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

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      On attempting to write something down, cannot, on account of loss of recollection.

Signs involuntarily, on hearing even a single note sung, laughs at herself; but soon signs again in spite of her determination to stop.

Changeable disposition: depression and hilarity; or, ill-humour and lively mood, alternating.

Restless, anxious, sorrowful mood.


      Vertigo, with confusion.

Congestion of the head, with nosebleed.

Inner Head

      Sudden broad thrust: in the right temple; extending into the brain, causing him to start; above the left frontal eminence, extending deep into the brain.


      Must wink and wipe the eyes, frequently, as though a film of mucus were over them.

The light seems dimmer than usual, as if obscured by a veil.

Appearance of a spot jumping up and down before sight.

Pupils much dilated.

Feeling as though water were constantly coming in the eyes;’ only in the room.

Feeling in the eyes, like after much weeping.

Sore burning in the eyes after reading a while; also dimness, must wink frequent.

Twitching and itching in the upper lid.

Inclined to press lids tightly together from time to time.


      Humming in the ears, causing impairment of hearing, worse when stooping.


      Epistaxis of very tenacious, thick, black blood, with cold sweat in large drops, on the forehead.

Violent sneezing.


      Yellowish earthy color of the face.

Tongue etc.

      Tongue coated white, papillae elevated, better after breakfast.


      Feeling as if the uvula were elongated, during and when not swallowing.

Desire Aversions

      Excessive thirst for cold drinks.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Eructations, tasteless.

Violent heart- burn.

Feeling of nausea in the chest and throat.


      Distension of the stomach and abdomen.

Sensation of fermentation, in the stomach. Sensation as if something living were jumping about in pit of stomach.


      Sensation in the abdomen, as if something living were jumping about, with nausea and faintness.

Stitches in the abdomen arresting respiration, with uterine inflammation.

Stool etc.

      Stool contain dark, stringy blood.

Sensitive, dull, long stitch near left side of anus, from time to time.

Crawling in the anus, as from thread-worms.

Intolerable writhing in the anus.

Male Sexual Organs

      Excitement of sexual desire.

Female Sexual Organs

      Sensation as if the menses would appear, with colic and pressing towards the genitals.

Uterine flow during full or new moon.

Menses profuse and lasting too long, but come at proper time; blood dark, clotted, stringy.

Metrorrhagia of dark, viscid, stringy blood, in black clots, after overheating, straining or lifting, also after abortion or delivery; worse from slightest motion.


      Lochia dark, stringy.


      Offensive sickly-odor of the breath.


      Violent attack of exhausting dry cough, relieved by laying the head on the pit of stomach.

Cough, with spitting of blood.


      Heaviness of the chest, must frequent take a deep breath.

Dull stitches in the left chest.

Heart Pulse

      Pulse: feverish,. accelerated.

Anxious palpitation of the heart.

Palpitation of the heart on going up stairs.

Upper Limbs

      Pain on moving the upper arm, as if the head of the humerus were loose and would easily be isolated.

Chilblains on the hands and fingers.

Lower Limbs

      Violent cracking of the hip or knee joint, when stooping.

Knees give way.

Chilblains on the toes.

Burning and tingling of the feet.

Aching of the soles from standing.

Position etc.

      Motion: Moving arm: Standing: Stooping: Reading: Ascending:.


      Excessive prostration and weariness in the evening, as from severe physical exertion, accompanied by great sleepiness, with feeling as if the jerking in the muscles. Spasmodic contraction of single sets of muscles.

Jumping, dancing, laughing, whistling, wants to kiss everybody.


      Signs in sleep.

Dreams: Confused; frightful.


      Morning:. Afternoon: Evening: Night: After breakfast:.

Temperature and Weather

      Room:. Overheating: 2.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chill in the afternoon, growing worse toward evening, with shivering from the back down the legs: trembling.

Thirst, with the chill and heat.

Flushes of internal heat, with pricking and crawling in skin.

Heat, principally of head and face, with paleness of cheeks and thirst.

Heat, principally of head and face, with paleness of cheeks and thirst.

Heat, with intense redness of race, and distension of blood- vessels.

Violent heat over whole body chiefly in the head, with redness of the face and great thirst without much dryness of the mouth toward evening.

Sweat scant, only at night, and then cold and debilitating.

Sweat only on the lower half of the body.


      New and full moon:.


      Right: Left: Above downwards:.


      Sensation, as of something living, jumping, in various parts.

Contact injurious, etc.

      Laying hands on: Pressure: Straining: Lifting: Overheating:.


      Pricking and crawling in the skin.

Scarlet-colored spots on the skin.

Scarlet redness of the skin.

Painful suppurations of bruised parts (old cicatrized wounds reopen and suppurate).


      Antidotes to Croc, sat, Aconite Bellad, Opium.

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.