Abies Nigra homeopathy medicine – drug proving symptoms from Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica by TF Allen, published in 1874. It has contributions from R Hughes, C Hering, C Dunham, and A Lippe….

  Common names: Black or Double Spruce.


Abies nigra, Poir.Nat order, Coniferae.

Preparation: Tincture of the gum.


Very low spirited. Very melancholy. Nervousness. Inability to think or study.


Dizziness. Bad feeling in the head. Slight headache. Dull headache. Headache began an hour after taking five drops, and increased with the doses. Severe headache. Head hot with flushed cheeks.


Cheeks flushed, with hot head.


Choking sensation in throat.


Hungry and wakeful at night. Exceedingly hungry. Total loss of appetite in the morning, but great craving for food at noon and at night. Chewing the gum after meals cured the habitual eructations of gas, and increased the appetite. Pain after a hearty meal.The habitual pain in the stomach after eating was cured. The tincture relieved the usual severe pain in the stomach after eating, the acid eructation, and the frequent vomiting of food. Severe pain in stomach extending to the left side. Distressing pain in the stomach (lasted long after the proving). Chewing the gum frequently produces the sensation of an undigested hard boiled egg in the stomach. (Dr. St. Clair Smith).


Constipation (during and after the proving).


Menstruation did not appear till the third month after the proving (very unusual).


Easily gets out of breath.


Pain in the small of the back.


Pain in the bones. Rheumatic pains and aching in the bones.Fatigue.


Dulness during the day, but wakeful at night. Did not sleep as well as usual. Very bad dreams. Sleepy during the day, and restless at night.


Alternate heat and cold.

TF Allen
Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)

Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.