CARBOLIC ACID – Homeopathic Medicine

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

General Action

      A powerful protoplasmic poison. It destroys life by producing paralysis of the heart and respiration; preceded by vertigo. roaring in the ears, profuse sweat, contracted pupils and collapse. It sometimes produces convulsions. The blood is disorganized, and haemoglobinuria results (black urine). It produces an inflammation of mucous membrane, characterized by hard, shrivelled membranous patches of exudation. Applied to the skin, anaesthesia results. The stomach is sometimes paralyzed, so that one can not vomit.


      Prostration. Faintness, with sweat; the heart seems almost to stop. Symptoms extend from above downward. Aggravation by reading, especially of the occipital headache, so that he cannot study. Pricking, like needles, all over the body. Soreness and stiffness of all the muscles.


      Unfitted for mental or physical labor. Unconsciousness.


      Tight headache, as from a rubber band across the forehead, or as if a rubber band were stretched from one temple to the other. Pain in right side of the head.


      Neuralgia over the right eye. Anaesthesia of conjunctiva. Loss of vision, with indistinct outline of optic papilla.


      Face pale, pinched, with cold sweat. Face cyanotic. Lips covered with a white membrane.


      Mouth covered with false membrane. Mucous membrane livid, corroded, exuding a bloody mucus. Burning pain in the mouth down to the stomach.


      Red and covered with mucous exudation. Soft palate white and shrivelled. Burning dryness on attempting to swallow, which is almost impossible.

Clinical. In diphtheria. especially with tendency to involve the nose and inside of mouth; extremely fetid breath; regurgitation on swallowing liquids, urine highly albuminous. face dusky red, white about the mouth and nose; rapid sinking of vital forces.


      Craves stimulants. Nausea while eating; frequent spitting.

Clinical. Vomiting of drunkards; vomiting of pregnant women, with violent frontal headache. Has been found useful in cancer of the stomach.


      Distention, rumbling and rolling of gas. Pain in the right hypochondrium and in both iliac regions.


      Clinical. Dysentery, of bloody mucus, like scrapings of the intestines; often involuntary diarrhoea, putrid, dark, with vomiting of dark green substances.


      Urine almost black, alkaline. Contains glucose.

Sexual Organs, Female

      Pain in the region of the left ovary when walking in the open air.

Clinical. Ulcers of the cervix uteri, with fetid, acrid discharge from the vagina. It nearly cured epithelioma which involved the labia and extended to other organs. it was prescribed from the indication of the eruption on the skin of vesicles and pustules which contained a bloody matter, with offensive discharge. Leucorrhoea in children.

Respiratory Organs

      Hacking cough, with tickling in the throat. Respiration stertorous. (Expectoration purulent, offensive.).


      Feels narrowed, as if the diaphragm oppressed the lungs. Circumscribed pneumonia.


      Palpitation, or violent action at night. Pulse rapid, weak or intermittent, irregular.


      Soreness in the muscles in the back and limbs. Pain in the loins, (<) straightening up, or jolting when riding, (>) pressure.

Extremities Upper

      Soreness of the muscles of the right arm. Tired, heavy feeling in the left arm. Pain in the left forearm.

Extremities Lower

      Pain on the right patella. Aching soreness beneath the left patella, feels as it would be stiff and sore if moved, but better during motion.


      Livid. Vesicles on the hands and all over the body, with itching, (>) rubbing, but leaving a burning pain. Vesicles become bloody.


      General chilliness and coldness of the surface. Chills run from the head downward. Heat of the head. Clammy sweat of the head, face and hands.

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.