Homeopathy Remedy Tanacetum vulgare

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

      A tincture is made of the fresh leaves and flowers of the tansy. Compare other compositae, Cina and Absinth.


      Trembling. Remarkable gestures, stretched, drew up the feet, stood on his head, said, “Let me do as I wish, I cannot do anything else,” so he drew up his legs and when the muscles would draw them no farther he pulled them up with his hands and then suddenly stretched them.

Convulsions; during pregnancy; with frothing at mouth, labored respiration and irregular pulse; with features horrible distorted, unconsciousness and inability to swallow; then vomiting, then catalepsy; every five of ten minutes, head thrown back, respiration suspended, arms raised and rigidly extended, fingers contracted, in about half a minute a tremulous motion, sometimes shaking the room, with faint and imperfect attempts at inspiration, the time from the beginning of the convulsion to the first full inspiration varied from a minute to a minute and a half, occasionally the tongue was wounded by the teeth, after a convulsion face pallid and livid, pulse slow and weak, often after a convulsion the head was drawn slowly backward and eyelids opened wide, between the convulsions the limbs were mostly relaxed but jaws were clenched; supposed to be epileptic, in which the shoulder was dislocated; tonic contraction of flexors, forearms drawn forcibly against chest, face congested and livid, foamy saliva ejected from mouth, eyes wide open; clonic; sudden, clonic, with trembling of arms, which were thrown forward of and at right angles with the body, wrists bent at right angles, forearms, supinated, tips of fingers nearly in contact, fingers straight and slightly bent at metacarpal joints, muscles of respiration strongly affected, air forced from chest slowly but steadily and hissed as it escaped from the lips, between the spasms muscles were flexible except jaws, which were rigidly closed the first hour, but afterwards right during the spasms and relaxed between them, the spasms more frequent as the patient grew weaker.

Rheumatic symptoms. Sensation approaching a thrill through the whole body. Weariness. Numbness, with sensation as if arms and legs were suddenly swelling. Paralysis of all voluntary motion, including muscles of deglutition.

Clinical Chorea, with strange gesticulations. Affections from worms, with twitchings in sleep and wakening from fright.


      Exhilaration. Shrieked and fell senseless to the ground, (>) vomiting. Nervous. Indifference to my questions and incoherence in her replies. Dullness of all senses. Impossible to fix my attention and it seemed as if my reason would leave me. Confusion. Mind fatigued after least mental exertion. Intellect feeble, with tendency to stupor. Coma. Unconsciousness; partial.


      Agonizing pain. Fulness; and pain; with frontal pain; and face. Heavy aching. Condition similar to apoplexy. Vertigo. Frontal pain, with cutting in temples. Occipito-frontal pain.


      Inward strabismus of r. Sclerotics injected, eyes open and brilliant, pupils dilated and immovable. Sclerotic coat so congested that it was dark purple, glassy, and so swollen that the cornea seemed depressed. Slow lateral motion of balls. Aching in balls. Pupils dilated; contracted; contracted, then dilated. Lids agglutinated in morning.


      Stitches in middle. Sensation as if something closed them suddenly. Ringing. Roaring.

Nose and Face

      Coryza. Nostrils day. Face red; and eyes; cheeks bright red. Face dusky. Features fixed, giving an expression on deep solemnity. Lips and nose drawn to r. side.

Mouth and Throat

      Tongue feels rough and is coated white. Frothing at mouth. Mouth bloodstained. Taste flat, insipid. Mucus in fauces and larynx, disturbing respiration. Feeling in throat as if I would cough, without ability to cough. Ticking in fauces and larynx causing constant inclination to cough, but no cough. Throat rough. Inability to swallow.


      Thirst. Eructations tasting of the oil; flatulent, tasting of tansy; of sour air at night. Nausea; with faintness. Vomiting. Drawing cutting in epigastrium. Weight. Burning; and in abdomen.


      Rumbling. Pain; mostly in region of small intestines, from small doses it is cutting stitching, from large doses heavy pains, with frequent cutting, (<) night, and especially after midnight. In morning, feeling as if full of limpid secretions from taking a cathartic. Warmth over it. Dull pain in r. hypochondrium, sharp in l. Umbilical region, sticking; frequent pains through the day, (<) 4 A.M. Cutting at umbilicus, then papescent stools. Drawing pain in l. groin.

Stool and Urine

      Diarrhoea, then constipation; D. twice; twice and sensation as if he would have more. Stool omitted. Constant desire to urinate; with heavy pain in small of back (secondary). Frequent micturition. Obliged to rise to urinate, urine smelled of tansy. Urine scalding; U. fetid; high-colored, afterwards light-colored; copious, high-colored, smelling of the drug; suppressed, then copious.

Clinical Many cases of dysentery.

Sexual Organs

      Inflammation of vaginal walls of labia, ending in abscess of one labia. Menses profuse (after a suppression of several days), with labor-like pains. Abortion in the early months of pregnancy; A. prevented. At full term a chill was born, not larger than a rat, and lived three weeks.

Clinical Dysmenorrhoea, with bearing-down pains, tenderness, drawing in the groins.

Respiratory Organs and Chest

      Voice sounded strange to his own ears. Breathing oppressed; and hurried, stertorous, obstructed by frothy mucus in air-passages and blown from between lips in expiration, breath smelled of tansy; but not stertorous, blowing mucus and saliva from fauces and mouth, this respiration most marked after each spasm, but sometimes not unlike that of sound sleep. Moaning and distressed appearance. Desire to draw a full breath, which did not relieve the oppression of chest. Pain in l. side.

Heart and Pulse

      Feeble action of heart and all the signs of impending dissolution. Pulse rapid; and forcible; and full, forcible; and feeble; and small, feeble. Pulse slow; 60, with a peculiar measured best. Pulse full and incompressible. P irregular.

Back and Extremities

      Backache; in lumbar region. Lumbago in evening. Extremities, prickling, with flashes of heat; intermittent pricking, and along spine; pain; cold numbness creeping over them, increasing almost to paralysis. Lameness of l. wrist in morning, with soreness. Weakness of legs, with general prostration. Unsteadiness of step, with indescribable feeling worse than pain.

Skin, Sleep and Fever

      Eruption like variola. Drowsy. Chill, then heat. Skin cold and moist; cold, (<) towards extremities. Heat; of skin. Cold, clammy sweat.

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.