Hahnemann’s proving symptoms of homeopathy remedy Hyoscyamus Niger from Materia Medica Pura, which Samuel Hahnemann wrote between 1811 to 1821…


(The expressed juice of the fresh plant, Hyoscyamus niger, mixed with equal parts of alcohol.)

When dried the plant loses a great portion of its medicinal powers.

The following symptoms, which were produced by this drug on healthy persons, show the mental and emotional disorders and the derangement of the senses in which it is of use.

A dose containing a quadrillionth of a drop of the juice, or better, a small portion of such a drop is more than sufficient for all homoeopathic curative purpose when all other foreign irritants and drugs are kept away from the patient.

Frequent smelling at a saturated solution of camphor removes the troublesome effects of hyoscyamus when it has been given in too large a dose of in an unhomoeopathic case.

Although the symptoms of this plant recorded below are very numerous, they require to be added to in order to make them complete.


Symptoms are taken from the following old-school authorities:

BARRERE, Observat. d Anatomie, 1753.

BARTON (same as SMITH ).

BERNIGAU, in Hufel. Journ, v.

BLOM- C. M., in Kon. Vetensk. Acad. Handl. 1774, and in Bergius’ Mat. Ned.

BORELLI, PET., Cent. iv.

CAGNION, in Desault s Journal de Ohirurgio, tom. i.

CAMERARIUS, in Acta Nat. Cur., Vol. i.

CLAUDER, G., in Misc. Nat Cur., Dec. i, Ann. 3.

COSTA, in Journ. de Medec, tom. xxv, Febr.

EEMS, VAN, in Praelect, Boerhavii de Morb. Nerv., ad tom. i.

FABER, J., in Schenck, lib. vii.

GARDANE, Gazette de Santa, 1773, 1774.

GESNER, J. A. PH., Samml. von Beobacht.. i,

GMELIN, J. F., Reise durch Sibirien, Gott., 1752. Vol. III.

GREDING, in Ludwigii Adverse Medorrhinum pr., i.

GRUNEWALD, M., in Miscel Nat Cur., Dec. iii, Ann. 9, 10, App.

HALLER, A. v., in Vicat’s s Drat. &:d., i.

HAMBERGER, Diss. de OpiO.

HAMILTON, ARCH., in Neue Edinb.~ yersuehe., ii.

HEILBRONN. DAV., in Neues Journal der Ausland. Mod. Chir. Lit, d. Hufel. u. Harles, i 1804. HELMONT, J. B. VAN, Pus. duumv.

HUNERWOLF, J. A., in Misc. Nat. Cur., Dec. iii, Ann. 2.

JASKIEWITZ, J., Diss. Pharmaca regni veget., Vindob., 1775.

JOERDENS, in Hufel. Journal, iv.

KIERNANDER, Utkast til Medicinal Lagfar, 1776.

MATTHIOLUS, Comment in Diosc., lib. vi.

NAVIER, in Recueil period. d’Obs. de Medorrhinum, tom. iv.

PLANCHON. in Journal de Medecine, tom. xix. Pyl’a Neues Magazine, ii, B. iii, St.

RUEF, DH, in Nova Acta Natur. Cur., t. iv.

SAUVAGES, Nosol., ii.

SCHULZE, S., in Misc. Nat. Cur., Dec. i, Ann. 4, 5.

SELIGER, Capes„ in Misc. Nat. Cur., Dec. ii, Ann. 1.

SERRE, J. LA, in Miss. Nat. Cur., Dec. ii, Ann. 5.

SLOANE, EL, in Philos. Transact., No. 457.

SMITH, in Medorrhinum Comment., Vol. ii. Dec, ii.

STEDMAN, J., in Philos. Transact., Vol. xi, vii.

STOERCK, Lib, de Stramonium, Hyoscyamus, Aeon., Vien., 1762.

TOZZETTI. TARG., Relaz. di alcuni viaggi, Vol. vi.

VICAT, Mat. Med, i.

WEDEL, G. W., in Misc. Nat. Cur., Dec. i, Ann. 3.

WENDT, in Hufel. Journ., v.

WEPFER, Hist. Cicut. squat., Bas. 1716.

In the Frag. de Vir. hyoscyamus has 335 symptoms; in the 1st edit. 539, and in this 2nd edit. 582.]



Vertigo. [ J. A. HUNERWOLF, (From cooked roots, eaten by several persons.) in Miscel. Nat. Cur.. Dec. iii, Ann.2, Obs. 92.-M. GRUNEWALD (Three observations :-1. Effects of exhalations from seeds. 2. Do. of a clyster containing 13., with turpentine and carminatives. 3. Do. of fomentations of it in the girls who had applied them.) (1), in Miscel. Nat. Cur., Dec. iii, Ann. 9, 10, app., p. 179 (A vertigo lasting 14 days from the exhalation of the seeds.) -C. M. BLOM,( From root eaten by an adult man.) in Kon. Vetensk. Acad. Handl.. 1774, p. 52.-NAVIER,( From herb eaten as salad by an adult.) in Recueil period d’Obs. de Medorrhinum, tom. IV -PLANCHON,( From repeated doses given to an adult. ) in Journal de Medecine, tom. xix, p. 42.-H. SLOANE,( From seeds eaten by children.) in Philos. Transact., No. 429.-GREDING,( From gr. iij-xij daily given to patients. Those referred to pp. 73-78 were melancholico-maniacs, those of pp. 79-87 maniacs; of 89-99 epileptics, 103-107 epilepto-maniacs.) in Ludwigii Advers. Medorrhinum, pr., i, pp. 86, 91.-WEPPER, (From cooked roots, eaten by several persons.) Hist. Cicutae squat., Bas., 1716, p. 230.-VICAT,( General statement.) Mat. Medorrhinum, i, p. 185.-BERNIGAU,( From a cluster of H. in an adult man.) in Hufel. Journ., v, p. 905.]

Violent vertigo. [STEDMAN, ( From leaves boiled in broth, in several persons.) in Philos. Transact., Vol. xl, vii, p. 194.]

Vertigo with obscuration of vision.(From for grains of the resinous extract in a healthy man 24 years old.) [SMITH, (As in Hahnemann’s note.) in med.comment., vol, ii, Dec. ii.]

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.