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

      Haselwurz or asarabacca, HAHNEMANN. Aristolochiaceae.


      Gradual vanishing of thought, like when falling asleep.

Imagines he in hovering in the air like a spirit, when walking in the open air.

Stupid feeling in the head, has no desire to do anything.

Great merriness, alternating with occasional momentary quiet or gloominess.

Tearful sadness and anxiety.

Melancholic irritability.

Inner Head

      Dull headache in the left temple, afterwards below the parietal bones, lastly in occiput.

Pressive headache above the root of the nose; in the temples, particularly the left.

Pressure over greater part of brain from without inwards.

Drawing headache as if the temple would be drawn in (at noon), ameliorated in the open air and when lying down.

Very sensitive compressive headache in the left temple and behind the ears, more violent when walking or shaking the head, better when sitting.

Tearing pulsating pain in forehead, excited by stooping.

Outer Head

      Itching, beginning with fine stitches, below the left temple.

Sensation of coldness at a small spot on the left side of head, above the ear.

Tension of the scalp; the hair feels painful.


      Left upper eyelid is somewhat swollen, the eye can not endure much reading.

Sensation in each eye as if it would be pressed asunder, when reading.

Painful dryness of the eyes.

Watering and burning of the eyes.


      Right auricle hot to the touch.

Oversensitiveness of the nerves, the scratching of linen or silk is insupportable.

Dull roaring of the left ear, like a distant wind-storm; in the right distinct singing.

Diminished hearing of the left ear.

Sensation as if the skin were stretched over the right external ear, with tensive pressure within; worse in cold.


      Discharge of bloody mucus from the nose.

Dry coryza; the left nostril is stopped up.

Tickling in the nose, causing, after unsuccessful efforts, a sneeze, and discharges of clear fluid.

Violent sneezing.


      Warmth of the cheeks.

Fine stinging on the right cheek.

Burning stinging pain on the left cheek.

Lower Face

      Dryness of the inner side of lower lip.

Cutting pain with cramp at the articulation of lower jaw.


      Teeth of the left side feel as if hollow.

Cold feeling in upper incisors like from a cold breath.

Smarting sensation on the gums.

Tongue etc.

      Bread tastes bitter.

Tobacco tastes bitter when smoking.

Burning sensation across the tongue.


      Mucus in the mouth. of a sweetish, insipid taste.

Accumulation of much water in the mouth, with nausea.


      Dryness in the throat with stitches.

Scraping in the throat.

Tough mucus in throat, is unable to raise it, or hawk it loose.

Swallowing difficult. as from swelling of glands of throat.

Desires Aversions

      Loathing of food without any gastric derangement.

Unconquerable longing for alcohol.

Eating and Drinking

      Early morning hunger.

Nausea and Vomiting


Frequent empty eructations.

Imperfect eructations reaching only to upper part of chest.

Continuous nausea and inclination to vomit (in fauces.).

Empty retching; during retchings all symptoms are aggravated. except stupid feeling of head, which decreases.

Vomiting of only a small quantity of greenish, somewhat sour fluid; with great straining, and sensation about the ears as if the head would split.

After vomiting, relief of the head symptoms.


      Pressure in stomach, scrobiculum and abdomen.

Sensation of constriction in the region of the diaphragm.


      Cutting pain in the upper abdomen, better by passing flatus.

Violent colic and vomiting.

Rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen.

Stool etc.

      Before stool, cutting in the abdomen and sharp stitches in the rectum, from above downwards.

Stool : Whitish-grey, or ash-colored, on the top like bloody mucus; shaggy masses of mucus full of oxyuria.

Male Sexual Organs

      Violent pain in the left groin, darting through the urethra to the glans, in which a violent smarting, contracted pain remains for a long time.

Female Sexual Organs

      At the appearance of the menses violent pain in small of the back, which scarcely permits her to breathe.

Vaginal fistula.


      Threatened abortion from excessive sensibility of the nerves.


      Stitches and constriction in the larynx.


      Breath very short (night).

Whistling breathing at the beginning of coughing.

Short, jerking breathing on account of stitches and constriction of larynx.


      Frequent cough on account of mucus in the chest; mucus rises in the throat, causing difficult breathing, and finally cough, with expectoration.

Inhalation causes irritation to cough, in the throat.

Constant, short hacking cough of consumptives.


      Stitches in right or both lungs during inhalation.

Sharp pressure in the region of the last ribs.

Pain around both lungs, as if constricted by a thin wire.

Heart Pulse

      Pulse quick and strong.

Outer Chest

      Burning sensation, right chest, more external than internal.

Neck Back

      Sensation in the muscles of the neck like from a tight cravat, or as if pressed upon by a dull edge.

Burning pain, with stitches in small of back, while sitting.

Tearing pain from crest of one ilium to the other.

Bruised pain in the back.

Dull stitches under the scapulae.

Laming pains as if bruised in one of the cervical muscles, when moving the head.

Upper Limbs

      Violent stitch in both shoulders during motion or rest.

Contractive tensive pain in the deltoid muscle, when laying the hand on the table, and while it lies there.

Drawing laming pain in the left Wrist.

Sudden drawing-burning pain from the wrist through the thumb and index-finger.

Lower Limbs

      Dull pressure in the right hip.

Drawing, tensive pain in head of the left femur.

Severe pain in the hip-joint and in the middle of the thigh, when stepping; the foot feels as if paralyzed, he cannot step properly thereon.

Severe rheumatic tearing stitches in the knees during motion and rest.

Lassitude in the knees.

Drawing in the hamstrings, evenings when lying in bed.

Gurgling sensation in the patella.

Bruised feeling in the left tibia.

Stitches in the sole of the foot.

The little toes pain as if frozen.

Limbs in General

      Lightness of all the limbs; he does not perceive that he has a body.

Occasional darting and tearing pains in limbs.

Position etc.

      Rest or motion : Moving head : Shaking head : Rising : Stepping : Walking : Stooping : Sitting : Lying down : After lying down :Lying in bed : Must lie down : Rising to sitting posture : Standing.


      Great lassitude.

Great faintness and constant yawning.

General weary feeling.

So weak and nauseated toward evening, that when he rises to sitting posture he feels as if he would instantly sink down and die; he must lie in bed.


      Frequent yawning.

Great drowsiness by day.

Restless sleep.

Nightly vexatious dreams about humiliations.


      Early morning : Forenoon : Noon : Evening : Night : Day :.

Temperature and Weather

      Warmth or covering : Open air : Walking in open air : Cold : Dry, cold weather aggravates rheumatism.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chill and cold feeling in the forenoon, after eating or drinking, and in the open air, generally with heat of the head.

Great want of vital heat; feels cold continually, With vaginal fistula.

Cold feeling, not relieved by covering, or warmth of room.

Heat in the evening, after lying down, particularly in the face and palms of hands.

Alternate flushes of burning heat and coldness.

Sweat increased at night, sour smell; moist, profuse in axilla.

Sweats easily, particularly on the upper body.


      Right : Left : Above downwards : Below upwards : Without inwards :.


      Excessive sensibility of all the nerves : when merely thinking (and this he must do continually) that some one might, with finger tip or nail, scratch even lightly on linen or similar

material, a most disagreeable sensation thrills through him, arresting momentarily all his thoughts and actions.

Contact Injuries etc.

      Touch :.

Stages and States

      Nervous temperament, excitable, or melancholic mood.


      Compare Cuprum, Nux vomica, Phosphor.

Antidotes to Asarum europaeum : Camphor., Vinegar, 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.