Ammonium Causticum, Ammonia


Very urgent thirst.


Very urgent thirst, with difficult deglutition.

He is consumed with thirst, and yet is unable to get down a drop of liquid.

Thirst very strong, without the power to swallow.

Eructations which do not smell of Ammonia (soon after taking the medicine).

Constant mucous vomiting.

He passes an immense quantity of mucus from the mouth.

He throws up by the mouth and nostrils quantities of a whitish fluid which burns wherever it touches, and smells like sal volatile liniment.

He immediately screamed and was very sick, bring up at first stringy mucus of a light color, and them some more dark.

Vomiting blood.

The right hand automatically pointed in the stomach region.

He was allowed to get up on the fifteenth, but the next day a hearty meal gave him very great pain.


There was burning pain in the track of oesophagus, none in the stomach itself, but its region was tender on pressure.

Epigastrium swollen and tender.

Great sensitiveness of the epigastric region; very small pulse, with shivering (at 4 P.M).


Great pain and tenderness in left hypochondrium and at epigastrium.

There was no abdominal distension.

The abdomen was soft.

Rumbling in abdomen.

Inexpressible pains in the upper part of the intestinal tube.

Pains in lower abdomen, back, and sacral region.

Stool and Anus.

Spasmodic contraction of the rectum; an injection spouted forcibly from the rectum as soon as thrown up.

The vomiting is followed by several stools, which cause a violent burning at the anus.

Solid stool (he has already had the usual morning evacuation), with cessation of the confusion of the head (in six minutes).

Copious hemorrhagic stools.

Bloody stools, very frequent.

Evacuation of some pints of clear blood, with excessive tenesmus.

The poison was taken March 7th, but his bowels did not act till the 12th, and then only after a purgative.

Suppression of a chronic looseness of the bowels.

Urinary Organs.

Scanty, red urine.

The urine was alkaline and dark-yellow.

Urine smelling of ammonia.

Next day, the urine contained a good deal of sediment, consisting of urates.

Sexual Organs.

The menses, hitherto always regular, are fifteen days too early, and very profuse.

Respiratory Apparatus.

Slight, rather coarse mucous rales were heard in the larynx and trachea.

He had a constant tickling in larynx, with pain in epigastrium.

For several days, he suffered from a bronchitis, with profuse expectoration, but it took nearly a week till his voice returned, and he regained his strength only by slow degrees.

Speech fatiguing, interrupted.

The voice was low and weak, speech fatiguing and interrupted, on account of the condition of the respiratory function.

She could hardly speak, because the effort to do so fatigued her exceedingly, and caused pain in the chest, The voice was rough, weak and hoarse.

Dull, hoarse voice.

Weak and indistinct voice.

Voice deep, weak.

Speech wanting.

Obstinate cough.

Cough, with copious mucous expectoration.

Cough and much expectoration, especially after drinking.

Cough, with profuse mucous expectoration, and excited by drinking.

When he tries to drink, severe cough, with expectoration of slimy masses.

The cough and expectoration are especially excited by the contact of liquids with the back of the mouth; only a very little passes into the oesophagus.

Spasmodic cough, lasting an hour, during which he expectorates a great quantity of membrane.

He hawked and expectorated continually, although doing so gave him great pain.

Blood expectoration.

Respiration heavy and rattling.

Every respiration produces a kind of rattling noise.

The breathing harsh, hurried, and somewhat obstructed.

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.