With restlessness, oppression, confused ideas and sparks before the eyes, there rises up a burning disagreeable heat into the head which then spreads all over the body. [MATTHAEI, l. c.]

Perspiration (“Thick sweat” in original.) first on the head then all over the body, like drops of dew, and sleep. [MATTHAEI, l. c.]

Increased transpiration.

585. Perspiration only on bodily exertion.

General perspiration.

In the morning, during sleep, perspiration all over, with inclination to uncover himself (aft. 12, 36 h.).

Cold sweat on the forehead.

Perspiration only on bodily exertion.

General perspiration.

In the morning, during sleep, perspiration all over, with inclination to uncover himself (aft. 12, 36 h.).

Cold sweat on the forehead.

Perspiration especially on the upper parts, whilst the lower parts are hot and dry. [MATTHAEI, l. c.]

590. Almost always induces perspiration. [BERGER, BUCHNER, FRIEND, GEOFFROY, HALLER, PITCAIRNE, THOMPSON, WEDEL, l. c.]

Frequent perspiration. [MUZELL,- TRALLES, l. c., p. 134.]

Profuse perspiration (During convalescence.) (for 12 h.). [VICAT, Pl. Ven., l. c.]

General perspiration (aft. 6 h.). [GRIMM, l. c.]

During tolerably quiet sleep, profuse perspiration. [MATTHAEI, l. c.]

595. Perspiration very profuse, so that the skin itches and is covered by an eruption, whilst all the senses become blunted – touch, vision, and smell. [MURRAY, l. c.]

Perspiration and red miliary rash with itching, [TRALLES, l. c., p. 138.]

General perspiration of the extremely hot body, with great thirst, full, strong pulse, bright eyes and active mind. [MATTHAEI, l. c.]


Alternating state of careless sulleness and cheerfulness.

600. Taciturn reserve (after the smallest dose).

Tranquil indifference to earthly things; she cared for nothing in comparison with the ecstasies of the phantasy. [MEAD, l. c.]

Always quiet cheefulness of disposition; as if in heaven [HECQUET, l. c.]

Free from pain he remained the whole night in extreme cheerfulness of mind. (He had taken a grain in the evening for a very annoying pain.) [VAN SWIETEN, Comment., I, p. 878.]

The most agreeable sensation that can be imagined, with tranquility of mind and forgetfulness of all ills. [VAN SWIETEN, l. c.]

605. In no other way could she procure for herself complete tranquility and happiness of mind. [JONES, The Mysteries of Opium, revealed. (Observations.) ]

Not often an uncommon self-satisfaction and unusual tranquility of mind. [MOS. CHARAS, l. c.]

He did nosleep, but became as tranquil as if he were in heaven. [Eph.. nat. Cur., Dec. ii, ann. x, obs. 80. (After taking a moderate dose of opium for intolerable pain from stone.) ]

Sweet, delightful phantasies, which she prefers to all known happiness, chiefly when she had previously been tortured with pains. [BOEERHAVE, Praelect, in Inst., ad. § 856.]

Sensation as if he were in heaven, strong, delightful phantasies hover before him like waking dreams, which drive away sleep. [MEAD, l. c.]

610. The cheerfulness of mind from opium may rather be called a dream without sleep.[TRALLES, l. c., p. 122.]

Tranquility of mind. [DE RUEF, l. c.]

Activity of mind. [DE RUEF, l. c.]

A woman subject to melancholy thoughts is wonderfully relieved by it; her sorrow ceased for some time. (But, as it acted antipathically (palliatively), in order to procure the same relief, she must not only continue the use of opium, but increase the doses, so that at last she was obliged to take an ounce and a half of opium in one week.)

It causes the mental sufferings to be forgotten for a time and brings on an ecstasy and refreshing happiness of mind. [TRALLES, l. c., p. 98.]

615. It makes the (usually sad stupid) opium-eaters happy; they are very riotous, sing amorous songs, laugh much and play other pranks; this agreeable elevation of mind and disposition lasts an hour, then they became angry and uncontrollable, after which they again become sad and weep, until they go to sleep, and thus again return into their previous state. [ALPIN, l. c.]

Cheerfulness, liveliness, contentment, increased strength. [FRIEND, l. c., p. 139.]

Strength, liveliness, self-satisfaction. [Hufel. Journ., xiii, 1. (Not found.) ]

Invigoration. [MATTHAEI, l. c.]

Cheerfulness, inclination for work, fearlessness, courage. [ALPIN, l. c.]

620. Courage, intrepidity, magnanimity.

Feeling of courage and merriment, so that he is as if he would carry out what was required with energy, without repugnance or fear, with a peculiar feeling of voluptuousness (but lasting only a few minutes)(aft. ¼ h.).; immediately afterwards dulness in the head, &c. [Ctz.]

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.