Alstonia constricta

Alstonia constricta 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 Alstonia constricta is used…

      Bitter Bark. Native Quinine Bark. (New South Wales and Queensland. A. scholaris, growing in India and Malabar, is probably identical in effects.) *N. O. Apocynaceae. Tincture of the bark.


Debility. Diarrhoea. Dysentery. Fevers. Lactation, excessive, effects of. Leucorrhoea. Lienteria. Palpitation. Pregnancy, vomiting of Uterus, debility of.


*Alstonia was proved by Dr. Cathcart, of Australia, who found it produce great debility and prostration, or low fever, often with diarrhoea. It is exceedingly bitter. Dr. Dietz. who has tested it clinically, gives the following as leading indications: Debility from lack of digestive power in the stomach or general assimilative power. Tongue generally has a dirty white coat, especially at base, though it may be clean. It has no relation to purely nervous debility. The nausea is worse morning, before breakfast, or at irregular times, especially when depending on reflex irritation from disturbance of pelvic organs. An empty, gone feeling in stomach or whole abdomen at irregular times, generally with tearing, dragging-down sensation in hypogastrium, as if everything would escape from the vulva. Pale face, flushing on least excitement. Food seems to remain in stomach a long time undigested. Diarrhoea of undigested food immediately after eating, has to leave table before finishing a meal. (This symptom was cured by *Alston. c. 1X in a patient who had taken much iron, after the failure of *Pulsatilla, *Sepia, *Sulph., *Silicea, *Natrum mur.) Leucorrhoea and bearing-down worse by walking. Swollen feeling in right ovarian region. Sharp shooting pain from left side of stomach through to back (spleen). At the moment she falls asleep, wakes up suddenly, becoming wide awake, with violent palpitation of the heart and throbbing in blood-vessels, accompanied by a numb sensation of the tongue. Worse By exertion. Better Lying down.


*Compare: Alet., Lil-t., Helonias, Cedr., Cean., China, Ferrum

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