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

      Chamomile. Hahnemann. Compositae.


      Omits words when writing or speaking.

Confusion of the head, with transient, painful pressure on the eyes, in the afternoon.

Dulness of senses, diminished power of comprehension.

Imagines he hears the voice of absent persons, at night.

Child cries, quiet only when carried.

Whining restlessness; the child wants this and that, which when offered are refused, or pushed away.

Cannot endure being spoken to, or interrupted while speaking, especially after rising from sleep.

Irritable, impatient mood.

Great impatience, everything seems to go slowly.

Peevishness, nothing pleases.


      Dulness of senses, with sleepiness, yet cannot sleep.

Vertigo: after eating; staggering, in the morning on rising from bed; with fainting; with dimness of sight when sitting up in bed.

Inner Head

      Pressive pain in both temples, as from strong pressure with the thumbs, forenoon.

Tearing and stinging pain in left side, particularly in the temple, and in and around the eye.

One sided drawing headache.

Violent stinging pains in left side of head, from the occiput to upper jaw.

Pressing headache, as from a stone in the forehead, hot head, worse evenings.

Intense headache in vertex, like a pressure from within, feeling as if the top of her head were blown off.

Throbbing headache.

Transient attacks of throbbing in one-half of the brain.

Pressure, extending from the vertex to the forehead and temples; worse when thinking of it, from sudden stooping, or from mental exertion.

Outer Head

      Head sweats during sleep.


      Flickering before the eyes when lying down.

Eyes swollen, in the morning; agglutinated with purulent mucus.

Inflammation of the eyes, lids agglutinated in the morning; discharge of blood from the eyes; inflammation caused by exposure to cold, damp atmosphere, or it worse, by every cold change of weather.

Yellow conjunctiva.

Violent pressure in the orbital region; sensation in the eyeball as if it were tightly compressed from all sides, with momentary obstruction of vision.


      Roaring in the ears, as from rushing water.

Stitches in the ear, especially when stooping.

Occasional tearing in the left ear.

Pressing earache in spells, with tearing pain, extorting cries.


      Extremely sensitive to all odors.

Irritation to sneeze, with crawling, dry heat and stopped up sensation; feeling as if coryza would appear.

Coryza : fluent, watery; viscid.

Nosebleed, relieving the confusion of the head.


      Red; or redness and heat of one (left) cheek, other pale; pale, sunken, distorted by pain; yellow, bloated.

Burning in face.

Left cheek swollen.

Neuralgia of the face, the pain causes hot sweat about the head and extorts screams.

Gives great relief in ordinary inflammatory and rheumatic faceache.

Lower Face

      Lips crack and peel.

Rhagades in the middle of lower lip.


      Toothache: stitching; digging; gnawing; as from taking cold; during or after eating; if anything warm is taken into the mouth, especially after coffee; in open air; in the room; getting warm in bed : during menstruation; most left side and lower teeth, worse at night.

Teeth feel too long.

Gums red and tender, during dentition.

Tongue etc.

      Taste : bitter; sour; like rancid fat; putrid.

Tongue; coated, white; yellowish; or white at the sides, red in the middle; red, cracked; coated white, with islands on it.

Burning on the tongue.


      Fetid smell from the mouth after dinner.

Heat in the mouth, pharynx and oesophagus to stomach.

Collection of saliva, of metallic, sweetish taste.


      Spasmodic constriction of the pharynx.

Sore throat, with swelling of the parotid gland.

Desires Aversions

      Thirst for cold water and desire for acid drinks.

Likes to hold the cold water to the mouth, a long time; when drinking.

Aversion to : beer; coffee and warm drinks.

Want of appetite.

Eating and Drinking

      After eating and drinking, heat and sweat of the face: after eating, abdomen puffed up. After eating; vertigo, toothache,. After dinner :.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Eructations; sour; constant, empty.

Fruitless efforts to vomit.

Nausea and inclination to vomit, and bitter vomiting.

`Inclination to vomit, with diarrhoea and fever during the night.

Vomiting: of bile; of what has been drunk; slimy matter; sour.

Severe vomiting with griping.


      Pressive pain in stomach and beneath the short ribs, which impedes breathing, especially after drinking coffee.

Pressing and cutting in the epigastrium, with anxiety. Severe painful pressure in the epigastrium makes her toss about in despair.

Stinging pain in pit of stomach.


      Stitching pains in the hypochondria.

Stitches in region of liver, with frequent chilliness, after vexation.


      Griping, tearing colic in region of navel and lower down on both sides, with pain in small of back as if it were broken.

Feeling of griping and chilliness inside of abdomen, passing downwards into legs as far as the knees.

Colic returns from time to time, flatulence accumulates in the hypochondria, and stitches shoot through the chest.

Wind colic, abdomen distended like a drum, wind passes in small quantities without relief; relieved by applying warm cloths.

Abdomen tympanitic and sensitive to touch.

Constricting pain in the abdomen and back; she kicks, grates her teeth and screams.

Dragging toward the abdominal rings, as if the parts were too weak, and hernia would appear.

Pain in the belly from side to side, just above the navel, corresponding to the transverse colon, commencing in the right and going over to left.

Stool etc.

      Stools : watery, frequent, preceded by cutting, constricting bellyache, worse in epigastric region; mucous, with colic and vomiturition; bilious with burning in anus; painful, thin green, consisting of feces and mucus; green, watery, corroding, with colic, thirst, bitter taste and bitter eructations; like chopped eggs, smelling sour; hot, smelling like rotten eggs.

Griping with great ineffectual desire for stool.

Bowels relaxed after “colic;” stools first white then putty- like.

Hemorrhoids: blind; painful, bleeding, burning.

Ulcerating fissures at the anus.


      Dragging down the ureters like labor-pains, with very frequent urging to urinate.

Burning in the neck of bladder when urinating.

Urine : yellow, with flaky sediment; burning in urethra while passing; scanty, turbid, clay-colored soon after passing; turbid, gets thick when standing, sediment yellow.

Male Sexual Organs

      Violent erections.

Female Sexual Organs

      Menses: too early: too profuse; offensive.

Drawing from small of back forwards, griping and pinching in uterus, followed by discharge of large clots of blood.

Profuse discharge of clotted blood, with severe labor-like pain in the uterus; tearing pains in the legs.

Membranous dysmenorrhoea.

Yellow, smarting leucorrhoea.

Burning in the vagina, as if excoriated.


      Threatened abortion, with discharge of dark blood.

Labor-pains spasmodic and distressing; tearing pains down into legs.

Rigidity of the os; scarcely able to endure the pains.

Hour-glass contraction; irritable; thirsty; desire for fresh air, restless.

Puerperal convulsions, after anger; or has one red cheek, the other pale.

After pains very distressing.

Suppression of the lochia, followed by diarrhoea, colic and toothache.

Excessive heat, anxiety, tendency to syncope, red face, especially redness of one cheek; formation of pus; puerperal peritonitis.

Mammae hard and tender to touch; with drawing, rheumatic pains; worse in open air and at night.

Nipples inflamed and very tender; infants breasts tender to the touch.


      Sensation of rawness and scraping in the larynx.

Hoarseness, on account of tough mucus in the larynx, which can only be removed by strong hawking.

Catarrhal hoarseness of trachea, with dryness of eyelids.


      Oppressed, as if chest were not wide enough.

Short, with rattling.

Threatened suffocation, from repercussion of measle eruption.

Dyspnoea, constricted feeling at the supra-sternal fossa, with constant irritation to cough.

Asthmatic attack, seemingly produced by an accumulation of flatus, better from bending the head backwards; in cold air, and from drinking cold water; worse in dry weather and from warm diet.


      Hoarseness and rattling cough from mucus in the trachea, especially during winter.

Cough caused by irritation low down in the air passages, during the night.

Paroxysms of coughing about midnight, with which something seems to rise in throat as if she would suffocate.

Constant irritation to cough beneath the upper part of the sternum.

Cough particularly at night with tough, slimy expectoration, tasting bitter.

Cough, with expectoration during day, without at night.

Expectoration bloody dark, coagulated.


      Constriction in the upper part of chest.

Chest painful when coughing.

Stitches shoot from the abdomen into the middle of the chest, as from flatulence, Sudden stitches and darts through the chest, extorting screams; dyspnoea taking away the voice and threatening suffocation.

Heart Pulse

      Palpitation and faintness.

Pulse small, but tense and accelerated, frequently very unequal, and then for a time weak.

Neck Back

      Drawing pain in the back.

Pain in the small of the back, especially at night.

Bruised sensation in the muscles of the loins and back.

Small of back feels bruised.

Upper Limbs

      Pain in the arms, cannot bear the slightest motion.

Stiffness of the arm, tendency to formication when grasping with the hand.

Finger joints red and swollen.

Lower Limbs

      Violent drawing, tearing pains, from the left ischium to the os calcis and sole of the foot, with cramp-like tension of the


Tearing pains from abdomen down into legs. See.

Cramp in the calves.

Tearing pain in the feet after a severe chill: must lie down and keep quiet; pain in ankle, worse from every motion.

Redness and swelling around the malleoli.

Heaviness and lassitude in the legs.

Burning of the soles at night; puts the feet out of bed.

Limbs in General

      Pain in the periosteum, with paralytic weakness.

Drawing and tearing pains in the limbs, worse at night.

Joints sore, as if bruised and tired out; no power in the hands and feet.

Cracking in the joints, especially of the lower limbs, with pains therein, as if bruised.

Aching in all the limbs, with lassitude.

Limbs feel heavy.

Position etc.

      Inclination to lie down.

Motion : Rising from sleep :; from bed : Sitting up in bed: Lying down: Stooping: Must lie down and keep quiet: Tosses about, starts up : Bending head back : Bends backward : Writing or speaking : Moaning, talking, tossing about : Carried : Legs moved up and down : Mental exertion : Grasping:.


      Child makes itself and bends backwards, kicks with the feet when carried, screams immoderately, and throws everything off.

Convulsions of children: legs moved up and down, grasping and reaching with the hands, mouth drawn from side to side, eyes staring.

Twitching in the eyelids, eyeballs, lips and facial muscles.

Pain in limbs, with weakness and slow, dragging gait.

General prostration, faintness.


      Yawning and stretching.

Sleep, with half open eyes; sleepy, but cannot sleep.

Sleepless and restless at night.

Scarcely sleeps, and on falling asleep is tormented by anxious, frightening dreams.

During sleep : moaning; weeping and wailing; starting up, crying out, tossing about and talking.


      Morning: Forenoon : Afternoon :. Evening : Night :,,.

Temperature and Weather

      Warmth:; of bed;. Dry weather: Cold air : damp : Open air:, Fresh air: Cold change of weather and cold atmosphere: Winter : Wants fresh air: Uncovering : Room : Cold water :, Warm drinks, diet, Heat aggravates the pains.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Coldness with thirst.

Chill and shivering, generally of single parts only, with heat of others.

Chill and coldness of the whole body, with burning heat of the face and hot breath.

Chill of posterior part with heat of anterior of body, or vice versa.

Slight shiverings, alternating with heat, creep over the back and abdomen. Shivering when uncovering and from cold air.

Heat and shivering intermingled mostly with one red and one pale cheek.

Burning heat in lightly covered parts, though when not covered almost cold.

Anxious heat, with sweat of the face and scalp.

Long lasting heat, with violent thirst and frequent startings in sleep.

Sweat during sleep, most on the head, usually of sour odor, and with smarting sensation in skin.

Revulsion of, and therefrom entire want of sweat.


      Right:, Left :,, Above downwards :, Below upwards : Behind forwards: Right to left : Symptoms in provings go from right to left; therefore cures from left to right.


      The paralytic sensations are always accompanied by drawing or tearing pain, and the drawing or tearing pains rarely occur without the paralytic or numb sensation in the part.


      Muscular or articular rheumatism, with great nervous excitability; also when pains are erratic, worse knees and ankles; numbness afterwards. They drive him out of bed and compel him to walk about.

Contact Injuries etc.

      Touch :, Wants to be carried: Wounds which suppurate (topically and internally).


      Unhealthy, every injury suppurates.

Exanthema difficult to heal.

Red rash on the cheeks.

Skin inclined to inflammation.

Burning and smarting pain in the ulcer, at night, with crawling and painful oversensitiveness to touch.

Itching pimples covered with scurfs, and ulcerating around the ulcer.

Severe itching of the sweating parts.

Skin yellow, jaundiced.

Stages and States

      Children. Light or brown hair, nervous, excitable temperament.

Adults; even persons with arthritic or rheumatic diathesis.


      Antidotes to Chamom. : Acon; Alum, Borax., Camphor., Coccul., Coffea, Coloc., Ignat., Nux vom, and especially Pulsat.

Similar to Tarax. See; Hepar., Calendula, (suppuration).

Chamom. antidotes : Coffea, Opium.

Complementary to Magnes.

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.