ASAFETIDA – Homeopathic Medicine

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

General Action

      Pronounced on the nervous system, producing symptoms like hysteria and chorea (globus hystericus, flatulence, etc.). Experiments on healthy persons, with large doses, have proved very uncertain.


      Twitchings and tremblings of muscles in various parts of the body. Intermittent shooting pains from within outward, relieved by touch, but not affected by changes of position. General heaviness of the body. Adapted to hysterical, nervous people, particularly with symptoms of chorea. It has been found useful for various forms of syphilitic destruction of bones, particularly of the tibia, characterized by throbbing pains at night and some sensitiveness of the inflamed part. In general, there is extreme sensitiveness to external impression.


      Great excitability and sensitiveness, yet with complete indifference to everything. Hypochondriac or hysterical restlessness and anxiety. Changeable mood.


      General rush of blood to the head and throbbing. Pressing down in the sides of the head from within outward. Similar pains in the temples and forehead. Pains in the sides of the head, as from a penetrating plug.


      Dryness. Burning in the eyeballs and pain pressing outward. Pressure on the margin of the left orbit. Dragging pains in the bones and supra-orbital region. (Boring pains through the orbits, or throbbing pains at night (>) by pressure and by rest, indicate this a remedy for neuralgia and also for syphilitic iritis and other inflammations within the eyeball.).


      Pressure as though the nose would burst. (Bones swollen and inflamed. Offensive purulent discharge from the nose.).


      A tense, numb feeling in the malar bones and bones of the face. Oppressive, numb feeling in the chin.


      Extreme dryness of the mouth, and burning, extending into the throat.


      A hysterical rising, as if a ball or some body rose up the oesophagus to the throat, constantly obliging one to swallow, which affords temporary relief. Spasmodic contractions of the (oesophagus;) a feeling as if peristaltic motions were reversed.


      A feeling of pressure after eating. A feeling of distention. Pulsating in the pit of the stomach. Indigestion caused by fat food.


      Distention of the abdomen. Griping and great flatulence. Pressing pains in the region of the liver. Sticking pains from within outward in the sides of the abdomen. Abdominal muscles contracted into a ball. Flatulent colic.

Rectum and Stool

      Pain in rectum like a dull pressing outward. Ineffectual urging to stool. Diarrhoea watery, brown, offensive, with a great deal of gas, affording general relief.

Urinary Organs

      Urine brown, of a pungent odor. Spasmodic contraction of the bladder during and after urinating.

Sexual Organs, Female

      Bearing down pains in the uterus. Swelling of the external genitals.

Respiratory Organs

      A spasmodic tightness of the chest, as though the lungs could not be expanded. Respiration oppressed rapid, with small pulse.

Heart and Pulse

      Palpitation like a trembling. Pulse small, quick and irregular.

Neck and Back

      Stitches in the scapulae, muscles of the back and loins.


      Twitchings. Painful throbbing in the great toes. (Caries of the tibia.).


      Creeping chills over the body. Flushes of heat in the face, without thirst, but with anxiety and sleepiness.

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.