Therapeutic symptoms of homeopathic remedy Capsicum, described by E.B. Nash in his book, Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics, published in 1898….

Burning pains, especially in mucous membranes, or SMARTING, as from red pepper, on the parts.

Cough with pains in distant parts as head, bladder, knees, legs, etc.,

Chill or shuddering AFTER EVERY DRINK; begins between the shoulders and spreads all over.

CAPS., is also a good remedy for dysentery or the later stage of gonorrhoea, or in throat complaints, when there is great BURNING in the mucous membrane of the affected part. In short, it is a remedy to be remembered on all affections, accompanied with BURNING of mucous membranes in any locality. The characteristic burning is not like that of ARS., but feels as if RED PEPPER HAD BEEN APPLIED TO THE PARTS; nor is it relieved by heat applied, as is that of ARS., CAPS., has pain in head when coughing as if it would burst. I cured a very bad case of years standing; the patient would cry out and grasp head with both hands at every cough. It finally became so bad that he had to lie in bed, because the hurt was so much worse when sitting. CAPS., cured very quickly. Other remedies having similar worse are BRY., NAT- M., SQUILLA., SULPH.

CAPS., also has pain in distant parts on coughing, such as bladder, knees, legs, etc., Chilliness or shuddering AFTER EVERY DRINK.

Chilliness or shuddering after every drink.

Chill begins BETWEEN SHOULDERS and spreads.

LACK OF REACTION especially fat people.

Dr. E.B. Nash 1838- 1917, was considered one of our finest homeopaths and teachers. He was Prof. of Materia Medica at the N.Y. Homoeopathic Medical College and President of International Hahnemannian Assoc. His book Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics is a classic. This article is from: :The Medical Advance - A monthly magazine of homoeopathic medicine - edited and published by H.C. Allen, M. D.