Heart chapter from Joseph’s Repertory, based on Boericke’s Materia Medica. Symptoms related to Heart and Cardiovascular system….

A cardiac stimulant affecting the peripheral vessels and coronary  arteries — SQUILLA MARITIMA.

A feeling as if it were necessary to keep in motion, or else heart’s action .  would ceaseGELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS.

Accelerates the heart’s action at first, blood pressure much increased, contraction of blood vessels — BARYTA CARBONICA.

Aching in left arm, heavy, numb an weary — SUMBULUS MOSCHATUS.

Action feeble, pulse tremulous — CROTALUS HORRIDUS.

Acts best in the incipiency of cardiac  incompetence — CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS.

Acute and chronic endocarditisNAJA TRIPUDIANS.

Acute dilatation caused by shock or violent physical exertion (Royal) — TABACUM.

Affections of the heart with pain in left  shoulderACONITUM NAPELLUS.

After heart symptoms relieved, piles or menses  return — COLLINSONIA CANADENSIS.

Alternation of tachycardia and bradycardia — MORPHINUM.

Always can hear her heart beat — PYROGENIUM.

Anæmic murmur — FERRUM METALLICUM.

Aneurism (Baryta carb) — LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM.

Aneurism (Lycop) — BARYTA CARBONICA.

Angina pains extending to nape of neck, left shoulder and arm with anxiety and fear of death — NAJA TRIPUDIANS.

Angina pectoris (Spigel; Oxal ac) — HYDROCYANICUM ACIDUM.

Angina pectoris with pain in right arm — LILIUM TIGRINUM.

Angina pectoris, pain in præcordial region — TABACUM.

Angina pectoris, with pain in neck and  occiput — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Angina pectoris, with suffocation, cold sweat, and ever-present iron band feeling — CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS.

Angina pectoris; faintness, and anxious  sweat — SPONGIA TOSTA.

Angina pectoris; pain back of sternum into arms; labored breathing; feeble action of heartDIOSCOREA VILLOSA.

Angina pectoris; pain especially severe in elbow of left arm — ARNICA MONTANA.

Angina pectoris — CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA.

Angina pectoris — CONVALLARIA MAJALIS.

Angina pectoris — CUPRUM METALLICUM.




Angina pectoris — SPIGELIA ANTHELMIA.

Anxiety about chest, as if constrictedTHYROIDINUM.

Anxiety in region of heart — COLCHICUM AUTUMNALE.

Anxious oppression — THEA CHINENSIS.

Any exertion brings on rush of blood to heart and fainting spells — GLONOINUM.



Aortic insufficiency — OXALICUM ACIDUM.

Audible palpitation with fear, cold sweat, lachrymation, inability to speak, loud breathing and trembling hands — AMMONIUM CARBONICUM.

Awakened suddenly after midnight with pain and suffocation; is flushed, hot, and frightened to death (Acon) — SPONGIA TOSTA.

Beating in all arteries — SEPIA.

Beating of pulses throughout body, especially in right thigh — VERATRUM VIRIDE.

Beats of heart distinctly perceptible in chest and  head — PHYSOSTIGMA VENENOSUM.

Bradycardia — TABACUM.

Cannot go uphill — GLONOINUM.

Cannot lie on left side — LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM.

Cardiac asthma (Quebracho) — ADONIS VERNALIS.

Cardiac asthma (Sumbul) — LYCOPUS VIRGINICUS.


Cardiac dropsy with distressing dyspnœa — ARNICA MONTANA.


Cardiac dropsy — DIGITALIS PURPUREA.

Cardiac dyspnœaIBERIS AMARA.

Cardiac failure following fevers — DIGITALIS PURPUREA.

Cardiac muscular tissue is intact, even if severely exhausted — MORPHINUM.


Cardiac region oppressed, as if thorax were  narrowed — AGARICUS MUSCARIUS.

Cardiac rhythm and force altered due to defective elimination — CUPRUM ARSENICOSUM.

Cardiac symptoms after suppressed  foot-sweat — BARYTA CARBONICA.

Cardiac weakness — PLUMBUM METALLICUM.

Chest-pains alternate with hæmorrhoids — COLLINSONIA CANADENSIS.

Chronic aortitis, Fatty heart pericarditis — ADONIS VERNALIS.

Clutching at heart and palpitation — LAUROCERASUS.

Cold extremities — HYDROCYANICUM ACIDUM.

Cold feeling about heart — LILIUM TIGRINUM.

Cold feeling around heart (Kali nit) — KALIUM BICHROMICUM.

Conscious of heart — PYROGENIUM.

Conscious of heart’s action — IBERIS AMARA.

Conscious of the pulse — AMBRA GRISEA.

Constant, dull, burning pain in region of heart — VERATRUM VIRIDE.

Constricted feeling causing palpitation, with anxiety — LACHESIS MUTUS.

Constricting pains around heart — MAGNESIUM PHOSPHORICUM.

Constriction about heart — BUFO RANA.

Constriction and pain in region of heart, suffocating feeling, palpitation, oppression and throbbing and pain in back extending to  arms — CALCAREA ARSENICOSA.

Constriction; very acute pains and stitches in heart; pulse feeble, irregular, quick, without strength — CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS.

Cough causes redness of face — IBERIS AMARA.


Crampy pain in heart — MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA.

Craving for hot water which relieves — SPIGELIA ANTHELMIA.

Cutaneous chilliness, blueness of fingers and toes; all aggravated by exertion or excitement — CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA.

Cyanosis neonatorum — LAUROCERASUS.

Cyanosis; collapse — JABORANDI.





Damaged heart after infections diseasesNAJA TRIPUDIANS.

Darting pains through heart — IBERIS AMARA.

Decided decrease in pulse rate with anxiety and apprehensiveness — LYCOPERSICUM ESCULENTUM.

Dichrotism — BELLADONNA.

Dilatation, especially from coexisting kidney lesion — KALIUM BICHROMICUM.


Dilated heart, tired, irregular, with slow and feeble pulse — DIGITALIS PURPUREA.

Dilation of heart — IBERIS AMARA.

Dragging and anxiety in præcordia — NAJA TRIPUDIANS.

Dropsy, with enlarged heart — IBERIS AMARA.


Dyspnœa and pressure from epigastrium toward the  heart — KALMIA LATIFOLIA.

Dyspnœa; must lie on right side with head highSPIGELIA ANTHELMIA.


Ebullition of blood, veins distended — SPONGIA TOSTA.

Endocardial murmurs, excessive impulse, increased præcordial dullness, enlarged ventricle — CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS.

Endocarditis and pericarditis — MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA.

Endocarditis with mitral insufficiency together with violent and rapid actionCACTUS GRANDIFLORUS.

Endocarditis, with extreme  orthopnea — CONVALLARIA MAJALIS.

Especially with flatulence and pain through chest and tightness  across — DIOSCOREA VILLOSA.

Extreme dyspnœa on least exertion, without much increase of pulse — CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA.

Extremely rapid and irregular pulse — CONVALLARIA MAJALIS.

Extremities distended, feel bruised and sore — ARNICA MONTANA.

Failing compensation, dyspnœa worse lying on left side — VISCUM ALBUM.

Fainting, with ebullitions, heat and  palpitation — PETROLEUM.

Faintness, with sensation of stoppage of heart–ANTIPYRINUM.

Fatty degeneration (Cup ac) — PHYSOSTIGMA VENENOSUM.

Fatty degeneration (Phytol) — CUPRUM METALLICUM.

Fatty degeneration — CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA.

Fatty degeneration — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Fatty heart and hypertrophy — ARNICA MONTANA.

Fatty heart — ADONIS VERNALIS.

Fearful palpitation and feeling that death is  approaching — PHASEOLUS NANUS.

Feeble pulse; palpitation; spasmodic action, with feeling pulsation through the whole body — PHYSOSTIGMA VENENOSUM.

Feeling as if heart beat throughout the chest — CONVALLARIA MAJALIS.

Feeling as if heart leaped into throat (Pod) — PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA.

Feeling of a large bolus of food which distressed the stomach — MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA.

Feeling of warmth in heart — PHOSPHORUS.

Feeling of weight on heart — NAJA TRIPUDIANS.

Feels as if squeezed by an iron hand (Cactus) followed by great weakness and faintness — IODIUM.

Feels distended, fills whole chest, as if it fell down in abdomen; sharp stitches, fluttering under left scapula — CENCHRIS CONTORTRIX.

Feels full to bursting — LILIUM TIGRINUM.

Feels too large — BUFO RANA.

First stage of cardiac diseases — FERRUM PHOSPHORICUM.

Fluttering of heart felt in throatPHYSOSTIGMA VENENOSUM.

Fluttering of heart, with anxiety — KALMIA LATIFOLIA.

Fluttering, palpitating; intermittent pulse — NATRIUM MURIATICUM.

Fluttering — GLONOINUM.

Fluttering — THEA CHINENSIS.

Frequent attacks of palpitation, especially with foul odor from  mouth — SPIGELIA ANTHELMIA.

Frequent pulse — KALMIA LATIFOLIA.

Frequent stitches in heart — DIGITALIS PURPUREA.

Functional cardiac affections with liver enlargementMAGNESIUM MURIATICUM.

Functional disturbances, tachycardia — AMMONIUM VALERIANICUM.

Gouty and rheumatic metastasis of heart — KALMIA LATIFOLIA.

Great oppression in breathing — ASPARAGUS OFFICINALIS.

Has specific action upon the kidneys, enabling them to eliminate and relieve the distress upon the heart — SAROTHAMNUS SCOPARIUS.

Heart and chest feel constricted — NATRIUM MURIATICUM.

Heart dilated, especially right — PHOSPHORUS.

Heart dilated; first sound weakCRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA.

Heart feels squeezed — IODIUM.

Heart muscles seem flabby, worn out — CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHA.

Heart seemed too large — BELLADONNA.

Heart suddenly bleeds into the blood vessels, and as suddenly draws a reflux, leaving pallor of surface — FERRUM METALLICUM.

Heart symptoms alternate with aphonia, angina pectoris; sharp, lancinating pain in left lung coming on suddenly, depriving of  breathOXALICUM ACIDUM.

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.