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

      Culver’s root. HALE. Scrophulariceae.


      Desponding; drowsy; with hepatic derangement.

Inner Head

      Constant dull frontal headache; worse in temples, with aching in umbilicus.


      Smarting and aching in the eyes.

Tongue etc.

      Tongue yellow or black down the centre.

Eating and Drinking

      Eating of meat or vegetables aggravates distress in liver, and purging :; drinking water aggravates burning and aching in stomach and liver :.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Nausea, with deathly faintness on rising.

Vomiting of bile, yellow tongue, shooting pains about the liver, black stools.


      Weak sensation at the pit of stomach.

Great distress in the stomach and small intestines, with immediate desire for stool.

Burning, aching; in stomach and liver, worse from drinking water.


      Dull aching in liver, worse near gall-bladder.

Burning distress in back part of liver and in spine.

Jaundice, with clay-colored stools.


      Rumbling and distress in whole bowels, especially in hypogastrium, with black stools.

Constant dull aching in the umbilical region.

Sharp, distressing pains between navel and epigastrium.

Stool etc.

      Stools : black, tarry, bilious, undigested, followed by great distress in the liver; mushy, with weak feeling in the bowels; greenish, muddy, spouting out like water; worse morning as soon as he moves; form meat or vegetables.

After stool, griping, but no straining.


      Red, with dull aching in the limber region.

Female and Sexual Organs

      Menses suppressed or retarded; liver affected.

Heart Pulse

      Soreness in the cardiac region.

Pulse slow and full.

Neck Back

      Sore, lame feeling in the small of the back.

Upper Limbs

      Pain in the right shoulder and arm.

Position etc.

      Moving : On rising :.


      Morning :.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chilly along the spine and down the arm.

Shivering, or dry, hot skin; limbs cold and numb; tongue black down the centre. Bilious fever.

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.