STAPHISAGRIA – Homeopathic Medicine

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


      All the muscles seem bruised and painful, especially of the calves, on touch and on motion. Weariness and stiffness in all the limbs and joints, particularly shoulders, back and hips. Constantly inclined to lie down, but sleep in the middle of the day is followed by heaviness of the limbs and general weakness.


      General peevishness, particularly in the morning. Disinclined to mental work. An irritable mood, with violent temper; tries to destroy things.


      Stupefying headache as if the brain were squeezed. Pain on stooping as if the brain were squeezed. Pain on stooping as if the head would burst, in the forehead. Itching eruptions on the back of the head and behind the ears. Itching and biting, with scruffiness; (<) scratching. Moist, fetid eruptions on the occiput and behind the ears, with painful sensitiveness.


      Dryness of the eyes and lids. Itching of the margins of the lids, especially in the open air.

Clinical. Little tumors from in the margins of the lids.


      Lips become scabby and burn. The teeth turn black and crumble; are very sensitive to touch and to cold drink. Tearing pains in the roots and in hollow teeth; (<) cold air or cold drink. The gums become very sore and bleed; swellings form.


      Roughness and painful soreness on talking and swallowing.


      Unnatural appetite. Desire for stimulants and tobacco. Bitter or salty eructations after eating meat. Uprisings of bitter water. Stomach seems to hang down relaxed.


      Cutting colic after eating and drinking, (or after being angry).

Rectum and Stool

      Soft stool, difficult. Diarrhoea after eating or after drinking cold water.

Urinary Organs

      Urging to urinate, with evacuation of scanty, dark urine, which does not seem to relieve the bladder. Involuntary and copious micturition, especially on coughing.

Sexual Organs

      Drawing or tearing pains in the testicles, with inflammation. Seminal emissions and effects of sexual excesses, even with impotency. Great sensitiveness of the female genitals. Prolapsus, with sinking in the abdomen, aching around the hips and weakness of the legs.

Respiratory Organs

      Cough at night, with yellow, purulent expectoration. Cough dry and hollow, caused by crawling in the larynx. Sense of adherent mucus in the larynx and trachea. Pressure and constriction in the pit of the throat after vexation, (<) swallowing. Rawness in the trachea, caused by much talking. Soreness and rawness in the chest on coughing. Palpitation on motion, from music or emotional excitement.

Back and Extremities

      Sprained pain in the back, especially on rising from a seat or turning in bed; it feels broken. Paralytic tearing pains in the arms, (<) motion and touch. Tearing pains in the muscles of the legs.


      Eruption, with itching, which burns after scratching. Dry, scurvy eruption on the joints. Skin becomes unhealthy, does not heal. GOut-like nodes form on the joints.


      Predominating coldness and chilliness, without thirst; heat with great thirst, followed by profuse sweat. Heat at night in the and feet; uncovers them. Sweats easily during the day, even when sitting. Intermittent paroxysm, consisting mostly of coldness, preceded by unnatural hunger.

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.