Allium Sativum

Allium Sativum 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: Garlic; (German), Knoblauch; (French), L’Ail.


Allium sativum, L.Natural order: Liliaceae.

Preparation: Tincture from the fresh bulb.


Weeping during sleep.Sadness; restlessness when alone.

Mental anxiety.

Dread of being poisoned.

Fears he will never get well.

Fears of being unable to bear any medicine.

Impulse to run away.


Moral sensitiveness.

Wandering thoughts.


Vertigo on looking long and steadily at anything.Vertigo of short duration, and on rising from one’s seat.

Heaviness in the head.

Heaviness of the head, ceasing during menstruation, and returning afterwards.

Heaviness in the forehead, almost preventing him from opening his eyes.

Pulsation in the temples.

Dull pain in the occiput, in the morning, while lying on the back.


Catarrhal ophthalmia at night; smarting burning lachrymation; agglutination; continued difficult opening of the agglutinated lids; (this set in regularly every night, when he desired to read an hour in bed (usual habit), so that he had to give it up).


( The customary aural catarrh disappeared; he heard better from the diseased ear) Humming in the ears.


Coryza, rather dry, then fluent, with pressive pain from above the root of the nose. Increased secretion of nasal mucus, together with slight stoppage of both nostrils.Blowing blood from the nose in the night.


Lancinations, in one side of the face.Dryness of the lips.


Tickling sensation in the lower teeth.Transient pressive pullings (in the forenoon) in both jaws, and in the right upper molars.

Swelling of the lower gums.

Troublesome feeling during the night and in the morning, as of a hair on her tongue; renewed on waking.

Dryness of the palate.

Very copious flow of sweetish saliva into the mouth in the forenoon, after meals; more especially after supper and during the night.

Hot taste in the mouth, proceeding from the throat, and strongly reminding him of the taste of garlic, immediately after taking the medicine, and returning after breakfast to such a degree as to excite a flow of saliva.

The symptoms of the mouth are aggravated by reading.


Inflammation of the throat.Sensation as of something cold rising in the throat.

Sensation as of a hot and smarting vapor rising in the throat.

Mucous accumulations in the throat, in the morning, with heaviness of the head.


Voracious appetite.Feeling of great hunger, from weakness of the stomach, without increase of appetite.


Thirst, which prevents sleep.

Burning eructation.

Burning eructations after a meal.

Eructations (immediately).

Eructations, which excite copious salivation.

Nausea and loathing of food (immediate and very short- lasting symptom).

Vomiting during the fever.

Burning in the stomach, which is not painful when not touched, but is very sensitive to the least pressure.

Lancinations in the stomach.

Sensation of a weight in the stomach, which prevents sleep.

Dull pains in the epigastric region, felt only on deep inspiration, but which finally embarrass respiration.

A pressure inward, as if a stone were in the epigastric region.

Pressure in upper abdomen (stomach and along the transverse colon); relief only by sitting bent and pressing with both hands; the pains became unendurable on walking out.


Pressure in upper abdomen (stomach and along transverse colon); relief only by sitting bent and pressing with both hands; the pain became intolerable on walking out.Twisting and pinchings around the umbilicus.

Borborygmi in the forenoon.


Incomplete, and as if interrupted, emission of fetid flatulence. (The usual colic disappeared for some days).

Every step on the pavement caused excruciating pain, as if the intestines would be torn apart (ameliorated by lying down).

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.