Allium Sativum


Symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Allium Sativum from the Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, a ten volumes comprehensive record of confirmed symptoms, published in 1879….


     Garlic. Liliacea.

     Tincture from the fresh bulb ; used as a condiment since olden times, and against worms and some fevers.

     Proved in France by Petroz and Teste, 1852.

MIND.


Weak memory.
Lack of ideas.
Desire to escape.
Sadness when alone ; moral uneasiness ; afraid of never getting well ; fear of not being able to bear any kind of medicine ; fear of being poisoned ; sensitiveness ; impatience.
Cannot bear anything ; wants many things and is not pleased with any ; every afternoon.
  

SENSORIUM.


Vertigo : on looking long and steadily at anything ; transient on rising from a seat and heaviness of head, > as soon as menses appear.
  

INNER HEAD.


Heaviness in head : in forehead, can hardly open eyes ; with mucus in throat ; ceases with onset of menses, and returns afterwards.
Pulsations in temples.
Dull pain in occiput in morning when lying on back.
Pressing pains from within outward.
** Headache. θ In dyspeptic subjects.
  

OUTER HEAD.


Dandruff.
Baldness.
  

SIGHT AND EYES.


Could read only with spectacles ; heaviness in eyes.
Catarrhal ophthalmia at night ; smarting, burning, lachrymation ; eyelids agglutinated ; returns every night when he tries to read.
Tarsi sore, with irritation of eyes.
Profuse watering of eyes without coryza.
  

HEARING AND EARS.


Deafness of left ear (catarrhal).
Hardened earwax (topically with milk).
Hardened crusts in outer canal.
His customary aural catarrh disappeared ; he heard better in diseased ear.
  

SMELL AND NOSE.


Increased secretion of nasal mucus, with slight stoppage of both nostrils.
Coryza more dry than fluent, with pressive pain from above root of nose.
Ozana.
Smarting at junction of ala and face, mostly left.
  

FACE.


Smarting, itching of face.
Spots in face.
Stinging in one side of face.
  

LOWER FACE.


Smarting as from herpetic eruption, near left angle of lips.
Lips dry.
  

TEETH AND GUMS.


Toothache paroxysmal and severe.
Tickling sensation in lower teeth.
Drawing in teeth, swollen gums, sensation of a hair on tongue, < from reading.
Pressing, transitory jerking in jaws and upper molars of r. side, in forenoon.
Scurvy.
  

TASTE, SPEECH, TONGUE.


Taste : hot, as from throat, causing increase of saliva.
Tongue furred white, with a disagreeable taste.
Tongue dry at night.
  

INNER MOUTH.


Copious, sweetish saliva ; after meals, more after supper and at night.
Mouth symptoms worse from reading.
Sores in mouth.
  

PALATE AND THROAT.


Sticky feeling in throat, with dryness, tickling heat and raw feeling in larynx.
Anterior part of throat not sensitive to touch.
Ulcerated throat.
Accumulation of mucus in throat with heaviness of head in morning.
Feels as if something cold, then again something hot and stinging ascended oesophagus.
  

APPETITE, THIRST, DESIRES, AVERSIONS.


Voracious appetite.
Hunger and emptiness in stomach, without appetite.
Desire for butter.
Thirst.
  

EATING AND DRINKING.


Bowels disturbed by slightest deviation in diet.
The least change in his usual manner of living increases dyspepsia.
Complaints from bad water.
Chests complaints worse after eating.
Copious flow of saliva after eating.
Burning eructations after a meal.
Weight in hypogastrium immediately after a meal.
Complaints of those who eat to excess ; gluttony.
  

HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING.


Belching after every change of diet.

SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH.


Heartburn.
Pressure as from a stone.
Long-standing dyspepsia, especially in old, fleshy people, whose bowels are disturbed by slightest deviation from a regular diet.
  

HYPOCHONDRIA.


In forenoon pressure in epigastrium and transverse colon, had to sit bent forward and press with hands.
Pain under short ribs, back, right side.
  

ABDOMEN AND LOINS.


Pain in region of descending colon, just below ribs.
Violent burning in abdomen.
Wind-colic.
Everything (in abdomen) seems to drag downward.
Every step on pavement caused excruciating pain, as if intestines would be torn apart ; > by lying down.
  

STOOLS AND RECTUM.


Expels flatus.
Stools at first fecal, then watery and hot.
Looseness of bowels.
Constipation with almost constant dull pains in bowels.
Normal stool immediately after a meal.
Prolapsus ani.
Expels worms.
  

URINARY ORGANS.


Pain in region of kidneys.
Bladder distended, could bear no pressure ; continual urging to urinate with passing of a few drops.
** Ulceration of bladder, caused by calculi.
Urine whitish, abundant, becomes cloudy from nitric acid.
Urine increased, or lessened in quantity.
Urine dark brown with copious sediment.
A kind of diabetes.
  

FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS.


Menses too early ; headache and dizziness lessen as flow becomes established.
Soreness of vulva and thighs during menstrual flow.
Pustules on vulva during menses.
Bright red spots, with itching and smarting on inside of labia majora and at vulva.
  

PREGNANCY, PARTURITION, LACTATION.


Said to be injurious during pregnancy.
After-birth remains.
Mamma swollen and painful to touch.
Dull stitches in right mamma.
Said to be injurious to the nursing.
Mamma swell after weaning.
  

VOICE AND LARYNX, TRACHEA AND BRONCHIA.


Voice rough ; hoarse.
Sore sensation in larynx.
Chronic catarrh of windpipe without fever, but with difficult breathing and moist cough.
Almost continuous mucous rales in bronchi.
  

RESPIRATION.


Difficult respiration as if sternum was compressed.
Periodical asthma.
  

COUGH.


Chronic cough, dyspnoea ; ropy sputum.
Cough hollow, dry, not very frequent.
Morning cough, after leaving his bed-room, with extremely copious mucous expectoration.
Cough which seems to come from stomach.
Dry cough after eating.
Cough which gives rise to a fetid smell.
Sudden paroxysm of hard dry cough while smoking, obliging him to quit.
Expectoration of a thin, yellowish, purulent-looking, bloodstreaked mucus, of a putrid odor.
Great difficulty in expectorating a glutinous mucus.
  

INNER CHEST AND LUNGS.


Pain in left side of chest, with dark urine.
Lancinating in one side of chest.
  

HEART, PULSE AND CIRCULATION.


Palpitation.
Jerking pulsations of heart.
Accelerates circulation.
  

OUTER CHEST.


Stitches in pectoral muscles and beneath scapula.
  

NECK AND BACK.


Drawing or darting pains in neck.
Backache.
Weak back, child does not learn to walk ; marasmus (topically).
Red spots like ringworm on back.
Cutting pain in sacrum in morning.
  

UPPER LIMBS.


Red spots on hands.
Skin peels off the hand.
Dry heat on back of hands ; slight moisture of palms.
  

LOWER LIMBS.


Rheumatism of hips.
Tearing pain in hip.
Intolerable pain confined to common tendon of iliac and psoas muscles ; < from least movement ; extorts cries when he tries to cross his limbs ; no pain if he lifts leg gently with hand ; < 8 P. M. in bed, cannot then change his position or sleep.
Pains in limbs < from changes of temperature and under influence of moist heat.
Weakness of legs ; worse at knees.
Legs do not grow as rapidly as rest of body.
Pain as from a sprain in ankle joint.
Tearing pain in feet.
Sensation of stiffness in feet.
Toe joints pain as if sprained.
Burning in soles.
  

REST, POSITION, MOTION.


Lying down : relieves pain in abdomen.
Lying on back : dull pain in occiput.
In bed : pain in tendon <; cold at night.
Must sit bent forward : with pain in epigastrium.
Rising from a seat : transient vertigo.
Motion : increases pain in common tendon of iliac and psoas muscles ; makes rheumatism <.
Every step : causes excruciating pain in intestines.
  

NERVES.


Lassitude, especially in lower limbs ; a muscular weakness, with rheumatic pains ; generally worse in morning.
Child drowsy, lifeless ; would not walk ; torpor of bowels ; great paleness.
  

SLEEP.


Drowsiness after a meal.
Muscles twitching on falling asleep.
Sleep prevented by : stitches in chest ; weight in stomach ; thirst.
Coldness felt in sleep and awakening him frequently.
Restless sleep.
Dreams : of water and storm ; of rapid transit from place to place ; anxious ; continue after waking.
  

TIME.


Night : catarrhal ophthalmia.
Morning : dull pain in occiput ; heaviness of head and accumulation of mucus in throat ; cutting pain in sacrum ; rheumatic pains worse.
Forenoon : jerking in jaws and upper molars ; pressure in epigastrium and transverse colon.
Afternoon : sweat.
  

TEMPERATURE AND WEATHER.


Worse in open air : chest complaints.
Change of temperature : pains in limbs worse.
Moist heat : pains in limbs worse.
Damp cold weather : tearing and stinging in different parts of body.
  

FEVER.


Chilliness and heat alternate, more evenings ; acrid sweat causing itching ; hard pulse.
Cold at night in bed.
Vomiting during fever.
Sweat acrid, offensive.
Sweat in afternoon.
  

ATTACKS, PERIODICITY.


Periodical asthma.
Stitches with paralytic weakness or tearing ; sometimes increasing to a high degree and then diminishing in same way.
  

LOCALITY AND DIRECTION.


Right : pressing, jerking in upper molars ; pain in side ; dull stitches in mamma.
Left : catarrhal deafness ; smarting at junction of ala nasi and face ; smarting near angle of lips ; pain in chest.
Pains go from within out, expanding sensation.
  

SENSATIONS.


As of a hair on tongue ; as if something cold then hot and stinging ascended oesophagus ; as if intestines would be torn apart when stepping ; expanding sensation, pains go from within out.
Pain : in region of kidneys ; in left side of chest ; in tendon of iliac and psoas muscles ; in limbs.
Dull stitches : in right mamma.
Lancinating : in one side of chest.
Stitches : in pectoral muscles and beneath scapula.
Transitory jerking : in jaws and upper molars.
Darting pains : in neck.
Cutting : in sacrum.
Drawing : in teeth ; in neck.
Tearing pain : in hip ; in feet.
Pressing pain : from within out in head ; in jaws and upper molars.
Dull pain : in occiput ; in bowels.
Pressive pain : from above root of nose.
Sprained feeling : in ankle ; in toe joints.
Soreness : of tarsi ; of vulva and thighs ; in larynx.
Raw feeling : in larynx.
Burning : in soles ; of skin.
Smarting : at junction of ala nasi and face ; near left angle of lips ; of vulva.
Stinging : in one side of face.
Heaviness : in head ; in eyes.
Weakness : of legs ; muscular.
Stiffness : in feet.
Heat : in larynx ; on back of hands.
Coldness : felt in sleep.
Tickling : in lower teeth ; in larynx.
Itching : of face ; of vulva ; of skin.
Dryness : of lips ; of tongue ; in larynx.
  

TISSUES.


Stings and bites.
Dropsy ; after protracted intermittent in marshy districts.
  

TOUCH, PASSIVE MOTION, INJURIES.


Touch : causes pain in swollen mamma.
Pressure : must use it during pain in epigastrium and transverse colon ; cannot bear it on distended bladder.
Stings and bites.
  

SKIN.


Skin sensitive ; dry ; wilted.
Swelling with itching and burning.
Herpetic, itching, burning, red or whitish spots on a swollen surface.
Tetter on ankle.
  

STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION.


Fleshy people : catarrhs.
Fleshy, old people ; dyspepsia.
Those accustomed to high living and excessive eating.

RELATIONS.


Similar to : Bryon. ; Capsic. (asthma, fetid breath with cough) ; Coloc. (colic, hip-pain) ; Ignat. ; Lycop. ; Nux vom. and Senega.
Not following well : Aloes, All cep., Scilla.
Complementary to Arsen., especially in catarrh, asthma and effects of overexertion.
Antidote to Allium sat. : Lycop.

NOTE:
PLAIN TEXT : LOWEST & DESIGNATES AN OCCASIONALLY CONFIRMED SYMPTOMS;
Plain blue: MORE FREQUENTLY CONFIRMED;
BOLD BLUE : SYMPTOMS VERIFIED BY CURES;
BOLD RED : REPEATEDLY VERIFIED;
$BOLD ITALIC RED$ : AN APPROVED CHARACTERISTIC;
θ : STANDS BETWEEN CURED SYMPTOM & PATHOLOGICAL CONDITION;
** : OBSERVED FROM OLD SCHOOL OR NEW SCHOOL;
toxic : Toxicology;
r : Right;
l : Left;
< : Increased or aggravation;
> : Decrease or amelioration;
^^ : Symptoms observed only on the sick

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.