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

      Tin. Hahnemann. Element.


      Forgetful and absent-minded.

She cannot get rid of an idea once fixed in her head.

Visions by day of fancied things.

Feels like crying all the time, but crying makes her worse.

Sadness, with aversion to men and disinclination to talk. Continued restlessness and anxiety.

Cannot muster sufficient courage to do anything.

Sullen, answers unwillingly and shortly.

Thinking makes her feel wretched.

From giving directions in her domestic affairs, great palpitation of the heart, and anxiety.


      Vertigo; when reading, with loss of thought; worse walking in open air or raising head.

Inner Head

      Headache every morning, over one or the other eye, mostly left, gradually extending over whole forehead, increasing and decreasing gradually; often with vomiting.

Migraine, cerebral in origin, rather than gastric; atrocious pains with congestion, severe, painful constriction in forehead and temples; coldness of trunk and limbs; vomiting followed by marked relief.

Painful jerks through left temple, forehead and cerebellum, leaving a dull pressure; worse during rest, better from motion.

Throbbing headache in temples.

Heaviness in head, during rest and motion, evenings.

Outer Head

      Burning in forehead, with nausea, better in the open air.


      Weak, lusterless eyes.

Pupils contracted.

Pustular swelling at inner canthus of left eye, like a lachrymal fistula.

Pressive pain in inner canthus, as from a stye.

Biting in eyes, as from rubbing with a woolen cloth.

Agglutination of lids at night.


      Ringing in left ear.

Shrieking noise in ear when blowing the nose.

Ulceration of ear-ring hole.


      Oversensitive to smell.

Stuffed feeling and heaviness, high up in nostrils.

Dry coryza on one side, with soreness, swelling and redness of the nostril.


      Flushes of heat in face from any movement, better in open air; one cheek hot and red.

Face pale, sunken eyes, mind dull.

Prosopalgia: pains increase and decrease gradually; after suppressed chills by quinine.


      Feel loose, elongated, with painful jerking shortly after eating.

Tongue etc.

      Taste : sour; sweet; offensive; everything bitter but water.

Difficult, weak speech, occasioned by weakness.

Tongue : red; with yellow mucous coating.


      Fetid smell from mouth.


      Cutting in throats as from knives, when swallowing.

Hawks mucus, with soreness in throat; voice then becomes clearer and higher for singing.

Desires Aversions

      Hunger, except in evening; cannot eat enough.

Appetite irregular, with hypochondriasis.

Aversion to beer; it tastes flat or bitter.

Eating and Drinking

      After eating (jerking in teeth):; (bitter eructations) :; (empty feeling in abdomen: : Warm drinks :.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Eructations bitter after eating.

Nausea after eating, followed by vomiting of bile; or undigested food.

Vomiting: of blood; of bile and mucus on awaking in morning : of water when smelling cooking; cannot bear smell of cooking.


      Haematemesis, worse when lying, better from pressure on stomach: slight touch causes a feeling of subcutaneous ulceration.

Cardialgia, pains gradually come and go, extend to navel, and are better from hard pressure; sickly expression.

Uneasy, knows not what to do with himself; pains relieved by walking, yet so weak he must soon rest.

Sinking, gone: feeling in epigastrium.


      Occasionally through day, great epigastric weakness and hunger, but cannot eat.

Burning in hepatic region; stinging.

Boring stitches in left hypochondrium.

Hysteric spasms in region of diaphragm.


      Empty feeling after eating.

Cutting about navel, with bitter eructations, hunger and diarrhoea; better from hard pressure.

Hernia, better from pressure on abdomen.

Abdomen sore as from subcutaneous ulceration.

Stool etc.

      Stools; green, curdy, with much colic; with bitter eructations; hard, dry, knotty or insufficient, with renewed desire afterwards.

Rectum inactive; much urging even with soft stool.

Passes worms; colic; sickly face.


      Profuse and pale, then scanty, brown and sometimes white, like milk.

After urination continued urging.

Deficient urging, as from insensibility of bladder, which feels dull, yet the secretion is scanty.

Male Sexual Organs

      Voluptuous feeling in genitals, ending in an emission.

Emissions without dreams.

Female Sexual Organs

      Menses too early and too profuse; preceded by melancholy; pain in malar bones, which continues during menses.

Bearing down in uterine region; prolapsus uteri.

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.