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

      Poison Hemlock. HAHNEMANN. Umbelliferae.


      Extreme want of memory.

Dullness, difficulty in understanding what he is reading.

Disinclination for business.

Aversion to man, and yet averse to being alone.

Complete indifference.

Hypochondriacal depression and indifference when walking in the open air.

Easily disturbed by trifles, moved to tears.

Morose mood; everything about him impresses him unpleasantly.

Very ill-humored from 5 to P.M.


      Vertigo: like turning in a circle, on rising from a seat; worse when lying down, as though the bed were turning in a circle; when turning in bed or when looking around; from motion downwards; when walking; venous abdominal hyperaemia.

Inner Head

      Headache as if the head were too full and would burst; morning when awakening.

Stitching pain from within outward, in the forehead, morning, or at noon.

Tearing in the head, must lie down.

Tearing headache, with nausea.

Sensation in right halt of brain as of a large foreign body.

Pain in the occiput, with every pulse, as if pierced with a knife.


      Weakness of sight; also from partial paralysis of optic nerve.


Objects look red; rainbow-colored; striped, confused spots.

Sluggish adaptation of the eye to varied range of vision.

Weakness and dazzling of the eyes, together with giddiness and debility, especially of arms and legs; on walking, staggering as if drunken.

Aversion to light, without inflammation of the eyes.

Cataract from contusion.

Pupils dilated.

Ulcers on the cornea (right to left); great photophobia, but little injection.

Burning of the eyes.

Could scarcely raise the eyelids, they seemed pressed down by a heavy weight; disposed to fall asleep.

Burning on inner surface of the lids.

Smarting pain in the inner canthus, with lachrymation.


      Ringing; humming and roaring in the ears.

Painful sensitiveness of hearing; noise startles.

Ears feel as if stopped up, when blowing the nose.

Accumulation of ear wax, looking like decayed paper, mixed with pus or mucus; or blood- red hard wax, and oversensitive to noise.

Stitches in the ears.

Otorrhoea in the scrofulous; inflammation of mastoid cells.

Tumors and boils behind the ears.

Parotid glands swollen and hard.


      Acute sense of smell.

Purulent discharge from the nose; also, hardened crusts.


Frequent sneezing.


      Earthy; yellow; pale; purple, bloated.

Stinging, tearing faceache, at night.; Moist and spreading herpes, on the face.

Lower Face

      Cancer of the lips, from pressure of the pipe.

Lips and teeth covered with black crusts.

Lips burning; dry; shooting in the lips.

Blisters, or eruption on the lips. Submaxillary glands swollen and hard.


      Drawing in a hollow tooth, when eating cold things, not from cold drink.

Tongue etc.

      Taste; bitter.

Speech difficult, from lingual paralysis, Tongue swollen, painful, stiff.


      Pressure in the oesophagus, as if a round body (globus hystericus) were ascending from the stomach.

Desires Aversions

      Craving coffee, salt, or sour things.

Loss of appetite.


Eating and Drinking

      Sour rising from the stomach, after eating.

Cold eating: 10:. Cold drink:. After drinking: After taking small quantity of milk, sudden distention of the abdomen.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Eructations; offensive; frequent, empty; with heart burn.

Vomiting: violent; of block masses, like coffee grounds, in clear, sour water; of chocolate colored masses, sour and acrid.


      Sense of fulness and repletion in the stomach.

Violent pains in the stomach, always two or three hours after eating, but also at night; somewhat better in the knee-elbow position.

Swelling in the region of the pylorus.

Pressing, burning, squeezing pain, extending from the pit of the stomach into the back and shoulders.

Pressure and raw sore feeling at the pit of the stomach.


      Stitches in the hepatic region.

Painful tearing in the hepatic region.

Hard swelling of the liver.


      Swelling of the abdomen.

Stitches extending from abdomen to right side of chest.

Pinching pains in abdomen, as if diarrhoea would set in.

Colic from incarcerated flatus.

Cutting in the abdomen before the emission of flatus. Very sensitive across the abdomen.

Aching pain in the hypogastric region.

Forcing-down feeling in hypogastric region.

Stool etc.

      Frequent ineffectual urging to stool; or small quantity passed each time.

Stools: undigested, painless; involuntary during sleep; painful, diarrhoeic, hard with tenesmus.

Burning in the rectum during stool.

After each stool trembling weakness.

Frequent stitches in the anus.


      Pale; white, turbid; with grey or white sediment.

During micturition, flow intermits.

Sharp, lancinating pain in neck of bladder.

Frequent micturition at night.

Immediately after urinating, burning in the urethra, morning.

Male Sexual Organs

      Sexual desire without erection.

Emission without lewd dreams: Discharge of prostatic fluid on every change of emotion, without voluptuous thoughts; with itching of prepuce.

Bad effects from suppressed sexual desire or from excessive indulgence.

Female Sexual Organs

      Induration and enlargement of the ovary, with lancinating pains.

Stinging in the neck of the uterus.

Induration and prolapsus at the same time.

Fibroids with pricking pains:.

Burning, sore, aching sensation in the region of the uterus.

At every menstrual effort breasts become sore and painful.

Pressure from above downwards, and drawing in legs during menses.

Dysmenorrhoea, with shooting pain in left chest.

Menses: suppressed; too late and scanty; preceded by melancholy, followed by acrid leucorrhoea.

Leucorrhoea; thick milky, with contractive, labor like colic, coming from both sides; of white, acrid mucus, causing burning.

Before the discharge of leucorrhoea, griping in abdomen.

Induration of the vulva from injuries.

Severe stitches in the vulva.

Violent itching of the vulva.

Large pimple on the mons veneris, painful to touch.


      Terrible nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

Rigidity of the os uteri during labor.

Cough during pregnancy, worse at night.

Tumors in mammae, with piercing pains, worse at night, gland abnormally tender.

Hardness of the right mammae, with painfulness to touch, and nightly stitches in it.

Stitches as with needles in the left mamma.

Shriveling of the mammae, with increased sexual desire.


      Dry spot in the larynx, with almost constant irritation to cough.



      Asthmatic paroxysms come on in wet weather; face bluish-red.


      Powerful, spasmodic paroxysms, excited by itching and tickling in the chest and throat, or by a dry spot in the larynx, worse at night and when lying down.

Expectoration during the day; difficult; bloody copious and purulent, sometimes hardened; expectoration, of putrid taste and smell.

Cough: lose, with inability to expectorate, must swallow what is raised; spasmodic, dry, worse evenings and night, very fatiguing.


      Sharp thrusts directly through the chest, from sternum to spine, while sitting.

Violent stitches in right chest about nipple, on every inspiration, while walking, worse from hard pressure with hand.

Heart Pulse

      Violent palpitation after drinking.

Pulse unequal in strength and sometimes irregular in rhythm; insufficiency of the mitral valve.

Outer Chest

      The clothes lie like a weight on the chest and shoulders.

Neck Back

      Stitches in small of back, with drawing through lumber vertebrae, while standing.

Upper Limbs

      Shoulders feel bruised and sore.

Cracking in the wrist-joint.

Yellow nails.

Itching on the dorsum of the finger.

Lower Limbs

      Sensation of weakness, even to trembling, in the right thigh, while walking.

Pain in the knee like from fatigue.

Cracking of the knee-joint.

From Slight exposure of the feet he catches cold.

Red spots on the calves, turning yellow or green, as from contusion, preventing movement.

Limbs in General


Difficulty in using the limbs; unable to walk.

All the joints pain as if beaten; unpainful lameness.

Position etc.

      Motion downwards: Walking:,, Walking in open air: Rising: Standing: turning in bed: Preventing motion: Inclined to sit: Knee-elbow position:.Lying down : Sitting: Bodily exercise:.


      Trembling of all the limbs.

Hysteria, advanced cases, thin, wasted, feeble and cold, tendency top syncope.

Sudden loss of strength while walking; inclined to sit down.

Muscular paralysis without spasm.

Exhausted, faint, and as if paralyzed after a short walk.

Sick and faint early in the morning in bed; fainting fits.


      Stupid in the morning.

Falls asleep late; after midnight.

Unrefreshing sleep.

Roused from sleep with pain.

Dreams: frightful.


      Morning: Noon: Afternoon: Evening: Night: 7,. Dry: After midnight:.

Temperature and Weather

      Desire for warmth of sun: Open air: Wet weather:.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chill and coldness in the morning and afternoon ( to 5 o’clock) Chill, with continuous desire for warmth, particularly that of the sun.

Internal chill in the morning: with shivering in afternoon.

Great heat, internal and external with great nervousness.

Heat, with profuse sweat at same time.

Sweat day and night, as soon as one sleeps, or even when closing the eyes; also night and morning, offensive odor and smarting.


      Right:,, Left: Both sides: right to left: In out: Above down wards: Below upwards:, Front back wards:,.


      Swelling of the glands, with tingling and stitches; after contusions and bruises.

Chlorosis, chilliness, excessive faintness, palpitation of heart, pale face, suppressed menses and profuse leucorrhoea.

Contact Injuries etc.

      Touch: Pressure: contusions:.


      Erratic itching on all parts or the body.

Tetters: humid, burning, corroding, crusty.

Blackish ulcers, with bloody, fetid ichorous discharges, especially after contusions; spread rapidly.

Petechia, in old persons.

Urticaria from violent bodily exercise.

Stages and States

      Old maids. Old men.

Suited to women with tight, rigid fibre, and easily excited, as well as to those of opposite temperament.

Light haired persons.

Children: marasmus, with frequent sour evacuations, worse during the night, better by day.


      Antidotes to Conium: Coffea, Nitr- ac. Nitr. Spir. dulc.

Conium antidotes: Nitr-ac Compare: Clemat. (mammae), Digit. (bladder), Gelsem (paralysis), Secale (uterine fibroids), Verbasc. (emissions without lewd dreams), Conium has helped in the dry cough of pulmonary phthisis, when Hyosc. and Drosera have failed.

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.