RANUNCULUS symptoms from Manual of the Homeopathic Practice by Charles Julius Hempel. What are the uses of the homeopathy remedy RANUNCULUS…


RAN. BULB. See Stapf’s “Addition to the Materia Medica.”.


Arsenicum, Bryonia, Mercurius-sol., Nux-v., Pulsatilla, Ran-scel., Rhus-tox., Sabad., Sepia, Staphys., Sulphur


Bryonia, Camph., Pulsatilla, Rhus. Arrack and Wine do not interrupt the action of the Ranunc; on the contrary, the pains, particularly those of the head, are aggravated.


Uneasiness proceeding out of the body. Anxiety, headache, fainting. The whole body feels bruised. Weak and debilitated during an afternoon walk, trembling of the limbs. Lassitude, ill- humor, with pain in the back, and pain as if bruised in the region of the short rib. Trembling of the limbs. Violent epilepsy.


The pains are excited or aggravated by contact, motion, stretching, changing the position of the body. Many pains arise from a change of the external temperature, from cold to warm, or vice versa, or morning and evening, or after dinner.


Horny and other excrescences. Herpes over the whole body.


Irresistible desire for sleep. Disturbed sleep at night. Very restless sleep, with increase of pain in the chest and heat. Anxious dreams.


Chilliness after dinner, with cold hands and hot face. Heat in the face, in the evening, especially on the right side, with cold hands, quick pulse, and eructations. Pulse full and strong. Small

hard pulse.


Ill-humored, and disposed to quarrel and scold. Fearfulness.


Vanishing of thought. Sudden attack of vertigo. Dizziness in the head.


Headache, with anxiety and weakness when eating. Heaviness of the head. The head feels distended. Pain in the vertex as if the parts would be pressed asunder. Drawing sticking pain in the occiput. Pain in the temples, drawing and pressure in the evening while walking, with feverish restlessness and difficulty of breathing. Congestion of blood to the head. Pressing pain in the forehead from within outward.


Pressure in the region of the root of the nose.


Heat in the face in the evening, and redness with internal chilliness. Spasmodic paralytic sensation.


Smarting in the eyes, nose, and fauces; the eyes run and are very painful. Sensation of burning soreness in the lower eye-lid. Pressure in the eyes. Violent pressing pains in the eye-balls. Immobility of the pupils. Mist before the eyes.


Cramp-feeling in the ear. Stitches through the ear. Obstruction of the nose, in the evening, with sore pain. Sore nose, also red and swollen, with tension in the nose.


White-coated tongue. Scraping-burning sensation in the throat. Roughness and tenacious mucus in the throat. Spasmodic feeling in the pharynx and oesophagus.


Flat taste in the mouth. Bitterish, pungent taste in the mouth. Bitter-sour taste in the mouth.


Frequent eructations. Hiccough. Spasmodic hiccough. Nausea in the afternoon, sometimes with headache. Nausea, drowsiness. Quickly passing nausea.


Violent burning in the region of the cardiac orifice of the stomach, with great anxiety about the heart. Burning sore pressure in the pit of the stomach. Painful soreness in the pit of the stomach when touched. Pressure in the pit of the stomach.


Pain in both hypochondria, accompanied with painfulness of that region when touched. Pain in the morning as if bruised. Pain as if bruised in the region of the short ribs, with pain in the back, lassitude, ill-humor. Periodical pulsations in the left hypochondrium. Pressure deep in the region of the liver. Sticking pressure in the region of the liver, arresting the breathing. Jerking in the abdomen and arm. The subdued pinching colic sometimes alternating with pain in the chest. Sensitiveness of the intestines when walking, and dull pain. Violent colic, drawing, and pinching below and around the umbilicus. Violent pinching in the umbilical region. Pain deep in the hypogastrium.


Colic, followed by an evacuation. Stools delay and are hard. Stitches in the anus. (Profusely-flowing haemorrhoids.).


Frequent erections towards morning, and dizziness in the head. Increase of leucorrhoea; having been mild at first, it now became acrid and corrosive.


Pressure in the chest and shortness of the breath. Heavy, short breathing in the evening, with burning and fine stitches in the left chest. Oppressive sensation in the chest, as after deep chagrin. Restless sleep, with violent aching of the chest and oppression. Pain in the chest and restless nights. Pain in the whole chest; early in the morning on rising rheumatic pain and from subcutaneous ulceration. Violent pressure and pain as if bruised over the whole left chest, immediately after rising in the morning; every movement of the chest causes a pain. Pain in the chest in the evening, pressure on the upper and left side of the chest, complicated with stitches, the breathing is painful, even contact is painful. Constant pain in the chest the whole afternoon, mostly on the left side, and partly as if in the pectoralis-major. Violent fine stitches in the middle of the chest, in front, during an inspiration. Violent sticking pains in the whole of the right chest. Painfulness of the left chest, the whole day. Violent aching pain in the middle of the chest. Nausea in the evening, pressure on the sternum, and labored breathing. Pressing pain in the outer parts of the chest. Pressing-dragging pain in the chest.


Pain in the back, lassitude, and pain as if bruised in the region of the short ribs, with ill-humor. Pain as if bruised in the back and in the hypochondriac region. Rheumatic pain between the scapulae early in the morning on waking. Aching pain in the nape of the neck. Rheumatic pain in the nape of the neck. Rheumatic pain in the nape of the neck.


Jerking of the arms. Violent inflammation about the arm, with fever and delirium, followed by gangrene of the arm. Rheumatic pain in both elbow and shoulder-joints. Dull stitches in the palm of the hand. Tingling in the skin of the fingers. Inflammation of the arm, from the finger to the shoulder. Ulcers on the fingers.


Lacerating in the internal of both knees, when walking. Weakness in the bends of the knees. Pulsative stitches in the heel. Acute pain of the heels.

Charles Julius Hempel
Charles Julius Hempel (5 September 1811 Solingen, Prussia - 25 September 1879 Grand Rapids, Michigan) was a German-born translator and homeopathic physician who worked in the United States. While attending medical lectures at the University of New York, where he graduated in 1845, he became associated with several eminent homeopathic practitioners, and soon after his graduation he began to translate some of the more important works relating to homeopathy. He was appointed professor of materia medica and therapeutics in the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1857.