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

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      Conscious during chill but cannot talk, forgets the words he wishes to use.

Delirium loquacity during heat; afterwards forgetful of what has passed.

Depression; imagines he is going to die, or be very ill. Depression of spirits; also, in gastric affections.

Disgust for life, headache.


      Vertigo: while standing in open air; with tendency to fall forward with sensation of fulness over eyes.

Inner Head

      Stunning headache through temples, better from pressure.

Pressing in temples in forenoon, with drawing in eyes as if strabismus would follow.

Mist before eyes; the fleeting pains, worse at occipital protuberances, down the neck and shoulders, better when lying down in a quiet and dark place, and from sleep.

Head hot, rolling the head from side to side, moaning. Dentition.

Momentary darts of pain in forehead, obliging one to shut eyes.

Headache alternating with diarrhoea.

Morning headache with flushed face.

Outer Head

      Sweat of the head during sleep flesh cold. Dentition.


      Ulceration of cornea; conjunctiva hyperaemic; smarting aching heaviness (from grinding root) Scrofulous ophthalmia, worse in morning.


      Hot, cheeks flushed. Infantile diarrhoea.


      Great desire to press gums together; jaws clenched; grind teeth at night, difficult dentition.

Tongue etc.

      Total loss of taste, could not tell sweet from sour sleepless, restless.

Everything tastes sour.

Tongue: furred white, with foul taste; white, moist, shows imprints of teeth; dry, yellow.


      Offensive odor from mouth.

Copious salivation.

Mouth and tongue dry, on awaking.


      Sore throat right to left side sore, worse when swallowing liquids, and morning. soreness of throat extends to ears.

Rattling of mucus in throat.


Pharynx dry, deglutition painful.

Desires Aversions

      Appetite variable at times voracious.

Great thirst for large quantities of cold water.

Satiety from small quantity of food, followed by nausea and vomiting.

Moderate thirst during fever.

Eating and Drinking

      After eating: regurgitation of food, sour; hot, sour belching; diarrhoea. Vomits food one hour after eating craving after ward; depression of spirits.

After acid fruit and milk, diarrhoea. While eating:.

Nausea and vomiting.

      Eructations: smelling like rotten eggs; hot, sour.

Regurgitation of food.

Gagging. Infantile diarrhoea.

Nausea and vomiting with fulness of head.

Vomiting: of milk in infants with protrusion of anus; of food, with putrid taste and odor; of thick bile and blood; with congestion of the pelvic viscera, during pregnancy.


      Hollow sensation in epigastrium.

Stitches in epigastrium from coughing.

Stomach contracts violently during retching.

Dyspepsia after abuse of calomel; tongue shows teeth prints conjunctiva yellow; aching behind eyes; clayey stools.

Gastric catarrh.


      Fulness in right hypochondrium, with flatus, pain and soreness.

Stitches, worse while eating.

Excessive secretion of bile; great irritability of the liver, Torpidity of liver; jaundice.

Twisting pain in right hypochondrium, with sensation of heat there.

Chronic hepatitis; costive jaundice; constantly rubbing and stroking hypochondrium with hands.

Jaundice with gall-stones; pain from region of stomach toward region of gall-bladder, with excessive nausea.

Jaundice, with hyperaemia of liver; fulness, soreness and pain; alternate constipation and diarrhoea.


      Pain in bowels at day break better from external warmth and bending forward while lying on side; worse lying on back.

Cramp-like pain in bowels with retraction of abdominal muscles, 1 P.M. and again at 5 A.M. until 9 A.M.; lead colic.

Frequent but transient abdominal pain, during the day better from pressure.

Rumbling in ascending colon.

pain in transverse colon 3 A.M. followed by diarrhoea.

Sharp pain in right groin, preventing motion, latter months of pregnancy.

Stool etc.

      Stool: frequent, painless, watery fetid discharges, gushing out; yellow-colored with meal-like sediment; green sour, with flatulence; morning, during dentition; greenish-yellow, slimy bloody, gelatinous, mixed with feces; tenesmus and prolapsus ani; with severe straining, much flatulence emitted; mucus with spots and streaks of blood; black only in morning chalk-like, fecal, undigested; muco-gelatinous stools preceded by griping and colic stools coated with shreds of yellow mucus.

Diarrhoea while being washed; after eating dirty water soaking napkin through.

Diarrhoea with great sinking at epigastrium, sensation as if everything would drop through the pelvis.

Stools pale, hard, dry or clayey voided wit difficulty; flatulence headache.

Stools natural, but too frequent during the day, and exhausting.

Constipation of bottle-fed babies with dry crumbling stool., Emission of fetid flatus.

Prolapsus ani, with stool, even from least exertion followed by stool, or thick transparent mucus, or mixed with blood.

Piles with prolapsus ani and long-standing diarrhoea, worse mornings; or constipation.


      Frequent nocturnal urination during pregnancy.

Enuresis, with involuntary urination during sleep.

Diminished of urine; yellow, containing sediment.

Suppression of urine.

Female Sexual Organs

      Numb aching in region of left ovary; heat down thigh; third month of pregnancy.

Pain in region of ovaries, especially the right; also when extending down the anterior crural nerve; worse straightening the leg. Sometimes pains go up to shoulder.

Ovarian tumor.

Sensation as if genitals would come out during stool.

Prolapsus uteri: after overlifting or straining; after parturition; with pain in sacrum rumbling in ascending colon; prolapsus ani; or constipation.

Suppressed menses in young females, with bearing down in hypogastric and sacral regions, with pain from motion; better lying down.

Leucorrhoea bearing down in genitals; costive of thick transparent mucus.

Swelling of labia during pregnancy.


      During pregnancy; can lie comfortably only on stomach early moths: 9, After pains with heat flatulency also with strong bearing down.


      Inclined to breathe deeply sighing.

Shortness of breath.

Sensation of suffocation, at first when lying down at night.


      With remittent fever: dry; loose; whooping, with constipation and loss of appetite.


      Catarrh of chest during dentition.

Heart Pulse

      Palpitation with a clucking sensation rising up to throat obstructing respiration.

Palpitation from mental emotion or exertion, with rumbling in ascending colon heavy sleep, fatigue on awaking in morning drowsy all forenoon.

Sensation in chest as if heart was ascending to throat.

Neck Back

      Nape of neck stiff, with soreness of muscle of neck and shoulders.

Pain between shoulders in the morning.

Pain under right scapula. Fishes up the back, with stool.

pain in lumbar region withered sensation worse at night and from motion.

pain in loins, worse when walking on uneven ground or from a misstep.

Backache after washing with prolapsus uteri.

Upper Limbs

      Rheumatism in left forearm and fingers.

Pain from head into neck and shoulders, fingers numb.

Weakness of wrists soreness to touch.

Lower Limbs

      Sharply defined ache in sacro-ischiatic foramen, with tenderness on pressure. Pain and weakness in left hip, like rheumatism from cold, worse going up stairs.

Cramps in calves, thighs and feet, with painless, watery stools.

Knee joints crack during motion.

Joints weak, especially knees.

Legs heavy and stiff, as after long walk.

Aching of limbs, worse at night.

Feet cold.

Feet sweat evening.

Positions etc.

      Lying down:, On side:; on back:; in a quiet dark place: Half closed eyes; Going up stairs: Walking or misstep: Motion: 9, Exertion: Standing: Bending forward:, Rolling head from side to side (moaning); straightening legs; Mental emotions:.


      Slight paralytic weakness of whole left side.

Sudden shocks of jerking pains.


      Heavy sleep; fatigue on waking.

Drowsy half-closed eyes, morning whining, especially children.

Sleepy especially forenoon.

Restless sleep, whining.


      Morning:, Evening:, Night: At 3 A.M. 5 A.M. to 9 A.M.: 10 P.M. : 1 At 7 A.M.: Day: 9, Forenoon: During heat (loquacity in delirium): Third month (of pregnancy).

Temperature and Weather

      Warmth Washing: Worse hot weather; diarrhoea. Open air:.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chilliness while moving about during fever and in act of lying down with sweat immediately afterward.

Chilly at first on lying down in evening, followed by fever and sleep with talking and imperfect waking.

Chill 7 A.M. pressing in both hypochondria dull aching in knees and ankles, elbows and wrists.

Backache before chill.

During fever: pain in head, thirst, shaking and cold sensation continue for some time.

Sweat with sleep.


      Right:,, Left:, Right to left:. Below up:.


      Fulness of superficial veins.

Softness of flesh, with debility; children.

Relaxes the sphincters.

Contact Injuries etc.

      Pressure:, Overlifting: Touch: Rubbing or stroking:. Straining:.


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.