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

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      Fancies a naked man is wrapped in her bedclothes; dreams of men.

Mania from suppressed menses.

Religious mania; sees the devil coming to take her; the world on fire during night; fear rage in spells or weeping; forgetful during lucid moments.

Easily moved to tears or laughter.

Silent mood, disgusted at everything.

In early morn depressed, full of cares about domestic affairs.

Dread of men.

Tremulous anguish, as if death was near.

Anguish about the heart even to suicide.

Mild, gentle, tearful, yielding timid.

Peevish, changeable; pale; chilly. Children.

Envy covetousness.

Fatigued by mental labor; head affected.

After slight emotions, difficult breathing; bad effects from fright mortification or excessive joy.


      Confusion of head, with pains, as after intoxication or watching.

Giddy, as if drunk; inclination to vomit.

Faint all the morning; frequent calls for water.

Apoplexy unconscious; face blue-red, bloated; violent beating of heat, pulse collapsed, rattling breathing.

Inner Head

      Stupefying headache, running chills with humming in the head; worse when lying or sitting quietly or in the cold.

Soreness, as from subcutaneous ulceration in one or both temples; worse evening at rest, in warm room,; better when walking in open air.

Twitching-tearing in temple lain on; goes to other side when turning on to it; worse evenings, and on raising eyes upward.

Headache, as if it would burst; worse from moving eyes.

Stinging pulsating in brain; worse when stooping.

Pulsating in evening and from mental exertion; throbbing with catamenia.

Semilateral headache, also sometimes with nausea and vomiting.

Violent pain behind on one side, as if a nail was driven in.

Beating, jerking, lacerating pains, or as if in a vise.

Headache from overloaded stomach, from pastry, fats, ice- cream.

Acute pains in temples with giddiness.

pain as if brain was lacerated on or soon after awaking.

Headache worse from abuse of mercury; in warm room; better walking slowly in open air and from compression.

Outer Head

      Rheumatic headache worse on one side, and from 5 to 10 P.M. crazing pains into the face and teeth.

Tingling biting, itching on scalp mostly on temples and behind ears followed by swelling an eruptions; sore pain; worse evenings and when undressing; also from getting warm in bed.

Tumors on scalp suppurating and affecting the skull, worse lying on well side.

Fetid, often cold, sweat, at times on one side of head and face, great anxiety and stupor; worse at night and toward morning; better after waking and rising.

Disposition to take cold on head, worse when it gets wet; head sweaty.


      Oversensitive to light.

Flashing of fire, as if slapped in face.

Like a veil before eyes, better rubbing or wiping them.

Amblyopia; from suppression of any bloody discharge; from metastasis of gout or rheumatism; from gastric derangements; with heart disease; with co-existing diminished hearing.

Dim sight, especially on getting warm from exercise.

Dryness of eyes and lids, with sensation as if darkened by mucus, which ought to be wiped away.

Stitches, especially from light and in sunshine.

Child frequently rubs its eye.

Pustular conjunctivitis, lachrymation more in open air or wind; discharge thick yellow, bland, profuse.

Ophthalmia, with amenorrhoea.

Lids swollen, itch burn, not excoriated, better from rubbing; subject to styes, especially on upper lid.

Granular lids, dry, or with excessive bland secretion; better in open air, but not in wind; granulations very fine.

Stinging, tearing pains, worse in the evening; rheumatic ophthalmia.

Fistula lachrymalis, discharging pus when pressed.

Ophthalmia neonatorum; profuse yellow, purulent discharge gluing the lids.

Gonorrhoeal ophthalmia; discharge suddenly suppressed.


      Deafness: as if ears were stopped up; after suppressed measles; with otorrhoea; from cold, after cutting hair; with hard, black cerumen. Can hear better on the cars.

Severe pain in ear, continuing through night, with paroxysms of increasing severity, but causing little concern during day; bland, nearly inoffensive, discharge of mucus and pus.

Roaring in ears, better out-doors; also, humming or tingling.

Phlyctenulae (to prevent ulceration) Otalgia, with darting, tearing pains, and pulsating at night.

External ear and meatus red and swollen; scabs on tragus.


      Loss of smell, with catarrh.

Smell of old catarrh; objective stench from nose.

Nosebleed : with suppressed menses; with dry coryza; in anaemia; blood coagulated.

Coryza, fluid or dry; loss of taste and smell, nostrils sore; wings raw; later yellow green discharge; worse in-doors; chilliness, face pale, head confused; frontal headache.

Green, fetid, nasal discharge, with diminished taste; and smell; chronic, thick yellow, bland discharge.


      Red every evening; alternately red and pale; pale or yellowish, with sunken eyes; puffed, blue, red; cheeks and nose puffed.

Flushes in the face.

Facial neuralgia, nervous excitation coming at irregular intervals; worse when chewing, talking, or from hot or cold things in mouth.

Facial erysipelas, with stinging pricking pain, skin peels off.

Skin of face painfully sensitive.

Lower Face

      Gnawing, smarting, around the mouth.

Lower lip swelled and cracked in the middle.


      Looseness of painful teeth.

Drawing, jerking, as if a nerve was put on the stretch and then let loose; shooting in gums.

Left side of face sensitive; stinging in decayed teeth.

Throbbing, digging in hollow teeth, with drawing extending to the eye; also, with otalgia.

Toothache worse in Spring; at night; from picking teeth; in warm room; in warmth of bed; when eating, but not from chewing; when sitting; from cold water, or from anything warm in the mouth; also during pregnancy; better walking around in open air.

Tongue etc.

      Loss of taste, with catarrh; nothing tastes good.

Taste: foul, especially in early morning; clammy, wants to rinse mouth often; of putrid meat, with inclination to vomit, in morning; bitter, mostly after swallowing food or drink, also, evening and morning.

Tongue : white or yellow, and coated with tenacious mucus; parched, dry, no thirst; feels in middle as if burned even when moist, night and morning; feels too broad, too large.

Edges of tongue feel sore and as if scalded.


      Dry in morning, without thirst.

Putrid smell from mouth, especially in morning.

Flow of sweetish saliva.

Constant spitting of frothy, cotton-like mucus.


      As if raw and sore; stinging, with pressure and tension on swallowing; cutting, burning, during swallowing; stitches between acts of swallowing; as if swollen, or a lump in it, when swallowing.

Veins distended, throat inflamed, bluish-red.

Throat dry, worse mornings with tough mucus in throat, especially in night and morning; much tenacious mucus in throat, like potash-salts.

Sore throat, with sense of dysphagia; she feels as though she would be choked.

Worse swallowing saliva and after food.

Desires Aversions

      Hunger: but knows not for what; eats greedily, followed by vomiting.

Food tastes too salt.

Appetite for : strong alcoholic drinks, beer; sour, refreshing things; herring.

Aversion to : fat food, pork, meat, bread, milk.

Thirst rare; when thirsty drinks often, but little at a time, it provokes inclination to vomit.

Thirstlessness, with moist or dry tongue.

Eating and Drinking

      While eating :. After eating:,,, Hot or cold food :. Cold fruit :. After drinking :.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Hiccough : after cold fruit; after drinking.

Eructations : tasting and smelling of food; bitter, bilious; rancid, sour.

Nausea, with colic, ceasing after vomiting.

Nausea at throat as from a worm crawling.

Vomiting: of blood, from a cold on stomach, or suppressed menses; of bilious matter; sour, green; chronic, after eating; caused by fruits, fats, pastry; ices; with pale face and chilliness.


      Pain in pit of stomach, during an inspiration; also, on pressure.

Weight as from a stone, early morning on waking; also an hour after eating, better by eating again.

Pressure in pit of stomach after every meal, vomiting of food.

Stitching pains, worse when walking or making misstep.

Crampy pains before breakfast or after meals.

Gnawing, distress when stomach is empty; pressure and pinching after eating.

Stomach bloated, hard; flatulency.

Perceptible pulsation in pit of stomach.

Gastric catarrh, from ice-cream, fruit and pastry; pain as from subcutaneous ulceration.

Tension from stomach to chest.


      Darting, tensive pains in hepatic region, Sticking in region of liver, also, particularly when walking.

Feeling of lassitude in hypochondria.


      Flatulent colic, evening after supper, or at night; oppressive flatulence in upper abdomen and hypochondria; shifting of flatus.

Colic : From cold, with diarrhoea; from ices, fruits pastry; from getting feet wet.

Pain in lower chest and abdomen, obliging her to bend forward.

Abdomen and stomach distended; she must unlace.

Pressure in abdomen and small of back, as from a stone; lower limbs go to sleep when sitting: ineffectual desire for stool.

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.