Menstrual complaints

Glonoinum [Glon]

Before, during and after menses, or when they fail to appear, throbbing fulness of head; violent headache with menses of during climaxis, (<)by motion, has to tie up the head., feet cold; fainting fits with consciousness; plethora.

Gnaphalium [Gnaph]

Extremely painful menses, scanty flow of dirty-brown or chocolate- colored blood; cramps of calves and feet with numbness; flatulent colic.

Graphites [Graph]

Too late, too scanty and of too short duration; discharge of thick black blood or serous pale blood. Before. watery leucorrhoea, itching of vulva and vagina, tired-out feeling; constipation. During: membranous dysmenorrhoea, pain in epigastrium, as if everything would be torn into pieces; bearing down in abdomen, with pains in sides and back, (>) by motion; excoriation at vulva, soreness, between thighs; diarrhoea; cold feet; headache, nausea, pains in limbs, debility; sadness with thoughts of death and great grief about small affairs. Anaemic fat women, who are constantly cold, constipated and subject to rough, herpetic skin. OBSTINATE CONSTIPATION AND DELAYED MENSTRUATION OCCURRING TOGETHER.

Hamamelis [Ham]

PROFUSE DISCHARGE OF DARK BLOOD IN DAYTIME, NONE AT NIGHT; steady flow of dark-colored blood, without pain; retention of menses with haematemesis; profuse, blood bright-red, not coagulable; irregular; dysmenorrhoea with severe pain in lumbar and hypogastric region and down legs; bruised sore feeling in abdomen; fulness of brain and bowels, with headache, causing stupor and dull sleep; retention of urine; epistaxis, vicarious or idiopathic, relieves headache, general lassitude and feeling of weariness, she easily tries.

Helleborus [Hell]

DISCHARGE OF BLOOD BETWEEN PERIODS, with great distention of abdomen. Suppressed menses from disappointed love.

Helonias [Helon]

Too frequent, too profuse and too exhausting, blood dark and smelling badly, especially in women feeble from loss of blood; flow passive, dark, clotted and offensive; PROFUSE FLOODING DURING MENOPAUSE. Before; pressing pain in sacrum and soreness of breasts. During: sharp, cutting and drawing pains from back to

uterus; pruritus of vulva and vagina, albuminous urine; depressed, melancholy; breasts swollen, nipples tender, cannot bear pressure of clothing;sallow face with expression of sorrow and suffering; backache, constant tenderness in renal region; great general languor; loss of sexual desire with or without sterility; diabetes.

Hepar [Hep]

Early and profuse, metrorrhagia with chapped skin and rhagades of hand and feet, or menses delayed and too scanty, with pruritus vulvae during flow;discharge of blood between menses; uterus enlarged and anteverted, with congestion of ovaries; coitus intolerable.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Profuse, like flooding, of bright-red blood, with vascular excitement and spasmodic jerkings; profuse with pale blood, Before: hysterical and epileptic spasms, laborlike pains in abdomen, with pulling in back and sides; profuse sweats with nausea usher in the menses. During: same pains; convulsive trembling on hands and feet; headache; profuse perspiration; lockjaw;silly, loud laughing; lascivious furor, without modesty; delirium, she gets wild and raging; enuresis; followed by complete apathy and dull, heavy sleep.

Hypericum [Hyper]

Menses delayed, with tension in uterine region as from a bandage; profuse and too early; Before: wrenching pain over eyes;(>) by motion; punching pain in abdomen; pressure in small of back and bowels; numbness and coldness of feet when sitting. During: dull headache, sharp hearing sickening pain in bowels; melancholy, fears that slight motion or touch will make her fall from a height.

Hura-braz [Hura]

Shooting, stinging pains before scanty menses.

Ignatia [Ign]

Premature and protracted, but rather scanty than profuse, with thick, dark clotted blood of an offensive odor; profuse after great mental troubles; or suppression from grief. Before; sighing and sobbing; weak and empty feeling at pit of stomach. During; much bearing down in hypogastric region, (>) by pressure, lying down and change of position; headache with heat and heaviness in head, photophobia, anguish, beating of heart, great debility unto fainting; aversion to milk, meat and warm food; starting of limbs when going to sleep; feet burning hot or cold and damp; dysmenorrhoea from irritation of nervous system, and not from uterine congestion.

Iodum [Iod]

Premature, copious and violent; IRREGULAR, TOO EARLY OR TOO LATE; or delayed, short and scanty, with vertigo and palpitations. Before. swelling of throat, heat rising up the neck to head, with tension of neck and palpitations. During; great weariness, (<) ascending; flow renewed during or after every stool, with cutting pains in abdomen; sensation as if a plug or wedge were driven from the right ovary towards the uterus; dwindling of breasts. After; obstinate excoriating leucorrhoea; palpitations and violent pressure in epigastrium; chronic leucorrhoea, (<) at each period, with great weakness, out of proportion to the loss of blood.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

Premature, profuse and too long, blood bright-red and readily coagulating; menses every two weeks, Before:heat in head, nausea; pain about navel pressing upon uterus. During: cutting pain in umbilical region, dyspnoea, heat of head, pale face. constant nausea, restlessness, shivering great weakness and constant desire to lie down; aversion to food.

Juglans-regia [Jug-r]

Too soon and composed only of black clots; flushed face and headache, migraine, flatulency and burning at anus; frequent micturition.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Too soon, with vertigo, nausea and headache, Before:great anxiety, easily frightened. During: membranous dysmenorrhoea; yellow, ropy, vaginal discharge, voluptuous itching of vulva, swelling of labia; urine suppressed or she passes quantities of red urine. After: soreness, rawness and pruritus vaginae; PROLAPSUS UTERI, (<) IN WARM WEATHER; backache in women of sluggish lymphatic temperament; obstinate suppression of urine.

Kali-brom [Kali-br]

Before menses: headache; during menses: epileptic spasms, nymphomania, itching burning and excitement in vulva, vagina and clitoris; after menses: headache, heat in genitals, sleeplessness; scanty menses or menorrhagia from reflex or nervous causes.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Too late and too scanty or too early, too copious and too long; too late and too profuse:pale, acrid, of a pungent or foetid odor, excoriating the parts with which it comes in contact and covering them with an eruption; often indicated in DELAYING AND DIFFICULT MENSES OF YOUNG GIRLS, with long intervals between the menses. Before; voluptuous feeling, (<) mornings; soreness of pudendum, itching of vulva, shooting pains over abdomen, or colicky pains; general bad feeling about a week before menses. During: peevish, dull, confused, restless sleep, dizzy on waking; violent starting of whole body; painful sensation of weight in groin and back, down the thighs; pruritus from the excoriating discharge. After: cold and chilly,; gastralgia with coldness in abdomen; leucorrhoea of yellow mucus, with itching and soreness of vulva; stitches through vulva; stitches in chest; backache as if broken.

Kali-iod [Kali-i]

Too late and too profuse; menses suppressed, and at their reappearance frequent urging to urinate, profuse flow, colic and diarrhoea. During: head hot; icy creeping over face and hands, constant shuddering; uterine cramps and painful colic, with violent squeezing pains down to thighs; the urging to urinate stops when flow begins; (<) during rest, (>) by motion; (<)from cold milk.

Kali-mur [Kali-m]

Too late or suppressed, checked, or too early, excessive dark, clotted, tough black blood like tar; menses too frequent; milky white leucorrhoea, thick, bland and non-irritating; chronic rheumatic pains, (<) from warmth of bed.

Kali-nitr [Kali-n]

Too soon and too profuse, discharge as black as ink, thin or clotted, but lasting only a short while, Before; violent colic and pain in sacrum. During: great thirst, waterbrash, colic with pain in thighs and sides; legs weak, numb.

Kali-phos [Kali-p]

Too late, too profuse, deep-red or blackish-red, thin, not coagulating, sometimes with offensive odor; SPASMODIC DYSMENORRHOEA, uterine pains alternating with severe migraine,, over left eye, gastralgia, vomiting of mucus and bile, aggravating uterine pains; mammae painful; (<)by pressure; hysterical yawning, sighing and depression, NERVOUS EXHAUSTION AND FEELING OF FAINTNESS.

Kalmia [Kalm]

Too early or too late, but always scanty. Neuralgic pains through body; yellow leucorrhoea after, with lameness in back and weary extremities.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

Too early, too copious, too long, followed by acrid-smelling, bloody ichor, with corrosive itching and biting of the parts during flow, but much, (<)after it;INTERMITTENT FLOW AT TIMES ALMOST CEASING AND THEN RECOMMENCING; discharge dark, clotted or clear and watery; with violent colic. Before: great restlessness and nervous excitement; hardness of hearing with buzzing and humming in head; distention of abdomen;clawing and digging about navel, followed by white leucorrhoea. During: humming and buzzing in head, with pressure from within outward, (<) when stooping; sharp stitches darting from abdomen into vagina; nausea and prostration during first two days; more or less pain during flow; but much worse after it(Nux vomica, Puls); discharge of coagulated blood after passing flatus; flow more profuse when lying down, ceases nearly when walking or standing. After: urticaria; violent abdominal spasms after too copious and long- lasting menses; cramplike pains of external parts; discharge of foul-smelling, acrid, bloody ichor, with corrosive itching and biting of the parts, with strong desire for a sexual embrace; ALL COMPLAINTS (<) AFTER MENSES; fainting and pulseless with metrorrhagia, blood dark, clotted and offensive.

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.