Angustura


Angustura 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….


Introduction

Galipea cusparia, St. Hil. (Bonplandia trifoliata, Willd.; Angustura vera).

Natural order: Rutaceae.

Preparation: Trituration and tincture of the bark.

Mind

Greatly excited and extravagant spirits, with drawing in the limbs, as if the tendons were tense, in the afternoon (after two days).

Anxiety.

Lachrymose and irritable.

Marked ill-humor; everything vexes her.

He is easily frightened, and starts.

Pusillanimity.

He has not confidence enough in himself to undertake and perform voluntary motions.

Prone to anger; every trifle irritates.

Ill-humor and peevishness (after twenty-four hours).

Discouragement; dissatisfaction with his situation; he does not bear a joke; slight offences fill him with bitterness (after twelve hours).

Liveliness and activity of mind.

He feels cheerful and lively when performing no intellectual labor, but becomes dizzy when reading; he then falls asleep immediately.

Lively mood when walking in the open air (immediately).

In afternoon, great animation and facility of intellect; he comprehends everything much more easily than on the first day, and more easily than formerly, but he feels unable to dwell upon his subject, owing to some internal uneasiness, such as is experienced by those who anticipate some great pleasure, or also owing to all sorts of plans crowding upon his mind (after thirty- five hours).

For the first three afternoons the body feels warm; on the third afternoon, extreme liveliness and quick memory; however, he is not able to think of anything attentively, being prevented by the intrusion upon his mind of a rather agreeable projects which he almost believes to be real and feasible, and which exclusively absorbs all his attention; it is a sort of vivid, waking dream (after four days).

Lively mood; he is confident he can achieve everything with vigor (after forty-eight hours).

Great absence of mind; when occupied with something serious, his attention is constantly arrested by other things (after forty-five hours).

Sometimes he is lost in reverie, and even complete absence of thought; he easily falls asleep when reading.

Uncomfortable early in the morning; frequent yawning and want of disposition for any kind of work (after four days).

Head.

Suddenly, great confusion of the head, as from a skin drawn over the brain, half an hour (after a quarter of an hour).

Confusion and dulness of the head, as after intoxication.

Confusion and sense of contraction of the head, when walking rapidly.

Confusion of the head; pullings in the forehead.

Vertigo.

Periodical vertigo.

Vertigo in the open air (after twenty hours).

Vertigo from the occiput when sitting; throbbing in right temple.

He is attacked with a feeling of vertigo when crossing a running water or walking by the side of a ditch full of water; he fears he will sink down.

Dizziness.

Swaying of the head.

Head drawn first to the right side, then to the left.

In the open air, she was attacked with a little headache and heat (towards evening).

Headache occurred only when there was heat in the face.

Fullness in the forehead.

Headache always occurred towards evening, when it became dark, and continued until the moment he fell asleep.

Heaviness in the head when sitting.

Heat around the head, with sweat upon the forehead, early, when in bed.

Heat rising to the head.

Cramp-like headache.

Frequent pressure in the head (immediately).

Pressure in the head (and toes), (immediately).

Headache, as if everything in the brain were moving about, with oppressive and boring pain, especially in the temples; when laying the forehead upon the table he feels, in the first moments, nothing except some tension; soon, however, the pains return less violent, and assume their original violence as soon as the head is raised (after twelve hours).

Early, after rising, great heaviness, in the forehead, without any confusion (after three days).

Sometimes, very severe boring in the forehead and sides of the head (third day).

Drawing in the forehead (after nine and a half hours).

Pressure in the forehead.

Pressure in forehead (immediately).

Pressure in the forehead (after one and a half hours).

Headache; pressure in the forehead, over both eyes, as if the contents would come out, both at rest and in motion.

Very severe, frequent pressing pains in forehead, with the sensation of heaviness (after four hours).

Pressive headache in the forehead, towards evening, with great heat in the face.

The brain in the forehead feels bruised; increased by stooping, and diminished in the open air (immediately).

Severe repeated pains in forehead and temples (after four hours).

Drawing in the forehead and pressure in the temples (immediately).

Continual itching stitches in the forehead and temple, externally, which do not go off by rubbing.

The temporal muscles feel dead, numb, as if something were pressing out there.

Tensive pain in the temporal muscles, when opening the jaws.

Boring headache in the temples.

Drawing and oppressive pain in the temporal region.

Pressure in the temples (immediately).

Pressure in the temples (after one hour).

Pressure on the temples, as from a plug, several times (after one hour).

Tearing headache, rather externally, extending from the vertex over the temples (after twenty-four hours).

A stitch, as from electricity, starting from the temples upwards and downwards.

Intermittent prickings in the right temporal region, more externally (after four hours).

Roaring in the temples and sides of the head (immediately).

Boring and pressure in vertex (soon after taking).

In the evening, drawing and oppressive headache on the right side of the head, with pressure on the lower jaw (after sixteen hours).

Drawing on the sides of the head, then several times drawing in the legs and feet (early in morning).

Pressure on both sides of the head (soon after taking).

Pressure on the sides of the head (immediately).

Twitching at a small place under the skin of the right parietal bone; when pressing upon the part, it pains as if it were bruised (after one hour).

Headache; pressure in the occiput in the afternoon.

Pressure in the left hemisphere when stooping; relieved on raising the head again (immediately).

Drawing at the sides of the occiput (immediately).

Eyes.

The eyes are red, and burn; in the morning they are agglutinated.

Violent burning in the inner half of the eyes themselves, and in the internal corners; afternoons and evenings.

Tension first in one, then in the other eye; it seems from behind forwards, early in the morning (after forty-eight hours).

Pressure in both eyes, as if a bright light were irritating them, and as if they became weary.

A few stitches over the eyes.

Eyes feel as if there was sand in them.

Pressure on the right eye and the orbit, in the evening (after fourteen hours).

Severe pressure above the right eye and deep in the right orbit (after one and a half hours).

Slight twitchings between the eyebrows while reading.

Feeling of dryness under the upper eyelids.

Sore pain in the eyelids.

Stitches in the right eyelids (after eight hours).

Itching stitches in the upper eyelid, which cannot be removed by rubbing (after one hour).

Dilatation of the pupils (after thirteen hours).

Contraction of the pupils (after three and a half hours).

He sees much farther and more sharply than usual.

Farsightedness; he saw distinctly objects at a distance; whereas he generally was short-sighted (after two and a half hours).

Early, on rising, dimness before the eyes, as if the cornea were obscured (after twenty-four hours).

There seems to be a light vapor before the eyes, which soon passes off.

Ears.

Tearing in a boil over the right mastoid process (after a quarter of an hour).

Heat of the ears and both cheeks.

Pinching in the external ear.

Heat in the lobules.

Sensation as if something were before the ear, and as if something were inserted in it.

Throbbing pain behind the ears, on the side of the neck, as if the carotid were beating.

Burning in the internal ear, in the region of the tympanum.

Several transient drawings, now in the right, now in the left ear.

Stitches in the ears (after one hours).

Stitches deep in the right ear (after one and a half hours).

Very painful tearing twitchings in the right internal ear; they gradually become drawings (after one hour).

Tearing twitchings before the left ear (after one hour).

Stitches in the meatus auditorius externus.

Hearing is much more acute than usual (after five and a half hours), (curative reaction).

Ringing in the right ear (after thirty-three hours).

Nose.

Sensation of a corrosive soreness deep in the nose (immediately).

Face.

Internal and external heat of the face, immediately after supper.

Drawing in the facial muscles (after one and a half hours).

Drawing in the muscles of the face (after one hour).

Drawing in the muscles of the face, right side (immediately).

Stitches in the right facial muscles (after one and a half hours).

Prickling in the facial muscles (after one and a half hours).

Feeling of heat in both cheeks, without any external perceptible warmth.

In the evening, hot feeling in the cheeks, which, however, do not feel warm when touched (after twelve hours).

Pressure, sometimes very severe, in the facial bones, especially in the zygoma (after ten hours).

Cramplike pain at the zygoma (after a quarter of an hour).

Stitches in the left zygoma (after one and a half hours).

Pain in the masseter muscles, as if one had fatigued them by chewing too much.

Cramplike pain near the articulation of the jaw, in the masticator muscles, especially when at rest; the pain is diminished by opening or closing the jaws.

Pressure several times in the right maxilla (after one hour).

Drawing in the maxilla (after one and a half hours).

Mouth.

Drawing pain in the two right upper incisors.

Throbbing toothache in a hollow tooth, in the evening after lying down (after fourteen hours).

Slight drawing in some of the upper molar teeth, which, however, cannot be defined.

Drawing pain which, to judge by the feeling, is between the crowns of the middle upper right molar teeth, and may be palliated by touching the teeth with the cold finger (after one hour).

Sticking-drawing in the right upper gums (after three hours).

White tongue, with a feeling of roughness (after twelve hours).

Burning, as of pepper, on the left side of the tongue, almost on its border (after three hours).

Stitches several times at the tip of the tongue (after eight hours).

Pinching stitches in the tip of the tongue, which are extremely painful, even when the tongue is not moved (after six hours).

In the evening, during slumber, his mouth had become filled with a viscid, insipid, and foul phlegm; he could not drink enough.

Great dryness of mouth and lips, without any thirst (after three hours).

Much saliva flows from the mouth.

Bitter taste in the mouth after the usual smoking.

Bitter taste in the mouth, and several slight eructations after dinner, which he ate with a good appetite (after thirty hours).

Foul, flat taste in the mouth for a short time (after two hours). (Bread tastes sour to her).

Taste in the mouth as of peach-pits.

Throat.

Frequent roughness in the throat; he must hack, without being able to expectorate anything (after six hours).

Roughness and dryness in the back part of the palate and fauces, without any thirst, worse when swelling (after twenty- five hours).

Stomach.

Although his appetite is very great, yet he does not relish his food; it seems offensive to him; at the same time a fullness in the chest, owing to suppressed eructations; he feels unable to satisfy his appetite by eating a plentiful dinner (after six hours).

Loss of appetite while at dinner.

Desires this thing and that, but is disgusted with everything brought to her.

Particular aversion to meat.

Thirst.

Great desire for cold drink (after fifteen hours).

Raging desire to drink, but it took her when she put the glass to her lips.

He has no desire for drink, nevertheless he crave warm drinks more than cold; he did not feel any chilliness after the cold drinks.

Eructations of water.

Many empty eructations after a meal.

Bilious eructations.

Frequent hiccough (after three hours).

Sense of nausea in the stomach (after one hour).

Nausea, with water brash.

Nausea, especially during a meal.

Empty feeling in stomach.

In the beginning of the meal cutting pain in the stomach, like soreness; it went off during the meal (after three days).

Nausea during a walk, as if he would faint, accompanied by great lassitude as if the nausea rose into his head, and he felt hungry.

Cutting-tearing in the pit, increased by moving the trunk, after dinner.

Cramp like, pinching pain below the pit of the stomach, in the evening, when sitting (after thirteen hours).

Abdomen.

Cutting under the short ribs, in the right side of the abdomen, when moving the trunk (after forty-eight hours).

Loud rumbling in the abdomen.

Audible rumbling in the abdomen, with eructations.

Fermenting and rumbling in the abdomen, as if diarrhoea would come on, accompanied by incarceration of flatulence (after three hours).

Painless motions, grumbling, and gurgling in the intestines, continuing almost unceasingly for three hours.

Emission of stinking flatulence.

Slight warmth over the abdomen.

Cramplike colic when walking.

Stitches in the abdomen, followed by drawings.

Drawing pain, as from a bruise, in the right side of the abdomen, when walking in the open air (after one hour).

Dull stitches in the abdomen, on the left side near the navel (after twenty-four hours).

Dull, shaking, transient shootings here and there, in the left side of the abdomen.

Cutting in the hypogastrium transversely over the pubis, with pressure towards the rectum (after a quarter of an hour).

Cutting and gurgling in the hypogastrium, transversely over the pubis, when taking warm mild (after three-quarters of an hour).

Pressure in the hypogastrium, from within outward, accompanied by anguish (after sixteen hours).

Sense as of drawing and cramping in the pelvis, when walking.

Dull stitches in the left os innominatum, just behind the hip-joint; they occur in short paroxysms, and are increased by every motion.

Pains in the sacrum and abdomen, as if things wound together lay in the abdomen, and were sore and paralytically pressed upon the sacrum, preventing her from walking about, as if she were too old and too tired; stooping was also difficult.

Cramp like pressure over the pubis when sitting, as if something were boring out there (after twelve hours).

Periodic throbbing and contraction in the abdomen, in a spot above the mons veneris.

Several times a sensation in the intestines as if diarrhoea would come on.

Pinching in the right lumbar region when at rest.

Cutting pain in the left lumbar region, from within outwards (after three hours).

Cramp like pain at the upper border of the ilium, extending to the spine (after twelve hours).

Stool and Anus.

During a soft stool there was a painful tenesmus of the rectum, as if it had been contracted, with distension of the hemorrhoidal veins, and a burning pain, as if the rectum were being corroded (after two days).

Sensation in the rectum, as if it would protrude; this symptom is followed by a yellow, soft, very profuse evacuation (after one and a half hours).

Frequent urging in the rectum, as if diarrhoea would come on immediately, with shiverings over the face.

Stitching in the rectum. (Tingling-itching of the rectum, as from ascarides).

Protrusion of hemorrhoids during a hard, knotty stool, with contractive pain and sticking after feeling a contraction of the rectum the day before. Haemorrhoids remain protruded, even during the night.

Indications of diarrhoea, with drawings through all the intestines (after three hours).

Frequently slight desire for stool; he felt as if the passage would not take place; upon much straining a few hard pieces came out (after twelve hours).

Thin, copious stool, without any pain (after two hours).

The stool was not as thin as might have been expected from the indications of diarrhoea.

Three profuse, very thin stools within four hours.

Early in the morning, diarrhoea comes on after previous colic and nausea; the last evacuation was only mucus.

Colic and diarrhoea; the last evacuation is only mucus (after twelve and eighty-four hours).

Every evacuation is followed by shivering over the face and goose-skin.

Sensation as if stool had not been passed sufficiently, as if more would come.

Daily stool, as usual, only more hard; usually has soft stools.

Moderate costiveness.

Urinary Organs.

Tenesmus of the bladder, followed by the profuse emission of white urine; tenesmus after micturition (after thirty-six hours).

Inclination to pass urine during the day; the urine is of a light color, and is passed in large quantities (after one and a half hours).

Frequent desire to urinate, with but little urine (after two hours).

Frequent micturition (after one hour).

Burning after micturition; one is obliged frequently to urinate, although but a few dark-yellow drops are emitted each time; they cause a burning each time.

Urine copious, and nearly as light-colored as water (after one hour).

Orange-colored urine, soon becoming turbid (after twenty- four hours).

Sexual Organs.

Stitches, sometimes itching, of the prepuce.

Voluptuous itching of the tip of the glans, which forces one to rub; when walking in the open air (after six and a half hours).

Itching of the scrotum.

Drawing in the left spermatic cord, alternating with twitches, accompanied by a sensation of shivering in the neighboring parts of the scrotum and thigh.

Prolapsus uteri.

Rapid successive stitches in the uterus, relieved by bathing with cold water.

Short-lasting pressure in the right ovary.

Itching pimples on the left labium major (these usually appear when the menses have been retarded some time); they burn when urinating; larger pimples on the labia minora, that itch when touched.

Discharge of milky mucus from the vagina.

A slight yellowish discharge from the vagina the day before the menses appear.

Irritation and raging in the genitals.

Transient irritation in the genitals, and a contraction of ligaments of the uterus.

Itching and swelling of the genitals, without voluptuous sensation.

Itching in the genitals, obliging her to scratch so as to draw blood; after which it abated.

Disagreeable tickling in the genitals.

During her morning sleep she had a pollution, and was out of humor after it.

Menses appear two weeks later than usual.

Respiratory Apparatus.

Trembling sensation, internally, resembling hiccough, during an inspiration; the inspiration is made in two jerks, from within outwards (after eight hours).

Frequent irritation to cough, caused by a tickling arising from under the sternum and extending into the back.

Irritation to dry, hacking cough.

Scratching (Kratzen) in larynx, with short cough (after nine and a half hours).

Tickling in the larynx, inducing a dry, short, and hacking cough, continuing a long time (after two and three-quarters hours).

Stitch in the epiglottis (immediately).

Tenacious phlegm in the trachea, difficult to hawk up (after ten and eleven hours).

The voice is louder and firmer (curative), (after five and a half hours).

Hoarseness, occasioned by much phlegm in the throat (after ten hours).

Cough, as if something weighed on his lungs.

Frequent dry cough (after rising in morning).

Frequent short cough, followed by one hiccough.

Some hacking cough. Violent cough, deep from the trachea, early in the morning, accompanied by expectoration of yellow mucus (after twenty-four hours).

A short and hacking cough the whole day, owing to a tickling in the larynx, only when walking in the open air, with a rattling in the chest and expectoration of much yellow mucus.

Expectoration of sourish, salty water.

Chest.

During a walk, peculiar sensation of lightness and well- feeling in the chest (after two hours).

Pain in the muscles of the chest when moving in bed, early in the morning, and, during the day, when the arms are brought together, they pain as if bruised; on touching the parts, they feel no pain, not even when breathing.

Quickly passing tightness of the chest (immediately).

Tightness of the chest and pressure in the left side, when walking fast (after twelve hours).

Cramp in the chest, as if one had suddenly taken a violent cold.

Pressure on the chest, toward the axilla and on the tendon of the pectoralis major (after three days).

Cutting pressure through the thorax, from within outwards, with a sense of anguish (after half an hour).

Sharply pressing, almost pinching, pain at a small place in the upper portion of the chest (after fifteen hours).

Oppression of the chest.

Great oppression of, and pressure upon, the chest, with pressure on the sides of the frontal bone, and violent palpitation of the heart, towards evening, when going upstairs (after two hours).

Drawing pains in the muscles of the thorax (soon after taking).

Painful sensitiveness of the chest, even when pressed only feebly (after twenty-four hours).

Cutting pressure in both sides of the chest, first only during expectoration; afterwards changed to cutting thrusts, which continue even on holding the breath (after one hour).

Lying on the side is painful.

Cutting stitches in the last rib during an inspiration, and, moreover, before going to sleep and after lying down.

Feeling as if the lung were turned over.

Contractive pressure in the ribs, above the hypochondria, but more in the right side.

Painful contractive sensation on right side of chest, when touching it, as if it were bruised; worse when raising her arm.

Pressure across the whole right side of the chest and abdomen, as if these parts were being compressed in front and behind, accompanied by sharp cutting, downward, in the sternum and in the spine, increased by inspiration and every movement of the trunk (after five hours).

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.