Antimonium Crudum

Antimonium Crudum 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….


(“Stibium”.) Sesquichloride of antimony, Sb2S3.

(Native gray antimony ore).


(Delirium and death, in consequence of an emetic of Croc.


(* Not found, Hughes. *).

Decided disposition to shoot himself in the night, not to any other kind of suicide; this forced him to leave his bed, otherwise he was unable to get rid of it.

Continual condition of ideal love and ecstatic longing for some ideal female being, which wholly filled his fancy; more when walking in the open pure air than in the room; this symptom disappeared after a few days, the sexual desire apparently diminished at the time.

Dejection of spirit during the day.

He felt discouraged; this made his head feel warm in front.

Attacks of anxiety.

Anxious reflections about himself, his present and future fate, during the day.

Anxiety in bed, at night, from 3 to 5 o’clock.

Uneasy (second day).

Irritated state of mind, feeling of grief, the whole forenoon; the sound of the bells, as well as the sight of that which surrounds him, moves him to tears; his breathing is short and heavy.

Peevish; vexed without any cause (second day).

Out of humor; sad in evening.

Ill-humor the whole day.

He is sulky; does not wish to speak with any one.

He does not speak (second day).

Dementia, 6 (same case as S. 17).

Dementia, idiocy; she did not leave her bed, spoke nothing without being asked, desired neither to eat nor to drink, nevertheless ate with pleasure if anything was offered to her and she felt hungry; she declined eating when she did not feel hungry; at the same time she was all the time pulling her neck cloth, or she folded a handkerchief and then unfolded it again, or she pulled little feathers out of the bed and then gathered together; so obtuse was her sensibility that when, from the acrimony of the evacuations and her position of the back, a large and foul ulcer formed over the sacrum and coccyx, she complained of no pain from it.



Weakness of the head.

Violent headache.

Violent headache after bathing in the river, with weakness in the limbs and repugnance to food.

Headache, and subsequently a little bleeding at the nose (after seven and a half hours).

Feeling of emptiness in the head, as after continual working in a cold room (fourth day).

The rush of the blood to the head becomes less (curative effect).

Violent tearing in the whole head, with heat in it, towards noon (sixth day).

Tearing pain in the whole head, here and there, from morning till night.

The tearing in the head becomes less when walking in the open air.

Dull, stupefying pain in the whole head, with nausea in the pharynx, when smoking, to which he is accustomed.

Heaviness in the forehead.

Headache, as if her forehead would burst; at the same time, she felt intoxicated, sat alone, and would not speak. (* Not found. *) Continual pain in the forehead and the temples, boring from within outwards, unchanged by touching the parts (after five hours).

Slight dull headache in the forehead, and vertigo, increased by ascending stairs.

Stupefying, dull headache, rather externally, in the forehead, so violent that sweat broke out from anxiety, when walking in the open air (after six hours).

Pressure inwards, at times drawing, in the left side of the forehead.

Momentary drawing pain over the left temporal bone; went off by pressure, and then returned much more violent, immediately after.

Slow pulsation externally, at the left temple, with fine prickings, several times in succession, extending towards the eyebrows; this symptom is most severe when it is not especially noticed.

Upon the left parietal bone there is a small spot which, when touched, causes pain in the bone as if the periosteum were swollen.

Small, flat tubercles here and there upon the scalp, of the size of small peas, painful to pressure, and with a feeling of crawling all around.

Single sharp stitches on the scalp (for one minute).


Red, inflamed eyes, with itching, and nightly agglutination.

Redness of the left eye, with dread of light on rising early in the morning, and a secretion of mucus in the inner canthus.

Inflammation of the eyes.

Pain at the right eyebrow, within the skull, as if the parts were pressed asunder.

Sharp pressive stitches below the left eyebrow.

Reddened eyelids, with fine stitches in the eyeball.

Twitching in the left eyelids.

Gum in the canthi of the eyes, in the forenoon (after three hours and a half).

Much mucus in the right canthus, early in the morning, with dry gum in both lids.

Small moist place at the outer canthus, very painful upon sweat coming in contact with it.

Itching in the external canthus of the eye, which obliges one to rub (after two hours).

Fine stitches in frequent succession, without pain, in the forepart of the eyeball, in the forenoon (ninth day).

Incurable blindness. (* Not found. *).


Redness, burning, and swelling of the left ear, as from the bite of a mosquito.

Swelling and redness of the whole of the internal concha with periodical itching.

Itching stitches at the border of the right concha, above the helix, going off on being touched (after one hour and a half).

In the evening something seemed to block up the right ear.

Drawing pain through the right ear into the Eustachian tube, almost reaching the mouth, after dinner (sixteenth day).

Stitches in the ears.

Crawling in the right meatus auditorius (second day).

Sensation of burrowing or swarming (of animals) in the ears, especially when lying still (fifth day).

Violent din in the ears, as if some one were beating against the door of the house.

Smashing in the ear, as of a few drops of water, when moving the jaws.

Ringing before the ears (second day).

Continual roaring in the ears, especially during stillness (second day).

Roaring in the ears, most in the afternoon.

An old roaring in the ears disappeared (curative effect).

Painful roaring in the ears, (preceding S.68).

Loss of hearing.

(After violent vomiting, left ear soon recovered, but right remained permanently deaf; reporter ascribes it to rupture of membrana tympani).

A kind of deafness of the right ear, as if a leaflet were placed before the tympanum; this symptom cannot be removed by boring with the finger in the ear (after fourteen hours).


Both nostrils become chapped and covered with crusts.

The left nostril becomes chapped and painful.

Obstruction of the nose in the evening, as in coryza, for several days.


Coryza, with sore, crusty nostrils.

Fluent coryza early in the morning, for some hours, with sneezing.

Dry coryza.

Fluent coryza.

Blowing out blood.

Bleeding at the nose, several days in succession.

Bleeding at the nose every evening.

Dryness of the nose when walking in the open air, so that he can hardly speak.

The nose is painful when breathing, as if from inspiring cold air, or from inhaling acrid vapors.

Sore nostrils, with drawing pain.

Feeling of soreness in the nostrils when inspiring air, especially in the right nostril, which is a little obstructed.

Soreness of the right nostril in the anterior angle, with pain as in a cold.


Slight twitches in the muscles of the left side of the face (after nine hours).

Cracks in the corners of the mouth, painful like sores, returning after five, eight, and twelve weeks.

Twitches of the muscles at the corners of the mouth.

The lips are dry.

Formication upon the upper lip (nineteenth and twenty-fourth days).

Burning, stinging, as from a red-hot little spark on the chin and the upper lip (seventh and ninth day).

Sensation at, and below the chin, when touching it, as if the hand were moved over many small sore places, and small, honey-colored granules upon the skin here and there.


Waking from the siesta with and by dull grinding of the teeth (second day).

Severe bleeding of the teeth.

Twinging toothache, in the evening when in bed, and after dinner.

Stitches in the tooth when inspiring air.

Toothache in a hollow tooth, worse at night than in daytime; a fine stinging, pulling, and grinding, as if in the nerve, which moves downwards and then upwards into the head; if he touches the tooth with the tongue, he feels pain, as if the nerve were torn.

The nightly toothache is accompanied by great warmth, which seems to come from the chest.

The toothache is renewed immediately after eating even soft things, is worse by applying cold water, and is relieved in the open air.

The gums stand off from the teeth, and bleed easily.

Dryness of the mouth, at night (sixth day).

Rawness of the palate, with expectoration of much mucus, when clearing the throat (after fifth week).

Blisters upon the tongue.

Tongue coated white in the forenoon (after two hours).

Accumulation of water upon the tongue.

After dinner some fine, sharp stitches in the tongue, in front on the left border, following in succession (after thirty- three hours).

Feeling of soreness, and redness at a small place on the right border of the tongue for several days, frequently going off and suddenly returning (sixth day).

Accumulation of water in the mouth. Much saltish saliva in the mouth.

Profuse ptyalism from nose and mouth, (same as S.383).

Ptyalism, without any fetid odor, and without looseness of the teeth.

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.