Haematoxylon 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: Log wood; Bois d’Inde; (Germ)., Blauholz.


Haematoxylon Campechianum, Linn. Natural order: Leguminosae. Preparation: Tincture of the heart-wood.


Sadness. Desire to weep. Bad temper. Spitefulness. Morose disposition. Dulness of mind.


Confusion, heaviness, and dulness of the head, with difficulty in thinking and expressing himself. Head burning hot. Headache, as from indigestion, with swelling of the stomach and abdomen, anxiety, inclination to vomit, sour eructations of food; at night. Pain in the forehead; inclination to vomit when stooping. Pain in the left forehead, spreading over the face, and affecting the teeth on that side. Compressive pain in the forehead and occiput, left side, extending to the ear. Head affected in the frontal region; sensation of a weight (soon). Bruised pain on the upper portion of the left temple.


Sunken eyes, with blue rings around them. Heaviness in the eyes. Sensation of sand in the eyes. Violent pinching and pressive pain above the left eye near the temple; after a quarter of an hour, it shifts to the corresponding spot on the right side. Painful pressure over the eyes, with feeling of constriction on raising the lids. Heaviness of the lids, compelling them to close; inability to look long at anything. Redness of the ocular conjunctivae, especially inwardly; also of the caruncula lachrymalis. Contracted pupils. Dimness of vision. Mist before the eyes; in reading, the letters vanish. Appearance of a veil before the eyes.


Pain in the external auditory meatus, with sensation as if there was a flea in it.


Pale face, with sad, dejected, uneasy expression. Pain on the left lower jaw, with lancination in the teeth and cheek of that side.


Sore throat; difficulty in swallowing saliva. Constriction of the oesophagus, with inclination to swallow. Severe pain, starting from the right ear and descending along the side of the neck, with constriction and smarting of the throat, difficult deglutition, and frequent spitting.


Eructations of air. Swelling of the stomach, with eructation of inodorous air. Pain in the stomach, aggravated by pressure. Critical pain in the stomach and hypogastrium, with tearing, as after taking poison. Pressure in the epigastrium, painful swelling of the stomach, and eructations, which afford relief.


Borborygmi, colic, and diarrhoea in the morning (after twelve hours). Bellyache, with inclination to vomit, and a painful digging, which ascends from the abdomen to the throat, settling in the region of the heart and there causing a sort of bruised pain, aggravated by touch; with oppression. Colic, with plain in the kidneys and nausea. Colic in the left side of the abdomen, with yawning and stretching, and desire to vomit. The colic is sometimes constant, sometimes severe, sometimes slight; then there is a cold feeling. Very painful abdomen, with colic, borborygmi, digging in the bowels, soft stools with griping, weariness in the legs, strong palpitations; uneasiness and extreme anxiety, followed by shivering and general coldness. Uneasiness in hypogastrium as if the menses were coming on. Pain in the abdomen, as if the menses were coming on, with a white, mucous, leucorrhoeal discharge. Severe colic and griping in the entire hypogastrium, with tension and swelling, followed by a soft stool, with relief; transient pain in the sacrum. Very severe colic in the hypogastrium, as if diarrhoea was coming on, with inflation and tension, the swelling being very sensitive to touch.

Urinary Organs

Urine red, scanty, and burning.

Sexual Organs

Pressure on the genitals.


Constriction of the chest as far as the epigastrium, with sensation of smarting and burning, aggravated by contact on the left side of the chest posteriorly. Sensation as if a bar lay transversely across from the region of the heart to the right side, with acute pain in the left upper portion of the chest.

Heart and Pulse

The region of the heart is very painful causing extreme anxiety, with violent palpitation, small pulse, burning hands, and general shivering.

Superior Extremities

Pain in the left shoulder, as from inflammation.

Inferior Extremities

Short-lasting lancinating pain, from the left hip to the knee. Stiffness of the knees, as after a long march, in the evening (after twelve hours). Sensation of painful swelling in the lower part of the legs, as from inflammation, with shuddering and great lassitude, in the evening (after twelve hours).

General Symptoms

Inclination for repose. General malaise, with anxiety, starting from the stomach, and colic.




Yawning and stretching; sensation as from a foreign body in the throat; frequent spitting of saliva. Frequent yawning. He thinks he is going to sleep.


General coldness, rather internal;than external. General coldness when the colic ceases, with burning heat in the palms. Horripilation. Dry skin, especially on the palms, which are usually moist. Diminished perspiration of the feet, with palpitation of the heart.


– Aggravation (Morning), Borborygmi, etc.

(Evening), Stiffness of the knees; sensation in legs.

(Night), Headache, etc.

(Stooping), Inclination to vomit.


(In open air), The symptoms.

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.