Antimonium et potassium tartaricum

Antimonium Et Potassium Tartaricum 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….


Tartar emetic, 2(K (SbO) C4H4O6) H2O.

Preparation: Triturations.


Furious delirium (third day).

(Suicidal mood; he raves and does not know what he is doing).

Excitement of disposition.

He was talking to himself.

Despondent and apprehensive about his recovery.

Hopeless, despondent mood, toward evening, with chilliness, pain in the chest, and great sleepiness.

4.30 P.M. very morose, dejected, and sad.

The anxiety increases with the nausea, together with a slight pressure and some warmth in the abdomen, which moves about with the free flatulence.

She is frightened at every trifle.

Apprehensive, with fullness about the heart and increased warmth (eighth day).

Apprehensive and restless.

Dreaded to be left alone even for a few moments, lest he “should be dreadfully nervous and not know what to do with himself.

Bad humor, everything goes wrong.

Bad humor, noise is intolerable.

Everything displeases her of which she thinks (after two hours).

Peevish and quarrelsome.

He rubs his eyes with his hands as if in a stupid sleep, and wakes in a very ill-humor, e. g., if one looked at him he began to howl.

The child will not allow itself touched, without whining and crying, whereby the toes and fingers are drawn inwards.

The whole time an unusual, noticeable (more to others than to herself) wild gayety, toward evening; this gave place to fretfulness, peevishness, and anxious thoughts about the future; she thinks she will remain in her present condition.

Excited mentally (ninth day).

Restless, excited mind.

Became senseless.

Loss of consciousness; he falls into a state of stupor, interrupted from time to time by spasms.


Head confused (second day).

Head confused.

Head much confused (fifth day). Head confused in the morning, which disappeared after rising (first day).

Head confused, with a warm forehead, disappeared of vigor, and indifference to everything.

Confusion of the head, like a stupefaction, with a feeling as if he ought to sleep.

Head confused, with heaviness and pressure in the forehead (eighth day).

Confusion of the head, like a pressure in the temples (immediately).

Marked confusion of the head, with increasing nausea.

Head heavy, much confused.

Head heavy, much confused (ninth day).

Head heavy, pressive, and confused.

Head heavy, confused, with great discomfort on waking, mornings (ninth day).

The head is heavy, confused, and painful, with internal heat in the head (3 P.M).; it becomes better in the open air, and does not return again in the room.


Vertigo (eighth day).

Attacks of vertigo (third and fourth day).

Vertigo often on closing eyes.

Vertigo on walking; he totters.

Vertigo, with flickering before the eyes (third day).

Whirling in the head (ninth day).

On trying to lift his head he felt a dizziness which obliged him to replace it on the pillow.

Dulness, dizziness.

No pustules, but an inflammation of the meninges of the brain; the patient ran about delirious (inunction of four grains).

Congestion to head.


Headache (second day).

Very painful headache, that she cannot well describe.

Stupefying headache (ninth day).

Violent headache, with pressure and throbbing in the forehead and temples (eleventh day).

Severe headache, palpitations, vertigo.

Stupefaction of the head, as if confined.

Headache, like a tension, with drawings and burrowing, even as far as the root of the nose (afternoons).

Headache, with sensitiveness of epigastric region.

Heat in the head increased by motion (third day).

Sensation of heat in the head, 4 P.M.

Frequent risings of heat in the head, with thirst (sixth day).

Compression of the head.

External weakness of the head; she cannot hold the head erect.

Internal weakness of the head.

Heaviness of the head.

The head seems very heavy.

The head is heavy, and feels enlarged (4 P.M)..

The head is so heavy that she can scarcely hold it upright, with very fretful disposition, in the forenoon.

The head is heavy and requires supporting behind.

Pressure in the brain.

Pressive headache all day, especially in forehead (eleventh day).

Stitches in the head, from 11 A.M. till evening (second day).

Sharp stitches in the head on motion.

Raging and beating in the whole head, as if the brain would suppurate, which disappears in the open air, but returns in in the room, 2 1/2 P.M.

Forehead covered with cold sweat.

Forehead covered with sweat, head is cold.

Slight attacks of frontal headache.

Violent pain in forehead and vertigo (five minutes).

Heat on the forehead, without sweat, in the morning.

On coughing, heat and sweat of the forehead, so that she became very dizzy.

Fine burning on the frontal bone above the right temple (after one and a half hours).

Headache, as from a band compressing the forehead.

Inward boring into the frontal bone, between the left root of the nose and the eyebrows.

Dull boring, as from a blunt instrument, below the right frontal eminence.

Headache draws about, painfully, in the forehead and vertex, with tension and pressure.

Dull pain in the forehead, as if some one had beaten him on the head (fourth day).

In the forehead a dull pain, sometimes becoming sticking, which extends to the temple, increased by coughing (fourth day).

Pressure in the forehead, especially on motion (four hours).

Pressure in forehead and occiput (fifth day).

A dull, wave like pressure on the right frontal eminence.

Headache from morning till 5 P.M.; a painful pressing forward from the occiput across the vertex into the frontal region, where it seems to her as if everything would come out; worse at 1 P.M. (seventh day).

Pressive headache in the centre of the forehead, above the nose.

For several months, a pressive, tensive pains, especially in the forehead, immediately after waking, relieved by cold water (especially the third day).

Pressive pain in the forehead, more like a sticking, extends downwards into the left eye, with unusual inclination to close the eyes (four hours).

A fine tearing from the left frontal eminence toward the temple, on speaking (after one hour).

Slight sticking in the forehead (second day).

Sticking (or rather tearing) in the forehead (twenty hours) from 2 P.M. till 3 P.M.

Jerking and drawing, with a tension in the forehead, especially over the left eye (one hour).

A sensitive pain in the right side of the forehead, the whole evening, with a sensation as if the brain pressed too hard there, balled into heavy lumps.

Throbbing in the right side of the forehead (fourth day).

On waking in the night he always has the same bad headache, as if the brain were balled into a heavy lump, only in the left half of the forehead.

Pressive headache on the left side of the forehead, with pressure on the eyes.

Violent pulsating of the blood vessels in the temples (fifth day).

Pressing inward in the left temple.

Feeling as if both temples were pressed together.

Feeling as if the head were compressed, at both temples, with dull instruments.

Fine tearing in the left temple, on motion in the open air (after two hours).

Sticking in the temples (third day).

A long continuing, sensitive, drawing pressure in the right temple. In the temples a tension, as if squeezed, with a kind of stupefaction (one-quarter of an hour).

Painful drawing in the right temple extends down to the zygoma and upper jaw.

Tension on the vertex (second day).

Very sensitive pressure on the vertex (fifteenth day).

In the afternoon, on motion, a surging from the neck upward across the vertex, toward the forehead, with stupefaction and confusion of the senses, on standing for one minute.

Burning and itching, in a place as large as a half dollar, in the anterior part of the right parietal bone, on stooping; on rising, it is somewhat relieved, but constantly returns on stooping, and disappears on scratching (after one hour).

Intermittent tearings in the right side of the head.

Tearing in the right side of the head, and especially deep in the right ear, on raising the head, after stooping (after three-quarters of an hour).

A kind of stupefaction with a tensive sensation attacks the left half of the head (one-quarter of an hour).

Slight tearing, drawing headache in left half of the head from behind forward.

A tensive pressing-in headache in the left half of the skull.

On stooping, several violent stitches in the left parietal bone, extending forward (after half an hour).

Such a violent stitching-tearing from the posterior-inferior portion of the left parietal bone to a place in front of the vertex, that it seems as though a piece were being torn from her head; deep within, on standing, 8 A.M.; the same pain returns on the following day, at the same hour(120).

The occiput becomes heavy, and an anxious oppressive sensation sets in.

Sensation in the occiput, on stooping, as if something feel forwards (three hours).

Raging or throbbing pain on the right side of the occiput, like ulceration, on rest and motion, 1 1/2 P.M.

Heaviness in the head, and the scalp is so sensitive that she can scarcely bear the comb (morning and evening).


Squinting eyes.

Enlarged, swollen eyes.

Bloodshot eyes.

Weak and dim eyes.

Weakness of eyes (eleventh day).

Eyes feel so tired that they would close.

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.