Arundo Mauritanica

Arundo Mauritanica 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: Reed; (French) Petit chaume; (Ital).


A. Mauritanica, Desf.

Natural order: Gramineae.

Cannizzola Preparation: tincture of the fresh root-sprouts.


Lascivious ideas.

Laughs easily.

Stupid hilarity.

Indifference to painful sensations.

Anxiety diminished in open air.

Absence of ideas.

Dulness of mind.


Vertigo on getting out of bed.

Pustules on the head, surrounded with a red areola, and accompanied with suppuration and formation of crusts, in children.

Burning pain of the whole head.

General burning pain in the interior of the head.

Pain and heat of the forehead.

Deep seated pain towards the frontal lobes and the parietes.

Prickings on the forehead.

Painful undulation in the frontal region.

Formication on the forehead.

Itching on different parts of the forehead.

Pain in right temple, extending to the top of the head and causing sleepiness.

Pricking in the left temple.

Sudden formicating pain through the temples.

Prickling on the top of the head.

Formicating and stupefying pain on the top of the head.

Formicating pain on the top of the head, going down to neck.

Deep seated pains in the parietes of the head.

Pain toward to occiput.

Pain in the occiput.

Occipital pains.

Falling off of the hair.

The hair falls of entirely, in children.

Scurf on the head.

The roots of the hairs are painful.


Violent ophthalmia.

Ophthalmia in children.

Prickings in the eyes.

Itching and burning in the eyes, especially the left.

Intolerable itching of the left eye and brow.

Pain in the vault of the orbit, causing heaviness and sleepiness.

Pricking in the orbit, when looking steadily.

Pricking in the vault of the orbit.

A sudden burning pain on the eyebrow and in the orbit.

Burning pricking in the left eyebrow.

Formication in the eyebrow.

Swollen eyelids.

Jactitation of the eyelids.

Redness of the lids, with burning.

Heaviness of the eyelids.

Burning itching on the eyelids.


Itching on the conjunctiva.

Excrescences on the sclerotica.


Burning pain in the sclerotica.

Dilatation of the pupil.

Dimness of vision.

Inability to look upwards.

Light is intolerable.

Photophobia, especially at noonday and in the evening.

Objects seem veiled.

Luminous objects flutter before the eyes.

Undulating luminous openings appear wherever he looks.


Pain at the base of the external ear.

Acute pain at the base of the left external ear.

Formication in the left external ear.

Inflammation of the external meatus.

While the children complain, they always keep their fingers in their ears.

Pain and excessive itching in the auditory canals.

Constant burning and intolerable itching in the auditory canals.

Prickings in the internal auditory meatus.

Burning itching in the auditory canals which coincides with an acute pain in the sublingual glands.

Purulent discharge from the ears.

Hemorrhage of bright red blood from the left ear.

Noise in the ears.

Sound as of little bells in the ears.


Ulcer beneath the reddened nose.

Snuffling during the coryza.

Constant sneezing.

Sneezing forces out of the nasal fossae pieces of indurated, greenish mucus.


Running of water from the nose.

Frothy, watery mucus runs from the nose.

Nasal mucus bluish, purulent.

Putrid nasal mucus.

Pain at the root of the nose.

Dryness of the Schneiderian membrane.

Burning in the inner walls of the nose.

Itching burning of the Schneiderian membrane.

Itching in the nose.

Loss of smell.



Itching prickings all over the face.

Formication on the face.

Weight on the left side of the face.

Pain and formication on the left half of the face.

Pain and burning in right cheek.

Erysipelas on the cheek.

Pains in the masseter muscles.

Prickings at the tip of the chin.


Swelling of the gums.

Red, sensitive gums.

Bleeding of the gums.

Excoriation of the mouth, in children.

Eruption of red points on the palate in children.

Burning itching and irritation of palate.


Food is insipid.

Sweetish taste in the mouth.

Water has a bad taste.

Bitter mouth on waking in the morning.


Bruised feeling in the pit of the throat, after expectorating.

Stoppage of air in the oesophagus.

Burning and redness in the oesophagus.

“Globus hystericus”.

Obstruction which prevents swallowing.

Burning and pain on deglutition.


Longing for acid food.

Want of appetite.

Constant thirst.

Constant thirst, in children.

Thirst after waking in the morning.

Longing for acids.

Desire to belch, with inability to do so.

Empty eructations.


Attacks of very painful nausea.

Nausea on getting up in the morning.

Coldness in the stomach.

Acute pain in the pit of the stomach.

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.