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

      Surukuku. HERING. Ophidia.


      Thinks herself under superhuman control.

Complete insensibility.

Memory weak, makes mistakes in orthography Quick comprehension; mental excitability, with almost prophetic perceptions; ecstasy.

Delirium, fears she will be damned.

Delirium at night, muttering, drowsy, red face; or slow, difficult speech and dropped jaw.

Mania, with great loquacity, frequently jumping from one subject to another.

Mania after overstudying.

Delirium tremens, worse after sleep; cannot bear pressure of neckcloth; loquacious.

Delirium from overwatching, overfatigue; loss of fluids; excessive study.

Thinks she is dead, and that preparations are being made for her funeral; thinks herself pursued by enemies; fears the medicine is poison.

Loquacity, with mocking jealousy; frightful images.

Talks, sings, whistles, makes odd motions.

Proud; jealous, suspicious.

Peevish, disposed to be morose or to quarrel.

Suicidal mood, tired to life.

Great sadness and anxiety, worse in morning on awakening.

Dread of death, fears to go to bed. Fears being poisoned.


      Vertigo : from looking at one and the same object; from walking in the open air (at climaxis); from suppressed erysipelas; with pale face; migraine.

Head heavy like lead, worse about occiput, with vertigo.

Rush of blood to the head, after spirituous liquors; from suppressed or irregular menses.

Blowing expiration, cannot bear neck touched; leftsided apoplexy, especially if after mental emotions, or abuse of alcohol.

Severe pains all over the head, so giddy he could not stand; could not see the letters, fell against the wall.

Inner Head

      Frontal headache, faint on rising.

Headache over eyes and in occiput, morning, on rising.

Pressing bursting pains in temples, better when lying down.

Temporal nerves pain, vertigo, pale face; throbbing temples.

One-sided headache; pains intense, extend to neck and shoulders, with stiff neck; paralytic tongue.

Tearing on top of head from within outward. See face.

Weight and pressure on the vertex.

Burning of the vertex, at the menopause.

Beating headache with heat, worse on the vertex and right side, or over the eyes, preceding a cold in the head, with stiff neck.

Feeling in back of head as if pressed asunder.

Headache in the sun, glimmering sight.

Throbbing in the head from least movement; congestion.

Outer Head

      Purplish swelling; delirious talk when closing the eyes. Erysipelas.

Tumors which perforate the skull.

Hair falls off, worse during pregnancy; averse to sun’s rays.


      Oversensitive to light.

Amblyopia, with lung or heart affections.

Feels, when throat is pressed, as if eyes were forced out.

Whites of the eyes yellow. Redness of the eyes.

Retinitis apoplectica.

Ulcers on the cornea.

Severe pain in and above the eyes.


      Sensitiveness to sounds; rushing and thundering in the ears.

Hardness of hearing, with want of wax; dryness in the ears; numbness about the ear and cheek (left).

Ear-wax too hard, pale, and insufficient.


      Nosebleed, dark; with amenorrhoea; typhus, etc.; blowing of blood, mostly in the morning.

Coryza preceded by headache; discharge watery with red nostrils, herpes on the lips.

Relieves paroxysms of sneezing in hay asthma.

Nasal mucous membrane swollen; sneezing.

Pus and blood from the nose.

Vesicular eruption about the nose.

Nose red externally; nose filled with scabs; discharge of pus and blood; mercurio-syphilis; also in drunkards.


      Flushes of heat in drunkards.

Expression of pain with sopor.

Features distorted.

Livid, grey complexion, with abdominal complaints or ague.

Face pale, with fainting : dizzy with headache.

Yellow complexion, with vermillion redness of the cheeks, or with small red blood-vessels shining through the skin. Syphilis.

Red face, as in apoplexy; bloated red face, with headache, pains in limbs, stomach, etc.

Erysipelas of the face, with burning and itching, worse after siesta; with hammering headache.

Neuralgia, left side, orbital; rising of heat to the face before, and weak feeling in the abdomen after, the attack.

Lower Face

      Lower jaw hangs down. Coma.

Lips dry, cracked, bleeding.

Lower lip swollen.


      Decayed teeth pain when biting; after sleep; after abuse of mercury. Decayed teeth crumble.

Cheek swollen, skin tense, hot and crisp, as if it would crack; periodontitis.

Gums bluish, swollen, bleeding, worse from warm drinks.

Tongue etc.

      Sour taste, everything turns sour.

Difficult speech, tongue heavy, cannot open mouth wide.

Puts the trembling tongue out with great difficulty. Diphtheria, etc.

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.