Solonum Tuberosum 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: Potato (Fr.), Pomme de terre.


Solanum tuberosum, Linn.

Natural order, Solanaceae.


Almost loss consciousness.


Vertigo. In a large dose, it produces all the effects of narcotic poisons, headache, vertigo, stupor, etc. Persistent headache.


Eyes deep in their sockets. Looks staring. Eyes for the most part open, and the pupils were not very much dilated. Dilated pupils.

Indistinct vision.


Hippocratic face. Expression anxious.


The teeth were for the most part closed, and she was constantly spitting through the closed teeth a viscid frothy phlegm. Tongue covered with a brown moist fur. Difficulty of moving the tongue in talking. Hardly able to articulate, the tongue appearing heavy. Talked thick (in half an hour). Speechless.


Violent retching, followed by vomiting and diarrhoea. A good deal of sickness. Felt sick, a darkness over his eyes, his skin cold, and cramped all over (in a half hour). Epigastric region sensitive to pressure.


Violent colic and vomiting. Pain in bowels.


Diarrhoea with tenesmus. Decided tendency to produce relaxation of the bowels.

Respiratory organs

Respiration hurried. Respiration irregular, at times suppressed; usually short and incomplete, only seldom slow and sighing.

Difficult respiration.


Pulse 100, small, rapid, scarcely perceptible.


Cramps, especially in the calves, with spasmodic contractions of the fingers and thumbs.


Tossing to and fro in bed. General rigidity. Patient exceedingly weak. Faintness. In moderate doses it seems to me to possess power far more certain than either Hyoscyamus or Conium.


Skin of a livid color.


She occasionally slumbered for a few minutes, and again was restless.


Skin cold. Face, chest, and extremities cold. Skin bedewed with a cold clammy perspiration.

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.