Apocynum Androsaemifolium

Apocynum Androsaemifolium 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 name: Spreading dogbane.


Natural order: Apocynaceae. Preparation: Tincture from the root.


Much pain all over the head (400 drops). Heat of head and neck (500 drops). Great and pain in the head, of an indescribable character (100 drops). Pains and stiffness in the back of the head and neck (200 drops). Pulsating pain in back of the head, and between the right hand and elbow (350 drops).


Great sneezing (450 drops). Great itching and irritation in left nostril (450 drop). Everything smelled like honey (150 drops).


Twitching of the face (450 drops). Itching and burning of the face (400 drops). Violent pain in left zygomatic process (500 drops).


Pain of all the teeth of the lower jaw, left side (150 drops). Most delightful taste in the mouth (150 drops).


Some effort to vomit (650 drops). Vomiting, purging (1800 drops).


Pain in the left groin, of a shooting character (500 drops).

Stool and Anus.

Diarrhoea, with much pain and rumbling; only two evacuations, but copious and affording much relief (350 drops). Four bilious evacuations in one day (650 drops). Painful bilious diarrhoea (250 drops). Constipation of the bowels (100 drops).

Urinary Organs.

Frequent passing of clear urine (400 drops). Profuse flow of clear urine (350 drops).

Sexual Organs.

Profuse menstruation, lasting eight days, with violent pressing pain (550 drops).

Respiratory Apparatus.

Dull, heavy pain when breathing, seeming to go from above downward (200 drops).

Neck and Back.

Stiffness of the neck (400 drops). Pain increased in back of neck and extending to front (650 drops).

Extremities in General.

Swelling of hands and feet (from fumes of the juice of the plant), N.

Archiv., 1, 1, 181).

Much pain in knee right shoulder (150 drops).

Most violent pains in all the joints (450 drops).

Upper Extremities.

Pains severe above each wrist (650 drops).

Lower Extremities.

Cramps in the bottoms of the feet (50 drops).

Cramps and burning in the bottoms of the feet, most severely in the right foot, with severe pain in the joint of the left big toe, and heat in the right leg and knee (100 drops).

Violent heat in the bottoms of the feet (50 drops).

Tingling pain in his toes; sharp pains in middle toe (150 drops).


Trembling of the body (150 drops). Great prostration and trembling of the body (1800 drops). Lassitude (500 drops). Much lassitude (400 drops). Swollen sensations of the face and body (300 drops). Heaviness of the body, with great desire to sleep (300 drops). Pains in different parts of the body (150 drops). Flying pains in different parts of the system (300 drops). Pain on turning to the left side (400 drops).

Sleep and Dreams.

Sleep not refreshing (500 drops).

Inability to sleep at night (500 drops).

Violent dreams (500 drops).


Violent itching of body and face (300 drops).


Chilliness (500 drops).

Profuse sweating of the whole body (50 drops).

Conditions.- Aggravation.

(When breathing), Pains from above downward.

(On turning to left side), Pain.

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.