Asclepias Tuberosa

Asclepias Tuberosa 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 Asclepias Tuberosa is used…

      Pleurisy-root. Butterfly-weed. *N. O. Asclepiadaceae. Tincture of fresh root.


Alopecia. Asthma. Bilious fever. Bronchitis. Catarrh. Chancre. Colic. Cough. Diarrhoea. Dysentery. Headache. Heart, affections of. Influenza. Ophthalmia. Pericarditis. Pleurisy. Pleurodynia. Rheumatism. Scrofula. Syphilis.


*Asclep. *tub. causes sharp, stitching, pricking pains, worse by motion. It is of the hydrogenoid type, corresponding to catarrhal complaints from cold and damp weather. Rheumatic pains affect the body diagonally, left upper and right lower, or the opposite. Muscular and articular rheumatism with stitching pains, dark red urine and hot, perspiring skin. Sensitive to tobacco. Pain in forehead and abdomen from coughing. Griping and sharp peritoneal pains worse by pressure. Dysentery in autumn, and painful diarrhoea with griping and tenesmus. Warm feeling in chest. dyspnoea. Cough hard and dry, or hoarse, croupy with tight breathing and constriction of larynx, and acute pleuritic pains. Pains in lungs better bending forward. Stitches in left side shooting over to right and up to left shoulder. Influenza with pleuritic pains. Cutting pain behind sternum, intercostal spaces near sternum tender to pressure. Pain like pricking of a needle in region of heart. Contracting pain in heart. Sharp pains, starting from left nipple downward with stiffness of left side of neck. Excessive weakness, walking seems impossible. Bilious marsh-fever on rice plantations. High fever with hot sweat. Catarrhal complaints from cold and damp weather. Diarrhoea is a worse in winter. Symptoms worse in morning, on rising, by motion, by coughing, by tobacco. Chest pains worse 4 a m. and 4 p-m.


*Compare: Agaricus (Diagonal pains), Bryonia, Veratrum Relieved pains with stool at night; Dulcamara ( worse cold and damp).


Weakness of memory, thinking difficult. At 9 p-m. cheerful, mood changed, and without any cause he became fretful and feverish.


Feeling of drunkenness with weakness of sight after smoking a very little. Swimming of the head with dullness behind forehead. Dull headache in the forehead and vertex, worse by motion, better by lying down. Headache in the morning on rising. Headache better after a foot-bath. Headache pressing deeply on the base of the skull. Pain in the forehead from coughing. Alopecia.


Eyes look dull, fatigued, and heavy (as after long illness). Ophthalmia, with itching and pain in eyes. Feeling of sand in the eyes. Vision disturbed, large spots before the eyes.


Fluent coryza, with much sneezing. Blowing of blood from left nostril. Itching of the nose. Snuffles of children.


Hippocratic face after violent diarrhoea. Yellow complexion. Vesicles on lips. Itching of lips.


Teeth yellow-coated. Bleeding of the gums. Tongue covered with a tough yellow coating. Taste putrid. Taste of blood.


Slight constriction of throat, and pricking in larynx.


Loss of appetite; especially in morning. Insatiable hunger. Sensitive to tobacco. Eructations Nausea, and efforts to vomit, in the morning when rising. In stomach; nervous pains, disagreeable weight, burning. In evening, violent gastralgia after supper; it seems as if coughing would bruise the stomach. Cramp.


Grumbling in right hypochondrium. Throbbing in left hypochondrium. Rumbling in the bowels, with uneasiness, or sharp, cutting pains and soreness. Burning borborygmi. Colic pains from flatulence. Colic on going upstairs. Dull pain in bowels on pressure.

Stool and Anus

Emission of fetid flatulence. Soft and fetid stool at 11 a m., preceded by rumbling in the bowels. Early morning diarrhoea ( 1 to 3 a m.), sudden discharge. Winter diarrhoea. Autumnal dysentery. Tenesmus. At 11 a m. another stool, almost black, with many ascarides and yellow spots like fat, with a feeling as if a stream of fire passed through abdomen. Stools: dysenteric, like white of eggs, yellow, green, clammy, smelling like rotten eggs, enveloped in froth, like moss. With stool: colic. After stool: colic continues long. Constipation after diarrhoea.

Urinary Organs

Lancinating pain in urethra, excoriation of glans penis in several places, with commencement of sanious and purulent secretion. Urine very red: looks as if blood were in it.

Male Sexual Organs.

Flabbiness, perspiration, and insipid smell of genitals. Excoriation of glans penis in several places, with commencement of sanious discharge (chancre), better by bathing with urine. Weakness, erection without desire.

Female Sexual Organs.

Menorrhagia, with violent bearing-down.

Respiratory Organs

Dry cough, with constriction of throat, causing pain in forehead and abdomen, dry, hacking cough, worse night and morning, from irritation of larynx or bronchia. Respiration painful, especially at base of left lung. Breath smells like pepper. Humid asthma, worse after eating, worse after smoking a little. Oppression and difficulty of breathing, in paroxysms, like asthma.


Warm feeling in chest. Sharp pains shooting from left nipple downward, with stiffness of left side of neck. Pain moves up to behind the sternum, and becomes more sharp and cutting, worse drawing a long breath, or moving the arms (as in triturating). The spaces between the ribs, close to the sternum, are sensitive to pressure, and the pain, which is quick and darting, shoots over from left to right side, and up to left shoulder. Pain in chest relieved by bending forward. Acute pleuritic pain in right side, with dry, hacking cough, and scanty mucous expectoration. Pain in chest low down, in diaphragm. Sharp pains from left nipple downward, with stiffness left side neck.

Heart and pulse

Constrictive pain in the heart. Tenderness to pressure over heart. Lancinating pains, like pricking of a needle in region of heart. Pain beneath left nipple with palpitation. Pulse slightly accelerated.

Neck and Back.

Stiff-neck (left) on waking. Lancinating pains in back and between the shoulders. Pains shooting from left chest into left shoulder. Sharp pain in loins near sacrum, lumbago.


Rheumatic pain in all the joints.

Upper Limbs

Sharp, shooting pains in right shoulder. Pain in left shoulder, shooting from left chest. Pains near wrists.

Lower Limbs

Itching of thighs and nates but no eruption. Coxalgia in right hip. Corns painful.


Weak and languid, as if he had been sick a long time. Emaciation. Numbness of whole body.


Vesicles, pimples, and pustules all over the body, especially on arms, legs, and face, itching.


Drowsy. Uneasy, restless sleep. Troublesome dreams.


Chill towards noon, with cold feet though room is warm. Feverish afternoon. High fever with hot sweat. Rheumatic, catarrhal, bilious marsh fevers of rice plantations.

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