Keynotes and Characteristics - H C Allen


Selenium homeopathy medicine, complete details of homeopathic Selenium

Selenium Adapted to light complexion; blondes; great emaciation of face, hands, legs and feet, or single parts.

Very forgetful in business, but during sleep dreams of what he has forgotten.

Selenium Headache: of drunkards; after debauchery; after lemonade, tea, wile; every afternoon.

Hair falls off, on head, eyebrows, whiskers, genitals.

Coryza ending in diarrhoea.

Selenium Hungry: at night ( Cina , Psorinum ); longing for spirituous liquors, an almost irresistible maniacal desire.

Selenium Constipation: stool large, hard, impacted so that it requires mechanical aid ( Aloe , Calcarea , Sanicula , Sepia , Silicea ); after serious illness, especially enteric fevers.

Urine: red, dark, scanty; coarse, red, sandy, sediment; involuntary dribbling while walking.

Impotence, with desire; lewd thoughts, but physically impotent (sudden impotence, [Chlorum]).

Erections slow, insufficient, too rapid emission with long-continued thrill; weak, ill-humored after coitus, often involuntary dribbling of semen and prostatic fluid which oozes while sitting, at stool, during sleep; gleet ( Caladium ).

Priapism, glans drawn up ( Berberis , – drawn down, Cantharis ).

Aphonia: after long use of voice; husky when beginning to sing; obliged to clear the throat frequently of a transparent starchy mucus ( Argentum nitricum , Stannum ); tubercular laryngitis.

Weak, easily exhausted; from either mental or physical labor; after typhoid, typhus, debauchery.

Irresistible desire to lie down and sleep; strength suddenly leaves him; especially in hot weather.

Very great aversion to a draft of air either warm, cold or damp.

After typhoid, great weakness of spine, fears paralysis.

Emaciation of affected parts.

Selenium Relations. – Compare: Phosphorus in genito-urinary and respiratory symptoms; Argentum m. and [Stannum in] laryngitis of singers or speakers; Alumina hard stool, inactive rectum.

Follows well: after, Calad , Nat. , Staphysagria , Phosphorus ac. , in sexual weakness.

Itch checked by Mercurials or Sulphur often requires Selenium.

Aggravation. – Draught of air; in the sun; from lemonade, tea or wine.

Amelioration. – Taking cold water or cold air into mouth

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.