Menstrual complaints

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.

Digitalis [Dig]

Premature, with bearing-down uterine pains; VICARIOUS MENSTRUATION; violent straining cough, with expectoration of clots of blood and sense of constriction in throat; epistaxis; great lassitude and coldness; face waxy pale, yellowish; pulse feeble.

Dulcamara [Dulc]

Menses too late, too short, blood thin, watery;rash before menses(during, kali carb).

Elaps-coral [Elaps]

Irregular menses, too soon, weight in vagina, with sharp pains; violent itching in vagina; formication of vulva, discharge of black blood after menses, with languor and weakness, though discharge is not great; hunger, with violent headache; if not satisfied at once; hysteria.

Erigeron-can [Erig]

Too scanty and too profuse, with violent irritation of rectum and bladder; bright-red blood; dull backache, (<) in sacrum and during rainy whether.

Euphrasia [Euphr]

Menses late, scanty and of short duration; MENSES PAINFUL, LASTING ONLY ONE HOUR, time regular, followed by intense throbbing in temples and vertigo.

Eupion [Eupi]

Too soon and too copious, thin, fluid, followed by limpid leucorrhoea, with itching of skin between thighs and of vulva, (<) evenings; soreness all though chest, with desire to take a long breath; backache, (>) by lifting the weight of body from pelvis, leaning over foot of bedstead etc.

Ferrum [Ferr]

Too late and too scanty, with pale watery discharge; too late, long-lasting and profuse, too early and profuse, with flushed face, frequent short shudderings, headache and dizziness, laborlike pains in sides and abdomen and discharge of partly black, clotted blood;INTERMITTENT, CEASE FOR A DAY OR TWO AND THEN RETURN, pale and watery. Before: physical and mental depression, stinging headache and ringing in ears, discharges of long pieces of mucus from the uterus. During: violent colic with pale discharge, with paleness of lips and face; profuse with great vascular excitement, glowing redness of face, headache and vertigo; dragging pains in loins, pelvis and thighs; cold hands and feet, After: severe and distressing pruritus, (>) by bathing in cold water.

Ferrum-phos [Ferr-p]

Scarcely endurable, dull heavy pain on top of head during profuse menses; blind headache, with a constant dull pain in ovaries and uterus vaginismus; colic before menses; with flushing of face and quickened pulse; vomiting of undigested food, sometimes tasting acid; excessive congestion at monthlies, blood bright-red.

Fluoric-acid [Fl-ac]

Too early, too copious, discharge thick and coagulated, she experiences then a BUOYANCY OF MIND, satisfied with herself and all around her.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Delayed and painful, suppressed,Before: congestion to head and face; vomiting, with bearing-down pains in abdomen. During: NEURALGIC AND CONGESTIVE DYSMENORRHOEA, with sharp, labor-like pains in uterus altering with other neuralgic pains, pains extending into and up thee back; LOSS OF VOICE ONLY DURING MENSES; sensation as it uterus were squeezed by hand and forced downward; frequent emission of clear watery urine, with relief of head symptoms.

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.