Menstrual complaints

Homeopathy treatment for Menstrual complaints from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Menstrual complaints…

Acetic-acid [Acet-ac]

membranous dysmenorrhoea; laborlike in the womb, has to bend double, but no relief in any position; vagina dry, hot, sensitive, sharp shooting pains, more to the right of fundus uteri; abdomen very sensitive.

Aconite [Acon]

Menses profuse, long-lasting, especially in plethoric women who lead a sedentary life, or menses too late diminished or protracted; profuse with nosebleed; suppressed by fright with vexation; dysmenorrhoea from thickening of the peritoneum over ovaries; pains force her to bend double.

AEthusa-cyn [Aeth]

Lancinating pains in sexual organs; pimples on external parts, itching exceedingly when she gets warm, CATAMENIA VERY WATERY; swelling of mammary gland, with heat, redness and lancinating pains.

Agnus-castus [Agn]

Before menses; vertigo, headache, dim sight; during: pain in pelvis and loins; menses exceedingly profuse; dysmenorrhoea with ovarian neuralgia; COITUS PAINFUL AND ABHORRENT; looks thin and haggard; indifference to persons and things; hates to go out; mind stupid and dead to all excitement.

Agaricus-musc [Agar]

At beginning: nightly restlessness on account of rigors; toothache and wakefulness;during headache, toothache, pain and itching in left ear, (>) by boring; labor-pains in belly and back; itching about genitals, rigors, menses too profuse, with tearing, pressing pains in back and abdomen; after; pain as from exhaustion; prolapsus; palpitations and interrupted sleep with anxiety.

Aletris-far [Alet]

Premature and profuse; discharge dark with coagula; fulness and weight in uterine region, colicky pains in hypogastrium; debility, defective nutrition and assimilation, drowsiness, vertigo, fainting; extreme constipation and prolapsus uteri from muscular atony.

Aloe [Aloe]

Early and profuse, and last too long, with dragging pains in rectum and backache, (<) when standing; uterine haemorrhage about climaxis; haemorrhoids protrude in bunches,(>) by cold water; urgency a to stool, with sensation a of a plug wedged in between symphysis pubis and coccyx.

Alumina [Alum]

Menses too early, short and scanty, of pale blood; before, many dreams, on awaking face hot, headache and palpitation, abundant mucous discharge; during, corroding urine and diarrhoea, bloatedness; after; exhaustion of mind and body.

Ambra-gris [Ambr]

Atony of uterus. DISCHARGE OF BLOOD BETWEEN THE PERIODS, at every little accident, a t every hard stool, or after a walk a little longer than usual; burning in genitals with discharge of a few drops of blood; menses too early by a week and profuse; during menses left leg becomes quite blue from distended varices; soreness and itching of pudenda, with swelling of labia, must rub the parts; insomnia with aggravation of bodily sufferings in bed; nervous weakness with irritability; spasmodic dyspnoea, cardiac anguish and palpitations.

Ammonium-carb [Am-c]

Before,; pale face, pain in belly and small of back, no appetite;at COMMENCEMENT CHOLERA-LIKE SYMPTOMS; very sad and fatigued, especially in thighs, with yawning, toothache, pain in small of back and chilliness, flow more abundant at night, blackish, in clots, passing off with spasmodic pains in belly and hard stools; menses copious, acrid, it makes the thighs sore and causes a burning pain; too late, scanty and short, always accompanied by frontal headache;very nervous and restless, exhaustion with defective reaction; during menses sleeplessness (Ignatia, Sepia, Natr.m.); diarrhoea before and during; blood from rectum during menses (Ammoniumm.).

Ammonium-mur [Am-m]

Menses more profuse at night, or when siting or riding, or after a ride in the cold air, with pain in abdomen and small of back, blood dark, tarry, in clots; DURING MENSES DIARRHOEA AND VOMITING, bloody discharge from bowels and neuralgic pains in feet, flow black and clotted.

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

Menses commenced at an early period, are profuse, then cease, followed by chlorosis; before menses toothache, boring in temples.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Menses too profuse or too scanty; metrorrhagia with red spots, stinging like bee-stings; irregular, lasting but one of two days, accompanied with weakness; copious and lumpy, with great pain in spleen, continuing after it and interfering with every walk, or when talking or coughing; flow delayed or suppressed, sensation as if they were coming on, but they fail to do so, much pain in right ovarian region before or during menses, or when they become suppressed; micturition painful, scanty dark urine;great tenderness over uterine region, with bearing-down pains; sharp stabbing or plunging pain in uterus or in head, sometimes followed by convulsions at every menstrual period, the patient feeling tolerably well during the interval; deep-seated tenderness; stinging and frequent micturition during menses; pale, waxy skin.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Menses too early, profuse, long-lasting, with headache, cutting in small of back and groin, at night tormenting pressure in praecordia, internal trembling in epigastrium; flow regular but attended with a great deal of pain the day before. which makes her feel horribly faint; flow irregular, too soon or too late, too copious or too scanty, but ALWAYS WITH THICK COAGULATED BLOOD, all pain ceases with a free discharge; violent palpitations of heart with faintish nausea; retching and vomiting or mucus or like coffee- grounds (gastric ulcer).

Arsenicum [Ars]

Early, profuse and exhausting dark flow, with leucorrhoea in the interval; during flow stitches in rectum extending into anus and vulva; stinging, cutting pain, extending from epigastrium into hypogastrium, sides of abdomen and back; after flow or instead of it discharge of bloody slime or stinking water from vagina and anus; thin, whitish, foul discharge instead of menses; menorrhagia with lancinating, burning pains; amenorrhoea; atony of uterus.

Artemisia-vulgaris [Art-v]

Menses black as tar, violent contractions of uterus, like labor-pains; spasmodic affections during menses; irregular or deficient menstruation with epileptic convulsions and nervous exhaustion after it.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Premature and too scanty, lasting but two or three days; laborlike pains in uterus, with cutting and bearing down, especially when riding in carriage; swelling of external genitals; great sexual desire.

Asarum-europ [Asar]

Early, protracted, but not very profuse;with their appearance violent pain in small of back, which scarcely allows her to

breathe; blood black; headache before and after menses.

Asterias-rubens [Aster]

Delaying menses; colic and other sufferings cease with the flow which is more abundant than usual; severe general pain over womb as if something protruded behind it; jerking in uterus.

Aurum-met [Aur]

Menses retarded and scanty, too early and too profuse, blood acrid and causing great soreness of pudenda; coming on all of a sudden;before; mental depression and suicidal tendency, eruption of pimples on labia major; during; the same with colic,

constipation, hard and knotty stool. OFFENSIVE, PUTRID BREATH IN GIRLS AT THE AGE OF PUBESCENCE; URINE like buttermilk; uterus prolapsed and indurated.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Menses scanty, last only one day, preceded by toothache, colic and leucorrhoea, and accompanied by cutting and pinching in abdomen; bruised pain in small of back; especially suitable to dwarfish women with scanty menses and troublesome weight about the pubes in any direction.

Belladonna [Bell]


Too early and too profuse, of HOT, BRIGHT-RED BLOOD, containing dark, OFFENSIVE CLOTS, or the blood thick, decomposed and of a dark-red colour, THE DISCHARGE FEELING HOT AS IT PASSES. Before: dysmenorrhoea depending on a congested or inflamed ovary, more often the right one, with dragging and pressing downward pains and cutting from behind forward or vice versa, passing through the horizontal diameter of pelvis and not around circumference (as Sepia and Platina do); during: great mental disturbance, throbbing headache, red and suffused face in young girls, pressing down in abdomen, as if the contents would push through the genitals, with heaviness as from a stone, spasm of cervix, (<) mornings, on sitting bent and when walking, (>) on standing or sitting erect; coldness of back, evenings; backache as if the back would break; pressive pains which come and go quickly; sweat on chest at night, frequent gasping, chills and colic; stools painful; after: cramps in stomach; bloody discharge between periods. Sudden suppression of menses from cold; with severe bearing-down pain and throbbing in the hypogastric region, flushed face, throbbing headache and difficult or painful micturition.

Benzoic-acid [Benz-ac]

Menses too early or retarded, great weakness after menses; urine scanty; dark-brown and foetid.

Berberis [Berb]

Too scanty, intermitting and attended with laborlike pains, flow too scanty, too short, consisting of grayish serum or mucus, or BLACK DROPS OF FILTHY SLIME; great chilliness, violent pain in sacrum and loins, in renal region and down the thighs and calves of legs; ill-humor, apathy, inclination to weep; great weakness and faintishness; bone-pains; headache after dinner: (<) by motion, but(>) in fresh air; cutting, burning pains during and after micturition, urine turbid and flocculent.

Borax [Bor]

MEMBRANOUS DYSMENORRHOEA; menses too early, too profuse and attended with colic and nausea; flow preceded by stitching pains in pectoral region, lancinating pains in the groin during the flow; aphthae; nervous; starts at the least noise, dread of downward motion; after; gastralgia, stitches in uterus. Dysmenorrhoea with sterility.

Bovista [Bov]

MENSES FLOW VERY LITTLE DURING DAY WHEN ON HER FEET OR WALKING, more profuse when lying down at night, very profuse towards morning; blood dark and coagulated or watery; BLOODY DISCHARGE BETWEEN PERIODS from any little overexertion(Amb). before: diarrhoea and bearing down towards genitals, (>) when discharge sets in; during: lassitude, diarrhoea and headache, soreness and excoriation in groins; after; leucorrhoea, (>) when walking, dropping out in a coagulated mass or clots; sad and despondent when alone; sweat in axilla smelling like garlic or onions. bruised sensation in abdomen and thighs; puffy condition of body.

Bromium [Brom]

Premature and profuse flow of bright-red blood or passive flow with much exhaustion. Before: fulness in head and chest, headache, difficult respiration, violent contractive spasms in abdomen, leaving parts very sore, pain in small of back, feeling of great weakness; during: MEMBRANOUS DYSMENORRHOEA, violent contractive spasms for six or twelve hours in abdomen, leaving parts very sore, passing membranous shreds; emission of large quantities of flatus from vagina; hard swelling in ovarian region; weakness and want of appetite after disappearance of all symptoms.

Bryonia [Bry]

Too early, too profuse, dark-red, smelling badly. Before: congestion to head and chest, pinching in abdomen; during; aching in head; as if it would split, with nosebleed, burning gastralgia, constipation; stitch-like pains in bowels; (<) by slightest motion; when suppressed, nosebleed; vicarious menstruation.

Bufo [Bufo]

Menses regular, discharging pale fluid blood with clots; epileptic attacks (<)at time of menses, which return every three weeks; after; ill-humor, leucorrhoea like cream or the washings of meat; EPILEPTIC AURA FROM UTERUS TO STOMACH, burning heat and stitches in ovaries; menses early and copious, with headache, chilliness, shifting pains, faintness from emptiness of stomach.

Cactus-grand [Cact]

Too soon and scanty, CEASE FLOWING WHEN PATIENT LIES DOWN, attended with terrible pain and prostration, causing her to cry aloud and weep, or copious and painless, of black, tarry blood, Before; palpitations; during: heart- troubles; agonizing uterine spasms,(<) evenings;PAINFUL CONSTRICTION AROUND PELVIS, extending gradually to stomach, pulsating pains in uterus and ovaries; love of solitude, sadness, taciturnity and irresistible inclination to weep; extreme fear of death; sensation of constriction in throat, chest, oesophagus, uterus, rectum or bladder.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Premature, profuse and protracted (atony of muscular coat of uterus and relaxation) the LEAST EXCITEMENT CAUSES RETURN OF MENSES; monthly sickness during lactation; discharge light- colored or bright red. Before;nervousness, nocturnal shiverings and colicky pains; aching pain in back and hips: sensitiveness and swelling of mammae (Lac.can.,); during; exhaustion in the morning; congestive headache,(<) on ascending or when rising from a stooping position, with coldness of limbs; inward coldness and sensation as if cold stockings were on the feet; sour vomiting, urine of a peculiar pungent odor. Complications of uterine and chest affections.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

Menses too early in young girls, with bright-red blood; too late, blood first bright, with women; dark blood in rheumatic women; menses during lactation. Before: GREAT SEXUAL DESIRE, followed by a copious flow, headache three to seven days before; griping and rumbling in bowels, During : vertigo and throbbing in forehead, pressure over os pubis, she feels pulse in all parts; want of appetite, diarrhoea, backache, shooting pains from left

to right, lower limbs heavy, fatigued; great weakness and sinking sensation; leucorrhoea like albumen, (<) morning after rising, of a sweetish odor, for two weeks after menses. Lack of development; stenosis in women about 25 or 30 years, their difficulties dating back to puberty; tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus.

Camphora [Camph]

Retarded menstruation, with constant pain in loins as if back were broken; cold feeling or chilliness in back.]

Cantharis [Canth]

Flow stringy, membranous, too early and too copious, with black blood. Membranous dysmenorrhoea with painful and frequent micturition, pains in ovaries, uterus feels large and swollen; mammae painful; violent itching in vagina and burning in vulva; anxious restlessness; amorous rage; oversensitiveness with excessive debility.

Carbo-an [Carb-an]

Too early and continuing too long, not profuse, but causing great exhaustion; DARK MENSES FLOW ONLY IN THE MORNING, and weaken her so that she can hardly speak; a goneness; not relieved by eating; during : great exhaustion with stretching and yawning: pressure in groins, thighs and small of back, distention of abdomen with ineffectual attempts to eructate; chilly, yawning, desire to urinate.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Premature and profuse or scanty; pale or thick, acrid, corrosive and of PUNGENT ODOR. Before: itching of old tetters; cramplike drawing in hypogastrium, extending to back. During: cutting pain in abdomen, (<) when flow ceases; itching, burning, soreness and smarting at vulva and anus; burning in hands and soles of feet; violent contractive headache; skin moist and clammy; anxious and restless; vertigo and fainting early in the morning; weak digestion, the plainest food distress her; flatulent colic, flatus hot and offensive.

Carbolic-acid [Carb-ac]

Menses much more profuse and of dark color than usual, followed by headache and great nervous irritability; CLIMACTERIC TROUBLES, irregular menstruation, great flow when it comes, lasting many days, with depressing effects.

Caulophyllum [Caul]

Too soon and too scanty; neuralgic and congestive dysmenorrhoea with SPASMODIC, iRREGULAR AND VERY SEVERE PAINS, especially the first two days of menses; pain in small of back and great aching and soreness of lower limbs, bad breath, bitter taste, vertigo, chilliness. During : scanty flow, blood very light, nausea and vomiting of yellow, bitter water; intermittent uterine pains from retroversion or a relaxed and flabby condition of uterus, with profuse flow; habitual cold feet; INTERMITTENT PAINS IN ALL PARTS, head, stomach, bladder, upper and lower limbs, After: passive flow, an oozing from the uterine vessels, with tremulous weakness of whole body.

Causticum [Caust]

Too early and too profuse, and AFTER CEASING A LITTLE IS PASSED FROM TIME TO TIME FOR DAYS;difficult first menstruation; delayed, but natural or profuse, menses too feeble and flowing only in daytime, no discharge during the night or when lying down; flow mixed with large clots, smells badly and causes severe itching of vulva. Before:sadness and anxious dreams; colic without diarrhoea. During: weakness and ill-humor, prosopalgia with scanty menses; colic with sensation as if the pelvic contents were being squeezed; cutting, tearing pains in back and limbs. After: great aversion to sexual intercourse; yellow, sickly complexion.

Cedron [Cedr]

MENSTRUAL EPILEPSY (Bufo); during menses mouth and tongue very dry, great thirst, difficulty of speech, painful pricking of tongue with sensation of heat; as if tongue were paralyzed; pale face, deep-sunken eyes, toothache every night; foetid breath; lips cold, bluish, dry. After: profuse ptyalism and leucorrhoea. Leucorrhoea in place of menses.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Too early and too profuse, with dark, coagulated, sometimes offensive blood; membranous dysmenorrhoea;suppressed menses. Before: frontal headache with icy-cold hands and feet, cutting colic in abdomen and thighs; irritable and snappish; during: profuse discharge of dark clotted blood, with severe laborlike pains in uterus; tearing pains down the thighs; drawing from small of back forward; griping and pinching in uterus, followed by discharge of large clots of blood; FLOW OPEN IN STARTS AND ABUNDANT WHEN IT COMES. After: pressure on parts like labor- pains, with frequent urging to urinate; smarting, acrid, watery leucorrhoea; great irritability and crossness all the time, though unnatural to her when well.

China [Chin]

Menses too early, too profuse, with discharge of dark, coagulated blood, or watery, pale blood, with coagula, Before: congestion to uterus, with sensation of fulness and painful pressure towards genitals, especially when walking. During: abdominal cramps, congestion to fainting fits.

Cicuta [Cic]

Retarded menses with spasmodic affections; during menses tearing, jerking pain in coccyx; spasms if means do not appear;suspicion and mistrust, perverted appetite, eats chalk and coal.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

RHEUMATIC DYSMENORRHOEA, irregular; too soon and copious, dark and clotted or scanty; Before: tenderness of hypogastrium with severe spasmodic, intermittent uterine contractions. During: SHOOTING ACROSS BOWELS FROM SIDE TO SIDE, oF SUCH SEVERITY AS TO DOUBLE HER UP; great restlessness with the pains, accompanied by nervous headaches, severe pains in back and through the lips and passing down back to thigh; menstrual colic from retroversion. After: general debility, scanty flow between periods. Rheumatic diathesis, with sick-headache history and tendency to prolapse. Hysteric and epileptic spasms.

Cinnamomum [Cinnam]

Too early and too profuse,(<) after even the least exertion, thee flow bright-red and clear, particularly in women troubled with itching of nose and nightly restlessness; menses regularly every four weeks, each periods lasting eight days longer than usual and followed by leucorrhoea; diarrhoea,(<) after drinking; constantly tossing about, even in sleep.

Coca [Coca]

Menses after being delayed come in gushes, awakening from a sound sleep, melancholy from amenorrhoea, fainting from nervous depression.

Cocculus [Cocc]

Too early, too profuse, with crampy colic, WHEN RISING UPON HER FEET IT GUSHES OUT IN A STREAM, or irregular and scanty, retarded and painful. Before; great weakness, crampy colic, FLATULENCE, spasms in chest with groaning and sighing; constant sensation as if about to faint, During : menses lessen during abdominal pains and become copious with their abatement; paralytic weakness in back and lower limbs, so that she can hardly stand or walk; trembling over whole body;EXCESSIVE HYSTERICAL DISTENTION OF ABDOMEN WITH mind, colic as if sharp stones were rubbing against each other in abdomen,(<) at night, by every movement; paralytic pain in back, with hollow feeling in abdomen and chest; dysmenorrhoea followed by haemorrhoids; leucorrhoea instead of menses, mixed with purulent and blood streaked serum; all (<) by grief and anger.

Coccus-cacti [Coc-c]

Too early and too profuse, discharge of dark thick blood; flow only in evening while lying down, passes enormous black clots; urging to urinate ineffectual till clots have passed. Irritable and out of humor; canine hunger, sharp pains in lower abdomen, first right. then left side.

Coffea [Coff]

Menses too profuse and too long, ONLY IN THE EVENING, with coldness and stiffness of the body; excessive painful and violent paroxysms of colic, with profuse bloody discharge, profuse secretion of mucus, voluptuous itching and excessive sexual excitement; (<) from motion; very excitable and nervous.

Collinsonia [Coll]

OBSTRUCTIVE DYSMENORRHOEA; membranous dysmenorrhoea, with haemorrhoids, constipation and dyspepsia; pruritus pudendi; prolapsus or displacement, caused by constipation; convulsions preceded by severe pains in uterine region, often followed by stupor, from which the patient revives with severe headache; menses too frequent and too profuse.

Colocynthis [Coloc]

Several days before menses sharp, darting, paroxysmal pains in uterine region, bending her double, (<) by pressing on painful parts and by warmth, with extreme nausea and vomiting and cold feet;difficulty of breathing during flow; pain in left ovarian region as if the parts were squeezed in a vise- all ceasing on appearance of flow; on last day of menses pains return, (<) by eating or drinking; flow rather increased; between menses yellow, thick, offensive leucorrhoea.

Conium [Con]

Menses irregular, too early and too feeble, or too late and too scanty, of brownish-colored blood. Before: great anxiety, weeping mood; great feat when being alone, but dreads company and strangers;vertigo when lying down and (<) by turning over; mammae swell, become hard and painful. During: dysmenorrhoea with pains extending to left chest; laborlike abdominal pains, extending into thighs;rash over body of small red pimples, which burn severely when scratched (Coffea., she wants to scratch, but parts are too sensitive) and disappear with cessation of menstruation; intermittent flow of urine, globus hystericus; bruises and shocks in spine; numbness and coldness of feet.

Crocus [Croc]

Too early and too profuse, of dark, or BLACK, COAGULATED STRINGY BLOOD; foul smelling, protracted and profuse flow, (<)by least motion. Before: sensation as if menses would appear; with colic and pressing towards genitals; great sexual excitement. During : profuse flow of dark, clotted, stringy blood, with or without pain, after any physical exertion; FOUL SMELLING DISCHARGE DURING CLIMAXIS, with sensation as of something alive rolling and bounding about in abdomen; changeable mood, from sadness and anxiety to mirth and cheerfulness; excessive gayety bordering on delirium; pale face, headache, dim vision; spasmodic twitching in abdomen arms and other parts of body.

Crot. [Crot-h]


Vicarious menses in debilitated, depraved states; dysmenorrhoea five days before menses, much pain in lower abdomen and down thighs. lasting during first two days of flow; during which flow is copious and then lingers on and off for a few, days; dull, continuous aching pain in cardiac region, down left arm and thorough left shoulder-blade, (<) on drawing deep breath and ascending; cold feet.

Cuprum [Cupr]

Too late and last too long. Before: spasmodic dyspnoea, palpitation and arterial excitement. Before and during flow, or after suppression, violent severe cramps in abdomen, extending into chest, causing nausea, vomiting, convulsions of limbs and piercing shrieks; epileptic convulsions.

Curare [Cur]

Menses very capricious, either too soon or too late; during the menses colic, headache, pains in kidneys, general malaise and hypochondria.

Cyclamen [Cycl]

Menses too profuse and too frequent, with severe labor-like pains, black, membranous; menses anticipate; MENSES FLOW LESS WHEN MOVING ABOUT, more evenings when sitting quiet; menses suppressed, or scanty and painful;vertigo, objects turn in a circle or make a see-saw motion, especially when walking out- doors great sadness and peevishness; after menses, swelling of mammae, with watery secretion, resembling milk, leaving on the linen spots like a weak solution of starch; semilateral headache (in left temple), with nausea, vertigo, obscuration of sight, face pale and eyes sunken, with amenorrhoea or scanty menstruation; torpor of bloody and mind, with languor; intolerance of fat food, thirst; anaemia, (<) sitting up; (>) indoors; flatulent colic at night, (>) by getting up and walking about; MENSTRUAL IRREGULARITIES WITH MIGRAINE AND BLINDNESS.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.