Aurum 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….


Aurum foliatum, metallic gold. Preparation, Triturate pure gold with sugar of milk.


Religious excitement.

In a reverie he says something absurd.

The child woke after three o’clock, early in the morning and spoke rapidly in a strong voice, and with red face, thus; “Mother, thou art my jewel of a daughter! What sort of a dog is that? What sort of a head is that at the wall? What is of running about there in the room?” and many other such foolish question.

Desire for solitude.

(Loathing of life).

Disgust for life, suicidal tendency. Good humor the whole day, with talkativeness and self-satisfaction (reaction).

Tolerable degree of cheerfulness, agreeable ease (after two hours).

Frequent weeping.

She howls and screams and imagines herself irretrievably lost.


Melancholy; he imagines he is unfit for this world, and longs for death, which he contemplates with internal delight.

Despondent melancholy; he imagine he cannot succeed in anything.

Dejected, and full of melancholy.

He is dejected, and seeks solitude.

He imagines he has lost the affection of his friends; this makes him sad, even unto tears.

Discouraged, and out of humor with himself.

The least trifle makes him discouraged.

He feels discouraged and despondent; he imagines he does everything wrong and cannot succeed in anything(20).

He is dissatisfied with everything he imagines obstacles everywhere in his way, partly occasioned by adverse fate, partly by himself; this latter makes him morbidly depressed.

Great anguish coming from the precordial region, and driving him from place to place, so that he can remain nowhere.

Excessive anguish, with palpitation of the heart, weariness in all the limbs and sleepiness.

Great anguish, increasing unto self-destruction, with spasmodic contraction of the abdomen.

Uneasiness, and hurried desire for bodily and mental activity; he cannot do anything fast enough, and cannot live so as to be satisfied with himself.

He feels uneasy and uncertain, without orgasm; he constantly imagines he neglects something, and deserves reproaches in consequence; he appears to carry this uneasiness about him in his mind, and it deprives him of all energy and perseverance.

While eating, the anxiety of mind leaves him.


Apprehensiveness; a mere noise at the door made him anxious; he feared lest some one would come in; anthropophobia.

Constant sullen mood and taciturnity.

Unsociable mood.

Weariness; causeless vexation.

Some persons are offensive to him.

Peevishness, and want of disposition to speak.

Peevish and vehement; the least contradiction excites his wrath.

Impatience; anger.

Choleric and quarrelsome.

Violent anger and vehemence.

Extreme disposition to feel offended: he was deeply affected and provoked by the least thing that seemed to grieve him.

He becomes angry while thinking of some absent persons.

He quarrels with every one, and says coarse things.

She alternately weeps and laughs, as if not conscious of herself.

Silent peevishness and cheerfulness, often alternate (after one and three hours).

If left alone, he sits still, taciturn, apparently melancholy, in a corner by himself; but the slightest contradiction excites his wrath, which he first manifests by disputing and talking a good deal, afterwards by uttering a few detached words (after three days).

The intellectual faculties are more acute, and the memory more faithful (reaction).

She is anxious to reflect deeply about this or that subject; this, however, makes her quite weak, tremulous, cold, and damp over the body.

Memory impaired.


Confusion of the head.

Confusion of the head, early on rising, with heaviness in the occiput.

When standing, vertigo, forcing him to sit down.

Great vertigo, when stooping.

Vertigo when stooping, as if turning in a circle; it goes off on raising the head.

When walking in the open air, vertigo, as if he were drunk, and would fall to the left side;he was forced to lie down, but even then for some time the vertigo returned on the slightest motion (after forty-three hours).

His head shakes sideways and up and down.

Headache as from an incipient cold.

Pains in the head, caused by intellectual exertions.

Headache, sometimes as from a contusion, sometimes like a painful pressure in one part of the brain, sometimes like a tearing; it has increased ever since morning, and disappears at 3 p. m. (after twenty four hours).

Burning heat of the whole head, worse at the occiput.

Rush of blood to the head.

Great determination of blood to the brain (after three-quarters of an hour).

Violent rush of blood to the head when stooping; it passes off after raising the head again (after eight days).

A kind of hypochondriacal intoxication; the head feels full of compressed air, especially towards the nape of the neck, Boring in different parts of cranial bones, – The bones of the head pained him on lying down, as if broken, so that all his vital energy seemed effected, – Stunning pressive headache, as from violent wind,.-Pressive tearing in the head here and there e specially in the forehead, with feeling of vertigo, 6 Headache, ever since morning, as from a bruised brain; when talking or reading, especially when talking or writing, the headache increases to the utmost violence, and a perfect confusion of ideas; when ceasing to reflect, speak, or write the headache ceases, until it disappears entirely at 7 in the evening (after six hours).

Small, bony tumor on the upper part of the left side of the forehead.

Burning in skin of forehead.

Pressive pain on the forehead externally (after ten hours).

Boring in left side of frontal bone.

Boring in left side of forehead.

Pressure in left side of forehead (after an hour and a half).

Fine tearing in the forehead.

Very frequent tearing in forehead.

Tearing headache in front, in the forehead and temples, deep in the brain, abating in the open air.

Tearing in the left side of the forehead, more violent during motion.

A stitch on the frontal bone like a slow drawing (after six hours).

Stitch in the center of the forehead, where the hair begins.

Prickings, as from pins, in the forehead externally (after twenty four hours).

Tingling sensation in the forepart of the head.

Small, bony tumor on the right side of the vertex, with boring pain that grows worse when the tumor is touched.

Burning in skin of right temple.

Pressive pain in the temples.

Pressive pain on the left temple externally (after thirty-two hours).

Pressure on the left temple, worse by touch (after a quarter of an hour).

Tearings in the left temple.

Severe and constant burning heat on the top of the head.

Tearing pressure in the left side of the vertex, more violent during motion.

Tearing in the right side of the vertex (after three hours).

Tearing in the left side of the vertex (after one and a half hours.

Cutting tearing pain in the right side of the vertex (after seventeen days).

Drawing in right side of head.

Pressive tearing in the right side of the head, from the occiput to the forehead (after three hours).

One-sided, sharply throbbing, hacking headache.

Grinding, boring, and slight throbbing in one side of the head, early in the morning shortly after waking, increased by coughing, and bending the head backwards.

Megrim returning every three or four days, with stitching, burning, and beating in one side of the forehead, qualmishness, nausea, and even bilious vomiting.

Tearing pressure in the right occiput.

Fine tearing from the right side of the occiput through the brain as far as the forehead; more violent during motion (after one hour).


Prominent, protruding eyes.

Sensation of weakness and pressure in the eyes.

A kind of burning in the eyes.

Tension in the eyes, which makes seeing difficult (after one hour).

Excessive tension in the eyes, with diminution of sight; more violent when fixing the eyes upon something; less when closing them (after nine days).

Pressure in the eyes, as from a foreign body.

Pressure upon the left eye from without inwards (after eight days).

Sensation in his eyes when looking, as of violent heat, as if the blood pressed upon the optic nerve.

Constant feeling of sand in the eyes.

Burning, stitching, drawing, and itching in the inner canthus of the eyes.

Drawing about the right eye.

Excessive spasmodic pressure in the posterior segment of the left orbit.

Fine tearing in the right orbit, close to the external canthus (after five hours).

Dull stitch in the lower part of the left orbit, from within outwards.

Redness of the lids at the approach of the menses.

Bluish appearance of the inner canthi.

Swelling of the lower lids.

Morning agglutination.

Burning, stitching, and itching of the eyelids.

Biting pain in the left upper eyelid.

Several single stitches in the internal canthus and lid of the left eye (after thirty-six hours).

Itching and burning in the right canthus.

Constant lachrymation.

Redness of the sclerotica.

Sensation of pressing out in the internal and superior angle of the left eyeball.

Pressive pain in the right eyeball, from without inwards; more violent during motion (after six hours).

Dilatation of the pupils (after three hours and a half).

Contraction of the pupils (after two and four hours).

Indistinct sight, as if a black veil were drawn before the eyes (after six days).

Half-sightedness, as if the upper half of the vision were covered with a dark body, so that he can only see lower objects with the inferior half; upper objects remain invisible. His sight is lost for a moment.

Fiery sparks before the eyes.

He cannot distinguish anything clearly, because he sees everything double, and one object is seen mixed with the other, with violent tension in the eyes.


Moisture behind the ears.

Burning, pricking, and itching behind the ears.

Boring behind the left ear.

Burning and stitching in the ears.

Tension in the ears.

Pressive tearing in the left meatus auditorius externus.

Hardness of hearing.

Sense of deafness (12th).

Crackling in the left ear.

Humming before the left ear.

Humming, Whistling, and ringing in the ears.

Raging and roaring in the head, as if sitting close to roaring water (after fourteen days).

Roaring in the ears, early in the morning, in bed.


Redness and swelling of the nose.

Ulcerated, agglutinated, painful nostrils, so that he cannot breathe through the nose.

Swelling of the nose, in the room, after walking in the open air.

Dark, Brownish-red, slightly elevated spots upon the nose, which ache only when touched (after twenty four hours).

Crusts in the nose.

Crusts as from ulcers, in the right nostril, yellowish, almost painless, and dry.

Frequent sneezing.


Violent fluent coryza.

Coryza, with thick discharge like white of egg.

The nostril appears obstructed, although air passes through it.

Sense of obstruction of the nose, as in dry coryza; nevertheless, the air passes freely through the nose (after two and a half hours).

Burning and itching on the exterior of the nose.

Violent burning in right wing of nose.

Burning, itching, stitching, and smarting in the nose.

Boring in cartilage of nose.

Boring in left side of nasal bone, toward upper maxilla.

Feeling of soreness in the nose.

Soreness in both nostrils, especially when touching them.

The right nasal bone and the adjoining part of the upper jaw are painful to the touch, especially at the place where the infraorbital nerve comes out.

Shootings in the septum of the nose, from above downwards.

Biting pain in the lower part of the nose.

Biting pain in the lower part of the nose, so that the tears came into his eyes, as when desiring to sneeze, excited by strong sunlight, or exalted, pious grief, or the highest degree of pity.

Itching of the nostrils.

Itching titillation in the wings of the nose, as in a cold, sometimes with desire to scratch.

Sensitive smell; everything smells too strong for him.

The smoke of the lamp is offensive.

Frequently, a sweetish smell in his nose.

Momentary smell of brandy in the nose, with dyspnoea.

Putrid smell in the nose when blowing it.


(When speaking, he smiles involuntarily).

Redness of the face.

Flushed face.

Red and blue spots on the face.

Bloated face, shining as from sweat, with prominent protruding eyes.

Drawing tearing on the left side of the face.

Itching pricking, as from pins, on the right side of the face.

Swelling of both cheeks, with swelling of the lips and nose, early in the morning.

Swelling of one cheek, with drawing and tearing in the upper and lower jaws, and sensation of hacking, and grumbling pain in the teeth, which appear too long.

Tension in the malar bone and ears.

Violent tearing in the zygoma.

Painful stitches in one cheek (after first day).

Burning stitches in the zygoma.

Violent boring in right zygomatic process, when walking.

Burning vesicle upon the vermilion border of the lower lip.

Burning in lips.

Pain in a gland of the lower jaw, as if swollen.

Boring in left side of upper jaw.

Boring in right side of lower jaw.

Tearing pressure at the right lower jaw, going off by pressing upon it.

Tearing in the right half of the chin.

Intermittent, dull stitches in the external border of the lower jaw.


Looseness of the teeth, even the anterior, in sudden paroxysms.

Sensation of dulness of the molar teeth (after half an hour).

The upper front teeth are very painful when chewing.

Toothache caused by drawing air into mouth.

Hacking and grumbling pain in the teeth, with swelling of the cheeks.

Dull tearing in the two posterior molar teeth of the right upper jaw, excited by touch and eating, with painful swelling of the gums.

When chewing, suddenly a painful dulness in one of the upper molar teeth.

Single stitches in the teeth.

Shooting pain in the upper row.

Redness and swelling of the gums.

Swelling of the gums of the molar teeth of the right upper jaw, with pressive soreness when touched, or when eating.

Painful pustules on the gums, as if a fistula dentalis would form.

Ulcer on the gums, with swelling of the cheeks (after ten days).

The gums bleed easily.

Violent burning in tip of tongue.

Stitching and burning in the tip and on the edge of tongue, and on its under surface.

Aphthae in the mouth.

Mouth blistered inside (200th).

Smell from the mouth as of old cheese.

Putrid smell from the mouth.

Fetid odor from the mouth, in the evening and at night, unperceived by himself.

Difficulty in eating.

Heat and smarting in the mouth.

A kind of pressure in the region of the palate, for several hours.

Agreeably sweetish saliva accumulates in the mouth.

The taste is insipid.

Agreeable, milky taste in the mouth.

Sweet taste on the anterior part of the tongue.

Sometimes, sourish taste in the mouth (after two and a half hours).

Bitter taste in the mouth, with sensation of dryness (after eight hours).

Putrid taste in the mouth, as of spoiled game, between meals.


Frequently, phlegm in the throat, which can be hawked up, but prevents a full inspiration (after two hours).

Much phlegm in the throat, for several days.

Pain in the parotid glands.

The parotid gland is painful to the touch, as if pressed or contused.

Lumpy state of the throat; she wakes at night and desires to moisten it (200th).

Burning, stitching and itching in the throat, worse on swallowing.

Drawing and scraping in the throat.

Dull, pressive pain, either with or without swallowing, in a gland below the angle of the lower jaw.

Throat feels pricked with needles (200th).

Swallowing food causes a stinging sensation in the throat (200th).

Stinging soreness in the throat, only during deglutition.

Painful obstacle to deglutition in the left side of the pharynx.

Attacks of distention of the pharynx, as in vomiting, but without nausea.


He relishes his meal, but his appetite is not appeased; he could have eaten again, shortly after.

He is forced to eat hastily, especially at the beginning of the meal.

Has no appetite for anything; can only eat bread and milk.

Repugnance to meat.

Much thirst for six days.

Burning thirst; desire for cold drinks.

Desire for spirituous liquors.

Great longing for coffee.

Watery eructations.

Eructations tasting of the drink (beer).



Nausea in the stomach and throat.

Mental labor causes nausea, which affects his whole being.

Sensation of nausea; discomfort from the stomach and in the abdomen.

Inclination to vomit after eating, sometimes even while eating.

Regurgitations as if the person would vomit; with pressure in the abdomen.

Pain at the stomach, as of hunger.

Burning at the stomach, and hot eructations (12th).

Burning, drawing, and cutting pain in the stomach.

Pressure in the region of the stomach, at noon.

Pressure on the left side, near the pit of the stomach, below the cartilages of the upper false ribs; more violent during an expiration (after seven days).


Burning heat and cutting pain in the right hypochondrium.

Continual pressure in the hypochondria, as from flatulence, especially after food or drink, often increased by motion and walking; goes off without flatus.

Stitches in the left hypochondrium, like stitches in the spleen.

Painful stitch in the left hypochondrium Rumbling in the abdomen.

Rumbling in the bowels (after one hour).

At night painful accumulation of flatulence, especially in the left hypochondrium.

Emission of much flatulence (first day).

Emission of much fetid flatulence (after eight hours).

He is much troubled with flatulency; it becomes incarcerated under the left ribs, with lancinating pain.

Discomfort in the abdomen, with sensation as if he should go to stool, especially after dinner (after thirty six hours).

Pains in the abdomen, as from labor, as if the menses would make their appearance.

Heat and drawing in the abdomen.

Pinching pain here and there, in the abdomen (after twelve hours).

Dull pinching and cutting in the abdomen, then diarrhoea, and after the diarrhoea, distended abdomen.

Painful feeling of contraction in the abdomen.

Heaviness in the abdomen, with icy cold hands and feet.

Pressure in the abdomen.

Tensive pressure in the abdomen and the lumbar regions, with desire for stool (after six days).

Tensive pressure in the abdomen, just below the naval, and on both sides in the lumbar regions, with feeling of fullness (after fifty three hours).

Single tearings in the right side of the abdomen, extending as high up as below the ribs, as if everything there was shattered; forces him to bend crooked, when sitting (after thirty six hours).

Cutting pain, heat, and scraping sensation in the groins.

Twisting pain in the abdomen, before and during stool.


Colic in the abdomen.

Flatulent colic, shortly after the lightest and most moderate meals.

Flatulent colic, after midnight; much flatus rapidly accumulates which does not pass, and therefore causes painful pressure, squeezing and anxiety; both when at rest and in motion.

The abdomen is tender to the touch. Protrusion of an inguinal hernia, with great cramp like pain; flatus seems to get into the hernia.

Rumbling in the lower abdomen.

Heat and sensitiveness of the hypogastrium.

Pinching pain on the inner side of the ischiatic bones.

Weight on the pubis.

Jerking twinges in the left side of the pelvis, causing him to jump or start.

Weakness in the groin.

Want of flexibility and painful stiffness in the bends of the groin and the tendons of the lumbar muscles, when walking or spreading the legs, as after a long journey on foot (after three and a half hours).

Pain in the groin, as from a swollen gland.

Burning pain in the abdominal ring, which is otherwise healthy.

Drawing from the groin into the thighs.

Pressing in the right abdominal ring, as if a hernia would protrude, when sitting and stretching the body; goes off when rising.

Cutting thrusts in both groins, forcing him to draw the abdomen in and the feet up.

Bruised pain in the right iliac region, when sitting, goes off when rising and drawing up the thigh (after twenty four hours).

Stool and Anus

Sharp stitches in the rectum and anus.

External hemorrhoids, bleeding during stool.

The border of the anus is painfully swollen.

Burning heat and tearing pains at the anus.

Heat and dull pain at the perineum.


Diarrhoea day and night; green stools.

Frequent diarrhoea, with much burning in the rectum.

(White-yellowish stool).

Copious, but normal stool (after sixteen hours).

Unusually copious stool, in the evening (after ten hours).

Soft stool every morning, with a little pinching.

Stool very large; passed with difficulty.

Very hard, knotty stool every day.

Constipation for three days.

Urinary Organs

Sharp stitches, when breathing, apparently in the side of the bladder.

Burning, stitching and smarting in the urethra.

Dull tearing in the urethra.

Tearing stitches at the glans, when obliged to urinate (after three hours).


Constant desire for micturition, with scanty but natural urine.

He passes more urine than corresponds to the quantity he drinks.

Urine greatly diminished.

Infrequent discharge of scanty, yellowish urine.

Turbid urine, like buttermilk, with much sediment of mucus.

Thick urine, having a strong ammoniacal odor, and decomposing rapidly.

Hot, red urine, containing sand.

Sexual Organs


Moisture around the glans.

Painful twitches in the penis, from before backwards.

Painful erections.

Nightly erections, without emissions (first night).

Erections many nights in succession.

Prickings, as from pins, at the extremity of the glans: every single pricking is followed by a similar one above the navel, towards the pit of the stomach (after three hours).

Itching of the scrotum.

Swelling of the right testicle, with pressive pain when touching or rubbing it; this symptom came on for several evenings at 6 o’clock, and ceased towards 11 o’clock (after five days).

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.