Homeopathy Remedy Allium Cepa

Allium Cepa homeopathy drug symptoms from Handbook of Materia Medica and Homeopathic Therapeutics by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathic remedy Allium Cepa…

      Natural order, Liliaceae. A tincture is prepared from the common red onion.

General Action

      The first and most marked effects are catarrhal, nose, eyes and larynx; less marked on intestinal tract. Neuralgic pains in various parts like a fine thread. General aggravation from warm air.

Allies.- Iodium, Bromium, Arsenicum, Squilla., Arum., Pulsatilla


      Shock, with eructations of wind. Indescribable revolution in whole body. Feeling as after taking cold, feverish, (<) evenings, with heat in face, tongue and mouth feel burnt and dry, without thirst, drinks only a small quantity, restlessness in limbs (Ars), next day tongue coated. Troubles as after taking cold, pains in all bones, with aching in throat, prostration, etc. Restlessness, with pain in abdomen. Deathly faintness after profuse micturition. Weakness (Arsenicum). Amelioration afternoon and evenings; after dinner; after supper; by diarrhoea.


      Confusion and absent-mindedness from such business in afternoon, after wine and coffee. Indefinable anxiety and apprehension with the abdominal pain (Arsenicum).


      Electric shocks through. Aching; morning, also especially in temples; evenings in room, with coryza (Iodium); (<) evening, with coryza; (>) open air, also with nasal discharge; deep within, extending forward and outward to ears; moving from deep within to ears like threads, remaining in spots; oppressive. Confusion. Dullness; with coryza and lachrymation. Fulness; with heaviness as if bound up and with flickering before eyes; F., with pressure in stomach. Heaviness. Sensation as if wrapped up in warm water during the headache.

Forehead.- Stitches externally over l., in evening, drawing into ear, upper jaw and teeth of same side. Aching in region of organ of “concentration;” over r. eye; over r. eye, extending to root of nose; neuralgic, over r. eye, extending into root of nose; deep-seated aching over l. brow; oppressive, over eyes, frequently going through head like an electric shock. Confusion. Dullness as after chloroform, and in whole head. Heaviness; over both eyes.

Aching in temples, (<) r., (<) winking, afterwards extending over forehead, (<) l. side. Tingling pain behind l. mastoid process. Aching in vertex; l. side of vertex. Swollen and heavy feeling on crown. Aching from both sides of head, downward and inward towards middle.

Occiput.- Aching; both sides, (>) in evening after beer, with dull confusion from crown backward and downward. A. on both sides of occiput, then in two round places in upper posterior part of head, then a general and humming sensation of the part being asleep. Pressure in upper part of O. in evening, becoming about 11 O’clock a sensation as if asleep in bone. confusion on both sides of and towards upper part, pressing down sideways, then behind ears around whole occiput.

Clinical The headache of Allium cepa is mostly in the forehead, extending to temples and downward to eyes and into the face, associated with coryza.


      Redness, (<) l. Stitches in l. in morning. Biting sensation as if there were smoke under upper lids, (<) night. Pain; as if they hung loose posteriorly on a string, could be bored into with the fingers and torn out. Lachrymation of l., with redness of ball; L. (<) l.; L. in morning; L. (<) in evening, in warm room; L., with coryza. Burning of lids; in outside of r. upper lid. Irritation of l. upper lid; after drinking coffee, (<) warm room, (>) open air. Dim vision by candle light. Dazzling vision in the distance and dim near by. Flickering and blindness. Sensitiveness to light, (<)


Clinical Eyes. The inflammation of the eyes and nose is characterized by the symptoms as emphasized. The lachrymation is generally very profuse, with burning and smarting, but, as a rule, does not excoriate the lids, while the discharge from the nose is watery and extremely acrid. With these symptoms there are generally associated the violent laryngeal symptoms noted further on. For acute fluent coryza of this character the drug stands unrivalled.


      Affection. Stitches through r., in morning. Pecking behind r. Humming on lying down. Ringing; distant, (<) r. Roaring in i. in afternoon.


      Pain like a thread in a nerve, extending outward and downward from nose in morning. Soreness; in morning. Dryness of nostrils. Irritation in r. nostril in morning. Crawling in right nostril as before sneezing. Sneezing; morning; frequent, also in evening on entering warm room. Catarrhal troubles (>) in cool room; (violent C. after rain and northeast wind); C. evenings in room, with headache; C., with headache, also (<) evening; C., with lachrymation; C., with heat, lachrymation, headache, and acrid burning discharge making lip red and sensitive. Discharge, (>) open air, with headache; copious watery D.; dropping, in evening, in the street, without sensation of coryza; watery; blowing thin- mucous from nose.


      Swelling of cheeks, with toothache. Drawing pains in l. cheek, extending into l. eye; (<) cold air. Pain like a thread in a nerve r. upper jaw, downward from the medium line to the side, deep within the bone, in evening.


      Teeth. Smutty-yellow. Pressure in r. back on entering warm room. Aching in back, at breakfast, from bread; from warm cocoa, (>) cold water; in back, in sleep, with feeling as if too long, (>) rising; in r. back, after traveling against northwest wind, with desire to bore into and suck them, which relieves, also (<) warm soup, (>) cold water; aching in l. eye-both, in root, disturbing sleep, with swollen feeling and heat in cheeks; A. root of l. eye- tooth, with inflammation of gum, the pain ceasing suddenly and beginning in a r. back tooth, in the eye-tooth it is pressure growling, the toothache (>) cold water and cold generally; A., with swelling of cheeks; A. raging, in broken tooth. Drawing in first upper, from root to crown, r. then l. Pecking in two last back.

Coated tongue; morning; back part, (<) morning; slimy. Dryness on r. side of root of T. Pain under T., with a half-circle of sore elevations at lower insertion of fraenum. Burnt and dry feeling in mouth and tongue, without thirst. Dryness of mouth without thirst. Scalded feeling in mouth and tongue. Offensive breath. Burning taste, more on gums and upper part. Nauseous taste; on waking. Sweet taste; sickly-sweet.


      Redness of back part of r. side of palate. Constrictive pain in region of as hyoides, then low down posteriorly on r. side. Drawing pain l. side, (>) cold air. Pain; extending to ear. Pain as from a sore lump, morning on swallowing and elevating tongue. Pain below larynx as after swallowing too large a mouthful, or as if swollen, in afternoon, extending every little while into r. ear. Feeling in pharynx as if food stuck behind the breast-bone.

Raw feeling in morning, with tickling in region of epiglottis, r., then l. side, with sensation of weakness in stomach, hiccough, uprising of frothy salivary mucous fluid, eructations of wind and passage of offensive flatus, constant inclination to hacking to relieve the tickling in larynx. Dryness; of soft palate after breakfast. D. in morning, with tickling and hacking cough. Heat low down, extending into stomach. In throat and orifice of Eustachian tube, chilling or burning twitching and gnawing, not painful; chilling or burning twitching in region of r. Eustachian tube, then above it a kind of gnawing, neither painful. Numbness in back part. Mucus; behind choanae towards evening; in posterior fauces, choanae, and on posterior surface of soft palate, bland mucus constantly in evening, which must be swallowed or hawked up.


      Appetite, which disappears as soon as he begins to eat, food is disgusting. Thirst; in evening, after beer and herring; evenings, with heat; evening after flushed of heat; T. after chilliness. Eructations; in morning; of air in morning and in evening. Hiccough; morning. Nausea; (>) eructations; deathly, after eating, (>) eructations; in posterior part of throat, forced up as with a thrust. Vomiting; frothy slimy fluid. Rumbling in epigastrium after breakfast. Pain; with fulness in head, (<) after coffee; in region of pylorus; on l. side; deep within epigastrium, as if at orifice, and posteriorly. at 10 P.M. Heat extending into S. Empty feeling and drawing back and forth, with pain. Weak feeling; in morning.


      Rumbling in morning; after breakfast. Flatulency. Emission of flatus in morning; E. during ineffectual urging to stool; difficult, also in evening; frequent, also at night; loud; offensive; also in morning; offensive and moist, also in morning (Sulphur). Gurgling and rumbling; (<) l. side. Distention; before dinner; with pain, (>) emission of flatus. Swollen feeling before and after diarrhoea, with sharp pain and oppression of breathing. Pain; morning; (<) after eating. (<) sitting, (>) emission of flatus, while moving about; (>) emission of flatus; more pressing than burning, especially in l. inguinal region, (<) afternoon after coffee, with heat in A. Heat, with nausea; H. afternoon after coffee, with pain. Nausea, extending into throat, then confusion of head. Feeling of diarrhoea, and soft stool without diarrhoea.

Rumbling in transverse colon in evening, with urging to stool. Pain about umbilicus; after dinner. Aching in hepatic region, extending through abdomen. Pain in liver in evening; in r. hypochondrium at 9 P.M., with cold shudders down back; contractive in l. hypochondrium, with sensation of wind moving about; drawing P. from region of liver through whole abdomen.

Burning glow or chilling sensation as if scattered, in r. side, with confused feeling, then emission of offensive flatus; warm or chilling sensation in r. side, as if a glow within beat against it and over external and upper part of thighs, in evening. Stitches in l. side evening and morning; l. side (<) lying; l. side, with ineffectual urging to stool. Pain in l. side; l. side, especially in middle and lower part, and in region of bladder, with troubles in urinating, no stool, violent thirst, expression on face of anxiety and doubt, skin hot, especially in painful and sensitive places pulse rapid, full, hardish, indefinable anxiety, apprehension and restlessness (Arsenicum). Pain in l. side as if punched. Pain in l. flank.

Rumbling in l. side of lower abdomen. Stitches in inguinal ring posteriorly and in spermatic cord, with pressive pain. Sudden burning or chilling cutting, as thin as a thread, from sides of hypogastrium inward towards middle and upward. Cutting, with a twisting motion, the pain moving in a small space, deep-seated above l. groin, midway on a line between symphysis pubis and anterior superior spinous process of ilium. Pain deep in pelvis (in prostate?); extending from inguinal region along spermatic cord; painful spot deep in r. pelvis in evening. Pressure on a spot on inside of pelvic cavity, above and inside r. groin, in evening. Periodic pain in pubic region, (<) sitting. Heaviness in lower abdomen as if pressed upon before and after standing, (>) after bathing.

Clinical The abdominal symptoms seem to be of a catarrhal character, and are in many respects similar to those of Sulphur, with which it should be compared.

Rectum and Anus

      Stitches down into lower part of rectum afternoons. Urging to stool; ineffectual, also with emission of flatus; ineffectual, with stitch in l. side of abdomen; strong urging to a soft stool; sudden urging, also with rumbling. Biting in anus. Feeling of cracks inside anus during stool. Creeping as of a cool worm in anus an in some protruding haemorrhoids, (<) l. side.


      Diarrhoea; night or towards morning; after midnight and towards morning. Bloody. Difficult, but not hard. Long and thick. Absent; with severe pain in abdomen.

Urinary Organs

      Aching in bladder; and in prostate, deep in pelvis, morning and forenoon after coitus. Burning pressure in region of bladder at 10 P.M. Full feeling in bladder. Irritability of B. and pain over kidney region. Sensitiveness of B. Urging to micturition; frequent; frequent, excessive, with burning dribbling. Difficult micturition. Frequent micturition, with burning in urethra; and red urine; (<) evenings; with shuddering and chilliness. Burning in urethra. Urine copious in afternoon. Frothy U. Iridescent film. Red U., with reddish-yellow, sandy sediment.

Sexual Organs

      Drawing in r. spermatic cord. Sticking and pressive pain in spermatic cord and posteriorly in inguinal ring. Burning pain in fore-part of glans. Erections morning on waking, with painful tension, without sexual desire. Virility increased. Violent pain in uterine region and in region of bladder.

Respiratory Organs

      Tickling in epiglottis; T., with constant inclination to hack, also in morning; T. in larynx, with mucus in fauces. Throbbing and contracted sensation in larynx (Bromium). Hoarseness (Bromium). Hacking cough in morning. Constant inclination to hack to relieve the tickling in larynx (Bromium). Free expectoration of mucus in evening; hawks in sweetish nauseous mucus; thick, white, frothy mucus expectorated from fauces, without cough. Asthmatic breathing, as often before, at 11 P.M. after smoking tobacco. Oppressed breathing, with ascites. Obstruction to breathing in middle of upper chest, evenings.

Clinical The cough of this drug is sometimes associated with extreme hoarseness, and in addition to the symptoms given there has been clinically noted a feeling as if the larynx would split, or as if the mucous membrane would be torn out on coughing, with excessive watering of the eyes.


      Stitches in l., on deep inspiration; in l., with burning pain in various parts, especially in region of cartilages of fifth and sixth ribs. Pain below sternum, especially to the r. side, at 10 P.M., on moving in bed; below sternum, morning, on stooping; as if food lodged behind sternum.


      Circulation aroused. Pulse accelerated, full, hardish; excited after 2 A.M. Harder pulse in evening.


      Stitches in r. scapula, running to elbow, with burning pain. Pain below r. shoulder, more towards spine, after long sitting. Stitches in lumbar region. Burning pressure in small of back; at 10 P.M. Pain in kidney region; in l.; l., then less severe in r.; r., with fulness in bladder and frequent urging to urinate. Pain in loins, as from retention of stool.


      Restlessness. Rheumatic pain in joints. Soreness, especially on arms, as if it were all scratched off, with tired feeling therein. Weak feeling, with flatulent troubles. Stitches in arms. Weak feeling in arms. Pain in r. elbow as from a blow, at noon. Numb sensation in l. elbow; forenoons, (<) motion. Painful affection of l. forearm, especially of radius, evening, when resting on arm in writing. Pain in middle of l. radius, (>) taking hold of it and rubbing it. Pain on back and extensor side of r. wrist in evening. Dryness and redness of hands, as if he had been in the cold. Lameness of joints of L. hand. Trembling of r. hand; in evening. Pain in l. middle finger; pain in r. fourth and fifth finger.

Clinical This drug has been used for neuralgias following amputations or injuries of nerves, characterized by fine threadlike pains, shooting, but not burning like those of Arsenic.

Lower Extremities

      Thigh. Bruised feeling on side of l. near knee. Pain on outer side near knee; l., also r.; almost burning pressure in upper part of l. thigh, towards outer side. Weakness of hips nights; in region of hips late in evening on rising from a seat and on walking, (<) ascending steps; of hips; preventing him from finishing coition.

Stitches outward in front of r. knee, as if coming from the bone. Paralytic pain in knee. Shooting in l. leg and r. foot. Burning pressure on a spot externally in middle of l. leg in evening, then low down on r. Pain in r. ankle mornings; P. l.; burning P. around l. outer ankle, then lower down, and a burning pressure externally, then internally. Pain in r. foot evenings; ticking pain in metatarsal bone of l. great toe evenings. Painful twitching in inner side of l. heel. Pain in external soft parts of r. great toe, and in l. middle finger.


      A wart between l. shoulder and side of neck begins to pain, is red and is scratched off. Hard swelling under l. ear, with pain extending into ear, (<) pressure. Stitches, especially on head, forehead, brows, in throat and on r. Arm. Itching in supraorbital region, (<) l.; burning, in brows, supraorbital region and upper lids, in evening; corrosive, voluptuous, especially on palmar side of l. thumb, from first to second phalanx; not on ball, in evening; corrosive, with redness, and points which cannot be well described or seen, and desire to be rubbed or washed, evening, (<) after going out.


      Yawning; with headache and pressure in stomach; frequent internal Y., in evening. Sleepiness; mornings; mornings after rising, with disinclination to work; S., evening. Sleeplessness after 2 A.M. Dreams of battles, fight, precipices, storms at sea, difficulty in reaching the coast, and efforts to get out of wells. Dreams of being near the water two nights in succession.


      Chilliness; alternating with heat, evenings during coryza. Internal C., then heat and thirst. Shivering in back; cold Shivering down back, evenings, with liver-pains, also at 9 P.M., with pain in r. hypochondrium; shivering down back, (<) nights in bed, with feverishness in all veins and sweat, especially in axilla and palms; cold shivering creeping along back; cold creeping along back.

Heat at 2 A.M., without thirst, (>) morning, (<) after breakfast; H., with thirst; after coldness. Heat from much walking, without thirst. Heat of head. In l: eyebrow. Of face; warm spots on r. cheek. Glowing sensation on outer side and upper part of thighs. Warmth of skin; hot skin, especially on the painful and sensitive parts of abdomen and region of bladder. Flashes, in evening, with thirst. Flitting H., now and then; evenings, with thirst. Internal H., with rumbling in abdomen. Sweat; towards mornings; while working; in axilla; on palms.

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.