Apium Graveolens

Apium Graveolens 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 Apium Graveolens is used…

      Celery. N.O. Umbelliferae. Tincture of seeds. Tincture of sticks.


Fidgets. Headache. Heartburn. Otorrhoea. Post-nasal catarrh. Rumination. Toothache. Urine, retention of. Urticaria.


A proving of tincture of seeds produced the following symptoms: Unpleasant feeling at stomach, with belchings tasting of celery. Heartburn. Spitting up of food. Gone feeling at pit of stomach lasting for hours and partially relieved by eating. Effects of eating the root: during the following day and night, most obstinate retention of urine, which could only be relieved by the catheter. On another person this was observed: Inability to sit still or lie still in bed from feeling of “fidgets,” cannot keep mind from thinking. In a proving under the direction of ***W. P. Wesselhoeft (*Medorrhinum Advance, April, 1886) a remarkable symptom was: a dull ache in sacrum worse when lying down, better when moving about. Another symptom was “sensation as if both eyes were sunken back into their sockets.” Throbbing headaches, worse by slightest motion, better by rest, mostly left-sided. Urticaria, always appearing with shuddering, intense stinging itching with rapid change of location. Pressure in stomach preceding urticaria, and relieved when it appears. Toothache in left molars better by holding cold water in the mouth. Hering cured with *Apium g. an old abscess near the umbilicus. Allen mentions: “Profuse discharge from granulating ulcers, intense constriction over sternum, with drawing feeling through to back on lying down,” as having been cured by it.


Cannot keep mind from thinking.


Frontal headache, over right eye and right temple, worse during night. Dull pain right temple with nausea. Pain in left temple spreads over left side of face and top of head. Pain as from a jar or blow deep in left temporal region, a throbbing ache. Painful throbbing worse by expiring through nose. Headaches: better while eating, in open air, closing eyes, complete rest drinking cold water: by hot compresses. Amel. after eating; by light; by reading or studying, by slightest motion or nodding head.


Eyeballs feel as if sunken into sockets.


Partial deafness ( worse left), painless pulsation. Troublesome otorrhoea.


Tough pearl-coloured discharge from nostrils. Sudden dropping of mucus into posterior nares. Tickling in nostrils with sneezing, forenoon. Tickling in right nostril with watery discharge and sneezing. Nostrils stuffed, with pain in forehead.


Sore spot on tip of tongue. Dull, sore pain on upper and lower teeth. Toothache better by cold water.


Soft palate and fauces sore, dark red and swollen. Air rushing down posterior nares hurts back of throat.


Unpleasant feeling at stomach with belchings tasting of celery. Heartburn. Spitting up of food. Sore feeling at pit of stomach lasting for hours and partially relieved by eating. Desire for oranges, for oatmeal.

Stool and Anus

Three urgent well-formed stools during the day. Before stool sharp pain from abdomen directly into rectum, with feeling that she cannot retain stool a moment.

Urinary Organs

Obstinate retention of urine, could only be relieved by catheter.

Respiratory Organs

Tickling in top of windpipe causing dry cough. Wheezing breathing during the night. Can count heart-beats by hearing and feeling it in chest.

Neck and Back

Muscles of back of neck painful on motion, sore to pressure. Dull pain in sacrum with slight bellyache. Pain in sacrum more to left side extending to lumbar region. Pain in sacrum better after rising from bed and moving about, worse lying down. Red, intensely itching blotches on left sacral region.

Lower Limbs

Growing pains in right leg during night. Burning on inside of thighs. Raw, excoriated surfaces on inner thighs extending into groins, worse left side. Red itching blotches on inside left foot, and outside ankle.


Inability to sit still, or lie still in bed from feeling of fidgets, cannot keep mind from thinking.


Itching on all parts. Red elevated pimples like stings of insects, intense itching, itching changes location by scratching, worse after undressing in evening, during night till 4 a m.


Sleepless, not fatigued by loss of sleep. Sleep broken by bruised pain in left temporal region.


Perspiration on forehead on awaking 4 a m.

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