Argentum Metallicum

Argentum Metallicum 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….


Metallic silver.

Preparation: the pure precipitated metal for trituration (Hahnemann used the leaf silver).


He is all the time in a kind of intoxication; he knows not how to define it.

Increased cheerfulness and disposition to talk the whole day (after three hours), (reaction).

When pleased, excessively merry, but cries a long time about a trifle.



Confusion of the head at 10 A.M. (3D trit)..

Head cloudy, as if benumbed (1st trit)..

Sense of obscuration in the head, as if there were smoke in the brain.

Dulness in the head.

The head feels dull and hollow; his whole brain aches, accompanied by chilliness.

Dizzy stupefaction of the head (1st trit)..

He began to feel a tingling and turning in his head, as if he were tipsy.

He felt suddenly giddy, and as if a mist before his eyes.

Attacks of vertigo; he cannot well control his senses; also, when sitting or reflecting (after half an hour).

Very dizzy on coming in from a walk, with slight shivering through the skin (1st trit)..

Stinging burning pain in the head.

Slight pressure on the head causes a feeling of soreness.

Violent shooting and tearing pain in the head. (Early in the morning, stitching headache, with redness of one eye).

Pressive headache in the forehead, over the eyebrows (after two hours).

Pressing pain in the forehead, with stupor, and drawing pressure in the occiput.

Intermittent boring pain in the left side of the forehead the whole day; the pain increases in the evening, after lying down (after seven hours) A transient pain deep in the right frontal eminence, extending obliquely to the right temporal region (5th dil.), Drawing pains in right frontal eminence (1st trit)..

A transient tearing pain deep in the right frontal eminence, extending toward the right temple (5th dil)..

Drawing pain in the left frontal eminence (3D trit)..

A short painful drawing in the left frontal eminence (6th dil)..

Pressive tearing in the left frontal eminence (after six hours).

Pressive tearing under the left frontal eminence; the globe of the eye feeling, at the same time, compressed.

Pressive pain in the temporal bones, externally.

Pressive tearing pain in the region of the right and left temporal bone, increased by contact.

Spasmodic twitching and subsultus of the right temporal muscle, the occipitofrontalis muscle of the right side, the muscles on the side of the neck near the cricoid cartilage, and towards the nape of the neck; this subsultus repelled the hand, and was accompanied by a quivering pain.

Pinching pressure in the right temple, with sharp rhythmical stitches from without inwards (after five days).

Painful drawing in the left temple (4th dil). A short drawing pain in the left temple (3D trit)..

Painful drawing in the left temple when sitting (3D trit).

Excessive pain in the left temple, both pressive and drawing (after five hours).

Tearing in the left temple.

Tearing, apparently in the left temporal bone and over the left mastoid process.

Pressive pain in the parietal bones, externally.

Drawing throbbing headache deep in the right half of the brain, during rest (2s trit)..

Drawing deep in the right half of the brain, which gradually increased to violent tearings, and extends toward the forehead and occiput; evenings, in bed (4th dil)..

Sensation in the head both of pressure and trembling, over the right ear, extends backward (after four hours).

Drawing pain from the occipital bone as far as the middle of the frontal bone, obliquely across the right temporal bone, externally.

A left-side headache, as if in the brain-substance, at first only slight drawing, but gradually becoming more violent and tearing, and at its culmination was raging as though a nerve were being torn into; this lasted twenty-five to thirty seconds, and ended suddenly at its greatest severity, at 8 P.M., when going across the room (5th dil).

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.