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

      Eyebright Hahnemann Scrophulariaceae.


      Weakness of memory Confusion of the head.

Inert hypochondriacal mood, takes no interest in surrounding object.


      Vertigo with heaviness of the head with tendency to fall.

Inner Head

      Dull frontal headache.

Violent beating headache Stitches in the brain.

Headache as if the head would burst with dazzling of the eyes, from sunlight.


      Photophobia in day and sunlight; worse in the evening must remain in darkened room; even to spasm of the lids; with swollen agglutinated lids; thick yellow discharge between the lids.

Pressure in the eyes on looking at the candle-light.

Pupils much contracted.

Pressive cutting pain in the eyes, extending to the frontal sinuses.

Stitches pressure in the eyes.

Burning stitches in the eyes.

Dry pressure in the eyes as if sleepy.

Sensation s of sand in the eyes.

Spots vesicles and ulcers of the cornea.

Opacity of the cornea.

Sensation as if hair hung over the eyes and must be wiped away.

Catarrhal ophthalmia with lachrymation and considerable mucus discharge of conjunctiva, phlyctenulae near the cornea and pain in the forehead.

Capillaries of conjunctiva enlarged.

Chemosis, acrid tears, and tears, with great sensitiveness to light.

Violent itching of the lids with catarrhal ophthalmia Rheumatic inflammation of the eyes almost blinding him.

Inflammation and ulceration of the margin of lids.

Pain in the eye alternating with pain in the abdomen.

Lids swollen.

Inflammation and swelling of the meibomian glands.


      Ringing in the ears.



      Profuse bland, fluent coryza with scalding tears and aversion to light; worse evening and during the night while lying down.

Sneezing with coryza.

Small red spots like pimples on upper right side of nose twinging starting pain in the nose.

Pain from right to left over the bridge of the nose; left half of face and forehead and left eye inflamed; earache.

Flat cancer on right side of nose.


      Redness and heat of the face.

Rash in the face itching in the warmth becoming red and burning when moistened.

Stiffness of the left cheek when talking or chewing with sensation of heat, and stitches therein.

Lower Face

      Stiffness of the upper lips, as if made of wood.

Eating and Drinking.

      Eating: Tobacco smoke:.


      Frequent colic.

Stool etc.

      Old flat condylomata at the anus with severe burning worse at a night.

Pressure in the anus while sitting even in piles.


      Too often and copious.

Male Sexual Organs

      Genital organs appear drawn in; pressure above the pubes, evening.

Female Sexual Organs

      Amenorrhoea with inflammation of the eyes and ulcer on right side of the bridge of nose.

Menses painful lasting only one hour, time regular.

Menses late, scanty and of short duration.

Condylomata with stitches and itching especially when walking.


      Catarrhal hoarseness.


      Cough on rising in the morning continuing until lying down again can scarcely get breath; tickling in the trachea worse from tobacco smoke better when eating from mucous or watery vomiting came on after hemorrhoids had disappeared; with severe coryza eyes affected difficult expectoration during the day interruption of breath no cough at night; from the smoke of wood.

Neck Back

      Cramp like pain in the back.

Upper Limbs

      Sensation in the arms as if they had gone to sleep.

Lower Limbs

      Cramp in calf, particularly when standing.

Position etc.

      Lying down: Standing: Walking: Rising: Talking or chewing:.


      Sleeplessness after midnight.

Frequent awaking as from fright.

Usually awaking as from fright.

Awakes too late.


      Day: Morning: Forenoon: Afternoon: Evening:. Night: After midnight:.

Temperature and Weather

      Generally worse in bed; better after getting out of bed.

Better our-doors; worse in-doors.

Warmth: Moisture:.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chill and internal chilliness in the forenoon; external chill and coldness on the arms, in the afternoon.

Heat descending.

Attacks of heat during the day, with redness of face and cold hands.

Sweat often confined to front part of body.

Sweat during sleep at night, of very strong offensive odor, most profuse on the chest.


      Left side.

Upper right, lower left side.

Right; Left: Right to left; Below up-wards:.


      Crawling, as from a fly, in one or the other limb, from below upwards in a straight line, afterwards numbness of the part.


      Swelling of the cervical glands.


Contact Injuries etc.

      Bad effects from falls, contusions, or other mechanical injuries of external parts.




      Antidotes to Euphr.: Camphor., Pulsat.

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.