CROCUS – Homeopathic Medicine

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


      Great weakness, not only in the evening, but also in the morning, generally (>) open air, or when the mind is occupied; tendency to tremblings and to twitchings of muscles; especially a feeling as though something were living and jumping about in the flesh, or in the stomach or abdomen. Crawling sensation here and there. Parts of the body fall asleep, especially at night. General tendency to haemorrhage from various parts; blood always tenacious and black.


      As a rule the moods are extremely variable; sadness alternating with gayety; a vacillating mood towards evening; at one moment is angry at her relatives and friends, and about to break into a passion, at the next is calm and vexed with herself, and then becomes angry. Involuntary singing and laughing in spite of her determination. Mind very much distracted. Forgetful.


      Sudden thrusts, extending deep into the brain, in the forehead and temples; usually (>) pressure. Frontal headache associated with burning and pressure in the eyes, especially in the evening by the light. Pulsating headache in the side of the head, extending into the eye.


      Spasms of the lids. Frequent need to wink or wipe the eyes, as if mucus or some foreign body were in the eyes. Inclined to press the eyes tightly together. Lachrymation in the house, or in the open air. Dimness of vision in the evening by the light like a veil or mist.

Clinical. Ciliary neuralgia; the pain from the eyes to the top of the head, with feeling as if a cold wind were blowing against the eye. Asthenopia; pain extending from the eye to the top of the head. Affections of the eye in nearsighted people, posterior sclerochoroiditis. Asthenopia with extreme photophobia; cannot read without a gush to tears, as if he had to wink all the while.


      Epistaxis of tenacious, thick, black blood, with drops of cold sweat on forehead. Coryza, with stringy mucus.


      Face usually of an earthy color (with the haemorrhages). Burning red places on the spots. Glowing heat of the face. Cracking of the lips.


      Foul odor from the mouth.


      Scraping in the throat before and after eating. Scraping in the throat as if the uvula were elongated.


      Thirst for cold drinks. Heartburn after eating. Qualmishness, which disappears in the open air. Sensation of something jumping about in the stomach as if it were alive.


      Sensation in the abdomen as of something alive and jumping about, with nausea and shivering. Abdomen distended. Heaviness and dragging in the lower abdomen, extending towards the genitals.

Rectum and Stool

      Sticking and crawling in the anus, with itching, as from worms. Stools contain dark, stringy blood.

Sexual Organs, Female

      Intermitting, sharp, sticking pains extend from anus into the pudenda. leaving a dull ache, (<) inspiration. Menses too early and profuse. Uterine haemorrhage of black, tenacious, offensive blood. Frequent feeling as if the menses would come on, with colic and pressure.

Clinical. It is not only useful in uterine haemorrhages of thick dark blood, but it has removed the disposition to miscarriage associated with an unnatural sensation of worms in the abdomen, or of something dead and heavy.

Respiratory Organs

      Difficulty in breathing, with inclination to take deep breaths, (>) after yawning. Dry, violent cough, caused by irritation in the trachea, (>) laying the hand on the pit of the stomach. Sticking pains on the left side of the chest. Heaviness in the chest, causing deep breathing. A feeling as though something alive were jumping about in the right side of the chest.

Heart and Pulse

      Anxious palpitation. Palpitation on going upstairs, with great debility.


      A feeling of coldness in the back.

Upper Extremities

      A sensation in the shoulder joint as if the head of the humerus would be dislocated. The whole upper extremity falls asleep. Burning, crawling and a feeling of tightness in the tips of the fingers.

Lower Extremities

      Great weakness in the knees and legs. Bruised pain in the hip joint. Chilblains on the fingers and toes.


      Scarlet redness of the whole body. Bruised spots on the skin tend to suppurate, with pain and soreness.


      Constant yawning and sleepiness, especially after every meal. Confused and frightful dreams of the occurrences of the day.


      Chilliness, with yawning and goose-flesh. Shivering only in posterior parts of the body. Heat towards evening, especially of the head, with redness of the face, and thirst. Sweat only on the lower part of the body.

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.