Symptoms of the homeopathic medicine ACTAEA SPICATA from A Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by A.C. Cowperthwaite. Find all the symptoms of ACTAEA SPICATA …

      Natural order-Ranunculaceae. Common names. Baneberry. Herb Christopher. Habitat. A perennial herb growing in. the woods of Europe and Asia. Preparation. Tincture from the fresh root.


Its chief action consists in. the production of a rheumatoid condition, especially of the small joints, for which later it is an important remedy.


Mind. Furious delirium (Belladonna, Cantharis, Stramonium)

Face. Pain as of rheumatism in the face (Aconite

Stomach. Sour vomiting (Calcarea, Iris, Ipecac., Nux v., Podo).

Extremities. Swelling of the joints after slight fatigue. pain as from paralytic weakness in the hands. rheumatism of the small joints (Caulophyllum, Ledum). Pains in the wrists or finger joints; very tender to the touch. excruciating pains, worse at night. In lower limbs welling, pain, weakness. Trembling in thighs when lifting them. Sensation of great weariness in the knees.

Generalities. Great lassitude and debility;l after eating, walking in. the open air, or much talking. Tearing drawing pains.

Compare. Aconite, Caulophyllum, Cimic., Ledum.


Used almost exclusively for rheumatic gout of the small joints; especially useful hen sour stomach is present.

A.C. Cowperthwaite
A.C. (Allen Corson) Cowperthwaite 1848-1926.
ALLEN CORSON COWPERTHWAITE was born at Cape May, New Jersey, May 3, 1848, son of Joseph C. and Deborah (Godfrey) Cowperthwaite. He attended medical lectures at the University of Iowa in 1867-1868, and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1869. He practiced his profession first in Illinois, and then in Nebraska. In 1877 he became Dean and Professor of Materia Medica in the recently organized Homeopathic Department of the State University of Iowa, holding the position till 1892. In 1884 he accepted the chair of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Clinical Medicine in the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. He removed to Chicago in 1892, and became Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. From 1901 he also served as president of that College. He is the author of various works, notably "Insanity in its Medico-Legal Relations" (1876), "A Textbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1880), of "Gynecology" (1888), and of "The Practice of Medicine " (1901).