Abies Nigra

Abies Nigra signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Abies Nigra is used…

      Black or Double Spruce. (Northern part of North America.) *N. O. Coniferae. Tincture of the gum.


Constipation. *Cough. *Dyspepsia. *Eructations. Haemorrhages. Hypochondriasis. Malarial fevers. Tea, effects of. Tobacco, effects of.


The grand characteristic of *Abies nig. is a sensation in the cardiac end of the stomach, or in the oesophagus where it enters the stomach, as if a hard body, as a hard-boiled egg, had lodged there.(*China has the lump under the sternum, but higher up. Feeling in the epigastrium as if food were lying there. *Pulsatilla, *Bryonia) Where this symptom is present, whether in dyspepsia, lung disease (when the sensation is as if there was a hard substance to be coughed up) with or without Haemoptysis, constipation, etc. *Abies-n. will be the most likely remedy.The dyspepsia caused by abuse of tea or tobacco have been cured by it. Wakeful at night with hunger.Distress in the head, with flushed cheeks, often accompanies the dyspeptic symptoms of this remedy. In one patient to whom I gave it chilliness round stomach was removed and general chilliness greatly lessened. Worse after eating. “Pain in the stomach always comes after eating,” says Guernsey.


*Compare: Abies can., Cupressus, Thuj, Sabin. (all have painful indigestion), and other Conifers, Nux-v., Bryonia, Pulsatilla, Kali-c., Natrum mur., (effects of tea) Thuja


Tea. Tobacco.


Very low-spirited and melancholy. Nervousness. Unable to think or study.


Dizziness. Bad feeling in head. Dull headache, severe. Head hot, with flushed cheeks.


Pain in left external meatus.


Choking sensation in throat. Sensation of something sticking in oesophagus toward its lower end.


Hungry and wakeful at night. Total loss of appetite in the morning, but great craving for food at noon and night.


Pain in the stomach always comes after eating. Painful sensation as if something were lodged in chest, mostly on right side of sternum, which had to be coughed up, though nothing comes, after taking food that disagreed. Frequent eructations. Continual distressing sensation about stomach as if everything was knotted up, worse whenever debilitated. Sensation of an undigested hard- boiled egg in the stomach.



Female Sexual organ

Menstruation delayed three months.

Respiratory organs

Easily gets out of breath.


Heavy, slow beating of heart, sharp, cutting pains.


Pain in small of back.


Rheumatic pains, and aching in the bones. Alternate heat and cold.


Sleepy during the day, but wakeful and restless at night. Very bad dreams.

John Henry Clarke
John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica