CHAMOMILLA homeopathic remedy keynotes and indications from the Decachords by Gladstone Clarke, of the medicine CHAMOMILLA …


      1. Adapted to nervous, excitable temperaments, esp. in women and children; children during dentition; rheumatic diathesis.

2. Every degree of ill-temper; first of spiteful irritability; uncivil even to best friends (no underlying ill nature like Nux vomica); confesses the fault but repeats it; affirms “cannot help it, l feel so”. Children peevish, nothing pleases; quiet only when carried and petted.

3. Oversensitiveness to all unpleasant stimuli esp. pain which seems intolerance, at night causing patient to lump out of bed and walk about, pain accompanied by or alt. with numbness.

4. Great sense of debility out of all proportions to the seriousness of the disease.

5. All discharges hot (sweat, stools, etc.).

6. Local heat; of hands and feet; one cheek flushed and hot, the other pale and cold.

7. Dentition diarrhoeas; hot, acrid, green stools; odour of rotten eggs.

8. Menstrual and puerperal disorders with char. pains and irritability; menses excessive with dark clots.

9. Ailments from anger and violent excitement; also from abuse of stimulants.

10. Patient (<) heat and hot applications yet not (>) by cold; sensitive to damp, cold weather and to high winds esp. about the ears; (<) evening and night.

Note. A swift-acting but not very searching remedy. Keynote-Oversensitiveness.

A. Gladstone Clarke
Arthur Gladstone Clarke, a christian missionary working with the North China Mission, made good practical use of the homeopathy. He learnt as a student at MSM. He published a short introduction to the use of over 100 commonly used medicines—Decachords—first published in 1925 and still in print today.