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.

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.