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

      A root from South America. HAHNEMANN. Smilaceae.


      Mental depression caused by the pains.

Anxiety, with the pains also after seminal emissions. Morose, with inclination to work.

Gloomy, desponding, without known cause; debility.

Irritable, impatient or changeable.

Thinking about the food he has been eating makes him sick.


      Dull, stupid feeling, cannot keep the mind on his study.

Staggers, falls forward, in the open air.

Vertigo while looking steadily, with nausea, mornings.

Inner Head

      Headache, with nausea and sour vomiting.

Pressure, or pressure with stitches, in left side of forehead.

Pains from occiput darting forward to eyes.

Shooting from right parietal region to temple or face.

Throbbing in top of head, worse from walking; aching in forehead, occiput or temples.

Pressing in vertex, increasing and decreasing slowly.

Outer Head

      Sensitiveness of scalp; falling off of the hair.

Mercurio-syphilitic affections of the head.


      White paper looks red in evening. Obscuration before eyes as from a fog; mist when reading; worse after seminal emissions.

Eyes pain from light of day.

Stitches in eyes.

Internal canthi bluish and bloated; headache; from behind forward; abuse of mercury.

Ophthalmia after checked tetter.

Itch-like eruption on eyelids.


      Words reverberate in ear.

Sound in head when talking as if a bell was striking.

Burning-itching scab on ear-lobe.


      Stoppage of nose for years.

Scabby eruption on and under the nose.


      Eruption like milk-crust; child cries, is restless.

Itching eruption on forehead, with burning; becoming humid on scratching.

Pimples of various sizes on face.

Heat of face; sweat on forehead, in evening in bed.

Lower Face

      Stiffness and tension in muscles and articulation of jaw.

Herpes on upper lip.


      Sensitiveness of upper front teeth.

Tearing in teeth, from cold air and cold drink.

Tongue etc.

      Taste of food bitter.

Taste : bitter in the morning; sweetish.

Tongue coated white.

Mercurial aphthae on tongue and roof of mouth.


      Spasmodic contraction of throat, with dyspnoea, must loosen cravat.

Dryness and roughness of throat in morning.

Ulcers on the soft palate.

Desires Aversions

      Want of appetite, the thought of food disgusts him.

Want of thirst.

Eating and Drinking

      Burning in stomach, especially after eating bread.

After eating : bitter eructations (also during); feels as if he had eaten nothing; diarrhoea.

After eating : After eating bread :. Cold drinks :.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Nausea when thinking of food.


      Rumbling, with sensation of emptiness in the abdomen.

Burning, or cold feeling in abdomen.

External abdomen very sensitive to touch.

Stool etc.

      Constipation, violent urging to urinate. stool small, with much bearing down.

Stool with much wind, colic and backache; also after any food which disagrees.

Blood with the stool.


      Tenderness and distention over region of bladder.

Passes gravel or small calculi blood with last of urine.

Tenesmus of bladder, with discharge of white acrid pus and mucus.

Urging ineffectual; urging with the constipation.

Painful retention of urine.

Urine : bright and clear, but irritating; often and copious, must rise at night; scanty, slimy, flaky, sandy; copious, passed without sensation.

Sand in urine or on diaper; child screams before and while passing it.

During urination air passes from bladder.

Urine passes in a thin, feeble stream, or in drops without pain.

Severe pain at conclusion of urination.

Male Sexual Organs

      Seminal emissions, lascivious dream, s with backache, prostration, vertigo.

The least excitement causes an emission, even without sexual feeling : Bloody pollutions.

Spermatic cords swollen, sexual excitement makes them ache and sensitive.

Offensive odor about the genitals. Herpes on the prepuce.

Gonorrhoea checked by cold, wet weather, or by mercury, followed by rheumatism.

Female Sexual Organs

      Menses too late and scanty, preceded by urging to urinate; itching eruption on forehead; flow acrid; soreness inside of thighs.

During menses, griping in pit of stomach, in direction of small of back. Leucorrhoea on walking; pain at meatus urinarius after urinating.

Nipple withered, small, retracted.


      Shortness of breath, he must loosen the neck cloth and vest.

Stoppage of breath, as if by a spasm, with constriction of throat.


      From a tickling in chest, or with rattling on chest.


      Stitches from back through to chest with every motion.

Heart Pulse

      Palpitation of heart without fear; mostly during day.

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.