Homeopathic remedy Aethusa Cynapium drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….

      Fool’s Parsley. Nenning. Umbelliferae.


      Lies unconscious, dilated pupils, staring eyes (child).

Incapacity of mind to think, confused; idiocy.

Great sadness when alone; hallucinations and delirium.

Anxiety and restlessness, afterwards headache and colic.

Irritability, especially in the afternoon and in the open air.


      Vertigo : with sleepiness, can’t lift the head up; giddiness ceases and head gets hot; with palpitation.

Inner Head

      Violent pain, as if brain were dashed to pieces.

Pressing pain in the forehead, as if it would split, at its height vomiting and finally diarrhoea.

Headache ceases, with discharge of flatus downwards.

Stitches and pulsations in the head.

Distressing pain in the occiput, nape and down the spine, better from bending stiffly backwards.

Sensation as if both sides of the head were in a vice.


      Objects seem much larger than natural.

Eyes brilliant, protruding; dilated pupils.

Chronic photophobia; scrofulous ophthalmia; swelling of the meibomian glands; edges of the lids inflamed, adhere at night, must be washed open in the morning.


      Yellow discharge from right ear, with stitching pains.


      Nose stopped up with thick mucus; frequent but ineffectual desire to sneeze.


      Expression of anxiety, with well-marked linea nasalis. Face : puffed, spotted red; pale.

Lower Face

      Chin and corners of the mouth feel cold.


      Stinging or tearing in the gums.

Tongue etc.

      Aphthae in mouth and throat salivation.

Feeling as if the tongue were too long.

Taste : bitter; like cheese; like onions; sweetish in the morning.

Speech impeded, slow.


      Soft palate, red and swollen.

Desires Aversions

      Burning thirst.

Desire for wine, or aggravation from its use.


      While eating: sudden heaviness in forehead.

After eating: pain below navel, lienteric stool, dry cough.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Violent sudden vomiting: of frothy white substance; of yellow fluid, followed by curdled milk and cheesy matter. Cannot bear milk in any form.

Vomiting of greenish phlegm, similar to the stools.

The milk is forcibly ejected soon after being taken; then weakness causes drowsiness. Nursing children.

Regurgitation of food an hour or so after eating.


      Painful contractions of the stomach so severe as to prevent vomiting.

Tearing, rending pains in pit of stomach, extending to the oesophagus.


      Lancinating in the right hypochondrium, in the afternoon.

Painful pressing, burning, stitching, left hypochondrium.

Shooting in left hypochondrium, often and long continued.

Soreness and painfulness in both hypochondria.


      Coldness of abdomen and lower limbs, with aching of bowels, relieved by warm, wet applications.

Bluish-black swelling of the abdomen.

Colic, followed by vomiting, vertigo and weakness.

Stool etc.

      Diarrhoea: stools bright, yellowish, then green and slimy, later greenish-grey; green, thin, bilious or bloody mucus, stools undigested; greenish mucus, with bile, much pain and tenesmus.


      Pain in the kidneys, worse from sneezing worse from deep inhalation and lying.

Cutting pains in bladder, with frequent calls to urinate.

Urine : red, sediment white : copious, clear as water; too frequent after exertion.

Male Sexual Organs

      Right testicle drawn up, with pain in kidneys.


      Labor pains too weak, not regular.


      Short breath, interrupted by hiccough.


      Stitches in left side of chest.

Heart, Pulse

      Palpitation, with vertigo and headache.

Pulse : frequent, small, somewhat hard and unrhythmical.


      Sensation as if the small of the back were in a vice.

Painful furuncle in the sacral region.

Upper Limbs

      Numbness of the arms, aching about the scapulae, extending to the arms.

Sensation as if the arms had become much shorter.

Lower Limbs

      Boring and shooting in lower limbs, with great weariness.

Lancinating and drawing from left hip into the thigh.

Laming ache in the middle of right thigh while sitting; better when moving.

Lancinating from right heel into the sole.

Crawling in the feet.

Position etc.

      Moving : Walking : Bending backward: Cannot stand : Lying :.


      Epileptiform spasms, with clenched thumbs, red face, eyes turned downwards, dilated, staring, immovable pupils, foam at the mouth, teeth set, pulse small, hard, accelerated.

Spasms, with stupor or delirium.

Restlessness, with excessive anguish.

Great weakness; children cannot stand; cannot hold up head.


      Dozing of child after vomiting spells or after stool.

On falling asleep, rolling of eyes or slight convulsions.


      Morning : Afternoon : Night :.

Temperature and Weather

      Headache better walking in the open air.

Frequently indicated in summer.

Heat : Moist warmth: Room : Open air : Washing :.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Coldness, rigors, stiffness of the limbs.


      Right : Left :.


      Sensation as if head, face and hands were swollen; worse after washing; better coming in room.

Sensation as of a band around the head and chest.

Sensation of parts as if in vice; head; chest; small of back.


      Ecchymosis, black and blue spots all over.


      Eruption, itching when exposed to heat.

Liability to excoriation of the thighs when walking.

Red spots on the skin.

Little water blisters, itching in bed.

Tetters bleed easily.

Reddish-blue spots on trunk and left leg.

Stages and States

      Children, during dentition.


      Collaterals : Cicut, Conium, OEnanth, Croc.

Concordances : Ant. crud (vomiting of milk); Arsen; Asarum europaeum; Calcarea ostr. (vomiting of milk); Cuprum; Ipec; Opium.

It antidotes Opium, and is antidoted by vegetable acids.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.