Aqua Petra

Aqua Petra 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….


“The mineral springs of Chase and Brittingham”.


Headache, with fever in the afternoon (fourth day).Itching and scaliness of the scalp, afternoons and evening.


Mucous discharge from the eyes.Burning, smarting of the eyes, especially the margins of the lids.

Aching pain through the eyes and orbits, increased by motion and the open air, or sunlight; relieved by quietude.



Itching in the ears.Snapping in the right ear, when chewing.


Blood in the nose, frequently.Dryness of the nostrils.


Itching and scaliness of the face.


Sensation of something remaining in the throat, like particles of food.Roughness and adhesive mucus in the throat, which it is difficult to remove.

Scraping and roughness in the throat.

Irritation of the fauces, larynx, trachea, and upper half of the lungs very great; sensation of roughness and scraping in them (sixth day).


Increased secretion of the alimentary canal.Much flatus passed towards morning.

Aching in the abdomen, and through the whole length of the alimentary canal, even to the throat (by its continuance some time).

Aching in the viscera and lower abdomen.

Aching and faint sensation in the abdomen, extending even through the oesophagus to the throat, and in the throat, with diminished appetite.


Pressing or bearing-down sensation in the abdomen.

Stool and Anus.

Two stools a day.

Urinary Organs.

Burning in the urethra, remaining after an evacuation.Urine increased and scalding.

Considerable scalding on micturition, scalding continuing several days.

Frequent micturition.

Increased secretion of urine and cutaneous transpiration.

Urine pale, watery, and with but little smell.

Respiratory Apparatus.

Somewhat tenacious mucus in the larynx and trachea.Continued disposition to cough, with rough, scraping sensation in the throat.

Cough, frequent paroxysms.

Paroxysms of continued cough.

Coughing nearly all night (fourth day).

Cough rather dry, with occasional expectoration of mucus, affording but little relief.

Cough fatiguing, exhausting, suffocative, and the sputa difficult to raise, or if raised, immediately replaced by other.

Paroxysms of coughing, about 10 A.M., and 1 or 2 o’clock P.M., lasting from an hour to an hour and a half, each time, with watery, frothy, transparent mucus at first, but later becoming tinged yellow, as from saffron, seeming to come from the upper portion of lungs (sixth day).

Coughing apparently worse on lying down or exercising the lungs (sixth day).

Sputa consist of tenacious and watery mucus, without color, the first days; now, watery and frothy, quite yellow (sixth day).

Sputa contains, now and then, some few particles, thick, opaque and muco-purulent, of a dark color (seventh day).

Substances brought up by coughing from the throat, like that which collects round the teeth where the brush is not often used, smelling much the same, rather soft, like cheese (sixth day).


Pain, congestion, and stricture of the chest (several times).Congestion, pain, and stricture in chest, more especially the upper half.

Afternoon, faint, oppressed, asthmatic sensation in the chest, lasting over an hour in its worst form, and a trace of it remaining all the afternoon.

Afternoon and evening, aching in the upper portion of the lungs, extending to the throat (seventh day).

Heart and Pulse.

Pulse full and more accelerated (seventh day).Weakness and rheumatic pain in lumbar region, more apparent in the afternoon and evening.

Aching and weakness in the lumber region.


General weakness.Lassitude in the afternoon.

Sleep and Dreams.

Sound and uninterrupted sleep, with disposition to sleep in the morning.Tired on first waking.

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.