An excellent compilation of symptoms of homeopathic medicine Graphites from the book Pearls of Homeopathy by M.E. Douglass, published in 1903….

Adapted to women inclined to obesity, who suffer from habitual constipation and whose history reveals a tendency to delaying menstruation.

What Pulsatilla is at puberty, Graphites is at the climacteric Morning sickness during menstruation very weak and prostrated.

Leucorrhoea; acrid, excoriating occurs in gushes day and night before and after menses Hard cicatrices remaining after mammary abscess, retarding flow of milk.

Unhealthy skin every injury suppurates; eruptions behind the ears and on various parts, from which ooze a watery transparent, sticky fluid; nails brittle, crumbling, deformed; painful and sore as if ulcerated.

Cracks or fissures of ends of fingers and nipples, labial commissures, of anus, and between the toes.

Burning round spot on top of head.

Constipation stool; large, knotty.

Cataleptic condition conscious but without power to move or speak.

Takes cold easily; sensitive to draught of aid, suffering parts emaciate.

Hears better when in a noise; when riding in a carriage.

Sadness with thoughts of nothing but death.

Apprehensiveness, with inclination to weep.

A pain as if the head were numb and pithy.

Falling of the hair of the scalp.

Scurfy spot on the vertex, with violent sore pain when touched.

Much scaliness on the head, which causes a distressing itching and becomes a scurf, which disappears on washing, and then is humid.

Eruptions on the vertex painful to touch and humid.

Dry mucus in the lashes.

Very inflamed margins of the lids.

Sore sensation in the nose on blowing it.

Smell abnormally acute; cannot tolerate flowers.

Constant sensation of cobweb on the face.

Soreness and cracking of the lips and nostrils, as from cold.

Burning blisters on the lower side and tip of the tongue.

Aversion to animal food.

Sweet things are disgusting and nauseous.

Constrictive pain in the stomach.

Great distention of the abdomen.

Smarting sore pain in the anus on wiping it.

Itching in the anus.

Stools: brown fluid mixed undigested substances, and of an intolerable odor; pasty, like mud adhering to the vessel lumpy, conjoined with treads of mucus.

Hard stool, with much urging and sticking in the anus.

The urine becomes turbid, and deposits a white sediment.

Menses: too late too scanty and of too short duration.

The discharge consists of thick, black blood.

Itching of the pudendum and vagina.

Profuse leucorrhoea of very white mucus.

Itching of the pudenda, before menstruation.

Soreness high up between the thighs.

Smarting soreness between the nates.

Weak exhaustion of the whole body.

The skin of the hands is hard and cracked in several places.

Itching pimples on the face becoming moist after scratching.

Itching eruption, full of corrosive water in many parts of the body.

Itching and moist eruption on the scrotum.

Chill worse after meals; better after drinking and in the open air.

Melford Eugene Douglass
M.E.Douglass, MD, was a Lecturer of Dermatology in the Southern Homeopathic Medical College of Baltimore. He was the author of - Skin Diseases: Their Description, Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment; Repertory of Tongue Symptoms; Characteristics of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica.