Solanum Tuberosum

Solanum Tuberosum 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 Solanum Tuberosum is used…

      Solanum tuberosum. Potato. *N.O. Solanaceae. Tincture of the berries. Tincture of green potatoes. Tincture of fresh plant.


Amaurosis. Cramps. Iritis, rheumatic. Stammering. Trismus. Tumours.


The poisonous properties of the berries and leaves of the potato plant are well known, and the tubers are popularly believed to have anti-scorbutic properties when eaten as food. Under some conditions the tubers have been known to contain poisonous quantities of *Solanin. The symptoms of the Schema are the result of eating new potatoes, green potatoes, an extract, and the berries. The last proved fatal in a number of instances. Sickness and diarrhoea with tenesmus, giddiness, dilated pupils and indistinct vision, a paralytic condition of the tongue, cramps, and tetanic spasms are the main features of the poisonings. Cooper relieved with a single dose of *Sol. *t. O a case of rheumatic iritis. Burnett cured a case of tumours feeling like masses of potatoes in the abdomen with *Sol. *t., and it assisted him in the cure of a case of tumours all round the cervix uteri. *Urt. *ur. finished this cure.


*Compare: Solanin. In paralysis of tongue, Dulcamara Iritis, Belladonna Stammering, Stramonium



Almost lost consciousness.


Vertigo, headache, stupor.


Eyes deep in sockets.- Staring look.- Eyes for most part open. Pupils dilated.- Vision indistinct.


Hippocratic face.- Expression anxious.


Constantly spitting through the closed teeth viscid, frothy phlegm.- Tongue covered with brown, moist fur.- Tongue heavy, difficult to move, hardly able to articulate.-Speech thick.- Speechless.


Violent retching followed by vomiting and diarrhoea.- Felt sick, a darkness over her eyes, skin cold, cramped all over.- Epigastric region sensitive to pressure.


Violent colic and vomiting.- Pain in bowels.- Tumours.

Stool and Anus

Diarrhoea with tenesmus.- Tends to relax bowels.

Female Sexual Organs

(Tumours round cervix uteri.).

Respiratory Organs

Respiration: hurried, irregular, at times suppressed, usually short and incomplete, only seldom slow and sighing, difficult.


Pulse small, rapid, scarcely perceptible.


Cramps, especially in calves, with spasmodic contractions of fingers and thumbs.


Tossing to and fro in bed. General rigidity. Patient exceedingly weak. Faintness.


Skin livid.


Skin cold.- Face, chest, and extremities cold.- Skin bedewed with cold, clammy sweat.

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