Argentum Cyanidum

Argentum Cyanidum 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….


Silver cyanide.


General symptoms

Effect of inhaling fumes while silvering with “Argentine”.


Violent headache in the vertex.

Itching in the nose, with profuse secretion of mucus.

Face very red.

Tongue very red.

Taste pungent, gaseous.

Scraping in the throat.

Throat ache.

Sense of constriction and burning in the throat.

Violent pain in the suprasternal fossa, and under the manubrium sterni, every time she turned to one side.

Nausea, with such general discomfort that she had to lie down.

Vomiting, with retching.

Suffocating attack.

Respiration difficult and short.

Cough constant, dry, spasmodic, allowing her to articulate but one word at a time.

Pulse 90.

Painful cramps in the feet.

Great weakness.

Profuse sweating through the night.

Slept scarcely any.

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.