Benzinum Fever Symptoms

Allen gives the therapeutic indications of the remedy Benzinum in different kinds of fevers like: Continued, Bilious, Intermittent, Malarial, Remittent, Pernicious, Typhoid, Typhus, Septic fever, etc…


Neither the type, time, chill nor any stage of the paroxysm of Benzinum is marked or peculiar, there is chill of single parts, but the heat is often wanting.

Like Petroleum and its products, Benzinum has both profuse and partial sweat, Sweat of single parts is very characteristic.

Chill: Of single parts, from extremities of fingers and toes to chest, head and vertex.

Sweat: At night, copious, general, warm and very exhausting (Cinnab.), followed toward morning by perspiration only on the breast, in the axillae and on the side not lain upon (Sanicula-Rev. of Aconite, Bryonia,

Analysis: The profuse sweat of single parts, especially the side not laid upon, is very guiding.


I have your first edition, and have been able to do some good work in consequence. One symptom under Benzinum helped me to relieve a poor fellow who had been annoyed by one-sided sweating for several months, and I had searched in vain for the remedy that had that particular symptom: “Sweat on the side of the body not lain upon.”

I had tried every remedy in the Materia Medica for “partial sweat,” without any relief. In looking over your book one day. I accidentally stumbled upon Bensine, and behold! my long-looked for symptom and remedy, and it was marvellous how quickly my patient was cured of his discomfort. ST.CLAIR SMITH.

H. C. Allen
Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.