Aconitum Cammarum

Aconitum Cammarum 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….


A. cammarum, Linn. (includes A. neomontanum, Willd.; A.

intermedium, D. C., and A. Stoerckianum, Reich. See “Aconitum”.) Natural order: Ranunculaceae.

Preparation: Tincture from the root.




Apathy, indifference toward the whole world.

Thought and concentration of mind completely disturbed.

Memory very weak.


Vertigo Vertigo on rising up, with flickering of vision; roaring in ears; pain in head and face; nausea and great weakness.

Head confused.

Dull pain within the skull.

Physical exertion causes a return of pain in head and face.

Headache increased by bending forward.

Head and face warm.

Tensive, drawing sensation along course of nervus trigeminus, which at first is shooting, wandering, very often intermittent; becomes a continuous pain.


Pupil dilated, with dim vision; cannot look at bright objects without blinking; both near and far objects are confused.


Ringing in ears, with vertigo.


Blackish blue color of face. Most remarkable sensation of contraction of the face.

Crawling sensation in face, as well as on tongue, and over whole body.

Blue, swollen lips.


Tongue and lining of mouth red.

Peculiar crawling sensation on tongue, as from peppermint; extends to lips and back part of palate, spreads to the tips of fingers and toes; is in the face and over the whole body.

Paralysis of tongue.


Sharp, peculiar taste.

A fuzzy sensation in places where the crawling was.

Taste and sensation diminished.


Violent stinging pain along the whole mucous membrane from lips to stomach.


Appetite diminishes, Thirst.

Violent eructations, with rumblings in bowels.

Nausea; efforts to vomit; vomiting.

Violent vomiting.

Vomiting relieves all the symptoms.

Pressure in stomach.

Cramp in stomach.


Distended abdomen.

Constriction of the abdomen.

Burning in abdomen, and sensation of ants crawling around in it.

Stool and Anus.

Violent diarrhoea.

Urinary Organs.


Sexual Organs.

Erections and pollutions, without amorous dreams.

Respiratory Apparatus.

Voice hoarse and rough.

Respiration slow, difficult, with sensation as if the chest and throat were constricted.

Heart and Pulse.

Pulse frequent; afterwards depressed.

Pulse slow, 51; small and weak, can hardly feel it.

Pulse sinks, becomes irregular, small, weak.

Pulse very irregular; not half as rapid as normal.

Pulse and beat of heart sometimes intermit for several seconds.

Extremities in General.

Contraction of extremities.

Involuntary stretching of the limbs.

Pain in elbow, knee, and hip joint, after long walking around; relieved by pressure, but not entirely removed.


Subsultus tendinum.



Unusual restlessness obliges him to keep moving, aggravated by changes of temperature.

Paralysis of half of body.

Depressed and weak.

Very weak and prostrated, must lie down.

Oppression and anxiety.

Touch diminished, cannot feel small objects.

Sudden death.


Peculiar crawling sensation is over whole body, as well as on tongue and face.

Skin cold, dry, rustling.

Vesicles, small white and yellowish, surrounded by an intensely red areola. Vesicles on skin of lower extremities filled with serous fluid and very painful.


Skin dry and icy cold.


Sleep and Dreams.

Frequent yawning.


Sleepless at night, till near 4 A.M., when he slept two hours. Nights so restless, that he wanders about the room as if crazy.

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.