Aranea Diadema

Aranea Diadema 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 names: Cross spider; Araignee a croix papale.


Epeira diadema.

Natural order: Arachnida.

Preparation: Tincture prepared by putting the living animals into alcohol.


Confusion of the head after eating, (first day).

Confusion of the head, with lassitude.

Evening on studying, confusion of the head and pressive pain, as if on the right temple, and the upper part of the forehead, which is relieved by resting the head on the hand, but reappears on taking the hand away.

Headache and confusion of the head, both relieved by smoking, but they return and continue nearly all day.

Continued headache (immediately).

Headache continues till evening, becomes, however, milder after a few hours, and Ceases entirely in the open air.

Headache, with burning in the eyes and heat in the face.

Headache less severe on walking than while sitting.

Smoking relieves, but does not entirely remove it (immediately).

Headache relieved by smoking, and disappears entirely on smoking in the open air (in fine spring weather).

Drawing in the head down the lower jaw (soon after taking).

Headache, especially in forehead, goes off after smoking (two hours).

Heat in the forehead and eyes; an unpleasant flickering sensation in them on reading or writing, from which also the headache is more severe (two hours).


Twinging, pinching pains in the right ear and parotid gland; as it disappeared from this side, it passed into the left ear (second afternoon).


Coryza for three days.

Coryza with thirst.


Burning in the face.

Heat in the face, especially in the eyes (disappears after four hours).


Sensitive, cold sensation, in the right lower incisors, especially on drawing in air; came on again the next day, at the same hour, intermittent fever like (sixteen hours).

Sudden violent pains in the teeth of the whole upper and lower jaw, at night, immediately after lying down.

Sticking in the palate and larynx (for twenty-four hours).

After drinking milk, an unpleasant taste of it remains.

Nauseous, bitter taste in the mouth, with coated tongue (one hour), Bitter taste relieved by smoking (after half an hour).




Sensation of heaviness and fullness in the lower bowels; it seems as if a stone lay there, while in the pit of the stomach is an unpleasant feeling of faintness, together with griping in abdomen; sensation of heaviness in the thighs, so that they can hardly be carried forward, with confusion of the head; returns the next day, intermittent fever like, at the same time; lasts half an hour (5 P.M., second day).

Stool and Anus.

Thin fluid stool accompanied by pain in abdomen, which is relieved by rubbing the abdomen with the hand.

The stool passed only part at a time, and with straining, a half hour later fermenting in the abdomen (third day).

Sexual Organs.

Periods eight days too early, too strong, and too copious.


Hemorrhage from the lungs.

Extremities in General.

At times dull, burrowing bone-pains in the limbs.

Morning, in bed, dull, burrowing bone-pains in the right upper and forearm bones, and in the right tibia; it also appears at intervals through the day (third day).

Upper Extremities.

Quivering, twitching in the muscles of the left upper arm, lasts half an hour, afternoon (second day).

In both ring and little fingers, or both hands, a feeling as if they had gone to sleep, and of formication.

Lower Extremities.

Violent, dull, burrowing bone-pains in the right os calcis, for several days, continued motion, however, it gradually disappeared (first day after second dose).


Lassitude, thirst.

Lassitude without heaviness in the feet, weariness.

Sleep and Dreams.

Restless sleep, with frequent waking, always with the sensation as if the hands and forearms were greatly swollen, as if they were as strong and large again as natural.

They seem so heavy that he imagines he cannot lift them.


(Bone-pains for four weeks; feverish attacks mostly consisting of coldness. Trouble in the abdomen, which are usually accompanied by a chill, and mostly come on towards evening; eruption on the skin; pimples here and there).

Conditions.- Aggravation.

(Toward evening), Troubles in abdomen, etc.

(Evening), On studying, confusion of the head, etc.

(Night), Immediately after down, pain in all the teeth.

(Drawing in air), Cold sensation in right lower incisors.

(After eating). Confusion of head.

(After drinking milk), Unpleasant taste of it remains.

(Moving foot from quiet position), Pains in right os calcis.

(Reading), Flickering sensation in forehead; headache.

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.