LACHESIS – Homeopathic Medicine

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


      Emaciation, with weakness, trembling. Tremblings or jerkings, with faintness, sudden. Convulsive attacks, seeming to begin in the lower extremities. Swelling, especially of the upper part of the body, head and throat. Pains extend from left to right. General intolerance of the slightest touch. General aggravation from sleeping. General tendency to suppurations, gangrenous degeneration, abscesses, offensive discharges or exhalations.


      Loquacity. Mental confusion or alienation; tries to escape, with loquacity. Suffocative feeling about the throat., etc. Muttering delirium. Insane jealousy.

Clinical. Dementia, with loquacity. Religious melancholia. Effects of lasting sorrow.


      Pain, extending into the nose, with vertigo; flickering before the eyes. Bursting or throbbing pain in the temples, with heat (<) motion. Pain like a rush of blood to the head, with heat. Vertigo in the morning on waking, (<) closing the eyes. Biting pain on the vertex, with weight and pressure, (<) the sun. Pain, extending from the right side of the head into the neck and shoulders, with tension of muscles. A leaden heaviness in the occiput in the morning on waking; can hardly raise the head, with vertigo. General amelioration from warm applications, aggravation on rising in the morning. Headache worse on the right side.


      Sticking, drawing pain, extending to the vertex. lachrymation. Eyes feel pressed out. Vision dim, with black flickering. Flickering, with apparent congestion of the head. Blue ring around the light, with fiery rays.

Clinical. Neuralgia of the orbit. Cellulitis of orbit. Hemorrhage of the retina and optic nerve. Asthenopia from paralysis of accommodation.


      Pain in the ear (particularly left), with sore throat. Difficult hearing, with dryness in the ears as from lack of wax.


      Catarrh, with soreness, obstruction, headache, fluent coryza, preceded by headache, with sore throat. Nose-bleed thick, dark.


      Swelling (erysipelatous). Tearing pains in zygoma, extending to ear.


      Periodic toothache, always after waking, after eating, from warm and cold drinks, extending through jaw to ear. Teeth feel too long when biting. Gums swollen, spongy, bleeding. Tongue dry, red, tremulous; blisters on the tip; aphthae. Aphthae of the mouth, with burning pain, soreness and dryness. Speech stammering. Saliva abundant., tenacious.


      Throat and neck swollen, extremely sensitive to the slightest touch, cannot bear any tight band around it. Fauces purplish, swollen, ulcerated, uvula elongated, a feeling of a lump in the throat, especially of pain on the left side, extending to ear. Most severe and malignant inflammation of the throat (diphtheritic), with internal swelling and sensitiveness. Sensation of a crumb sticking in the throat. Swallowing difficult, especially of liquids; they regurgitate through the nose. Throat externally swollen and very sensitive, not only the sides. But in front as far down as the pit of the throat.


      Appetite increased; longing for oysters. Insatiable thirst; aggravation from alcohol and from acids. Can bear nothing tight over the stomach; must loosen clothes. Sticking pains, extending to the chest. Pressure after eating and general weakness.


      Distention and soreness; cannot bear the weight of the clothes, or of the hand. Violent pain under the right hypochondrium (with inflammation and frequent abscess in liver). Tearing pains in the right side.

Rectum and Stool

      Throbbing or beating as with hammers in the anus. Protrusion after stool, followed by painful constriction. Stool lies close to anus, but does not pass without urging. Diarrhoea watery, with burning; soft, bright yellow, very offensive; pasty; bright yellow.

Clinical. Hemorrhage from the bowels of putrid, decomposed blood. Diarrhoea in hot weather or in low types of disease.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent micturition. Urine, strong odor, dark, blackish.

Sexual Organs

      Clinical. Gangrenous ulcers on genitals. Dysmenorrhoea, with pain shooting upward in left ovary; great sensitiveness. Suppressed menstruation, metritis, fetid lochia. Climacteric troubles.

Respiratory Organs

      Larynx painful to touch or on bending head backward. Hoarseness, constant hawking; cough, with efforts to expectorate. Cough from pressure on the larynx in evening; during sleep; from smoking. Cough dry, hacking. Constantly obliged to take a deep breath. Sense of suffocation in the larynx, with suffocative fulness in chest; can bear nothing tight; must sit up. Pain on coughing, from larynx to left ear. Pain in the left side of chest, extending upward.

Heart and Pulse;

      Cramp-like pain in the region of the heart, palpitation and anxiety. constriction of heart. Intolerance of pressure over heart (with pain and numbness of left arm).

Neck and Back

      Nape sensitive to pressure; stiff. Swelling of glands. Drawing in the back, extend to hips or up back. Pains in the coccyx, extending into legs, (<) rising up.


      Weakness of the arms so that they can scarcely be raised. Pains in left arm particularly, seeming to come from left side of chest. Weakness of lower extremities. Sciatica.


      Erysipelatous eruptions. Sore places become gangrenous. Ecchymoses. Indolent ulcers, carbuncles. Pustular eruptions become black. General tendency to sub-cutaneous decomposition.


      Troubles become worse during sleep, until the patient wakes in fright or in distress.


      Coldness. Chill begins in the back. Heat as from surging of blood; must loosen the clothes, with suffocation.

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.