Bismuthum Oxidum 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….


Hydrated oxide of Bismuth, Bi2 O3 OH2. Preparation: Trituration of the oxide prepared according to Hahnemann’s instructions.

Formula, Bi O NO 2OH. (Magisterium bismuthi) Preparation: Triturations.


Solitude is unendurable.

Ill-humor the whole day; he was very quiet and would not talk; in the evening more cheerful.

He is morose and discontented with his condition and complain about it (after twenty-four hours).

Restless peevishness; he is discontented with everything; at times he sits, he lies down; at times he walks around, and remains only a short time in one position, because it becomes very irksome to him.

He commences one thing and then another, but keeps to one thing only a short time.


Confusion of the head.

Vertigo; a sensation as if the head was turning in a circle (after one hour).

Vertigo; a sensation as if the anterior half of the brain were turning in a circle, several times during the day, lasting several minutes.

In the morning, long-continued dizziness.

The head seems as heavy as a hundred-weight (after one hour) A burning contractive pain in the head, especially in the forehead and eyes.

Dull cutting pain in the brain, which begins above the right orbit and extends to the occiput (after three days). Dull pressive-drawing in the head, now here, now there.

Dull pressive-drawing in the head, now here, now there, more violent on motion.

Boring pain from within outward, at times in the right, at times in the left frontal eminence, sometimes in both at the same time (after nine hours).

Sudden digging and boring in the forehead, the eyes, and the nose down to the tip, as with a dull instrument; an alternately contracting and distending sensation.

Pressure and sensation of heaviness in the forehead, more violent on motion.

Violent pressive heavy pain in the forehead, especially above the root of the nose and in both temples when sitting (after three and a half hours).

Tearing pain in the forehead above the right inner canthus and in the back part of the orbit (after twenty-four hours).

Severe pressure in both temples from within outward, not affected by motion or touch (after two and a half hours).

Tearing pressure internally in the right temple, still more externally, increased by pressure.

Pressure and sensation of heaviness in the occiput, more violent on motion.

Twitching-tearing pain in the whole left side of the occipital bone, more violent close to the parietal bone (after two and a half hours).


Mucus in both canthi (after eight and a half and ten hours).

Pressure on the right eyeball, from before backward and from below upward (after ten hours).


Tearing pressure in the external cartilage of the ear, which disappears on pressure (after four days).

Drawing pressure in the external meatus in the left ear (after twenty-four hours).


Earthy-colored face, blue rings around the yes; the features are quite changed, as if he had been sick.

Pressure regularly recurring at short intervals in the right malar bone, unchanged by touch.


Drawing pressure in the back teeth, extending from the back teeth into the front, with drawing pain in the cheeks.

The gums are swollen, sore and painful; the whole of the interior of the mouth is just as sore and sensitive.

In the evening, white-coated tongue, without heat or thirst (seventh and twelfth hours).

In the morning a taste of blood; the mucus hawked up is colored with blood.


Nausea in the stomach; he feels as if he would vomit, especially violent after eating.

Pressure in the stomach, especially after eating.


Rumbling in the lower part of the bowels, without sensation.

Loud rumbling in the right side of the abdomen, when standing (after two hours).

Frequent passage of flatus.

Painless rumbling in the lower part of the abdomen.

Discomfort in the lower abdomen, with pressure, now here, now there (after eight hours).

Pinching pain in the lower abdomen, now here, now there, in the lower abdomen, with rumbling and grumbling.

Pinching pressure in the lower abdomen, and rumbling with desire; a sensation as if he must go to stool.


In the evening, desire for stool without effect (after thirteen hours).

Urinary Organs

He is obliged to urinate frequently, every time profusely; the urine is watery (after twelve hours).

Sexual Organs

Pressive pain in the right testicle, more severe when touched (after two hours).

At night an emission of semen, without voluptuous dreams.

Respiratory Apparatus, Chest and Heart

A cough which wakes him at night from sleep, with profuse expectoration, also just as much cough by day.

Oppression of the chest. Pain in the chest and back, with burning and boring.

A hot burning contraction of the chest, so that it is difficult to breathe or to speak.

Pinching-pressive pain in the region of the diaphragm, extending transversely through the chest, when walking (after two hours).

(Pinching stitches in the region of both nipples unaltered by inspiration or expiration).

Fine tearing stitches in the region of both nipples (apparently superficial in the lungs, and at the same time in the pectoral muscles), at times more severe when inspiring or expiring.

Dull sticking-tearing in the region of the last ribs.

Pressive pain, now more, now less severe, in the right side of the chest, near the sternum in a small spot, unaffected by inspiration and expiration (after four hours).

Severe pressure near the left nipple, extending inward toward the sternum.

Tearing around and near the left nipple (after two days) Intermitting stitches in the lowest false ribs of the left side at their union with the dorsal vertebrae.

Fine stitching in the sternum in the middle, not affected by inspiration or expiration (after eight hours).

Beating of the heart.

Neck and Back

Sensation of twitching in the muscles of the right side of the neck.

Tensive pressure on the right side of the neck in the cervical vertebrae, during motion and rest (after three hours).

Sharp pressure on the upper border of the right scapula and the clavicle.

Pain in the left side of the back when sitting, as if one had stooped too long (after eight hours).

Upper Extremities

Pressive tearing in the right shoulder-joint.

Paralytic weakness and weariness in the right arm.

(Spasmodic) contractive tearing in the muscles of the right arm (after fourteen hours).

Spasmodic contractive pain in the anterior muscles of the left upper arm during complete rest of the body (after twenty-four hours).

Paralytic pressure in the forepart of the right upper arm.

Hard pressure in the left forearm, more in the lower and outer part.

Paralytic tearing pressure in the right forearm, especially in the bones of the wrist (after one hour).

Paralytic tearing pressure in the right forearm, toward the outer side, at times more in the upper part, at times more in the lower part, which disappears on motion and touch.

Cutting tearing in the muscles of the lower part of the right forearm (after twelve hours).

A grumbling pain in both bones of the left forearm, as if bruised (after thirteen hours).

Violent tearing in the bones of the left wrist (after one and a half hours).

Tearing in the bones of the right wrist, which disappears on motion.

Sensation tearing upon and around the right styloid process, extending into the muscles of the hands, less violent in the process itself (after eleven hours).

Trembling of the hands, noticed when eating.

Feeling of weakness in the hands as though he could not hold a pen, with trembling (after eight hours).

Itching, tearing pressure in the inner processes of both hands, which causes scratching.

Tearing in the metacarpal bones of the right index and middle fingers (after eleven hours).

Intermitting fine tearing in the ball of the left thumb (after two hours).

Fine tearing in the last, joints of the left fingers.

Fine tearing in the tips of the fingers of the right hand, especially under the nails (after three days).

Pressive tearing in the tips of the fourth and fifth finger of the right hand.

Lower Extremities

Intermitting hard pressure above the left knee-joint, in the lower part of the thigh, towards the outer side, unchanged by touch or motion.

Drawing in the middle of the call and the anterior portion of the left leg down into the foot.

Drawing in the right external malleolus, which disappears on motion.

Tearing pain below the right external malleolus, which every time terminates behind in the tendo Achillis (after nine hours).

Tearing pain in the right heel near and from the tendo Achillis (after five hours).

Five tearing in the left heel.

Pressive tearing between the two last left metatarsal bones, close to the toes, while sitting (after ten hours).

Fine tearing in the last phalanges of the left toes.

Pressive tearing in the tip of the left great toe.

Generalities and Skin

Weakness and exhaustion.

Corrosive itching near the tibia and the backs of both feet near the joints, which becomes much worse on scratching; is obliged to scratch himself until it bleeds.

Sleep and Dreams, Fever

In the morning, a few hours after rising, an excessive sleepiness, but after eating he was unable to take his accustomed nap for several days.

During work he was unable to take his accustomed nap for several days.

During work he is overpowered by excessive inclination to sleep; he reads without knowing what; he immediately falls asleep and has vivid and confused dreams.

He lies upon the back at night.

In the evening while slumbering, violent startings, as if he fell (after fourteen and a half hours).

At night, frequent waking in sleep as from fright.

At night, frequent waking with weariness.

Restless sleep at night, on account of voluptuous dreams, without, or frequently with, emission of semen.

At night, vivid anxious dreams.

Flushes of heat through the whole body, especially in the head and over the chest, without chill preceding or following, in the morning soon after rising (after twenty-four hours).

Conditions Aggravations

(Morning), Dizziness; taste of blood; flushes of heat.

(Evening), White-coated tongue; desire for stool; while slumbering, violent startings.

(When eating), Trembling of the hands.

(After eating), Nausea; pressure in stomach.

(When inspiring or expiring), Stitches in region of nipples.

(Motion), Drawing in the head; pressure, etc., in forehead; pressure, etc., in occiput.

(Pressure), pressure in right temple.

(Scratching), Itching near tibia, etc.

(When sitting), Pain in forehead; pain in side of back; tearing between metatarsal bones.

(When standing), Rumbling in abdomen.

(Touch), Pain in right testicle.

(When walking), Pain in region of diaphragm.


(Evening), More cheerful.

(On motion), Pressure in forearm disappears.

(On pressure), Pressure in cartilage of ear disappears.

(On touch), Pressure in forearm disappears.

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.