Head chapter from Joseph’s Repertory, based on Boericke’s Materia Medica. Symptoms related to Head….

Absent-minded, anxious, indolent, timid — KALIUM SILICICUM.

Absent-minded, irritable — ICTODES FOETIDA.

Aches after mental labor, with chilliness; always better warmth (Sil) — MAGNESIUM PHOSPHORICUM

Aches as from a tight cap — CARBONEUM SULPHURATUM.

Aches as if a thousand little hammers were knocking on the brain, in the morning on awakening, after menstruation, from sunrise to  sunsetNATRIUM MURIATICUM.

Aches as if top of head would fly  off — YUCCA FILAMENTOSA.

Aches chiefly in forehead or orbits from fullness of brain; worse any movement or mental exertion — PHASEOLUS NANUS.

Aches from any over-indulgenceCARBO VEGETABILIS.

Aches from fasting — SILICEA TERRA.

Aches from nape of neck, spreading upwards; better wrapping head up warmly (Sil) — STRONTIUM CARBONICUM.

Aches from slightest mental exertion, worse from sun or working under gas- light (Glon) Feels too large — NATRIUM CARBONICUM.

Aches with a peculiar periodical flushing of the face, even to the neck; dizziness and profound prostration — ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA.

Aches worse in open air, from temple to temple — CHINA OFFICINALIS.

Aches, as from pulling a string from eyes to  occiputPARIS QUADRIFOLIA.

Aches, extending to nose; feels swelled; pain in frontal eminence — PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS.

Aches, with disturbed vision — ANHALONIUM LEWINII.

Aches, with drowsiness, worse moving in open air, better tying up head with cloth — HERACLEUM SPHONDYLIUM.

Aches, with nausea and trembling of whole  body — BORAX VENETA.

Aches, with swollen temporal veins (Sang); better, motion, in open air — CARLSBAD AQUA.

Aches; worse, bending head forwardCOBALTUM METALLICUM.

Aching and fullness in glabellaKALIUM BICHROMICUM.

Aching back of head and neck — TORULA CEREVISIAE.

Aching in eyeballs, with much lachrymation — USTILAGO MAYDIS.

Aching in eyes — GENTIANA LUTEA.

Aching in forehead and root of nose — ASPARAGUS OFFICINALIS.

Aching in frontal eminence, with enlarged feeling in corresponding eyeARGENTUM NITRICUM.

Aching in left ear — GUAJACUM OFFICINALE.

Aching in morning, with flickering before eyes; sneezing with itching in ear — CYCLAMEN EUROPAEUM.


Aching in temples and forehead — STANNUM METALLICUM.

Aching in temples and occiput — COCCINELLA SEPTEMPUNCTATA.


Aching pain in angle of right lower jaw — RADIUM BROMATUM.

Aching pain in left frontal eminence and left side of teeth — CENCHRIS CONTORTRIX.

Aching, especially in occiput-pulsating and ringing in  ears — LECITHINUM.

Aching, worse in vertex, on ascending, from bathing, from disordered stomach, especially from eating candy or drinking acid  wines — ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM.

Acts upon frontal sinuses — VIOLA ODORATA.


Acute pain in cheeks — ANGUSTURA VERA.

Affected by beating time — ANHALONIUM LEWINII.

Affections of external head; scaly eruption, white  scabs — MEZEREUM.

After prolonged mental strain, with anxiety and dread of failure at examination — PICRICUM ACIDUM.

Agitation, with flying sensations of heat in face — YOHIMBINUM.

All objects seem to move to the right — NATRIUM SALICYLICUM.



Alopecia — ALUMEN.


Anæmic headache of school-girls; nervous, discouraged, broken down — NATRIUM MURIATICUM.

Angio-spastic neuralgia of head and face — GLONOINUM.

Annoyed by visions, causing her to cry — ARSENICUM METALLICUM.

Anxiety and fear; better lying downMANGANUM ACETICUM.

Anxiety, as if something might happen; must have fresh airAMYLENUM NITROSUM.

Anxiety, driven to despair by pain — COCHLEARIA ARMORACIA.


Anxious and depressed, confused — LOLEUM TEMULENTUM.

Anxious and restless; dull headache — NYCTANTHES ARBOR TRISTIS.

Anxious, furious, disposed to fight — SULPHUROSUM ACIDUM.

Apprehensive, despondent — CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA.

Apprehensive; vertigo; head heavy during menses — MAGNESIUM SULPHURICUM.

Arteries of forehead throb — YUCCA FILAMENTOSA.

As if he could not get himself together (Baptisia) — CAJUPUTUM.

As if skull would burst — CHINA OFFICINALIS.


Atrocious headache — MERCURIUS CYANATUS.

Auditory hallucinations — STRAMONIUM.

Automatic motion of head and hands — ZINCUM METALLICUM.

Aversion to company, apathetic and weeps easily — TRINITROTOLUENUM.

Awakens at night with pain as from blow on  head — PSORINUM.

Back part of head chilly, heavy, aching, during cold weather — DULCAMARA.


Joseph Fernandez
Joseph S Fernandez started his career as an assistant in the High Court of Kerala after obtaining a master’s degree in English language and literature. Later, he opted for a banking career.
Even as a student, Joseph was deeply interested in homoeopathy and made an in-depth study of the subject. He uses his expertise for the management of an occasional minor ailment in the family or among friends. It is in this context that he decided to compile a handy and easy-to-use repertory. The task required deep study and a sentence-by-sentence analysis of Boericke’s Materia Medica. Joseph’s Repertory is the result of this work.