CHAMOMILLA



Shivering on single parts, which are not cold, with drowsiness (aft. 2, 1/2 h.).

He has shivering on certain parts, in the face (aft. 1/2 h.), on the arms (aft. 2 h.), with or without external coldness.

405. He is cold, and at the same time the rigor usually courses from the back to the abdomen (aft, 1 and 4 h.).

When he uncovers himself, he shivers.

Chilliness (immediately); none of his articles of clothing are warm enough for him.

He shivers at cold air (aft. 2 h.),

In the evening on lying down, coldness, a kind of dulness of hearing, in which the sound appears to come from a distance, nausea, restlessness, tossing about in bed, a kind of stupefaction of the head and diminished sensibility of the skin, so that the skin when scratched feels numb.

410. Icy coldness of the cheeks, hands and feet, with burning heat of the forehead, neck and chest then again heat and redness on the right cheek, during which the hands and feet become again properly warm, with contracted and not dilatable pupils; thereafter snoring sleep (aft. 1 to 3 h.).

Coldness of the whole body, with burning heat of the face, which flames out at the eyes.

Cold limbs, with burning heat of the face, burning heat in the eyes, and burning breath (aft. 5 h.).

(Violent internal chill, without coldness of the external parts excepting the feet which are cold, with thirst; then great heat with sweat; when he then stretches his arms out of bed, chill, and when he covers them again with the bed-clothes, perspiration; at the same time tearing in the forehead).

(After a meal chill all over, followed by heat in the cheeks.)

415. Shivering over the posterior aspect of the body, the arms, the thighs and the back, which recurs in fits, without external coldness, rather with internal dry heat, and external heat, especially of the forehead and face.

Chill only over the anterior aspect of the body (aft. 1/4 h.).

(Fever: during the chill he is compelled to lie down, thirst during the chill, no thirst during the heat; sweat after the heat; during the perspiration only, shooting pain in the left half of the brain; the following morning bitter taste in the mouth.)

In the afternoon (about 4 o’clock) chill (during which he says things he did not wish to say), with nausea in the abdomen, until 11 p.m.; in addition to this throbbing shooting pain in the forehead, aggravated by lying down.

(Fever: rigor in the afternoon, he cannot get warm. with flow of saliva from the mouth, bruised pain in the back and side, and aching stupid pain in the forehead, then at night extreme heat with violent thirst and sleeplessness.)

420. In the evening chilliness; at night much sweat and thirst.

Immediately after throwing off the clothes violent chill. [Stf.]

In the evening burning in the cheeks, with transient rigor.

Repeated attacks of redness in one cheek, without shivering or internal heat (aft. 4 and 12 h.).

Internal heat with shivering.

425. External heat with shivering.

Continual alternation of heat and cold in various parts; the hands are at one time cold, at another warm-sometimes the forearm, sometimes the upper arm at one time cold at another warm-sometimes the forehead cold while the cheeks are hot, &c. [Stf.]

Before midnight, when he tries to go to sleep lying on his back, immediately heat attended by general perspiration (aft. 6 h.).

At night the lips were dry and stuck together, without thirst.

Along with febrile heat and redness of cheek, thirst.

430. Glowing heat in the cheeks with thirst.

Hot face with redness of cheeks. [Stf.]

Along with febrile heat and redness of cheeks he tosses about in bed and talks nonsense, with open eyes.

Feeling of external heat, without actual external heat (aft. 1 and 3 h.).

Feeling of heat, without external heat and without thirst.

435. The lightly covered parts are burning hot, the uncovered parts almost cold. [Stf.]

Excites a pungent heat. [SENAC, (When used in agues. Original not accessible, but Caldwell’s translation (Philadelphia 1805) gives the quality of heat as “pungent”, by which word Hahnemaun’s “beissed” may also be rendered.) De recondita febrium interm. et remitt. natura, p. 183.]

At night terrible feeling of heat, with burning unquenchable thirst, dry tongue, stupefaction. [Stf.]

At night great heat with sleeplessness (aft. 24 h.). [Stf]

General heat, in the forenoon from 9 till 12 o’clock; then profuse perspiration. [Stf.]

440. His tongue is dry, with thirst for water, anorexia, flying heat, perspiration on face and palpitation of the heart followed by unnatural hunger.

Violent thirst for water. [Stf.]

Unquenchable thirst and dryness of the tongue (aft. 5 h.).

Evening thirst and waking at night with pain.

On account of feeling of external heat he cannot bear the bed clothes.

445. (General morning sweat with smarting sensation in the skin.)

Nocturnal general perspiration (from 10 p.m. till 2 a.m.), without sleep.

Profuse sweat of the covered parts. [Stf.]

Perspiration on the face, neck, and hands (aft. 6 h.)

Perspiration, especially on the head under the temples.

450. Frequent transient perspirations on the face and palms.

Involuntary groaning during the heat of the face.

Repeated attacks of anxiety by day.

Anxiety as if he must go to stool and evacuate his bowels.

Trembling anxiety, with palpitation of the heart (aft. 1 h.).

455. Rush of blood to the heart (immediately).

Extreme restlessness, anxious agonised tossing about, with tearing pains in the abdomen (aft. 1 h.), followed by obtuseness of the senses and then intolerable headache.

Hypochondrial anxiety.

He feels a sinking in the precordiurn; he is beside himself with anxiety, moans and sweats profusely therewith.

Weeping and howling.

460. (Attacks lasting some minutes, every two or three hours): the child makes itself stiff and bends backwards, stamps with its feet on the nurse’s arm, cries in an uncontrollable way, and throws. everything away.

Lachrymose restlessness; the child wants this thing and the other, and when given anything he refuses it or knocks it away from him (aft. 4 h.).

With weeping and ill-humour, she complains of sleeplessness on account of bruised pain in all the limbs. [Stf.]

The child can only be quieted by carrying it in the arms.

Lamentable howling of the child when refused what it wanted (aft. 3 h.).

465. Very anxious; nothing she does seems to her to be right; she is irresolute; at the same time transient heat in the face and cold sweat on the palms of the hands.

Trembling apprehensiveness.

He has a tendency to start (aft. 24 h.).

She starts at the least trifle.

Howling on account of a slight, even an imaginary insult, which; indeed, occurred long ago.

470. Cannot cease talking about old vexatious things.

Suspicion that he may have been insulted.

His hypochondriacal whims and his crossness at the smallest trifles appear to him to proceed from stupidity and heaviness of the head and constipation.

Moroseness after dinner.

Moroseness for two hours.

475. Sulky moroseness; everything others do is displeasing to him; no one does anything to please him.

He vexes himself inwardly about every trifle.

He is always morose and disposed to crossness.

Crossness about everything, with tightness of the chest.

He cannot stand being talked to or interrupted in his conversation, especially after rising up from sleep, with sluggish pupils that dilate and contract with difficulty((See 77:) The sometimes dangerous illness resembling acute bilious fever, that often comes on immediately after a violent vexation causing anger, with heat of face, unquenchable thirst, taste of bile, nausea, anxiety, restlessness, &c., has such great homoeopathic analogy with the symptoms of camomile, that camomile cannot fail to remove the whole malady rapidly and specifically, which is done as if by a miracle one drop of the above-mentioned diluted juice.) (aft. 10 h.).

480. She cannot bear music.

Excessively sensitive to all smells.

Irritated disposition.

Sullen, disposed to quarrel (aft. 12 h,).

The disposition is inclined to anger, quarrelsomeness and disputation (aft. 2 h.).

485. Quarrelsome crossness; she seeks for everything vexatious (aft. 3 h.)

Groaning and moaning from low spirits (aft. 5 h.).

He is silent and does not speak when he is not obliged to answer questions (aft. 6 h.).

She sits stiffly on a chair like a statue, and seems to take no notice of anything about her (aft. 24 h.). [Stf.]

Speaks unwillingly, in disjointed phrases, curtly. [Stf.]

490. (She has scruples of conscience about everything.)

Serious reservedness; calm submission to his profoundly felt fate (later).

Very reserved; one cannot get a word out of her. [Stf.]

Fixed ideas (later). (The number of symptoms, 493, does not correspond with the numeration in the original, 461+33=494. This is owing to a mistake in the reckoning of his own symptoms by Hahnemann. The symptom he has marked 395 is actually 394, and the whole subsequent numeration is vitiated by the error. In place of his tale of symptoms being 461 It is actually only 460.)

Samuel Hahnemann
Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) was the founder of Homoeopathy. He is called the Father of Experimental Pharmacology because he was the first physician to prepare medicines in a specialized way; proving them on healthy human beings, to determine how the medicines acted to cure diseases.

Hahnemann's three major publications chart the development of homeopathy. In the Organon of Medicine, we see the fundamentals laid out. Materia Medica Pura records the exact symptoms of the remedy provings. In his book, The Chronic Diseases, Their Peculiar Nature and Their Homoeopathic Cure, he showed us how natural diseases become chronic in nature when suppressed by improper treatment.