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

      Waldrebe. STAPE. Ranunculaceae.


      Difficulty in thinking.

Fear of being alone, but disinclined to meet even agreeable company.

Low-spirited and fear of approaching misfortune.

Irritable, taciturn, does not want to go out.

Ailment from homesickness or contrition of spirit.


      Dulness and cloudiness in the head, with tendency to vertigo.

Inner Head

      Boring pain in the left temple.

Pressive, tensive pain in the forepart of the brain, worse walking than when sitting; with heaviness of the head.

Outer Head

      Eruption on occiput, extending down the neck; moist, sore, with crawling and stinging-itching; often drying up in scales; itching worse when getting warm in bed; only slight, and but temporary relief by scratching.


      Smarting of the eyes worse when closing them; on reopening them, great sensitiveness to light.

Eyes smart, as if raw, capillaries enlarged, lachrymation; smarting worse when closing the eyes; sensitive to open air, fears to open them; “gets black” before the eyes.

Inflammation of the iris.

Burning, and inflammation of inner canthus.

Pustular conjunctivitis, with agglutination of lids in the morning.

Complaints from bright sunlight.


      Ringing in the ears, as from bells.

Burning pain on the auricles, with heat.


      Violent coryza, with sneezing.

Discharges streaked with blood.

Dryness of nose, with heat.


      Pale and sickly countenance.

Aching in the right side of face, which is tender to tough; better from smoking, worse when lying on painful side.

Shooting, upward, right side of face to eye, ear and temple.

Lower Face

      Burning-cutting through the lower lip.

Cancer on the lip; pain in periphery of ulcer.

Vesicular eruption on the lip.

Suppurative pimples on the chin.


      Toothache : stitching and drawing worse at night, better for a short time form cold water; better when drawing in the air, better in open air; worse from warmth of bed, relieved by cold water; crumb of bread starts aching; worse from smoking tobacco; from syphilitic affections, when mercurialized.

Decayed teeth feel to long; contact extremely painful; free flow of saliva.

Gums of left lower molars pain, as if sore, worse while eating.

Tongue etc.

      Tongue dry, in the morning, on awaking.


      Breath offensive to others.

Desires Aversions

      Long-lasting satiety; can eat, and with relish, yet immediately feels it is too much.

Aversion to beer.

Eating and Drinking

      After eating, weakness in all the limbs, with pulsation in the arteries.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Nausea, with weakness in the legs, from smoking tobacco.


      Bruised pain in the hepatic region, when touched or bending.


      Lancinating pains, from belly to chest, aggravated by breathing, also during micturition.

Increased sensitiveness of both inguinal regions.

Swelling and indurating of the inguinal gland, with jerking pains.

Stool etc.

      Frequent stools becoming more and more loose, without abdominal pain.



      Vesical neuralgia; the urethra or seminal cord most affected.

Urine frequent but scanty.

Interrupted flow of urine, with burning during, but most at the beginning of micturition, or during the interruptions.

Sharp stitches in the urethra.

Urinary deposit pus-like.

Involuntary flow, by drops, after micturition.

Long lasting contraction and constriction of the urethra, urine emitted by drops, as in spasmodic stricture.

Male Sexual Organs

      Sexual desire weak.

Burning in the penis during seminal discharge in coitus.

Right spermatic cord sensitive, testicle drawn up.

Pain in the testicles, drawing to the spermatic cord.

Induration of the testicles.

Swelling of the right half of the scrotum; testicle relaxed, hanging down.

Involuntary erections by day.

Female Sexual Organs

      Menses too early.

Softened scirrhus, with corrosive leucorrhoea and lancinating pains.


      Scirrhus of (left) mamma, with stitches in the shoulder or gland, or into the arm, very painful, worse during cold weather, during the night, during increasing moon; edges of ulcer sting.


      Dryness and burning in throat.


      Respiration impeded when ascending a hill, or walking over an uneven road.


      Cough usually dry.


      Oppression of the chest.

Aching in the chest.

Left side of chest seems most affected.

Stitching pains in the chest.

Heart Pulse

      Sharp stitches in region of heart, from within outwards.

Pulse: unchanged; excited, with throbbing in the veins.

Neck Back

      Small of back: burning; pressure in; bruised pain.

Upper Limbs

      Swelling of the axillary glands.

Pressing or drawing in the muscles of the arms and hands.

Rheumatic pains in the hands.

Arthritic nodes on the finger-joints.

Lower Limbs

      Scaly herpes on the thighs.

Burrowing, boring or pressive pains on the tibiae.

Rheumatic pains in the lower limbs.

Violent itching of the toes, evenings, after lying down; sweat between the toes.

Limbs in General

      Weakness, heaviness, weariness and bruised sensation.

Position etc.

      Walking: Ascending: Closing the eyes: Bending:. Sitting:

Lying: on painful side:.


      Great debility.

Twitching of the muscles.

Vibratory sensation through whole body after lying down.


      Sleepiness, great desire to sleep during the day, even morning, early.

Sleeplessness, evening and night.

Uneasy sleep, dreaming and tossing about.

Unrefreshed from sleep, mornings.


      Morning:, Evening: Night, Day:,.

Temperature and Weather

      Sunshine: Warmth of bed:,. Uncovering: Open air;. Cold weather: Cold water:, Wet poultice:.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chill, with shivering, followed by sweat, without intervening heat.

Shivering from uncovering.

Dry heat, with general hot sensation only at night.

Heat of one side.

Profuse sweat at night, most toward morning, with aversion to uncovering.


      Increase of moon: Decrease of moon:.


      Right:. Left:,, Above downward: Below up: Within outward: One sided:.


      Skin and muscles lax.

Hot, painful swelling of glands.

Contact Injuries etc.

      Touch:,,. Scratching:.


      Eruption looks inflamed during the increasing and dry during the decreasing moon; moist eczema, itching terribly; worse from washing in cold water, from warmth of bed, from wet poultices.

Dark, burning, miliary eruption, with violent itching.

Eruption on neck and occiput.

Stages and States

      Light hair.

Torpid, cachectic conditions.


      Has the same impetigo on the neck and occiput as Petrol.

Clemat. follows Silicea well.

Antidote to Clemat.: Bryon. for the toothache.

Clematis vitalba is preferable to the Clem. erecta for varices, varicose ulcers.

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.