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

      Cherry Laurel. M. MUELLFR, HARTLAUB, WAHLE. Amygdalae.


      Loss of consciousness, with loss of speech and motion.

Insensibility and complete loss of sensation.

Dulness of the senses.

Weakness of mind and loss of memory.

Inability to collect one’s idea.

Fear and anxiety about imaginary evils.


      Stupefaction, with vertigo.

Vertigo : with disposition to sleep; worse in the open air.

Inner Head

      Stupefying pain in the whole head.

Pulsation in the head, with heat or with coldness.

Congestive headache; pulse depressed.

Sensation of looseness of the brain, as if it were falling into the forehead, when stooping, without pain.

Feeling of warmth in middle of forehead, then coolness as from a draft or air.

The brain feels contracted and painful.

Stitches in the head.

Outer Head

      Sensation of coldness in the forehead and vertex, as if a cold wind were blowing on it, descending through the neck to the back; worse in the room, better in the open air.

Itching of the hairy scalp.


      Objects appear larger.

Sensation of a veil before the eyes.

Eyes; starting, wide open; lightly closed; distorted.

Pupils dilated, immovable.


      Hardness of hearing.

Tingling in the ears.

Itching in the ears.


      Nose feels stopped up; no air passes through.


      Sunken, with livid, grey-yellow complexion; blue with gasping; bloated; idiotic expression of face. Chorea.

Twitching and convulsions of the facial muscles.

Titillation in the face, as if flies and spiders were crawling over the skin.

Eruption around the mouth.

Lower Face


Tongue etc.

      Tongue : dry, rough, dry and white; cold; or numb as if burnt.

Left side of tongue stiff and swollen, with loss of speech.


      Foam at mouth. Epilepsy.

Dryness in the mouth.


      Spasmodic deglutition. Chorea.

Impeded deglutition.

Spasmodic contraction in the throat and oesophagus.

The drink he takes rolls audibly through the oesophagus and intestines.

Desires Aversions

      Disgust for food, during pregnancy.

Violent thirst, with dry mouth.

Entire loss of appetite, with clean tongue.

Nausea and Vomiting


Nausea in the stomach and vomiting of the ingesta.

Eructations tasting like bitter almonds or prussic acid.

Pregnancy Vomiting of food. Cough.


      Violent pain in stomach, with loss of speech.

Burning (or coldness) in the stomach and abdomen.

Contractive feeling in the region of the stomach, and cutting pain in the abdomen.


      Sticking pain in the liver with pressure.

Region of liver distended, pains as from subcutaneous ulceration, or as if an abscess would burst.

Indurated liver; atrophic nutmeg liver.


      Pinching about the umbilicus.

Colicky pains in afternoon, and tearing pains in vertex at night.

Sensation like the falling of a heavy lump from just above the umbilicus to the small of the back; produced by talking or overexertion, also with spasmodic pains in cardiac region.

Stool etc.

      Diarrhoeic stools; with tenesmus; of green liquid mucus, with suffocative spells about the heart, forcing her to lie down; involuntary.

Constipation, stools hard, firm, and passed only with much straining.

Ineffectual urging to stool, with emission of flatus only.


      Suppressed urine. Cholera.

Retention of urine as form paralysis of the bladder; or, urine is voided slowly.

Involuntary urination.

The urine deposits a thick, reddish or mahogany-colored sediment, with floating, jelly-like flocks.

Itching in the forepart of the urethra.

Acid urine, corroding the labia.

Male Sexual Organs

      Gangrene of the penis.

Female Sexual Organs

      Menses : too early and too profuse; blood thin; with nightly tearing in the vertex.

Burning and stinging and below the mammae.


      Scraping in the larynx, with increased secretion of mucus; hoarseness.

Spasmodic constriction of the trachea.

Laryngismus stridulus; heart affected.


      Slow, feeble, moaning or rattling; slow, feeble, almost imperceptible; panting; very difficult.

Dyspnoea, with sensation as if lungs would not be sufficiently expanded or as if pressed against the spine.

Spasmodic oppression of the chest.

Gasping for breath; suffocating spells; he clutches at his heart; palpitation.


      Short, titillating : dyspnoea; from heart disease, as stenosis of the valves; cannot lie down; whizzing, with sensation as if the mucous membranes were too dry; worse towards evening from motion, stooping, eating and drinking, or warmth; with copious jelly-like sputa, dotted with bloody points.

Whooping-cough, day, whistling, no sputum; impending paralysis of the lungs.

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.