SPIGELIA – Homeopathic Medicine

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


      Shooting pains in various parts of the body, usually radiating from a single point. General sensitiveness to touch, the slightest bruise causes pain and shuddering. General weakness after moving about in the open air. Painful sensitiveness of the whole body to touch, creeping and crawling over the whole body. Symptoms (<) after washing and after coition; also (<) lying on the back and moving the arms.


      Burrowing, tearing pains in the brain, particularly in the left side of the head on motion, (<) walking or making a false step. Jerking and shooting pains, flying about from one part to the other, but (<) right side. Bursting pain in the forehead, so that it was impossible to think. Shooting pains in the forehead, extending from the frontal eminence towards the orbit and eyes, so that he could not move the eyes without pain, (<) motion and loud noises, (>) lying down. Deep-seated pains in the right side of the head, involving the right eye, (<) turning the head; the brain seems loose, (<) motion.


      Shooting pains extend from the eyes into the head, (<) moving the eyes, often with vertigo. The eyeballs feel too large, pain on moving them, has to turn the whole head to change the axis of vision. The upper lids hang down, as if immovable; the eyes are difficult to open.

Clinical. Ciliary neuralgia, radiating pains. Ptosis, with sharp pains and hot lachrymation. Iritis. Asthenopia.


      An aching pressure in the ear as from a plug. The ears seem stopped, ringing with difficult hearing.


      Tearing pains in one zygomatic process. Tearing pains in the whole jaw, extending to the ear and even to the nape of the neck, (<) moving the head, as if the jaw would be torn out of the joint. Face pale and puffy, especially on waking from sleep, yellow rings around the eyes.


      Tearing, beating toothache, (<) cold water and cold air, and immediately after eating. Tongue fissured. Neuralgia of the tongue. Much white, frothy saliva in the mouth and fauces.


      Soreness, with sticking pain in the pit of the stomach, (<) inspiration. Pressure, as from a hard lump in the stomach.


      A feeling of a hard lump in the abdomen. Bursting pains before stool, followed by relief.

Rectum and Stool

      Boring stitches in the anus and coccyx. Frequent, ineffectual urging to stool. Evacuation of large pieces of mucus from the bowels.

Respiratory Organs

      Paroxysms of suffocation, with anxiety and violent palpitation, with pains in the chest. Cutting, tearing pains in the left side of the chest, below the nipple, extending to scapula and arm, (<) deep breathing. Tearing, boring pains on the right side. Cutting constriction about the chest, with anxiety. Sticking pains in the region of the heart, extending through the whole chest, even to the clavicle and arm; must stand still. Stabbing pains through the region of the heart on deep breathing. Dry, hollow cough, arresting the breathing or with paroxysms of suffocation.

Heart and Pulse

      Violent and persistent palpitation, with anxious oppression and trembling of the heart. Violent beating in the morning after rising, with a feeling of weight on the chest. Beating of the heart is visible through the clothes, and is heard when lying down. Desire for fresh air.

Clinical. Neuralgia of the heart, involving the chest and arm. Irregular and tumultuous action of the heart from slight causes. Inflammations of the heart, external and internal, with violent palpitation and severe pain, dry cough; at times with numbness of the arm and irregular pulse.


      Bruised pains in the spine, or shooting pains in the back, especially when breathing.


      Trembling and fatigue. Tearing pains, particularly in the hands and lower legs.


      Chilliness on the slightest motion, in the morning, without thirst. Heat, with thirst. Cold sweat.

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.