Agaricus 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: Bug or fly Agaric; Germ., Fliegenschwamm; Fr., Fausse orange.


Agaricus muscarius, L.; Natural order: Fungi.

Preparation: Tincture of the fresh fungus.



He becomes so furious that he can hardly be restrained from ripping up his bowels, as he fancies the mushroom had ordered him to do.

Fearless, menacing, mischievous frenzy; also, frenzy which causes the patient to assail and injure himself, with great exertion of power.

He is intoxicated with fearless frenzy; forming bold and revengeful projects.

Screaming and raving like mad about the room.


Delirium, with increase of strength.

Raging delirium; called for his hatchet; had to be confined; alternated with religious excitement.

Increase of strength, with cheerful delirium; the patient sings and talks, but returns no answer when questioned.

Delirium; he imagines himself a military officer, commanding at a drill and directing the various manoeuvres.

Half an hour later, he falls into a delirium, like a patient with a high fever, and becomes now immoderately gay, now profoundly melancholy.

Great mental excitement.

He talks incoherently; passes very rapidly from one subject to another, and soon enters a state of cheerful delirium, with great loquacity.

She ran about the yard, romped with the children, threw them down even hit them.

He imagines himself at the gate of hell and that the mushroom commands him to fall on his knees and confess his sins, which he does.

The father had phantasies; seemed to see his dead sister in heaven.

The natives of Siberia intoxicate themselves with this decoction.

Soon after drinking it they become jolly, and are gradually seized with such a fit off gayety that they take to singing, leaping, and reciting before the beauties of the tribe their exploits in war or the case.

Their physical strength is increased.

They fall asleep, and after twelve or sixteen hours of slumber, they awake in a state of utter prostration; the head, however, does not feel so empty as after intoxication by brandy.

Talking volubly and respectfully, as if to his parents; returning no direct answers when questioned; he alternately sings and is vexed, embraces his companions and kisses their hands.

He performs all these actions while affected with a general spasm, more like a trembling than convulsion.

Great loquacity, and at the same time strong convulsions of the facial and cervical muscles, especially on the right side, drawing the head down toward the right shoulder.

At the same time, movements of flexion and extension alternately in the lower limbs, not preventing locomotion; these cause movements of putting them down and lifting them.

He walks for some time in this way, with a great deal of merry, incoherent talk.

After this condition has lasted more than half an hour it is followed by quietude, disturbed, in a little while, by nausea and general malaise.

During intoxication they lift and carry the heaviest loads, take long steps and jump over small objects, as if trunks of trees lay in their way.

Tumbled about the room in the most grotesque manner.

Laughed about their not standing and walking straight.

Some run and walk involuntarily in the most dangerous places.

Some of them leap, dance, and sing; others weep with anguish; a small hole appears to them a frightful chasm; a spoonful of water an immense lake (only from abuse of the drug).



Telling secrets.

Extravagantly exalted fancy, ecstasy, prophecies, making verses.

Great prostration, with delirium very much resembling that which occurs in adynamic fevers.

Taken in moderation it excites in intellect and inspires cheerfulness and courage.

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.