CIMICIFUGA – Homeopathic Medicine

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


      Tremors over whole body. Nervous shuddering through upper and back part of body. Jerkings after going to bed, obliging change of position. Bruised feeling. Soreness of whole body, with stiffness. Restlessness; nervous, in the afternoon, with indisposition to fix the attention on any subject. General aggravation on left side.

Clinical Reflex neuralgias in various parts of the body, especially in women, dependent on ovarian and uterine troubles. Muscular rheumatism affecting the fleshy parts of the muscles, aggravated by motion, but great restlessness. Chorea, especially in muscles of left side.


      Troubled, sighing mood. Miserable, dejected feeling.

Clinical. Delirium, with excessive restlessness, twitching of tendons, starting up suddenly. Delirium, wild imaginings of rats, etc. (Stramonium), with crazy feeling about head; talking continually, changing the subject and moving about. Puerperal mania; she is very suspicious, talking of a great variety of things, constantly changing the subject; sometimes sees vermin; speech is often disconnected. Insanity in the form of melancholia; is very apprehensive, talks of becoming crazy; she is suspicious or takes incessantly, constantly changing the subject. Delirium tremens, is frightened, trembles, cannot remain in one place. Puerperal melancholia, with sleeplessness, sighing and moaning all the while. The two marked characteristics of the delirium or insanity of this drug are the mental and physical restlessness; the patient cannot remain in one place, and, when talking, constant change of the subject.


      Pain, especially in the occiput, extending to the vertex, always (>) in the open air, sometimes (>) bending the head backward. Vertigo, as with fulness and aching in the vertex and impaired vision. Pressure outward in the forehead and upward in the upper part of cerebrum, as if there were not room enough. Pain on the vertex paroxysmal, often extending to the occiput, with pain through the whole brain, (<) motion.

Clinical. In general the headaches affect the base of the occiput, or the headaches begin at that point; frequently they are extremely violent and shoot up to vertex or down spine, and bending the head forward seems to pull upon the spine; sometimes it seems as if a bolt would be driven from the neck to the vertex every beat of the heart; sometimes the whole neck is very lame from distress on moving the head. These headaches of Cimicifuga may be neuralgic, associated in women with uterine disturbances, or they may be associated with symptoms of inflammation of the meninges of the brain and spine. Neuralgic headaches, feeling as if the top of the head would fly off.


      Pain in the eyeballs, in the centre, or between the ball and frontal bone, sometimes extending to the occiput. Eyes feel congested with the headache. Pains in the eyes extending to the vertex. Eyeballs feel enlarged. Photophobia. Vision of black specks.


      Pains in the face (<) during the day, (>) at night.


      Offensive breath.


      Soreness, especially on the left side, with dryness; a feeling of fulness.


      Nausea. Faintness. Vomiting.

Clinical Nausea and efforts to vomit, in uterine affections or with spinal irritation. Nausea and vomiting, caused by pressure on the spine and cervical region, with palpitation; suppression of menses.


      Constipation alternating with diarrhoea.

Urinary Organs

      Urine usually increased (with fever, high-colored and scanty ).

Sexual Organs

      Bearing-down pain during menstruation. Suppressed menses.

Clinical. Neuralgia of the ovaries and uterus, with great tenderness and bearing down, the pains shooting up the sides and across the lower part of the abdomen. Menstruation painful, irregular or suppressed, with hysterical symptoms or epileptiform spasms at the period. Menorrhagia; menses too profuse and early, dark, clotted, with severe pain in back, extending through hips and down thighs. Endocervicitis, with general nervous hysterical symptoms, uterus engorged, cervix hypertrophied, all the organs very sensitive, especially the ovaries. During parturition the pains do not force downward, but extend across the abdomen and upward into the sides (false pains). Threatening miscarriage, the pains fly about, with fainting spells. After-pains, with great sensitiveness, the patient feels that she cannot tolerate the pain. During parturition the os is rigid. Ovarian neuralgia, especially of left ovary; pains extend up and down left side, with great tenderness.

Respiratory Organs

      Tickling in the larynx causes a dry cough, especially in the evening; (<) talking.


      Sharp pains through the sides of the chest along the false ribs, (<) long inspiration.

Heart and Pulse

      Pain in the region of the heart, and palpitation. Catching pain on bending forward; or when at dinner and after dinner. Pulse irregular, tremulous.

Neck and Back

      Pains like paralysis in the muscles of the neck and back, with stiffness and contraction. Pains (>) pressure in the back and around the hips. Drawing-tensive pain at points of spinous processes of there upper dorsal vertebrae, in morning on bending beck forward. Heavy weight in the lumbar and sacral region; the pains extend around the body.


      Twitchings and tremblings, especially of the fingers and toes, scarcely able to walk. Pains and restlessness in the extremities. Pain in the muscles from shoulders to wrists. Trembling of the fingers when writing. Pain in tendo Achillis, which feels shortened, especially when walking in the open air. Soreness in the region of the tendo Achillis, (<) on walking. Pain in right great toe. Burning pain in second joint of right great toe, extending up limb.


      Restlessness, troubled dreams.

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.