COPAIVA – Homeopathic Medicine

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

General Action

      It is an irritant to all mucous membranes, particularly to the urinary tract, for which it has special affinity; it is also diuretic and laxative. It produces an urticaria-like eruption on the skin, or, at times, an eruption like pemphigus.


      Uneasiness, then chill, then heat and circumscribed lenticular patches, with itching and prickling like measles, but without catarrhal symptoms; when mottled appearance; no desquamation.


      Diarrhoea, thin, whitish, with chilliness and colic.

Clinical. Catarrh of the intestines; mucus comes away in masses or the stools are coated with mucus, especially in the morning, with colic and chilliness. Dysentery, with intolerable burning at anus; tenesmus and blood (Cantharis, Caps.).

Urinary Organs

      Burning in the neck of the bladder and urethra. Pressure in the bladder, with frequent, ineffectual urging; micturition by drops. Micturition painful, with milky, acrid discharge. Urethra inflamed and swollen, with pains, with retention of urine, with distress in the bladder, anus and rectum.

Clinical. Catarrh of the bladder, with great dysuria, especially if it follows gonorrhoea; has to make great effort to pass a little water. Inflammation of urethra, with great burning far back on urinating; swelling of the orifice of the urethra. Constant desire to urinate. Haematuria. Urine smells of violets, especially in gonorrhoea; discharge yellow and purulent.

Sexual Organs

      Swelling of testicles, with sensitiveness to touch. Itching of the vulva. Throbbing in the region of the right ovary, (<) standing.

Respiratory Organs

      Cough from ticking in the larynx, trachea and bronchi; also in the morning and evening. Cough with difficult expectoration of greenish mucus; with profuse whitish expectoration, sometimes saltish, sometimes flat and nauseous.


      Eruption like nettlerash in large, red blotches, sometimes with fever and constipation.

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.