Asclepias Tuberosa


Asclepias Tuberosa 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: Butterfly weed, Pleurisy root.

Introduction.

A. tuberosa, Linn.

Natural order: Asclepiadaceae.

Preparation: Tincture of the root.

Mind.

Toward evening, unusual elevation of spirits.

The cheerful mood changed, and, without exterior cause, he became fretful and peevish (after eleven and a half hours).

Mental prostration (fifteenth day).

Difficulty in thinking (fifteenth day).

Weakness of memory for two days (third day).

Head.

Confusion in the head (nineteenth day).

Swimming of the head, with dulness behind the forehead (immediately).

Head feels dull and gloomy (after twenty-three and a half hours).

Head very heavy (fifteenth day).

Heaviness of the head; the headache begins again (second day).

Heaviness of the head; pain worse on the left side (one and a half hours).

Heaviness and confusion of the head when getting up (twenty- third day).

Heaviness of the head, with drowsiness, for one hour (noon, eighth tenth day).

Heaviness of the head and eyes (tenth day).

Headache (thirteenth day).

Headache all day (fourteenth day).

Great headache all day; he goes to bed late (twenty-second day).

Intolerable headache, which lasts all day and a part of the night (thirty-third day).

Very bad headache, ceasing after taking a foot-bath (twenty- fourth day).

Headache in the morning, when getting up (twenty-fifth day).

Very severe headache when getting up, obliging him to lie down again in consequence of too great debility (8 A.M., fourteenth day).

Frontal headache, which went on increasing (one minute).

Dull aching headache in forehead and vertex, aggravated by motion and relieved by lying down (after one hour).

Slight headache, right side (at noon, second day).

To headache presses deeply on the base of the skull, and is very similar to the Ipecac. headache.

Alopecia (thirty-ninth day).

Pain of the hairy scalp (left occiput); pain on touching the place, as if there was a pimple there (twenty-sixth day).

Eyes.

Dull eyes; he looks as if he had just got up after several weeks sickness (fifteenth day).

Fatigued eyes (forty-first day).

Eyes fatigued and heavy (twenty-fifth day).

Ophthalmia (fortieth day).

Feeling of sand in the eyes (thirty-ninth day).

Transient pain in the left orbit (ten minutes).

Blepharitis (the prover has for years had very weak eyes), (twenty-fifth day).

Blepharophthalmy, heaviness of the eyes, itching in the right eyeball (eighth day).

Pain in the left upper canthus and itching in the globe of the eye; shutting the eyelid makes a noise like the sucker of a pump-box (twenty-fourth day).

Ulcerative sensation in the lower eyelids (forty-first day).

Itching in the right inner canthus, in the lower eyelid, and all over the face; pricking in the forehead, as with pins, and in several parts of the body (6 P.M., second day).

Disturbed vision (pulse 55), (one and a half hours).

Gaslight is painful to the eyes (ninth day).

Large dark spots (black) before the eyes.

Nose.

Desire to sneeze felt in the left nostril, which soon passes off (seventeen minutes).

He sneezes three times, and a few seconds after, sneezes again five times; the sneezing continued for some moments, even after he has blown his nose several times (three and a half hours).

In the morning, coryza in the open air (thirty-eighth day).

Dry coryza (seventeen minutes).

The coryza, which was previously dry, becomes fluent (three and a half hours).

He blows blood from the left nostril(thirteenth day).

He blows a very small quantity of blood from the left nostril (fourteenth day).

Sudden pricking in the nose like a fleabite (twelfth day).

Itching of the nose (forty-two minutes).

Itching in the root of the nose on both sides (twenty-fourth day).

Itching in the left nostril (twenty-five minutes).

Face.

Hippocratic face (fifteenth day).

Yellow complexion (fifteenth day).

Mouth.

Yellow teeth, the enamel being covered with yellow tartar (eighth day).

Pain in the lower right molar teeth (twenty-fourth day).

The gums and buccal membrane are very pale, inclining to yellow (eighth day).

Bleeding of the gums (fourteenth day).

Bleeding of the gums of the right upper canine teeth (ten and a quarter hours).

Tongue coated with yellow mucus (eighth day).

Fetid breath, having even a smell of pepper (ten and a quarter hours).

Putrid taste in the mouth (fifteenth day).

Taste of blood in the mouth (fourth day).

Throat.

Slight constriction of the throat and pricking in the larynx (first day).

Angina (twenty-sixth day).

Stomach.

Insatiable hunger (at noon, second day).

Deficient appetite (first day).

Anorexia, in the morning (fifteenth day).

Depraved appetite (tenth day).

Eructation (fifty-two minutes).

Prolonged eructation, smelling of the medicine (one and a quarter hours).

Repeated eructations during the day (second day).

Repeated eructations until evening (first day).

Desire to vomit in the morning on getting up (seventeenth day).

Pain in the stomach (nine and three-quarter hours).

Gastralgia (fourteenth day).

In the evening, after supper, violent gastralgia; it seems as if coughing would bruise the stomach (twenty-ninth day).

Nervous pains in the stomach (forty-second day).

Burning in the stomach and intestines;burning borborygmi, though with slight pain (forty-two minutes).

Cramps in the stomach (eighteenth day).

Pressive pain in stomach, with rumbling in the bowels (after seven hours).

Disagreeable feeling of weight at stomach (first day).

Pain in the pit of the stomach and burning in the stomach (twenty-five minutes).

Abdomen.

While lying down, twelve successive and regular grumblings in the right hypochondrium, without pain, after being magnetized (in the evening, thirty-first day).

Feeble intestinal pains in the right hypochondrium (five minutes).

Throbbing in the left hypochondrium (three and a half hours).

On awaking, at 6 A.M., rumbling in bowels, with soreness of the peritoneum (after fourteen hours ).

Rumbling and uneasiness in the bowels, with feeling of heat in the umbilical region (after eighty-five minutes).

Awaked, at 3 A.M., by rumbling in the bowels, with sharp cutting pains; felt tranquil and calm, though the pain was very severe (after fifteen hours).

Burning borborygmi (nine and three-quarter hours).

Repeated emissions of flatulence until evening (first day).

Flatulence which smells intolerably of the medicine (fifty- two minutes).

Burning flatulence for some days (seventeenth day).

Emission of some flatulence, with rumbling in the region of the transverse colon (one and a half hours).

Intestinal pains (fourteenth day).

Wind-colic after breakfast (twenty-fourth day).

Colic in the forenoon (twenty-third day).

Slight colic after dinner (second day).

Violent colic at night (eighth day).

Colic when going upstairs (one and a half hours).

Very severe wind-colic (while walking); pain as if everything would fall out of the bottom (seven and three-quarter hours).

Flatulent colic and stool of an intolerable smell, with a sharp pain in the hypogastrium, as if that part was rotten, with soreness on pressure, and as if it would all come out (eight and three-quarter hours).

Violent colic at 1 A.M.; very painful and pretty large stool; pain as if all the intestines would fall out; 1.30 A.M., another very small and very painful stool; 2 A.M., another like it, and the pains are continually increasing; so aggravated were the symptoms and so impossible was it to endure such violent colic, that he took a single dose of Veratrum album, three drops of the eighth dilution in two spoonfuls of water.

The colic ceased, as if by magic until 10 A.M., (The dose taken on this occasion was very large, considering his constitution, and especially considering his habits, but he acted in accordance with what seemed to him a serious emergency), (fourteenth day).

The colic continues long after evacuation; smarting in the rectum for more than an hour and a half (eighth day).

Dull pain in bowels on pressure (after fourteen hours).

Pressing pain in the bowels and emission of fetid flatulence (after six hours).

Stool and Anus.

Blind haemorrhoids (fourteenth day).

Urging to stool (after seven hours).

Stool, at 9 A.M., of a very strong, intolerable smell (third day).

Soft and fetid stool, at 11 A.M., preceded by rumbling in bowels (second day).

Another (soft and fetid) stool, like that in the morning (unusual), (after one hour).

11 A.M. another stool, pretty painful, accompanied by colic.

The stools are of a bistre color, and slimy, the last one being distinguished from the others chiefly by containing a large quantity of false membranes, looking as if the intestines had been scraped with a knife.

It also showed yellow spots, as from particles of grease.

The stools, when passing, feel like a stream of fire.

Made an injection of tepid water, and retained it more than two hours.

Took another at 5 P.M., which was retained only a quarter of an hour (fourteenth day).

Liquid stool (after eating salad; yesterday and to-day the symptoms are less striking) (fourth day).

Liquid stool, causing smarting; the pain continues about an hour and a half, whereas the evening before (7 o’clock), after stool, there was a very sensible feeling of comfort during the same length of time (2 P.M., second day).

Dysentery; pulse 67, and threadlike (fourteenth day).

Stool without fecal matter; entirely albuminous, and containing the amount of at least four or five whites of eggs (fourteenth day).

Yellow stool, like tincture of turmeric, with yellow and green flocks (5.15 P.M., fourteenth day).

Stool like moss, and suspended in water (4.30 A.M., fifteenth day).

Sticky green stool, of an intolerable smell, like rotten eggs (eighth day).

Insufficient evacuation (thirty-second day).

The evacuations are always accompanied with colic (fifteenth day).

Urinary Organs.

Pain in the urethra (eighth day).

Lancinations in the urethra since yesterday, and excoriation of the glans penis in several places, with commencement of a sanious and purulent secretion; the excoriation disappeared at the end of a few days, after bathing the glans with urine (twelfth day).

Very red urine (sixteenth day).

Red urine, mingled, as it were, with blood; after standing a short time, there rises to the surface small spots of a deep-red color on a black ground, and of the size of a small pin’s head; the sediment is very deep-colored and very thick; it is in the form of clouds and of masses of moss, while the surface of the urine (beneath the small spots) is clear and as if decomposed (seventeenth day).

Sexual Organs.

Flabbiness and insipid smell of the genitals (twelfth day).

Perspiration and insipid smell of the genital parts (thirteenth day).

(Chancre on the right side of the fraenum; it was merely washed with the urine, passed to the left side, and disappeared in two days), (third day).

Weakness of the genital organs (tenth day).

Prolonged erection in the morning (tenth day).

Erection without desire (eighth day).

Respiratory Apparatus.

Slight pain in the bronchi (thirtieth day).

Dry cough (third day).

Dry, spasmodic cough.

Dry cough, with constriction of the throat (after fifteen minutes).

Cough dry and hard, causing pain in the forehead and abdomen.

Cough dry and hacking, though a little mucus is raised with great effort (after seventeen and a half hours).

More forcible inspirations for half an hour (4 P.M., second day).

Burning and forcible inspiration, the lungs seem to be more fully dilated (three and a half hours).

Asthmatic paroxysm (nineteenth day).

Respiration painful, especially at the base of the left lung.

Chest.

The chest feels weak and sore, without cough, though no pain is felt on drawing a long breath (second day).

Feeling of warmth in chest, with dull pain at the base of both lungs, with feeling of tightness (after fifteen minutes).

Oppression of the chest; great difficulty in breathing (twelfth day).

Slight oppression after the forcible inspirations (three and a half hours).

Oppressed feeling after smoking the quarter of a cigar (eighteenth day).

Singing or loud speaking aggravated the thoracic pain (after six hours).

The pain in the lungs is relieved by bending forward.

Left lung dull on percussion.

Paralysis of the right lung, with violent pains for half an hour, in the forenoon (thirty-sixth day).

Pain in the left lung abated and left a feeling of weariness.

The pain returned on coughing or drawing a deep breath (after seventeen and a half hours).

Return of the pain beneath left nipple, with palpitation of the heart (after half an hour).

Pain very acute on right side of chest, and seems seated in the pleura (after seventeen and a half hours).

Sharp pains shooting from the left nipple downward, with stiffness of the left side of neck (after forty-five minutes).

Pain moves up to behind the sternum, and becomes more sharp and cutting; aggravated by drawing a long breath and by motion of the hands, as in triturating (after five and half hours).

The spaces between the ribs close to the sternum are tender on pressure, and the pain, which quick, darting, and more acute than at first, shoots over to the right side.

Heart and Pulse.

Carditis (nineteenth day).

Constrictive pain of the heart.

Pericarditis (thirtieth day).

Lancinating pain near the heart (twenty-ninth day). Repeated lancinations in the heart and intercostal muscles (right side, 6 P.M., second day).

Pain in the heart, as from the prick of a pin (twenty-fifth day).

Pulse a little disturbed dinner (thirty-eighth day).

Pulse rose from 64 to 88; small (after forty-five minutes).

Neck and Back.

Torticollis on waking (twelfth day).

Pain between the shoulder (thirty-eighth day).

Sharp lancinating pain between the shoulders (thirty-seventh day).

Pain in the back and between the shoulders (twelfth day).

Sharp pain in the loins near the sacrum.

Lumbago (thirtieth day).

Extremities in General.

Pain in the right shoulder and left leg (seventeenth day).

Some slight pains in the right shoulder and left knee (fourth day).

Sharp bone-pain in the right arm and right leg (twenty-ninth day).

Pain in the right arm near the wrist, and in the left leg near the malleoli (twenty-eighth day).

Pain in the left wrist, right arm, and left knee (twenty- sixth day).

Pain in the right thigh, and a quarter of an hour after in the left arm (twenty-fifth day).

Pain in the left thigh and right shoulder (fortieth day).

Oft-repeated pains in the left knee and right forearm (sixth day).

Arthritic pain in the left knee and right thigh (twentieth day).

Pain in the left knee and right elbow (twenty-third day).

Pain below the left knee and in the arm of the same side (seventh day).

Rheumatic pain in the left arm.

The pains are always felt crosswise; when the right leg is affected, the left arm is equally so, and when it is the right arm, it is also the left thigh (sixteenth day).

Upper Extremities.

Pain in the right shoulder (after dinner ), (two and three- quarter hours).

Pain in the left shoulder some seconds after getting up (seventh day).

Sharp, shooting pains in the right shoulder (after twenty- three and a half hours).

Pain shooting up to the left shoulder, which was painful on motion (after two and a half hours).

Rheumatic pain in the right shoulder-blade and left wrist (fourteenth day).

Pain in the left shoulder and pain in the right nipple, felt also in the shoulder on the same side (forty-first day).

Pain in the left shoulder and right forearm near the wrist (eighteenth day). Arthritic pains in the right elbow (three and a half hours).

Sharp pain in the bone of the left arm (eleventh day).

Pain in the right forearm near the wrist (3 P.M)., (fifth day).

Pain in the left arm near the wrist (thirtieth day).

Numbness of the left hand (one and a half hours).

Pain in the left hand (9.30 P.M)., (third day).

Rheumatic pain in the right hand (eighth day).

Neuralgic pain in the palm of the right hand (nine and three-quarter hours).

Lower Extremities.

Coxalgia in the right hip (eighth day).

Coxalgic pain in the left thigh (ninth day).

Rheumatic pain in the right thigh (sixteenth day).

Pain in the thigh near the left knee (6.30 P.M)., (fifth day).

Slight pain in the left knee (seven and a half hours).

Pain in the right knee when walking, and in the left knee when sitting, half an hour after (fortieth day).

Rheumatic pain in the left knee (twelfth day).

Sharp rheumatic pain in the right knee, felt also even in the thigh (1.30 P.M)., (fifth day).

Rheumatic pain in the left knee when getting up in the morning (eighth day).

Pain in the left knee when walking (nineteenth day).

Aching pains in knees, and driving pains in the thighs (second day).

Sharp and lancinating pain in the left knee, felt as far as the thigh (nine and a half hours).

Lancinating pain in the left knee, and when walking pain in the hip-joint (of the same side, 2 P.M., third day).

Rheumatic pains in the legs (thirty-third day).

Sharp pain in the right tibia near the knee; for a quarter of an hour the slightest pressure is unbearable, the pain is as bad as if there were a sore there (6.30P.M)., (second day).

Feeling as if the left ankle were sprained (twenty-fourth day).

Sharp bone-pain near the malleoli of the left foot (sixth day).

Rheumatic pain in the tarsus of the right foot (thirteenth day).

Pain in the tarsus of the left foot (twelfth day).

Transient pain in the left foot (eighth day).

Lancinating pain in the metatarsus of the left foot (fourteenth day).

Rheumatic pains in the fourth and little toes of the left foot (nineteenth day).

His corns are very painful, he cannot bear them to touch the bedclothes (when lying in bed), (forty-first day).

Painful sensation as of a corn on the foot, and appearance of callosity on each foot, on the fourth toe (thirty-eighth day).

Generalities.

Great emaciation since the beginning of the proving (forty- second day).

It seems when walking as if he leaned forward and to the left side (twenty-fifth day).

Pandiculation (thirtieth day).

Felt precisely as if recovering from a long and severe sickness (first day).

Languor and disinclination for work.

Languid and dull all day, both in body and mind (first day).

Painful weariness (fifteenth day).

General debility (fifteenth day).

General debility in the morning (nineteenth day).

Great weakness (ceasing temporarily in the evening), (fourteenth day).

The great debility, which was relieved for a time, returns; the legs can scarcely support the body.

Great difficulty in walking, form weakness (fifteenth day).

Numbness of the whole body (second day).

Sensation of intoxication, after a few puffs at a cigar; obliged to stop smoking, as it caused vertigo, dimness of sight, and general debility (thirty-eighth day).

Distress and general weakness after walking a short distance and smoking a cigar; aversion to all movement (ninth day).

Very great oppression from after dinner till evening (third day).

Sharp bone-pains from time to time in different parts of the body (twenty-eighth day).

Continued pains in the joints (thirty-eighth day).

Palpitation in the muscles, in the arms and in the back, and in the course of the proving, frequent palpitations of the flesh and muscles in various parts of the body (forty-second day).

Skin.

Pimple on the left temporal region and on the back (thirty- second day).

Pimple on the nasal septum in the right nostril, and another at the root of the nose, on the same side, with constant itching (tenth day).

The pimple on the lip disappears, but is succeeded by another below the angle of the mouth, and one on the eyebrow, which is very painful (right side), (twenty-fifth day).

Since yesterday, appearance of a pimple below the upper lip, on the right side (twenty-first day).

Sensation of herpes beneath the left labial commissure, with stinging and gnawing itching, and composed of small pimples very thickly clustered (fortieth day).

Pimple on the nape of the neck (thirty-first day).

A pimple on the left wrist, which disappeared by morning (seventeenth day).

Pimple on the left middle finger (twenty-eighth day).

Pimples on the thighs for some days (sixteenth day).

Red pimples on the right thigh (fortieth day).

Appearance of a very red erythematous tetter (an hour after dinner) on the right thigh below the ilium; it is three centimeters in length, and one centimetere in breadth; is painful and itches.

In the evening it is less inflamed; but at a distance of three centimeters behind it, in the same direction, there appears another, of lighter color, but sore to touch.

(The first lost its dark color several months ago), (twenty- third day).

The pimple on the eyebrow is larger, and feels uncomfortable when the eyelid moves; that below the corner of the mouth is small and pustular (twenty-sixth day).

Pimple on the left side of the nose filled with sacrum (seventeenth day).

The pimples below the under lip exude a white limpid humor (forty-first day).

Appearance of two itch pustules on the left hand, accompanied with itching. (The prover had itch ten years ago), (eighteenth day).

Some red pimples on the stomach and one on the bend of the left arm, which is pustular and like a variolous pustule (twenty-sixth day).

Blister as from a bug-bite between the sacrum and ilium (right side), (tenth day).

Warmth of the skin (after forty-five minutes).

Itching all around the body (like a girdle), in the evening when lying down (sixteenth day).

Itching of the waist and at the top of the left thigh (thirtieth day).

Itching of the lobe of the right ear, of the face, the nose, and especially of the lips (one hour and a quarter).

Very smart itching of the pimples on the nose, of the thighs, and of the back (twenty-ninth day).

At night and towards morning, intolerable itching with an eruption of pimples on the back (sixteenth day).

Itching in the sides, and on the left thigh (sixth day).

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.