BISMUTH – Homeopathic Medicine

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


      Morose, discontented and complaining.


      Confusion. Pressing and drawing here and there. Attacks of vertigo, as if the anterior half of the brain were turning in a circle. Cutting pains above right eye, extending to occiput. Pressure in the occiput (<) motion, with heaviness. (The headaches sometimes seem to alternate with the pains in the stomach.).


      Tongue coated white, without heat or thirst. Taste nauseous and metallic, or sweetish-sour or bitter.


      Eructations of gas, with discomfort in the stomach. Nausea worse after eating, with pressure. Burning pains after eating.

Clinical. Gastric catarrh, with terrible gastralgia, the pain extending from the stomach through the body to the spine. The gastric disorders requiring Bismuth vary, but usually are burning, with a feeling of a load or hard lump in stomach (compare with Abies); vomiting of food and of mucus; gastric symptoms relieved by cold drinks (Puls). Very valuable for inflammation of the stomach occurring during the progress of chronic diseases; for instance, scirrhus. A marked indication for Bismuth is that while taking cold drinks there is relief, yet when the stomach becomes full there is vomiting of enormous quantities.


      Flatulence. Rumbling and grumbling in the abdomen. (Painless diarrhoea, with white-coated tongue, vomiting, etc.).

Urinary Organs

      Frequent micturition, with copious, watery urine.

Respiratory Organs

      Tightness of breath, caused by burning constriction in the chest. Cough, with free expectoration, day and night.


      Pinching in the region of the diaphragm, extending transversely through the chest. Boring and burning pains in the chest. Violent palpitation.


      Boring and burning pains in the back.


      General weariness. Tearing pains (>) motion.


      Sleepiness in the forenoon, but cannot sleep as usual after eating. Night sleep restless on account of vivid dreams, or waking in fright.

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.