Apocynum Androsemifolium

Apocynum Androsemifolium 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 Apocynum Androsemifolium is used…

      Spreading Dogbane. *N. O. Apocynaceae. Tincture from the root.


Diarrhoea. Dropsy. Nausea. Neuralgia of face. Vomiting. Wandering rheumatism. Worms.


It has been proved in large doses, and its most prominent symptoms are: Trembling of the body. Prostration and trembling. Swollen sensations of face and body. Swelling of hands and feet, showing its relation to dropsical states like *Apocynum can. And *Stroph. Heaviness with great desire to sleep. Flying pains in different parts. Itching of body and face. Acute rheumatism with great stiffness. General rheumatic pains. Profuse sweat of whole body. The pains go from above downward, are worse when breathing, and on turning to left side. Hale has cured with it rheumatic gout: ” Acute pains in the joints attended with cramps, bilious stools and flying pains in the teeth. The tincture in drop-doses has been known to expel ascarides and other worms.” It has been used for expelling renal calculi and gravel.


*Compare: Bryonia Iris., Colchicum, Benz-ac. Also Apocynum can., Alst., Stroph. (botanical).


Pains and stiffness in back of head and neck.


Everything smelled like honey.


Twitching in face. Violent pain in left zygoma.

Teeth and Mouth

Pains in all teeth of left lower jaw. Most delightful taste in the mouth.

Stomach and Abdomen

Vomiting and purging, better from copious evacuation. -Shooting pain in left groin. Constipation.

Urinary and Sexual organs

Profuse flow of clear urine. Profuse menstruation lasting eight days with violent pressing pain.


Swelling of hands and feet. -Most violent pains in all the joints.- Much pain in knee and right shoulder. -Cramps and burning in soles.- Severe pain in joint of left big toe.

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