Keynotes and Characteristics - H C Allen


Petroleum homeopathy medicine, complete details of homeopathic Petroleum

Petroleum Adapted to persons with light hair and skin; irritable, quarrelsome disposition ( Nux ); easily offended at trifles ( Ignatia , Medorrhinum ); vexed at everything.

Petroleum  Ailments: from riding in a carriage, railroad car, or in a ship ( Cocculus indicus , Sanicula ).

Ailments which are worse before and during a thunderstorm ( Natrum carb. , Phosphorus , Psorinum ).

Symptoms appear and disappear rapidly ( Belladonna , Magnesium phos. – reverse of Platina , Stannum ).

During sleep or delirium: imagines that one leg is double; that another person lies alongside of him in same bed; that there are two babies in the bed ( Val. ).

Vertigo on rising ( Bryonia ); in occiput; as if intoxicated; like seasickness ( Cocculus indicus ).

Petroleum  Headache: in occiput, which is as heavy as lead; pressing, pulsating pain; as if everything in the head were alive; numb, bruised, as if made of wood.

Gastralgia: of pregnancy; with pressing, drawing pains; whenever stomach is empty; relieved by constant eating ( Anacardium , Chelidonium , Sepia ).

Petroleum  Diarrhoea: yellow, watery, gushing; after cabbage, sour krout; during pregnancy, stormy weather; always in the daytime.

Painful sensitiveness of skin of whole body; all clothing is painful; slight injury suppurates ( Hepar ).

Skin of hands rough, cracked, tips of fingers rough, cracked, fissured, every winter; tenderness of the feet, which are bathed in foul-smelling sweat ( Graphites , Sanicula , Silicea ).

Herpes: of genital organs extending to perineum and thighs; itching, redness; skin cracked, rough, bleeding; dry or moist.

Heat and burning of soles of feet and palms of hands ( Sanguinaria , Sulphur ).

Sweat and moisture of external genitals, both sexes.

Painful, itching chilblains and chapped hands < in cold weather; decubitus.

Sensation of coldness about the heart ( Carbo animalis , [Kali muriaticum], Natrum mur. ).

Relations. – One of our best antidotes for lead poisoning.

The skin symptoms are worse in winter, better in summer ( Alumina ); if suppressed, causes diarrhoea.

Aggravation. – Carriage riding ( Cocculus indicus , Sanicula ); during a thunderstorm; in winter ( Alumina ).

About the author



Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.