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

      Stavesacre. Hahnemann. Ranunculaceae.


      Want of memory and heavy weight between eyes.

Child throws or pushes things away indignantly.

Indifference, low-spirited, dulness of mind; after onanism.

Hypochondriacal, apathetic, with weak memory; caused by unmerited insults; sexual excesses, or by persistently dwelling on sexual subjects.

Very sensitive to least impression; the least word that seems wrong hurts her.

Fretful peevishness with excessive ill humor.

Great indignation about things done by others or by himself; grieves about the consequences.

Ailments from indignation with vexation or reserved displeasure.

Inner Head

      Dull feeling of head with inability to perform any mental labor.

Sensation of a round ball in forehead sitting firmly there even when shaking the head.

Pressive stupefying headache especially in forehead.

Headache as if brain was compressed, worse in forehead.

Brain aches as if torn to pieces in morning on rising from bed, worse from motion; bitter, from rest and warmth; headache passes off with much yawning.

Sharp, burning, needle-like stitches in left temple.

Dull stitches in right temple, worse from touch.

Feeling in occiput as if hollow or as if the brain was not

large enough for the space.

Outer Head

      Painful drawing at various spots, worse from touch.

Humid itching, fetid eruption on occiput, sides of head and behind ears; scratching changes place of itching, but increases the oozing.

Painful sensitiveness of scalp, skin peels off with itching and smarting, worse in evening and from getting warm.

Hair falls off, mostly from occiput and around the ears with humid fetid eruption, or dandruff on the scalp.

Pressing, stinging and tearing pains in bones and in periosteum of cranium; swelling and suppuration of bones (caries), with putrid-smelling sweat, day and night; worse from motion and contact.

Burning-stinging on head, mostly on left-temple; worse from heat of bed, at 3 P.M., and when lying on it.


      On looking at sun, hot water runs out of left eye, scalding cheek and making eye smart.

Syphilitic iritis, with burning pain in eyeball, temple and side of face.

Arthritic ophthalmia, pains extending to teeth; eyes burn on least exertion, as if very dry, yet lachrymation is constant.

Blepharitis, margins of lids dry, with hardened styes, or tarsal tumors.

Left upper tarsal edge itches, relieved by rubbing.

Styes, nodosities, chalazae on eyelids, one after the other sometimes ulcerating.

Anchylops, leaving a small, hard tumor.

Steatoma on conjunctiva palpebrarum.

Polypi of conjunctiva.


      Hardness of hearing, with swelling of tonsils, especially after abuse of mercury.

Stitches in the ears.


      Scratching in choanae.

Ulceration of nostrils, with scabs deep in nose.

Violent coryza, one nostril is stuffed up, with much sneezing and lachrymation; with nasal voice.


      Countenance sunken, nose peaked, eyes sunken, with blue margins around them.

Inflammation of bones of face; boring pains.

Brown and blue color of face when getting angry.

Eruption dry, itching, painful; skin rough.

Lower Face

      Lips full of ulcers and scurfs, with burning pains.

Easy dislocation of jaw.

Painfulness of the submaxillary glands, with or without swelling.


      Black crumbling, carious; show dark streaks.

Toothache during menses.

Gnawing, tearing in decayed teeth; shooting into ear, throbbing in temples; worse from cold drinks and touch, but not from biting on them.

Fistula dentals.

Gums white, swollen ulcerating, spongy, bleed when touched.

Tongue etc.

      Taste: flat; of food, bitter.


      Painful excrescence on inside of cheek.

Stomacace; mouth and tongue full of blisters.

Constant accumulation of water in mouth.


      Dry and rough, with soreness when talking and swallowing.

While talking she swallows continually.

Swelling of tonsils, also after abuse of mercury.

Desires Aversions

      Extreme hunger, even when stomach is full of food.

Appetite for bread or milk.

Longing only for thin, fluid food (soup).

Great desire for wine, brandy or tobacco.

Want of thirst.

Eating and Drinking

      After eating :,,; meat : After drinks :, Cold drink :. Sour food (bitter eructation):.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Belching makes a scratching in throat, irritable larynx, and then is followed by cough.

Bitter eructations after sour food.

Water brash.


      Sensation as if stomach were hanging down, relaxed.


      A feeling of weakness in abdomen, as if it would drop, wants to hold it up.

Spasmodic cutting in abdomen after eating and drinking.

Swollen abdomen (in children), with much colic.

Colic : after lithotomy; with urging to stool, or with urging to urinate and squeamishness, worse after food or drink.

Painful swelling of inguinal glands.

Stool etc.

      Flatus: hot; smells like rotten eggs.

Stool: retarded, but soft, escapes with the flatus; costive, with much urging.

After the least food or drink, gripping and dysenteric stool.

Hemorrhoids, with enlarged prostate; intense pain in back and through the whole pelvis.


      Frequent urge to urinate, with scanty discharge in a thin stream, or discharge of dark urine by drops.

Profuse discharge of watery, pale urine, with much urging.

Urine involuntary, acrid, with burning. Neither straining nor external pressure causes a discharge, especially after difficult confinement.

During and after micturition, burning in urethra; after micturition, urging as if the bladder was not emptied.

Male Sexual Organs

      Sexual desire excited.

Effects of onanism; face sunken; abashed look; nocturnal emissions; backache; weak legs; organs relaxed.

Seminal emissions followed by great prostration; dyspnoea.

A trophy of the testicles.

Testicles inflamed, with burning-stinging, and pressing- drawing.

Shooting-drawing in the cord. Right testicle feels as if compressed.

Aching in outer side of left testicle when walking, worse from touch.

Voluptuous itching of scrotum.

Soft, humid excrescences on and behind corona glandis.

Female Sexual Organs

      Very sharp, shooting pains in ovary, which is exquisitely sensitive to pressure.

Menses : irregular, late and profuse; sometimes wanting; first of pale blood, then dark and clotted; occasionally spasmodic uterine contractions.

Granular vegetations of vagina.

Painful sensitiveness of sexual organs, especially when sitting.

Spasmodic pains in the vulva and vagina.

Stinging-itching of vulva.


      Sensation of constriction and pressure in throat pit after anger, aggravated when swallowing.

Rawness in larynx from talking.

Feeble voice from weakness of vocal organs, after anger.

Hoarseness, with much tenacious mucus in larynx and chest.


      Dyspnoea, with constriction; also, after seminal emissions.


      Spasmodic, hollow, with expectoration of yellow, tough, purulent mucus at night; only during the day; after vexation or indignation; worse after eating meat.

Sputa loosened at night and generally swallowed.


      Soreness and rawness in chest, especially when coughing.

Heart Pulse

      Palpitation: from the least motion; from mental exertion; from music; after siesta.

Trembling beating of the heart.

Pulse frequent and small; often trembling.

Neck Back

      Painful swelling of the glands of the throat, neck and axilla.

Pain in small of back, as after overlifting; worse at rest, at night and in morning, and when rising from a seat.

Violent stitches upward in the back.

Suppurating swelling in psoas muscles.

Rheumatic drawing, pressure and tension in neck, with stiffness.

Upper Limbs

      Herpes: with scabs on elbows; on hands. Osteitis of the phalanges of fingers.

Numbness in tips of fingers.

Arthritic nodosities on the fingers.

Lower Limbs

      Nates ache while sitting; pain extends to small of back, sacrum and hip joint.

Pulsating in hip-joint, as from beginning suppuration.

Legs painfully weak, especially the knees.

Stitches in knee and knee-joint.

Crural neuralgia, stinging, stitching pains during movement.

On putting foot to the ground, pricking in balls of feet, as if toes will be drawn down.

Position etc.

      Mental labor: Motion : Exertion: Walking :. Stepping : Stretching: Rising from a seat : 31; from bed :. Rest : Sitting : Lying on affected part : Leaning against something: Shaking head: Talking :, Overlifting : Getting angry :.


      Nervous weakness, Paralysis on one side, from anger.

Twitches at night.

Convulsions, with loss of consciousness, retraction of the thumbs and foaming at mouth.


      Violent yawning and stretching, bringing tears to eyes.

Sleepy all day, awake all night, body aches all over.

Goes to sleep late: from crowding of ideas; because the herpes or ulcers burn and itch.


      Morning : 3 P.M.: 12 P.M.: Evening: Night :. After midnight : Toward morning : Day : Day and night :.

Temperature and Weather

      Weather room : Warmth : Getting warm: Heat of bed: Sun : Wants to uncover : Open air :.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chill and coldness predominate.

Chill: 3 P.M., better exercising in open air; in evening, with heat in face; ascending from neck over head, or running down back; more in a warm room.

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.