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

      Bloodroot. G. Bute. Papaveraceae.


      Confused, relieved by eructations.

Anxiety and feeling of dread. Anxiety precedes vomiting and delirium.

Moroseness, with nausea; cannot bear a person to walk in room.

Angry irritability; moroseness.


      Sensation as if paralyzed and unable to move while lying on her back, with full consciousness of her surroundings.

It seems as if events that transpired in dreams were of weeks and months duration.

Vertigo in cold weather.

Sensation as if in railroad car, and every one about her talked rapidly, begs to be held.

Vertigo: with long-continuing nausea, debility and headache; on quickly turning head and looking upward; on lying down at night; on rising from stooping; in cold weather.

Inner Head

      Periodical sick headache; begins in morning, increases during day, lasts until evening; head feels as if it must burst, or as if eyes would be pressed out; or, throbbing, lancinating pains through brain, worse on right side, and especially in forehead and vertex; followed by chills, nausea, vomiting of food or bile; must lie down and remain quiet; relieved by sleep.

Headache begins in occiput, spreads upward and settles over the right eye.

Severe headache, only relieved by pressing back up against something hard.

Headache, rheumatic running up posterior auricular region.

Outer Head

      Soreness in spots, especially temporal regions.

Distention of veins in temples; feel sore when touched.


      Diminished power of vision.

Dimness of eyes, with sensation as if hairs were in them.

Pupils dilated.

Neuralgia in and over right eye.

Yellowness of sclerotica, with icterus.

catarrhal ophthalmia, granular lids. Ophthalmia, followed by ulceration of cornea.

Copious lachrymation: following the burning and dryness; tears hot; with coryza.


      Painful sensitiveness to sudden sounds; right ear worse.

Beating, humming with congestion of blood.

Burning of the ears, cheeks red.

Earache, with headache, singing in ears, and vertigo.

Beating under ears, at irregular intervals often only a couple of strokes.


      Loss of smell.

Nasal polypi.

Fluent coryza, with frequent sneezing; worse right side.

Ulcerative ozaena, with epistaxis.

Nose cold and subsequent asthma; sick and faint from odor of flowers.


      Distention of veins of face, with excessive redness, a feeling of stiffness, and veins sore to touch.

Circumscribed redness of one or both cheeks. Red cheek, with burning in ears.

Cheeks (and hands) livid. Typhoid pneumonia.

Paleness of face, with disposition to vomit.

Neuralgia in upper jaw, extending to nose, eyes, ears, neck and sides of head; shooting, burning pains; must kneel down and hold head tightly to the floor.

Lower Face

      Lips feel dry.

Swelling of lips toward evening.

Under-lip burns, is swollen, hard and blistered; blisters dry up and form crusts which drop off. Stiffness in articulation of jaws.


      Toothache from picking the teeth, or in hollow teeth when touched by the food.

Spongy, bleeding and fungoid condition of gums.

Tongue etc.

      Loss of taste, with a burnt feeling on tongue.

Sweat articles taste bitter, followed by burning in fauces.

White coated tongue, with slimy, fatty taste.

Tip of tongue burns as if scalded.

Tongue sore; pain like a boil.

Red tongue, feels as if in contact with something hot.


      Fetid breath, clammy mouth, sticky teeth.

Sores on gums and roof of mouth.


      Burning, especially after eating sweet things.

Roof of mouth and uvula sore and burning.

Ulcerated sore throat.

Throat feels swollen, as if to suffocation, with pain when swallowing, and aphonia. tonsillitis, promotes suppuration.

Heat in throat, better inspiring cold air; throat so dry it seems as if it would crack.

Pearly coating on palate and fauces. Diphtheritis.

Burning in pharynx and oesophagus.

Desires Aversions

      Craving for he know not what, with loss of appetite: wants piquant articles.

Sugar tastes bitter, and causes burning.

Craves food:.

Eating and Drinking

      Sweet things aggravate, produce burning. ().

Soon after eating: feels empty; difficult breathing, nausea, water-brash, lassitude almost to fainting, cold sweat until 12 P.M., after a little food.

While eating :.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Eructations; disposition to vomit; pale face.

Nausea intense, in paroxysms: worse when stooping with flow of saliva; followed by nettle-rash, heart-burn, eructations, with headache and chills, followed by vomiting, and sometimes diarrhoea.

Vomiting: craves food to quiet the nausea; of bitter water; of sour, acrid fluids; of ingesta; of worms; preceded by anxiety; with headache and burning in stomach; head better afterward.


      Soreness and pressure in epigastrium, aggravated by eating.

Burning in stomach, with headache.

Gastritis, with burning, vomiting, headache.

Jerking in stomach, as if from something alive.

Goneness, with sick headache.

Sudden attacks of constriction in pit of stomach, as if suffocating.


      Heat streaming from breast toward liver.

Liver torpid; skin yellow; colic.

Violent stitches in splenetic region.

Pains in left hypochondrium, worse when coughing, better from pressure and when lying on left side.


      Flatulent distention of abdomen in evening, with escape of flatus from vagina (os uteri being dilated).

Indurations in abdomen.

Cutting bellyache from right to left iliac fossa, thence to rectum.

Soreness in abdomen aggravated by eating.

Colic, with torpor of the liver.

Feeling as from hot water pouring from breast into abdomen, followed by diarrhoea.

Stool etc.

      Stools thin, fecal; bright yellow; undigested; watery.

Escape of much flatus upward and downward; also, with diarrhoea. It relieves the cough.

Diarrhoea following coryza, pains in chest and cough.

Urging, but no evacuation, with sensation of a mass in lower part of rectum, and discharge of offensive flatus only.

Alternate diarrhoea and constipation.



      Dark, yellow urine, with icterus.

Urine scanty, high-colored, reddish sediment on standing.

Copious and frequent nocturnal urination, clear as water.

Male Sexual Organs

      Seminal emissions.

Gleet; old cases.

Female Sexual Organs

      Climacteric disorders, especially flushes of heat and leucorrhoea.

Menses: at right time, offensive smelling, bright red flow; clots, like lumps of flesh; later, blood darker, and less offensive; scanty, headache, from occiput to frontal region, head as if bursting; face red and hot.

Os uteri ulcerated; fetid, corrosive leucorrhoea.

Uteri polypi.

Flatus from uterus :.


      Threatened abortion, with nausea, pains in loins, extending through hypogastric and iliac regions, and down the thighs.

Mammae: stitches in both: sore to touch under right nipple, and painful soreness of the nipples.


      Chronic dryness in throat, sensation of swelling in larynx, and expectoration of thick mucus.

Aphonia, with swelling in throat.

Dryness in throat, with soreness, swelling and redness.


      Short, accelerated, constrained breathing; extreme dyspnoea; cheeks and hands livid; compressible pulse. Typhoid pneumonia.

Asthma, especially after the “rose cold,” worse from odors.

Painful, sighing respiration.

Inclination to take deep inspiration, which increases constriction of chest, and causes tearing pains in chest, worse right side.


      Wheezing, whistling cough; metallic sounding; stridulous breathing; croup.

Cough dry, caused by: tickling in throat-pit: ticking in stomach.

Dry cough, awakening him and not ceasing until he sits up in bed and passes flatus, upward and downward.

Whooping-cough, constricted, spasmodic action across throat beneath the jaws; cough worse at night, with diarrhoea.

Haemoptysis during phthisis pulmonalis. Sputa: thick mucus; rust-colored; offensive, purulent.


      Sharp piercing midway between sternum and right nipple.

Pain in right chest to shoulder, can only with difficulty place hand on top of head.

Stitches on lower part of left breast to shoulder.

Cramps in chest.

Burning in chest, also stitching; he lies on the back; sputum is tough, rust-colored and difficult; pulse quick and small; face and limbs cold, or hands and feet burning hot, and cheeks circumscribed red and burning, worse in afternoon; extreme dyspnoea.


Breath and sputa smell badly, even to the patient; belches before and after cough; after cough heat; then gaping; circumscribed red cheeks; diarrhoea; night-sweats; pains in legs.

Heart Pulse

      Painful stitches or pressing pain in region of heart.

Palpitation before vomiting, with great weakness.

Irregularity of heart’s action and pulse, with coldness, insensibility, etc.

Weak feeling at the heart.

Pulse: hard, frequent; small and quick; irregular, with great weakness.

Outer Chest

      Burning in sternum.

Severe soreness under right nipple, worse from touch.

Neck Back

      Pain in nape of neck.

Dull pain along inner edge of left scapula, worse from breathing.

Rheumatic pains in neck, shoulders and arms, worse at night.

Pain in sacrum, from lifting.

Lumbago, from lifting; or, myalgia of great muscles of back.

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.