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

      Red root. HERING. LIPPE. Haemodoraceae.


      While dozing through day, sees images.

Loquacious delirium. brilliant eyes, circumscribed red cheeks.

Loquacity, afterwards stupid and irritable.

Became excited over a trifle.

Restless while perspiring.


      Giddy, with sensation of heat in chest and around the heart.

Dizzy, with sweat and boiling, bubbling in chest and region of heart.

Inner Head

      Tearing in forehead, from left to right side.

Pain in forehead, with general heat, alternating with crampy pain in chest; at last tearing in nose and shoulders.

Tearing in the temples.

Head feels enlarged and as if split open with a wedge from outside inward; body icy-cold, skin moist and sticky; cannot get warm even under a feather bed, face yellow; whines with the pain; head burns like fire, with much thirst.

Vertex feels enlarged and extended upward.

Tearing in the vertex.

Headache until 10 A.M.

Headache pressing in eye outward.

Head feels heavy.

Headache worse toward noon, she becomes more giddy; in the evening, pricking headache.

Outer Head

      Draws skin of forehead upward, worse left side.

Sensation as if hair was standing on end, worse on occiput.

Scalp very painful even to touch.

Red pimples on forehead, become larger and suppurate.


      Looking intensely, sees gray rings fixed to the spot.

If he looked at a spot for some time, it became quite dark; so also if he reads any length of time.

Moving head quickly, sight becomes obscure. All symptoms leave while walking about; after sitting down obscuration of sight returns.

Eyes brilliant, face red.

Pupils very large.

Violent lachrymation and burning of eyes, with sensation of dryness; morning.

Compression of left eyeball from upward.

Pressing as from dust in eyes, with discharge of white mucus.

Eyebrows and lids drawn upward so that he looks with fixed eyes.

When closing eyes, upper lids twitch visibly, worse when closing them tightly.


      Almost complete deafness, etc., during acute disease.

Singing in right ear when walking in open air.

Tearing in the ears.

Crawling in right ear while eating.

Crawling in left ear, better boring with finger, but immediately returning and feeling as if something had closed the ear.

Itching in left ear and soreness in right.


      Burning on right side of root of nose.

Nose bleeds profusely, blood pale.


      Yellow face.

Circumscribed red face, 1 to A.M., violent delirium, eyes brilliant. Pneumonia.

Redness of the face.

Face swollen, with redness and blueness under the eyes.

Pale, sickly countenance; face and lips light blue; eyes dull, feel thick and cold.

Tearing in temples down into cheeks.

Tearing, pressing in left cheek toward eyes.

Sensation as if something was crawling over face.

Lower Face

      Lips red.

Swelling and tension of the lips.


      Upper incisors and eye-teeth feel as if loose with sensation of soreness, worse when touching with the tongue and closing teeth.

Teeth ache after eating.


      Sensation as if mouth, were sore and thick.


      Great dryness of the throat, worse on awaking during the night, with much coughing.

Roughness of the throat, with picking pain when swallowing; continually increasing dryness of throat, with sleeplessness, followed by hoarseness.

Sensation of swelling in left side of throat; when he swallows he feels an itching in the spot.

Desires Aversions

      Much thirst.

Aversion to meat.

Eating and Drinking

      Drinking coffee, pain in all the teeth.

After eating : teeth pain.

Frontal headache better after supper.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Hiccough in bed.

Rising of sweetish water, with nausea.

Sudden qualmishness in stomach.

Qualmish about navel, when walking in open air.


      Full feeling in the stomach.

Rolling of wind in stomach.

Beating, in pit of stomach, as from a pulse, as if a hammer was beating on an ulcerated spot.


      Cutting upper part of abdomen from left to right.

Twirling and twisting in upper part of abdomen, two inches above navel.

Fermentation and rumbling.

Much flatulency in abdomen during pneumonia nervosa.

Sensation of heat through the abdomen, feels as if the bowels would be moved; an evacuation relieves head.

Stool etc.

      Frequent desire to evacuate without result.

Evacuation, with much flatulency and pressing.

Continuous stitch in the anus; morning.


      Pressing on the bladder when urinating.

During the night some drops flow from the urethra, coloring the shirt red.

Male Sexual Organs

      Violent burning in left half of scrotum, drawing toward the right side.

Tingling and itching of and around scrotum.

Sweat and itching of scrotum and penis.

Female Sexual Organs

      Menses : early, profuse bright-red; or mixed, viscid blood and mucus; sense of swelling of abdomen, if feels as if it was boiling.



Burning in right side of larynx.


      Feels hot and oppressed in the chest, with mild sweat all over; dizzy.


      Dry, as from the larynx: sputa blood-streaked. Pneumonia.

Cough worse in bed, also from sleeping.


      Stitches like knives in quick succession, in right side of chest below mamma while at rest and when moving, in afternoon.

Severe pain in chest with the cough, delirium, circumscribed red cheeks, fever 1 to 2 A.M. Typhoid pneumonia Stitches in left side of chest.

Full feeling in chest, must inhale deeply.

Heart Pulse

      Stitches in heart, with anxiety.

Feels hot in chest and around heart.

Boiling and bubbling in chest and cardiac region.

While lying, feels beating of heart to his head.

Trembling of heart, with greet debility.

Pulse 110, small, thin, hard. Pneumonia.

Neck Back

      Pain and stiffness in neck, going over whole head and down the nose, then as if pinching nostrils together.

When turning neck or bending head backward, pain in nape as if from dislocation.

Stiff neck, head drawn, to one side. Diphtheria, scarlatina.

Sensation as if a piece of ice was lying on the back between the shoulders, followed by a chill. with goose-flesh all over.

Burning in region of left kidney. deep, extending towards right side.

Burning in spine four inches above small of back.

Burning in os sacrum, 4 P.M.

Upper Limbs

      Tearing in upper part of arm, beginning at elbow-joint, where it pains most up into the shoulder.

Tearing in elbow-joints at times upwards and then downwards.

Tearing in knuckles of middle fingers of right hand.

Left index-finger drawn crooked.

Lower Limbs

      Small pimples around left gluteus, discharging a watery fluid when scratched open.

Tearing in left knee; when walking.

Tearing in right tibia.

Tearing from knees to ankles.

Cramps in calves when lying in bed.

Tearing in right big toe, awakening from sleep.

Cramps in feet during the night.

Burning in the feet.

Limbs in General

      Tearing pains.

Burning of palms of hands and soles of feet.

Position etc.

      Moving : head : Walking : in open air :. Rest : Sitting : Lying; Bending head backward : Turning neck :.


      Sensation of great weakness, as from loss of fluids.


      Somnolency, during day, sees images.

Sleepiness, with yawning, eyes feel so heavy she cannot keep them open.

Sleepless, feverish circumscribed red cheeks.

Sleepless, with increasing dryness of throat.

Wakeful at night without feeling weak. Restless sleep followed by sweat.

Feverish, distressing dreams (following cramp in left foot during night).

Awakens : 2 A.M. with cramp in her breast extending from right to left; after awaking and stretching; a shock followed by chilliness and goose-flesh all over.


      Morning : 1 to A.M. : 1 to 2 A.M. : 2 A.M. : Noon : Afternoon : Evening; 4 P.M. : From to 12 P.M. : Night :, After midnight : Day :.

Temperature and Weather

      Open air :.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Body icy-cold.

Hot flat-irons relieve the coldness.

Flushes alternately, with chilliness.

Evening fever, worse to 12 P.M.; face red, worse upper part.

Dry heat, feet burn; restless tossing, with much rumbling in abdomen.

Burning heat, face red, worse on right side; followed by circumscribed redness of the cheeks, also worse right side.

Feverish, with somnolency.

General heat, with sweat on the forehead.

Fever with delirium, red cheeks, eyes brilliant; worse 1 to 2 A.M.

Sweat with dizziness.

Sweat after 12 P.M., after a restless sleep.

Skin cold, damp and clammy.

Morning sweat.


      Right :, Left :,, Left to right :,, Right to left : Without inward : Within out : Below upward : Above downward :.


      Twitchings of muscles here and there.

Tearing pains.


Burning in various parts.



Contact Injuries etc.

      Touch : Boring with finger :.


      Itches, burns all night, worse after scratching.

Red pimples.

Sensation in skin, as if an eruption would appear.

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.