Menstrual complaints

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.

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.