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

      Orange Spider HERING Araneideae.


      Time passes too quickly.

Talkative, inclined to mental exertion; hilarity.

Want of self-confidence; hysteria : Great aversion to work; especially to his usual avocation.


      Vertigo : with nausea, even to vomiting; worse from stooping, from least movement; on closing eyes; on board a vessel; with cold sweat.

Inner Head

      Violent frontal headache, with throbbing, extending to occiput.

Headache, on beginning to move.

Headache which she cannot describe nor even make clear to herself.

Throbbing over left eye and across forehead; sick stomach, worse on rising from lying; worse from persons walking over the floor; from least noise.

Head feels thick, thinks it belongs to another; that she can lift it off. Sunstroke.

Outer Head

      Itching on scalp.


      Flickering before eyes in frequent paroxysms, even when closing the eyes; like a veil before eyes; she must lie down; also in hysteria.

Sensitive to light; things look double; fluttering, nausea and cold hands.

Hard, heavy, dull pressure behind eyes.


      Worse from least noise, every sound penetrates her whole body, especially the teeth, makes vertigo worse.

Rushing in both ears like a water-fall.

Itching behind ears, she would like to scratch them off.


      Sneezing; watery discharge, worse evening.

Chronic catarrh, discharge, offensive-smelling, thick, yellow, or yellowish-green.



Lower Face

      Feels immovable in morning when awaking.

Tongue etc.

      Salty taste; or, mouth feels furred, benumbed.


      Feels numb; or slimy.

Desires Aversions

      Desire for wine, brandy or tobacco.

Appetite for acidulous drinks.

Constant desire for food or drink, but he knows not for what.

Much thirst.

Nausea and Vomiting

      Nausea : or rising in morning; from sounds; with vertigo; on closing eyes; like seasickness; from sparkling before eyes; on motion; from talking; from fast riding in a carriage.


      Violent burning pain in hepatic region, worse from touch; retching, bilious vomit.

Abscess of liver; relieved vertigo and nausea.


      Pain in groins; after coitus; in groin on motion.

Stool etc.

      Small soft stool, daily, with much straining.


      Increased urination.

Seminal emission during siesta.

Male Sexual Organs

      Desire lessened.

Female Sexual Organs

      Hysteria : during puberty; at climaxis.


      Increased inclination to take deep breaths, to sigh.


      Violent stitches up high in chest beneath left shoulder through into throat.

Phthisis florida, in beginning.

Heart Pulse

      Anxiety about heart; sharp pains radiate to arm and left shoulder. Climaxis.

Pulse slow, with vertigo.

Lower Limbs

      Itching and nodes on nates.

Feet swell.

Position etc.

      Motion :, Exertion :; mental: Walking : Talking :. Must lie down : Lying : Stooping : Rising :. Closing eyes :.


      Weak, limbs tremble, sweating.

Deep night sleep.

During sleep, bites point of tongue.


      Morning :, Evening : Night :.

Temperature and Weather

      Sunstroke : Cannot get warm :.

Chill Fever Sweat

      Shaking chill : with foam at mouth; during headache, with vomiting.

Bones pain, as if they would fall asunder; coldness, cannot get warm.

Sweats easily, after walking.


      Right :. Left : Front backward :.


      Scrofula when other remedies fail : rachitis; caries, necrosis, “to reach the root of the evil and destroy cause.”.

Contact Injuries etc.

      Touch :. Jar of persons walking on floor : Motion, on board of a vessel : Riding in a carriage :. Scratching : Coitus :.


      Skin :.


      Therid. following well after Calcar. and Lycop.

Antidotes to Therid. : Aconite against sensitiveness to noises and violent paroxysms; Moschus, Nausea; Graphit, more chronic effects.

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.