MILLEFOLIUM


Millefolium 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: Yarrow, Milfoil; (G.), Schafgabe; (Fr.), la millefeuille.

Introduction

Achillea millefolium, L. Natural order: Compositae. Preparation: Tincture of the plant.

Mind

Everything that happens inopportunely after dinner, and in the evening, when he wishes to take his rest, makes him violent and irritable. Great aversion to all work. It constantly seems to him as though he had forgotten something; he does not know what he is doing or wishes to do; his head is dull and confused, especially in the evening; worse after wine or coffee, for several weeks. Stupefaction, vertigo, intoxication.

Head

Vertigo. Vertigo, even to falling to the right side and backward, on every slight motion when walking, but not on violent motion; with nausea, especially when stooping, not at all while lying down, with unchanged color of the face (relieved after Tartar emetic). General Head. Rush of blood to the head, without headache, in the evening in bed (third day). Coffee causes rush of blood to the head, with pains here and there in the limbs. Rush of blood to the head on stooping, relieved on rising (after one hour). A feeling as if all the blood mounted to the head. Streaming through the head like gusts of wind, and a feeling as if flames were issuing from the upper part of the right side of the head, by paroxysms, at night. Fulness in the head, after a sound sleep, in the afternoon. Dull sensation in the head, after eating. Dull headache, mostly in the occiput, throughout the day. Headache coming and going at intervals, lasting from a quarter to half an hour. Headache on stooping (second day). Confused headache, towards noon (third day). Confused headache, more in the occiput, and extending towards the left shoulder, towards evening (second day). Fine stitches in the brain (third day). Beating in the arteries of the head, with accelerated pulse. Painful beating in the head (after one hour). Some throbbing in the arteries of the head and face; the pulse was accelerated, full, and strong (a quarter of an hour after four cupfuls of the infusion). Jumping headache (second day); less severe (third day). Forehead. Sensation of constriction in the skin of the forehead. Feeling as though a band were drawn across the forehead, on drawing up the skin of the forehead. Headache in the left side of the forehead (first day). Tearing in the left frontal eminence (after four hours). Vertex. Dull headache in the vertex (first day). A stitch in the upper part of the vertex, very transient (after three hours). Parietals. Painful tension in the upper part of the right parietal bone (after one hour and a half). A peculiar sensation in the right side of the head as if screwed in, very painful (after three hours). Tearing sticking in the whole right side of the head (after one hour and a half). A dull stitch in the left parietal bone, and at the same time a blow on the opposite side, and after half a minute a stitch in the same place (after one hour). A fine stitch in the right side of the head (after one hour). Fine stitches in the left side of the head, lasting a few seconds (second day). Violent, painful tearing in the upper part of the right parietal bone (after half an hour). Occiput. Awoke with headache in the occiput (fourth day). Transient drawing in the occiput, after eating. Sticking in the left side of the occiput (after four hours). A painful stitch in the right side of the occiput (after one hour and a half). External Head. His long hair becomes unusually entangled very frequently, in spite of cutting it shorter, for two weeks.

Eye

Burning eyes (second day). Sticking pain in the eyes, pressing inwards as far as the root of the nose and sides of the forehead, in the evening on reading (second day). Crawling in the left inner canthus, as from a fine feather (after one hour and a half). Brow. The hair of the eyebrows fall out, but not the hair of the head (first week). Lids. The eyes are agglutinated, in the morning (fourth day). Jerking with tension in the left upper lid (after two hours and a half). Vision. It causes a clear bright vision. Sensation of a fog before the eyes, at a distance, but not near to (after three hours).

Ear

Sensation of stoppage in the ears. The ears seem stopped after dinner, and all the afternoon. Frequent pains in the right ear; not an earache, but a sensation as of something boring in the ear (second week). Drawing pain in the left ear, and a feeling as though a liquid were running from it. Some fine stitches in the left ear (after one hour and a half). Crawling in the left ear, relieved by boring in with the finger (after one hour and a half). Itching in the right ear, not entirely relieved by boring in with the finger (after three hours). Hearing. Frequent ringing in the right ear, without cause (first and second weeks). A sound as from a bat in the left ear; so that she started up in fright; afterwards when laughing a sensation as if cold air passed out of the ear (after four hours).

Nose

It causes nosebleed. The fresh herb put in the nose causes bleeding. The root causes nosebleed. If a leaf be put into the nose, the blood flows after a short time.

Face

Redness of the face, without sensation of internal heat (after three hours and a half). Tearing in the left side of the face, extending to the temple, frequently in the evening (fourth day). Lips. Chapped lips (third day). Fine sticking in the upper lip (after one hour and a half). China Tearing in the right side of the lower jaw, that extends now towards the ear, and now into the teeth (after one hour and a half). Violent tearing, extending from the right articulation of the lower jaw to the top of the head (after one hour and a half). Painful fine jerking in the left side of the lower jaw (after one hour).

Mouth

Teeth. Toothache. Pain in the last lower back teeth of the left side (immediately). Tongue. Tongue coated and swollen (second day). A contractive sensation in the forepart of the tongue with burning (after a quarter of an hour). General Mouth. A pimple on the left side of the inner surface, of the lower lip, with a pressing and a sore pain, in the evening (second day); in the morning there was a superficial ulcer still covered with white epithelium, slightly painful; it disappeared next day. Dryness in the mouth; (third day). A fine sticking in the palate, and a sensation as if cut to pieces (after three hours and a half).

Throat

Pain in the left side of the throat on swallowing, after 4 P.M.; on repeating the dose the alcohol caused burning in the same spot, which is painful on empty swallowing. Sore throat, every evening from 9 to 10. Sore throat, during and after swallowing. Rawness in the throat, that lasts a long time (soon). Dull sticking pains, very acute shooting back and forth on the right side of the pharynx, near the larynx, as if internal and towards the anterior portion of the throat, extending backwards, towards evening (first day).

Stomach

Appetite. Increased sensation of hunger (third day, also previously). Thirst; (third day). Eructation and Hiccough. Eructations. Empty eructations (immediately). Empty eructation a few times after eating soup. Hiccough (after two hours). Stomach. A sensation as if the stomach were coated with an astringent earth (after one hour). Pains in the stomach as from fasting, in the morning after waking (fourth day). Burning in the stomach, extending up into the chest (after three quarters of an hour). Burning in the stomach on bending the body together, worse towards the right hypochondrium, where it became a drawing and burning pain (after one hour). Feeling of fullness in the stomach, lasting a long time (soon). Cramp in the stomach, with a sensation as if a liquid were in it, that extended from the stomach into the intestines towards the anus (after two hours). Stomachache (third day). Burning in the stomach and abdomen. Pressure in the stomach, as from a plug (second day). Painful gnawing and griping in the stomach, as from hunger (fourth day).

Abdomen

Hypochondria. An indefinite sensation in the left hypochondrium, soon afterwards also in the pit of the stomach. Violent pinching, first in the left hypochondrium, afterwards in both sides as far as the heart, with anxiety, disappearing after rising from a seat (after two hours). Sticking pressure in the left hypochondrium (third day). Umbilical and Sides. A pain, as from incarcerated flatus, in a spot as large as a hazelnut, somewhat to the left of the navel; immediately afterwards, movement in the abdomen, extending downward, without emission of flatus (after two minutes). A dull stitch in the left side of the abdomen, so violent that it made her start up, while eating. General Abdomen. Flatulent distension of the abdomen, and frequent emission of flatus, in the afternoon (second day). Frequent emission of offensive flatus, all day (fourth day). Very offensive flatus, especially in the afternoon and evening, for a week. Flatulent colic. Fine stitches in the crest of the right ilium (after two hours and a half).

Stool

Diarrhoea. Rumbling and cutting in the abdomen, followed by two attacks of diarrhoea, with subsequent tenesmus (third day). Two stools in the forenoon, and two in the evening (fifth day). Stool very soft, succeeded by some smarting (third day). Stool rather soft than hard (fourth day after a new dose). The whitish grayish-green soft stool became yellowish-brown, and was repeated in the afternoon (second day); stool occurred in the forenoon instead of in the afternoon, (third and fourth days); small soft stools, in the forenoon instead of in the afternoon and two stools daily for a week, afterwards a hard stool in the morning. Constipation. Stool omitted (third and fourth days).

Urinary Organs

Micturition. Constant desire to urinate, urine very copious (third day). Urine frequently voided, red and scanty (second day). Urine. Urine darker-colored than usual. It causes haematuria.

Sexual Organs

He has known women produce abortion by the decoction of this plant. Leucorrhoea. Some leucorrhoea (third day). Anomalies of menstruation, sometimes too scanty, sometimes too profuse. It causes suppression of the menses, if used too long for haemorrhoidal flux.

Respiratory Organs

Secretion of mucus in the larynx (soon), (first day). Cough and vomiting (third day). Cough with frothy expectoration (third day). Oppression; dyspnoea (second day).

Chest

Some fulness in the chest. Jerking sticking in the left false ribs (after four hours). Stitches in the chest (second day). Coarse stitches in the lowest right ribs (after two hours and a half). Painful coarse stitches in the left chest, beneath the arm, without affecting respiration (after four hours). A jerking stitch in the left false rib (after four hours). Bruised sensation in the chest (third day). Sticking sensation in the right side of the chest, beneath the fourth rib. Transient stitches in the right side of the chest (second day). Transient dull stitches in the left side of the chest (second day).

Heart and Pulse

Pulse accelerated (soon), (third day). Pulse frequent, in the evening in bed (third day).

Back and Neck

Frequent though not very painful, drawings in the back (third day). Dorsal. Sticking-drawing pain just beneath the left scapula, while sitting, lasting several seconds (third day). Stitches between the scapulae. A violent stitch in the middle of the left scapula (after three hours). A fine stitch in the left scapula during inspiration, while standing; after stretching, and again bending the body together, a violent stitch in the right scapula (after three hours). Lumbar. Stitches in the small of the back (after three hours). Slight transient stitches in the right lumbar region, near the spine.

Extremities in General

Malaise in all the limbs (third day).

Superior Extremities

Frequent attacks, as if the left arm would fall asleep (first week). Falling asleep, pricking in the left arm, in the forenoon (second day). Bone-pains in the left arm (after one hour). Shoulder. Sticking and burning in the left shoulder, towards the forepart (after four hours). A stitch in the left shoulder (after four hours). Arm. Violent sticking pressure in the upper part of the right upper arm, after 9 A.M. (second day). Elbow. Sticking and burning externally in the right elbow (after two hours and a half). Forearm. Pains above the left wrist (third day). Two stitches in succession on the inner surface of the right forearm, followed by itching that disappears after scratching (after four hours). Hand. A fine stitch on the outer margin of the right hand, above the little finger (after two hours). Pressive-throbbing pains in the metacarpal bone of the left index finger and thumb, in the evening (fourth day). Fingers. Burning and a sensation as of a fleabite on the inner surface of the right little finger (after three hours and a half). Suppurating pain beneath the nail of the right thumb, afterwards of the left, as if bruised (tenth day); entirely disappearing (eleventh day).

Inferior Extremities

Thigh. Tearing and pressure in the left nates, during rest and motion, though worse while walking, in the forenoon (third day). The right nates is painful as if he had fallen upon it, in the evening (thirteenth day), and in the morning (fourteenth day); worse from pressure, and making tense the gluteal muscles, worse on the right side, at the insertion of the insertion of the gluteus major into the sacrum (fourteenth day). Knee. Violent pain above the left knee, while sitting, at 11 P.M. (first day). A fine stitch in the bend of the left knee (after two hours). Tearing in the right knee. The tendons in the hollow of the right knee became painful as the tendo Achillis had been, only in a less degree (first day). Leg. Drawing in the legs, while lying down. Drawing in the left tibia, lasting several seconds (third day). Tearing extending downward in the right tibia, while walking in the afternoon (second day). The right tendo Achillis is painful as after a blow or sprain; very acute and persistent; increasing and decreasing at intervals; not while walking or ascending steps, lasting all day (after one hour). Ankle. Violent pains in the right external malleolus, at 3 P.M., disappearing in the evening (first day). Foot. Sensation as though the left foot would fall asleep, not disappearing on rising (after three hours). Frequent falling asleep of the right foot, while sitting, not disappearing on rising after dinner. Violent pains in the whole of the right foot, as if in the bones (first day). Intermitting throbbing- pressive pains in the left foot, in the joints of the last toes, and in the metatarsus (fourth day). Crawling in the forepart of the right foot, as from falling asleep (after three hours).

Generalities

Objective. Congestion of the head, face, lungs, heart, etc. It causes hemorrhage. Stretching followed by a comfortable feeling, in the forenoon. Prostration (third day). Subjective. No desire to do anything, without feeling sick. While lying in bed asleep before midnight, a paroxysm as though a frightful gust of wind seized him and raised him upward in bed (extending from the chest to the head, with a feeling as though a storm were howling through the head and out of the right side of the upper part of the head like a flame); therewith the right arm seemed paralyzed; after this attack he thought in sleep that he was awake, and dreaded a second similar attack; but when this occurred with redoubled violence, and made him cry out, as he supposed, he woke (twenty-fifth day). General Oppression and uneasiness. Slow coarse stitches or throbbing pains, always near the bone and not far from the joints, mostly on the left side, and more in the hands and feet, for several weeks. (The symptoms were not aggravated but rather relieved by a glass of wine).

Skin

Itching and itching pimples on the back (after seven days). A raw sensation, as from a coarse brush, on the inner surface of the left forearm, in a spot as large as the hand. Itching on both shoulders.

Sleep

Yawning, at noon, while riding in the open air. Yawning and stretching as if she had not slept enough (after two hours and a half). Very excessive yawning, without fatigue, especially in the evening (first week). Sleepy; she yawns from time to time (after three-quarters of an hour). Slept longer than usual, and was very sleepy for a week. He fell asleep only after 3 A.M. (third day).

Fever

Sensation of increased warmth, especially in the face. Fever with rigors, internal and external heat, for four hours (second day). Hot fever (third day). Sensation of increased heat in the face, as if the blood rushed to the head; even in the eyes and nose there was a feeling as if congested with blood (first day). Hot feet and hands (third day).

Condition Aggravation

(Evening), Head dull, etc.; from 9 to 10 o’clock, sore throat. (Night), Streaming through head, etc. (Coffee), Confusion of mind etc.,; rush of blood to head etc. (After eating), Dull sensation in head; drawing in occiput. (Slight motion), When walking, vertigo. (Stooping), Nausea; relieved by rising, rush of blood to head; headache. (Walking), Tearing etc., in nates; tearing in tibia. (Wine), Confusion of mind, etc.

Amelioration

(Ascending steps), Pain in tendo Achillis. (Wine), The symptoms. (Walking), Pain in tendo Achillis.

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.