Berberis Vulgaris

Sticking or sticking-pressing pain, at times slight, at times very sensitive, in one or other lumbar region, now in a small spot which is a simple sticking, now in a larger place, when it is chiefly pressing, either exactly in region of kidneys, or at times extending above or below, but especially outward, so that it extends around side of abdomen in front or to region of hips, sometimes also in spine and extending down to small of back, and region of bladder and groins, sometimes fine, sometimes dull ; sticking sometimes extends from region of kidneys straight forward into abdomen, and at times with a numb, paralyzed, bruised sensation, frequently returning and lasting a long time.

Berberis vulgaris has Tearing pain in region of both kidneys, soon after rising in morning, which extends sideways and forward, both upward and downward, so that whole region of back between pelvis and thorax is affected.
Tearing, or tearing-sticking pain in region of loins and kidneys, usually < on one side, frequently at same time in small of back, as if region was crushed or bruised, with a feeling of stiffness, so that it was difficult for her to rise from sitting, hands must assist in rising, sometimes also involving hip, nates, upper and posterior portion of extremities ; at times also with a sensation of numbness.

Pressive or tensive pains in region of loins and kidneys, with a feeling of stiffness and lameness, or swelling, in back and lower limbs (Kali carb.) without stiffness and lameness.
Tearing pulsating pain in right kidney.
^^ Sharp pain in right kidney, near spine, from there downward into bladder.
Lancinating or tearing-pulsative pains in region of kidneys ; < when stooping and rising again, sitting or lying ; > when standing.
Cutting pain from left kidney into bladder, urethra, and in penis.
Stitches from kidneys to bladder and urethra.
Stinging, burning, gnawing pain on a small spot near kidneys, increased by pressing hard upon, and moving frequently downward or forward.
Stitching or tearing in renal region and adjoining parts, with numbness and soreness, increased by hard external pressure.

A sticking-digging, or digging-tearing pain in one or other kidney region, as if it was suppurating ; < by deep pressure.
Some stitches in one or other lumbar regions, especially in region of kidneys, at times fine, at times dull, at times as if a nail was sticking in, and so violent and sudden that it stops breath ; from without in.
Burning and soreness in region of kidneys.
Burning stitches, single or several in succession, in region of loins and kidneys.
Much pain, soreness and tenderness in back, in region of kidneys.
θ Rheumatism of knee.
Berberis vulgaris has 
Symptoms in region of kidneys < in stooping and getting up : more while sitting or lying than in standing.
Pain, weakness and trembling in region of kidneys after riding.
Sensitiveness in region of kidneys so great that any jarring motion, riding in a wagon, jumping from it, was intolerable. θ Rheumatism.
After kidney complaints a foul, bitter taste, rush of blood to throat ; great appetite, hasty eating ; urine has reddish sediment.
Frequently recurring, crampy, contractive pain, or aching pain, in bladder, when bladder is full or empty.
Great urging, with pain in neck of bladder, with burning, scanty urine.
Pressure and contraction in vesical region when pressed upon, with burning in urethra.

Cutting, constrictive pain in bladder.
Violent, cutting, tensive pain, deeply seated in left side of bladder, at last becoming a sticking, obliquely in female urethra, as if in its orifice, lasting a few minutes.
Painful cuttings in left side of region of bladder extend into urethra, coming from left kidney along course of ureter.
Violent sticking pains in bladder, extending from kidneys into urethra, with urging to urinate.

Drawing sticking pain in one or other side of bladder, extending down into female urethra, often arising in lumbar region and extending along course of ureters.
Burning pain in bladder, sometimes when it is full, sometimes when empty, soon after urinating, several times, frequently also in morning before urinating for first time.
Pain in bladder when moving.

Cutting or burning in urethra ; < when not urinating ; frequently more on one side.
A stitch from within outward in left side of female urethra.
Stitches in urethra, extending into bladder.
Most violent burning and shooting in orifice of urethra, after climaxis ; at. 50.
Urine smells like coffee.
Urine increased and clear, with small slimy sediment, at beginning and during exacerbation of complaints.
Greenish turbid urine, depositing mucus.
Pale yellow urine, either with a slight transparent, gelatinous sediment, which is not deposited, or a turbid, flocculent, clay-like, copious mucous sediment, mixed with a white or whitish-grey and later a reddish, mealy sediment.

Urine bright yellow, with profuse mucous sediment.
Urine dark, bright yellow, or red, with sediment.
Inflammatory red urine.
Blood red urine, which speedily becomes turbid and deposits a thick mucous and bright red, mealy sediment, slowly becoming clear, but always retaining its bright red color, with violent pains in kidneys.
Urine dark, turbid with copious sediment.
θ Jaundice.
Urine contains a clear mucous sediment.

Much mucus, tough and in threads.
Urine lessened, and with copious, slimy sediment, when complaints abate.
Urine has a transparent, jelly-like sediment.
Copious, slimy urine, with a white grey, reddish furfuraceous sediment, and yellowish-red crystals.
Passes small calculi.
Frequent urging to urinate.
In derangements of urinary or genital apparatus, with aggravation from slight fatigue, getting < as fatigue increases.
In Berberis vulgaris, Movement brings on or increases urinary difficulties.

Constant urging, with pain in neck of bladder, mostly burning and scanty discharge.
Urine very slow to flow, with much pain and pressure in region of bladder in front. θ Rheumatism in knee.
Urine warmer, and attended with pain in lumbar and renal region.
Urinary symptoms are improved by rest.
During urination, burning in urethra, with pressure on bladder.
Pain in hips while urinating.
After urinating, a sensation in bladder, as if one must go again soon, or as if some urine remained behind.
After urination, burning in urethra or bladder ; pressure in bladder ; cutting, burning and stitches in urethra.
Violent urging after urinating, particularly in morning.
With symptoms in urinary organs, pain in loins and hips.


Suppressed sexual desire.
Depressed sexual function, excitement too short, ejaculate too soon.
Straining during and after ejaculation of semen.
Great prostration in sexual parts after coition.
During coition, too weak and too short thrill ; ejection too soon and imperfect.
Weakness and insensibility of male parts.
Sensation of weakness and unexcitability in parts, especially after urinating.
Stinging, crawling, itching and throbbing in genitals.
Pain in genitals, increased by motion.
Burning in urethra.
Smarting, burning pains in spermatic cord, with several stitches, now on one, now on other side.
Dragging or lancinating pains in spermatic cord, extending into testicles.
In spermatic cord straining, burning, with stitching, drawing and pressure, extending to testicles.
Soft, pulpy swelling of spermatic cord, especially in lower portions, several times when walking, with at times drawing, burning, smarting, or tearing pains ; at times also when sitting, with pain extending down into testicles, especially epididymis.
Most excruciating pain extends along urethra into bladder, into testicle, which is drawn up on affected side.
Drawing pain in spermatic cord of right, frequently of left side, extending down into testicles, or up into abdominal ring.
Neuralgia and inflammation of spermatic cord, testicles and epididymis.
Drawing from right or left testicle to spermatic cord.
Constricting pain in testicles, with contraction and retraction of scrotum.
Testicles drawn up.
Sensation of coldness in testicles.
A cutting-stinging, straining, burning, crawling and pressing in testicles.
Penis hard and contracted all along upper part, bending it upward. θ With an old man.
A hard string along upper part of penis.
Burning at very point of penis within canal. θ Kidney disease.
Stinging in penis and glans.
Rasping-burning, particularly on left side, also on glans and prepuce.
Coldness and numb feeling in prepuce and glans.
Cold feeling in prepuce and scrotum.
Scrotum shrunken, cold, with pressure in testicles.
Itching on scrotum.
Soreness, especially on left side of scrotum.


Suppressed sexual desire with long-delayed thrill, and frequently cutting and stitching in parts during coition.
Complete want of pleasurable sensation during coition. θ Ovarian disease.
Discharge too late and painful.
Coition is painful.
After coition, weakness of parts.
Menses : scanty, of black drops or filthy slime ; too scanty and painful, with pain in small of back ; consisting of grey mucus or brown blood ; fetid lumps ; too slight, of watery blood, or grey mucus ; too short.
Catamenia every three weeks.
The menses at the proper time, but too small in quantity, too short, resembling somewhat the washings of flesh.
Suppressed menstruation.
Uterine symptoms are at first intensified, then relieved by exertion.
For some days previous to catamenia, violent tearing in limbs, with severe pain in back.
At beginning of menstruation, violent pain in kidneys.
The menstruation attended in first days with pressure to towards parts, stitches, rasping in vagina, burning and soreness in anus.
The menses succeeded by excessive lassitude and vehement shooting headache.
Pain during catamenia is often in kidneys or down thighs and calves of legs, again in head and sometimes all over body.
** Painful menstruation.
During menses : pain in back ; pressure and tension in upper arm and shoulders, extending to neck ; vehement tearing through whole body, particularly left side ; pain in kidneys ; stitches in breast ; vehement pressing headache ; painful distended abdomen ; exhaustion, faintness, shivering, very jaded countenance, irksomeness and weariness of life.
After menses : great lassitude with tearing and stitching in head ; pain in small of back and loins ; pressure in mamma, especially at nipple, with sensation as if mamma was swollen ; stitches in left mamma.
Acrid leucorrhoea, very prostrating.

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.

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