Aristolochia Serpentaria

Aristolochia Serpentaria 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 Aristolochia Serpentaria is used…

      Serpentary. Virginia Snake-root. *N. O. Aristolochiaceae. Trituration of dried roots.


Dyspepsia. Flatulence.


Serpentary was proved by Jorg’s provers and others. Its chief effects were noticed in the gastro-enteric organs, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, flatulence, and urging to stool. Increased and afterwards lost appetite. Irritation of the urinary and genital organs with frequent desire to micturate. As with *A. *milhomens, there was disturbed rest, also heat of the head.


Peevish mood. Disinclination for work.


Sticking in forehead extending to base of brain. Increased warmth of head.


Copious salivation with frequent spitting.


Increased appetite, yet able to eat little, since the first morsels satisfy. Loss of appetite. Nausea and vomiting, vomiting did not cease till stomach was entirely emptied. Distended feeling as if too full. Heaviness better by emission of much flatus.


Colic in umbilical region. Distension, rumbling, uneasiness, cutting pains, with at times emission of flatus eructations which relieve.

Stool and Anus

Distressing itching about anus. Frequent desire for stool, with evacuation of scanty, hard, tenacious faeces, with much flatulence. Frequent desire with evacuation of more gas than faeces.

Urinary Organs

General irritation of urinary and genital organs. Violent desire to urinate with great increase in quantity of urine. Frequent.H1 desire but only a little brownish urine passed.


Pressive pain in nape of neck.

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