MEZEREUM – Homeopathic Medicine

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

General Action

      Inflammation of mucous membranes and of the skin, with burning internally and itching externally. Neuralgia, particularly of the face. Periosteal inflammations of various bones.


      Sensitiveness to cold air. Paralytic tension and tightness of the limbs. Jerking and twitching of the muscles. Symptoms are usually one-sided. General aggravation on motion and touch, and in the evening.


      Hypochondriac mood. Very ill humored. Thought difficult, dull. Memory weak.


      Pain on the slightest touch, especially in the temples and sides, with shivering and chilliness, (<) open air. One-sided stupefying headache. Bone pain on the vertex, (<) touch Moist and itching eruption on the head. Eruption on the scalp becomes scabby, with suppuration underneath, with itching and burning.


      Inflammation, with dryness. Smarting in the eyes compels rubbing. Jerking of the muscles of the upper lid. Eyeballs feel too large.


      Ears feel to open, as if distended by air. Various pains in the ears: difficult hearing, with ringing noises.

Clinical. Deafness following the suppression of the pustular eruption on the scalp. Inflammation, with a feeling as if the drum were exposed to the cold air.


      Margins of the nostrils inflamed, painful. Pressing asunder pain at the root of the nose, extending into the forehead, with pain in the temples, heat and sweat on the head, coldness of the rest of the body. Nose dry, with diminished smell. Sneezing, with fluent coryza; sore pain in the chest, followed by yellow discharge, with soreness and burning pain.


      Inflammation, with pustular eruptions. Jerkings of the muscles in the middle of the check. Neuralgia, tearing and boring in one side, with burning. Sudden pain, wakes from sleep. Tearing or boring pains in the jaws. Eruptions around the mouth, with fluent coryza. Lips dry, stick together. Lips become shiny and painful, with burning soreness.


      Rapid decay of teeth; they feel too long and sore, (<) cold air and at night. Shooting pains in the teeth, which involve the side of the face and extend to the temples. Burning in the whole mouth, extending to the stomach; with salivation.


      Burning and scraping; a feeling of constriction in the throat. Irritation in the throat provokes hacking cough. Dryness and burning in the pharynx extends to oesophagus.


      Unnatural appetite, noon and evening, Empty eructations. Nausea felt particularly in the throat, (>) eating. Vomiting of beer or of bitter green mucus; with bitter taste. Burning in the stomach, with pain on pressure, extends transversely, (<) pressure.

Clinical. A gastric ulceration, with burning; temporarily relieved by eating; vomiting of blood or even evacuation of blood with the stools.


      Flatulent symptoms, with burning, abdomen hard and distended. Tearing pains. Severe pain in the region of the spleen.

Rectum and Stool

      Burning and sore pain in the rectum; diarrhoea, with abdominal pain. Stools preceded and followed by shivering.

Clinical. Sour undigested diarrhoea, preceded by colic, followed by chilliness, constipation, with prolapsus of the rectum which is difficult to reduce on account of constriction of the anus.

Urinary Organs

      Blood is discharged after the urine. Biting, burning pain in the fore part of the urethra at the close of micturition. Urine hot, with red sediment; bloody.

Sexual Organs

      Menstruation frequent and prolonged. Vaginal discharge like th white of an egg, corrosive, burning.

Respiratory Organs

      Hoarseness and cough and rawness in the chest, Cough (<)eating, even to vomiting, worse in the evening in bed and in the morning, caused by an irritation in the trachea, which seems to be lower down than can be reached by the cough. Constriction across chest as if the lungs were adherent. Painful tension in the intercostal muscles.

Neck and Back

      Stiff pain in the nape of the neck and muscles of th sides, (<)motion. Pain in the muscles of the back like a tension, (<)motion.


      Trembling. Pain in periosteum of long bones, especially in the tibiae, (<)night in bed, with intolerance of all touch. Tearing pains in the long bones, with chilliness and shivering, sensitive to cold air. Pains in the tibiae as if the periosteum would be torn off, after midnight, disturbing sleep. Burning in the tibiae.


      Itching at night. after scratching; swelling when the itching becomes worse. Desquamation over the whole body. Old ulcers burn and sting; or become covered with scabs under which yellow matter collects. Eczema on the face of a child. Which is constantly scratched until it bleeds.

Clinical. Herpetic or eczematous eruptions, with tendency to ulcerate and forms scabs from under which pus exudes. Itching intolerable, aggravated by scratching, with burning aggravated at night and by heat. Impetigenoides eczema of the face, with formation of scabs and oozing of offensive matter. Herpes zoster. Psoriasis. Lupus.


      Much yawning and stretching; irresistible sleepiness during the day. Night.


      Chill, mostly external without desire for warmth. Chill associated with most other symptoms. Heat internal, even with external coldness.

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.