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


Acts especially upon the cerebro-spinal axis, and through this on the pneumogastric nerve and skin. Upon the skin it produces an eruption which has an extract resemblance to ordinary measles, but is attended by no catarrhal symptoms, or other concomitants of that eruptive fever.


Low, adynamic, malignant scarlet fever.Severe headache, with dizziness and red hot face.

Very drowsy and restless, which soon passes into insensibility, with constant muttering delirium.

Great anxiety.

Intolerance of light.

Inability to sit up, with sudden and violent vomiting.

Covered with a miliary eruption with efflorescence between the points of the rash; all of a dark, almost livid color, the eruption more profuse on the forehead and face than elsewhere.

The pulse small and so rapid as hardly to be counted.

The livid color of the skin, when pressed out by the finger, returned very slowly; the whole was a most complete picture of torpor, and seemingly a perfect instance of that manifestation of it which immediately precedes dissolution in these rapidly fatal cases of scarlet fever.-P.P.WELLS, M.D.

Vomiting with stupor, and a livid purple rash covering the skin.

It seems to be especially adapted to those cases that come on suddenly, with vomiting, stupor, great prostration, and the fever partakes of a low, adynamic character, and I have no doubt but that it will prove one of our best, if not the best remedy we have for Cerebro-spinal meningitis.

William Burt
William H. Burt, MD