ANTIMON TARTARICUM – Homeopathic Medicine

ANTIMON TARTARICUM homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy ANTIMON TARTARICUM…

General Action

      Tartar emetic produces increased secretions from mucous membranes in general, especially of respiratory and gastro- intestinal tracts. It causes nausea and vomiting free alvine discharges, but it is a dangerous drug, chiefly on account of the alarming reduction of temperature and of the force and frequently of the heart’s action. It favors the elimination of waste products. When applied to the skin it causes pustulation.


      Prostration; faintness; trembling. Convulsions. General sensitiveness to touch. Symptoms generally worse in the evening and while sitting.


      Stupid confusion. Whining if even touched. Anxiety with the nausea. Delirium.


      Frontal pain, dull, with inclination to close the eyes. General heaviness with sleepiness. Chronic trembling of the head.


      Weakness, inclination to close the eyes as if weary with sleep. Flickering, especially on rising up.


      Fluent coryza, with a feeling of tightness across the root of the nose. Loss of smell and taste.


      Pale and sunken. Twitchings. Lips become dry and scaly.


      Tongue becomes dry, with great weakness. Loss of taste.


      Desire for fruit and acids and cold drinks. Aversion to milk. No thirst. Nausea, with deathly anxiety. Violent retching, with cold sweat on the forehead. Vomiting of food, with great effort, followed by exhaustion, trembling, coldness and sleepiness. Vomiting of mucus, with diarrhoea. Great sensitiveness of region of stomach, throbbing or pressure.


      Throbbing and trembling in abdomen, with great restlessness. Pressure, as from a stone, or as if full of stones. Cutting colic, aggravated by bending over, preceding the diarrhoea.


      Watery diarrhoea. Slimy stools, with vomiting, weakness, etc. Bloody, slimy stools.

Urinary Organs

      Painful desire to urinate, with burning in the urethra. Urine scanty, the last drops bloody. Urine dark brown. Burning in urethra after urinating.

Respiratory Organs

      Respiration suffocative; can not get air. Suffocation at 3 A. M.; must sit up to get air. Rattling of mucus in the small bronchi. Cough, with paroxysms of suffocation, with vomiting of food and sweat on the forehead. Cough rattling, sounding as thought it would end in easy expectoration, but it seems impossible to raise the mucus, though this seems to cause the suffocation. Whooping- like cough after eating or after getting angry.


      Heart’s action feeble, rapid and tremulous. Violent pulsation that is visible, with or without anxiety. Pulse feeble, either or slow. Pulse soft, tremulous.

Neck and Back

      Muscles of neck very weak. Back tired.


      General weakness; limbs tremulous. Fibrillar twitchings of muscles. Tips of fingers seem cold and, dead. Tension of hamstrings on waking evenings. Feet “go to sleep” on sitting.


      Pustular eruptions. Vesicular eruptions, discreet, becoming pustular with red areola, general adynamia, etc.


      Generally sleepy, with heavy stupefying sleep. Involuntary closing of eyes and dropping asleep. Shocks and jerks during sleep.


      General coldness, especially cold wet hands and feet. Chilliness with trembling, aggravated on going into open air. Chill from within outward. Violent general pulsation. Adynamic, intermittent fever with no thirst, with sleepiness. Cold clammy sweat of face and extremities.

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.