Proving Symptoms of homeopathy medicine Angustura, described by Richard Hughes in his book, A Cyclopedia of Drug Pathogenesis, published in 1895….


Galipea Cusparia, St. Hil. Cusparia bark. Nat. Ord., Rutaceae.


1. HAHNEMANN, Mat. Medorrhinum Pura, vol. vi of original, vol. i of English version. Contains 299 symptoms from self and 8 associates.

2. 11th March, 8 a.m., took 5 drops of tinct. Drawing in nape. Aching in temples and sinciput. Aching in wrists. 9 a.m., great coldness in back with icy-cold hands and fingers, frequent aching in temples, drawing in elbows and toes, violent shooting inside of left foot, spreading over internal ankle upwards. Prickling in right toes, and the same violent, shooting pains on inner side of right foot spreading up towards leg. The coldness with the alternating pains lasts longer than 1/2 hours 4 p.m., 5 drops. Shooting in calves. Aching in elbows. Pressure in sinciput. When sitting bruised pain in knees, later the same in arms. Drawing in fingers. Several times strong pressure from sternum to right as with a blunt body. At 5 p.m., several times pressure in right jaw; later this same pressure in sternum to left several times repeated. Frequent micturition, much urine, almost as clear as water. -12th, 8 a.m., 5 drops. Pressure in knees. Drawing in forehead and pressure in temples. 9 a.m., chilliness over back; cold hands and feet. Pressure in shoulders, toes, and feet. Shooting in ears, shooting in right half of thorax, pain of weariness in knees, drawing in fingers. 10 a.m., when walking, a peculiar feeling of lightness and comfort in chest. Shooting in left half of chest and shin bones when walking. Bruised pain in arm and legs. Aching and drawing in feet. -13th, 8 a.m., 10 drops. Pressure in temples, feet, jaw, arms, several times, as with a blunt body, especially severe in sides of forehead and on dorsum of foot. 8:30 a.m., great coldness in back, icy-cold hands and fingers, pressure and drawing in sides, pressure in forehead, weariness in knees, drawing in back; all lasting longer than 1/2 h. During day some of above symptoms. -14th, 8 a.m., 10 drops. Drawing in ankle- joints, head, and fingers, 8:30 a.m., coldness in back, cold hands and fingers; aching in shoulders and tibia for 1/2 h. Later, when walking, drawing and aching in all joints. 4 p.m., 10 drops. Boring temples and sides of head. Pressure in shoulders and knees. 4:30, coldness in back, cold hands and feet, drawing in forehead, shooting in right thoracic wall and in feet. Much scraping in larynx and short cough, which came yesterday also. No symptoms observed any night. -15th, 8 a.m., 15 drops. Drawing and aching in head, chest, shoulders, feet. 38:30 a.m., coldness in back, cold fingers and hands, pressure in arms. The cold lasts 1/2 hours or more. Later, when walking, some of above pains. Between 12 and 1 p.m., great and repeated aching in forehead and temples. Later, very frequent severe aching pains in sinciput, with feeling of weight, heat, continued. Drawing and aching in hands and fingers. 4 p.m. The pains were repeated later. Night good. -16th. After rising, drawing, aching pains in feet, in muscles of thighs, in muscles of arms, in knees, in edge of feet, in cranial bones. Frequent dry cough. 8 a.m., 15 drops. Pressure on sides of head, drawing in right facial muscles. Frequent drawing in feet, especially outer edge of foot. Drawing in toes. Bruised pain in knees. Drawing on sides of occiput. 8:30, coldness in back, cold hands for 1/2 h. Above pains recur later. Strong pressing in right foot. Since 4 day much itching on skin on various parts of body, scratching does not allay it much. Great pressure above right eye and deep in right orbit. Later, frequent rigor over back and cold hands. During day much call to urinate, much clear urine. Great pain in elbows as if bruised. Frequent drawing in occiput, in sides of head, in fingers, in shoulders, and wrists, shooting deep in right ear, 6 p.m.-17th, 8 a.m., 15 drops. Before taking the medicine there was drawing in the sides of the head. Then drawing in legs and feet several times. Pressure in shoulders and knees. Great aching in fingers, hands, muscles of arm. Aching pains in muscles of thigh. Shooting in skin over tibia. All these symptoms recur. Severe boring in ankle-joints and feet, frequent aching in head. 8:30 a.m., coldness in back, cold hands; during the coldness and afterwards the above pains; drawing in facial muscles. During day same pains, very severe in forehead, tibia, feet, and hands; shooting in right facial muscles; shooting in left zygoma. After 6 p.m., no more symptoms. Stool harder than usual. -18th, 8 a.m., 20 drops. Soon, drawing in toes, pressure in feet, ankles, legs, and shoulders. Drawing in head, hands and fingers. Aching in knees. Boring and pressure in crown. Aching and drawing in muscles of arms. Shooting and drawing in left shoulder. Wandering pains in back. Severe shooting in soles. Drawing pains in pectoral muscles. Aching at both sides of head. All these symptoms recur. 8:30 a.m., coldness in back, cold hands and fingers, shooting and aching in calves, drawing in legs, aching in forehead, drawing at sides of tendo-Achillis, drawing in lower jaw, shooting in toes, prickling in facial muscles, aching in knees and thighs. The coldness and accompanying symptoms lasted about 1/2 h. After cessation of coldness, the pain still continued, was sometimes very severe when walking, as frequently so as when sitting, but the parts in movement seemed to be less affected than those at rest. Shooting in right eyelids, 4 p.m. Shooting in tip of tongue several times. Frequent aching in muscles of arms, in knees, ankles, legs. Pressure and boring in several places of head, in forehead, pectoral muscles and dorsal muscles. After 6 p.m., severe aching pains in muscles of arms, in elbows, knees, fingers. Aching sometimes severe in facial bones, especially zygomata. Aching in forehead and temples. 8 p.m., aching in wrists and fingers. -19th, 8 a.m. Aching pains in wrists, feet, knees, muscles of arms. During day aching and drawing in feet, wrists, thighs; aching often particularly severe in forehead and sides of head, coming suddenly and lasting several minutes. – 20th. Some of the previous pains in the wrists, knees, and head, more observed when sitting than when walking. Sometimes very severe boring in forehead and sides of head. Bruised pain in knees. Pressure in insteps and in toes. Aching, often very severe, in wrists. All these symptoms recur frequently. 7:30 a.m., 20 drops. Drawing in feet, shoulders, arms, and muscles. Aching in head, toes. Drawing in sides of tendo-Achillis in calves. Aching in ankle-joints and shoulders. 8:30 a.m., coldness in back, cold hands, drawing in facial muscles and the former pains in joints. Coldness lasts 1/2 h. During day the formerly- described pains appear, worse and more frequently when sitting than when walking. -21st, m. Pressure in shoulders, knees, wrists. Drawing in face. 3:30 p.m., 20 drops. After an increase of the pains, viz. severe aching in forehead, in various parts of head, in feet, in legs, in toes, there came on, at 4:45 p.m., coldness in back and limbs, accompanied by the former symptoms. Aching pains in nuchal and dorsal muscles. The coldness lasted 1/2 h. Afterwards occurred the symptoms already known, declining in the evening. -22nd, 8 a.m., 30 drops. The well-known symptoms recur, especially severe boring in temples and forehead, in feet, ankle-joints, wrists, masseter muscles, arm muscles. 8:30 a.m., coldness in back and limbs as before with accompanying symptoms. Severe aching pains in muscles of legs. Severe bruised pains in legs lasting several hours. During all the proving had a daily stool which was hard, contrary to what was usual. -23rd. Some of the pains in arms and legs reappeared. -24th. Aching in wrists and ankles, fingers, knees, toes. Pressure in forehead and sides of head, sometimes very severe, lasting some m. Drawing in toes. Aching in arm muscles, often very severe. Severe aching in leg muscles. -25th. Aching in ankle-joints. Drawing in facial and dorsal muscles. Aching in shoulders and elbows. -26th. Same symptoms, especially much pressure in forehead and sides of head. -27th. Same symptoms, especially severe pressure in sides of head. A hard stool every day. -28th. As yesterday. The following days some of the former symptoms reappeared. Ever since the proving, a month ago, has daily one hard stool, though formerly habitually loose. (LEMBKE, N. Z.f. h.K., xvii, 75.).

Richard Hughes
Dr. Richard Hughes (1836-1902) was born in London, England. He received the title of M.R.C.S. (Eng.), in 1857 and L.R.C.P. (Edin.) in 1860. The title of M.D. was conferred upon him by the American College a few years later.

Hughes was a great writer and a scholar. He actively cooperated with Dr. T.F. Allen to compile his 'Encyclopedia' and rendered immeasurable aid to Dr. Dudgeon in translating Hahnemann's 'Materia Medica Pura' into English. In 1889 he was appointed an Editor of the 'British Homoeopathic Journal' and continued in that capacity until his demise. In 1876, Dr. Hughes was appointed as the Permanent Secretary of the Organization of the International Congress of Homoeopathy Physicians in Philadelphia. He also presided over the International Congress in London.