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

      Dandelion HAHNEMANN. Compositae.


      Constant muttering to himself. Typhus.

Inclined to talk, laugh and be merry.

Undecided, shunning labor, but after beginning, works well.


      Vertigo when walking about; apyrexia of ague.

Inner Head

      Drawing pain in left temple while sitting, ceasing when walking and standing.

Needle-like stitches in left temple while sitting, ceasing when standing.

Violent tearing in occiput.

Pressure, with heaviness, in lower part of occiput.

Outer Head

      Head falls now to left, now to right side.


      Aversion to light; stinging-burning in eyes.


      Drawing pain in external ear.


      Nosebleed; left side.


      Hot and red.

Pimples on cheeks, alae nasi and corners of mouth.

Lower Face

      Upper lip cracked.


      Feel dull; set on edge, as from acids when chewing food.

Tongue etc.

      Taste : bitter, before eating; sour, saltish, especially of butter and meat.

White spots on the tongue amongst the red.

Tongue : coated white, cleans off in patches, leaving dark-red, tender, very sensitive spots; mapped tongue.


      Sour water accumulates in the mouth.

Accumulation of saliva in mouth, with sensation as if larynx was pressed shut.


      During and after swallowing food, aching across clavicles of left side of neck into her ear; gullet feels too small for the food.

Eating and Drinking

      Before eating :. After eating :, While eating :. After drinking :, 9, After fat food :.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Eructations bitter; hiccough.

Eructations for several days, returning after drinking.

Belching, gagging, nausea at night. Ague.

Nausea : with headache, anxiety; and vomiting, after fat food.


      Liver enlarged, indurated.

Pain in region of spleen. Ague.


      Motions in abdomen, as if bubbles were forming and bursting.

Hysterical tympany; eructations after drinking; bubbles of wind burst in abdomen, etc.

Abdomen puffed. Jaundice.

Stitching pains, especially in the sides.

Stool etc.

      Ineffectual urging, with much pressing; scanty, hard stool. Ague.

Stool difficult, even if not hard. Ague.

Voluptuous itching in perineum, compelling scratching.


      Frequent, profuse and pale urine.

Male Sexual Organs

      Shooting upward and spreading over pubic region each time after urinating; epididymitis.

Female Sexual Organs

      Suppressed menses.


      Stitches in chest.

Boring, digging in chest.

Twitching in right intercostal muscles.

Neck Back

      Tearing from ear down to neck.

Rolling and gurgling in right scapula.

Pressing stitches along spine, mostly in sacrum, with dyspnoea.

Upper Limbs

      Twitching in muscles of arms.

Numbness in left arm, side of head and ear.

Pressive pain in right middle, ring and little finger.

Hands hot.

Finger-tips icy-cold.

Lower Limbs

      Stitching pain in left thigh.

Pressive pain in left calf.

Jerking pain in right calf, ceases quickly when touched.

Tearing pains only in lower limbs, worse during rest.


Burning in knees, legs, toes.

Drawing pain in dorsum of right foot, when standing; ceases when sitting.

Severe, or fine stitching pains in right sole.

Limbs in General

      Can move limbs, but they feel as if bound or powerless.

Limbs painful to touch and to improper position.

Position etc.

      Rest : Wants to sit or lie down : Standing : Sitting : Improper position :. Walking :.


      Exhausted, inclined to sit or lie down; semiconscious.

Debility, loss of appetite, profuse sweat every night; thirst; restless sleep.


      Yawning, sleepy when sitting.

At night on waking, heat, mostly of face and hands.

Sleep disturbed by : dreams; sweat.


      8 P.M. : Night :,.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Chilliness all over; at night, with sweat and gastric ailments.

Chill, after food or drink.

Chill in open air.

Nose and hands cold at 8 P.M. : when he falls asleep, sweat breaks out, mostly on head.

Long-lasting chill; copious sweat; pain in spleen.

Copious, debilitating night-sweats, causing biting on skin.

Sweat, mostly with thirst.


      Right : Left :, 8,, Upward :. Above downward :.


      Neuralgia and rheumatism after typhus.

Contact Injuries etc.

      Touch :. Scratching : Coming in contact with open air (chill) :.


      Pimply, sycotic skin.

Stinging in skin.

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.