Calcarea Phosphorica 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….


A mixture of the basic and other phosphates of lime, prepared by dropping dilute phosphoric acid into lime-water, as long as a while precipitate is formed; this precipitate is collected and triturated. (Hearing, in Correspondenzblatt, 1837).


Emotional. Easily excited (from the 2d). Likes to be alone. She wishes to be at home, and when at home to go out; goes from place to place. A child of fifteen months, with a big head and open fontanelles, took from a trituration of a drachm, C. ph., with half an ounce of milk-sugar, half a teaspoonful, in the evening. Soon violent screaming, grasping with hands in great agony, towards his mother; cold sweat, most in face; whole body cold; lasted nearly two hours; next day, as well as usual; 6 P.M., another spell, lasting only fifteen minutes. Mother did not give another dose. Sooner than expected the fontanelle closed. (1852, N. N). With the drowsiness, gloomy mood, inability to think, headache, singing in ears, sweat in face, prostration of limbs. After vexation, depressed, as if lame; cannot work, hardly walk; gets a looseness of bowels. Anxiousness, with other complaints. Anxiety of children; in pit of stomach; with bellyache; with chest complaints; with palpitation. Feels as if she had been frightened. Great ill-humor and dread of labor; will absolutely do nothing that he should (from the 2d). Very much out of humor, disinclined to speak, prefers not to be asked questions, and to be left alone, after disagreeable news (nineteenth day). Peevish and fretful children. Grows very violent, if his opinion is differed from, or if contradicted, so that he is vexed not to have been able to control himself (seventh day). Violent, irritable, and snappish; it affects him most to hear that some one has done wrong; indignation rises in him, and he would like to avoid the conversation (seventh day). A communication in which some one is justly reproached concerning his conduct, affects him very disagreeably; he grows- violent, and holds up his faults to himself (fifth day). Unpleasant news makes him beside himself; sweat breaks out; inclined to indignation and anger. Unpleasant news makes him beside himself; he can seriously think of nothing, cannot collect his thoughts, and gets into a general sweat about it (ninth day). Stupid indifference; cretinism. Intellectual. He has a clearer oversight, and more distinct views of many things (eighth day). Indisposition to work, also to mental work. Obtuse intellect; difficulty in performing intellectual operations; cannot clearly distinguish. Writes wrong works, or the same words twice. Forgetfulness; forgets what he did a short time ago. A lack of definiteness of memory (Jones). Complete loss of memory, so that he does not know at all what he has just done, or what he should do (from the 2d).


Vertigo. Some vertigo and nausea towards noon (first day). With his dinner, vertigo and loss of memory (Neidhard). Vertigo, when getting up or rising from sitting. Stooping causes vertigo, rush of blood to the head, dull pain in head. Vertigo, staggers when walking in the open air, with drawing in the nape of the neck in windy weather (sixteenth day). While walking, vertigo; running from the nose; bones of pelvis, him-joint, thigh, knees, and ankle-joint ache. During catamenia, vertigo and throbbing in the forehead, blood rushes to the head; throbbing headache, increasing after; over os pubis, pressure; want of appetite; bellyache and diarrhoea; backache, shooting; lower limbs weary; over fatigued; going upstairs, feels stiff all over. Vertigo, with other ailments; a dull headache, nausea; complaints of eyes, neck; limbs ache; with costiveness of old people; with leucorrhoea before catamenia; in motion, walking in the open air; worse in windy weather. Vertigo, with confusion of the head (twenty-first day). Old people stagger when getting up from sitting. Staggering, dizzy when walking, with drawing in the nape of neck, and confusion of the head (nineteenth day). General Head. Acute hydrocephaloid, with cholera infantum (Raue). Heat in head; burning on top, running down to the toes. Headache, like a confusion all over on the inner sides of the skull (from the 2d). Headache, in the morning, on waking, a heavy painful confusion, as if close to the bone, from within and without, worse on the vertex; aggravated by bodily exertion; it seems to disappear on mental exertion, and return on bodily exertion; relieved by washing with cold water (from the 2d). Headache like a fulness, a painful pressure of the brain against the skull, most severe on the top of the head; it returns regularly almost every ten seconds; at last it becomes continuous, but is still more severe every ten seconds; aggravated on motion, especially on stooping, even on changing the position while sitting; especially worse on sitting up after lying down, also on rising after sitting, when it is accompanied by vertigo; better while lying still, and after stooping (from the 2d). Fulness; pressure and dulness of head; worse from pressure of the hat. After catamenia increases, throbbing headache; want of appetite; backache and aching in the lower limbs; whites. Headache, with hot head and face, together with ill-humor and indolence (from the 2d). Some headache, with flatulence in the abdomen (after the 2d dose). Headache, with gastric symptoms, with uterine complaints, or following other sensations. Headache, in the morning, with sore throat (from the 2d). Headache not aggravated by drinking wine, but afterwards severe on going into the open air; relieved by scratching the head, but only while scratching (from the 2d). All great exertions increase the headache or bring it back. Every step is felt in head, in sacrum. Headache better at first, from going out (from the 2d). After the meals, more after dinner, headache or drowsiness, weariness, itching, etc. Forehead. Headache over forehead, with a tearing pain in the hands and arms, most in wrists and right middle finger. Headache worse from changes of weather, extending from the forehead to nose, from temples to jaws, with some rheumatic feeling from collar-bone to wrists. Vertex. Headache on top of head, behind ears, with a drawing in muscles of the neck to the nape of the neck and back of head. Crawling sensations run over top of head, as if ice were laying on upper part of occiput; the head is hot, with smarting of the roots of the hair. Parietals. Headache in the afternoon, with dread of labor; some pressure on both sides towards the back; just the same in the open air, relieved for awhile after supper, though continuing somewhat during the evening (crude). Stitching pain in left side of head; sleepiness during day. Throbbing headache through both sides, most after quick motion. Occiput. Aching drawing pains around the lateral protuberances of the occiput. External Head. Affections of the skull. Sore pain; drawing, rending, tearing in the bones of the skull, most along the sutures of the skull, particularly between the frontal and parietal bones, or around the temporal bones. Scalp sore, hurts; creeping, numbness, cold crawl; coldness on occiput, head. Tight feeling; tension in scalp of forehead. Itching on the scalp, provoking scratching, for several evenings (crude).


Eyes red; capillary vessels visible in streaks from corners to cornea. As if something came into his eyes; renewed if others talk about it. Sensation in the eye, as if something were in it; he always feels it anew, if even after several days it is only mentioned (from the 2d). (For several day there is a frequent sensation as if something were in the left eye; it seems to move about in the eye, but is mostly felt towards the inner canthus and also in the upper part of the ball; nothing can be seen, and it often disappears after a short time; it is very troublesome and annoying; in the morning there is matter in the inner canthus; afterwards, there is some swelling and redness in the upper part of the inner canthus), (from the 2d). Sticking- pressive pain in the left eye, extending to the upper orbital border, in the mornings, on waking (nineteenth day). The left eye pains, as if from a blow (fifth day). A pain, as if struck in the left eye; he must press it gently and hold it until it ceases (thirteenth day). Itching sensation in the eyes (crude). Itching of the eyes, as if there were sand or hair in them (fifth day). Itching in the left eye; he must rub it, in the evening (third day). In the air, eyes worse; coryza, hoarseness, cough. Using eyes by gaslight hurts them. Writing, and especially reckoning, by candlelight, affects the eyes very much (tenth day). Orbit. Pressure above the eyes and towards them. Lids. Hot feeling in lids; sweat of the brows on lids. Violent painful biting sensation in the left eyelid, towards the external canthus, compels violent rubbing, which causes pain, but does not relieve; in the afternoon (from the second). Lachrymal Apparatus. Lachrymation and confusion of the head, with yawning (seventh day). Eyes water, most with gaping. Ball. Squinting; distortion of eyeballs, as if it were from pressure; eyeballs seem distended; they protrude somewhat. Eyeball hurt, aching as if beaten. Vision. Cannot read; light hurts, particularly candle- light. More nearsighted than usual, as if dim before the eyes, as from small, round, grayish spots (fifth day). Letters change in little black points, or small round gray spots, or as if a little bird was flying from right to left. Veil over eyes; eyes misty. Glimmering, glittering, fiery circles; dreams of fire.

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.