in the occiput, becoming intolerable on lying down, and amounting to violent pulsation. Increased inclination to sweat. Easy perspiration. Perspiration at night. Free perspiration at night and during the day, after every exertion. 1.


Crawling itching about the left half of the mouth, around the red of the lip, especially of lower lip. Itching on one finger of the right hand. Itching of the right thumb, only in a small spot, as if in the periosteum; pressure and rubbing seemed to relieve but did not remove it entirely. Violent itching on the knuckle of the left index finger, with development of a small vesicle. Much itching on the middle knuckle of the left ring finger. Itching on the right nates. Violent itching on the left calf and on the tibia. Violent itching of the left calf (after a bath).


Aggravation, (Night), Heaviness of heat; on waking, throbbing headache; heaviness in vertex; pulsation in occiput. Aggravation, (Pressure), Heaviness of heat. Aggravation, (Lying in bed), Pulsation and warmth in occiput.

Sexual organs

Painful erections on waking. Erections more easy than natural. Painful drawing in the spermatic cords, on waking, after an emission. Menstruation is usually hastened.Wildbad [Wild]

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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