Amphisbaena 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 Amphisbaena is used…

      Amphisbena vermicularis. *N. O. Lacertilia. The jaw containing the poison is removed and triturated.


Constipation. Cramps. Headache. Hernia, Jaw, pains in. Toothache.


*Amphisbaena is a snake-like lizard, without limbs, and progressing (as its name implies) either backwards or forwards. Mure is the authority for its effects. It is prepared from the jaw as well as the poison of the animal, and has symptoms indicating action on bone like that of Silicea It acts most markedly on the jaws, causing swelling and pain, especially in the right jaw, worse by air and dampness. Many kinds of severe headache are complained of, pains are frequent. Eruptions of vesicles and pimples. It is a right-side medicine. There is generally worse from motion.


*Compare: Heloderma, Silica.


Ennui. Sadness and lassitude in the morning. Impatience.


Vertigo. Tendency to fall to one side and then to the other, worse when turning round. Horrible headache, with sensation as if the feet were in the brain. Beating as if from hailstones right side of forehead. Lancination and pain all through right side of head. Sweat about head.


Constriction of right eye, as if strung together with a cord. Constant twitching of upper eyelids, especially left.


Pain in meatus auditorius, as if air were rushing in.


Painful large pimple left side of upper lip, suppurating. Pains in right lower jaw with swelling worse by air and dampness.


Teeth feel elongated and set on edge, especially right lower molars. Toothache worse afternoon and evening. Chewing is painful, but not contact with liquids.


Chilliness and pains at epigastrium.


Protrusion of umbilical hernia. Tearing pain at navel, lancination as from stiletto. Suppuration of inguinal hernia. Hernia is painful and air is felt in it.

Stool and Anus.


Neck and Back

Violent pain in whole of vertebral column, worse walking, moving arms, or stooping.

Upper Limbs

Breaking out of little pimples, especially on forearm. Painful swelling of arm.

Lower Limbs

Painless drawing up of the legs. Cramp in left leg, it remains behind in walking, as if paralysed.


Wakes at midnight for ten consecutive nights.

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