Bartya Acetica 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….


Barium acetate, C2H3O2Ba.

Preparation: Triturations.


Sudden, excessive, but transient anger and wrath, even to rage from very little cause; easily provoked to action (after many days).


All self-confidence has disappeared.

Sad mood.

Grief at every trifle.

Great solicitude and anxious care.

She is very anxious and careful about very insignificant things, which formerly were perfectly indifferent to her.

Solicitous and fearful.

The slightest noise in the street seems to him like a fire alarm, and he is frightened there after, so that he starts in every limb.


When walking in the street, she imagines that people are criticizing her, and judging her wrongfully, which makes her anxious, so that she will not look up, will look at no one, and sweats all over.An evil, fearful suspicion suddenly takes possession of her, as if, for example, a loved friend had been taken suddenly deathly ill.

Out of humor, fretful.

Fretful, morose, disinclined to work.

Exceedingly obstinate, irritable mood; excited about trifles (very soon).

He wavers for a long time between opposite resolutions (after several days).

During the day she resolves to undertake a certain matter in the evening, but scarcely is the time come when she repents it, and is undecided whether she shall do it or not.

Extreme irresolution; he proposes a short journey, but as soon as he makes preparation he changes his mind, and is inclined to remain at home.


He forgets the words he was about to speak.

In the midst of a speech he is often unable to remember a very common word.


Confusion of the head, which extends to the temple and forehead.

Confusion, dulness, and heaviness of the head.

Vertigo on moving the body.

Dulness in the head.

Dulness in the head, with tensive confusion in the forehead and eyes, especially in the inner canthi.

Light feeling in the head, as if it was empty (after three or four hours).

Violent pressing in the whole head, as though it would burst asunder, especially violent in both frontal eminences, and over the orbits (after four and a half hours).

A burrowing headache in the forehead and temples.

Stupefying, dull pressure in the forehead, just over the root of the nose.

Painful pressure in the forehead, just over the right eye.

Dull pressing pain from within outwards in the whole forehead, especially in the orbits, very much aggravated on raising the head erect, disappearing on stooping (after ten hours).

Small, severe stitch in the right frontal eminence, from within outwards (after nine hours).

Twitching deep, internally in the temple, orbit, and ear of the left side.

Pressive pain in the left temple (after some days).

A heavy, pressing thrust in the left temple, extending outwardly (for two and a half hours).

A burrowing headache, in the top and front of the head, almost daily in the morning after rising, continued through the forenoon, and disappearing in the afternoon.

On shaking, the brain feels loose.

Pressive pain through the right half of the brain from the neck to the frontal protuberance (after one and a half hours).

A pressing asunder stitch, beginning in the left side of the head, traversing the whole left occiput, and ending in the cervical vertebrae (after nine hours).

Heavy sensation in the whole occiput influence upon motion (after four hours).

Sudden sensation as of drawing, extending from the occiput bone, extending from the cervical vertebrae behind the right ear, obliquely to the parietal bone, in the afternoon, at 4 p. m., and afterwards, the following day, at the same hour.

The scalp is painful to every touch.

A creeping over the scalp, as if the hair stood on end, without cold sensation.

Here and there in the scalp slow, fine stitches, which compel scratching.


Aching and fatigue in the eyes, with pressure in them.

Dull pressure in the left eye after a twinging pain in the left temple and orbit, with a sensation as though the eye would water, and a kind of weakness which compels her to frequently close them.

Finally this presses also in the right eye.

Pressure deep in the eyes, which is worse if she looks at one point, or upwards and sidewise, but is relieved by winking or looking downwards (after several days).

Continual pressure on the eyeballs.

Rapid alteration of dilated and contracted pupil, whereby it is not quite round, and seems to have several obtuse angles (after five minutes).

Everything seems enveloped in a mist for several minutes.

If she closes the eye and presses the ball a little with the hand there is a pressive pain in the ball.


A drawing stitch in the left mastoid process, aggravated at intervals in a small spot, which is exceedingly painful afterwards, especially on touching it or turning the head.

Severe stitch, so that she must cry out, several times in the day, below the right ear, near ramus of the lower jaw (after twenty four hours).


Cadaverous pallor.

Pale face, drawn features, eyebrows rather drooping.

Sensation as if the whole skin of the face were covered with cobwebs.

Sensation of heat in the face, without redness.

Sensation as if the whole face were exceedingly swollen; it was, however, only very slightly so, although the usual deep furrows in the face had almost entirely disappeared, and the face seemed smooth for some hours (after half an hour).

Tension in the face which draws down the eyelids, with inclination to expectorate saliva.

Tensive sensation in the whole face, with nausea and diarrhoeic stool (after one and a half hours).

Exceedingly unpleasant sensation extends over the whole akin of the face and scalp, and especially the temporal region, as if something were drawn tightly over it, with a cold sensation in the face (very soon).

Painful stitch in the face.

Broad wheals on the upper lip under the skin, very painful to touch.

Feeling in the upper lip as if it were swollen, with a sensation on the inner surface and on the palate, as if burnt or numb.

Mouth and Throat

Swelling of the gum of the right upper back teeth, it looks red, and has a dark-red narrow border around the teeth; from cold drinks the tooth pains, and its vicinity is sensitive.

Cold tongue, somewhat black.

Pustules in the right corner of the mouth, painful to touch.

Sudden spitting of saliva, without nausea.

Very bitter taste in the mouth with the natural taste of the food.

Detestable taste in the mouth, Horribly disagreeable styptic taste of the drug, lasting more than twenty-four hour.

Utterance imperfect.

Pungent taste in the throat on smoking tobacco (which he is accustomed to), (after three quarters of an hour).


Great appetite all day; and if he has eaten so as to be only moderately satisfied he is soon again hungry; if he becomes completely satisfied, he feels great discomfort and heaviness therefrom.

Aversion to eating, and yet a sensation of hunger.

Very little appetite, with a natural taste of the food; no hunger.

Little appetite; when he attempts to eat it will not go down; food has a natural taste but is repugnant to him, and eating gives discomfort.

Satiety the whole day; whatever she eats is without hunger.

If she eats even a very little she is completely satisfied, and experiences a painful heaviness in the stomach as from a stone, with a sensitive gnawing; the pain is relieved by sitting erect or bending backwards, but only for a short time; it is very much aggravated by sitting bent.

Very urgent thirst for forty eight hours, only to be allayed by holding a small piece of ice in the mouth.

Empty tasteless, eructations (quarter of an hour).

Empty eructations, with insipid taste and collection of water in the mouth, without nausea.

Eructations of air with a sensation in the epigastric region, as if it would force itself painfully through it, which causes a sore sensation; afterwards, tasteless eructations follow.


Sensation of nausea in the stomach, qualmishness.

Nauseous sensation; an uncomfortable feeling with a kind of qualmishness.

Nausea in the stomach when walking, aggravated on touching the epigastric region; without collection of saliva.

Nausea, followed by sudden and very copious vomiting of bile, and a brownish substance (consisting, no doubt, of the chocolate taken that morning), (after ten hours).


Several attacks of very copious vomiting.

Vomiting almost regularly every hour, for twenty-four hours.

Heaviness in the stomach, with nausea in the morning and fasting,; disappears after breakfast (after many days).

Heaviness in the pit of the stomach as from a load, making respiration difficult, relieved by deep breathing, but aggravated by carrying even a slight weight.

Heartburn after some eructations.

Sudden drawing pain in the pit of the stomach from time to time.

Pressure in the epigastric region with oppression of the breath, and sensation as if on deep breathing the breath were arrested there, together with a rough voice, which is only transiently relieved by frequent hawking; the pressive pain is aggravated by the slightest food.

Sensitive, dull sticking just below the pit of the stomach, near the ensiform cartilage, which continues as a simple pain.

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.