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

      Daphne mezereum. E. Stape. Thymelaceae.


      Easily confused, unable to recollect; thinking is difficult.

Restless when alone, longs for company.

Apprehensiveness felt at the pit of stomach, as when expecting unpleasant news.

Hypochondriacal, with low spirits and weeping.

Indifference to everything and everybody.

Angry at trifles : is soon sorry for it.



      Head feels dull, or as if drunk, better after meals.

Inner Head

      Headache in temples and sides of head after exertion and from talking much.

Violent headache with great sensitiveness to the least contact after slight anger.

Headache with dulness, worse in the open air.

Headache relieved by stooping.

Sensation as if the upper part of the head were pithy.

Outer Head

      Head covered with a thick, leathery crust, under which pus collect and mats the hair.

Elevated, white, chalk-like scabs, with ichor beneath; breeding vermin.

Burning, biting, itching on scalp, worse on vertex; scratching changes locality; but increases the itching, sore boils follow, worse at night and when lying down.

Cranial bones pain, are swollen and sensitive to cold or contact; worse from motion and in the evening; caries; itching, burning of scalp.

Scalp numb, with drawing pain, generally only on one side; worse from cold, contact, and in the evening.

Hair covered with scurf, hair comes out in handfuls; scalp and face itch violently, worse when warm; white scales; desquamation; pityriasis.


      Staring at one spot; vacant look.

Inclination to wink.

Dryness in the eyes, with pressure in them; they feel too large.

Annoying twitching of the muscles of left upper lid.

Lachrymation, with smarting in the eyes.

Ciliary neuralgia, especially after operations on the eyes.


      Feels as if too open, and as if air were pouring into them; or, as if the tympanum were exposed to the cold air, with a desire to bore with the fingers into the ear.

Chronic diffuse otitis.

Itching behind the ears, scratching causes small elevations, when scratched off the spots feel sore.


      Ineffectual irritation to sneeze.

Sneezing: with coryza; with sore pain in the chest.

The sense of smell diminished, with dryness of the nose.

Twitching (visible) on the root of the nose.

Fluent coryza, soreness of and scabs in the nose; soreness and burning of the upper lip.

Constant excoriation of the nose.


      Grey, earthy complexion.

Face swollen, burning pains, confluent vesicles; nares closed; erysipelas bullosum.

Child continually scratches the face, which is covered with blood; face and forehead hot and red; restlessness; irritability; itching worse at night; it tears off the scabs, leaving spots, on which fat pustules form. The ichor from scratched face excoriates other parts.

Prosopalgia, left-sided; from over eye to eyeball, cheek, teeth, neck and shoulder; lachrymation; conjunctiva injected, parts sensitive to touch.

Neuralgic pains come quickly, and leave the part numb, worse from warmth.

Intolerable nightly burning pains in abscess of the antrum of Highmore; periosteum more affected than the bones, with dull, crampy pain referred to malar bone, with anguish, pale face, chilliness or cold sweat.

Facial muscles drawn tense.

Frequent, troublesome, muscular twitching of the right cheek.

Lower Face

      Honey-like scabs about the mouth.

Neuralgia of inframaxillaris.

Chin covered with elevated, white scabs.


      Boring and stinging toothache, which extends to malar bones and temples; chilliness.

The teeth feel dull and elongated.

The teeth decay suddenly, on the side, above the gums.

The tartar on teeth becomes rough.

Toothache, worse at night; when touched with the tongue; better with mouth open, and from drawing in air.

Tongue etc.

      Thick, white coating on the tongue, with large, red, elevated papillae; middle fissured.

Dark redness of the fauces; burning dryness even into larynx; worse every winter; syphilis.


      Burning in the mouth and throat.

Saliva almost always increased.

Breath smells like rotten cheese.


      Dry feeling in throat; some difficulty in swallowing; constant chilliness, even in bed.

Burning of the pharynx and oesophagus.

Constriction of the pharynx, the food presses on the part during deglutition.

Sensation as if the posterior part of the throat were full of mucus, the same after hawking.

Desires Aversions

      Canine hunger noon and evening. Wants ham fat; coffee, wine.

Appetite poor.

Eating and Drinking

      Beer tastes bitter, causes vomiting.

Generally worse from wine.

After meals: Eating :; or drinking:.

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.