Terebinthiniae Oleum

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

     Oil of Turpentine. A Volatile Oil.

     Obtained by distilling the oleoresinous exudation of various species of pine.

     The dilutions are prepared from the alcoholic solution.

     Ozonized oil of turpentine, recommended as a prophylactic in malarial and African fevers, is prepared by exposing a quantity of common oil of turpentine, in a partly-filled bottle, for several days to the influence of sun and air, frequently removing the stopper to admit the air and shaking the bottle while so exposed. Take a few drops several times daily on a lump of sugar.

     Introduced by Hartlaub ; see Hartlaub and Trink’s Annalen, vol. 3, p. 118.

     The collection of symptoms published by C. Hering, in N. Am. Jour. of Hom., 1877, is here incorporated.


Ciliary neuralgia with conjunctivitis, Rheumatic iritis, Episcleritis, Amblyopia potatorum, Norton, Liebold. Fowler, Norton’s Ophth. Therap., p. 181 ; Conjunctivitis (4 cases), Norton, Org., vol. 2, p. 119 ; from A. H. O., 1878 ; Tympanitic distension of abdomen, Hale, Hom. Rev., vol. 3, p. 457 ; Hemorrhage of bowels, Hale, Hom. Rev., vol. 3, p. 456 ; Acute nephritis, Hendrichs, A. H. Z., vol. 106, p. 158 ; Bright’s disease, Kidd, B. J. H., vol. 13, p. 570 ; Albuminuria, Bell, N. E. M. G., vol. 7, p. 4 ; Affection of kidneys, Dodge, Org., vol. 2, p. 127, from Am. Hom., 1878 ; Disease of kidneys, Henderson, B. J. H., vol. 14, p. 9 ; Hamaturia, Hartmann, Rück. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 32 ; Hale, Hom. Rev., vol. 3, p. 454 ; B. J. H., vol. 14, p. 15 ; Org., vol. 1, p. 112 ; Cystitis, Clapp, Mass. Trans., vol. 4, p. 294 ; Catarrh of urinary organs, Goullon, A. H. Z., vol. 83, p. 47 ; Spermatorrhoea, Paci, M. I., vol. 4, p. 36 ; Fibroid enlargement of uterus, Dodge, Org., vol. 1, p. 325, from Am. Hom., 1878, N. A. J. H., vol. 26, p. 424 ; Pain in sternal region, Berridge, Hom. Phys., vol. 9, p. 197 ; Hamoptysis, Ker, Hom. Rev., vol. 13, p. 82 ; Lumbago, Brodrick, A. H. O., vol. 9, p. 365 ; Use in typhoid fever, Hale, N. A. J. H., vol. 7, p. 421 ; Purpura hamorrhagica, Detwiller, T. H. M. S. Pa, 1880, p. 184 ; Allen, Hom. Phys., vol. 6, p. 307.


After easier thinking, and a clear mind, becomes unconscious.
Inability to concentrate mind.
Inability to think or to work. θ Nervous headache.
Stupefaction and deep sleep.
θ Uramia. θ Fainting.
Slight delirium, stupor and diarrhoea.
θ Typhus.
Unconscious, followed by inability to concentrate mind.
Dull, languid ; > by free micturition.
Maniacal state lasting several days.
Despondency. θ Nervous headache.
Worse from being engaged in mental work, dull pressing above left eye.
Weary of life. θ Nervous headache.
Suicide by hanging, in two cases followed washing of laces in oil of turpentine and alcohol.
Anxiety on going to bed.
Fears apoplexy ; fulness and pressure in head.


Slightly drunk for several hours.
Vertigo : sudden, with obscuration of sight ; he falls down ; latter stage of typhus ; and dulness with lassitude ; slight, with general chilliness ; with nausea and diminished appetite.
Dulness in head.
Tendency to syncope. θ Nervous headache.
Comatose ; can be roused only by shaking out of apparent stupor, but falls immediately into it again.


Slight neuralgic headache coming and going all day.
Headache with thirst. θ Puerperal peritonitis.
Dull headache with colic.
Headache. θ Urethral catarrh.
Pain in head continuous and fixed ; chronic, with rare intermissions.
Stitch in forehead as from a knife.
Neuralgic pains going to right side of head.
Pain dull or shooting, throbbing in top of head or in whole cranium.
Great fulness and pressure in head ; she cried, “My head, my head ;” apoplexy was feared.
Dull pressing above left eye ; evening while engaged in mental work.
Pressing headache in whole head, coming and going, with vomituritio.
Intense pressure and great fulness of head ; dull headache with violent nosebleed. θ Septic fever. θ Scarlatina.
Sensation as of a band around head.
Contusive headache.
Painful drawing extending from neck to occiput, whence it spread to forehead.
Drawing pain in forehead, extending to hips. θ Hamaturia.
Neuralgic and nervous headaches, > by free micturition.
Inaction of kidneys, with scanty smoky urine ; brain poisoned with unexcreted urea.
** Hydrocephalus, acute and chronic.


Rending tickling pain in left temporal region, coming and going, while in bed in evening ; rubbing removes it.
** Erysipelas capitis.


Ciliary neuralgia, with acute conjunctivitis ; injection of conjunctiva variable, sometimes excessive, again very moderate, amounting to hardly more than a simple hyperemia, at no time commensurate with severity of pain ; redness, usually dark, especially in later stages, though during height of inflammation may be bright ; chemosis ; infiltration into cellular tissue of orbit ; deep ciliary injection, swelling of lids, photophobia and lachrymation ; pupil contracted, dilates regularly, but slowly, under Atropine ; tension changeable even within a short time, though more frequently diminished than otherwise ; eyeball sensitive to touch ; pain excessive and always present ; varies from a dull, grumbling, aching, beating, sore pain to a severe sharp darting, almost driving patient crazy, especially severe over and around eye, extending through to occiput on corresponding side, often following course of supraorbital nerve ; always < at night and frequently accompanied by severe paroxysms, particularly in early morning, 1 to 3 A. M. ; corresponding side of face flushed ; scanty high-colored urine ; pain in back.
Amblyopia potatorum ; for eight weeks sight began to grow dim ; almost constant dull aching pain in region of kidneys ; urine dark-colored and loaded with acid phosphates, sp. gr. 1028 ; vision 5/40 in both eyes ; fundus normal in appearance.
While walking in open air musca volitantes and transient dizziness.
Obscuration of sight.
** Photophobia. θ Scrofulous ophthalmia.
Pain above left eye.
Episcleritis in left eye for over three weeks ; eye very red, especially at inner side of cornea, where there was a hard bluish-red elevation ; intense pain day and night in eye and corresponding side of head ; pupil reacted well ; urine very dark.
Rheumatic iritis ; frequent desire to urinate, pain in kidneys, burning in urethra, dark urine ; suppression of habitual foot sweat.
Recent adhesion of iris to lens.
θ Posterior synechia.
** Chronic iritis of traumatic or rheumatic origin.
In outer corner of each eye ecchymosis of conjunctiva. θ Purpura hamorrhagica.
Chemosis of left eye ; urine dark-red, like blood, becoming thick after standing, and leaving red adherent sediment ; pain across kidneys.
Redness of left conjunctiva, iris sluggish, much pain in and above eye, always < at night, tongue coated yellow at base ; on eighth day woke at 1 A. M. with much beating pain in eye, especially at internal canthus, for one hour ; now some pain on left side of head, lachrymation on looking down, eyeball sensitive to touch and very red, especially inner half ; sharp darting pains from above right eye down through eye, and feeling as if sand were thrown violently into eye ; urine dark and scanty, with dark sediment ; pain in back.
Very severe pain over left eye and in left temple day and night (had chancre a year ago) ; for one year no perspiration on left side of head, while profuse on right ; conjunctiva very red with deep ciliary injection, much lachrymation ; some photophobia, aqueous apparently hazy.
Sore pain in left eye, occasionally shooting with much redness of conjunctiva, adhesion of lids in morning, lachrymation in evening ; blur before vision, severe pain in back, dark urine.
Eye dark-red, face red on affected side.
Inflamed eyes and eyelids.
Half-open, upward turned, or rolling eyes.
Opened his eyes only when swallowing, closed them again at once during sopor.


Hearing affected, voice sounds unnatural, r. ear <; sounding and humming in left ear as of a seashell ; cannot tell where person is who speaks, unless she sees him ; talking loud to her is very painful ; from right to left ear.
Sensation in ears as of striking of a clock.
Pains from forehead to right ear, which feels to her very hot ; l. ear feels cold.
Otitis, with enlarged tonsils ; granular condition of nasopharyngeal cavity.
Otalgia of children ; during dentition signs of cerebral and abdominal irritation.
Eczema in front of ear tending to affect eyelids.
Sudden stitch in right mastoid process.


Violent nosebleed. θ Albuminuria. θ Typhus.
Passive epistaxis in children.
Frequent watery coryza, now from one, then from both nostrils.


Spasmodic sensation, but no visible contractions, extending from chin to superior maxillary bones, followed by contusive headache over eyes.
Drawing in bones, right side, and forehead.
Fulness and flushes in face. θ Climaxis. θ Typhus.
Hot flushes in face, followed by slight sweat.
θ Neuralgia vaga.
Earthy color of face, sunken features.
Face very pale.
θ Albuminuria.
Pale cold face.
Erysipelas of face ; chronic.


Lips cracked and slightly bleeding. θ Albuminuria.


Drawing in teeth.
** Toothache.
Scorbutic affections with hamaturia.
Gums burned every morning, were spongy and painful to touch ; brushing sets them to bleeding.
Bleeding gums.
θ Albuminuria.
Dentition : suppression of urine with convulsions ; child wakeful at night, screaming as if frightened, has a staring look, clenches his fingers ; twitchings in different parts of body ; picking of nose, dry, short cough ; aching in limbs and head ; burning soreness and interstitial distension of gums ; otitis.


Tongue : bright or red ; coating peels off in patches presenting bright-red spots here and there, or whole substance cleans off simultaneously ; dry and red ; brown, dry ; burning in tip of tongue ; elevated papilla ; as if deprived of its papilla, or as if glazed or varnished.
Tongue remains dry, with abdominal tension ; after cleansing becomes dry again with increase of tympanitis. θ Typhoid.
Tongue does not clean gradually but rapidly and in large flakes, first from middle, leaving tongue smooth and glossy.
θ Typhoid.
Tongue red and glossy. θ Stomatitis. θ Entero-colitis.
Tongue swollen hard and stiff with violent fever.


Foul breath. θ Helminthiasis.
Burning in mouth.
Ulcers in mouth.
** Mercurial ptyalism ; stomacace.
In mouth and at angles of lips, ecchymosis, which bleed. θ Purpura hamorrhagica.
Stomatitis extending from mouth to anus ; tongue very sore, red and glossy, burning like fire ; immense tympanitis ; no pain ; prostration.


Scraping, scratching in throat, frequently with coughing in evening.
Burning in throat.
Warmth and scratching in pharynx and stomach.


Hunger and thirst, with debility.
Craving for drink ; appetite lessened.
Loss of appetite, great thirst. θ Gastro-enteritis.
While engaged in pleasant mental work in evening, after a full satisfying meal, a sudden desire to eat rue.
Aversion to meat.


After eating : sick at stomach ; loud rumbling in bowels, while pain in hypochondria disappears.
After a satisfying meal strange appetite.
Pressure in epigastrium as from hasty swallowing.


Eructations rancid.
Flatulent ; acrid eructations. θ Hematemesis.
Heartburn and waterbrash in evening.
Belching and nausea ; > after belching.
Nausea : and vertigo ; and vomiting.
Vomiting of mucus ; of yellowish mucus ; of food (albuminuria) ; of blood.


Dull pain in epigastrium.
Pressure as if he had swallowed a bullet which had lodged in pit of stomach.
Slight pressing pain in small spot in epigastrium ; > stooping, lying down or taking a deep breath.
Pressure in scrobiculum as from without.
Tension and pain about epigastrium, with faintness and a sense of utter prostration or anxiety in this region. θ Hematemesis.
Pinching below pit of stomach, with belching and nausea.
Burning in stomach and hypochondria.
Heat in stomach.
Intense burning in stomach, with nausea and vomiting of mucus, bile or blood ; copious hemorrhages.
Pressing in stomach turning into slight nausea ; > by belching.
Pressing in stomach evening in bed, lying on left side, preventing sleep ; > on turning to right, and passing wind.
Gastritis ; cannot bear least touch.


Aching and burning in hypochondriac region.
Severe burning pressure in hypochondrium.
** Pressing below diaphragm extending from left to right.
Liver can be felt below ribs. θ Emphysematous asthma.
** Colic from calculi ; chronic liver complaints.
Pressing and cutting pains in left hypochondriac region while sitting, disappearing on moving about.


Sensation as if intestines were being drawn toward spine.
Irritability and weakness of bowels. θ Albuminuria.
Anxiety in epigastric region ; abdomen fuller than usual.
Fulness as after eating too much.
Heaviness in abdomen after siesta.
Pressure and heaviness in abdomen and passage of flatus.
Rumbling, with bellyache and brown stools.
Rumbling and gurgling in abdomen in evening ; colic in morning.
Feeling of distension in abdomen as from flatus, soon obliging him to rest.
Meteorismus ; excessive tympanitis, abdomen sensitive. θ Typhus. θ Puerperal disorders.
Distension and flatulency ; distended abdomen sore to touch. θ Puerperal peritonitis.
Sensitiveness of bowels. θ Uterine tumor.
Distended abdomen ; frequent colic, with constipation.
Abdomen tender to pressure.
Colicky griping pains in abdomen.
θ Septic fevers.
Griping, pinching colic, with muco-purulent stools.
Pain shooting across bowels from left to right and upward.
Colic : with headache ; with diarrhoea ; with mushy stools.
Constant cutting extending into thighs.
Colic with lively motion of intestines and meteorism, after warmth and scratching in pharynx and stomach ; anxiety ; nausea, rarely vomiting.
Cutting in abdomen, with local distensions as if a hernia would protrude ; painfulness in groin.
Cold sensation in abdomen as if exposed.
Coldness in umbilical region.
On lying down umbilical region feels retracted and cold, as if covered by a round cold plate.
Sensation as if intestines were being drawn toward spine.
Pain in umbilicus.
Sensation in abdomen as if diarrhoea would follow.
Burning itching on abdomen.
Pain in iliac region. θ Typhus.
Groins slightly swollen and painful in evening, while sitting.
Pains and movements in groin as if hernia would appear, most when, in sitting, thigh is extended ; is felt sometimes in right, sometimes in left groin.
Urging and cutting pain in right groin.
** Strangulated hernia.
Burning itching of skin in right groin.
Effusion of serum into abdominal cavity. θ Typhus.
Beginning of ulceration of bowels.
θ Typhus.
Ulceration of bowels, increase of tympanitis ; tongue gets dry again.
θ Typhus.
Peritonitis and other inflammatory affections of abdomen.
On sixth day of enteritis, patient almost pulseless ; face, hands and limbs cold ; great agitation of mind ; fear of death ; much difficulty of breathing owing to tympanitic condition of abdomen, which was of enormous size, not sensitive, but hard and resonant like a drum ; tongue dry, looked as if seared with a hot iron in centre.


Ineffectual urging to stool.
Tenesmus ; bloody stools.
θ Dysentery.
After flatus passes stomach is relieved.
With a loose stool immediate cessation of nausea.
Copious and frequent evacuations upward and downward.
Stools of mucus and water ; < in morning.
Mushy evacuations, with burning in rectum and colic.
Copious discharges with burning in anus.
Diarrhoea, abdomen tense and tender ; tongue dry or moist. θ Typhus.
Stools : watery, greenish ; mucous and watery ; frequent ; profuse ; fetid ; bloody.
Aggravation : in afternoon and evening ; in mornings during typhoid fever ; during nephritis ; from living in damp, dark cellars.
Before stool : colicky pain in abdomen.
After stool : violent burning in rectum and anus ; exhaustion ; fainting. Intestinal catarrh and diarrhoea. θ Nephritis.
Diarrhoea ; prostration excessive ; burning in anus.
Soon after sweat, toward morning, a very bad-smelling diarrhoea.
Diarrhoea with tetanic spasms.
Bilious diarrhoea.
θ Albuminuria.
Sooty stools like coffee-grounds.
θ Hematemesis. θ Purpura hamorrhagica.
Entero-colitis, with hemorrhages and ulceration of bowels, especially epithelial degeneration ; stools of mucus and water. θ Typhoid diseases.
θ Uterine tumor. θ Albuminuria.
Constipation with abdominal distension.
Stools scanty, hard and dry ; dark brown.
Hemorrhages : from bowels ; with ulceration ; epithelial degeneration ; passive.
On fourteenth day of typhoid fever, profuse diarrhoea of color of prune juice, dark red, showing under microscope a large amount of branlike particles mingled with disorganized blood globules ; pieces of linen dipped in it became red ; it had a peculiar fetid odor ; small coagula in bottom of vessel not firm, but deliquescent ; excessive tenderness in left iliac region, stupor, mild delirium, dry tongue, red at tips, heavily coated at back, subsultus.
Hemorrhoids. θ Uterine tumor.
Piles internal, bleeding.
Hemorrhage from anus.
θ Typhus.
Burning and tingling in anus and rectum, > by applying cold water.
Passes segments of tapeworm ;
Worms : with foul breath, choking sensation ; dry, hacking cough ; burning and tingling at anus, with sensation as if ascarides were crawling about ; sometimes with spasms.


Violent burning drawing pains in kidneys. θ Nephritis. θ Hamaturia.
Pressure in kidneys when sitting, > from motion.
Transient drawing in right kidney extending into right hip.
Stiff all over ; heaviness and pains in region of kidneys.
** Neuralgia of kidneys.
** Prevents and dissolves renal calculi.
Dull pain and burning in renal region ; extending down ureters.
Burning during urination.
Sensation as if he would pitch forward on face when walking ; at times loss of sight and diplopia ; pain over kidneys when tired ; urine a little darker ; albumen and blood corpuscles in urine ; lids, face and feet swell.
Renal disease producing dropsy, attack comes on rapidly with pain in lumbar region, urine greatly diminished, loaded with albumen, containing casts of tubes and blood disks.
θ Post-scarlatinal dropsy.
Dropsy dependent on congestion of kidneys ; dull aching in renal region ; smoky-looking urine.
Fatty degeneration of kidney (enlargement) ; general dropsy ; limbs enormously swollen, skin deeply pitting on pressure and distended nearly to bursting, could with difficulty move a step ; much general muscular weakness ; menses absent four months ; urine of a deep, smoky opalescent color, sp. gr. 1018, average quantity 30 to 35 ounces in twenty-four hours ; on boiling became a nearly solid mass of albumen ; blood globules visible under microscope.
θ Bright’s disease.
Albuminuria ; early stages when blood and albumen abound more than casts and epithelium.
Girl, at. 9, scarlatina mild ; became languid ; vomiting yellow mucus ; tongue coated white ; attack of lancinating pain in head, would cry out suddenly ; > by holding head firmly ; face and abdomen swollen ; feet not swollen ; urine scanty, turbid, dark ; albumen abundant. θ Post-scarlatinal albuminuria.
Sugar in urine. θ Diabetes.
** Suppuration of kidneys and bladder.
Affections of kidneys, < from living in damp dwellings.
Sensitiveness of hypogastrium, tenesmus of bladder.
Spasmodic urging and pressing in region of bladder while sitting ; going up in streaks to either kidney ; > from exercise.
Tenesmus of bladder. θ Gonorrhoea.
Violent burning and cutting in bladder, alternating with a similar pain in umbilicus ; < at rest ; > when walking in open air. θ Hamaturia.
Suppression of urine.
Retained urine from atony of fundus vesica.
Incontinence of urine ; also at night.
Catarrh of bladder, particularly in old persons of sedentary habits.
Cystitis and retention of urine ; pressure in region of bladder caused convulsions.
Man, at. 62, suffers every year with a sero-purulent discharge from urethra, especially after squeezing a thickish, greenish matter oozes from urethra ; some pain after urination, but no swelling ; cold drinking after being heated seems to be exciting cause ; patient complains of headache, febrile motions, anorexia, etc.
Burning in urethra, when urinating.
Strangury ; spasmodic retention of urine.
θ Gonorrhoea.
Frequent urination at night, with intense burning and pain in small of back.
Urine increased. θ Typhus.
Smarting in urethra.
θ Gonorrhoea.
Urine : violet odor ; fetid ; albuminous ; scanty ; dark ;
cloudy and smoky, bloody ; clear, watery, profuse.
Urine red, thick, scanty. θ Articular rheumatism.
Blood in urine, from a cut, extracting a tooth, etc., with bleeders.
Scanty urine dark, sometimes bloody ; containing albumen, cylindrical coagula, renal elements, oxalate of lime.
θ Albuminuria.
Urine highly charged with blood, especially if it is bright and passing in very small quantities.
θ Albuminuria.
Urine black, with coffee-grounds sediment. θ Liver complaint.
Urine contains blood after scarlatina.
Dull pain in lumbar region and across middle of abdomen ; pulse 100, firm, not large ; urine resembles port wine in color, in a spoon looks quite clear, almost black on looking down upon it in a chamber vessel ; it coagulates very strongly by heat ; tongue foul ; appetite and sleep disturbed. θ Hamaturia from kidneys.
Few months previous to birth of child, now 1 year old, had unusual pain in back, renal region and down ureters into bladder, urine very dark and of strong odor, depositing a black sediment ; emaciation, anemic appearance as of having lost much blood, weakness, exhaustion on walking a short distance ; after going up stairs, palpitation, dyspnoea, throbbing in head ; skin very pale and had an unhealthy feel ; flushes of fever in afternoon followed by profuse night sweats ; constipation ; tongue pale and flabby ; urine dark, almost black when first emitted, depositing a sediment amounting to nearly one-twelfth of its quantity, and black as coal ; urine not much below its normal amount, looked smoky.
θ Chronic passive hemorrhage from kidneys.
On standing urine deposits a reddish-white sediment.
Urine deposits a slimy, thick, muddy sediment. θ Vesical catarrh.
After scarlatina : passes small quantities of dark, sweet-smelling urine, turbid and having a sediment like coffee-grounds ; sometimes mind dull, or patient drowsy, even in a stupor ; dropsy ; urine, though rich in albumen and blood, contains but few if any casts.


Spermatorrhoea in a man at. 25 ; no bad habits ; urine turbid and had a yellowish mucous sediment.
Tearing pain in os pubis.
Feels as if symphysis pubis were suddenly forced asunder.
Transient burning in posterior part of right testicle.
Spasmodic drawing in left testicle and along cord.
Cutting drawing from ring into left testicle ; passes off on stooping.
Chordee ; gleet. θ Gonorrhoea.
Gonorrhoeal rheumatism.
Gonorrhoea with strangury, tenesmus of bladder, smarting in urethra ; painful urination every ten minutes, relief by micturition.


Ovarian dropsy.
Terrible burning in uterus, with great bearing-down pain ; caused great heat all over her ; craves drink ; inward heat ; abdomen fuller than usual.
From wearing tight corsets peritonitis after confinement.
θ Uterine tumor.
Uterine diseases after wearing supporter of uterus. θ Traumatic erysipelas.
Fibroid enlargement of uterus ; bloody, offensive leucorrhoea ; burning in uterus ; pain at crest of ilium, < from motion or least jar in walking or riding ; menorrhagia, black blood.
Uterus and ovaries very painful.
Drawing in thighs, and colic as if menses would set in, a week after she had had them.
** Menorrhagia ; leucorrhoea ; herpes labialis.
Menses two days late and scanty, with disturbed menstrual function, or during climaxis. θ Neuralgia vaga.
During climaxis ; neuralgia ; flushes ; sweat ; pains.


During pregnancy. θ Neuralgia.
** Abortion.
Burning and bearing down in uterus, and burning urination.
Metritis and peritonitis puerperalis, with tendency to mortification ; lochia checked, terrible burning in uterus, abdomen fuller than usual ; headache with thirst ; brown dry tongue, nausea and vomiting ; distended abdomen, sore to touch ; pulse small, frequent, with general debility.


Respiratory tract dry, mucous membrane feels hot and congested.
Burning in air passages, with thin expectoration, very difficult to detach.
** Bronchial catarrh of aged with muco-purulent sputa.
Secretion of bronchial mucous membrane greatly increased, with spasmodic convulsive cough ; herpes labialis, heavy substernal pain, and tickling in trachea, as at commencement of bronchitis ; phlegm streaked with blood.
** Membranous croup.


Short breathing ; difficult respiration as from congestion of lungs.
Difficult breathing for six months ; < from motion.
θ Emphysema.
Dyspnoea all night, propped up in bed, scarcely able to breathe. θ Albuminuria.
Choking sensations. θ Worms.
Sits erect, breathes rapidly, cannot expand chest, abdominal respiration ; > by a deep breath.
With stupefied condition, restless ; unequal breathing, now heavy, then quick, at times interrupted as if it would cease.


Cough as if a foreign body had entered windpipe, with a spasmodic inspiration similar to pertussis, but with interruptions, finally all inspirations ceasing.
Cough with a bloody expectoration, without pain in chest.
Bronchial catarrh with spitting of much phlegm.
Dry cough, no expectoration or blood-streaked sputa.
Dry hacking cough. θ Worms.
Dry cough, < on lying down after eating.
Copious mucous sputa. θ Albuminuria.
Bloody expectoration. θ Typhus.
Great distress and restlessness, followed by hamoptysis.
Dangerous bronchial symptoms in cases of typhus.
Frothy sputa.


After spasmodic cough with loss of breath, a very pronounced or long-lasting soreness in lower part of chest.
Pressing pain behind sternum.
Warm drinks cause in their descent pain in sternal region, with tenderness to touch ; pain is somewhat burning.
Burning in chest along sternum.
Distension of air vessels to highest degree ; apex of heart is felt beating in pit of stomach ; heart and liver pushed down ; loses his breath from least exertion, avoids even walking. θ Emphysema.
Typhoid pneumonia ; unbearable burning and tightness across chest, with great dryness of mucous membranes or profuse expectoration ; hepatization of lungs ; moist crepitating rales in upper or middle lobes ; entire posterior inferior region of right side of chest dull on percussion ; pulse intermitting, irregular ; great prostration.
Capillary bronchitis, child drowsy, lungs all clogged up ; urine scanty, almost dark from admixture of blood.
Bronchial catarrh and pneumonia in typhus.
In upper or middle parts of chest, moist crepitating rales ; l. side same, but slighter. θ Albuminuria.
Effusion of serum into pleural cavity.
θ Typhus.
Hemorrhage from lungs.
Hamoptysis ; great distress and restlessness before hemorrhage, and immediately relieved by it.


Palpitation with irregular pulse on going to bed.
Organic diseases of heart and large vessels. θ Morbus Brightii.
Pulse : intermitting, irregular on going to bed, with great weakness ; increased in force and frequency ; feeble or rapid ; slow, in diarrhoea (typhus) ; small, with general debility ; 130 to 140 (puerperal peritonitis) ; small, wiry (typhus) ; thready and scarcely perceptible.


Burning in chest along sternum, gradually spreading over whole chest ; passes off with stitches through nipples ; after a warm drink.
Stitching in left pectoralis major.
Muscular stiffness ; contraction of muscles of thorax.


Pressing pain in back, comes up between shoulders, is felt as a throbbing.
Drawing in back while sitting down in evening.
Drawing in back and lumbar muscles, with lassitude on exercising in open air.
Backache and soreness in kidney affections.
Severe pains in lumbar region, with fever.
Severe rheumatic pain in lumbar muscles, contracted by removing his flannels too soon ; impossible for him to stoop or lie upon back ; pains sharp, rendering motion, when not in an erect position, intolerable.


Drawing in bones of upper arm in morning.
Pain as if sprained in muscles of left upper arm.
Hands trembling, with debility.
Neuralgia brachialis or subscapularis.


Insensibility of extremities, particularly lower.
** Lumbago ; ischias.
Pain going from hip to forehead ; or from kidneys.
Drawing tearing in right hip joint.
Neuralgia of hips.
Drawing along thighs.
Sciatica, in rheumatic patients ; urinary symptoms.
Erythema on thighs and body resembling scarlet rash.
Pain in groins extending to thighs.
Contracting spasms of thigh muscles during remission of neuralgia.
Swelling and stiffness of right knee, with pain in calf, and swelling of vastus externus.
Profuse sweat on legs evenings in bed.
Intense neuralgia in lower limbs, especially in damp weather.
Tearing in feet now here now there ; principally in soles and heels.
θ Neuralgia vaga.
Legs oedematous.
θ Albuminuria.
Staggering gait, as if drunk.


Numbness of limbs. θ Nervous headache.
Heaviness in limbs.
Nerves of limbs, particularly lower, exceedingly sensitive.
Intense pain along larger nerves.
Limbs enormously swollen. θ Albuminuria.
Coldness of extremities.
Limbs hanging loosely without motion.


Position. Motion. Stands with feet far apart ; cannot balance body.
Lying : umbilical region feels retracted and cold ; > pain in epigastrium ; on left side pressing in stomach ; cough <.
Sitting : pain in left hypogastrium ; groins painful ; pressure in kidneys ; urging and pressing in bladder ; drawing in back.
Stooping : pain in epigastrium >; > pain in left testicle.
Motion : > pain in hypogastrium ; > pressure in kidneys ; pressure in bladder >; < pain at crest of ilium ; < difficult breathing.
Walking : in open air musca volitantes and dizziness ; sensation as if he would pitch forward ; emphysema <.


Tired feeling.
Intense pains along tracks of large nerve trunks.
Violent neuralgia in course of supraorbital nerve.
Sudden twitching of limbs as from electric shock.
θ Neuralgia vaga.
Shooting pain, like lightning or heavy beating, squeezing.
Crawling tingling, with a feeling as if asleep or of heaviness.
θ Neuralgia.
Neuralgia with a sensation of coldness in nerve, occasionally like hot water running through a tube.
Prostration, with cold clammy sweat and thready, almost imperceptible pulse.
Great prostration with unusual loss of flesh.
θ Typhus.
Has no power of balancing body, stands with feet far apart (after large doses for tania).
Great weakness. θ Liver complaint.
Tendency to syncope. θ Nervous headache.
Bodily weakness increases rapidly.
θ Purpura hamorrhagica.
General debility.
θ Albuminuria. θ Neuralgia vaga.
Nervous and muscular weakness ; want of sensibility.
** Paralysis ; paraplegia.
Occasional subsultus.
** Puerperal convulsions from uremic poisoning.
Uremic spasms in albuminuria, with great prostration.
Spasms. θ Helminthiasis.
** Tetanic spasms ; lockjaw.
** Chorea ; epilepsy.


Somnolency. θ Typhus. θ Scarlatina.
Cannot go to sleep, tosses in bed.
Sleep prevented by pain in stomach.
Sleepless, excitable ; skin hot.
Nightmare wakens him as he drops off to sleep.
Habitual dreams.


Toward morning : offensive diarrhoea.
Morning : gums burn ; colic ; stools of mucus and water ; drawing in bones of upper arm.
Evening : dull pressing above left eye ; scraping in throat with cough ; desire to eat rue ; heartburn and waterbrash ; rumbling in abdomen ; groins swollen and painful ; in bed sweat on legs.
Night : ciliary neuralgia <, particularly 1 to 3 A. M. ; pain in eye <; child wakeful, dentition ; frequent urination ; incontinence of urine ; dyspnoea ; nightmare.


Damp dwellings : kidney affections <.
Damp, dark cellars : diarrhoea.
Damp weather : neuralgia in legs.
Cold water : > burning in anus.


Rigors followed by feverish heat through whole body ; headache, red face. θ Bright’s disease.
Violent coldness with restless tossing about.
Violent chill, cold limbs, trunk hot.
After a strong chill violent pain in abdomen. θ Peritonitis puerperalis.
Irregular chills and flushes of heat. θ Hematemesis.
Coldness and chill in abdomen.
Great heat ; inward heat.
Great heat all over from uterine pain.
Skin hot and dry ; diarrhoea. θ Typhus.
Fever with violent thirst ; face red ; mucous surfaces feel dry ; pulse hard and frequent ; profuse sweat, excessive prostration.
Suddenly checked sweat. θ Neuralgia.
Cold clammy sweat all over body. θ Toxemic fevers.
Typhoid fever ; excessive tympanitis ; languor and prostration ; frequent loose stools ; copious hemorrhages from bowels with ulceration of Peyer’s glands ; muttering delirium ; toward end of second week bright-red tongue, smooth and glossy, as if deprived of its papilla ; vertigo, fulness and flushes of face ; pain in iliac region or all over abdomen on pressure ; thick scanty urine with mucus and disintegrated blood corpuscles ; fetid urine and stools ; diarrhoea, stools intermixed with blood, small wiry pulse ; hemorrhages from nose and anus ; bloody expectoration ; profuse serous effusions in pleural and abdominal cavities ; great prostration and emaciation.
Typhus ; stupor ; delirium, subsultus tendinum ; contracted pupils ; dry tongue ; meteorism ; bloody stools ; tongue becomes dry about middle or toward close of second week.
Typhoid pneumonia.
Malarial and African fevers. [Obs. Ozonized oil of turpentine, a few drops on sugar, several times a day (See Introduction), is recommended as a prophylactic. –Hg.]


Spreading gradually : burning in chest.
All day coming and going : neuralgic headache.
Day and night : pain in eye.
Lasting several days : maniacal state.
For eight weeks : sight dim.
Four months : menses absent.
For six months : difficult breathing.
During climaxis : neuralgia ; flushes ; sweat ; pains.


Left : pressing above eye ; rending tickling in temporal region ; episcleritis ; chemosis of eye ; redness of conjunctiva ; sore pain in eye ; humming in ear ; ear feels cold ; pressing and cutting in hypochondrium ; tenderness in iliac region ; drawing in testicle and cord ; rales in chest ; stitches in pectoralis major ; sprained pain in arm.
Right : neuralgia in head ; darting from above eye through eye ; perspiration on head, none on left ; hearing <; pain from forehead to ear ; stitch in mastoid process ; drawing in bones of head ; pain in groin ; itching of skin in groin ; drawing from kidney to hip ; burning in posterior part of testicle ; pneumonia ; drawing tearing in hip joint ; swelling and stiffness of knee ; erythematous eruption on foot.
Left to right : pressing below diaphragm ; shooting in bowels.
Right to left : affection of hearing.
Upward : shooting in bowels.


As if he would pitch forward on walking ; as of a band around head ; as if sand were thrown violently in eye ; as of a seashell sounding in left ears ; in ear as of striking of a clock ; as from hasty swallowing in epigastrium ; umbilical region as if covered with a round, cold plate ; as if he had swallowed a bullet, which had odged in pit of stomach ; a sense of anxiety and utter prostration about epigastrium ; as if intestines were being drawn toward spine ; as if abdomen were distended with flatus ; in abdomen as if diarrhoea would set in ; as if inguinal hernia would appear ; as if symphysis pubis were suddenly forced asunder ; as if a foreign body had entered windpipe ; as from electric shocks, twitching of limbs ; crawling tingling as if parts were asleep ; as if hot water were running through a tube in nerve.
Pain : above left eye ; in umbilicus ; in groins ; in kidneys ; in lumbar region ; at crest of ilium ; in uterus and ovaries.
Severe pain : over left eye and in left temple ; in lumbar region.
Intense pain : in eye and side of head ; along tracks of large nerve trunks.
Neuralgic pains : in head ; in kidneys ; tracheal, or subscapular ; in hips ; in lower limbs ; along larger nerves ; supraorbital.
Lancinating : in head.
Cutting : in left hypochondriac region ; from abdomen into thighs ; in right groin ; in bladder ; in umbilicus ; from ring into left testicle.
Stitches : in forehead ; in right mastoid process ; through nipples ; in left pectoralis major.
Darting : ciliary neuralgia ; from above right eye through eye.
Shooting : in top of head ; in left eye ; across bowels from l. to right and upward.
Tearing : in os pubis ; in right hip joint ; in feet, soles and heels.
Griping : in abdomen.
Sprained pain : in muscles of left upper arm.
Rheumatic pain : in lumbar muscles.
Dull grumbling pain : ciliary neuralgia.
Pinching : below pit of stomach, in abdomen.
Scratching : in throat ; in pharynx and stomach.
Smarting : in urethra.
Burning : in gums ; in tip of tongue ; in mouth ; of tongue like fire ; in throat ; in stomach and hypochondria ; on abdomen ; of skin in right groin ; in rectum and anus ; in kidneys ; in bladder ; in umbilicus ; in urethra ; in small of back ; in posterior part of right testicle ; in uterus ; in air passages ; across chest ; along sternum.
Burning pressure : in hypochondrium.
Pressure : in head ; in epigastrium ; below diaphragm from l. to right ; in pit of stomach ; in stomach ; in left hypochondriac region ; in abdomen ; in kidneys ; behind sternum ; in back, comes up between shoulders.
Urging pain : in right groin ; in region of bladder.
Drawing : from neck to occiput, thence to forehead, from forehead to hips ; in bones of head ; in teeth ; in kidneys ; in right kidney to hip ; in left testicle and along cord ; in thighs ; in back ; in lumbar muscles ; in bones of upper arm ; in right hip joint ; along thighs.
Aching : in limbs and head, during dentition ; in hypochondria.
Dull aching : in region of kidneys ; in renal region.
Dull pain : in epigastrium ; in renal region, down ureters.
Sore pain : in left eye ; in gums ; in lower part of chest.
Contusive : headache.
Dull pressing : above left eye.
Bearing down : in uterus.
Rending tickling : in left temporal region.
Beating pain : in eyes.
Throbbing : in top of head ; between shoulders.
Spasmodic sensation : from chin to superior maxillary.
Choking : from worms.
Fulness : in head ; in face ; in abdomen.
Heaviness : in abdomen ; in kidneys ; in limbs.
Tightness : across chest.
Tension : about epigastrium.
Tingling : in anus and rectum.
Numbness : of limbs.
Tickling : in trachea.
Itching : on abdomen ; of skin in right groin.
Heat : in stomach.
Coldness : in abdomen ; in umbilical region ; in nerve.


Passive hemorrhages.
Fresh ecchymoses in great numbers from day to day.
Purpura hamorrhagica.
Scorbutic affections with hamaturia ; earthy color of face, sunken features ; exhaustion and debility.
Increases number of colorless blood corpuscles (probably by causing hyperemia of lymphatic glands).
Congestion and inflammation of viscera ; kidneys, bladder, lungs, intestines and uterus.
Mucous membranes dry, burning ; later secretion of mucus which may be blood-streaked.
Joints swollen stiff ; pain on motion.
θ Rheumatism.
Dropsy with kidney affections ; associated with great prostration.
General dropsy dependent upon degeneration of kidney, probably granular.
Legs and body oedematous.
θ Albuminuria.
Ascites with anasarca.
General dropsy. θ After pleurisy. θ Albuminuria. θ Scarlatina.
θ Liver complaint. θ Bright’s disease. θ Typhus.
** Atonic gout ; rheumatism and gout ; asthenic inflammation ; passive hemorrhages ; purpura hamorrhagica ; burns ; hospital gangrene ; cold gangrene ; hydrophobia ; gangrenous wound from bite of a dog ; wounds of skin, tendons and nerves ; dissection wounds ; old ulcers.
** Chian turpentine is said to destroy cancer cells, leaving vessels to become atrophied, acting on periphery of growth with great vigor, causing its speedy disappearance, and entire cessation of pain in a few days.
Gangrene ; locally on lint.
Corns (locally).


Touch : eyeball sensitive ; gastritis <; tenderness in sternal region.
Pressure : in region of bladder caused convulsions.
Traumatic iritis ; dissection wounds, etc.
Purpura hamorrhagica.
Injuries to kidneys from falls.
From a cut or extracting a tooth ; bleeding ; hamaturia. θ Purpura hamorrhagica.


Pulse 67 to 70 ; skin dry ; tongue thickly coated with sordes and dark blood ; blood oozing from its side and under surface as well as from gums and whole mucous lining of mouth, palate, tonsils and fauces ; three isolated phlyctena of size of a large lima bean, resembling thrombi, on right, and one on left inner surface of cheek, which was very prominent and from which dark blood oozed freely ; blood passed per anum without fecal admixture ; urine contained black, ropy blood which constituted about three-fourths of its entire quantity ; ecchymotic spots on petechia were very numerous on upper and lower extremities, and were increasing in number ; Phosphorus without effect. Terebintha 6th cent., cured. θ Purpura hamorrhagica.
Lower limbs and abdomen covered with black and blue spots, from size of a pin-head to that of a pea ; chest, arms and face not so thickly spotted ; nose bled continually for five days and nights ; blood very thin, dark ; very distressing, weak, sore feeling all through body ; pure blood from bladder with burning.
θ Purpura hamorrhagica.
Pitting deeply on pressure. θ Albuminuria.
Skin warm and moist, diarrhoea.
θ Typhus.
Eruption of pale-red, round and elevated blotches ; at first isolated, later confluent ; these vesicles appear with fever and itching.
Erysipelas bullosa ; here and there yellow vesicles with large red areola turning bluish-black ; tendency to gangrene.
Erythema resembling scarlet rash, spreading over thigh and greater part of body (after external applications to r. knee for rheumatism), for a few hours parts swelled rapidly, assuming a look like erysipelas vesiculosa.
Erythematous, scrofulous, even vesicular eruptions, analogous to those appearing after eating shell fish.
Burning pains, irritation and fever, no sleep, no appetite ; later desquamation.
Scarlatina, especially when kidneys are involved, with stupor ; bloody, smoky urine. θ Dropsy.
Scarlatina eruption slow in appearing.
Chronic icterus.
Scabies ; pityriasis of old people.
Erysipelas of face and lower leg.
Eruption in spots, often about noon, or after vomiting.
Erythematous eruption resembling scarlet rash, passing from affected knee down to ankle joint, afterward appearing in chest and right foot, spreading over better portion of body.
A girl wore long gloves cleansed with turpentine ; in half an hour violent itching of skin as far as covered by gloves ; intense redness spread over hands and arms, with innumerable vesicles filled with transparent lymph, many of them becoming confluent, forming blisters resembling pemphigus ; increasing pain and fever ; affected skin peeled off.
** Parasitic affections of skin.


Children : nosebleed, worms.
Nervous women, amenorrhoea ; dysmenorrhoea ; headache.
Complaints of old people ; people of sedentary habits, catarrh of bladder.
Chronic rheumatic and gouty complaints.
Girl, at. 9, after scarlatina ; albuminuria.
G., at. 20 ; purpura hamorrhagica.
Mrs. C., at. 22, wife of a clergyman, mother of one child ; hamaturia.
Man, at. 25 ; spermatorrhoea.
Man, at. 26 ; acute nephritis.
Miss D., at. 26, feeble, relaxed constitution, lymphatic, sanguine temperament ; Bright’s disease.
Mr. R., at. 30, on fourteenth day of typhoid fever ; hemorrhage of bowels.
Man, at. 36 ; emphysematic asthma.
Man, at. 37, intemperate for ten years or more ; amblyopia potatorum.
Man, at. 40, suffering over three weeks ; episcleritis.
Mrs. F., at. about 45, stout, pale, flabby-looking ; hamaturia.
Man, at. 59, bilious temperament, deep sallow complexion ; albuminuria.
Widow, at. 60 ; purpura hamorrhagica.
Man, at. 62 ; catarrh of urinary organs.
Man, at. 65, affection of kidneys.
A widow, at. 65, spare habit, broken health, very infirm, after suffering for want of food, arthritic cough ; purpura hamorrhagica.


Antidoted by : Phosphor.
It antidotes : Phosphor., Mercur.
Compare : Alum (hemorrhage in typhus) ; Arnic. (melena) ; Arsen. (albuminuria, ischuria, etc.) ; Camphor (passive hemorrhages, strangury) ; Canthar. (kidneys and bladder) ; Copaiba, Kali bich., Laches., Lycop., Mercur., Nitr. ac. ; Pix liq. (catarrh in children) ; Phosphor., Rhus tox., Secale, Sulphur.

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.