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

      Wax Myrtle. Myricaceae.


      Pleasant exhilaration, succeeded by depression and pressure about the head.

Despondent, dejected, irritable.

Deficient concentrativeness. Dull, drowsy state.


      Vertigo: with dulness and drowsiness; with rush of blood to head and face, on stooping; with nausea.

Inner Head

      Awakens with pains in forehead, temples and small of back.

Dull, heavy feeling over and in eyes; drowsiness; jaundice.


      Congested and yellow.

Feel dull and heavy; also on awaking.


      Color: yellow, jaundiced.

Fulness, with heat and throbbing, especially after being out in open air.

Tongue etc.

      Thick, yellowish, dark dry and crusty coating on the tongue, rendering it almost immovable.

Taste: bad, foul, he cannot eat because of it; bitter, nauseous.


      Adhesive coating over buccal membrane; dry, scaly crusts on roof of mouth, that what scarcely moistens or dissolves.

Mouth dry, thirst water relieves only partially and temporarily.


      Stringy, much detached with difficulty; offensive, tenacious mucus in nose and throat.

Pharynx dry, sore as if it would crack, impeding and finally obstructing deglutition.

Slim, glutinous, frothy mucus in the pharynx, even gargling scarcely detaches it; it causes a disgusting taste, preventing eating.

Desires Aversions

      Hunger, yet full feeling as after a hasty meal.

Imagines he cannot eat, hungry but when food reaches pharynx it is expelled because of horrid nausea from mucus there.

Loss of appetite, loathing of food.


      Fullness and pressure.

Weak, sinking feeling.

Indescribable feeling of distress in the epigastric region.


      Jaundice: fulness of hepatic region and of the upper abdomen: drowsiness, debility; stools mushy, clay-colored.,.


      Griping pains, rumbling, urging to stool, passing only flatus.

Weak, faint feeling as if diarrhoea would ensue.

Stool etc.

      Passes very offensive flatus.

Stools loose, mushy, with tenesmus and cramp-like sensations in the umbilical region.

Stools light yellow; or mushy, clay-colored; jaundice.


      Urine beer-colored, with yellowish froth; pinkish-brown sediment; scanty.

Heart Pulse

      Impulse increased, but pulse sixty; pulse feeble, irregular.

Neck Back

      Dull aching, dragging on waking; lassitude, headache.

Position etc.



      Slight nervous excitement and restlessness; but soon followed by a sick, debilitated sensation that is most characteristic.


      Drowsiness, vertigo; semi-stupor.

Restless, or sleeps soundly until towards morning; awakes generally feeling worse.

Temperature and Weather

      Open air:.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chilliness on going out of doors, slight aching in lumbar region.

Excited, feverish feeling, alternating with chilliness; warm sensation along spine, then chill and gentle sweat. Face hot and flushed.


      Catarrh of mucous membrane, mouth, pharynx, bile ducts, etc.

Muscular lameness, lassitude, depressed spirits.

Seems to affect the system profoundly, and has proved curative in low states with or without jaundice, when with necessary debility, there is a viscous state of the mucous membranes, characterized by scanty, tenacious, crust-forming secretions on the tongue and in mouth and pharynx.


      Yellow, jaundiced appearance; itching as from fleabites.


      Compare: Digit.(jaundice), Chelid. Podoph.

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.