AETHUSA CYNAPIUM signs and symptoms from the Characteristic Materia Medica by William Burt of the homeopathic medicine AETHUSA CYNAPIUM…


Acts especially upon the cerebro-spinal system, and through that, effects profoundly the liver and bowels. Through the spinal system, it strikes down the functional power of the liver, and secondarily gives rise to symptoms of bilious inflammation, bilious disorganization of vital fluids, bilious paralysis, by which I mean that the inflammation, disorganization of vital fluids and the paralysis result from the irritating action of the bile upon the tissues. This powerful remedy has not been used enough to reveal its CHARACTERISTICS. In bilious typhoids, and low grades of abdominal diseases, with prominent cerebral symptoms, this remedy will be found of great utility.


Stools, light yellow liquid, with tenesmus and great drowsiness, I believe, is one key to its use, in malignant summer complaints.

Intolerance of milk, particularly in children: black tongue and bilious diarrhoea in typhus fevers.

Disturbance of the sleep, caused by violent startings; profuse cold perspiration, cholera infantum, after much purging and vomiting the child becomes cold clammy, stupid, loses consciousness, and will often lie with starting eyes, and dilated pupils.

Great expression of anxiety of the face; it is puffed and spotted.

William Burt
William H. Burt, MD
Characteristic materia medica Published 1873
Physiological materia medica, containing all that is known of the physiological action of our remedies; together with their characteristic indications and pharmacology. Published 1881